Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Interlibrary Loan/Cataloging Librarian

EPA Non-Faculty

Position Summary:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of information and Library Science (SILS) holds the contract to provide library services for the US Environmental Protection Agency Library in Research Triangle Park. The Interlibrary Loan Cataloging Librarian oversees operations for interlibrary loan, document delivery and cataloging. The Interlibrary Loan Cataloging Librarian provides training for library personnel and interns, including maintaining procedures and guidance documents for both departments. The Interlibrary Loan Cataloging Librarian provides routine and in-depth research of traditional reference resources available in order to obtain obscure and difficult to obtain documents and articles. The Interlibrary Loan Cataloging Librarian provides cataloging of items needing original cataloging or that are time-sensitive using RDA and AACR2.

Educational Requirements: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science.

Qualifications and Experience:
The successful candidate will have at least four (4) years directly related experience in interlibrary loan services and cataloging; Thorough knowledge and understanding using information technologies in a research environment, including OCLC, Docline, online library systems, and specialized scientific databases; Thorough knowledge and understanding of national cataloging standards (AACR2, LCSH, LCC, and MARC); Familiarity with RDA (Resource Description and Access ); Clarity in oral and written communications; The ability to be an innovative participant in a team-oriented environment and have a genuine interest in working closely with and mentoring graduate students. The preferred candidate will be familiar with government documents, environmental, biomedical and engineering information; Familiar with EndNote; Familiar with SharePoint

Special Instructions:
The application deadline for this position is October 25, 2013. Applicants must submit a letter of application, CV/Resume, and a list of 3-5 references at

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Work Hours: Full Time
Posting Open Date: 09/19/2013
Application Deadline: 10/25/2013
Proposed Start Date: 12/02/2013

Reference Librarian – Business

Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, seeks business reference librarian, duties include reference patron services, with some night and weekend hours; information literacy instruction; web work; and collection development.

Required Qualifications: ALA accredited MLS; working knowledge of traditional and electronic resources; business reference experience, including work with e-reference tools; evidence of a strong commitment to service and research; experience with information literacy instruction; evidence of working in teams; excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Reference and collection development experience in an academic library. Demonstrated experience with Web and tutorial authorship.

The University of Maine is the land grant university and sea grant college for the State of Maine. It is the flagship institution of the University of Maine System, offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The University of Maine has approximately 11,000 students and 543 faculty. The Raymond H. Fogler Library has a collection of more than 1.1 million volumes and a staff of 21 professionals and 32 support staff. The library uses the Innovative Interfaces integrated system and is a Tri-State Regional Depository and a full patent depository.

This is a 12 month, full-time position with a starting salary of $40,461-$45,000 and an excellent benefits package. Further information is available at 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable pool of candidates is found. 

Send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to Karen Stewart, Office of the Dean of Libraries, 5729 Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5729 or 

Appropriate Background Checks Required.
The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

W. P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship

York University invites candidates to apply for a contractually limited appointment for a term of up to two (2) years to engage in groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research and development that will advance libraries and librarianship. The W. P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship Research provides an exciting opportunity to accelerate the development of e-librarianship in support of research, teaching, learning or scholarly communications. The research may be interdisciplinary, with a context that is broader than academic librarianship, but should be clearly defined and articulated and of interest to the academic library community.

A strong commitment to research in any relevant area of e-librarianship is required, including but not limited to e-learning, digital collections and archives, digital stewardship, linked data, liberation technology, social media, user experience, interface design, digital humanities and/or scholarly communications. We are interested in interdisciplinary approaches that engage with theoretical models from disciplines outside of information studies. The Chair must have demonstrated success in directing and conducting research or a large project. As a member of the YUL complement, the successful candidate will contribute in an area of the libraries suited to the candidate's area of expertise.


