Monday, March 29, 2010

Cataloguing and Metadata Librarian

Cataloguing and Metadata Librarian - Contractually Limited Appointment

York University Libraries are seeking an innovative and energetic librarian for the position of Cataloguing and Metadata Librarian in Bibliographic Services to connect
users with collections in a position that will blend emerging metadata applications with traditional cataloguing during a three year contractually-limited appointment, the position is available from September 1, 2010. Librarians in Bibliographic Services are leaders in providing optimum bibliographic access to the Libraries' rapidly growing collection of electronic resources such as journals, monographs, digital objects, theses, and data.

York University offers a world-class, modern, interdisciplinary academic experience in Toronto, Canada's most multicultural city. York is at the centre of innovation, with a thriving community of almost 60,000 faculty, staff and students who challenge the ordinary and deliver the unexpected.

Responsibilities include creating descriptive and subject access to print, media, and digital materials using current cataloguing, authority control and metadata standards; providing guidance on cataloguing and metadata procedures; providing guidance in implementing new workflows in response to the Library's needs. Also responsible for providing leadership in planning and developing new procedures, workflow and training needs, monitoring trends in metadata standards and access to digital resources. Participates in library committees, task forces and special projects, particularly those relating to bibliographic control, cataloguing, metadata and digital initiatives. The incumbent is also expected and encouraged to advance the profession through research, publication and participation in professional organizations.


• MLS (or recognized equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program
• Up to 3 years of post-MLS experience
• Demonstrated knowledge and expertise relevant to cataloguing electronic resources
• Knowledge of cataloguing and authority control in an online environment
• Knowledge of MARC formats, XML, metadata standards, AACR2 rev, LC classification and subject headings
• Knowledge of cataloguing tools such as MARCEdit and MARC Report
• Knowledge of emerging trends in cataloguing, such as RDA and FRBR and in library and information technologies
• A strong commitment to providing leading edge electronic access to a wide variety of resources
• Ability to catalogue in English
• Ability to catalogue in one or more other languages is an asset
• Knowledge of best practices for digitization including the capture and conversion of digital objects
• Knowledge of emerging trends in scholarly communication including institutional repositories
• Knowledge of editorial workflow for scholarly journals
• Proficiency with computer technology and web site management, self learner
• Demonstrated aptitude for troubleshooting technical challenges
• Analytical, organizational, and effective leadership skills
• Demonstrated potential for planning, project management and training staff
• Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
• Ability to create effective documentation
• Flexible attitude and ability to adapt to a changing environment; ability to balance multiple responsibilities; demonstrated time management skills.

This is a three year contractually-limited appointment with the designation of Adjunct
Librarian and is appropriate for a librarian with up to three years post-MLS experience. Librarians at York University have academic status and are members of the York University Faculty Association bargaining unit ( Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The position is available from September 1, 2010. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). York University resources include centres relating to gender equity, race and ethnic relations, sexual harassment, human rights, and wellness. York University encourages attitudes of respect and non-discrimination toward persons of all ethnic and religious groups, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

Deadline for applications is: May 3, 2010. Applications, including a covering letter, and a current curriculum vitae with the names and contact details of three referees are requested.

Applications can be sent to:

Chair, Bibliographic Services CLA Librarian Appointment Committee
York University Libraries
31 0 Scott Library
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 1P3
Fax: (416) 736-5451

Applications may be sent by fax or e-mail with a mail copy following.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Assistant/Associate Librarian--Nursing

Grand Valley State University Libraries seeks energetic and collegial applicants for a liaison librarian position. This tenure-track position, located at GVSU's Grand Rapids campus, serves the university's growing undergraduate and graduate nursing programs and is a 12-month appointment. An ALA-accredited MLIS, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work in a team environment, and a strong commitment to public service are required for this position.

Applications from entry-level candidates with the appropriate background will be considered. Salary range is commensurate with experience. GVSU librarians enjoy a comprehensive benefit package, including support for professional development.

