Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Program Director, Academic Preservation Trust

The Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust) [] is an innovative consortium committed to creation and management of a sustainable environment for digital preservation and aggregate repository services for academic and research content. Community collaboration is central to APTrust’s operating philosophy. The Program Director will work closely with the APTrust Advisory Group to lead its evolving, ambitious vision, and to grow the existing project into a trusted preservation solution. The Director will be responsible for building APTrust into a self-supporting, full-service entity by developing partner relationships and leveraging participation of APTrust members.

APTrust currently has 12 academic research partner libraries from across the country. The University of Virginia Library is leading the incubation of APTrust’s services: 1) a repository for long-term preservation of content; 2) a replicating node for the Digital Preservation Network (DPN); and 3) future services that may include disaster recovery, format migration, or hosted repositories. APTrust will leverage the resources of the existing preservation community to promote collaborative solutions and best practices in digital preservation.

Primary Responsibilities

Provide strategic vision

  • Articulate a “big picture” vision for APTrust, conveying its value and impact to the scholarly community and beyond.
  • Work closely with the APTrust community on near-term and long-term strategic goals.
  • Measure and evaluate outcomes.
  • Develop and gain support for a business model that will sustain the project following the start-up period.
Lead successful operations
  • Build a dynamic and effective core team, augmented by contributors from consulting agencies and/or member institutions.
  • Manage projects and staff to ensure timely implementation of products and services.
  • Plan and manage budgets, fund raising, and business operations.
  • Determine outreach needs to local institutions and ensure appropriate assistance for ingesting and managing content stored in APTrust.
  • Provide regular status and financial reports to the advisory group and the broader membership.
Coordinate outreach and communication
  • Actively promote APTrust, DPN, and the wider cause of digital preservation to the scholarly community and other key stakeholders.
  • Develop effective communication mechanisms for continued engagement with member institutions and enrolling new members from the greater community.
  • Seek out and engage in collaborations that will leverage resources and expertise for the advancement of digital preservation.
Skills and Competencies

  • A Master's degree with at least 7-10 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education and/or business.
  • Excellent project management skills and demonstrated success with managing teams working in disparate locations.
  • Entrepreneurial skills, especially the ability to successfully promote innovative concepts and enroll stakeholders in new solutions.
  • Strong ability to think and act strategically, and demonstrated success at bringing concepts to realization.
  • Experience with digital preservation issues and solutions and working with libraries and/or IT organizations.
  • Analytical skills in crafting successful funding and business models for innovative projects.
  • Able to communicate effectively both in person and virtually using a variety of technologies.
To Apply: Complete a Candidate Profile, attach a cover letter, cv, and contact information for three professional references through Jobs@UVA (Posting number 0611575).

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

First Year Education Librarian

The Research and Instruction Department coordinates library support for learning, teaching, and research within the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering. Research and Instruction Librarians provide research assistance services for faculty, students, and staff, offered within the library and virtually; partner with faculty to incorporate curriculum-based research and information literacy activities into courses; design library instruction workshops for students and faculty; and develop new models and programs to support the educational mission of the University.

The First Year Education Librarian provides leadership and coordinates all aspects of Tisch Library’s first year education programs and initiatives. First Year students primarily include students beginning undergraduate education in the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering, in addition to transfer students, visiting students participating in summer and English language programs and any other students making the transition to the university setting. Coordinates, designs, promotes, assesses, and teaches in the library instruction programs for the English Department’s First Year Writing courses and the Excollege’s Perspectives and Explorations Advising seminars. Builds relationships with other University units and programs dedicated to the academic success of first year students. Develops new approaches to integrate research skills into the first year experience. Coordinates annual Library Open House for First Year students. Provides individual research assistance by serving on the reference desk, participating in chat services and through one-on-one consultations. Serves on Tisch and ULC teams.

Basic Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • At least one (1) year of experience designing and delivering library instruction in an academic setting

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Experience working with First Year students; knowledge of instructional and curriculum design, assessment methods, and learning theories; excellent teaching and presentation skills and demonstrated ability to create user-centered online resources; experience providing research assistance, demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; strong interpersonal and outreach skills; effective oral and written communication skills.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
  • May be required to work one evening or one weekend day per week at the Reference Desk; flexible schedule to teach occasional evening and early morning library instruction classes.   

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

University Librarian and Dean of Libraries

The University of Miami, a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond, seeks an accomplished and creative leader to serve as University Librarian and Dean of Libraries. This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced, visionary leader to advance a critical resource in a rising research university with an ambitious agenda of growth and development.

The University of Miami is a private, not-for-profit research university located on a beautiful campus in Coral Gables, part of the dynamic intellectual and cultural community of the Miami area. Over 13,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff provide a comprehensive and robust educational experience to over 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. The University's 12 colleges and schools, along with the Division of Continuing and International Education, offer 112 bachelor’s programs, 97 master’s programs, and 59 doctoral programs (55 research/scholarship and 4 professional practice).

The Libraries offer students and faculty one of the most comprehensive information resources in the Southeast to support the research, teaching, and learning enterprises of the University. The University of Miami’s Libraries provide broad and deep resources in all areas of the sciences, including the biomedical and marine sciences, engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geology and computer sciences. The Libraries’ collections are also rich in the humanities, social sciences, business, and music. A strategic objective of the Libraries is to build a robust virtual library that makes e-content, data, and resources available to users anywhere in the world they may be working.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost, the University Librarian will provide visionary leadership to the Libraries; inspire enriched and expanded scholarship, research and teaching; enhance undergraduate and graduate academic programs; develop, recruit, retain and lead excellent staff; plan creatively for the use of library space; and energetically promote and find support for the mission of the Libraries.

Successful candidates will bring: an understanding of the major challenges facing academic libraries; the capacity to collaborate and communicate with constituencies of faculty, students, staff, and alumni; a successful history of staff development and team building; the capacity to understand and support scholarly research; an awareness of current trends in scholarly publication; the ability to manage a complex physical and virtual environment to deliver information services and preserve information; a willingness to seek out and obtain resources for the development of the Libraries; and the ability to balance support of the Libraries’ traditional collections and services with the development of new strategies to support scholarship, teaching, and learning. The position requires experienced leadership in supporting teaching and research in a complex academic environment along with Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited library school or academic credentials appropriate to the leadership of a modern research-intensive library.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and resumes with cover letters should be sent in confidence to:
Nancy Maull, Vice President
Beverly Brady, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02210

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates for this search.

For more information about the University of Miami Libraries, please visit:

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Faculty and Graduate Services Librarian

Kansas State University Libraries in Manhattan, KS are conducting a search for the position of Faculty and Graduate Services Librarian.  MLS as well as experience providing reference and/or bibliographic instruction, and demonstrated knowledge of science-focused resources and materials required.  For a complete position description and application procedures visit our website:   

EOE. Background check required.

Assistant University Librarian for Resource Services and Technology

Portland State University, a thriving public university based in downtown Portland, Oregon, seeks a dynamic, experienced library professional to serve as Assistant University Librarian for Resource Services and Technology (AULRST). Comprising eight schools and colleges, Portland State is the largest academic institution in the Oregon University System and is one of the 100 largest public universities in the nation, enrolling 29,818 students in 99 bachelors, 89 masters, and 38 doctoral programs. Occupying an attractive central location on the PSU campus, the Branford Price Millar Library is an exceptional resource to support students and faculty and also an active and influential member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a library consortium of 37 higher education institutions in Oregon and Washington.

The Assistant University Librarian for Resource Services and Technology (AULRST) position is a full-time, unclassified, unrepresented faculty position reporting to the Dean of the University Library. The AULRST provides leadership, vision, planning, budgeting, assessment, and management for resource services and technology functions within the scope of the Portland State and Library policies, procedures, and strategic plans. Resource Services includes six faculty and thirteen additional employees within the Acquisitions, Cataloging, Preservation, Collection Development, and Electronic & Continuing Resources units. Library Technologies includes a Manager and five employees and provides technical support for the Library’s staff and to users of existing systems, plans and implements new and upgraded applications and digital services, and partners with the Office of Information Technology to strengthen the Library and campus information technology infrastructure and access. The AULRST will be responsible for active collaboration, within the Library and at the campus and consortial level. The AULRST reports to the Dean, University Library and is a member of the Library’s Administrative Leadership Team, and the AULRST must contribute to the profession through outstanding professional service and scholarly activities, as well as supporting library faculty in the promotion and tenure process.

  • Supervises and mentors the Resource Services faculty librarians and the Library Technologies Manager, contributing to the evaluation of their performance;
  • Plans, justifies, and monitors budgets related to Resource Services and Technologies (RST);
  • Continually evaluates and assesses the quality of RST, making suggestions for greater efficiency, cost containment, or service enhancements to meet goals related to educational impact and strategic plans; 
  • Contributes to the Library’s long-range strategic planning, establishing short- and long-range RST goals and objectives, and positioning RST to anticipate and meet the changing needs of library users; 
  • Participates in broad oversight, decision making, policy development, and alignment of resources for the Library as a member of the Administrative Leadership Team; 
  • Works positively and productively in a changing environment, providing a supportive work environment for colleagues and a positive role model that demonstrates professionalism, a strong public services commitment, and a willingness to adapt to changes; 
  • Develops and documents effective policies, procedures, and standards of service: 
  • Collaborates with librarians to build and provide access to collections that are responsive to newly developing technologies and supportive of student learning and research; 
  • Continually evaluates the cost effectiveness and quality of workflows and systems, making suggestions for greater efficiency, cost containment, or service enhancements; 
  • Collaborates with members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, leveraging the shared integrated library system to create innovative workflows; 
  • Oversees the Library’s various information systems operations, including the integrated library system, ILLiad, network wired and wireless infrastructure, servers, and public and staff workstation hardware and software configurations in cooperation with the University’s Office of Information Technology and in anticipation of the changing needs of users; 
  • Oversees upgrades and implementation of new system features; 
  • Coordinates Library website design and enhancement; 
  • Represents the Library in coordinating resources services and systems support with the University’s Office of Information Technology and other campus units; 
  • Collaborates with other libraries locally, regionally, and nationally on initiatives related to resource services, information technologies and applications; 
  • Keeps colleagues fully informed of current issues, opportunities, developments, and accomplishments in the unit and in the broader field of resource services and technology; 
  • Ensures effective training and professional development of RST faculty and staff; 
  • Cultivates and maintains strategic relationships with the relevant campus units; 
  • Participates in development and fund-raising activities for the Library; 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Research/Scholarly Activities
  • Pursues an active publication and research agenda; 
  • Meets expectations for faculty scholarship in accordance with the Library and University’s promotion, tenure, and post-tenure review guidelines. 

    University Service Activities
    • Participates in faculty governance activities within the governance structure of the Portland State Library and the University; 
    • Contributes to the work of relevant committees and work groups in the Library and the University; 
    • Supports the mission, goals, and objectives of the University and the Library; 
    • Supports University and Library development efforts.

    Professional Service Activities
    • Represents Portland State Library in regional and national resource services and technology arenas; 
    • Maintains current professional expertise through participation in workshops, classes, professional associations and networks, and through continued awareness of the scholarly literature.

    Essential Key Cultural Competencies
    • Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences; 
    • Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds; 
    • Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting with a willingness to change for continual improvement; 
    • Adheres to all of PSU’s policies including the policy on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

    • MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program; 
    • Record of experience in a resource services  or library technologies working unit, successful growth in library management and leadership, and influence in professional associations and collaborative groups, with a least 5 years of successful managerial and supervisory experience equivalent to a department head level or higher; 
    • Record of scholarly accomplishments and professional service for an appointment as a tenured associate or full professor, or for a tenure-track appointment at assistant professor; 
    • Sound knowledge of issues and trends in academic libraries and academia; 
    • Excellent technical, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills; 
    • Demonstrated planning, organizational, and project management skills; 
    • Evidence of administrative effectiveness and the ability to work successfully as part of an academic leadership team; 
    • Demonstrated ability to work positively and productively with diverse constituencies in a rapidly changing environment.

    • Experience with methodologies and initiatives for the assessment and improvement of library programs; 
    • Experience working with new information technologies, with an ability to use technology appropriately and effectively in improving productivity and service delivery; 
    • Future-oriented, with the ability to anticipate, adapt, and respond to changing needs and priorities and to create powerful outcomes for Library users; 
    • Experience in effectively marketing products or services to targeted groups or individuals; 
    • Experience participating in development and fund-raising activities.

    Applicants should send a detailed letter of application, a curriculum vita, and contact information for five references to Stephanie Doig, Library Office Manager (,  503-725-4126).  Electronic submission of applications and correspondence is strongly preferred. Inquiries and nominations can be submitted to the same e-mail address. Finalists will be required to provide transcripts and successfully pass a background check.

    Instruction Coordinator/Reference Librarian—Search Extended

    The University of California, Riverside seeks a proven innovative and visionary Instruction Coordinator/Reference Librarian to lead and expand its library instruction program in the humanities and social sciences.

    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 humanitiesFinal date for receipt of applications is March 15, 2013.  See announcement with application instructions at 


    Communication Librarian

    American University Library invites applications for a multi-year, non-tenure track contract, Communication Librarian position at the rank of Assistant Term Librarian, beginning summer 2013, subject to budgetary authorization.  

    Responsibilities: The librarian will facilitate excellence in research, teaching and learning through developing collections in Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Communication, and Film and Media Arts; through information literacy instruction; and through research assistance and consultation.  The Communication Librarian supports the academic programs of the School of Communication [SOC] and other academic programs.

    Works closely with the faculty and administration of SOC to ensure that the University Library is able to meet their research and pedagogical needs and to increase awareness of library resources, including special collections related to journalism.   Reviews and selects research materials (print and digital) to support faculty and student research for SOC.  Provides high-level subject specific reference assistance to SOC faculty and students, as well as basic research assistance to all students and faculty.  Works with SOC to establish and assess information literacy learning outcomes, supporting requirements by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and other accrediting bodies, and plans strategies to ensure that all SOC students acquire the information literacy skills necessary to be effective communication professionals.  Teaches subject specific instruction sessions and participates in the baseline information literacy instruction for all students.  Creates appropriate online tools to support SOC students and faculty.  Supports interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require expertise in communication librarianship.  Identifies fund-raising opportunities for building collections supporting SOC and helps cultivate potential donors.  Serves on the Collections Management Team and participates in decisions that affect the overall research materials collection-building enterprise.  Assists all relevant entities in self-studies and reaccreditation.

    The Communication Librarian is a member of the Division of Research, Teaching and Learning [RTL] and reports to the RTL Associate Director.  As a member of RTL, the Communication Librarian also participates in broader initiatives as part of the library.

    Library faculty members participate in library governance activities.  The Communication Librarian also consults regularly with the SOC teaching faculty and administrators.  Library faculty members are expected to develop professionally, to contribute to creative and scholarly research, and to participate in campus-wide and library-wide activities.

    Requirements: ALA accredited M.L.S.; graduate degree in a communication related field or more than five years experience as a communication professional preferred.  Three years’ experience in an academic or research institution is preferable. Demonstrated reference, instruction, and collection development experience. Substantial knowledge of at least one of the following areas: Print Journalism, Broadcasting, Public Communications, Film and Media Arts. Awareness of current concerns and developments in librarianship.  Evidence of potential for scholarship and ongoing professional development. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Strong public service ethic; collaborative skills.  Ability to shift priorities in a rapidly changing environment.  Ability to work across a broad-based constituency and to communicate a positive library image. 

    Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

    Position available: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    The American University Library,, serves the AU community through a collection of over 980,000 volumes, 25,000 sound recordings and 16,000 videos. Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections and university archives, a K-12 curriculum materials center, and numerous partner collections across campus including those with GLBTA, Career, and Visual Arts resources. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and a partnership with the Wesley Theological Seminary. The AU Library collection totals over 100,000 journal subscriptions and over 350 databases in all subjects.  Personnel include 20 library faculty, several part-time librarians, 73 full-time staff, and about 140 student assistants. The library's budget is over $13.7 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the University Libraries Group.

    The American University, chartered by an act of Congress in 1891, offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to over 11,000 students. Its proximity to centers of technology, politics, justice, world affairs, communication, science, business, and the arts in the Washington, D.C. area enhances the learning environment.

    For information about American University, please see, and learn about the University Library at

    To apply, send a letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:

    Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
    American University Library
    4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
    Washington, D.C. 20016-8046

    American University is an EEO/AA institution, committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. American University offers employee benefits to same-sex domestic partners of employees and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.

    Digital Projects Librarian

    Amherst College seeks a Digital Projects Librarian to coordinate the digital reformatting operations that preserve and improve access to library and archival collections in all formats and conform to digital library standards and best practices.

    Before applying please see for the full job description.

    Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    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.

    Head of the Art Collection

    JOB SUMMARY: Northwestern University Library seeks an experienced, forward-thinking and service-oriented librarian with a solid background in art history to assume responsibility for one of the leading art research collections in the United States. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Special Libraries, the Head of the Art Collection will supervise operations and collections in the Eloise Martin Art Reading Room, the Architecture Reading Room, and the Art Research Center; provide reference and research consultation to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, alumni, and the public at large; and develop instructional programs and materials to support curricular and research activities. He or she will serve as library departmental liaison and subject specialist to the Art History and Art Theory and Practice Departments; manage and develop scholarly resources in art, architecture, and design; work with the Curator of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections to identify and fund relevant special collections purchases; and maintain the Art Collection homepage. For more information about this position, go to

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science or the equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience. Strong public service and outreach orientation; excellent communication skills. Successful management and supervisory experience. Collection management/development experience in an academic library environment. Critical thinking and problem solving skills. Expertise in print and electronic art-related resources. Knowledge of current research and publishing trends in art history. Aptitude for teaching and training. Ability to work collegially with faculty, students, and Library staff.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Advanced degree in art history or a related humanities field or a comprehensive knowledge of art, architecture, and design history. Reading knowledge of one or more European languages. Familiarity with web design and editing. The ability to select appropriate technological tools and apply them effectively; a working knowledge of best practices in the areas of usability, interoperability, as well as traditional and digital preservation. Record of professional service and research.

    TO APPLY: Send letter of application, resume or vita, and names of three references to the attention of Jan Hayes, Personnel Librarian, electronically to Applications received by March 22, 2013 will receive first consideration. Northwestern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

    Apply Here:

    Digital Projects Coordinator

    Georgia State University Library seeks a leader for the Library’s digitization program. Responsibilities include managing personnel for digitization projects and, in coordination with other library personnel, seeking grant funding for digitization projects.

    The Digital Projects Coordinator will be responsible for leading services related to the Library's digitization program, including but not limited to:
    • Coordinating digitization projects, including decisions on what to digitize, project prioritization, and development of appropriate standards, policies, and procedures for the Library’s digital projects.
    • Collaborating to develop and implement appropriate metadata strategies to enhance discovery.
    • Optimizing and managing workflow for digitization projects.
    • Participating in the development of a digital preservation strategy for the Library.
    • Actively seeking, as lead or collaborator, grant funding for digitization projects that address the research and service goals as indicated in the library’s strategic plan.
    • Acting as liaison to the Digital Library of Georgia and other repositories in coordinating the sharing of digital content.
    • Activity report writing, budget monitoring and other types of grant-funded project-related work.
    • Supervising regular and grant-funded positions hired for digitization projects.
    • Participating in activities related to the criteria for promotion as required by the Board of Regents and as defined in the Guidelines on Appointment and Retention of Non-Tenure Library Faculty.
    This position reports to the Department Head of Digital Library Services.

    For additional information about the Georgia State University Library:


    • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or related terminal degree
    • Familiarity with digitization standards and practices, digital library technologies and issues of metadata and access
    • Demonstrated project management experience
    • Ability to work in a collegial and collaborative environment
    • Experience in an academic library or similar environment
    • Commitment to user-oriented service
    • Ability to think critically and analytically
    • Demonstrated ability to participate in professional activity or scholarship
    • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to pass a background check
    • Experience digitizing collections
    • Familiarity with tools commonly used to scan, adjust, and OCR printed materials
    • Knowledge of digital library content and metadata standards such as Dublin Core, XML, METS, and/or MODS
    • Experience with CONTENTdm or with other digital asset management systems
    • Experience managing digitization projects and processes
    • Experience identifying grant funded opportunities and writing grant proposals
    Salary and Rank

    Minimum salary of $48,000 for 12 months.  Salary is commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience.  Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.

    Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor.  Review of materials will begin March 22, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:

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

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