Job Bank 5/3/13

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Career Opportunities at Ohio State University; University of North Texas; the New York Society Library; and the University of South Carolina.


Ohio State University is “seeking a collaborative and service-oriented Electronic Resources Metadata and Discovery Librarian with strategic vision to manage and lead our Electronic Resources Cataloging Program. The program promotes the discovery of electronic resource collections to contribute to our mission of promoting learning, discovery and the advancement of knowledge at OSU and beyond. The position reports to the Head of Cataloging and has the support of three full time staff. The Electronic Resources Metadata Discovery Librarian will work in a highly collaborative organization to create and implement innovative approaches that provide support for the bibliographic control and metadata related to electronic resources of all types, with a focus on e-books and databases. The selected candidate will work as a member of the Electronic Resources Cataloging Team and will share responsibility for establishing and maintaining access to the Libraries’ extensive electronic resource collection.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops and streamlines procedures and workflows for original and complex copy cataloging of electronic resources, including online journals, electronic books, databases, and integrating websites, representing varying levels of difficulty, subjects, languages and formats.
  • Identifies, evaluates and stays current with emerging trends, practices and standards in cataloging, metadata, electronic resources, discovery, and user behavior that have potential for enhancing access to electronic resources and/or library services for users.  Shares knowledge, as needed, with appropriate staff and colleagues.
  • Develops and maintains collegial relationships with key library departments; particularly Acquisitions and Information Technology to develop strategies relating to electronic content cataloging and user discovery as well as exploring emerging issues related to the role of the online catalog and other discovery services and platforms in providing the user community with seamless access to electronic resources.
  • Evaluates the potential use of new and emerging services and technologies to enhance the efficiency and quality of cataloging procedures and workflows for electronic resources.
  • Participate in the NACO, SACO, and BIBCO components of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) according to established guidelines.
  • Solves problems arising from obsolete or incorrect information appearing in bibliographic and holdings records.
  • Designs and implements record loads.
  • Leads special projects as needed.
  • Serves on Library committees, task forces, and working groups that address long-term challenges and opportunities as well as shorter-term operational issues for the libraries.
  • Supervises and trains staff and student assistants.
  • Leads OSUL participation in the OhioLINK Database Management Standards Committee and other OhioLINK groups as appropriate and represents OSU Libraries in initiatives with CIC partners and the OCLC Research Libraries Partnership.
  • Conducts appropriate research and publishes in appropriate venues in order to meet the Libraries’ and the University’s requirements for tenure and promotion; presents at appropriate professional conferences to meet same requirements.

Selected Qualifications 

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science.
  • Minimum of three years related professional experience in cataloging and managing electronic formats in an academic setting with direct work experience in cataloging and authority standards, including some or all of the following: RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LC classification, MARC formats, and standard authorities’ procedures…


Nominations or applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by May 31, 2013. Please send letter of interest with a current resume and name, address, phone, and email address of three references to Greg Newman at Please include Electronic Resources Metadata Discovery Librarian Application in the subject field.

The University of North Texas Libraries is seeking “a strong candidate for the position of “Collection Development Liaison Librarian (CDLL).” Reporting to the Coordinator of Collection Development, the CDLL librarian will create and implement innovative approaches that ensure the collection needs of students and faculty are provided within budget allowances. The CDLL librarian provides fund oversight for the materials budget and works closely with liaison librarians to provide guidance related to collections.

The CDLL analyzes academic instruction and research initiatives, and coordinates with the Collection Assessment Librarian, faculty, and liaison librarians to determine strengths and weaknesses of the collections. Working with faculty and library liaisons, the CDLL develops and implements collection development policies supporting specific instructional needs. Associated with these collection development responsibilities, the CDLL may provide specialized services. This position reports to the Coordinator of Collection Development who receives input from the Head of Research and Instructional Services into the training plan, supervision and evaluation of this position.