  • The holder of the Chair (the Chairholder) will be required to provide an annual report of research activities to the University Librarian.
  • The Chairholder is required to provide a W.P. Scott lecture or symposium relating to the theme of their research. This would be open to the professional library community.
  • The Chairholder is required to provide a presentation to members of York University Libraries and others on the results of their activities

For further information about the Chair, E-Librarianship Research please see:


  • Minimum of an ALA-accredited M.L.S., Master's of Archival Studies, or recognized equivalent.
  • Further post-graduate degrees or related work experience is preferred
  • Record of research achievement or demonstrated experience with research project management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
The position is a contractually limited appointment with a term of up to two (2) years at the Adjunct Librarian level. The appointment start date is April 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. Librarians at York University have academic status and are members of the York University Faculty Association bargaining unit ( Salary is commensurate with qualifications. 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 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. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2013. Applicants must send a five-page letter of interest relating their qualifications and outlining their proposed project, a current curriculum vitae and letters from three referees to:

Chair, Appointment Committee for the

W.P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship Research
York University Libraries, 516 Scott Library
York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
Fax 416-736-5451

Applications should be sent by mail, e-mail, or fax with a hardcopy following by mail.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Positions Available at Montgomery County Public Libraries

Position 1

MANAGER III (Library Manager)
Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL)
21 Maryland Avenue, 3rd Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850
$63,411 - $115,901

Current Vacancy: Aspen Hill Library, Rockville, MD

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) provide information services to & programming for children & adults from 22 library facilities. This is professional library administrative work having full accountability for management of a library branch in MCPL. Employee will serve as a branch manager overseeing the provision of direct service & assistance to library customers. Duties include: assessing human resources & customer needs, planning goals & objectives for the branch, overseeing the supervision & performance evaluations of branch staff, coordinating collection development activities, & establishing, maintaining, & improving communications & working relationships with diverse community groups, advisory committees, & the news media using a variety of social and traditional media methods.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in library science or library information science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association plus four years of progressively responsible professional experience in a field related to the assigned area. Employees will be responsible for maintaining appropriate level of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to sustain State licensure requirements for this position.


Position 2

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL)
21 Maryland Avenue, 3rd Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850
$35,605 - $57,851

This is a mid-level IT position with a primary focus on front line technical assistance provided to public customers and staff. This position reports directly to the Manager of MCPL’s Information Technology Unit. The current assignment is at the Gaithersburg Branch Library. Communication & customer service skills are highly valued along with technical skills for this position. Employee will provide technical assistance for programs, and perform maintenance of technical equipment used by the staff and the public - PCs, printers, copiers, cash registers, etc. Assignment involves use of automation equipment of a technological nature involving software programs, hardware configuration and equipment maintenance. The employee will interact with staff and the public, answering questions about how to use the software or equipment. While the emphasis is on desktop support, there may be some direct public service and assistance on a sustained basis with the staff and the public.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of high school or High School Certificate of completion recognized in the State of Maryland and 1 year of experience related to the position providing data processing/clerical support activities in a technology or office environment plus certification in in Comp TIA A or equivalent. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted


First Year Instruction & Outreach Librarian

Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA is seeking a creative, dynamic and energetic individual to join our faculty. The First Year Instruction & Outreach Librarian must be passionate about teaching freshmen, both in-person and online. The successful candidate will be inspired by user-centered library services and excited about outreach to student communities. As our science liaison, the person in this position must have a demonstrated interest in teaching students in the School of Science & Technology. We are looking for a team player with the ability to bring fresh ideas to the table as well as collaborate and build consensus. This position will provide a fun and challenging opportunity for the right person to explore a variety of directions for professional growth and development.

The University Library in the Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center is located just 50 miles north of San Francisco in beautiful Sonoma County. As faculty members, librarians take a lead role in campus activities and governance. Scholarship and service to the campus and community are expected.

This position requires an ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS, or equivalent.

Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian. Salary range: $57,084 - $72,132, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package.

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

For more information about the University Library, go to:

Deadline for applications is Friday, October 18, 2013.

Sonoma State is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Electronic Resources/Acquisitions Librarian, Assistant or Associate Library Professor

The University of Vermont Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative and dynamic candidate to lead the acquisitions processes at UVM libraries. Working collaboratively with key staff members this position will coordinate the e-resource lifecycle, oversee the library’s electronic resource management (ERM) system, and collaborate with university colleagues to coordinate license revision and budget administration. As a vital member of the Collection Management Services Unit the successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Collection Management Services (direct report) to manage, monitor, and analyze library budgets and funds. This position also works closely with the Collection Development Librarians at Bailey-Howe and the Dana Medical Library to foster a culture of collaboration, communication and assessment. 

