Professional Career Opportunities
- College of Charleston, SC;
- University of Houston;
- Salve Regina University, RI;
- Boston University, MA;
- Appalachian State University, NC
- University of South Carolina;
- University of Wisconsin-Madison;
- University of Cincinnati;
- University of California, San Diego
- University of Florida;
- University of Oregon;
- Library of Congress;
- Virginia Commonwealth University (Science and Engineering Research Librarian);
- Virginia Commonwealth University (Public Affairs Research Librarian);
- Northeastern University, Boston, MA;
- EBSCO Information Services;
- George Mason University, VA;
- Yale University (Data Librarian);
- Yale University (Digital Preservation Librarian);
- University of Texas at San Antonio;
- Wesleyan University, CT;
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock;
- Lasell College, MA
“The Collection Development and Assessment Librarian manages the assessment, title selection processes, and licensing of digital and print resources by formulating, articulating, and managing the direction, balance, and focus of the Library’s collections to support learning, teaching, and research. They provide direction for collection development related library liaison activities with academic departments and monitor changes in the College’s academic programs, degrees, and research emphases and adapt collection development decisions to meet emerging needs…”
“The UH Libraries’ Research Materials Procurement (RMP) department manages the Libraries’ materials budget, the purchasing of all physical and electronic resources, and the resource sharing and document delivery services. Reporting to the Head of RMP, the Assistant Head of RMP will directly oversee the continuing resources unit, with responsibility for acquiring, licensing, and maintaining access to continuing resources in all formats. The person in this position will be responsible for negotiating license agreements with publishers and vendors for the acquisition and renewal of electronic resource subscriptions and one-time purchases in a variety of formats including journals, ebooks, databases, data sets, and streaming media…”
- Assistant Director, Digital Scholarship Initiatives, Library Systems and Collections – Salve Regina University, RI
“…The Assistant Director, Digital Scholarship Initiatives, Library Systems and Collections will share responsibility for strategic planning and resource allocation to develop digital services and steward library collections to support teaching and learning at Salve Regina University. Working with other librarians, staff, and campus partners, the incumbent will envision and implement services for the role of technology and digital scholarship to support the library’s role as a partner in teaching, learning and research. The incumbent will lead a team to continuously enhance the library’s online search interfaces and print and digital collections. This position reports to the library director…”
Boston University Libraries seeks a transformational leader who will re-envision a 21st century hybrid library with an advanced capacity to support research teaching and learning across geographic, language, and disciplinary borders, leveraging innovations in digital and information technology. S/he will lead BU’s Mugar Memorial Library and branches (currently African Studies, Astronomy, Music, Science and Engineering, Stone Science, Pickering Educational Resources, and the Frederick S. Pardee Management Library) in collaboration with the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries, the School of Theology Library, the Alumni Medical Library, and the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center to achieve this goal.
Appalachian State University seeks an Associate Dean of Libraries. The Associate Dean will:
- provide strategic leadership in planning and implementing innovative library services, programs, staffing and other initiatives;
- supervise, support, and mentor coordinators of Special Collections, Digital Scholarship & Initiatives, and Resource Acquisitions Management;
- promote effective cross-team communications, intra-team working groups, and project teams in concert with the other Associate Dean and the Dean of Libraries;
share in leadership for human resources and budgets;
Prairie View A&M University is conducting a nationwide search for its next Director of Library Services. The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, full resume, and contact information of at least five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to March 8, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the Committee and/or hiring authority. For a complete position description, please visit the Current Opportunities page at www.parkersearch.com.
The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science in Columbia invites applications and nominations for a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level to begin fall 2018. Shape the future of library and information science. Pursue your interests in a diverse, intellectually stimulating, and multi-disciplinary environment that provides support and encouragement as part of a collaborative work culture. Be a strong voice in the shaping of a growing information science undergraduate program. An earned doctorate in library and information science or a related field is preferred… The School is particularly interested in a candidate with specializations in one or more of the following areas: Information Science, Academic Libraries Research Methodologies, Information Retrieval, and Archives Digital Repositories…
The Vice Provost leads the process of developing a clear vision to sustain and enhance the role of libraries in the intellectual life of the university. The Vice Provost works to increase the libraries’ support from internal and external sources and leverages and aligns those resources to facilitate strategic priorities and needs, to transform the libraries’ physical spaces to support evolving needs around teaching, learning and research, to develop staff skills and roles that align with the rapidly changing roles libraries play in supporting research and scholarship, to develop and enhance access to relevant, distinct and engaging content and collections, and to develop and engage in campus, regional, national and international partnerships to develop economies of scale that facilitate scholarship and better support the mission of the university and the libraries….”
“The University of Cincinnati Libraries seeks a self-motivated, strategic-thinking, innovative, risk-taking and adaptable leader to fill the Associate Dean for Library Services (AD) position. The AD will join an outstanding senior leadership team and will play a leadership role in continuing the transformation of the research library at the university. As a member of the Dean’s Cabinet (Dean’s executive management team) and the Management Council, the AD works collaboratively to further articulate and realize the UC Libraries ambitious vision and strategic directions. Depending on the qualifications and academic experience of the selected candidate, this hire may be eligible for an academic appointment with tenure…”
“…The successful candidate will provide consultation services to researchers and other data owners, assisting in analysis of their materials, modeling their collections, advising on techniques for metadata collection and enhancement, and ingesting collections into the Library’s digital repository. They will become deeply embedded in assessing specific researcher needs in the areas of data curation best practices, metadata for research datasets, and data ingest processes. The person will be a central link between the Research Data Curation Program and the Metadata Services Program, relaying discipline-specific metadata needs and advocating for processes and tools to support data curation work…”
“The University of Florida’s, George A. Smathers Libraries seek an … Metadata Librarian to join the Digital Production Services team. Reporting to the Chair of Digital Production Services, the Metadata Librarian will coordinate projects that involve the digitization and description of collections belonging to the University of Florida and collaborating institutions. The Metadata Librarian will apply knowledge of metadata, taxonomies, and technical expertise to incorporate new content into UF’s digital library management system and make improvements to existing content…”
“The Director of Library Technology Services (LTS) is a … technology leader charged with overseeing and directing the LTS department, which includes three teams covering Core Systems and Infrastructure, Applications Development and Integration, and Computer Support Services. The Director oversees major systems, operations, and services for the Libraries, including the library management system, discovery platform, digital repository systems, the interlibrary loan system, various applications for library-wide functions, and staff and public computing. S/he will also provide leadership and take responsibility for the functioning and maintenance of the Libraries’ main web site and interfaces…”
“The Congressional Research Service (CRS), seeks a Research Librarian to join its Resources, Science, and Industry Division, which supports the work of Congress in issue areas including earth sciences, natural resources, environmental policy, energy and minerals, agriculture and food, science, technology, transportation, and industry.
The Research Librarian will provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing primarily on the areas of natural resources and earth sciences. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in natural resources and earth sciences are encouraged to apply…”
“Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries seeks faculty candidates for a Science and Engineering Research Librarian. The successful candidate will work closely with faculty in assigned departments to advance scholarship and learning for the VCU community. They will teach course integrated sessions and workshops on important research concepts, provide in depth research consultation and services, contribute to collection decisions for specialized resources. Furthermore, they will build relationships with their departments to ensure library collections and research services are relevant for evolving scholarship and learning needs…”
Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries seeks faculty candidates for a Public Affairs Research Librarian.
The VCU Libraries Academic Outreach Department subject specialist librarians serve as liaisons to the Monroe Park Campus’ schools and centers. The successful candidate will work closely with the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs faculty in assigned departments to advance scholarship and learning for the VCU community. They will teach course integrated sessions and workshops on important research concepts, provide in depth research consultation and services, contribute to collection decisions for specialized resources.
The ROA manages the Archives’ reference services, including managing reading room staff and overseeing answering reference or research requests; plans and implements online and physical library exhibits; conducts tours and provides talks and presentations to visitors; maintains the Library’s online presence, including reference and research tools; and works with Scholarly Communications department on Library publishing initiatives…”
“Performs subject analysis and classification on a broad range and depth of materials. Materials analyzed include print, visual, audio and digital resources. Classification and subject headings assigned by the Cataloging Bibliographer are used to support approval plan profiling and order fulfillment. Creates metadata records at full level RDA standard to support the provision of products supplied by Library Technical Services to accompany purchased content…”
“…This position is responsible for providing library services in the areas of reference, research, and instruction in support of faculty and students in the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and to the Criminology department; and developing corresponding library collections and outreach initiatives. The position, part of the Social Sciences Team, reports to the Social Sciences Team Lead and works in an ever-changing public service environment. Position is based at the Arlington Campus with a presence in Fairfax, VA…”
…The Data Librarian will join a well-established program of support for research and teaching with data, and will play a leadership role in providing and advancing the Yale University Library’s data services. Reporting to the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, the Data Librarian is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees…”
“…The incumbent will report to the digital preservation manager and will work within the digital preservation team to preserve the Library’s digital content. The Digital Preservation Librarian will be an expert in the Library’s Digital Preservation Systems and processes and a first point of contact for users of digital preservation services. The Digital Preservation Librarian will work with prospective content depositors and stewards of preserved content to ensure depositors can ingest content into the digital preservation systems, to ensure their content is appropriately preserved, and to ensure their content is appropriately accessible when requested…”
‘…Reporting to the Interim Head of International Studies the Librarian/Curator for International Studies and Special Projects Coordinator coordinates enterprise-wide initiatives including the International Digital Ephemera Project (IDEP) and Collecting L.A; engages in outreach and a variety of collections activities to expose UCLA collections to wider audiences, including digitization projects and exhibits featuring library materials. The incumbent directly supervises 0.5 FTE and works with other area and international studies librarians and library assistants to manage department workflows, and serves as liaison to one or more international studies departments in either Slavic, Eastern European or Western European Studies…”
“The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries seeks an … Student Success Resident Librarian to provide instruction, research and outreach services to first- and second-year students of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and academic backgrounds. This entry-level position will develop and implement fresh ideas and new directions for a library instruction and assessment program focused on undergraduates’ academic success and retention…”
Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Caleb T Winchester University Librarian has primary oversight for the Wesleyan University Library, and focuses particularly on library wide goals, objectives, and outcomes that support the institution… The University Librarian serves as the main public voice for the Library and participates actively in many collaborations both on and off campus. The University Librarian directly supervises the work of the Library leadership team of two Associate University Librarians, the Science Librarian, and the Director of Special Collections & Archives, who manage the day to day operations of their respective areas. The University Librarian also supervises the Archaeological Collections Manager and the Curator of the Davison Art Collection.
“The University of Arkansas seeks applications for the position of Student Engagement Librarian (R99682). The Student Engagement Librarian is a 12-month library faculty position with rank leading to tenure. Reporting to the Ottenheimer Library’s Student Success Coordinator, the Student Engagement Librarian collaborates with personnel across the division and throughout the university to promote library services that support student success, recruitment, and retention. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy…”
The E-Learning and Research Librarian is responsible for providing leadership in supporting research (online and in-person) library services to students, staff and faculty, with special focus on the graduate programs of Lasell College. He/She will provide reference services to students and faculty as well as participate in an active instructional program. The E-Learning and Research Librarian will provide collection development for assigned departments or programs including liaison activities to multiple online graduate programs and must possess a professional and pedagogical commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice.
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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.