Thursday, March 31, 2011

School Librarian

Hopkins School, New Haven, CT.  Founded in 1660, Hopkins is a coeducational, college preparatory day school that offers a challenging academic program combined with a wide variety of extracurricular activities.  We serve approximately 650 students in grades 7 through 12 drawn from 45 communities across Connecticut.  We seek an experienced school librarian with an MLS degree from an ALA-accredited school for a full time faculty position beginning August 15, 2011. 
The successful candidate will enjoy working with middle and high school students and understand how to foster a strong academic environment that is friendly and welcoming.  He or she will be comfortable working as part of a team within a shared space, possess an excellent work ethic with strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and be able to maintain a sense of equilibrium and good humor in providing services in our busy library.  Other desirable personal attributes include having a passion for reading, being intellectually curious with broad academic interests, and being technologically competent.   Independent school experience a plus.  Responsibilities include:  provide information skills instruction to classes and individual students, assist with developing, maintaining and promoting library resources, assist in daily operations of the library and academic advising. Salary commensurate with experience. 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter with resume and contact information for three references OR three letters of reference to or Carla MacMullen, Dean of Faculty, Hopkins School, 986 Forest Road, New Haven, CT  06515.

Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Access and Reference Services

Kansas State University is conducting a search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor / Coordinator, Access and Reference Services at K-State Libraries.  MLS as well as three years of professional experience in a large library or library system engaging with the public via circulation, reserves, and/or reference required.  For a complete position description and application procedures visit our website:  EOE. Background check required.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

EScholarship Operations Coordinator

University of California, Office of the President

$55,272 - $77,328 (Minimum to Midpoint of salary range)
Oakland, CA
Req #: 20110143
Closing Date: 04/11/2011

Eager to work in digital publishing?  Keen to help shape information management services?  Curious about the shifting role of libraries in the brave new world of scholarly communications?  This position provides an opportunity for an innovative and service-oriented individual to join dynamic team of programmers and analysts in CDL's eScholarship Publishing Group.  Reporting to the Director of CDL Publishing Services, the eScholarship Repository Operations Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day program operations through frontline provision of support services, project implementation, and coordination with eScholarship publishing service providers. In addition, the Coordinator will be responsible for service enhancement analysis in order to refine and extend eScholarship technologies and service infrastructures to meet user needs. The eScholarship Repository is a core technology that provides a publishing platform for the UC community at large.

The eScholarship Publishing Group at the California Digital Library is home to the University’s eScholarship program - a strategic publishing initiative that promotes innovation in scholarly communication by developing and supporting low-cost distribution services and new publishing models for academic publications across the UC system and beyond.

The Publishing Services Group of the California Digital Library is home to the University's eScholarship program - a strategic publishing initiative that promotes innovation in scholarly communication by developing and supporting low-cost distribution services and new publishing models for academic publications across the UC system and beyond.

Reporting to the Director of CDL Publishing Services, the eScholarship Repository Operations Coordinator is responsible for providing project management and service enhancement analysis in order to refine and extend the eScholarship technology and service infrastructure to meet user needs.  In addition, the Coordinator is responsible for frontline provision of support services and coordination with eScholarship service providers.  The eScholarship Repository is a core technology that provides a publishing platform for the UC community at large.

• Bachelor's degree and at least five years' experience with development or delivery of online information services in educational, publishing, library and/or research settings, including experience helping users with online information services and/or products, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Demonstrated project management skills including the ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities in managing projects.
• Demonstrated ability to focus on key issues, gather and integrate information.
• Demonstrated ability to understand technical issues at a conceptual level and effectively convey and explain to information to users.
• Excellent customer relationship skills and commitment to providing high-quality services, as demonstrated by the ability to develop collaborative, productive partnerships with customers both inside and outside the department.
• Demonstrated ability to work well in teams and independently and to communicate effectively with vendors, faculty and staff at a variety of levels within the organization both orally and in written form.
• Excellent written communication skills which demonstrate the ability to draft clear, concise specifications, documentation, reports and correspondence.
• Excellent attention to detail; as demonstrated as regularly utilizing multiple sources of information to verify work.

HOW TO APPLY: For a complete job description or to apply for this position, please visit:

To review a complete list of all of UCOP's open positions please visit University of California Office of the President Employment Website:

University of California is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Head, Special Collections and Archives

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head, Special Collection and Archives at the James Branch Cabell Library. The VCU Libraries seeks a creative and forward looking leader who will continue the department’s successes building nationally recognized collections and 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 accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline (Librarianship, History, Archival Management or related area) is required, as is three or more years experience in archives and special collections in a university setting. Understanding of digitization practices, ability to establish and cultivate donor relationships, curatorial skills, and thorough understanding of archival practice is preferred.  Salary: Commensurate with experience, not less than $65,000 annually.  Review of applications will begin May 2, 2011.  The full position posting, 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.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Scholarly Communications Librarian

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking a Scholarly Communications Librarian to educate faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates as to current copyright practices and also help interpret copyright issues as they occur in the course of library operations. This position would work in conjunction with the University’s General Counsel, with the understanding that the Library has no role in providing legal advice or establishing policy at any level. This position’s role is educational as it regards faculty and students, and advisory as it relates to library operations. For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our web site:

          Develop and deliver focused workshops as well as individual guidance for library employees – tailored to both general and specific departmental needs.

