Monday, April 23, 2012

Head, Materials Management, Librarian IV

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY invites applications for the position of Head, Materials Management, Librarian IV. AACPL’s 15 branches serve 540,000+residents, with an annual circulation of over 4.8 million items.  For more information about our services, visit our website at

Salary range:  From $52,185 - $75,577 (plus longevity pay at 7, 11, and 16 Years)
Fulltime salary range is based on 37.5 hours/week.  Excellent benefits package includes eligibility to earn up to 4 weeks of annual leave, starting with first year of employment.

Responsibilities include:  Collection management and development, and technical services including supervising and participating in the selection of materials, and oversight of the cataloguing and processing department. More detailed information, including job description, is accessible at

Minimum Qualifications:  Possession of a Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited program, and considerable professional experience in the selection of materials for a large public library system.

  • TO APPLY:  Send cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form to Ms. Terry Bowen at
  • To download the AACPL employment application form (Library Information/ Job & Volunteer Opportunities) visit our website at
  • All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. May 4, 2012.
  • TIMETABLE:  Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted no later than May 9, 2012.  Interviews will be scheduled the week of May 14, 2012.  Target start date is June 25, 2012.

Anne Arundel County Public Library is committed to diversity in the workplace.  Anne Arundel County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Library’s policy is to treat all applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national or ancestral origin, sexual orientation, and/or disability in accordance with applicable laws.  If you need assistance with any aspect of the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 410-222-7107 (       

Librarian and Assistant/Associate Professor(2)

Albertsons Library, Boise State University, invites applications for two full-time 12-month, tenure-track Librarian and Assistant/Associate Professor positions. The Librarians will participate in outreach and research assistance as the liaisons to academic departments and provide reference and instructional services. These positions report to the Head, Information and Research Services.

Responsibilities include:
·       user-oriented outreach to faculty and students;
·       provide extensive reference, instructional and research services for faculty and students in a technologically advanced information environment; and
·       establish and maintain strong liaison program with academic departments.

Minimum qualifications:
·       masters degree from an ALA accredited program;
·       excellent communications skills, including verbal, written, virtual, and interpersonal;
·       ability to build and maintain positive collaborative relationships with students, faculty, and staff;
·       high degree of initiative and flexibility;
·       ability to learn new technical skills quickly;
·       ability to meet deadlines;
·       strong service orientation; and
·       demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Preferred qualifications:
·       degree, significant coursework, or extensive knowledge and background in business, science, or other
departmental liaison subject areas needed by the Library at the time of candidate review;
·       one year of innovative instruction and teaching;
·       one year experience as an academic department liaison supporting the needs of faculty, students, and staff;
·       understanding of and familiarity with mobile learning technologies; and
·       demonstrated ability to meet criteria for promotion and tenure.
Salary and benefits:  Salary based on qualifications.  Minimum $44,000 with a comprehensive benefit package.  This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track position with faculty status and academic rank.  Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant Professor rank, but candidates with additional experience may be considered for an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor.

If  interested in this position:  Please email your resume, letter of application, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to Jaque Johnson at, Search #AA-0019-12/AA-0020-12  (email submissions preferred) or mail to:

Jaque Johnson
Boise State University
Search # AA-0019-12/AA-0020-12
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID  83725-1430

Review of submitted applications will begin May 15, 2012. Applications received after this date may be considered if the position is not filled from the initial applicant pool. 

About Albertsons Library:
About Boise State University:
About the City of Boise:

Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EEO/AA Institution, Veterans preference.

Education Liaison Librarian

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries invites applications for the position of Education Liaison Librarian. The position is responsible for direct outreach to the College of Education (CoE), including the departments of Teaching and Learning; Educational and Clinical Studies; and Educational Research, Cognition, and Development.

Reporting to the Director of Research and Education, responsibilities include: providing discipline-based research and technology assistance through individual and small group consultations and online user support; creating programs and services for UNLV’s education community that will advance the research enterprise and foster a climate of scholarly inquiry and student achievement; teaching curriculum-integrated instructional sessions at all degree levels; collaborating with teaching faculty to develop course content; participating in assessing student learning; creating online tools and user guides; helping to shape new directions for development and access to education collections; and working in a team environment with a focus on continuously enhancing the user experience. In collaboration with Curriculum Materials Library staff, the incumbent will be expected to contribute significantly to the planning, development, provision, and assessment of a cohesive program of library services, collections, and strategic information literacy initiatives for the CoE as well as to strategies for outreach to the Clark County School District, the fifth largest school district in the United States.

For more information, please visit

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer Committed to Achieving Excellence Through Diversity.

Apply Here

Records and Archives Manager

The FORD FOUNDATION is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For more than 75 years it has worked with visionary people on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. With headquarters in New York, the foundation has ten regional offices in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. 


The Records and Archives (RA) Manager is responsible for implementing and managing a Foundation-wide records management program for all departments and offices. The RA Manager ensures appropriate protection of the Foundation’s archival and vital records and facilitates preservation and ongoing access to these records. This new position will provide expertise in and lead the implementation of a formal electronic records management system within the Foundation’s SharePoint repositories. S/he will advise on all phases of the life cycle of digital content with the aim of long-term retention and access. S/he oversees the activities and operations of the Foundation’s records center, and manages the Foundation’s relationship with the Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC), which houses, preserves, and makes available for research the publicly accessible records of the Foundation. The RA Manager also supervises permanent records staff, temporary project staff, and consultants, as well as provides indirect supervision of IM staff working on special records-related projects. 

  • Master’s degree in information/library science, business administration, records management, or related discipline • Expertise in print and electronic records management systems and broad knowledge of information management and organizational principles
  • Seven to nine years professional working experience in records, archival, or information management, preferably within a learning organization
  • Experience should reflect progressively responsible programmatic and administrative roles in print and electronic records and archives management 
  •  Demonstrated experience with SharePoint 2007 and 2010 
  • Experience in defining and implementing an electronic records management system
  • CRM designation 

Salary is based on experience and on the Foundation’s commitment to internal equity. A generous benefits package is provided. The position will be located in New York City.

To apply, please visit to submit your cover letter, and resume. 

Excellent benefits include Foundation-paid comprehensive medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, generous vacation, and tuition reimbursement. 

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at The Ford Foundation, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Positions at Earlham College

Academic Outreach Librarian
Earlham College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college and past recipient of the ACRL Award for Excellence in Academic Libraries, invites applications for an Academic Outreach Librarian. Responsibilities include information literacy instruction, research consultations, outreach, and collection development for academic units in the humanities or social sciences, together with the development of instructional technology tools, methods, and resources to support teaching and learning across campus. ALA-accredited degree required.

Academic Outreach/Seminaries Librarian
Earlham College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college and past recipient of the ACRL Award for Excellence in Academic Libraries, invites applications for an Academic Outreach/Seminaries Librarian. Responsibilities include information literacy instruction, research consultations, outreach, and collection development for academic units to be determined, including one-third of the position dedicated to working with faculty and graduate students at the Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary. ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent degree and related undergraduate experience required; education in theology and/or religious studies highly preferred.
Applications for these positions need to be received by May 11, 2012. Complete position description, full list of required and preferred qualifications, and instructions for how to apply are available at:

Instructional Services Librarian/Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor (2 Positions)

University of Illinois Springfield Brookens Library
Basic Functions:
Working collaboratively with other faculty and staff in the Library Instructional Services Program and other Brookens Library units, enhances teaching and learning for the students, faculty and staff of the University of Illinois Springfield through the provision of reference, instruction, collection development, and other services to promote information literacy and lifelong learning.
Minimum: Master’s degree in library science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited school and at least two years of experience in public service and instruction in an academic library.  Ability to contribute in a fast-paced, collaborative environment; excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Experience with Web 2.0 best practices as applied to libraries.  Evidence of user-focused perspective.
Preferred:  Experience in online teaching and the development of online tutorials; background in the humanities or social sciences.

See complete position description, compensation, benefits, and contact information at
UIS is an EO/AA employer.  Persons with disabilities, women, veterans, and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Reference & Outreach Librarian

Position: Full-Time Reference & Outreach Librarian, starting July 1 or August 1, 2012

Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution required. Strong public service, teaching, and outreach skills and a commitment to customer relations and user-centered library services are essential. Knowledge of current issues, trends, resources, and associated technology. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Trinity seeks candidates for positions who are professing Christians and can articulate a Reformed worldview. Previous experience, especially in an academic setting, strengthens the application.

