Tuesday, December 31, 2013

George and Mary LeCron Foster Curator, Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies

George and Mary LeCron Foster Curator, Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies

Northwestern University Library

JOB SUMMARY: Northwestern University Library seeks a knowledgeable, experienced, and creative curator to direct all operations, services, and collections of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies. The curator provides leadership in the development of collection, formulation and implementation of public service policies and programs, management of staff and budgets, and liaison with the clientele of the Herskovits Library. Supervises staff, including 3 FTE professional librarians, 3 FTE support staff and 5 FTE student employees.

The Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies is one of the world’s foremost research centers dedicated to Africa. Spanning a broad array of subjects and disciplines, the collection includes books, periodicals, recordings, artifacts, and other materials that document African art, literature, politics, religion, communications, and nearly all aspects of culture, past and present. The Herskovits Library supports the Program of African Studies, the new Program of Middle East and North African Studies, and all aspects of African studies across disciplines at Northwestern, along with the work of researchers worldwide.

For more information about this position, go to http://www.library.northwestern.edu/about/library-administration/jobs.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Required qualifications include a master’s degree from an accredited program in library science or significant experience in library, archival, or academic administration; evidence of significant advanced study in a discipline related to African studies; five or more years of successful library or equivalent experience in African studies, including administrative and collection development experience; and two or more languages relevant to African, Maghrebian, and/or Middle Eastern Studies. Candidates will be required to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; the ability to work effectively with faculty, students and staff; strong supervisory skills; and the ability to assume a leadership role. Other desired qualifications include a strong record of research and publication, an advanced degree in a discipline related to Africana, and significant experience and understanding of African and Middle Eastern cultures gained through study, travel, or residence.

TO APPLY: Send PDF formatted letter of application, resume or vita, and names of three references to the attention of Jan Hayes, Personnel Librarian, to libsearches@northwestern.edu. Applications received by January 17, 2014 will receive first consideration. Northwestern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Senior Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts

The Washington University Libraries seeks dynamic and creative candidates with strong leadership skills for the position of Senior Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Senior Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts has primary responsibility for stewardship and promotion of the Libraries’ rare book and manuscript collections. This position takes a leadership role in the operations of the unit, and, under the direction of the Head of Special Collections, engages in all areas of strategic planning for the Rare Book and Manuscript Unit, including staff management, collections curation, and research use. Works in an open and collaborative environment with related Libraries’ departments to facilitate digitization and cataloging of collections, as well as organization of exhibitions and events in support of collections outreach. Aligns unit activities with faculty teaching and research needs, and provides consultation and assistance in incorporating primary source materials into curriculum. Supervises the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts and research fellows.

QUALIFICATIONS:Required:MLS from an ALA accredited school, or Master’s degree in the humanities; 3-5 years experience leading a nationally recognized rare book department in a major research library; subject expertise in the history of the book; familiarity with rare book and manuscript trade; demonstrated experience serving as a reference librarian and subject matter specialist in areas relating to rare books and manuscripts scholarship; demonstrated experience integrating rare books and manuscripts collections into formal curriculum and informal learning opportunities; experience working effectively and collaboratively with donors, collectors and scholars.

Preferred: Prefer both degrees: MLS from an ALA accredited school, and Master’s degree in the humanities; ability to work with non-English languages and non-Roman alphabets preferred; knowledge of preservation procedures desirable; demonstrated experience in multiple facets of grant funded research, including leadership roles in projects that advance the field of rare books and manuscripts scholarship, as well as partnership roles in faculty and campus projects requiring collections access; grant writing experience. Familiarity with DACS, EAD, XML, MARC, and other standards and formats desirable.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Washington University, located at the western edge of the city of St. Louis, is a medium-sized, independent, research university founded in 1853, and is internationally known for excellence in teaching and research and for the quality of its faculty and student body. The University libraries play an essential role in providing the support for these areas to the Washington University community. For more information, please visit the Washington University/Libraries’ web sites at www.wustl.edu and http://library.wustl.edu.


APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.wustl.edu. Reference job #27157. For full consideration, attach a letter of application, resume, and the names of three references (including e-mail & phone number). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment eligibility verification required upon hire. Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Archivist/Special Collections Librarian

Fogler Library, University of Maine

The University of Maine Library is seeking an Archivist/Special Collections Librarian to work in its Special Collections Department, the holdings of which constitute one of the major resources for research on Maine History. This is a 12-month, full-time position, with an excellent benefits package. The anticipated starting salary range is $40,461 - $45,000, depending on qualifications. Evening and weekend hours will be required. Further information is available at http://jobs.umaine.edu/blog/2013/12/13/archivistspecial-collections-librarian/#more-6341.

Responsibilities and Duties: Processing archival collections; writing, editing, and reformatting archival finding aids and cataloging records; advising and instructing Special Collections’ users on available resources; contributing to digital library projects, exhibits, and outreach activities, and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: An ALA-accredited MLS, Master’s degree in Archives, or other appropriate field that included courses in Archives. Familiarity with archival descriptive standards. Experience processing archival collections, encoding finding aids in EAD, and preparing collection-level cataloging records. Ability to lift 30-50 pound boxes. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a diverse staff and clientele. Must be eligible to accept employment in the United States. Appropriate background checks will be conducted.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of Maine History; experience providing public service; familiarity with new digital applications that could be used to enhance access to archival collections.

To Apply: Review of applications will begin January 6, 2014. To apply, send cover letter and resume, names and contact information for three references, and a copy of an archival finding aid that you have written to Karen Stewart, Office of the Dean of Libraries, 5729 Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5729, fax: 207-581-1594, or email to Karen.Stewart@maine.edu.

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

Online Instructional Design and Education Librarian

California State University, Northridge (CSUN): 12-month tenure-track position. Minimum salary of $57,084 for Senior Assistant or $65,628 for Associate Librarian with an excellent benefits package. Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.

CSUN is one of the largest of the 23 campuses in the CSU system, serving a diverse population. The Oviatt Library seeks an energetic, creative, and service orientated librarian to plan and create technology enhanced instructional materials to increase embedded librarianship efforts.  Advanced degree in Instructional Technology or Education, digital learning object creation, and 2-3 years professional reference and instruction experience in an academic setting are preferred. See the complete faculty position description here: http://www.csun.edu/facultyaffairs/openings/position/1433.pdf

Applicants should submit a letter of application, vitae and three current references to the address shown in the position description. Position is open until filled, but priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 25, 2014.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Head of Serials Cataloging

The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a Head of Serials Cataloging who will be responsible to the Head of the Cataloging Department for the planning, coordination, and control of cataloging, classification, and holdings information of serials in all languages, subjects, and formats. This includes performing original and copy cataloging of materials. Responsibilities also include supervision of two support staff and one librarian, the Serials Cataloger. The Head of Serials Cataloging serves as a resource person in the area of serials cataloging both within the Department and in other areas of the Libraries. The Head of Serials Cataloging also participates in the Cataloging Department management group. The Serials Cataloging Section of the Cataloging Department is comprised of the Head, one librarian, and two support staff members. 

The UGA Libraries, with more than 4 million volumes, is ranked among the nation’s best research libraries in ratings compiled by the Association of Research Libraries.  The UGA Libraries participates in GIL, a statewide-interconnected implementation of the Endeavor Voyager system.  The UGA Libraries is a member of CONSER and participates in NACO, SACO, and OCLC’s Enhance Program.  The Cataloging Department has 10 professional and 17 support staff positions and catalogs over 30,000 books, serials, microforms, and nonprint materials annually.  The Serials Cataloging Section accounts for over 1,500 new titles cataloged and approximately 1,500 titles recataloged yearly.

The UGA Libraries is located on the university's main campus in Athens, Georgia, and its facilities include the Main Library, Science Library, Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Map and Government Information Library, Repository and Special Collections Libraries.  Perennially rated as one of the nation's top college towns, Athens offers a vibrant place to work and live.  With Atlanta 70 miles to the west, Athens offers good proximity to the city while maintaining a small-town culture and feel.  The favorable climate supports an eco-friendly campus, and UGA is currently undergoing a major multi-step plan to convert much of the campus into pedestrian friendly green space.  Information about Athens: http://www.libs.uga.edu/athens/


*Maintains Section staffing by training, supervising, and evaluating one FTE librarian, two support staff, plus student assistants in the policies and procedures of serials cataloging and holdings.

