Professional Career Opportunities
- Texas A&M University;
- University of Iowa;
- PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries) Consortium;
- Harvard University;
- University of Michigan Law Library;
- Project MUSE, Johns Hopkins University;
- Youngstown State University;
- Behrend Campus – Penn State
- Cornell University;
- Northwestern University, IL;
- UNC – Chapel Hill;
- Harvard Business School;
- University of Illinois;
- Suffolk University, MA;
- LSU Eunice;
- Yale University;
- University of California, Berkeley;
- Auburn University;
- Murray State University, KY (Assistant Professor – Library Media);
- Murray State University, KY (Research & Instruction Librarian/Assistant Professor);
- Northeastern University, MA;
- Southern Wesleyan University, SC.
“Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a … professional to join the Libraries as the Director of Collection Development and Acquisitions Services. The person in this leadership position must be a self-starter who will set the strategic direction for the unit. He or she will have proven assessment and negotiation skills, will have successfully led a functional area and demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with other units. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries through the Associate Dean for Information Resources, the Director of Collection Development and Acquisitions Services will manage the library materials budget, direct the activities for one-time purchases and copy cataloging workflow and coordinate collection development policies and collection analysis…”
“The University of Iowa Libraries seeks an … leader to guide the acquisitions functions for the University of Iowa Libraries. The librarian will formulate and execute strategic initiatives for the Acquisitions Department to manage a diverse portfolio of services. The University of Iowa Libraries has significant investments in journal packages, approval plans, e-books, and a DDA program. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Collections, the Head of Acquisitions provides leadership for all acquisitions activities to ensure excellent customer service and timely access to information resources…”
- Shared Content and Licensing Librarian – PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries) Consortium
“PASCAL is looking for a team-oriented person with a strong background managing electronic resource licensing, collections development or acquisitions; outstanding analytic, planning and communication skills; and an adventurous spirit.
The Shared Content and Licensing Librarian will play a leading role in planning and implementing collaborative collections initiatives and coordinating consortium-wide licensing activities. Our goal is to bring greater unity to collections while creating efficiencies in securing content for member libraries…”
“Harvard Library seeks a …” leader to guide and evolve Harvard Library’s management of electronic resources. Applying their solid record of leadership and vision across Harvard’s vast online collections, the Electronic Resources Strategist and Head, Electronic Resources will guide the development of a unified strategy, best practices, and workflows for managing fee-based and open access electronic resources that encompasses all library components of the online content ecosystem: collection development, technical services, and scholarly communication…”
“The University of Michigan Law Library seeks a Scholarly Publishing and Systems Librarian to join our highly engaged and collaborative team of librarians dedicated to building and preserving one of the most comprehensive law library collections in the country. This opportunity is an excellent one for librarians interested in developing or strengthening their analytical and administrative skills…”
The Metadata & Linked Data Strategist:
- Is Project MUSE’s metadata expert and is responsible for assessing, developing, and documenting internal policies for metadata creation, application, and maintenance.
- Participates in large-scale research and development projects related to metadata discovery, interoperability, and identity management, including the development of a linked data environment and of descriptive metadata standards throughout MUSE.
- Ensures compliance with evolving national and international metadata standards.
- Oversees relationships between Project MUSE and discovery services to ensure that metadata delivery is efficient and accurate.
- Acts as technical liaison between linking partners and Project MUSE.
“Youngstown State University, a comprehensive, open-access, urban research university, seeks an Executive Director of the Maag Library.
The successful incumbent will possess the vision and leadership skills necessary to promote and advance Maag Library as a progressive student-focused academic center. This individual will be responsible for leading, developing, coordinating, and managing all aspects of library resources and services to ensure the Library excels in the provision of support for teaching, learning, and research…”
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for the position of Head Librarian at Penn State Behrend. This tenure-track faculty position is responsible for overall library administration and services at the Behrend Library, including supervision of faculty and full-time staff, collection development, reference and instruction services, library facilities, coordination of information technology, outreach to the community, collaboration with University Libraries and campus administrators to meet strategic goals, assessment of library services, coordination of development activities with development officers of Penn State Behrend and University Libraries, and oversight of the library budget.
“…Cornell University Library is committed to diversity and is actively seeking to foster and support the growth and development of librarians from underrepresented groups through the Cornell University Library Diversity Fellowship…
The Diversity Fellowship is designed for recent MLS graduates who want the opportunity to learn about academic libraries and acquire core competencies and skills in research, scholarship and instruction. The program allows the Library Fellow the unique opportunity to work in a variety of public services areas, explore new information technologies, collaborate on projects, and to participate in a challenging and rewarding work environment…”
“Professional Librarian Vacancy
- Provides research assistance and instructional support in the areas of business/management, marketing, and social science data analysis to all members of the Northwestern community, working collaboratively to do so.
- Serves as one of two liaisons to the Kellogg School of Management, providing research assistance and consultation, and instructional services for business. Collaborates closely with the Business & Management Librarian and supports students at both the Evanston and Chicago campuses. Serves as liaison to other academic areas and programs, with specific assignment(s) depending on the needs of the Northwestern community.
