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Reading Room and Front Desk Coordinator-- Texas A&M University Libraries

posted by Lars Hagelin

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as Reading Room and Front Desk Coordinator. This is a Clinical and Instructional track appointment, carrying responsibility for engaging in librarianship and professional service to meet both the Libraries’ and University’s requirements for promotion.

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries through the Director of Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, the Reading Room and Front Desk Coordinator ensures the delivery of excellent customer service to all visitors and patrons.

Responsibilities include: Coordinate the Reading Room and lobby Front Desk operations; design and support service to patrons; provide professional, timely and courteous service to all patrons, including internal ones; gather Reading Room and Front Desk statistics and compile reports; supervise two full-time Reading Room Staff members; supervise student employees; compose, update and implement Reading Room and lobby Front Desk policies and procedures, consistent with legal codes, Texas A&M University’s rules and procedures, and archival/special collections standards and best practices; provide reference and research assistance in the Reading Room; coordinate and provide occasional backup at the lobby Front Desk; assist with Reading Room class visits and assignments; facilitate transfer of materials between the Reading Room and the digitization unit (DiSC); coordinate with the appropriate individuals to ensure that the Front Desk and Reading Room spaces are organized and welcoming; help coordinate events that take place in the Cushing Library’s public spaces; assist with selected public tours and outreach events (such as open house events); support and promote the Libraries and Texas A&M University shared vision and values; engage in professional Service activities at a level consistent with rank and progress toward promotion; other duties as assigned. This position may include occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.

Required Qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution (or international equivalent);
  • Experience with customer service;
  • Experience with providing reference services;
  • Demonstrated evidence of detail-oriented and organization skills;
  • Experience managing operations, projects, or services;
  • Experience coordinating the work of others;
  • Understanding of best practices for handling fragile materials;
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience supervising student employees or staff;
  • Experience working in an academic rare books, special collections, or archives environment;
  • Knowledge of special collections or archives intellectual property and privacy requirements;
  • Knowledge of rare books, special collections and archives professional standards and best practices;
  • Experience assisting others in the use of library catalogs and archival finding aids;
  • Experience creating and implementing policies and procedures;
  • Experience with outreach;
  • Experience with assisting students and instructors;
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results with minimal supervision;
  • Prior presentations and professional service.

The University:

Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university’s traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. The university has an enrollment of more than 55,000 students and 2,800 instructional faculty. Based on Vision 2020, the institution’s goal is to become a premier, tier-one research university and to be ranked among the top 10 public universities nationwide by 2020.

The Libraries:

In an effort to provide relevant customer service in an ever-changing environment, the Texas A&M University Libraries is developing a core culture representing flexibility, innovation and risk-taking. In addition, the Libraries recognize the value in creating a culture that draws from the richness and strength reflected in the diversity of our state and our nation and has created an actionable Diversity Plan.

The Libraries currently rank 8th in materials expenditures ($23.6 million) and 4th in ongoing expenditures ($16.6 million) among all ARL libraries. Additionally, the Libraries typically rank near the top 10 for starting librarian salaries among ARL U.S. Public Academic Libraries. Currently the staffing includes 268 individuals which includes 90 librarians holding faculty status.

The Community:

Texas A&M is located in Bryan-College Station, a friendly community where the ubiquitous “howdy” greets friends and newcomers alike. The community boasts excellent medical facilities, live entertainment and the arts, fine-to-casual dining, outdoor recreation, a local airport, and a low cost of living, as well as easy proximity to Austin and Houston. Additionally, Texas residents enjoy the benefit of having no state or local income tax.

Salary/Benefits/Rank: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $50,000. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Funding is available for professional travel and development activities.

Applications: Applications received by February 13, 2017 will be given first consideration. The letter of application should address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position. Please submit application letter, vita, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission. Send nominations and applications via email or mailed to Pixey Mosley, Associate Dean for Administrative & Faculty Services, Texas A&M University Libraries, 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-5000.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, TAMU Libraries is committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community. In that regard, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who are representative of the state’s diversity.