*Maintains production and workflow by establishing priorities, planning staffing levels, coordinating the activities, and arranging for the efficient movement of materials through Serials Cataloging.

*Provides an index to the Libraries’ collections, by performing original cataloging of serials and periodicals in print or remotely-accessible electronic form for the Main, Science, and branch libraries.   Original and complex cataloging is done using Library of Congress classification and subject headings.

*Contribute to the supply of cataloging copy available to the library community by correcting and updating OCLC master bibliographic records for serials as part of the CONSER authentication process.

*Promote consistent and precise retrieval of bibliographic records by establishing name authority records as part of NACO as well as by proposing changes in LCSH and LCC to LC’s Cooperative Subject Cataloging programs.

*Contribute to the efficient processing and uniform understanding of serials by serving as a resource by advising libraries staff and staff from other libraries about serials cataloging policies and procedures.

Maintain the quality of local and national cataloging by staying current with national and international trends in bibliographic control, especially as they relate to serials.

Pursue meaningful bibliographic control and advocate continuous improvement in library service by taking part in the Cataloging Department’s policy-making process.

Participate in general library administration by serving on Section Heads and other committees as assigned.

Represent the Libraries through active participation in professional organizations on the state, regional, or national level.

Maintain awareness and act upon changes and needs in the organization by assuming other similar duties and responsibilities.


Required Qualifications:
ALA-accredited MLS; Three years professional serials cataloging experience; Supervisory experience; OCLC experience; Knowledge of AACR2, Library of Congress classification and subject headings, USMARC format, and contemporary cataloging rules; Familiarity with RDA; Ability to work with broad range of subjects and languages; Effective oral and written communication skills; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; Flexibility in adapting to changing departmental and organizational priorities.

Preferred Qualifications:
CONSER experience preferred; Strong interest in academic or research librarianship desired; Knowledge of other automated systems applicable to technical services (and especially serials control) desired.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Annual Salary:  Minimum $46,000; 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, vision plan, tuition remission, paid relocation, 21 days annual leave, 12 days sick leave, and 12 paid holidays.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send via email their letters of application, complete resumes, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references by Monday, January 13, 2014, to: Jan D. Hudson, Human Resources Manager, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia 30602-1641 at libjobs@uga.edu

The University of Georgia and the UGA Libraries have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among its 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. 

Director Of Scholarly Resources And Collection Services

Western Washington University Libraries seeks an innovative, forward-looking, and effective leader to serve in the newly developed position of Director of Scholarly Resources and Collection Services.  The successful candidate for this position will have a clear vision of the changing landscape of library collections and scholarly communication, and will be committed to leadership in a collaborative and participatory environment.  

The Director of Scholarly Resources and Collection Services has responsibility for leading and administering collection development and collection services, and overseeing scholarly communications at the Western Washington University Libraries. In this highly visible position, the Director provides leadership for the selection and management of collections, including oversight for the resource access budget, cataloging, acquisitions, ILL, circulation, and scholarly communication.   Drawing from the expertise and support of faculty and staff throughout the organization, the Director supervises the Institutional Repository and open access publishing.  

Please click on link to see full job description, required and preferred qualifications, and application instructions:  https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=4994 

WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.  For disability accommodation, call (360) 640-3774 or (360) 650-7696 (TTY).

Digital Resources Archivist

The Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) supports the teaching and research mission of Tufts University by ensuring the enduring preservation and accessibility of the university’s permanently valuable records and collections. The DCA assists departments, faculty, and staff in managing records and other assets. The DCA collaborates with members of the Tufts community and others to develop tools to discover and access collections to support teaching, research, and administrative needs.

