Saturday, August 28, 2010

Associate University Librarian for Public Services

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate University Librarian for Public Services. The VCU Libraries seeks a creative, energetic, and experienced leader to join its senior leadership team in overall management of VCU’s library system at a time of exciting change for VCU and the VCU Libraries. The successful candidate will develop, oversee, and stimulate innovation and creativity in library service and outreach programs supporting a very large and diverse public, urban research university community, including undergraduate and graduate education and faculty investigators committed to research enterprise. As part of the VCU Libraries senior administrative team, the incumbent will engage broadly in all aspects of operating and growing a major research university library system. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Requires ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited advanced degree in a related discipline, and at least 7 years experience in increasingly responsible administrative and management positions with an academic research library system. Salary commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. Additional information, preferred qualifications, and application procedures are available in the complete vacancy announcement at

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

University Librarian

The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), a public research university and one of the ten campuses of the University of California (UC) System, seeks a gifted leader and experienced library administrator to serve as University Librarian. Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor, the successful candidate will lead the UCSB Libraries in providing outstanding services to support the UCSB community, while also extending the University’s unique library resources to benefit researchers around the world.

The UCSB campus is located roughly 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles, situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the base of the Santa Ynez Mountains. The University is distinguished for its highly interdisciplinary academic programs found throughout the University, including the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, the Center for Information Technology and Society, the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Bren School of Environmental Science and the College of Creative Studies. The 2011 U.S. News and World Report College Rankings places UCSB in the top ten among all public universities in the nation, with seven of the University’s graduate programs ranked among the top 50 in the country. UCSB, a member of the American Association of Universities, is the fifth largest institution in the UC System by enrollment, with 18,429 undergraduate and 2,981 graduate students. To learn more about UCSB, please see

The UCSB Libraries comprise two primary divisions: the Davidson Library and the Arts Library. Together, these units play a vital role in supporting UCSB students and faculty by enabling access to a collection of approximately 2.7 million volumes, as well as several important special collections, including the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives and the Wyles Collection on the American West. A member of the Association of Research Libraries, the UCSB Library participates actively in the California Digital Library (CDL) and other consortium-based activities, primarily through membership in the UC System, the preeminent university network in the world. To learn more about the UCSB Libraries, please see

The University Librarian will be joining UCSB at an exciting time, as s/he will oversee the development of a new wing in the Davidson Library while leading the library to fulfill its potential to provide world-class services and resources to the UCSB and scholarly communities. S/he will assess the current state of the UCSB Libraries; serve as an effective and inspiring leader for the Libraries’ staff members; generate funding to sustain the Library’s growth and improvement; enhance the Libraries’ information-technology infrastructure and serve as an active participant in university, system-level and national consortia and collaborations.
The successful candidate for this position will be an innovative library administrator with a proven record as an effective manager and a compelling vision for how the UCSB Libraries can play a more prominent role in the university’s academic activities. This position represents an outstanding opportunity for a seasoned library leader with a history of decisive and innovative leadership, including managing human, financial, and physical resources. S/he will also bring to this role a true understanding of technology applications and their ability to support, enhance or replace traditional library services, the ability to be an effective and compelling spokesperson and advocate for Davidson Library, as well as outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will have a Masters of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited library school or an equivalent degree.

Applicants should send a detailed letter of application, a curriculum vita, and contact information for five references to Electronic submission of applications and correspondence is strongly preferred. Inquiries and nominations can be submitted to the same email address or one can contact the search firm representatives at the address or phone number listed below.

Beverly Brady or David Bellshaw
Isaacson, Miller
649 Mission Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105-4128
Phone: 415.655.4900
Fax: 415.655.4905

The University of California, Santa Barbara is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to achieving diversity.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Head, Content Development / Acquisitions

Kansas State University is conducting a search for the position of Head, Content Development/Acquisitions Department at K-State Libraries.  MLS as well as experience in acquisitions, e-resources, resource sharing, or collection development/management required.  For a complete position description and application procedures visit our website:  EOE. Background check required.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Undergraduate Services Librarian


Position Vacancy

Position Filled
Undergraduate services librarian
Position Description: Reporting to the Head, Reference and Library Instruction Department (RLI), the Undergraduate Services Librarian is responsible for the design and implementation of innovative library services and instruction programs aimed at undergraduate students and for coordinating all aspects of first-year experience and general undergraduate education /library outreach.

