Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Electronic Resources Serials Librarian

Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian
Rollins College
Winter Park, FL

Rollins College is looking for a service-oriented librarian eager to help shape a dynamic, forward-looking liberal arts college library through the ongoing organization and support of access to databases and online serials holdings, including knowledgebase maintenance, licensing, and usage analysis.

Under the direction of the Head of Digital Services & Systems, the Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian will work with the Digital Services & Systems department and the rest of the library to manage the Serials Solutions knowledgebase of online and print serials holdings, to compile and analyze usage data from multiple sources, to negotiate contracts and licenses for digital products, and to most effectively present and make accessible electronic resources and serials to the Rollins community. This is a faculty position. The successful candidate will, like all full time librarians at Rollins, participate in reference service, instruction, and liaison with academic departments.

MLS from an ALA-accredited library school, or an equivalent degree. Preferred qualifications include experience with digital serials and electronic resource management systems, ideally the Serials Solutions suite; knowledge of trends in academic library licensing and ability to deal with library vendors; ability to collect, manage, analyze, and communicate numerical information accurately and clearly; and demonstrated knowledge and experience with electronic and web-based resources and systems used in libraries.

The successful candidate will demonstrate most if not all of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: the abilities to communicate well orally and in writing, to interact with the public effectively and courteously, and to work in a team environment and independently; an appreciation for the liberal arts and the role of the library in higher education; enthusiasm for teaching and experience with information literacy instruction with groups and individuals; and the potential to present, publish, or otherwise contribute to the library profession.

This position is a faculty position. Librarians with faculty status at Rollins College are expected to show a pattern of growth and development in librarianship, teaching, scholarship, and service that is expected to continue throughout their career at Rollins. At Rollins, we value excellence and share a common service philosophy: "Together, we inspire purposeful lives through distinctive, engaged learning and exceptional service."

Regardless of job role and function, we are expected to embrace and model this service philosophy in our day-to-day work and uphold the standards in our service to others.

Please supply a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references with your online faculty application. Cover letters should be addressed to:

Bill Svitavsky
Head of Digital Services & Systems

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please visit

PLEASE NOTE: Rollins College does not accept resumes or applications via email, fax, postal service or hand delivery. In order to be considered for this position, you must access and complete our online application.

Founded in 1885, Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, residential liberal arts college with a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,785 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. Ninety-four percent of Rollins' 173 full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from Orlando, one of the nation's most dynamic urban centers. Rollins is Florida's oldest recognized college and for the fifth consecutive year is ranked number one among southern regional universities in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges."

Rollins has been recognized in the Great Colleges to Work For 2010 rankings released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The only Florida institution to garner a top 10 distinction, Rollins was listed in the Honor Roll (top 10) for medium-sized (3,000 to 9,999 students) four-year institutions. The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For program recognizes small groups of colleges (based on enrollment size) for specific best practices and policies, such as compensation and benefits, faculty administration relations, and confidence in senior leadership. Rollins was recognized in 11 survey categories: overall job satisfaction, teaching environment, facilities and security, employee benefits (tuition reimbursement, 401 and 403, vacation/PTO, disability insurance, life insurance), professional development, fair treatment, and tenure process.

Rollins ranks 6th best in the Orlando Sentinel's 2010 Top 100 Companies for Working Families annual competition. Compiled by the Orlando Sentinel and published in the newspaper's Florida magazine special section, the Top 100 list honors the local companies who are most committed to family-friendly benefits.

Through its mission, Rollins is committed to creating a fully inclusive, just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons of color and other historically under-represented groups are therefore encouraged to apply. The College's equal opportunity policy is inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and Rollins offers domestic partner benefits.

Rollins offers a competitive salary with outstanding benefits featuring health, life and dental insurance, generous paid time off, generous retirement contribution after one year, and full tuition waiver for employees, spouses and children.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Instructor Program Coordinator

Instruction Program Coordinator
Position 103235
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

Located just 50 miles north of San Francisco in beautiful Sonoma wine country, the University Library in the Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center offers a dynamic learning environment, valuable information resources, and a state-of-the-art automated retrieval system.  We are seeking a motivated and creative professional with experience to lead the Library's Instruction Program.  This professional will be integral in maintaining and forwarding the Library's mission of student retention, graduation, and life-long learning. 