A complete position description, as well as required qualifications and application information, can be found at Review of applications begins May 3. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution

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

Web Environment Manager

Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries seeks faculty candidates for the position of Web Environment Manager, responsible for delivering an exemplary online library presence to the VCU community. Position reports to the Head of Library Information Systems. ALA-accredited graduate degree or advanced degree in computing or information sciences required. Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $55,000. Review of applications will begin April 30, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications, application procedures and other information are available in the complete position description at VCU is Virginia’s largest university and one of the nation’s leading research institutions. It is located in historic and dynamic Richmond, Virginia, convenient to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the recreation destinations of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, and the cultural resources of Washington, D.C. Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Head of Library Technologies Librarian

Portland State University Library
Head of Library Technologies Librarian
Millar Library

The Head of Library Technologies Librarian at the Portland State University Library provides a key role in the leadership of the Library’s information technology infrastructure and services, including supervision of the Library Technologies team’s activities and staff. This position oversees library technology projects and systems, and works with system vendors, programmers, librarians, staff, and public end-users to develop, evaluate, implement, and support a variety of systems. Services and systems currently include: the Library’s integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium system), the Library’s multiple Web sites, servers, and interfaces; major applications for interlibrary loan and course reserves operations, the PSU digital repository, instructional technology, and provision of staff and public computing. This is a full-time, 12-month, unclassified, excluded, tenure-track position with the rank of Assistant Professor. This position reports to the Associate University Librarian, contributes to the profession through professional service and scholarly activities, and participates in faculty governance activities within the Library and University.

Specific Responsibilities
• Adhere to University and Library policies and procedures, including Portland State University’s Professional Standards of Conduct (
• Manage the Library Technologies team of four staff and two students. Plan, coordinate, and evaluate daily operations of the team’s activities, projects, and staff so as to provide timely, professional, and consistent library service.
o Supervise, hire, train, and evaluate Library Technologies team members, as necessary, maintaining established unit performance standards and providing conflict resolution when necessary.
o Act as advocate of unit staff and be committed to staff development and staff participation in unit planning and decision making; promote high staff performance through teamwork, job training and enrichment, encouragement of innovation and recognition for achievement.
o Manage technology-related vendor relations, including selection and performance evaluation.
o Coordinate unit activities with those of other Library units.
• Lead the Integrated Library System (ILS) team and attend other functional subgroups’ meetings as necessary; provide oversight and management of technical support and coordination for ILS-related issues and functions.
• Participate in the continual evaluation of the technologies being provided in the Portland State Library, making suggestions for service enhancements, greater efficiency, or cost containment; collect and analyze management data for patterns and trends that suggest a need for change, or positioning for the future; and prepare reports on activities, problems, challenges, and accomplishments of acquisitions and preservation.
• Ensure that the short- and long-range planning processes for Library Technologies are anticipatory, rather than reactive, and that they provide an effective means to meet the Library’s mission and priorities. Evaluate alternatives in terms of cost effectiveness, quality of services, and larger institutional priorities.
• Participate in leadership within the Resource Services & Technology (RST) unit through participation in the Coordinating Team (C-Team), which helps to advise the Associate UL in the development of unit-wide policies and guidelines.
• Coordinate communication concerning library technologies-related issues, services, policies, and procedures with library staff, users, academic units served, and external partners.
• Participate in promoting and providing visibility for a positive, responsive image of the Library and its services to the University community and the community at large.
• Communicate openly and professionally with staff, colleagues, and with Library Administration.
• Participate in the establishment of short- and long-range library information technology goals, objectives, and priorities, aligned with those of the Library and the University.
• Maintain current expertise through participation in workshops, classes, professional associations and networks, and through continued awareness of the scholarly literature.
• Represent the Library at local, regional, and national meetings, conferences and symposia, as assigned.
• Contribute to the work of relevant committees and workgroups in the Library, the University, and the Orbis Cascade Alliance.
• Pursue scholarly work and publications, and contribute the work of relevant professional associations, in accordance with the Library and University’s promotion and tenure faculty review guidelines.
• Work independently and collaboratively with library users, and library, campus, and consortial colleagues.
• Be committed to the principles of diversity and staff development.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
• ALA-accredited MLS or its equivalent.
• Minimum of three years or more of progressively responsible experience managing library systems.
• Demonstrated experience managing an integrated library management system. (Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium system preferred.)
• Demonstrated personnel management experience, including hiring, training, and evaluation of staff.
• Demonstrated experience in developing and managing a Library Web site and digital library, including the application of solutions for providing long-term access to digital resources.
• Demonstrated experience with budgeting, planning, and project management, including the ability to prioritize and complete tasks in relation to library goals and objectives.
• Demonstrated proficiency in digital technologies, applications, reporting, and utility tools.
• Evidence of excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills.
• Demonstrated knowledge of issues and trends related to library technologies.
• Evidence of potential to achieve faculty promotion and tenure requirements.
• Ability to successfully pass a background check.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Five years recent library experience with progressively more responsible positions.
• Experience in higher education/academic libraries.
• Experience with Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium system, OCLC’s ILLiad system, Docutek ERes, and library digitization projects.
• Knowledge of Web technologies, standards, and software; Unix and Windows operating systems; library information technology standards and protocols; proxy servers and remote patron authentication; database
design, administration and reporting; common programming and scripting languages; and metadata standards.
• Experience with Web authoring tools and graphical editing tools.

