Job Bank 6/3/13

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Career Opportunities at Emory University; Northwestern University;  University of the South; and SUNY at Oswego.

The Emory University Libraries seeks a creative and team-oriented University Librarian to lead the Emory University libraries within a newly announced organizational structure that encompasses the libraries, digital scholarship, and information technology.

Organizational Structure:

  • The University Librarian reports to the Enterprise CIO and Senior Vice Provost for Library Services & Digital Scholarship.
  • The University Librarian’s direct reports within the Robert W. Woodruff Library include the Directors of Content, Services, Scholarly Communications, External Affairs, and Library Administration (which includes Facilities, Human Resources, Planning & Assessment, and Security) as well as the Director of the Manuscripts, Archives & Rare Book Library (MARBL).
  • The Directors of the Goizueta Business Library and the Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) Library also report to the University Librarian. In the latter case, there is a dual report to the Vice President of Research for the Woodruff Health Sciences Center.

Position Responsibilities:

  • As a member of the Senior Vice Provost’s leadership team, articulates ways in which library services, digital scholarship and information technology can be optimized to better support Emory’s mission and vision.
  • Provides leadership and operational oversight for the Robert W. Woodruff Library, which includes the branch libraries for Music & Media, Chemistry and Math-Science. Responsible for the development and implementation of annual operational plans that align with the Senior Vice Provost’s strategic goals and initiatives.
  • Chairs the Library Cabinet, which includes the University Librarian’s direct reports, the IT Director for library systems, and the directors of the Law, Oxford, and Theology Libraries.  This group works collaboratively to oversee enterprise-wide library services and initiatives, ensuring such services meet the needs of all libraries and are managed effectively.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please see full Position Announcement at:

Email eul-libjobs@emory.eduto apply for this job.

Reports to:  Associate University Librarian for Administrative and Collection Services (AULACS), overall and primary reporting line. Reports secondarily to others as required for specific projects and duties.

Under the general direction of the AULACS, the collection services project manager works across library departments to plan, coordinate, facilitate, and accomplish projects that improve and enhance collection services at Northwestern University Library.   The project manager focuses on projects that involve the implementation of new automated systems, the development and enhancement of existing automated systems, and the transformation of work flows, policies, and procedures to take maximum advantage of technology.  Although not necessarily an IT specialist per se, the project manager functions as an important translator and liaison between staff of library IT units, university IT units, library services provider staff, and NU library staff engaged in acquisitions, cataloging, collection analysis, circulation, preservation, digital library development, electronic resources management, and other collection-related library related services. The project manager’s time will initially be focused on the accomplishment of two very important and interrelated goals: 1) the successful implementation of the ALMA library services platform, which will replace Voyager technical services and fulfillment support functionality; and 2) the achievement of important enhancements and the regularization of management functions that will allow the PRIMO system to replace the Voyager-based online catalog , the MetaLib federated search system, and other currently used resource discovery tools.


Essential Duties for Initial Assignments:
1. Analyze and devise plans to address gaps between current and desirable levels of PRIMO system functionality.
2. Perform, and coordinate the work of others in performing, PRIMO system management and development operations such as configuration of local options, establishment of roles and authorization for access, report design and production, usability and functional assessment.
3. Establish milestones for all phases of the ILS migration project lifecycle including planning, migration and implementation; develop detailed project plans that clearly delineate timelines, roles, responsibilities, resources, and measures that will lead to the successful implementation of the new system.
4. Work with department managers to identify operational issues connected with ILS migration project steps; work collaboratively across all libraries departments and cross functional work teams; monitor and regularly report progress to library administrative units and cross functional work teams.

5. Implement a project management and communications system within the library to keep project teams, library staff, and other stakeholders informed as to the essential components of the projects, their working history, and their current status and activity…

To Apply: 

Send PDF formatted letter of application, resume or vita, and names of three references to the attention of Jan Hayes, Personnel Librarian, to Northwestern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

First consideration for applications received by: 06/21/2013


The University of the South invites applications for a Director of Archives and Special Collections in the Jessie Ball duPont Library. This position reports to the University Librarian, and will provide leadership and strategic direction for the Department within the broader context of Library and Information Technology Services plans and goals.

The Director of Archives and Special Collections manages the selection, acquisition, preservation, and provision of access to archives and special collections, which includes manuscripts, rare books, art, and artifacts. Research assistance, instruction, and outreach services to the Universitys constituencies are responsibilities of the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Other duties include developing workflows for processing archives and special collections materials, seeking grant opportunities for collaborative digital initiatives and other projects, as well as developing guidelines, procedures, and programs for preservation and conservation activities. The Director of Archives and Special Collections will also manage the planning, scheduling, and execution of exhibitions in the museum gallery located in the Archives and Special Collections building, as well as supervise all staff in the department…

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.  Interested individuals should apply using this  link and attaching a letter of interest, a detailed résumé, and three references with email addresses and telephone numbers to:

Christy Owens
Human Resources Coordinator
The University of the South
735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000


State University of New York at Oswego seeks a collaborative librarian/webmaster/scholar to join Penfield Library as Webmaster. Working with faculty librarians dedicated to student learning and excellent service, the individual in this position will lead initiatives to ensure a meaningful, engaging and accessible library web presence at an institution where students study diverse subject matter on-campus, online and around the globe. Additional responsibilities include web site assessment and participation in instruction, reference and collection development. This is a 12-month tenure track position reporting to the Coordinator of Library Technology.

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin July 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with rank and experience.

Date of Appointment: November 1, 2013

Description of Responsibilities:   The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Maintain and continuously improve Penfield Library’s extensive library web presence, including oversight of website content and design.
  • Lead assessment initiatives, including usability studies, regarding the library website.
  • Chairs the Library Web Team and serves as a core member of the Library Technology Team.
  • Assist the Coordinator of Library Technology with new and ongoing initiatives, such as digitization projects.
  • Assist with maintaining Library branding across its web presence and supports other Library marketing efforts.
  • Collaborate extensively with a variety of college partners, including subject librarians, Coordinators of Reference and Instruction, and campus web team in delivering relevant web resources and services.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development and instruction.
  • Participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and electronic reference, including some evening and weekend shifts…

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, contact information for three current references, and copies of unofficial transcripts electronically to

Official transcripts are required prior to appointment.

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