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Discussion Instruction Librarian and Liaison, Mervyn H. Sterne Library - University of Alabama at Birmingham

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 08:56 am

 Instruction Librarian and Liaison


UAB Libraries


UAB Libraries - Instructor or Assistant Professor

Employment Status


 Instruction Librarian and Liaison


UAB Libraries


UAB Libraries - Instructor or Assistant Professor

Employment Status



Open Rank

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Job Description

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Libraries seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and service-oriented entry level or early career professional for the position of Instruction Librarian and Liaison to departments within the humanities. This is a non-tenure instructor or assistant professor position. Reporting to the Information Literacy Coordinator, the person in this position will contribute to the expansion of a student-centered information literacy program for first-year writing students by designing, creating, coordinating, teaching, and assessing instruction for freshman composition courses. The position will also provide liaison, outreach, and support to other departments.

UAB Libraries supports the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s teaching mission by providing information literacy instruction to a diverse community of learners through programmatically integrated, scaffolded, and engaging learning experiences to promote research skills and multiple literacies. This position will be based in the Mervyn H. Sterne Library at UAB. Sterne Library supports research in the arts and humanities, business, education, engineering, natural sciences and mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences.

Required duties include:
- Working closely with the Director of Freshman Composition and Developmental Studies and the Director of the University Writing Center to develop curricula and activities to create library instructional outcomes based on the freshman composition curriculum.
- Partnering with instructors in the English Department, including adjunct writing instructors and TAs, to plan curriculum and schedule library instruction for first-year composition classes.
- Developing and co-developing reusable and one-time learning objects.
- Participating in peer-to-peer evaluations of teaching and/or teaching tools.
- Providing reference and research assistance to library patrons through multiple modes of delivery, including scheduled shifts at the service desk.
- Liaison duties within departments in the humanities, including collection development.
- Instruction, workshops, and research assistance for all first-year writing classes and students.
- Instruction, workshops, and research assistance within departments in the humanities.
- Active participation in the campus community, including serving on library and university committees.
- Involvement in local, state, regional, national, or international professional or scholarly associations.
- Performing other duties and special projects as assigned, depending upon additional expertise, interests, and the needs of the libraries.
Early career librarians and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

- A Master’s degree, either awarded or completed by the start date, in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently as well as within a team environment and with diverse groups.
- Strong commitment to cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.
- Potential to achieve the requirements for promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.

Preferred Qualifications

- Master’s or other advanced degree.
- 1-2 years of relevant library experience; experience may include coursework or library school experience.
- Knowledge of information and visual literacy framework and standards.
- Experience with instruction.
- Knowledge of current issues and trends in instructional pedagogy, technologies, and literacies.
- Familiarity with applying emerging technologies for information and instructional services, including LibGuides or video- or screen-capturing software
- Willingness to take risks and experiment with new methods.

EEO Statement

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Pre-employment Background Check

A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

About University of Alabama at Birmingham

To learn more about the University of Alabama at Birmingham click here.

To learn more about UAB Libraries click here.

To apply

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Discussion Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-time, Temporary), San Jose State University (open until filled)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 08:52 am

Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-time, Temporary)

Position and Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-time, Temporary)

Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-time, Temporary)

Position and Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-time, Temporary)

Minimum Qualifications:  ALA accredited Master’s degree or its equivalent.  Demonstrated knowledge of and experience using print and electronic library resources and services in a library setting.  Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.  Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population.  Ability to work collaboratively with other librarians, support staff, teaching faculty and students in an evolving organization and rapidly changing information environment.  One year experience working in a library setting.

Description of Duties: While specific duties of the position may vary, expected duties in this position include the following:  Provide quality reference service at the Reference Desk or through online tools during days, evenings, and/or weekends.  Teach sessions for classes and groups as part of the librarians’ information literacy program.  Perform collection management activities such as selection and evaluation.  Develop online resources and bibliographic guides.  Collaborate with colleagues to develop innovative services in areas such as outreach, marketing, and digital resources Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population, as gained through cross-cultural study, training, teaching and/or other comparable experiences.

Salary: Commensurate with rank and experience. Salary information is available at:

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures: Please mail the following items to the address listed below:  Cover letter expressing qualifications and relevant experience,  A resume/CV of academic preparation, experience and qualifications,  The names, addresses and telephone numbers of 3 professional references SJSU, University Library Attention: Evelia Sánchez One Washington Square San José, CA 95192-0028

If selected for an interview, applicants will be asked to provide original transcripts, and three original letters of recommendation.

Deadline and procedures for notification: Positions become available on an ongoing basis and will remain open until filled. Applicants who are not selected will be notified via email. Please contact the SJSU Library Human Resources Office at 408-808-2080 if you have questions.

San José State University and San José Public Library jointly operate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library which serves SJSU students and the residents of San Jose. San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are nearby. A member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The Library – and the University of which it is a part - is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

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Discussion Head of Collection Development Librarian, Binghamton University (apply by Dec. 1)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 08:47 am

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Tenure-track faculty position

Head of Collection Development Librarian;jsessionid=...

Tenure-track faculty position

The Binghamton University Libraries seeks an experienced librarian to provide leadership for building and enriching our research collection. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in leading a collaborative collections team, building and maintaining relationships with domestic and international vendors, developing innovative collections analysis methods, and exploring collection development strategies to support teaching and research.


The Libraries support the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research and working environment. Underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Binghamton University is part of the State University of New York system. Located near major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C., the Greater Binghamton region is a safe, friendly and affordable community. To learn more, visit


Binghamton University Libraries offers strong support for professional growth and development. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package with generous vacation/holidays is included.

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.


Job Description:

The Binghamton University Libraries seeks an experienced librarian to provide leadership for building and enhancing our rich research collection. The incumbent will work collaboratively with the collections team to evaluate, enhance and manage our unique and diverse collection. S/He will be part of a dynamic team pioneering the development of innovative library resources and services.

Binghamton University Libraries is a collaborative environment that offers strong support for professional growth and development. This tenure-track library faculty position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Public Services and Collections.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in all aspects of the Libraries' collections development and management, including strategic planning, budget and policies.
  • Lead collaborative collections team to provide high quality collections.
  • Utilize evidence-based decision-making for collection allocation, renewal and retention decisions; includes development of faculty research activities metrics.
  • Serve as primary contact for vendors providing collection content.
  • Work with Acquisitions, Electronic and Continuing Resources, and other library units in all matters related to collection development and management.
  • Serve as administrative supervisor of subject librarians; train and mentor subject librarians in collection policies, procedures and workflows.
  • Participate in the Libraries' development efforts and acquisition of gift collections.
  • Serve as subject liaison for assigned academic departments; liaison duties include subject-specific instruction, subject guides and collection development for those disciplines as well as subject-specific and general reference service.

Greater Binghamton Area:

Located a few hours away from major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C., the Greater Binghamton region is a safe, friendly and affordable community. To learn more, visit



  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Supervisory experience
  • Significant experience with collections development in an academic research library, including knowledge of current and emerging trends
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and build partnerships with faculty and staff in a culturally diverse community

Preferred Qualifications

  • Academic background in the humanities/fine arts preferred
  • Working knowledge of one or more languages (French, German or Italian preferred)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data analysis and collection assessment

The Libraries are dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.


Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  As required by title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates.  This requirement extends to employment and admission.  Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).  Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.


Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit the following items electronically to (1) a letter of application addressing the qualifications; (2) curriculum vitae and (3) contact information for three references who can speak authoritatively concerning the applicant's candidacy.

Salary and rank is commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin October 26. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

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Discussion Librarian III, American Indian Resource Center - Huntington Park Library (CA) (apply by Dec. 14)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 08:43 am


Librarian III- American Indian Resource Center, Huntington Park, California


LA County Library has an exciting and extraordinarily golden opportunity for an innovative, adaptable, and collaborative individual to become the next LA County’s American Indian Resource Center Librarian.



Librarian III- American Indian Resource Center, Huntington Park, California


LA County Library has an exciting and extraordinarily golden opportunity for an innovative, adaptable, and collaborative individual to become the next LA County’s American Indian Resource Center Librarian.


Located in the beautiful Huntington Park Library, the American Indian Resource Center is a regional and statewide resource which focuses on the informational and cultural needs of the Country’s largest urban Native American population as well as the interests of researchers and the general public. The Center houses an impressive collection of both print and electronic resources on the history and current culture of the Native American people, including many rare and out-of-print items. The Center Librarian promotes the Center and does community outreach, develops and presents cultural programming, manages various collection formats, and provides specialized reference services to the community. Applicants should support our vision-bringing enthusiasm, commitment, and flexibility.


Our commitment to excellence extends into every area of our organization -- including our unique special collections and the development of new and innovative services. The Library has opportunities for advancement and professional development through workshops, conferences, and ongoing training.




The LA County Library covers an area of over 3,000 square miles serving 3.5 million people with 87 Community Libraries, four Cultural Resource Centers, Bookmobiles and other mobile services providing an array of interactive STEM/STEAM activities. We are one of the nation’s largest and most innovative public library organizations and welcome energetic, enthusiastic, creative “doers” who enjoy working with diverse communities!


Ready to Apply?


For detailed information about the Librarian III-American Indian Resource Center Librarian position and how to apply, visit 



Applications will be accepted starting Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 8:00 a.m., PST through Thursday, December 14, 2017, 5:00 p.m., PST.



Has immediate charge of a Group III level community library or performs more difficult and specialized library work. 

Positions allocable to this class work under the general supervision of higher-level librarians, Assistant Library Administrator or Library Administrator, and either: 1) have immediate charge of a Group III level community library including the supervision of lower level professional and/or paraprofessional and clerical staff; 2) direct the operation of a library resource center with specialized ethnic and cultural materials;  3) perform the more difficult and specialized library work on system-wide children's programs;  4) serve as the second-in-charge at the West Hollywood Library, including managing specialized youth and adult library programs and services, and supervising lower-level professional and paraprofessional staff.  Incumbents in this class exercise independent judgment in performing assignments, exercise knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of librarianship; and demonstrate awareness of local community trends and issues impacting the Library.  In addition, incumbents must possess specialized professional expertise in their particular area of assignment; be able to make presentations and provide individual and group instruction, and use current technology to perform librarian duties.  Supervisory positions must also exercise knowledge of the principles of supervision, terms and conditions of applicable Memoranda of Understanding, and departmental policies, rules, library locations, and services. As essential functions of the position, incumbents may be required to bend, stoop, squat, twist, reach, work on irregular surfaces, lift objects of moderate weight, and stand or walk for long periods of time.

Libraries are categorized into Group I, II, III or IV, according to a Library Grouping System (LGS).  The LGS is based on statistical information for each library using the following major operational factors:  Circulation, Information/Reference, Full-time staffing, Gate Count and square footage.


Essential Job Functions

Directs a library resource center with a specialized collection comprised of ethnic, cultural, economic, or public service print and non-print library materials; plans and provides specialized reference services pertaining to the center's collection for customers throughout the Library; performs outreach to the community served by the special collection and plans events to highlight the collection and meet the needs of the community.

Serves as departmental specialist responsible for securing, evaluating and monitoring performers for children's programs department-wide; assists in planning and coordinating special children's programs such as Summer Reading Program, annual Performer's Showcase, annual bookmark contest, collaborative programs and other outreach programs; prepares book lists for special programs, prepares resource materials for use by field staff; assists in the training of staff in programming and hiring performers; monitors children's programming budget.

Conducts individual and group instruction in the proper use of Library technology and resources.

Researches and identifies grant programs, writes funding applications and assists in coordinating activities of a grant program.

Maintains records and prepares reports or grant proposals, as directed.

Implements policies and procedures.

Serves on committees to develop programs, policies, procedures, and training.

Acts in-charge of one or more community libraries as needed.




A Master of Library Science degree from an accredited college or university - AND - One year of experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Librarian II in charge of a Group IV level or equivalent size community library or performing specialized professional library work - or - two years of experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Librarian I performing professional library work.

Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds

A valid California Class "C" Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Librarian II in the service of Los Angeles County is defined as: Has immediate charge of a Group IV level community library or performs specialized professional library work.

Librarian I in the service of Los Angeles County is defined as: Performs professional library work.

*In order to receive credit for a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science, you must attach a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with your application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission.  If you are unable to attach the required documents, you must either email to or fax to (562) 940-4155.  Please include exam number and exam title.

The institution must be accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).  A list of ALA accredited programs are available on the ALA website at:


Experience working with Native American communities. List the position title, employer, supervisor name and phone number and approximate dates of where you acquired the job experiences.

Experience and knowledge of current trends in Native American communities. List the position title, employer, supervisor name and phone number, approximate dates and describe which function(s) you performed and in what capacity.

Experience with Native American communities in the development of Library resources, materials and exhibits. List the position title, employer, supervisor name and phone number and approximate dates of where you acquired the job experiences.


Additional Information

This examination will consist of two parts:
Part 1: An Evaluation of Training and Experience weighted 25%. Each candidate's background will be evaluated on the basis of information provided on his/her County of Los Angeles Employment Application that pertains to the areas of Minimum Requirements and Desirable
Qualifications to determine the level and scope of the candidate's preparation for this position.

Part 2:  An interview weighted 75% which will assess knowledge and understanding, adaptability, problem solving, interpersonal and public relations, oral communication and supervisory abilities to perform the duties of the position.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination to be added on the eligible list.
Applications will be processed on an as received basis.  The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible list in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

Appointees must be willing to work any shift, including evenings, nights and weekends.

Candidates appointed to Public Library positions are fingerprinted and are subject to a criminal background check by the State Department of Justice. Job-related convictions as defined by County Policy may result in discharge or disqualification from employment with the Public Library.

The resulting eligible list will be used to fill a vacancy at the Huntington Park Public Library, American Indian Resource Center.

Fill out your application completely.  Applications must be filed online only.  Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, fax or in person will NOT be accepted.  Any required documents must be submitted within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting.  You can also track the status of your application using this website.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Minimum Requirements.  Fill out the application completely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience in the space provided.  For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, and salary earned.  If your application is incomplete, it may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.  All information and records are subject to verification.

  • All information included in the application is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION.
  • Utilizing verbiage from Class Specification and/or Bulletin serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements.  Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes.  Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.  

All applicants must file their application using their own user ID and password.  Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Department Contact Name:  Barbara Aldana
Department Contact Phone:  (562) 940-8434
Department Contact Email:
California Relay Services Phone:  (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone:  (562) 940-4155
ADA Coordinator Email:
Teletype Phone:  (562) 940-8477

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Discussion Electronic Resources Librarian, Stony Brook University (apply by Dec. 11)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 03:23 pm

Electronic Resources Librarian

Electronic Resources Librarian

Campus Description:Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook Libraries are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world renowned special collections. The Stony Brook Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The libraries are engaged in ambitious and dynamic strategic planning (2015-2018). The collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings of scholarly subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizeable map collection. The SBU Libraries include 6 distinct facilities, including Melville Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, Southampton and Health Sciences Libraries, and SUNY Korea-SBU campus. The University's Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and nationally and internationally. The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, SUNY Connect, DuraSpace (as a SUNY Member) the council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Roper Center, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris' Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO's Discovery Service, DSpace, Contend MD, and Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.

Descriptive Title: Electronic Resources Librarian

REF#: F-9815-17-08

Budget Title: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian

Faculty Position

Department: University Libraries

Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC


Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA accredited degree program.
  • Minimum of two years professional experience working with electronic resources at academic libraries.
  • Experience with ILS (Integrated Library System) acquisition module functions including encumbrance, split funds, fiscal year-end closing, and adjusting for the discrepancy between fiscal and calendar year accounting.
  • Ability to provide and maintain access to electronic resources through software such as link resolvers discovery services, ERM, EZproxy, or Alma Primo.
  • Excellent knowledge of electronic content delivery and organization, and best practices in improving the discoverability of electronic resources through workflows.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external parties to resolve access issues related to electronic resources and to adapt to changing environments and priorities.
  • Evidence of flexibility, innovative thinking, and a vision for the future of academic libraries.
  • Knowledge of the electronic product market, publishing issues, pricing models, and licensing.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate clearly with others.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional advanced degree.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate user needs and seek ways of improving satisfactory solutions.
  • Excellent analytical skills and experience with data analytics.
  • Knowledge of industry standards related to serials and e-resources, e.g., ISSN, Open URL, KBART, ERMI, SERU, COUNTER, SUSHI, MARC, etc.
  • Experience working with vendors and licensing issues.

Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Develop and improve workflows for monitoring and processing subscriptions in relationship to existing license expirations and renewals, registration, and activation of electronic subscriptions and troubleshooting electronic resource access problems reported by patrons and other library staff.
  • Administer new and existing licenses for electronic resources, interpreting data for maintaining a license database, and consulting with University Legal Counsel to resolve license and contract issues.
  • Responsible for researching license agreements and accessibility in order to place new subscription orders and ensure user access.
  • Develop and improve the workflows for new databases trials.
  • Maintain the journal A-Z List and Database List to ensure the accurate and updated holdings.
  • Assist the Head of Acquisitions to generate fund reports on the monthly basis.
  • Work with the Head of Acquisitions to coordinate the e-resource life cycle management efforts, including license renew and record maintenance, invoicing and activation, address and authentication, and EDI loading, discovery system and e-resource management system configuration and maintenance, and analysis and report creation for collection assessment purposes.
  • Assist the Head of Acquisitions to assess the performance of the department and develop improvement plans
  • Works closely with Metadata librarians and Library IT staff to make sure electronic content and database resources are properly added, and records created for access by users.
  • Develop policy and procedures of electronic resources management and design training programs for staff development.
  • Maintains awareness and engagement of trends and developments in e-resource acquisitions and management and transfers knowledge to staff by providing appropriate training.

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible. Application will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 12/11/2017.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State Employment Application, cover letter and resume/CV to:
Pamela DiPasquale
University Libraries Personnel
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Fax: 631-632-7116

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 12/11/2017, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

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Discussion Inclusion and Outreach Librarian, Sonoma State University (apply by Jan. 8, 2018)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 03:19 pm

Inclusion and Outreach Librarian



Inclusion and Outreach Librarian



Sonoma State University offers an exceptional educational experience that fosters intellectual, cognitive, social, and personal growth. As the only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges in California, we are uniquely positioned to foster ethical exploration, civic engagement, social responsibility, and global awareness combined with a solid foundation in an academic discipline. We have a strong commitment to graduating students who have the ability to think critically and communicate effectively in an ever-changing world. The unique campus culture fosters our Seawolf Commitment to integrity, respect, excellence, and responsibility and is integrated into all campus life. We nurture inclusive excellence through a celebration of the rich diversity of our local communities and our interconnected global economy. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. SSU is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.




Sonoma State University’s beautiful 274-acre campus is located in Sonoma County wine country, an hour north of San Francisco. The campus offers the ideal setting for teaching and learning and access to a community of rich cultural, environmental, and recreational opportunities. Founded in 1960, Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University System.  As members of the largest public higher educational system in the nation, we provide accessible, high quality education to more than 9000 students. Sonoma State University is proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the region and state. 




In addition to teaching and scholarship, faculty are expected to engage in service to the department, school, and community.  Sonoma State is committed to the Teacher/Scholar model and places an emphasis on faculty support of undergraduate research. Faculty are also encouraged to participate in our distinctive, high-impact Freshman and Sophomore year programs and to foster our commitment to the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025through excellent teaching, advising, and mentoring. Potential applicants are encouraged to review the University’s Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Policy. All faculty are required to have the ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.




The University Library’s leading value is “We are passionate about student learning.” The library faculty actively seeks solutions to help users access, evaluate, and create content, and become informed, engaged, global citizens and lifelong learners. The Library is a respected leader in campus initiatives and service work, and is actively engaged with faculty in campus curricular efforts. SSU Librarians provide transformational leadership in realizing the Liberal Arts and Sciences mission of the University and supporting the University President’s priorities of student success, on-time graduation, and diversity.


The Library has 38 employees, including 8 FTE library faculty, and approximately 40 student employees. Our collection consists of more than 750,000 volumes (print and e-book) and about 40,000 journal titles. Opened in 2000, the University Library in the Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center is a dynamic learning facility that features teaching labs, wireless access, varied study spaces, an information commons, a café, and an automated storage and retrieval system.


Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the Library's website at




The Inclusion and Outreach Librarian is a groundbreaking position designed to support the University’s goals for student success and inclusive excellence through focused efforts to underserved communities at Sonoma State University. The candidate will work collaboratively across campus on initiatives related to SSU’s designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, as well as those aimed at creating an inclusive community and increasing diversity on campus. The successful candidate will have fluency in Spanish and English and must demonstrate cultural fluency, awareness of the needs of underserved populations, and a record of achievement in engaging academic communities. The candidate will build relationships with relevant faculty, student, and staff organizations and identify community outreach to under-represented minority communities, with particular focus on our Latino/a/x student population. S/he will work collaboratively with faculty librarians to develop a curriculum and services that are approachable and meet the needs of all Sonoma State’s students, and to develop an innovative approach to the library’s collections that is both student-centered and responsive to changing University curricula.


This position also serves as a liaison to one or more designated departments on campus and provides specialized information literacy instruction and research help, participates in school meetings, and supports faculty research. All tenure-track librarians work as a team to advance the library’s information literacy curriculum, and provide instruction, research help, and collection development support.




  • Design, implement, and assess library services and programs to under-represented groups of students, with special emphasis on the Latino/a/x populations as well as co-curricular departments such as residential life, Educational Opportunity Program, Disability Services for Students, and the Undocu-Resource Center;
  • Engage with student, faculty, staff, and community organizations on initiatives related to diversity and inclusiveness, and work collaboratively across campus to support student success and other initiatives related to SSU’s designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
  • In partnership with other SSU organizations, engage with the community and with educational partners to provide support for students and to improve pathways to higher education for all Sonoma County residents;
  • Evaluate and select scholarly materials in support of underserved populations;
  • Lead assessment of library outreach to diverse student populations; develops and gathers data in order to make evidence-based decisions about services;
  • As a subject liaison, build relationships with faculty in designated departments, learn about the teaching and research priorities of the department, identify opportunities for the library to support those priorities and to embed information literacy learning, and keep faculty up to date about library plans and initiatives;
  • Provide information literacy instruction and specialized research help to designated departments;
  • Participate in the Library’s general research services including the research help desk, research consultations, and online research services;
  • Select materials for designated departments and recommends specialized resources and/or programming in line with a discipline’s current and emerging priorities for teaching and research;
  • Participate in university and community service, and in library activities and events.




To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have:

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science
  • Spoken and written fluency in Spanish and English
  • Minimum one year’s experience in an academic library
  • Experience providing instruction to students in a diverse academic environment
  • Experience as a subject liaison or demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty on projects and/or information literacy instruction
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a constantly changing environment
  • Ability to fulfill the scholarly and service expectations of a tenure-track position
  • Ability to communicate with and relate to an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community
  • A record of scholarly achievement or demonstrated ability to build a such a record

Desired Qualifications

  • Record of scholarly achievement
  • Experience working with Latino/a/x communities and/or students
  • Experience providing work direction for other employees such as library staff, and leadership in a professional environment




Rank is Senior Assistant Librarian. Service credit considered for qualified candidates. Starting salary for this position is $71,900.




To apply for this position, go to and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. After submitting the application letter and curriculum vitae, please proceed to My Career Tools to attach the additional required documents. PDFs are the preferred format for all submissions. Once you have submitted all materials, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email Applications submitted to the faculty search email address will not be considered, so please use the link above.


Please submit:


  • Application letter
  • Curriculum vitae 

Additional Required Documents

  • Contact Information for three (3) References to be contacted by the committee members


Letters of Recommendation will be requested from finalists only.

Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.


Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.



Applications received by January 8, 2018 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.


Questions concerning this position may be directed to:

Hilary Smith, Search Committee Chair


Phone: 707.664.3464


Questions concerning the application process may be directed to:






The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.


This position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

ACRL History Librarians Interest Group

Event History Librarians Interest Group - ALA Midwinter Meeting

by Steven Knowlton on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 03:18 pm

First meeting of the History Librarians Interest Group.


Tentative agenda:

1.       Inauguration of the Interest Group (review of the governance documents)

2.       Presentation: Thea Lindquist, Professor and Director of Open and Digital Scholarship Services, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

3. Open discussion –

First meeting of the History Librarians Interest Group.


Tentative agenda:

1.       Inauguration of the Interest Group (review of the governance documents)

2.       Presentation: Thea Lindquist, Professor and Director of Open and Digital Scholarship Services, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

3. Open discussion –

What do members of the History Librarians Interest Group hope the group will achieve? 

What goals should we set? 

What are the next steps for the group?