The Environment:
Located in one of the most livable cities in the United States, Portland State University is a nationally recognized leader in community-based learning, and is located on the tree-lined blocks of downtown Portland. The University offers its 28,000 students more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees.

Salary and Benefits:
Compensation and rank are commensurate with experience The salary range begins at a minimum of $61,320, and includes an excellent benefits package including fully paid health care, reduced tuition rates, and a generous retirement and vacation package.

Review of applicants will begin approximately March 19th 2010, and will remain open until finalists are identified.

To Apply:
Send cover letter; resume; and names, address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four references to: Anne Keech, Search Coordinator, Transcripts and background checks will be required for finalists. In cover letter, address how your knowledge and experiences meet qualifications. Electronic application materials are strongly preferred (Word or .pdf documents). However, materials may be mailed to:

Portland State University Library – LIBW
Post Office Box 1151
c/o Anne Keech, Search Coordinator
Portland, OR 97207-1151

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

User Experience (UX) Specialist

(3 Year Term Limited Appointment with Possible Extension)

The University of Michigan Library is seeking a talented user experience professional to join our newly formed User Experience (UX) Department. We are looking for someone with a passion for user research, the ability to create engaging designs, and an investment in improving the library users' web experience. This position will be a full-time, three-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal.

The User Experience Department is part of the Library Information Technology Division (LIT) at the University of Michigan, University Library. LIT is the library's key organization for the creation, deployment and support of the library's primary web interfaces (Library Website, Mirlyn Library Catalog, Digital Library Collections, and HathiTrust Digital Library).

The UX department will focus on interface design, mobile design and development, usability testing, user research, web use statistics, and accessibility. The UX Specialist works in a collaborative team environment - working closely with the UX Department Manager and UX Mobile Developer as well as LIT and library-wide project stakeholders. The UX Specialist will help drive interface development through an iterative usability and design process. Candidates who have experience in only interface design or usability will also be considered.

*Demonstration of work samples via an electronic portfolio is a plus.

(Questions about the job description may be emailed to Suzanne Chapman, User Experience Department Manager at )

User Research 40%
• Conducts ongoing discovery of user needs, both prior to and following interface deployment by analyzing user and institutional needs.
• Designs and conducts user research/usability evaluations using a variety of techniques (e.g. formal/informal user testing, online surveys, card sorting, interviews, personas & scenarios, use cases, focus groups, ethnographic research techniques).
• Conducts regular web use statistics and email feedback analysis to identify opportunities for improvement.
• Conducts web accessibility audits.

Interface Design 40%
• Develops wireframes, mock ups, and prototypes to define user interface functionality, navigation, information architecture, interaction, and overall design to help drive user interface development from concept to implementation. Creates HTML prototypes which approximate a functional interface for the purposes of evaluation and communication with the developers.
• Conducts ongoing research into the development of new interface capabilities, enhancements, and user-centered design trends.
• Creates complete interface designs and web graphics.

Project Management & Communication 20%
• Helps to establish project priorities and discuss design goals with LIT managers, project stakeholders, developers, and library staff.
• Performs occasional project management duties including establishment of timelines, coordination of staff, scheduling, and reporting.
• Participates, as needed, on library committees. May provide advice or assistance to other units within the University Library on user research or interface issues.
• Oversees project documentation.

• ALA-accredited Masters Degree in Library or Information Science, or an equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree in Graphic Design, UxD, HCI and significant professional experience in a related field.
• Knowledge and experience in areas of user research and usability methods, design, and analysis.
• Experience creating concept sketches, flow diagrams, wire frames, and mock-ups.
• Excellent written and oral skills. Ability to work independently and in a team environment with culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff. Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
• Experience creating complete interface designs and web graphics.
• Experience designing and/or evaluating Library Systems (e.g., digital libraries, OPACs, library websites) or other complex, data-rich websites.
• Experience designing and/or evaluating mobile interfaces.
• Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite software, diagramming software (e.g., Omnigraffle, Visio), screen recording software (e.g., Camtasia, Morae, UserVue), assistive technology (e.g., JAWS).
• Familiarity with accessibility coding standards, validation tools, and evaluation techniques.
• Experience creating and editing web pages using HTML & CSS or web authoring software (e.g., Dreamweaver).
• Familiarity with XML, XSLT, Drupal, Javascript.
• Experience conducting log/web use statistics analysis.

