December 2013 Archives

Library Director, Peterborough Town Library, Peterborough NH

The Peterborough Town Library, established in 1833, is the oldest free public library in the world supported by taxation. The library was created on the principle that the public library, like the public school, was deserving of maintenance by public taxation and should be owned and managed by the people of the community, and thereby freed from dependence on private generosity. Since its founding, the library has been an integral part of the town's identity.

The Town of Peterborough (aka "Our Town" as written by playwright Thornton Wilder) is situated in the Monadnock Region and is home to the MacDowell Colony. Founded in 1907 by Edward and Marian MacDowell, it is the nation's leading artist colony. The town is also home to The Peterborough Players, a first-class summer theater established in 1933. There is an active historical society as well as art museums and shops. Peterborough has top-notch recreation facilities, parks and schools, State Parks (including Miller State Park, the first in New Hampshire), town-owned lands with beautiful views, and a trail network that runs through hills and valleys.

Peterborough is home to New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Peterboro Basket Co., Monadnock Community Hospital, Eastern Mountain Sports, RiverMead Retirement Community, Staff Development for Educators, and Pheasantwood Center, among others. But Peterborough's most important asset, above all, is the people who live here. A civic minded, eclectic community of more than 6,000, Peterborough has a mixture of long-time residents and newcomers from around the country who are drawn to the town's vibrancy, beauty and sense of community.



The Peterborough Town Library has served the community well for more than 180 years. While community members enjoy a high level of library services today, the facility itself is showing its age. In 2010, the 1833 Society was formed to raise, through private donations and grants, sufficient funds to finance a major library upgrade, and to assist with the design and construction of a revitalized and updated facility.


The new library director will play an important role in this transformation. Library trustees are seeking a director who can continue to move the library, in methodology and mind set, into the 21st Century. This is an opportunity to help create a vibrant library for the future - one with updated resources, engaging programming and user-focused services. The director must be responsive to the needs of the capital campaign conducted by the 1833 Society by serving as a spokesperson, expert witness, public face and promoter of the new library. This requires someone with a passion for the purpose and potential of the library, a visionary and collaborative leader with strong relationship-building skills.

The director will need to develop a structure and process for on-going fundraising, including legacy giving, to complement taxpayer and trust support. This requires a strategic thinker and planner, with flexibility and foresight - one who can bring enthusiasm and a sense of humor to the task at hand.



Under general direction of the Board of Trustees, the director is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and managing all aspects of the library in conformity with the policies established by the trustees, with other town policies, and with state and municipal laws and regulations. The library director is responsible for enhancing the profile of the library throughout the Peterborough community.




The library director reports to the Board of Trustees and provides support to the board by assisting and working with the board chair in preparing the agenda for board meetings. The director is responsible for keeping the library board informed of issues and problems relating to the library, for assisting in and promoting the continuing education of board members, and for helping to orient new board members. The director assists the library board in the development of the library's annual budget and in justifying the budget to town officials. The director recommends new and revised library policies to the board, brings issues facing the library to the attention of the board and presents options and recommendations for dealing with those issues.

The director is expected to work collaboratively, not only with trustees, but also with town officials, community groups and other libraries and cultural institutions. The director prepares and maintains a variety of records, reports, correspondence and detailed memoranda about a wide variety of issues for board members, town administrators, and other town boards and commissions.



The library director leads the development and implementation of a variety of services designed to meet the needs of a diverse public in a high quality, cost-effective manner. The director will operate the library under a philosophy of service that puts the needs of library users first and ensures that all staff members respond to those needs in a positive, helpful, and friendly manner. The director oversees the lending of a wide variety of materials to users of all ages, reference and information services, public programming, and access to electronic information. The director will ensure that library services are designed to be accessible to everyone in the community including individuals with disabilities.



The director leads the selection of a collection of library materials that meets the needs of a diverse public and is based on a collection development policy approved by the library's board of trustees. The director reviews the collection development policy regularly with the library board to ensure that it is current. The director oversees or participates in the acquisition, processing, cataloging, circulation and weeding of library materials. The director oversees the sharing of materials with other libraries in the region and in the state through interlibrary loan.



The director is responsible for the hiring and supervision of library employees and volunteers and the enforcement of human resource policies established by the library board and the Town of Peterborough. This includes the evaluation and disciplining of employees if necessary. The director will carry out all human resource functions in compliance with state and federal laws. The director is responsible for training library staff members and facilitating their continuing library education.



Annually, the director works with the chair of the Board of Trustees in developing an initial budget for the next fiscal year (July 1- June 30) and presents that budget for consideration to the library board. The director assists in the presentation of the library's budget to the town. The director manages the library's finances so that expenditures stay within the approved budget. The director submits to the trustees a monthly list of checks written and to whom, and a monthly budgetary review, which are prepared using the town's financial software. The director reports on the library's financial position in the library's annual report to the N.H. State Library. The director manages revenue received on behalf of the library in the form of fines, fees, state and federal grants, and trust funds.



The director is responsible for the initial development of policies for consideration by the library board, for creating procedures to administer these policies effectively and efficiently, for ensuring policies and procedures are up-to-date and are in compliance with local, state, and federal laws, and in the public's interest.



The director will participate in strategic planning process regarding the future of the library, by being actively involved with the library board, the 1833 Society and the greater library community. The director is expected to advocate for and promote the library, stay informed of what is happening, and be active in the community. This may include serving on community committees, presenting before business groups, patrons and donors and seeking and securing grants, donations and other contributions to the library's programs from external sources. The director will display a willingness to represent the library at night and weekend events.



The director is responsible for overseeing the maintenance of the library facility and grounds and for identifying problems and needs relating to the library facility and its grounds and to bring these to the attention of the library board and the town.


  • The director will perform other related duties as required.



  • An M.L.S. and at least 5 to 7 years of experience in the administration of a public library, or related relevant experience, are required;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of innovative resources, programs, and services available to public libraries and a commitment to the mission and philosophy of public library service;
  • Familiarity and proficiency with technology and how it can support the library of the future, is essential;
  • Ability to write press releases and promote the library through social media;
  • Knowledge of library funding, reporting procedures and N.H. library laws and regulations;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and the capacity to project a positive public image and to make effective public presentations.
  • Fundraising experience is a plus.



  • A positive and enthusiastic individual, open to growth for themselves and the library;
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to attract and motivate library staff and volunteers;
  • Ability to network in the professional community and bring best practice to Peterborough;
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-direction skills;
  • Curiosity and a good listener, with an ability to "hear" from others;
  • Ability to convey the importance of the accessibility of programs and services to all demographic groups services (teens, young adults, seniors, etc.).






Mid-June 2014



Residence is preferred, but will not be required of the successful candidate.



Please send resume, cover letter and references to Marcia Patten, president of the Board of Trustees, at by Jan. 31.

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Research and Education Librarian, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville NC

Mountain Area Health Education Center, in Asheville, North Carolina, invites applications for the position of Research and Education Librarian. The librarian in this position will provide curriculum-integrated instruction for residents, fellows, and medical students in the effective use of health science databases and mobile apps, the integration of information resources into clinical practice, and effective use of library services and resources to support evidence-based practice, and will evaluate information access and management skills. Duties will also include clinical information services, in-depth and on-demand consultation, specialized proactive alerting services, and research activities including literature searching with critical appraisal and filtering, annotated bibliographies, bibliographic management, and assistance with study design, writing, preparation for publication.

Required:  Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution.  Experience using biomedical and evidence-based practice literature, research, and clinical tools, experience training and supporting the information needs of clinical providers, experience in evidence-based teaching and practice for adult learners, including course development and instructional material design, strong commitment to innovative and responsive customer service, demonstrated understanding of trends and issues in the field of health sciences information, and the ability to plan and implement innovative technology solutions, self-motivated, with the ability to set and attain goals effectively, manage competing priorities under pressure, and the flexibility to adapt to change, excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills, independent and professional judgment, and decision-making skills, familiarity with data management trends !
and practices, successful experience working in a collaborative environment.

Preferred: three years' experience in health sciences or medical library setting (or equivalent experience), additional graduate education in health sciences or equivalent field, experience with liaison services and embedded librarianship, experience with the integration of knowledge and evidence-based resources in the EHR and other clinical tools.

Apply at MAHEC, 121 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803 or fax resume to (828) 257-4710 or email to 

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Electronic Records Archivist, Kansas Historical Society, Topeka KS

The Kansas Historical Society seeks to hire an Electronic Records Archivist (Policy & Program Analyst) to support the State Archives Division's implementation of a trusted digital repository -- the Kansas Enterprise Electronic Preservation (KEEP) digital archives. 

State of Kansas job posting  (
Complete position description (
The Electronic Records Archivist will:

  • Promote use of the KEEP digital archives by Kansas government agencies.
  • Coordinate the transfer of permanent electronic records to KEEP.
  • Develop and update KEEP digital archives policies and procedures.
  • Identify long-term records impacted by new Kansas state government information technology projects subject to branch Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO) review and approval.
  • Ensure that CITO-reportable project plans include appropriate provisions for managing and preserving long-term records, including the transfer of permanent records to KEEP.
  • Provide records management consulting services to Kansas government agencies.
  • Prepare new and revised records retention and disposition schedules for Kansas State Records Board review.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in the domains of electronic records management and digital preservation.

Minimum Qualifications:
Four years of experience in collecting, evaluating, studying or reporting on statistical, economic, fiscal/budget, legislative or administrative data. Education may be substituted for experience as determined by the agency. Preferred experience includes:

  • electronic records and information management;
  • digital preservation;
  • application of automated information management systems to records management, archives, or business       environments.

Requires knowledge of 

  • records and information management methods and best practices;
  • standards and best practices related to trusted digital repositories including, but not limited to, the following:
    • Open Archival Information System (OAIS): ISO 14721:2012
    • Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories: ISO 16363:2012
    • Producer-Archive Interface - Methodology Abstract Standard (PAIMAS): ISO 20652:2006 
  • electronic information systems;
  • digital preservation methods and best practices;
  • archival methods and best practices;
  • business process analysis methods and best practices;
  • enterprise architecture methodologies;
  • project management methods and best practices;
  • metadata standards for archives, records management, and digital preservation including, but not limited to, the following:
    • Metadata Encoding Transmission Standard (METS)
    • Dublin Core
    • PREMIS (preservation metadata)
    • Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
  • American history with special emphasis on western and Kansas history;
  • archives and special collections reference techniques and best practices;
  • historical research methods.

Requires ability to: 

  • manage projects;
  • negotiate and administer contracts;
  • work with a variety of people and in a team environment;
  • balance multiple projects;
  • meet deadlines;
  • express ideas clearly, orally and in writing, to groups with varying expertise in the relevant subject matter.

Preferred Qualifications:  Master's degree in public or business administration, library or information science with an archival administration concentration, or a related field.


STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2:  Complete the online State of Kansas Employment Application form at and submit to the Historical Society.

STEP 3:   Email your resume, cover letter, Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate, and copies of college transcripts to Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.  

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED:  Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Vicki Harding 

Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. 

How You Will Be Evaluated:
Once you complete and submit your application materials, your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements.  Next, your application will be evaluated based on preferred competencies and criteria for the position. 

What To Expect Next:
After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. 

Veterans Preference' Eligible (VPE):
Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum qualifications and competency factors of the position. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.  Additional VPE information can be found at

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

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Archivist, Naval Historical Collection, U. S. Naval War College, Newport RI

The Naval Historical Collection (NHC) at U. S. Naval War College is seeking applications and nominations for an energetic and innovative professional to fill the position of Archivist. This position reports to the Head Archivist and will participate in appraisal, accessioning, description, capturing oral histories, government records management and developing the NHC Website. Critical to this position will be participating in a new vision for the NHC that bridges traditional archival practices with the growing focus on digital curation, preservation and long-term information stewardship.

The U.S. Naval War College

The U.S. Naval War College, located on Coasters Harbor Island, Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, was founded more than 125 years ago as a small institution with mostly summer courses. It has evolved into a one-year, resident program that graduates about 600 students a year, and a robust distance education program that graduates about 1,000 students a year. Students earn Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) credit and either a diploma or a master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.

Established in 1884, the U.S. Naval War College is the oldest institution of its kind in the world. More than 50,000 students have graduated since its first class of 9 students in 1885 and about 300 of today's active-duty admirals and generals and senior executive service leaders are alumni.

Just as our educational programs have expanded in depth and reach, so have the research and analysis efforts conducted by our Center for Naval Warfare Studies. Through war games, conferences, workshops, and publications, our research arm provides direct curriculum support to our educational programs and focused, task-driven analysis for fleet customers and government agencies across the national security spectrum.

The Naval War College Library
Our Library is reinventing itself as a Learning Commons, recapturing its role as the academic center of the U.S. Naval War College by utilizing a full range of research, academic resources and technology tools. In support of this goal, the Library is scheduled to undergo extensive renovation and expansion beginning in 2014.

The library is named in honor of Rear Admiral Henry Effingham Eccles, a distinguished logistician from the Second World War. The Library and Naval Historical Collection are staffed by 26 individuals, the majority of whom hold Master's degrees in Library and Information Science. The Library consists of three primary units:

The Main Library, located on the main and lower levels of Hewitt Hall, houses the reference collection, periodicals collection, microform collection, rare book collection, federal (Superintendent of Documents) depository collection, and general circulating collection. The Main Library contains over 270,000 books and documents, over 1,700 periodical titles (of which over 750 are current subscriptions), over 500,000 microforms, and access to about 60 online database systems, many of which contain full text e-books and journal articles.

The Classified Library Branch, housed in a secure vault within the Main Library, contains over 53,000 titles (Naval Warfare Publications, CD-ROMs, DVDs, cassettes, voice recordings) and more than 80,000 volumes. Students, faculty, and staff with SECRET security clearances may use the Classified Library's SIPRNet access for searching classified online resources and sending/receiving classified e-mail.

On average, faculty, students and staff visit our online services 100,000 times each year and during those visits conduct about 170,000 searches. Actual visits to the NWC Library are difficult to measure because there are multiple ingresses and egresses. One controlled gate count records 106,000 visitors each year. We circulate approximately 15,000 books and process about 2,500 requests for materials through Interlibrary loans each year.

The Naval Historical Collection
The Naval Historical Collection (NHC) is the custodian of the Naval War College's 128 year history, the history of the Navy in Narragansett Bay, and naval warfare as practiced during the last 200 years. Established in 1969 and located in Mahan Hall, the collection's primary source materials are of interest to naval historians, scholars, and students of American military and diplomatic history, Naval War College students, faculty and staff, and the general public.

The Naval War College archives contain more than 1,200 feet of records documenting the administrative and curricular history of the institution since its founding in 1884. The archives house 45 record groups, including administrative correspondence, curriculum items and publications, conference proceedings, library records, lectures, faculty and staff presentations, theses, World War II Battle Evaluation Group records, and a vast array of intelligence and technical source materials pertaining to technological developments and strategic and tactical problems of interest to the Navy.

The archives contains more than 266 manuscript collections containing the personal and official papers of Naval War College presidents, professors, and naval officers who have served on the staff or have been affiliated with the institution during the years, including those of Alfred Thayer Mahan, Stephen B. Luce, Raymond A. Spruance, H. Kent Hewitt and James B. Stockdale.

In addition to the larger collections, single manuscript items represent a growing and unique body of documents available for research. There are now more than 636 letters, journals, letterpress volumes, certificates, commissions, and signatures stored in the Naval Historical Collection. Representative holdings in this category range from letters of Admirals David Farragut, Elmo Zumwalt, Jr., and William Leahy to a 1783 paymaster's book from the USS Alliance, which was homeported in Providence at the time.

The Naval Historical Collection's current Strategic Plan addresses the preservation, facilities, and environmental requirements for the collection, as well as the pressing need to digitize collections for accessibility by researchers worldwide.

For additional information or to apply for this position, watch for announcements in USAJOBS

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Children's Services Librarian, Stoughton Public Library, Stoughton MA

Brief Description:  Children's Services Librarian position will assist in managing our children's collection, young adult collection and programs.  This position requires the ability to provide library services to a very active and diverse population of children, young adults and their families.  This person must be able to interact well with children, young adults and adults, as well as select, catalog, process, weed and manage budgets for the children's and young adult's collection and plan, advertise and present a variety of programs throughout the year, as well as during the annual summer reading program.  This is a full-time union position with benefits for 35 hrs/week.


Qualifications:  MLS degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college and at least 3 years of public library experience, along with excellent written and oral communication skills. Familiarity with the SIRSI system preferred.  Will also be responsible as person in charge of the building one evening per week and one Saturday per month.  Physical requirements include ability to stand, bend, lift and unpack boxes.



  • Maintains collection of children and young adult materials, selection, cataloging, processing, weeding, and monitors budget for this collection.                           
  • Develops and implements special library programs for children through grade twelve and their families.
  • Prepares special booklists and displays of interest to children, young adults and their families.
  • Provides library orientation programs for all second and sixth graders in the Stoughton Public School system as well as others groups upon request.                                               
  • Develops and maintains cooperative relations with school personnel.
  • Acts as reader's advisor to children, young adults, parents and teachers.                            
  • Attends professional meetings.                                              
  • Performs circulation and desk duties as necessary.   
  • Responsible for supervision of library and staff during some evening and weekend hours.
  • Administers library's automation system as it relates to assigned department.                     
  • Implements computer applications and trains the public in computer use.    
  • Knowledge of automated library systems and PC applications.
  • Inputs and deletes records on the library computer system.                                                  
  • Performs related library tasks as directed.     
  • Provides in-depth reference service to all age groups.

Job Skills:                                                                               

  • Considerable knowledge of library science, data processing and automation.                     
  • Considerable knowledge of library policies and procedures.                                                
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with others.                               
  • Ability to use indexing system in practice in the library.       
  • Ability to supervise others.                                                    
  • Ability to handle a great many details, some simultaneously, with accuracy.           
  • Ability to acquire skills in performing supervision over one or more library units.               
  • Skill in interpersonal relations using tact and diplomacy.      



SALARY RANGE: $24.48 - 38.70


Please send resume and references to:

 Patricia Basler, Director

Stoughton Public Library

84 Park Street

Stoughton, MA 02072

or fax to 781-344-7340

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Cataloging Internship, Special Collections Department, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston MA

State Library of Massachusetts-Special Collections Department, Boston, MA

Spring Internship Opportunity - 2014



The Special Collections Department is offering part-time internships to assist with the cataloging and classification of special materials. The internships can start in the first weeks of January, with possibility of extension. We request a minimum commitment of eight hours per week, in blocks of four hours, preferably either 9am-1pm, or 1pm-5pm.


The interns will work with the Special Collections Librarian and the Library's technical services staff to catalog new accessions and to enhance existing MARC records, using both original cataloging and copy cataloging. Materials to be cataloged cover formats including rare books, single manuscripts, manuscript collections, maps, atlases, photographs, recordings, broadsides, and artifacts. Additional projects may include the reclassification of Special Collections holdings currently classed in the Dewey Decimal System to the Library of Congress classification system.


The ideal candidate will have completed Simmons classes LIS 415 and 416, and/or 417, or have previous experience with cataloging.


Since the early nineteenth century, the State Library has collected materials that reflect Massachusetts' government, culture and history, and continues to maintain the most comprehensive collection of Massachusetts state publications in existence. Its collection has been carefully and thoughtfully gathered for almost 200 years, and it forms a tremendous resource for all areas of Massachusetts research. The Library has an active program to make its collections available through public programs, exhibitions, and digitization.


The State Library's Special Collections Department includes items that need special care due to their age, fragility, or format. Holdings comprise rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, newspapers, tax valuations, architectural drawings, prints and photographs, scrapbooks, and souvenirs. The collection is particularly strong in nineteenth and twentieth-century city directories, maps, and atlases.


State Library internships are unpaid, but provide students with valuable work experience in a unique library setting. The library is conveniently located in downtown Boston in the Massachusetts State House, one block from the Park Street MBTA station. Our operating hours are Monday through Friday 9-5.


For more information, contact Beth Carroll-Horrocks or Silvia Mejia at the Special Collections Department:, or 617-727-2595. To apply for this internship, please send a cover letter and resume to

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Reference Internships, Special Collections Department, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston MA

State Library of Massachusetts-Special Collections Department, Boston, MA

Spring Internship Opportunity - 2014



The Special Collections Department is offering part-time internships to assist with reference and exhibition activities, but also including other special projects. The internships can start in the first weeks of January, with possibility of extension. We request a minimum commitment of eight hours per week, in blocks of four hours, preferably either 9am-1pm, or 1pm-5pm.


The interns will work with staff to cover the information desk (helping on-site patrons, answering telephone and written inquiries). Other duties may include assisting with exhibitions: conduct the research, item and image selection, preservation review, scanning, creation of label text, and panel fabrication for our upcoming exhibitions. Duties may also include processing of small collections, records management and appraisal of the Library's archival records, inventories and re-housing of historical materials, collection surveys, and digitization.


Since the early nineteenth century, the State Library has collected materials that reflect Massachusetts' government, culture and history, and continues to maintain the most comprehensive collection of Massachusetts state publications in existence. Its collection has been carefully and thoughtfully gathered for almost 200 years, and it forms a tremendous resource for all areas of Massachusetts research. The Library has an active program to make its collections available through public programs, exhibitions, and digitization.


The State Library's Special Collections Department includes items that need special care due to their age, fragility, or format. Holdings comprise rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, newspapers, tax valuations, architectural drawings, prints and photographs, scrapbooks, and souvenirs. The collection is particularly strong in nineteenth and twentieth-century city directories, maps, and atlases.


State Library internships are unpaid, but provide students with valuable work experience in a unique library setting. The library is conveniently located in downtown Boston in the Massachusetts State House, one block from the Park Street MBTA station. Our operating hours are Monday through Friday 9-5.



For more information, contact Beth Carroll-Horrocks or Silvia Mejia at the Special Collections Department:, or 617-727-2595. To apply for this internship, please send a cover letter and resume to

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Preservation Internships, Special Collections Department, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston MA

State Library of Massachusetts-Special Collections Department, Boston, MA

Spring Internship Opportunity - 2014


The Special Collections Department is offering part-time internships this spring to assist with preservation tasks.  Internships can start in the first weeks of January, with possibility of extension. We request a minimum commitment of eight hours per week, in blocks of four hours, preferably either 9am-1pm, or 1pm-5pm.