General responsibilities include:
·         facilitating the library efforts for the undergraduate’s first-year experience and other undergraduate student activities in collaboration with library liaisons and campus partners
·         cultivating and sustaining collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff in support of campus teaching and learning
·         developing materials and providing instruction for library-sponsored courses, embedded partnerships with faculty, general workshops, and orientation and outreach activities
·         participating in general RLI activities, including research consultations and working at the Information/Reference Desk (some evening and weekend work required)
·         participating in Libraries’ initiatives outside of RLI by serving on Libraries’ and campus committees and contributing to other relevant activities and events
·         maintaining a course of personal professional development through active participation in professional associations or other professional activities external to the Libraries

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • Knowledgeable about emergent trends in academic librarianship;
  • Experience with instruction to undergraduates;
  • Ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration and cooperation are essential
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community;
  • Demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate’s value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.

  • Familiarity with information literacy and instructional technology concepts, trends, pedagogies, and assessment, especially assessment of student learning;
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of undergraduate education;
  • Knowledgeable about first-year experience programs.

Additional Expectations of the Position:
·         Civil and Respectful Interactions: Demonstrates respect for all members of the University community in the course of performing one’s duties and in response to administrators, supervisors, coworkers, and customers.
·         Diversity and Inclusion: Welcomes the richness of talent from a diverse workforce and recognizes that diversity brings stimulation, challenge, and energy that contribute to a productive and effective workplace.
·         Leadership Accountability: Represents the interests of the University and of unit leadership in the use of resources to meet service and productivity demands within unit goals and budgets; strives to promote continual process and quality improvement.
·         Learning and Professional Development: Seeks opportunities to enhance one’s own professional knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to one’s current position and/or to prepare for potential future roles and overall career development.

Salary and appointment: Appointment will be made at the Librarian I level with a salary range of $41,000 to $44,000. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, TIAA/CREF retirement, and a flexible selection of medical, life, and dental insurance, childcare credit, and additional options.

The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa library system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and a number of branch libraries. The Libraries has more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of the University’s locally-created open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring more the 440,000 digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our institutional repository. Our Special Collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the 15th century to newly created artists’ books.

Librarian liaisons promote the development of critical thinking and research skills, and support teaching, learning, research, and clinical services through one-on-one research consultations, course-related instruction and Instant Messaging and e-mail reference. They also help promote Iowa Research Online and provide outreach and education on issues related to scholarly communication. Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), ARL, OCLC, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico.

The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts.

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

Iowa City is a community of some 63,000 people (more than 100,000 live in the surrounding area) with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages. It is consistently cited in the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport is only 30 minutes away. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 32% of the students are minority, with 16.2% identifying as African-American, 8.3% as Latino/Hispanic, 7.2% as Asian-American, and .3% as Native American during the 2009/10 school year.

Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at To help facilitate your application process, note the requisition number – 58334. Applications must be received by October 22, 2010.


For more information about the University of Iowa Libraries and community, please see

Reader Services Librarian

Access Services is a large-scale department that includes over 50 staff and is comprised of three main units: Reader Services, Resource Sharing, and Collection Management. The Reader Services Librarian is a member of the Widener and Lamont Access Services management team, who participates in shaping the direction of services for the department.  This position communicates and collaborates with unit heads at the Lamont Library and represents Lamont Reader Services in committee work and collaboration efforts across HCL and HUL. This position manages HUL's largest Reserves operation, servicing over 10,000 items supporting the curriculum of over 700 courses per year.  The Reader Services Librarian manages staff - exempt and non-exempt level-- who are cross-trained among units within Access Services and HCL, and manages staff supervision of a large student workforce.
Reporting to the Head of Reader Services, the Reader Services Librarian supports the research needs of the University's faculty, students, staff, visiting scholars and alumni by managing and administering the 24/5 operation of the Lamont Library Reader Services, which includes the circulation and reserves services. Serves as primary resource for staff, faculty, and patrons in their interactions with Lamont Reader Services and in the explanation of departmental policy and procedure. Monitors the operation, workflow, and planning for Lamont Reader  Services. Responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining, enforcing and analyzing policies, procedures, workflow and services of circulation and reserves.  Supervising a staff of six, assumes day-to-day responsibility for Lamont Reader Services monitoring the operation, workflow, staffing, and planning for over 150,000 circulations annually.  Assumes management of an active Reserves Program, orders titles in support of curriculum, and is responsible for managing a Reserves budget over 90K.  Will participate in task groups working on Access Services issues in the HCL and HUL levels.

Basic Qualifications:

  • MLS Degree; or equivalent professional work experience required working in a large scale academic setting; 2-4 + years of professional/exempt related work experience in an academic or research library setting;
  • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership of non-exempt staff and students, organization, project management, and time management skills required 

To see full job description and apply, please submit cover letter and resume to: Harvard Employment Website

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Apply Here:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Library Director - Rye Free Reading Room, Rye, New York

Rye Free Reading Room – 125 years (and counting) of distinguished service to the community!  The Board of Trustees of Rye Free Reading Room (founded in 1884) seeks an energetic, enthusiastic and experienced leader to continue its commitment to quality public library service for the Rye community.  The Director will work closely with the 18-member Board of Directors, a 45-member Auxiliary Board, staff and local stakeholders to develop and articulate its vision for library service, design and implement strategic initiatives, and administer the service program, facility and space planning, and fundraising and resource development.  See for the complete job description. As an association library, the Rye Free Reading Room is funded by the City of Rye and private donations, with the Board actively investigating options for sustainable funding.
Rye Free Reading Room has a collection of 90,000 items housed in the main library and a small branch and circulates over 225,000 items annually. With a staff of 17 FTE and a budget of $1.5 million, the library provides exceptional customer service and its programs are consistently among the most heavily attended in Westchester County—attendance last year pushed over 36,000 with best-selling authors and a wide-selection of children’s programs.  A recent expansion of the landmark building on Rye’s Village Green and ongoing capital projects, including a renovated technology center, help ensure the facilities are well-positioned for continued growth. 
Rye, a suburban community in Westchester County, is home to 15,000 residents.  Located on Long Island Sound, Rye enjoys a strong sense of community, with close proximity to New York City and regional attractions in the Tri-State area.  For additional information on the Library, the City and the area see
Minimum qualifications include an MLS from an ALA accredited institution and at least five years of progressively responsible experience, including at least two years administrative experience in a public library.  The successful candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership ability and the ability to work collaboratively with Board, staff, elected officials and community groups. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to articulate a vision of library services in the 21st century. Successful experience with fundraising, building projects and working in a union environment is highly desirable. 
Compensation: The starting salary range is $90,000-$106,000 (dependent on experience and qualifications) with an excellent benefits package.
For further information, contact Jobeth Bradbury,, at Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates. 
Apply via email to either Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury,,, with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word attachments.  The position closes October 3, 2010.

Head of Digital Programs

Amherst College seeks a creative and motivated individual to lead the library’s efforts to produce, gather, organize, and disseminate digital content useful to the curriculum, in need of preservation, or unique to the College and of use to the larger scholarly community. We seek candidates with a history of project planning and management, a commitment to collegial decision-making, a talent for empowering colleagues, and a penchant for pushing the envelope.
Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or foreign equivalent required; 3-5 years academic library experience in digitization and digital assets management, including experience with systems such as DigiTool, CONTENTdm, Fedora, DSpace, or others. Applicants should have experience providing customer service and technical support for DAMS and other digital resources, good working knowledge of library systems and procedures (particularly metadata and cataloging standards), exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, and an understanding of database systems and/or UNIX/Linux file structures and systems management. Experience with archives, special collections, and institutional records is preferred.