Responsibilities: Establish, monitor and manage budgets for Bailey-Howe Library. Manage vendor relations; monitor and review licenses. Negotiate and acquire materials in all formats; oversee renewal of continuing resources, payment of invoices and tracking of resources in multiple systems including the library’s ERM. Provide ongoing statistical analysis of UVM Libraries materials budgets including budget projections. Oversee bindery operation. Train and supervise paraprofessional staff; serve on various library, university and professional committees, and participate in the faculty governance of the University; engage in scholarship and creative activities, and service.

Required Qualifications: MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program; Minimum 2-3 years' professional experience, including a supervisory role, in an academic library environment that focuses on discovery and delivery of online and tangible resources. Ability to inspire and motivate staff, promote diversity and accountability. A strong background in acquisitions and budget management. Experience in contract negotiation, vendor relations and a successful record of library operations management including:
  • Knowledge of collection budgets, funding models, and electronic resource licensing;
  • Knowledge of new and emerging models of acquiring, collecting, disseminating, and providing access to scholarly information;
  • Ability to extract data from multiple sources to produce reports for decision making and coordinate acquisitions projects and workflows with related groups
  • Ability to work in a technological and rapidly changing academic library environment;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and communicate effectively with a wide range of faculty, staff, and constituents.
The University is especially interested in candidates who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. In the cover letter, or in a separate document attached to your application, please address your commitment to diversity/inclusion and how you will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see

Desired Qualifications:

Working knowledge of the Ex-Libris Voyager Integrated Library System; familiarity with Electronic Resource Management systems, link resolver software and authentication services. Knowledge of emerging digital preservation models and electronic resource standards.

Campus Profile: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.
Serving a student body of more than 12,000 students enrolled in nine schools and colleges at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the Libraries play a vital role in the University’s commitment to liberal education, environment, health, and public service. The UVM Libraries, comprised of Bailey/Howe, Dana Medical, and the Library Research Annex deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication in service. The library faculty is represented by United Academics.

The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, VT, a city that sits on the east side of Lake Champlain with the Green Mountains to the east and the Adirondack Mountains across the lake to the west. Burlington was recently ranked #1 by A&E Television on a list of the 10 cities that "have it all". Burlington was also ranked as one of "10 Best Cities for the Next Decade" according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the City of Burlington homepage at

Salary and Application Information:

Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. Minimum salary for Assistant Library Professor is $51,412; minimum salary for Associate Library Professor is $61,693. Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave.

All applications must be submitted online, through Job requisition no. 0040975. Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Applicants with inquiries may contact the Search Committee Chair, Associate Professor Jeanene Light at Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled; anticipated start date is January 6, 2014.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bilingual Reference Librarian, Leslie Frost Library, York University/Bibliothécaire de référence bilingue, Bibliothèque Leslie Frost, Université York

York University Libraries seek a fluently bilingual (French and English) service-oriented librarian with excellent communication skills to serve as a member of the Leslie Frost Library and to provide reference and research assistance, instruction, collection development and liaison services. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, creative and self-motivated person who works well with colleagues in a dynamic environment.

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 62,000 students, faculty and staff, as well as over 250,000 alumni worldwide. York’s 11 Faculties and 28 research centres are committed to providing an engaged learning and research environment that cuts across traditional academic boundaries.

York University Libraries consist of a large central library and three branch libraries, one of which is the Leslie Frost Library on the Glendon campus. 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 Leslie Frost Library provides facilities, resources, reference, research, and instructional services for approximately 2,800 students and faculty. The bilingual Glendon University College offers courses in the social sciences, humanities, and international relations and graduate programs such as French, Hispanic Studies, Public Affairs and Translation. Three full-time librarians and six full-time support staff are currently based in the Leslie Frost Library.

