Thursday, January 31, 2013

Systems Librarian

Colgate University Libraries seeks a creative and user-oriented librarian to serve as Systems Librarian.  Reporting to the Head of Digital Initiatives and Resources, this person will share leadership and responsibility for planning, developing, integrating, implementing, and maintaining the digital systems and services through which the Libraries support users in finding and using information. The primary focus will include (but not be limited to) the Libraries’ integrated library system (currently Innovative Interfaces/III), interlibrary services system, the Dematic Library Automated Storage and Retrieval (LASR) system, and digital publishing platforms.

The successful candidate will collaborate with librarians, staff, technologists, and faculty in a cutting edge library and technology facility.  The person will have a strong philosophical and functional grounding in library services and the provision of technical and patron support in a library setting.

Qualifications: An ALA-accredited master’s degree or an equivalent master’s degree, plus two years' experience working in a library setting.   All librarians are expected to lead and work in a collaborative environment, to possess a strong public service orientation, to communicate effectively, to manage projects efficiently, and to work some evening, weekend, and holiday hours. Other qualifications and a position description are available at

Application procedure: please apply online at  Letters of application should contain a discussion of candidate’s interest in developing as a teacher in an undergraduate, liberal-arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction.   

Review of application materials will begin on February 25, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
Colgate is a highly selective private liberal arts university located in Hamilton, NY, and is an EO/AA employer.  Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the university’s educational mission.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at

Data Management Librarian

The Colorado State University Libraries is seeking a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented librarian to provide support for the teaching, research, and data management needs of the campus community. The Data Management Librarian is part of a team that leads the development, management, and promotion of campus and cooperative digital collections and repository services. This position offers an exciting opportunity to support a scholarly communications program that will provide support services relating to organizing, preserving, and sharing of research data. 

The full job description can be found at:

Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by March 18, 2013 at 5:00pm. 

Colorado State University is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Science Liaison Librarians

The Colorado State University Libraries has two Science Liaison Librarian positions available. These two tenure-track faculty positions will serve as the primary liaisons between the Colorado State University Libraries and selected academic Colleges, departments, and programs within the Sciences.  Final assignments will be based on organizational needs, as well as candidate interests, skills and experiences.  These positions will be part of the College Liaisons unit of the Scholarly Communications Division and report to the Coordinator, College Liaisons. Please note, these positions require slightly different qualifications, and candidates should indicate interest in one or both positions in their cover letter.  Applications and nominations will be accepted until the positions are filled; however, to ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by March 4, 2013. 

The full job descriptions can be found at:

Colorado State University is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

UGA Griffin Campus Librarian

The University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the UGA Libraries seek a Librarian for their UGA Griffin Campus Library.  This position is operationally responsible to the Assistant Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Griffin.  Programmatically, the position is responsible to the Deputy University Librarian at the University of Georgia Libraries and is a member of the UGA Libraries non-tenure track faculty.  The position is located in Griffin, Georgia where the Librarian works closely with the Library Committee of the UGA Griffin Campus.  The Librarian’s duties include assisting students, faculty, and staff in making effective use of library and other Internet resources, and citation management programs including EndNote.  To achieve this goal, the Librarian provides in-person and virtual reference assistance, library instruction sessions, departmental office hours, and one-on-one in-depth consultations. The Librarian develops web pages and other guides for faculty who wish to incorporate research resources into their curriculum.  The Librarian collaborates with the UGA Libraries’ Head of Science Collections and Scholarly Communication in maintaining the Library’s collection.  Additionally, the Librarian is responsible for coordinating, planning, developing, and managing the day-to-day operations of the Griffin Campus Research Facility Library, including supervising one full-time Library Associate I.

The Library serves about 230 University and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers, extension specialists, staff and students.  The Library’s collection has over 20,000 volumes, 300 print journal subscriptions, 350 databases, thousands of electronic journals available through the UGA Libraries, and seven public service computer workstations.

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For more information about the UGA Griffin Campus:


Promotes use of digital and print resources by providing a variety of reference and instructional services to the university community and the general public, including both general and in-depth reference assistance, EndNote training, and instruction in the use of databases and other discovery tools available through the library, including the GIL catalog, GALILEO, the UGA Libraries and the Internet, and developing and maintaining user aids for library resources and services

Builds strong client-centered relationships by actively cultivating and promoting interactions with faculty and students to keep them informed of library resources and services and to better understand their research and curricular needs.

Teaches course-specific and other types of instruction sessions and develops point-of-need and course-integrated research guides and tutorials.

Maintains a thorough knowledge of reference sources by selecting reference titles for purchase, reviewing digital and print resources, monitoring new acquisitions, and reading relevant professional literature.

Uses social media, online tutorials, and other technologies to promote and deliver instruction and research services online.

Serves library patrons in accessing the collection by overseeing the circulation desk, including planning and organizing the workflow of the circulation desk; interpreting library circulation policy; determining the procedures to be used in handling problems related to circulation, and handling all specialized services to library patrons

Oversees maintenance of the collection by coordinating materials selection, evaluation, and de-selection with the UGA Griffin Campus Library Committee and UGA Libraries, reviewing locally produced cataloging for consistency with Library records, and maintaining a local inventory.

Maintains an appropriate research library environment by determining requirements for supplies and equipment needed to support Campus missions and administering the Library’s local operating budget to meet those needs

Ensures quality control for serials by overseeing maintenance of accurate serials and periodicals records, claiming and binding

Supervises support staff by planning and assigning work, providing training in the use of electronic and print resources, following up on assignments, and evaluating their work

Works with UGA Libraries’ Cataloging Department staff to ensure that materials are cataloged properly

Participates in general UGA Libraries and UGA Griffin Campus administration by serving on appropriate committees as assigned or elected.

Maintains awareness and acts upon changes and needs in the organization by assuming similar duties and responsibilities


Required Qualifications:

ALA-accredited MLIS; Bachelor’s degree in the sciences or demonstrated interest in library research in the sciences; Five years of experience in an academic or special library; Ability to develop instruction sessions and to instruct users effectively both individually and in the classroom setting; Commitment to student and faculty research and teaching; Knowledge of virtual reference services; Knowledge of web design and applications in current and emerging instructional technologies and experience creating classroom resources using Internet and multimedia authoring tools; Demonstrated ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and priorities;  Effective verbal and written communication skills; Ability to create and maintain productive, long-term, effective working relationships; Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and colleagues. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Salary is commensurate with experience.  UGA librarians are non-tenured faculty members.  UGA offers an attractive benefits program including a choice of health and retirement plans, dental plan, tuition remission and a relocation allowance; 21 days annual leave, 12 paid holidays.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send as three separate pdf documents their letters of application, complete resumes, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references by February 22, 2013 to: Jan D. Hudson, Human Resources Manager, University of Georgia Libraries, at

The University of Georgia and the UGA Libraries have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among our faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage persons of color to apply for these positions.  The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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.

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.

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 nearly two and a half million book volumes and a multitude of electronic research databases including most of the major business online resources.

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. Three full-time librarians and five full-time support staff are currently based in the Bronfman Library.

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. The librarian will liaise with faculty and academic units, and develop collections for designated business subjects. The librarian will provide instruction support for business subjects. This individual will support faculty and students with business data research needs and will make effective use of statistical methods, systems and tools to help clients locate, evaluate and use business data resources. He/she will assist patrons in the effective use of financial resources for research and study. The successful candidate will participate in the shared decision-making of the Peter F. Bronfman Business Library and on collegial committees of the Libraries and of the University. He/she will be expected to work regular evening and weekend shifts.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent.
  • Background in business or economics and/or relevant expertise in business librarianship.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the effective use of financial and business databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide business reference or research services in an academic or special library.
  • Broad knowledge of business print materials and digital information sources.
  • Demonstrated understanding of methods of effective instruction and ability to teach in a variety of settings and formats. Quantitative and analytical skills required including knowledge and experience with business data research tools and knowledge of statistical methods, systems and tools.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of assessment concepts and methodology.
  • 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.
  • Committed to and interested in undertaking library and university committee responsibilities, professional development, research and scholarship.
This is a continuing appointment with the designation of Assistant or Associate Librarian and appropriate for a librarian with a maximum of nine 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 from July 2013. 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 March 15, 2013. Applications, including a covering letter relating qualifications and requirements of the position, and a current curriculum vitae with the names of three referees, should be sent to:

Chair, Peter F. Bronfman Business Library Appointment Committee
York University Libraries
516 Scott Library
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 1P3
Fax: (416) 736-5451

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

Friday, January 25, 2013

Dean of University Libraries

Carnegie Mellon University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of University Libraries. The University seeks an inspiring, visionary library leader with excellent interpersonal skills and management  as well as a record of achievement and scholarship in her/his field of expertise.  The Dean will foster a work environment that welcomes change and innovation to meet new challenges and that balances traditional library values with evolving roles for libraries in higher education.
We seek an engaging and articulate leader to advocate for the library, its faculty and staff, and its mission. The University Libraries support and collaborate in teaching, learning, and research at Carnegie Mellon across diverse academic programs, curricula, and locations.  The University Libraries are comprised of Hunt Library, Roger Sorrells Engineering & Science Library, Mellon Institute Library, the Posner Center, and an off-site storage facility in Pittsburgh; and the Library at the Qatar campus in Education City, Doha, Qatar.  In addition, the University Libraries provide services for other global Carnegie Mellon programs.

The Dean of University Libraries, as the chief academic and administrative officer of the CMU Libraries, reports to the Provost in parallel with the deans of the academic schools and colleges.  The University Libraries are staffed by 25 faculty librarians and archivists and approximately 60 staff, plus information assistants, interns, and student employees.  Library Faculty are appointed and promoted in a Librarian/Archivist track according to the Policy on Librarian and Archivist Appointments. The Dean is appointed to this track and administers this policy.

The Dean will lead and supervise all aspects of the Libraries’ operations and programs, including public and technical services, archives, special collections, and information technology.  He/she will be responsible for the enhancement and growth of the Libraries’ collections.  The Dean is also responsible for the cultivation and procurement of requisite resources including fundraising and grant proposals.

The Dean will maintain and advance the University Libraries’ reputation as a leader in the arena of digital information resources and technology, its commitment to the advancement of scholarly communications, and its trajectory of responsiveness to user needs, as represented by the new Global Communications Center, located on the newly renovated first floor of the Hunt Library.
The successful candidate should have an ALA accredited MLS degree or other appropriate academic preparation.  An advanced degree is preferred.  The candidate should have management experience in an academic or research library, and a demonstrated commitment to organizational leadership and mentoring.  The candidate should have a record of innovation as applied to contemporary libraries, and an advanced understanding of digital technologies and trends.
Applications are being accepted for this position.  Candidate review will begin on February 1, 2013 and will continue until a Dean is named.  To ensure priority consideration, all materials should be received by February 15, 2013.  Candidates must submit: (1) a letter of application detailing their qualifications for the position, (2) a statement of their vision for the future of University Libraries as well as the approaches they feel are essential to realizing that vision, and (3) a comprehensive curriculum vitae. Application materials must be submitted in electronic form to: Edna Jackson, Director of the Provost’s Office, Carnegie Mellon University, Email:

Carnegie Mellon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with particular interest in identifying women, minority, individuals with disabilities and veteran applicants for faculty positions.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Assistant/Associate University Librarian For Research Resources

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks strategic leadership for the position of Assistant/Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research Resources.  Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL plays a critical role in fostering local and collaborative strategies to shape a robust and sustainable environment for scholarly content.   We are seeking an innovative, creative, flexible, and knowledgeable leader to join an enthusiastic staff in shaping the development of next-generation technical services, the integration of print and digital resources into high quality 21st century collections, and the development of services to support the efforts of faculty and students to contribute digital content to the broader scholarly community.  The AUL will serve as the chief architect of the integration of separate Collections and Technical Services divisions into a single Research Resources division with enhanced capabilities to support the full life cycle of knowledge resources and scholarly communication in furtherance of the mission and academic programs of the University. 