Final rank and salary dependent on experience and qualifications; position is anticipated to be filled at the Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian level. Professional positions receive 24 days of vacation a year; 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF or Fidelity Investments retirement options available.

Send cover letter & resume (as email attachments please) to directed to the attention of Robert Campe; Library Human Resources; 404 Hatcher Graduate Library North; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205. For further information, call 734 764-2546.

Review of applications will begin immediately (3/22/10) and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.


Chapin Memorial Library – Performs professional work in a public library Reference Department. Duties include supervising, directing, and evaluating Reference staff; coordinating the smooth operation of the Reference Department; assisting customers with informational needs; conducting interlibrary loan activities; selecting materials for Reference collection; providing reader’s advisory services and bibliographic instruction; monitoring and assisting customers with public computers; planning, developing and conducting programs and library research skills workshops; preparing and completing various forms, reports, correspondence and other documents, performing other related duties as assigned. Requires good oral and written communication skills, ability to work with people of all ages, ability to work nights and weekends, ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library Science, eligible for or holds S.C. certification, library experience, and a valid driver’s license. Salary Range: $40,863 - $63,746/yr, plus benefits. Deadline to apply: April 5, 2010 @ 5 p.m. Applications are online at or email your resume to, or call

Technical Services Librarian

Monterey Peninsula College

Technical Services Librarian

Fulltime, Tenure Track, Fall 2010
Application Closing Date: EXTENDED: 4/16/2010

Monterey Peninsula College believes in a close relationship among students, faculty, staff, and community. The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and has made a commitment to the principles of equal opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

Position Definition:
The successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership, development and coordination of the Technical Services department, including hiring and supervising classified staff and students. Additionally, the Technical Services Librarian
• Manages the organization, development and supervision of all Technical Services.
• Develops and implements policies and procedures for Technical Services staff.
• Manages the acquisitions process by which library materials are ordered, received and processed.
• Performs original and copy cataloging of all library materials according to relevant bibliographic control standards and maintains authority control of online catalog records.
• Manages the expenditures of acquisitions and all library funds/budgets.
• Organizes and manages the special and archive collections, develops archive policies, makes the archived materials accessible. Understands the preservation and conservation of special collections, including providing digital access to the collection.
• Establishes procedures to facilitate collection development to coordinate selection of material for library acquisitions in accordance with college curriculum, the mission of the college and student needs.
• Manages gifts to the collections.
• Provides reference services.
• Teaches bibliographic instruction classes (both face-to-face and online) and participates in curriculum development.
• Participates in information competency and literacy instruction.
• Works with academic divisions to share information and keep collections current.
• Works with regional libraries to share resources and information.
• Carries out collegial responsibilities including but not limited to institutional committee assignments and participation in shared governance committees and campus life committees.
• Communicates well verbally and in writing, and works cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide).
• Pursues continuous professional development activities and remains current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate means.
• Performs duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, and the MPCTA Contract as assigned at the Monterey campus, the Education Center at Marina, and/or other designated locations.
• Other duties as needed.

Summary of Key Duties:
• Establishes and updates procedures for all Technical Services:
- Acquisitions which includes ordering, processing materials (print, digital, serial, electronic media, gifts, government documents, etc.), allocating budgets, selecting vendors and resolving problems. Cataloging (original and copy) all library materials and making them available in the online catalog using:
i. Library of Congress Subject Headings and Classification System
ii. MARC formats (machine-readable cataloging)
iii. OCLC (Online Computer Library Center)
- Processing all library materials.
- Collection development which includes overseeing the librarians’ print and non-print selections of materials to be added to the collection.
• Manages library budgets, including expended and encumbered funds.
• Uses all the functions of the integrated library system; assesses and learns new tools associated with the integrated library system.
• Trains and supervises all staff in the technical services area.
• Teaches courses in both online and face-to-face instructional formats.
• Provides Reference Services, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Masters in library science, or library and information science OR
• Possession of a California Community College Teaching Credential (valid for life) in Library Science; OR
• The equivalent. To select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, Monterey Peninsula College recognizes that candidates may have attained expertise through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments may be judged by the District as equivalent to the above qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to obtain and complete an EQUIVALENCY APPLICATION from the Human Resources Department and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications;

• Commitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.

Personal and Professional Qualities:
1. Demonstrated ability to teach at the community college level;
2. Demonstrated knowledge in the subject area;
3. Knowledge of and commitment to community college teaching;
4. Excellent interpersonal skills;
5. Ability to work with community groups and campus organizations;
6. Effective oral and written communication skills;
7. Ability to meet the needs of community college learners with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of skills and goals.

