Professional Career Opportunities
- University of Texas at Austin;
- University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill;
- University at Buffalo, NY; (Head of Discovery Services;
- University at Buffalo, NY; (Head of Health Science Library);
- University of Texas;
- University of Georgia;
- City College of New York;
- University of Miami;
- Farmingdale State College, NY (Access Services Librarian);
- Farmingdale State College, NY (Technical Services Librarian);
- University of Alabama (2 positions);
- University of North Alabama;
- Ithaca College, NY ;
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign;
- Columbia University;
- University at Buffalo, SUNY;
- Princeton University;
“The University of Texas Libraries seeks a … individual to lead the newly-forming Content Management Unit. Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate will be appointed as a Librarian III or Librarian IV. The position is responsible for the oversight and coordination of 32 staff, including the direct management of 5 staff. The successful candidate will be joining an exciting and restructuring organization enabling new and innovative approaches to both content acquisition and description…”
“The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a … professional for the position of Community Archivist for the Southern Historical Collection.
Working closely with the curatorial team of the Southern Historical Collection (SHC), and reporting to the Director of the Collection, the Community Archivist will serve as project manager and coordinator for a Mellon Foundation grant that services the Collection’s existing and prospective community archive projects. The Community Archivist will manage a small team, document the community-driven methodology, facilitate relationships with peer practitioners and community liaisons, and develop tools and programs for community-driven archives…”
“…The Head of Discovery Services provides leadership for electronic resource management, acquisitions, cataloging and metadata services to ensure that online and print collections are efficiently acquired, easily accessible and readily discoverable to all library users. Working under the purview of the Associate University Librarian for Discovery and Delivery, the incumbent works closely with library faculty and staff to improve the ways in which the Libraries acquire and manage library materials in all formats…”
“Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Research, Education, and Outreach, the Head of Health Science Library Services provides leadership and direction for integrating libraries services, resources, and expertise with the research, teaching, learning, and outreach activities of UB’s five health sciences schools: The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the School of Public Health and Health Professionals…”
“…The GIS and Geospatial Data Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, and promoting centralized GIS services internally for the UT Libraries, collaborating with UT Libraries IT to establish and evolve the infrastructure for GIS-related digital projects, research, and teaching, and designing and administering spatially-enabled databases to support use of and access to UT Libraries geospatial data collections… The position reports to the Data Management Coordinator and works together with her and the Digital Scholarship team to support UT affiliate GIS needs…”
“The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a … individual with a demonstrated commitment to advancing undergraduate learning and research within a library context for the position of Director of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center Library Commons (MLC). Reporting to the University Librarian/Associate Provost, the Director provides strategic direction and leadership for the Library Commons by administering facilities operations, coordinating services provided in the building, planning programs and activities, and managing MLC’s support staff and student assistants…”
The City College of New York seeks an … Electronic Resources Librarian with experience in acquiring, licensing, accessing and assessing electronic resources. Reporting to the Associate Dean and Chief Librarian, the person will collaborate to support the City College (CCNY) curriculum through effective integration of e-resources into the library website and promote effective use of e-resources to all college users.
The University of Miami Libraries seeks applications for an … professional for the position of Metadata Management Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Metadata & Discovery Services, the Metadata Management Librarian will focus on the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and library systems. This position will provide resource discovery expertise across a variety of formats, ensure the quality of metadata in the resource discovery tools, develop new approaches to metadata processes, and consult with various stakeholders.
“Greenley Library is seeking a … Librarian with a commitment to public service who will oversee the effective management of our Access Services Department, with responsibility for circulation, reserves, and interlibrary loan.
This is a 12 month, full time, tenure track faculty position, reporting to the Library Director…”
“Greenley Library is seeking a … Librarian with a commitment to public service who will participate in the operation of the Technical Services Department, with responsibility for acquisitions, collection development, and ILS systems management.
The Technical Services department is comprised of 2 full time librarians, 2 full time clerks, and employs over 20 students per semester. Departmental functions include collection development, acquisitions, gifts, cataloging, shelf maintenance, college archives, and other areas as needed…”
This is a 12 month, full time, tenure track faculty position, reporting to the Library Director…”
- Metadata Librarian – University of Alabama (2 positions)
“The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking two dynamic, highly motivated individuals for the position of Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the Coordinator for Metadata in the Resource Acquisition & Discovery department and working collaboratively in a metadata team with 5 librarians, and appropriate units in the Libraries, this position supports the discovery of and access to the Libraries resources through metadata creation, analysis and enrichment…”
“The University of North Alabama seeks an… tenure-track faculty member to engage in service-oriented instructional and research services. This 12-month position will provide library instruction to undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will work individually and as part of an instruction team to develop, deliver, and assess traditional and electronic library instruction (including developing technology-based instructional materials)…”
“…Ithaca College Library invites applications for a two-year residency program designed to increase the presence of historically underrepresented groups in the professional librarian ranks and introduce new and innovative perspectives to the Library. The residency provides an early-career librarian with a range of professional experience in a supportive environment for professional exploration and engagement. The program is intended to recruit a recent library school graduate who will contribute effectively to the diversity of the profession and obtain a meaningful work experience…”
- Visiting Residency Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor (4 Positions) – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
“The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library is pleased to announce a new opportunity for early-career librarians to gain professional experience and mentoring through a new library residency program. The residency program is offered to librarians within two years of receiving their degrees. The University Library seeks opportunities to help early career librarians embark on successful careers in academic and research libraries…
We are recruiting to fill four, two-year positions with individuals who desire to build their skills and contribute to one of the following four areas of strategic importance and need to the institution: African American Studies Resident, Data Visualization, Digital Humanities Pedagogy, and Digital Preservation…”
“The Columbia University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position Journalism and Government Information Librarian. The Journalism and Government Information Librarian will engage and collaborate with faculty, students, and administrators in the Columbia School of Journalism and across the University relating to research and data support in the area of government information. The Librarian will collect materials in the areas of journalism, news and current events, and government information. The Librarian will manage collection funds, select materials, and coordinate outreach for the School of Journalism, and government information and data…”
“Princeton University seeks a … planner and manager for the position of Head of the Science Libraries. The successful candidate will provide vision, leadership and a collaborative working environment for the staff of the Lewis Science Library and Furth Plasma Physics Library with a combined staff of 5 librarians, 10 support staff and numerous student assistants…”
(Hat Tip to HigherEDJobs; ALA Joblist; ARL Job Listings; Simmons Jobline and NASIG Jobs Blog)
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.