- Works in close collaboration with librarians for engineering and related fields to support project management/management sciences in an array of interdisciplinary fields, with particular attention to entrepreneurship services and instruction…”
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library invites applications for the position of Digital Scholarship Specialist in the Digital Research Services department.
We are seeking a … individual to provide technical support for digital scholarship projects and to guide the selection, enhancement or creation of new tools and workflows to support scholarly research. The successful applicant will serve as the contact point for Digital Humanities efforts for the University Libraries and will maintain communication with the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative and the Digital Innovation Lab.
“…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…”
“…Reporting to the Head of Content Access Management (CAM), the Monographic & Media Cataloging Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the Monographic & Media Cataloging Team within the unit. The Coordinator provides leadership within the Library for English language cataloging, by collaborating with other Technical Services units to determine appropriate workflows and with Public Services units to assess ongoing cataloging needs. The Coordinator provides training, documentation, and communication of national rules and standards related to monographic and media cataloging and works with others to determine local cataloging policies….”
“The Moakley Law Library invites applications from qualified individuals to consider for the Legal Research Librarian position. The Legal Research Librarians play essential roles in planning and implementing the law school’s legal research curriculum. Legal Research Librarians support the law school’s faculty and students in their research endeavors, teach stand-alone research classes, partner with Legal Practice Skills (LPS) faculty to teach legal research in the 1L (First Year) curriculum, and provide assistance to patrons at the reference desk…”
“The Systems Librarian reports to the Director of the Arnold LeDoux Library and works closely with other librarians and library staff to provide reference and instructional services. The Systems Librarian is responsible for assisting in the management of the LSU at Eunice/LOUIS focused systems operation and has primary responsibility for administering the Integrated Library System (ILS). The Arnold LeDoux Library houses a print collection of more than 66,000 volumes, periodicals, and media materials varied in coverage and format. Specialized collections include local genealogy and history, children’s literature, Louisiana materials, as well as the Jerry Walls Herpetology Collection…”
“The Research and Education Librarian serves as the primary librarian involved in the Medical Library general library instruction program. This enthusiastic, user-centered individual will be responsible for the design of the library’s current general instruction program. Through consultation and collaboration, the librarian works to enable faculty, students, clinicians and researchers to leverage information and data resources to the fullest. With experience using a wide range of bibliographic databases, both biomedical and general, the librarian develops and provides training/instruction in the use of knowledge management, information and data resources, tools, and strategies including evidence-based searching, systematic reviews, and content management tools…”
The University of California, Berkeley seeks a … librarian with subject specialization, technical knowledge, and a strong commitment to the user experience to develop media services that engage and support faculty and students in teaching, learning, and research.
The Film & Media Services Librarian provides leadership for long-term vision and planning for the Library’s media collections, with primary responsibility for the Media Resources Collection housed in the Moffitt Library. Knowledgeable about video markets and distribution networks, evolving user expectations related to media and new technologies, and relevant US laws and practices related to use and preservation of legacy formats, this librarian provides high-level film and media related reference services to the UC Berkeley community as well as the general public.
“…Auburn University Libraries seeks a …. individual to join the Reference and Instruction Services Department as Business & Economics Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Public Services/Head of Reference and Instruction Services in the University Libraries, the successful candidate will serve as liaison to the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business and the Department of Economics in the College of Liberal Arts, which include programs with robust distance education and residential components…”
Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate level coursework in school library media, information studies, technology, and curriculum design. Teaching modes include web-based distance education and face-to-face (on campus and at regional campuses). Maintain an active role in advising undergraduate and graduate students and supervising practicum and other field experiences at K-12 placements…”
Murray State welcomes applications for Research & Instruction Librarian and liaison to the humanities and social sciences. This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track position. This position serves in the University Libraries as a Research & Instruction librarian, and is responsible for aiding members of the university community with basic and advanced research needs, teaching subject-specific instruction sessions, and teaching credit-bearing information literacy courses. Liaising specifically with the Departments of Psychology, Political Science and Sociology, and History, this position is tasked with providing scaffolded instructional/information literacy sessions to students and faculty in those disciplines, and representing those disciplines in collection development decisions within the University Libraries. Engages in research & service to support this role and the tenure-track position…”
“Recognizing the unique strength of interdisciplinary scholarship at Northwestern University, the Business and Data Analytics Librarian will bring expertise in the tools, methods and resources needed to support research and teaching conducted by faculty, staff and students across the university community, with particular attention to emerging and current trends in business, market research, project management, and data analytics. The librarian in this position will develop relationships with and collaboratively provide services to faculty, staff and students who are studying and researching topics in business and management…”
“Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services, the Head STEM & Entrepreneurship plays an integral leadership role in the Research and Learning Division shaping library services in support of STEM disciplines and entrepreneurship at Northeastern.
S/he leads a team of research librarians in a program of research support and educational engagement/outreach focused on the Bouve College of Health Sciences, the College of Computer and Information Science ( CCIS), the College of Engineering ( COS), the College of Science ( COS), and the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, and affiliated labs, centers, and institutes…”
As a member of the professional library staff, the Distance Learning Librarian will work specifically with SWU’s online and distance learning students to provide reference and instructional services in a variety of formats…
The Distance Learning Librarian will serve as a member of the Reference team focusing on services to online students and distance students at SWU’s five regional sites…”