Job Bank 4/27/13

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Ball State UniversityNorthern Virginia Community College; James Madison University;  Colorado Mesa University;  Frostburg State University; and Ohio University

Professional position available July 1, 2013.

Responsibilities: Provide leadership in the assessment, title selection processes, and licensing of digital and print resources by formulating, articulating, and managing the direction, balance, and focus of the University Libraries’ collections to support learning, teaching, and research.

Minimum Qualifications: MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA accredited program; three or more years of experience in collections development, collections management, acquisitions, or similarly related activities in an academic library; working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications; supervisory experience; effective oral and written communication skills; ability to work some evenings and/or weekends.

Preferred qualifications: Additional advanced degrees; knowledge of the print, non-print and electronic publishing and trade industries, current issues and trends in library collections development and information delivery/access, electronic resources and related copyright/licensing issues, resource sharing and preservation; experience with library budgets; familiarity with an online integrated library system; ability to work with a variety of foreign languages. Salary up to $70,000 plus excellent benefits.

Send cover letter, resume, transcript of graduate degree(s) (unofficial copies acceptable), and the names and contact information for three references (at least one of which is a current or former supervisor) to: Dr. Arthur W. Hafner, Dean of University Libraries, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306 or to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (

Ball State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

Job Description PDF

Base Salary: $60,161.00 – $69,925.00

Under the direction of the Alexandria Campus Associate Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, assumes responsibility for overall management of library collection development and management; promotes library collections and services; provides library instruction; provides reference and circulation desk services; participates in library planning and campus and college activities and committees.

Qualifications: Masters degree plus 18-semester graduate credit hours in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited masters degree program. Relevant collection development and teaching and/or customer service experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters degree in library science or equivalent from an American Library Association-accredited masters degree program. Second masters degree in an academic liaison field.

Preferred Education & Experience
Some academic library experience in collection development and instruction. Community College experience.

Required Knowledge …

Knowledge of library systems and practices; knowledge of library acquisitions systems and collection assessment functions; demonstrated ability to provide effective library instruction and excellent customer service; good organizational, technology, verbal and written communication skills; Marketing and merchandizing skills; knowledge of office productivity software such as MS Office. Team player, capable of serving diverse clientele in a busy academic library. Reliable and flexible…

Open date: 4/24/13; Close date: 5/9/13

Digital Collections Librarian – James Madison University

James Madison University (JMU) Libraries & Educational Technologies (L&ET) seeks a …  colleague to provide leadership, vision and oversight of JMU Libraries’ digital collections. Reporting to the Director of Collections, the Digital Collections Librarian will work closely with colleagues across L&ET to ensure that JMU Libraries’ digital collections are fully integrated into the Libraries’ collections and services. This position will serve as a member of a team of librarians and staff committed to effectively managing, accessing and preserving the Libraries’ expanding digital collections, including serving as point person for outreach to faculty, staff and students in the implementation of a digital repository system…

The Digital Collections Librarian manages JMU Libraries’ locally created digital materials, taking a lead role in the creation, maintenance and stewardship of digital collections, including the digitization of special collections. This position provides strategies for effective management and preservation of library digital assets, informs conversations on scholarly communications and advises students and faculty on best practices for preserving scholarship and digital projects. The Digital Collections Librarian also collaborates with other units in L&ET to plan and implement systems related to digital collections, including repositories and digital asset management systems.

The successful candidate will establish priorities, manage projects, create workflows and identify digital collection development opportunities as informed by emerging trends and best practices in digital collection creation and management. Working within JMU Libraries’ distributed digital collections environment, this position facilitates communication and workflows between staff across L&ET units working on digital projects and ensures internal and external stakeholders remain informed and engaged. This position is also responsible for investigating, planning and managing format conversions and migrations; promoting digital collections; seeking grant funding for digital initiatives and for modeling innovative and flexible solutions that meet the needs of JMU’s communities of scholars and researchers. Responsible for a unit of 1 full-time employee and student assistants…

Salary is 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 May 25, 2013 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:/  

Special Collections, Archives, and Digital Initiatives Librarian – Colorado Mesa University

Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, this Librarian manages the day-to-day operations of Special Collections, Archives, and Digital Initiatives. In addition to other related duties, essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Accessions and processes archival collections and produces finding aids
  • Catalogs special collections monographs and archives materials using MARC
  • Identifies, digitizes, catalogs and mounts digital collections in the digital repository
  • Implements, uses and maintains the archives content management software
  • Supervises scanning projects
  • Produces marketing materials for the unit
  • Develops Web information including LibGuides, tutorials, and unit pages
  • Selects and acquires materials for special collections according to collection development policy
  • Develops the collection as liaison to assigned academic departments
  • Provides face-to-face and virtual reference services through regularly scheduled reference hours including evening and weekend rotations
  • Teaches in library instruction program
  • Solves practical problems and uses good judgment in making decisions
  • Trains and supervises student assistants and interns
  • Participates in committee work…

Application Deadline:

Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by April 30, 2013

Application Requirements

Submit a cover letter describing qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements, responsibilities, and preferences of this position, current resume, a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (official transcripts will be required upon hire), the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references, and the following completed forms:

•Applicant Authorization to permit Search Committee members to review candidate transcript
•Applicant Authorization and Release to Conduct Reference and Background Check form
•Background Investigation Disclosure and Authorization form
•Voluntary Affirmative Action form

Mail to:
Special Collections Librarian Search Committee
Human Resources, LHH 237
Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122

HR Contact Information

Karen McClelland
Phone: 970 248-1820

Frostburg State University (FSU), Academic Affairs Division, invites applications for the position of Director of the Library. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes USM benefits package.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Library Director is responsible for management and supervision of all Library functions, including collection development, facilities planning, budget development, and personnel. FSU seeks a Director able to lead and support the role of the Library as a cultural and intellectual center for the campus and who will continue the transformation of Library services and collections into the digital environment and the expanding instructional and scholarship role of an academic library. The Director reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, serves as part of the leadership group for the Academic Affairs Division, and works closely with faculty and administrative staff from throughout the institution.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in library or information services from an ALA-accredited institution, a minimum of seven years of experience as an academic librarian, including five years of proven administrative experience in an academic library. Demonstrated success in improving Library services and resources. An understanding of current applications and trends in digital technology and experience using existing and emerging technologies to provide and enhance library and information services. Applicants should demonstrate excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; evidence of analytical skills, including resource and budget analysis; and a strong commitment to diversity.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in library or information services, or a related field.

Open date: 4/26/13; Close date: 5/27/13

The Ohio University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for the position of Special Collections Librarian. The Special Collections Librarian curates and promotes the special collections of the Robert E. and Jean R. Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections, which includes rare books, the documentary photo archive, and other artifacts. The Ohio University Libraries seeks a candidate committed to collaboration and to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

The Special Collections Librarian will:

  • Engage in activities related to collection development and management, organization, preservation, access, and the preparation of exhibits
  • Build relationships and collaborations with a range of partners, including undergraduate and graduate students, subject liaison librarians and library staff, University staff, and teaching faculty, in order to effectively deliver reference services, research assistance, and information literacy instruction
  • Advance the digital future, assess the use and impact, and engage in strategic planning for the expanded role of special collections materials in curricular teaching, learning, and research
  • Integrate special collection materials into the University’s teaching, learning and research
  • Serve as the primary content editor for the Mahn Center’s web presence
  • Participate in the general activities of the Mahn Center and the department by serving on departmental, library and/or University committees, staffing the reference desk, and on other projects as assigned
  • Engage in regular professional development and engagement activities in order to bring best practices and innovative approaches to the Ohio University Libraries…

Please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for and your relationship to three professional references.

Review of applications will begin on June 3, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled; for full consideration, please apply by June 16, 2013.

Application Information

Contact:Ohio University
Online App. Form:


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