Saturday, May 28, 2011

Reference and Instruction Librarian (50% time position)

Reference and Instruction Librarian (50% time position)
Thomas J. Long Business Library
University of California, Berkeley

Hiring Range: Assistant Librarian I - Associate Librarian IV
$1923.50 - $2354 per month, depending upon qualifications
This is a one-year temporary, half-time position available starting July 2011.


This half-time position reports to the Acting Head of the Long Business Library. The Reference and Instruction Librarian will:

- Provide reference and instruction services for students and faculty in the Haas School of Business.
- Develop course guides for undergraduate and MBA courses.
- Participate in collection development activities of the library, including selection of print and digital resources.

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. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.


- MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
- Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.  Willingness to work in a team environment under the direction of the acting head librarian.
- Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population.

- Experience providing reference service.
- Experience creating instructional and information materials.
- Experience teaching library instruction classes in an academic environment.
- Familiarity with business databases, including numerical products such as Datastream, SDC Platinum, WRDS, etc.

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.

DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by June 20, 2011.

For the complete position announcement and how to apply, please visit

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

Art Public Services Librarian

Northwestern University Library seeks an engaged, service-oriented professional to interact with faculty and students to coordinate public service, collection development, outreach, and planning in the fields of art, art history, architecture, photography, and design.  The Art Public Services Librarian reports to the Head of the Art Collection within the Special Libraries Division.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBLILITES:  The Art Public Services Librarian interacts with faculty and students; provides reference and research consultation; manages the reading rooms; hires, trains, and supervises student assistants; develops instructional programs, materials, and outreach services; maintains Art Collection webpages; assists with decisions regarding the preservation and reformatting of art materials; interacts with other library departments and serves on library and university committees; selects books, journals, and electronic resources in assigned collection areas.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science or the equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience; extensive knowledge of art history and literature; expertise with print and electronic resources; aptitude for teaching and training; reading knowledge of European or Asian languages is required.  Successful supervisory, training, and/or management experience in an academic art library; Master's degree in art history or a related humanities field; collection development experience; familiarity with web design and editing; familiarity with preservation and archival practices; record of professional service and/or research are preferred.  For more information, go to

TO APPLY:  Send letter of application, resume or vita, and names of three references to the attention of Roxanne Sellberg, Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services, electronically to Applications received by June 30, 2011 will receive first consideration. Northwestern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Head of Research and Instructional Services

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Position: Head of Research and Instructional Services
Reports to: Dean of Libraries

Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries seek a creative and dynamic librarian with strong leadership and managerial skills and customer service orientation for the position of Head of Research and Instructional Services.

Specific Responsibilities:
·         Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, this senior leadership position manages, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates a department of 11.5 librarians, an instructional designer and one support staff;
·         Coordinates departmental activities that include research services, instruction, e-learning, diversity, and collection development (in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Collections), a digital media studio, a funding information center, and marketing of services;
·         Facilitates a collegial work environment, evaluating needs, processes, and staffing requirements; cultivates and promotes interdepartmental communication;
·         Implements policies and procedures in accordance with new developments and emerging technologies in reference service and instruction;
·         Provides leadership and actively engages staff in working with faculty and graduate assistants as partners in the integration of information literacy into the curriculum and works with other units on campus in support of faculty teaching and student learning;
·         Serves as a member of Leadership Council and the Libraries’ Assessment Committee
·         Collaborates with colleagues in library-wide planning, budgeting, and policy development;
·         Contributes to and learns from the profession through such avenues as local, state, and national professional organizations, presentations, and publications.

Setting: Marquette University is an independent, Catholic, Jesuit doctoral-granting institution with an enrollment of 12,000 located near downtown Milwaukee. Two adjacent and connected library buildings seat 2,150 and house a 1.7 million volume collection, 300 networked resources, and over 22,000 electronic journals.

Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science
  • Five years’ (minimum) managerial experience in an academic or research library
  • Experience supervising full time staff
  • Experience with current and emerging library technologies related to the delivery of reference and instruction
  • Demonstrated knowledge of  trends and best practices in reference and instruction
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to excellence in the provision of service
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and an ability to work with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff
  • Experience with planning and implementing new services
  • Ability to interact effectively with a broad range of staff within the Libraries, the University, and in collaborative initiatives with other institutions
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and listening skills
  • Record of professional involvement at the regional and national level OR
  • Record of professional activity in areas related to position responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience supervising professional staff
  • Experience with collection development
  • Experience with assessment tools

Appointment will be made at the Associate Librarian or Librarian rank. For full consideration, submit application online by July 15, 2011 to the University’s application site:     

Collection Development Coordinator/Reference and Instruction Librarian

Collection Development Coordinator/Reference and Instruction Librarian

Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, seeks a Collection Development Coordinator/Reference and Instruction Librarian.  