The intern will assist the Preservation Librarian in a variety of preservation/conservation projects including but not limited to: paper surface cleaning, document repairs and lining, archival rehousing, encapsulation, book and spine repairs, and cleaning/organizing the Special Collections shelving units. The ideal preservation intern will have extensive knowledge and hands-on experience/training in archives, special collections, preservation/conservation techniques.

Since the early nineteenth century, the State Library has collected materials that reflect Massachusetts' government, culture and history, and continues to maintain the most comprehensive collection of Massachusetts state publications in existence. Its collection has been carefully and thoughtfully gathered for almost 200 years, and it forms a tremendous resource for all areas of Massachusetts research. The Library has an active program to make its collections available through public programs, exhibitions, and digitization.


The State Library's Special Collections Department includes items that need special care due to their age, fragility, or format. Holdings comprise rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, newspapers, tax valuations, architectural drawings, prints and photographs, scrapbooks, and souvenirs. The collection is particularly strong in nineteenth and twentieth-century city directories, maps, and atlases.


State Library internships are unpaid, but provide students with valuable work experience in a unique library setting. The library is conveniently located in downtown Boston in the Massachusetts State House, one block from the Park Street MBTA station. Our operating hours are Monday through Friday 9-5.


For more information, contact the Preservation Librarian: To apply for this internship, please send a cover letter and resume to

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Library/Archives Intern, Wenham Museum, Wenham MA

The Wenham Museum's mission is to preserve, protect, and interpret the artifacts of childhood, domestic life, and the history and culture of Boston's North Shore from the 17th century to the present. In addition to our collections of toys, dolls, textiles, furnishings, and electric trains, the museum houses a library of +/- 1000 books and other secondary source materials, and an archive with 20+ file drawers of primary source materials relating to Massachusetts' North Shore, with an emphasis on documents related to Wenham and the people who lived here. 

We are seeking an intern or volunteer to help organize and catalogue the library and archive collections. This is an ongoing project that requires skills in the handling of fragile primary source documents like letters, wills, deeds, and other manuscripts, writing catalogue descriptions, re-housing materials, and entering data into the Museum's database. 

Qualifications: must be able to lift and carry at least 40 lbs. unassisted, stoop, bend, squat, reach, and climb ladders; careful attention to detail and a delicate hand with fragile documents is a necessity, as is reliability and the ability to work independently after training; some college education and experience with data entry (especially PastPerfect) is preferred but training will be provided; experience in handling, cataloguing, and properly storing documents is helpful but will be provided.
Contact: Wenham Museum Marketing Manager, Mary Barthelmes at 978-468-2377 x127,

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Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI) 2014

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are pleased to announce the website launch for the 2013 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI),

SEI is suited to information professionals new to the field, those currently enrolled in library schools who wish to augment their skills with image management training, and more experienced professionals eager to respond to fast-changing technological advancements and job requirements. Individuals with a range of professional roles have benefited from past SEIs, including visual resources professionals, university and public librarians, archivists, and museum professionals responsible for image rights and reproductions.

SEI 2014 will be held at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign from June 10-13, 2014. This intensive workshop features a curriculum that specifically addresses the requirements of today's professional in hands-on and lecture modules. Expert instructors will cover intellectual property rights, digital imaging, metadata, digital preservation, and essential image management tools. Attendees also enjoy an opportunity to brainstorm on a range of issues, from new media and marketing visual resources to professional development and future career roles, during an interactive "ThinkCamp"

Registration opens for SEI 2014 on January 21, 2014. Once again this year five scholarships will be sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation ( Kress Scholarship
applications are due by February 7, 2014. For application procedures, see the SEI 2014 website:

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Assistant Managing Librarian, Snohomish Library, Snohomish WA

Starting Pay: $4,919.59 - $6,763.77 Monthly Snohomish, WA

The Assistant Managing Librarian position works in a collaborative environment to support library operations, staffing, and planning, which includes providing effective, friendly service to customers.
This position includes morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Typical Duties:

  •  Assist the Managing Librarian in library operation and supervision of assigned staff to provide effective and efficient service to customers
  •  Interview and select candidates for community library positions; train, schedule and evaluate assigned staff
  •  Perform and supervise effective public service including assistance providing readers' advisory and reference services
  •  Perform effective library collection management to provide for a materials collection appropriate for the needs and interests of the library's customers through materials research, recommendation, and customer interest
  •  Act as building head in the absence of the Managing Librarian; represent the library at various meetings, serve on work committees and compile and prepare reports on library operations as assigned

Requires substantial knowledge of reference services and materials; collection development principles and procedures; techniques and policies of sound staff supervision and public library management; Library District policies and procedures.

Requires the ability to operate computer equipment and on-line bibliographic databases at a proficient level; supervise and direct work of assigned staff; analyze and apply information on customer needs and interest to the selection of appropriate materials; speak and understand English; work cooperatively and have favorable interpersonal relations with public and co-workers; occasionally lift and/or move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds; and function in a fast-paced library environment.

This position requires a Master's degree in Library Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university, the ability to obtain a Washington State Librarian certificate upon employment, and a minimum of four years librarianship experience. Supervisory experience is preferred but not required for this position.

Job 7931 Closes 01/10/2014

A Sno-Isle application is required for each position applying for and must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Applications and employment information available online: 

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Librarian III - Systems Training and Support, Maine State Library, Orono ME


Library Development
Librarian III - Systems Training and Support

Code: 3113                  Pay Grade: 25 - $39,852.80 - $54,121.60

Open for Recruitment:  December 5, 2013 - January 3, 2014


The Maine State Library (MSL) is dedicated to serving the information needs of all Maine citizens and to the support of all Maine libraries. Maine InfoNet is a collaborative of academic, public, school and special libraries that supports library partnership across the state. The Maine State library is seeking an experienced librarian to provide library systems training and support services to libraries statewide as part of the Maine State Library and Maine InfoNet. The Librarian III: Systems Training and Support position will be based out of the Maine InfoNet offices in Orono, and will report to the Executive Director of Maine InfoNet. 



This professional library position provides training, technical support, and educational and planning guidance for the Minerva, SOLAR, and URSUS consortial catalog systems.  These systems make up the backbone of the MaineCat Statewide Library Catalog and the Interlibrary Lending system. This position is a vital component in the training, support, and organization of libraries statewide and helps manage services that impact library patrons across the state.



Typical duties of this position include, but are not limited to:


  • Serve as lead coordinator for all training, educational, and technical support management for Maine InfoNet library services.
  • Work collaboratively with Maine InfoNet staff to provide comprehensive, hands-on support for MaineCat, Minerva, SOLAR, URSUS, MARVEL! and other services, and projects as assigned, including direct technical support for rapid response to system support requests.
  • Work with member libraries to coordinate a training regimen consisting of hands-on classes, the organization of regional "expert-users/peer trainers," and collection, management and ongoing editing and updating of training materials.
  • Help coordinate, manage and attend user group meetings such as the URSUS Cataloging Department Heads Meeting and the Minerva Circulation and Cataloging Standards Committees.
  • Work with Maine InfoNet staff and member libraries to coordinate, maintain, and provide content and editorial control for aspects of the Maine InfoNet website that pertain to systems training and technical support and other online support mechanisms.
  • Act as editor and lead contributor for systems policies, procedures, documentation, and training manuals.


Because  MaineCat, Minerva, SOLAR, URSUS and MARVEL!  are all part of the evolving Maine InfoNet collaboration, it is likely that assigned duties and responsibilities will change over time.


MINUMUM QUALIFIATIONS (Entry level knowledges, skills, and /or abilities may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following coursework/training and/or experience)


Two (2) years' experience in professional library work including experience in systems or training, and a Master's Degree in Library Science -OR- an acceptable combination of civilian or military training and experience. 


Preference will be given to candidates with experience managing, training, and providing support for library automation systems or with library systems support experience.


KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED (These are among the requirements to successfully perform the work assigned)

  • Detailed, in-depth experience with administration and support of library automation systems (experience with Innovative Interfaces Millennium software preferred), electronic information resources and tools and web-based technologies.
  • Effective documentation, training and project management skills.
  • Wide-ranging knowledge of technical trends and developments in library automation and electronic access to information.
  • Knowledge of principles, procedures, and workflow associated with cataloging, circulation, serials management, acquisition, and other aspects of the work of public, academic and special libraries.
  • Strong commitment to innovative, user-focused services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to create and manage web pages.
  • Ability to plan and facilitate meetings.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, representatives from other agencies, organizations, and schools.

BENEFITS                             Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly

Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:


Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $363.77 biweekly

Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $345.58 biweekly

Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $327.39 biweekly

Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $309.20 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2011.


Value of State's share of Employee's Retirement:  17.07% of pay.




Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Direct-Hire application. The application form is available on our webpage at:


Friday, January 3, 2014





Tammy Sturtevant, HR Generalist,

General Government Service Center, 74 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04332-0074

207-624-7418 (T)

207-287-4032 (F)

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Blogger, GSLIS Admissions, Simmons College, Boston MA

GSLIS Admission is looking for two new admission bloggers to start in Spring 2014! 

Our admission blog, Student Snippets: The LIS Experience, is a wonderful opportunity to document your time at Simmons GSLIS and help prospective students realize what it is like to be a part of the Simmons GSLIS community. Through our posts, the site has become a hub of information regarding GSLIS news and events, Boston updates, as well as personal/quirky bits and "a day in the life" snapshots. 

Volunteer bloggers are asked to submit one blog per week. There are no assigned topics; we just ask you to be honest, professional, and moderately relevant.  We especially welcome students from GSLIS West, school library teachers, Children's literature, and online programs, although everyone is welcome to apply!

If you are interested in blogging for GSLIS Admission, please send a sample blog (250-500 words) to by Wednesday, January 8, 2014. In the text of the email, please include your program/LIS interests, your campus, and intended date of graduation.

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University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Salve Regina University, Newport RI

Salve Regina University, ranked among the best institutions of higher education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, is a Catholic Liberal Arts University located in scenic Newport, Rhode Island. Salve Regina offers challenging academic programs in a highly supportive environment and an innovative core curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation and broader perspective. The historic, 75-acre campus enrolls approximately 2,500 men and women and offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's degrees, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, and the Ph.D. in Humanities.


Job Description:



Adhering to current archival standards, develop and implement policies and procedures for the acquisition, arrangement, description, preservation, and access to print and digital materials of historic and educational importance to Salve Regina University.



Accession and des! cribe archival and special collections according to current standards, using an archival collection management system.


Provide online access to descriptive materials about the collections.


Provide reference, instruction, and research services pertaining to the University Archives and Special Collections for researchers from the academic community and from the general community of library users


Implement and maintain the acquisition and collection development policies of the University Archives and Special Collections.


Collaborate with faculty in the Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program to develop an archival component for the curriculum.


Promote awareness and use of the University Archives and Special Collections to the community through such means as exhibits, publications, presentations, class instruction, etc.


Ensure the preservation of Archives and Special Collections material through the use of proper! procedures for storage, digitization, and usage of these materials


Participate on the team for the digitization of original material, especially in the planning and maintenance of metadata.


Manage the electronic deposit of PhD dissertations


Serve on Library Planning Group



Maintain liaison with donors, university offices, and academic departments in order to acquire materials of historic and educational importance


Serve as library liaison to selected academic department(s); develop online resources to support these area(s)


Develop bibliographies, guides and instructional materials as needed


Serve on library and university committees as required


Collaborate with other archives and library professionals in the city, state, and national level as needed




ALA-accredited MLS degree required, with concentration in archives management. Advanced subjec t degree preferred.


Minimum of three years of experience with s! pecial collections and archives, including experience with digital projects, required, preferably in an academic library.  Knowledge of archival standards and systems and current digitization practices required.


Excellent organizational and communication skills, strong commitment to public service, and ability to work with diverse users and staff required.


Demonstrate deep curiosity, problem solving capacity, self motivation and the ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment.


Ability to provide original cataloging for library materials is a plus



Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including: health and dental coverage, life insurance, long-term disability, 403B plan, tuition benefits and more. Salve Regina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University actively seeks diversity among its employees.


Application Instructions:


Candidates must apply on-line only at


This job posting is online here:


More information on the university archives and special collections can be found here:

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Director, Kent Memorial Library, Suffield CT

POSTING DATE: Dec 19, 2013                                 

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Jan. 24, 2014

RATE OF PAY: Competitive                         


EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Exempt                             


Kent Memorial Library seeks an innovative director with superb communications skills and strong public service orientation.  Nestled near Connecticut's "notch", the historic town of Suffield (community of 13,000) is ideally situated between Boston, New York City and Hartford.  Our unique contemporary building was designed by renowned architect Warren Platner in 1972.  A detailed job description can be found at  For more information about Suffield visit  To apply send resume, cover letter and 3 references to no later than Jan. 24, 2014. E.O.E.

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Adjunct Faculty Librarian, Mason Library, Keene State College, Keene NH

Adjunct Faculty Librarian, Spring 2014
Mason Library

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking a part time adjunct faculty librarian to join our team for the spring 2014 semester in providing instruction and reference service. The semester commences January 21, 2014 and ends May 9, 2014.  The position is non-benefited, approximately 20 hours per week; salary will be $7,500 for the semester.

The successful candidate will staff the reference desk Sundays and evenings and contribute to the development of LibGuides, instruction materials, and use of social media.  In addition, the successful candidate will pilot providing workshops for students on basic research concepts and tools.  Depending upon qualifications additional responsibilities may be assigned.

Qualifications Required: ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent; experience providing reference or coursework with applied practice in reference provision; ability to work independently.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Academic library experience; course work in or experience teaching.

Application: Apply online at

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:
•       Letter of application addressing the required and desirable qualifications
•       Resume
•       Contact information for three references

Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until position is filled or otherwise closed at the College's discretion.

For more information about Keene State College, Mason Library, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, visit:,, or

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Reference Librarian, Preston Smith Library, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock TX

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Libraries seeks a librarian for the position of Reference Librarian at the Preston Smith Library in Lubbock, TX. Reporting to the Senior Director of Public Services, the incumbent will provide reference assistance, including mediated searches and bibliographic instruction to students, faculty, and staff and participate as an instructor for orientation and training sessions. This position includes an opportunity for non-tenure faculty appointment in the TTUHSC School of Medicine.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
*Provides reference assistance including mediated searching and bibliographic instruction
*Provides library orientation and training sessions
*Participates in library liaison program
*Teach a variety of classes and course-integrated instruction
*Participate in collection development activities*
*Contributes content to the Library web page
*Assist other library staff in outreach services

Required Qualifications:
*MLS/MLIS or the equilavant from an ALA-accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
*Experience in a medical library environment.
*Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service orientated, rapidly changing environment to accomplish mutual goals.
*Ability to work independently.

Salary: $42,880.87 with excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:
To apply, access the Texas Tech University online employment site at Select "Search Jobs" and enter requisition number 90267. Attach the following to the online application: a letter of application, resume or vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and continue until the position is filled.

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Digital Collections and Oral History Archivist, Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH

Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College seeks a motivated, detail-oriented, outgoing person to fill the position of Digital Collections and Oral History Archivist. This position is a rotating 60/40 split between digital curation and oral history. The position will coordinate and manage born-digital manuscripts and archival records as well as plan, manage and implement oral history projects. The successful candidate must be committed to public service and have the ability to work as an effective member of a team.

Reporting to the College Archivist, the Digital Collections and Oral History Archivist creates workflows and trains Special Collections staff on tools, policies, and procedures related to access, and processing of Rauner Library's digital collections. The position also coordinates the appraisal, ingest, and delivery of electronic records and media across Rauner Library collecting areas and oversees the collection of web content related to Dartmouth College and related areas of collecting

When the oral history program is engaged in active projects the Digital Collections and Oral History Archivist works with College Archivist and the members of the Oral History Advisory Committee to identify and develop new projects and directions for the program. During the project, the position is responsible for identifying narrators, conducting oral history interviews, managing the processing of oral history media as well as managing student employees.

The Digital Collections and Oral History Archivist also performs outreach activities related to oral history program, which may include working to integrate the oral history program into the curriculum and assist classes engaged in the use of oral history methods. As with all positions in Rauner Library, the Digital Collections and Oral History Archivist provides reference service in the Special Collections reading room on a regular basis to a diverse community of users.

The successful candidate must hold a master's in Library and information Sciences or an equivalent graduate degree. An archival concentration within a master program is preferred. Experience or training in oral history, as well as experience or training in the management of electronic records and media, is essential for this position. The successful candidate will also need good editorial skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, knowledge of archival standards, theory, and practice, working knowledge of the issues surrounding electronic record-keeping systems and standards, and the ability to communicate with a wide range of individuals with diverse backgrounds.

Dartmouth College is a highly selective undergraduate college with distinguished graduate schools of Business, Engineering, Medicine and 20 graduate programs in the Arts and Sciences. Dartmouth has remained at the forefront of American higher education since 1769. At the heart of Dartmouth College is one of the oldest research libraries in the United States. Nine libraries distributed across various academic centers, house the 2.8 million volume collection and provide access to a rich array of digital resources supported by a technically robust network environment. The Library's mission is to foster intellectual growth and advance the teaching and research missions of the College by supporting excellence and innovation in education and research, managing and delivering scholarly content, and partnering in the development and dissemination of new scholarship.

For the complete job description and to apply online, go to:

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Assistant Reference Librarian (Part-time), NHTI, Concord's Community College, Concord NH


Position #C2R00118


NHTI, Concord's Community College seeks a part-time (25 hours per week) professional, as part of the Reference Team, to deliver exemplary library reference and research services focusing on a strong customer service philosophy, anticipating user needs. This position reports to the Head Reference Librarian at NHTI, Concord's Community College.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Master's degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.  Experience: No experience required. Additional years of related work experience may not be substituted for the formal education required by this class specification.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience teaching and preparing lesson plans; Proficiency with electronic and printed information resources; Ability to use and explain library facilities including OPAC and other reference aids; Customer service skills with a strong commitment to client services; Strong creative, technical, and problem solving skills; Excellent communication, organizational, presentation and interpersonal skills; fluency in a second language; Understanding of standards and trends in reference services and instructional technology.


§  Salary for this part-time role is $18.24 - $21.33 hourly.

§  For a job description or to complete the REQUIRED CCSNH Application, please visit


CLOSE DATE: CCSNH applications for this role will be accepted until filled.


NHTI, Concord's Community College

31 College Drive, Concord, NH 03301-7400


Phone: (603) 230-4002

TDD Access: Relay NH 603-223-2316

Fax: (603) 230-9311

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Information Literacy Instructional Designer, Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette IN

The full job announcement can be seen at

Reporting to the Information Literacy Specialist who coordinates the Libraries' involvement in IMPACT, the ILID will provide regular reports on the progress and status of their work with faculty and instructors. This position will be funded for a period of three years from the date of hire.

Qualifications Required:

  • MLS or MIS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Knowledge or strong interest in best practices and innovations in teaching and learning related to information literacy.
  • Knowledge of best practices and innovations in teaching and learning as well as curriculum and instruction.
  • Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate and consult with faculty and instructional staff across disciplines.
  • Evidence of ability to collaborate with a broad range of individuals including faculty, instructional staff, and professional staff.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a contributing member or leader of a strategic team.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for diversity and inclusive excellence as well as a commitment to a high level of professionalism.
  • Must be able to adapt to changing situations and demonstrate flexibility in various situations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to foster a supportive work climate in interactions with team members as well as faculty and instructional staff.


  • Experience with course redesign and transformation processes and models.
  • Evidence of successful teaching at the college or university level.
  • Experience with research and assessment specifically with regards to using information to learning with discipline-focused classroom.
  • Experience with assessment and research, especially knowledge and experience conducting or fostering the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
  • Skills in creating digital and online instructional resources.
  • Knowledge of and skills in using teaching and learning technologies.

Application process:
To be considered for the position, applications must be made through Purdue University's employment web site at and reference Job Number 1301501. Please include a cover letter with your application outlining your qualifications for this position. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Research and Information Literacy Librarian, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia NY

SUNY Fredonia is a comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie. Founded in 1826, the university is among the oldest in the SUNY system. Fredonia is home to a world-renowned School of Music and awards both bachelor's and master's degrees in over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, mathematics, education, and business. SUNY Fredonia also features cutting-edge programs in the emerging fields of technology, service, and communication. SUNY Fredonia earned the 14th spot among top public, master's granting universities in the North in the 2010 edition of "America's Best Colleges", published by U.S. News & World Report. The university has continually ranked as a "best university" in U.S. News & World Report since 1989.

Job Description:

Research and Information Literacy Librarian (80% Generalist and 20% STEM)

Daniel A. Reed Library seeks a creative, collaborative, learner centered faculty librarian.  This individual will be responsible for a broad range of activities related to the planning and implementation of library services, including reference, instruction and collection development with a primary focus on the STEM disciplines.

The successful candidate will:

  • Collaborate with the Coordinator of Research and Information Literacy Services to provide and market research tools and reference services;
  • Provide programming and research support to students, faculty and community users;
  • Participate in virtual and face-to-face reference initiatives;
  • Collaborate with the Lead Instructor in the development, design, teaching, assessment and evaluation of the Information Literacy Program;
  • Collaborate with the members of the department to envision, develop and execute digital projects and utilize new technologies to facilitate research, instruction and learning;
  • Collaborate with the Coordinator of Collections serving as the library's subject specialist for the STEM disciplines;
  • Actively participate in faculty governance, institutional service, professional development and scholarly activities.

Duties include some evening and weekend hours.



