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Discussion Head of Library Systems, Northern Michigan University (apply by March 4)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 12:07 pm

Head of Library Systems

Position: The Lydia M. Olson Library invites applications for the Head of Library Systems. This is a 12 month, full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2018.


Head of Library Systems

Position: The Lydia M. Olson Library invites applications for the Head of Library Systems. This is a 12 month, full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2018.


Duties and Responsibilities: The Head of Library Systems provides leadership and expertise in order to develop and execute the long-term technology strategy in support of the Library and Archives mission. The Head oversees major systems including the library and archives management systems, interlibrary loan and course reserves systems, and staff and public computing.  Will also provide leadership and responsibility for the Library’s website and its various applications.  As a member of the library faculty, will participate in the selection of information resources and the liaison program to academic departments. Faculty are also expected to engage in professional development and/or scholarship and service.


Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library and/or Information Science from ALA-accredited institution or ALA-approved foreign equivalent. Minimum three years of managing library information technology, systems, and services. Minimum three years of increasing administrative and leadership responsibility. Minimum one year of supervisory experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Experience working with and/or deploying library/archive enterprise systems, such as integrated library systems, proxy authentication systems, archive management systems, course reserves and interlibrary loan systems, or website content management systems. Working knowledge and/or experience managing websites, applications, and digital resources. Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and work under pressure. Ability to delegate. Strong service orientation. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Record of professional engagement and service.


Additional Desirable Qualifications: System migration or other large-scale project management experience. Experience with common programming and scripting languages. Experience in the administration and management of academic libraries. Teaching experience. A second advanced degree.


The review of applicants will begin March 4, 2018. Applications received after that date will not be considered.  All applicants must include a letter of application, a current vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information (names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers) for three references.  To apply for this position please visit:


Northern Michigan University, with 7,900 students and 177 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life.  See more at


NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.


Discussion Head of Cataloging, University of Pittsburgh

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 12:02 pm

Head of Cataloging


University Library System

University of Pittsburgh



The University Library System is seeking candidates for the position of Head of Cataloging, a faculty librarian position in the ULS Technical Services unit. This position reports to the Head of Technical Services.


General Responsibilities:


Head of Cataloging


University Library System

University of Pittsburgh



The University Library System is seeking candidates for the position of Head of Cataloging, a faculty librarian position in the ULS Technical Services unit. This position reports to the Head of Technical Services.


General Responsibilities:


The incumbent is responsible for providing leadership and management for the work of the Catalog Management Unit (CMU) in Technical Services and developing, overseeing, and documenting cataloging policies, priorities and procedures for the ULS. The CMU consists of four faculty librarians and four support staff that receive and catalog materials in all formats and all languages. In addition, the incumbent creates guidelines for copy cataloging done in other units, creates specifications for cataloging special collections, and selects and trains staff to work on special projects. The incumbent works in a collegial manner with colleagues in the ULS and in the Law and Health Sciences libraries, primarily by providing expertise on issues and activities with Pitt’s local Voyager database and database accuracy.


Librarians at the University of Pittsburgh are members of the faculty and are expected to demonstrate continuous professional development in addition to performing their specific responsibilities.  This expectation includes participating in and contributing to departmental, library and campus-wide committees or working groups and the profession at a regional, national, and/or international level, maintaining a broad awareness of current and emerging issues that affect research, teaching and learning, and pursuing knowledge of professional trends and developments that can be applied to evolving research programs, services and collections.





  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience
  • Minimum of 5 years library experience at the professional level including experience with OCLC, the Library of Congress Classification System and Subject Headings, original and copy cataloging and classification in all formats, bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems, authority control and bibliographic record maintenance, and advanced knowledge of AACR2 and RDA cataloging rules
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong planning and project management skills and experience
  • Broad knowledge of cataloging issues, trends, workflows, and best practices in an academic library



  • Experience with Voyager cataloging operations
  • Experience cataloging complicated materials, such as maps, music or foreign language materials
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language
  • Demonstrated ability to train staff
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into workflows



Salary:  Commensurate with experience.  Comprehensive benefits package including one month vacation per year; Medical plans; TIAA/CREF, Vanguard; and tuition assistance.


Successful candidate will be hired on a 3-year contract with possibility for renewal.


To apply, submit letter of application and resume with the names/addresses/phone numbers of three references via email to:


William K. Gentz

Head, Library Human Resources


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.


To learn more about the library, please visit:


The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Discussion Innovation Resident, Johns Hopkins University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 12:01 pm

Innovation Resident

General summary/purpose:


Innovation Resident

General summary/purpose:


Reporting to the Dean of the Sheridan Libraries and University Museums, the Innovation Resident will explore the collections of the Sheridan Libraries and University Museums to develop and initiate innovative and socially significant programming that integrates the collections for the benefit of JHU, the local community, and the university’s larger regional and national audiences.  This approach to inclusive knowledge-making is bolstered by a vigorous institutional commitment to diversity.


The resident works with the libraries' and museums' directors and curators to formulate new ways of celebrating JHU’s rich, multi-dimensional collections.  He/she will formulate new ways by which these collections are integrated with one another and shared with greater audiences, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni, regional and national support groups of both the libraries and museums, and the general public.  Opportunities might include but are not limited to: exhibitions (on-line or actual); publications (on-line or actual); seminars; symposia; and academic classes in the Museums in Society Program. 


The appointee’s general theme or vision is not to be limited to traditional connoisseurship, but is encouraged to be open to broader, more contemporary issues in areas such as politics, social reform, and the environment.  It is anticipated that these findings will afford new thematic perspectives in discovery and appreciation of the vast holdings of manuscripts, published volumes, archives, architecture, and fine and decorative arts.


The resident reports to the Principal Investigator, Dean Winston Tabb, with assistance and input from the Residency Advisory Committee.   The Advisory Committee includes the curators of the Homewood and Evergreen Museums and Sheridan Libraries’ Special Collections, as well as the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Museums and Society program.  S/he will also participate fully in the intellectual life of the university through attendance at relevant symposia, colloquia, and programs. 



Specific duties & responsibilities:


  • Conduct in-depth research across the library and museum collections to identify new interpretive paths
  • Develop educational opportunities for JHU undergraduates that incorporate a variety of collections
  • Develop programming that engages the local Baltimore community with the collections
  • Participate in relevant libraries’ and museum’s meetings
  • Play an active role in the development and implementation of library and museum-based scholarly and interpretive programming, including an active series of lectures and roundtables, symposia, conferences, Master Classes and related programs offered through the Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center





  • Master’s degree in art history, arts administration, museum or curatorial studies, humanities or a related field required.
  • Minimum of 5 years progressive, professional experience in a museum, including at least two years in a management capacity. Additional education beyond an advanced degree may substitute for required experience.
  • Terminal degree in fine arts, museum studies, museum education, history, history of art, anthropology, or related fields strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in publicly-engaged scholarship and conducting research for the creation of exhibits, public programs, and/or classes is required.
  • Experience in course development and instruction
  • A track record of high-quality scholarly research and student engagement in a humanities field
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake and self-direct work on scholarly research projects
  • Applications from early or mid-career scholars or museum professionals are encouraged. 


JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.



Application Process:


  • Cover letter addressing your interest in the residency position
  • A diversity statement which details how you have engaged or expect to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus, and in the broader community
  • Full curriculum vitae of education, professional experience, honors, awards, and publications



Discussion Technical Services Librarian, Mooresville Public Library (IN) (apply by Feb. 15)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 09:34 am



We invite you to be part of our ultimate team environment and culture!




We invite you to be part of our ultimate team environment and culture!


Description/Responsibilities: Mooresville Public Library, an award-winning library, is located 14 miles southwest of Indianapolis or approximately 30 miles north of Bloomington, Indiana, is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, detailed and service-oriented librarian to join the our team. The librarian will be responsible for all aspects of processing new materials including: acquisitions, original and copy cataloging in all formats using LCSH, RDA, and Dewey classifications; maintaining the integrity of the bibliographic database, authority control; and reference and readers’ advisory assistance. The candidate must possess excellent communication, organizational, and cataloging skills and be a team player. A job description and applications are available and posted at MPL is an equal opportunity employer.


Qualifications: Prefer ALA/MLS: ALA approved Master's of Library Science degree from an accredited program, a Librarian Certificate III and two years library experience. However would consider a SLIS student [LC-V] with cataloging experience. Candidate must have an in-depth knowledge of MARC formats, RDA, and experience with online cataloging required. Knowledge of Evergreen Indiana consortium automated library system a plus.


Hours are: Mondays 8:30-5:00 / Tuesdays 12:00-8:00pm / Wednesdays 8:30-5:00 / Thursdays 12:00-8:00pm and [3] Fridays 8:30-5:00 and 3rd Saturdays 8:30-4.


Salary: $13.50-$14.40 an hour/ 40 hour workweek. A comprehensive benefits package is available.


Contact: To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and a completed MPL application to Diane Huerkamp, Executive Director Mooresville Public Library, 220 West Harrison Street, Mooresville, Indiana 46158. A completed MPL application, resume and references are required to be considered for an interview. Print out required MPL applications and/or the job description at or email:     No phone calls.


Deadline: February 15, 2018

Posted: January 18, 2018


Discussion 2018 Manuscripts Division Archival Fellowship, Princeton University (apply by March 12)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 08:59 am

2018 Manuscripts Division Archival Fellowship


2018 Manuscripts Division Archival Fellowship


The Manuscripts Division, a unit of Princeton University Library’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, is proud to offer the 2018 Manuscripts Division Archival Fellowship. This fellowship provides a summer of work experience for a current or recent graduate student interested in pursuing an archival career. For more information about the Manuscripts Division visit:

Fellowship Description: The 2018 Fellow will gain experience in technical services, with a focus this year on arrangement and description of manuscript collections, including hybrid collections with born-digital and audiovisual materials. Additional projects may include assisting with reference and imaging services work. The Fellow will work under the guidance of the of the Manuscripts Division processing team, which includes the Lead Processing Archivist and Project Archivist for Americana Manuscript Collections.

The Manuscripts Division of Rare Books and Special Collections is located in Firestone Library, Princeton University’s main library, and holds over 14,000 linear feet of materials covering five thousand years of recorded history and all parts of the world, with collecting strengths in Western Europe, the Near East, the United States, and Latin America. The Fellow will primarily work with the Division’s expansive literary collections, the papers of former Princeton faculty, and collections relating to the history of the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries.

The ten- to twelve-week fellowship program, which may be started as early as May, provides a stipend of $950 per week. In addition, travel, registration, and hotel costs to the Society of American Archivists’ annual meeting in August will be covered by Princeton.

Requirements: This fellowship is open to current graduate students or recent graduates (within one year of graduation). Successful completion of at least twelve graduate semester hours (or the equivalent) applied toward an advanced degree in archives, library or information management, literature, American history/studies, or other humanities discipline, public history, or museum studies; demonstrated interest in the archival profession; and good organizational and communication skills. At least twelve undergraduate semester hours (or the equivalent) in a humanities discipline and/or foreign language skills are preferred.

The Library highly encourages applicants from under-represented communities to apply.

To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to: Applications must be received by Monday, March 12, 2018. Video interviews will be conducted with the top candidates, and the successful candidate will be notified by April 20th.

Please note: University housing will not be available to the successful candidate. Interested applicants should consider their housing options carefully and may wish to consult the online campus bulletin board for more information on this topic.



Discussion Subject Librarian for Biology and Psychology, Binghamton University (apply by Feb. 14)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 09:29 am

Subject Librarian for Biology and Psychology, Binghamton University Libraries

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Subject Librarian for Biology and Psychology, Binghamton University Libraries

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The Binghamton University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative and enthusiastic individual to serve as the Subject Librarian for Biology and Psychology. These departments have an exceptional national reputation with a focus on interdisciplinary studies and research, including the Integrative Neuroscience and Evolutionary Studies programs. S/He will be part of a dynamic team pioneering the development of innovative library resources and services.


Duties and Responsibilities - for the disciplines of biological science and psychology:

  • Serve as library liaison for those departments
  • Assess, develop and manage the collections, subject guides and online resources
  • Provide specialized research consultations and subject-specific instruction services
  • Conduct outreach activities for faculty and students in these disciplines



  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution, received by the time of appointment
  • Academic degree or course work, or significant work experience, in a field related to this position's subject responsibilities
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and build partnerships with faculty and staff in a culturally diverse community


Binghamton University Libraries offers strong support for professional growth and development. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. You will be offered an excellent benefits package, including generous vacation/holidays.


The Libraries support the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research and working environment. Underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Binghamton University is part of the State University of New York system. Located near major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C., the Greater Binghamton region is a safe, friendly and affordable community. To learn more, visit


Salary and rank is commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin February 14. The search will remain open until the position is filled.  Binghamton University official job listing – click to apply.


Discussion Part-Time Reference Librarian, Chapman University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 09:27 am

Part-Time Reference Librarian


Part-Time Reference Librarian


The Chapman University Leatherby Libraries are hiring a Part-Time Reference Librarian. We are looking for individuals who can commit to working 19 hours per week, including: Sundays from Noon – 5:00 pm; a couple of evening shifts on Tuesday and Wednesday up until 8:00 pmand possibly a day shift, as needed.



The Reference Librarian assists students, faculty and other staff in the effective use of learning resources and provides research support that may include any combination of the following: reference, instruction, and special projects in reference support, maintaining statistics, associated public services record keeping, and developing and refining research guides and other self-help materials.


Required Qualifications

A.L.A. accredited M.L.S. degree

Demonstrated experience delivering reference service preferably in an academic library

Demonstrated knowledge and search experience with mainstream academic databases especially full-text products

Ability to create functional and efficient library help guides on various topics.

Strong interpersonal skills to work with a diverse group of individuals at all organizational levels.

Ability to use tact and diplomacy and high level of confidentiality.

Technical skills to learn and use enterprise systems and departmental tools.

Ability to learn and interpret university and library policies and procedures.


About Chapman University

Located in the city of Orange in sunny Southern California, Chapman University is a mid-sized private university with a total undergraduate and graduate enrollment of 8,305 students. Just steps away from the restaurants and shops of Orange’s Historic Old Towne Plaza, Chapman’s stately, palm-treed campus is a centerpiece of this comfortable mid-sized city. Ideally situated within an hour’s drive of Los Angeles, our location provides easy access to LA and Hollywood internships, beautiful beaches, Disneyland, mountains and desert.

Our comprehensive and personal education attracts students from different backgrounds and countries from all over the world. We have students from 49 states, the U.S. territories and more than 60 different countries.

Our diverse student body combined with our small classes make it possible for you to connect across borders and backgrounds, opening your experience to different cultures and ways of viewing the world.

We emphasize the interdisciplinary study of the arts and sciences as well as professional programs, giving both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to become multidimensional, original thinkers—the kind of people who flourish in a challenging world.

Not only do we strive to connect academic areas of inquiry through interdisciplinary study, we also work to connect students to faculty and the University to the community, so that your education is personal, relevant and engaged in the larger world.


To apply, please go to


For more information on this posting, contact Taylor Greene, Coordinator of Reference Services:


Discussion Informationist, University of Michigan (apply by Jan. 31)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 09:24 am


The University of Michigan’s Taubman Health Sciences Library is hiring an informationist to cultivate partnerships between THL and the health sciences community. The successful candidate will gain domain knowledge in biomedical sciences and information resources and use this to advance the work of health sciences researchers, educators, students and staff. We invite collaborative, enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals who can thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment to join our team.

The position is flexible to allow candidates to highlight their unique skills, experience and interests. Previous health sciences experience is not required and we'd love to see a diverse range of strengths and passions represented in the applicant pool -- whether in education, research, clinical practice, data, coding, metadata, publishing, policy, information management, or any other area that would expand and enhance the scope of our work.

The library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. We value the synergy that results from sharing and leveraging our different experiences, backgrounds, skills, talents, and interests to build an environment in which all our community members can flourish.

Salary: Appointment is anticipated as an assistant or associate librarian rank, with salary and rank dependent on candidate qualifications and experience.  Salary range begins at $ 52,000 minimum at assistant librarian, $59,000 minimum at associate librarian.

A complete position description and qualifications, as well as application instructions can be found at: The posting closes on 31 January, 2018.



Discussion 51st Georgia Archives Institute (apply by April 1)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 09:22 am

51st Georgia Archives Institute

June 11-22, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia

51st Georgia Archives Institute

June 11-22, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia

Designed for beginning archivists, manuscript curators, and librarians or those whose positions have expanded to include the management and care of their organization's archives or manuscript/history collection, the Georgia Archives Institute provides general instruction in core concepts and practices of archival administration and the management of traditional and modern documentary materials.  Recipient of the 2016 Society of American Archivist's Distinguished Service Award, the Institute is a two-week program held at the Georgia Archives in Morrow, Georgia which includes six days of classroom instruction and a three-day internship.

Instructional topics include appraisal, accessioning, arrangement and description, reference and outreach, security, copyright, born-digital records; as well as a whole day on the preservation and care of archival materials.  To link archival theory with real-world application, students will also participate in individualized, three-day internships at local archival repositories.  The internship provides an opportunity for students to observe the operations of an archival facility combined with hands-on experience processing archival collections.

Kathleen D. Roe, past Director of Archives and Records Management Operations at the New York State Archives, will be the principal instructor.  She is a Society of American Archivists (SAA) Fellow and has served as President of SAA and the Council of State Archivists.  She has published and taught extensively in the areas of archival descriptive practices, advocating for archival programs, and documenting disasters and tragedies.

Tuition is $500 and enrollment is limited to 20 students.  Deadline is midnight on April 1, 2018 for receipt of application and $75 application fee (which is refunded if not admitted to Institute).  Tuition scholarships are available from The Society of Georgia Archivists ( and The Friends of Georgia Archives and History (  Successful applicants, who are not members of the Society of Georgia Archivists, will receive a free SGA membership for one year.

For an application to the Institute and additional information, please visit our website at www.georgiaarchivesinstitute.org> or contact us at>.


Discussion Information Architecture Summit Scholarship Program (apply by Feb. 5)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 09:21 am



The IA Summit prides itself in bringing together a vast community of practitioners, not only in the information architecture field but also in the UX, content strategy and information sciences. 




The IA Summit prides itself in bringing together a vast community of practitioners, not only in the information architecture field but also in the UX, content strategy and information sciences. 


For 2018, we want to make the IA Summit more accessible for everyone. The IA Summit Scholarship Program is actively recruiting and providing scholarships to students form backgrounds underrepresented at the summit. The scholars will attend the IA summit for 5 days and 4 nights in Chicago (lodging and transportation provided) and take part on a special pre-conference introductory workshop and welcome to the conference. 


To be eligible, you must: 

- identify as a member of a racial or ethnic minority in the US, the LGBTQIA+ community, or other historically under-represented group at the Summit. 

- attend an undergraduate or graduate program in library and information studies, human-computer interaction, computer science, psychology, or related program

… For more details, check out:


Questions? Email us at 


Applications will be accepted until February 5, 2018 at 5:00pm PST / 6:00pm MST / 8:00pm EST.



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Established in 1997, the Spectrum Scholarship Program is ALA's national diversity and recruitment effort designed to address the specific issue of under-representation of critically needed ethnic librarians within the profession while serving as a model for ways to bring attention to larger diversity issues in the future.


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