This individual will provide leadership for collection development, acquisition and licensing of the print and electronic resources of the Cushwa-Leighton Library.  In collaboration with academic departments, the collection development coordinator develops and reviews collection development policies.

The successful candidate will also provide reference services, including some evening and weekend shifts shared with six other librarians.  Other responsibilities include collaborating with faculty in achieving student information literacy learning outcomes in the general education curriculum and courses for majors.  Librarians at Saint Mary’s College hold tenure track positions without rank.

Saint Mary’s college is a Catholic, four-year liberal arts institution for women located in South Bend, Indiana, with an enrollment of approximately 1600 students,

Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree in library or information science (or its equivalent) from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association.
Knowledge of collection development, including but not limited to, resource allocation, approval plan management, selection and delivery of electronic resources, and collection evaluation.
Knowledge of trends and issues in academic library collection development.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, staff and administrators in culturally diverse environment.
Enthusiasm about working in a changing environment and ability to effect change in a positive way.

Preferred Qualifications:
Professional experience working in an academic library.
Proficiency in financial management and budget planning.
Awareness of current trends in publishing, best practices in licensing, and digital library initiatives.
Experience providing reference and instruction services.
Ability to think creatively in developing services, course-integrated instruction, and outreach efforts, that meet the needs of a diverse user community.

Saint Mary's College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and seeks applications from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, those who have had multicultural experience, and those who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity.

To apply send letter of intent addressing the position, current resume, and letters from three references to Janet S. Fore, Library Director, Cushwa-Leighton Library, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN  46556.  Application materials may also be sent via email to  Review of materials will begin on June 17, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.  Preliminary interviews will be conducted at ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 24-27, 2011.

Executive Director


Become a vital part of the future—the future of library service in the Illinois heartland!  The Board of Directors of the newly formed Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) seeks an experienced and energetic leader to help take its multi-type member libraries to new levels of effectiveness—developing partnerships and sharing resources in pursuit of excellent service.
Illinois Heartland Library System ( was formed by the merger of Lewis and Clark, Lincoln Trail, Rolling Prairie and Shawnee library systems in April, 2011 under a plan approved by the Illinois State Library. The new System covers 44,322 square miles with 594 member libraries—38 Academic, 231 Public, 260 School and 65 Special—located throughout central and southern Illinois.  With a projected $18 million annual budget and 70-75 system employees, IHLS is a membership-driven organization with a vision to build on the strengths of its diverse members to create a future where all libraries and information partners collaborate to provide accessible and innovative services throughout the 58-county area.  For additional details on the region and its libraries see

Responsibilities.  As chief administrative officer, the System Executive Director reports to a 15-member Board composed of representatives from member libraries and has overall responsibility for implementing the policies and programs of the System and directing and leading all operations and activities.  Responsibilities include: organizing and administering the System’s resources to carry out its mission, vision, and strategic goals; providing effective leadership in implementing long-range planning; developing and maintaining an effective communication program; strengthening current funding sources, seeking additional revenue sources and overseeing sound financial practices; developing and maintaining effective training, consulting and continuing education programs; maintaining effective relationships with member libraries and other organizations—both public and private—such as the Illinois State Library, professional library organizations, state and federal legislators;  and representing IHLS’s interests by participating in library activities at the state and national levels.  The detailed job description can be found at

Qualifications.  A Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library program; and a minimum of eight  (8) years of progressively responsible library experience, four (4) years of which must have been in an administrative capacity.  Desired attributes, skills and abilities include: good listening skills, responsive to the needs and concerns of staff, member libraries, and communities; experience in developing an annual budget proposal linked to Board policies and priorities; proven success working with a state funding structure; vision;  an openness  to creative and innovative solutions; and a dedication to library technology innovations and efficiencies.  Experience reporting to a governing board, experience as a system director, knowledge of Illinois library systems structure, function, and relationship to the Illinois State Library are highly desirable.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $90,000-$125,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) with a competitive benefits package.

For further information, contact Dan or Jobeth Bradbury at Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, or Jobeth Bradbury, The position closes July 5, 2011.