  • Masters degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution
  • Education and/or experience in the STEM disciplines
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, and of general library instruction theory and practice
  • Two years recent post-MLS librarian work experience
  • Two years successful work experience in librarian instruction
  • Proficiency using and effectively searching a wide array of online and traditional library resources
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and the needs of diverse learners
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in the teaching of students
  • Commitment to continued professional development
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with faculty and staff colleagues
  • Ability to plan, implement and assess work responsibilities
  • Excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills with a high degree of computer literacy


  • Second masters degree in a STEM Discipline
  • Experience with emerging technologies in an instructional environment
  • Experience with virtual reference services
  • Post-MLS librarian work experience in an academic setting

Additional Information:

SUNY Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants. An affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, SUNY Fredonia encourages and actively seeks applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the APPLY NOW button.  Complete applicant submissions received by February 14, 2014 will be given full consideration.

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Reference Service Philosophy

Note: After submitting your Resume/CV, the subsequent page gives you instructions that enable you to upload the additional, required documents.

Please see the FAQ for using the online application system.  Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

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Senior Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis MI

Salary: $54,034 to $86,463
Status: Full-time
Posted: 12/17/13

Senior Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts
The Washington University Libraries seeks dynamic and creative candidates with strong leadership skills for the position of Senior Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Senior Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts has primary responsibility for stewardship and promotion of the Libraries' rare book and manuscript collections. This position takes a leadership role in the operations of the unit, and, under the direction of the Head of Special Collections, engages in all areas of strategic planning for the Rare Book and Manuscript Unit, including staff management, collections curation, and research use. Works in an open and collaborative environment with related Libraries' departments to facilitate digitization and cataloging of collections, as well as organization of exhibitions and events in support of collections outreach. Aligns unit activities with faculty teaching and research needs, and provides consultation and assistance in incorporating primary source materials into curriculum. Supervises the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts and research fellows.


MLS from an ALA-accredited school, or Master's degree in the humanities; 3-5 years experience leading a nationally recognized rare book department in a major research library; subject expertise in the history of the book; familiarity with rare book and manuscript trade; demonstrated experience serving as a reference librarian and subject matter specialist in areas relating to rare books and manuscripts scholarship; demonstrated experience integrating rare books and manuscripts collections into formal curriculum and informal learning opportunities; experience working effectively and collaboratively with donors, collectors and scholars.


Prefer both degrees: MLS from an ALA-accredited school, and Master's degree in the humanities; ability to work with non-English languages and non-Roman alphabets preferred; knowledge of preservation procedures desirable; demonstrated experience in multiple facets of grant funded research, including leadership roles in projects that advance the field of rare books and manuscripts scholarship, as well as partnership roles in faculty and campus projects requiring collections access; grant writing experience. Familiarity with DACS, EAD, XML, MARC, and other standards and formats desirable.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Washington University, located at the western edge of the city of St. Louis, is a medium-sized, independent, research university founded in 1853, and is internationally known for excellence in teaching and research and for the quality of its faculty and student body. The University libraries play an essential role in providing the support for these areas to the Washington University community. For more information, please visit the Washington University/Libraries' web sites at and


APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications must be submitted online at Reference job #27157. For full consideration, attach a letter of application, resume, and the names of three references (including e-mail & phone number). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Librarian 2 (Outreach), Connecticut State Library, Hartford CT

Salary: Starting at $60,361
Status: Full-time
Posted: 12/16/13
Deadline: 01/01/14

Librarian 2 (Outreach)
Open To: The Public
Position No.: 81829
Location: 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
Schedule: Full Time - Monday through Friday
Hours: 8 hour days; 40 hour workweek
Salary: $2,321.58 bi-weekly (AR23/Step 1)

The preferred skills are: Demonstrated experience and ability to perform tasks in the following areas:

  • Maintain a library's web presence;
  • Direct and coordinate internal and external communications;
  • Plan and implement library or cultural history programs, exhibitions and events, communications and marketing materials;
  • Strategic marketing planning and budgeting;
  • Develop and implement a brand identity strategy;
  • Develop, produce and promote public information materials;
  • Direct the development, copywriting and production of system marketing materials including newsletters;
  • Prepare press releases and maintain a positive working relationship with local news media;
  • Conduct targeted surveys, focus group sessions and market research;
  • Track trends in library use and design awareness initiatives;
  • Develop library orientation sessions and tours; and
  • Participate in staff training, continuing education and professional associations as required.


A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association AND one year of post graduate degree experience in a relevant area of professional library work.


  1. The State Librarian may determine other advanced educational degrees equivalent to the MLS degree based on staffing needs.
  2. Incumbents of this class may be assigned to special projects requiring advanced level professional library duties as directed by the State Librarian.

The official job specification may be viewed at

The salary plan is available at

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above experience and training requirements should submit a cover letter that describes your interest and suitability for the position, resume and application for Examination or Employment (Form CT-HR-12 at to:

Deborah Craig, Human Resources Specialist
Department of Administrative Services, Small Agency Resource Team - SmART Unit
165 Capitol Avenue, 5th Floor East
Hartford, Connecticut 06106

Confidential Fax: (860) 622-4921 (preferred method of submission)


Email to MUST include Lib2 (last name) 81829 in subject line.

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Research Data Services Manager, University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor MI

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and include your salary requirements. For further information, contact Library Human Resources at

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Library in Ann Arbor is one of the largest university library systems in the United States, holding more than 8.5 million volumes. Each year, the University Library with locations across the Ann Arbor campus, adds the equivalent of 2.5 miles of new material to one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of any academic library in the world. Our seminal role in digitization enabled the creation of HathiTrust, a coalition of over 80 libraries with a growing digital collection that currently exceeds 11 million volumes.

The mission of the University Library is to support, enhance, and collaborate in the instructional, research, and service activities of the faculty, students, and staff, and contribute to the common good by collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge. This mission is accomplished through the provision of the various collections and programs available to patrons of the library system.

The Research Data Services Manager will help build and enhance Research Data Services (RDS), which are responsible for strategic planning, coordination and deployment of research data services directed at facilitating the research lifecycle. This includes creating and implementing data management assistance for the campus, outreach to faculty in collaboration with subject specialists, training, and assessment of RDS programs and services. The Research Data Manager will provide leadership in the selection, creation and maintenance of the library data management solution, and participate in library-wide strategy and planning for data services and policies.


The Research Data Services Manager develops and promotes 4 key areas: 1) Education, Awareness and Community Building, 2) Infrastructure, 3) Policy and Strategy, and 4) Consultation and Services. Reporting to the Director of Research Data Services, the Research Data Manager will be responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating the University Library's initiatives to support comprehensive research data management, sharing and preservation for the U-M Campus. 
The Research Data Manager will be responsible for building research data management and curation services in support of University of Michigan researchers' needs to manage, preserve, share, and provide access to their data, regardless of format or type. 

Research Data Services is responsible for strategically identifying the network of services in the library around research data. The Data Management Librarian position is responsible for building research data managment and curation services in support of University of Michigan researchers' needs to manage, preserve, and provide access to their research data.

Consultation & Services
* Provision of Data Management Plan support services, in collaboration with the Library's Subject Liaison program; provide leadership and support for subject librarians with research data management responsibilities.
* Consult and collaborate on a variety of research data issues including workflows, data curation mechanisms, and metadata support.
* Partner with faculty and librarians to document and assess workflows and determine best practices for data curation. Works closely with library subject liaisons to make sure they are kept informed and that they can assist in communicating research and data management support opportunities and options to faculty 
* Identify staffing, operational and resource needs.

Education, Awareness, and Community Building
* Plan, train, coordinate data education for diverse constituent, including librarians, students, researchers, and staff.
* Create programs and workshops to target different populations, disciplines and knowledge levels. 
* Collaborate with subject librarians for subject-specific training and data literacy efforts. 
* Establish relationships with key campus stakeholders including Advanced Research Computing, ICPSR, U-M Office of Research, Information Technology Services.

* Collaborate and provide leadership for Library Information Technology, the Digital Preservation Office, Collections, Publishing and campus partners to design, develop, and maintain the infrastructure and procedures needed to support research data management services.

Policy and Strategy
* Coordinate systematic assessment of RDS.
* Understand issues surrounding data governance; maintain communication with campus stakeholders about data policy and strategies, and make recommendations and consult.

Required Qualifications*

* ALA-accredited Master's degree or an equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience.
* Knowledge of technologies for data management and curation, as well as an understanding of preservation principles and practices.
* Ability to work independently and effectively with others as a team within a complex and fluid organizational environment.
* Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to present and share ideas clearly and effectively.
* Ability to build consensus and promote productive cooperation and teamwork.
* Demonstrated commitment to customer service.
* Ability to effectively work with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural and collaborative environment

Desired Qualifications*

* Managerial and leadership experience; possess skills to effectively manage, coach, and motivate staff; strong commitment to fostering the development of others.
* Experience in operational and strategic planning of library resources and services.
* Possess database design experience
* Knowledge of information technologies, standards and best practices prevalent in libraries
* Experience in identifying researcher information needs and in creating effective services to meet those needs
* Demonstrated project management skills

Posting Begin/End Date: 12/04/2013 - 1/06/2014

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Head of Technology, Cary Memorial Library Lexington, Lexington MA

Duties/Description: Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MA is looking for an  imaginative, enthusiastic, and experienced candidate to become our new Head of Technology. Cary Library is a
treasured resource in Lexington, with circulation and attendance among the highest in the state. Residents of all ages enjoy our popular commons area, intriguing art galleries, vibrant programs, and our extensive collections of print, non-print and e-resources. Our users genuinely appreciate the outstanding customer service provided by our staff.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to leverage the community's considerable interest in
technology and tech-enabled services. There is funding in place for an RFID conversion as well as a wireless upgrade, and our recent strategic planning process has inspired us to explore some interesting new directions.

The Head of Technology is a member of the Library's Leadership Team and will be instrumental in developing and implementing these new projects. If you are interested in joining a wonderful, collegial staff and serving a great library-friendly community, we would very much like to meet you.

Qualifications: The duties of this position require a master's degree in Library Science with a minimum of five years experience in information technology and related software and hardware
products. This is a Department Head level position with a 37 hour/week schedule that includes one evening/week and one Saturday/month.

Salary: $54,641.60 - $74,304.88 Annually

Closing Date: January 10, 2014

Send: To read the full posting, please visit the Cary Memorial Library website

Please send a resume and letter of application to Andrea Morrison, Office Manager, Cary Memorial
Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexinton, MA 02420 ( E/O/AAE

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Library Director, Shady Hill School, Cambridge MA

For over nine decades, Shady Hill, a school of 517 students (PS-8) and seventy-five full- and part-time teachers, has been a leader in progressive elementary education.  The yearlong central subject study, which emphasizes strong content, the use of primary sources, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum.  The school's program allows children to explore their worlds and test their powers.  We seek to develop independent, joyful and curious learners who respect their own accomplishments and those of others.  We strive to be a community whose values are strong and which is unafraid to engage students in important questions.  As a diverse school, we believe that a varied and inclusive community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all.  Therefore, we seek to hire teachers who share this commitment.


Shady Hill School is also a teacher training institution.  Its long-standing Teacher Training Course, which brings as many as eighteen apprentice teachers to campus each year, prepares talented men and women for careers in education and allows each faculty member the opportunity to be a mentor and meaningful contributor to the teaching field.  Since the school endorses apprentices for licensure, we prefer a candidate with licensure.


The Shady Hill Library is an essential resource for students (PS-VIII), faculty and apprentice teachers. Librarians provide weekly instruction, as well as reference, reader advisory and curricular support for the entire school community. Our fully automated facilities include a collection of 25,000 books and audio-visual materials.


Specific Responsibilities:


Assume leadership to promote the library's role in curriculum integration

Plan and lead library classes for elementary and middle school students

Oversee general collection maintenance, processing of new books and circulation duties



M.L.S. degree required

Three years' Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School prior teaching experience required

Extensive knowledge of children's literature

Skilled in database management, including library automation

Strong communication skills


Finalists are expected to teach a demonstration lesson. A writing sample and college transcripts are also required.


Please send a cover letter and resume to: or Shady Hill School, 178 Coolidge Hill, Cambridge, MA 02138. A detailed description of the school can be found at

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Librarian, Department Of Veterans Affairs, Erie PA


Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VN-14-DLL-1009257

SALARY RANGE: $57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: Friday, December 13, 2013 to Thursday, December 19, 2013



Vacancy ID: 1009257

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to


*  Not Required


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*  You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
*  You may be required to serve a probationary period.


As subject-matter expert, the librarian manages and is responsible for all aspects of knowledge-based databases, online and print informational resources, and the physical space of the Library for healthcare professionals of the Erie VA Medical Center, Erie Pennsylvania. Major duties include but are not limited to:

*  Manages a collection of evidence-based electronic resources to assure content and accuracy and access for providers responsible for patient care;
*  Conducts online evidence-based research/reference on request;
*  Executes electronic borrowing and loaning of resources (interlibrary loan);
*  Maintains and submits annual statistics;
*  Prepares electronic bibliographics on request;
*  Instructs users on how and where to find relevant information and how to assess its quality;
*  Monitors and evaluates database use, including contracted vendor performance, analyzing results for future planning;
*  Maintains online and print resource records;
*  Conducts regular needs assessment, tracks user satisfaction using a variety of mechanisms (results are used for planning services and adjustments);
*  Prepares and manages program budget;
*  Markets evidence-based resources to healthcare providers;
*  Stays abreast of emerging technologies and resources for potential enhancements to available resources;
*  Participates in professional development activities, formal and informal; and
*  Performs all other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00AM - 4:30PM


To Apply:

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2014 Taylor & Francis Student Travel Grant, Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference, Austin TX

The Award: Taylor & Francis Group is sponsoring travel grants for two students traveling to ER&L in Austin, Texas. The travel grant includes conference registration, air travel costs, and housing totaling $1500 per winner.

From ER&L: We are pleased to offer an opportunity for 2 students to attend ER&L 2014 with support from the Taylor & Francis Group. The goal of the ER&L Conference is to bring together information professionals from libraries and related industries to improve the way we collect, manage, maintain, and make accessible electronic resources in an ever-changing online environment. We do this once a year at an in-person and virtual conference. We encourage library students to join us at the Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference in Austin, TX on March 16-19. Good luck, students!

Application Requirements: This grant is open to currently enrolled students wishing to attend ER&L 2014. Student applicants will be required to supply contact information as well as to answer a questions related to how access to ER&L can assist the applicant in achieving professional and academic goals. US and International applicants welcome!

Accepting Grant Applications NowDecember 1, 2013 - January 28, 2014 


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Call for Column Editors, Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet

Routledge/Taylor & Francis is currently recruiting for column editors for the "*Book Reviews*" column and the "*Alternative and Complementary Therapies*" column for the *Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet*. The journal is in its eighteenth volume and publishes four issues per year.

For more information about the journal, or to see a sample of the journal's columns, visit

About the journal:

The *Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet* covers international research and information on programs and services aimed at helping patients and the general public find health information on the internet.

As the amount of health information on the Web increases exponentially, it becomes critical that providers of health information programs and services, including librarians in all settings, and health educators, be knowledgeable about what is available online and be able to direct users to reliable, accurate, quality information. To that end, this valuable journal focuses on consumer health information programs and services that help guide consumers to quality health information.

The *Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet* is an essential resource for libraries, persons, institutions and agencies whose responsibilities include making health information and education available to the general public.

For more information about this opportunity, or to express your interest in becoming a column editor, please contact Beth Hill, editor, at

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Collections Archivist, Institute Archives and Special Collections, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

**This is a 3-year term appointment with the possibility of extension.**

The MIT Libraries seek an Archivist to join the service‐oriented and innovative staff of the Institute Archives and Special Collections. The Collections Archivist will ensure the acquisition, management, description, and access to archival collections, and will participate in activities of the records management program. The "Digital MIT" initiative to transform processes to digital has increased the Institute's need for enhanced archival and records management activities.

The primary focus of the Collections Archivist is to work with staff in defining best practices related to archival content management, both in analog and digital form. The Archivist will contact offices, faculty and staff regarding archival content of enduring historical value, participate in donor solicitation, and act as a liaison to MIT Libraries' subject liaisons for issues regarding archival collection development and management. Some specific responsibilities of the position include:

  •  Preparing and managing transfer of archival collections, including coordinating the gift agreement process.
  •  Accessioning and preparing collections for use utilizing the Archivists' Toolkit (ArchivesSpace); reviewing rights and access issues; and preparing descriptions for finding aids.
  •  Developing and documenting procedures and workflows and creating and updating web content and manuals to support effective collection development and management of content.
  •  Working closely with the Metadata Archivist and Digital Archivist and participating in accessioning/ingesting born‐digital content as assigned.
  •  Serving as the contact for the outsourced temporary‐records storage program, maintainingdocumentation, permissions, and annual destructions.

The Collections Archivist will report to the Associate Head, Institute Archives and Special Collections and will have direct supervisory responsibility for one Archives Collections Associate. S/he will participate in staffing the Archives reference desk and assist with outreach efforts, and s/he will participate in committees and projects within MIT Libraries and beyond. The Collections Archivist is expected to keep current with emerging standards and best practices in the field.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS for the position include:

  •  ALA‐accredited MLS/MLIS or Masters degree in history or relevant subject/field.
  •  Minimum one-year professional‐level experience acquiring and managing archival material in an archives or library.
  •  Demonstrated knowledge of archival and records management theory and practice including issues related to intellectual property, ethics, content management, preservation, and access.
  •  Experience with an archival content management system and technologies applicable for the archival environment.
  •  Experience with records management and electronic records issues.
  •  Experience with descriptive metadata standards including MARC, DACS, Dublin Core.
  •  Experience with EAD data structure standard.
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to collaborate effectively within and across organizational boundaries, to work successfully with a diverse population, and to exercise appropriate diplomacy and tact in working with a wide variety of customers.
  •  Strong communication skills including ability to write and document clearly.
  •  Strong organizational and analytical skills with proven success in independently prioritizing work andNmanaging competing deadlines.
  •  Demonstrated ability to be flexible, tolerate ambiguity, adapt to change and successfully work in a fastpaced, dynamic environment.
  •  Supervisory experience or demonstrated potential to be an effective supervisor.
  •  Ability to regularly lift and move records boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.


  •  Experience with Archivists' Toolkit.
  •  Experience with DSpace software platform.
  •  Knowledge of MODS, METS, Premis data standards.
  •  Experience working in an academic institution.
  •  Knowledge of the history of science and technology.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $53,000 minimum. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

Apply online at: Applications must include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin January 27, 2014 and will continue until position is filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

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Technical Services Manager, Harvard Countway Medical Library, Boston MA

The Harvard Library is looking for a collaborative, flexible, forward-thinking Tech Services Manager for the Countway Medical Library. 

Reporting to the Head of Electronic Resources & Serials, and as a member of the Information and Technical Services (ITS) management team, the incumbent facilitates timely access to Harvard Library collections by managing the ITS at Countway unit, a staff that performs the full portfolio of technical services duties including serials management, metadata creation and copy cataloging, electronic resources management, and monographic acquisitions within an environment that supports a culture of experimentation, innovation, assessment, and best-practice definition. The incumbent works closely with the Director of Collections and Knowledge Management at the Countway Library to respond to local priorities and also works collaboratively with ITS managers located throughout the Harvard Library to develop department-wide strategic and operational plans, policies, and best practices for information management across the Harvard Library.

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Library Internship, Temple Israel, Boston MA




Temple Israel is looking for a library school student, or recent library school graduate who is either interested in the field of Judaic librarianship, and/or would like to gain hands-on experience in a small, special library 7/10 of a mile from Simmons.  


The intern would have the opportunity to assist the librarian in some, or all of the following areas, depending on interest and time:


1. Shelving

2. Staffing circulation desk

3. Responding to reference inquiries

4. Marketing the library via social networking and other medium

5. Programming assistance in preparation for annual book fair, annual Jewish  

    Book Month Program (both held in November) and monthly book  group.

 6. Creating pathfinders

 7. Grant research and other fund-raising tasks/activities.

 8. Assisting the librarian in the preparation of a film group about Billy Crystal she'll  be   

    teaching in the fall to adults.

 9. Creating promotional materials such as book marks.

11. Setting up displays and exhibits.

12. Other related tasks.


We ask for a minimum time commitment of three hours per week, with a possible maximum of 10 hours per week. Schedule will be worked out with candidate. Background in Judaica is desirable but not required.


Temple Israel is a Reform synagogue serving a diverse community of 1600 member families from the Greater Boston area, with 20 full-time staff and 40 part-time faculty members.  We are located on the corner of the Riverway and Longwood Avenue, a short walk or drive from Simmons College.


 The Dr. Arnold L. Segel Library may be described as a cross between a small branch public library and a school library in terms of the way that it operates, its patron make-up and "traffic flow."  


For more information about Temple Israel and/or our library, please see our website:  To find the library pages, click on "Study."


For more information about the Internship, or to apply, please contact Ann Abrams, Librarian, by January 6, 2014,  and include your resume.


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Librarian I: Youth Services Librarian, Cranston Public Library, Auburn Branch, Cranston RI

The Cranston Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Librarian I: Youth Services Librarian -Auburn Branch. Under general supervision of the Branch Librarian, with advice, guidance and direction from the Coordinator of Youth Services, is responsible for youth services in the branch library. This is a 35 hour per week position with some nights and weekends required.

The Cranston Public Library system consists of a central library with five branch locations. For more information on our library please visit:


Salary range: $39,539.39-$53,043.33



  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
  • One year of experience in public library youth services.
  • Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.




  • Provides exemplary customer service.
  • Builds, manages and promotes extraordinary collections for children and families.
  • Develops a plan of service for young people and related populations in the neighborhood based on community needs and library goals.
  • Plans, creates, conducts and evaluates innovative youth programs.
  • Develops strong partnerships between library and other appropriate school and community agencies.
  • Provides assistance directly to library users on the use of library services. Substitutes for professional staff in the library system as needed.
  • Operates, troubleshoots and provides instruction on all library-owned technology.
  • Contributes to the youth services team's efforts to plan, fund, market, and evaluate system-wide collections and services.
  • Promotes Youth Services programs and activities through marketing and public relations.
  • Stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship. Participates in continuing education opportunities within and beyond the library system.
  • Acts as Person-in-Charge in the absence of the Branch Librarian.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Commitment to outstanding public service for youth.
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and tools of library science in general and public library service to youth, in particular.
  • Ability to function as a member of a team to achieve library goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of and passion for children's and YA literature.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Ability to take initiative in improving existing work techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials.
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.
  • Experience with integrated library systems.
  • Knowledge of current technological applications for information access. Ability to utilize web-based and subscription databases.
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies; including social media, tablets and mobile devices.