The chosen candidate will provide reference assistance to undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty virtually and in person; create and maintain web‑based resources for research and learning; provide information literacy instruction to library users individually and in groups; conduct research and assessment activities in the Libraries and elsewhere on campus; and develop new programs and services The librarian will liaise with faculty and academic units, and develop collections to support the programs and research of the Glendon campus. The successful candidate will participate in the shared decision-making of the Leslie Frost Library and will serve on collegial committees of the Libraries, Glendon campus, and of the University. Some evening and weekend work and travel between campuses is required.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent.
  • Broad knowledge of the full range of information sources relevant to the social sciences, sciences and humanities including disciplines such as Drama Studies, English Studies, Environmental & Health Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, Spanish (Hispanic Studies) and Women's Studies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social sciences and humanities databases.Strong written and oral communication skills in both French and English.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent reference or research services.
  • Demonstrated expertise with online content management platforms such as WordPress or LibGuides.
  • A strong public service ethic and/or background.
  • Excellent advocacy, organizational, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with key stakeholders.
  • Understanding of collection development and collection management practices and principles.
  • Understanding of the concepts, goals, and methods of information literacy instruction.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and presentation skills.
  • Evidence of professional initiative and leadership.
  • Willingness to assume some administrative responsibilities.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and projects concurrently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and effectively with a diverse population of faculty, librarians, staff, and students.
  • Committed to and interested in undertaking library and university committee responsibilities, research and scholarship, and professional development.

This is a continuing appointment with the designation of Assistant Librarian and appropriate for a librarian with a maximum of five 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 January 2014. 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.

The deadline for applications is October 31st, 2013. Applications should include a cover letter relating the applicant’s qualifications to the requirements of the position, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of three referees. In addition, please have your three referees submit signed written letters of reference directly under separate cover by the deadline. Please ensure each referee is supplied with a copy of this position advertisement and asked to address the requirements of the position.

Chair, Frost Librarian Appointment Committee
York University Libraries, 516 Scott Library
York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3
Fax: 416-736-5451

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


Les bibliothèques de l’Université York recherchent un(e) bibliothécaire de référence, parfaitement bilingue (français-anglais), pour la bibliothèque Leslie Frost. Dotée d’excellentes compétences en communication et ayant le sens du service, cette personne offrira des services en matière de référence et d’aide à la recherche, donnera des séances d’instruction, développera la collection et fera un travail de liaison. Motivée, enthousiaste et créative, la personne choisie saura maintenir de bonnes relations de travail avec ses collègues dans un environnement dynamique.

L’Université York offre une expérience universitaire interdisciplinaire à un niveau international dans un cadre moderne, à Toronto, la ville la plus multiculturelle du Canada. Axée sur l’innovation, York forme une communauté dynamique comptant 62 000 étudiants, membres du corps professoral et membres du personnel, et plus de 250 000 diplômés établis dans le monde entier. Les 11 facultés et les 28 centres de recherche de York s’engagent à offrir un milieu d’apprentissage et de recherche stimulant qui dépasse les limites universitaires traditionnelles.

Les bibliothèques de l’Université York comprennent une grande bibliothèque centrale et trois succursales, dont la bibliothèque Leslie Frost sur le campus de Glendon. Les collections de York comptent plus de six millions d’articles, dont près de deux millions et demi de volumes et une multitude de bases de données de recherche électroniques comprenant la majorité des principales ressources en ligne pour les entreprises.

La bibliothèque Leslie Frost  met à la disposition d’environ 2 800 étudiants et membres du corps professoral des installations et des ressources et leur offre des services de référence, de recherche et des séances d’instruction. Collège universitaire bilingue, Glendon dispense des cours en sciences sociales, en sciences humaines et en relations internationales et propose des programmes de deuxième cycle en Études françaises, Études hispaniques, Affaires publiques et Traduction. Trois bibliothécaires à temps plein et six employés de soutien à temps plein travaillent actuellement à la bibliothèque Leslie Frost.