The UC Library System, of which UC Irvine is a member, collectively comprises the largest academic library in the world. The UC Libraries have a long, successful history of developing collaborative progressive services and collections to better meet the needs of the UC community. The UC Libraries are re-focusing their strategic efforts to develop a system-wide view of collections, leverage resources to increase collection diversity, expose hidden resources, and take full advantage of library expertise on the individual campuses.  Building and managing a world-class UC Library Collection is increasingly challenging in the digital environment and requires the integration of print and digital collections, including published and non-published material of all types and formats (text, primary sources, data, images, etc.). The new scholarly content will require curatorial engagement with the research output of the University throughout the entire research and scholarly communication life cycle.


The AUL is the chief architect in realizing this new model at the UCI Irvine campus and contributing to its development in collaboration with the other leaders in the UC Library System.  Administrative responsibilities encompass the Libraries’ functions for acquisitions and e-resource management, collection development, collection management, cataloging, and preservation.  The AUL will have oversight over efforts to assess faculty and student scholarly communications needs, develop recommendations for providing support for these needs, and explore and develop a more formal suite of services around digital scholarship and scholarly communication. 

The AUL provides overall strategic leadership and coordination for the development, management, evaluation, acquisition, cataloging, and maintenance of the Libraries’ collections to support the research, teaching, and clinical activities of the University’s faculty, students and staff.  The AUL oversees the preparation, allocation, and monitoring of the Libraries’ collection budget of approximately $7 million; in collaboration with bibliographers and other librarians, serves as the spokesperson for the collections and scholarly communication to faculty, students and other library users; provides leadership for the Libraries’ participation in cooperative/collaborative collection development activities; and participates in the Libraries’ efforts to secure external funding for library materials and services. The AUL collaborates closely with other library managers to coordinate the provision of excellent public service.

The position provides direct administrative oversight for four units (Acquisitions, Cataloging, Collection Development, and Special Collections & Archives) including approximately 20 librarians and 35 staff, contributes to the strategic development of local, regional, and national strategies in digitization and digital preservation, and supports coordination of relevant licensing and collection management strategies in coordination with the California Digital Library.  The position also has responsibilities for helping the Libraries determine appropriate staffing and infrastructure for Digital Scholarship Services.

The AUL reports to the University Librarian and, as a key member of the UCI Libraries’ Leadership Council, ensures organizational effectiveness and efficiency and shares in responsibilities for decision-making, resource management, and development of policies for library operations and services.  While each AUL position has an individual area of responsibility, all AULs are responsible library-wide for collaborative leadership, strategic planning, management, and decision- making.  The AUL serves as the Libraries representative on various relevant consortial and collaborative venues to develop collective strategies for efficient and progressive multi-institutional program development.



  • Master’s degree or higher in library or information science or other relevant discipline
  • Minimum five years of increasingly responsible, professional, relevant work experience in an academic library.
  • Evidence of excellent leadership skills.
  • Expertise in collections, scholarly communication, digital scholarship, or technical services.
  • Ability to lead organizational change, encourage innovation, and delegate responsibility appropriately.
  • Knowledge of emerging trends and new developments in collections, technical services, and digital library initiatives.
  • Prior supervisory experience including recruitment, training, employee relations and performance management.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual abilities and proven experience in solving problems and initiating actions for effective management of a complex, multi-functional library. 
  • Familiarity with principles of managing and developing both print and digital collections in a research library, understanding of the nature of research collection building, and an ability to articulate its crucial connection to the University’s mission
  • Ability to collaborate and build successful partnerships for joint institutional collection development or collection support efforts
  • Strong commitment to staff development and mentoring
  • Strong facility with technology and its application in knowledge management.
  • Excellent and effective interpersonal, verbal, written, and online communication skills.
  • Solid project management experience.
  • Strong service orientation, initiative and ability to work both independently and in a collaborative, collegial environment, with colleagues and vendors.
  • Experience with budget planning, projections, and creating budget management reports


  • Leadership experience within an organization of comparable scope and complexity.
  • Experience in promoting and engaging faculty, students, and administrators in the various issues related to scholarly communication and/or digital scholarship services (authors rights, open access publishing, data management plans, data curation, digital publishing, etc.).  
  • Evidence of effective human and financial resource management strategies.
  • Experience in publisher and vendor negotiations and collaborations.
  • Experience in consortial and multi-institutional program development.