The ideal candidate will relish the challenge of engaging first-year students while promoting new programs and experimenting with new pedagogical approaches.  An individual with an entrepreneurial spirit who can thrive in an always "beta" world is highly desired.  Likewise, supervisory skills, the ability to work in a shared decision-making environment, and a sense of humor and fun are key.

As a faculty member, librarians are expected to take a leading role in campus activities and governance.  Scholarship plus service to the campus and community are expected.  This position requires an ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS, or equivalent, and three years of progressively responsible instruction experience.

Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian.   Salary range: $57,060-$72,096, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For a complete job description and application instructions, go to: 103235.pdf

For more information about the University Library, go to:

Deadline for applications is Monday, December 6, 2010. 

Sonoma State is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Director of Libraries

Delaware, Ohio

Ohio Wesleyan University is seeking a dynamic and energetic Director of Libraries who will enhance the Libraries’ central role in the teaching, learning, and research of faculty and students in this selective liberal arts institution.  Reporting to the Provost, the Director of Libraries will partner with a new university leadership team, integrating the Libraries with the university’s emerging plans and programs, such as its curricular innovation, “OWU Connection,” which links academic theory to real-world practice in a global context.  The Director of Libraries will lead the development of a vibrant 21st century academic library, develop and mentor staff, and represent the Libraries as an active member and participant in consortia, including OhioLINK, the Five Colleges of Ohio, and the Oberlin Group.

Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors and minors, and 22 Division III varsity sports.  Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university is a close-knit community of 138 faculty and 1,850 students from 45 states and 57 countries with a mission to prepare students for a lifetime of intellectual endeavor, service, and leadership.   Ohio Wesleyan University earned a 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in General Community Service, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review.  Please visit Ohio Wesleyan’s website,, for further information.

The Ohio Wesleyan University Libraries include the Leon H. Beeghly Library, the Hobson Science Library, and the Kinnison Music Library.  The libraries have a collection of more than 500,000 items with a distinctive rare book collection and one of the country’s oldest depositories of federal government publications.  In addition, the libraries’ holdings include 718 print journals, 18,773 e-journals, 158 e-databases, and 23,642 e-books.  The total staff of 21 (12 librarians and professionals and 9 support staff) is supplemented with an average of 70 work-study students each year.   Library innovations in recent years have included the creation of an Information Commons, the opening of a library cafĂ© with 24/7 access, the provision of reference support via Instant Messaging and the development of a Digital Resource Center.

The successful candidate will bring a demonstrated commitment to the creation of vibrant and visible student-centered library services, a philosophy of libraries as dynamic centers of teaching and learning, and a commitment to the development of next-generation libraries.  Experience in fiscal and program planning and financial management is required, as is experience providing innovative leadership that balances attention to print and electronic formats.   Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential, including experience with decision making in a highly collaborative environment.  Further, the successful candidate must possess an intellectual style that will command the respect of faculty, students, staff members and consortia partners, a capacity to work closely and effectively with other university offices, especially Information Services, and a record of providing leadership, vision, and professional development opportunities for the library staff.  An MLS from an ALA accredited institution or an equivalent degree is required, along with a minimum of five years of progressively responsible higher education library administrative experience. 

Screening of applications will begin in October 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.  Electronic submission of applications is strongly encouraged.

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
263 Summer Street
Boston, MA  02210

Ohio Wesleyan University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and encourages all interested applicants, including women and minorities, to apply.

Collection Development Librarian

The Marriott Library at the University of Utah is in the process of completely rethinking the way in which it acquires and provides access to knowledge and information resources for the University community.  In an information environment characterized by deep instability, one in which the functions of publishers, vendors, authors, and libraries are in radical flux, such a rethink is not only essential, but unavoidable.

In this context, the Library is seeking an energetic, forward-thinking, and patron-focused Collection Development Librarian who can help us envision and implement new collections programs while continuing to provide our patrons with effortless access to needed resources.

Position summary:

Reporting to the Head of Collection Development, the Collection Development Librarian develops and uses knowledge of the University community and the publishing world to select, acquire and make accessible the journals, databases, books and other media needed by the community. Will help to define best professional practices, and models them while helping colleagues work effectively to shape and build the collection. The Collection Development Librarian will focus on new developments in information access while acting as primary contact for traditional collection activities, and will explore and help develop new models of collection building and information access. The Library recently replaced a traditional system of individual subject specialists with a structure of College and Interdisciplinary Teams, who collaborate in collection building and campus outreach across broad subject areas; the Collection Development Librarian will work closely with these teams to train their members in use of new selection tools, and to keep them abreast of policy and procedural changes and relevant developments in the world of scholarly communication.