The Digital Resources Archivist is a member of the Digital Collections and Archives, a central university library which manages permanent archival collections as well as providing services for digital curation and preservation. In conjunction with Tufts Technology Services (TTS), the DCA manages and provides technical and policy direction for the Tufts Digital Library. The Digital Resources Archivist is responsible for oversight of ingest, modification, and indexing processes in the Tufts Digital Library as well as programming tools in support of these processes; helping to set policies, priorities, and best practices for the creation and management of digital objects; serving as a knowledge resource for the DCA and its constituents on rapidly changing standards and practices for digital object creation and management; and coordinating development and maintenance activities for the Tufts Digital Library with TTS, including systems administration, database, and website management. Works closely with staff in other libraries to enable participation in the Tufts Digital Library, including providing training, education, and support.

Basic Requirements:

  • 2-4 years of related experience
  • ALA accredited MLS with a concentration in archives management.
  • Knowledge of XML, HTML, databases, XSLT, Perl, Python. Experience with XML and related technologies, TEI, EAD, Perl, Unix shell scripting, Ruby on Rails; knowledge of linked open data issues and the semantic web. Experience with Solaris and Linux systems administration, especially Apache configuration and MySQL.
  • Ability to articulate highly technical concepts and requirements to a variety of audiences.
  • Experience in creating and providing access to research and scholarly materials in digital form.
  • Experience in digital preservation planning and workflow management
  • Expertise in digital repository management (Fedora Commons strongly desired), metadata standards, and digital object modeling

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Archives training and experience strongly desired.

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Assistant Professor / Systems and User Experience Librarian

The Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) seeks applications from energetic, innovative librarians for its newly created position, Systems and User Experience Librarian. As a member of the Web Services and Emerging Technology team, this position plays an integral role in administrating the integrated library system (ILS) and supporting other library web services with an emphasis on ensuring functional and accessible end-user design. Other specific responsibilities include enhancing and promoting the online library catalog and other discovery tools, conducting usability testing, exploring new and emerging technologies for improving library services, and training library faculty and staff on catalog enhancements and new technologies. This tenure track position also includes general reference desk duties, library instruction, collection development and liaison duties with selected academic departments, participation in library policy formulation, university and professional service, and research and creative work.

Appointment and Salary: The successful candidate for this position will be appointed as a full-time (12 month) tenure-track faculty member. Depending upon professional experience, demonstrated accomplishments in scholarly activity, creative work and service, initial appointment may be at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level. Salary range is $43,000 - $55,000, depending upon qualifications.

Application Process: A full job description can be found at www.jobsatcu.com. Refer to job posting F00969. Review of applications will begin in on December 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by January 15, 2014. Application must be made online at www.jobsatcu.com and must include a letter of application addressing in detail the specified qualifications for the position, a full resume/vitae, and names with postal addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers for at least three references, including a current or recent supervisor. The position will be available July 1, 2014. 

Questions may be directed to Jayne Lloyd, Assistant to the Dean, at jlloyd@uccs.edu. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the U.S. at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment and actively encourages applications from women, persons of color, and members of underrepresented groups. In addition, UCCS is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve this goal, UCCS conducts background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Special Collections Librarian And University Archivist

This leadership position provides vision, oversight and coordination of all aspects of the Special Collections and University Archives unit in the Perry Library, including services, operations, programs, and supervision of 1 FTE and several student assistants and interns. The Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist actively engages in donor development and cultivation, participates in outreach and instructional activities, and collaborates with multiple library/campus departments and teams. The librarian also participates in local and state preservation projects such as DOVE (Desegregation of Virginia Education).


  • A master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, communication, analytical and project management skills
  • Knowledge of current trends and issues in special collections, archives, conservation and preservation
  • Knowledge of technological applications in digital library development as related to special collections and archives such as automated archival collection management systems, imaging, database management, and Web applications publishing
  • Progressively responsible experience in library special collections or archives
  • Experience with arranging and describing archival collections and applying archival processing standards
  • Supervisory experience 
  • Experience with digital library development in the context of special collections and archives 
  • Experience with standards based on non-MARC metadata schemas such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD, and other library and archival description and content standards 
  • Experience with working with donors 
  • Experience with collection development 
  • Experience with providing library service 
  • Excellent presentation/instruction skills
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Minimum $55,000. 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 http://www.lib.odu.edu/aboutthelibraries/employment.htm. For campus information, check http://www.odu.edu.

