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Southeast Missouri State University announces an executive search for the Dean of Kent Library Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO), … seeks an individual with significant breadth and depth of experiences in academic librarianship to serve as the Dean of Kent Library. Full information is available in the Search Profile at

“Louisiana State University in Shreveport seeks applicants for the position of Dean of Noel Memorial Library. This position reports to the Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The Dean is responsible for establishing a shared vision that promotes the missions of both the library and the University, as well as fostering collaborative and creative opportunities both within the library, across campus, and throughout the region…”

“The University of Virginia Library connects users with the resources they need whether purchased, licensed, borrowed or acquired through a network of information resources. The employee in this position supports that mission by collaborating with colleagues within the Library and the University to ensure the cost effective, efficient and ethical acquisition of resources and descriptive metadata as selected for inclusion in the permanent collection or requested by scholars. This position manages the teams responsible for ordering, receiving, obtaining metadata and paying for materials in all necessary formats. The employee in this position serves as a primary contact for a wide variety resource and service vendors, and must develop and maintain relationships with University departments responsible for procurement, financial services and audits. The employee in this position is expected to be current with the community of practice for library acquisitions…”

The Miami University Libraries are seeking a … professional to serve as the Head of Branch Libraries (HBL).  Reporting to the Assistant Dean, the Head will supervise the operations of the Business, Engineering, Science and Technology Library (B.E.S.T.)  Along with B.E.S.T., the department includes the  Amos Music Library and the Wertz Art/Architecture Library.  The HBL provides leadership and vision for the department and oversees and ensures the maintenance of high standards for all department activities. The Head participates with other library department heads and library administration in the development and management of customer focused library services…

“Wichita State University Libraries ( invites applicants for the position of Digital Resources Librarian. This position is focused on the effective implementation and management of electronic resources and associated access technologies. The Digital Resources Librarian coordinates the population, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the electronic resource management system. This librarian will also work with the Coordinator of Digital Resources Acquisition in the processing of orders, renewals, vendor contacts, and license management…”

“Reporting to the Head of Area Studies Collections, this librarian has responsibility for collection development (in cooperation with others) for materials from and about the continent of Africa, emphasizing Africa south of the Sahara. Duties include selection of materials, specialized reference and library instruction, faculty liaison, collection management, promoting the collection, working on grant proposals, some travel to Africa, and participation in cooperative collection development agreements…”

“Reporting to the Preservation Librarian, the Digital Reformatting Coordinator manages the Preservation Services Unit’s contributions to the library’s large-scale digitization efforts, with emphasis on monographic and newspaper digitization. This currently includes the externally vended digitization of print volumes bound for access systems such as the Internet Archive, and HathiTrust Digital Library, as well as newspapers digitized from microfilm and print bound for access systems such as the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America and the library’s own Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections…” 

“The University Library at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for the position of Head of Special Collections and University Archives and University Archivist. The Department of Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) is responsible for building, maintaining, and making accessible the University Library’s collections of manuscripts and archives, rare books, and notable subject collections…”