For more information about the library, see, about the university,, and about the communities,

Resource Sharing & Collections Maintenance Unit Manager-- Oregon State University

posted Jan 13, 2017, 3:42 AM by Lars Hagelin

A career opportunity is available at Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP). We are seeking a highly motivated person to oversee the effective management of our Resource Sharing & Collections Maintenance Unit. Reporting to the Resource Acquisitions & Sharing Director, you will: support, develop, and mentor an amazing staff; provide leadership in evaluating, recommending, and implementing new technologies and service models in resource sharing and collection maintenance; maintain, customize, and trouble shoot software; and ensure access to and maintenance of the physical collection. You will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other libraries, consortial groups (such as Orbis Cascade Alliance and Greater Western Library Alliance), vendors, and, most importantly, patrons.

Our accessible campus is located in Corvallis, Oregon, a short drive to the coast, Portland, and many other recreational opportunities.

OSULP is an organization that encourages knowledge of and respect for other cultures or backgrounds. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 3, 2017. The full announcement and application instructions are available at: Look for posting # P00977UF.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Richard Sapon-White, search committee chair (

Scholarly Publishing Outreach Librarian-- University of Washington Libraries

posted Jan 12, 2017, 4:45 AM by Lars Hagelin

LOCATION: Scholarly Communication and Publishing Department


Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

Scholarly Communication and Publishing Department

Located in the Suzzallo and Allen Libraries, the Scholarly Communication and Publishing Department has system wide responsibility for copyright, electronic theses and dissertations, open access initiatives, and outreach to Libraries staff and the University community on matters relating to scholarly publishing.


The Scholarly Publishing Outreach Librarian is the Libraries’ coordinator and chief resource on copyright-related scholarly communication and information policy issues as they pertain to Libraries services and initiatives. Under the general direction of the Director, Scholarly Communication and Publishing, the position will play an essential role in the new department by developing programs, strengthening outreach and advisory services, and providing support for UW authors and users of copyrighted material. The Scholarly Publishing Outreach Librarian works collaboratively with UW Libraries and campus partners and also participates as a team member in support of a broad range of scholarly communication support services including open access and electronic theses and dissertations.

  • Serves as the Libraries’ chief resource for copyright and permissions issues, acts as liaison with the University’s legal counsel and represents the Libraries to the University in copyright matters.
  • Advises faculty, staff, and graduate students about such copyright issues as authors’ rights, fair use, copyright compliance, and other issues regarding the rights of creators and users of original works of authorship, especially works of scholarship.
  • Advises UW faculty and staff on copyright issues related to the submission of works to the University’s institutional repository, ResearchWorks Archive.
  • Advises Libraries staff and partners on copyright issues associated with digitization projects.
  • Advises UW instructors and Libraries staff on copyright issues associated with open educational resources.
  • Leads the Libraries’ efforts to develop and promote copyright education programs and copyright best practices among faculty, researchers and students.
  • Monitors state, national, and international trends in copyright law.
  • Participates in active outreach to increase awareness among faculty, researchers, students, and staff about a broad range of scholarly communication issues including copyright, open access publishing, electronic theses and dissertations, and authors’ rights.
  • Works with liaisons/subject librarians to develop educational materials to increase awareness among faculty, researchers, and students about scholarly communication issues.
  • Maintains the Libraries’ scholarly communication and copyright web presence.

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • A minimum of two years post-MLIS professional academic library experience, with evidence of increased responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated broad knowledge of the scholarly publishing enterprise and scholarly communication trends, issues, and best practices in academic research libraries.
  • Experience working with copyright law and intellectual property questions in an academic environment.
  • Experience providing scholarly communication services to faculty and students in an academic research library.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, enthusiasm for instruction and communicating emerging issues. 
  • Demonstrated experience working well with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated experience using technology to communicate and manage online content.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Knowledge of institutional repository trends and best practices.
  • Experience configuring, using, and/or supporting applications which enable scholars’ publishing efforts (including, but not limited to, Symplectic Elements, Open Journal Systems, DSpace). 

