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Discussion Coordinator for Library Assessment, University of North Texas

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 01:48 pm

Coordinator for Library Assessment

The University of North Texas Libraries is searching for a Coordinator for Library Assessment to lead integration of assessment practices into library culture, coordinate library-wide assessment projects, and coordinate collection, analysis, and documentation of assessment data.

Coordinator for Library Assessment

The University of North Texas Libraries is searching for a Coordinator for Library Assessment to lead integration of assessment practices into library culture, coordinate library-wide assessment projects, and coordinate collection, analysis, and documentation of assessment data.

Reporting to the Dean, this position is key in coordinating with colleagues engaged in assessment work, creating a strategic plan for assessment of library services, and chairing the library’s Assessment Workgroup.

If you have a graduate degree in a discipline that uses quantitative methods for research, experience using software for data analysis, and knowledge of trends and practices of assessment in academic libraries, we’d like to talk to you.  Please find more information about the job on the UNT careers site or contact Sian Brannon, Chair of the search committee at  


Discussion Archivist & Records Coordinator, Emerson College (MA)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 01:43 pm

Archivist & Records Coordinator, Emerson College, Boston, MA


Archivist & Records Coordinator, Emerson College, Boston, MA


The Archivist & Records Coordinator contributes to the operation of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections by providing reference services for patrons, processing collections, overseeing interns, and acquiring permanent institutional records. This position also contributes to a college-wide records management program by training Departmental Records Officers (DROs) and other staff on records management issues and archival procedures.

This is a bargaining unit position. In this position, you will be exclusively represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 888 for purposes of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Work Activities


  1. Responsible for all aspects of fulfilling archives requests by providing reference service to internal and external constituencies, locating the requested information/materials and delivering, retrieving and refiling as necessary. Maintains a charge out system, maintains statistical data, in order to generate and analyze reports.
  2. Enhance access by accessioning new acquisitions, creating inventories and box lists, and processing large and complex collections. Updates and maintains archival discovery systems while keeping the ECASC web pages current to provide patrons with up-to-date information on collections and services.
  3. Collaborates with the Head of Archives and Special Collections to acquire and maintain institutional records and archival collections documenting the history of Emerson College.
  4. Train and assist DROs and staff in implementing the principles and practices of records management, update records management policies and schedules and publish them on the website as necessary.
  5. Collaborate as necessary with campus partners in outreach efforts such as Alumni Weekend activities, exhibits (physical and digital), archival displays, primary source instruction, and special events.
  6. Maintain inactive records stored and managed by a third party vendor by coordinating deliveries and retrievals. Assist departments and vendors in establishing and maintaining departmental accounts. Provide user training on inactive records storage practices and procedures. Coordinate and schedule records destruction for all departments across campus.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education

ALA accredited master’s degree in library/information science with coursework in Archives or Archival Management.

Comprehensive knowledge of current trends in archival appraisal, description, preservation, access, and dissemination of archival information.

Advanced communication skills and customer service orientation, including the ability to work with all academic levels from administrators to staff and faculty.

Familiarity with archival discovery systems.

Knowledge of Records Management best practices.

Ability to plan and coordinate complex projects and services.

Knowledge of archival metadata standards including Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, and VRA core.

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education

Degree specializing in archival management.

Experience with one or more of the following systems: Preservica, AtoM, and Omeka.

Experience conducting training sessions.

Required Prior Work Experience

Three to five years experience related to career discipline. Two or more years experience working with archives and institutional records.

To Apply

Interested applicants may apply online at Emerson College’s Employment website:



Discussion Digital Collections Metadata Librarian, University of Oregon (apply by Dec. 27 for first consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 09:40 am

Digital Collections Metadata Librarian

Job no: 521476
Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Library

Digital Collections Metadata Librarian

Job no: 521476
Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Library

Department: Library
Rank: Assistant Librarian
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
December 27, 2017; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants 
In addition to your application, please include:

1) A cover letter that clearly articulates how your knowledge and experience make you an ideal candidate for this position.

2) A current resume or CV.

