Job Bank 7/24/12

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Career Opportunities at James Madison University, Mercer University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Notre Dame and University of Missouri – Kansas City

Director of Collections – James Madison University

Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides leadership for all aspects of development, management, promotion and preservation of library collections and scholarly content. Articulates a user-centered collection vision to meet current and emerging information needs and new models of collection / content building and delivery. Assesses collections for quality, comprehensiveness, usage and applies data analysis to inform decision-making.

Develops policies and procedures for management and preservation of tangible collections in 5 library facilities as well as for extensive digital and library-curated collections.  Library facilities include:  Carrier Library which serves programs in the social sciences, humanities and arts, Rose Library, which serves programs in the sciences, the Music Library, Special Collections and the Educational Technology Media Center.  Coordinates and guides the collection activities of librarians who serve as liaisons to academic departments, including continuing development of approval profiles and patron driven acquisition plans, conducting periodic reviews of the collection and developing and implementing training programs. Leads the library’s Collection Development Committee, the body approving all resources with ongoing costs. Collaborates with the directors of Acquisitions & Cataloging and Scholarly Content Systems to ensure access to collections and to  build and manage digital collections.  Works with the Director of Acquisitions & Cataloging to resolve collection-related issues.  Works with colleagues in the library and on the faculty to ensure that collections address the curriculum and scholarship priorities of the university.  Advises the Associate Dean of Collections and Technical Services on allocation and expenditure of the $3.7M annual library materials budget to support the teaching, learning and scholarship needs of the University…

Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits including 20 days of vacation and a choice of TIAA/CREF or other retirement plans. Review of applications will begin on August 17, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.  Candidates must apply online using JMU’s JobLink system. Links to JobLink and full position descriptions can be found on the JMU Libraries employment information page at http:/

Licensed Content Librarian – Mercer University

Mercer University seeks a … Licensed Content Librarian who will be the lead contact in managing the life cycle of licensed electronic resources for the University Libraries.    As a member of the Processing Center, the Licensed Content Librarian interacts with library colleagues across the University to facilitate access to electronic resources and to provide data support to inform content management decisions.

The successful candidate will manage licenses content for the University Libraries (Tarver Library/Macon, Swilley Library/Atlanta, and Regional Academic Centers).  Works closely with the University Library community on the administration of new and existing licensing for electronic resources.  Serves as the lead contact with publishers/vendors for establishing trials, negotiating best pricing and licensing, activation of resources, and discontinuation of cancelled resources. Works with the General Counsel’s office to resolve license and contract issues.  Oversees the development, evolution, and maintenance of guidelines for standard license terms. Maintains accurate databases/records for tracking electronic resource licenses, including use of ERM software and other programs as appropriate. Collects, maintains, and provides accurate, timely usage statistics and other data needed for informed collection management decisions. Arranges for the registration and activation of electronic resources and works with Library Systems in troubleshooting e-access problems reported by patrons and other library staff. Develops and implements policies, standards, goals and procedures to improve workflow in conjunction with the Processing Center, Library Systems, and content managers…

Salary and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.  Mercer offers a strong benefits package, including tuition waiver program for employees and dependents, and 22 vacation days plus University holidays. This 12 month, non-tenure track position carries faculty rank in the Division of Library Services…

Submit an application via the Mercer web site:  Applications eligible for review will include (1) letter of application addressing the qualifications for the position, (2 resume/CV, and (3) contact information for three professional references.  Position is vacant and can be filled immediately; applications received by August 1, 2012 will receive first consideration.

E-Resources and Serials Acquisitions Librarian – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a … team-oriented librarian to serve as leader of the E-Resources & Serials Acquisitions Section within the E Resources & Serials Management Department.

…Under the general direction of the department head, the E-Resources & Serials Acquisitions Librarian leads the section responsible for the acquisition and management of electronic resources and print serials. In support of the teaching and research mission of the University, the individual in this position works collaboratively with Library colleagues and with publisher and vendor representatives.

The E-Resources & Serials Acquisitions Librarian provides leadership in the acquisition, maintenance, and support of electronic resources and print serials offered by the University Library, and participates in policy development regarding e-resources and serials in support of University Library priorities. The E Resources & Serials Acquisitions Librarian supervises the E Resources Librarian, who leads the licensing team, as well as five staff members whose primary assignments involve the acquisition, implementation, and front-line service of electronic resources and print serials. The Librarian is responsible for: reviewing workflows for efficiency and effectiveness; coordinating the documentation of section procedures; conducting license negotiations with information providers as a member of the University Library licensing team; serving as liaison to vendors and other Library departments regarding issues and questions related to the acquisition and receipt of e-resources and print serials; developing and maintaining an understanding of issues related to e resources and serials, contributing to the professional dialogue and a wide variety of pertinent Library initiatives. Additionally, the E-Resources & Serials Acquisitions Librarian serves on relevant Library committees and task forces and may represent the Library with consortial organizations…

Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on August 6, 2012. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply:
Please visit and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of which must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position

Digital Access Librarian – University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries seeks an innovative and collegial individual to bring energy, creativity, expertise, and leadership to the position of Digital Access Librarian.  The Digital Access Librarian is responsible for envisioning the information architecture, coordinating user experience and evaluation activities, and collaborating on the implementation of the web technology for the Hesburgh Libraries’ web presence.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary and rank commensurate with experience and qualifications, with a minimum of $47,000. Librarians are non-tenure track members of the faculty.  The University offers an excellent benefits package.

Applications: To apply, please include a letter, curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references.  Electronic submission of applications is required.  Send all application documents to:

The full text of this job posting can be found at the following address:

The University of Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer strongly committed to diversity. We value qualified candidates who can bring to our community a variety of backgrounds.

 Director of Strategic Initiatives and Planning – University of Missouri – Kansas City

UMKC’s comprehensive research university library seeks candidates with vision, energy, creativity, flexibility, and a strong commitment to library services for the non-tenure track faculty position of Director of Strategic Initiatives and Planning in the UMKC University Libraries.

  •  Reports to the Dean of Libraries;
  • Provides leadership and ongoing management for the Digital Initiatives Division;
  • Leads the University Libraries,  under the general direction of the Dean, in long-range strategic planning;
  • Works with other directors to provide visionary direction for strategic and digital initiatives in the areas of scholarly communications, digital library, digital scholarship services,  data curation, electronic resources management, document delivery services, online learning and services, Web and mobile services, and operational productivity;
  • Participates in the library’s assessment initiatives and usability studies;
  • Collaborates with colleagues at UM System and MOBIUS libraries, and with campus, academic, and technology partners in joint initiatives;
  • Continually analyzes management data for trends suggesting needed changes or opportunities;
  • Pursues personal professional development, and contributes to the profession through local and national professional and scholarly activities…

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience and excellent retirement/benefits package.  UMKC offers competitive affordable medical and dental plans (no waiting periods), 403(b) savings plan, tuition assistance (75% of educational fees paid for enrollment at University of Missouri), and University paid long-term disability and life insurance benefits.

To apply:  Applications will only be accepted online.  To register and submit your CV online, please go to: and select ‘Academic: Teaching or Research,’ and “Search Jobs.”

Please attach Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae and three references as one document for the “resume” attachment.  You may address your cover letter to:  Buddy Pennington, Chair of Search Committee.  For inquiries, please contact 816-235-1531 or by email.

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state their current visa and residency status.  All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.  Application review begins August 20, 2012.

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