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Discussion Director of Metadata Services, Valparaiso University (apply by Jan. 30)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 03:47 pm

Associate Professor of Library Services: Director of Metadata Services at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana


Associate Professor of Library Services: Director of Metadata Services at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana


Christopher Center Library Services is pleased to announce an open position for the Director of Metadata Services. Reporting to the Dean of Library Services, this librarian will lead the Metadata Services department, serve as primary liaison to OCLC and Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III), collaborate as a member of the library's Senior Administration team, participate in academic department liaison responsibilities, and engage in research and professional service activities as member of the library's faculty. 


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Discussion Research and Instruction Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles (apply by Feb. 5)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 03:18 pm

Research and Instruction Librarian


Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian - Librarian ($54,722– $77,490)
Position Availability: Immediately
Application deadline for first consideration: February 5, 2018

Research and Instruction Librarian


Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian - Librarian ($54,722– $77,490)
Position Availability: Immediately
Application deadline for first consideration: February 5, 2018

Description of Institution and Library
As one of the world's great public research universities, UCLA integrates education, research, and public service so that each enriches and extends the others. From its beautiful neighborhood campus in a uniquely diverse and vibrant city on the Pacific Rim, teaching and research extend beyond the classroom, office, and lab through active engagement with communities, organizations, projects, and partnerships throughout the region and around the world.

UCLA’s diverse community of scholars encompasses nearly 30,000 undergraduates pursuing 125 majors, 13,000 graduate students in fifty-nine research programs, and 4,000 faculty members including Nobel Laureates; Rhodes Scholars; MacArthur Fellows; winners of the Fields Medal, National Medal of Science, Pritzker Prize, and Pulitzer Prize; and recipients of Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and Golden Globes. UCLA ranks tenth in the Times of London Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, twelfth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and fifth in the U.S. by Washington Monthly. The National Research Council ranks forty of its graduate and doctoral research programs among its top ten.

To enable these accomplished students, faculty, and staff to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge for the benefit of global society, the UCLA Library is re-envisioning how it is acquired, synthesized, and shared across academic audiences and with the public. It was among the first academic libraries to develop subject-specialist librarians and to launch a program to enhance students’ research skills. Its Special Collections pioneered the acquisition by public institutions of rare and unique books, children’s literature, pulp and detective fiction, works by or about women and minorities, screenplays, architectural plans, and Los Angeles-related materials and today leads the way in collecting archival resources in digital format such as emails and manuscripts. It has launched innovative data management services and an affordable course materials initiative that have served as models for other libraries.

The Library serves UCLA students, faculty, and staff whenever and wherever they need its resources and expertise. Reconfigured, high-tech spaces and services in its ten campus libraries enable users and librarians to explore and work with print and digital materials collaboratively or individually, pursue new lines of inquiry, and develop new pedagogical approaches as well as novel forms of scholarship. More than 3.5 million people visit annually, while an additional 3.4 million visitors enter online through its virtual front doors.

Whether on campus or online, the Library forms the intellectual heart of UCLA, a hub for cutting-edge discovery, scholarship, and instruction.

User Engagement (UE) unites public services librarians and staff across three major divisions (Sciences; Arts, Music, and Powell; and Management/Humanities and Social Sciences) and five functional teams (Collections, Outreach, Research Assistance, Research Partnerships, or Teaching and Learning). The UE group is a matrixed organization designed to enhance library services through a cross-disciplinary and cross-functional approach.

The Arts, Music, and Powell division unites librarians and staff from three library locations. The unit supports research and teaching in a wide variety of subjects and at all levels, including specialized collections and services for art, architecture, theater, film and television, music, musicology, and ethnomusicology. Powell Library collaborates with campus partners focusing on undergraduate education initiatives, which build foundational research and writing skills in student scholars. The team consists of 11 FTE librarians and 3 FTE library assistants.

Position Duties
Reporting to the Director of Arts, Music, and Powell Libraries, the Research and Instruction Librarian provides instruction and research assistance for scholars at all levels and in multiple disciplines. Working with campus partners and library colleagues, the incumbent designs, implements and assesses library instructional services and outreach activities.

The Research and Instruction Librarian will be joining the UCLA Library at an exciting time, joining a newly-formed department that is using a matrix structure to better meet dynamic and evolving campus teaching and research needs. Although physically located in the Powell Library, the incumbent will be part of a team working to support users at multiple Library locations and will have the opportunity to help shape that engagement. The incumbent will dedicate 20% of their time to a leadership role in one of the multi-unit functional areas in the User Engagement division – either Collections, Outreach, Research Assistance, Research Partnerships, or Teaching and Learning. The incumbent will play a key role in building this collaborative program at the Library and furthering substantive engagements with the campus. To succeed in this multi-faceted role, the incumbent will need to be team-oriented, with the ability to both lead and support colleagues.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
• Provides instruction for undergraduate and graduate classes in multiple disciplines, primarily in the humanities and social sciences;
• Works collaboratively to develop new approaches, services, systems, and strategies to actively engage with scholars during all phases of the research process: from research design, through discovery, analysis, and publication;
• Both collaboratively and independently designs, implements, and assesses library instructional services, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning opportunities, instruction sessions and workshops, and other approaches to developing student research skills;
• Provides research assistance in-person and online to a diverse patron community;
• Develops and maintains relationships with campus partners in collaboration with library colleagues;
• Maintains awareness of changes and trends within relevant disciplines and campus programs, including undergraduate research and first year experience;
• Participates in outreach events and activities;
• Builds and maintains collections to support student learning and research;
• Contributes to one of the User Engagement Functional Teams.

Required Qualifications: 
• ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
• Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
• Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population.
• Familiarity with the operation of a research university, and ability to work effectively and collegially in a team-based environment with colleagues, clients, and administrators at all levels.
• Demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as a leader and team member, with library colleagues.
• Excellent analytical, organizational, time, and project management skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
• Familiarity with the research life cycle and information literacy principles.
• Strong pedagogical background with experience connecting instructional activities to library collections and programs.
• Experience providing research assistance to a diverse population and users of all levels.

Desired Qualifications:
• Background or advanced degree in arts, music, humanities, or social science discipline.
• Experience with assessment, quantitative data analysis, digital initiatives, research design and methods.
• Strong technology skills.
• Knowledge of established and emerging teaching/learning methods and technologies and their application to discipline-based research methodologies to learners at all levels of the organization.
• Demonstrated commitment to professional development and contributing to library/information science.
• Experience training students.
• Experience coordinating or overseeing service points or service models.
• Evidence of professional engagement at local, state or national level.
• Demonstrated experience in one of the following areas: collections, outreach, instructional design and tutorial development, or research support services.

General Information

Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position. They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance may be provided.

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility. Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program. In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Candidates applying by February 5, 2018, will be given first consideration for this position. UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy at

Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

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Discussion Instruction Librarian/Archivist for Special Collections & University Archives, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (apply by Feb. 15)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 02:03 pm

Instruction Librarian/Archivist for Special Collections & University Archives

Instruction Librarian/Archivist for Special Collections & University Archives

Position Number 008973
Working Title Instruction Librarian/Archivist for Special Collections & University Archives
Classification Title Librarian
College Library (Adm)
Department Special Collections & University Archives
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 12
Primary Purpose of Department

The mission of Special Collections and University Archives at J. Murrey Atkins Library is to connect people with the knowledge available in unique and rare resources. We work to preserve and share the history and culture of UNC Charlotte and the Charlotte region.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the job responsibilities and essential functions for library faculty should be interpreted in the context of the Library’s strategic plan.

Library faculty engage in service to the University, community, and profession. We create physical and digital environments that encourage learning and innovation, build and preserve collections, support research, and advance scholarship. We provide access to and promote the discovery of information. We help our communities become proficient information users and lifelong learners. Library faculty serve current and future UNCCharlotte students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the Greater Charlotte and global community by sustaining the intellectual and creative life, and facilitating lifelong learning, discovery, and engagement.

Library faculty are expected to collaborate within the Library and beyond in the performance of professional duties that may include, but are not limited to: selecting, organizing, preserving, and facilitating access to materials; supporting teaching, learning, and research; providing outreach to the campus and community; and developing and maintaining digital and technological innovations.

Library faculty participate in scholarly research, creative endeavors, and professional activities to serve the Library, the University, and the information professions. Library faculty are strongly encouraged to pursue external funding for library-related initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinates instruction activities in Special Collections & University Archives in collaboration with teaching faculty and other librarians.

Develops and conducts library instruction sessions for a diverse student body using Special Collections and University Archives materials.

Provides reference services in the Special Collections & University Archives reading room.

In collaboration with colleagues in the library, plans events and conducts other outreach activities on campus and in the community to promote the integration of Special Collections and University Archives materials in instruction, research, and community engagement.

Creates LibGuides and other instructional aides to promote the use of Special Collections and University Archives materials to support the curriculum.

Participates in the selection of rare books and the collection of manuscripts to meet the ongoing curricular and research needs of the university and the community.

Participates in, and may coordinate, the unit’s social media presence and/or online and physical exhibits.

Engages in professional service and scholarship; participates in committees and faculty governance in the library and on campus.

May supervise staff and/or students.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Experience/Education

The minimum academic credential required for applicants for faculty positions in Atkins Library is completion of a master’s degree in the field of library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association by time of interview.

Graduation with master’s degree in a specialized area directly relevant to the position description may be an acceptable substitute in certain situations if approved by the Dean. A second masters in another discipline or an earned doctorate is highly desirable.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

Minimum one year of experience providing instruction in an academic library or other higher education setting.

Experience providing reference services in a Special Collections reading room or another service point in a library or archives.

Commitment to fostering an environment of mutual respect and inclusion in the classroom and workplace.

Demonstrated understanding of active learning pedagogies and/or inquiry-based learning.

Demonstrated knowledge of recent trends and practice relating to teaching with primary source materials in colleges and universities.

Excellent organizational and communication skills.

Commitment to assessment and employing assessment data to improve services.

Experience creating digital and/or physical exhibits.

Experience with the analysis and development of a rare book and/or manuscript collection.

Experience with outreach activities, including employing social media in the service of promoting or creating awareness of library or archival collections and services.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications  
Special Notes to Applicants

The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission:
• Cover letter
• CV/Resume
• Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references.

The Search Committee will not contact references without first verifying permission with the candidate.

Applications received by February 15, 2018, will receive priority consideration. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.

J. Murrey Atkins Library supports and affirms diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. Through our collections, services, policies, and programs, we strive to support these values, and we encourage applications from professionals who can help us achieve this goal. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our Web site:

For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our web site:

Job Open Date 01/08/2018
Job Close Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 02/15/2018
Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date  
Contact Information

Dawn Schmitz, Associate Dean for Special Collections and University Archives

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Other (please list in box below)
    • HERC Job Board
    • Local JobNetwork
  2. Where did you learn about this posting?

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References

Optional Documents





Discussion Instruction Librarian, University of Cincinnati, Clermont College

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 01:53 pm

Instruction Librarian @ University of Cincinnati, Clermont College

Date: Jan 3, 2018

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Instruction Librarian @ University of Cincinnati, Clermont College

Date: Jan 3, 2018

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

UC Clermont invites applications for an Instruction Librarian beginning July 1, 2018 unless otherwise indicated. UC Clermont is an open admissions regional campus thirty miles east of the University of Cincinnati in Batavia, Ohio with an enrollment of approximately 3,500 students. The college offers a variety of certificates, transfer programs, two-year technical degrees, and a baccalaureate degree.


The Instruction Librarian will report to and receive direction from the Library Director.  They will work collaboratively with other Clermont College Library staff and communicate laterally with UC Libraries staff as required.


Serves as instruction coordinator for the Clermont College Library. Oversees the development of a library instruction program, its curriculum, and associated online learning tools. Collaborates with teaching faculty to craft and deliver information literacy instruction and assessment. Creates library web content for designated subject areas. Participates in the library liaison program. Provides reference and public services.


This position is an integral part of advancing the library’s mission of teaching and student success.


Position Description:  The Instruction Librarian will serve as the instruction coordinator to develop formal information literacy instruction programming and planning, supporting students both in-person and online. This position will collaborate with teaching faculty to craft and deliver information literacy instruction and assessment. The Instruction Librarian will create library web content for designated subject areas in accordance with established university policies and procedures, and develop online tools in support of the information literacy program.  The Instruction Librarian also serves as a back-up to the library webmaster. This position will participate in the library liaison program, consulting regularly with faculty in designated departments regarding information literacy instruction and the selection and assessment of library resources. The Instruction Librarian provides reference and other library public services duties, as well as training in instruction and basic reference services for library staff.  This position is critical to strategic planning and assessment of library services, programs, and resources.


Minimum Qualifications:  Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program. Two years professional experience in information literacy instruction in an academic library setting. Experience with strategic information literacy program planning and development. Experience with the creation of online learning resources in support of information literacy objectives. Experience with active learning strategies in classroom teaching. Demonstrated ability to build and sustain professional relationships across roles, disciplines, and units. Outstanding oral and written communication skills.


Ideal Qualifications:  Demonstrated experience with information literacy assessment, including information literacy program assessment. Teaching experience with Blackboard or another learning management system.


To apply for this position, go to and in the “Search by Keyword…” box, enter 24114. Only applications received through this web site will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration submit credentials by February 1, 2018.


All positions require a cover letter, current CV, copies of transcript for highest degree held, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and three names of professional references (include contact information).


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


Discussion Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library (MD)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 01:51 pm

Cataloging & Metadata Librarian

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, creative, and experienced librarian to join our Cataloging & Metadata Unit. The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian will provide strategic direction and innovative leadership in metadata services for a unit actively engaged in meeting evolving trends in information, organization, discovery, and access.

Cataloging & Metadata Librarian

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, creative, and experienced librarian to join our Cataloging & Metadata Unit. The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian will provide strategic direction and innovative leadership in metadata services for a unit actively engaged in meeting evolving trends in information, organization, discovery, and access.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other units in the library, including Technology Services and Archives and Special Collections, to establish best practices supporting discovery and stewardship of physical and digital collections by undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The candidate will recommend and implement metadata schema, provide training and awareness relative to the creation and use of metadata records, and develop metadata policies, procedures, and workflows. The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian maintains an awareness of emerging trends at the national level and their implications for local and consortial practices including linked data and metadata for digital scholarship. The successful candidate will supervise up to two metadata specialists and coordinate cataloging operations. This position reports to the Head of Collections and Technology Services.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate departmental policies and supervise staff, training, and operations related to cataloging, batch loads, bibliographic maintenance, and collection maintenance such as repair of general collection damaged books and item withdrawals;
  • Implement a nationally accepted metadata standards infrastructure to ensure that all content is discoverable and accessible using best practices to create policies, procedures, and workflows;
  • Coordinate maintenance of the ILS and other cataloging-related systems;
  • Perform original cataloging for unique materials in all formats;
  • Maintain statistics and generate reports for unit;
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty;
  • Together with colleagues in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions develop and maintain cataloging policies, maintenance standards, and best practices for a seventeen-library, shared ILS environment;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • ·

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science;
  • 2+ years original cataloging/metadata creation experience in an academic library within the last five years;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of classification standards (LCSH), authority records, and current cataloging rules and standards (e.g., AACR2, RDA, MARC, DACS);
  • Experience with national bibliographic utilities (OCLC), integrated library systems, and digital content management systems;
  • Experience using MarcEdit and Macro Express;
  • Demonstrated experience of encoding standards such as Dublin Core and MODS/METS or Premis;
  • Demonstrated experience developing metadata crosswalks;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated analytical skills;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience operating within a consortium library environment;
  • Working knowledge of Ex Libris’ Aleph;
  • Working knowledge of data management issues and trends including methods of organizing and managing research data as well as consulting on data management plans;
  • Working knowledge of XML and other related technologies;
  • Knowledge of emerging metadata transfer specifications such OAI-PMH or OAI-ORE;
  • Demonstrated effective project management skills.

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a student population of 6,160 FTE.

The Library offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance, and TIAA‐CREF retirement. Librarians also receive support for professional development. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.


The Loyola Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.


Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Cataloging & Metadata Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator:


Discussion Instruction and Reference Librarian, CUNY

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 01:49 pm

Job Title:Instruction and Reference Librarian, Instructor or Assistant Professor                    

Location: NYC College of Technology, CUNY

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Job Title:Instruction and Reference Librarian, Instructor or Assistant Professor                    

Location: NYC College of Technology, CUNY

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

 The Ursula C. Schwerin Library, New York City College of Technology, CUNY, seeks a tenure-track library faculty member at the Instructor or Assistant Professor rank to serve as Instruction and Reference Librarian. The successful candidate will work with colleagues to develop and offer information literacy and library instruction, including collaborative efforts with faculty in all disciplines. The Instruction and Reference Librarian will also offer reference service and be responsible for designated areas of collection development. All members of the library faculty must maintain a record of excellence in librarianship, scholarly achievement, and service.

 The Instruction and Reference Librarian will:

 - Offer instruction to students and faculty in information literacy, including library services/research resources and discipline-specific presentations for programs, courses, or assignments. Instruction may be in-person or online, and may include collaboration on subject-specific research resources.

 - Teach the three-credit undergraduate courses LIB 1201, Research and Documentation for the Information Age ( or LIB 2205, Learning Places: Understanding the City (

 - Provide comprehensive reference consultation and instruction to members of the college community in person and online. Develop and maintain broad knowledge of resources in general reference areas as well as City Tech degree fields.

 - Working as subject specialist in assigned areas, evaluate, select, and deselect library materials. Responsibilities include appropriate and timely expenditures under assigned budgets, website content creation in areas of specialization, and communication and consultation with subject faculty regarding resources and services, including information literacy and instruction.

 - Perform other duties as assigned.



- Master's in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution

- A second master’s degree OR doctorate is also required for appointment as Assistant Professor; if appointed as Instructor, the candidate will be expected to complete an additional graduate degree within 5 years (CUNY tuition remission is available)

- Experience providing instruction or reference within a diverse community

- An interest in scholarship or creative achievement appropriate for a tenure-track position

- Knowledge of best practices in information and educational technologies

- Strong oral and written communication skills, and strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills

- Excellent interpersonal and leadership qualities, a commitment to collaboration and mutual respect, and the ability to work efficiently and effectively on shared projects and committees in our multicultural library and college/university community



- Experience working in an academic or research library

- Background, experience, or degree in STEM fields, especially health sciences or engineering technologies

- Familiarity with current trends in scholarly communication, including open access publishing and open educational resources

- Familiarity with assessment practices in libraries and higher education

- Familiarity with best practices in instructional design


New York City College of Technology (City Tech), City University of New York, is the largest public baccalaureate college of technology in the Northeast. The college awards both associate and baccalaureate degrees that allow graduates to pursue careers in the architectural and engineering technologies, the computer, entertainment, and health professions, human services, advertising and publishing, hospitality, business, and law-related professions, as well as programs in career and technical teacher education.


City Tech’s Ursula C. Schwerin Library is integral to the educational mission of the college, and fosters connections with and supports students, faculty, and staff in their academic pursuits. Library faculty and staff are committed to student success as we implement and acquire those services and resources that will have the greatest positive impact on the diverse City Tech community. As members of an academic department in the college, library faculty at City Tech and CUNY are represented by the Professional Staff Congress union (



CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.



Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, statement of scholarly interests, and contact information for three references as one document.


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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with review of applications to begin 30 days after posting.


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We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.


Discussion Research Services Librarian, Mercer University (GA)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 01:47 pm

Research Services Librarian Announcement

Research Services Librarian Announcement

Mercer University seeks an innovative and collegial professional to serve on our Research Services Team for Health, Engineering, and Sciences.  As part of this University Library’s Research Services Team, the candidate will participate in reference activities, provide instruction, and serve assigned academic departments within an agile and collaborative research environment. The position is a key component of a team-based approach with colleagues who are committed to the successful blending of high quality customer service and access to all resources.  Preference is given to candidates with a health or sciences background.  Applications received by January 29, 2018 will receive first consideration.   AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability.


An ALA-accredited master’s degree from an accredited college/university is required. Candidates with a background in the health sciences are strongly preferred.


For more details on this position, and to apply, please visit the employment application web site at  


Discussion User Experience and Project Management Librarian, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (apply by Feb. 9)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 01:45 pm

User Experience and Project Management Librarian


User Experience and Project Management Librarian


Job Summary
The IUPUI University Library http://www.ulib.iupui.eduseeks a User Experience (UX) and Project Management Librarian to be a part of the Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship, and Operations Team. This UX and PM Librarian will lead the user-centric, ongoing development of the library’s web presence, employing student and faculty focused usability testing and industry standards to inform, and project management skills to organize timely work completion.  The library’s web presence includes: our website, research guides, over 80 digital collections, institutional and data repositories, open publishing services, digital humanities projects, a discovery system, and other digital interfaces.  The UX and PM Librarian participates in all stages of web site development – from concept to implementation.  She/He will have a passion for innovative problem solving and be the key translator between expressed web interface needs and the technologists who make the web designs a reality. The UX and PM Librarian works in a highly collaborative cross-unit environment including with other academic technologists on broad scale, grant funded, national digital library solution efforts.  In an ever-changing technology environment the UX and PM Librarian will need to be able to quickly learn and implement new technologies.


The UX and PM Librarian reports to the Associate Dean of Digital Scholarship and works closely with the Head of Operations (library technology team).  The UX and PM Librarian will demonstrate the potential to fulfill the requirements for promotion and tenure and an understanding of IUPUI’s mission, “to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.”

Primary Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Scope, plan, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Communicate project priorities and goals with project stakeholders, developers, and library-wide staff.
  • Create and maintain project documentation.
  • Participate, as needed, on library committees. May provide advice or assistance to other units within the University Library regarding user research or interface issues.


Interface Design

  • Create concept sketches, flow diagrams, wireframes, mockups, and html prototypes.
  • Create complete visual designs and web-ready graphics.
  • Conduct ongoing research into the development of new interface capabilities, enhancements, and user-centered design trends.

User Research

  • Design and conduct user research/usability studies using a variety of techniques (e.g. formal/informal usability testing, online surveys, card sorting, interviews, observations, focus groups, participatory design).
  • Conduct regular web analytics to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Conduct web accessibility audits.

Required Qualifications

  • An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, contribute and collaborate effectively as a member of a team as well as lead a project group.


Additional Qualifications-It is expected that the Librarian will be highly proficient in at least 5 of the following qualifications with no predetermined preferred combination.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop additional skills through library supported professional development.


  • Creating complete interface designs and web-ready graphics.
  • Utilizing graphics software and prototyping software (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator).
  • Designing and/or evaluating library systems or other complex websites.
  • Designing and/or evaluating mobile interfaces.
  • Employing a variety of user research/usability methods.
  • Employing web accessibility standards and coding techniques.
  • Conducting web analytics analysis.
  • Creating concept sketches, flow diagrams, wire frames, and mock-ups.
  • Utilizing collaborative programming tools such as Confluence, Jira , GitHub, or similar.
  • Coding experience (possible languages include: HTML5, CSS, XML HP, JavaScript, XSLT, and/or  CSS)
  • Utilizing open source software such as: Drupal, DSpace, Open Journal System, Fedora, Hydra/Samvera.
  • Programming in Ruby on Rails, Javascript or other languages.
  • Working in agile programming environment.
  • Managing complex projects including delegation of work and timeline creation.
  • A degree or training in a relevant technology oriented field (e.g., Project Management, Graphic Design, UxD, HCI, Digital Humanities) is desired but not required.

About IUPUI and University Library

As one of only 18 universities nationwide to receive the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from Insight Into Diversity (the nation’s oldest higher education diversity publication) for five consecutive years, IUPUI is an urban-serving institution with a mission and a vision focused on both diversity and community engagement.  Home to three recent Library Journal Movers and Shakers, the University Library is looking for librarians who will support our commitment to engage with the wider educational community through performance, professional development and service that are inclusive of the rich diversity of our campus and our city.


Ranked 5th by U.S. News and World Report in “Up-and-Coming National Universities,” IUPUI is an urban research and health sciences campus with 18 schools and 250 degree programs.  Located in downtown Indianapolis, a multicultural and affordable mid-sized city, the campus serves more than 30,000 students annually, 15.6% of whom are classified as an ethnic minority and 4.5% of whom are international students. 


IUPUI’s goal is to create an academic community, rich with intellectual, cultural and social diversity. As part of the IUPUI campus, the University Library values diversity in the backgrounds of our staff. IUPUI is an affirmative action and an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring, promoting, educating, and providing services to persons based upon their individual qualifications. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, disability status, or protected veteran status. Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process may contact library administration.


Compensation and Application

Minimum salary is $50,000, with additional funding for professional development and travel. Benefits include 22 vacation days, 9 paid holidays, health/dental insurance options, and retirement contributions of 10% to either TIAA-CREF or Fidelity plans.  A start-up package includes $10,000 for moving and additional professional development expenses.


Deadline for applications is February 9, 2018.  The position is available no sooner than April 2018.  Please forward a resume, contact information for four references (include name, title, telephone number, and e-mail address) and a letter of application discussing your ability to contribute to student success at IUPUI and the strengths you will bring to the position.  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at



Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to University Library Human Resources Specialist Teresa McCurry at the following email address:


Discussion Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian, The University of California, Los Angeles (apply by Feb. 5)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 01:41 pm

Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian

Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian

The UCLA Library has initiated recruitment for the position of Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian in the User Engagement – Rosenfeld Library and Charles E. Young Research Library Humanities and Social Sciences Division, and is actively seeking nominations and applications.  The application deadline for first consideration is February 5, 2018.

For your convenience, the complete posting can be viewed here:

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply online.  Applications should include: a cover letter describing qualifications and experience; a current curriculum vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and the names and addresses for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor. 

UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.


Discussion REFORMA Scholarships, apply by March 15

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 09:34 am

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 REFORMA Scholarship and the 2018-2019 Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship. 

Any current or newly entering graduate library school student [M.L.S. or Ph.D.] may apply for these $1,500 maximum scholarships. The applicant must provide proof of enrollment to an ALA-accredited library school. Full-time status is not a requirement. The scholarships are not restricted by age, sex, creed, national origin, or minority group/association membership. 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 REFORMA Scholarship and the 2018-2019 Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship. 

Any current or newly entering graduate library school student [M.L.S. or Ph.D.] may apply for these $1,500 maximum scholarships. The applicant must provide proof of enrollment to an ALA-accredited library school. Full-time status is not a requirement. The scholarships are not restricted by age, sex, creed, national origin, or minority group/association membership. 

The REFORMA scholarship is open to students who are Spanish-speakers or interested in serving Latinos or the Spanish-speaking. The Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship is for those pursuing a degree in children's or young adult librarianship and are Spanish-speakers or interested in serving Latinos or the Spanish-speaking.

The application deadline is March 15, 2018.

More information and the application can be found on REFORMA’s Scholarship Page.

For questions, please email Delores Carlito at with the subject 2018 REFORMA Scholarship Questions



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