Representative Duties:
·         Day-to-day integration of collection development activities with those of Acquisitions and the Director of Planning and Assessment.
·         Coordination with College and Interdisciplinary Teams
·         Oversee major journal packages
·         Database licensing
·         Monitor discoverability and access issues related to online resources.
·         Collection / use analysis
·         Collection oversight

See the Marriott Library webpage to review the complete position description at .

Required qualifications
·         ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, by January 2011
·         Experience with issues and processes related to academic collection development
·         Ability to lead change associated with new and emerging forms of technology and librarianship
·         Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative, collaborative working relationships
·         Strong service orientation and patron-centered attitude
·         Excellent interpersonal skills
·         Proficiency using both PC and Macintosh platforms
·         Proficiency with basic productivity software, in particular Microsoft Word
·         Experience or demonstrated aptitude in learning and using new types of technology and software
·         Experience or demonstrated aptitude in project management
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills
·         Demonstrated ability to work effectively both alone and with groups in a collaborative, diverse environment
·         Demonstrated ability to be flexible and positive in a changing work environment
·         Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize work
·         Ability to meet the University’s requirements for promotion and continuing appointment (tenure equivalency)
·         Successful completion of a criminal background check, as required by Utah state law (

Preferred qualifications
·         Two years’ collection development experience in an academic library
·         Reading comprehension of at least one European or Asian language other than English
·         Successful experience working with teams
·         Experience developing and implementing collection development policies
·         Experience with collection evaluation and assessment
·         Strong presentation skills

$45,000 minimum

Excellent benefits calculated at approximately 35% of salary including TIAA-CREF, medical, dental, generous paid sick and vacation accrual, sabbaticals, professional development time.  Marriott Library is an ARL library with holding of nearly 3 million volumes, 32,000 journals in electronic and print formats, and a considerable number of other networked electronic resources.  The University, with a student population of 29,000 is situated on a 1,500 acre campus in Salt Lake City.  The library has just completed a large-scale renovation which includes a state-of-the-art Knowledge Commons and a center to create multimedia digital content.  Teaching facilities, used by campus and library instructors, include 18 classrooms, labs and seminar rooms and a 250 seat auditorium.

Salt Lake has a population of over 1 million and offers residents a wide variety of cultural entertainment and recreational activities, all located along the Wasatch Mountain Range. Information can be found on the web at, and

Send a detailed letter of application addressing how your experience matches the qualifications; curriculum vitae; and names and contact information, including email, mail and phone numbers, of three references electronically to  Applications received by October 31, 2010 will be given full consideration.

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

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

Library Specialist

LIBRARY SPECIALIST – Contra Costa County Library
Monthly Salary Range: $4,609 - $5,886
Contra Costa County Library in Northern California seeks to fill two (2) full time positions with enthusiastic, collegial, and service-orientated professionals.  Those selected will play a lead role in providing high quality library services in an innovative setting.  The Library is looking for team players who will contribute to a technologically progressive organization and help implement the goals, objectives and strategies of an ambitious strategic plan.  The vacancies to be filled are located in San Ramon, California at the Dougherty Station Library and in Lafayette, California at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.
The Dougherty Station Library is a joint-use public and community college library operated through a partnership between Contra Costa County, Diablo Valley College and the City of San Ramon.  The goals of the Library are to support information needs as determined by the goals and objectives of each institution; develop collections, provide convenient access to them, and assist and instruct in their use; extend accessibility to information resources through participation in area, state, and national library networks; offer programs of interest to the service population; and provide an environment conducive to leisure reading, study and research.  The Library Specialist – Dougherty Station Library will act as a specialist developing library services to support College students and faculty.
The Lafayette Library and Learning Center opened in 2009 and is home to the Glenn Seaborg Learning Consortium, a first-ever collaboration among 12 high profile arts, education and cultural organizations that turns the Library into a regional resource of collaborative learning workshops, exhibits, lectures, films and discovery centers.  Consortium members include Chabot Space and Science Center, U.C. Lawrence Hall of Science, California Shakespeare Theater, and John Muir Health.  The successful candidate in this position will act as a specialist in support of the innovative partnership promoting the resources of Bay Area cultural, science and educational organizations as well as planning and managing dynamic collections and services for adults in the Lafayette community.
The employment list established from this examination may remain in effect for six (6) months.