La personne choisie assurera, directement ou en ligne, un soutien en matière de référence aux étudiants de premier et de deuxième cycle, ainsi qu’aux membres du corps professoral. Elle créera et mettra à jour des ressources sur le Web servant à la recherche et à l’apprentissage; assurera des séances de littératie informationnelle individuelles ou en groupe aux usagers de la bibliothèque; mènera des activités de recherche et d’évaluation dans les Bibliothèques et ailleurs sur le campus; et élaborera de nouveaux programmes et services. Elle fera la liaison avec les membres du corps professoral et les unités scolaires et créera des collections pour appuyer les programmes et la recherche sur le campus Glendon. La personne choisie participera aux prises de décision de la bibliothèque Leslie Frost et fera partie des comités des Bibliothèques, du campus Glendon et de l’Université. Elle devra parfois travailler le soir et les fins de semaine et se déplacer entre les campus

La personne choisie devra avoir les compétences suivantes :

  • MBSI certifiée par l’ALA ou l’équivalent
  • Vastes connaissances des sources d’informations dans le domaine des sciences sociales, des sciences et des sciences humaines, notamment dans les disciplines suivantes : Études d’art dramatique, Études anglaises, Études sur l’environnement et la santé, Philosophie, Sociologie, Espagnol (Études hispaniques) et Études des femmes.
  • Connaissance démontrée des bases de données en sciences sociales et en sciences humaines.
  • Excellentes compétences en communication écrite et orale en français et en anglais.
  • Capacité prouvée d’assurer d’excellents services de référence ou de recherche.  
  • Expertise prouvée concernant les plateformes de gestion de contenu en ligne, comme WordPress ou LibGuides.
  • Excellent sens du service au public et/ou expérience dans ce domaine.
  • Excellences compétences organisationnelles et interpersonnelles et excellences aptitudes en matière de résolution de problèmes et d’intervention
  • Capacité démontrée à assurer la liaison avec des intervenants clés.
  • Compréhension des pratiques et des principes de développement et de gestion des collections.
  • Compréhension des concepts, des objectifs et des méthodes d’enseignement de la littératie informationnelle.
  • Excellence démontrée en enseignement et en techniques de présentation.
  • Sens de l’initiative et leadership prouvés au niveau professionnel.
  • Disposition à assurer certaines responsabilités administratives.
  • Aptitude à assumer simultanément de multiples responsabilités et projets.
  • Capacité prouvée à travailler efficacement et de manière collégiale avec différents groupes de personnes, notamment des membres du corps professoral, des bibliothécaires, des membres du personnel et des étudiants.
  • Disposition à prendre des responsabilités au sein des comités universitaires et de la bibliothèque, et à participer à des activités de recherche et de perfectionnement professionnel.

Ce poste, faisant l’objet d’un engagement continu et qui sera comblé au niveau « bibliothécaire adjoint(e) », conviendrait à un(e) bibliothécaire ayant acquis jusqu’à cinq ans d’expérience après l’obtention de sa MBSI. Les bibliothécaires de l’Université York ont le statut des membres du corps professoral et font partie de l’unité de négociation de la York University Faculty Association ( Le salaire sera fixé selon les qualifications. Le poste est disponible à partir de janvier 2014. Tous les postes à l’Université York sont sous réserve d’une approbation budgétaire.

L’Université York est un employeur qui a adopté un programme d’action positive. Pour plus de renseignements sur le programme d’action positive, veuillez consulter le site Web de l’Université York à l’adresse ou demander un exemplaire du programme auprès du bureau du programme d’action positive au numéro 416-736-5713.  Toutes les personnes qualifiées sont encouragées à poser leur candidature; toutefois, la priorité sera donnée aux personnes de nationalité canadienne ou détenant le statut de résident permanent.

Les ressources de l’Université York comprennent des centres s’occupant des questions suivantes : égalité hommes-femmes, relations interraciales et ethniques, harcèlement sexuel, droits de la personne et bien-être. L’Université York encourage une attitude de respect et de non-discrimination envers les personnes de tous les groupes ethniques et religieux, quels que soient leur sexe ou leur orientation sexuelle.

La date limite de soumission des candidatures est le 31 octobre 2013. Les candidats qui répondent aux critères ci-dessus sont priés de soumettre une lettre de motivation, un curriculum vitæ à jour ainsi que le nom et les coordonnées de trois références. Les candidats doivent demander à leurs trois références d’envoyer directement une lettre de recommandation signée, sous pli séparé, d’ici la date limite. Veuillez vous assurer que chacune de vos références a reçu une copie de la présente offre d’emploi avant d’écrire une lettre de recommandation en rapport avec les exigences du poste. 