This job description is intended to be a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the job and is not intended to list every possible task that the staff member may be called upon to perform.



APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Resumes received by January 2, 2014 will receive first consideration. Apply to Edward Garcia, Library Director at

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Executive Director, Henderson District Public Libraries, Henderson NV

Looking for 'A place to call home'? The Henderson District Public Libraries, ( Board of Trustees is in search of a knowledgeable, visionary leader to serve as their future Executive Director.  The Executive Director will work with the Library Board, staff and stakeholders to cultivate a literate community by providing every citizen free access to books and information resources, as well as state of the art technology that supports work, school, and recreational activities.  This position is an excellent opportunity to join a thriving, engaged community.


Governed by a seven-member, appointed Board of Trustees, Henderson is a dynamic library system serving the 270,000 residents of Henderson, NV and operates as an independent governmental unit under Nevada law.  With a $6.8 million budget, Library staff (approximately 77 FTEs) operate 3 full-service libraries and one limited-service library located inside the City of Henderson's Heritage Park Senior Facility.  Henderson Libraries circulated 1.7 million items in 2012 to its 106,000 card holders. Emphasis is placed on helping the community's young people succeed through early literacy services, free homework help resources, a large teen volunteer program, and the annual Summer Reading Program. 


Henderson, ( Nevada--the second largest city in Nevada--has been recognized as one of the best places to live in America.  The city is in an ideal location, with quick access to the glitter of the strip, but also just a few miles away from the beauty of Mount Charleston. You will also find an abundance of cultural events, special attractions, miles of trails and recreational facilities as well as renowned resorts, shopping, and restaurants.  More than 16 public and private post-secondary educational institutions are within a convenient distance.  The City's commitment to high quality public service and well-planned communities round out the reasons why Henderson is a premier community to work, live and play.


Additional information can be found at


Minimum qualifications. Requirements include an MLS from an ALA-accredited program, and seven years of progressively responsible library experience, including at least five years of supervisory or management experience. Other desirable qualifications include: strong customer service philosophy, current knowledge of the use of technologies in libraries; knowledge of personnel management; ability to build and maintain good morale in the workplace; and the ability to form relationships that give the library a high-profile role in the community.  Additional coursework in business administration, public administration or a related field and successful experience reporting to a governing board are desirable.  Please see the Executive Director Job Description,, for additional details. 


Compensation.  The hiring salary range is $97,500 - 125,000 with a competitive benefits package.


For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates,, via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Dan Bradbury,, or Jobeth Bradbury,, on or before the closing date--February 9, 2014.

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Electronic Resources Intern, UConn School of Law Library, Hartford CT

UConn School of Law Library - Electronic Resources Intern

The UConn School of Law Library has an opportunity for an energetic library student interested in gaining electronic resource management experience in an academic setting.   

Position Description

The Law Library's electronic collection has grown tremendously in the past five years.  The library is also continuing to transition from print to electronic-only format.  With the growth in electronic content, the library has recently implemented an electronic resource management (ERM) system along with a knowledgebase and open URL link resolver.

The intern will work closely with the Electronic Resources librarian as well as other members of the technical services team.   The intern will assist with significant electronic resource management projects and gain a comprehensive understanding of electronic resource management.  Opportunities may include:

  • assisting with the troubleshooting of electronic access issues
  • identifying key information from the review of signed licenses
  • managing metadata for electronic materials
  • bulk record editing and loading
  • providing support and assisting with the guidance of acquisitions staff as they shift to e-only
  • assist with the implementation of emerging technologies


The successful candidate will be currently enrolled in a Master's degree program from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science.  The candidate should possess a strong desire to learn more about electronic resource management and emerging technologies.  Drupal experience desired but not required.  Familiarity with Innovative Interfaces and Serials Solutions products desired but not required.  The intern should be present in the library at least two days a week.  Start date and hours per week are flexible.  This is an unpaid internship. 

Application Requirements

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to UConnLawLibraryIntern [at] by February 1, 2014.

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Head of Circulation, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield MA

Duties/Description: Beebe Library requires a tech-savvy, energetic, friendly librarian to lead the Circulation team. The Head of Circulation is a manager of staff, materials, policies, and procedures. Cooperates with colleagues in developing and analyzing library services and collections. As a manager, the department head monitors best practices, anticipates change, assesses the need for new skills, and figures out how to bring them into the institution.

Qualifications: MLS or MLS candidate. Able to see the big picture and administer the details. Good communicator, even disposition, ability to handle conflict. Good writing and math skills. Proficient with MS Word and Excel. Supervisory experience and customer service experience are advantageous, as is experience with an integrated library system. The successful candidate will be someone whose default setting in patron interactions is "YES."

Schedule: 35.5 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Salary: $737.80 - $963.63/week, on a six-step scale, based on education and experience.

Closing date: Available immediately. Open until December 26, 2013.

Send: Mail resume and letter of application to:

Sharon A. Gilley, Director
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield MA 01880

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Public Services Librarian, Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring MD

Montgomery College Libraries have a need for a full-time Librarian, position #S03617.  Work schedule is Monday - Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. with some evening/weekend work.

Salary:            $58,926.40 - $79,705.60

Job Summary:  Montgomery College has over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, including a robust workforce development program, expanding STEM and health/life sciences programs, and new construction of a hospital, bioscience education center, and science building.  The Montgomery College Libraries support student success via a four library system across 3 campuses.  The incumbent is principally based at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus and engages in all aspects of an academic public services librarian's responsibilities, with an emphasis on supporting the information needs of users.  The Librarian provides reference, information, instructional, and outreach services to College and community patrons via face to face and electronic means.  The Librarian assists with the development of the digital and tangible collections for the four Montgomery College Libraries, with an emphasis on health and life sciences. The Librarian is active in the Libraries' expanding assessment and programming efforts, gathering and implementing findings from the Libraries' ethnographic and participatory design project, and in developing services to meet the needs of 21st century clientele.

Required Qualifications:

*        Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution.

*        Minimum of three years of progressively responsible professional library experience in a functional area or specialized services in academic, research, special, or public library.

*       Knowledge of current trends and new developments in public services and relevant library systems.

*        Experience conducting reference/instruction to undergraduates majoring in the sciences.

*        Experience creating and crafting reference/instructional materials for STEM disciplines.

*        Experience building and managing electronic and tangible STEM library collections.

*        Experience working with STEM faculty.

*        Strong verbal, written and analytical skills.

*        Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

*        Professional level experience working in public services in an academic library.

*        Understanding of Life Sciences/Health Sciences research and clinical processes as demonstrated by academic or work experience.

*         Familiarity with utilization of emerging technologies applicable to a library setting.
*        Strong project management skills

To view the  job posting, please use the following link:

Application Process:

*        Online applications must be received by, Monday, January 13, 2014.

*        The application process includes 10 steps.

*        Step 10 is a Summary of your information. You can update and edit information up to the closing date for the receipt of applications for a specific job announcement.

*        For consideration, you must:
  1.    include dates of employment in your application or attachment;
  2.    complete a set of pre-screening questions (Step 4);
  3.    e-sign your application (Step 9)
  4.    failure to complete the pre-screening questions or to e-sign your application will automatically result in your elimination from consideration for this position

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

*        Completion of a background check.

*        Participation in a retirement plan.

*        Submission of an official transcript of an earned degree.

Montgomery College has endless possibilities!

Note: This recruitment effort can take 6-12 weeks (from the deadline date) to fill. Montgomery College is a tobacco-free workplace.

For disability related accommodations please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to: at least two weeks in advance.

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Intern, MassBiologics, Mattapan MA

We are seeking a highly qualified archives graduate student or a recent graduate from an archival program for an internship at MassBiologics, the United States' only non-profit, FDA-licensed manufacturer of vaccines.  MassBiologics has developed vaccines and vaccine distributions systems for the state and nation for over 100 years.  Now part of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), MassBiologics has a very large collection of documents, ephemera, and artifacts that needs to be fully processed.  The intern would work at Mass Biologics' beautiful new building near Mattapan but would report to the Head of the Office of Medical History and Archives (OMHA) at UMMS in Worcester, periodically meeting in person for mentoring and oversight.  This internship pays a stipend of $15 an hour, depending on qualifications, for a maximum of 900 hours per year.  Under the general supervision of the archivist or the Head of OMHA at UMass Medical School, the intern will perform the following complex assignments:

  • Professionally arrange and describe the artifacts, ephemera and papers contained in the holdings of MassBiologics.
  • Extend the existing inventory and EAD-ready Finding Aid of the collection currently on the MassBiologics and  Office of Medical History and Archives (OMHA) web site
  • Participate in regular teleconferences and meetings with the Head of OMHA and/or with the Special Collections Librarian/Archivist
  • Confer regularly with designated supervisors at MassBiologics.
  • Complete a series of approximately 20 oral history interviews with MassBiologics researchers or recently retired researchers
  • Extend the existing history of MassBiologics from approximately 1998 to the present day, utilizing the results of the interviews as well as existing archival documents on site


Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to Ellen S. More, Ph.D., Head of the Office of Medical History and Archives, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester MA 01655, 508-856-7633 or by email:

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College Librarian and Managing Director, Library, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA

Job Summary
The College Librarian and Managing Director of the Library is responsible for leadership of Art Center's existing and future two-campus library facilities and staffs, and for ensuring that the College Library will continue to provide the Art Center community with excellent services and resources in all media for study, studio work, research and teaching. Consistent with our strategic plan, there is also a strongly identified need for this position to help develop and support undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research initiatives with attention to the following: multi-media collections; multi-modal learning in a text-based world with cross-institutional networked resources; and will work closely with the Director of Educational Technology and IT to integrate our digital and physical library resources to 21st century standards. The College Librarian and Managing Director is also responsible for strategic planning, budgeting, and business operations of the College Library and Archives.


  •  Demonstrated leadership in building new approaches to library services, educational technologies, social media, and digital resources in the arts
  •  Knowledge of current developments in libraries, educational technologies, social media and publishing
  •  5 years of progressively responsible management experience in an academic library
  •  Ability to work within a collegial framework and to collaborate effectively
  •  On-going engagement with web and digital systems for archiving, collecting, circulating, accessing and general business administration
  •  Demonstrated experience supervising and motivating staff
  •  Previous experience with large scale budget planning
  •  Evidence of strong commitment to public services
  •  Initiative in program development, implementation and project management
  •  Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills to effectively serve students, faculty, alumni, staff and outside vendors, colleagues, donors and the general public

Minimum Educational Requirement: Master's degree from an ALA accredited Library/Information Sciences program

Essential Functions

  •  Envision and oversee the expansion of the College Library into a two-campus system
  •  Direct and administer the operations of the College Library and Archives
  •  Forge good working relationships and outreach to faculty, students, department chairs, Faculty Council, and committees
  •  Support and help develop research efforts within the college for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and administrative purposes regarding institutional assessment and accreditation
  •  Facilitate student text and visual literacy and the role of the library to support a culture of makers, in conjunction with the Writing Center, the Center for Student Experience, and Faculty Development
  •  Manage budget to ensure all essential services are provided, including expenditures for books, magazines, online resources, digital collections, personnel and operations
  •  Plan for acquisition of all Library equipment and computers
  •  Supervise the existing team of library professionals in Acquisitions, Cataloging, Reference and Public Services, Digital Collections, Archives and Cinema and interview, hire/rehire new or replacement staff as necessary
  •  Work effectively with Accounting, Support Services, Facilities, Human Resources, Center for Student Experience, and College administration
  •  Work with Development in seeking and applying for grants, and in reporting results
  •  Provide programming, exhibits, orientation instruction, and outreach to students and faculty
  •  Develop programs for docents; serve as liaison to all college constituencies

About Art Center College of Design
Throughout its 85-year history, Art Center College of Design ( has distinguished itself as a center of innovation, educating professionals who are also creative thinkers capable of inspiring change in society by solving problems through art and design. Looking to the future, Art Center continues to develop its educational curricula, enhance its facilities and contribute to bettering our society. The strategic plan outlines the community vision for the future of Art Center College of Design ( We are an independent, non-profit, four-year college offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in eleven specialized programs, and graduate degrees in six art and design disciplines.

As part of this strategic plan, the College Library is charged with expanding its influence to a two-campus system and enhancing its digital resources. The library offers students access to comprehensive print and online resources in art and design which is supported by trained information professionals who assist students in the research process. The collection encompasses 100,000 print volumes; 13,500 videotapes, DVDs and streaming instructional videos; 500 zines; video games; rare book collection; college archives; subscriptions to over 470 magazines and 40 specialized digital resources covering all areas of art and design supporting the Art Center curriculum.

Art Center offers a full benefits package of medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurance plans. There is a generous leave time benefit in addition to paid time off between Christmas and New Year's Day. Additional benefits include a retirement savings plan, tuition remission, and flextime options.

Send resume with cover letter of interest, including salary expectations/history to, attention:

Nancy Duggan
Executive Director, Human Resources
Art Center College of Design

Application Deadline
January 13, 2014

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Educational Coordinator I, Maryland Accessible Textbook Program Coordinator, Baltimore MD

Educational Coordinator I - Maryland Accessible Textbook Program Coordinator in Baltimore, Maryland 

Salary: 50,631.00 - 73,956.00
Type: Full Time - Experienced

This is a professional contractual position responsible for directing and coordinating the statewide Maryland Accessible Textbook Program (MAT) for the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) serving as the Instructional Resource Center (IRC) coordinator responsible for the statewide availability of alternative forms of textbooks and supplementary materials in alternative forms to blind and disabled students enrolled in institutions of higher education and institutions of postsecondary education in the state while managing, creating, reviewing and recommending policies, procedures, goals and objectives for the program.

Directs and manages the statewide instructional materials program; coordinates the daily operations of the provision of instructional materials to post-secondary education students; develops and implements plans, polices, goals and objectives for (MAT) program and revises as necessary; develops databases for the program and works with LBPH IT staff to insure smooth functioning of online transfer of electronic materials; determines staffing needs; hires, trains and supervises staff; develops an outreach/education/marketing plan to insure that students, institutions and publishers are aware of and understand the program; conducts statewide outreach presentations to educate potential clients and to increase visibility of the program; researches and pursues opportunities for grants and additional funding for program enhancements.


EDUCATION: A Master's Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work in Education, Library Science, School Library Media or a related area.

EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of professional experience administering programs in an educational or library setting; familiarity with the text book publishing industry, experience in library management and/or serving individuals with disabilities is desirable.

NOTES: Two (2) additional years of experience may be substituted for the above required education.

Knowledge of library operations and the provision of library services to individuals with disabilities; knowledge of alternative forms of textbooks and translation of textbooks for disabled population; knowledge of disability legislation; knowledge of publishing industry and processes for instructional materials; knowledge of online systems, data tracking systems and other automated equipment used in a library environment; knowledge of maintaining a library collection in various formats; skill in managing and coordinating multiple tasks; skill in locating and communicating appropriate reference materials; skill in planning, organizing, and completing effective and creative presentations; ability to research information; ability to establish and maintain effecting working relationships with diverse clientele and staff; ability to exercise good judgment when dealing with various populations; ability to communicate effectively.

Visit to apply.

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Call for Speakers, Special Libraries Association 2014 Annual Conference

Call for Speakers for SLA 2014 Vancouver

The Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Division of SLA is looking for knowledgeable and dynamic speakers for an exciting opportunity to share their experience and expertise at SLA's Annual Conference in Vancouver in June of 2014.  The session topic is data mining and issues in big data as they pertain to the food and agriculture industry.

The program will be held on Monday, June 9, 10:00-11:30 AM in Vancouver B.C.

If you or someone you know has something to share on this topic to this diverse community of information professionals, please contact Sarah Young, chair-elect of the Division of Food, Agriculture and Nutrition at

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Head, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA, Los Angeles CA

Head, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Department: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Rank and Salary:            

§  Librarian I - VII ($72,372 - $115,596)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application deadline is January 21, 2014.


Description of Institution and Library

One of ten University of California campuses, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is located in Westwood Village, approximately five miles from the Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica. Comprised of the College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools UCLA has more than 4,000 faculty and academic staff and approximately 26,000 employees. Founded in 1919, UCLA offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has more than 28,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate students. Academic excellence, faculty distinction, and a comprehensive curriculum are hallmarks of UCLA, which is a member of the Association of American Universities. Among the faculty are fourteen Nobel Laureates, twelve Rhodes Scholars, ten National Medal of Science winners, a Fields Medal Winner, eleven MacArthur Grant winners, and seventy-eight Guggenheim Fellows. UCLA is California's largest university and is a model for public institutions of higher education. As the seventh largest employer in the region, UCLA generates almost $14 in economic activity for every $1 state taxpayers invest in UCLA and generates an annual $11.9 billion economic impact for the state of California. 


Consistently ranked among the top 10 academic research libraries in North America, the UCLA Library is comprised of 10 major libraries and 11 library-wide departments including the Southern Regional Library Facility (the remote storage facility for the southern UC campuses) all of which report to the University Librarian. In addition, there are 12 affiliated library units located on the campus. There are approximately 105 librarians on the campus, and the UCLA Library has a staff of approximately 300, and approximately 400 - 500 student employees. The Library has an organizational structure that includes the use of teams in conjunction with departments and units. The library collection consists of more than 9 million volumes and more than 78,000 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The Library's annual budget is in excess of $44 million; more than $10 million supports the acquisition of print and digital material, and the library is part of the California Digital Library. The UCLA Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). 


The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, located twelve miles from the UCLA campus in the West Adams district of Los Angeles, is a non-circulating research collection of some 110,000 books and manuscripts, specializing in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century books (with a traditional strength in British studies), Oscar Wilde and the 1890s, the book arts (with an emphasis on California), French literature, and the history of Montana and the West. Erected in 1926 and since 1934 part of UCLA, the Clark is administered by the Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies, a statewide ORU (Organized Research Unit) within UCLA's College of Letters and Science. In addition to the UCLA academic community, the Clark Library serves students and faculty from neighboring institutions, visiting scholars, resident fellows, and the general public. It participates actively in the public programs (conferences, lectures, concerts, theatrical performances, etc.) organized by the Center.


Position Duties

Reporting to the Director for the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library and the Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:

§  Supervises the work of 3 FTE professional librarians and 3 FTE library assistants. Co-supervises 1 FTE site manager, as well as a varying number of student assistants and temporary staff.

§  Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Library and monitors security procedures and policies to safeguard both the staff and the collections.

§  Works closely with UCLA's Facilities Department as well as independent contractors to preserve and improve the historically significant library building and the property as a whole.

§  In consultation with the Director and the Faculty Advisory Committee, implements collection development policies based on traditional collecting strengths, recent trends in scholarship, and the current state of the antiquarian book trade.

§  Selects books and manuscripts for purchase from booksellers' catalogues, auction catalogues, direct quotes, and bookstore visits.

§  Sets priorities for the cataloguing of all collections.

§  Oversees the preservation and conservation program for library materials.

§  Describes recent acquisitions on a regular basis for both the Center & Clark Newsletter and for the Faculty Advisory Committee.

§  Develops policies and procedures for the digitization of selected materials from the collection and public access to digital archives via the web and other means, in accordance with general university guidelines.

§  Oversees Reader Services and Acquisitions procedures, including introducing new readers to the Clark's facilities, collections, and regulations.

§  Supervises reference services by phone, mail, e-mail, and in person. 

§  Oversees the renewal of content on the library website to ensure effective outreach to the scholarly and general public.

§  Participates in tours for visitors interested in the Library's history and collections, and makes presentations outside the University on the Clark and its role.

§  Assists the Director and the Assistant Director in planning activities and programs based around the Clark's collections.

§  Participates in various standing committees operated by the Center for fellowships, Clark Quarterly Lectures, exhibitions and other lecture series.

§  Participates in the conferences and other public programs organized by the Center.

§  Takes the lead in crafting grant proposals and in a variety of fund-raising activities.

§  Takes a leading role in donor cultivation both for gifts in kind and for library-related funds.

§  Attends the University Library's Management Council and other pertinent campus meetings.

§  Represents the Clark at various local, national, and international conferences, meetings, and professional organizations.

§  Maintains a current knowledge of the collecting interests of sister institutions in the greater Los Angeles area.


Required Qualifications

§  ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science OR an advanced degree in an appropriate subject discipline with relevant special collections or archival training.

§  Five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in research libraries or special collections departments, including management of resources and personnel.

§  Knowledge of rare books, manuscripts, and the antiquarian book trade.

§  Demonstrated understanding of the scholarly use of library collections and services and of current developments in archives and special collections librarianship.

§  Demonstrated experience with providing reference and instructional services within a special collections setting.

§  Knowledge of current trends in digitization and other electronic resources issues, including experience with digitization projects and data curation.

§  Knowledge of current information technology as it applies to providing library service.

§  Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections.

§  Evidence of a strong service orientation.

§  Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues.

§  Demonstrated involvement in fundraising, including government and foundation grants and/or individual and corporate awards.

§  Proven success in project management that includes planning, developing, and evaluating programs and supervising personnel.

§  Experience and demonstrated skill in supervision, including hiring, orienting, training and development, organizing workloads, delegating responsibility, providing guidance and direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, coaching and counseling, and taking disciplinary action as necessary.

§  Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, fellows, visiting scholars and readers.

§  Experience with the evaluation and assessment of library resources.

§  Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills.

§  Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.

§  Demonstrated expertise in scholarly writing and research.

§  Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers, software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications.

§  Capacity to thrive in the evolving environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

§  Commitment to professional issues, demonstrated through strong interest in local or national committee work, research, publication, etc.

§  Reading knowledge of at least two European languages, preferably French, German, Italian, Spanish or Latin.


Desired Qualifications

§  An earned doctorate in a relevant discipline.

§  Evidence of successful teaching experience at the graduate level.

§  Demonstrated experience with implementing new technologies in a special collections environment.


