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Discussion Call for program proposals - Illinois Library Association

by Anjelica Rufus-Barnes on Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 04:27 pm

Libraries: All Inclusive

2018 ILA Annual Conference

Peoria Civic Center

October 9-11, 2018

Proposals Due March 16

Libraries: All Inclusive

2018 ILA Annual Conference

Peoria Civic Center

October 9-11, 2018

Proposals Due March 16

Libraries of all types are places of refuge for members of our communities and institutions. The 2018 Illinois Library Association Conference, Libraries: All Inclusive, is a chance for us to come together and share our ideas about promoting inclusivity in our communities, among our patrons, and within our staffs. How are you welcoming underserved populations into your library? What can we do to build community, inside and outside the library walls?

The ILA Annual Conference Program Committee is seeking programs including (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Reaching underserved populations and/or segments of your community

  • Building communities

  • Small and rural libraries
  • Staff inclusion (support staff, etc.)

  • Library leadership – staff, trustees, and the community
  • Services to new Americans, refugees, ESL

  • Neurodiversity

  • Passive programming (library card not required)

  • Fandom

  • Gaming

Need Some Help?

Have an idea for a program that's not fully formed? Looking for a co-presenter to bring in additional perspectives? Are you a first-time presenter and need/want some assistance putting together your first session? You can submit a request to ILA for speaker support and the committee will help you develop your program.

Financial Assistance Available

Financial assistance is available to offset registration fees for a limited number of speakers who would not otherwise be able to attend the conference. Small and rural libraries staff members are encouraged to apply. Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Financial need
  • Geographic diversity
  • First-time speakers

Before applying for the scholarship, you must submit your proposal via the proposal submission form. Scholarship decisions will be made after programs are accepted.

Visit the ILA website for more information and to submit your proposal


Discussion Library Director, Augustana College (IL) (apply by March 19)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 02:49 pm

Library Director, Thomas Tredway Library, Augustana College

Library Director, Thomas Tredway Library, Augustana College

Thomas Tredway Library– Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time Director of the Thomas Tredway Library beginning in July 2018 of the 2018-19 academic year. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus.  Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.

A full position description with application instructions is available here:


The Thomas Tredway Library is a center for teaching and research, the Thomas Tredway Library advances the academic aims of Augustana College by actively promoting student learning. Librarians and staff members commit to strong liaison and instructional programs integrated into the Augustana curriculum; provide high-quality, personal interaction and research help sessions with patrons; build and maintain a strong user-focused collection to support curricular needs; and serve both the Augustana campus and larger community. Library personnel foster collegiality and cooperation while promoting respect, embracing diversity, and encouraging the pursuit of intellectual growth and excellence.  The Director of the Library reports to the Provost and Dean of the College.

Winner of the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award and a member of the Oberlin Group of Libraries, the Thomas Tredway Library occupies a central place in both the geography and the culture of Augustana’s primarily residential campus. The library is part of the Gerber Center for Student Life, a forward-thinking fusion of academic support services, student-life offices, and social spaces. Library staff fosters students’ holistic growth by keeping Augustana’s college-wide student learning outcomes in mind when designing everything from integrated instruction and student employment to spaces for collaboration and quiet study. The Thomas Tredway Library offers students opportunities that are unique among libraries of its size, notably a teaching-focused Special Collections, providing hands-on exploration of primary sources, and a pre-Library Science advising program, connecting students interested in careers in libraries with personalized internships, advising, and other exploratory experiences.


As we take next steps into the future with our library, we hope to nurture relationships among the various offices and entities in the Gerber Center for Student Life, capitalizing on the building’s popularity with students and the offices’ proximity to each other to develop innovative, forward-thinking programs and services to support students’ holistic growth.  We also realize we must anticipate and advocate for future college archival needs, including the possible necessity of an institutional repository. We also recognize the changing needs of students’ accessibility of information and therefore desire to facilitate conversations among librarians, teaching faculty, and the Provost to explore challenges and possibilities for Augustana’s use of open educational resources (OER) as tools for teaching and learning, and to promote the value of open-access scholarly publishing. 


Discussion Open Scholarship Resident, Indiana University (apply by March 30)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 02:42 pm







The Indiana University Libraries invites applications for its Open Scholarship Resident position, which is a part of the IU Libraries Diversity Resident Program (   We designed this three-year appointed position to provide an immersion into academic librarianship allowing the incumbent to demonstrate skills at a professional level, develop a professional network, and be prepared for future career opportunities.

The IU Libraries established our Diversity Resident Program as part of our membership in the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance ( Residents will be part of a cohort established by ACRL Diversity Alliance member universities (  The purpose of the resident program is to bring diverse candidates into the profession, engaging them in professional learning and service at Indiana University and, ultimately, preparing them for a career in academic librarianship. This position supports the IU Libraries commitment to build a diverse profession and foster appreciation of diversity.

The Open Scholarship Resident will work in the Scholarly Communication Department in collaboration with partners such as the IU Press, reporting to the Head of the Scholarly Communication Department. They will be tasked with developing a program to assess and improve research impact and affordability of open content at Indiana University with emphasis on bibliometric assessment, affordable textbooks, open educational resources, altmetrics, and qualitative assessments. The Resident will evaluate impact, inclusiveness, and access in the IU Libraries’ repositories and publishing program in order to develop an impact and affordability programmatic plan with actionable items to increase representation in the repositories, expand access to affordable resources, and engage underrepresented groups in academic publishing supported by the IU Libraries. This programmatic plan will be integral in the Scholarly Communication Department’s implementation of the IU Libraries Diversity Strategic Plan ( and the IU Libraries ( and IUB Campus Strategic Plans (

The resident will participate in the operational responsibilities of the Scholarly Communication Department with emphasis on tasks that promote accessibility. This includes XML-first publishing workflows for open access journals, content recruitment for the repository and journals programs, metadata enhancement in the institutional repository, development of digital textbooks and scholarly editions in the Pressbooks platform, development of educational resources for the IU community, agile project management, and instructional sessions and the development of online course content on impact and affordability.

As a member of the IU Libraries faculty, the resident will be appointed at the faculty rank of Visiting Librarian (see Bloomington Library Faculty (BLF) Handbook: (non-tenure track). The resident will work in a variety of strategically central areas of the IU Libraries on a rotational basis. These areas may include but are not limited to Library Technologies, Digital Collections, IU Press, Teaching & Learning, Assistive Technology & Accessibility Centers, and User Experience. As a Visiting Librarian, the resident is strongly encouraged to engage in professional research and publication.


  • Working with librarians, faculty, students, staff, and other stakeholders to evaluate affordability at IU Bloomington and provide consultations services around improving impact of IU-authored research and open content
  • Identifying opportunities to improve the impact and reach of IU-authored scholarship
  • Identifying opportunities to create, improve, and disseminate open and affordable resources
  • Consulting with faculty, staff, and students on research impact, open educational resources, and affordable content
  • Generating research impact reports to support collection development, subject liaison outreach, open access implementation, and administration
  • Developing a plan to increase library publishing for underrepresented groups on campus



  • Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited program or an advanced degree in computer science, literature, journalism, publishing, humanities and an interest in creating a career in libraries.
  • Interest in scholarly research, publishing, open access, affordable course content, and open educational resources
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest in professional development and contribution
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and multicultural initiatives and the ability to advance the IU Libraries’ goals of diversity and inclusion as outlined in the IU Libraries Diversity Strategic Plan.
  • Ability to work in a team environment collaboratively, and build working relationships with library and campus colleagues.


  • Experience with or knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods for data analysis and analysis of user or bibliometric data
  • Experience with or knowledge of indicators of research impact and emerging alternative measures of impact of scholarship
  • Experience with or knowledge of scholarly publishing and editorial workflows
  • Experience with or knowledge of data visualization tools
  • Experience with or knowledge of tools such as the Tableau business intelligence platform


For full consideration, please submit application materials by March 30, 2018.  The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email:

The Indiana University Libraries are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. We encourage all employees to incorporate fully their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of our mission. Understanding and valuing of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.


Discussion Mikulski Papers Project Archivist, Johns Hopkins University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 09:22 am

Mikulski Papers Project Archivist

General summary/purpose:

Mikulski Papers Project Archivist

General summary/purpose:

The Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries seeks qualified candidates for the position of Barbara Mikulski Papers Project Archivist. The Project Archivist will process the print and born-digital archives of celebrated former Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski. As the longest-serving woman in congressional history, Senator Mikulski is a significant figure both to Maryland and the United States. This is a 2.5-year, full-time appointment that is not renewable. 

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


Specific duties & responsibilities:

Reporting to the University Archivist, the Project Archivist’s duties include:

  • Arrange, describe, and preserve approximately 1300 cubic feet of correspondence, reports, briefings, casework, and other records documenting the career of former Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski
  • With assistance from the Archives unit’s Digital Archivist, arrange, describe, and preserve approximately 4 terabytes of digitized and born-digital materials including audio-visual material, web content, digitized constituent letters, and emails
  • Communicate with Senator Mikulski and related individuals about the project’s progress
  • Create a finding aid compliant with archival description and communication standards such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
  • Coordinate creation of cataloging records with Technical Services unit
  • Survey collection and develop a processing plan
  • Supervise student workers
  • Identify conservation issues in collections and collaborate with Conservation and Preservation department to address these concerns as appropriate



Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Master’s degree in library science, archival studies, or related field required.
  • Two years professional experience
  • Experience processing archival collections
  • Familiarity with archival metadata standards, including DACS, EAD, and EAC-CPF
  • Familiarity with electronic records management issues
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Attention to detail

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience processing collections of congressional papers
  • Educational background in public policy, political science, or a related field
  • Experience implementing archival metadata standards
  • Experience working with an archival content management system such as Archivist’s Toolkit or ArchivesSpace


**Please upload a resume and cover letter as one PDF file when applying



Classified Title: Archivist
Role/Level/Range: ATP/4/PC
Starting Salary Range: $49,216 - $67,735
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 5pm
Employee subgroup: Exempt
Location: Baltimore, MD
Department name: Special Collections
Personnel area: Sheridan Libraries



The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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Discussion Clinical Librarian, University of Louisville (apply by March 23)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 10:26 am

Clinical Librarian

The University of Louisville (UofL) Kornhauser Health Sciences Library invites applications from creative and self-motivated candidates for the position of clinical librarian.  This individual will help continue efforts to support the clinical librarianship program while focusing on serving the School of Nursing. The library provides information and research support to the students, staff, and faculty of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health.


This is a full-time, tenure-track position reporting to the Assistant Director of the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library. The anticipated initial rank is Instructor or Assistant Professor.  The entry rank and salary of the successful candidate are dependent on experience and qualifications.


Responsibilities include:

•             Building collaborative relationships within clinical departments to

support information literacy and evidence based practice

•             Provide information-seeking education to the School of Nursing

•             Engaging with users in their preferred environments, typically outside

the library

•             Providing evidence-based healthcare teaching sessions

•             Collaborating with clinical faculty, residents or students on journal

clubs, seminars, systematic literature review projects, and other clinical forums

•             Providing timely information as requested using current technology and


•             Keeping students, faculty, and staff in touch with emerging

technologies and electronic information tools in the field of medicine

•             Participating in the development of the Kornhauser Health Sciences

Library’s clinical library services program

•             Providing service at library information desk

•             Engaging in scholarship and activity in appropriate professional



Required Qualifications

•             Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or international

equivalent in library or information science

•             Knowledgeable about biomedical and evidence based practice literature,

research, and clinical  tools

•             Excellent presentation and relationship building skills

•             Demonstrated ability to think and react quickly in a clinical


•             Demonstrated ability to learn and use new technologies

•             Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to

diverse audiences

•             Demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility with planning and


•             Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively and

effectively as both a team member and independently

•             Demonstrated commitment to health sciences librarianship

•             Potential to meet promotion and tenure requirements


Desirable Qualifications

•             Experience working with users in their environments, as opposed to the

traditional library setting.

•             Experience working within the clinical or academic nursing environment

•             Understanding of evidence-based practice

•             Experience in a health sciences library

•             Experience using EndNote or similar citation management software

•             Health sciences background

•             Additional graduate degree or certification in a related discipline


Promotion and tenure within the University Libraries require demonstration of scholarship and professional service.  The Libraries offer a comprehensive benefits package and annual vacation of 22 working days.


The University of Louisville is a Carnegie research university serving 21,000 students in the state’s largest urban area.  Kornhauser Health Sciences Library is located at the downtown Health Sciences Center, three miles north of the main university campus, Belknap Campus.  The Health Sciences Center is home to over 50% of the university faculty and receives 90% of grant funding.


With a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate programs and over twenty nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional programs, the University also has as a strong commitment to the community in which it resides. The University Libraries joined the 126-member Association of Research Libraries in 2002. The city of Louisville offers hospitality, warmth and smaller city advantages like shorter commutes and lower cost of living alongside major city amenities such as world-class performing arts, great sports, incredible dining, and a nationally-acclaimed parks system.


Nominations are sought and welcome.  Applications should be submitted electronically at

(Job ID 34591)  Completed applications should include a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest detailing your relevant experience, strengths and accomplishments, and the contact information for three references.  The Search Committee will begin a confidential review of completed applications on March 23, 2018; the position is open until filled. Questions about the position or application process may be addressed to:


Vida M Vaughn

Assistant Director

Kornhauser Health Sciences Library

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY  40292

(502) 852-5763


Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to employment. Proper documentation of identity and employability are also required.  A criminal background report will be completed on the chosen candidate.


The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidate



Discussion Librarian (Collections and Online Learning), Chabot College (EXTENDED - apply by April 2)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 09:53 am

Librarian (Collections and Online Learning)

Application deadline extended to April 2nd

Librarian (Collections and Online Learning)

Application deadline extended to April 2nd

Job Title Librarian (Collections and Online Learning)
Position Type Faculty
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Position Code 2FLR01
Pay Rate (or Annual Salary) $62,035 - $88,687/annual
FLSA Exempt
Job Location Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545
Department Library
Job Summary

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Librarian (Collections and Online Learning) for Chabot College in Hayward, California.

This position reports directly to the Division Dean.

Representative Duties

1. With consultation of other faculty librarians, provide leadership in selecting and deselecting print materials, DVD’s, and eBooks.

2. A forward-thinking and strategic perspective on new and emerging trends in collection development, crafting an innovative approach to the library’s collections that is both student-centered and responsive to Chabot College curriculum, learning communities, and institutional learning outcomes.

3. Select materials that reflect the information literacy and research needs of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

4. Design and maintain online tutorials in the Library website including the use of Captivate or Camtasia, the Libguides content management system, and has knowledge of online learning modules software and tools such as Searchpath, Credo InfoLit Modules and/or Libwizard.

5. With respect to further enhance the online learning and user experience of our students, provides input in maintaining and improving the Library web site and related library web services, including regularly evaluating new library tutorials, information literacy gaming and other tools and products

6. Undertake quantitative and qualitative assessment to improve collections in support of the College’s priorities.

7. Use data for the development of and to document the value of the collections.

8. Analyze and report data regarding collection growth, usage, material costs, expenditures, etc. to inform budgetary collection decisions.

9. Develop online curriculum and teach a Library Skills course online using Canvas (college platform).

10. In collaboration with the library team, ensure that library procedures and policies are followed consistently.

11. Act as key member of the library team in developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the library’s programs and services.

12. Provide reference services in a multimedia environment to students, staff and faculty.

13. Provide library outreach activities to the college community, especially to online faculty and students.

14. Teach effective information competency research strategies, including information literacy courses.

15. Act as a library liaison to at least one instructional division.

16. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

17. Participate in campus and district professional activities, which may include but are not limited to Curriculum committee, staff development, and collegial meetings.

18. Work or teach late afternoon, evening, distance learning and/or off campus classes when scheduled as part of the regular librarian assignment.

19. Participate in on-going assessment of library programs including program review, strategic planning, and the development and implementation of new services, systems, and programs.

20. Evidence of sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and learning disabilities.

Minimum Education and Experience

Master’s in library science, library and information science,

OR the equivalent.

You will be required to upload your transcripts. You must upload all applicable transcripts, credentials and/or certificates required to meet minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Any degrees earned outside the United States must have an official US evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application. In the case that the file you are uploading is too large or you do not have your transcripts readily available, please upload a document in place of stating you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, or by fax (925) 485-5254, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.

*Degrees in Progress: To be conferred on or before July 1, 2018 will be considered, provided that the applicant also submits (1) an up-to-date transcript, (2) a photocopy of the degree requirement from the school catalog, and (3) proof of current course(s) and enrollment. Please provide your explanation and background material by using the optional document upload called “Other Document”. If you are unable to upload the above, please upload a document in its place and state you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.

Applicants applying under the “Equivalent provision” must provide details that explain at time of application how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degree listed above. Please provide your explanation by using the optional document upload called “Equivalency Statement”.

Minimum Qualifications  
Desirable Qualifications

1. Knowledge of assessment tools, software, and processes relevant to academic library services, collection development, online education and online learning objects.

2. Experience providing information competency instruction in a community college library.

3. Experience providing reference services in an academic library setting.

4. Knowledge of HTML 4 and 5, CSS, PHP, Libguides, API’s, JavaScript, BootStrap and other similar web programming languages and platforms.

5. Evidence of ability to work effectively as the leader in collection development including the incorporation of recommendation and discussions of standards of selection from other faculty librarians and faculty at large.

6. Knowledge and understanding of collection development policies for a community college library that first and foremost provides curriculum support for necessary research in its various disciplines.

7. Knowledge of various acquisition and collection development tools such as EBSCOhost Collection Manager, Midwest, GOBI, and the acquisitions components of Worldshare Management System.

8. Experience teaching online courses with a Learning Management System such as Canvas.

9. Experience working with tutorial software such as Captivate, Camtasia, or Jing.

10. Experience working with course module software such as Searchpath, Credo InfoLit Modules, or LibWizard.

11. Experience measuring and evaluating User Experience, including providing effective usability tests of web sites and/or platforms.

12. Knowledge of gaming information literacy software and techniques used in library tutorials.

13. Knowledge of Web Accessibility standards including WCAG 2.0 AA standards. Understanding of necessary accessibility requirements for audiovisual materials such as DVD’s.

14. Knowledge of working with and modifying content management systems such as Libguides and Omni Update.

15. Experience providing innovative and creative leadership in the development of library programs and services.

16. Experience in outreach activities for students and faculty.

Job Work Schedule

This position is full-time, tenure track, beginning Fall 2018. Employment will begin on or about August 16, 2018.

Physical Demands and Working Environment


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F37P
Open Date 01/12/2018
Close Date 02/12/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants  
Notification to Applicants

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.

Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please write an essay of up to 250 words how you would plan a series of online tutorials and how you would evaluate them to determine if they provided effective instruction that addresses community college students' research needs.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts/Credentials
  4. Personal Qualifications Statement

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document
  2. Equivalency Statement

Discussion Web and User Experience Librarian, Western Carolina University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 09:52 am

Posting Number: FAC226P

Quick Link for Internal Postings:

Classification Title: Assistant Professor

Working Title: Assistant Professor - Web and User Experience Librarian #002847

Department: Office of the Dean - Hunter Library

Position Summary:

Posting Number: FAC226P

Quick Link for Internal Postings:

Classification Title: Assistant Professor

Working Title: Assistant Professor - Web and User Experience Librarian #002847

Department: Office of the Dean - Hunter Library

Position Summary:

Hunter Library at Western Carolina University seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, collaborative, and user-oriented librarian for the position of Web Development and User Experience Librarian. This librarian will research, develop, and assess enhancements to the library’s web presence. The person in this position will design new sites and applications to improve the user experience in discovering, finding, and accessing library content and services. Specific projects may include improving search functionality on the library homepage, developing virtual exhibits, supporting digital projects, or enhancing the user experience with existing services such as interlibrary loan, room reservation systems, chat reference, and course reserves. Projects will also likely include implementation of open source code created in other libraries, as well as integrating various APIs and third-party software. The Web Development and User Experience Librarian will also be assigned other digital library projects as the need arises. This position supervises one Technology Support Analyst and may also supervise student employees.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing vision and leadership in designing, developing and supporting the library website content and integrating it with the larger library web presence, which includes discovery tools, digital collections, and electronic resources
  • Supervision of one technology support analyst, as well as staff/student employees engaged in related work, as assigned. Monitors workflow and deadlines.
  • Day-to-day management, including programming and editorial recommendations, of the library’s web pages and intranet
  • Serves as a member of the library’s web steering committee, an advisory group that includes representatives from across the library
  • Development and implementation of web applications and tools, particularly for mobile environments
  • Research and design of assessment measures such as usability testing in order to ensure that web services and applications are tailored for targeted user groups, including distance education students, on-site patrons, faculty members, and library staff
  • Evaluation of data such as analytics to inform decision-making
  • Collaboration with the library marketing committee to develop and implement web-based publicity and outreach strategies such as web graphics, videos, mobile applications, and interactive online sites
  • Short and long-term strategic planning for and conceptualization of the Library’s online presence.
  • Creation of appropriate procedures and training materials for library faculty and staff responsible for content creation and maintenance of web pages.
  • Maintaining expertise in current web technologies, user experience and responsive design

Carnegie statement:     

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position:              

Strong leadership skills and ability to lead a web based electronic content management development team; experience in designing, developing, and supporting web sites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; familiarity with User Experience Design; basic skills in graphic design; familiarity with usability testing, WAI guidelines, and web analytics; familiarity with mobile platforms, applications, and design; familiarity with responsive design; familiarity with content management systems, intranets, relational databases, and web servers; demonstrated flexibility and initiative; strong commitment to user-centered services and service excellence; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students; superior oral and written communication skills; ability to achieve tenure through effective job performance, service, and research.

Minimum Qualifications:            

  • Graduate degree
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to lead a web based electronic content management development team
  • Experience in designing, developing, and supporting web sites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Familiarity with User Experience Design
  • Familiarity with usability testing, WAI guidelines, and web analytics
  • Familiarity with mobile platforms, applications, and design
  • Familiarity with responsive design
  • Familiarity with content management systems, intranets, and web servers
  • Demonstrated flexibility and initiative
  • Strong commitment to user-centered services and service excellence
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to achieve tenure through effective job performance, service, and research

Preferred Qualifications:             

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or international equivalent in library or information science
  • Academic library experience
  • Demonstrated skills in User Experience Design
  • Demonstrated experience with usability testing, WAI guidelines, and web analytics
  • Demonstrated experience with mobile platforms, applications, and design
  • Demonstrated experience developing responsive web pages or applications
  • Demonstrated experience with content management systems, relational databases, and web servers
  • Basic skills in graphic design
  • Skills or interest in photography
  • Experience with graphic design software
  • Familiarity with a programming environment that includes languages such as ASP.NET, PHP, Python, or Ruby

Position Type: Permanent Full-Time

Number of Hours Per Week: 40

Number of Months Per Year: 12

Posting Text Open Date: 02/01/2018

Close Date: Open Until Filled      

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applications must be made on line. You will be required to attach a letter of application, resume and names and telephone numbers of three references. For more information, contact Mark Stoffan at or 828-227-3489. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:               


All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University 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 or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at

University Safety:           

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.


Discussion Associate Dean of Library, Elgin Community College

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 09:47 am

Associate Dean of Library  


Posting Number:

Position Title:
Associate Dean of Library  

Posting Start Date:

Associate Dean of Library  


Posting Number:

Position Title:
Associate Dean of Library  

Posting Start Date:

Posting End Date:
Open Until Filled



Position Status:

Bargaining Unit:

Employee Group:
Administrative Group  

Salary Grade:

Salary Information:
$73,120 minimum starting annual salary.  

Exempt or Non-Exempt:

Grant Funded:


Main Campus  

Work Schedule:








Flexible work schedule specifics:
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department. 

Please note that this position's projected start date is July 2018  

Hours per week:

Weeks per year:


The Associate Dean of Library provides leadership in library development, strategic planning, in services that support instruction and learning, and in staff professional development. The scope of responsibilites include: supervision of library staff (faculty and support staff), managing the library operation, budgetary development and management, planning collection development, evaluation of services and library instruction (information literacy), infrastructure, and programming. The Associate Dean will provide reference consultation to patrons when needed. The position participates in college-wide administrative functions and advises college administration in the innovative project of facility expansion to create an exemplary learning space that facilitates student learning.  

Essential Responsibilities:
1. Oversee Library operations to include daily supervision of services and staff to ensure efficient Library operations and prompt and courteous delivery of services to students, staff and faculty. 

2. Hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate Library staff. Provide staff with professional career development, job mentoring and team building efforts to maintain a well-informed and efficient Library staff. Interpret and administer collective bargaining agreement provisions to operate the College Library in compliance with bargaining agreement contracts. 

3. Oversee Library Department budget. Plan and maintain budgetary expenses to comply with established accounting practices. Provide accurate and timely budget reporting. 

4. Develop and enhance Library collection. Order and obtain materials (in print and in digital format) within established budget to maintain a comprehensive Library collection that enhances student learning and meets or exceeds the institution's mission. 

5. Develop proposals for external funding and grant management to enhance further Library collection and services. 

6. Provide program review and prepare reports for accrediting agencies and governing boards.  

Essential Responsibilities Continued:

Other Responsibilities:
1. Serve as the College's copyright officer. 

2. Develop and maintain internal/external partnerships and represent ECC Library at state and local levels. 

3. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.  

Work Relationships:
Supervises Others  

Physical Demands:
Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work. 

Position requires close visual acuity to perform activities (i.e. preparing/analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer monitor; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines; using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes). 

Quiet conditions. 

Typical office or administrative conditions (i.e. not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions).  

Working Environment:

Required Qualifications:
1. Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited institution. 

2. Minimum of five years' of progressively increasing administrative experience that includes strategic planning, budget management, and staff supervision . 

3. Solid understanding of academic library services, including policies and procedures, collection development, and copyright law. 

4. Knowledge and experience of contract governance and implementation. 

5. Solid budgetary development and management experience. 

6. A solid working knowledge of library-related information technology, including online catalog administration, web development, state and local network infrastructure administration, etc. 

7. Knowledge and experience with assessment of library services and instruction 

8. Ability to interact with Board of Trustees, college administration, faculty, staff, and the general public 

9. Ability to collaborate with other college departments in providing services to support instruction and learning, with an emphasis on improving and expanding services. 

10. Experience collaborating with departments that provide faculty and staff professional development or experience providing staff training 

11. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong grant writing focus.  

Desired Qualifications:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 11/13/2017 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration. 

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email. 

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document for information related to the ECC Hiring Process and Applicant Tracking System.  

Testing Required:

Materials Required to Complete the Application Process for this Position:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Transcripts/Certificates/Licenses #1 

Quicklink for Posting:  


Discussion Director of Library Technology and Collection Management, Fresno State University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 09:44 am

Director of Library Technology and Collection Management

Director of Library Technology and Collection Management


The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position with an attractive benefits package which includes but is not limited to: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; 12+ paid holidays; excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance; and retirement benefits.




As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of 23 libraries in the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.2 million volumes, comprising print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library’s mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.



  Position Summary

The Director of Technology Services and Collection Management reports to the Dean of Library Services and serves as a member of the library’s senior leadership team which plans library-wide services, facilitates operations, and resolves issues. The Director is primarily responsible for developing strategic directions for managing access to physical and virtual collections and digital services and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Technology Services and Collection ManagementDivision including materials in all formats, electronic resources management, collection development and collections budget management, and cataloging in all formats. The Director also leads this division in meeting library and digital scholarship needs and ensuring the continued implementation of technologies that serve teaching and research at Fresno State. The Director also oversees and provides infrastructure support to promote the Fresno State Digital Repository (FSDR) as an integrated tool in scholarly communication and research throughout the University.

As a leader, the Director will foster an environment where strategic and well-informed risk taking is encouraged. As a member of the Library Leadership Team, this person is responsible for library-wide planning and policy making.  The incumbent works with other library leaders to shape strategic directions for the Henry Madden Library.





Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent from an American Library Association accredited program or international equivalent.


  • Five (5) years or more of substantial Technical Services/Collections/IT management experience in an academic or research library.
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience.
  • Experience with successfully developing, managing, and completing large complex projects in a library or similar environment.



  • Ability to oversee technical services, institutional repository, systems experts, and collections management processes in the full range of subjects at Fresno State.
  • Professional experience that includes the management of resources and personnel in an academic or research library setting.
  • Commitment to representing the library and participating in the development of California State University (CSU) policies and maintenance of the new consortia and local system.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct critical analysis and apply knowledge about: scholarly research and communications; information technologies; and information discovery systems.
  • Understanding of digital library preservation and curation concepts, policies, and best practices.
  • With colleagues, monitor current standards and explore emerging technologies to more effectively support the organization of and access to library resources.
  • Knowledge of budget planning and forecasting and demonstrated ability to prepare and manage annual reports, budgets and planning.
  • Demonstrated understanding of scholarly communications issues and new models that are shaping the future of academic publishing.
  • Substantial and successful working experience and demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of cataloging standards, tools, and resources (MARC21, RDA, AACR2, FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) conceptual model, Library of Congress – Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements (LC-PCC-PSs), Bibframe, Linked Data, Library of Congress Classification System, ClassWeb, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Cataloger’s Desktop, and MARC Edit.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in working with other (non-MARC) metadata schema (e.g., Dublin Core, EAD, TEI, MODS, and METS.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of authority control and its role in current (MARC21) library catalogs and institutional repositories with vision of its future role with the Linked Data environment of the Semantic Web.
  • Demonstrated successful experience of managing workflow of at least one area of Technical Services, such as acquisitions, monographic cataloging or serials cataloging, or electronic resources management.
  • Ability to coordinate projects for non-MARC metadata from our digital collections and establish and document relevant policies and procedures to ensure efficient workflows for all library content.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in collection strategies, collection management, copyright, and preservation facing academic and research libraries.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Strong decision-making skills and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Proven expertise with current technologies, platforms, and products that support library information technology.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse workplace, building a diverse workforce, and supporting staff professional development at all levels.

    Preferred Qualifications       

  • Successful experience supervising librarians.
    • Experience leading initiatives in resource description at a library-wide, system-wide, or regional level.
    • Experience preparing statistics and reports to help administrators and groups make data-informed decisions.
  • Significant experience working in or having a management role in acquisitions and/or cataloging.
  • Experience working with electronic resources management systems (ERMS)
  • Successful experience in assessment and evaluation of research libraries’ collections
  • Experience assessing and negotiating licenses for online resources.
  • Experience working with general and specialized vendors, publishers, and approval plans.
  • Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.
  • Experience working with Alma.


  Filing Deadline

Applications received by March 23, 2018 will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or search committee.   Qualified applicants received after that date will be forwarded upon request to the hiring manager and/or search committee.



  Application Procedures

Individuals interested in being considered for this position should submit an on-line application and attach the following supporting documents:  1) resume, 2) letter of interest which includes a narrative detailing how the candidate fulfills each of the required and preferred items listed under Qualifications, and 3) names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide current assessments of the candidate's qualifications for the position. 

Pursuant to Executive Order 883, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process.  Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.



  How To Apply

To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at:



  Other Requirements

Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.

California State University, Fresno, in conjunction with the CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive.

California State University, Fresno annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus.  The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.  You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or by accessing the following web site:

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect  Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.  You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code.  The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.



  Other Applicant Information

Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials via automatic email reply.  In addition, qualified applicants will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

This is a full-time management position covered by the California State University Management Personnel Plan.  Under this plan, employees are subject to management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President of that campus.



  Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment, on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about these proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders.

Further, California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.



  General Information

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System.  The University's mission is to offer high-quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines, at the doctoral level. The current student enrollment is approximately 24,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and
culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, educational institutions, industry, business and government. The University was one of the first U.S. Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement Classification.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Discussion Ordering Assistant, Northeastern University (MA)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 09:25 am

Ordering Assistant

Snell Library, Northeastern University-Ordering Assistant

Ordering Assistant

Snell Library, Northeastern University-Ordering Assistant

Northeastern University seeks an experienced, service-oriented Ordering Assistant to share responsibility for the ordering and acquisition of electronic and physical materials for the Snell Library collections and operational needs. The Ordering Assistant works closely with Library Selectors and other library staff to process orders as needed using both the library management system and the University’s financial management system.

Key Responsibilities:

As a member of the Ordering & E-Resources Unit the Ordering Assistant will:  Assist in the acquisitions process for library collection and supply/operational orders which includes but is not limited to, reviewing order requests, communicating & placing orders with vendors, monitoring order status, and monitoring funds.  Collaborate with the Library Accounts unit to reconcile monthly statements and gather needed documentation for purchase and vendor records.  Manage the subscription renewal process and maintain subscription lists while monitoring for publisher and/or title changes.  Maintain various records in the Library’s management system which includes bibliographic, order, vendor, inventory, and license records. Develop and foster good working relationships with vendors, sales representatives, Library selectors, and other University staff.


Some college required (at least 2 years preferred), minimum of 2 years related experience, preferably in an automated library, customer service, or subscription agency environment.  Excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills.  Excellent communication skills with the ability to express ideas clearly and positively, both verbally and in writing.  Aptitude for accurate, detailed work essential.  Ability to work independently, with frequent interruptions.  Knowledge of bibliographic components, publishing, and relevant technology is helpful.  Ability to work effectively with a diverse staff and clientele and to function well in a team environment.  Desktop software application skills required for the following:  web browsers, Adobe, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.  Intermediate Excel skills preferred. Ability to lift 20lb boxes and push fully loaded book trucks

About applying:

To apply, visit:, where details of the position’s responsibilities, the University’s outstanding benefits, and the salary range associated with this position are also available. 


Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University.  Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.  Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.



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