To view the complete job description, please click

A review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

To apply online, please visit our website at

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Assistant Associate Librarian Web Services

Grand Valley State University Libraries seeks energetic and collegial applicants for a Web Services Librarian. This tenure-track position, located at GVSU's Allendale campus, maintains the University Libraries web presence and is a 12-month appointment. An ALA-accredited MLIS, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work in a team environment, and a strong commitment to service are required for this position.

Applications from entry-level candidates with the appropriate background will be considered. Salary range is commensurate with experience. GVSU librarians enjoy a comprehensive benefit package, including support for professional development.

A complete position description, as well as required qualifications and application information, can be found at Review of applications begins September 1. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Grand Valley State University is a public four-year comprehensive university located in west Michigan with campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland, plus centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts more than 22,000 students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of over one million, is rich in cultural amenities, and in easy driving distance of superb summer and winter recreational venues.  

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The School of Library and Information Studies at University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin fall 2011 at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will have responsibility for research, teaching, and service at the graduate and undergraduate levels and will be based at the University of Oklahoma’s Norman campus.

The mission of OU SLIS is to provide excellence in education, preparing leaders for a diverse, highly technological, knowledge-based global society; to engage in research and creative activities that generate new knowledge and applications for effective practice and that foster interdisciplinary approaches to address information challenges; and to meet the complex information needs of society through public and professional service. The School’s research, teaching, and creative activities focus on applications of information and communications technologies, services to multicultural populations with special emphasis on Native Americans, and comprises four core areas of emphasis: Organizational Development and Management, Content Management, Access to Knowledge Structures, and Information Technology.

The School has three degree programs: an ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information studies (MLIS); a master of science in knowledge management (MSKM), and a bachelor of arts in information studies (BAIS). Faculty members are located on two campuses, the main campus in Norman, and at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. Courses are delivered on site at both locations, via video and online. All three programs are available online. Further information about the School is located at:

Position Description: The School seeks an individual to conduct research, provide teaching, and engage in service activities in, but not limited to, OU SLIS’s Access to Knowledge Structures core area of emphasis. This core area addresses professional competences for promoting and strengthening information literacy, instruction, sources and collections, and services for information users of all types, including information users in public, school, academic and special libraries as well as those in corporate environments. The faculty position is a nine-month appointment and includes teaching at the School’s main sites in Norman and Tulsa (as well other instructional sites when needed), using a range of synchronous and asynchronous modalities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Required Qualifications: Requirements for the position include a doctoral degree (completed or nearly completed) in library and information science or a related field, a record of published research or demonstrated research potential, the ability to work with multiple internal and external constituencies, and the ability to teach within the Access to Knowledge Structures area of the OU SLIS curriculum.

Preferred Qualification: Experience or demonstrated ability in design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including distance-learning modes, is preferred.

Salary: The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program.

Position available: August 16, 2011. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Applications will be considered until positions are filled.

Application: Send letter of application, a statement of research interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to:

Dr. June Abbas
Chair, Search Committee
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Oklahoma
401 West Brooks, Room 120
Norman, Oklahoma 73019-6032
voice: (405) 325-3921; fax: (405) 325-7648;

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Chief Executive Officer – Tulsa (OK) City-County Library

Grow with Us in Beautiful Green Country! The Tulsa City-County Library Commission seeks a new Chief Executive Officer to build on a solid foundation of excellent library service. Work with the Library Commission to determine the strategic direction and policies for the library; serve as the face of the library in the community; develop and implement plans for new library facilities, services, and programs; advise Tulsa Library Trust Board and Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries; raise funds, develop and maintain donor relations to enrich library services. The challenges are exciting and the opportunities are endless! See for the complete job description.

The Tulsa City-County Library System is an independent library district with a permanent tax rate exclusively dedicated to public library services. Governed by an 11-member, appointed Board of Commissioners, the system is a dynamic library system serving the 585,068 residents of Tulsa County in Northeastern Oklahoma. Library staff (269.5 FTEs) utilize a budget of $25.8 million to operate 25 public locations, one service center and an active bookmobile serving an increasingly diverse area. Named a Five-Star Library by Library Journal in 2008, this year the system celebrated a record 5.7 million circulation and increases in foot-traffic. TCCL also benefits from a supportive Tulsa Library Trust and active Friends groups.

