Monday, June 21, 2010

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

The University Library seeks a collegial, committed, and energetic librarian to provide leadership and guidance in developing, delivering, maintaining and assessing the library’s cataloging and metadata services.

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian coordinates the cataloging of library materials, regardless of format, including monographs, continuing resources, media, maps, ETDs and special collections. The successful candidate will supervise, train and evaluate staff in cataloging, database maintenance and non-MARC metadata creation; work closely with staff to evaluate and document policies, procedures and efficient workflows within the department; and, work with Digital Library Services and other departments to establish relevant metadata policies, procedures and workflows for digital projects. As a faculty member, the cataloging and metadata librarian will perform administrative duties and participate in university and professional activities, including research, publication, planning and decision making processes for the department and library.

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian reports to the Head Technical Services and supervises two Library Technical Assistants in the Cataloging Unit.

For additional information about the Georgia State University Library:


• ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science
• Experience working in an academic library
• Experience with MARC, AACR2R, LCSH, LC Classification, OCLC Connexion and an integrated library system
• Professional understanding and knowledge of various non-MARC metadata formats, such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS and MODS
• Familiarity with current trends, best practices and emerging issues in metadata, digitization and library automation
• Demonstrated project management and problem solving abilities
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills
• Commitment to providing user-oriented services
• Ability to pass a background check

• Experience with batch processing of records in a library environment
• Experience developing macros to enhance productivity
• Experience with digital collection management systems, such as CONTENTdm and Digital Commons
• Supervisory and/or training experience
• Reading knowledge of one or more non-English Western European languages

Condition of Work and Benefits
Forty-hour work week Retirement plans include:
Teachers Retirement System,
TIAA–CREF, VALIC, & Fidelity
Twenty-one days vacation Group health and life insurance
Twelve paid holidays Social Security
Twelve days sick leave Optional pre-tax benefits
Faculty rank and status Support for research and professional activities
Non-Tenure track

Salary and Rank
Minimum salary of $46,000 for 12 months commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience. Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Review of materials will begin July 26, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:

Human Resources Coordinator
University Library
Georgia State University
100 Decatur Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303-3202

Georgia State University is an equal opportunity educational institution/affirmative action employer strongly committed to cultural diversity.

Manager of Library Technologies

The Manager of Library Technologies at the Portland State University Library provides a key role in the leadership of the Library’s information technology infrastructure and services, including supervision of the Library Technologies team’s activities and staff. This position oversees library technology projects and systems, and works with system vendors, programmers, librarians, staff, and public end-users to develop, evaluate, implement, and support a variety of systems. Services and systems currently include: the Library’s integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium system), the Library’s multiple Web sites, servers, and interfaces; major applications for interlibrary loan and course reserves operations, the PSU digital repository, instructional technology, and provision of staff and public computing. This is a full-time, 12-month, unclassified, excluded, unranked position. This position reports to the Associate University Librarian.

