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Discussion Chief of Staff, Senior Vice President, Queens Library Foundation, NY (apply by April 28, 2016)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 10:42 am


Department: Director’s Office

Position Title: Chief of Staff, Senior Vice President

Posting Date: April 15, 2016

Closing Date: April 28, 2016

Location: Central

Open to: All qualified staff




Department: Director’s Office

Position Title: Chief of Staff, Senior Vice President

Posting Date: April 15, 2016

Closing Date: April 28, 2016

Location: Central

Open to: All qualified staff



Reporting to the President and CEO and serving as a critical member of the Senior Management Team, the Chief of Staff, Senior Vice President is responsible for providing strategic and organizational leadership for the library, managing cross-department collaboration and initiatives, ensuring accountability and performance throughout the organization, and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence that advances the library’s vision and mission and ensures its success in providing world-class library services. In addition, the Chief of Staff, Senior Vice President is responsible for advancing the public image and position of the Queens Library and ensuring its financial sustainability. The Chief of Staff, Senior Vice President will directly oversee the Queens Library Foundation, communications and public relations, government relations and community affairs, and marketing strategies designed to promote a positive public image, enhance public awareness of and participation in Library programs and initiatives, and cultivate professional relationships with appropriate individuals and organizations.


The Chief of Staff, Senior Vice President is also responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of strategies to secure and expand public and private funding that supports Queens Library’s program and services goals. The position will lead all governmental and non-governmental fundraising efforts, maximizing opportunities around events, individual fundraising, corporate sponsorships, and major gifts. The position will collaborate with government affairs staff to nurture and cultivate relationships with government officials that create opportunity to secure funding at the federal, state, and city levels. The position plays a lead role in securing the funding needed to support and enhance Queens Library’s continued growth as a leader in public library service and as a community based organization.


Strategic and Organizational Leadership

  • Responsible for coordinating Senior Management Council meeting agendas and follow-up of cross-functional issues and discussions. 
  • Works with senior leadership to devise short- and long-terms plans to support the mission and vision.
  • Works hand-in-hand with the President and CEO to identify priorities and ensures that the commitments and work of the staff are moving the needle on those priorities. 
  • Identifies and implements ways to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the organization. 
  • Spearheads implementation of strategic initiatives that further the Library’s mission and vision.
  • Keeps communication open at all levels and facilitates effective cross-Library collaboration. 
  • Manages organizational performance and effectiveness, including establishing performance dashboard and performance measures in line with organizational priorities to ensure accountability. 
  • Works on special projects as assigned by the President and CEO.

Fundraising and Queens Library Foundation

  • · Works with staff to develop an overall strategy to ensure the infrastructure needed to increase the Queens Library Foundation’s revenue through the solicitation of major gifts, special events, volume giving, and corporate and foundation support.
  • · Oversees the expansion and diversification of the Library’s donor and external partner base/pipeline and works closely with staff to develop strategies to secure funding for new initiatives and programs and diversify the organization’s revenue streams.
  • · Develops and partners with the Board of Directors to support them in their role as active fundraisers for the organization.
  • · Partners with the President and CEO to conceptualize, plan, and manage donor cultivation and stewardship events.


Government Affairs, Community Affairs and Advocacy

Works with government relations staff in developing an overall strategy for engaging elected officials, community boards, coalitions, and public agencies. Attends other meetings and events as necessary and regularly communicates with and briefs the President and CEO.
Leads the creation and implementation of community engagement and communication strategies to maximize community support and attract new members of the Queens Community to the Library.
Oversees growth opportunities and activities for the Friends of the Library chapters.
Oversees advocacy efforts with various governmental officials related to budgetary and legislative matters at the city, state and federal level.
In collaboration with staff, oversees the development and cultivation of relationships with government officials, community boards, district managers, chairpersons, community leaders and community groups to promote advocacy and awareness of library programs and services.

Marketing, Communications and Public Relations Strategy

· In collaboration with Marketing staff, leads the development and implementation of marketing plans that align with organizational objectives including branding and promotions, creative services, digital and social media strategies, marketing collateral, and the website.

· Collaborates with the Director of Communications to develop and execute the strategy for all internal and external communications and to work with staff across the organization as communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives.

· Develops protocols for routinely briefing the President in preparation for internal and external meetings, accompanies the President to meetings, represents the President at meetings and events as needed, and attends meetings to track and follow up on key action initiatives.

· In collaboration with the Director of Communications, identifies and prioritizes media opportunities, and may provide guidance on preparing talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting material as needed.

· May serve as a spokesperson on media interactions that help promote and/or impact the Library.


Staff Leadership and Professional Development

· Leads and manages a diverse team of professionals and support staff.

· Encourages the continuous professional development of staff and conducts regularly scheduled performance management plans (PMPs).

· Ensures that performance documentation is maintained, up-to-date and accurate.



Bachelor’s Degree required. Advanced degree strongly preferred. At least 5 years of executive level management experience required. At least 5 years of experience working in Government, External Affairs, Communications, or in a similar capacity required. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and strategically in a team. Exceptional writing, editing, and presentation skills. Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to build and foster relationships with diverse internal and external constituents. Flexible and optimistic approach to work. Ability to anticipate and manage sensitive issues effectively. Ability to set priorities and to plan, organize, coordinate and direct multiple projects and activities with varied deadlines. Demonstrated ability to lead with an overall institutional perspective. Demonstrated supervisory skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion. Professionalism, diplomacy, discretion, integrity, and tact. Exceptional judgment, strong initiative, poise, and patience; and excellent analytical skills, detailed oriented.




To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to: and reference “Chief of Staff, SVP” in the subject line.

Please note: this email account is reserved for Queens Library employees. Interested external applicants should submit resumes to, instead. Resumes will only be accepted by email.



Discussion Instructional Outreach Librarian, Binghamton University Libraries, NY (apply by May 16, 2016)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 10:30 am

Instructional Outreach Librarian

Instructional Outreach Librarian

Binghamton University Libraries is currently accepting applications for Instructional Outreach Librarian. As part of the Research and Instructional Services Team, the Instructional Outreach Librarian serves as liaison and conducts instruction for non-discipline specific courses and offices. Duties include conducting assessment for the general instruction program, monitoring and keeping records of instruction-related statistics for reporting and assessment, creating and delivering instructional workshops, tools, and resources, and providing in-person and virtual reference services.

Job Description:

The Instructional Outreach Librarian serves as the liaison to non-discipline general course and campus programs such as First Year Experience (FYE), Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and general education courses (HARP 101). The incumbent is a member of an energetic Research and Instructional Services Team (RIST) providing high-quality services to a diverse constituency of students, faculty, researchers and the community. The position will work creatively and collaboratively to develop innovative collections, provide instructional services, and play an active role in the planning and decision-making process of RIST through meetings, special projects and programs supporting a quality, user-centered approach to services.

This position is within the Binghamton University Libraries, which include the Glenn G. Bartle and Science Libraries, the Library Annex@Conklin, and the University Downtown Center Library and Information Commons in the College of Community and Public Affairs. This position reports to the Director of Public Services, with the Dean of Libraries as a second-line supervisor.

Librarians at Binghamton University are members of the faculty and are expected to contribute significantly to the profession.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
•Oversee the Libraries' general information literacy program and instruction labs
•Serve as a liaison to non-discipline-specific courses and non-departmental specific offices
•Conduct information literacy instruction with an emphasis on non-discipline-specific general instruction (FYE, HARP 101 and EOP)
•Use assessment methods to measure student learning outcomes and teaching effectiveness
•Collaborate with library faculty to design, deliver, and assess research and instructional tools and resources
•Develop and implement general instructional workshops and outreach programs
•Provide in-person and virtual reference service at the Research Help Desk
•Serve a member of the Instructional Services Coordinating Committee
•Monitor and keep records of all library instruction statistics for reporting and assessment purposes
•Maintain current awareness of ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
•Maintain a deep knowledge of emerging trends and best practices in instructional design and educational technologies.
•Represent the Libraries to appropriate campus units and University offices; participate in professional activities and committee assignments within the Libraries, on campus, and in professional associations

ALA-accredited MLS degree, library instruction experience in an academic setting, and library assessment experience required. This is a tenure-track faculty position. Binghamton University is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system and is located in upstate New York. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits, including TIAA/CREF

Review of applications will begin on May 16, 2016 and continue until filled.

For full qualifications, application instructions, and additional information, visit


Discussion Associate Dean for Special Collections - University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (apply by May 15, 2016)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 10:26 am


Associate Dean for Special Collections

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks an innovative, energetic, and entrepreneurial Associate Dean to lead University Libraries large and diverse Special Collections, as well as University Archives.


Associate Dean for Special Collections

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks an innovative, energetic, and entrepreneurial Associate Dean to lead University Libraries large and diverse Special Collections, as well as University Archives.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will possess a 21st-century vision for providing programs and services that enhance the discovery and accessibility of collections, as well as contribute to the research enterprise of The University of Alabama. In addition, the Associate Dean will possess the demonstrated ability and experience to coordinate the expansion of collections and develop and implement a collection development plan responsive to the changing teaching, research, and learning initiatives of American higher education. The Associate Dean will also play a leadership role in planning for major facilities enhancements, as well as serving on the Libraries Executive Council, strategic planning, and other leadership groups in the Libraries, on campus, and nationally.

Special Collections staff consists of 6 FTE librarians, 1 FTE professional staff, 5 FTE paraprofessional staff, and 10-15 student assistants. In addition to these staff, the Associate Dean of Special Collections will work closely and directly with the Metadata and Digital Services Department, consisting of 3 FTE librarians, 4 FTE professional staff, 2 paraprofessional staff, and 2 FTE student assistants.

Special Collections contains over 40,000 linear feet of shelving and encompasses two

locations within University Libraries. Special Collections holds more than 25,000 rare books, 100,000 photographs historical photographs, 13,900 University archival items, 10,000 linear feet of University records 1,000 pieces of ephemera, 9,000 linear feet of manuscripts, and over 1,000 historical maps.


Education and Scholarship:

· PhD in History or a closely related field

· MLS from an ALA accredited institution

· Demonstrated consistent record of scholarship through presentations and peer-reviewed publications that would garner tenure eligibility at the Associate Professor level or higher


· A documented record of strong managerial skills as they relate to planning, facilities, budget, supervising staff, and user services

· Five or more years of leadership experience in a special collection or archive

· Exceptional oral and written communication skills

· Experience overseeing manuscript, rare books, map, and photographic collections

· Knowledge of and experience in ensuring the maintenance and preservation of physical collections, including fire suppression systems, security systems, and mold prevention and abatement

· Knowledge of and experience in assessing strengths and challenges of collections and determining key areas for enhancement

· Proven ability to establish and maintain relationships with donors and vendors

· Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion


· Knowledge of and experience in overall processing of digitization projects,

including selection, copyright, pre-project planning, scanning, metadata, final review, and final digital display

· Oversight of large scale digitization projects, both in house and through outside


· Oversight of online access to information through websites, digital object

stems, and finding aids



· Documented ability to grow and promote diverse collections at the local, state, and national levels

· Record of outreach to students, faculty, and staff

· Record of outreach to local and wider communities through presentations and

public programming

· Record of establishing collaborative partnerships with other cultural institutions and

local experts, such as county historical societies, museums, and state historical societies, museums and state historical societies



· Experience working with donors and participating in donor cultivation that leads

to fundraising generation

· Experience with grant writing

· Experience with born-digital archival collections

· Experience with public/private partnerships within the publishing community

· Experience with revenue generation models for special collections

· Knowledge and implementation of disaster preparedness plans

· Teaching experience in higher education

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12-month appointment. Tenure, rank, and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at Click Search Positions. Click 219101- University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references.

Position open until filled. Applications received by May 15, 2016 are assured of receiving full consideration.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



Discussion South Asian Studies Librarian, Emory University - GA

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 09:57 am

Reporting to the Area Studies Team Leader, the subject librarian for South Asian Studies provides the full range of subject specific library services to the academic departments, including collection management, consultation, instruction, cataloging and assessment.

Reporting to the Area Studies Team Leader, the subject librarian for South Asian Studies provides the full range of subject specific library services to the academic departments, including collection management, consultation, instruction, cataloging and assessment. The subject librarian serves 20 faculty, 29 graduate students, and 8 undergraduate majors and 1 minor.  The subject librarian maintains and expands research-level collections, acts as an expert guide, provides research help at the time of need, and contributes to the programmatic and collaborative work of the Services Division and the library in general.

Specific duties include:

•             Serves on the Area Studies Team as primary liaison to and actively

develops professional relationships with faculty, students and staff in the assigned subject areas. May include other areas within the Area Studies Team, if needed.

•             Plans and delivers point-of-need instruction services; teaches

research tools and skills relevant to the discipline.

•             Collaborates with faculty to achieve information literacy and learning

outcomes in course-specific ways, including providing instruction sessions and assignments, research guides, and/or tutorials.

•             Provides in-depth, specialized research consultations in support of

the entire research lifecycle.

•             Develops content for subject-based web pages.

•             Assists faculty engaged in digital scholarship projects and teaching

and learning with technology initiatives. Collaborates as needed with Emory’s Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) and Academic Technology Services.

•             Partners with other libraries, such as Emory’s Stuart A. Rose

Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library.

•             Contributes to University efforts to assess and promote institutional



Required Qualifications

•             ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science or

equivalent education and experience (subject expertise).

•             Advanced degree in a relevant subject area.

•             Reading knowledge of Sanskrit, with a preference for Hindi and/or


•             Demonstrated knowledge and experience with instruction, information

literacy, and assessment of library services and resources.

•             Strong interest in technology and tools for research and teaching.


Preferred Qualifications

•             Library experience as a South Asian Librarian

•             Cataloging experience

•             Knowledge of Sanskrit, Hindi and/or Tibetan.

•             Practical knowledge of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for

Higher Education.

•             Experience working with ALMA, vendor sites such as YBP’s GOBI,

libguides, LibAnswers, and other assessment tools.


Application Procedures

Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply online at

Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include:

1) Cover letter of application describing qualifications and experience;

2) Current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience; and

3) On a separate document list the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional references including a current or previous supervisor.

To view the full position posting, please visit


Discussion Librarian (Fellow), U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission - D.C. (apply by April 27)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 10:15 am

U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Vacancy Announcement
Job Title Librarian (Fellow) Location Washington, D.C.
Compensation $120,525 - $198,204 / Per Year
Position Number 16-EX-1645931-KF
Application Deadline April 27, 2016

U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Vacancy Announcement
Job Title Librarian (Fellow) Location Washington, D.C.
Compensation $120,525 - $198,204 / Per Year
Position Number 16-EX-1645931-KF
Application Deadline April 27, 2016

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking for the best and brightest to join our team. Our mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. A career with the SEC offers work that is exciting, challenging and rewarding. You can contribute to securities regulation and enforcement while making a positive difference for the American investing public.

• Providing support for Commission requests, complex reference, and in-depth business and legal research questions.
• Responsible for remaining current on technological applications and best practices relevant to the provision of sophisticated library services.
• Serves as technical expert in acquisitions librarianship on cross-Commission and cross-agency committees, including the Data Working Group and the Information Asset Oversight Committee.
• Providing general library technical support services.
• Developing and implementing policies, procedures, standards and goals relating to the procurement of print resources, data sources and electronic information services to continuously improve efficiencies and workflow.
• Maintaining a database of reference requests and sources.
• All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
• Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To Apply
To learn more about this employment opportunity, please visit and apply online at For assistance, please contact the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at (202) 551-6046 or

The SEC is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact me directly with any questions you may have, 
Danielle Brown
Recruitment Coordinator, Contractor
Phone: 202-551-6369| Email:   


Discussion Technical Services Librarian, Virginia Theological Seminary (apply by May 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 09:52 am

Employment Opportunity
Technical Services Librarian

Employment Opportunity
Technical Services Librarian

The Bishop Payne Library at Virginia Theological Seminary, a graduate school of theology in Alexandria, VA, seeks a full-time Technical Services Librarian. Duties include original and copy cataloguing in all formats; name and series authority work; training and supervising staff; overseeing system administration and technical processing. Additional duties include establishing department priorities; collecting and analyzing data; create reports; and serve as liaison between the department and other library staff regarding bibliographic control of library materials. This position will also serve as Librarian in Charge as needed. Some evening and week-end hours required.

The successful candidate must be knowledgeable of MARC formats, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings and the Library of Congress classification system. An ALA-accredited master's degree in library science is required. Ability to move library materials up to 35 pounds required.

Educational background in theology, church history, or Biblical studies preferred. 2 years of cataloging experience preferred. Supervisory experience preferred. Experience with Innovative Interfaces library system preferred.

Those interested in applying are invited to submit a resume and cover letter by May 15, 2016. Visit: 

VTS is committed to racial and ethnic diversity at every level of its life and mission. VTS is an EEOC employer.

Chris Marbaker, SHRM-CP
Human Resources, Institutional Effectiveness and Governance Assistant
Notary Public for the Commonwealth at Large
Virginia Theological Seminary
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, Va 22304
Bohlen 107
703-461-1755 – Office
703-751-0214 – Fax


Discussion Social Sciences and Data Librarian, Vassar College - NY

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 10:43 am

Dear Colleagues,

Dear Colleagues,

We have a job opening for a Social Sciences & Data Librarian at Vassar College.  We seek creative, collaborative candidates for the position of Social Sciences and Data Librarian. As a member of the Research & Instructional Services department, the Social Sciences and Data Librarian serves as a research consultant, liaison, and collaborator with faculty and students in the Social Sciences departments (e.g. Economics, Anthropology) and related multidisciplinary programs (e.g. Urban Studies). In addition to providing basic collections and instructional support, the librarian serves as a resource for working with data sources common to Social Sciences research, such as IPUMS, ICPSR, and other statistical databases. Furthermore, the librarian collaborates with colleagues in the Library as well as Computing and Information Services to develop expertise and facilities to build capacity for the use of data and analytical methods across disciplines. Successful candidates will be well-versed in creating, interpreting, and manipulating statistical data using tools such as GIS, SPSS, Stata, and/or R. The Social Sciences and Data Librarian also oversees collection development and provides research support for the Government Documents collection

For full details see:

or please contact me directly if you have questions.


Debra Bucher

Assistant Director of the Libraries for Research Services & Collection Development Vassar College Libraries


Discussion Dean of Library and Online Learning, Oakton Community College - IL (apply by April 22)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 10:37 am


Oakton Community College, a caring community of educators dedicated to excellence and learning, invites applications for Dean of Library and Online Learning.


Oakton Community College, a caring community of educators dedicated to excellence and learning, invites applications for Dean of Library and Online Learning.

A premier comprehensive community college, Oakton is 17 miles from downtown Chicago and serves the near northern suburbs of Chicago with campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie.  This position will be based out of the Des Plaines campus. The College has undertaken a five year, $68.5 million Master Plan which included the construction and opening of the Margaret Burke Lee Science and Health Careers building on the Des Plaines campus.

The College is known for its academic innovations, commitment to serving students, solid financial position, and supportive environment for both students and employees. Oakton seeks a Dean who is an innovative academic leader and who will continue a strong tradition of excellence.

Candidates with a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment are especially valued at Oakton.

We encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity of Oakton's student body and community, enhance and promote engagement with other cultures, and have demonstrated a commitment to working with and as part of a multicultural faculty and diverse student body and community.

Job Description:

The Dean of Library and Online Learning works under the general direction of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and coordinates the library, distance learning, the Koehnline Museum of Art, and alternative education; formulates procedures, supervises faculty and staff, and coordinates service delivery with other agencies both within and external to the college.  The Dean plans and monitors budgets for the library, Alternative Education Distance Learning.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Recommends faculty and staff for employment as needed in the Library, Museum, Distance Learning and Alternative Education.
  • Evaluates library faculty, incorporating evaluation data from other division deans as appropriate and as called for in the college evaluation policy and procedure.  Provides input to other divisional deans for evaluation of alternative education and distance learning faculty.  Evaluates classified staff as necessary and required.
  • Directs and oversees all operations and offerings of online and other distance learning at the college.  This includes collaboration with the faculty, division deans, and sometimes guidance as we meet the non-face to face curricular needs of our students.
  • Supervises the operations of the Library, Museum, Distance Learning and Alternative Education.
  • Ensures that the Library, Distance Learning, Alternative Education, and Museum comply with national, state, regulatory, and accreditation guidelines and requirements.
  • Develops and executes intellectual property agreements with Oakton personnel and/or external consultants for works for hire projects related but not limited to distance learning.
  • Develops, prepares and monitors library, distance learning, alternative education, and Museum budgets.
  • Evaluates changing technology and makes recommendations as necessary to maintain currency and to promote effective, efficient delivery of library, distance learning, alternative education.
  • In conjunction with appropriate personnel, provides direction for the long and short term planning needs of the library, face to face instructional spaces, distance learning, alternative education, and Museum.
  • Relates effectively with a wide variety of diverse students, faculty, and staff, while promoting access to the Library, Online Learning, and the Museum to a diverse population.
  • Maintains appropriate quantitative measurements, statistical reports, and other records to assess current and future needs.
  • Assigns library faculty to the divisions to serve as area liaisons and resources.
  • Maintains and improves relations with other libraries, distance learning and professional organizations external to the college.
  • Communicates regularly with the college community to keep it informed of the latest developments in the library, information and new learning modalities.

A Master's degree in Library Science and/or Educational Media; five years of successful experience in a library or educational administration/teaching; a thorough knowledge of computerized circulation/cataloging systems; a detailed knowledge of new learning and teaching technologies such as the Internet, World Wide Web, synchronous and asynchronous technologies, and their applicability to the college's programs and needs; and the ability to communicate complex information orally and in writing in an effective manner are required.

Preferred Qualifications:
A second Master's degree in a content area taught within the College is preferred.  Also preferred are:

  • Demonstrated experience working with a culturally diverse student population.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in organizational change.
  • Excellent interpersonal, cross-cultural communication, diversity, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • A clear understanding of cross-cultural, international and diversity communication theory.
  • Understanding of and commitment to diversity and cultural competence.

Cultural Competency is defined as a composite awareness, emotional maturity, insights, and skills including, but not limited to:

  • Self-insight, ability to suspend judgment and take responsibility for self.
  • Self-control of emotions and demonstration of empathy.
  • Experience with and success in valuing and working with people of different gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, etc.
  • Adaptability and flexibility in understanding and addressing problems and opportunities in situations where different cultural perspectives and points of view are in play.

Additional Information:

The salary range associated with the Dean of Library and Online Learning is: Minimum annual salary: $101,154. Salary midpoint: $134,136. Maximum annual salary: $167,115.  Placement in the salary range is based on educational qualifications, related experience, and internal equity.  Usually, new hires into administrative positions are placed into the lower half of the salary range.

The full consideration deadline is April 22, 2016.

It is anticipated that screening interviews will be conducted by the search committee from May 2-4, 2016. Upon the conclusion of the initial round of screening interviews, the search committee will likely recommend 3 finalists to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Finalists will participate in a second round of on campus interviews. It is anticipated the finalist interviews will be conducted from May 10-17, 2016.

Appointment to an administrator position is contingent upon approval by the College's Board of Trustees. It is anticipated that the appointment will be taken for approval to the Board of Trustees at the June 28, 2016 Board meeting.

The anticipated start date is August 1, 2016, or earlier if appropriate.

Application Instructions:

To become an applicant, interested individuals must complete the online application found on the Oakton website.  Electronic copies of a cover letter, resume/cv, list of three (3) references with contact information, two letters of recommendation and transcripts must be submitted by the applicant via uploading to the Oakton employment website.  Please indicate the position code (DOL-17) on the cover letter. Uploaded documents need to be under 2 MB in size and in either .doc, .txt, or .pdf format. A total of 8 separate documents may be uploaded to an application file that has been successfully submitted to the College.

An unofficial copy of transcripts must be submitted at the time of application. Official transcripts for all degrees earned are required prior to appointment.

Recommendation letters may either be original documents with signature or e-mailed from the reference to  Official transcripts or a placement/credential file should be e-mailed to  Official transcripts or placement/credential files sent by postal mail should be sent to:

Oakton Community College
Dean of Library and Online Learning Search DOL-17
c/o Human Resources
1600 East Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL  60016

Please contact Craig Ahrndt, Assistant to the Executive Director for Human Resources at 847.635.1676 or if you encounter any difficulties with electronic submission of these documents.

The full consideration deadline for this search is April 22, 2016.  The deadline for submitting documents required for an applicant file is also April 22, 2016.  The posting will be removed from the Oakton website at 10:59 EDT on April 30, 2016. Once posted positions are removed from the website, no additional applications will be accepted.

Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity employer.


Discussion Head of Education and Outreach, UC Irvine - CA (apply by May 2)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 10:06 am

Head of Education and Outreach

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks an energetic, creative, knowledgeable, and user-oriented librarian for the position of Head of the Department of Education & Outreach.  The successful candidate will play a key role in leading innovation and collaboration in the Libraries’ education and outreach program.

Head of Education and Outreach

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks an energetic, creative, knowledgeable, and user-oriented librarian for the position of Head of the Department of Education & Outreach.  The successful candidate will play a key role in leading innovation and collaboration in the Libraries’ education and outreach program.

Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. The UCI Libraries is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Head of the Department of Education and Outreach (E&O) is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing an active, comprehensive library education and outreach program that meets the needs of a growing campus and the evolving environment of scholarly communication. The Head of E&O collaborates with faculty, administrators, and students in all disciplines across campus as well as library managers, research librarians, and the regional community. The Head of E&O, who reports to the AUL for Public Services, is an active member of Leadership Council, the UCI Libraries’ senior management team responsible for library-wide planning and policy making, and the Public Services Leadership Team.  The Head of E&O supervises four librarians and a library assistant and coordinates the instruction efforts by members of other library departments, divisions, and functions to lead the Libraries' robust teaching program

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Proactively engaging the campus community to ensure that library information resources and services become an integral part of the teaching, learning, and research activities of the campus. 
  • Working closely with research librarians, and staff to systematically assess needs, design instructional offerings that support learning and research, integrate information literacy into the curriculum, and assess learning outcomes.
  • Strengthening, expanding, and promoting the Libraries’ general and advanced instruction programs and lower-division course-related instructional offerings.
  • Enhancing library support for 1st generation, transfer and international students.
  • Collaborating with faculty and expert instructors to deliver a wide array of instruction and support. 
  • Coordinating the centralized process of collecting, organizing, and analyzing all instruction and classroom use statistics and regularly reports instruction data to instructors, the Reference Department Head, and Leadership Council as appropriate.
  • Developing and maintaining instruction resources and materials for the UCI Libraries Web site, such as tutorials and online research and subject guides.
  • Coordinating outreach partnerships with academic departments and other campus programs to take advantage of opportunities to integrate library resources, information literacy instruction and materials, and information technology into academic curricula and special programs. 
  • Developing collaborative programs and initiatives with campus partners including the Division of Undergraduate Education, Graduate Division, Student Affairs, the Campus Wide Honors Program, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, and the Office of Information Technology.
  • Strengthening and expanding outreach partnerships with academic departments and other campus programs to take advantage of opportunities to integrate library resources, information literacy instruction and materials, and information technology into academic curricula and special programs.
  • Sharing best practices in instruction and serving as a resource for the improvement of teaching for all librarians and library staff members.  Conducting ongoing evaluation of the instruction program, and mentoring new and experienced instructors.




  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA­ accredited institution or an equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and library experience.
  • Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in an academic setting.
  • Knowledge of library pedagogy and understanding of teaching best practices.
  • Successful experience designing and teaching information literacy.
  • Strong interest in information literacy, data literacy, open access, and scholarly communication.
  • Familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  • Familiarity with designing and creating tutorials, learning objects, or other curricular resources.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends and emerging technologies in the area of library instruction and online education.
  • Commitment to user ­centered library services.
  • Interest in working with campus partners to integrate information literacy into the curricula.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to implement assessment strategies for library instruction programs.
  • Ability to successfully supervise, mentor, and train librarians and staff.
  • Ability to lead teams and plan projects and new initiatives.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UCI Libraries and the campus.
  • Record of professional achievements sufficient to meet the criteria for appointment at the Associate Librarian or Librarian rank and ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement in the Librarian series.


  • Successful managerial and supervisory experience, especially of librarians and library assistants.
  • Successful experience in coalition-building and forging strong relationships with faculty and/or administrators to foster partnerships and engagement.


The Education and Outreach Department

The Education and Outreach Department, which currently includes five librarians and one library assistant, provides leadership for the Libraries’ outreach and instruction activities and programs which emphasize information literacy, research skills, scholarly communication, and critical thinking. The Department plays a lead role in the coordination, integration, and assessment of all library instruction and outreach activities, including subject-based, graduate, and professional school instruction. The Department operates in a collaborative, team-based environment and works closely with members of the Libraries’ Reference and Collection Development Departments who also participate in instruction.

The UCI Libraries

The UCI Libraries values innovation and collaboration.  We are committed to the University’s goal of diversity and inclusive excellence.  The Libraries consist of the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library.  These buildings contain over 3,300 public seats for study and research and provide nearly 600 public access computers.  The UCI Libraries have a staff of approximately 145 FTE plus approximately 25 student assistant FTE.  The library collection consists of over 3.4 million volumes, nearly 140,000 journals and serial titles, and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection.  The UCI Libraries are a member of the:  Association of Research Libraries (ARL), California Digital Library (CDL), HathiTrust Digital Library, Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Coalition of Networked Information (CNI), Digital Library Federation (DLF), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance (PRDLA), Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), and International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

University of California, Irvine

The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles.  Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students, over 1,100 faculty, and 14,000 staff.  Nearly 67% of UCI students identify themselves as Asian American, African American, Chicano/Latino, or Native American.  The University offers graduate degrees in more than 100 academic disciplines and interdisciplinary programs in addition to the M.D. and J.D.  UCI’s academic programs are ranked nationally among the top universities; several doctoral programs are ranked in the top ten.

Librarians at the University of California Irvine are academic appointees and receive potential career status at the time of their initial appointment.  Librarians periodically receive administrative and peer review for merit increases based on the following criteria: 1) professional competence and quality of service within the Library; 2) professional activity outside the Library; 3) university and public service; and 4) research and other creative activity.

Salary & Benefits:  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University of California pay scales.  Appointment is anticipated to be at the Associate Librarian or Librarian rank with a salary of $53,116 - $103,551 plus an annual administrative stipend.

Librarians are entitled to two days per month of annual leave, thirteen paid holidays, and one day per month sick leave.  The University has an excellent retirement system and offers a variety of group health, life, and disability insurance plans.  Benefits are equal to approximately 40% of salary.

Deadline for Applications:  Applications received by May 2, 2016 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply:  Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should submit the information requested:  cover letter; complete résumé; a statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and a list of three references (names and contact information only) via UCI AP Recruit at:

Upon application, candidates should be in possession of proof of their legal right to employment in the U.S. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, verification of legal right to work will be required between the time of final selection and hiring, and is absolutely essential in ultimately being hired.

This position description is listed on the UCI Libraries web site at with links to additional web sites featuring campus and community information.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


Discussion University of Delaware Postdoctoral Fellow in Special Collections and Digital Humanities (apply by May 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 11:40 am

University of Delaware Postdoctoral Fellow in Special Collections and Digital Humanities

Deadline: May 1, 2016  (expected start date Fall 2016)
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University of Delaware Postdoctoral Fellow in Special Collections and Digital Humanities

Deadline: May 1, 2016  (expected start date Fall 2016)
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The University of Delaware Library and the College of Arts and Sciences invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow of Special Collections and Digital Humanities.  We seek an untenured scholar in the humanities (PhD received January 2010 - June 2016).  The mission of the Fellow is to promote primary sources related to African American culture found in Special Collections at the University of Delaware Library through collaborative instruction, programming, creative outreach, and project development.  The fellowship is a residential one-year academic appointment (September 2016-August 31, 2017), renewable up to three years. The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree. We are looking for an engaged humanist whose educational background suits her or him to work at the intersection of the classroom, the museum and/or archive, and the digital realm. Relevant training in programming, library sciences, computer graphics, computational linguistics, or other fields relevant to digital humanities research is desirable but not required.
This is a dual reporting line assigned to an academic department in the College of Arts and Science and Special Collections in the University of Delaware Library. The SC/DH fellow will pursue his or her own research project and teach one class per academic year that engages students with UD’s special collections materials and showcases those materials. The SC/DH fellow will also serve on and work with a budgeted committee made up of library staff and UD humanities faculty designed to coordinate classes, projects, exhibitions, lectures, and public events related to UD’s special collections.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a deep working knowledge of UD Library’s Special Collections holdings, particularly African American sources Applicants must submit a plan for two classes (one undergraduate and one graduate class) that will make use of these sources, particularly the Alice Dunbar Nelson papers and the Gregory C. Wilson collection of African-American postcards and trade cards. The letter of application should be specific in describing the intersection of personal research interests with primary sources available in Special Collections at the University of Delaware Library.
Qualifications: PhD in a humanities discipline received January 2010-June 2016; experience with archival research and use of primary sources in personal scholarship; experience with digital platforms and technologies, especially in the area of teaching; experience in teaching undergraduates; strong computer skills, including fluency in platforms such as Omeka, Scripto, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, and video and audio editing software.
General Information: The University of Delaware has a long tradition of excellence beginning in 1743 and extending to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. The University provides a broad range of academic programs at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels.  There are over 1,100 full-time faculty and 4,000 staff serving a student body of over 21,000.  Located in Newark, Delaware, with its 970-acre campus, the University of Delaware is situated one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York and Washington, D.C.
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) encourages and supports innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and engagement with local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. Humanities departments include Art Conservation; Art History; English; History; Languages, Literature and Cultures; and Philosophy. CAS includes numerous interdisciplinary Programs and Centers, such as the renowned Center for Material Culture Studies, the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, and Museum Studies.
Special Collections at the University of Delaware Library houses the rare books, special topical collections, manuscripts, archives, photographs, maps, graphic materials, ephemera collections, audio-visual materials, and electronic records that comprise the primary historical sources and special collecting areas of the Library.  Special Collections has significant holdings related to History and Delawareana; Chemistry; history of Science and Technology; the fine, decorative, and applied Arts; English, American, and Irish literature; and Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. These collecting areas focus on the University’s program strengths of the such as Chemistry, Engineering, the Hagley Graduate Program in History, the Longwood program in Public Horticulture, the Winterthur programs in American Material Culture and Art Conservation, and more.
The University of Delaware Library collections, which are broadly based and comprehensive, include over 2.8 million volumes.  The Library makes accessible a broad range of electronic resources, including approximately 50,000 electronic and print journals, over 370 databases, and over 26,000 videos. In 2014, the University of Delaware Library became the first member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to replace its traditional Library Information System with OCLC’s WMS (WorldShare Management Services) cloud-based system.  The Library is a member of ARL, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, and the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). Recent projects at the Library have included the use of Omeka for online exhibits and support for the Colored Conventions digital humanities project. Ongoing projects include enhancements to the institutional repository UDSpace and direct linking to digital collections stored in Artstor and UDSpace.  For information about DH at UD, please visit and
To Apply: Please submit the following in a SINGLE DOCUMENT (PDF) following University of Delaware application instructions at by May 1, 2016.
1) Complete curriculum vita
2) Letter of application that discusses areas of research and teaching, along with experience with digital tools and pedagogy.  Please be specific in noting the platforms and tools (software, applications, interfaces) with which you have experience and the level of your experience (no more than 2 pages)
3) The names and contact information of three employment references



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