Thursday, December 30, 2010

Associate Dean for Administrative Services

Associate Dean for Administrative Services
Clemson University Libraries

Clemson University Libraries is seeking a dynamic leader for the position of Associate Dean for Administrative Services. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the effective coordination of the Clemson Libraries’ activities and initiatives identified below. This position will also play a critical role in developing creative strategies, aligning resources, communicating the Libraries’ vision, and assessing the Library’s success in its transformation to a 21st century library.
Areas of Responsibility:
• Library Assessment - collect and analyze the Libraries’ statistical data and develop an active assessment program.
• Communication/Public Relations - promote effective internal communications while coordinating all external Library communications.
• Grants Assistance - assist the faculty and staff to seek grants and work with the Library Business Officer to facilitate grants once received.
• Finance/Budget - work closely with the Dean and the Business Officer in the budget planning, analysis, and review to ensure compliance and alignment with the Library’s vision and goals.
• Human Resources - administer a comprehensive human resources program. Serve as liaison with campus HR to ensure compliance with University policies and procedures.
• Supervision of the Library’s Administrative Office Staff.
Required Qualifications:
• ALA-accredited master’s degree, or foreign equivalent.
• At least 5 years of significant supervisory experience in a medium or large academic research library and at least three years of experience in two of the other areas outlined above.
• Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in groups.
• Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
• Flexibility in adapting to change in a diverse work environment.
• Demonstrated ability to facilitate or coordinate planning activities.
• Ability to successfully meet library faculty tenure requirements.
• Knowledge of library trends and issues, including knowledge of 21st Century Library Skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Progressively responsible experience above and beyond the required qualifications.
• Experience with standard assessment tools such as WEAVE online.
• Familiarity with the regional higher education accreditation processes for mid-to large-sized academic research libraries.
• Demonstrable role in the creation of organizational change regarding assessment and/or resource allocation.
• Successful experience preparing and administering grants from federal agencies and/or private foundations.
This is a 12-month tenure-track permanent position with faculty rank and status. Clemson library faculty participate in library-wide planning and governance, work in a shared decision-making environment, and are encouraged to be active in university service and professional organizations. Clemson University pursues an ambitious plan to become one of the nation's top-20 public universities and is actively engaged in a University wide strategic planning process to establish priorities and strategies for the next decade. The Libraries are an integral part of the core educational and research missions of Clemson University and the place to be for undergraduate study and collaboration.
Salary and Benefits: Minimum: $85,000; rank and competitive salary based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. State of South Carolina, TIAA-CREF, or other retirement plans available. Various medical plans, dental plans, 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Clemson University allows employees to earn up to six credit hours free of charge each semester. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.
Library: Clemson University Libraries employs 30 librarians and over 65 support staff. For more information about the Libraries and its services, see
Location: Clemson University, South Carolina's technologically-oriented land grant institution, has approximately 17,000 students, 39 doctoral degree programs, 71 masters degrees, and a wide range of undergraduate academic programs. It is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 30 miles from Greenville, SC and within 2 hours driving time of both Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA. For more information, see
Application process: Submit a letter of interest directly addressing the requirements for the position; your résumé; and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references electronically as a single attachment in Word, PDF, or RTF format to: Applications received or postmarked by February 28, 2011 will be guaranteed consideration.
This information may also be submitted in print to:
Michael Kohl
Chair, Associate Dean for Administrative Services Search Committee
Clemson University Libraries
Box 343001, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-3001

For more information see:
Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

Program Manager

Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono seeks a creative and dynamic librarian for a soft-money position, grant funded for three years.  The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the work of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Maine Shared Collections Strategy grant project team. Provide core analysis of the collections and work with the technology director and systems librarian to design the Collection Analysis System and facilitate interaction with the systems librarians. Work with collection development librarians from partners (Colby, Bowdoin, Bates, Bangor Public Library, Portland Public Library, Maine State Library, University of Southern Maine, University of Maine, and Maine InfoNet) to develop a retention policy for print and digital titles, a print/digital management model, a service delivery model for print- and electronic-on-demand titles, and a collection management and preservation model. Responsible for project documentation, web site, publicity and promotional materials.  Coordinate project tasks through meetings with the project team, and with staff subcommittees, contract staff, and with the Library Directors Council and the Advisory Board. Report project goals and progress, submit semi-annual narrative program reports, and fulfill other grant obligations required by IMLS.

Required:  ALA accredited Master's degree. Experience with collection development and analysis in a large academic or public library.  Experience with project management, excellent communication skills, demonstrated ability to meet goals and complete projects.
Must have authorization to work in the U.S.

