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Founding Director, Health Sciences Library-- University of Nevada, Las Vegas

posted by Lars Hagelin

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries is searching for a Founding Director to build a state-of-the-art Health Sciences Library for its School of Medicine (UNLV SOM), a new public medical school in Southern Nevada.

UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 28,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has launched a top tier initiative to move from Carnegie ranking of "High Research Activity" to "Carnegie ranking of Very High Research Activity." UNLV currently has a wide array of health sciences programs as part of its School of Allied Health Sciences, School of Community Health Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Dental Medicine. UNLV has just received state appropriations to develop a new allopathic School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and will be building out a second health sciences campus in Las Vegas. For more information about UNLV, visit and for further information about the UNLV SOM visit

UNLV SOM is creating a world-class center for allopathic medical education, patient care, and research that prepares Nevada's doctors with the most innovative and technologically advanced forms of medical training while serving the health care needs of a diverse and urban population through community partnerships. UNLV SOM will build clinical, education, and research programs in cardiology, neuroscience, mental health and addiction, cancer, and orthopedics. It's innovative, problem-based curriculum centers on the importance of relationships in health care and will foster long-term connections between students and faculty, health care professionals, patients, families and the community. Students will learn how to provide compassionate care in teams of health professionals including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, physical therapists, social workers, occupational therapists and others in the pursuit of the best patient outcomes and satisfaction at the lowest cost.

UNLV SOM is in the process of accreditation with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). LCME is the accrediting body for all allopathic (M.D. granting) schools of medicine in the U.S. and Canada. The school anticipates an inaugural Fall 2017 class of 60 students which is expected to grow to 180 students.

Health sciences faculty, staff and students are currently located on the main campus and supported by the main Lied Library. The new Health Sciences Library will be part of UNLV SOM's first academic building, and designed to support the School of Medicine and all other health sciences faculty, staff and students located on the evolving health sciences campus. The Health Sciences Library will incorporate cutting edge technology while remaining high-touch as a partner in student learning and in support of research. The Health Sciences Library will be designed so all health science students can study in teams and for members of the Southern Nevada health sciences community to use as a resource. Library faculty will be partners in student learning, embedded to support evidence-based, interdisciplinary discovery of the latest research information. Physical learning spaces will incorporate multimedia, data and GIS capability for research and the creation of new knowledge. Authoritative collections will be built and delivered whenever possible, in electronic formats enabling access on multiple mobile device platforms. The library's institutional repository will capture and disseminate scholarly papers, research and conference proceedings to showcase the intellectual output of its health sciences faculty and scholars for the world to discover and use.

Reporting to the Dean of UNLV University Libraries, the Founding Library Director will be a key member of the leadership team of both the UNLV University Libraries as well as the UNLV SOM. We seek an experienced health sciences librarian with a strong vision for the centrality of the Library in learning and research. The successful candidate will create a new 21st century health sciences library from the ground-up. She/he will be responsible for managing the library and for creating a team of library faculty and staff who plan and deliver a variety of instructional programs, collections and services. Such work will ensure that users have access to the informational resources and possess the life-long learning skills required to succeed as medical professionals.

This is a wonderful opportunity to build an innovative library that will have a significant impact on a new medical school and serve as a model embracing the future of medical education and health sciences research. The successful candidate will have a proven capacity to build innovative programs and services in support of teaching and research and to develop and grow a motivated and knowledgeable staff.

As part of the UNLV University Libraries, the Health Sciences Library will be supported through a centralized infrastructure and shared services. The Founding Director will work closely with main campus colleagues as programs, services and collections are built. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels, as well as with faculty and students.

As a tenured library faculty member, the incumbent will engage in scholarly activities, and help mentor and model tenure-track staff regarding such efforts. The incumbent will provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.

  • A master's degree in Library or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • Minimum five years of experience in management positions in an academic library
  • Experience in a medical or health sciences library, or as a health sciences librarian, preferably in an academic medical library
  • Experience developing library policy, articulating vision and providing leadership and direction toward achieving strategic goals
  • Demonstrated experience in developing working partnerships with academic departments and other campus communities
  • Experience, reputation, and scholarship record sufficient to meet criteria for appointment as a tenured faculty member
  • A broad understanding of bio and health informatics and experience developing programming for both
  • Knowledge of assessment methods that demonstrate value of libraries to institutional mission, and a commitment to continuous improvement
  • Experience managing library budgets and personnel
  • Knowledge of the scholarly communication landscape and role of libraries in data lifecycle managementPreferred:
  • Experience with space planning; experience writing successful grant proposals; experience in maintaining donor relationships.
This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank III or IV (equivalent to an Associate Professor or Professor). Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the UNLV University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities.

Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience. The review of materials will begin on September 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to the Founding Director, Health Sciences Library Search Committee Chair, and submitted via on-line application at For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or

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Head, Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Services-- University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

posted Jul 27, 2015, 5:42 AM by Lars Hagelin

Closing date 08/09/2015

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Borrowing Services with the University Libraries at the University of Colorado Boulder is hiring for a professional manager to plan and implement strategic direction for the unit, and to contribute to the vision and mission of the larger Scholarly Resource Development Department. We are looking for an educated individual with previous supervisory experience, significant academic library experience, at least four years of experience in interlibrary loan, and has experience working with OCLC ILL, ILLiad, and other ILL applications. You are encouraged to apply to this position if you are qualified and interested.

Be professional. Be collaborative. Be strategic. Be Boulder.

Posting Description

Who we are: 

As the flag ship University in a multi-campus system the University of Colorado Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners with strong national and international reputations. Established in 1877, the University has become a great comprehensive public research university offering programs in more than 150 academic disciplines. Our faculty include five Nobel Laureates, a recent Pulitzer Prize winner, and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies. Nationally we have been ranked in the top 10 national rankings in aerospace engineering, ceramics, environmental law, geology, physical chemistry and quantum physics.

The University Libraries holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million items in multiple formats both locally and in remote storage. We are a collaborative enterprise, partnering with campus partners to advance lifelong learning and discovery in the university.

Interlibrary Borrowing Services is a unit of the Scholarly Resource Development Department (SRD) in the University Libraries. SRD is a user centered department that supports academic learning and research by acquiring scholarly resources through innovative acquisitions, scholarly communications, and resource sharing strategies. We collaborate with university and consortia partners to successfully meet evolving teaching and learning needs of faculty and students for content.

What your key responsibilities will be:

ILL Borrowing locates, borrows, purchases, and acquires resources that the Libraries does not hold in its collection. This is an essential library service since the Libraries cannot own everything that faculty and students may need for their studies. Annually, ILL Borrowing receives 15-20,000 requests for such materials, often for unique or foreign materials or primary source documents. An additional 5,000 requests are filled by the unit from the Libraries online resources when users are unable to find these articles on their own. As a unit of the Scholarly Resource Development Department, ILL Borrowing works closely with Acquisitions, Collection Development and subject specialists to obtain requested materials.

The Head of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Borrowing Services provides leadership, vision, and strategic directions for ILL Borrowing Services. This position also works in close collaboration with the Circulation department and the Materials Management unit, where ILL Lending resides, to facilitate shared projects and ILL applications.

Responsibilities of this position include:
  • This position is an authority on Interlibrary Loan/Resource Sharing and, as such, serves as a resource to the Libraries, faculty, and students and is a key liaison with appropriate personnel at partner libraries, consortia, and library cooperatives, such as the Center for Research Libraries. 
  • Assigns job duties and responsibilities for 2.75 FTE staff and 1 FTE student assistants; manages the unit’s workflows, protocols, policies, and procedures; and oversees the implementation and development of ILL Borrowing tools, technologies, and systems in support of university and Libraries mission and goals.
  • Interprets and applies copyright guidelines, licensing terms, consortia agreements and national interlibrary loan practices and standards.
  • Investigates resource sharing programs and projects, both national and international, and implements appropriate agreements and workflow. 
  • Collaborates with Collection Development, Acquisitions, and subject specialists to identify gaps in the collection and emerging areas of research for collection building.
  • Manages the unit’s budgetary needs. Coordinates ILL purchase on demand, workflow, and decision making with the Acquisitions Unit and ensures that university fiscal rules are followed.
  • Designs and develops methods for analyzing ILL Borrowing and copyright data to support informed decision making. Provides assessments and reports on ILL activity to various constituencies on a timely basis.
  • Stays current with trends in resource sharing and copyright, Open Access/scholarly communication issues, e-resources, and acquisitions models.
What we can offer:

