Job Bank 9/8/13

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joblisting1- www.library.drexel.eduCareer Opportunities at Colby College; Boston College; University of Mary Washington; Virginia Commonwealth University; George Mason University; and Westfield State University

The Colby College Libraries seek a …  individual for the position of Assistant Director for Collections Management. The Assistant Director for Collections Management leads, administers and coordinates the operations of the Collections Management Group including Resource Sharing, Acquisitions, Serials, E-Resources, Cataloging/Metadata, Storage Facility and Stacks Maintenance, and Collection Development. Immediate responsibilities involve day-to-day operational duties combined with establishing group strategic priorities, optimizing departmental workflows and group organization.

This position provides leadership and innovation for the department while managing human, financial, and other resources to ensure efficient operations. He/she supervises a staff of 5 FTE. This position reports directly to the Director of Libraries and is a member of the Libraries’ Leadership Team which, along with the Director of Libraries, provides vision in moving the Libraries forward to best serve the research and scholarship needs of our students and faculty. The Assistant Director for Collections Management leads the Libraries’ efforts to purchase, describe, and organize the Libraries’ main collections…

Applicants should send the following electronically in PDF format to Stephanie Frost (

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of philosophy on collections management and library service
  • graduate transcripts, and
  • three letters of recommendation

Position open until filled. Priority given to applications received by October 7th.  Preferred start date: January 1, 2014.

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The Boston College Libraries seek an… Head Librarian for Access Services and Collections Maintenance in the Thomas P. O’Neill Library.  Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Instruction, Access and User Engagement, the Head of Access Services and Collection Maintenance provides leadership, coordination, resource management, strategic planning and staff supervision for Access Services in the O’Neill Library. The Head cultivates a forward-looking, collaborative environment and sets high user-centered service standards. Working with other public service managers, the Head coordinates access services across all Boston College libraries. The Head is expected to collect and analyze use statistics, prepare reports, and make recommendations for access services and public spaces.  The Head Librarian must be able to anticipate needs and take risks in the development of a strong service model…

Essential responsibilities include:

  • Directing the work of staff for interlibrary loan, circulation, course reserves, and stacks maintenance
  • Participating in library-wide policy-making and in the development and evaluation of services
  • Leading discussions about new service
  • Providing leadership and coordinating access services and policies across all university libraries
  • Developing systems and training programs related to circulation, course reserves and public service interfaces
  • Shaping the strategic direction for the off-campus shelving, circulation and collaborative lending and borrowing for the O’Neill collections…

The Content Organization and Management Librarian provides leadership and coordination of collection management activities, including acquisitions, bibliographic control, government documents, collection analysis and assessment, collections budget development and management for collections. This librarian plans and develops policies, workflows, and special projects relating to acquisitions, bibliographic control, government documents, and collection development, and develops and implements strategies for the effective acquisition and discovery of library resources in all formats.

The Content Organization and Management Librarian monitors and evaluates trends related to resource acquisition, description, discovery and access, develops collection assessment strategies, and maintains statistics for unit activities. In addition, this librarian coordinates the selection of new library resources with the subject librarians and the faculty…

Job open date 9/5/13; Job close date 10/4/13

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Research and Education Librarian at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences. The VCU Libraries seeks an energetic, knowledgeable, and technologically capable individual who will assume leadership for supporting biomedical research on the MCV Campus at VCU. The incumbent will develop, promote, and provide education and outreach programs that teach research skills, promote information literacy, and enhance the student experience at VCU.  The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline is required.  Experience working in an academic health sciences library and an undergraduate or graduate degree or previous work experience in a basic science or biomedical field are preferred. Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $45,000. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications, application procedures and other information are available in the complete position description at

George Mason University Libraries seek a … librarian for the position of History Liaison Librarian. This position communicates with, provides services to, and develops collections for the department of History.

Reporting to the Head, Fenwick Library Reference Department, the History Liaison Librarian
creates, delivers and provides responsive and innovative research, information and outreach services via in-person and virtual reference assistance; general reference service as scheduled; office hours; one-on-one research consultations; embedded courses; course management system; social media, etc., in assigned department(s)

  • instructs users in disciplinary research and integrates library resources into curricula and research projects
  • collaborates in developing a robust online service environment to link and engage users with library services, personnel, collections and programs
  • assesses and analyzes trends in assigned departmental teaching and research programs
  • understands and follows trends in scholarship in assigned discipline(s) to respond to departmental needs…

All applications for this position (FA403z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page.  Applicants must submit letter of application, resume, and names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Debra Hogan, Executive Assistant to the University Librarian, <>. Review of applications begins September 3, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Westfield State University seeks a … Digital Resources and Collection Development Librarian to join our team of librarians and staff members to serve the Westfield State University community. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position reporting to the library director.

The Digital Resources and Collection Development Librarian coordinates work related to the assessment and selection of digital and non-digital resources; assists in the creation and implementation of collection development policies and procedures; collects data and reports on use of the collections; tracks vendor contracts and licenses; gathers data and consults with librarians and faculty members to assess information needs; works with the systems and digital services librarian on setting up access to resources; helps promote resources to the campus community; recommends budget allocation needs to the library director; works closely with acquisitions staff; assesses prospective resources, including arranging for database trials; acts as subject specialist for assigned subject areas; and actively participates in the library’s reference and instruction programs.

The position includes one evening shift per week, and several weekend shifts per semester on a rotating basis.  Also, some early morning and evening shifts may be necessary to support the Information Instruction program.

Application Instructions:

An online application is required with the following documents attached:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcript of highest degree…


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