Preferred:   Previous experience with a federal grant.

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

This is a soft-money position, grant funded for three years, with an excellent benefits package. Salary range from $39,900 to $60,000.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   The website is

Send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to:

 Search Committee

 Raymond H. Fogler Library

 University of Maine

 Orono, ME 04469-5729

                        FAX: 207-581-1594

Or email to:


The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Monday, December 27, 2010

Curator for the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Faculty Opening

Curator for the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Faculty Opening

The University of Virginia Library seeks a Curator/Americana Specialist for the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.

Under the general guidance and supervision of the Director of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, the Curator will provide leadership for and general oversight to overall collection development activities, while working collaboratively with established area specialists.

The Curator will give primary attention to collection development, building on existing collection strengths, with an eye to new and innovative possibilities, engaging with faculty in matters related to collection development priorities and initiatives, and managing and promoting relationships with donors and with members of the book and manuscript trade, to further the development of the collections. The Curator also will work with the Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture, and beyond, to develop, sponsor or otherwise support conferences, institutes, symposia, master classes, fellowships, and other public programs based on the Library's areas of collection strength.

The Curator also will: play a key role in defining the direction of the Small Library's digital library collections; collaborate with the Head of Outreach and Instruction to support instructional use of the collections; contribute to the Library's regular schedule of exhibitions; provide specialized reference and research services to faculty, students, and the general research public; and contribute to planning and administering grant-funded projects to support the Library's priority operations and services.

He/she may also supervise and train staff at all levels, including Library faculty and staff, as well as student assistants, interns, and volunteers.

  • Master's Degree in a core field of American studies (history or literature preferred), with broad, inter-disciplinary perspective, a substantial record of publication, and a demonstrated commitment to ongoing scholarly growth. Completed Ph.D. strongly preferred. ALA-accredited MLS (MLIS) and/or Masters in archival theory and practice desirable.
  • At least 2 years relevant work experience in a library special collections or archive, including experience with the antiquarian book and manuscript trade and/or experience in selection and management of manuscripts or archival collections.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a strong service and collegial, team-focused orientation, and ability to work with a wide range of individuals, including university faculty, students & staff, visiting scholars, and donors. Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated awareness of new modes of scholarship and instruction employing materials typically held in special collections and archives.
  • Excellent organizational skills, to oversee an extensive program of acquisitions and donor relations, and to manage programs and bring projects to completion.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development, and potential to meet the library's promotion requirements.
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.

To Apply: Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at by posting number 0606818.

For assistance with this process call (434) 243-8636.

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.
Apply Here:

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Edward Cornell Law Librarian

Cornell University seeks an experienced and innovative academic leader to serve as Director of its Law Library.  The Law Librarian provides strategic vision, fiscal stewardship, operational management, and ensures outstanding service to faculty and students in the Law School.  In order to support the teaching, research, and outreach mission, the Librarian builds collaborative relationships across the law school, within the library system, and throughout the profession.  The Law Librarian works closely with the dean and vice dean of the law school, the library administration, and the faculty to understand the current and anticipated needs of the community.  Within the Law Library, the Librarian has the opportunity to develop a strong team of service-oriented research attorneys and library assistants and to work with the staff to develop a compelling and cohesive vision for a 21st century law library.

The Edward Cornell Law Director sets strategic directions for the Law Library; oversees a staff of 19, a budget of $1.6M, and an extensive collection of print and digital materials; develops collaborative relationships with the faculty, particularly in areas related to information services and management; participates in the University Library’s management teams and contributes substantively to its strategic initiatives; provides leadership and works collaboratively with staff in Alumni Affairs and Development to identify and cultivate relationships with donors and alumni of the Law School.  As a member of the Law School faculty, the Law Librarian has a unique opportunity to develop services that support the evolving curriculum and align Law Library programs to enhance and promote faculty scholarship. She/he reports jointly to the Dean of the Law School and the Associate University Librarian.

Background: Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.  The city and the university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes.  The university comprises 14 schools with over 2,700 faculty members and nearly 21,600 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. 

Cornell Law School combines inspired teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a close-knit and collegial intellectual community.  Hallmarks of the school include: a faculty that excels not only in scholarly productivity, but also as teachers; an approach to legal education that encourages collaboration and interdisciplinary research; a global emphasis, including educational partnerships around the world; a strong and vital connection to a world-class research university; and graduates who are connected and make a difference. The Law School is also home to the Legal Information Institute (LII). LII was the first to provide open-access legal information on the Internet, more than 15 years ago. At this point, LII combines the latest in technology with top notch legal expertise to provide legal information to a huge global Internet audience – 10 million hits per week from over 200 countries – for free. Over 1.5 million web pages worldwide link to LII.