The anticipated salary range for this position is $48,000-$55,000, and is commensurate with skills and experience.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Important Notes:

Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials. There may be questions at the end of this application related to these qualifications and competencies; your answers to these questions will be verified against your application materials and may be checked with references. False information could lead to your removal from the hiring process.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127 or to the Office of Civil Rights.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at or (303) 492-6475.
Minimum Qualifications

What we require:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous successful supervisory experience
  • Significant academic library experience
  • Four years of experience in interlibrary loan. 
  • Previous experience working with OCLC and OCLC ILL system, ILLiad and other ILLapplications.
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities

What you will need:
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment consistent with Library procedures.
  • Ability to interact collegially and to communicate with skill, tact, and courtesy with users and colleagues both internally and externally.
  • Ability to be responsive and flexible in order to adjust to a changing work environment.
  • Ability to keep apprised of, and to evaluate, emerging issues, tends, and best practices in assessing resource sharing and related services.
Desired Qualifications

What we’d like you to have:
  • Previous experience in interlibrary loan borrowing in an academic or research institution.
  • Experience working with ILL partners and with consortia.
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of bibliographic searching, electronic delivery systems, and an understanding of software applications for library functions.
  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Experience in acquisitions or collection development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of copyright and licensing issues.
Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.
Special instructions to applicants

Please apply by Sunday, August 9, 2015.

To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at
  1. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current resume or curriculum vitae
Please Note: Degree verification will be required for final applicants if a completed degree was used to fulfill a minimum requirement for this position.

Reference checking is a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including email addresses, for up to five references as part of the search process for this position. Reference information is not required during your initial application submittal.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the jobsatcu help desk at All other job related inquiries should be directed to the job posting contact listed near the bottom of this posting.

Job posting contact email
Job Posting Number C/U05300
Quicklink for Posting

Extra Help Library Assistant - IDEA Commons Monitor/Overnight Manager-- University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries

posted Jul 23, 2015, 8:27 AM by Lars Hagelin

This position requires the exercise of judgment in the application of the Library’s code of conduct and other policies to maintain the security of the facility and safety of patrons. Maintain safety by periodic inspection and monitoring access.

Hours: Mondays - Fridays, 12 a.m. – 7 a.m. during fall and spring semesters.

This position could be filled by two employees each working part of the 35 hours/week.

Start date: Monday, August 24, 2015.

Pay rate: $15.12/hour

  • maintains safety and security in the Richard J. Daley IDEA Commons during overnight hours: 
  • enforces the Library’s Code of Conduct and policies for use of the IDEA Commons 
  • conducts periodic inspections to assure the safety of patrons in the IDEA Commons 
  • monitors access to the IDEA Commons to ensure that only UIC-affiliated patrons are in the space during designated times 
  • performs basic query responses and finding activities for library patrons 
  • performs general clerical activities including general office duties and office support services as needed: operating equipment, gathering and providing information, processing orders and forms, maintaining documents, files and records, documenting the use and distribution of library materials 


1. High school graduation or equivalent
2. Any combination totaling 1 year from the following categories: 

(a) work experience in a library or equivalent setting performing duties comparable to those described in Level I of this series.
(b) college course work in any field as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent
    • 30 semester hours equals six months 
    • 60 semester hours or an Associate’s degree equals one year 
Amounts of education or experience less than those listed above should be converted to decimal equivalents and added together when computing combinations of the different types of preparation.

Skills and Abilities:
  • Skill in communicating effectively with and working well with a diverse staff and user population 
  • Skills in performing effective customer service 
  • Ability to exercise appropriate judgment in decision making 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision 

Please submit your resume to

For fullest consideration, please submit your documents by Friday, August 7 2015.

For any questions or concerns, please call Library HR department at 312-996-7353.

Head of Library Computing and Information Systems-- University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

posted Jul 16, 2015, 9:08 AM by Lars Hagelin

The Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library invites applications for Head of Library Computing and Information Systems. Rank/salary range: Non-tenured, minimum rank of Assistant Professor/$55,000-65,000. Minimum requirements/experience: Masters' Degree from ALA-accredited library school; 4+ years computing experience; Supervisory experience; ILS, PC software/hardware experience, familiarity with emerging technologies. 