3) Three professional references, one of whom must be your current supervisor. (Note: References will not be contacted without advance notice)

Department Summary
The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University’s educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus, and branches at UO Portland and at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the Libraries offers many flexible, service- and technology-rich environments for our users’ research and learning needs. The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, Oregon WIN, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations. In addition to a full range of research library programs, the UO Libraries provides many of the university's central educational technology services, including learning management system administration, classroom technology support, broadcast-quality video production, distance education delivery, streaming media, educational technology support, and technology-related faculty development and training.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Head of Collection Services, the Digital Collections Metadata Librarian provides metadata consultation, design, training, and development of services to facilitate the use of digital and analog information for research and education. This position works collaboratively with the Metadata and Digital Production Librarian, and provides expertise and services at the intersection of many user-focused services and projects, which may include Digital Scholarship Services, Systems, Special Collections and Archives, Research and Instruction Services (RIS), the Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET), as well as faculty and graduate students to enhance description of and access to the library's digital collections.

Minimum Requirements
• Master's Degree in Library/Information Science/Studies by ALA-accredited program.
• Two years minimum experience cataloging in metadata standards and authority control (e.g. Dublin Core, MODS, VRA Core, EAD, DACs, etc.).

Professional Competencies
• Experience with Linked Data and its application to library and cultural heritage projects.
• Demonstrated project management experience for digitization projects and open source software development.
• Experience in creating workflows and other documentation for cataloging projects.
• Experience developing and delivering workshops and training events for internal stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience working with Samvera-based DAMS.
• Student supervision experience.
• Working knowledge of digital humanities/digital scholarship strategies and tools.


Discussion Health Sciences Librarian; University of Nevada, Reno (apply by Jan. 3 for priority consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 09:37 am

Health Sciences Librarian

The University of Nevada, Reno seeks a collaborative and user-centered librarian for the position of Health Sciences Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Research Services and the Liaison Librarian Program, the incumbent will serve as a liaison to health sciences and related disciplines, and will be located in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. This position is part of the Libraries’ Liaison Librarian Program that emphasizes faculty and student outreach, engaging information literacy instruction, in-depth research support, and an innovative approach to meeting user needs. This is a tenure-track faculty position that requires professional and scholarly activity, and service on library and university committees.

The Libraries emphasize excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a strong service orientation; a willingness to experiment with new methods and technologies; and the desire to actively engage in campus and community outreach activities to promote the Libraries and build partnerships.

In a collaborative library liaison environment, the incumbent will develop services for the health sciences including opportunities to:

  • Design and conduct curriculum-integrated instructional sessions in the liaison areas, develop effective instructional materials, and contribute to information literacy program planning.
  • Provide in-depth research consultations regarding health science resources, health literacy, health informatics, and evidence-based medicine.
  • Share knowledge about and provide access to relevant library collections and services.
  • Teach general library instruction sessions and workshops, including library instruction for Core Writing classes.
  • Deliver information literacy instruction in online environments and produce e-learning materials, including tutorials and research guides.
  • Provide information about the scholarly communications process and data management, and stay current with trends and requirements for data use, access, and management in the health sciences.
  • Collaborate with faculty to meet teaching and research objectives and build sustainable partnerships.
  • Collaborate with a team of STEM librarians and colleagues in the Savitt Medical Library to meet liaison program objectives and serve the health sciences related disciplines.
  • Participate in and extend the Libraries’ outreach and assessment initiatives.
  • Work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse communities and cultures.

Required qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent
  • Two years of experience in a library reference, instruction, and/or liaison capacity

Preferred qualifications:

  • Background in and/or familiarity with sources, issues, and trends in the health sciences and evidence-based medicine
  • Experience in an academic library environment
  • Experience collaborating with faculty in a liaison librarian capacity
  • Experience planning and delivering innovative services and information literacy instruction
  • Familiarity with tools that support online learning such as LibGuides and other Springshare products

Compensation and benefits: This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position. Appointment is at the Librarian II level. Salary range: $60,100-$76,200, DOE. TIAA/CREF and other retirement options; 24 annual vacation days; generous sick leave policy; tuition benefits for self and family; no state income tax or FICA

About us: The University of Nevada, Reno is the land-grant university and major research institution in the state with a student body of 22,000. The University Libraries include the main library in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center and the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library, which together combine traditional library services and unique primary research materials with dynamic collaboration and active learning spaces. Instructional design, media production, and maker spaces are part of the library organization and we are proud to offer opportunities to collaborate with professionals and technologies in these specialties

Reno/Tahoe Area: Located just a 3 ½ hour drive from San Francisco, the Reno/Tahoe area is one of the country’s outdoor meccas, which also boasts a variety of festivals and cultural activities and an active arts community.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience

EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment. References will be verified for finalists in the application process. A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire

To apply: For more information about the position and to apply, go to Although the position will remain open until filled, priority will be given to complete applications submitted by January 3, 2018.