General Information

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees.  This is a non-represented position.  Within the UC System, most librarians are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT).  As academic appointees, librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel.  UC has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.  Relocation assistance is provided.


Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility.  Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program.  In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities.  Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Subject to locating an appropriate department and a positive faculty vote, the incumbent may hold a 0% (without salary) adjunct faculty appointment in an academic department or program.


Application Procedures


Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here:


Applications must include:

§  a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;

§  a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and

§  the names and contact information for at least three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates should apply by January 21, 2014 to be considered for this position.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

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Director, Library Services at City of Hope, Duarte CA

Requisition ID: 2875
Job Title: Director, Library Services

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities

The Director, Library Services provides leadership and oversight for the Library Services Department, which includes the Graff Library and City of Hope Archives.  Core functions include: 

  • Create a vision for library services at City of Hope. Provide leadership for the department, including communicating a vision for library and archives programs that aligns with the City of Hope educational strategic plan and supports the clinical, research, and educational missions.

  • Prepare and manage the department budget, ensuring that financial expenditures are aligned with the mission, goals, and strategic initiatives of the department and organization. Provide metrics to build a business case for subscription and infrastructure needs, mindful of the strategic priority to build efficiencies. 

  • Recruit, lead, and develop staff in a way that fosters engagement and high performance. Create and communicate clear performance metrics, accountabilities and plans to develop staff. Create succession plans for all staff positions.

  • Lead the department's strategic planning, working with the staff to identify strategic directions, goals, and objectives aligned with stakeholder needs and the mission, goals, and strategic initiatives of the organization. Develop effective assessment tools, strategies and programs to continuously monitor and improve service. Develop and implement innovative licensing, technology and access models to serve constituencies.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the organization to integrate library and archives resources and services into campus initiatives.

  • Develop policies and procedures for the department.

  • Promote the library to the campus and community through the use of social media, websites, newsletters and attendance at events and meetings. Manage marketing and communication for the library.

  • Communicate clearly and effectively with staff, stakeholders, senior leadership, and library users.

  • Oversee and support the day-to-day operations of the library.

  • Provide excellent service to internal and external customers.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) or equivalent degree

  • Requires at least 7 years progressively responsible experience in an academic and/or biomedical library

  • Experience developing and managing budgets. Familiar with ROI analysis and use of metrics to build a business case for needs and to build efficiencies.

  • Seasoned supervisor: familiar with performance metrics and development tools.  

  • Demonstrated knowledge/experience selecting and licensing biomedical information resources.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of biomedical library operations in a variety of functional areas, including reference, collection development, interlibrary loan/document delivery, technical services, and systems

  • Must be able to meet expectations in a changing environment.

  • Must be cognizant of interdependencies between departments at City of Hope so that interaction is indicative of high performing teamwork.

  • Strong customer service orientation.

Relocation assistance may apply for this opportunity.  

About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

City of Hope strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

For consideration, apply at:

If you have questions, please contact:
Natalie Traynham

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Science & Health Sciences Librarian, Florida International University, Miami FL

The Florida International University Libraries seek an energetic, student-centered librarian for the position of Science & Health Sciences Librarian. Reporting to the Head of the Information & Research Services Department, the position is responsible for information and instructional services, user support, outreach, and collection development for the sciences and health sciences for the Hubert Library at Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC). The Science & Health Sciences Librarian has primary liaison responsibility for providing services and resources to science and health sciences students and faculty at BBC (excluding the College of Medicine). The successful candidate will provide general and specialized reference and research assistance and will participate in the library instruction program, collection management, and other activities and projects of the FIU Libraries. The Science & Health Sciences Librarian at BBC will also collaborate closely with both the Science & Engineering!

Librarian and the Health Sciences Librarian at Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC). All librarians are expected to participate in professional development, research, and service activities to meet the Libraries' and University's requirements for promotion.

Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent; science background with significant relevant knowledge or experience; strong service commitment; ability to work both independently and collaboratively across disciplines in a service-oriented environment; understanding of emerging technologies and their applications in an academic library environment; excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to adapt well to change.

Preferred Qualifications: Instructional, teaching, or training experience in a classroom environment; reference experience; knowledge and/or experience with GIS software or programs.

Rank/Salary: Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.

About FIU and the Libraries: Located in the heart of the dynamic South Florida urban region, FIU's multiple campuses serve over 50,000 students, placing FIU among the ten largest universities in the nation. For more information, please visit and

Application: Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 506872 at and must attach a cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references in a single pdf file. All inquiries should be directed to Patricia Pereira-Pujol, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at Review will continue until the position is filled.

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Call for Proposals, Code4Lib Journal

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 24th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 24th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid April 2014, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to by Friday, January 10, 2014.  When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)

* Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced

* Case studies

* Best practices

* Reviews

* Comparisons of third party software or libraries

* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology

* Project management and communication within the library environment

* Assessment and user studies

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code.  For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 23 issues published on our website:

Remember, for consideration for the 24th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to no later than Friday, January 10, 2014.

Send in a submission.  Your peers would like to hear what you are doing. 

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Call for Participation, Content Editors for the e-Science Portal for New England Librarians

The Editorial Board of the e-Science Portal for New England Librarians is looking for librarians who are passionate about emerging trends in science librarianship and interested in working as part of an editorial team to become Content Editors for the e-Science Portal for New England Librarians. Launched in 2011, the e-Science Portal is a resource for librarians, library students, information professionals, and interested individuals to learn about and discuss:

  • Library roles in e-Science
  • Fundamentals of domain sciences
  • Emerging trends in supporting networked scientific research

Currently the Editorial Board is reorganizing its content and expanding coverage to better serve the information needs of librarians interested in e-Science, new trends in science librarianship and scholarly communication, and ways that libraries are addressing the issues of the networked data age. The e-Science portal is built on a Drupal platform.

Content editors are needed for the following e-Science portal content areas:

  • Data Information Literacy:  resources, courses, information needs of researchers
  • Emerging  Trends & Technologies new roles, emerging technologies, repository tools
  • Scholarly Communication:  publishing data (including peer review, journal policies), sharing, altmetrics, citing data, identifiers, Open Data, Open Science, Open Access
  • Professional Development and Continuing Education:  competencies, courses, e-Science symposia, related professional associations and conferences, recommended websites and blogs

This call for participation is not restricted to New England librarians. Requirements for Content Editor positions include a time commitment of 3 hours per month for the following activities:

            ·          Identifying, annotating, and posting links to relevant resources on the content area page

            ·          Reviewing the content page to ensure functioning links and current information

            ·          Communicating via an e-mail discussion list with other members of the Editorial Board

            ·          Attending Editorial Board Meetings: while in person attendance at Editorial Board meetings is preferred, arrangements can be made for Content Editors outside the NE region to attend meetings remotely.

            ·          Content Editors can refer to the e-Science Portal's Selection Criteria for guidelines on selecting resources. The e-Science Portal for New England Librarians is funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region.  Stipends will be paid to appointed Content Editors.

For further details about the Content Editor positions, please see the attached job position descriptions.

To apply for a Content Editor position on the e-Science portal, please fill out this form application at  by Friday, December 20. The e-Science Portal Editorial Board will review applications and will contact you.

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Assistant Project Archivist, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Records, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford CA


(8 month Fixed-Term)

The Hoover Institution Archives is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic Assistant Project Archivist for the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Records (RFE/RL) Collection for a full-time 8 month fixed-term position. The Assistant Project Archivist is responsible for working independently and as an expert on a project team to appraise, organize, arrange, describe, and provide access to the Corporate Records of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Inc., a news and information radio broadcasting service funded by the Congress of the United States. This archival collection is predominantly in English, but contains materials in a variety of languages. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Appraise, arrange, and describe large, complex, multi-lingual archival collection according to professional standards and current archival procedures using databases, spreadsheets, office software, collections management software, and other appropriate technologies.

Independently analyze problems and recommend solutions, displaying a high degree of judgment in applying archival principles and procedures to this complex and unique collection. 

Identify private or irrelevant materials within collections and follow established procedures to restrict access, destroy, or return to the donor as appropriate.

Provide reference assistance in person and remotely by phone, email, or social media. 

Assist with providing access to archival collections by expediting the retrieval of materials for researchers, reviewing materials for preservation concerns before serving materials to patrons, and carefully re-shelving materials in the proper place for the next retrieval.

Collect and maintain statistics, reports, and other metrics to improve processing, preservation, and reference functions. 



  • Bachelor's degree in any field

  • M.L.S. from an A.L.A.-accredited library school, M.A. with an archival concentration or related subject specialty, or equivalent archival or library experience

  • Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages desired (especially German, Polish), but not required

  • Established understanding of principles of archival appraisal, arrangement and description

  • Demonstrated consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to use considerable judgment and initiative; demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work independently and in a team

  • Experience applying professional standards such as DACS, Library of Congress subject headings, EAD, and MARC

  • Advanced subject knowledge of twentieth-century history and a comprehensive understanding of primary source research

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Technical proficiency with databases, spreadsheets, office software, and other applications

  • Ability to lift 40 pound boxes and push fully loaded book trucks

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Polish Collections Project Archivist, Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University, Stanford CA


 (One year Fixed-Term)

The Hoover Institution Archives is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic Polish Collections Project Archivist with language skills in Polish to work on the arrangement and description of targeted collections about Polish history, government and politics from World War II to the present day.  This position will be a full-time fixed-term appointment for a period of one year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinate the arrangement, appraisal, and description of large, complex archival collections according to professional standards and current archival procedures. Analyze problems and recommend solutions, displaying a high degree of initiative, originality, and judgment in applying archival principles and procedures to complex and unique collections. 

Participate in the formulation and implementation of project planning, management, and work flow; determine project goals and schedules; and survey archival holdings to identify materials in need of additional attention. Assist with the development of procedures and the establishment of work flows to address the backlog of unprocessed collections in Polish.

Search local and national databases for background information on individuals and archival materials in Polish. Prepare original collection description including abstracts, finding aids, metadata, EAD encoding, and other descriptive tools.

Conduct preservation assessments to determine appropriate preservation treatments and archival storage decisions, and provide high-level, in-depth reference and research assistance. 



  • Reading and writing knowledge in English and Polish

  • M.L.S. from an A.L.A.-accredited library school or M.A. with an archival concentration, archival management certificate, or related subject specialty, or equivalent degree

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, acting with initiative, good judgment, and problem solving skills

  • Established understanding of archival collections, principles of arrangement and description, and primary source research

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to work in a team as well as independently

  • Advanced subject knowledge of Polish twentieth-century history and comprehensive understanding of the research use of primary sources

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to use considerable judgment and initiative

  • Demonstrated high level of productivity

  • Technical skills with databases, spreadsheets, office software and other applications

  • Experience using MARC format and Encoded Archival Description (EAD)

  • Ability to lift 40 pound boxes and push fully loaded book trucks

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Assistant Archivist for Exhibits, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford CA


 The Hoover Institution is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time Assistant Archivist for Exhibits position. The appointment is for an initial three-year limited term, with the possibility of renewal. This is a career track position. 

Under the direction of the Deputy Archivist, the Assistant Archivist for Exhibits will oversee the exhibit program of the Hoover Library and Archives, coordinating or creating several exhibits a year showcasing the institution's collections and participating in an active outreach program. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise two major exhibits a year, collaborating with Hoover curators, staff, and Stanford faculty and students on overall concept and ensuring timely selection of materials (such as documents, photographs, posters, memorabilia, rare books, video and audio recordings) and text preparation

  • Create additional smaller exhibits, including design, research, and writing

  • Mount materials and captions for display, working closely with Hoover preservation staff in devising and implementing best practices and identifying materials requiring conservation treatment

  • Prepare exhibit publicity materials such as catalogs, posters, postcards, banners, and press releases; coordinate press coverage and grant interviews; write articles for the quarterly Hoover Digest

  • Create online exhibits, showcasing both current exhibits and other holdings of the Hoover Library and Archives on various themes

  • Help organize exhibit opening receptions; supervise volunteers and students for the final stages of exhibit preparations; interact with several other Hoover departments (Press, Public Affairs, Finance, Events) and colleagues, as well as with Stanford staff and outside vendors

  • Participate in various events organized by the Hoover Institution, in particular its semiannual retreats and summer board meeting, by conducting exhibit and other tours, speaking to select groups of Hoover overseers and guests, and attending social functions

  • Conduct presentations as needed for national and foreign dignitaries and speak at various local organizations, publicizing the history of the Hoover Institution, the lives of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover, and the collections of the Hoover Library and Archives

  • Maintain active presence on the Library and Archives website by participating in its social media outreach (including blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, SoundCloud)

  • Staff the Hoover Archives reading room one hour a week

  • Oversee staffing of exhibit pavilion on Saturdays

  • Occasional evening and week-end hours

  • Remain abreast of developments in the field of archival museum displays

  • Perform related projects and special assignments as requested



  • In-depth knowledge of twentieth-century history and current events, with graduate degree in history or related field

  • Knowledge of preservation theory and practice as applied to exhibit displays and utmost care in handling of archival documents and artifacts

  • Knowledge of computer applications, especially word-processing systems; online catalogs and databases such as RLIN and Library of Congress Authority File; online exhibit software

  • Scanning experience and proficiency with Adobe Photoshop

  • Superb command of spoken and written English with extensive writing experience and good knowledge of editing conventions and notations

  • Excellent judgment, initiative, and problem-solving skills

  • Outstanding interpersonal, research, and organizational skills, including utmost attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member and to work effectively and collegially across units and departments

  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and tight deadlines, especially before exhibit openings

  • Ability to lift 25-pound boxes and push heavily loaded book trucks

  • Five years' experience in a museum, archive, or library and working knowledge of additional languages strongly preferred

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Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian for Health Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as assistant professors/librarian in the Reference Services Department of Cook Library in the University Libraries to begin in April 2014.

(1)   Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian for Health Sciences


Reference librarians are members of a team responsible for providing general and specialized reference, instruction and collection development services and report to the head of Reference Services.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Serves as primary contact between the Libraries and their assigned college(s) with regard to supporting the college's research resource and instructional needs
  • Provides reference and directional assistance to all library users, in-person, by telephone and via electronic communication methods
  • Provides instruction in the use of research resources through individual research consultations and formal class presentations
  • Serves as bibliographer for assigned academic departments within the assigned college
  • Prepares bibliographies, user guides, tutorials and other research resources as needed
  • Creates and maintains Web content for selected subject areas and throughout the Libraries' website, as assigned
  • Maintains knowledge and skills related to research resources and their delivery
  • Provides service to the Libraries, the university, the profession and the community to fulfill the expectations for tenure and promotion
  • Engages in research and scholarly activity to fulfill the expectations for tenure and promotion
  • Works evenings, weekends and holidays in rotation with Reference Services Department personnel
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Minimum qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association is required
  • Education (coursework or degree) or experience in the area of job emphasis
  • Demonstrated experience using online databases and other types of research resources
  • Demonstrated ability to teach the concepts and skills of information research in both formal and informal settings


Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of research resources in the area of job emphasis
  • Demonstrated experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library
  • Experience or interest in developing outreach programs that engage faculty and students with library research resources


To read the full job announcements and to apply for this positions, visit


(1)   Reference Librarian for Health Sciences,


Review of applications begins January 2, 2014; however, applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled.

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Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian for Education and Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as assistant professors/librarian in the Reference Services Department of Cook Library in the University Libraries to begin in April 2014.


(1)   Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian for Education and Psychology  


Reference librarians are members of a team responsible for providing general and specialized reference, instruction and collection development services and report to the head of Reference Services.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Serves as primary contact between the Libraries and their assigned college(s) with regard to supporting the college's research resource and instructional needs
  • Provides reference and directional assistance to all library users, in-person, by telephone and via electronic communication methods
  • Provides instruction in the use of research resources through individual research consultations and formal class presentations
  • Serves as bibliographer for assigned academic departments within the assigned college
  • Prepares bibliographies, user guides, tutorials and other research resources as needed
  • Creates and maintains Web content for selected subject areas and throughout the Libraries' website, as assigned
  • Maintains knowledge and skills related to research resources and their delivery
  • Provides service to the Libraries, the university, the profession and the community to fulfill the expectations for tenure and promotion
  • Engages in research and scholarly activity to fulfill the expectations for tenure and promotion
  • Works evenings, weekends and holidays in rotation with Reference Services Department personnel
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Minimum qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association is required
  • Education (coursework or degree) or experience in the area of job emphasis
  • Demonstrated experience using online databases and other types of research resources
  • Demonstrated ability to teach the concepts and skills of information research in both formal and informal settings


Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of research resources in the area of job emphasis
  • Demonstrated experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library
  • Experience or interest in developing outreach programs that engage faculty and students with library research resources


To read the full job announcements and to apply for these positions, visit


(1)   Reference Librarian for Education and Psychology,



Review of applications begins January 2, 2014; however, applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled.


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Special Collections Librarian, Augustana College, Rock Island IL

Job Title:  Special Collections Librarian                                   Revised:  November 2013

Status:  Exempt                                Full-time              12 month schedule         Faculty status, non-tenure track  

Reports To:  Director of the Library

Overview:  The Thomas Tredway Library at Augustana College, winner of the 2006 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, seeks a Special Collections Librarian with a passion for introducing undergraduate students to primary source materials.  The size and scope of Augustana's archival, manuscript, and rare book collections are substantial for a liberal arts college of this size, and our Special Collections is a vibrant research center. The Special Collections Librarian will introduce undergraduate students to primary source materials, will teach a wide variety of classes each year and will work with students individually as they complete their assignments using rare books or manuscripts. This position will also respond to numerous inquiries from our faculty, our administration, and the general public, and will work closely with other librarians to integrate Special Collections into classes and our information literacy goals.

Expected starting date is early June, 2014, but may be negotiated.


Job Duties:

  1. Provide reference and research assistance in the Special Collections reading room/ classroom as well as at the library research help desk.
  2. Assist with group and individual instruction in using original primary sources
  3. Oversee creation of finding aids
  4. Identify items requiring conservation work, with recommendations for and coordinating of such work
  5. Coordinate collection development and management for the department
  6. Supervise a half-time assistant and several student employees
  7. Effectively communicate the unique characteristics and activities of Special Collections to other librarians and to faculty members
  8. Work tactfully with potential donors of materials
  9. Other duties as assigned

Education:  MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program, or expected completion of the degree by early June, 2014.

 Experience: Experience with processing collections, care and preservation of historical materials, digital initiatives and preservation, teaching with archival materials, and/ or ArchivesSpace.  Ideally, the successful candidate will have specialized in work with archives and manuscripts but will be ready to learn more about rare books. Initiative and enthusiasm coupled with internships, volunteer experience, or coursework may satisfy some preferred qualifications.  Strong preference will be given to those candidates with special collections experience in an academic setting.



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a diverse audience, including faculty, administration, staff, and students.
  • Ability to develop rapport with students.
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and willingness to collaborate.
  • Sense of humor

Physical Requirements:  Must be able to lift 25 pounds on a frequent basis.  Also required is the ability to listen, hear, speak, read, write, climb stairs, bend, stoop, and stand for intermittently long periods of time.  Must possess finger and hand dexterity for using small tools and equipment.  Must be able to use a computer to accomplish a variety of job tasks.

Note:  This job description is subject to change and is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the employee. 

For More Information: Visit; and

Application Instructions:  Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and one-page statement of the applicant's philosophy of librarianship to no later than January 6, 2014.  Additional information is available at

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Archival Processing Internship, Library and Center for Knowledge Management, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco CA

JOB TITLE:  Archival Processing Internship


Archival processing intern will work under the supervision of the UCSF Archivist to process manuscript collections. Intern will be involved in all aspects of archival processing, arrangement and description, including preparation of finding aids and use the Archivists' Toolkit/ ArchivesSpace to create EAD-encoded finding aid for contribution to the Online Archive of California. Intern may participate in staff meetings, assist with writing blog posts, and help with reference/duplication requests.

In 2014 UCSF will be celebrating its 150 anniversary and intern will assist with digitization and social media outreach. The intern will gain experience in arranging and processing archival materials, creating finding aids using Archivists' Toolkit/ArchivesSpace and posting them on the Online Archive of California, will learn about reference and outreach activities in archives.

For additional details visit SJSU SLIS site: [keyword search: "UCSF"]


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Systems and Applications Manager, Mount Holyoke College Library, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) seeks a service oriented and innovative technologist to help us manage critical academic and administrative services, including our learning management system, digital library and archives, Google Apps, and identity infrastructure.

This is a fulltime position reporting to the Head of Networking, Systems, and Application Support. Our department is highly collaborative, working across LITS and throughout the College to assess campus priorities, support technical infrastructure and applications, and participate on project teams. We also maintain a strong working relationship with our peers in the Five College consortium Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and UMASS Amherst. We value colleagues who are engaged and proactive problem solvers with excellent communication skills. Flexibility, creativity, and a sense of humor are essential. If you have a passion for libraries and digital initiatives, developing technology to support a dynamic learning environment, and are committed to working collaboratively within a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students, then we encourage you to apply.

Responsibilities include: implementing and maintaining systems and applications on multiple platforms; ensuring system interoperability, security, and standards compliance; integrating related services; and writing and maintaining documentation. Technical requirements include: server and storage area network setup and management, server operating system administration, web application administration and support, shell scripting, and experience using
at least one programming language in either a web application programming or application integration context. Desirable skills include relational database management and programming, web services programming (SOAP and/or REST), knowledge of identity management applications and protocols, and familiarity with digital preservation tools and workflows, especially in a library context. Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience is required.

You can find more information and apply online at: Mount Holyoke is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to fostering multicultural diversity in its staff, faculty, and students. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.

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Special Collections and Archives Librarian, Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau MS

Special Collections and Archives Librarian
12-Month Assignment
Kent Library

Primary Responsibilities

Organize, administer, develop, catalog and promote Kent library's special collections and archives including one of the largest William Faulkner collections in the United States. Develop and propose written policies and procedures. Work cooperatively with the Center for Regional History, the Center for Faulkner Studies, and Historic Preservation program. Prepare exhibits and special programs. Pursue grant funding. Supervise one full?time staff member, one graduate assistant and a varying number of student assistants. Participate in general collection development program, including working with donors to identify and acquire new collections. Develop positive working relationships with colleagues, administrators, staff, patrons, and donors.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited program (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
  • Coursework in archives and preservation, with demonstrated ability to organize and catalogue special collections and archival materials
  • Relevant work experience in an academic library
  • Demonstrated teaching ability
  • Ability to learn and apply new technologies for archives management, preservation and collections access
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and commitment to high?quality service
  • Demonstrated commitment to public and University service
  • Ability to work well as a member of the group as well as individually in a demanding and rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.

Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience.

Application Deadline: The position is available spring 2014 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 6, 2014.

Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online by clicking on the position you wish to apply for at the below link, then click on the APPLY button at the top of the page:

  • Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Names, telephone numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses of three professional references

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Scholarships, Beta Phi Mu

2014 Beta Phi Mu scholarship and fellowship applications are accepted November 15, 2013 - March 15, 2014. Five scholarships and up to six Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are awarded annually. The Beta Phi Mu Scholarship Review Committee meets during May and recipients are announced at the Beta Phi Mu General Assembly G-ALA in conjuction with the ALA Annual Meeting in June. 


Please visit to learn more.



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Assistant Librarian, Turchin Library, Tulane University, New Orleans LA

The Turchin Library in the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University seeks candidates for an assistant librarian position with a starting date as soon as practicable. Tulane librarians, while not tenured, enjoy many of the benefits of faculty.

The Freeman School is an internationally recognized and AACSB accredited business school with more than 2,500 students and 130 faculty members in programs spanning the globe. With innovative curricula that combine outstanding classroom instruction and distinctive experiential learning opportunities, the Freeman School is dedicated to preparing current and future business leaders to contribute positively to their organizations and their communities.

The Assistant Librarian, a position classified as a Librarian I, is responsible for the delivery of quality services to support the business education and research mission and objectives of the Freeman School. In consultation with the head librarian, responsibilities include library operations, catalog maintenance, and electronic resource maintenance, including web site maintenance. This position also provides research support to faculty, researchers, and students, and prepares and presents research seminars in support of the Freeman Schools undergraduate and graduate programs.

Located within the Freeman School, the recently renovated Turchin Library contains a financial analysis lab, study commons, and research center. The library maintains a small print collection in addition to research and professional level journals and databases. The Assistant Librarian will play a significant role in growing and shaping the direction of this newly redesigned library, and will interact with constituents at every level.

The position requires an ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree. Other qualifications include:

  1. Demonstrated knowledge of technologies and principles relevant to the modern library
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of evolving print and electronic information sources
  3. Strong and effective communications and interpersonal skills; formal instruction experience desired
  4. Team oriented, creative, service-oriented approach to patron support and problem solving

To apply for this position please submit an application letter discussing the match of your qualifications and experience with this opportunity, the names and contact information of three appropriate references, and a current resume to Salary is competitive with excellent benefits including tuition waiver and tuition exchange programs. This position is open until filled.


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Instructional Technology Librarian, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse WI

Murphy Library at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is seeking a creative and technology-savvy librarian to provide leadership in shaping an e-learning information literacy program. The successful candidate will be passionate about student learning. Responsibilities include developing e-learning content, evaluating tools that deliver instructional content, and playing a major role in conducting information literacy instruction sessions. This position will participate in reference services and collection development in assigned subjects and will participate in collegial governance, and campus and professional activities.

Salary and Rank: Competitive salary for 9-month tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. An approximate 50% summer contract is also available.

Starting Date: April 28, 2014

First consideration will be given to applications received by December 16, 2013; this position is open until filled.

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required.  For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Travel Award, Society of American Archivists

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Society of American Archivists' Oliver Wendell Holmes Travel Award. Established in 1979, this award enables overseas archivists who are already in the United States or Canada for training to augment their experience by traveling to the SAA Annual Meeting.

Eligibility: Archivists who reside outside of the United States

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

For complete details and a link to the nomination form, please see the SAA website at

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Document Manager, Law Firm, Needham MA

Needham based law firm seeking document manager to assist in conversion to paperless environment


Duties include, but are not limited to:

          Assistance in setting firm policy for paperless environment

          Organization of documents in preparation of scanning

          Scanning documents

          Record retention maintenance and management




          Professional demeanor

          Must be able to work well under pressure

          Flexibility in handling multiple projects simultaneously

          Meticulous attention to detail

          Ability to work independently

          Proficient in MS Office and Adobe Professional


If interested, please email Peter Russell at

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Part-Time Law Librarian, Manchester/Concord NH

Duties/Description: Part-Time Law Librarian
Manchester, NH

AccuFile Inc., a professional library services firm is  looking for part-time experienced Law Librarian to work in Manchester and/or Concord, NH. Approximately 10-12 hours per week.

Responsibilities may include:

- Receive and log new materials, both in print and electronic resources
- Claim missing materials and return unwanted materials
- Process and authorize invoices for payment according to firm policy and work to resolve invoice issues with vendors
- Perform routing/awareness duties
- Acquisition paperwork - order processing and follow up
- Present information to attorneys and paralegals on new products and developments
- Facilitate and monitor inter-library book loans
- Re-shelving - re-shelve all titles within the library area
- Organize loose-leaf filing for filing staff

- Monitor vendor contracts and purchase plans
- Facilitate training and product demonstrations of library materials and tools
- Provide orientation to the firm/client library, its resources and collections
- Provide fiscal data/cost analysis - annual expenditures for the library
- Assist management with plans for firm growth as it relates to the law library; space planning, technology, collection decisions/strategy, budget allocations, etc.
- Provide information on services available to attorneys from publishers and/or new developments
- Maintain Library memberships, along with online lists and passwords
- Oversight of all library operations and functions

Qualifications: MLS and law firm library experience essential

Closing Date: 1/17/2014

Send: Please send cover letter and resume along with salary requirements to Karen Micciche at:

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Volunteer Opportunity, Boston Arts Academy/Fenway High School Archives, Boston MA

The BAA/FHS Archives documents the history of both high schools separately through the collection of documents, administrative records, curriculum materials, student publications, yearbooks, relevant news articles, photographs, and some relevant artifacts. The decision to accept or decline donations is made on a case-by-case basis. The Archives collection is maintained in the media room of the Boston Arts Academy/Fenway High School Library. The collection is non-circulating but access to materials is available upon request through the Archivist. This oportunity is only available to individuals currently enrolled in a GSLIS program. 

BAA/Fenway Library is a vibrant, well-resourced school library located adjacent to the Fens and Fenway Park, a ten minute walk from Simmons. Volunteers become part of an active school library program team. We are seeking GSLIS students interested in contributing time to learning and applying archival practices. Ideally, a volunteer determines a block of time, one day a week for the semester, where he or she is committed to working.


Requirements: A team player, energy, flexibility and a sense of humor. Archive experience is not required but current enrollment in, or completion of, LIS 438 is required.


Please send an email of interest, along with possible availability, and an attached resume to both

Deborah Froggatt, Library Director

Bonnie McBride, Archivist:

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Volunteer Opportunity, Boston Arts Academy/Fenway High School Library, Boston MA

Volunteers are welcome to assist the library director and associates. No library experience is required and lots of experience in a busy, urban high school library is acquired.  Depending on circumstances, volunteers are hired as library associates.  The expectation is that a volunteer comes on a regular basis for a two to three hour block, usually on a weekly basis, but this could be more. This oportunity is only available to individuals currently enrolled in a GSLIS program.
The BAA/Fenway Library is located in the school  building across from Fenway Park's Gate B at 174 Ipswich Street.  Volunteers assist students and faculty members  with reference, learn to manage the circulation system, can generate web pages, perform original cataloging and other school library tasks. Volunteers are encouraged to try on different roles, from instruction to collection development. These roles could meet coursework requirements, as well.  The successful candidate will be able to apply these skills in a range of other library settings.  
Please send an email cover letter and resume to:

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Library Fellow, The Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester MA

Under the direction of a Librarian or designee, the Library Fellow contributes to the organization by performing meaningful projects and assignments. The Library Fellows Program (LFP) is designed to provide a 2 year work experience emphasizing hands-on learning and research into topics of information management, and medical librarianship. The program incorporates training, professional development, and research. It is designed to guide the fellow toward a professional career in academic medical librarianship. The underlying principle of the fellow program "is shared value". The Lamar Soutter Library (LSL) provides a learning laboratory where recent MLS graduates experience the real working world and explore the range of experience when assisting clinicians and researchers with their information needs.

• Provide in depth and ready reference service to patrons
• Provide reference service on demand via personal contact, telephone, or e-mail using a variety of information tools and library systems
• Promote information and research services, engaging users to assess work needs beyond initial reference inquiries
• Provide end user access to information resources using local, regional, and national collections and systems
• Provide technology support to patrons
• Participate in and lead strategic initiative teams, committees, and task forces
• Develop content for the library's web page and posts using content management tool, e.g. LibGuides
• Evaluate services and suggest changes to improve effectiveness
• Participate in Library professional staff and consortia meetings
• Design and implement research projects and publications in order to contribute to the advance in medical librarianship
• In collaboration with the librarian mentor complete a research project related to health science librarianship in a focus area such as technology, evidence- based medicine, informatics, data or knowledge management
• Deliver reports, presentations, and publications at peer reviewed level
• Create a self- directed course of study and investigations to meet the challenge of interpreting results for decision making in a library environment
• Perform other duties as required.

• MLS degree from an American Library Association (ALA) - accredited library/information sciences program
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
• Basic knowledge of Web 2.0 applications
• Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written communications
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent customer service skills, listening/inquiring skills, and ability to offer informal instruction
• Must be able to work independently and as a member of a team
• Must be able to work varied schedules

• 1 - 2 years of library, research, or health related experience
• Working knowledge of the internet; familiarity with using HTML and/or website development experience.

Under the direction of a Librarian or designee


Usual library environment

The training is done through shadowing selected hands- on experience with LSL Librarians, and appropriate workshops. Training opportunities may include, but are not limited to:
• Reference resources and techniques
• Advanced searching techniques
• Bibliographic management tool
• Institutional Review Board (IRB)
• Morning report in various clinical departments
• Embedded librarianship in a research area
• E-Science programs and seminars
• Workshops and professional meeting with NAHSL, BLC, MLA, MASLIN etc....
• Participate in the house librarians program
• Conduct projects utilizing research and research methods

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

To Apply:

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Cataloging and Metadata Internship, Archives of American Gardens, Washington DC

The Archives of American Gardens offers internships year-round to students enrolled in graduate programs who wish to gain professional experience in learning about the management of and providing public access to a photographic archive. Currently, we are seeking applicants for a Cataloging and Metadata Internship.  The intern will assist primarily with cataloging series and item level descriptions in the Horizon database system and apply embedded metadata to corresponding digital assets. The intern will also assist with the digitization of archival materials (35mm slides, negatives and photographic prints), write interpretive materials utilizing the collections, assist with social media initiatives, prepare teaching tools for field volunteers engaged in documenting gardens for the Archives, and enter reference requests into an Access database. The intern may have an opportunity to assist with discrete components of the processing, arrangement and housing of collections, and develop parts of inventories and/or finding aids. 

To learn more about the Archives of American Gardens internship, visit .  


Applications for internships should be received no later than the dates listed below.

Summer Internships: February 1   
Fall Internships: June 1
Winter/Spring Internships: November 1


Requirements for applying to the Smithsonian Gardens intern program:

Submit an on-line application 
Two letters of recommendation
College transcript(s)
Essay describing background, interest in field, career goals and chosen project.

Further details on how to apply can be found on our website at . We'd appreciate if you could forward this information to any students who may be interested an internships with Smithsonian Gardens!   

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Assistant Director/Head of Adult Services, Shrewsbury Public Library, Shrewsbury MA

Qualifications and Duties:
The Shrewsbury Public Library (SPL) seeks a proven leader and innovator for the position of Assistant Director/Head of Adult Services. SPL employs 11 full time and 20 part time employees and has an operating budget of $1,104,535. SPL is governed by a nine member board of elected Trustees, and serves a diverse community of 35,600 people. A $23 million renovation and expansion of the library building will be completed in the spring of 2016, resulting in a modern and efficient 38,000 SF building.

The Assistant Director reports to the Library Director, serves as a high level member of the management team, and assists in the execution, planning, directing and overseeing of all library activities and operations. In the absence of the Library Director, the Assistant Director assumes management of the library.

S/he must demonstrate knowledge of the mission of the public library in the 21st century, demonstrate strong commitment to excellent customer service and have experience with and knowledge of collection development, public programming, grant development, integrated library systems (Evergreen), municipal budgeting, effective management practice and community partnership building.

The ideal candidate will be:

  •  an innovator and creative problem solver
  •  a skilled leader and manager with a proven track record of motivating and developing staff
  •  a change agent with a belief in working as a team and in staff empowerment
  •  an able communicator, able to effectively communicate with the community, stakeholders, peers and elected officials
  •  a strong multi-tasker with the ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively determine appropriate courses of action
  •  a person who has high level of initiative and independent judgment
  •  a public servant dedicated to excellent customer service

Duties include professional, administrative and managerial work assisting the Library Director in the administration of all library operations and services, management of all adult collections, management of all Adult Services Staff, and serving as Acting Director in the absence of the Library Director.

Supervises and maintains the operations of the Adult Services Department. Assumes independent and primary responsibility for development and management of all services to teens and adults. Plans and organizes programs for adults. Trains, supervises and evaluates three or more employees and an active volunteer team on a regular basis.

Serves on the management team responsible for overall planning, policy, technology and service development. Assists at the Reference and Circulation Desks as required.

ALA accredited Masters of Library and Information Sciences Degree; three years of progressively responsible administrative experience, three years supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Compensation and Schedule:
Salary Range: $52,940 - $63,132. Work schedule includes one night per week and Saturdays on a rotating basis.

Send resume to Ellen M. Dolan, Director, Shrewsbury Public Library at Applications due by Monday January 6, 2014.

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Digital Content Librarian, George C. Marshall Foundation, Lexington VA

The George C. Marshall Foundation seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative team member for the position of Digital Content Librarian. The Digital Content Librarian is a new position and reports to the Director of the Library and Archives. The Digital Content Librarian will assist with the research library's goal of increasing access to digital content. This position builds and maintains strong relationships with Marshall Foundation staff to manage the foundation's Internet presence. Duties include:

  • Managing the Marshall Foundation's increasing Internet presence
  • Working with the foundation's research library and archives on digitization initiatives
  • Publishing and managing website content
  • Developing and maintaining standards for publishing content on the foundation's website and serving as the point of contact for revisions
  • Participating in the establishment of an online repository(s) for the foundation's archival records
  • Managing the library's social media and online Internet accounts

Essential and Related Functions:

  • Create, organize, and publish digitized records from the research library and archives
  • Catalog/describe digitized records according to professional standards
  • Publish digitized records to online content accounts including Apple iTunes University Beyond Campus, Google Cultural Institute, and YouTube
  • Develop standards for organizing digitized records
  • Assist with identifying records for digitization
  • Provide research support that embraces a strong, responsive, patron-centric service model

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA-accredited school of library and information science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in maintaining website content and using a content management system
  • Demonstrated ability working with best practices/standards in website design, development, and content administration
  • Familiarity with digital initiatives in a library/archives environment and institutional repositories
  • High level of digital literacy/fluency, including ability to adapt to new technologies and learn new tools quickly
  • Familiarity with e-publishing standards and practice
  • Demonstrated familiarity with metadata formats, standards, and schema (Dublin Core, METS, MODS, EAD)
  • Demonstrated ability working with software applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Bridge, and other HTML, text, and image editing software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability working with WordPress, XHTML, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Familiarity with iBooks Author and process for publishing books for Kindle
  • History degree with interest in 20th century US diplomatic and military history

The George C. Marshall Foundation is a 501(c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization located on the post of the Virginia Military Institute in the historic town of Lexington, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. The George C. Marshall Research Library holds the papers of General Marshall who served as US Army Chief of Staff during World War II, US Secretary of State, and US Secretary of Defense. For his development of the Marshall Plan he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953. His characteristics of honesty, integrity, and selfless service stand as shining examples for those who study the past and for those generations to come. The Marshall Foundation is dedicated to celebrating his legacy and inspiring new leaders.

Complete applications must be received by January 16, 2014.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Applicant Documents: Resume; Cover Letter; Name and Contact Information of 3 References

TO APPLY: Mail/Fax/Email Cover Letter, Resume, and References (3) to: Alice Lee, Executive Assistant to the President, P.O. Box 1600, Lexington, VA 24450; Phone 540.463.7103 ext 121; Fax 540.464.5229;

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Business Analyst, Harvard Library, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Duties & Responsibilities The Business Analyst will support leadership of the Harvard Library by identifying operational data needs, mining information systems, and providing analysis to inform business performance assessment and decisions. Reporting to the Director, Financial Planning and Analysis, the Business Analyst will:

* Maintain and develop the library's information and organizational performance systems
* Provide reporting and supporting assessment advice and analysis to inform strategic decisions
* Enhance the library's information and assessment systems and ability to collect and report useful data
* Support librarians in finding and using data in their daily work

This role will collaborate with staff across a wide range of functions and disciplines in order to better coordinate the collection and creation of data as it relates to the performance goals of the Harvard Library.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Business Analyst works closely with the Harvard Library leadership and with librarians across the broader library system. Specific components of the role include:

*Maintain and develop the library's information and organizational performance systems

* In consultation with Harvard Library leadership, design, develop and maintain systems to measure library progress as it relates to library strategic initiatives and operational efficiency
* Improve methods used to measure key metrics
* Develop and monitor annual baselines for key metrics and monitor progress
* Lead the preparation of organizational performance updates and associated reporting
* Communicate and explain findings to library senior leadership
*Provide reporting and supporting assessment advice and analysis to inform strategic decisions

* Work collaboratively with Harvard Library leadership todiscover information needs and to identify, prioritize,
design and implement new reporting tools and solutions
* Analyze information (e.g., bibliographic, financial, usage) in support of evolving needs
* Provide consultation and technical assistance to Harvard Library leadership with use and interpretation of data
* Respond to requests for data and/or reports on a variety of issues related to the library collections reporting and statistics, including ad hoc analyses and special requests
* Lead in data collection and aggregation across partnerships with other institutions (including Borrow
Direct Partners) to aggregate data and business intelligence to help improve and expand alliances
* Lead the data collection efforts for national surveys (ARL statistics) and the preparation of data for annual HL reports
*Enhance the Library's assessment systems and ability to collect and report useful data

* Develop structures for collecting, storing and presenting or sharing data in consultation with appropriate IT and Library colleagues
* Design, develop, troubleshoot, document, and analyze
reports for Harvard Library
* Maintain internal sites to house data, distribute reports, associated documentation and explanatory materials
* Provide consultation to Harvard Library leadership on developing assessment surveys and user studies
*Support librarians in finding and using data in their daily work

* Facilitate data-driven decision making throughout the Harvard Library by committing to make data as accessible and transparent as possible; teaching/mentoring librarians how to access, query, manipulate, and visualize data
* Develop reporting mechanisms to enable managers and staff to run and analyze data in support of data driven decision making

Basic Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree or equivalent education or work experience required
* Seven plus years of experience working in IT, business intelligence, library assessment, financial or statistical analysis, financial reporting and/or libraries
* Strong knowledge of Excel and of database tools (e.g., Microsoft Access)

Additional Qualifications

* MLS, MBA, and/or advanced degree in statistics, information sciences, or engineering
* Experience building reports and queries with Business Intelligence/Analytics tools (Cognos BI, Microsoft)
* Working knowledge of libraries, both within Harvard and more general industry trends
* Knowledge of Integrated Library Systems, such as Aleph
* Knowledge of statistical software packages (e.g. SPSS, R, STATA)
* Knowledge of database tools such as Quickbase and content management systems
* Proven ability to deliver quality analysis in a fast-paced environment
* Excellent analytic, written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to process and distill complex information, present complicated information in easily comprehensible formats
* Ability to work in ambiguous environment: to define objectives, set tasks, build relationships, and achieve
* Exceptional numeric skills: able to use numbers to explore issues and express logic, able to translate numeric results into underlying issues and organizational implications
* Self-organized, flexible and able to manage multiple challenging projects simultaneously in a fast-paced work setting
* Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to work well within a large and complex organization; ability to build
strong relationships with people at all different levels
* Collaborative working style with excellent consultative, project management, problem solving and presentation skills

For additional information visit the Harvard Library web site at:

Apply Here:

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Director of Teaching, Learning, and Research, Smith College Libraries, Northampton MA

Position Summary:
Lead, manage and coordinate teaching, learning and research services for the Smith College Libraries. Oversee the development of library collections in multiple formats. Develop, assess and sustain traditional and emerging services and learning spaces. Collaborate with library leadership and staff to realize the vision and mission of the Libraries.

Duties and Responsbilities:
Leadership & Planning: Actively contribute to library-wide strategic planning, policy development, assessment and resource management. Demonstrate leadership in and commitment to the concepts and practices of the learning organization throughout the libraries. Develop and sustain an evolving vision for the Teaching, Learning & Research group that incorporates the Libraries' overall mission and vision. Develop strategic plans and initiatives to provide high quality user-centered research services, information literacy programs, learning spaces and collections. Collaborate effectively to strengthen and develop services in response to user needs, new opportunities, evolving technologies and trends in academic libraries and higher education. Contribute to and support the digital and online presence of the Libraries through the investigation, implementation and enhancement of tools that assist with research, instruction and scholarship.

Management: Lead, guide and support all aspects of the group's services and operations. Facilitate and integrate user-focused reference, research, teaching and collection development services across Smith and the Five College libraries. Develop and promote emerging research services, pedagogy, resources and technologies (e.g., data, GIS). Develop learning spaces to serve changing work and curricular practices. Engage with students and faculty to ensure services successfully meet current and emerging needs.
Achieve operational excellence through effective allocation of resources, continuing assessment and adoption of best practices. Actively promote teamwork, collaboration, continuous learning and staff development within the framework of a learning organization. Foster open, active and participatory communication within the group, across the Libraries and with partners outside the Libraries and the College. Supervise 7.0 FTE

Teaching, Learning & Research: Actively participate in reference, research, teaching and learning for faculty and students in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Collaborate closely with academic departments and individual faculty in assigned subject areas to evaluate and improve departmental information literacy programs. Apply learning and pedagogical theory to initiate, design, conduct, and assess information literacy classes and activities. Select core curricular materials in assigned subject areas. Develop instructional materials and subject content for the Libraries' web site. Collaborate and consult with other user-oriented research professionals across the Libraries, the College and the Five Colleges.