Présidente, Comité pour la nomination d’un(e) bibliothécaire à la bibliothèque Frost
Bibliothèques de l’Université York, 516 Bibliothèque Scott
Université York, 4700, rue Keele
Toronto (Ontario) Canada, M3J 1P3
Télécopieur : 416 736-5451
Courriel :

Les candidatures doivent être envoyées par la poste, ou par télécopieur ou courriel avec copie transmise ensuite par la poste.

Research and Education Librarian

Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries seeks faculty candidates to develop education, research support, and outreach programs for the faculty and students in basic sciences on the MCV Campus. Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $45,000. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications, application procedures and other information are available in the complete position description at and at . Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Metadata Librarian

The University Library at the University of California, Santa Cruz seeks a skilled, innovative, and knowledgeable professional for the position of Metadata Librarian in the Technical Services Department. Reporting to the head of technical services, the metadata librarian works collaboratively to provide leadership and direction in metadata and metadata practices in cooperation with a wide range of stakeholders. The metadata librarian serves as the library’s primary resource for non-MARC metadata design, structure, and standards. This new position will play a major role in the library’s efforts to develop and coordinate best practices in providing a holistic approach to metadata practices, working to ensure the interoperability and sustainability of metadata in bibliographic systems within the library as well as metadata contributed to California Digital Library services and other external sources.

RANK: Associate Librarian

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application which addresses how you meet the basic qualifications for this position, résumé, and names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references who can be contacted.* Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at

Refer to Position #JPF00060-14T in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on September 26, 2013 To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 1/3/2014.

For the full job posting:

The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence through diversity. We strive to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Library Manager 3

$62,218.00 - $70,513.04 Annually

ISSUE DATE: 09/05/2013



This position oversees the daily operations of a large 20-25,000 sq. ft. library branch and multiple community branch libraries. This register will be used to fill current vacancies at the Madison and Hermitage branch libraries as well as future Library Manager 3 vacancies.


  • Supervises direct report employees at a large area branch and the supervisors at the selected community branch libraries.
  • Schedules work hours to ensure that all public areas are covered.
  • Evaluates employees, counsels with and disciplines employees as needed, and approves leave requests.
  • Performs the more difficult or complex professional work in his/her area.
  • Develops and maintains library materials collections.
  • Provides Reference and Reader’s Advisory service to the public.
  • Receives and resolves complaints from the public.
  • Performs administrative duties, writes reports, and performs statistical analyses.
  • Plans and organizes programs or activities.
  • Attends meetings as required.
  • Promotes programs and services for the library in the community.
  • Keeps abreast of new trends in Library and Information Science.
  • Adheres to library Customer Service Guidelines.

Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and 5 years of professional library experience, including 3 years of supervisory experience. The Library Science program must also be accredited by the American Library Association or the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.


Valid “Class D” Driver’s License

  • Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of library service, library resources and collections
  • Strong public relations and customer service skills
  • Ability to train, evaluate, and supervise employees
  • Strong leadership abilities

Digital Projects Specialist

UWM Libraries seeks an energetic, knowledgeable, and technologically capable individual to serve as a Digital Projects Specialist. This position supports resource and digital collection development in the Library’s Digitization Department. The department has been building digital collections drawn from the Library’s unique collections in Archives, Special Collections and the American Geographical Society Library since 2001. Going forward, the department will be developing tools and exploring new modes of discovery and interactivity, such as geographic discovery, contextual materials, and social tools, and working closely with campus initiatives in digital scholarship, including the digital humanities.

The successful candidate will have experience working with digital collections and digital tool development in an academic library setting, and have a familiarity with common programming, web development and/or database languages such as PHP, MySQL, XSLT, JSON, and Javascript. Duties include development using open source tools, such as Omeka and Neatline, and integrating those tools with existing digital collections in CONTENTdm, interacting with faculty and staff to gather requirements for tool and digital collection development, working with Library Systems staff and campus IT to resolve technical issues, and supervising student workers in the Digitization Department. This position reports to the head of the Digitization Department.

