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Wofford College seeks an … individual to join our team as Director of
Library Collections, Discovery, and Access Services. This person will have responsibility for
coordinating collection development activities in strategic and innovative ways, and for
collaboratively guiding cataloging and discovery services. If you have a proven record of engaging
faculty and students in collection development, of sound stewardship of financial resources, and of
promoting methods that increase discovery and access of resources, you are encouraged to apply. The
successful candidate will be at ease in a collaborative working environment in which flexibility,
communication, and cooperation form the foundation. Verbal and written communication skills are
fundamental to this position, as is the ability to maintain strong interpersonal relations with a
diverse array of individuals. Despite much of the activity traditionally considered to be “behind the
scenes” work, this department strives to have a public service orientation…”

East Stroudsburg University (ESU) seeks applicants for the Dean of the Library and University Collections. The Dean is the Chief Administrative Officer of the University Library and University Collections, serves as a member of the Provosts Council and reports to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Dean guides the development and implementation of a shared vision of the Library in support of the curriculum and the University’s mission in teaching, scholarship, service and campus/community relations. The Dean will also be instrumental in leading the University initiative to transform the library to a library of the future with an increased emphasis on collaborative spaces for students and faculty, enhanced with technology for research-based projects. MLS and Doctoral degree in an academic discipline, eight years or more of progressively responsible experience in an academic library environment; demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets; a record of scholarly and professional achievement commensurate with an appointment as a University Librarian; effective organizational and interpersonal skills; excellent written and oral communication skills…”

“The Duke University Libraries (DUL) seek an … professional to develop an integrated approach to technical services operations as Duke transitions to the Open Library Environment (OLE) open-source, community-based library management system.  This position represents a key opportunity to provide leadership in rethinking and realigning workflows for acquiring and managing electronic resources and other formats of library materials to enhance their accessibility for the Duke University community.  Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections and User Services, the position will oversee the operational management of DUL staff engaged in technical services activities, including acquisitions, receiving, cataloging, e-resource management, and metadata creation.  This position is responsible for the overall administration and coordination of work and for establishing and implementing technical services policies, standards and procedures…”

The Library Science Graduate Program at Appalachian State University invites applications to fill one tenure-track, nine-month faculty position (assistant or associate rank), beginning Fall 2016. The Library Science Program offers coursework leading to the Master of Library Science degree, which prepares students for careers in school media centers and public libraries. The program is nationally recognized by AASL and is accredited by CAEP. The position involves teaching courses in the core curriculum, but principally courses related to school libraries. Teaching during the nine-month contract will primarily involve online, evening instruction, with the potential for on-campus and off-campus day and evening courses as well…”


The Libraries seeks a Director, Data & Digital Stewardship to provide administrative leadership in implementing a strategic direction that extends library knowledge and services for curating research data and expanding campus awareness of research data as institutional assets. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Director will establish a new division to provide effective support to meet requirements to manage data, digital and unique University records.

Through the Libraries’ matrixed organizational management, the Director leads staff throughout the Libraries to extend the value of description, discovery, archival preservation, and consultation to transform the Libraries’ role in strengthening connections to scholarship, creating effective library learning environments and ensuring access to authoritative information.

“The Digital Assets and Preservation Services (DAPS) team at Mount Holyoke College is looking for a service-oriented and tech-savvy professional to join us in developing outstanding archival, scholarly, and curricular digital collections. DAPS, as part of the Discovery and Access (DnA) division of Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS), supports the creation, access, management, and preservation of unique digital materials. The Metadata & Digital Collections Librarian’s position is intended to give an entry-level librarian the opportunity to quickly gain a broad and experience-based understanding of metadata management and bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to LITS…”

This position “oversees and leads the technical development and management of digital resources and innovations in research and education.


• Provide leadership and skill in the adoption and application of digital research and learning technologies.
• Establish and maintain effective working relations with academic departments and other campus units that use Digital CC as a repository engaged in collaborative digital projects with academic support units that share “Center” space, and with others on campus.
• Lead or participate in innovative digitization projects of Colorado College and the library.
• Manage the overall operations of Digital CC; collaborate with the Metadata & Systems Librarian to manage metadata, assuring access at various levels.
• Market and promote the digital repository to the campus, to college alumni, and to other institutions and individuals in southern Colorado…”

Kennesaw State University Library System seeks applications for a 12-month, non-tenure track, faculty librarian position: Database Management and Metadata Librarian which begins January 5, 2016. Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the annual salary is firm at $42,325 prorated to start date. In addition to specific job duties listed in the advertisement, this position also requires collection development, library liaison, and instruction duties. This position may be required to work evenings and weekends and from various KSU learning sites. An earned Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent is required. Current Library Science students are not eligible to apply. Continuous recruitment with first consideration given to complete applications received by November 13, 2015…”


…Reporting to the Director, Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies, this position coordinates the planning, configuration, and operation of the Resource Discovery and Library Management System used by the University Libraries. UW is one of 37 institutions in the Orbis Cascade Alliance which share the Alliance’s implementation of the Alma LMS and Primo Discovery Interface.
Specific responsibilities and duties

  • Under the general direction of the Director, Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies, and in coordination with members of the Alma/Primo Operations Group and other staff as appropriate, sets goals, policies, and priorities for UW’s operation of Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo products.
  • Provides first- and second-line technical support for the Alma and Primo platforms. Serves as primary contact for general Alma and Primo configurations and for Alma/Primo integration. Coordinates any pre- or post-upgrading testing of Alma/Primo.
  • Convenes and chairs the Alma/Primo Operations Group.

The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking dynamic and innovative applicants for the position of Special Collections Librarian for Labor Studies. The successful candidate will create and implement a vision for all labor collections in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), including the recently-acquired AFL-CIO archives. These rich collections encompass the history of labor in North America and national and international labor unions as well as Maryland-related labor movements and issues. Collection strengths include records of the AFL-CIO; the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America; the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers; the Cigar Makers International Union; and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. With the acquisition of the AFL-CIO archives, the University of Maryland Libraries has established a premier collection for labor research. The Special Collections Librarian for Labor Studies will develop a robust program of collection development, research services, digitization, and scholarly activity in support of these resources.

“The Assessment, Usability and Instruction Librarian will provide leadership to a team of people from across the library to coordinate assessment and usability activities as well as teach information literacy classes.

The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library to recommend and implement assessment and usability strategies, playing a key role in demonstrating the value of the library while also shaping library policies, services and decisions using sound assessment practices to highlight and raise the profile of the library’s collections, services, and facilities…”

The Online Learning & Instructional Design Librarian will provide leadership and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs.
The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to build, position, and assess online tutorials and embed library materials into courses to support the information gathering needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

“California State University Fullerton Pollak Library is seeking an … librarian … with a background in the life sciences or physical sciences.

The Science Librarian serves as library liaison and subject consultant to the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics and participates in reference, instruction and outreach services for CSUF undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff…”

The successful candidate will:

  • Participate in the Library’s extensive instruction program, planning, teaching, and assessing faculty-requested library instruction sessions.
  • Provide reference and research assistance to the campus community in person and via virtual reference.
  • Work with the Collections and Processing Unit to identify and select materials in subject areas, including science-related government information, develop accreditation reports, and monitor the approval plan.
  • Create and maintain online science-related instructional materials and content for the library website.

Positive tenure and promotion decisions require taking part in scholarly and professional activities and serving on department, library, and university committees…”

“The University of Rochester seeks…. candidates … to assume the role of Associate/Assistant Dean of Academic Engagement. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong track record of innovative project and program leadership, creating and maintaining a motivating environment, building the capacity of an outstanding group of staff and expertise in the areas of learning spaces, technology-intensive services, and 21st century outreach, instruction and research programs. We are looking for a candidate with deep expertise and interest in assessment to lead the organization in this critical area…”

Holy Names University is seeking an experienced academic librarian to take on a mix of responsibilities in instruction, reference, outreach, and technology services as a full-time member of our team. The right candidate will be energetic and enthusiastic, passionate about student learning, and ready to be an integral part of our diverse and unique academic community…

Your role will vary as you work alongside the other members of the library team, partner with various academic departments, and support the University’s mission.

Once you’re here, you will:
• Lead classes and workshops for students and faculty on information and how it is used;
• Help coordinate and implement a programmatic instruction strategy for achieving the University’s information literacy learning outcomes;
• Consult with students on their research projects and teach them how to navigate information resources;
• Develop the library’s collection of print and electronic materials as both an academic and community resource;
• Teach students how to critically evaluate the world of information around them;
• Represent the library at campus events and new student orientations…”