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program; 5 years of progressively responsible experience in planning, implementing, and managing research and teaching services; substantial supervisory and leadership experience; solid subject knowledge in liberal arts disciplines; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills: Ability to think strategically at both a systems level and a group level.

Ability to apply critical, analytical and innovative thinking to work.

Ability to successfully: manage projects; prioritize work; and identify and solve problems.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to work in a collegial and collaborative environment.

Demonstrated continuous learning of new skills, their application and sharing with colleagues.

Familiarity with best practices in research and teaching, collection development and learning environments.

Additional Information:
Review of applications will begin on December 30, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, Perry Libraries, Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIAN AND UNIVERSITY ARCHIVIST: This leadership position provides vision, oversight and coordination of all aspects of the Special Collections and University Archives unit in the Perry Library, including services, operations, programs, and supervision of 1 FTE and several student assistants and interns. The Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist actively engages in donor development and cultivation, participates in outreach and instructional activities, and collaborates with multiple library/campus departments and teams. The librarian also participates in local and state preservation projects such as DOVE (Desegregation of Virginia Education).


• A master's degree from an American Library Association accredited program
• Excellent written, interpersonal, communication, analytical and project management skills
• Knowledge of current trends and issues in special collections, archives, conservation and preservation
• Knowledge of technological applications in digital library development as related to special collections and archives such as automated archival collection management systems, imaging, database management, and Web applications publishing
• Progressively responsible experience in library special collections or archives
• Experience with arranging and describing archival collections and applying archival processing standards

• Supervisory experience
• Experience with digital library development in the context of special collections and archives
• Experience with standards based on non-MARC metadata schemas such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD, and other library and archival description and content standards
• Experience with working with donors
• Experience with collection development
• Experience with providing library service
• Excellent presentation/instruction skills

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Minimum $55,000. Excellent benefits package.

Old Dominion University is a metropolitan state-supported institution with enrollment of 24,400, a leader in distance learning, and a Carnegie Extensive Doctoral/Research University. The campus is located in the historic port city of Norfolk, VA. Position announcement and description are available at For campus information, check

Screening of applicants will begin January 31, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

CONTACT: Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references to: Nicole Justice, Search Committee for Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0256, (757) 683-4141.

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Reference Librarian, Belmont Public Library, Belmont MA

Performs a variety of duties in providing assistance to patrons in the use of library resources, online catalog, databases, the internet, Overdrive, Kindles, etc. Maintains current knowledge of technology developments and general library automation and electronic services.  Performs a variety of promotional activities including overall responsibility for social media and for regular updates to the library web page.  Assist with technology training and documentation. Complies and organizes statistics.  Assists in collection development.  Must be committed to providing a high level of public service to patrons.


Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited school with one year of reference and public library experience or equivalent. Knowledge of principles and practices of library work and use of resources and information technology.  Experience with social media, web content, and training.  Excellent written and communication skills highly desired. Experience with Innovative preferred. Experience with Adobe illustrator or similar software preferred.


This position is full time, 35 hours per week, with a starting hourly rate of $25.22, including benefits.


Responses accepted at The Town of Belmont, Human Resources Office, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA  02478 or fax 671-993-2741 or by December 30, 2013

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Call for Writers, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Journal

Evidence Summaries Writers

*EBLIP* seeks to add six writers to the Evidence Summaries Team. Evidence Summaries provide critical appraisal syntheses for specific research articles. These research synopses provide readers with information regarding the original research article's validity and reliability, thus providing information on the presence or absence of evidence with which to make informed decisions. Evidence Summaries Team members are required to write two evidence summaries per year, with a two year commitment to the journal. Evidence Summaries cover all areas of library and information studies and we encourage applications from information professionals in areas such as school, public, and special libraries, as well as academic settings.

Interested persons should send a statement of interest, indicating areas of strength they would bring to the role, as well as a brief resume to Heather Pretty (Associate Editor, Evidence Summaries) by January 13, 2014. Applicants who are shortlisted will be asked to submit a sample evidence summary.

**Please note that *Evidence Based Library and Information Practice* is a non-profit, open access journal and all positions are voluntary and unpaid. The positions are an excellent opportunity for continuing professional development and gaining experience in reviewing or critically appraising library-related research.

**Only those applicants who are selected or shortlisted will be contacted by the Editors.

About the journal:

Published quarterly by the University of Alberta, this peer reviewed, open access journal is targeted at all library and information professionals interested in an evidence based model of practice. By facilitating access to library and information studies research via original research articles and evidence summaries of relevant research from the library literature, *Evidence Based Library and Information Practice* enables information professionals to practice their profession in an evidence-based manner.

Please visit the *Evidence Based Library and Information Practice* website:

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Call for Data, Web Science 2014 Visualization Challenge

We are delighted to announce the Web Science 2014 Visualization Challenge! The web has generated huge amounts of data at massive scale, but making sense of these datasets and representing them in a compact and easily-interpretable way remains very difficult. The goal of this challenge is to encourage innovative visualizations of web data. We particularly encourage entries that reflect the interdisciplinary spirit of the Web Science conference. To enable this visualization, we have prepared several large-scale, easy-to-use, publicly-available datasets:

1. Web traffic data, including more than 200 million HTTP requests from browsers to servers; 
2. Twitter data, including a sample of more than 22 million tweets;
3. Social bookmarking data, consisting of about 430,000 bookmarked pages;
4. Co-authorship of academic papers, consisting of about 21.5 million papers and 10.8 million authors

Complete details on these datasets are available here: All of the datasets are stored in simple file formats, so that they can be easily used without much technical expertise.

We are pleased to offer a cash prize of at least $1000 to be split among the winning entries. Winners will be announced and displayed at the WebScience conference in June 2014, presented on the WebScience website, and the winners will be encouraged to present a poster at the conference describing their work. The entries will be judged based on four criteria: (1) innovative use of data, (2) clarity of visualization, (3) quality of design, and (4) potential impact.


1. For fairness, the visualization must be primarily based on the data that we provide. Other datasets may be used to augment ours, but these datasets must be publicly-available and described in detail in the documentation (see #4 below).
2. The visualization must be a static image, and must be submitted as a PDF. In addition to the main PDF, please submit a PNG version at a resolution of about 640x480, for display on web pages, social media sites, mobile devices, etc. This PNG version need not contain the full visualization, but should be an appropriate representation (e.g. a subset of the full PDF).

3. Please include a separate PDF file containing a description of the visualization, including: (1) name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information of the creator(s), (2) the purpose of the visualization, (3) which dataset(s) were used, (4) a brief description of how the visualizations was created, and (5) any other information you would like to share with the judges.
4. By submitting your visualization, you agree to allow us to display your visualization at the conference and on the Web Science website and social media channels. (We will give proper attribution, of course.) You also certify that you are the copyright holder of the visualization and are authorized to give us this permission.
5. Entries are due by 11:59PM Hawaii time on April 15, 2014. Please e-mail your entry to
David Crandall. (If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, your entry has not been received and should be re-sent.)

Panel of judges:
Yong-Yeol Ahn, Indiana University
Katy Borner, Indiana University
Mark Meiss, Google
Dimitar Nikolov, Indiana University
Maximilian Schich, University of Texas

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Systems and User Experience Librarian, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs CO

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is looking for a Systems and User Experience Librarian. This is a newly created position with a lot of potential for the ideal candidate to influence its future development. Plus, you'll have the pleasure of working with me and a small web team.

Here are some details:

The Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) seeks applications from energetic, innovative librarians for its newly created position, Systems and User Experience Librarian.

The Systems and User Experience Librarian is a member of the Web Services and Emerging Technology team. This position plays an integral role in administrating the integrated library system (ILS) and supporting other library web services with an emphasis on ensuring functional and accessible end-user design. Other specific responsibilities include enhancing and promoting the online library catalog and other discovery tools, conducting usability testing, exploring new and emerging technologies for improving library services, and training library faculty and staff on catalog enhancements and new technologies. This tenure track position also includes general reference desk duties, library instruction, collection development and liaison duties with selected academic departments, participation in library policy formulation, university and professional service, and research and creative work.

Full job description and instructions on how to apply available at:

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Metadata Services Librarian, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage AK

The Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage seeks an energetic, well-organized, and service-oriented individual to provide leadership and direction in metadata and metadata practices in cooperation with varied stakeholders. The successful candidate will serve as a primary resource for UAA's portion of ScholarWorks @ UA, University of Alaska's DSpace Institutional Repository (IR), and will describe, manage, expose, and share with users the library's growing local digital collections. The position engages in authority control processes to provide intellectual control over the application of personal names, place names, and subject headings as a component of the metadata process. The librarian should enjoy working collaboratively as part of a team while at the same time be able to work efficiently and effectively as an individual. This is a year-round tenure-track, faculty position with a 9 plus 3 month contract. This position reports to the Head of Technical Services.

Salary and benefits: Minimum salary of $65,000 annually. Attractive benefits including retirement program, insurance, tuition remission, vacation, and holidays.

Review of applications will begin January 6, 2014 and will continue until position is filled.

For more information and to apply, go to

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Library Assistant, Gann Academy, Waltham MA

Gann Academy seeks a part-time Library Assistant to provide circulation and reference services for the school community, as well as process and shelve library materials and other duties as needed. This is an immediate opening for a 20-hour per week position.


Gann Academy is a 15-year old pluralistic Jewish day school in Waltham committed to providing a challenging, nurturing, and inspiring education that integrates intensive Jewish studies with the sciences and the humanities.




  • Assists patrons in the use of print and electronic resources and the physical library space;
  • Provides reference services using both print and electronic resources for students, faculty and staff;
  • Supervises the library to maintain a productive and collaborative research environment;
  • Orders and process books and other library resources;
  • Shelf-reads and shelves materials to maintain the organization of the collection; 
  • Assists patrons with equipment such as computers, printers, and photocopiers; and
  • Performs other duties and projects as needed



Standard and functional Competencies

  • Ability to work with wide range of people--students, parents, faculty, staff, donors, college representatives and community members
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
    • Ability to work independently and effectively in a changing, fast-paced environment
    • Fluent in English Language
    • Computer Literate



Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Enrollment in an MLIS program is a plus




To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Stacy Schwartz, Library & Media Specialist, at

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Librarian/Bibliographer, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Resource Center, White River Junction VT

Vacancy ID: 1003670

This position serves as the Librarian/Bibliographer in the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Resource Center, located at the Executive Division of the National Center for PTSD, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT. The Librarian/Bibliographer assists the Information Scientist in preparing the Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress (PILOTS) Database, and performs other duties to facilitate the dissemination of information on PTSD to the facilities and programs of the Department of Veteran Affairs.  Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

*  Reading and comprehending medical, scientific, and social science literature;
*  Providing PTSD clinicians, researchers, and policy makers worldwide with information on published studies of PTSD;
*  Identifying the principal bibliographical elements of printed and electronic documents in English and other languages;
*  Using computer hardware and software;
*  Locating materials in an academic library environment;
*  Understanding of the purpose of controlled vocabulary in the indexing of scientific or social science literature;
*  Using the thesauri and authority lists in assigning terms to describe the subject content of documents;
*  Using the Internet and the World Wide Web for electronic mail, file transfer, and interactive applications (including remote database searching and downloading);
*  Performing simple searches in internal and external online catalogs and bibliographical databases, including RLIN, MEDLINE, and PsycLIT; and
*  Establishing and maintaining procedures for the identification, selection, acquisition, and indexing of literature for the PILOTS Database and for bibliographical publications.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, from 8:00am - 4:30pm.


SALARY RANGE: $47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, December 05, 2013 to Wednesday, December 11, 2013

To appy:

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Biomedical Sciences Research Support Librarian, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University, New Haven CT

Biomedical Sciences Research Support Librarian
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Rank:  Librarian [Librarian 1-3]
Requisition:  23718BR
The Yale University Cushing/Whitney Medical Library invites applications for the position of Biomedical Sciences Research Support Librarian.  This position serves as the primary liaison between the Library and research departments, laboratories, and individual scientists within the Medical Center, and is pivotal to defining and expanding the Library's role in supporting e-Science and biomedical research data management. With a demonstrated understanding of the work of laboratory scientists, of the scientific processes they apply, and of the impact and potential of e-Science methodologies upon their research, the librarian provides individualized, point-of-need professional librarian services and information and data support. The librarian develops and provides training in the use of biomedical knowledge management, information and data resources, tools, and strategies. The librarian assists researchers manage their data, navigate Yale University's available data management, curation and preservation landscape, and adhere to federal or other grant funding agencies' data management and public access policies and requirements.
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
·       Minimum of a Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or a post-graduate degree in a related discipline. 
·       Demonstrated understanding of the work of laboratory scientists, of the scientific processes they apply, and of the impact and potential of e-Science methodologies upon their research.
·       Demonstrated skill using a wide range of bibliographic databases in the health and life sciences, including the full suite of NCBI databases and resources as well as other core bioinformatics tools.
·       Demonstrated creativity and flexibility, with the ability to conceptualize and conceive new solutions to researchers' information and data problems; demonstrated ability to develop and grow a customer base through the creation, enhancement and provision of user-centered services.
Preferred:  PhD in biomedical sciences. Experience searching for grant and other funding opportunities.
Salary: Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information: Click here for more information.
For full position information and to apply online, please go to  The STARS requisition ID is 23718BR.  Review of applications will begin immediately. When applying, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references.

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS (Due date extended), 2014 ACRL/NEC Annual Conference

The Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC - invites you to submit a proposal to present at our 2014 Annual Conference. This event entitled "We're All in This Together: Strengthening Librarians Through Professional Development" will be held Friday, May 9, 2014 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

The job of an academic librarian involves supporting students and faculty in their varied academic pursuits.  Our focus is on their needs; but to be successful, we must also focus on our needs.  We best serve our constituents by being the best librarians we can be, but prioritizing and planning for our own professional development and growth is not always easy.  How do we accomplish this? How can we stay current with new technologies, innovations, and ways of thinking? 

We are seeking innovative thinkers and doers to offer presentations, panel discussions, interactive sessions, posters, and "show-and-tell" booths, in order to share creative ideas and initiatives on professional development issues, such as how to better connect library school students and new graduates with mentors within the profession; how to manage, communicate and adapt in a diverse work environment; how to get published; and how to become library leaders.

To submit a proposal, follow this link:

The deadline for proposal submission has been extended to midnight on Friday, December 13, 2013.

 Questions should be directed to Lisa Palmer (, Alan Witt (, or Nancy O'Sullivan ( 

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Content Management Department Head, Waltham Public Library, Waltham MA

Content Management Department Head

(formerly known as: Technical Services Department Head)


Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse community with a collection of over 200,000 items.


Qualifications include:  Master's Degree in Library Science; five years of public library experience, with at least one year in a supervisory role; desire to organize and manage all library content for both public & staff; active interest in the evolving realm of digital content and delivery; superior computer skills including facility with social media and basic web design; excellent management, communication, customer service and organizational abilities.  CORI background check required of finalists.


Duties include:  Overseeing all aspects of the Content Management Department including analytic collection development, selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, invoicing and quality control; staff and volunteer training, supervising and evaluating; Reference service provision; statistical and budget report production including accounts reconciliation; extensive collaboration with other library departments and with MLN partners.


Preferred: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; experience in marketing and outreach; familiarity with III Millennium software.


35 hours per week including staffing a public service desk one evening per week, one Saturday per month and as needed. Excellent benefits.


Starting salary: $60,903.


Deadline to apply:  January 17, 2014


Qualified candidates should submit a City of Waltham Employment application ( ), resume, letter of interest and three professional references to:


Mary Gullotti

Personnel Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451  /  781-314-3356

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Humanities and Social Science Librarian, Salem State University Library, Salem MA

General Statement of Duties:

The Humanities and Social Science Librarian will serve as subject specialist and liaison between the library and assigned humanities and social science departments. The Librarian will provide specialized reference and research services, deliver library instruction sessions, create instructional materials, and develop the library's collections in assigned fields. He/she will participate in general library instruction, orientation, and information literacy initiatives.
Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Serves as a humanities and social science subject specialist and liaison between the Library and the assigned departments.
2.  Responsible for all aspects of collection development in assigned fields, including policy, selection, assessment and weeding.
3.  Provides specialized reference services for faculty and students in humanities and social science fields individually through a variety of avenues, including email, telephone, online and face-to-face.
4. Promotes and provides library instruction in support of assigned department courses, and in other disciplines as needed.
5. Maintains a web presence for library resources and services in assigned subject areas and creates print and online aids that publicize, provide information about, facilitate ease of use, and promote access to those services and resources.
6. Develops, maintains and regularly updates instructional materials, with an emphasis on online guides and tutorials.
7. Participates in general library instruction and information literacy initiatives, including general library orientations and tours.
8. Assists in accreditation, program review, and other official assessment processes.
9. Prepares and contributes to reports, publications, and other official documents.
10. Assists the Library in pursuing revenue-generating opportunities, including grant-writing.
11. Keeps apprised of relevant technologies and applies them in instructional outreach efforts.
12. Contributes to library and university-wide initiatives and projects.


Required Qualifications:

    Masters of Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited program.
    Evidence of effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
    Demonstrated working knowledge of current technologies, including online databases, instructional equipment and media, and the web.
    Excellent presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

    Demonstrated ability to work within a consultative team environment where collaboration and cooperation are essential.
    Enthusiasm for library public service and information literacy.
    Teaching experience.
    Library experience in an academic setting.
    Commitment to working in a multicultural environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background check satisfactory to the University. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.

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Call for Editors, Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet

The Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet is currently seeking an Editor to assume leadership of the journal beginning in September 2014. The journal covers international research and information on programs and services aimed at helping patients and the general public find the health information they need. It is an essential resource for libraries, persons, institutions and agencies whose responsibilities include making health information and education available to the general public.

Editor Qualifications:
Key qualities sought for the position of editor or co-editors include an established record of scholarship in the field of librarianship and consumer health; managerial skills to oversee the editorial cycle and meet deadlines; the ability to recruit quality manuscripts, and the ability to attract respected experts to the editorial board. Applicants should have previous publishing and editorial experience, strong organizational, networking and communication skills and the ability to lead an active editorial board.


Manage the peer review of approximately 20-30 manuscripts per year
Solicit high-quality manuscripts from potential authors and assist these authors in seeing their manuscripts to publication
Decide which manuscripts to publish
Select a sufficient pool of reviewers and editorial board members to evaluate manuscripts
Identify and appoint qualified members to the editorial advisory board
Provide a clear vision for the direction of the journal

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Beth Hill at:

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History Research Librarian, Mississippi State University Libraries, Starkville MS

Join Mississippi State University Libraries' (@msu_libraries) thriving library program as the newly-minted History Research Librarian and become part of a progressive, growing, patron-focused Research Services Department. A student-centered premier research university with a Carnegie High Research Activity designation and a student body of over 20,000, Mississippi State University (MSU) is located in historic Starkville, MS, with all the convenience and amenities of a college town Find out more about MSU and the MSU Libraries by visiting and

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Youth Services Coordinator, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA



$61,048.93 - $78,580.93 annually; $29.25 - $37.65 hourly.

A supervisory, professional position under the direction of the Associate Head Librarian

The Youth Services Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating and implementing services designed to serve children from infancy through high school.  The service include fostering literacy, encouraging reading for enrichment and pleasure, supplementing school resources and promoting the use of the public library as a lifelong resource.



  • Supervises, schedules, coordinates and evaluates staff services for the Children's Room, Young Adult unit and One City One Library (OCOL) locations.  Makes recommendations for hiring and discipline.
  • Serves as a member of the Management Committee for overall planning and coordination of library services and work units and as a consultant and advisor to Management in youth areas of expertise and knowledge.
  • Advocates for library services for youth.
  • Oversees planning, scheduling, and promotion of programs for children's and youth adults at Main Library and branch libraries.
  • Supervises the selection of print and non-print materials, manages the materials budget and supervises the maintenance of the collections for children and young adult services at the Main Library, branch libraries and Mobile Services. 
  • Conducts programs and library tours when needed.
  • Coordinates displays and bibliographies for children and adults concerned with children.
  • Coordinates long range planning and program development for youth services.
  • Originates and administers grant funding.
  • Prepares bid specifications and oversees contracts for the division.
  • Provides reference and readers advisory service directly to the public.
  • Acts as Librarian-In-Charge as needed.
  • Connects customers with the best bibliographic searches/inquiries using every possible resource.
  • Interprets goals and policies to customers and staff.
  • Stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship.
  • Represents the library at appropriate community agencies.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of services for youth.
  • Works collaboratively on strategic plan.
  • Recommends division budget and monitors budget when funded.
  • Works with appropriate committees of the Library's Board of Directors and attends monthly Board meetings.




  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with professional and para-professional staff about concepts, ideas, and requirements.
  • Thorough knowledge of standard youth services in libraries.
  • Commitment to library leadership.
  • Creativity.
  • Experience and familiarity with literature and programming for youth.
  • Comfortable working with children individually and in groups.
  • Ability to plan short-term and long-term work objectives with staff and to assign tasks and to follow-up to ensure quality of work and completeness of tasks.
  • Ability to take the initiative and interest in and ability to improve existing work techniques and procedures.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications
  • Ability and willingness to assume responsibility.
  • Ability to effectively respond to needs of patrons of all age groups.
  • Ability to organize, direct, coordinate, coach and supervise the work of others
  • Ability to resolve conflict with staff/customers
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Thorough knowledge of the practical application of computer operations.