Tulsa boasts a widely diversified business base. It is one of "America's Most Livable Communities" and recently Relocate America ranked it the "No. 1 Place to Live." Known as a Mecca for arts in Oklahoma, the city enjoys a rich cultural legacy with its ballet, opera, symphony and museums. Art deco masterpieces abound in many downtown buildings. Outstanding higher education facilities and recreational amenities help it earn these accolades and greatly enhance the area's quality of life.

Additional information on the Tulsa City-County Library system and the community can be found at:

Minimum requirements: an MLS from an ALA-accredited program; ten years of progressively responsible public library experience with a minimum of five years of executive level administrative experience in a multi-branch urban or suburban system. Advanced management training (MPA, MBA or similar degree), proven experience reporting to a policy-making board, and success in collaborating with county or municipal officials are highly desirable. Essential skills include: excellent internal and external communication skills that inspire and motivate; the ability to develop and implement a shared vision of innovative library service for the System; skill in building and maintaining effective relationships with the Library Commission, staff and with community leaders; experience in strategic planning, facilities and space planning, fiscal management, library technology, fund development, and working with library trusts and charitable foundations.

Compensation: The salary range is $130,000-150,000 with a competitive benefits package.

For further information: Contact Dan Bradbury, or at 816-531-2468. To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume as Word attachments via email. This position will close October 10, 2010.

Tulsa City-County Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Head, Special Collections and Archives

The McIntyre Library at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has a probationary tenure track faculty vacancy available at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor or Professor to serve as Head, Special Collections and Archives with an anticipated start date of spring 2011. This is a 12 month position reporting to the Director of Libraries. For complete job announcement, see:

Director of Library Services (County Librarian)

Salary $120,043 to $145,913. Contra Costa County was incorporated in 1850 as one of the original 27 counties of California. It is bordered in the south and west by Alameda County and on the north by Suisun and San Pablo Bays. Contra Costa County’s award winning Library prides itself on bringing people and ideas together. The Library’s primary goal is access to high quality services for over 950,000 children, teens, and adults, and the provision of collections that meet the variety of educational, recreational, and cultural information needs of the community. The Library has almost 400 staff members (169 FTEs) and an operating budget of $24 million. It has 25 community libraries in 18 cities and unincorporated areas. The Director of Library Services is responsible for the overall operation of the County Library and for providing maximum services within established budgetary limits. The focus of this position is on providing community, departmental and professional leadership needed for the planning, development, implementation and provision of library services in the County. Requires possession of a BA/BS from an accredited college/university and a graduate degree from a school of librarianship, accredited by the American Library Association; and 3 years of full-time or equivalent experience in a large public library, as a Library Director, Assistant Library Director, Deputy Director or head of a major library division. Candidates should also have significant experience in personnel management, strategic planning and working with labor unions. For detailed information on the application process, please contact Sherrill Uyeda at or email Resume deadline is August 20, 2010 at EEO/ADA

Assistant Director, Library Support Services

The City of Austin, Texas is considered one of the best places to live in the country. Austin was recently selected as the “Best City for the Next Decade (Kiplinger), and the “Top Creative Center” in the US ( the City is seeking to fill an executive position within the Austin Public Library system.
The Assistant Director, Library Support Services, is responsible for the delivery of the library support services including administrative, financial services, human resources operations and library support functions. Responsibilities include program coordination and development; fiscal accountability: policy development, data analysis and interpretation of library systems: public relations, marketing, and dissemination of public information: strategic planning; and project management.

The Austin Public Library (APL) system consists of the John Henry Faulk Central Library, the Austin History Center and 20 branches. Current budget is $24.9 mil with a staff of 364 employed throughout the system. The Assistant Director will direct a staff of 75 employees. Nationally recognized, the Austin Public Library system has received numerous accolades, nationally and statewide, for excellence and innovation, including the National Library of the Year Award.