Desirable Qualifications:
• Familiarity with Integrated Library Systems.
• Experience using word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation technology in an instructional environment.
• Experience in technical services in a library or Information Center.
• Familiarity with Web and Library 2.0 technologies.

Anticipated Starting Compensation
Starting at $51,971–$70,474 annually, based on documented education and experience. In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate can also earn a Doctoral stipend of $2,850 or a multiple Masters’ stipend of $2,021, if applicable. In addition, the District provides an excellent fringe benefits package, including paid medical and dental coverage for employees and dependents, and a vision plan, life insurance and long-term disability benefits for the employee only. Retirement is the State Teachers’ Retirement System. Participation in tax deferred plans is available. Child care is available at the College at a reduced rate on a space-available basis.

Assignment & Anticipated Start Date
The assigned work year is 175.5 days per academic year. The assignment will include a minimum of 35 scheduled hours per week. When teaching is assigned, release time will be granted proportionately. Selected candidates will participate in campus-wide events beginning August 16, 2010.

Application Deadline
To be assured full consideration, completed application packets should be in the Human Resources office by 5:00 pm, April 16, 2010. Application materials must be mailed, hand delivered, e-mailed, or sent via facsimile. Faxes and e-mails must be followed by original documents as soon as possible. All application packets that are complete at that time will be forwarded to the screening committee. Incomplete applications may not be reviewed. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Application Procedures
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials:
1. Completed District Application including the Diversity Statement;
2. Cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal and professional qualities;
3. Résumé or Curriculum Vitae;
4. Copies of transcripts from accredited colleges of Bachelor’s degree and all advanced degrees and coursework. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers ( at the applicant’s expense;
5. Supplemental Application – Minimum Qualifications (attached)
6. Two (2) to three (3) current letters of recommendation specific to this position;
7. Please respond to each of the following questions using 500 words or fewer (1500 words total).
• Please describe the future of Technical Services functions in academic libraries.
• In a climate of digital content evolution, what are the challenges for libraries?
• Describe 2 issues that challenge a small Technical Services staff and discuss their solutions.

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the selection committee.

Application forms may be obtained from or from the Human Resources Department by calling (831) 646-4016.

Send all application materials to:

Kali F. Viker, M.S.
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone: (831) 646-3038
Text Teletype: (831) 645-1319
FAX: (831) 646-3012

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Monterey Peninsula College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.

The Monterey Peninsula
The Monterey Peninsula lies approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco where Monterey Bay and sheltering hills produce a gentle climate year round. Residents and visitors enjoy the scenic natural environment and a variety of small, distinctive communities: Pacific Grove, Monterey, Seaside, Marina, Carmel, Carmel Valley, and Pebble Beach. MPC faculty and students also benefit from close proximity to the Defense Language Institute, the Naval Postgraduate School, the Monterey Institute for International Studies, and the California State University Monterey Bay. Consequently, the peninsula’s population is both ethnically diverse and cosmopolitan.

MPC was founded in 1947 and annually enrolls approximately 8,500 fulltime equivalent students. In addition to the Monterey campus, MPC operates the Education Center at Marina and the Public Safety Training Center at Seaside. Accreditation reports single out MPC’s faculty for their commitment and excellence. Staff and faculty take pride in the college’s friendly, student-oriented atmosphere and its comprehensive curriculum. MPC is in the process of a multi-million dollar facility modernization project funded by our community. It is recognized as a cultural center for the entire Peninsula and offers a new Library and Technology Center to its students and community.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who, due to a disability, require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for the position), or the interview, should notify the Human Resources Office 10 working days before the accommodation is required.

Library Director


Find Yourself Here—at the 2007 Library of the Year! The Board of Trustees of the award-winning Worthington Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic director to build on the Library’s excellent reputation as a leader in both the library field and the community it serves.

Worthington Libraries serves the City of Worthington, plus the larger School District service area (an increasingly diverse population of 61,153) through its main library and two branches. With three beautiful facilities, a dedicated staff (109 FTEs), an active Friends organization, and a 2010 operating budget projected at $8.7 million, the Library loans 3.5 million items annually and provides an outstanding array of programs and services to the community.

As a vital part of a vibrant community, Worthington Libraries focuses on providing future-oriented library service in a spirit of collaboration guided by careful financial stewardship. The challenge for the next director is not only to continue this tradition of excellence, but to further the mission of the Library by developing new opportunities for community involvement, staff development and organizational growth.

