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Discussion Library Director and Associate Dean for Information Services, U.S. Naval Academy (apply by April 7)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:15 am

United States Naval Academy, Nimitz Library
DATE CLOSES: Application review will begin on 7 April 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

United States Naval Academy, Nimitz Library
DATE CLOSES: Application review will begin on 7 April 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

The United States Naval Academy is a unique institution of higher learning located in desirable Annapolis, Maryland. As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate college, the United States Naval Academy has its own distinctive niche amongst American educational institutions. Our talented faculty and staff are united by one common purpose--to develop the next generation of leaders for naval service. In order to deliver on this promise to our nation, we recruit from all segments of society to find faculty, instructors, and support staff who model the highest professional standards.

Every year more than one million people tour "the Yard" to experience what our employees already know — the United States Naval Academy is a special place, with a special purpose. Those selected for employment will find challenging and rewarding work; state-of-the-art facilities which inspire academic and athletic excellence; the benefits of Federal employment; and exceptional quality-of-life.


The Library Director and Associate Dean for Information Services, an administrative faculty position reporting to the Academic Dean and Provost, is directly responsible for the administration of all Library operations. Nimitz Library is staffed by an all-civilian, user-oriented team of 30. The Library’s collections are aligned with the broader Academy curriculum and reflect the need to support the full spectrum of faculty teaching and research activities. As an affiliate of the National Archives, the Special Collections and Archives Department features extensive collections in a variety of subject areas ranging in date from the 15th to the 20th centuries. For additional information about the U.S. Naval Academy and Nimitz Library, please see

Building on the rich history and mission of the Naval Academy, the next Library Director will provide visionary leadership to enhance the library’s value and role at the Academy. This search is for a proven, innovative library administrator who will capitalize on the experience and strengths of the library staff. The successful candidate will be a creative problem solver with the energy to partner with institutional stakeholders and the strong communication skills required to advocate for the library.

This is a 12 month position with a 4 year renewable appointment slated to begin Fall of 2017.​



A master's degree in library and/or information science from ALA-accredited library program
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens

Understanding of the technological challenges facing academic libraries and ability to leverage today’s information environment in support of an exemplary academic library
In-depth knowledge of information literacy and the educational role of academic libraries within institutions of higher education
An additional advanced degree
Teaching background or experience
Experience with and knowledge of scholarly communication
A strong record of internal fiscal management and demonstrated success with library fundraising or development activities
Experience working with a substantial special collections and promoting rare and unique resources

All Civilian Faculty Positions at USNA are subject to a background investigation. These investigations are conducted to ensure that individuals hired are trustworthy, of good conduct, and reliable. More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here


Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Professor Mark McWilliams, Chair of the Search Committee, at
Applications will be reviewed beginning 7 April 2017 but the position will remain open until filled.
Submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to Your responses will not be shared with the panel rating the applications or to the official making the selection for this position.

The U.S. Naval Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Discussion Student Success Librarian for Information Literacy, University of Tennessee Libraries (apply by April 17)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:13 am

Student Success Librarian for Information Literacy
Position Title: Student Success Librarian for Information Literacy
Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
Salary: minimum $52,000
Department: Learning, Research, & Engagement
Reports To: Associate Dean of Learning, Research, & Engagement
Available: July 1, 2017

Student Success Librarian for Information Literacy
Position Title: Student Success Librarian for Information Literacy
Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
Salary: minimum $52,000
Department: Learning, Research, & Engagement
Reports To: Associate Dean of Learning, Research, & Engagement
Available: July 1, 2017

The University of Tennessee Libraries seeks an innovative and highly motivated librarian to join our team as Student Success Librarian for Information Literacy. We are looking for an individual who, foremost, enjoys teaching and engaging with undergraduate students and is strongly committed to information literacy as an essential component of student success. The Student Success Librarian collaborates with their Learning, Research, and Engagement colleagues to infuse information literacy into the general education and discipline-based curricula. The University of Tennessee is in the process of revamping its general education program and the Student Success Librarian will serve as the Libraries’ representative on the campus general education task force. The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to shape the Libraries’ instructional role within the new general education curriculum.

The Student Success Librarian will work closely with librarians, course instructors, and university partners to lead and support student-centered learning, focusing on building library research skills and engaging students with the tools of scholarship. Serving as the liaison to First-Year Composition in the Department of English, the librarian works closely with the Director of Composition and Composition instructors to create and assess learning outcomes related to finding, evaluating, using, and citing information. The librarian develops research guides, assignments, and tutorials and ensures their integration into the campus learning management system and other instructional platforms. The Student Success Librarian provides research assistance to UT Libraries users in-person and online and participates in campus and community outreach programs. The librarian joins all University of Tennessee library faculty and staff in providing the highest quality information and user education programs.

