Professional Career Opportunities
- University of Nebraska at Kearney;
- Wilson College, VA;
- University of Richmond;
- Oregon State University;
- Brown University;
- Texas Tech University;
- Florida Gulf Coast University;
- Harvard Business School;
- Suffolk University, MA;
- University of Toronto;
- Louisiana State University;
- University of Houston;
- Harvard Law School;
- University of Wisconsin – Madison;
- University of North Florida;
- Texas A&M University;
- University of Arizona;
- University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Digital Archivist)
- University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Assessment Librarian)
“The Coordinator for Collection Services (CCS) in Calvin T. Ryan Library directs the operations of Collection Development, Acquisitions, Cataloging processes/related procedures, and the Integrated Library System (ILS). The Archives/Special Collections unit reports to the Coordinator for Collection Services. The Coordinator has a key role in representing UNK within the University of Nebraska Consortium of Libraries (UNCL), especially with regard to resource collections and the Integrated Library System. The person in this position will continue to provide leadership and expertise in refining and repositioning collections and technical services in the context of emerging trends to meet evolving needs of the university community. Will work with the Dean, the Coordinator for Technology Services and other library staff to develop an effective and efficient technology unit. Twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Dean of the Library…”
“Reporting directly to the AVP for Technology and Library Services, the Collection Management Librarian works cooperatively with faculty and staff in all departments across the institution to provide access to information, including but not limited to Acquisitions, Access Services, Information & Research Services, Serials, and Cataloging. The incumbent will participate in the compilation and reporting of statistical data for ongoing assessments of the library collection, assist in the selection and de-selection of library materials, and collaborate with faculty liaisons to promote library collections…”
“The University of Richmond’s Boatwright Memorial Library seeks a proven collaborator, manager, and communicator, willing to learn and take the initiative in building a new digitization program. In addition to digitizing cultural heritage materials from the University’s varied collections, the Digital Collections Librarian works to integrate content from a wide variety of existing digital projects into a cohesive digital library…”
“We are looking for a manager to lead the Resource Sharing & Collection Maintenance teams. As the supervisor you will: support, develop, and mentor an amazing staff; provide leadership in evaluating, recommending, and implementing new Interlibrary Loan technologies and service models in resource sharing and collection maintenance; maintain, customize, and troubleshoot software; and ensure access to and maintenance of the physical collection. You will be working collaboratively with other libraries, consortial groups (such as Orbis Cascade Alliance and Greater Western Library Alliance), vendors, and, most importantly, patrons…”
The Brown University Library seeks a senior leader to serve as its Deputy University Librarian, a key new member of the leadership team, with oversight for assessment and campus-based outreach services, staff development, and Library Human Resources. Outreach services under the purview of the Deputy UL will include Research and Outreach Services (ROS), a unit currently comprised of an Associate University Librarian who oversees the work of subject liaison librarians engaged in collections and campus outreach responsibilities.
“The Texas Tech University Libraries seek a … individual for the position of Associate Librarian – Architecture Image Librarian. The successful candidate oversees the architecture digital image collection. This position will serve as a team member within the Architecture Library, contributing to reference and instruction. This position is tenure-tracked and reports directly to the Architecture Librarian…”
‘…The Scholarly Communications Librarian will promote the university’s institutional repository. Plan, implement, and assess FGCU’s scholarly communications program. Partner with FGCU faculty and staff to collect, describe, and make accessible the university’s intellectual assets. Provide outreach and consultations on depositing content, publishing options, author rights, copyright, and Open Access. Develop tools, guides, web resources, and services. Creates metadata for institutional repository and digital collections…”
“…This position manages the Research Data Program and is a key member of the Baker Library Collections team, ensuring that Harvard Business School and Harvard University have access to premier library collections and information resources.
The Research Data and Collections Librarian works closely with a cross-departmental team, providing collaborative coordination to meet the goals of both the Baker Research Data Program and Baker Library collections. Understanding the research landscape, the role of campus partnerships, and the capabilities and limits of library support will be essential to the success of the role…”
“Suffolk University is seeking qualified candidates to consider for the Electronic Resources Librarian position. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, Technical Services, the Electronic Resources Librarian provides leadership in the acquisition, evaluation, management, and promotion of a wide range of continuing and electronic resources including databases, journals and reference sources. S/he is responsible for integrating the electronic resources, where appropriate, with the link resolver and discovery layer software. S/he takes the lead in resolving access problems for electronic content and trains other staff members in resolving problems as appropriate…”
“The University of Toronto Libraries seeks a creative, energetic, and forward thinking Liaison & Education Librarian to join the Education & Information Services unit at the Gerstein Science Information Centre, Canada’s largest academic science and health sciences library. The successful candidate will report to the Assistant Director for Education & Information Services and will work collaboratively with a team of Gerstein librarians and staff…”
“The LSU Libraries is looking for a knowledgeable and innovative professional with an aptitude for organizational leadership and collaborative approaches to problem solving for an Electronic Resources Librarian position. The incumbent will work closely with the Director of Collection Services, the Technology Initiatives team and others in Collection Services…”
Supervise, train and evaluate librarians and staff with expertise in disciplines in the health sciences and related fields, including optometry, pharmacy, nursing, communication disorders, behavioral health, physical therapy, public health, and social work. Establish reference, library instruction and research support services.