Worthington is a northern suburb of Columbus, which is located in the center of Ohio. As such, it combines the attractions and convenience of an active urban center with small town charm. Worthington’s focus on its historical roots, its emphasis on education and cultural amenities, and its commitment to community collaboration, all contribute to produce an outstanding quality of life. Additional information on the Library, Worthington and the surrounding area can be found at Worthington Links.

Responsibilities. The Director of the Worthington Libraries will report to a seven-member Board of Trustees and work with the Board, staff and major stakeholders to achieve the strategic vision for the Library as defined in its 2010-2012 Strategic Plan. Overall responsibilities include: continuing and building on extensive collaborative partnerships with other library systems and community organizations; leading a team of talented professionals to manage exceptional library services and programs; providing sound fiscal management while continuing to build and strengthen resources; and implementing new technologies to diversify access to information. For additional details see the complete job description.

Qualifications. A master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program; a minimum of five years of professional library experience in positions with progressive levels of responsibility; and a minimum of three years of experience supervising a system-wide department or branch library, preferably in a public library. Essential attributes and skills include: creativity, energy and enthusiasm; demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services to the community; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in providing sound fiscal planning and management; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and “best practices” for library service. Proven success working effectively with a policy-making board is highly desirable.

Compensation. A starting salary range of $100,000-120,000 (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 May 2, 2010.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Library Manager

The North Sarasota (FL) Public Library is seeking an energetic, team-oriented individual for Library Manager. The ideal candidate will possess a strong commitment to serving the community and the vision to develop services to maximize the library's potential in building community. The position requires a Master's Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university, or a Master's degree in a related field. Please go to for additional information and to apply. Preference provided to those eligible for veterans preference. EOE/AA/ADA. Drug Free Environment.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Director of Library Services

POSITION TITLE: Director of Library Services

POSITION RANK: Administrator VII

DEPARTMENT: Library Services

SUPERVISOR: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Through collaborative governance and participatory decision making, provides leadership for every aspect of Library operations including strategic planning, development and promotion of Library services, staff and fiscal administration.

Supervises professional and support staff.

Manages the fiscal administration of the Library including preparation of the annual budget, establishment and maintenance of appropriate budgetary procedures, etc. Works with Library staff to prepare departmental budgets.

Provides leadership to plan, implement, and evaluate University-wide Library services appropriate for an academic library.

Hires, supervises and evaluates Library faculty and staff .

Develops collaborative relationships with academic departments, Information Technology Services and library consortia.

Ensures compliance with academic and accreditation assessment standards.

Promotes University-wide information fluency standards and efficient use of Library learning resources.

Supervises and provides support to Library departments for maintaining quality services, strong collections and programs.

Actively advocates for the needs of the Library and promotes its services to the University community and beyond. Oversees the preparation of proposals and applications for external funding.

Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master of Library Science program (MLS) or the equivalent and six years of experience in academic library administration required. Demonstrated ability to formulate and implement library services policies and procedures, manage complex budgets and supervise faculty and staff required. Demonstrated knowledge of technological applications and trends in university libraries required. Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Grateful Dead Archive Project Manager

UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

Grateful Dead Archive Project Manager

JOB #1002488

Full Salary Range: $5,000 - $9,000/monthly.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the incumbent provides management of the entire Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant funded project, Virtual Terrapin Station: Blending Traditional and Socially Created Archives for Research, Teaching, and Cultural Enrichment. The Project Manager will be a member of the Grateful Dead Archive team and will be directly responsible for the planning, coordination, design, and execution of the archive exhibition website and community web publishing platform. The Project Manager will oversee communication with the IMLS (the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a grant-making federal agency) including interim and final reports. The Grateful Dead Archive is a multimillion dollar collection that has sparked international interest. This position is responsible for overseeing the creation and implementation of the "Virtual Terrapin Station" that will incorporate digitized content from the archive plus materials contributed from the Deadhead community. Specific responsibilities include the development of a detailed project plan to design the website, digitize material for it, build a rights tracking function, and oversee the development of software to enable the exchange of information between library systems. The Project Manager has responsibility for the timely and successful distribution of over $1.4 million dollars comprised of the original IMLS grant and matching Library funds according to strict rules and deadlines per the general terms and conditions of the grant.

Under general direction of the University Librarian, the Project Manager formulates policy for the project administration and establishes the methods used to attain the goals of the technology project.