Providing reference service and instruction in person, online, and in the classroom to a wide variety of students (graduates and undergraduates, residential and commuter, traditional and Adult Studies). Collaborating with faculty to integrate library information resources into student learning, and coordinating other information literacy initiatives. Marketing the library’s resources to students, faculty, and staff. Coordinating library instruction schedule and training paraprofessional and student staff in reference services. Some management of student workers, circulation duties. Working closely with other reference librarians to develop technologies that promote access to reference assistance and online resources, such as guides, tools, tutorials. Assessing instruction, collections, and services. Participating in professional scholarly and service activities. Serving on campus committees. Assisting Director in planning. Some evening and weekend work may be required.
To apply, please submit a completed staff application (; highlight General Info; click Job Openings) along with cover letter, resume, list of references, and expression of faith statement to:

            Human Resources Department
            Trinity Christian College
            6601 West College Drive
            Palos Heights, IL 60463

            Or email materials to:

Head, Faculty and Graduate Services

Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan, KS, is an ambitious organization that aims to be an innovator in library services.  We actively recruit talented individuals with diverse skill sets, backgrounds, and ways of thinking.  If you are someone who would like to be an active part of a library’s exciting growth, please consider applying for the position of Head, Faculty and Graduate Services Department.  MLS as well as extensive experience with public service in an academic, research or special library through reference, instruction, and external engagement required.  For a complete position description and application procedures visit our website:  

EOE. Background check required.

Monday, April 16, 2012

SIUE Health Sciences Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Reports to the Director of the Research Commons.  The Health Sciences Librarian is the subject liaison for the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy, and as such, teaches information literacy and selects appropriate information resources in support of the schools’ curriculum and research. Collaborates closely with the Science and Health Sciences Librarian and participates in achieving departmental and library goals.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Consults with the liaisons of the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy with regard to collection development. Teaches information literacy classes and other university courses for nursing and pharmacy.  Creates teaching modules, bibliographies, and other finding aids.  Provides reference service in person and through various digital methods.  Works with the Department of Technical Services in the ordering of monographs, journals, online databases, etc.  Delivers library services and resources via the web and Blackboard.  Plans and administers materials budgets.  Participates in writing proposals and securing grants, particularly in the subject disciplines.

All LIS faculty and staff are responsible for working collaboratively to achieve University and LIS goals and objectives.

TERM OF CONTRACT:  Assistant or Associate Professor, 12 month continuing contract, tenure-track position.  Tenure track positions require excellence/meritorious in librarianship, scholarship, and professional service.

SALARY RANGE:  Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience, with a minimum salary of $41,000.  Excellent fringe benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:  M.L.S. from an A.L.A. accredited library school; knowledge of library and digital information resources, including online searching, bibliographic search  systems (such as online catalogs, federated search engine and link resolvers), learning management systems, and the internet; excellent communication and interpersonal relations skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment; excellent teaching skills; demonstrated ability to meet LIS and University standards in librarianship, scholarship and professional service in fulfillment of tenure requirements; strong service orientation.
QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:  Two years of experience in an academic library and a specialized degree or coursework in health science discipline, bioinformatics, instructional technology, or a related field. 

UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT:  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is twenty minutes northeast of St. Louis, Missouri.  The University is situated on 2600 acres of rolling land and woods along bluffs, a few miles from the Mississippi River.  Serving approximately 14,000 students and with about 80,000 alumni, SIUE has a major impact on a region well known for affordable living and a high quality life.

Lovejoy Library maintains a collection of more than 1,000,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 19,000 print and digital serials and periodicals.  Additional information regarding Library and Information Services and the University can be found at the web site:

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Review of completed applications will begin on May 1, 2012.  Position will remain open until filled.


Health Sciences Librarian Search Committee
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Library and Information Services, Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, IL  62026-1063

SIUE is a state university – benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants may be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. As an affirmative action employer, SIUE offers equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, creed or religion, age, sex, national origin, or disability.

The SIUE ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT contains campus safety and security information and crime statistics for the past three (3) calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, entitled the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act." For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained from: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rendleman Hall, Room 2228.

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 700 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, 2012.  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.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Associate University Librarian (AUL) For Special Collections

The Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte aspires to national leadership in the field of digital scholarship and special collections, and to this end it seeks applications and nominations for a faculty appointment, Associate University Librarian for Special Collections.

The AUL will continue the rapid growth Atkins’ Special Collections Department ( in its effort to support the creation, curation, and dissemination of digital, unique, and rare scholarship and cultural artifacts. The AUL will direct two units, the Digital Programs and Collections unit (DPaC), and the Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL) ( The DPaC collects, curates, and makes available unique material of all kinds, including manuscripts, oral histories, government documents, university archives and historical maps. The DSL provides staff, equipment, and facilities that support faculty and graduate students in the production of digital scholarship. Open access is a foundational principle throughout Special Collections, and the AUL will be expected to contribute to local and national conversations that broaden awareness and build support on this issue.