          Develop and upload an extensive copyright/scholarly communication website.

          In conjunction with the Office of Legal Affairs, provide individual guidance to the librarians and the campus community, particularly as related to library materials and services.

          Clearly communicate that any information dispensed is not legal advice and that the only office on campus that provides legal advice is the Office of Legal Affairs.

          Consolidate library copyright information and resources as well as assisting various library units in updating and/or reconciling practices and procedures, as appropriate.

          Assist the Associate Librarian for Collection Development in interpreting license agreements or in proposing desired language, when warranted, on database licensing and user privacy issues.

          Serve as a central resource for information and consistent guidance on scholarly communication and copyright compliance and education in academic library settings.

          Track developments (legislatively and otherwise) affecting these issues and develop responses or comments, if appropriate, on behalf of the University Librarian.

          Assist faculty in understanding their rights, options, and responsibilities as authors of scholarly works.

          Provide input, as requested, into library policy development, analysis of library legal forms and so forth.

          J.D. (Juris Doctor) or Master’s in Library Science or Information Science, with coursework in copyright & intellectual property
          Minimum 3 years of successful experience in a research library with emphasis on faculty interaction on matters of scholarly communication
          Demonstrated expertise in the legal and regulatory issues associated with intellectual property and copyright
          Significant experience with scholarly communication issues as they relate to academic/research libraries

          Additional graduate degree(s).


          Faculty status. Librarians are expected to show evidence of ongoing professional development and services to the profession
          Reports to the University Librarian
          Excellent benefits package
          Salary – $68,000 - $72,000 - competitive and dependent upon relevant experience and abilities.


(Search Faculty Vacancies - Position #8992)

The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission:

1.      Your letter of interest indicating your qualifications for this position
2.      Resume/Vita
3.      Names, addresses (including titles and institutions), phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. The Search Committee will not contact references without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission.

This position is also posted at

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this position. AA/EOE

For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our Web site:

Library & Cultural Services Director

Inspiration—Productivity—Success—Engagement—the Library’s pledge to the Richmond community in providing outreach, programs, facilities and services!  The City of Richmond seeks an energetic, enthusiastic and experienced leader to continue this commitment to public library service for this historic community.  Richmond Public Library,, serves a diverse population of 103,701 through its Main Library, two branches—Bayview and West Side—a bookmobile, and its innovative LEAP (Literacy For Every Adult Program) service.  With a $6.5 million annual budget, an active Friends organization, and the recently formed Richmond Public Library Foundation, the new director and staff (52.13 FTEs) will have the capacity to develop new opportunities for community involvement, programs and services.

Under the administrative direction of the City Manager and with the advice of both the Library Commission and the Arts and Culture Commission, the Director plans, organizes, coordinates and controls the programs of the Richmond Library and Cultural Services; designs, plans and evaluates the work of the library and cultural arts programs; and provides leadership and expert professional assistance to the management team and staff.  See the Library & Cultural Services Director job description,, for the complete job description, typical duties and qualifications.

Richmond is located 16 miles northeast of San Francisco on the western shore of Contra Costa County—and boasts thirty-two miles of shoreline.  Incorporated in 1905, the City is best known for its unique history and role in the World War II home front effort. Today, the City is an important oil refining, industrial, commercial, transportation, shipping and government center. Richmond offers rich diversity, affordable housing, rail and rapid transit, water sports, museums, historic Point Richmond, two unique islands, live theatre, diverse dining, one of the newest National Historical Parks—Rosie the Riveter, and much more.  For additional information on the Library, the City and the area, see

Minimum qualifications include an MLS from an ALA accredited library school and at least six years of progressively responsible public library experience, including at least two years at a supervisory level. The successful candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated leadership ability; strong planning and budgeting skills; and the ability to work collaboratively with public officials, employees and community groups; public speaking; and the ability to relate library and arts services to community needs.  Successful experience as a public library director or assistant, associate or deputy director, experience with public art and/or cultural programs, and experience working in a union environment are highly desirable.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $119,340-$134,256 (dependent on experience and qualifications) with an excellent benefits package.

For further information, contact at Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word attachments to or The position closes May 22, 2011.

4545 WORNALL RD., STE. 805, KANSAS CITY, MO 64111

The City of Richmond is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer