Professional Career Opportunities


Georgia Southern University’s Zach S. Henderson Library invites applications for the position of Associate Dean of the Zach S. Henderson Library. The full text advertisement, including information about the department, faculty, and the complete position announcement with all qualifications and application instructions, is available at Screening of applications begins September 28, 2015 and continues until the position is filled. The position is available January 1, 2016.

Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library seeks a Collection Development Librarian to play a key role in both the assessment of the Hunter Library’s collection strategies and the maintenance of the collection itself. This position will articulate the direction, balance and emphasis of all collections, as well as formulate and update policies. The Collection Development Librarian will coordinate and support the work of the liaisons to academic departments in their efforts to develop collections in their areas, and will direct the work of 1 support staff. The Collection Development Librarian analyzes collection growth, usage, material costs, expenditures, etc., in an effort to inform decisions regarding the library’s collections, to project budgetary needs, and to develop collection strategies. This position works collaboratively with library colleagues to holistically assess the library collections, to identify its strengths and weaknesses, and to create a regular collection review schedule.

…The University of Kentucky seeks collaborative, experienced, and innovative applicants with proven skills for the position of Visual Resources Librarian. The successful candidate will serve as an academic liaison to the areas of art, photography, theater, dance, and arts management. The candidate will lead in the establishment of an intellectual framework and required competencies for students engaging with images in an academic environment as set out by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The candidate will have the ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment and work collaboratively across organizational boundaries.

Reports to the Head of the Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library…


The MUSC Library seeks an… individual to fill the position of Associate Director. This senior position, which reports to the Director, will manage a diverse staff of librarians, technologists, and support staff in programs including reference, the learning commons, evidence-based medicine/practice, the library’s primary website and focused portals, and the integration of information resources into the electronic medical record.  The ideal candidate will bring substantial academic health sciences library knowledge and experience to the position. Building on the foundation in place, the Associate Director will be able to vision and implement new service opportunities, utilizing staff talents, interests and expertise to the best advantage and strengthening the library’s value and connections to the institution and the people we serve.

“Westfield State University seeks an … Librarian to lead the Library’s technical services and acquisitions functions. This is a full-time, 12-month tenure track position responsible for managing Ely Library’s Technical Services Department. This position reports to the Library Director. The Ely Library Technical Services Department has two full-time support staff, one specializing in acquisitions/cataloging and the other in archives projects/reference and technical services. Departmental tasks include ordering and processing of library materials, repair of print materials, preparation of print monographs for rebinding, and managing the University Archives. The University Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to items related to the rich history of Westfield State University since its establishment in the 1830s…”

SDSU Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of … candidates for the position of Digital Scholarship Librarian. This is an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking individual to envision and create a digital scholarship lab in the library, in collaboration with SDSU’s Digital Humanities Initiative. This position will help build on one of SDSU’s Areas of Excellence, “Digital Humanities and Global Diversity.” This full-time, tenure-track faculty position will serve as a strategist and resource person for the library on digital scholarship; take a leadership role in creating and managing a proposed digital scholarship lab in the library; and provide expert consultation, support, and training on digital scholarship tools and techniques. As a faculty member, the Digital Scholarship Librarian will be expected to engage in professional growth activities and participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as needed…”

“Willamette University seeks a University Librarian to direct the Mark O. Hatfield Library, its Archives and Special Collections, and its accomplished staff. The new University Librarian will bring creative and strategic energy to the continuing transformation of a distinctive library in the small liberal arts university context. Collaborating with campus, community, and consortial partners, the University Librarian will lead innovative initiatives to advance the mission of Willamette University.
The University Librarian serves as the chief administrative officer of the Mark O. Hatfield Library and the University Archives. This position holds non-tenured faculty status in the College of Liberal Arts and is responsible for planning, coordinating, developing and evaluating library services for the College of Liberal Arts and Atkinson Graduate School of Management…”

“The MIT Libraries seek a forward-looking and enthusiastic professional to help shape evolving reference services, and to engage with an active interdisciplinary community researching energy and the environment in the social sciences, through reference, instruction, outreach and resource selection. This is an exciting opportunity to provide leadership in reference service design and evaluation, and to contribute to innovations in supporting interdisciplinary research communities. The Librarian coordinates in-person reference services in four library locations, participates in virtual reference and contributes to online self-help services. They oversee operational issues, develop proposals for evidence-based service enhancements, engage in strategic planning, promote reference services through marketing, organize and implement ongoing staff training, and explore and adopt new technologies…”

“The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek applications for the position of Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair and Head of Special Collections. This chaired, senior faculty position will provide strategic leadership and administration of the Special Collections Library, forge dynamic partnerships within the university community and academic institutions statewide, and provide expertise and creativity in developing rare book and modern manuscript collections in a variety of physical and digital formats. As an endowed faculty position, the Huck Chair manages a versatile discretionary fund in support of Special Collections programs, collection development, travel, and research…”

“The UT Arlington Library invites applications from highly motivated, innovative, forward thinking professionals for the position of Librarian (JOBPOST0010908) -Assistant Department Head of User Engagement & Services. Under the direction of the Department Head, this position oversees and coordinates the daily operations of a department charged with creating extraordinary experiences that inspire curiosity, promote collaboration, and transform learning. Leading the department’s user-focused practices, strategic partnerships and innovative risk-taking that cultivate academic and personal success, this position serves as a senior advisor to the Department Head and coordinates the UES Leadership Team. The position interacts extensively with other campus units and library departments on issues related to library services and students’ academic success.

The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to public services coupled with a vision for using emerging technologies and evidence-based decision practices to develop, implement, and assess services.

Applicants MUST apply online at This job may close at any time…”

“Head of Reference and Research Services/Subject Liaison for Islamic and South Asian Studies Vanderbilt University aspires to shape the future of higher education and to foster the creation of knowledge that together improve the human condition. Vanderbilt’s current Strategic Plan is driven by a set of four dynamic and interconnected pillars to frame our aspirations as one of the world’s great teaching and research universities: undergraduate residential experience, trans-institutional programs, healthcare solutions, and education technologies. This position will embrace, support, and contribute to the vision and goals of the strategic plan in the pursuit of excellence in learning and discovery by providing as subject liaison, professional research instruction and information consultation services for the interdisciplinary program in Islamic Studies at Vanderbilt University…”

“…The Liaison Librarian is responsible for collection development, information literacy, reference service (to both university and public users) and research consultation in assigned subject areas. In addition to other duties as described below.

The Liaison Librarian:
1. Serves as outreach liaison to faculty and students in assigned disciplines, remaining conversant with curricular and program changes.
2. Provides specialized reference and research consultation in assigned subject areas in addition to providing reference services to campus and community library users.
3. Delivers information literacy instruction in the classroom, in online environments, and through faculty partnerships.
4. Ensures curriculum-aligned collection development, including selection, evaluation, and budget oversight for assigned subject areas…”

“Under the direction of the Associate University Librarian & Chief Technology Office, responsible for the design, development, and management of library repository services and technologies. Oversees the implementation of platforms, processes, services, and systems for scholarly, research, archival, and other related repository functions.

Close Date: 04-September-2015…”

“The Princeton University Library seeks an accomplished, energetic, service-oriented and creative subject specialist to build library collections and provide library services in the fields of European and World History, History of Science, and interdisciplinary African Studies. This is one of two key library liaisons to Princeton’s large and diverse Department of History (the other focused on American history), which is consistently ranked the best in the nation. This librarian has additional duties as the dedicated subject specialist and liaison for the Program in History of Science, and the Program in African Studies, as well as supporting the library needs of other relevant interdisciplinary and area studies constituencies on campus. The position is part of the Collection Development Department, reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collection Development…”

“Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon invites applications for the Head of Special Collections and College Archivist at the Aubrey R. Watzek Library. Lewis & Clark is a selective liberal arts college with graduate programs in Education, Counseling Psychology, and Law. We seek a dynamic leader to build and shape a highly successful program and offer opportunities for professional growth and advancement to the successful candidate.

Watzek Library has an active and growing Special Collections and Archives program ( with historical and literary collections of national stature. Signature collections include the William Stafford Archives and the Literature of Lewis & Clark Expedition. The unit actively acquires and processes print and digital collections, mounts physical and digital exhibits, publishes scholarship through its Berberis Press, sponsors book arts activities and designs programming around the collections…”