As the unit names imply, the AUL will lead a department that places a strong emphasis on special collections in digital formats. The successful candidate will possess a thorough understanding of the evolving nature of digital scholarship, perhaps from the perspective of a practitioner, but certainly spanning the full spectrum of its production, collection, use, and preservation. The AUL will choose and direct projects with the best potential to enhance teaching, research, and cultural capital, and apply exceptional entrepreneurial skills to attracting the grants and other external financial support that will help fund those projects. The AUL will also lead the planning for the construction of a new and expanded DSL facility, and the renovation and expansion of the DPaC spaces.

Not all of the Department’s work is digital, however. It actively builds and manages important print and manuscript collections, university archives, and the University Art Collection. The AUL will plan and coordinate large-scale expansion of these collections, with a concomitant growth in staff and equipment support. She or he will have a leadership role in the Library’s gift collection building, and support its fundraising efforts. Finally, the AUL will serve as a strong partner with local and regional cultural memory organizations of all kinds, in addition to an outreach role that draws diverse communities to Special Collections and the University as a whole.


  • Ph.D. in an academic discipline or a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Second advanced degree in or substantial knowledge of American/Southern history or culture preferred.
  • Experience in creating digital scholarship or digital scholarship products. This includes fluency with associated technologies, best practices in regard to long-term conservation and access, and outreach.
  • Experience in the collection, curation, and use of non-digital, unique or rare materials.
  • Successful record of grant writing and administration, and familiarity with fundraising and other forms of external support.


  • Develops and articulates a persuasive vision of the societal role and future potential for Special Collections.
  • Develops strategy relating to the building and application of technologies to Special Collections functions and collections. Serves as liaison to computer programmers supporting Departmental projects and technologies.
  • Provides direction for the Department’s two units, with a combined staff of 16.
  • Promotes awareness of Special Collections functions and content to all constituencies.
  • Cultivates collaborative relationships with potential donors, granting agencies, faculty, administrators, and cultural partners.
  • Guides collection development efforts for all departmental collections with an emphasis on regional history and culture.
  • Serves as curator of the University Art Collection.
  • Leads efforts to design and build the Digital Scholarship Lab.
  • Works with the University Librarian and others on public relations, fund raising, grant writing, exhibits, and events.
  • Produces research, teaches, and otherwise participates in library and university faculty governance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to articulate a persuasive vision for the 21st century role of special collections in the lives of faculty, students, and external communities of all kinds.
  • Ability to identify and prioritize opportunities that match Special Collections resources to areas of greatest need.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage and lead a staff with varied skills and backgrounds in a rapidly changing environment.



Reports to the University Librarian

Excellent benefits package

Salary: Minimum $90,000 - competitive and dependent upon relevant experience and abilities.



(Search Faculty Vacancies - Position #8730)

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

  • Your letter of interest indicating your qualifications for this position
  • Resume/Vita
  • 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.

We will begin reviewing applications on April 23, 2012. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2012. 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:

For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our web site:

Apply Here

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Head of Special Collections and Archives

Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries seek a creative, dynamic and service-oriented professional for the position of Head of Special Collections and Archives. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, this senior leadership position will provide administrative oversight, leadership, vision, and strategic direction for all aspects of departmental operations, services, programs, and resources.

  • Promotes growth and development of special collections and university archives, in keeping with the mission and goals of Marquette University and Raynor Memorial Libraries.
  • Establishes priorities and strategic directions for the acquisition, management, digitization and preservation of special collections and archives.
  • In consultation with Libraries faculty and staff and the Libraries’ user community, enhances and promotes research opportunities to students, scholars and other researchers.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, coordinates, and directs the work of departmental staff, including four professionals, one paraprofessional staff and part-time student assistants.
  • Fosters a collegial work environment
  • Cultivates and promotes interdepartmental communication within the Libraries and across campus.
  • Develops policies and procedures to ensure full stewardship of the collections.
  • Ensures discoverability of the collections through development of inventories, finding aids, catalog records and other descriptive means.
  • Provides reference and instructional services to teach and promote the effective use of special collections and archives.
  • Develops external funding sources and donor relationships.
  • Develops methods to assess the effectiveness of the department’s collections, services and programs.
  • Serves as a member of the Libraries Leadership Council; collaborates with colleagues in library-wide planning, budgeting and policy development.
  • Engages in professional development through scholarly research, publication, presentations and service in national professional associations or societies.