·    License Required: Possession of a Valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
·    Education: Possession of a graduate degree from a school of librarianship accredited by the American Library Association.
·    Experience: Two (2) years of full-time or its equivalent professional library experience.


Applicants are asked to submit a completed Contra Costa County application and supplemental questionnaire online at   Resumes may not be substituted for the official application or supplemental questionnaire.  For more information e-mail or call (925) 646-6423.

Digital Initiatives/Metadata Librarian

Portland State University Library

Position Announcement

Digital Initiatives/Metadata Librarian

The Digital Initiatives/Metadata Librarian provides expertise and work in the creation and maintenance of digital content and metadata for the Library’s systems, including its online catalog and repository. This innovative, energetic individual will work collaboratively to develop, refine, and implement policies, procedures, workflows, metadata standards and crosswalks for digital collections; manage assigned digitization projects; and participate in the overall management of digital collections and production work. This position reports to the Associate University Librarian, and is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position with the rank of Assistant Professor in the Resource Services and Technology (RST) unit. The incumbent will be expected to work collaboratively to build partnerships within the Library and the campus; engage in scholarly activities; and provide service to the university, the community, and the profession.

Specific Responsibilities
·         Lead and/or participate in the planning and implementation of projects and initiatives related to digital collections, including the digitization of materials in a variety of formats.  Provide plans for digital projects, monitor the timely progress of ongoing projects, and create documentation for project-related activities.
·         Lead and/or participate in digital content creation, and in the evaluation and application of appropriate metadata schemas to provide description and access to various digital objects. This includes keeping up to date with national metadata standards and schemas, and being responsible for interpreting and adapting those for local purposes. 
·         Propose, plan, and lead the Library’s digital preservation program in collaboration with stakeholders, establishing policies and best practices for the long-term protection of and access to digital objects.
·         Act as liaison for digitization and metadata projects with other departments within the library and/or other campus groups. 
·         Assist with training and technical advice to library staff regarding digitization standards and metadata assignment. 
·         Evaluate, analyze, and implement systems-related aspects related to digitization, digital preservation, and metadata operations.
·         Participate in the collaborative development of metadata/cataloging tools, and discovery and presentation tools and applications.
·         Participate in digital library-related initiatives and projects with Oregon University System institutions, the Orbis Cascade Alliance, and other groups, as assigned. 
·         Provide occasional assistance to the Monographic Cataloging team and participate in its projects as appropriate, working closely with the Head of Monographic Cataloging.
·         Participate in marketing and outreach efforts by contributing content to the Library’s Web sites, blogs, and electronic publications.
·         Adhere to University and Library policies and procedures, including Portland State University’s Professional Standards of Conduct (
·         Participate in the establishment of short- and long-range goals, objectives, and priorities, aligned with those of the Library and the University.
·         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.
·         Maintain current expertise through participation in workshops, classes, professional associations and networks, and through continued awareness of the scholarly literature.
·         Pursue active publication and research agenda.  
·         Other duties as assigned.
  • Master’s degree earned from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program.
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience supporting digital collections and/or metadata services in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated experience working with digital library content and metadata standards, including non-MARC schema such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD, TEI, VRA. 
  • Demonstrated technical experience with current digital collection technologies, standards, platforms, and products.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
·         Knowledge of the standards and technological framework for digital preservation. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging national cataloging standards, including MARC, controlled vocabularies, RDA, FRBR, etc. 
·         Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Commitment to professional development and service.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Technology skills and experience appropriate for the position.
·         Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse colleagues, faculty, and students.
·         Ability to successfully complete a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with DSpace or other content management software, and knowledge of Institutional Repositories management, including policy matters, intellectual property issues, and strategies for recruiting appropriate content.
·         Thorough knowledge of OCLC bibliographic utilities, and experience with cataloging in an Integrated Library System, preferably in the Innovative Interfaces, Inc.’s Millennium system. 
·         Original cataloging experience and reading knowledge of one or more non-English languages.

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 October 17, 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