With deep scholarly collections online and rich resources in print (over 700,000 volumes), the Law Library serves the legal research needs of the Law School, University, and transnational communities. All members of the library staff support the pedagogical and research needs of the students and faculty and the library’s Research Attorneys teach numerous courses in the law school curriculum.  The Law Library is the third largest library in the Cornell University Library system which contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, thousands of serials, more than 650,000 online resources, and rich materials in other formats.  The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization with a strong track record of service and innovation.  It was honored as the recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2002.

Requirements:  Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and work successfully with a team of staff within a Law School setting. Excellent communication skills, compelling vision, and the ability to foster effective working relationships with faculty, students, staff, and donors. The successful candidate should have at least five years of management and leadership experience in a law library, an understanding of trends related to a rapidly evolving information environment, and a record of active engagement in scholarship and the profession. A J.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited institution and an M.L.S. degree or equivalent are required.

Benefits:  Competitive in salary, rank, professional development support, and benefits. Comprehensive benefits package includes 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions. 

Application Procedure:  Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1st and will be accepted until this position is filled. To apply for this position go to, search under the job category of Librarians, and select posting number 13905. Follow the instructions for online submission. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
For general inquiries about this position or Cornell University, please contact Lyndsi Prignon, Associate Director of Library Human Resources, at or 607-255-9560.  For additional information or confidential inquiries, please contact Barbara Holden-Smith, Chair, Law Library Director Search Committee, Vice Dean, and Professor of Law Cornell Law School, at or 607-255-8577.

Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. Visit to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area.

Cornell University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to diversity. We value qualified candidates who can bring to our community a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Assistant Director of Residential Life

Extended Search
University of Illinois

Assistant Director of Residential Life
Focus: Academic Programs
Undergraduate Residence Halls, Department of Residential Life, University Housing

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

The Assistant Director for Academic Programs directly supervises the staff of our eight (8) Living Learning Communities as well as our Residence Hall Library System. The Living Learning Communities include: Women In Math Science and Engineering (WIMSE), Health Professions, Global Crossroads, Intersections (A community examining race in America), LEADS (Leadership Development), Weston Exploration (Career Exploration), Unit One (Liberal Arts Education), and Innovation (Entrepreneurial).

Our eight Residence Hall Libraries were established to meet the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of our students. The Residence Hall Library collection consists of 28,000 book titles, a large collection of DVDs, compact discs, and popular magazines including an extensive diversity and social identity collection. This Assistant Director position supervises the administration of all libraries and library staff in the University Housing Library system. The Library staff includes two full time secretaries, 2 graduate assistants, 2 graduate supervisors, and 55 students.

We are seeking an individual who can further our current Living-Learning programs as well as think strategically to create future programs that strive toward our vision. We believe student learning in the residence halls directly supports the academic mission of the university by linking classroom learning to out-of-class experience, encouraging relationship building across cultures, and by preparing our students to engage intellectually in their community.

It is an exciting time to work with living/learning communities at the University of Illinois. Campus leaders at the highest levels actively support these efforts. This position will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to sustain and possibly grow this strong and nationally recognized program. We seek a professional who understands the student learning movement and who will bring a passion for the work. A successful candidate may come from student affairs, faculty, or an administrative position in academic affairs.

Requirements for Candidacy
A master's degree and a minimum of five years' full-time experience (graduate assistantships not included), including three years of significant experience working with living/learning environments, or a doctoral degree and a minimum of two years' experience with living/learning communities are required. Living/learning community work at a Research I institution is strongly preferred.

Position Specifications

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

Security Requirements
Additionally, this position is a security sensitive position. All finalists for our vacancies will require a background check and final offers will be contingent upon the results of the background checks. The University ensures that all background checks are held in compliance with all federal and state statutes, and campus policy. Information attained from the background check will be kept strictly confidential. Finalists will have the right to request a copy of the report the University will receive.

Extended Application Timeline
To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by January 17, 2011. Screening interviews may be conducted before this date, but finalists will not be selected and interviewed on campus until after January 17, 2011. Anticipated start date will be late January 2011 (negotiable).

For full consideration, create your candidate profile at and upload a letter of application, a resume, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references by close date of January 17, 2011. This position is a security sensitive position. Academic credentials will be required at a later date. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact a Housing Human Resources Representative at 217-244-2977 or .