Advance emerging services including data management and digital scholarship for the health sciences. Develop collections, information access and support in health informatics. Support state-of-the-art computing and studio facilities for both individual and group work. Fashion library liaison services for the researchers, clinicians and students housed in the complex…”
Under the general direction of the Manager for Research Services, this position provides research advice and support to HLS faculty, students, and staff. Serve as a liaison to specific faculty members, coordinating their library and research services. Responsible for interpreting and implementing policies and procedures related to library services. Develop training materials such as LibGuides, handouts and presentations. Work as a team member providing reference and research services in law and law-related disciplines, to faculty, students and staff of Harvard Law School, and to the broader research community. Actively participate in the library, law school and university community.
These positions are Digital Archivists (DA) working on a project managed by the University of Wisconsin Madison and funded and directed by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), Records Management/Archive Division. DPAA has a unique worldwide mission, conducting operations in support of achieving the fullest possible accounting of personnel unaccounted for as a result of hostile foreign acts. DPAA has offices in Washington DC, Munich Germany, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii and Omaha, Nebraska. The Digital Archivists will be located in Omaha, Nebraska on Offutt Air Force Base…”
The Head of Special Collections and University Archives oversees and administers the development and management of the library’s special collections and university archives holdings and services. Under the general supervision of the Dean of Library or Dean’s designee, the Head of Special Collections and University Archives is responsible for all functions, operations, and policies of the department and is committed to integrating into the broader institutional environment. The librarian supports the Dean, Director of Development and Community Engagement Coordinator in donor relations and community engagement.”
“…Reporting through the Director of Public Services, Evans Library, the Virtual Services Librarian will be responsible for the administration of the Libraries’ existing online suite of reference services and tools, as well as coordinating the development and implementation of emerging library technologies in support of learning and research. The person in this position will work closely with colleagues from across the University Libraries. May supervise staff…”
“University of Arizona Libraries seeks an experienced, strategic leader to join its senior leadership team. Appointment may be at the Vice Dean or Associate Dean level, depending on the experience and expertise of the selected candidate… Direct reporting departments would include some or all of the following, depending on hiring at the Vice or Associate Dean level: Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship, Special Collections, Access and Information Services, Research and Learning, and Technology Strategies and Services. The Vice/Associate Dean will also play a key role in talent recruitment and development…”
“The search to fill the position of Head of Metadata Services at the University of Toronto Libraries has been extended until July 15. The full posting along with all the necessary details concerning the application process, is online at http://ischool.utoronto.ca/job/head-metadata-services-librarian-ii-or-iii/
Reporting to the Associate Chief Librarian for Collections and Materials Management and working closely with unit heads across the library system the Head of Metadata Services will oversee the creation of metadata for materials acquired and created by the University of Toronto and provide vision for the delivery of new services within the area of resource description and discovery…”
“Scope of Job
To manage daily operations related to the digitization, organization, and access of special collections materials. Leads the efforts of the UTRGV Library in digitally preserving the culture and history of the university and the Rio Grande Valley.
Description of Duties
- Creates, organizes, and manages digitization projects from born-digital and analog resources, including various media formats.
- Works with the Metadata Librarian to describe and organize digitized materials.
- Links finding aids to digitized materials using ArchivesSpace.
- Ensures accessibility of digitized materials through appropriate digital platforms…”
“Scope of Job
Responsible for working with library stakeholders to gather, analyze, and interpret data reflective of library services and resources. Generates reports and visualizations to demonstrate impact and contribution to the library’s and university’s mission and goals.
Description of Duties
- Provides leadership and support for evidence-based decision making related to services, collections, technology, and physical spaces.
- Conducts end-user research, gathering and analyzing data in support of strategic planning and other overall library assessment initiatives.
- Responds to statistical requests, providing and analyzing data from library systems, the library’s website, and other online data sources.
- Promotes the integration of assessment into all phases of planning, services, and collection management…”
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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.