Specific Duties:

Teach research and information literacy skills to lower division undergraduate students in support of UT’s General Education curriculum.
Participate in a team-based approach to develop course outlines, student learning outcomes assessments for undergraduate library instructional initiatives.
Create information literacy assignments, activities, and interactive tutorials for in-person and online delivery.
Serve as Liaison to English Composition, partnering with instructors to foster positive student connections to the Libraries.
Forge partnerships with university academic support units and disciplines in support of teaching and learning.
Collaborate with English Graduate Teaching Assistants to offer a library component in the graduate level pedagogy course (English 505).
Support UT’s mission and strategic plan through campus-wide instruction and engagement efforts to recruit, retain, and graduate diverse populations.
Participate in the Libraries’ student engagement programs and outreach activities.
Serve the library profession through involvement in professional organizations and through cooperative efforts with other information professionals.
Engage in scholarly activity through publications, presentations, and other creative outlets.

Required –

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Knowledge of pedagogical practices, instructional design, and assessment of student learning outcomes in general education.
Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a diverse academic community.
Experience providing library instruction and student engagement activities.
Commitment to working with diverse populations and incorporating elements of diversity into instruction and engagement initiatives.
Experience providing research assistance with general reference resources both in print and electronic formats.
Evidence of the ability to engage in research, publication, and service consonant with University and Libraries’ guidelines for tenure and promotion.
Preferred –

Experience using active and experiential learning methods in a higher education setting.
Experience providing instruction using primary sources.
Familiarity with LibGuides software or other web development tools.
Experience designing learning objects such as tutorials and videos.
Familiarity with course management software, such as Canvas or Blackboard.

The University of Tennessee Libraries serves the campus, a land-grant Carnegie university and the flagship campus of the state university system. The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville campus — through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources. The John C. Hodges Main Library, Webster C. Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library, and George F. DeVine Music Library serve the Knoxville campus.

The UT Libraries serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the university and community. We are a national leader in the creation of regionally significant digital collections; in support of open access though our digital repository Trace; and through a rich history of designing innovative spaces and building key partnerships that enhance the teaching/learning enterprise. The University of Tennessee Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, Lyrasis, and the Center for Research Libraries. The UT Libraries collaborates actively at the state level with the other UT System Libraries as well as the libraries in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

The UT Libraries participate in cultural programming on the UT campus, hosting a Writers In The Library series of readings, international and documentary film series, and co-sponsoring programs with campus groups such as the Baker Center for Public Policy and UT’s Ready For The World initiative.

The UT Libraries champions diversity in collections and staffing. The University of Tennessee is committed to creating a welcoming environment. More information about how we continually strive to put our principles of civility and community into action here in Knoxville is available at

Additional information about this position and the UT community is available at


Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a minimum salary of $52,000. Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment. Library faculty must meet University requirements for promotion and tenure.

Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan (TCRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) (VOYA, TIAA, VALIC) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans. Tuition remission is available for all university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees. Start-up funding in the amount of $10,000 allocated over a three-year period; annual support for travel & professional development.

UT’s Prospective Faculty Viewbook has information on academic support, personal support, and living in Knoxville.

Application Procedures:

A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hiring. In order to be considered for candidacy, you must submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume or CV, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Manager, Library Dean’s Office and Human Resources, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000. Application materials may be sent via email attachment to Review of applications will begin April 17, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.


Discussion Digital Preservation Librarian, James Madison University (JMU) Libraries (apply by April 19)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:12 am

Digital Preservation Librarian – posting number 0407943

Digital Preservation Librarian – posting number 0407943

James Madison University (JMU) Libraries and Educational Technologies seeks an innovative, collaborative and service-oriented professional for the position of Digital Preservation Librarian.
James Madison University is a public, comprehensive university of approximately 20,000 students located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley, two hours southwest of Washington, DC. The university has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the top-rated public regional Master's level university for seventeen consecutive years and is consistently named one of the nation's most wired universities. The Princeton Review Best Value Colleges has named the university one of the nation's 50 best value institutions for the past three years. The university places a strong emphasis on undergraduate research and offers 38 Master's and eight doctoral degrees.
JMU Libraries is part of Libraries and Educational Technologies (LET), which has the mission to engage with JMU's diverse communities in their creation and search for knowledge through academic resources, physical and virtual spaces and educational and research services. Please see the LET organization chart at for more information on the organizational structure.
Salary for the position is commensurate with experience and excellent benefits are provided including 24 days of vacation and a choice of TIAA/CREF or other retirement plans. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Digital Preservation Librarian reports to the Head of Digital Collections and is responsible for the stewardship and protection of LET's digital assets; leads the development of an effective and achievable strategy to establish a cohesive digital preservation program ensuring the long-term viability of university digital assets regardless of format; establishes policies, procedures, workflows and best practices related to the long-term preservation of and access to digital collections; manages daily services and ensures organizational practices adhere to LET's Digital Preservation Policy Framework (; updates the Digital Preservation Policy Framework to reflect evolving standards and best practices; and brings to the forefront a proactive awareness of social responsibility and ethics of digital preservation.
The successful candidate is responsible for the design, implementation and management of policies and workflows, including identifying best practice standards, audits and quality control processes for the long-term protection and access to digital materials of all types, both created and acquired by the LET; manages LET's preservation and storage environments; and assists in the management of LET's digital collections and their repositories.
With the Head of Digital Collections, this position serves as an advisor to LET and the university community on digital content lifecycles and digital content preservation strategies, including support for the curation and preservation of research data and directs related activities and projects; prepares external funding proposals and service requirement specifications to support the digital preservation program; and participates on library and university committees as appropriate.
Professional librarians are tenure-track faculty at JMU and participate in campus-wide initiatives, committees and task forces. Librarians are expected to continue professional development and to contribute to the profession through scholarly research and service opportunities, including publications, presentations and leadership in the work of professional associations. Faculty status requires potential to meet standards for promotion and tenure set forth in the Libraries' Promotion & Tenure Guidelines (
Required Qualifications:
-ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent.
-Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation issues, strategies, standards and best practices.
-Familiarity with national and international collaborative digital preservation efforts.
-Demonstrated experience with preservation metadata standards.
-An understanding of digital objects in various formats and best practices and standards associated with each format.
-Knowledge of tools and technology standards used in digital library environments.
-Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and time-management skills.
-Demonstrated project management, problem-solving and analytical skills.
-Strong service orientation.
-Demonstrated ability to work with library and university constituencies, faculty and staff.
-Ability to work creatively and collaboratively in a rapidly changing environment.
-Ability to adapt to and lead change.
-Demonstrated ability to coordinate, schedule and handle extensive and complex workloads.
-Ability to work independently and collaboratively prioritize work to ensure departmental and library goals are realized.
Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with:
-Digital repository management systems such as Hydra, Fedora and DSpace.
-Digital preservation tools such as BitCurator, Archivematica, Preservica, BagIT and JHOVE.
-Application of emulation technologies for digital preservation strategies.
-Markup languages such as HTML and XML.
-Style sheets such as CSS and XSL.
-XML-related technologies and RDF.
-Application of Linked Data URIs in metadata records.
-Digital preservation systems in an enterprise-scale environment.
-Agile project management methodologies.
-Professional work experience in the field of digital preservation, digital libraries or digital repositories.
-Success in acquiring and developing grant-funded projects.
Review of applications will begin on April 19, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, candidates must go to and reference posting number 0407943. Links to JMU JobLink and full position descriptions can be found on the JMU Libraries employment information page at http:/
James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.



Discussion Social Science Research Support Librarian, Yale University Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:11 am

Social Science Research Support Librarian
Center for Science and Social Science Information
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Requisition: 42172BR

Social Science Research Support Librarian
Center for Science and Social Science Information
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Requisition: 42172BR

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, this position facilitates access to the services and collections of a complex, multi-faceted research/academic library through direct contact with researchers and the development and promotion of services and collections. The Social Science Research Support Librarian is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees. The incumbent provides research support to students and faculty in the Anthropology and Sociology departments and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program through research consultations, course-integrated instruction, and other modes. Provides research consultations and instruction in the discovery, use, and management of text and data. Supports research and raises awareness of resources through outreach efforts such as department-based office hours, blogs, RSS feeds, mailing lists, and workshops. Creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools. Collaborates with librarians, archivists, GIS specialists, and StatLab specialists to support research and teaching. Selects anthropology, sociology, and women’s, gender and sexuality studies materials in all formats. Works closely with the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services to review and acquire materials that are relevant to research and teaching needs. Responsible for managing collections funds, evaluating approval plans, and maintaining collection development statements in assigned subject areas. Participates in research and instruction program planning and implementation. Participates in service program development for the CSSSI. Participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale’s research support services and collections.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
• Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
• Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school; a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be substituted for a master's degree in library science.
• Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
• Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
• Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
• Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at:

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:
• Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in a social science.
• Experience providing research assistance in an academic environment. Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages.
• Understanding of and experience with statistics, data, and/or GIS.
The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at

The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI):
The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), located in the Kline Biology Tower, provides Yale faculty, students, and staff with state-of-the-art information services in a technology-rich environment. It is designed to provide easily accessible support for science, social science, and interdisciplinary researchers.

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

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

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


Discussion Metadata Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (apply by April 21)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:09 am


POSITION: Metadata Librarian

AVAILABLE: May 1, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an innovative, knowledgeable, and user-focused professional to serve in the position of Metadata Librarian.


POSITION: Metadata Librarian

AVAILABLE: May 1, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an innovative, knowledgeable, and user-focused professional to serve in the position of Metadata Librarian.

Primary responsibility: The Metadata Librarian will work closely with developers and other stakeholders to design and implement metadata, crosswalks, standards/policies, workflows, and tools to support access to collections of digitized and born-digital materials in multiple digital collection management systems and to support long-term preservation of those materials deposited into the Carolina Digital Repository. Materials in our digital collections are in a variety of formats, including theses and dissertations, scholarly publications, research datasets, images, audio, and video. The Carolina Digital Repository provides ingest, access, and preservation services for born-digital library collections, University archives, and research data created by members of the UNC community. Other systems currently used to support digital collections include CONTENTdm, Omeka, and Sufia. This position will help evaluate such systems and play a role in planning and managing data migrations between systems.

Other responsibilities:
• Trains select cataloging staff on non-MARC metadata skills to broaden the pool of staff who can contribute to Repository and digital collection metadata work; delegates projects to these staff; and manages this distributed team’s metadata work
• Maintains awareness of developments and best practices in non-MARC metadata for institutional repositories and digital collections, as well as bibliographic description (i.e. BIBFRAME, linked data), and is involved in strategic planning to prepare the Library for advancing in these areas
• Applies expertise in manipulation and transformation of metadata to assist with designing and updating workflows
• Serves as a resource for staff in all campus libraries, advising on appropriate strategies for creating and managing metadata
• Follows and participates in local, regional, and national discussions on metadata policy and practice

The Metadata Librarian reports to the head of the Library Data Strategy & Services section of the E Resources & Serials Management department, and works closely with the Repository Librarian and staff throughout the Resource Description & Management and Library & Information Technology departments.


• ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science, or a related advanced degree
• Experience using various metadata schemas, vocabularies, and content standards (such as DC, MODS, EAD, AACR2, RDA, LCSH, PREMIS, METS, etc.) and various encoding/transmission formats (such as RDF, XML, MARC, JSON, etc.)
• Demonstrated experience with any of the following tools (or others like them) to create, extract, transform, analyze, and/or quality control metadata: XSLT, spreadsheets, MarcEdit, OpenRefine, scripting languages, regular expressions, SQL, etc.
• Ability to work independently and in teams on multiple projects
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail
• Experience developing, maintaining, and documenting local metadata vocabularies, schemas (XML or other), application profiles, crosswalks, mappings, transformations (XSLT or other), and workflows
• Familiarity with linked data and RDF technologies, especially as applied in libraries
• Familiarity with data modeling concepts for digital objects and their relationships to each other
• Familiarity with traditional library bibliographic metadata (i.e. cataloging) tools, standards, and initiatives
• Understanding of issues in managing, describing, and providing access to electronic resources
• Experience designing workflows and/or managing projects
• Experience with systems/tools used for digital repositories and collections, such as: Fedora, DSpace, Sufia, CONTENTdm, Islandora, etc.
• Experience in an academic or research library setting
The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC-Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.

The Region
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains and the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.
Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.
Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on April 21, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.
To Apply
Please visit and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Discussion Associate Dean of Libraries, University of Arkansas Libraries (apply by April 17)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:08 am

Associate Dean of Libraries
(Director for Resource Management Services)

Associate Dean of Libraries
(Director for Resource Management Services)

The University of Arkansas Libraries are seeking a highly experienced and nationally engaged individual to serve as Associate Dean and Director for Resource Management Services (RMS) and lead, shape, and oversee the work of staff engaged in acquiring and making accessible research resources in all formats of the University of Arkansas Libraries. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Associate Dean is a member of the Libraries’ senior management team, which shares responsibility for planning, budget allocation, and the development and leadership of major strategic initiatives. In collaboration with senior management colleagues, the Associate Dean has primary leadership responsibility for intellectual access to materials in a changing mix of user-oriented online environments. Responsibilities include overall management of the materials budget, collection development strategies including storage and access, preservation of library materials, web services, library information technology, and library technical services. The Associate Dean also negotiates contracts and agreements for electronic information resources and other relevant initiatives and acts in the absence of the Dean.

The Associate Dean oversees the creation, acquisition, integration, and life cycle management of metadata and the supporting processes that enable knowledge access. The scope of RMS units comprises acquisitions, including licensing; serials and electronic resources management; cataloging and metadata production, integration, and maintenance; and documents collections accessioning and processing. The Associate Dean oversees the operations of the Libraries’ integrated library system (ILS) and management and maintenance of library information systems and equipment. The Associate Dean is also responsible for designing and overseeing a wide range of special projects, e.g., with affiliate libraries, digital library collections, and specialized resources.

The Libraries’ strategic plan emphasizes the need for continual organizational learning and innovation to meet the challenge of integrating library resources and services with new, ever-changing powerful networked teaching, learning, and research environments. Critical objectives include effective resource discovery and user experience and innovation in acquiring and delivering access to all forms of research resources. The Associate Dean will have the continuing opportunity to manage significant new service development, to employ new technologies and approaches to resource management and discovery, and to redesign organizational structures and staff roles in this environment.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong commitment to providing excellent customer service; demonstrated interpersonal skills encompassing the ability to interact with a variety of colleagues and levels of staff; demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively to develop productive partnerships within and across organizations; ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and create efficiencies; data analysis skills, including the ability to organize, present, and analyze financial and usage data; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a complex and culturally diverse higher education organization; and outstanding written and oral communication skills.

Responsibilities of this position include research and creative work and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas. The successful candidate must have demonstrated accomplishments in performance, scholarly activity, and professional service to meet criteria for appointment with tenure at the level of Librarian / Professor. A dossier will be required for appointment and hiring.

Qualifications. Required: A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or a post-graduate degree in a related field; ten years of progressively responsible experience, five of which should be in a leadership role in an academic or research library or similar institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience; experience with the acquisition and/or management of library information resources; demonstrated experience with management of materials budgets and allocations within a complex resource structure of public and private resources; knowledge of contemporary practices and trends for managing collections of all kinds in research libraries; awareness of major trends in higher education, scholarship, and research libraries; and project management experience, including team leadership of individuals and groups with direct responsibility for program development and successful project completion.

Preferred: Formal project management training. Grant development and management experience. A second master's degree or Ph.D. in any discipline.
Rank and Salary: Twelve-month faculty appointment with tenure at the rank of Librarian / Professor. Salary: $125,000.

Benefits: Relocation allowance available. Benefits include TIAA or Fidelity Investments, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.

Background: The University of Arkansas places students first by enhancing academic programs, creating an engaging campus life, reducing obstacles, enhancing diversity, improving graduation rates, and marshaling the expertise of the faculty, staff, and students. The University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high levels of research activity (RU/VH). The University provides a superior campus landscape and environment while designing and building world class facilities. The funding for research awards and research expenditures continues to grow and so do the academic programs offered. The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission. For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page ( The University of Arkansas campus ( in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a student enrollment of more than 26,000, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System. With a population of approximately 460,000, the northwest Arkansas region is home to two Fortune 100 company headquarters. This thriving region offers numerous cultural venues, such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Walton Arts Center, and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

Application deadline and contact information. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Completed applications received by April 17, 2017, will receive full consideration. For the full posting or to apply, please go to When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application (addressed to the attention of Jeff Banks, Assistant Director for Library Human Resources and Diversity Programs), résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Jeff Banks
Assistant Director for
Library Human Resources and Diversity Programs
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
Phone: (479) 575-4769
Fax: (479) 575-4623


Discussion Head of Public Services/Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Washington Libraries (apply by April 21)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:06 am

TITLE: Head of Public Services/Research & Instruction Librarian
LOCATION: University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library

TITLE: Head of Public Services/Research & Instruction Librarian
LOCATION: University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library
Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the UW Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts, and diverse, award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.


The University of Washington Libraries serves the students, faculty, and staff of Cascadia College and the University of Washington Bothell at their co-located campus in Bothell, located 18 miles north of downtown Seattle. UW Bothell currently offers programs in Business; Computing and Software Systems; Educational Studies; Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Nursing and Health Studies. More information on UW Bothell and its programs can be found at Cascadia College offers a wide range of Associate degrees and certificates, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices. More about Cascadia College can be found here:

Diversity is a core value of the UW Bothell and Cascadia College Library. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. A majority of our students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups. Library staff work collaboratively to provide culturally relevant services and resources that reflect the diversity of our campus community, and to foster an inclusive learning environment for our users. Information about the Library’s Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice program is available here:

Under the general direction of the Associate Dean and Director of the Bothell Campus Library, the Head of Public Services provides leadership and strategic visioning for Research Services (in-person and online reference) and Access Services (Circulation, Stacks Maintenance and Interlibrary Loan) at the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Library. This position is responsible for developing Library-wide user-centered public services standards and best practices, in collaboration with other Library unit heads, supervisors and staff. This position works with Library and the campus community to foster an inclusive environment that prioritizes diversity.
The Head of Public Services serves on the Bothell Library Leadership Team. This group functions as a collaborative group that advances the mission, vision, and values of the Library. Leadership Team members are the principal stewards for Library resources and are accountable for ensuring that resources are used wisely and effectively to meet the needs of our users. Leadership Team members serve as advocates for their areas of responsibility, representing Unit needs, priorities and perspectives in planning discussions.
The Head of Public Services also works collaboratively with colleagues across the UW Libraries in support of our tri-campus “One Library Three Campuses” system:

• Responsible for policy development, operations, and personnel management for Access Services (Circulation, Stacks Maintenance and ILL). Establishes priorities and coordinates work within the department and with other library units. The Head of Public Services directly supervises the Access Services Manager.
• In collaboration with the Access Services Manager, supports ongoing training and development opportunities for library staff and student employees.
• Leads the operations of in-person and online reference services, in consultation with the Library’s Head of Teaching and Learning. Onboards new librarians and provides ongoing support to all librarians in the provision of reference services.
• Facilitates collaboration and communication among Research Services, Access Services and Technology Services units to ensure high quality user services in-person and online.
• Monitors emerging trends in reference and access services and suggests courses of action; plans for future needs in the areas of staffing, funding and additional service requirements; provides leadership in the assessment of reference and access services.
• Participates in work related to the UW Libraries’ shared Integrated Library System as appropriate.
• Contributes to the Library’s ongoing work related to Open Educational Resources.
• In collaboration with the Library Administrator and Head of Collections, takes the lead in managing utilization data for internal and external reporting and strategic planning. Liaises with institutional research staff at the UW Libraries, UW Bothell and Cascadia College as needed.
• Provides circulation and reference services at the Library’s Information Commons Desk and online through the UW Libraries Q & A Live digital reference service. Schedule may include occasional evenings and weekends.
• Under the general direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning, may provide some classroom and online instruction for targeted courses within the Library’s integrated information literacy curriculum at the lower division.
• In partnership with the Head of Collections and the Manager of Access Services, coordinates the activities of Access Services to maximize the accessibility of the collections for use by the Libraries’ clientele, while maintaining concern for proper care and preservation of library material.
• Leads the development of safety trainings for library staff. Acts as primary liaison with Campus Safety Office and Emergency Preparedness Manager for security and evacuation/emergency related issues.
• Oversees, monitors, and responds to violations of the Libraries Code of Conduct, in consultation with the Library Administrator. Advises the Director on security and disruptions procedures.


• Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
• Three or more years of experience in a supervisory, management or leadership role.
• Experience or demonstrated knowledge of reference services and/or access services functions.
• Supervisory experience that demonstrates strategic thinking, managing, motivating, and leading teams of library staff.
• Experience working in a college or university library.
• Strong user centered public service philosophy.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


• Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
• Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and opportunities in enhancing access to library collections and services.
• Familiarity with assessment and evaluation methods; creative, innovative and motivated to engage in ongoing assessment of services.
• Experience or demonstrated knowledge in working with students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities who possess a wide range of educational goals.
• Familiarity with information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies and assessment.

$55,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background. An Administrative Supplement will be established at the time of appointment.

Position will be at rank of Sr. Assistant or Associate Librarian, depending on qualifications and background.

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

To apply for this position, please submit the following information to
• Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources). Please also address in your cover letter how your qualifications and experience inform your ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and staff.
• Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
• List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
• Public Services Philosophy: Applicants are also to provide a separate statement of no more than one page addressing their experience and philosophy in the provision of public services.
• Please use "Librarian Application: Bothell Head of Public Services" in the subject heading.
• Please submit all components in a single-sided, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, April 21, 2017.
University of Washington Libraries Home Page is
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.
For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at

Yasemin Gurz
Academic HR Coordinator
University of Washington Libraries
482 Allen Library
Box 352900
Seattle WA 98195
t: 206-685-6595


Discussion Visualization Specialist, University of Southern California (USC) Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:03 am

Please let me know if you have any questions about the posting or about working at USC Libraries, as I am a librarian there.
Giao Luong Baker


Please let me know if you have any questions about the posting or about working at USC Libraries, as I am a librarian there.
Giao Luong Baker


Visualization Specialist (#337)
University of Southern California
Requisition ID: REQ20040419
The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative librarian to take the lead in developing programs and services to support the evolving research visualization needs of students and faculty. Reporting to the Head of the Von KleinSmid Center (VKC) Library, the Visualization
Specialist will partner with librarians and departments across the University, particularly in the humanities and the social sciences, as well as with the USC Libraries Center for Advanced Study and the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, in developing services that promote use of the libraries’ primary and disciplinary collections and engage students and faculty in new modes of presenting their research. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable of relevant trends and practices in spatial analysis (GIS), data visualization, and scholarly communication and publishing and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the USC community.
This position requires a commitment to developing student-focused services and a combination of skills
and confidence that will contribute to the transformation of instruction, outreach, reference, and collections at USC Libraries. We seek candidates motivated by a passion to develop transformative library services and invested in the future of librarianship. The successful candidate is expected to be creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. Duties include weekend and evening hours.

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology, and international business, USC’s diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. For more information, visit

The USC Libraries actively support the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge. We develop
collections and services that support and encourage the academic endeavors of faculty, students, and staff; value serving a culturally diverse community; build a community of critical consumers of information; and help develop engaged world citizens. Through these means, we contribute to the continued success of the University of Southern California. The USC Libraries includes the Doheny Memorial Library and fourteen specialized libraries with an operating budget of approximately $41 million. Through an active outreach program librarians and staff at USC Libraries conduct orientations, workshops, and instruction sessions that reach thousands of undergraduate and graduate students annually. For more information, visit For information about the VKC Library, visit

Reporting to the Head of the VKC Library, the specialist will:
• Spearhead the library’s support of digital, spatial, and data visualization scholarship projects across
the disciplines
• Work with students and faculty to identify the visualization frameworks and methods for their
• Serve as Library liaison to the Spatial Sciences Institute
• Partner with the USC Libraries emerging Center for Advanced Study and with the USC Sidney
Harman Academy for Polymathic Study to support visualization of research
• Work collaboratively with other librarians, faculty, and students in instruction and curricular
• Develop and maintain an outreach program with faculty, students, and staff in assigned disciplines
• Participate in library and other committees as assigned
• Provide evening and weekend service as assigned
• Engage in professional and/or subject discipline organizations, research, or publishing that will
have a significant, positive impact on the VKC Library, and advance the USC Libraries’ strategic
plan and the University’s strategic vision.

Minimum qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent is typically
required for a librarian appointment at USC. In addition, candidates must provide examples of:
• Experience providing instruction or consultations in a research or library setting
• Demonstrated knowledge of data extraction, analysis, and visualization methods including spatial
• Experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
• A strong commitment to user-centered services
• Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Experience in solving problems independently and collaboratively
Desirable qualifications:
• An advanced academic degree in the humanities, social sciences, computer sciences, or data
• Experience with proprietary and open-source digital technologies, such as geographic information
systems, statistical software, visualization tools
• Knowledge of research data management and digital preservation
• Experience providing student-focused services in an academic environment
Experience in assisting scholars in the development of digital scholarship and scholarly
communication projects
• Experience managing projects in a library, academic, or information environment
• Understanding of intellectual property, copyright, and ethical issues in humanities and social
sciences research.

Rank: Assistant University Librarian
Librarians at USC have faculty status. This is a full-time, continuing appointment track position.
Appointment to the continuing appointment track requires the potential to meet the University’s criteria for granting continuing appointment—excellence in librarianship—which librarians achieve by having a
significant impact on the development and/or implementation of high quality collections and/or services.
Additionally, librarians must demonstrate the expectation of continued excellence and growth in profession expertise. Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
For more on criteria and qualifications for the appointment, promotion and continuing appointment of
librarians at USC, visit:

Benefits include a choice of retirement programs, 22 paid vacation days per year, university holidays, a
choice of medical and dental plans, and tuition assistance (for employees and eligible dependents). For
more information about benefits see:

Applications must be submitted via USC’s online faculty application website:
As part of the application, candidates must upload one document file (Word or PDF) that contains the
following: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae (including telephone and e-mail address), and 3) a list of at least three references that includes the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address for each referee. Position open until filled. For more information about this position, contact Steve Hanson, Chair of the Search Committee, at

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting


Discussion Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Publishing and Research, University of Delaware Library (apply by May 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 09:54 am

Position: Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Publishing and Research
Search Number: 104479
Deadline: May 1, 2017 Pay Grade: 34E

Position: Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Publishing and Research
Search Number: 104479
Deadline: May 1, 2017 Pay Grade: 34E
The University of Delaware Library seeks an innovative, service-oriented leader. Reporting to the Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums, this position directs the Library’s programs, policy, and outreach in the areas of publishing, scholarly communication, and open access. In addition, the position provides leadership in developing digital scholarship, research data curation and services and other emerging forms of scholarship in a rapidly evolving research landscape. The University of Delaware Press is an important part of the Scholarly Publishing and Research program.

Major responsibilities include:
• Provide leadership for the design, development, management and support of current and emerging, library-based digital initiatives. Work collaboratively with library staff, university faculty and staff, campus Information Technologies, as well as external national vendors and library partners. Establish criteria of excellence and effectiveness for all aspects of the Library’s digital initiatives.
• Provide campus-wide leadership and serve as primary spokesperson for the Library’s digital strategies and services to faculty, staff, students, and other library users. Advance development of digital humanities initiatives and open access on campus.
• Provide strategic direction for Scholarly Publishing and Research division, administer divisional budget and human resources, including 5 exempt and 5 nonexempt positions, as well as 12-15 student assistants:
• Serve as member of the Library Executive Council, the senior management group responsible for library-wide planning, policy-making, budget and resource allocation, faculty and student relations, and the implementation and evaluation of programmatic activities. Participate in strategic planning and problem solving.
• Represent the University of Delaware Library in scholarly publishing and digital initiatives within the University and at related regional and national meetings.
Qualifications: Master degree from an ALA-accredited graduate school, or a relevant advanced degree and work experience (preferably in an academic or research library) that is likely to predict success in this position. Experience building scholarly communications and publishing programs in academic institutions. Awareness of current trends and best practices in scholarly communication, publishing and research in higher education. Commitment to Open Access.
Strong technology aptitude with substantial experience designing and/or managing library systems (such as digital rights management systems, institutional repositories, and digitization services). Record of successful technology program leadership including evidence of innovative approaches to projects and services. A broad view of issues in libraries and higher-education and a flexible approach to problem-solving. Demonstrated analytic, quantitative, planning and organizational skills. Excellent communication skills with public speaking experience. Effective interpersonal skills with proven record of fostering productive collaborations among individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds. Experience supervising, developing, and mentoring scholarly communication professionals. Evidence of continuing participation in professional and scholarly activities.
General Information: The University of Delaware Library is committed to student success, scholarly research and inclusive excellence. The Library is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. The Library collaborates with strategic campus partners to achieve these priorities, as well as with national professional organizations including the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the ACRL Diversity Alliance. More information about the Library is available at

Benefits: 22 vacation days. Choice of 403B retirement plan with 11% of salary contributed by the University. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available at:

To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three employment references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application instructions at

Equal Employment Opportunity: Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at


Discussion Visiting Residency Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor (Four Positions), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (apply by April 17)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 09:46 am

Visiting Residency Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor (Four Positions)
University Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Visiting Residency Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor (Four Positions)
University Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library is pleased to announce a new opportunity for early-career librarians to gain professional experience and mentoring through a new library residency program. The residency program is offered to librarians within two years of receiving their degrees. The University Library seeks opportunities to help early career librarians embark on successful careers in academic and research libraries. Through the program, the residency librarian will gain in-depth work experience in academic librarianship, will be introduced to academic library administration, and will gain experience designing, conducting, and sharing the results of a research project. As part of a cohort of new professionals, the resident will benefit from mentoring and the opportunity to work closely with a group of individuals in the University Library. Individuals hoping to help the library advance and with the interest in developing themselves as a professional and scholar are encouraged to apply.

Time period: Start date August 16, 2017 through – August 15, 2019

We are recruiting to fill four, two-year positions with individuals who desire to build their skills and contribute to one of the following four areas of strategic importance and need to the institution: African American Studies Resident, Data Visualization, Digital Humanities Pedagogy, and Digital Preservation. .

Information on the projected responsibilities of the four positions is available here:

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-accredited Masters of library and information science or an equivalent degree received in 2015-2017 with degree received by August 16, 2017; All successful applicants will have demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively with others in a team environment; All successful applicants will have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing as evidenced by their cover letter; Familiarity with or demonstrated interest in the area(s) of librarianship relevant to the specific residency positions in which the candidate has an interest. See for Preferred.

Position Available: The expected start date for the four Visiting Resident Librarians is August 16, 2017

Salary and Rank: The salary for all four positions is $50,000. A relocation allowance will be provided to offset documented expenses. Successful candidate will join the University Library as Visiting Assistant Professors.

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your letter of interest (detailing which position or positions you are interested in being considered for and details about your skills and experiences in that area),curriculum vitae, and contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references. Please see this web page for more information on each position ( Samples of relevant work or links to portfolios are also appreciated. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please contact Library Human Resources at 217-333-8169.

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 17, 2017. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled



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