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

Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Business Librarian – Continuing Appointment

York University Libraries seeks a motivated and service-oriented librarian to serve as a member of the Peter F. Bronfman Business Library and to provide reference and research assistance, instruction, collections and liaison services related to business teaching and research at York University, with special responsibilities in the area of finance.

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.

The Peter F. Bronfman Business Library, located in the award-winning Seymour Schulich Building, provides facilities, resources, and reference, research and instructional services to the business programs of York University, including those of the highly ranked Schulich School of Business.  A comprehensive collection of print, electronic and data resources support quantitative and qualitative research in business and economics.  Four full-time librarians and five full-time support staff are currently based in the Bronfman Library. 

York University Libraries consists of a large central library and three branch libraries, one of which is the Peter F. Bronfman Business Library. York’s collections have over six million items, including 2.5 million print volumes, over 45,000 electronic journals and most major online business resources.

The successful candidate will participate in teaching, reference, collection development, liaison, research and assessment activities in the Libraries and elsewhere on campus, and in the development of new programs and services. This librarian will assist students and faculty in finding, evaluating and interpreting financial, industry and economic information derived from a wide range of information resources. This librarian will assist students and faculty in developing and applying the quantitative and qualitative skills required to locate, evaluate and use finance data resources effectively. The librarian will liaise with faculty, support faculty and graduate student research, undertake collection development activities for finance-related subjects
and provide specialized reference assistance.  The librarian will provide instruction for business subjects and play a role in the ongoing development of information literacy program initiatives.  The successful candidate will also participate in the shared decision-making of the Peter F. Bronfman Business Library staff and on collegial committees of the Libraries and of the University. Regular evening and weekend shifts are required.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

-An ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent with up to eight years post-MLIS experience
-Background in business or economics
and/or relevant expertise in business librarianship.
-Strong quantitative and analytical skills required
-Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative and qualitative statistical procedures, systems and tools
-Expertise in using statistical software, and in manipulating raw data in order to analyze, customize and format reports
-Demonstrated knowledge of financial and business databases with expertise in using Bloomberg, Mergent, and Thomson databases
-Demonstrated ability to provide business reference or research services
-Demonstrated understanding of methods of effective instruction and ability to teach in a variety of settings and formats  
-Commitment to customer service and excellent oral and written skills required
-Excellent advocacy, organizational, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
-Evidence of professional initiative and flexibility
-Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collegial setting
-Ability to work with a diverse clientele
-Demonstrated ability to liaise with key stakeholders
-Interest in collections development on business-related subjects  
-Understanding of emerging technological trends and conversant with web technologies
-Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse workload
-Willingness to undertake library and university committee responsibilities, professional development, research and scholarship

This is a continuing appointment with the designation of Associate Librarian and appropriate for a librarian with up to eight 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 starting June 2011. 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, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

Deadline for applications to be considered is ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­February 18, 2011. Applications should include a covering letter and a current curriculum vitae with the names and contact details for three referees are requested. Please also have two of your three chosen referees send written letters of reference directly under separate cover by fax or mail by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­February 24, 2011. Please ensure each referees is supplied with a copy of this position advertisement before writing the reference. All materials should be sent to the attention of:

Chair, Peter F. Bronfman Business Library Business 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.

Dean of Library and Media Services

The Evergreen State College

Dean of Library and Media Services
The Dean of Library and Media Services provides leadership, planning and oversight for Library and Media Services in support of the academic mission of The Evergreen State College. The Dean is responsible for developing Library and Media Services to its fullest potential as a teaching organization. The Dean is central to the process that integrates Library and Media Services resources with our dynamic and interdisciplinary curriculum, in coordination with other academic support and the faculty at large. The Dean contributes to the lively academic work and scholarly agendas of the campus teaching community. This position also serves as primary liaison between Evergreen’s library and the larger professional library world.

Minimum Qualifications
• Master of Library Science (MLS) and/or another terminal degree.
• Four years of progressively more responsible administrative experience, preferably in an academic library of a similar size and mission.
• Two years of college-level teaching experience.
• Demonstrated experience in personnel management.

Preferred Qualifications
• Successful experience managing large budgets.
• Fundraising experience.

Library Dimensions:
Number of Library and Media Services staff:
45 full-time employees
100 part-time student employees

Annual operating budget: $3.7 million

Collection size: 750,000 units - includes books, periodical subscriptions, and non-print materials.

To Apply:
Review our website for the complete job announcement and application process:

Review of complete applications begins January 10, 2011. We will continue to accept applications until finalists are chosen.