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or ACA archival certification with relevant advanced degree
  • Knowledge and understanding of significant trends and issues in special collections and archival preservation, including archival theory, conservation principles and techniques, standards and best practices.
  • Minimum three years of experience related to special collections and archives
  • Evidence of progressively increasing leadership and management experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding user services.
  • Experience working collaboratively to plan and implement programs and services.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective project management.
  • Familiarity with digital collection initiatives.
  • A successful record of fundraising experience, including donor cultivation.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Record of scholarly engagement demonstrated through active scholarship and/or professional service.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Strong bibliographical and/or rare books training or experience
  • Experience supervising professionals in an academic library environment
  • Experience in preparation of grant proposals and other external funding
  • Knowledge of copyright, intellectual property, rights management and other information policy issues as they relate to special collections and archives.

Marquette University is an independent, Catholic, Jesuit doctoral-granting institution with an enrollment of 12,000 located near downtown Milwaukee. Two adjacent and connected library buildings seat 2,150 and house a 1.7 million volume collection, 500 networked resources, and over 22,000 electronic journals.

For full consideration, submit application online by May 11, 2012 to the University’s application site:

Vice Provost For University Libraries, University Librarian

The Vice Provost provides leadership for strategic planning, advancement and fundraising, coordination of libraries campus-wide, and policy direction for collections, personnel, public services, technical services, and facilities planning. The Vice Provost must be a collaborative, dynamic leader with a clear vision for developing and implementing strategic plans to sustain and enhance the role of libraries in the intellectual life of the university. Candidates should have a proven record of excellence in academic library administration and clear understanding about how to create, preserve, and deliver library content and services to a diverse audience of faculty, staff and students. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to academic excellence and outstanding service, and possess a vision for excellence in meeting dynamic needs of the university in the 21st century. Candidates must have a vision for respecting and advancing the role of information technology, teaching, learning, and scholarship at a major research university.

Qualifications: MLS from ALA accredited library school; 10 or more years experience at a research or university library, including 5 or more years of administrative experience in a supervisory role; Ability to manage dynamic processes of change in large organizations; Demonstrated experience in fundraising, development and advancement of institutions; Demonstrated record of executive accountability, visionary leadership and innovation, fiscal management, advancing information technology in a library setting, and commitment to diversity; Proven experience in managing programs, budgets, and staff in a complex research library environment; Ability to exercise leadership in national and international information policy programs and initiatives with other libraries, organizations, and cultural institutions (e.g., Committee on Institutional Cooperation, and Hathitrust).

Additional Information: The University of Wisconsin-Madison, the flagship institution within the University of Wisconsin System, is a major land-grant university committed to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries comprise one of the ten largest public university library systems in the United States. Library services are decentralized and coordinated through the leadership of the General Library System, which provides technical infrastructure, support for acquisitions, and integration of campus library services. The General Library System, with a budget of approximately $24 million with $7.4 million dedicated to collections, administers fifteen libraries. The GLS involves approximately 225 full-time employees and its physical collections are among the largest in the country. For more information, see:

To Apply: For a complete job description and to apply, visit

For full consideration, nominations and applications should be sent ELECTRONICALLY to by April 23, 2012.

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Undergraduate Research Librarian Virginia Commonwealth University

Located in culturally diverse, historic, and dynamic Richmond, Virginia, convenient to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the recreation destinations of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Commonwealth University is one of Virginia's largest universities and among the nation's leading research institutions. The VCU Libraries, one of Virginia’s outstanding research library systems, advances the University’s teaching, research, service, and patient care mission with holdings exceeding 2.3 million volumes, 61,000 serials, 500,000 e-books, and nationally prominent collections in the health and biological sciences, social work, the arts, the history of medicine, and comic and book arts.