Specific Responsibilities
• Adhere to University and Library policies and procedures, including Portland State University’s Professional Standards of Conduct (
• Manage the Library Technologies team of four staff and two students. Plan, coordinate, and evaluate daily operations of the team’s activities, projects, and staff so as to provide timely, professional, and consistent library service.
o Supervise, hire, train, and evaluate Library Technologies team members, as necessary, maintaining established unit performance standards and providing conflict resolution when necessary.
o Act as advocate of unit staff and be committed to staff development and staff participation in unit planning and decision making; promote high staff performance through teamwork, job training and enrichment, encouragement of innovation and recognition for achievement.
o Manage technology-related vendor relations, including selection and performance evaluation.
o Coordinate unit activities with those of other Library units.
• Lead the Integrated Library System (ILS) team and attend other functional subgroups’ meetings as necessary; provide oversight and management of technical support and coordination for ILS-related issues and functions. • Participate in the continual evaluation of the technologies being provided in the Portland State Library, making suggestions for service enhancements, greater efficiency, or cost containment; collect and analyze management data for patterns and trends that suggest a need for change, or positioning for the future; and prepare reports on activities, problems, challenges, and accomplishments of acquisitions and preservation.
• Ensure that the short- and long-range planning processes for Library Technologies are anticipatory, rather than reactive, and that they provide an effective means to meet the Library’s mission and priorities. Evaluate alternatives in terms of cost effectiveness, quality of services, and larger institutional priorities.
• Participate in leadership within the Resource Services & Technology (RST) unit through participation in the Coordinating Team (C-Team), which helps to advise the Associate UL in the development of unit-wide policies and guidelines. • Coordinate communication concerning library technologies-related issues, services, policies, and procedures with library staff, users, academic units served, and external partners.
• Participate in promoting and providing visibility for a positive, responsive image of the Library and its services to the University community and the community at large.
• Communicate openly and professionally with staff, colleagues, and with Library Administration.
• Participate in the establishment of short- and long-range library information technology goals, objectives, and priorities, aligned with those of the Library and the University.
• Maintain current expertise through participation in workshops, classes, professional associations and networks, and through continued awareness of the scholarly literature.
• Represent the Library at local, regional, and national meetings, conferences and symposia, as assigned.
• Contribute to the work of relevant committees and workgroups in the Library, the University, and the Orbis Cascade Alliance.
• Work independently and collaboratively with library users, and library, campus, and consortial colleagues. • Be committed to the principles of diversity and staff development.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
• B.A. or B.S., preferably in a related field.
• Evidence of two years or more experience managing information technologies and systems. • Demonstrated experience managing an integrated library management system (Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium system preferred).
• Demonstrated personnel management experience, including hiring, training, and evaluation of staff.
• Working knowledge and/or experience managing Web sites and digital resources.
• Demonstrated experience with budgeting, planning, and/or project management, including the ability to prioritize and complete tasks in relation to goals and objectives.
• Demonstrated proficiency in digital technologies, applications, reporting, and utility tools. • Evidence of excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability to successfully pass a background check.
• Demonstrated knowledge of issues and trends related to information technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:
• ALA-accredited MLS or its equivalent.
• Experience in higher education/academic libraries.
• Experience with Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium system, OCLC’s ILLiad system, Docutek ERes, and library digitization projects.

• Knowledge of Web technologies, standards, and software; Unix and Windows operating systems; library information technology standards and protocols; proxy servers and remote patron authentication; database design, administration and reporting; common programming and scripting languages; and metadata standards.
• Experience with Web authoring tools and graphical editing tools.

The Environment:
Located in one of the most livable cities in the United States, Portland State University is a nationally recognized leader in community-based learning, and is located on the tree-lined blocks of downtown Portland. The University offers its 28,000 students more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees.

Salary and Benefits:
Compensation and rank are commensurate with experience The salary range begins at a minimum of $61,320, and includes an excellent benefits package including fully paid health care, reduced tuition rates, and a generous retirement and vacation package.

Review of applicants will begin approximately August 2nd, 2010, and will remain open until finalists are identified.

To Apply:
Send cover letter; resume; and names, address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four references to: Anne Keech, Search Coordinator, Transcripts and background checks will be required for finalists. In cover letter, address how your knowledge and experiences meet qualifications. Electronic application materials are strongly preferred (Word or .pdf documents). However, materials may be mailed to:

Portland State University Library – LIBW
Post Office Box 1151
c/o Anne Keech, Search Coordinator
Portland, OR 97207-1151

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Kentucky Librarian

Department of Library Special Collections
Kentucky Library & Museum

Western Kentucky University seeks applications for the position of Kentucky Librarian at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a tenure-track 10 month faculty position.

The Kentucky Librarian is responsible for collection management of published materials in various formats, including purchase, conservation, and inventory control. As a member of the Department of Library Special Collections faculty, the Kentucky Librarian provides reference desk coverage; bibliographic instruction; assists in formulating departmental policies and procedures; contributes to scholarly journals; supervises assistants; and serves on departmental, college, university, and professional committees. This position reports to the Director of the Kentucky Library & Museum.

• MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
• Second master’s degree in a related field, or 10 years experience in library special collections or relevant field.
• Expertise in the care and cataloguing of publications.
• Demonstrated competence in library work.
• Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
• Basic knowledge of Kentucky and general United States history.