Screening of applicants will begin January 31, 2014 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 Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0256 njustice@odu.edu, (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.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Coordinator of Medical Library Programs

The University of California, Riverside Libraries seeks a dynamic, experienced, and forward-thinking Coordinator of Medical Library Programs to partner with the faculty of the recently-opened School of Medicine.

The last date to apply is January 27, 2014. For more information and to apply: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF0008181. AA/EOE

Business Librarian

The University of California, Riverside Libraries seeks a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented Business Librarian to liaise with faculty in the School of Business Administration and the Economics Department. 

The last date to apply is January 27, 2014.  For more information and to apply: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00080.  AA/EOE

Bio- and Chemical Engineering Librarian

The University of California, Riverside Libraries seeks a creative and energetic Bio- and Chemical Engineering Librarian to liaise with engineering faculty and participate in providing data management and grant support services.   

The last date to apply is January 27, 2014.  For more information and to apply: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00079.  AA/EOE 

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Western Washington University Libraries seeks an innovative, forward-looking librarian who will build and promote the Institutional Repository (IR), as well as further scholarly communication as a strategic priority for Western Libraries. Reporting to the Director of Scholarly Resources and Collection Services, this is a 12 month, tenure track faculty appointment.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian has responsibility for developing and implementing the Libraries’ scholarly communications programs and initiatives. This person will manage the daily operations of the IR as well as create and update IR policies on campus, and will develop education and outreach related to all scholarly communication on campus. The ideal candidate will have a background and experience in scholarly communications and copyright issues.

Please click on link to see full job description, required and preferred qualifications, and application instructions: https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=4987 

WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. For disability accommodation, call (360) 640-3774 or (360) 650-7696 (TTY).

Head of Research and Education.

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of Research and Education. The VCU Libraries seek a dynamic, entrepreneurial and knowledgeable individual to lead the Libraries’ Research and Education department. The Head will lead a team in developing, promoting, and delivering knowledge-based support to programs on the Medical College of Virginia Campus and will develop outreach initiatives for targeted communities. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

ALA-accredited graduate degree or an accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of three years of professional experience in a health sciences library environment are required.

Salary: Minimum of $60,000 annually.

Review of applications begins January 2, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Preferred qualifications, application procedures and other information are available in the complete position description at http://www.library.vcu.edu/admin/jobs/ and at http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/facjobs/home.asp

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Director of Teaching, Learning, and Research

Smith College Libraries seeks a dynamic, accomplished, and innovative librarian to lead its newly formed Teaching, Learning, and Research Group.  As leader of the Teaching, Learning, and Research Group, the Director provides vision, leadership, planning, and management to advance all aspects of research services - including a robust information literacy program, faculty liaison programs, collection development, learning environments, outreach and assessment, and digital scholarship - through strategic planning, user-centered services, best practices, and emerging technologies.   The Director promotes open and active communication across the group and fosters effective collaborations in the Libraries, the College, and the Five Colleges consortium. The Director engages directly with students and faculty as an active teacher in the Information Literacy Program.

Serving on the Library Leadership Team, the Director of Teaching, Learning, and Research works with fellow directors to realize the mission and vision of the Libraries.  She/he contributes to library-wide strategic planning, policy development, assessment, and resource management.  The Director demonstrates leadership in and commitment to the concepts and practices of a “learning organization” throughout the Libraries. 