For more information and application instructions visit:, select "search listings" on the left, and enter requisition number 22783. 

Contact: Elizabeth Jones, Chair, Search Committee,

The University of Oklahoma is an EOE/AAE. Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Instructor & Regional Assistant Librarian-- University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences (Urbana)

posted Jul 16, 2015, 9:04 AM by Lars Hagelin

100% FTE – 12 month appointment

The University of Illinois at Chicago Library seeks an innovative and service oriented Instructor & Regional Assistant Librarian for the Library of the Health Sciences in Urbana, one of four sites of the Library of the Health Sciences. The UIC Library of the Health Sciences-Urbana (LHSU) supports the educational and research missions of the Colleges of Medicine and Nursing. The position is a full-time 12-month appointment (may include some evening hours). The Regional Assistant Librarian is primarily responsible for information and instructional services. This position assists the Regional Head Librarian in the operation and management of the library, provides leadership in developing programming and curriculum, and is instrumental in leading new initiatives.

Responsibilities: The Regional Assistant Librarian is responsible for all aspects of information services, including reference and research consultation (including chat and e-mail), online searching, curriculum-integrated instruction and other educational activities, and coordination of content development for the Library’s Web site. The Regional Assistant Librarian also serves as a liaison to various professional colleges and residency and fellowship programs. Liaisons contribute to research services, collection development, scholarly communication activities, and faculty and student engagement. The Regional Assistant Librarian also leads local staff development activities and integration of new technologies. In addition, he or she participates in task forces and committees at the Library and University levels, and administers the Library in the absence of the Regional Head Librarian. The position reports to the Regional Head Librarian (Urbana).

Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program; proficiency with PubMed, CINAHL, and other electronic health information resources; reference service and instructional experience; strong user-focused public services orientation; excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills; familiarity with computer applications and bibliographic management software; flexibility to work collaboratively in a team environment; evidence of good judgment and administrative skills.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Experience working in an academic health sciences or hospital library; one year of professional library experience; subject background in the health or life sciences; demonstrable expertise in teaching, instructional technologies, and course management systems (such as Blackboard or Moodle); experience in initiating creative information services programs; experience with data management and preservation; comfort with mobile technologies and social media; enthusiasm for consumer health outreach and health literacy education; and success in grant writing.

  • Entry level appointments begin at $45,833. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. 
  • Twelve month appointment with 24 days vacation. 
  • Twelve days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits. 
  • Eleven paid holidays. 
  • Medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary). 
  • Life insurance paid by the State 
  • Two dental plans available. 
  • Participation in one of the retirement options of the State Universities Retirement System. 
  • No Social Security coverage, but Medicare payment required. 
For fullest consideration, apply by Tuesday, August 4, 2015 with cover letter, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references. The close date is Friday, August 14, 2015.

All applicants must submit an online application through To apply, click on the following link:

UIC has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. As such, UIC especially welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minority group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who would enrich the University’s research, teaching, and Great Cities’ mission.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Dean of Library Affairs-- Southern Illinois University Carbondale

posted Jul 10, 2015, 7:41 AM by Lars Hagelin

SIU Carbondale invites nominations and applications for Dean of Library Affairs. The Dean is the chief administrative officer of Library Affairs and reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The successful candidate is expected to bring a vision for the future that will inspire his/her colleagues to pursue a higher standard of excellence for teaching / librarianship, service, and scholarship. S/he should also encourage and lead the faculty, students, and staff to greater academic excellence. The Dean contributes to the Universitys academic and development missions, including: enhancement and support of quality academic programs and scholarship / creative activity; strategic planning, budgeting, and program development; faculty and staff development; support for campus recruitment, enrollment, and retention efforts; enhancement of SIU Carbondale's tradition of serving minority, international, first-generation students, and students with disabilities; resource development through fundraising and an increase in external grants. For the full position announcement please visit:

The library services of SIU Carbondale are centralized in Morris Library. The Library holds almost 3 million volumes, 3.6 million microform units, over 30,000 current periodicals and serials, and a wide-range of electronic resources and databases. The Librarys main units are Information Services (Circulation, Geospatial Resources, Government Information, Periodicals and Special Formats, and Reference and Instructional Services), Support Services (Information Resources Management, Collection Development, and Systems), the Special Collections Research Center (Manuscripts Archives, Political Papers Archives, Rare Books, Records Management, and University Archives), the Center for Dewey Studies, and the University Press. As the center for access to academic information and collaborative learning outside the classroom, the Library provides assistive services to all students, faculty, and staff through its reference services, information literacy instruction, technical support, and geographic information systems; further, in its space, the Library hosts the University Honors Program, Writing Center, MathLab, Center for Learning Support and Testing Services, and Center for Teaching Excellence. Morris Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois, and the Greater Western Library Alliance. Librarians at SIU Carbondale are faculty and are covered by collective bargaining. Additional information about SIU Carbondale and Library Affairs is available online at

Applicants must possess an earned master's in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited library program or foreign equivalent. A doctorate in library and/or information science or second master's degree is preferred. Applicants must have at least ten years of professional academic library experience, including at least five years in a position of significant upper-level administrative responsibility; an outstanding publication record and a demonstrated record and commitment to securing external funding; a distinguished record of teaching/librarianship, research/creative activity, and service consistent with the qualifications for appointment at rank of Professor with tenure in Library Affairs at SIU Carbondale; significant experience with current and emerging information technologies and trends in the profession; a demonstrated commitment to teaching pedagogy and student success through library services and programs; leadership ability in the integration of new technologies with traditional materials and services to fulfill the Library's mission; experience in budget, planning, personnel, student matters, and promotion and tenure review; and active participation in state, regional, and national library and professional organizations and activities. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills; the ability to articulate effectively the Library's mission to students, faculty, alumni, external funding agencies, and other decision-making bodies; demonstrated ability to develop and sustain collegial and productive relationships with on- and off-campus constituencies, funding sources, and fundraising sources on behalf of the Library; and a commitment to high standards in education, cultural diversity, and equal opportunity.

The position is available January 1, 2016. The deadline for applications is September 1, 2015, or until filled. Applications must include a current curriculum vita, a personal vision statement for the position, and the name, address, phone number, and email address for five references. Send nominations, inquiries, and applications to: Search Committee for Dean, Library Affairs, Lynn Moore, Anthony Hall, Room 125, Mail Code 4305, SIU Carbondale, 1265 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901, Telephone: 618-536-5536. Email: This is a security sensitive position. Before any offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment background investigation that includes a criminal background check. SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Temporary Earth Sciences and Environment Librarian-- University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

posted Jul 9, 2015, 5:24 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from innovative and enthusiastic service-oriented professionals for the position of Earth Sciences and Environment Librarian. This one‐year faculty position reports to the Head of the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library and is part of a team working across three science libraries to support the teaching and research enterprises in the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, as well as several research institutes and centers. Primary duties are to provide research assistance and instruction to the students and faculty users of the Earth Sciences & Map Library, primarily from the disciplines of geological sciences, human and physical geography, and environmental studies. Assists users in support of research and teaching with maps and geospatial data. Provides research services from the main library research desk and via IM. This position selects library materials for geology, geography, and environmental studies; promotes library services and collections through outreach activities; develops web content, including course pages and research guides using LibGuides, and may assist in website content migration; and carries out other duties in support of the Libraries’ mission.

Position Requirements:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent information science experience or degree; 
  • Familiarity with geosciences and/or geospatial information sources; 
  • Coursework and/or experience with teaching or library instruction; 
  • Coursework and/or experience in providing research services; 
  • Familiarity with relevant information technologies; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively; 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues; 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Academic library experience; 
  • Experience and/or an understanding of the needs of researchers in the sciences, environmental studies, or geography; 
  • Understanding of teaching methods, instructional design, and current instructional technologies; 
  • Experience with datasets, data services, and data manipulation tools; 
  • Knowledge of maps and geospatial data; 
  • Potential for research, scholarly work, and/or professional achievement. 
Appointment and Salary:

The successful candidate will be appointed as a temporary, full-time lecturer at an annual salary of $41,000. This is a one-year appointment. Benefits include eligibility for the University group health care plan. This is a temporary position without funding to support relocation.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by August 10, 2015, in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at In addition, the University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

Black Diaspora Archivist (Librarian II)-- University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

posted Jul 9, 2015, 5:20 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Texas Libraries invites applications for the position of Black Diaspora Archivist (Librarian II.) The purpose of the position is to manage archival processing and collection development for the Black Diaspora Special Collections, including primary source materials, rare books, and artifacts related to the global African diaspora, with a focus on the Americas.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Works directly with donors, faculty, and staff on collection development, appraisal, and acquisition of manuscript, rare book, and artifact collections. Leads efforts to develop both physical and digital collection resources in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship on campus. Archives Processing: Performs and supervises staff in processing archival collections, including arrangement, description (MARC and EAD cataloging), and preservation; Supervises one Graduate Research Assistant in archival processing and digitization projects, and mentors volunteer students and student groups from the UT School of Information in support of the Black Diaspora Special Collections program. Provides reference services for the Black Diaspora Special Collections to faculty, students and other researchers including in-person, by email, telephone, and mail; and photo duplication and digitization service. Leads instruction sessions and tours in support of teaching and learning at the university, and for special visitors and guests of the Benson Collection, LLILAS, the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, and the Warfield Center. Provides public services including reference and circulation in the Benson Collection rare books and manuscripts reading room. Professional Representation of the Collection: Manages loans of African diaspora collection materials for exhibits, digitization, and microfilming projects. Works with UTL, LLILAS Benson, and Warfield Center development staff on grant project proposals and other fundraising activities. Provides outreach and scholarly presentations to the public, professional organizations and conferences, and student groups.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited graduate program. Professional experience in an archive or manuscript repository with processing archival collections, Encoded Archival Description, and related metadata cataloging practice. Demonstrated knowledge of African, African Diaspora, and African American Studies. Ability to establish and meet project goals, take professional initiative, and multitask. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, using tact, diplomacy, and discretion at all times including ability to communicate with diverse populations. Ability to work in a collaborative manner. Ability to interact in a professional manner with faculty, staff, students, researchers, donors and the public. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Must be flexible and willing to take on new responsibilities. Availability for international travel. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Three or more years of professional experience in an archive or manuscript repository with processing archival collections, Encoded Archival Description, and related metadata cataloging practice. Knowledge of and experience with digitization standards and processes. Experience in an academic library or other large research organization. Experience working with international populations. Experience providing library public service. Supervisory experience. Proficiency in one or more languages of the black diaspora in the Americas, such as Spanish or Portuguese, in addition to English. Certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists.

To view the full posting and to apply online, please go through the UT Austin Job Search:

Posting number: 15-06-05-01-0086

Salary: $47,496+ depending on qualifications

The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Assistant Director of Special Collections-- J. Willard Marriot Library, University of Utah

posted Jul 6, 2015, 7:49 AM by Lars Hagelin

The J. Willard Marriot Library seeks innovative applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Special Collections. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a collaborative, energetic, and enthusiastic environment with a deep respect for the past and a vibrant vision of the academic library in the 21st century. This is a tenure-line position that reports to the Associate Dean of Special Collections and supervises the day-to-day activities of the Special Collections Division. In addition, this position is directly responsible for the Special Collections Print and Journal Collections including Western Americana and oversees the Manuscripts and Multimedia Departments of Special Collections composed of archival research collections focusing on Utah, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Intermountain region, and the American West. This position also oversees the Rare Books Department and rare book and Middle East catalogers. The position supervises a staff of full-time and part-time employees and volunteers and oversees collection development. The position assists with coordination of department-wide reference service and oversees the development of technologies that enhance access to the collections. This position assists the Associate Dean with oversight of the operational and financial budgets for Special Collections and coordinates activities with other library departments, university departments, and with the State of Utah’s collecting institutions. This position will also assist the Associate Dean with fund-raising and grant-writing opportunities. Occasional weekend and evening work will be required.

Required qualifications:
  • Terminal degree, preferably in Library Science and/or Information Science 
  • Five years directly related administrative experience 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in directing personnel and developing strategic planning policies for Special Collections 
  • Deep knowledge of Special Collections materials (photographs, manuscripts, multimedia, and monograph material) 
  • Demonstrated experience and competency in supervising employees and volunteers 
  • Demonstrated experience and competency in seeking out and acquiring collections from donors 
  • Excellent written and verbal skills and strong interpersonal skills 
  • Demonstrated experience and competency in developing technologies as they relate to manuscript and multimedia management content, access, preservation and outreach 
  • General knowledge of archival reference and access enhancement technology 
  • Broad knowledge of U.S. Western history 
  • Qualified for tenure upon job offer 

Desired qualifications:
  • Second master’s degree or PhD 

Compensation: $70,000-$80,000 annually, depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits including a 14.2% retirement contribution to TIAA-CREF/Fidelity, medical and dental coverage, and generous paid sick and vacation time.

Preferred consideration will be given to all applications received by July 31, 2015.

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Strategic Collections Librarian, University of North Texas

posted Jul 3, 2015, 9:38 AM by Joni Blake


Emphasis:  Born-digital materials


The University of North Texas Libraries Collection Management Division is looking for a collection development librarian to conceptualize, create, and maintain collections of born-digital materials that support the institution’s scholarly research, and participate in a task force for the establishment of a campus-wide Scholarly Communication Transformation initiative.


The Strategic Collections Librarian is responsible for the identification, acquisition, classification, and accessibility of fee-free born-digital materials. The librarian promotes use of collections of research materials via electronic finding aids and discovery systems and through outreach activities to faculty, staff, students and librarians. The librarian works with stakeholders to pinpoint online resource needs, to formulate the scope of various born-digital collections, and to assist in the metadata editing for acquired content.


The librarian works collaboratively with a number of campus constituencies, including the UNT Digital Libraries Division and other key personnel, to foster positive relationships aimed at acquiring external digital content and exploring opportunities for cooperative collection development.  Additionally, the Strategic Collections Librarian will become a member of the Scholarly Communication Transformation initiative that includes personnel in other divisions responsible for engaging the campus in open access, copyright, digital scholarship, and the institutional repository. 


As we transition from commercial monopolies to higher education management of research publications, the Strategic Collections Librarian takes a leadership role in monitoring open access and open content trends, as well as developments in web publishing and scholarly communications, to ensure integration of new resources and opportunities. They also act as a representative of the library to consortia and groups related to open access initiatives. The librarian serves as the collection development liaison for interdisciplinary subjects and research clusters. The librarian is expected to participate in scholarly, professional, and service activities that enhance the position's collection development responsibilities.




•     Develop targeted subject collections of open access and born-digital materials.

•     Participate in campus-wide engagement regarding open access, digital scholarship, and the scholarly communication cycle through the Scholarly Communication Transformation initiative.

•     Serve as collection development liaison for interdisciplinary subjects and research clusters.

•     Establish and/or perform acquisitions workflows and produce finding aids to ensure discovery of digital content.

•     Recommend policies and procedures for the identification, acquisition, classification and accessibility of open access and born-digital material.

•     Participate in review of born-digital content or other electronic resources and in collection gap analysis.

•     Seek out fee-free resources from consortia or other external providers; coordinate licensing and integration of content into resource discovery systems and/or the UNT Digital Library.

•     Collaborate with subject liaison librarians and faculty to market, to raise awareness of, and to promote use of open access content.

•     Keep abreast of trends and developments in open access and open content; share information with professional colleagues as needed; and represent UNT Libraries in appropriate consortia or related initiatives.

•     Participate in scholarly, professional, and service activities that enhance collection development activities and promote scholarly communication.

•     Investigate grants and seek funding opportunities for collection analysis and development.






•     ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science.

•     Understanding of open access issues.

•     Knowledge of collection development practices and trends.

•     Excellent written and oral communication skills.

•     Strong customer service orientation and positive interpersonal skills.





·         Experience working with SpringShare’s LibGuides product.

·         Experience working with Archive-it web archiving service.  

·         Demonstrated contribution to the profession through scholarly publications and/or presentations.

·         Familiarity with III's Sierra or Millennium automation system.


Salary and Rank:  Salary and librarian ranking are commensurate with experience and professional contributions. Librarian rank will be determined by the Library Personnel Affairs Committee through review of the selected candidate's education, experience, scholarly and professional involvement, and service. Complete informationabout Librarian rank can be found at


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  All applicants must apply to



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