Desired Qualifications:
• Knowledge of Past Perfect collection management system.
• Supervisory experience.
• Ability to work as part of a team.
• Experience in public service.

Expected Starting Salary: $42,000 Application deadline: July 30, 2010.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, current resume, and three letters of professional recommendation to Sue Lynn McDaniel at or through U. S. mail:
Sue Lynn McDaniel, Search Committee Chair
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11092
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1092
All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply including women, minorities, persons with disabilities and disabled veterans.
Western Kentucky University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Coordinator, Virtual Services and Instructional Technologies

Position and Responsibilities:
Georgia State University Library seeks an enthusiastic, collegial, service-oriented, and dynamic blended librarian and manager to lead online learning and research initiatives in a fast-paced and innovative setting. The Coordinator is responsible for leading the effort to further define online learning and research support for a growing research university and for working collaboratively with library and university communities to deliver those services. Working in a team-based environment, the Coordinator
• Leads library personnel in using the latest technologies for learning and research;
• Manages the library’s virtual reference services and explores ways of expanding virtual outreach and communication to the campus community;
• Helps design and manage the production and use of next-generation e-learning tools, including online learning objects and tutorials;
• Assesses learning outcomes;
• Collaborates with campus technology groups and committees on a broad range of curricular initiatives;

The Coordinator has a strong commitment to students’ success and promotes the use of emerging technologies in reaching learners and researchers beyond the physical library. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Public Services, he/she works to implement services and programs for students and faculty that stimulate the creative and innovate use of new technologies (social media, multimedia, cloud collaboration, CMS, etc.) across the curriculum, with particular focus on information literacy goals and Critical Thinking Through Writing initiatives. The successful candidate coordinates online learning and virtual reference services (IM, chat) involving all Public Services librarians, with a minimum of 3 library faculty and 2 library staff members reporting directly to the Coordinator.

Since its 2007 renovation, the Georgia State University Library provides one of the most attractive, open and inviting educational facilities in the Southeast. With over 1.5 million visitors this past year, the library is an integral part of the university community. It supports both teaching and research with an expansive collection and outstanding assistance. The library also exhibits a new, modern image, providing the campus with an attractive, centralized location. Its signature bridge, a glass link that overlooks downtown Atlanta, connects the library’s two prominent buildings. Many appreciate the comfort of the library’s new interior design, often enjoying a coffee from the cafe located on the first floor.

Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia State University is one of the country’s top urban research universities. Over 28,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll each semester in six different colleges. This diverse community offers a unique cultural and intellectual atmosphere, with

many opportunities to engage in stimulating activities and events. Between college sports, the performing arts and a variety of local restaurants, the campus location has it all.

For additional information about the Georgia State University Library:

• ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science
• Commitment to innovative and successful user-centered services
• Experience in delivering library instruction, research assistance, and other services in an online environment
• Experience in developing online tutorials and other learning objects
• Knowledge of virtual reference services, including IM/chat applications used in libraries
• Knowledge of applications and technologies used in higher education instruction, including course management systems
• Evidence of professional activity and scholarship appropriate for faculty appointment at assistant professor level or above
• Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to pass a background check
• Instructional technology and/or design experience in higher education
• Coursework or degree in instructional technology and/or design
• Experience supervising librarians and staff in a team-based environment

Condition of Work and Benefits
Forty-hour work week Retirement plans include: Teachers Retirement System
Twenty-one days vacation TIAA–CREF, VALIC, & Fidelity
Twelve paid holidays Group health and life insurance
Twelve days sick leave Social Security
Faculty rank and status Optional pre-tax benefits
Non-Tenure track Support for research and professional activities

Salary and Rank
Minimum salary of $50,000 for 12 months commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience. Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Review of materials will begin July 19, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:

Human Resources Coordinator
University Library
Georgia State University
100 Decatur Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
(404) 413-2700

Georgia State University is an equal opportunity educational institution/affirmative action employer strongly committed to cultural diversity.

Head of Arts and Archives

The Ohio University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of Arts & Archives. This new position plays an important role in building upon recent achievements and the distinctive collections of the Libraries, including a recent NHPRC basic processing grant for University Archives and manuscripts backlogs, the acquisition and release on ArtSTOR of the Yao Cultural Artifacts Collection, significant collaborations with campus units on the digitization and preservation of University Archives materials, and an upcoming Lincoln Center/NYPL exhibit featuring the Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance Collection. We seek an innovative candidate comfortable implementing change; eager to engage stakeholders in a dynamic, fast-paced environment; and committed to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

The Head of Arts & Archives provides leadership and direction for a new department consisting of the Fine Arts Library, the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections and the Music/Dance Library. Specifically, the department head promotes and advances collection prominence; fosters and develops relationships with units on campus to further integrate art and archival collections and services into research and the curriculum; serves as a mentor and supervisor for professionals in the department; coordinates, promotes and sustains collaborations between departmental units and with other units in the libraries such as digital initiatives, technical services, and the Center for International Collections; participates in grant-writing, fundraising initiatives and donor relations to further the goals of the department and libraries; establishes improvement goals for departmental units in conjunction with the libraries’ strategic initiatives; and serves as the subject librarian for one or more areas related to the arts. Reports to the Assistant Dean for Research and Education Services.

• A master’s degree from an ALA accredited institution or a master’s degree in history (or other relevant subject) with formal coursework or training in archival management and theory
• At least 3 years professional work experience in an academic library
• Demonstrated success leading, promoting teamwork, and fostering collaborative relationships
• Experience supervising professional librarians or archivists
• Experience managing multiple, simultaneous projects
• Experience with reference, instruction and collection development in an academic library
• Experience with archival collections
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic libraries and special collections, including digital archival collections

• Experience with collections in the arts
• Undergraduate degree in the arts
• Experience with institutional archives
• Experience writing and administering grants
• Knowledge of records management and university archives processes

Ohio University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, and OhioLINK. The Frederick & Kazuko Harris Fine Arts Library includes resources for the study of all aspects of the visual arts, with particular strength in photography and the history of photography and is home to the Yao Collection, a unique collection of North Vietnamese cultural art and artifacts. The Robert E. and Jean R. Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections is the principle repository for three areas – University Archives, Manuscript Collections, and Rare Books and Special Collections. The collections of the Mahn Center document the life, culture and development of the first higher education institution in the Northwest Territory, nearly two centuries of the peoples of southeastern Appalachian Ohio, and nationally significant scholars, artists and leaders. The Music/Dance Library is a full-service branch library located in Glidden Hall, home of the School of Music. More information about Ohio University Libraries can be found at

Established in 1804, Ohio University is a comprehensive, state-assisted institution classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University (high research activity). It is located in Athens, a scenic, culturally rich community 75 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio. With 20,000 students enrolled on the Athens campus and over 8,000 students on five regional campuses, the university offers a diverse, dynamic and collegial atmosphere to its students, faculty and staff.

Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Ohio University employees enjoy a liberal benefits package, including 22 days annual vacation, generous insurance, and Ohio state employee or alternative retirement.

Review of applications begins July 19. However, applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. Position available September 1, 2010.

Please apply online at

Ohio University is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus are especially encouraged to apply.

Data Management Librarian

American University Library invites applications for a multi-year non tenure track contract Data Management Librarian position at the rank of Assistant Librarian, beginning Fall 2010, subject to budgetary authorization.

Responsibilities: Seeking an innovative, energetic, and user-oriented librarian to manage the Acquisitions and Cataloging Services Units; represent the Acquisitions and Cataloging Services units on the Information Delivery Services Administrative Team; provide strategic planning and initiatives for Acquisitions and Cataloging within the context of the Library and University strategic goals; provide expertise, leadership, and management in the creation and maintenance of metadata for the description and discovery of content acquired or created by the library; manage the loading, removal, and batch processing of records in the Voyager system; and partner with the Head of Access Services, the Budget and Finance Manager, and the Electronic Resources Librarian to ensure an efficient workflow of library materials from the point of request to user discovery and throughout the full cycle of continued maintenance of the physical and online collections.

Requirements: ALA accredited Master’s degree in library and/or information science. At least two years of library experience using an automated library system, Voyager experience preferred. Advanced knowledge of technical rules and standards for library cataloging, including national cataloging rules and standards, MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging) tagging, and metadata, as well as knowledge of OCLC, the international bibliographic database. Two years of supervisory and/or training experience. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Accuracy. Strong attention to detail. Excellent analytical thinking and problem solving skills. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Demonstrated initiative. Ability to sit at a desk and/or computer for extended hours, read computer screens, and use computer keyboards.

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, incorporated in 1893, offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to over 11,000 students. Its proximity to centers of technology, politics, justice, world affairs, communication, science, business, and the arts in the Washington, D.C. area enhances the learning environment.

The University Library serves the University through a collection of over 1.1 million volumes, 40,000 sound recordings including an entire music library, nearly 38,500 journal subscriptions in all subjects, 18 library faculty, 59 full time staff, over 190 student assistants, and a budget of over $9.6 million. The University is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium with a shared Ex Libris system that includes an online public catalog. For information about American University, please see, and learn about the University Library at

To apply, send a letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, email 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 an AA/EEO university committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Instruction Design Librarian

Company Name: University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV
Position Title: Instruction Design Librarian
Location(s): Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89154
Industry: Education / Teaching / Administration
Min Education: Master's Degree
Job Type: Full-Time

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries invites applications for the position of Instruction Design Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Instruction, an Instruction Design Librarian with expertise in learning theory, pedagogical methods, and learning outcomes assessment is needed to support library and information literacy instruction in both face to face and online environments. This librarian will collaborate with subject-specialist librarians to design tools and experiences to enhance lessons in critical thinking and information literacy delivered to UNLV students. The Instruction Design Librarian will also develop workshops for library faculty to improve the effectiveness of course-related library instruction and workshops for library and academic faculty that integrate information literacy concepts into departmental curricula. Workshop topics may include pedagogy, assignment design, student-centered instruction, learning theory, learning styles and student learning assessment. As a tenure track library faculty member, the incumbent will be expected to work collaboratively to build partnerships within the Libraries; engage in scholarly activities; and provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.

For more information, please visit

UNLV is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.
Apply Here:

Digital Collections Metadata Librarian

Company Name: University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV
Position Title: Digital Collections Metadata Librarian
Location(s): Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89154
Industry: Education / Teaching / Administration
Min Education: Master's Degree
Job Type: Full-Time

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries invites applications from dynamic individuals for the position of Digital Collections Metadata Librarian. This faculty position, reporting to the Digitization Projects Librarian, is responsible for providing leadership for metadata creation and management in the face of changing standards, user expectations, and tools. The incumbent will be expected to work collaboratively in the planning and implementation of metadata provision for digital resources; including the selection of metadata schema, data elements, thesauri, and development of crosswalks. The incumbent will lead the formulation and documentation of Libraries’ policies, procedures, and best practices for metadata use and will be responsible for training of metadata staff and the management of metadata workflows, including assisting with migration and/or harvesting of data between systems. As a tenure track library faculty member, the incumbent will be expected to work collaboratively to build partnerships within the Libraries; engage in scholarly activities; and provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.

For more information, please visit

UNLV is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.
Apply Here:

Temporary Special Collections Librarian

Description: Temporary Special Collections Librarian: Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Library Services invites applications for a full-time temporary librarian for the 2010-2011 Academic Year. This faculty position is a 9-month appointment with some evening and weekend hours required. Duties include: managing the Special Collections of West Chester University Libraries and assuming an equitable share of the general responsibilities of all Public Services librarians, including working at the F. H. Green Library Reference Desk, information literacy instruction, collection development and serving as liaison to the History Department.

Required qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS or its equivalent; experience or training in special collections or archives; demonstrated effective communication skills; ability to work independently and collegially in a changing environment; and successful completion of an on-site interview and presentation.

Preferred qualifications: experience in an academic library; experience with digital collections and technology; background in American history; reference and instructional experience; grant-writing experience; 2nd Master’s degree or Ph. D.

Rank and salary: Instructor, minimum salary $44,795.24 for nine months. Actual starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Includes generous faculty benefits package.

West Chester University is located in the historic town of West Chester, Pennsylvania, less than one hour from Philadelphia. The University’s web site address is: . West Chester University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Review of applications begins immediately; position open until filled. Send letter, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, if available, of three professional references to Rachel McMullin, Chair, Temporary Special Collections Librarian Search Committee, Francis Harvey Green Library, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA 19383, email:

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Library Director

St. Charles City-County Library—Your Answer Place!—seeks an innovative leader for this progressive Missouri library district. The successful candidate will work with a dedicated Board of Trustees and lead a team of talented professionals to continue to realize outstanding results. (The Library District has consistently ranked among the top five of its peers on the HAPLR index). Efficiency and effectiveness have been the hallmarks of this high-performing district.

St. Charles County, a western suburb of St. Louis, is located on the east side of Missouri and combines the attractions and convenience of the metropolitan area with small town character and historical charm. Good schools, solid educational and recreational amenities and a low cost of living make St. Charles County an attractive place to live. The Library District, serves its nearly 359,000 residents through 12 locations. With a dedicated staff (188.2 FTEs), an active volunteer program, Friends of the Library and Foundation, the Library utilizes its $15.9 million operating budget to loan approximately 7.5 million items annually and provides an array of programs and unique information services to the community. The foundation for exemplary service is in place and the District is poised to achieve new levels of service excellence. Additional information on the Library, St. Charles, and the surrounding area can be found at SCCCLD Links.

Responsibilities. The Director of the St. Charles City-County Library District reports to a nine-member Board of Trustees and is the chief executive officer of the Library District, responsible for implementing policies adopted and promulgated by the Board and those prescribed by Missouri State Statutes. Illustrative duties include: organization of personnel within the system; budget planning for submission to the Board; maintaining contact with area government and special school districts; developing broad-based programs; communicating with Board and staff; keeping informed of developments within the library sphere; constantly reviewing total library services in relation to community needs; input into the development of employee benefit programs and salaries; membership and participation in professional and community organizations. See the complete job description (which is currently being revised) for additional details. The primary responsibility of the Director is to develop all aspects of the St. Charles City-County Library District to best meet the needs of the community.

. A master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program; a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible public library experience; and at least four years of experience in a highly responsible administrative position. Essential attributes and skills include: creativity, energy and enthusiasm; demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services to the community; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in providing sound fiscal planning and management; and a thorough knowledge of current trends, technology and “best practices” for public libraries. Success working effectively as a director reporting to a governing board and advanced course work (MPA, MBA, etc.) are highly desirable.

Compensation. A starting salary range of $95,000-$120,000 (with final placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and a generous benefits package.

For further information, contact Gossage Sager Associates/Bradbury Associates via email or call 816-531-2468. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word attachments to or The position closes September 5, 2010.

Electronic Resources Librarian and Assistant Professor

The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks an Electronic Resources Librarian with energy and initiative to provide leadership and effective management of the libraries’ electronic resources. Recent graduates who are interested in managing electronic resources and working in a collaborative environment are encouraged to apply.

Under the direction of the Head of Serials, the candidate will: serve as a liaison to vendors regarding electronic resource technical issues; coordinate vendor demonstrations and trials; provide feedback on technical compatibility with electronic resource infrastructure; manage the technical changes necessary for electronic resource management; maintain the information in our Electronic Resource Management module (Innovative Interfaces); manage the libraries’ link resolver and the integrated proxy (Web Access Management); collect and analyze usage statistics for electronic resources; manage related display of resources in various library systems and website; load the monthly coverage and MARC records from Serial Solutions; maintain current awareness of emerging trends; and serve on both the Electronic Resource Management Team as well as the library-wide collection development team.

Qualifications: ALA accredited master's degree by date of employment; evidence of experience with electronic resources technologies and research-oriented electronic resources; understanding of the principles of link resolvers; demonstrated analytical problem solving skills and initiative; an aptitude for detail-oriented work; strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service-oriented, and dynamic environment; and a commitment to meet established library criteria for promotion and tenure, including professional service and published research.

The position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment. Minimum annual salary is $40,000, and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Apply online at Applicants will be asked to include a letter of application, vita, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three current professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Section504/ADA/ADEA employer.

The University of Mississippi is located in historic Oxford, a thriving community offering a wide range of literary, musical and cultural activities. For more information about the University and the community, please visit