Education:      Master's degree in Library Science from a Graduate School of Library Science accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Experience:    Three years of professional library work after receipt of MLS that includes supervisory and public service responsibilities.  Broad working knowledge of children's resources.  Minimum 3 years of successful experience in the supervision and management of staff  in a library setting

Schedule:         Includes evening and weekend assignments and working at other locations

Travel:              Ability to get to other locations in a timely manner

Other:             Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and terminal, for extended periods of time.  Ability to bend, stoop and lift books and equipment. Strength to push loaded book trucks.  Stamina, for example, to work with the public for periods of a minimum of two hours at a time while maintaining good communication.


Send resume and cover letter on or before Monday, December 16, 2013 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA  01608 or apply online at .

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Resource Management Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA


$42,264.64 - $61,508.10 annually; $20.25 - $29.47 hourly

A professional position under the general direction of the Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services Department Head with overall responsibility for the acquisition functions of the library.  Includes working at public service desks.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS - Resource Management:

  • Work collaboratively with subject specialists for collection management and materials acquisitions while maintaining fiscal control. 
  • Maintain the quality of service for management of serials and monographs acquisitions in all formats including digital resources by using an automated acquisitions system and preparation of fund account reports and other related reports.
  • Provide leadership in the formulation of plans, policies, practices and projects relating to resources management.
  • Create and maintain acquisitions related metadata records as required within the integrated library system, such as Innovative Interfaces' Millennium or Evergreen, and other information discovery and access tools.
  • Manage projects involving electronic resources including the integration of outsourced data into existing ILS management systems, such as ERM suggested by consortium.
  • Troubleshoot problems with electronic resources arising from subscription, licensing, or access-related technical issues in collaboration with public services.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with publishers and vendors; conduct vendor evaluation as needed.
  • Search, access, edit, enter and download machine readable data and perform original and copy cataloging of library materials in assigned formats.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources and an awareness of new resources and technologies.
  • Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations
  • Actively participates in staff development, training opportunities, committee work.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the unit and level of responsibility
  • May supervise pages, interns and volunteers.



  • Provides reference service and readers' advisory in person and remotely when required.
  • Interprets library services and policies to customers in a clear and courteous manner.
  • Effectively uses and teaches the library's electronic resources.
  • Works with patrons to satisfactorily resolve computer and equipment issues.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources and an awareness of new resources and technologies.
    • Promotes library services through outreach and public relations efforts where appropriate



  • Years of related acquisitions experience, along with excellent analysis and organizational skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff and vendors
  • Flexibility in prioritizing multiple projects, ability to problem-solve, and propensity for details
  • Working experience with spreadsheet and database technology and software
  • Ability to prepare and present effective oral and written communications
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Demonstrated knowledge of search skills using paper and electronic resources
  • Ability to create positive working relationships in a team environment
  • Ability to work cooperatively with all staff
  • Ability to meet attendance requirements
  • Physical ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights



  • Working experience with accounts payable procedures
  • Experience with metadata management systems currently in use at the Library (such as Innovative Interfaces Millennium, B&T Title Source III, Midwesttapes online selection system, OCLC Connexion).
  • Familiarity with MARC and non-MARC metadata schemes and evolving standards.


Education:               MLS from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  Substantial knowledge in procurement, business or an accounting discipline.

Experience:             None required.

Schedule:                May include evenings and weekends and working in other departments and locations

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community.


The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.



Send resume and cover letter on or before Monday, December 16, 2013 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA  01608 or email to .


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Systems Librarian, Memorial Hall Library, Andover MA

Duties/Description: Would you like the opportunity to work with a library team  dedicated to providing innovative and dynamic library services to a supportive and library-friendly community? Memorial Hall Library in Andover, Massachusetts is looking for a systems librarian to manage our information technology. If you are a librarian and have a background in technology, if you love learning new things, if you are creative, motivated and self-directed, and if you are passionate about providing outstanding service to patrons, we want to hear from you.

Qualifications: The duties of this position require a master's degree in  Library Science with specialized knowledge of information technology and related software and hardware products; a minimum of 5-7 years of library experience with a focus on information technology and library operations; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. This position is 37.5 hours per week, and may involve work on nights and/or weekends during project implementations.

Salary: $63,434-$80,748

Closing Date: 12/20/2013

Send: To read the full posting and apply for this position please visit the Town of Andover web site

Only those applicants who apply online will be considered for the position. Applications received by December 20, 2013 will be given first consideration.

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Library Director, Amesbury Public Library, Amesbury MA

The Amesbury Public Library located in Amesbury, MA (pop.16,450), on the New Hampshire border near the seacoast, seeks an enthusiastic and creative professional for the full-time position of Library Director. The Amesbury Library is a State Certified Library and a member of the MVLC network. It is a very active library with an annual circulation of 170,000, 11,000 plus card holders and 6,000-7,000 visits a month. The library provides popular programming for all age groups and has a dedicated and engaged staff. The position requires a dynamic community- and patron-focused librarian responsible for overseeing all library operations; including development and preservation of collections, budget development and management, community outreach, strategic planning, program coordination and staff supervision. Interested candidates must have a knowledge of the theory and practices of library services in a public library setting, program design and evaluation, computer- and web-based information systems, and databases used in public library operations.

For more information regarding the Amesbury Public Library, see:

Qualified candidates can see a full job description at:

Essential Functions:
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

1. Develops and institutes short and long-term goals and objectives for library in conjunction with the Library Board of Trustees.
2. Oversees the development and maintenance of all library collections.
3. Develops and oversees the administration of the library's operating budget.
4. Recruits, hires, disciplines, trains and supervises library department staff and volunteers.
5. Oversees the review and implementation of new technologies and collections for the library.
6. Oversees the maintenance of the library's physical plant and surrounding grounds.
7. Collects and analyzes pertinent data and statistics; evaluates current programs for services and recommends changes to meet emerging needs.
8. Prepares reports for the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Foundation, the Friends of the Library, Mayor, City Council, and the State Board of Library Commissioners as requested.
9. Manages library expenses including but not limited to: accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and supply ordering.
10. Supervises all operations to maximize effectiveness and minimize costs.
11. Maintains current knowledge of new legislation, regulations and changes in library services and procedures through publications review, attendance at meetings, conferences and peer associations.
12. Represents the library on the local, regional, state and national levels at conferences and events.
13. Promotes and supports the staff's promotion of the library through public relations and in accordance with the department's marketing strategies.
14. Assures proper maintenance of the facility and equipment and coordinates and supervises rearrangements of physical facilities in the Library. Assesses need and recommends new and replacement purchases and locations.
15. Coordinates with department staff the selection and final disposition of books and materials.


Master's degree in Library Science in a program accredited by the ALA

Minimum of five years professional experience in a (preferably municipal) library environment, at least three in an administrative and/or supervisory capacity or equivalent combination of education and experience

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners certification

Valid Class D Motor Vehicle Driver's License.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skill
Knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices of professional library work, the organization and management of library operations, library materials and current trends in library service with knowledge of and experience in automated library systems.

Abilities: High degree of initiative, required in planning and implementing all programs of services; ability to exercise considerable judgment in dealing effectively with diverse constituencies in a responsive manner; ability to resolve conflict situations in a calm and construction manner; ability to set priorities and make effective use of time management; ability to develop effective working relationships with department personnel, subordinates and with the general public; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Ability to multi-task as well as to develop short and long-term goals and objectives and to delegate responsibilities to staff.

Skill: High degree of management skills. Proficient data processing skill in the use of personal computers and office software including word processing, data base and spreadsheet applications.


Annual salary: 65,000-70,000

Closing Date: Application will be accepted until filled by qualified applicant.

Send: Please send cover letter, resume, and at least three current professional references to:

Eric Gregoire, Chief of Staff
Amesbury City Hall
62 Friend Street
Amesbury, MA 01913

Electronic submissions preferred.

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Instructor for Introduction to Web Design, Brookline Adult & Community Education, Brookline MA

Brookline Adult & Community Education is seeking an experienced instructor for Introduction to Web Design. Instructor rate is hourly and instructors must design their own syllabus.

The Spring course will meet at Brooklike High School, for 8 weeks on consecutive weekdays starting March 24th. Day of the week and time are still flexible.

Course Description: In the rapidly evolving field of web design, fundamental programming languages and software applications are used to develop creative and beautiful sites. This course will provide an introduction to industry-standard applications used to design web pages. The first sessions of the course will provide an introduction to the vital language (HyperText Markup Language, or HTML) needed to create any site on the internet. In following sessions, you will use Dreamweaver CS6 to lay out a web page with graphics and text. Next, you'll create custom graphics to add to your site, and learn how to edit these images using Adobe Photoshop. If time permits, we'll begin exploring ways to enhance the viewer's experience and add multimedia elements with Adobe Flash. A basic understanding of these programs will provide you with a solid foundation in web design. Students should have basic PC skills. Although taught in a PC lab, skills are transferable to Mac.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Sophy Bishop:; no phone calls, please.

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Instructor for Website Planning and Design with Dreamweaver CS6, Brookline Adult & Community Education, Brookline MA

Brookline Adult & Community Education is seeking an experienced instructor for Website Planning and Design with Dreamweaver CS6. Instructor rate is hourly and instructors must design their own syllabus.

The Spring course will meet at Brookline High School, for 8 weeks on consecutive weekdays starting March 24th. Day of the week and time are still flexible.

Course Description: Dreamweaver is one of the most popular HTML authoring software applications available. With its implementation of HTML and JavaScript elements, as well as its website management capabilities, Dreamweaver is powerful, multi-faceted, and easy to use. Using Dreamweaver's object palette, students will learn how to create links, tables, forms, layers, and more. With the behaviors palette, students will learn how to create rollovers, pop-up windows, draggable layers, and more. This class begins with the basics of importing text and ready-made graphics. Students will ultimately use Dreamweaver's site window to create a working website they can continue to hone. Students should be comfortable using Windows 7. Experience with Photoshop or Fireworks is helpful, but not required. Although this course is taught in a PC lab, skills are transferable to the Mac.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Sophy Bishop:; no phone calls, please.

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Instructor for Technical Introduction to Blogging, Brookline Adult & Community Education, Brookline MA

Brookline Adult & Community Education is seeking an experienced instructor for Technical Introduction to Blogging. Instructor rate is hourly and instructors must design their own syllabus.

The Winter course will meet at Brookline High School, 4 Mondays, 7:30-9:30, beginning February 3rd.

Course Description: Tumblr. Wordpress. Blogger. There are a number of free blogging platforms on the web that allow you to create a blog for free and easily maintain it. In this class, we will first explore the free blogging platforms available, and their pros and cons; we'll then set out creating our own blogs, and enhancing and customizing them with colors, fonts, and themes where applicable, and video and social media integration. You'll leave this course with a blog and a solid foundation of its maintenance. Although this course is taught in a PC lab, skills are transferable to Mac.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Sophy Bishop:; no phone calls, please.

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Head of Research and Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of Research and Education. The successful candidate for this position will lead a team of 6.5 liaison faculty librarians, 1 consumer health faculty librarian and 3 classified staff in a program of educational engagement and outreach across all academic units and interdisciplinary programs on the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) Campus. The Head participates in related library and campus committees and ad hoc groups. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.


Reporting to the Director, Tompkins-McCaw Library and Associate University Librarian, the Head of Research and Education will assume leadership for shaping education, research support, and outreach initiatives in partnership with colleagues at Tompkins-McCaw Library, the James Branch Cabell Library and across the university. The Head of Research and Education will:

  • Lead the Research and Education department in developing, promoting, and delivering knowledge-based support to programs on the MCV Campus, enabling University community members and external partners to locate, access, and organize information using the most appropriate tools. As needed, the successful candidate may be required to assist in one or more curricular subject areas.

  • Manage reference, instruction, and research support operations.

  • Promote and support applications of evidence-based practice in clinical, research, and educational environments through a liaison model.

  • Oversee the operation of the VCU Community Health Education Center in the VCU Hospitals' Gateway Building and the Learning Center at Hunton Student Center.
  • Collaborate with external teaching faculty to develop course content, participating in assessing and designing student learning outcomes.

  • Develop and sustain campus relationships that advance the VCU Libraries' mission in the context of campus priorities while advocating for library services and offerings to the academic community.

  • Lead outreach programs to the campus and appropriate local communities.

The Head of Research and Education is expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with the VCU Libraries are evaluated, and promoted, on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service. TML Faculty are expected to pursue and maintain membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).


Required: ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline. A minimum of three years of professional experience in a health sciences library environment. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred:  Experience supervising librarians providing library services to health sciences disciplines. Demonstrated evidence of strong leadership and mentoring skills. Strong knowledge of current and emerging trends in teaching and learning in academic library instruction and adult learning theory. Experience teaching to a variety of audience levels including graduate and professional students. Experience searching relevant health sciences resources such as PubMed, Web of Science, and CINAHL. Experience with systematic reviews and mediated searching. Demonstrated success in the application of technology to support student learning and familiarity with Web authoring tools. Understanding of scholarly communications and an awareness of national trends in scholarly publishing and data management in research libraries. Experience evaluating and using electronic resources.  Ability to work independently as well as with a team in a highly collaborative environment. Strong service orientation and the ability to build and maintain relationships.  Excellent presentation and public speaking skills. Ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities under pressure. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Flexibility and adaptability for work in an evolving, fast-paced environment.

Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Libraries

Virginia Commonwealth University is Virginia's largest research university, enrolling   nearly 32,000 students. Located in Richmond, Virginia (, VCU offers 41 doctoral, 74 masters, 3 professional, and 64 baccalaureate degree programs. Thirty-two of VCU's graduate, professional programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the nation, with 19 programs ranking in the top 25 and two programs -- sculpture and nurse anesthesia -- ranked number one. Over 3,200 faculty comprise the University's teaching force. Research strengths at the University include health and life sciences, education, engineering, social work, behavioral sciences, public affairs, advertising and design, and the fine arts. Sponsored research funding totals over $260 million, placing VCU among the top 100 research institutions in the United States.  VCU's strategic plan embraces an acceleration in the growth of VCU's library system and includes a new Master Site Plan that envisions additions to both library facilities operated by the VCU Libraries. Architectural work has begun on a major addition to and renovation of the James Branch Cabell Library that is expected to open in 2015.

Libraries at Virginia Commonwealth University (including the James Branch Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus and the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences on the MCV Campus) employ 51 professionals and 90 support staff with an annual budget exceeding $17.5 million. VCU also operates programs in Doha, Qatar, including a library supporting the program there, Northern Virginia, and in various additional locations throughout the U.S. and the world. The VCU Libraries is a Resource Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, SPARC, CNI, BioMed Central, and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), a statewide networking consortium for shared access to electronic and print resources.  The VCU Libraries has adopted Primo as its discovery layer and is one of the first libraries worldwide to have implemented Alma as its next generation cloud-based system for library management. CONTENTdm and DSpace supplement the foundation of its system architecture to enhance access to its collections and services.

The VCU Medical Center is mainly located on the MCV Campus in historic Court End, near the government and financial centers of the city. The campus includes the schools of allied health professions, dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy as well as the VCU Health System (VCUHS). An independent school of public health is being formed; when complete, VCU will be one of only six universities nationally with a fully comprehensive health sciences campus. VCUHS includes an 820-bed hospital (MCV Hospitals), outpatient clinics, a 600-physician-faculty group practice and nearly 200 specialty areas, many of national and international renown. It also includes the Massey Cancer Center, Virginia's first NCI-designated cancer center. In addition to multidisciplinary centers for cancer, cardiology, neurosurgery, and transplantation, the VCUHS offers virtually every form of contemporary medical service.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $60,000 annually. This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position. Normal faculty benefits apply, including 24 vacation days annually and choice of retirement and annuity plans. For more information about benefits, see

For more information about the VCU Libraries, please visit our home page at  Review of applications will begin January 2, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.  Submit cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:

Pamela H. Fraga

Assistant to the University Librarian

VCU Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University

901 Park Avenue

PO Box 842033

Richmond, VA 23284-2033


804-828-0151 (fax)

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Reference Librarian, Fairfield Woods Branch Library, Fairfield CT

Have you always wanted to be part of a library neighborhood community? Are you a positive, upbeat librarian with a strong work ethic?  Are you willing to explore and try new things? If you've answered "yes" then Fairfield Woods Branch Library could become your dream place to work.


As part of our branch library team you will work daily with families, teens and adults.  You will be helping our "regulars" chose great books through your outstanding readers' advisory skills.  You will also be updating our branch library community with the latest and greatest things we have to offer here with your Social Media skills.  Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest will be places you make regular contributions. We are looking for someone who enjoys planning programs for adults to help us build a strong, interesting, educational connection with our community.


Supervisory experience is helpful as you could, in the absence of the Branch Reference Supervisor, work on scheduling reference desk staff and assigning work to part-time staff.


Strong customer services skills are required as well as a comfort with technology such as the operation of workstations, e-readers, scanners, printers etc. is required.  In this position YOU will need to take the initiative, in consultation with the Supervisor, to help patrons with their needs.   This job will also include fulfilling the needs of our homebound patrons; managing ILL requests and overseeing our museum pass collection.


The work week is 35 hours/week with one evening and one Saturday a month required.  You may also be in charge of some evening programs.


As part of the Fairfield Public Library team, you may be required to attend meetings, work a shift or participate in workshops at our Main Library.


Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited university with one-two years' experience working as a professional librarian, preferably in adult reference services, including familiarity with technology and readers' advisory is required.


Salary starts at $51,259.00 with benefits.  Contact Karen Ronald, Town Librarian, with a resume (include all Social Media you use regularly) and cover letter by December 13th.  Qualified candidates with be invited for an interview.

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Library Director, Northfield Mount Hermon, Mt. Hermon MA

NMH seeks a dynamic individual to serve as Library Director to lead and oversee all aspects of the school's library. Reporting to the Dean of Faculty, the Director works closely with NMH program leaders and the Director of Academic Technology to ensure the library's academic and technical resources adequately support and advance the school's educationalprogram. The Library Director is responsible for working with faculty and staff to develop and implement instructional design solutions for the classroom. The Director provides leadership and administrative oversight in all areas of the library, including budgeting, acquisitions, collection development, research and instruction. The ideal candidate actively promotes, through the support of teachers and students, critical thinking and innovation within the curriculum.

Candidates should possess a masters in Library Sciences, a minimum of five years of experience demonstrating progressive professional growth in a secondary school library or similar setting, and at least two to three years of supervisory experience. The successful candidate must possess a demonstrated interest and skill in the area of emerging technologies and experience working effectively in a highly collaborative, process-oriented setting.

Applicants should be excited about innovative methods in secondary education, possess a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives and learning of adolescents, have experience in diversity work and an eagerness to work with a diverse student body in a boarding school environment.

Send cover letter, resume, transcripts and two letters of recommendation to:

Dean of Faculty
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way, Mt. Hermon, MA 01354
Phone: (413) 498-3432; Fax: (413) 498-3155

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Director, John Joseph Moakley Law Library and Information Resources, Suffolk University, Boston MA

Suffolk University Law School, a large, student-centered, private law school located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, seeks applications for the position of Director of the John Joseph Moakley Law Library and Information Resources.

The Law School invites applications for a full-time Director position in the law library, beginning as soon as the position can be filled.   We seek an experienced, visionary leader who can shape and execute strategies for the future development of the law library - combining traditional resources with innovative information technologies. 
The Director of Law Library and Information Resources is a year-round faculty position, with an initial three-year appointment and subsequent eligibility for appointment to a five-year renewable contract.
Suffolk University Law Library is part of a large and vibrant private law school in Boston, with over 90 full time faculty and approximately 150 adjunct professors serving over 1,500 day and evening students.  The Law School's innovative Legal Practice Skills Program for first year law students is ranked 5th in the country for 2014.  Academic concentrations in areas of both traditional and emerging fields include Business Law and Financial Services, Health and Biomedical Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Labor and Employment Law, Trial and Appellate Advocacy, and Legal Technology and Innovation.  The Law School's clinical program, ranked in the U.S News Top 25 for six years, offers students opportunities in 13 areas of focus, and students have access to numerous internship experiences.
The Law School occupies a state-of-the-art building located near Boston Common in the heart of the city.  The Law School's legal technology program, including its Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation, recently ranked among the top 13 in the United States.
The Law Library occupies the top floors of the law school building, is fully wired and uses the Innovative Interfaces Incorporated  automated library system.  The Law Library currently has a full-time staff of 16, including 6 professional librarians.  The Academic Technology group has a staff of 9, comprising Student Computer Law and Services, Technical Services, Instructional Technology, and Web Services.  The Law Library and Academic Technology staffs are service-oriented and vigorously participate in the educational life of the Law School.
Principal Responsibilities:

The Director of Law Library and Information Resources is responsible for the direction and oversight of the John Joseph Moakley Law Library and the Academic Technology Department of Suffolk University Law School.  

This position involves integrating the two functions into a cohesive organization to ensure active collaboration, leverage strengths, and promote communication. The Director of Law Library and Information Resources will oversee the Law Library administration, including: the selection, management, and development of staff; collection development; library services; budget administration; and policy and space planning. In addition, the Director works closely with the Director of Academic Technology to oversee academic technology and related services in the Law School including web-based, desktop, and classroom and computing laboratory resources.


  •  J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school.
  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated, progressive, and successful experience in law library administration; as well as significant experience successfully managing a staff.
  • Evident passion for incorporating academic technology and social media into instructional, research, and collaborative training and activities.  Experience developing, or assisting others in developing, online courses preferred.
  • Experience leading and managing academic technology staff or projects.
  • Ability to attract, retain, and develop a forward-looking team of library and academic technology staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to bring vision, strategic thinking, and coherent planning as a leader and manager in academic organizations.
  • Strong commitment to supporting the research and scholarly needs of the faculty, students, and Suffolk University Law School community.
  • Strong communication, teaching and presentation skills.
  • Ability to build relationships and partnerships at all levels of the University, Law School, and the larger academic and legal communities.

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To learn more about the Law Library, see; for Academic Technology, see

Application Procedure:  Apply online and include your cover letter, résumé  and a list of three references with contact information.

Questions about the position may be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee:  Renée M. Landers, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Health and Biomedical Law Concentration   A review of applications will begin on December 20, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  Initial interviews with the Search Committee will begin the week of January 6, 2014 via Skype or in person.


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