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or a foreign equivalent; advanced degree or graduate work in a subject discipline strongly desired; 5 years of progressively responsible experience in planning, implementing, and managing reference/research services; teaching experience, information literacy and collection development; substantial supervisory and leadership experience; experience in successfully leading and implementing change; strong understanding of current issues, trends, and technologies; solid subject knowledge in a liberal arts discipline; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The successful candidate will:

  • be an exceptional leader and visionary in advancing the teaching, learning, and research mission of the libraries
  • demonstrate the ability to inspire, mentor, and model excellent teaching and direct a remarkable information literacy program
  • have the capacity for strategic thinking at both a systems level and a group level
  • apply critical, analytical and innovative thinking in successfully managing people and programs in a learning organization context
  • speak eloquently, write fluently, and command the attention and respect of students, faculty, and staff.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College offers an opportunity to live and work in an area known for its lively arts scene as well as the strong cultural and intellectual life of the Five Colleges and natural beauty of the Pioneer Valley.

Review of applications will begin on December 30, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered for this position and to review a full position description, apply online at https://smithcollege.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=14788&job=ad0067-director-of-teaching-learning-research 
Smith College is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Special Collections and Archives Librarian

Primary Responsibilities 

Organize, administer, develop, catalog and promote Kent library's special collections and archives including one of the largest William Faulkner collections in the United States. Develop and propose written policies and procedures. Work cooperatively with the Center for Regional History, the Center for Faulkner Studies, and Historic Preservation program. Prepare exhibits and special programs. Pursue grant funding. Supervise one full‐time staff member, one graduate assistant and a varying number of student assistants. Participate in general collection development program, including working with donors to identify and acquire new collections. Develop positive working relationships with colleagues, administrators, staff, patrons, and donors. 

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited program (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
  • Coursework in archives and preservation, with demonstrated ability to organize and catalogue special collections and archival materials
  • Relevant work experience in an academic library
  • Demonstrated teaching ability
  • Ability to learn and apply new technologies for archives management, preservation and collections access
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and commitment to high‐quality service
  • Demonstrated commitment to public and University service
  • Ability to work well as a member of the group as well as individually in a demanding and rapidly changing environment
  • 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
As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model.  Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning.  Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.  

Compensation:  Commensurate with education and experience.  

Application Deadline:  The position is available spring 2014 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 6, 2014.

Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online by clicking on the position you wish to apply for at the below link, then click on the APPLY button at the top of the page:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/semoedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1

  • 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.


Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Librarian

Marion Koshland Bioscience & Natural Resources Library
Hiring range: Associate Librarian I - Associate Librarian IV
$53,116 – $62,371 per annum, based on qualifications
This is a full-time appointment available starting February 2014. 

The University of California, Berkeley seeks an energetic, creative and service-oriented librarian to provide research support to the UC Berkeley community in natural resources and environmental science and to develop, promote and enhance access to library collections that meet the university’s teaching and research needs. The Librarian will contribute to public services and work closely with colleagues to address interdisciplinary areas. 

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 Marion Koshland Bioscience & Natural Resources Library is one of the science libraries in The Library of the University of California, Berkeley. The Bioscience & Natural Resources Library maintains research-level print and digital collections that support the research and teaching programs of the College of Natural Resources, College of Letters & Science’s Division of Biological Sciences, and several campus museums, as well as researchers throughout the university community and beyond.  


Reporting to the Acting Head of the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library, this librarian will serve as selector for collections in plant and microbial biology, environmental science and policy management, and forestry. 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 colleagues on campus and UC System-wide on collection decisions for print and electronic resources. The librarian contributes to reference and research assistance; teaches course-integrated instruction and workshops; creates instructional materials, online subject guides, and library exhibits; and sustains ongoing communication with and outreach to students and faculty. The librarian will assume responsibility for one of the Library’s 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 Qualifications required by time of application:
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or library experience in one or more related science fields
Additional Qualifications:
  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school by start date
  • Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library preferably experience developing and managing science collections
  • Experience providing reference and instructional services in an academic or research library
  • Demonstrated commitment to public services and improving the user experience
  • Demonstrated aptitude for developing and teaching user-oriented documentation
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated initiative, the ability to work creatively, independently and as a team member
  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in the subject areas
  • Knowledge of trends and issues in scholarly communication in the sciences
  • Knowledge of electronic and information technologies, including bibliographic management tools and data management and planning
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 development leave, vacation leave, 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 January 3, 2014.