Specific Position Responsibilities

Engages in communication with faculty, librarians, and students that will provide knowledge of academic and research programs sufficient to ensure that collections support the curriculum and student research
Works closely with Liaison librarians and Coordinator of Collection Development to provide effective and consistent communications with campus constituencies regarding the library’s strategies and programs for collection development and management
Analyzes course offerings and be aware of major course changes and new programs
Supervises Collection Selection Unit which includes 2 librarians and 2 classified staff
Provides leadership for selection of library resources in varied formats including print, electronic, open access/born digital, and media. Work closely with the faculty and library liaisons to select subject resources
Assesses faculty and student requests for materials. Assess the appropriateness of requests in keeping with the collection development policy. Resolves issues when items do not meet current guidelines and policies
Evaluates journals, book reviews, advertisements, and publisher/vendor catalogs to keep abreast of current and historical resources in subject areas…

UNT librarians hold faculty-equivalent status, and are thus expected to participate in scholarly, professional, and services activities that enhance their department responsibilities. Complete information about Librarian rank can be found at…

Open Until Search Closed

Required Applicant Documents:

Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
Other Document
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References

The Library is seeking a … person to lead its Systems Department. Reporting to the Head Librarian, the Head of Systems manages the Library’s existing systems and technologies, introduces new formats and applications, facilitates staff and member access to information resources, and keeps current on trends and issues in library technology environments.

Responsibilities include network management; planning, implementation, training, and troubleshooting library technologies; participation in the management of the Library’s web, social networking, and digitization initiatives; and routine security and hardware maintenance. The Head of Systems supervises a department of two part-time assistants.

The successful candidate will have:

  • An ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science and/or a degree in Computer Science
  • Three or more years experience managing a library technology department
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces ILS and ILS administration
  • Drupal Administrator and general web server experience required; knowledge of Drupal development is a plus
  • Experience with Filemaker database software
  • Demonstrated organizational and communications skills
  • Excellent teamwork and project management skills
  • Experience supervising and evaluating staff

This is a full-time position with health and dental benefits, paid time off and a TIAA-CREF plan. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The New York Society Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three current references to: Carolyn Waters, Assistant Head Librarian, at The position will remain open until filled.

Head Business Librarian – University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina Libraries seeks a … Head Business Librarian for the Springs Business Library. Under the general supervision of the Associate Dean of Libraries, this tenure-track position provides library services primarily to the students and faculty of the Darla Moore School of Business. This individual will manage the transition of the Springs Business Library to a paperless environment in the new LEED-certified Darla Moore School of Business (scheduled for completion in December 2013.) Duties include, but are not limited to: providing both online and in-person reference service and research support; teaching course-related instruction sessions; developing and promoting information literacy instruction related to business research topics; creating and maintaining online research guides and other digital learning objects; evaluating and selecting electronic resources and participating in overall collection development; and acting as a liaison to assigned departments within the Business School. The position also has administrative responsibilities for the Business Library including assessment and planning, oversight of resource budgets, and supervision of Business Library personnel…

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: An ALA-accredited MLIS; at least one year of experience working in an academic library; broad knowledge of business information sources and expertise in the use of business and economics databases; supervisory experience; ability to teach effectively in a variety of settings and formats; public service experience; leadership ability; effective oral and written communications skills; excellent organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills; ability to work successfully with colleagues and patrons; and commitment to undertaking library and university committee responsibilities and professional development activities related to tenure requirements. SLED (South Carolina Law Enforcement Division) background check is required.

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: One or more years of supervisory experience in an academic or special library environment providing business reference service; MBA or subject master’s degree related to business or economics; two or more years of teaching experience; knowledge of assessment concepts and methodologies; strategic planning experience; understanding of emerging technological trends and conversant with web technologies.

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. Full-time, 12-month, unclassified, tenure-track, faculty status position with the rank of Librarian.

Benefits include medical, dental, state retirement or optional retirement plan.

Apply online at (search by Requisition 006115). The cover letter, explaining the reason for your interest and qualifications, may be addressed to Chair, Head Business Librarian Search Committee. Three references submitted must include names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on June 3, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USC is an EOE.



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