Discussion Diversity Resident Librarian, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (apply by Feb. 28 for best consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 09:35 am

Diversity Resident Librarian

Diversity Resident Librarian

Position Number 3130
Functional Title Diversity Resident Librarian
Position Type Non-Tenure Stream
Position Summary

The University Libraries have established a two-year Post MLS Diversity Residency program to provide growth and development for a newly degreed librarian who has a demonstrated commitment to diverse and historically underrepresented populations. The purpose of the Residency program is to attract a recent graduate to the challenging and rewarding career of academic librarianship.

The University Libraries support the learning and research missions of the University through its print and electronic resources, reference and instructional services, and other outreach programs. With a budget of over $9 million, the University Libraries include the main Walter Clinton Jackson Library and the Harold Schiffman Music Library. Current library holdings number more than 2.47 million printed books, federal and state documents, microforms, music scores, and other materials. The Libraries subscribe to over 62,000 newspapers, periodicals, and other serials, with access to more than 44,000 electronically. The Libraries also provide access to more than 300,000 ebooks, and 300+ databases which offer company information, statistics, legal documents, journal indexing, streaming audio and video and much more.

In the first year, the Resident will work in multiple functional areas to be determined mutually by the Resident’s interests and the needs of the Libraries. In the second year, the Resident will develop specialized expertise by focusing on one functional unit. The Resident will be expected to plan and execute a major project during the second year. Residents will provide service and gain valuable experience in multiple facets of academic librarianship through this process. The Resident will serve on library committees as appropriate, including the Diversity Committee and search committees.

Professional development is a strong component of the Residency program. The Resident will participate in career planning and vita preparation workshops. The Resident will be encouraged to deliver presentations, attend national and regional conferences, and/or write for professional publications. Financial support for professional development opportunities will be available. The Resident will also participate in the Libraries mentoring program. The Resident will be highly encouraged to collaborate and network with UNCG’s Library and Information Studies department.

Minimum Qualifications
  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science, awarded no later than August, 2018.
  • Strong interest in the pursuit of a career in academic librarianship.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations.
  • General knowledge of traditional and electronic information resources.
  • Ability to work successfully in a collegiate team environment.
  • An interest in professional development and research.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.

A candidate must be authorized to work in the United States for the full duration of the program, which is expected to be two years.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of diversity and to serving underrepresented populations.
  • Evidence of interest in lifelong learning and in contributing to the profession through research projects and scholarly communication.
  • Enthusiasm for learning new technologies.
  • An ability to adapt to varying work styles is highly desired; this program is designed around an employee working in several departments within the library.
  • MLS received within the last two years.
Tenure Status Not on Track
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
Company Name
Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
Email Address
Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range commensurate with experience
Org #-Department University Libraries - 11601
Job Open Date 11/27/2017
For Best Consideration Date 02/28/2018
Job Close Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)
Time Limited? Yes
Time Limited Duration

2 years

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References

Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Greensboro News & Record
    • Carolina Peacemaker
    • Other Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Professional Journal
    • UNC System Job Board
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)


Discussion Agricultural Sciences Information Specialist Assistant or Associate Professor, Purdue University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 12:09 pm

Agricultural Sciences Information Specialist Assistant or Associate Professor

Agricultural Sciences Information Specialist Assistant or Associate Professor

Purdue University Libraries, recognized leaders in information literacy, scholarly communication initiatives, and research data management, seek an Agricultural Sciences Information Specialist (ASIS) to join our faculty.  With an emphasis on teaching and scholarship, the ASIS will join a collaborative team of information professionals who participate in a well-established program of information literacy, research data management services, scholarly publishing services, and will contribute to the research and scholarship in these areas.  The successful candidate will be the Libraries liaison to designated academic departments and research centers in the College of Agriculture, working with faculty and students to teach and to respond to trends in learning and scientific research in those disciplines.  Recently ranked in the top ten agriculture programs in the US and the world, the College includes among its award-winning researchers and teachers two World Food Prize laureates.


Responsibilities:  The Agricultural Sciences Information Specialist, the Libraries liaison to several departments in the College of Agriculture, teaches information-related courses, workshops, and single sessions; collaborates on scholarly communication, research data management, and digital scholarship initiatives related to agriculture; and participates in collaborative research projects, including sponsored research, within the Libraries and the College of Agriculture.  The ASIS will support teaching and learning needs of assigned departments; mentor undergraduate students; monitor collections in assigned subject areas; participate in Libraries committees and projects; and contribute to the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement.  The Agricultural Sciences Information Specialist will develop strong connections with faculty and students to teach and to address service needs; seek opportunities for collaborative partnerships with designated departments providing research lifecycle support.  The ASIS will represent Purdue Libraries in professional library/information organizations, including AgNIC and USAIN.


Required qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent combination of doctoral degree and relevant discipline.

Demonstrated commitment to and excellence in teaching; familiarity with trends in instructional best practices.  Strong interest in and ability to mentor undergraduate students effectively; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively. Ability to adapt to changing organizational environment. Commitment to engage in research and scholarship and potential to achieve promotion and tenure.


Further information about Purdue University Libraries, the University and the community will be found at:


Desired qualifications: Two years recent experience in agricultural sciences (e.g., agronomy, plant sciences, entomology, agricultural education, etc.); experience teaching using active learning methods; knowledge of research data management practices. For applicants with the MLS degree, a degree in a life science or experience in a life/biological sciences library is desired.  For applicants who do not have the MLS degree, knowledge of library and information science principles and practices is desired.


“Purdue University prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.”  From Nondiscrimination Policy Statement, Purdue University


Salary and benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience in the context of Purdue University’s salary structure.


Faculty tenure-track position with a twelve-month appointment.  Rank of assistant professor or associate professor dependent upon qualifications.

Start-up funds in support of research are provided for computer/software/ equipment, for travel/professional development, and for a half time graduate assistant for two years.


Purdue provides a generous fringe benefit package that includes retirement benefits as well as health, disability and life insurance, 22 annual vacation days, and tuition support for employee, children, and spouse/same sex domestic partner.  Purdue University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.


Relocation funding will be available and discussed on a case-by-case basis.


A background check will be required for employment in this position


Application process:


To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of at least three references via email to Mandi Gramelspacher, Administrative Services Manager at


When applying:

•             Place “ASIS” in the subject line of the email.


In the cover letter:

•             Describe your interest in agricultural sciences librarianship;

•             Address the required qualifications;

•             In keeping with Purdue Libraries commitment to advancing diversity in

all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement, the cover letter must address at least one of these areas, indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Nominations for the position will be accepted and should be sent to  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to Mandi Gramelspacher at 765-494-2902 or the above email address.


This position announcement will be found at: employment.


Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.



Discussion Assessment and Planning Librarian, University of Massachusetts - Amherst (apply by Jan. 8 for priority consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 12:07 pm

Assessment and Planning Librarian

Librarian II, III or IV

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

Assessment and Planning Librarian

Librarian II, III or IV

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning.

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Assessment and Planning Librarian. The Assessment and Planning Librarian provides leadership for and participates in assessment and planning efforts across the UMass Amherst Libraries; leads the collection, analysis, and documentation of assessment data that enable continuous review, evaluation, and improvement of services that achieve strategic objectives related to library operations and user needs; supports data visualization, analysis, and reporting needs across the Libraries. Coordinates projects and supports colleagues engaged in assessment work, ensuring shared actions and broad understanding toward assessment and assessment measures. Provides leadership and support for strategic planning initiatives. Represents the Libraries for assessment initiatives on a national and local level.

Example of Duties:
1. Develops, coordinates, and promotes an innovative, collaborative, evidence-based assessment program that supports and enables the Libraries’ strategic initiatives and develops evidence-based approaches for achieving strategic objectives for the Libraries.
2. Performs duties in a leadership role in identifying, defining, developing, and implementing appropriate assessment and planning approaches, measures, and techniques.
3. Leads data visualization support for Tableau server and dashboard creation.
4. Increases the ability of staff to access, use, and understand data for decision making using data visualization and other tools.
5. Analyzes, interprets, and publicizes the results of assessment and evaluation activities.
6. Coordinates the collection and reporting of data to campus and external audiences. Maintains awareness of the administrative expectations on campus for measurement and assessment by the Libraries.
7. Provides access to data that enables data-informed decision making. Works with Library Technology Services (LTS) to appropriately manage and secure assessment data to include appropriate user access and authorization to sensitive data.
8. Forms and supports a cohort of assessment colleagues engaged in assessment work across the Libraries. Identifies and implements strategies for cultivating a culture of assessment including providing consultation and guidance to support library staff and units as they gather, process, analyze, manage, and report data related to library resources and services.
9. Works with units across the Libraries to develop and support assessment practices and data-informed decision making.
10. Uses both quantitative and qualitative measures according to established standards.
11. Leads strategic planning needs for the Libraries and designs cooperative library-wide planning process cycle.
12. Collaborates with other units on campus engaged in assessment and planning.
13. Represents the Libraries for assessment and planning initiatives on a national, regional, and local level.
14. Maintains current knowledge of assessment trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries.
15. Works creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus. Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
16. Provides training and orientation for new staff. Monitors training and support needs for all staff in the department as required in the changing environment of the Libraries.
17. Oversees the accurate and timely availability of documentation for all procedures.
18. Demonstrates, fosters and cultivates a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture among staff and student staff.
19. Performs other related duties as assigned or required to meet department and university goals and objectives.

Required Qualifications:
1. Master's degree in library science or equivalent degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
2. Minimum of two years of professional library experience.
3. Demonstrated experience in assessment via quantitative and/or qualitative means required, including experience using statistical software packages such as SAS, STATA, SPSS or R.
4. Experience planning, organizing, and supervising the work of others and planning and organizing projects. The ability to advance multiple complex projects in a collaborative environment.
5. Demonstrated high level of written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly in presentations.
6. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
7. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
8. Demonstrated ability to establish work priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a high-production, rapidly evolving setting.
9. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of staff and students.
10. Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
11. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility.
12. Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully. Strong customer service attitude and initiative.
13. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
14. Uses access to sensitive and/or not-yet-public university-related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.

Preferred Qualifications:
15. Professional librarian experience working in an academic or research library preferred.
16. Experience in manipulating raw data in order to analyze, customize, and format appropriate reports preferred.


Application Instructions:
Apply online at and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by January 8, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Libraries seek an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.


Discussion Frontline Services Supervisor, Yale University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 12:05 pm

Frontline Services Supervisor


Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Requisition:  46573BR


Frontline Services Supervisor


Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Requisition:  46573BR


Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.


Position Focus: Under the supervision of the Associate Director for Frontline Services, the Frontline Services Supervisor assists with the oversight of operations at service points in Sterling Memorial and Bass Library, including the SML service desk, the Bass service desk and the Microform Reading Room in the evenings and weekends. Demonstrates and instills a strong understanding of excellent customer service, facilitates communication and coordination between the Librarian for Frontline Services and staff, and fosters a cooperative, team‐oriented work environment. In close collaboration with the Associate Director of Frontline Services, the Frontline Services manager assists with the implementation of new technologies, services and workflows and actively seeks out service improvements. Supervises, motivates and coaches six support staff members. Establishes, monitors and incorporates performance indicators to assess and improve the quality of services provided by the unit. Investigates and implements improvements to workflow and technology. Contributes to development of system wide public services policies and procedures. Writes documentation and revises procedures. Participates in planning activities as part of the Sterling/Bass managerial team.


S/he may be responsible for staffing and services in the following areas: information desk, circulation, course reserves (electronic and print), resource sharing, stacks maintenance, privileges, security, and/or oversight of and liaison for facilities operations. Participates in hiring, training, coaching and evaluating the work of access services staff members. Participates in planning and implementing new services, and supporting and improving existing services. Responsible for ensuring consistency in service quality, policy interpretation, and following procedures. Works with vendors or other units that support library operations, such as technical services, collection development, Library IT, facilities maintenance, and security. Participates in departmental library access services program planning. Participates in library system‐wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections and research support services. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum requirement of Bachelor’s Degree in related field and two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Supervisory skills and experience. Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and work with a team of staff.
  • Strong commitment to public service. Excellent computer hardware and software skills, including demonstrated proficiency in using multiple Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel), email and the World Wide Web.
  • Excellent analytical skills. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Ability to prioritize, multi‐task and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.


Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Supervisory experience in an academic or other research library setting.


The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at


Salary and Benefits

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.


How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at


Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.


Discussion Adult Programming and Outreach Librarian, Dakota County Library (MN) (apply by Dec. 8)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 03:12 pm

Adult Programming and Outreach Librarian

Come join us at Dakota County and "Be more!" The work County government does is unique. You will not be just another employee; you'll be a valued employee making a difference in the lives of Dakota County residents every single day. We employ nearly 1800 skilled individuals whose talents and contributions make Dakota County a premier place to live and work.  Will you be the next person to join us at Dakota County?

Dakota County Library is seeking an Adult Programming and Outreach Librarian to serve a system wide role in the development and delivery of quality educational and recreational programming for adults across our diverse community. This innovative Librarian will have project management and event planning skills, creative problem-solving skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external partners.

This position reports to the Adult Services Manager, and is tasked with helping to identify programming opportunities for adults, and supporting the coordination and promotion of these events. This person also collaborates closely with other members of the system Youth and Adult services team, and adult services librarians. Duties include participating in outreach and connecting with community organizations. Twenty percent of time is spent working at a public service desk, assisting customers with information needs.

Minimum Qualifications

· Masters Degree in Library and Information Science

Preferred Minimum Qualifications:
Experience working with diverse populations and clients with limited English proficiency. Bilingual skills are desirable.

Duties & Responsibilities

These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required for all positions.

1. Support the development of library adult programming at the system level to meet community needs.

  • Work with staff at 9 library locations and outside contacts to organize events and classes for adults, including addressing communication and evaluation needs.
  • Monitor expenditures, tracking costs for programming and materials.
  • Evaluate presenters to maintain a set of quality program options for staff at branches, which fulfill the needs of diverse communities and target audiences.
  • Assume project and event management roles for larger, system wide programs.

 2. Build relationships and network with internal and external partners to fulfill the library's mission.  

  • Collaborate with community groups to expand and promote library services, and participate in outreach events.
  • Serve as a representative/liaison in external library and community meetings, and communicate relevant information to the Adult Services Team.
  • Participate in appropriate educational workshops, conferences and professional development opportunities to build knowledge of trends and best practices.
  • Work with Adult Services Manager to plan meetings and other in-service training opportunities for adult services librarians.

 3. Create content for promotions to encourage use of library services and attendance at programs.

  • Assist with the development of promotions for programs, including gathering information, making format recommendations, and addressing content questions.
  • Offer support to librarians in building awareness of and attendance at events.
  • Advise appropriate library staff of upcoming programs for posting on the website, social media, and other communication channels.

4. Provide information services to the public.

  • Spend 20 percent of work week at a public service point, providing informational and/or technology assistance to library customers.
  • Match customers' needs with information and resources in a meaningful, appropriate, and professional manner, in a virtual setting or in the community.

5. Other specialized duties as needed for the operation of the library. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Duties 1-5 are essential functions.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities and Work Environment


  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively and inclusively as part of a team
  • Ability to manage projects including needs assessment, goal setting, strategic development, implementation, resource management and outcome evaluation
  • Flexibility, and ability to think creatively to solve problems
  • Ability to develop comprehensive programming strategies based on community needs
  • Ability to provide promotion and support for library programs, materials and services among members of diverse community groups
  • Knowledge of community resources and needs and the ability to collaborate, partner and negotiate with community leaders and organizations
  • Ability to relate societal trends to library services, collections, and programs.
  • Ability to effectively work with the general public using strong verbal and written customer service skills in public interactions
  • Knowledge of subject, format, and related options to be considered in developing the collection for a public library with a popular materials focus
  • Knowledge of professional librarian reference and research methods and materials
  • Knowledge of and skill in using digital resources and library technologies of all types
  • Knowledge of library literature and professional library organizations and networks

    Work Environment:
    The work is sedentary and requires no special physical demands. The work involves minimal risks and observance of safety precautions typical of office settings. The work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. May require occasional travel. 

    Selection Process:
    The examination/selection process for this classification will consist of a rating of your training and experience from the application materials submitted. The top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.


Discussion Librarian III, Student Engagement & Information Skills Librarian; Johns Hopkins University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 10:22 am

Librarian III, Student Engagement & Information Skills Librarian

Librarian III, Student Engagement & Information Skills Librarian

Classified Title: Librarian III
Role/Level/Range: ATP/4/PD
Starting Salary Range: $57,544 - $79,047
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 5pm
Employee subgroup: Exempt
Location: Baltimore, MD
Department name: Academic Liason
Personnel area: Sheridan Libraries

General summary/purpose:


This position plans, designs, implements, reviews, and assesses programs and services that foster the research needs of students, with an emphasis on undergraduates. Capitalizing upon the intersection of orientation, learning, and research support, this position focuses on creating effective and sustainable connections between the libraries and targeted undergraduate learning environments and communities. This position partners with Expository Writing, the Writing Center, the Common Read Book Committee, the Undergraduate Public Health Program and the Office of Undergraduate Research (KSAS and Whiting) to develop programs that support student learning through positive engagement in both formal and informal settings, and explores ways to further integrate information literacy and research skills across the curriculum. This position also oversees the hiring and training of students who staff the Sheridan Libraries’ Information Desk.  This key triage point connects students with librarians for help at point-of-need.


The position requires a desire and ability to be responsive to the growing socially innovative academic endeavors across the disciplines. This requirement entails engagement with the university, local, and academic library communities in order to enhance and improve inclusivity in our library, and promote innovation through understanding of diverse perspectives and ideas. The incumbent also provides ongoing assessment and analysis of library instructional activities. 


Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Serve as a liaison to student academic groups and undergraduate learning communities that are not affiliated with specific departments
  • Investigate and implement innovative and future-oriented strategies to integrate information literacy and research skills into the curriculum
  • Develop best practice classroom models of integrated information competencies across different levels of classroom involvement
  • Investigate, develop, implement, and share expectations and trends in teaching and learning in both academic libraries and universities in general
  • Investigate aligning information literacy standards with the institution’s program review, departmental learning objectives, and/or accreditation standards
  • Serve as liaison to designated academic department and/or program, which includes providing research support for faculty and students; collection development and assessment; and instruction
  • Serve as a full member of the Academic Liaison team, including participating in delivery of general reference services and creation of social media content
  • Hire, train, and manage Information Desk students
  • Serve as a member of the Library Teaching and Learning Team, and collaborate with the Center for Educational Resources (CER). 
  • Develop services and programs that emphasize access and inclusion.
  • Deliver information literacy instruction in the undergraduate classroom.


The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries and Museums is to work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new staff and promoting existing staff. The Libraries and Museums prize initiative, creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit information on Evergreen Museum and Library and Homewood Museum, visit


MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent. Minimum of three years professional work in an academic library. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information literacy instruction, in both face-to-face and on-line environments
  • Track-record of outstanding teaching/instruction for undergraduates
  • Track-record of outstanding outreach and user-centered services, including evidence of providing a leadership role in shaping these services
  • Advanced cultural competency that demonstrates an interest in participating in and leading discussions, initiatives, and collection development activities that reflect diversity and inclusion issues relevant to students, faculty, staff, and the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to make connections both across library departments and the campus
  • Demonstrated ability to embrace change and welcome opportunities to experiment and innovate
  • Understanding of the undergraduate research process
  • Demonstrated knowledge of new and emerging technologies and the role they play in the delivery of library services
  • Effective communication style


Preferred qualifications:


  • Demonstrated assessment and analytical skills
  • Advanced degree in an academic discipline
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and ability to develop short-term and long term plans in a collaborative environment


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