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00276. 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 Department
110 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
(510) 642-3778 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Social Sciences Librarian

American University Library invites applications for a multi-year, Social Sciences Librarian at the rank of Assistant Librarian, beginning summer 2014, subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate will be an innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarian serving the Social Sciences programs in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).

Responsibilities: The librarian will facilitate excellence in research, teaching and learning through developing collections in Anthropology; Economics; Public Health; Sociology; and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies through information literacy instruction, research assistance and consultation. The Social Sciences Librarian supports the academic programs of the Social Sciences cluster of CAS and other academic programs. The Social Sciences Librarian also coordinates library support for the School of Professional and Extended Studies (SPexS), working with other members of the library to ensure appropriate support for SPexS programs.

Works closely with the faculty and administration of the social sciences cluster in CAS to ensure that the University Library is able to meet their research and pedagogical needs and to increase awareness of library resources, including special collections related to the social sciences. Reviews and selects research materials (print and digital) to support faculty and student research for CAS in the social sciences. Provides high-level subject specific reference assistance to social sciences CAS faculty and students, as well as basic research assistance to all students and faculty. Works with CAS to establish and assess information literacy learning outcomes, supporting requirements by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and other accrediting bodies, and plans strategies to ensure that all CAS students in the social sciences acquire the information literacy skills necessary to be effective professionals in their fields. Teaches subject specific instruction sessions and participates in the baseline information literacy instruction for all students. Creates appropriate online tools to support social sciences students and faculty, including liaising with multiple online programs and faculty who teach online. Supports interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require expertise in social sciences librarianship. Identifies fund-raising opportunities for building collections supporting CAS and helps cultivate potential donors. Serves on the Collection Management Team and participates in decisions that affect the overall research materials collection-building enterprise. Assists all relevant entities in self-studies and reaccreditation.

The Social Sciences Librarian also works with the faculty and administration of the School of Professional and Extended Studies to plan appropriate support for their programs. Classes offered through SPexS are often taught by faculty associated with a different college or school in the university or require collections that fall under the purview of one of the other subject librarians. Many of the courses are in the Social Sciences. The Social Sciences Librarian represents the library in to the leadership of SPexS and coordinates with colleagues within the library to ensure that the library is appropriately supporting SPexS programs.

The Social Sciences Librarian is a member of the Division of Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) and reports to the Associate Director of RTL. As a member of RTL, the Social Sciences Librarian also participates in broader initiatives as part of the library.

Library faculty members participate in library governance activities. The Social Sciences Librarian also consults regularly with the CAS teaching faculty in the social sciences cluster and administrators. Library faculty members are expected to develop professionally, to contribute to creative and scholarly research, and to participate in campus-wide and library-wide activities, as well as appropriate national and regional service.

Requirements: ALA-accredited M.L.S.; graduate degree in a social sciences related field or more than five years’ experience as a professional in a related field. Three years of experience in an academic or research institution is preferable. Demonstrated reference, instruction, and collection development experience. Substantial knowledge of at least one of the following areas: Anthropology; Economics; Public Health; Sociology; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies or a related field. Awareness of current concerns and developments in social science librarianship. Evidence of potential for scholarship and ongoing professional development. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Strong public service ethic; collaborative skills. Ability to shift priorities in a rapidly changing environment. Ability to work across a broad-based constituency and to communicate a positive library image.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

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

The American University Library www.american.edu/library serves the AU community through a collection of over 1,300,000 volumes, 52,000 media and sound recordings. Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections and university archives, a K-12 curriculum materials center, and numerous partner collections across campus including those with GLBTA, Career, and Visual Arts resources. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and at the Wesley Theological Seminary. The AU Library collection totals over 125,000 journal subscriptions in all subjects. Personnel include 20 library faculty, several part-time librarians, 70 full-time staff, and about 140 student assistants. The library's budget is about $14.4 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the University Libraries Group.

American University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to more than 12, 000 students. The Social Sciences Librarian will work with 54 full-time faculty in three departments and two interdisciplinary programs.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:

Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8046

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. American University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Minority and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. American University offers employee benefits to same-sex domestic partners of employees and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.

The private university with a public responsibility.