Qualifications include:
•Professional degree from a library school or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields relevant to library services

•At least 2-3 years of progressive experience working on digital library team projects in a leadership role, including substantive experience with archival materials in an academic or research library environment

•Demonstrated broad knowledge of project management concepts, practices, standards and processes

•Demonstrated ability to identify key issues critical to the success of a desired product or outcome and develop recommendations and justification for the most productive course of action

•Ability to quickly research and collect pertinent information from related reports and knowledgeable persons, to integrate essential information, and use that information to define and test options and alternatives

Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 03/21/2010

View full job description and access on-line application:

To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site ( ) on or before the initial review date. Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Reference & Instruction Librarian

Reference & Instruction Librarian (Continuing Appointment)
Scott Reference Department

York University Libraries seeks a motivated, self-directed, and service-oriented librarian to serve as a member of the Scott Library Reference Department and to provide collections and liaison services for Environmental Studies and Data.
York University offers a world-class, modern, interdisciplinary academic experience in Toronto, Canada's most multicultural city. York is at the centre of innovation, with a thriving community of almost 60,000 faculty, staff and students who challenge the ordinary and deliver the unexpected.

Scott Library, the largest of York University’s libraries, houses a research collection of over two million items in the social sciences, humanities and fine arts that includes government documents, data, sound and moving images, electronic resources, archives and special collections. Along with building collections and offering reference assistance, the Scott Library Reference Department has an active and growing information literacy program, which aims to enable students, faculty, and others to recognize the social context of information, to develop information-seeking behaviours that transcend specific finding tools, and to think critically about information.

The successful candidate will participate in teaching, reference, collection and liaison activities in the Libraries and elsewhere on campus, and in the development of new programs and services. This librarian will have special responsibility for Environmental Studies collection activities, liaison, and information literacy teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Please refer to the Faculty of Environmental Studies website ( for a program description. The successful candidate will also provide research and teaching support in the use of microdata and other data files including use of some statistical software packages.

The chosen candidate will assist students in developing the skills required to locate, evaluate, and use resources effectively; play a role in the ongoing development of information literacy initiatives; support faculty research; participate in special projects, such as assessment, collection reviews, and the development of web-based resources; participate in the shared decision-making of the Reference Department, departmental working groups, committees of the Libraries and of the University; contribute to librarianship by carrying out professional research and/or scholarly work. Some evening and weekend work is required.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

• An ALA accredited MLIS or equivalent with up to three years post-MLIS experience
• Educational background in the social sciences or humanities.
• Strong public service ethic and background.
• Understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of Environmental Studies, including its economic, social and political aspects.
• Expertise with and enthusiasm for statistics, data resources, and statistical software packages.
• Demonstrated understanding of collection development and liaison roles with faculty.
• Demonstrated understanding of the concepts, goals, and methods of information literacy instruction and ability to teach in a variety of settings and formats.
• Demonstrated ability in providing research services.
• Broad knowledge of print materials and digital information sources relevant to the social sciences and humanities, especially in the area of Environmental Studies.
• Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.
• Evidence of leadership ability, professional initiative, and flexibility.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collegial setting.
• Ability to work with a large and diverse clientele.
• Understanding of scholarly publishing issues and trends with an interest in collection development in both print and electronic formats.
• Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the integration of new technologies into the delivery of information services.
• Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse workload.
• Willingness to undertake library and university committee responsibilities, professional development, research and scholarship.
• Expertise with or demonstrated understanding of assessment methodologies.

This is a continuing-stream (tenure track) appointment to be filled at the Assistant Librarian level and appropriate for a librarian with up to three years post-MLIS experience. Librarians at York University have academic status and are members of the York University Faculty Association bargaining unit ( Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The position is available to commence mid-September, 2010. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
York University resources include centres relating to gender equity, race and ethnic relations, sexual harassment, human rights, and wellness. York University encourages attitudes of respect and non-discrimination toward persons of all ethnic and religious groups and regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
Deadline for applications is June 2nd, 2010. Applications, including a covering letter, and a current curriculum vitae with the names and contact details of three referees are requested.
Applications can be sent to:

Chair, Scott Reference Librarian Appointment Committee
York University Libraries
310 Scott Library
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 1P3
Fax: (416) 736-5451

Applications should be sent by mail, or email/fax with a mail copy following.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Director, Online Library Environment

The University of Virginia Library seeks a creative and flexible leader for the position of Director of our “online library environment,” a comprehensive suite of tools and services to provide access to the Library’s physical and digital collections.

Responsibilities: The Director of the online library environment is responsible for leading the investigation and implementation of emerging information technologies as well as managing the daily operations for the Library’s access and delivery applications. The Director will head a newly formed department of technologists and librarians in carrying out this activity.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science or master’s degree or PhD in Computer Science, Information Sciences or related area. Successful candidates should have demonstrated significant and progressively responsible experience managing positions with a range of technology-specific and administrative responsibilities. Experience in libraries or information organizations is preferred. Preferred candidates will also have:
• demonstrated understanding of digital library concepts and standards (e.g., metadata standards, media-specific standards);
• experience in systems design and systems architecture;
• an understanding of and commitment to library technologies;
• the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing;
• demonstrated ability to manage information technology staff and projects as well as departmental priorities;
• demonstrated knowledge of emerging technologies and related research;
• strong interpersonal skills;
• and a customer-service orientation.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive depending on qualifications. This position has general faculty status with excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at Search by position number FP674, 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.

Reference & Instruction Librarian

University of Wisconsin- Green Bay
Reference & Instruction Librarian
(Position #A169)

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is seeking an energetic, tech-savvy librarian to coordinate reference services and provide library instruction. A complete position description, as well as required qualifications and application information, can be found at Apply by April 5, 2010 for priority consideration. UW-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer.

Education and Research Librarian

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position Education and Research Librarian at the Tompkins-McCaw Library. The VCU Libraries seeks an energetic, knowledgeable, and technologically capable individual who will 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 ALA-accredited graduate degree is required. Experience teaching to a variety of audience levels, the ability to communicate effectively, and experience searching relevant resources such as PubMed, Web of Science, and CINAHL is preferred. New graduates are encouraged to apply. Salary: $40,000 - $45,000 annually. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications, 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.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

University Librarian

Yale University invites applications and nominations for the position of University Librarian. The University seeks a visionary leader to collaborate with the President, Provost, faculty, staff, and students in positioning one of the world’s premier research universities for global leadership in the 21st century.

The Yale University Library is among the world’s leading research libraries, comprising some 13 million volumes in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to printed books and serials to electronic databases. It has particular strength in international collections, featuring holdings in more than 300 languages. The Library is housed in twenty buildings, including the Sterling Memorial Library, the renowned Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the new Bass Library, and various school and departmental libraries. It employs over 500 FTE staff and has an annual operating budget of over $80 million.

Reporting to the Provost, with access to the President, the University Librarian will assume the leadership of a complex and historic institution at a time of unprecedented change in the acquisition, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge. He or she will develop and implement a vision for the Library in support of the University’s strategic plan; build a strong and effective leadership team within the Library; strengthen communication and information flow between the Library and its constituents; and manage the Library’s multi-faceted operations strategically during a time of constrained but stable resources.

Successful candidates will bring: an understanding of the major challenges facing research university libraries today; the capacity to collaborate and communicate with diverse constituencies of faculty, students, and staff; a successful history of staff development and team building; the capacity to understand and support scholarly research; an awareness of current trends in scholarly publication; the ability to manage a complex physical and virtual environment to deliver information services and preserve information in all formats; a willingness to seek out and obtain resources for the development of the Library; and the ability to balance support of the Library’s traditional collections and services with the development of new strategies to support scholarship, teaching, and learning.

The President has appointed a 15-member search committee to advise him on this appointment. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. The committee welcomes the candidacies of individuals who bring appropriate skills and experience developed in settings other than the leadership of a research university library as well as those with more traditional experience and preparation.
All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed with a cover letter in confidence to: Alan Wichlei, Vice President and Director, or Beverly Brady, Senior Associate, Isaacson, Miller, 334 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minority candidates.

Director of Library Information Systems

The Norris L. Brookens Library at the University of Illinois at Springfield seeks a creative, energetic, service-oriented and user-focused individual to fill the position Director of Library Information Systems. Reporting to the University Librarian and working collaboratively with colleagues in the Library, the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service, and Information Technology Services, the individual in this position assumes leadership for the planning and delivery of excellent online library services to UIS students, faculty, and staff.

Qualifications: MLS or MLIS from an accredited library school and three years experience in an academic or research library. Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends and issues in the application of information technology to libraries and higher education; ability to work independently and to achieve outcomes in a collaborative environment, and to learn and apply new technologies quickly; excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; project management skills; experience with a variety of scripting and programming languages, such as HTML, PHP, Perl, JavaScript, XHTML, and CSS; experience with reporting softwares including SQL; experience with Voyager or other integrated library system; experience with social networking technologies. Prefer: experience with Blackboard or other learning management system; knowledge of SCT Banner or other collegiate administrative software; knowledge of hardware and software security issues; knowledge of relational database theory, standards and software; knowledge of metadata standards and best practices in digital library projects.

For a full position description, including salary and benefits information and other requirements, please visit

Submit letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references electronically to Marcia Rossi at Review of applications will begin on March 22, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Persons with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.