Thursday, May 31, 2012

Digital Scholarship Librarian

Washington and Lee University invites nominations and applications for the library’s new position of Digital Scholarship Librarian (DSL).  Within a team environment, the DSL will provide vision and energy in designing discovery and delivery pathways that facilitate access to the university’s digital resources and collections. The responsibilities include overall management of digital resources, including  the library’s licensed resources and growing digital repository.  The successful candidate will guide development of digital initiatives and work with library and ITS colleagues and vendors to resolve complex issues relating to scholarly content systems. The DSL is a non-tenure track faculty position that supervises two full-time staff and a few student assistants in the library’s Technical Services Department.

Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University ( is a highly selective liberal arts college located in a beautiful area near the Shenandoah Valley.  Most states and more than fifty foreign countries are represented among its 1,750 undergraduates and 400 law students.  Washington and Lee is committed to the recruitment and retention of a broad, inclusive student body, faculty and administration that represent a wide range of interests, abilities and cultures.  Additional information about the university and its library services can be found at and

Qualifications:  An ALA accredited MLS degree or its international equivalent required, or master’s degree in information science, computer science, or related discipline with library experience. Desire three or more years of experience working in a library, preferably including responsibility for some aspect(s) of digital scholarship, digital services, production of digital resources, and/or library automation. Understanding of issues involved in developing, licensing, maintaining, and/or delivering digital collections of various types. Working knowledge of resource discovery systems and library electronic resource management systems—preferably Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) Millennium. Familiarity with MARC and RDA cataloging format and other metadata schema (e.g. Dublin Core, EAD, etc.).

TO APPLY:  Candidates will find additional information about duties and qualifications and should apply online at  Review of applications will begin on June 8, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. 

Washington and Lee University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence through diversity.  

Head of Discovery Services Librarian

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries invites applications for the position of Head of Discovery Services Librarian.

Reporting to the Director of Logistics & Resources Distribution Services and together with the Head of Collections (Access), this position will co-manage LRDS, a division-wide staff of 20+, focusing on the Discovery aspects of the Division’s work. The incumbent will continue to develop a new “technical services” paradigm through the supervision of staff and librarians involved with the cataloging/metadata workflows that enhance discovery and access of print and electronic resources, regardless of ownership, but always keeping the end-user in mind. This work requires collaboration with others across the organization engaged in related challenges. Responsibilities include contributing to leadership and vision in the design of a comprehensive, future-oriented approach to making library collections (and other materials) accessible regardless of system(s). This will involve working across divisions to collaboratively develop and coordinate the various cataloging/metadata related workflows that facilitate ubiquitous access and discovery and continuously evaluate the Libraries’ online resource discovery environment. This position, with a strong background in MARC record management and familiarity with non-MARC standards, will also contribute to the library-wide effort to research next generation ILS / Library Services Platforms. This position will facilitate the MARC metadata “clean up” associated with significant print collection migrations.

For more information, please visit

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer Committed to Achieving Excellence Through Diversity.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Associate Dean of Library Operations

Evergreen State College (Olympia, WA) seeks an Associate Dean of Library Operations.

Duties: Manage daily operations of the Library, assuring effective, efficient general services and responsive support of the instructional role of the larger organization.

Salary Range: $5,179 to $5,956 per month of full time work
Review of applications begins: 6/25/2012 

All requested application materials must be submitted in order to be considered.

For details on the application requirements and process visit: 


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Library DIrector

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library ( seeks a dynamic and experienced director with demonstrated leadership skills and professionalism, relevant library experience, excellent communication skills, and the vision and talent to take the system to the next level of excellence to better serve the community. The East Baton Rouge Parish Library System, nationally recognized as one of the top library systems in the nation, provides public library service for the City of Baton Rouge and the Parish of East Baton Rouge. Serving a population of more than 436,265 in the metropolitan area, the system consists of a Main Library and 12 branches, plus one under design and two under construction, including a new Main library. The library has a collection of 1.8 million items, and a staff allotment of 543 (379 FTE), and an annual circulation of 2.3 million. The library is funded by a tenyear 11.1 mill property tax that generates an estimated $38 million annually for the operation and maintenance of the existing system as well as a payasyougo capital improvements program. The tax is to be renewed in 2015. 

As Louisiana's Capital City, greater Baton Rouge is the largest city in Louisiana.  With both a vibrant urban environment downtown and small, friendly neighborhoods surrounding its core, Baton Rouge is a great place for both families and singles to live, work, and play. It is the home of Louisiana State University, Southern University, Baton Rouge Community College, a thriving medical community, a booming film and television industry, and an internationallyknown biomedical research complex. Located on the Mississippi River, the city has a temperate climate and is in the heart of a historically rich and diverse area with access to a wide variety of cultural and sporting opportunities.  For details on the Library, City, Parish and area see

Responsibilities.  Under the direction of the Library Board of Control, the Director is the chief administrator of the library system and has oversight responsibility for operating and maintaining the existing system, including financial management, management of library personnel, and for planning and managing the construction of new libraries. The Director must provide visionary leadership for the creation, development, and implementation of innovative service and cutting edge technology, develop effective and positive working relationships with city and community leaders, as well as build a constructive relationship with members of the media. See the EBRPL job description at for illustrative examples of general responsibilities and duties.

Qualifications. An ALAaccredited MLS or MLIS degree; five years of supervisory management and financial experience as a Director and/or Assistant Director in a medium to large library system; and certification by the Louisiana Board of Library Examiners. (Legislation has been introduced to allow a new director appointee one year in which to acquire this certification.) The ideal candidate should have demonstrated high standards of professional and personal ethical conduct, have excellent communication skills, possess the ability to work effectively with the Library Board, city administrators and staff, have experience in planning and constructing libraries, and provide visionary leadership that is grounded in the realities of proven public library service and budget constraints. The Director is expected to provide a leadership role within the Library, the community, and the library profession. The Director serves as the official representative of the Library.  Prior successful experience reporting to a governing board is highly desirable.  Additional qualifications, skills, abilities and requirements can be found on the official job announcement at

Compensation. The position offers a competitive starting salary above $100,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience) and an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or call 816-531-2468. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to or  

The position closes July 15, 2012.

East Baton Rouge Parish Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer – and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or nonjob related disability

Monday, May 21, 2012

Electronic Services Librarian

Saint Martin’s University, a private Catholic, Benedictine university located in western Washington, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Electronic Services Librarian beginning August 2012. In addition to coordinating and enhancing the library’s electronic resources and services, the Electronic Services Librarian participates in O’Grady Library’s information literacy program, providing library instruction and reference assistance in individual, classroom, and online settings. As a liaison to specific academic departments, the librarian coordinates collection development in those disciplines and provides research instruction for students. As a faculty member, the librarian is committed not only to effectiveness in carrying out his or her duties as a librarian, but also to continued professional growth and service to the University and the profession.

The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-Accredited institution, experience in web development and/or with electronic resource licensing and management, aptitude and passion for teaching and reference within a diverse educational setting, ability to work collaboratively and effectively with all library departments and university offices, and be supportive of Saint Martin’s Catholic Benedictine tradition of education. Preferred qualifications include a second master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the university, experience providing instruction and reference in an academic library, experience coordinating the implementation of new technologies to enhance library or other instructional service, and supervisory experience.

Compensation will be based on experience and qualifications, and comes with a standard benefits package.

Closing date: Open until filled. For full consideration please submit by June 11, 2012.

Please see the full job description and application procedures:

Instruction and Outreach Librarian

The Sonoma State University Library is looking for an awesome instruction and outreach librarian to join our team. This person will be creative, motivated, and inventive; someone who places students at the center.  The ideal candidate will relish the challenge of engaging students in a variety of venues, experimenting with new pedagogical approaches, and collaborating widely, an individual with an entrepreneurial spirit who can thrive in an always "beta" world.  Key traits include the ability to work in a shared decision-making environment, a talent for moving gracefully between a variety of public services activities, a passion for leadership and learning, and a sense of humor and fun.

The University Library in the Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center is located just 50 miles north of San Francisco in beautiful Sonoma County. It offers a dynamic learning environment, valuable information resources, and a state-of-the-art automated retrieval system.

As a faculty member, librarians are expected to take a leading role in campus activities and governance.  Scholarship plus service to the campus and community are expected.  This position requires an ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS, or equivalent.

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

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

For more information about the University Library, go to:

Deadline for applications is Friday, June 15, 2012.

Sonoma State is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Science Librarian

Amherst College seeks a Science Librarian to teach in the library’s program of course-integrated research instruction and do outreach to faculty, students, and departments in the sciences. 

Before applying, please see for the full job description.

A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please make sure that you have read the job description and that your candidacy meets the required education and experience qualifications.  Applications that do not meet the required qualifications would not be considered.

To apply online, please visit our web site 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.

Business & Data Librarian

State University of New York at Geneseo seeks a service-oriented, enthusiastic and energetic individual to provide reference, library instruction, scholarly communications and outreach in an active liberal arts environment.  This librarian will primarily serve as liaison to the AACSB-accredited and highly ranked School of Business, in addition to other academic departments within the social sciences.  Major responsibilities will include:
  • General and subject-specific reference assistance in the social sciences with particular emphasis in business and statistics/data sources (e.g.,,, etc.)
  • Liaison, providing outreach to academic, student services and community programs in the School of Business , as well as various social sciences, including; Geography, Political Science & International Relations, etc.
  • Participation in and development of specialized information literacy instruction for the School of Business and social sciences
  • Participation in the library's general instruction program for undergraduates
  • Engagement in collection development and information resources management in the aforementioned departments, including a small government documents collection
  • Participation (in collaboration with other library and academic departments) in digital and scholarly communication projects, and collaborative programs with; Student Ambassadors from the Center for Inquiry, Discovery and Leadership, the Charles L. VanArsdale Endowed Chair for Entrepreneurship and Small Business, the Small Business Development Center (SUNY Geneseo) and the Chamber of Commerce (Geneseo)
  • Management of data sets including:
    • Providing reference and research support in retrieving statistical data and quantitative/qualitative data sets
    • Serving as library liaison for advising on the acquisition of data sets for campus use
    • In tandem with the Digital Scholarship Librarian, support digital library initiatives such as statistical data repository creation at a campus level
This is a 12-month, full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Senior Assistant Librarian level with attendant expectations for professional competence, service and scholarship.  Initial appointment is for two years.  Some evening and weekend work is required.

* Master's degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent;
* Strong commitment to enhancing service through teamwork and responsiveness to faculty, students, and colleagues;
* Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and project management skills;
* Commitment to providing high-quality public service within a flexible and continually evolving academic library environment

* Degree in business or statistics or experience in a business/corporate library;
* Experience using social science data sources and government document publications;
* Commitment to the instructional mission of the academic library;
* Previous teaching experience in library research methods or other relevant subject areas;
* Academic reference desk experience;
* Knowledge of and comfort with many forms of technology, including software such as SPSS.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications/experience. Comprehensive benefits package included.

SUNY Geneseo is a highly selective public liberal arts college with approximately 5000 students.  The campus is located in the historic village of Geneseo in the Finger Lakes region of Western New York, just south of Rochester.  The college is consistently ranked by several rating services as being among the best public undergraduate institutions in the country.  Geneseo is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.

Apply online at and submit a letter of application, resume, and name/title/contact information of 3 professional references. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Review begins June 8, 2012.

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks.

Questions may be directed to:
Kimberly Davies-Hoffman
Coordinator of Instruction & Reference Services
Milne Library, SUNY Geneseo
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Positions at University of California, Riverside

Cataloging and Digital Initiatives Librarian

The University Libraries, University of California, Riverside.  The Water Resources Collections and Archives (WRCA) (formerly Water Resources Center Archives) invites applications for its position of Cataloging and Digital Initiatives Librarian. The candidate will work closely with WRCA Director to enhance and expand WRCA’s digital collections and catalog digital materials.  The candidate will assist with aspects of collection development and providing public services to a diverse clientele.  Position will remain open until filled.  See announcement with application instructions at:

Instruction Coordinator/Reference Librarian
The University of California, Riverside seeks a proven innovative and visionary Instruction Coordinator/Reference Librarian to lead and expand its library instruction program.
The candidate will plan, develop, coordinate, promote, assess, and participate in the Rivera Library’s user education and instructional programs in the humanities and social sciences. The candidate will provide reference service and research consultation to a diverse user community, and serve as subject specialist for one or more subject areas in the humanities.  Final date for receipt of applications is July 15, 2012.  See announcement with application instructions at:

Executive Director – Stark County (Oh) District Library

Join the Stark County District Library ( in Inspiring Ideas, Enriching Lives and Creating Community.  The Board of Trustees of the Stark County District Library—a winner of the National Medal for library service, one of the best 100 libraries in the U.S. according to the HAPLR rating, and a Library Journal 5 Star library—seeks a dynamic and energetic new leader.  With a dedicated levy and a budget of $14.3 million SCDL serves the 240,105 of the District through the Main Library, nine branches, two Bookmobiles, two Kidmobiles, and active outreach and programming services. More than 1.4 million people visit the Stark County District Library each year and borrow 3.5 million items.  SCDL is one of the nine largest library systems in the state of Ohio, serving 12 local school districts. Headquartered in Canton in northeastern Ohio, the City of Canton and surrounding Stark County provide its residents with many benefits of big-city living while maintaining its charm as a medium-sized Midwestern community. Canton is home to such well-known national landmarks as the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame, the William McKinley Presidential Library/National Monument, and the National First Ladies Library and Research Center. The area also boasts a vibrant arts community--the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Canton Ballet, and Canton Museum of Art all give residents a place to experience art and culture from around the world, while a growing local artists' community is quickly becoming well-known as a dynamic presence in the region. World-class hospitals and five area universities contribute a great deal to residents' high quality of life, while the natural beauty of public parks and green spaces allow residents  some time away from the hustle and bustle of city living. With the cost of real estate well below the national average, Stark County is as affordable as it is enjoyable.  For additional information on the Library, Stark County and the area see SCDL Links,

Responsibilities. The Executive Director reports to a seven-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Stark County Commissioners and the Court of Common Pleas. The Director's major responsibilities are implementing Library policy by recommending, designing, directing, supervising and evaluating an active program of information services, educational opportunities, and cultural activities for the citizens of the District. Specific responsibilities include: administering the overall library program in accordance with Library policies and within the confines of local, state and federal laws; overseeing the preparation of budgets for the library in cooperation with the Fiscal Officer and executing those budgets in a fiscally responsible manner; seeking alternative funding sources for library programs and services;  planning and implementing the library's capital program including technology and buildings; providing leadership for strategic planning and implementation of contemporary library services and collections  that meets the diverse needs of the community; representing and promoting the library in a variety of venues organizations and activities within the community; and advocating for libraries and library issues at the local, state and national level.  See for the complete job description.

Qualifications.  The position requires an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science, at least five years of library management or management experience, and excellent writing and communication skills. Applicant must have knowledge of cutting edge library practices, be comfortable with technology, be open and adaptable, be vision-oriented, and have strong personal and collaborative skills.  Prior experience reporting to and working effectively with a governing board and experience working in a union environment is highly desirable. 

Compensation. A starting salary from $110,000 (dependent on experience and qualifications) and a competitive benefits package.

For further information, contact Dan Bradbury,  or Jobeth Bradbury,, at Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates. Apply via email above with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or pdf attachments. The position closes July 1, 2012.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Research and Education Librarian

Located in culturally diverse, historic, and dynamic Richmond, Virginia, convenient to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the recreation destinations of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Commonwealth University is one of Virginia's largest universities and among the nation's leading research institutions. The VCU Libraries, one of Virginia’s outstanding research library systems, advances the University’s teaching, research, service, and patient care mission with holdings exceeding 2.3 million volumes, 61,000 serials, 500,000 e-books, and nationally prominent collections in the health and biological sciences, social work, the arts, the history of medicine, and comic and book arts.
The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position Research and Education Librarian at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences. The VCU Libraries seeks an energetic, knowledgeable, and technologically capable individual who will support the teaching, research, outreach, and user support missions of the VCU Libraries on the MCV Campus. The incumbent will develop and deliver Web-based tutorials, workshops, and classroom programs that teach research skills, promote information literacy, and enhance the student experience at VCU.  The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.


Reporting to the Associate Director, Research and Education, the Research and Education Librarian will develop and provide instruction, research, and outreach support for the VCU Medical Center.  Guide faculty, staff, and students in the effective use of library services and resources to support evidence based practice. Apply adult learning theories, principles, and practices to support teaching and learning. Deliver library instruction using technology tools including course management systems, web conferencing systems, audience response systems, mobile devices, and podcasts. Serve as a liaison to a specified health sciences program or school at the VCU Medical Center. Provide in-depth and on demand research consultations for individuals and small groups. The Research and Education Librarian will be an active member of the library’s education and outreach programs, teaching general orientation sessions, course-integrated instruction and workshops; developing course content and instructing students in the classroom; leading tours and staffing outreach and orientation events. Assume a leadership role in developing and coordinating special programs as needed.  The Research and Education Librarian is expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with the VCU Libraries are evaluated, and promoted, on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.


Required: ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline.  Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
 Preferred: Experience working in an academic health sciences library setting. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning in graduate and professional education. Experience teaching to a variety of audience levels. Strong knowledge of Web 2.0 and emerging instructional methods and technologies. Knowledge of current and emerging trends in teaching and learning in academic library instruction. Experience searching relevant resources such as PubMed, Web of Science, and CINAHL to assist with literature reviews, systematic reviews, and mediated searching. Demonstrated success in the application of technology to support student learning and familiarity with Web authoring tools. Understanding of scholarly communications and an awareness of national trends in scholarly publishing. Experience in evaluating and using electronic resources.  Ability to work independently as well as with a team.  Strong service orientation.  Excellent presentation and public speaking skills. Ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities under pressure. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Flexibility and adaptability for work in an evolving, fast-paced environment. Willingness to seek membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).


Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Libraries

Virginia Commonwealth University is Virginia’s largest research university, enrolling over 32,000 students. Located in Richmond, Virginia (, it is classified by Carnegie as Research University (very high research activity), VCU offers 40 doctoral, 67 masters, 3 professional, and 60 baccalaureate degree programs. Twenty-seven of VCU's graduate, professional programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the nation, with 21 programs ranking in the top 25 and two programs — sculpture and nurse anesthesia — ranked number one. Over 1,900 faculty comprise the University's teaching force. Research strengths at the University include health and life sciences, education, engineering, social work, behavioral sciences, public affairs, advertising and design, and the fine arts. Sponsored research funding totals over $230 million, placing VCU among the top 100 research institutions in the United States. VCU’s strategic plan ( embraces an acceleration in the growth of VCU’s library system and includes a new Master Site Plan that envisions additions to both library facilities operated by the VCU Libraries. An off-site storage facility was completed 2010 and major renovations to create a Learning Commons in Cabell Library opened summer 2010.  A major space planning study for library facilities is underway.
Libraries at Virginia Commonwealth University (including the James Branch Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus and the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences on the MCV Campus) employ 47 professionals and 73 support staff with an annual budget exceeding $16.6 million. VCU also operates programs in Doha, Qatar, including a library supporting the program there; Northern Virginia; and in various additional locations throughout the U.S. and the world. The VCU Libraries is a Resource Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, SPARC, CNI, BioMed Central, and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), a statewide networking consortium for shared access to electronic and print resources. The VCU Libraries uses a suite of products from Ex Libris in addition to CONTENTdm and DSpace as the foundation of its system architecture to enhance access to its collections and services. It is in the process of adopting Primo as its discovery layer and has been selected by Ex Libris as an early adopter for Alma, its next generation cloud-based system for library management.
The VCU Medical Center is mainly located on the MCV Campus in historic Court End, near the government and financial centers of the city. The campus includes the schools of allied health professions, dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy as well as the VCU Health System (VCUHS). An independent school of public health is being formed; when complete, VCU will be one of only six universities nationally with a fully comprehensive health sciences campus. VCUHS includes an 820-bed hospital (MCV Hospitals), outpatient clinics, a 600-physician-faculty group practice and nearly 200 specialty areas, many of national and international renown. It also includes the Massey Cancer Center, Virginia's first NCI-designated cancer center. In addition to multidisciplinary centers for cancer, cardiology, neurosurgery, and transplantation, the VCUHS offers virtually every form of contemporary medical service.
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $45, 000 annually. This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position. Normal faculty benefits apply, including 24 vacation days annually and choice of retirement and annuity plans. For more information about benefits, see
For more information about the VCU Libraries, please visit our home page at Review of applications will begin June 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications must be received prior to June 30, 2012. Submit cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:
Pamela H. Fraga
Assistant to the University Librarian
VCU Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University
901 Park Avenue
PO Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
804-828-0151 (fax)

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Research and Instructional Services Librarian

Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries seeks a Research and Instructional Services Librarian. The successful candidate will provide general and specialized reference assistance and will participate in library instruction, collection management, and other liaison services for the Department of English, including coordination of freshman English library sessions.  This position reports to the Head of Research and Instructional Services.

  • Provide a variety of user-centered services for faculty and students including orientation to library resources, library instruction, and research support.
  • Engage in collaborations with faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum.
  • Collaborate with English Faculty, Library Faculty, and an Instructional Designer to develop online learning objects to support freshman English courses.
  • Provide reference service at the library’s Information Desk.
  • Engage in collection management duties for English.
  • Contribute to and learn from the profession through such avenues as local, state, and national professional organizations, presentations, and publications

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • MLS from an ALA accredited Institution
  • Knowledge of current trends and methodologies in humanities research and scholarly communication
  • Experience creating web-based instructional and informational materials
  • Ability to use educational technology effectively and to adapt to technological and organizational change
  • Experience providing instruction or training
  • Experience with assessment tools and techniques
  • Strong commitment to patron service and support
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to work with colleagues in collaborative and team
  • environments as well as independently
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and an ability to work with a diverse student
  • body, faculty, and staff
  • Commitment to professional development

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Bachelor’s degree in English
  • Experience developing online learning objects
  • Demonstrated liaison experience in an academic library setting
  • Collection management experience

Appointment at Assistant or Associate Librarian rank.

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, 500 networked resources, and over 22,000 electronic journals.

For full consideration submit application online by June 15, 2012 to the university’s application site:

Library Instruction Fellowship

Responsibilities:   The Library Instruction Fellowship is a two-year fellowship that offers a recent graduate the opportunity to work in a research library on diverse activities supporting instruction and information literacy initiatives.  As a member of the Liaison Services Department, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing instruction in face-to-face and online environments.  This fellowship position will help further the goals of the instruction program by working collaboratively with liaison librarians and the Coordinator of Undergraduate Instruction in the planning, teaching, and assessment of instruction sessions, with a particular focus on lower-level undergraduate classes.  There will be a strong emphasis on utilizing active learning techniques and classroom assessment techniques.  This fellow will have opportunities to assist in outreach events, training, creating  LibGuides, tutorials, class materials, and serve as a member of the Instruction Management Committee.  In addition, this fellow will participate in some other departmental activities such as reference services.  The position reports to the Head of Liaison Services for Instruction & Outreach.

The UH Libraries’ Strategic Directions 2010-2013 focuses on supporting research and scholarly productivity, building dynamic partnerships, fostering academic success through innovative services, and enhancing user experience through technology.  The complete document is available at:  The Strategic Directions draw on and support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University (  We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.

·      Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, conferred within the last 24 months
·      Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration skills
·      Demonstrated interest or coursework in library instruction  
·      Knowledge of active learning techniques and assessment practices
·      Reference or classroom teaching experience
Salary:  $44,000 to $46,000 anticipated hiring range, depending on qualifications.  Excellent benefits package, including health coverage; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hrs/week; no state or local income tax.

Library Information:  The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and the Texas Digital Library.  The Libraries hold over 2.1 million volumes.  Total staff includes 48 professionals and approximately 110 support staff.  Additional information available at:

General Information:  The University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment exceeding 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies.  The University of Houston has been recognized as one of the best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review and is included in its guidebook, The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition. Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation. 

Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico.  It enjoys a very reasonable cost of living and was rated eighth among livable North American cities by Places Rated Almanac.

For additional information, including information about Houston's housing market, flourishing arts scene, and entertainment offerings, please see the My Houston site: and the Greater Houston Partnership site at:

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Send letter of application, names and contact information for 3 references, and resume to Damon Camille, Training, Assessment, and Statistics Coordinator, University of Houston, 114 University Libraries, Houston, Texas 77204-2000.  Applications may also be submitted by email to:  Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or