The Assistant Director of Library Support Services will be:
• An experienced executive with the ability to combine vision and innovative thinking to lead a major urban library through a critical period of growth with the building of the new central library and moving the department to be the “best managed” premier library;
• A strong leader with proven success in operating a sound fiscal program, experienced in the ability to forecast operational needs, manage large projects, evaluate program performance and analyze library issues to determine program direction and goals and initiate change;
 An effective communicator with excellent public speaking and consensus building skills to preside on boards and commissions, to address library and city policy, and be a collaborator that will forge relationships with city leaders, departments, and the community demonstrating a passion for library services
The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree plus (5) five years of progressively responsible upper management level experience in a related field of which at least two years have been in a managerial capacity. Prefer experience in governmental financing, human resources, public relations, strategic planning, and library support administration.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates must apply on line with the City of Austin at View position profile at Inquiries related to this recruitment may be directed to: Edna P. Santos 512.974-3221. Position will close August 29.

Compensation and Benefits:

The City of Austin offers a competitive salary that is negotiable depending on qualifications, an excellent health and benefits package, and retirement plan. Relocation provided.

The City of Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

Vermont Digital Newspaper Project Librarian/Library Assistant Professor

POSITION TITLE: Vermont Digital Newspaper Project Librarian / Library Assistant Professor (temporary position) / REPORTS TO: Project Director.


Reporting the Project Director at the University of Vermont, and in close collaboration with the state-wide Vermont Digital Newspaper Project Planning Group, (including colleagues at Vermont Department of Libraries, the Ilsley Public Library, the Vermont Historical Society) the Project Librarian will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination and management of the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project, including overseeing all selection, technical and administrative activities, assisting in the design and development of the project web site, monitoring budget, and managing relationships with external partners and vendors.


 Manages project staff and coordinates project workflow.
 Trains and supervises the Digital Support Specialist (1 FTE)
 Works with the VTDNP Planning Group, Advisory Committee members, the Library of Congress, partners at other institutions to develop the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project.
 In coordination with the Project Director, assists in managing the project budget.
 Prepares a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the microfilm duplication, digitization, and optical character recognition
 Works with vendors to ensure quality deliverables and negotiate budgetary issues.
 Coordinates assessment of newspaper microfilm quality and suitability for digitization.
 Oversees the selection, digitization, metadata capture, OCR, workflow control, quality control, and other activities involved in digitizing historic newspapers.
 Develops and maintains tracking system for microfilm and digital deliverables.
 Manages the development of the project website.
 Receives and edits title essays (500 words for each title digitized)
 Creates documentation, and maintains complete and accurate records of all work performed.
 Responsible for reporting of microfilm selection data and digital deliverables fulfillment.
 Delivers progress reports on specified semi-annual schedule.
 Responds to public, professional and scholarly inquiries.
 Other duties as assigned.


Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school or foreign equivalent with experience and a solid understanding of digitization and/or microfilm conversion projects, including microfilm inspection and suitability for digitization, experience with XML and standards-based metadata schemas (non-MARC and MARC) and principles governing standards in digital libraries; demonstrated project management experience; supervisory experience; knowledge of newspapers or serials, and ability to assess complex relationships between titles; quality control experience; demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail. Equally important are strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work with a variety of people; flexibility and willingness to shift priorities according to current needs; a sense of humor; commitment to professional growth. Some travel is required.


This position is funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to begin digitization of Vermont’s microfilmed newspapers. The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project, a part of the National Digital Newspaper Program developed by NEH and the Library of Congress, will digitize 100,000 Vermont newspaper pages between the years of 1836 and 1922 during the two-year grant period. Newspapers digitized as part of the grant award will be included in the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America database at


We actively seek applicants from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Faculty member will be hired at the Assistant Professor level. Salary minimum: $50,175. Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. Position open until filled; screening will begin immediately. Anticipated start date is September 15, 2010. Apply online at with letter of application, resume, and names and contact information of three professional references. Job Requisition Number 033592.

Questions about the position may be directed to: Birdie MacLennan, Vermont Digital Newspaper Project, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405. The University of Vermont is an AA/EEO employer.

A copy of the job description is available at: