Friday, November 30, 2012

Access Services Librarian

The University of Denver’s Penrose Library is seeking an innovative, dynamic, and service-oriented leader for the position of Access Services Librarian. Responsible for the planning, coordination, and administration of Access Services, an extended-hours set of programs, the Access Librarian directs a wide variety of Access Services projects related to technology, space planning, and patron services, while managing and implementing related policies, including copyright. Competitive salary. Applications received by January 2, 2013 will receive first consideration. To apply for this position, please visit our website at . 

The University of Denver is an EEO/AA Employer.

Associate University Librarian And Director Of Digital Initiatives & Collaborative Services

Salary Based on Qualifications
Annual Salary Range $100,000 - $155,000
This is a full-time appointment available starting May 2013.

The University of California at Berkeley invites applications for the position of Associate University Librarian (AUL) and Director of Digital Initiatives & Collaborative Services.  This position is central to Berkeley's goal of enhanced access to library resources for users on campus and off campus. Drawing upon expertise from across the Berkeley Library, campus partners, and UC System, the AUL supports Berkeley’s dynamic, research-intensive environment.   As the primary technology planner for the Library, the AUL sets policy and strategic directions to ensure the Library maintains a reliable, scalable, and sustainable technology infrastructure; robust computing services for library users and library staff; vibrant web services, and expanding digital initiatives.  The AUL also provides leadership and direction for the policies and services related to other collaborations reaching beyond the Berkeley campus such as the UC Berkeley Library Interlibrary Services and the Northern Regional Library Facility shared by the five northern UC campuses.  With the tools to shape access to both legacy collections and newly digitized ones, the AUL will be an architect of new models for networked information.

Along with other members of the Library’s senior management team, this AUL is responsible for enhancing the vision of the Library as an exemplar of research, scholarship, learning, teaching, and collaboration; establishing a clear direction for the future of the Library as an integrated system; directing operations of one or more divisions of the Library; serving as a fair, progressive leader to the Library’s staff; leading library-wide discussions and decision-making; creating and communicating Library policies; as well as gaining and leveraging resources for maximum impact on the Library. The Library seeks a person with proven experience as well as fresh ideas.


The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premiere public universities.  In a highly-diverse and intellectually-rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and 2,000 faculty. 
The Library comprises 20 campus libraries – including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries.  With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills. Through creative arrangements with other research libraries and foreign countries, the Library continues to explore new roles and approaches for academic research libraries. 

The Library has a current operations budget of approximately $39 million with approximately 380 FTE employees. The Library is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI).  Berkeley actively partners with the California Digital Library (CDL) and manages the system-wide Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF) at the nearby Richmond Field Station.


The AUL has the responsibility for developing library initiatives that enhance access to, discovery of, and usability of resources within and beyond our collections. To this end, the AUL works collaboratively with library staff (from areas such as public services, systems, and collection services), faculty, students, campus units, the California Digital Library, our sister UC campuses, and other partners in order to innovate, design, develop, and support tools, approaches, and processes to effectively meet the needs of novice users and advanced researchers.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL and Director of Digital Initiatives & Collaborative Services:
  • establishes criteria of excellence and effectiveness for all aspects of our Library’s digital library initiatives, web sites and services, virtual services, workstations and information technology infrastructure;
  • mobilizes and supports Library staff to meet those criteria through shared processes and practices;
  • provides campus-wide leadership and serves as primary spokesperson for the Library’s digital strategy and services to faculty, students, and other library patrons;
  • contributes to the development of local, regional and national strategies in areas such as digitization, digital curation, digital preservation, data management, e-research, and discovery services;
  • participates in fundraising and grant writing, and manages resources secured through these efforts;
  • supervises and provides strategic direction for several departments including Digital Applications and Publishing, Workstation Support, Interlibrary Services, and the Northern Regional Library Facility (approximately four direct reports and 60 FTE personnel).

The AUL provides leadership in coordinating and defining system requirements and priorities for Library-wide projects and initiatives, and sets Library-wide policy and protocols related to web services, technology support, and infrastructure which help shape the work of subject liaisons, access and technology specialists, and library support personnel.  The AUL also provides leadership for research services related to data, information systems, and related aspects of e-research across disciplines.

To ensure shared planning and problem solving, the AUL works collaboratively with library staff, faculty, and other campus partners from a wide range of departments, disciplines, and specializations.  The AUL represents the Berkeley Library in projects with the California Digital Library and other partner institutions as we explore new ways to strengthen collaborative services, shared collections, and co-investments of resources to support research, teaching, and learning.   
As a member of the Berkeley Library’s senior management team, the AUL  shares decision-making authority for personnel actions, resource management for the Library’s budget, and development of policies for all library operations and services. In addition to representing the Library with University, regional, and national bodies, the AUL contributes to the library and information science profession through publications, formal presentations, and participation in professional organizations.


  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school, equivalent degree (such as in a field associated with information systems, information management, or computer science), and/or demonstrated experience managing digital services in a research library
  • proven leadership experience successfully managing departments, teams, and projects in a complex, multi-functional library environment
  • demonstrated experience designing and/or managing library systems (such as internal networks and staff/public workstations, integrated library system, library servers, digital rights management systems, repositories, digitization services, document delivery systems, data management, etc)
  • demonstrated experience developing, implementing, and assessing services
  • knowledge of policies, practices, tools, and trends related to the publication, preservation, and sharing of content in digital formats
  • knowledge of issues and trends related to discoverability, accessibility, and usability of information resources, especially in a campus environment of shared services
  • superior interpersonal skills evidenced in success as a team builder in an academic setting
  • demonstrated strong commitment to user-centered services for all constituencies
  • ability to work creatively and collaboratively in a complex environment
  • experience participating in and/or managing grant-funded projects
  • strong commitment to staff engagement and development, including the recruitment of a diverse workforce
  • superior analytical, organizational, problem solving, and communication skills.

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

DEADLINE Consideration will be given to applications received by December 19, 2012.

Submit applications online at  Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names, and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position.
Send inquiries to:
Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510)642-3778
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Digital Initiatives Librarian - Senior Assistant Librarian

Full-time, permanent, tenure-track position

California State University, Fresno is a learning-centered University. We believe learning thrives when a strong and active commitment to diversity is shared by all. This is because learning can only take place in a climate where differing points of view are welcome, and diversity of all kinds is valued by everyone.
  • Fresno State has been recognized by the Federal government as an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).
  • Fresno State has been recognized in the Community Engagement classification by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
  • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience. Please refer to the Salary Schedule for more information ( /salary_charts/librarians.html)
  • This position is part of a University-wide Cohort that collaborates on research related to water issues in Central California.

Position Characteristics: The Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno seeks an innovative, versatile, and team-oriented librarian to join us in enhancing the library's growing digital assets and initiatives and supporting and collaborating with campus partners. The successful candidate will join a university-wide cohort of faculty that will develop and support teaching, research, and outreach initiatives that focus on water quality, technology, and management, including a new interdisciplinary Master's degree in water resource management. Working with library faculty, in close collaboration with the Water Cohort group, the Digital Initiatives Librarian will lead the design, creation, and maintenance of multiple library digital projects, most notably the Waterways Archive, a digital geo-portal which will eventually serve the entire campus and region. This position will include significant responsibilities collaborating with campus faculty to support scholarship, teaching and student success through information literacy instruction, research support, library digital initiatives, collection management, scholarly publishing and academic data curation. Responsibilities include: Participating in activities related to acquiring, organizing, and providing access to the Library's digital resources; Developing and implementing appropriate metadata strategies to enhance discovery, management, and presentation of digital collections; Coordinating and leading the continued development of the Library's institutional repository and other digital projects; Participating on teams comprised of library faculty and staff that actively reach out to and engage designated colleges and departments; Engaging in course-related information literacy instruction and integration of digital content into the curriculum and the campus learning management system.

Academic Preparation: One of the following: American Library Association accredited Master of Information Studies or Science, Master of Information, Master of Librarianship, Master of Library and Information Studies, or Master of Art/Master of Science in Library Science or Information Studies.

Teaching Or Other Experience: This position requires experience and knowledge required to perform the duties of a Digital Initiatives Librarian as described above; demonstrated experience with one or more web programming languages (e.g. PHP, Perl or Python), web markup languages (e.g. HTML, CSS, XML and XSLT), and analytics software; and knowledge of current models, practices, and tools used by academic libraries for the access and discovery of digital resources. Preference will be given to candidates with some or all of the following: experience working with content management systems; experience working with learning management systems; demonstrated experience with digital technologies, applying digital standards, employing appropriate metadata schema/markup standards and using controlled vocabularies; experience with library web applications such as link resolvers and modern discovery systems; familiarity with developing web interfaces using recommended best practices from the Americans with Disabilities Act; experience working with library OPAC systems; demonstrated interest in information literacy and teaching, especially in an academic library; a publishing record and record of involvement in professional activities; expertise or interest in water quality, technology, and management; knowledge of U.S. water history and policy, especially within the context of California history and the history of the San Joaquin Valley.

Other Requirements: This position may require the satisfactory completion of a background check. This may include, submitting fingerprints to the LiveScan Print Services, and evidence of degree(s) and/or certification(s) at or prior to the appointment. California State University, Fresno publishes an Annual Safety and Security/Fire Safety Report in October. This report is provided in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act, and California Education Code section 67380. The report includes three calendar years of select campus crime statistics and it includes security policies and procedures for the campus. Applicants, students, and employees can obtain a copy of this report from the web site: or by contacting the Campus Police Department.

Equal Employment Opportunity: California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.

Application Instructions: Please go to to complete the online application and attach the following electronically: 1) Cover letter addressing the position requirements; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) Contact information for three professional references; 4) Unofficial transcripts. Please note that finalists will be required to submit three current letters of reference and official transcripts. For questions, please contact: Tammy Lau, Search Committee Chair; Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno; 5200 North Barton Avenue M/S ML34, Fresno, CA 93740-8014; Phone: (559) 278-2595; Email address:

Open Until Filled: To ensure the full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by 1/4/2013. Searches automatically close on 4/1/2013 if not filled.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires the University to inform you that we can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and authorization to accept employment.

General Information:
California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to offer high quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines at the doctoral level. The current enrollment is approximately 20,000 students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, education, industry, business and government. The university was one of the first US Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its new Community Engagement Classification.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within easy driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, Lake Tahoe, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tenure Track Faculty Position

The EWU Libraries at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position to begin in 2013. Position is available as of July 1st, 2013, or other date as negotiated.

This position is an 11-month tenure-track library faculty appointment to perform professional responsibilities in librarianship, scholarship, and service. Responsibilities in librarianship will focus on reference and instruction activities at the Riverpoint Campus Library, with liaison responsibilities to the College of Business and Public Administration.

Position Responsibilities:

o Serves as the subject specialist for management, accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management information systems, health services administration, public administration, and urban and regional planning.

o Delivers instruction in the use of information resources supporting programs in the College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) programs on the Riverpoint and Cheney campuses and at other EWU sites as requested. Prepares user guides and training materials for business and public administration. Supports library and CBPA initiatives related to educational technologies and online and distance learning.

o Serves as liaison librarian to CBPA faculty. Assists faculty in developing library assignments that contribute to student learning outcomes for their programs. Promotes awareness of library services and programs to the departments. Contributes to the overall provision of library services in cooperation with other liaison librarians.

o Provides specialized business and public administration reference on demand. Provides general assistance to all library patrons at the reference desk and online as scheduled. Schedule is likely to include evenings due to the predominance of CBPA evening classes at Riverpoint. Schedule may include weekends.

o Actively engages with EWU faculty and students to identify and meet their information needs in an evolving information environment.

o Demonstrates a strong commitment to service and instruction.

o Participates in library committees and working groups. Collaborates with colleagues and clients across the university and the region. Participates in providing library services to members of the Washington State University community at the shared Riverpoint campus.

Position is open until further notice. To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application materials through our online faculty portal located at

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Minimum Qualifications:

o MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution.

o At least three years of successful post-MLS/MLIS professional library experience gained within the past ten years.

o Ability to meet tenure requirements as outlined in the Library Plan (

o Demonstrated high level of written and oral communication, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills. Ability to collaborate effectively.

o Mastery of technologies relevant to providing library services, including Microsoft Office applications in a Windows environment.

o Demonstrated ability to adapt to rapidly changing environments and technologies.

o Demonstrated knowledge of library resources for business research.

o Demonstrated reference and instruction skills, and the ability to use the Internet and Web-based resources effectively.

o Additionally, candidates must demonstrate interest, experience and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity.


Candidates must meet all of the qualifications listed herein for Librarian II. Additionally, candidates must also offer additional qualifications that match one of the two options listed below:

(a) A second master's degree or the doctorate in librarianship or equivalent degree *and* at least six years or more of successful professional experience.


(b) Candidates who lack the second master's degree or the doctorate in librarianship or equivalent degree, shall have at least nine years of successful professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
o Business library experience or a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in a CBPA-related field.

o A record of obtaining external funding.


Head, Marvin A Pomerantz Business Library

(Specialist [II] or Expert [III] Librarian)

Position Description: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian and Director, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and Branch Libraries, the incumbent is responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing a vision for the Business Library that is housed in and supports the Tippie College of Business’ vision for education, research and service.
  • Providing liaison services for the College of Business including reference, research, instruction, scholarly communications, data curation planning and related responsibilities for the disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, management and organizations, management sciences, entrepreneurship and marketing.
  • Assisting undergraduate, graduate and professional students in the use and critical evaluation of information resources and necessary information management skills.
  • Collecting, managing and maintaining business and economics publications and resources in all formats.
  • Supervising 1 librarian and 1.8FTE support staff and various students, requiring competent and effective hiring, training, communication, coaching, performance management, conflict management, and recognition skills.
  • Overseeing the day-to day-operations of the Business Library including space planning, staffing and services such as circulation, document delivery and reserves.
  • Interacting with appropriate Main Library personnel, Physical Plant Maintenance staff, and College of Business staff to maintain facilities and equipment for the use, preservation, and conservation of materials in the Pomerantz Business Library.
  • Participating in University Libraries initiatives by serving on Libraries’ and University committees and contributing to other relevant activities and events such as strategic planning.
  • Contributing to and learning from the profession through such avenues as local, state and national professional organizations and publications.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in library & information science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with emerging trends in librarianship.
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively and sensitively with library and university colleagues, faculty, students, researchers, and donors.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.
  • Three years of professional experience to qualify at the Librarian II level plus demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate’s value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.
  • Six years of professional experience to qualify at the Librarian III level plus evidence of continuing achievement, particularly at a national level, in an area or areas of professional interest that will enhance his/her value to the Libraries, the University, the profession of librarianship, or the scholarly community.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in a Business Library
  • Experience providing instruction and reference services
  • Experience supervising staff and students
  • Knowledge of primary resources for a Business clientele
  • Knowledge of scholarly communication and open access initiatives

Universal Competencies
Positive Impact/Achieving Results: Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.

Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.

Collaboration and Embracing Diversity: Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, nationalities, genders, ages, etc.

Salary and appointment: Appointment will be made at the Specialist or Expert Librarian level, depending on qualifications. Salary ranges: Specialist Librarian $47,133 - $59,987; Expert Librarian $57,502-$73,184. Start date is negotiable. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, 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, which includes the Business Library. 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 close to a million 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.

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, CRL, 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.

The University of Iowa is home to the Writers’ Workshop, the oldest graduate creative writing program in the country, and the blueprint for many of the creative writing programs that now thrive on campuses worldwide. It is also home to the International Writing Program where, since 1967, over a thousand writers from more than 120 countries have participated. The University has recently instituted a program in creative writing in Spanish. Finally, UNESCO designated Iowa City as the world’s third City of Literature in 2008.

Iowa City is a community of some 68,000 people (more than 150,000 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, 33% of the students are minority, with 17% identifying as African-American, 9% as Latino/Hispanic, 7% as Asian-American, and .4% as Native American during the 2011/12 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 61878. Applications must be received by December 26, 2012.


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

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Liaison Librarian to the Sciences

Grand Valley State University Libraries seek an energetic and collegial applicant for the position of liaison librarian to the sciences: Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

Liaison librarians at GVSU provide library instruction, consultation services, collection management, and outreach to students and faculty in their assigned areas. Liaisons also contribute to the growth of a library-wide scholarly communications program. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to student success, an understanding of the university's mission and the ability to work collaboratively and independently within a dynamic team-based organization.

GVSU librarians are full members of the university faculty. They must possess the potential to fulfill the requirements for promotion and tenure, and are expected to engage in scholarship and professional development, service to the institution and profession, and institutional governance.

Applications from entry-level candidates will be considered. Qualified applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

A complete position description, as well as required and preferred qualifications and application information, can be found at Review of applications begins December 10, 2012. GVSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Dean, University Libraries (UL)

The University of Akron invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, University Libraries (UL).  The University seeks an active, visible leader with a clear vision of the role of the library in meeting the needs of 21st century students and faculty, and who is able to communicate clearly and compellingly the value that the libraries provide to the academic experience.

The successful candidate will have a clear understanding about how to create, preserve, and deliver library content to a diverse audience of students, faculty, and staff and will have a vision and character to inspire continued and inclusive excellence.
The dean will work closely with faculty to support teaching and learning by developing new services to enhance the student experience and support the entire research lifecycle.
The dean is expected to promote professional development of faculty and staff and work with faculty tenure and promotion in a collective bargaining environment.

The UL dean reports to the VP and Provost/Chief Operating Office, serves on the University’s leadership team, and is centrally involved in realizing an ambitious vision for the University’s future Vision 2020 and for carrying out the mission of the University Libraries Strategic Plan.

About The University of Akron:

The University of Akron offers more than 300 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate and law degree programs – with accreditations by 35 professional agencies. With nearly 30,000 students and $65 million in research expenditures, UA is among the nation's strongest public universities focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment in community and economic growth.  Programs are targeted to diverse groups of learners, including full-time, part-time and on-line students, veterans, and adults returning to the classroom. The distinctive Akron Experience enhances post-graduate success through internships and co-ops, academic research (both undergraduate and graduate), study abroad, on-campus student employment, and service projects.

The Libraries:
The University Libraries provides state-of-the-art access to broad and diverse scholarly resources and innovative technologies to empower users to evaluate their information needs, identify and access reliable sources, and successfully transform information into knowledge. The UL dean has administrative responsibility for three facilities—Bierce Library, the Science and Technology Library, and Archival Services—and works productively with other campus information providers, including Wayne College, the Law Library, the Center for the History of Psychology, the University Press, and Learning Technologies & Scholar/Learner Services. The University of Akron is a founding member of OhioLINK, and the dean is expected to take a leadership role in setting a dynamic direction for the consortium while fostering other consortial relationships.

The dean will maintain the trajectory of relevance and responsiveness that began with the recently established learning commons: spaces have been renovated and services have been enhanced to better support users in knowledge discovery and knowledge creation. The successful candidate should have an understanding of the role of academic libraries as place, because he or she will lead the extensive renovation of Bierce Library in the next phase of the University’s Landscape for Learning initiative

  • An ALA accredited MLS degree or other appropriate academic preparation and a record of distinguished scholarly and professional achievement qualifying the applicant for tenure at the rank of full professor; advanced degree preferred;
  • At least ten years of experience within research or university libraries, including five or more of administrative experience in a supervisory role; strategic leadership experience preferred;
  • Proven managerial ability in a complex organizational setting, including the efficient and creative management of human, fiscal, and physical resources, and the continued promotion of effective communication within the organization;
  • The public presence to be an effective spokesperson for the libraries and the ability to attract philanthropic support;
  • A capacity for developing and sustaining relationships with administrators, deans, faculty, staff, and students is essential, as is the ability to represent the University effectively for purposes of outreach, development, and inter-institutional cooperation;
  • An understanding of scholarly research and current trends in scholarly publication and a demonstrated ability to envision and realize the library’s role in research and publication.

It is anticipated that the Dean will assume office no later than July 1, 2013.  The position is open until filled. 

Applicants should list at least three references on their application.

For complete details and to apply please Job ID#7612.    The University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Health Informatics Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty Position

School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

We are seeking an exceptional open-rank candidate to join the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) with the expectation of directly engaging in and supporting the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP). The candidate will have substantial research and teaching experiences and demonstrated competencies in one or more of the foundational areas of SILS and CHIP. The foundational areas include human-computer interaction, systems analysis, data management and preservation, and data analytics. Candidates with demonstrated experiences in health informatics with a strong linkage to one or more of these foundational areas will be given preference.

SILS has a reputation as a nexus of researchers with a strong record of interdisciplinary collaborations. Thus, there are many initiatives on campus and with nearby universities that involve collaborations among SILS faculty members and colleagues from medicine, public health, nursing, and IT. Currently, SILS offers a wide array of educational programs that include a Bachelor of Science in Information Science, Master of Science in Information Science, Master of Science in Library Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The CHIP program offers three graduate certificates in informatics with concentrations in clinical, public health, and nursing areas. There is a new professionally-oriented Master’s in Biomedical and Health Informatics degree under development, with a prospective launch date of fall 2013.

We are particularly interested in candidates with a published record of research, engagement in an active research program, and a long-term plan involving novel approaches for facilitating access to structured and unstructured health data, health data management (e.g., data warehouses), methodologies and procedures for health system usability and effectiveness, and development and improvement of clinical decision support systems. The candidate is expected to regularly teach in one or more of the foundational areas of the school and supervise graduate student research and dissertation projects. Previous experience in educational administration or program development requiring collaborations among colleagues from multiple disciplines will be considered a strong asset.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree or an equivalent level of certification and must provide evidence of research and teaching excellence, or potential for excellence, in their area of expertise. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. The selection and review process will begin on December 1st, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants may view the job posting and submit a CV, cover letter, and a list of four references at: For inquiry and assistance with the application submission process, please contact Susan Sylvester (, 919-962-8071 (fax) or you may mail questions to: Search Committee Chairperson, School of Information and Library Science, CB #3360, 100 Manning Hall, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360. Questions regarding the position are welcome and should be directed to Javed Mostafa, Search Committee Chair,

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Metadata Librarian

Kansas State University Libraries in Manhattan, KS are conducting a search for the position of Metadata Librarian.  MLS as well as a minimum of two years of cataloging experience required.  For a complete position description and application procedures visit our website:  
EOE. Background check required.

Social Science Librarian

Perry-Castañeda Library
The University of Texas Libraries — the University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas Libraries invites applications for the position of Social Science Librarian, University of Texas Libraries. The Social Science Librarian acts as a proactive, innovative liaison for two or more departments at the College of Liberal Arts and provides support for collection development for the University of Texas Libraries. The position will report to the Interim Collection Development Officer.  This is a temporary assignment with a possibility to become permanent.

For a complete job announcement including application details, salary and benefits visit:

To ensure consideration, application materials should be submitted online by December 6, 2012.

The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups. 

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Science Reference/Instruction Librarian

The University of Georgia Libraries seeks an entry-level Science Reference/Instruction Librarian who will be responsible to the Head of the Reference Department for assisting students, faculty, and staff in making effective use of library and other internet resources, and citation management programs including EndNote.  To achieve this goal, the Science Reference/Instruction Librarian provides in-person and virtual reference assistance, library instruction sessions, departmental office hours, and one-on-one in-depth consultations in all areas of the sciences with a special focus on assigned liaison departments. The Science Reference/Instruction Librarian develops web pages and other guides for faculty who wish to incorporate research resources into their curriculum. This position also provides remote assistance through phone, e-mail, and chat reference. Night and weekend work is required.

The Reference Department currently covers three in-person service points: the Science Library, the Main Library, and the Zell B. Miller Learning Center. This position is based in the Science Library, which features a combined public service desk for reference and circulation. The Science Library holds a broad range of materials in agriculture, biological and life sciences, human and veterinary medicine, mathematics, computer science, physical sciences, engineering, and technology. The collection presently has over 750,000 volumes and over 3,000 print journal titles with access to 19,000 full-text electronic journals on all subjects.  The UGA Libraries participate in Georgia’s statewide GALILEO system. The Science Library’s Reference Department is comprised of 4 librarians, 1 staff member, and 5 student assistants.

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


  • Promotes use of digital and print resources by providing a variety of reference and instructional services to the university community and the general public, including both general and in-depth reference assistance and EndNote training.
  • Builds strong client-centered relationships by actively cultivating and promoting interactions with faculty and students in liaison departments which may include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to keep them informed of library resources and services and better understand their research and curricular needs.
  • Teaches course-specific and other types of instruction sessions and developing point-of-need and course-integrated research guides and tutorials.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of reference sources by selecting reference titles for purchase, reviewing digital and print resources, monitoring new acquisitions, and reading relevant professional literature.
  • Uses social media, online tutorials, and other technologies to promote and deliver instruction and research services online.
  • Contributes to the mission of the Reference Department, and the Libraries as a whole, by actively participating in the development and evaluation of departmental policies and services and serving on appropriate departmental and Libraries’ committees.
  • Participates in library-wide communication by reading, responding to, and initiating information transmitted via the Libraries’ listserv and appropriate library-wide or departmental meetings and asking questions, seeking clarification, or initiating discussion on library issues.
  • Develops and maintains professional skills by participating in continuing education and professional development activities such as conferences, workshops, and committee work; by conducting research or writing for publication; or by engaging in other creative and learning activities.
  • Maintains flexibility and awareness of changes and needs in the organization by assuming similar duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

ALA-accredited MLS; Bachelor’s degree in the sciences or demonstrated interest in library research in the sciences; Ability to develop instruction sessions and to instruct users effectively both individually and in the classroom setting; Commitment to student and faculty research and teaching in the sciences; Knowledge of virtual reference services; Knowledge of web design and instructional technologies; Demonstrated ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and priorities;  Effective verbal and written communication skills; Ability to create and maintain productive, long-term, effective working relationships; Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and colleagues. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Minimum entry-level annual salary is $38,000.  UGA librarians are non-tenured faculty members.  UGA offers an attractive benefits program including a choice of health and retirement plans, dental plan, tuition remission and a relocation allowance; 21 days annual leave, 12 paid holidays.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send as three separate pdf documents their letters of application, complete resumes, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references by December 14, 2012 to: Jan D. Hudson, Human Resources Coordinator, University of Georgia Libraries, at

The University of Georgia and the UGA Libraries have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among its faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage persons of color to apply for these positions.  The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Librarian I/II Recruitment Now Open thru 11/23

The Berkeley Public Library, established in 1893, has a Central Library and four branches, Tool Lending Library, Adult Literacy program and free delivery to residents with disabilities and is one of the most heavily used public libraries in California.

The Berkeley Public Library is currently accepting applications for entry and journey level Librarian positions in our Art & Music, Children's and Adult Reference divisions.

Librarian I is the entry level class in the professional librarian series. This class is distinguished from Librarian II, in that the latter is the journey level class in the professional librarian series which performs more difficult librarian work involving complex services requiring a thorough grasp of reference sources and search techniques.
Duties include; Reference and Reader's Advisory services, Collection Development/Management, program planning and implementation, community outreach and other duties as assigned.

Bi-lingual skills in Spanish or Chinese are beneficial.

Candidates with an MLS and less than 2 years experience as a professional librarian should submit only the Librarian I application. Candidates with 2 or more years of experience should submit only the Librarian II application.

Salary: $5,293-$6,926 DOE

Applications and responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.  Resumes may be attached but are not substitute for a completed application.

Additional information re: the application process, position requirements, compensation and benefits can be found on the City of Berkeley's Human Resources page. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Vermont Digital Newspaper Project Librarian / Library Assistant Professor

Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont
(temporary position, funded through August 31, 2014)

Reporting to the Project Director at the University of Vermont in Burlington, and in close collaboration with the state-wide Vermont Digital Newspaper Project Management Group – including colleagues at Vermont Department of Libraries in Montpelier, the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury, the Vermont Historical Society in Montpelier – the Project Librarian will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination and management of the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project (VTDNP), including technical and administrative activities, overseeing all microfilm-to-digital conversion activities for historic newspapers, managing relationships with vendors and external partners, assisting in outreach activities, including the development of the project web site and blog.

  • Manages project staff and coordinates project workflows.
  • Trains and supervises the Digital Support Specialist (.5 FTE) and coordinates Cataloging/Metadata Professionals (.2 FTE) workflows for microfilm inventory and metadata collation.
  • Works with Project Management Group, Advisory Committee members, the Library of Congress, and partners at other institutions to develop the VTDNP.
  • Assists in Request for Proposals (RFP) process to evaluate vendors for digitization, metadata, and optical character recognition output.
  • Works with vendors to ensure quality microfilm duplication and deliverables for digital assets, and to negotiate budgetary issues.
  • Evaluates newspaper microfilm quality and suitability for digitization.
  • Oversees digitization, metadata capture, and OCR output; performs quality review of all assets and related activities for digitizing historic newspapers.
  • Develops delivery schedules; maintains tracking system for microfilm and digital deliverables.
  • Manages the development of the project website and blog.
  • Creates documentation, and maintains complete and accurate records of all work performed.
  • Reports microfilm selection data and digital deliverables fulfillment, including titles, reels, and page counts.
  • Collaborates with Project Director to deliver progress reports on specified semi-annual schedule.
  • Responds to public, professional and scholarly inquiries.
  • Engages in scholarly and creative activity and in service to the profession, as required of library faculty members.
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school or international equivalent.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Quality control experience.
  • Experience with and a solid understanding of digitization and/or microfilm conversion projects, including microfilm inspection and assessment for digitization.
  • Experience with standards-based metadata schemas (non-MARC and MARC) and principles governing standards in digital libraries.
  • Knowledge of newspapers or serials, and ability to assess complex relationships between titles.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, the ability to work with a variety of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Flexibility and willingness to shift priorities according to current needs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to scholarship/professional development.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Some travel is required.
  • National Digital Newspaper Program prior experience.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with XML.
  • Knowledge of Italian and/or French.
This position is funded through August 31, 2014 by a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to continue digitization of Vermont’s microfilmed newspapers as part of the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project, Phase 2. The VTDNP, a state partner in the National Digital Newspaper Program developed by NEH and the Library of Congress, will digitize 100,000 pages of historical Vermont newspapers published between 1836 and 1922 in English, French, and Italian. The digitized newspapers will be included in the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America database.

Faculty member will be hired at the Assistant Professor level. Salary minimum: $50,677 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 January 2013.
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are required to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Apply online at with letter of application, résumé, and names and contact information of three professional references. Job Requisition Number: 0040661.