The Libraries

The UCI Libraries are committed to innovation and excellence and are in a major period of change.  The Libraries consist of the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library.  These buildings contain over 3,600 public seats for study and research and provide more than 600 public access computers.  The UCI Libraries have a staff of approximately 140 FTE plus approximately 30 student assistant FTE.  The library collection consists of over 3.4 million volumes and over 86,000 journals and serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection.  The UCI Libraries are a member of the:  Association of Research Libraries (ARL), California Digital Library (CDL), HathiTrust Digital Library, Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Coalition of Networked Information (CNI), Digital Library Federation (DLF), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance (PRDLA), and International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

University of California, Irvine
The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles.  Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,100 faculty.  Nearly 67% of UCI students identify themselves as Asian American, African American, Chicano/Latino, or Native American.  The University offers graduate degrees in more than 100 academic disciplines and interdisciplinary programs in addition to the M.D. and J.D.  UCI’s academic programs are ranked nationally among the top universities; several doctoral programs are ranked in the top ten.

Salary & Benefits:  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University has an excellent benefits program including leave policies, retirement system, and insurance plans which equal approximately 40% of salary.

Deadline for Applications:  Applications received by February 20, 2013 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply:  Electronic applications are preferred.  Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send their application materials including: cover letter; complete résumé; and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references, with a statement of each reference's professional relationship to the applicant, to: 

Library Human Resources
UC Irvine, P.O. Box 19557
Irvine, CA 92623-9557
Confidential fax (949) 824-3270

Upon application, candidates should be in possession of proof of their legal right to employment in the U.S.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, verification of legal right to work will be required between the time of final selection and hiring, and is absolutely essential in ultimately being hired.

This position description is listed on the UCI Libraries Web site at, with links to additional Web sites featuring campus and community information.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer

committed to excellence through diversity

Friday, January 18, 2013

Associate Dean of Library Operations

The Evergreen State Colleges seeks applicants for a new administrative position which will manage the operational and service side of the library within an alternative interdisciplinary liberal arts environment. In the immediate future, this position will manage transition to an Ex Libris integrated library system shared by the Orbis-Cascade Alliance of Pacific Northwest academic libraries.  The new system will require reconfigured work flows and staffing in the areas managed by this position.

Longer term, the Associate Dean provides general oversight of circulation, interlibrary loan, collection maintenance and management, archives, technical services, security, and building safety.  This position provides personnel and budget oversight, assists the Dean and instructional team in identifying and planning strategic initiatives, maintains awareness of contemporary trends in information technology and academic librarianship, and represents the Library in library consortia and professional organizations.

The position reports to the Academic Dean of Instructional Support and Library and Media Services, along with:
  • 5 library faculty (responsible for collection development and research instruction & assistance)
  • Director of the Writing Center
  • Director of the Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Center
  • Associate Director, Media Services
  • 2 administrative support staff 
Direct Reports:
  Classified Staff:
  • Head of Circulation.
  • Head of Acquisitions.
  • Head of Serials & Electronic Resources (acquisition and access).
  • Head of Technical Processing 
Exempt Librarians:
  • Cataloging Librarian
  • CLIO System Manager 
  • Library Archivist 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Expertise in managing complex library organizations, including organizational change, human resources, budgeting, planning, and policy implementation.
  • In-depth knowledge and ability in academic library planning, implementation, policy development, and best practices. 
  • Current awareness of professional trends and best practices especially in rapidly developing aspects of information technology.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues focused more directly on the curriculum and academic mission in order to assure strong correlation between instructional practices and library operations.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters in Library Science (ALA accredited) or equivalent.  
  • Four years recent experience managing major functions in academic libraries. 
  • Broad experience and expertise across a range of library services and operations.
  • Substantial experience in technical services, library systems, and/or collection management.

Salary: $5,179 - $5,956 per month FT + excellent benefits including paid sick and vacation leave; paid campus holidays; a generous medical, dental, life and disability insurance package; and a tuition waver program.

Review of applications begins: 2/4/2013

All requested application materials must be submitted in order to be considered.

For details on the position requirements and application process visit:


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Catalog Librarian (Assistant Professor)

Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. The University is committed to building a diverse faculty and offers a broad array of programs to a diverse student population of nearly 8,000, of which one-third are graduate students. The Libraries serve the main Garden City campus and locations in Hauppauge, Hudson Valley, and Manhattan. Currently, the Adelphi University Libraries, Garden City, NY is seeking a Catalog Librarian to join their team.

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries through the Associate Dean for Technical and Automated Services, the Catalog Librarian will be responsible for the organization and bibliographic control of library materials in all formats to facilitate discovery and access by all users.  

The Adelphi University Libraries seek a service oriented, collegial individual for this position. Your role includes facilitating discovery through the description of materials, assignment of classification, subject terms, and other access terms as well as authority control and maintenance of the online catalog. You will perform and oversee original and complex copy cataloging for all formats, as well as determine specifications for bibliographic records acquired for e-resources and other materials, plus develop standards for loading bibliographic records into the online catalog in coordination with the Library’s IT team. The selected candidate will oversee daily operations including record creation and maintenance, recruiting, training, and supervising staff, and development of policies and procedures. Require someone who keeps current with professional knowledge of national cataloging standards, issues, and trends. Other responsibilities include selection of materials in assigned subject(s), provision of reference service, and participation in the Library’s information literacy program.

This is tenure track faculty position. Applicants must hold a master’s degree from an ALA accredited school of library/information science. A second post-baccalaureate degree or similar proof of advanced study is highly preferred and is required for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor and for tenure.

The successful candidate will have a strong working knowledge of current bibliographic standards including AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, and MARC and non-MARC metadata formats; recent cataloging experience including work with OCLC or other bibliographic utility; practical experience working with an automated system, preferably Innovative Interfaces, and processes relevant to catalog management; and a demonstrated ability to analyze workflow, establish procedures, and to effectively communicate them.

Desired qualifications include working knowledge of RDA and FRBR/FRAD, familiarity with digital repository software, such as Content DM, and experience with providing metadata for digitized content.

This position will be available in April 2013. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until position is filled.
Please apply at with letter of application, CV and contact information for three references.  

Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Adelphi University is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer.

Sciences Librarian

Illinois Wesleyan University's The Ames Library invites applications for a tenure-track 12- month faculty position as Sciences Librarian. The responsibilities of this full-time position include the following:

● Collaborate with students and faculty of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, & Physics departments in discovery and use of scholarly resources and technologies
● Teach information discovery, appropriate use of scientific literature, source evaluation, intellectual property concepts, and academic integrity
● Develop and maintain web-based materials to support and supplement these collections and services, and explore opportunities to integrate instructional technology into the curriculum
● Explore emerging technologies in support of science education
● Support science faculty teaching and research
● Stay aware of trends in scientific scholarly communication and curricula
● Develop collections in the sciences
● Help library patrons with information needs on an individual basis.

In addition to these responsibilities, the successful candidate will also play a key role in exploring IWU’s involvement in supporting e-science initiatives and digital data curation. Experience with managing and teaching the use of survey instruments and other research tools (such as GIS and SPSS) is welcomed. Library faculty serve on college-wide committees and participate in faculty meetings and consensus-based governance.

IWU is a nationally ranked, fully accredited undergraduate university with 2050 students that provides the highest quality liberal arts education. The Ames Library offers a learning environment that is conducive to interaction, consultation, study, and reflection, and is dedicated to serving the scholarly needs of the Illinois Wesleyan University community. Opened in 2002, the state-of-the art library facility comprises 103,000 square feet on five levels, with a diverse and strong print and digital collection.

Required Qualifications:

● ALA-accredited MLS
● Familiarity with the literature of disciplines in the sciences (biology, chemistry, computer sciences, mathematics and physics)
● Ability to work well independently and collaboratively with others in a rapidly changing environment
● Familiarity with and/or experience teaching the practices and methods of scientific scholarship and literature
● Enthusiasm, collegiality, and commitment to excellence

Preferred Qualifications:
● undergraduate degree or graduate work in the sciences
● academic library work experience
● experience in instructional design and understanding student learning
● experience with survey and research tools such as Qualtrics or Survey Monkey, GIS, SPSS, etc.
● Any relevant equivalence in education, experience, or training that provides the necessary skills, abilities, and knowledge will be considered.

Individuals interested in applying should submit a letter of application, vita, and the names and contact information of three current references to Karen Schmidt, University Librarian, The Ames Library, 1 Ames Plaza, PO Box 2899, Bloomington, IL 61702-2899. Application materials may also be emailed to Review of applications will begin February 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.  Illinois Wesleyan is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.

Instruction and Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor, Faculty

Pacific Lutheran University is seeking an Instruction and Reference Librarian to participate in our information literacy program, work collaboratively on digital library initiatives and improvements and collection development, and provide stellar reference service. Librarians at Pacific Lutheran University hold faculty rank and are expected to participate in university governance and service, as well as pursue an active research agenda.
The successful candidate will have the option of either tenure track or clinical faculty status, contingent on the candidate’s qualifications and interests. The librarian is expected to work as a peer with faculty, and to develop collegial relationships with faculty and others via research assistance and committee work.

- Provide general and specialized reference service in traditional and digital environments, including chat reference;
- Participate in an information literacy program under the leadership and guidance of the instruction coordinator;
- Actively develop the library collection in several subject areas, in collaboration with librarian colleagues and departmental faculty liaisons;
- Collaborate with other librarians in strategic planning for and implementation of digital collections and services, including but not limited to online journals, e-books, online reference tools, and data sources;
- Take a leadership role on collaborative library projects as needed.

We are looking for a candidate with interest in and enthusiasm for innovative library instruction and services in an academic setting. The successful candidate will demonstrate most, if not all, of the following skills and abilities: a dynamic and engaging teaching style, with demonstrable pedagogical skill and an interest in innovative teaching methods; enthusiasm for teaching and experience with information literacy instruction; an outgoing, creative and entrepreneurial spirit; ability to work both collegially in a library setting and independently in various departments and other locations on campus; demonstrated knowledge and experience with electronic and Web-based research resources, course management systems (e.g., Sakai), and content management systems; ability to present, publish, or otherwise contribute to the library profession; ability to become an active participant in campus life.

- ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent master’s level degree in library and information science. Candidates currently enrolled in a master’s program are eligible to apply, but degree must be in hand by July 1, 2013.
- Instruction and reference experience in an academic library. Teaching experience in other academic settings would be considered as a substitute for this requirement.
- Broad familiarity with research methods in major disciplines.
- Demonstrated experience or interest in online instructional design, and/or familiarity with design tools such as Camtasia, Jing, Youtube, Adobe Captivate, Illuminate.
- Commitment to professional development and service.
- Experience teaching in a course-integrated library instruction program, and/or credit-bearing term-length information literacy courses.
- Experience with digital library technologies, features, and services including online catalogs, serials portals, link resolvers, content management systems, course management systems, proxy servers, and/or social media channels.
- Subject expertise in one or more of the following areas: business, economics, and/or political science.
Please submit your application including a letter of application, resume/vita, a 1/2 page statement on “the future of library instruction in hybrid college/university settings,” and a list of three references online at
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience + benefits package

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

This is a full-time, twelve-month position. Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. One evening reference shift a week may be required.
For questions or more information, please contact Genevieve Williams at
Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of about 3,500 students, including international students from two dozen countries. Located in a uniquely scenic region on the Pacific Rim, the university’s campus is 40 miles south of Seattle in suburban Tacoma, Washington. PLU’s academic program is an integration of the liberal arts and professional programs, and the university’s mission is to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care. PLU enjoys a healthy and progressive relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The university is committed to exploring, affirming and enriching dignity and diversity in the campus community and endorses the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action. PLU actively seeks applications from women and persons of color.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Residency Program Librarians

The UI Libraries is excited to announce two entry-level librarian residency opportunities. The purpose of the University of Iowa Libraries' Residency Program is to interest entry-level librarians who are members of historically underrepresented groups in professional learning and service at the University of Iowa Libraries and, ultimately, in a career in academic librarianship. Residency positions come with two-year appointments and include benefits coverage plus funding to support professional development activities.

