Job Bank 1/11/13

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Career Opportunities at Appalachian State University; California State University, East Bay; and Duke University

Lead Acquisitions Librarian – Appalachian State University

“Appalachian State University is seeking a highly-motivated, proactive, and service-oriented individual for the position of Lead Acquisitions Librarian.  The position is available due to an internal promotion.  Working collaboratively with acquisitions, e-resources, collection management, and cataloging personnel, the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination and management of the Library’s acquisitions, including continuing resources (e-journals and databases).  Responsibilities include: managing an acquisitions budget of over $3 million; developing user-centered document delivery services; handling endowment funds; managing acquisition of rare and special collections; leading a group of talented paraprofessional staff; negotiating price and access terms with vendors; and collaborating with network and consortial partners in purchase and license negotiation.  The successful candidate will be able to extract meaningful data from multiple sources to produce intelligible reports for decision making, and will coordinate acquisitions projects and workflows with related groups, particularly collection management, e-resources, and cataloging.  Effective communication and consensus-building skills in working with faculty, staff, and campus administrators are essential…”

All library faculty are expected to participate in the Library’s instruction plan and to engage in an active program of scholarship and professional service as outlined in the University’s Faculty Handbook and the Library’s Departmental Personnel Committee Guidelines

This twelve-month, tenure track position will be available March 1, 2013.  Salary and rank are determined based on qualifications and experience…

Review of completed applications will begin February 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.  Send a complete application comprised of a cover letter addressing the required qualifications, a full vita of educational and relevant experience, and the name, address, email, and telephone number of three to five references to:  Dr. Mary Reichel, Attn: Lead Acquisitions Librarian Committee, Belk Library and Information Commons, 218 College Street, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608; or electronically to Sherrye Perry at…”

“…California State University, East Bay seeks a … leader and accomplished library administrator to direct and enhance the work of library faculty and staff, enabling an educationally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse student body to become information literate professionals, critical thinkers, life-long learners, and leaders in their fields.

The University Libraries: The University Libraries consist of the main Hayward campus library, a Concord campus library, and a growing online presence.  The Libraries provide information literacy programs (including required courses and individual instruction sessions) for approximately 3000 students per year, and offer 80 public service hours per week. The Libraries have approximately 14 full-time equivalent faculty members, and 17 paraprofessionals and staff working in libraries, a learning commons, and the Student Center for Academic Achievement (SCAA), which is a tutoring center. The collection includes over 950,000 print volumes, approximately 150,000 online resources, and over 30,000 audio-visual resources. Participation in the CSU system and regional consortia enhances these resources. The annual library budget is about $3.5 million.

The Position: The University Librarian is the academic and administrative leader of the University Libraries, and reports to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. The University Librarian has primary responsibility for:

  • overseeing two campus libraries;
  • managing a budget of $3.5 million;
  • leading a library faculty and staff of more than 30;
  • planning, administering, and assessing the Libraries’ services, collections, facilities, outreach and fundraising;
  • integrating advances in information technology with traditional materials and services in support of academic programs;
  • supervising the Director of the Student Center for Academic Achievement (SCAA), a tutoring service that provides in-person and online support for over 3,000 students per year; and
  • supervising the Coordinator of the Learning Commons, a facility that provides online and in-person technology support to students…

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Process: The search committee will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2013. The position remains open until filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing their qualifications for the position, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of five references. This is a position in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP). All MPP positions serve at the pleasure of the President. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.

Send letter of nomination or application materials to:
Office of Human Resources
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542-3007

Complete CSUEB online application:”

The Senior Analyst/Developer provides leadership, development and analysis toward the onboarding of the next-generation library management services (Kuali OLE) within an integrated university technology environment.  S/He works with an applications management team to provide technical support for the current-generation integrated library systems (ILS) and automated systems used by the staff and patrons of the library.


  • Plays a critical role in installing, implementing and maintaining the Kuali OLE system as a replacement for the current ILS; develops technical solutions for the Kuali OLE implementation and follow-on projects; facilitates and ensures common understanding across Library IT stakeholders of the technology, platform requirements and overall technical vision during design activities.
  • Performs day-to-day maintenance and support activities of the various components of Duke University Libraries integrated library system (ILS) by monitoring a ticket tracking system, troubleshooting, scheduling and monitoring regular jobs, installing software upgrades, documenting local implementation decisions, and providing database and system administration support as required.
  • Performs detailed analysis and design of new systems, and modifies the design of existing ones to meet the needs of library system users.
  • Serves as technical specialist and consultant with particular mastery of ILS tools, Application Programming Interfaces, and ILS configuration tables; develops and document programs and scripts that extend system functionality and automate routine tasks; supports the development of progressively improved proof of concept demonstrations of functionality to be delivered; works with technical staff from other university departments to integrate enterprise technology tools with Duke University Libraries’ computing infrastructure.
  • Designs and writes custom and complex report generation code in response to staff requests.
  • Works with departments throughout the Library to determine policy for utilization and configuration of ILS software, identifies unmet functional requirements, develops specifications, evaluates available software or provide advice on in-house development in support of Library activities and services reliant upon ILS-supported systems.
  • Maintains current awareness of trends and issues relative to library information technology and supported applications.
  • Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein…


It is the expectation that all Duke University Library staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.


Required: BA/BS in computer science or a related technical field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred: MIS or MLS from ALA-accredited program, or an equivalent advanced degree in computer science or a related field.


Required: • Demonstrated competence in programming and command scripting; • Extensive experience with UNIX/Linux; • Experience with SQL and XML/XSL technologies; • Familiarity with object-oriented programming and especially Java; • Strong service orientation; • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Preferred: • Prior experience supporting IT in an academic research library; • Three to five years’ experience in application development in a J2EE environment using JAVA and Java Servlet API; • Demonstrated experience with MVC development frameworks (Cocoon & Spring preferred), version control and application deployment (Subversion, Maven, Ant), Servlet Containers (Tomcat, Glassfish, & Jetty), application server and Java Virtual Machine configuration; • Experience working in a Linux server environment; • Experience with relational database design, development and use including Oracle, MySQL; • Experience with search engine architectures such as Apache Lucene and Apache Solr and applications such as VuFind. Experience with Kuali Financial System (KFS), Kuali Rice, Drools (BRMS); • Experience with Ex Libris’s Aleph ILS; • Knowledge of PERL…

Salary and Benefits

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 15 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training…”

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