Professional Career Opportunities
- PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries);
- CUNY Brooklyn College;
- Colgate University;
- Missouri State University;
- University at Albany, NY;
- University of Washington Information School;
- William & Mary, VA;
- University of Utah;
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine, University of Maryland
- University of Virginia;
- University of Illinois – Organizational Development and Training Coordinator;
- University of Illinois – Literature and Languages Librarian;
- University of Florida;
- Adelphi University;
- Cornell University;
- Binghamton University, NY;
- University of Texas Libraries;
- Metropolitan State University Library, MN;
- King’s College, PA;
- University of Colorado Boulder;
- Shared Library Services Platform Coordinator – PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries)
“… The Shared LSP Coordinator reports to the PASCAL Executive Director and is responsible to the PASCAL Board of Directors. Incumbent will be responsible for coordinating collaborative leadership, oversight, and management of the new Shared Library Services Platform (SLSP) for PASCAL member libraries. Coordinates PASCAL member libraries, vendors, PASCAL staff, and SLSP governance groups. Serves as primary representative on behalf of members with SLSP vendor and any other shared services provider. Supervises SLSP systems and technology support staff at PASCAL…”
“…The Associate Librarian for Collection Management will provide strategic vision, leadership, and supervision of day-to-day activities in collection management to ensure that our collections support the educational mission of Brooklyn College and meet the needs of our diverse constituency. This individual will be responsible for the oversight of collection development of print and digital resources. This individual will play a key leadership role, serving on the Library Management Team and contributing significantly to the mission of the library and the institution…”
“Colgate University invites applications and nominations for the position of University Librarian. Reporting to the Provost and Dean of the Faculty Tracey Hucks who joined Colgate in July 2017, the University Librarian is a critical partner in and facilitator of the intensive intellectual engagement that characterizes relationships between students and faculty at Colgate…”
“…We seek an experienced, user-centered leader who has extensive knowledge of library technical services, including best practices and latest trends in the evolving role of libraries. Through effective and efficient leadership, the incumbent will plan, implement, and evaluate operations, establish policies and procedures, set priorities, liaise with the Content Management Team, and manage all operational activities of the Resource Management and Discovery programs. This includes acquisitions, cataloging, discovery/accessibility, metadata, serials, and physical processing of materials for the Libraries’ collections…”
The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek applications for an … User Experience Librarian. This position will report to the Head of the Reference and Research Services Department.
- Collaborates with and leads the Website Development Team in maintaining a functional, attractive and usable website and mobile website.
- Conducts website accessibility audits and tracks website usage.
- Plans and coordinates usability assessment for digital and physical library resources and spaces.
“…We are recruiting for a full-time 9-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor (job class code 10116). Applicants must have a Ph.D., JD, EdD, or foreign equivalent by date of appointment. Our new colleague will join a broad-based, inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff dedicated to sustaining leadership in our dynamic and growing field. Candidates should show a commitment to bridging research and practice. Faculty members in the Information School teach across programs, and University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service…
“William & Mary Libraries seeks an innovative, thoughtful leader for the position of Head of Cataloging & Metadata who loves problem solving, improving workflows, and collaborating with a team to improve the discovery of our library collections. This position provides leadership and coordination of cataloging and metadata services for the libraries while directly supervising 3.5 FTE who are engaged in cataloging print and physical media…”
“The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks an … professional for the position of Research Education Librarian to work four weeks each semester at the Utah Asia Campus (UAC) located in Incheon, Korea and spend the rest of the time at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. This is a career-line faculty appointment with funding guaranteed for three years. This is an excellent opportunity to work with University of Utah faculty and students to engage them in information literacy, research, critical thinking, and accurate writing and citation styles. The incumbent will engage with faculty and students across disciplines and campus units and meet regularly with the Marriott Library Associate Dean for Research and User Services…”
- Community Engagement Coordinator – National Network of Libraries of Medicine, University of Maryland
“In cooperation with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program (https://allofus.nih.gov) and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center, the All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries…
The Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations, known All of Us partners, and others in target areas within AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV to develop activities based upon community health needs and the requirements of the All of Us program.
Recruitment is now open for UVA Health Sciences Library’s next clinical librarian. We are seeking a conscientious professional interested in developing next generation service models supporting clinical care at the UVA Health System. Our clinical librarian will work closely with clinical teams and library colleagues to provide user-focused services that support evidence-based practice… The clinical librarian will also assist the Medical Education Librarian in providing superior educational services to undergraduate and graduate medical education.
“… The Organizational Development and Training Coordinator reports to the Assistant Dean of University Libraries for Business Operations, who reports to the University Librarian. The Organizational Development and Training Coordinator is responsible for independently leading the Library’s training and organizational development efforts by identifying, evaluating, establishing curriculum, and creating procedures that enhance every employee’s individual capabilities to achieve their greatest potential through training, organizational development and creative solutions.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a … individual to provide library services for Literature and Languages. The position requires a diverse set of skills encompassing deep knowledge in the subject areas, including English literature and theatre/drama, OR Romance languages and literatures; instructional skills, and familiarity with Digital Humanities. The individual must have the ability to work in a team setting and to demonstrate leadership in the face of rapid change.
The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries Acquisitions and Collections Services Department seeks a … Electronic Resources (E-Resources) Librarian to serve as Head of the E-Resources Unit. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position provides leadership and expertise in acquiring and integrating electronic resources into the Libraries’ collections. The E-Resources Librarian reports directly to the Chair of Acquisitions & Collections Services, supervises four staff, and works collaboratively with personnel across the libraries to acquire and manage ongoing access to electronic resources…”
“…Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Assessment Coordinator will create and lead the Adelphi Libraries’ Assessment Program in order to promote the advancement of student success and academic excellence at Adelphi. The successful candidate will work closely with library faculty and administrators, teaching faculty, and campus partners (Office of Research and Planning, Information Technology, etc.)…”
“Cornell University Library seeks a Metadata Projects Librarian to help bring collections to users.
In collaboration with other key staff, the Metadata Projects Librarian provides strategic and technical guidance on metadata practice for Cornell University Library’s (CUL) digital, physical and virtual collections within the broader context of CUL’s digital and programmatic needs…”
(Cornell is also seeking a Metadata Projects Librarian.)
“SUNY Libraries Consortium (SLC) seeks an Executive Director for a unique opportunity to cultivate the alliances with the diverse and visionary network of libraries within SUNY. The SLC is a new independent organization, formed to implement the vision of the member libraries of the Consortium and support SUNY students, faculty, researchers and staff to advance the intellectual and economic development of New York State…”
“… The GIS and Geospatial Data Coordinator will provide leadership for, develop and promote GIS and geospatial data services for faculty, staff, and students by providing tools and resources to facilitate the discovery, access, management, and analysis of geospatial data across all disciplines at UT. Additional duties are described in the posting. The position reports to the Data Management Coordinator and works together with her and the Research Support and Digital Initiatives department to support UT affiliate GIS needs…”
Metropolitan State University, … is seeking applicants for the position of Dean of Library and Information Services. The Dean is charged with the leadership for Library and Information Services to meet the strategic needs of the university, students, Library faculty and staff, and our community partners. The dean provides vision for the development of resources and services that meet the scholarly and intellectual needs of the university community and works closely with other university officers to advance the overall needs of the university. The dean also manages the services and physical facility of the Library and Learning Center…”
King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, PA) invites applications for the position of Director of the Library. The Director of the Library oversees the operation of the D. Leonard Corgan Library as a learning resource, including information skills instruction and the integration of the Library with the curriculum. The College is in the process of revitalizing its library and envisions the library as a dynamic center for the support of teaching and learning. With this in mind, the College seeks a strategic partner for the academic administration and faculty in leading this endeavor.
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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.