Residency appointments are available in one of four specialties: Archives; Health Sciences Librarianship; Scholarly Communication/Collections, and Undergraduate Services. Final candidates will go through an interview process. Start date of June 1, 2013.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited program in Library and Information Science on or by May 31, 2013
  • General knowledge of physical and digital information resources
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated interest in professional development and contribution
Additional qualifications for specialties:

The Archivist position encompasses a full range of professional activity in two archival settings, the University Archives and the Iowa Women’s Archives. The position involves working under the supervision of the Head, Special Collections & University Archives. Responsibilities include processing collections, participating in acquisitions and outreach activities, coordinating digitization efforts, assisting with user services tasks, and working with colleagues in other departments in the library and across campus on collaborative projects and events. Desired qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of or experience in archival studies, and familiarity with systems such as Archon.

The Clinical Education Librarian position involves working under the supervision of the Head, Health Sciences Education & Outreach, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. The Hardin Library for the Health Science’s Education unit plans, promotes, and provides information services that support the needs of residents, faculty, researchers, staff and students in all the assigned liaison departments in five health sciences colleges and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Responsibilities for this position include develop and conduct tailored library education sessions for all assigned liaison departments, work with faculty to learn about needs of students with the goal of preparing sessions that are useful and can be integrated into the curriculum, assists patrons with research and information management tools and skills through individual and small group consultations, and investigate new technologies that would enhance access to the changing information needs of members of the health sciences campus. Desired qualifications: Familiarity with health sciences resources such as PubMed; demonstrated knowledge of or experience in instruction, reference, and outreach.

The Scholarly Communications/Collections position involves working under the supervision of the Associate University Librarian, Collections and Scholarly Communication. Responsibilities include usage analysis of digital and physical collections, fund management for one or more collections areas, assistance with Open Access Week events planning, electronic resource licensing, and electronic resource management. Desired qualifications: Familiarity with issues related to open access and scholarly communication; interest in collections analysis, especially in terms of usage of e-resources; coursework in collection management.

The Undergraduate Services position involves working under the supervision of the Head, Research & Library Instruction. Responsibilities include working at a centralized information desk, including monitoring chat service, instruction to undergraduates, creating LibGuides, and collaborating on outreach activities with the Undergraduate Services Librarian and the Learning Commons Coordinator. Desired qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of or experience in instruction, reference, and outreach.

Universal Competencies

·       Positive Impact/Achieving Results: Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.

·       Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.

·       Collaboration and Embracing Diversity: Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, nationalities, genders, ages, etc.

The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa Libraries system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and a number of branch libraries. The Libraries has more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of the University’s locally-created open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring close to a million digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our institutional repository. Our Special Collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the 15th century to newly created artists’ books.

Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), ARL, OCLC, CRL, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts.

The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2,000 and a permanent staff of 13,000 serving 30,500 students, more than 40% of whom are from out of state and close to 10,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 9% of the University’s faculty and staff and 10% of its student body are members of minority groups, and 8% of the students are from foreign countries.

The University of Iowa is home to the Writers’ Workshop, the oldest graduate creative writing program in the country, and the blueprint for many of the creative writing programs that now thrive on campuses worldwide. It is also home to the International Writing Program where, since 1967, over a thousand writers from more than 120 countries have participated. The University has recently instituted a program in creative writing in Spanish. Finally, UNESCO designated Iowa City as the world’s third City of Literature in 2008.

Iowa City is a community of some 68,000 people (more than 150,000 live in the surrounding area) with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages. It is consistently cited in the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport is only 30 minutes away. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 33% of the students are minority, with 17% identifying as African-American, 9% as Latino/Hispanic, 7% as Asian-American, and .4% as Native American during the 2011/12 school year.

Please visit our Recruiting Librarians website for more information about working at the UI Libraries and living in the diverse community of Iowa City.

Salary and Appointment: Available June 1, 2013. The two-year appointment will be made at the Librarian level with an annual salary of $42,000. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, TIAA/CREF retirement, and a flexible selection of medical, life, and dental insurance, and additional options. Residents are also provided with a generous allowance for moving expenses.

Application Procedure: To apply, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at Please submit a resume, cover letter and the names/contact information of three professional references. Please specify your preferred area of interest in the cover letter (or first and second choices) along with a substantial paragraph describing your skill set for serving a clientele of diverse backgrounds. To help facilitate your application process, note the requisition number -- 62068. Applications must be received by February 10, 2013.


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