Contract Conditions
The Dean of Library and Media Services is an administrative assignment. The Dean is hired for a six-year appointment, with optional renewal at the discretion of the Provost. A successful external candidate would be offered a regular term library faculty appointment upon satisfactory completion of their appointment as Dean. A successful internal regular faculty candidate would have reversion rights to their previously held faculty position. The job will be subject to the college entering into a contract with the final candidate for this position. All requirements for this position must be completed by the date of hire.

Salary for this position is based on experience and degrees, review our Dean Salary Grid and Guidelines.

Faculty Hiring Coordinator
The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway, L-2002
Olympia, WA 98505
(360) 867-6861 voice
(360) 867-6794 fax
(360) 867-6834 TDD

The College reserves the right to extend searches or not offer positions advertised. All position offers are contingent on funding. Persons with disabilities can receive accommodations in the hiring process by contacting the Faculty Hiring Coordinator. The Evergreen State College is an equal opportunity employer.

Library Systems Administrator

The Lyman Beecher Brooks Library at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia is seeking to fill the following positions.

Library Systems Administrator
Metadata Cataloger
Systems and Technology Assistant

Persons applying should (preferably) possess a MLS, MLIS or related discipline from an accredited library school with 3 to 5 years accomplished work experience. Apply at

Urban & Public Affairs Librarian

The Urban & Public Affairs Librarian provides reference and information services for the University’s students and faculty as well as members of the general public, participates in a dynamic instructional program, consults and collaborates with scholars in specific academic units, including classroom and online instruction, and possibly for-credit courses, and selects information resources to support the instructional and research needs of a diverse institution. Some evening and weekend reference duty and/or instruction is required. Portland State faculty members contribute to faculty governance activities within the Library and the University, engage in community and professional service, and pursue an active publication and research agenda, seeking grants as appropriate. This full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position reports to the Assistant University Librarian for Public Services.

Specific Responsibilities
- Provide reference and information services for the University’s students and faculty as well as members of the general public through work at the reference desk and through various information and communications technologies. Includes work during some evening and weekend hours.
- Participate in the Library’s information literacy and general instruction program.
- Supports the instructional and research needs of Portland State’s innovative College of Urban and Public Affairs, including the departments of Administration of Justice, Political Science, Public Administration, Community Health, and Urban Studies & Planning. Select books, serials, databases, and other information resources and collaborates with these departments in assessing information needs and cultivating bridges for service and teaching.
- Develop physical and online learning objects and research guides.
- Contribute to a positive and collaborative environment based on mutual respect, service, open communication and cooperation.
- Maintain awareness of scholarly communication and copyright issues in general and within the assigned disciplines and contribute to advocacy efforts.
- Maintain current professional expertise through participation in workshops, classes, professional associations and networks, and through continued awareness of the scholarly literature.
- Keep colleagues informed of current issues and developments in the field related to the subject areas of responsibility.
- Establish short and long-range goals, objectives, and priorities, aligned with those of the Library and the University. Participate in continual program planning and assessment activities, including the collection of relevant data on inputs, outputs, and outcomes.
- Maintain effective and productive communications with colleagues, administrators, and community users and organizations.
- Contribute to the work of relevant committees and workgroups in the Library and the University, as well as to the work of professional associations, locally, regionally, nationally, or internationally.
- Pursue active publication and research agenda and meet expectations for faculty service and scholarship in accordance with the Library and University’s promotion, tenure, and post-tenure review guidelines.
- Occasionally direct the work of part-time student employees, volunteers, or interns.
- Support the mission, goals, and objectives of the University and the Library.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
- ALA-accredited MLS.
- Two years of full-time, post-MLS experience as an academic librarian.
- Evidence of professional service and scholarship.
- Effective communications and collaborative skills.
- Experience using library systems, online learning applications, and digital and Web technologies in the delivery of library services.
- Collection development experience.
- Experience integrating information literacy concepts into teaching.
- Experience delivering reference and instruction services.
- Ability to successfully complete a background check.

Preferred Qualifications
- A graduate degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Urban Planning, or other field related to the College of Urban & Public Affairs.
- Experience working as a librarian with responsibility for one or more Urban & Public Affairs fields.
- Flexibility and ability to work positively in a fast-paced, changing environment while collaborating with diverse colleagues, faculty, students, and the general public.
- Experience with statistics and statistical analysis programs and geographic information systems.

Compensation and rank are commensurate with experience. The salary range begins at a minimum of $61,320 with an excellent benefits package including fully paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or one dependant at any of the Oregon University System schools.

Review of applicants will begin approximately January 24, 2011, 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