Job Summary/Basic Function

  • Customize existing tools, including open source tools, for use on the UWM Digital Collections site 
  • Work with faculty and staff to gather requirements for tool and web development projects 
  • Work with CONTENTdm API to integrate custom tools into existing collections 
  • Evaluate existing tools and technologies, and investigate emerging technologies to identify potential uses. Prototype demonstration projects 
  • Help identify technical requirements and keep abreast of new research and development in digital humanities and other areas related to digital collections 
  • Document workflows and procedures, and help form policy for digital tool development 
  • Other duties as assigned 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Evidence of relevant experience working with digital collection development 
  • Evidence of experience developing tools and applications using one or more of the following languages or standards, or related languages or standards: Javascript, JSON, MySQL, PHP, XSLT 
  • Demonstrated understanding of developments and trends in digital collections and digital humanities 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Library Science, Information Science, Computer Science or related field with an emphasis on digital libraries, archives, humanities, or equivalent. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of metadata standards 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with programming and web development 
  • Experience working in a LINUX environment, specifically with LAMP services 
To apply:

Applicants must submit a letter of application, a current resume, transcripts, and names/addresses of three current professional references.

Apply at -

Applications must be received on or before 10-5-13.

Questions may be addressed to Craig Wesley, 414-229-6201 or email to

If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.

UWM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Employment will require a criminal background check. For the UWM Campus Security Report see

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Earth Sciences & Physical Sciences Librarian

The University of California, Berkeley seeks an enthusiastic and service-oriented librarian with science collections experience for an appointment in the Engineering & Physical Sciences Division. This librarian will develop and manage collections to meet the teaching and research needs of faculty and students in earth and planetary science, astronomy, and physics. The librarian will also contribute to public services and assume lead responsibility in the Division for one of our initiatives such as data management, instruction and online education, outreach, scholarly communication, or web services.

The Environment


The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation's premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries - including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.

The Library’s Engineering & Physical Sciences Division consists of five libraries - the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library, Earth Sciences & Map Library, Engineering Library, Mathematics Statistics Library, and Physics-Astronomy Library. These libraries maintain a research-level print and digital collection to support the research and teaching programs of the College of Chemistry, the College of Engineering, and the College of Letters & Science’s Mathematical & Physical Sciences Division. These collections are also heavily used by researchers throughout the university community and beyond.


Reporting to the Director of the Library’s Engineering & Physical Sciences Division, the librarian in this position is responsible for collection development and collection management for earth and planetary science, astronomy, and physics. The librarian selects materials in all formats, manages collections through storage and weeding, and monitors budgets and approval plans for the assigned subject areas. The librarian also collaborates with other librarians on campus and within the UC System on collection decisions for print and electronic resources. The librarian contributes to reference and instructional services including virtual reference, consultations, in-person classes, online subject guides, and other instructional materials. The librarian assumes lead responsibility for one of our initiatives such as data management, instruction and online education, outreach, scholarly communication, or web services.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

Basic Qualification:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school by start date

Additional Qualifications:
  • Significant coursework or library experience in science or engineering fields
  • Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library
  • Experience providing reference and instructional services in an academic or research library
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information resources related to engineering or science fields
  • Proven commitment to public services and improving the user experience
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member
  • Knowledge of trends and issues in scholarly communication in the sciences

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by October 4, 2013.

Submit applications online at Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position.

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Departmen

110 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
(510) 642-3778

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Information Delivery Services Librarian

INFORMATION DELIVERY SERVICES LIBRARIAN: This position manages document and information delivery services. Responsibilities include supervision, performance planning, management and evaluation of four (4) classified staff; overall management of the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery unit; developing and maintaining effective data reporting and analysis programs, team participation and professional development . The incumbent further supports student and faculty success by enhancing access and usability of the libraries’ digital and print content services, and assisting in the development of online services for the libraries. The position coordinates Access Services department operations in the absence of the Department Head.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS Degree; Knowledge of HTML, CSS, API (Application Programming Interfaces) and advance front-end web development technologies, knowledge of a variety of user research/usability analysis methods, including tools for web analytics, knowledge of current trends and issues in online library services, well-developed interpersonal, public speaking, teaching and writing skills, ability to work effectively with diverse users and colleagues, well-developed time management skills, experience as a supervisor, experience as a project manager, experience designing and/or evaluating websites and experience providing quality customer service.  Preferred: Work experience with ILLiad and/or OCLC Resource Sharing interlibrary loan systems; experience with collection development; knowledge of library-related copyright issues.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Minimum: $53,000.  Excellent benefits package.

Old Dominion University is a metropolitan state-supported institution with enrollment of 24,400, a leader in distance learning, and a Carnegie Extensive Doctoral/Research University.  The campus is located in the historic port city of Norfolk, VA.  Position announcement and description are available at  For campus information, check

Screening of applicants will begin October 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

CONTACT: Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references to: Nicole Justice, Search Committee for Information Delivery Services Librarian, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0256, (757) 683-4141.

Old Dominion University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Music Librarian


The Music Library, one of the Arts Libraries at the University of Virginia, provides services, programs and collections to promote and support the study of music at the University, with particular emphasis on the scholarship of the faculty and students of the McIntire Department of Music. The University of Virginia Library embraces innovation and risk-taking, encourages diversity, and looks for staff who are excited by the prospect of working at a forward-looking library during times of great change.

The University of Virginia Library is seeking a progressive librarian to serve as the liaison to the McIntire Department of Music, particularly to the Critical and Comparative Studies and the Composition and Computer Technologies programs. Reporting to the Head of the Arts Libraries, this liaison librarian will provide in-depth, subject-based research and teaching support for faculty, students and visiting researchers, as well as general support for users of music materials across the curriculum.

The successful candidate will:

  • assess the current and future information needs of the department and will collaborate with faculty members, colleagues, and technology experts, both outside the Library and across Library departments, to identify and implement new and creative ways to enhance research, teaching and learning and to promote new forms of scholarly communication;
  • oversee development of collections in all formats;
  • take a leading role in projects or initiatives that use music collections;
  • work closely with the Performance Librarian and other members of the Music Library, as well as with members of the Fine Arts Library, Clemons Library (including the Digital Media Lab), the Scholar's Lab and other groups dedicated to supporting traditional and emerging forms of both scholarly and creative work in music;
  • work with Special Collections colleagues to expose and make accessible our unique or rare music collections;
  • have a high awareness of communication and preservation issues affecting music in the university, including copyright and licensing, established and emerging media formats (audio and visual), music-related instructional technology, and all forms of dissemination for scholarly and creative work in music;
  • participate in national conversations relating to musical scholarship, composition, and performance as they interface with the 21st-century research library.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Library science or relevant field;
  • Relevant library experience and music literacy;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Broad knowledge of traditional and new models of collection development and management in music;

Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at . Search by posting number 1406380, complete an application, and attach cover letter and resume, with contact information for three current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact Jennifer Harmon (, Library Human Resources Generalist at (434) 924-4695.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Apply Here:

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Assistant Library Director/Instructor/Information Literacy Librarian

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist the Director in planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, and communicating an effective program of library services for the University community
  • Contribute to information literacy education and assessment within the core curriculum and across major
  • Assist with digital learning initiatives (e.g. online tutorials, web pages, LibGuides, LMS)
  • Participate in library outreach to the main campus, regional campuses and online programs
  • Help the Director and Dean promote and maintain a collaborative work environment with library faculty and staff
  • Serve on library and university committees, other working groups, and as the state-wide representative for the library
  • Provide leadership for the Information Services Unit
  • Serve as acting director when requested by the Director or Dean

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
  • Minimum of three years professional experience in an academic library
  • Experience with information literacy instruction and the application of ACRL information literacy standards
  • Experience with the creation of digital learning objects
  • Knowledge of current practices in information services, library collections, and operations
  • Knowledge of a broad perspective of professional library operations and current library practices relative to an academic library
  • Ability to work closely with faculty and students throughout the university
  • Strong service orientation, flexibility, and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work well as a member of a group and individually
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities
Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic academicians able to develop and maintain academic quality verified by measured student learning. Southeast seeks candidates who will embrace and promote innovative methods of course delivery, appropriate applications of technology, and progressive pedagogical methods.

Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience.

Application Deadline: The position is available January, 2014 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 22, 2013.

Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online at
  • Letter of interest addressing position qualifications 
  • Current curriculum vitae 
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted) 
  • Names, telephone numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses of three professional references
University Facts:  Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,500 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100.  Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri.  Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000.  Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.