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Discussion Research Librarian for Digital Humanities & History, UCI Libraries (apply by Sept 11)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 09:41 am

Research Librarian for Digital Humanities & History

Research Librarian for Digital Humanities & History

The UCI Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, and collaborative professional for the position of Research Librarian for Digital Humanities & History to lead the development and growth of the Libraries’ Digital Humanities Program.  As a member of the Digital Scholarship Services Department, the Librarian will work collaboratively within the department and across the Libraries to develop and foster best practices for curating research data across Humanities disciplines, produce library collections developed for computational use, and shape repository policies and features to encourage computational use of collections.  The Librarian will proactively seek to build collaborative relationships with campus researchers and scholars involved with digital humanities and humanities data.   As liaison to the History Department, the Librarian will work closely with history researchers on digital humanities and data curation efforts, will be responsible for history collection strategies and specialized research consultations, and will facilitate subject-based instructional services to the History Department.

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

Key Responsibilities

  • Actively seek collaborations with campus researchers practicing digital humanities or utilizing humanities data.
  • Participate in grant development efforts and articulate Libraries’ support commitments via active internal stakeholder engagement.
  • Manage digital humanities and humanities data projects from inception to production.
  • Provide consultation services and support the campus community in humanities data management throughout the research lifecycle.
  • Contribute to strategic planning and capacity building for the Libraries’ to handle multiple simultaneous digital projects.
  • Identify trends and activities in digital humanities and humanities data curation on campus.
  • Create and implement the Libraries’ support plan for digital humanities researchers.
  • Represent the Libraries within campus and UC system-wide digital humanities groups and initiatives.
  • Build campus scholarly community around humanities data sharing and computational methods of humanistic inquiry.
  • Advocate for the adoption of digital scholarship methods.
  • Promote and grow humanities research data services.
  • Educate data users and data producers on best practices and ethical guidelines for data creation and use.
  • Lead the collection and/or promotion of humanities data and digital collections created by campus scholars or acquired by the Libraries.
  • Manage and develop the Libraries’ history collections in all formats.
  • Monitor approval plans, use selection tools effectively, and judiciously manage the budget allocation for resources in history.
  • Serve as the liaison to the faculty in the Department of History, maintaining active two-way communication to incorporate faculty research and teaching needs into collection development and to inform faculty about collections, services, scholarly communication, and other library initiatives
  • Keep abreast of publishing trends and scholarly communication developments in the humanities, promoting library services to support best practices in scholarly communication and data management
  • Provide in-depth and specialized reference and research consultations, and facilitate specialized instructional services for history and digital humanities.
  • Develop, maintain, and continually enhance expertise in the assigned subject areas in order to respond to specialized reference and instruction needs and to cross-train other reference providers in these research areas.




  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and experience related to digital humanities, humanities data, or digital libraries.
  • Experience working with digital humanities projects.
  • Familiarity with current trends, best practices, and innovative technologies in digital humanities and humanities data.
  • Experience with digital humanities research tools and approaches (e.g. text mining, data visualization, image analysis).
  • Knowledge of data issues in the research life cycle and the use of collections as data.
  • Ability to provide specialized reference and instruction in the subject area of history and digital humanities.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Familiarity with key research resources in digital humanities and history.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within UCI Libraries and the campus.



  • Educational background in history.
  • Strong interest in working with students and faculty.
  • Knowledge of history resources and scholarly communication issues and trends.
  • Experience in licensing and acquisitions of digital resources in history.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change.
  • Experience with grant writing.
  • Experience in developing a multifaceted program for a multidisciplinary constituency.
  • Familiarity with common content-management systems used by humanities data creators (ex. WordPress, Omeka).


The Digital Scholarship Services Department

Digital Scholarship Services fosters the use of digital content and transformative technology in scholarship and academic activities. This department works with the campus community to publish, promote, and preserve the digital products of research via programs in Scholarly Communication, Data Curation, Digital Humanities, and Digital Preservation. The department administers repository systems and provides consulting and digital project management for digital collection building. The department currently consists of three librarians and a programmer analyst.

The UCI Libraries

The UCI Libraries values innovation and collaboration.  We are committed to the University’s goal of diversity and inclusive excellence.  The Libraries consist of the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library.  These buildings contain over 3,300 public seats for study and research and provide nearly 525 public access computers.  The UCI Libraries have a staff of approximately 145 FTE plus approximately 25 student assistant FTE.  The library collection consists of over 3.8 million volumes, nearly 150,000 journals and serial titles, and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection.  The UCI Libraries are a member of the:  Association of Research Libraries (ARL), California Digital Library (CDL), HathiTrust Digital Library, Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Coalition of Networked Information (CNI), Digital Library Federation (DLF), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Pacific Rim Research Libraries Alliance (PRRLA), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), National Information Standards Organization (NISO), and OCLC Research Library Partnership (OCLC RLP).

University of California, Irvine

The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles.  Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 31,500 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,600 faculty and staff.  Nearly 67% of UCI students identify themselves as Asian American, African American, Chicano/Latino, or Native American.  The University offers graduate degrees in more than 100 academic disciplines and interdisciplinary programs in addition to the M.D. and J.D.  UCI’s academic programs are ranked nationally among the top universities; several doctoral programs are ranked in the top ten.

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

Salary & Benefits:  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University of California pay scales.  Appointment is anticipated to be at the Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian rank with a salary of $49,165 - $75,453.

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

Deadline for Applications:  Applications received by September 11, 2017 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

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

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

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

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


Discussion Information and Education Librarian, Rutgers University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 09:37 am

LIBRARIAN III – Information & Education Librarian

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Librarian III – Information and Education Librarian for the Rutgers University Libraries at Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences.

LIBRARIAN III – Information & Education Librarian

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Librarian III – Information and Education Librarian for the Rutgers University Libraries at Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences.

Reporting to the Associate Director and Medical Education Coordinator, works as member of a team of librarians in support of the academic, clinical and research needs of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences faculty, staff and students. The primary focus of the position is providing high level reference, instruction, outreach and consultation services. Develops instruction, teaches classes and workshops, provides one-to-one consultations with faculty, residents and students, both on-site and virtually, using appropriate technologies.

The Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences, located in the heart of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s clinical campus in New Brunswick, serves the students across all four years, those in graduate medical education programs, and a broad range of faculty in the basic and clinical sciences. In addition, the library serves the academic and clinical programs of the other RBHS schools in New Brunswick / Piscataway including the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy.

For more infromation and to apply, please visit:


Discussion Director of Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 09:35 am

TITLE: Director of Paul Robeson Library
Rutgers University Libraries

TITLE: Director of Paul Robeson Library
Rutgers University Libraries
The Rutgers University Libraries seek an experienced library leader to fill the position of Director of the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers University–Camden. This position has an essential role, leading the Paul Robeson Library within a dynamic and diverse urban university, while providing system-wide leadership within the Rutgers University Libraries. The Director provides leadership for all aspects of library service and fosters a strong sense of community service and commitment to diversity on campus and with other Camden institutions, particularly the Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch of the Camden County Library System attached to the Paul Robeson Library on the Rutgers University-Camden Campus.

The Director has an active role within Rutgers University–Camden, working closely with key stakeholders, including the chancellor, provost, and deans, to ensure that the Paul Robeson Library continues to contribute to the mission and success of the university.

The Director reports to the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian and serves as a member of the University Librarian’s Cabinet, the senior management team of the Rutgers University Libraries.

In this role, the Director has a key role in setting system-wide priorities and developing infrastructure that advance Rutgers University–Camden and the broader goals of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

The Director is a senior faculty member and administrator who plays a critical role in the appointment,
reappointment, and promotion of library faculty and must qualify for tenure on appointment. The successful candidate must demonstrate a record of professional achievement through scholarly research relevant to academic librarianship, including publications, presentations, and participation and leadership in the work of relevant professional associations, particularly on a national level.

• Develops a vision for the Paul Robeson Library that—like the university it serves—is innovative and
focused on excellence in research and student success.
• Leads the planning and development of strategic resources, facilities, and services to serve the research and informational needs of a diverse population of students and scholars at Rutgers University–Camden.
• Provides system-wide leadership within the Rutgers University Libraries by setting priorities and
developing the infrastructure necessary to support a large complex organization in a rapidly changing
• Manages an annual budget of over $2 million, including local and system-wide resources.
• Fosters professional growth and accomplishment for library faculty and staff; has direct responsibility
for personnel matters including the recruitment, appointment, and evaluation of 7 librarians with faculty
status and 10 staff.
• Champions the Rutgers University Libraries system-wide resources and services and the Paul Robeson
Library to the chancellor, provost, deans, department chairs, program directors, and faculty of Rutgers

Key skills include communication and outreach to all interest groups relevant to the Paul Robeson Library; collaboration and consensus building; mentoring; innovation; advocacy; strategic planning; budgeting; effective delegation; fundraising and commitment to fostering diversity.

QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution, a solid record of leadership and accomplishment in an academic research library setting, the ability to develop and manage an innovative library within a complex organization in a rapidly changing environment—technologically and otherwise—which achieves dual goals of serving the research and information needs of a diverse population of students and scholars and engages the Paul Robeson Library with the mission of Rutgers University–Camden.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates with five years of academic library management experience
with emphasis on community outreach will be given preference.
The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States.
SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
STATUS/BENEFITS: Faculty status, calendar year appointment, retirement plans, life/health insurance,
prescription drug, dental and eyeglass plans, tuition remission, one month vacation.
LIBRARY PROFILE: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American Universities, the Big Ten, and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation—the nation’s premier higher education consortium of top tier research institutions, composed of members of the Big Ten Conference plus the University of Chicago.

Serving over 6,500 students, Rutgers University–Camden offers undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. programs and boasts the nation’s first doctoral program in childhood studies, a new state-of-the-art law school facility, and a comprehensive four-year undergraduate business curriculum. Rutgers University–Camden consistently earns high marks from students, graduates, employers, and such entities as U.S. News and World Report. 

Rutgers University is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM disciplines.

Rutgers University Libraries are the intellectual center of the university—serving all members of the University community, supporting all disciplines, and playing a key role in advancing student learning and faculty research. The Libraries serve all institutions that make up Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Rutgers University–Newark, Rutgers University–Camden, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The Libraries have a highly valued staff of about 300, who are committed to developing innovations in access services, information literacy, and digital initiatives. Rutgers University Libraries operate with a budget of $32 million and have outstanding collections, especially in jazz and New Jerseyana. Collectively, the Libraries holdings include more than 3.6 million volumes. The Libraries hold memberships in ARL, CNI, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, and VALEnj; use Sirsi Dynix and OCLC as primary bibliographic utilities; and utilize a Fedora-based institutional repository.

The Paul Robeson Library supports all the undergraduate and graduate programs of Rutgers University–
Camden, except law. In addition, through a contractual agreement, Paul Robeson Library provides library services for almost 2,500 students at the Camden campus of Camden County College/Rowan University.

Located in Southern New Jersey, the campus of Rutgers University–Camden is across the Delaware River from Philadelphia and is within driving distance of the New Jersey shore and New York City. For more information, please visit the Rutgers University Libraries website: or the Paul Robeson Library website:

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

The Libraries are strongly and actively committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will creatively to the University’s multicultural environment.

How to Apply
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Rutgers University in this confidential search. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination including contact information for the nominee. Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, a curriculum vitae or resume and five references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:
Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher, Partners
Shelley Sullivan Feather, Library Practice Leader and Executive Search Consultant
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272


Discussion User Experience / Web Design Librarian, University at Albany Libraries (apply by Sept 11)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 11:28 am

User Experience / Web Design Librarian

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seeks applications for an energetic, flexible, and innovative User Experience / Web Design Librarian. This position will report to the Head of the Reference and Research Services Department.


User Experience / Web Design Librarian

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seeks applications for an energetic, flexible, and innovative User Experience / Web Design Librarian. This position will report to the Head of the Reference and Research Services Department.


  • Collaborates with and leads the Website Development Team in designing, developing, and maintaining a functional, attractive, and usable website, including the mobile website
  • Conducts website accessibility audits and tracks website usage
  • Plans and coordinates usability assessment for digital and physical library resources and spaces
  • Serves on the Online Public Interface Committee and collaborates with colleagues to enhance the interfaces of all the University Libraries' discovery products and systems
  • Stays abreast of trends related to user-centered design and works collaboratively with colleagues to implement projects and programs designed to improve users' experience of the University Libraries
  • Participates in initiatives of the Reference and Research Services Department
  • Provides general reference service during assigned hours at the reference desk in the University Library (may include evenings and weekends) to students, faculty, staff, and community users, in person, by phone, via chat, and through the Personalized Assistance With Searching (PAWS) consultation service
  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University, and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion.

Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian (rank will be determined by the successful candidate's qualifications)

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions:

Application deadline: September 11, 2017

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.


About the University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.


Discussion Librarian I- Reference Librarian, Cranston Public Library (apply by Aug 11)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 11:27 am



Come work for an award-winning library system that values a commitment to public service and supports the professional development of its library staff. The Cranston Public Library is seeking an extraordinary candidate for the position of Librarian I: Reference Librarian. This position is supervised by the Coordinator of Adult and Information Services. This position provides Reference and readers' advisory services to the public at the Central Library including the delivery of information through a variety of digital formats. This is a full time 35 hour per week union position and is located at the Central Library.

The Cranston Public Library (CPL) system consists of a central library with five branch locations. CPL serves a population of 80,000 residents and is one of the busiest public libraries in Rhode Island. In 2016 CPL received the LibraryAware Community Award and in 2015 was named Library of the Year by the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. CPL is a member of the Ocean State Libraries (OSL) consortium.

For more information on our library please visit:

The Cranston Public Library is committed to creating and maintaining a staff that gives open expression to the Library’s organizational values and brings a rich diversity of peoples and talents to the accomplishment of the Library’s Mission.

The Cranston Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. The Library is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of race or color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age or country of ancestral origin.


Salary Range begins at $44,070.92; $45,813.89 after a six-month probationary period.

Full benefits package including vacation, sick time, dental insurance, health insurance, life insurance and retirement plan.


Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Adult and Information Services, this position provides Reference and readers' advisory services to the public at the Central Library including the delivery of information through a variety of digital formats. This is a 35 hour per week union position with some nights and weekends required.


  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association
  • One year of experience preferred
  • Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner


  • Provides exemplary customer service.
  • Provides Reference and Readers’ Advisory Services for the public, including the delivery of information through a variety of electronic formats.
  • Instructs library users in the use of the online catalog, basic reference tools, and other library equipment and services.
  • Participates in collection development and management.
  • Operates, troubleshoots and provides instruction on all library-owned technology.
  • Plans, creates, conducts and evaluates innovative library programs
  • Assists in training and supervision of personnel assigned to Adult Services.
  • Stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship. Participates in continuing education opportunities within and beyond the library system.
  • Contributes to the library's social media presence and other marketing and outreach initiatives.
  • Substitutes as needed at other library locations
  • Acts as Person-in-Charge of the Central Library when assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Commitment to outstanding public service.
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and tools of library science in general and public library service, in particular.
  • Knowledge of current technological applications for information access. Ability to utilize web-based and subscription databases.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies; including social media, tablets and mobile devices.
  • Ability to promote and instruct in the use of library resources.
  • Knowledge of basic computer troubleshooting including hardware and printers.
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of office applications.
  • Knowledge of eReaders and eBooks platforms.
  • Ability to function as a member of a team to achieve library goals and objectives.
  • Ability to resolve conflict with staff and library users.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Ability to take initiative in improving existing work techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials.
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.
  • Experience with integrated library systems.


  • Experience using Innovative Millennium/Sierra ILS

This job description is intended to be a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the job and is not intended to list every possible task that the staff member may be called upon to perform.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Resumes & cover letter received by Friday, August 11, 2017 will receive first consideration. Apply to Edward Garcia, Library Director at


Discussion Branch Manager - Vandalia Branch

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 11:17 am





The Dayton Metro Library is seeking an experienced, team-oriented Branch Manager for our busy Vandalia Branch, which serves Vandalia, Ohio and its surrounding diverse communities.  We debuted the new Vandalia Branch to the public in November, 2016.  This branch is situated next to the local high school and serves as a hub of activity after school with our small group study rooms, programming for teens, and a gaming system in the teen area.  Be a part of a passionate, patron-centric team of librarians and support staff who represent the Dayton Metro Library’s commitment to inform, enrich, and inspire those we serve!


•             Demonstrates and models excellent internal and external customer service.  Maintains frequent personal presence in public areas to ensure outstanding service.

•             Establishes and implements goals and objectives for branch service which support the Library’s mission.

•             Directs all branch services such as reference assistance, readers’ advisory, outreach, circulation, and programming.

•             Hires, manages, evaluates, and schedules employees in assigned branch. Oversees branch volunteers.  Serves as liaison between administration and branch staff. Communicates with administrative team on policy, patron, and staffing issues.

•             Manages branch collections, oversees evaluation and processing of donated materials, and manages branch book sale.  Ensures the collection is responsive to community’s information, recreational, and educational needs.

•             Promotes community awareness of the Library and establishes effective communication with community groups, organizations, and individuals.

•             Prepares budget requests and monitors branch facility and security needs.


•             Ability to plan, schedule, and oversee branch operations and personnel.

•             Knowledge of professional library principles, theories, concepts, policies, and procedures.

•             Knowledge and appreciation of literature, periodicals, web sites, social media, and other electronic media which constitute a diverse, current and relevant collection.

•             Ability to maintain effective relationships with community officials, leaders, organizations, the public and the staff.  Ability to present information and respond to questions from staff, patrons, and members of the community individually and in a group setting.  Ability to deal effectively with confrontational individuals and/or challenging situations.

•             MLIS from an ALA accredited program, minimum of three to five years of increasingly responsible experience in a public library setting at a professional level, and supervisory experience preferred.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:  Starting salary is $63,985 annually with an exceptional benefits package.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  For first consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Jennifer Kadel at by August 8, 2017.

The Dayton Metro Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Discussion Digital Services Librarian, Meridian Library District

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 09:52 am

Digital Services Librarian*

*Position description pending board approval

Digital Services Librarian*

*Position description pending board approval

Are you looking for a librarian role that primarily supports library resources in a virtual space? Be part of a transformational library committed to connecting the community to new and creative resources in meaningful ways. Meridian Library District serves 85,000 residents through two branches, bookmobile, an emerging technology branch (unBound), and online services. Meridian Library District’s unBound location was featured on the cover of Library Journal in February 2017.

This full-time Digital Services Librarian position:

  • Oversees the District's digital content including maintaining the visual appearance, organization, and accessibility of all library resources online (databases, electronic materials, and the external website)
  • Acts as a liaison between staff and website vendor
  • Develops strategies and processes for managing the District’s digital content
  • Instructs and trains staff around management of digital content (records, digital files, intranet, and network drives)

Number of Hours: 40 hours per week or based on business need

Benefits: Eligible for a competitive benefits package including generous paid time-off and 100%employer paid monthly health insurance premium for employee Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage with the option to add dependents and spouse at reasonable, low cost rates. For a full description of the benefits associated with this position, download the PDF here.

View the full job posting at  Ready to Apply? Click Here!

Position Close Date: Open Until Further Notice

Why Idaho? Meridian, ID was named by 24/7 Wall St. as America's #2 best places to live in the U.S. in October 2016. Idaho is a great and safe place to raise a family and has easy access to a variety of outdoor recreational activities.


Discussion Data Services and Technology Librarian, @ UCLA for NLM (apply by Aug 23)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 09:50 am

Data Services and Technology Librarian

Job #JPF03193

Data Services and Technology Librarian

Job #JPF03193


Open date: July 26th, 2017
Next review date: August 23rd, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: September 20th, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Department: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian – Associate Librarian ($49,165 –$67,722)
Position Availability: Immediately 
Application deadline for first consideration: August 23, 2017

This is a 2-year temporary position.

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.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is funded through a cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and the Regional Medical Library (RML) functions administratively as a division of the Biomedical Library. The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health, by providing equal access to biomedical information to all U.S. health professionals and by improving the public’s access to health information. The Pacific Southwest Region (PSR) of the NNLM includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific. The RML facilitates resource sharing and cooperative projects among a network of nearly 600 libraries in this region, including academic medical libraries, hospital and healthcare organization libraries, and a growing number of public libraries with consumer health collections. The NNLM staff provides outreach programs, often in partnership with network libraries and other organizations in the region, to assist health professionals who have no direct affiliation with a health sciences library, and consumers who are seeking sources of reliable health information. Outreach activities include exhibits at conferences, classes in health information access, referrals to network libraries, and demonstrations of NLM databases and resources, including PubMed/MEDLINE, MedlinePlus, and

Position Duties
Reporting to the NNLM PSR Associate Director, the Data Services and Technology Librarian will be one member of a team of three outreach librarians, who is responsible for the following duties: 
• Oversees needs assessment and program development to increase support for big data initiatives, such as skills in creating data management plans and helping scientific researchers find appropriate data repositories.
• Oversees NNLM PSR website structure and content, and ensures that resources included on the website are compliant with requirements in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
• Provides information and consultation on NNLM PSR funding opportunities and proposal preparation, solicits funding applications from Network members, and monitors progress of ongoing awards.
• Develops in-person and online workshops and training sessions to promote awareness and use of NLM and National Institute of Health (NIH) resources and tools in the research and academic community.
• Exhibits at regional and local conferences and meetings reaching NNLM PSR target populations, and submits workshop proposals aimed at providing education about NLM and NIH resources.
• Contributes information via the NNLM PSR blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and website to promote current awareness in data management and NLM resources and tools.
• Assists as needed with other NNLM PSR outreach and network activities to promote NNLM and NLM resources, programs, and services.

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).
• Knowledge and/or experience with big data, data management support, and data repositories.
• Knowledge and/or experience with Drupal website platform and Section 508 compliance policies.
• Familiarity with NLM and NNLM programs.
• Proficiency with NLM resources, such as PubMed.
• Strong teaching skills and demonstrated experience creating instructional materials.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
• Willingness to travel throughout the Pacific Southwest Region.

Desired qualifications
• Experience in academic libraries.
• Course work in medical librarianship.
• Experience with content management systems, blog software, and web page editing packages.
• Experience using social media.

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.

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 August 23, 2017, 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.


Discussion Humanities and Acquisitions Librarian (Tenure-Track), Portland State University Library (apply by Aug 25)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 09:48 am

POSITION:    Humanities and Acquisitions Librarian / Assistant Professor / Tenure-Track

LOCATION:  Portland State University Library, Portland, OR

POSTED:        July 26, 2017, open until finalists identified

POSITION:    Humanities and Acquisitions Librarian / Assistant Professor / Tenure-Track

LOCATION:  Portland State University Library, Portland, OR

POSTED:        July 26, 2017, open until finalists identified

Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, Portland State has an innovative approach to education that combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe.

PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community.

As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens.

Portland State University supports equal opportunity in admissions, education, employment, housing, and use of facilities by prohibiting discrimination in those areas based on age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law. This policy implements state and federal laws. Inquiries about it should be directed to the Office of Equity and Compliance, 1600 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 830, Portland, OR 97201, 503-725-5919, or via email to:

Position Summary

The Humanities and Acquisitions Librarian provides leadership in coordinating the acquisitions functions of the library and serves as the Library's liaison to assigned humanities departments.

The Humanities and Acquisitions Librarian consults and collaborates with scholars; participates in a dynamic instructional program, including classroom and online instruction; provides reference and information services for the University’s students and faculty as well as members of the community; and selects information resources to support the instructional and research needs of a diverse institution. This position also serves as the liaison to academic units within the humanities such as World Languages and Literatures, depending on the needs of the Library.

This position manages negotiations and contracts with vendors; collaborates and coordinates with acquisitions staff (reporting to the Head of Cataloging and eAccess) in the procurement of library resources; participates in the creation and review of policies that govern library collections; collaborates with the Library Fiscal Analyst in managing the library materials budget; works closely with the Collection Development and Head of Cataloging and eAccess librarians in the acquisition and management of information resources; and participates in developing and refining workflows for collection development and the acquisition and cataloging of resources.

Portland State University faculty members contribute to faculty governance activities within the Library and the University, engage in community and professional service, and pursue an active scholarly agenda including publication, research, and seeking grants as appropriate. This full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position reports to the Research & Instruction Manager.

Key Cultural Competencies

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


  • Supports the instructional and research needs of assigned units. Collaborates with these units in assessing information needs and the availability of information resources; cultivates bridges for service and teaching; works with teaching faculty to develop discipline-appropriate instruction; and provides research consultations for faculty and students. Includes working some evening and weekend hours.
  • Participates in the Library's information literacy and general instruction program, face-to-face and online. Shares in the development and delivery of course-related instruction in the general education program.
  • Develops physical and online learning objects and research guides.
  • Provides reference and information services for the University’s students and faculty as well as members of the community.
  • Coordinates contracts for library information resources; applies knowledge of copyright issues, licensing, and contracting in academic libraries while negotiating with library vendors regarding the procurement, use, and management of resources.
  • Collaborates with the Library Fiscal Analyst in managing the library materials budget; collects, manages, analyzes and communicates numerical and budget information accurately and clearly.
  • Coordinate workflow within the acquisitions functions and their relationship to other Library units; support collaboration and innovation among relevant library units.
  • Participates in continual library planning and assessment activities, including the collection of relevant data on inputs, outputs, and outcomes.
  • Maintains awareness of scholarly communication and copyright issues in general and within assigned disciplines and contributes to advocacy efforts. Keeps colleagues informed of current issues and developments in liaison areas.
  • Occasionally directs the work of part-time student employees or interns.

Research/Scholarly Activities

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

University Service Activities

  • Supports the mission, goals, and objectives of the Library and the University.
  • Establishes short and long-range goals, objectives, and priorities; aligned with those of the Library and the University.
  • Contributes to the work of relevant Library and University committees and workgroups.
  • Supports Library and University development efforts.

Professional Service Activities

  • Contributes to the work of professional associations: local, regional, national, or international.
  • Maintains current professional expertise through participation in workshops, classes, professional associations and networks, and through continued awareness of the scholarly literature.

Other Responsibilities

  • Engages in community endeavors that may benefit from one’s professional expertise, and be a good ambassador for the University.
  • Contributes to a positive and collaborative environment based on mutual respect, service, open communication, and cooperation.
  • Maintains effective and productive communications with colleagues, administrators, and community users and organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • Two years experience years of full-time, post-MLS experience as a librarian.
  • Experience in at least two of these areas: serving as a liaison to academic departments; teaching or training; delivering reference services; and collection development.
  • Experience in library acquisitions.
  • Ability to successfully complete a background check and provide transcripts.

Preferred Requirements

  • Ability to collect, manage, analyze and communicate numerical information accurately and clearly.
  • Experience negotiating with library vendors.
  • Knowledge of copyright issues regarding purchased resources and the ability to communicate effectively about copyright issues concerning the purchasing and acquisitions of materials for an academic environment.
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and experience integrating information literacy concepts into teaching.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work positively in a fast-paced, changing environment while collaborating with diverse colleagues, faculty, students, and the community.
  • Demonstrated commitment to practices facilitating diversity and inclusion.
  • Evidence of professional service and scholarship.
  • Effective communications and collaboration skills.
  • Knowledge of one or more non-English languages.


The salary is $70,236 with an excellent benefits package.

To Apply

To apply, please create an account and apply through the Portland State University career portal:

Review of applicants will begin approximately August 25, 2017, and will remain open until finalists are identified.

For those requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Portland State University, please call 503-725-4926 or email

Please email search coordinator Stephanie Doig with any questions regarding this job posting.

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.


Discussion University Records Officer, UW-Madison’s Archives (apply by Aug 23)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 09:46 am

UW-Madison’s Archives is seeking a creative, well organized, and forward-thinking professional who is passionate about records management. The University Records Officer works with many stakeholders across campus and manages the University’s records management program. The University Records Officer also serves as chair of the University Records Management Advisory Group and liaison with the State Public Records Board.

UW-Madison’s Archives is seeking a creative, well organized, and forward-thinking professional who is passionate about records management. The University Records Officer works with many stakeholders across campus and manages the University’s records management program. The University Records Officer also serves as chair of the University Records Management Advisory Group and liaison with the State Public Records Board.

For more information and to apply for the position please click on the following link: PVL# 91507-AS.

All applications must be submitted through the UW-Madison Jobs at UW site. A cover letter and resume are required. References will be requested once the finalists are selected. A criminal background check is also required.

The deadline to apply is August 23, 2017.



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