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Discussion Medical School Liaison, University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 10:02 am

University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries

Medical School Liaison

University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries

Medical School Liaison

The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks a forward-looking and creative academic professional to join the Health Sciences Libraries.  We are looking for an individual who shares our values of knowledge, openness, service, collaboration, and diversity, and who thrives in a learning organization that fosters creativity and innovation.  


The Medical School Liaison is a member of the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of the University Libraries, which includes the Bio-Medical Library, the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, and the Veterinary Medical Library.  HSL is led by the Director and Associate University Librarian for the Health Sciences, and the position reports to the Associate Director for Education and Research Services.  The successful candidate will be one of three liaisons assigned to the Medical School and will collaborate with colleagues in HSL as well as across the Libraries.  


The Medical School Liaison develops and teaches classes and workshops based on user needs, developing learning objects and integrating them into the online learning environment.  This liaison position provides classroom teaching in for-credit classes, forges relationships with faculty, administrators, and clinical care teams in assigned departments of the Medical School, and provides consultation and collaboration with a diverse community of faculty, trainees, and health professions staff on a wide range of topics including evidence-based practice, scholarship, and research.  Additional responsibilities include, participating in clinically relevant forums within assigned departments of the Medical School, demonstrating how knowledge- based resources can be integrated into clinical research and practice, collaborating with researchers from a variety of cultures, communities and disciplines to develop effective and efficient strategies for managing research data and information and for supporting research reproducibility, collaborating with library colleagues on developing and offering research services, promoting new modes of scholarly communication and recruiting institutional scholarly output for inclusion in the University Digital Conservancy and the Data Repository for the U of M,  and contributing to the knowledge base of the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement.


Required qualifications include an ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science OR equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience, experience in a health science or academic research library, excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to take initiative and actively engage with faculty and students, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a research-intensive environment, ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.


For complete description and qualifications, and to apply, go to:


Discussion North Carolina Librarian, East Carolina University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 03:47 pm

Academic Librarian Position #942014

North Carolina Librarian.

Position Available:  Immediately.


East Carolina University is pleased to announce a full-time North Carolina Librarian position in J.Y. Joyner Library’s Special Collections Division. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Special Collections, and will collaborate with colleagues in other library units, including Manuscripts and Rare Books, University Archives, Special Collections Cataloging, Preservation/Conservation, and Application and Digital Services.


Academic Librarian Position #942014

North Carolina Librarian.

Position Available:  Immediately.


East Carolina University is pleased to announce a full-time North Carolina Librarian position in J.Y. Joyner Library’s Special Collections Division. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Special Collections, and will collaborate with colleagues in other library units, including Manuscripts and Rare Books, University Archives, Special Collections Cataloging, Preservation/Conservation, and Application and Digital Services.


Duties and Responsibilities:  Working under the supervision of the Head of Special Collections, the North Carolina Librarian works with faculty and staff in the North Carolina Collection Department, Special Collections Division and library to plan, develop, and deliver a full range of programs and services utilizing the resources of the North Carolina Collection. The successful candidate will collaboratively develop and implement procedures, systems, and workflows that improve access to print, microform and electronic materials related to North Carolina and the local region and facilitate the use of these materials in research, teaching, and service.


The North Carolina Librarian supervises a staff of up to 3 FTE in the management, development, and promotion of the Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection. The collection is one of the largest in the nation devoted to the history and culture of North Carolina, and one of only a few to focus on eastern North Carolina. Among its more than 50,000 volumes, 60,000 microforms, 5,000 maps, prints, and broadsides, and electronic resources are state government documents, state and local history and genealogy resources, fictional works about North Carolina, and rare books with connections to the state’s history. In addition to supporting university instruction, the collection attracts numerous external researchers of family and local history. The successful candidate will promote the collections by working with colleagues to plan events, exhibits, and instruction sessions, maintain web guides, create social media posts, and develop access tools.  One such tool is the North Carolina Periodicals Index ( which provides access to over 27,000 journal articles found in the collection.  The successful candidate will also be responsible for collection development, donor relations, and reference duties including occasional weekends and evenings.


Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the on-campus interview.


Salary:  Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.


Qualifications:  Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science; Two years of library, archival, museum, or other relevant experience; Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a team environment; Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and problem-solving ability.


Desired: Additional advanced degree(s) in history or other relevant curriculum areas; Demonstrated experience in the management of reference services or special collections; Demonstrated experience in collections devoted to North Carolina or state/local history, politics, literature or culture; Demonstrated experience in academic libraries or research collections; Demonstrated interest in North Carolina state government documents; A successful record of project design and management; Supervisory experience.


All applicants must apply online at ECU Jobs


Discussion Online Learning Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library (MD) (open until filled)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 11:42 am

Online Learning Librarian

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, and experienced librarian to join our Access, Research and Learning Department. The Online Learning Librarian will provide leadership and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs.

Online Learning Librarian

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, and experienced librarian to join our Access, Research and Learning Department. The Online Learning Librarian will provide leadership and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs.

The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to build, position, and assess online tutorials and embed library materials into courses to support the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University

Position Responsibilities:


  • Create and implement an innovative and effective program of online instruction including the development and assessment of a broad range of accessible teaching and learning objects including but not limited to web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and web sites fully integrating e-learning into the course management system and the curricula that support research and learning for faculty, students and staff of the LNDL community.
  • Proactively seek faculty partners to promote and integrate information and digital literacy instruction into academic programs. 
  • Provide library research instruction to on campus and off-site students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences.
  • Work closely with other units on the two campuses (Loyola University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University), to provide services to students, including technology services and online program support, to integrate library materials with course management software.
  • Investigate and implement enhancements to services for distance students.
  • Provide general reference service (some evenings and weekends required).
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
  • Participate in other departmental and library-wide initiatives.


Required Qualifications:


  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science;
  • Two or more years of instruction experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in online education;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online course management software and video conferencing software;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.


Preferred Qualifications: 


  • Working knowledge of or grounding in online learning theory;
  • Working knowledge of tutorial software (Captivate, Camtasia);
  • Coursework or degree in instructional technology design;
  • Working knowledge of open-source technologies, web design, or instructional design;
  • Familiarity with tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects;
  • Familiarity with copyright law and “fair use” guidelines.


About the Library:


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

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


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


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


Discussion All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, University of North Texas (open until filled)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 09:54 am

All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator

Job Title All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator  
Department Library - 300540  
Quick Link  
Shift Day  
Department Overview The NNLM SCR ( aims to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through increased access to health information within the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. 

The NNLM SCR extends the services and programs of both the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM and the National Library of Medicine (NLM by partnering with health information agencies, health organizations, public health entities, community based organizations, libraries and the general public to offer outreach, funding opportunities and educational programming throughout the region. 

To accomplish this goal, the NNLM SCR program office operates under a UG4 Cooperative Agreement with the NLM and is housed within the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library ( at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. 

The position is a full-time, staff position and is currently funded through April 30, 2020. The position will travel frequently to target areas and national meetings.  

Position Details The National Library of Medicine has initiated a new program with the National Institutes of Health "All of Us" Research Program ( to stimulate and facilitate community engagement and participant support through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). The "All of Us" Community Engagement Coordinator will work within the states of TX, AR, LA, NM and OK in collaboration with "All of Us" program partners, the NNLM and regional partners to develop, pilot, model and evaluate "All of Us" community engagement activities. The Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations and others to develop activities based on community health needs. Target areas will be chosen to reach underrepresented populations typically not included in research. This position will be one of a team of four coordinators reporting to the NNLM SCR Executive Director. 

Duties will include: 
* Participate in national program coordination to develop effective, innovative, replicable approaches to meet the "All of Us" and health information needs of library users. 
* In consultation with the "All of Us" Research Program, select target areas for community engagement (2/year for a total of 6 areas by Year 3). 
* Convene a network of diverse partners that represent all segments of the targeted communities that are dedicated to improving community health, including public libraries, and identify community health and health literacy needs tailored to the identified geographic areas. 
* Prepare detailed evaluation and progress reports on activities, programs and services in close collaboration with the "All of Us" Training Center, National Network Coordinating Office, National Evaluation Office, and other NNLM regions. 
* Coordinate funding awards to support public libraries and community organizations in accomplishing the goals set forth in this project. 
* Contribute through scholarly articles, presentations at professional association meetings, and professional service (e.g., serving on professional panels) surrounding the "All of Us" national program. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 
* MPH, MSN, MS in Health Education, MEd, MLS; or equivalent advanced degree. 
* Health information programming or community health education experience. 
* Strong presentation skills. 
* Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
* Ability to plan and implement programs and prioritize projects. 
* Willingness to travel; valid driver's license at the time of employment. 
* Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community. 

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the Department. 

This is an office-based position, without an option for telecommuting, employed by and located at the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library at UNTHSC in Fort Worth, TX. 

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. 

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.  

Required Qualifications The successful candidate will possess a Master's degree and two (2) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
Preferred Qualifications The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications: 

* Experience working in public libraries or with public library staff 
* Significant project management experience 
* Program evaluation experience 
* Familiarity with National Library of Medicine and NNLM programs  

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter with their online application. 

* December graduates are welcome to apply. 

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the 
position is filled.  

Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience  
Pay Basis Monthly  
Job Type Full-Time  
Work Schedule M-F with some weekends  
Application Types Accepted Main Form  
Occupational Exposure to HIV/HBV? No  
Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals? No  
Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis? No  
Security Sensitive? Yes  
Require a valid Texas Driver's License? No  
Require a certification? No  
If required, please list all certifications required for this position.  

Discussion Head, Access and Resource Sharing; George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida (apply by Jan. 4)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 09:51 am


Head, Access and Resource Sharing

Assistant-In or Associate-In



Head, Access and Resource Sharing

Assistant-In or Associate-In


The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks a collaborative, innovative and user-oriented librarian to lead the Access and Resource Sharing Department. The Head of Access and Resource Sharing Department is a key member of the Libraries’ leadership team. The Head supports the teaching and research goals of University of Florida faculty, students, and staff, by facilitating access to resources in circulating collections, and through interlibrary loan and document delivery services, print and electronic course reserves, and consortial resource sharing partnerships. 

Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Head of the Access and Resource Sharing Department is a year-around (12 month) non-tenure track library faculty position that provides leadership, strategic vision and direction for establishing circulation and resource sharing policies and procedures. The Head leads the department in the development, coordination, and training for effective customer service competencies that advance user access to information resources.

The Head has direct responsibility for fostering and standardizing policies and procedures related to circulation, borrowing privileges, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and course reserves in the Smathers Libraries. The position leads the implementation of services that promote access to information resources and cultivating user experience. In this role, the Head collaborates with library colleagues to support collection building and resource access through patron driven acquisitions enterprises as well as coordinates the Libraries’ involvement in various national and regional consortia resource sharing programs. 

The Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Head of Access and Resources Sharing serves on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Head is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities. The Head of Access and Resource Sharing is expected to pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities.

The search will remain open until January 4, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at:


Discussion Invitation: Study of low morale in minority academic librarians

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 03:45 pm

A recent study reveals that low morale is the result of repeated and protracted exposure to emotional, verbal/written, and systemic abuse or neglect in the workplace (Kendrick 2017; access information at

A recent study reveals that low morale is the result of repeated and protracted exposure to emotional, verbal/written, and systemic abuse or neglect in the workplace (Kendrick 2017; access information at However, recent LIS scholarship on microaggressions, continuing recruitment and retention problems, coverage of the historic marginalization of African American librarians or library users of color, and current developments in United States social and political spheres indicate more research is needed to discover other factors that may impact low-morale development for this group.

If you are:
a)      A racial or ethnic minority credentialed (earned the MLIS or equivalent) North American academic librarian who
b)      Has worked or currently works in an academic library in the United States and
c)      Has experienced low-morale as defined above,

You are invited to participate in a research study designed to: 1) to discover differences in the emotional trajectories of and physiological impacts on racial or ethnic minority North American academic librarians who identify as having a low-morale experience, 2) to identify professional, social, institutional, or political systems, policies, or practices that cause or impact the development of this group’s low-morale experience, and 3) to discover how these causes/impacts, systems, or practices and emotional and physiological changes are identified, mitigated or resolved through myriad cognitive, physical, verbal, or other processes and actions.

This study is investigated by Kaetrena Davis Kendrick (Associate Librarian, Associate Professor, University of South Carolina Lancaster).

If you choose to participate, I will conduct a telephone interview with you that will last 45-60 minutes, and you will also be asked to complete a brief survey which should only take 5-6 minutes to complete. Survey responses will be anonymous and kept separately from interview responses. Interviews will be confidential and participants will not be identified personally.

Participation in this study is completely voluntary. If you are interested in participating, please contact me directly by phone or email to set up a telephone appointment. If you know of anyone else who might be eligible and who is interested in participating, please feel free to forward them this

Principal Investigator contact information:
Kaetrena D. Kendrick at 803-313-7061;

If you have questions about this study, you may contact the researcher at the contact points listed above. If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a participant in this research study, you may contact the University of South Carolina’s Office of Research Compliance at 803-777-7095.

Thanks for your interest in and support of this study.
Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S.


Discussion Coordinator for Library Assessment, University of North Texas

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

Coordinator for Library Assessment

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

Coordinator for Library Assessment

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

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

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


Discussion Archivist & Records Coordinator, Emerson College (MA)

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

Archivist & Records Coordinator, Emerson College, Boston, MA


Archivist & Records Coordinator, Emerson College, Boston, MA


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

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

Work Activities


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


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education

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

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

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

Familiarity with archival discovery systems.

Knowledge of Records Management best practices.

Ability to plan and coordinate complex projects and services.

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

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education

Degree specializing in archival management.

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

Experience conducting training sessions.

Required Prior Work Experience

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

To Apply

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



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

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

Digital Collections Metadata Librarian

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

Digital Collections Metadata Librarian

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

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

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

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

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

2) A current resume or CV.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Health Sciences Librarian

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

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

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

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

Required qualifications:

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

Preferred qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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