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Undergraduate Research Librarian.
VCU Libraries seeks a creative, energetic individual to join the Instructional Services Team in Research and Instructional Services (RIS).  The incumbent will partner with faculty in the University and Honors Colleges to integrate advanced research skills into the curriculum and to design education services that incorporate both classroom instruction and Web-based tutorials.  The Undergraduate Research Librarian will be responsible for designing programs and services that promote academic success for undergraduate students beyond the first year. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Reporting to the Assistant Head for Instructional Services, the Undergraduate Research Librarian is appointed one of two liaisons to the University College (UC). Faculty in the UC are responsible for the development and implementation of courses and programs that serve as the foundation of the undergraduate Core Curriculum. The Undergraduate Research Librarian identifies and meets the needs of students learning advanced research skills and is responsible for integrating those skills into Tier 2 of the UC Core Curriculum (  Together, the Undergraduate Research Librarian and the First Year Student Programs Librarian will develop an integrated suite of programs and learning tools that dovetail with the progression of the undergraduate curriculum and will ensure the full participation of the library in the campus life programs of the University. The Librarian is also appointed liaison to the Honors College and develops instructional programs in support of the curriculum as well as the Summer Undergraduate Honors Research Program and the Summer Freshman Research Institute.  He or she will also serve as liaison to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and its affiliated programming. He or she will co-advise the work of the Cabell Library Undergraduate Advisory Committee.  The incumbent will be an active member of the library’s education and outreach programs, teaching introductory sessions, course-integrated instruction and workshops; developing course content and instructing students in the classroom; leading tours and staffing outreach and orientation events.  The Undergraduate Research Librarian also participates in the provision of reference services, including some evenings and weekends.  The Undergraduate Research Librarian is expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with the VCU Libraries are evaluated and promoted on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.
Required: ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in a related discipline. Preferred: Experience working with undergraduate students in an academic research library setting. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and undergraduate education.  Demonstrated success in the application of technology to support student learning and familiarity with Web authoring tools.  Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment and a preference for group work.  Evidence of project management skills and the ability to plan and implement programs.  Academic reference and instruction experience in a research library. Excellent presentation and public speaking skills. Ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities under pressure. Strong service orientation. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Libraries
Virginia Commonwealth University is Virginia’s largest research university, enrolling over 32,000 students. Located in Richmond, Virginia (, it is classified by Carnegie as a Research University (very high research activity). VCU offers 40 doctoral, 67 masters, 3 professional, and 60 baccalaureate degree programs. Twenty-seven of VCU's graduate, professional programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the nation, with 21 programs ranking in the top 25 and two programs — sculpture and nurse anesthesia — ranked number one. Over 1,900 faculty comprise the University's teaching force. Research strengths at the University include health and life sciences, education, engineering, social work, behavioral sciences, public affairs, advertising and design, and the fine arts. Sponsored research funding totals over $230 million, placing VCU among the top 100 research institutions in the United States. VCU’s strategic plan ( embraces an acceleration in the growth of VCU’s library system and includes a new Master Site Plan that envisions additions to both library facilities operated by the VCU Libraries. An off-site storage facility was completed 2010 and major renovations to create a Learning Commons in Cabell Library opened summer 2010.  A major space planning study for library facilities is underway.
Libraries at Virginia Commonwealth University (including the James Branch Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus and the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences on the MCV Campus) employ 47 professionals and 73 support staff with an annual budget exceeding $16.6 million. VCU also operates programs in Doha, Qatar, including a library supporting the program there; Northern Virginia; and in various additional locations throughout the U.S. and the world. The VCU Libraries is a Resource Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, SPARC, CNI, BioMed Central, and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), a statewide networking consortium for shared access to electronic and print resources. The VCU Libraries uses a suite of products from Ex Libris in addition to CONTENTdm and DSpace as the foundation of its system architecture to enhance access to its collections and services. It has recently adopted Primo as its discovery layer and has been selected by Ex Libris as an early adopter for Alma, its next generation cloud-based system for library management.
The Monroe Park Campus of VCU is located in Richmond's Fan District, a large, residential neighborhood of townhouses, shops, and cafes. The campus is home to most of the University’s undergraduate and many of its graduate programs, including the School of the Arts, the College of Humanities and Sciences, and the Schools of Business, Education, Engineering, and Social Work. The School of Social Work also offers the Masters of Social Work at the Northern Virginia Campus in Alexandria, Virginia. In addition, VCU’s Qatar campus in the Middle East offers degree programs through the School of the Arts.
The VCU University College opened its doors in the fall of 2006 and is a central home for university-wide programs and resources that help to advance students’ undergraduate experience.  Through academic advising, tutoring, writing assistance, group study sessions, orientation programs and courses introducing students to the demands of a university education, the UC provides opportunities for VCU students to achieve greater levels of academic success.  To learn more about the College’s mission, goals and curriculum, please visit:
Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $45,000 annually. This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position. Normal faculty benefits apply, including 24 vacation days annually and choice of retirement and annuity plans. For more information about benefits, see
For more information about the VCU Libraries, please visit our home page at Review of applications will begin May 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Submit cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:
Pamela H. Fraga
Assistant to the University Librarian
VCU Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University
901 Park Avenue
PO Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
804-828-0151 (fax)

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.