$58,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.


Position will be at rank of Sr. Assistant or Associate Librarian, depending on qualifications and background.


Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.


To apply for this position, please submit the following information to
  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Scholarly Publishing Outreach Librarian” in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, February 17, 2017.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genderidentity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at

Clinical Assistant Professor and Metadata and Electronic Resources Librarian-- The University Library of the University of Illinois at Chicago

posted Jan 12, 2017, 4:38 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University Library of the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks an energetic and knowledgeable librarian to be a part of our Resource Acquisition and Management Team. The Metadata and Electronic Resources Librarian will contribute to both metadata and electronic resource management, working with colleagues throughout the library to provide excellent services to our students, faculty, and staff. The successful candidate will be a vital part of the department’s management team.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is a Carnegie RU/VH institution located near the Chicago Loop, with a student enrollment of 29,000 and offering doctoral degrees in 60 areas and master’s degrees in nearly 80. The Library is part of the statewide CARLI consortial integrated library system. The Resource Acquisition and Management Department performs acquisitions, cataloging, electronic resource management, and collection maintenance tasks for the library system as a whole.

  • Provide cataloging and metadata for description and discovery 
  • Serve as part of the Electronic Resources team, acquiring and managing electronic resources of all types 
  • Evaluate electronic resource licenses and participate in license negotiations 
  • Manage batch loading of records to and from library catalog database and other locations 
  • Perform original and complex copy cataloging using LC Classification, LCSH, NLM Classification, and MeSH 
  • Work with a wide variety of library materials, including government documents 
  • Participate in NACO and local authority control for library databases 
  • Serve as part of departmental leadership team 
  • Master’s degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association 
  • Two years of professional library experience or equivalent professional experience 
  • Experience working with MARC metadata in a library setting 
  • Knowledge of current cataloging rules and standards (including RDA), LC Classification, and Library of Congress Subject Headings 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues, staff, and users 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills contributing to a collaborative environment 
  • Keen analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Evidence of ability to meet University standards in publication and professional service commensurate with appointment as a clinical faculty member 
  • Experience in developing workflows and policies for handling electronic resource acquisition, access, and preservation 
  • Experience in an academic library 
  • Experience with non-MARC metadata (Dublin Core, EAD, etc.) 

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. The minimum salary for a full-time twelve-month appointment is $51,333; Benefits for a twelve month appointment include 24 days of vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical and dental insurance (with employee contribution); participation in one of the retirement options of the Illinois State Universities Retirement System compulsory. For further description of benefits see

This appointment is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and UIC United Faculty Local 6456, IFT-AFT, AAUP.

For fullest consideration apply by February 2, 2017 with cover letter, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references. The position close date is February 17, 2017.

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

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

Special Collections Librarian-- University of Missouri-Kansas City Libraries

posted Jan 12, 2017, 4:15 AM by Lars Hagelin

Comprehensive research university library at America’s creative crossroads in an affordable and vibrant city seeks candidates with energy, creativity, flexibility, and strong commitment to public services for the position of Special Collections Librarian in the UMKC University Libraries.

The Special Collections Librarian implements major components of the UMKC University Libraries strategic plan to embed Special Collections into student and faculty success. 

This position has primary responsibility for:
  • Providing reference service for all types of users of LaBudde Special Collections;
  • Initiating or supplying library instruction to support the UMKC curriculum;
  • Processing incoming manuscript collections;
  • Managing the daily operation of the LaBudde Special Collections service desk, including supervision of two staff and additional student assistant positions
  • Pursuing personal professional development and contribute to the profession.
The position reports to the Assistant Dean of Special Collections and Archives, and will join a unit that encompasses LaBudde Special Collections, the Marr Sound Archives, the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America, Digital Special Collections, and UMKC University Archives.

Minimum Qualifications
  • ALA-accredited MLS or Master’s degree in Archives.
  • Experience working in special collections and/or archives.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival processing practices, understanding of archival standards including DACS and EAD, and awareness of national issues and trends in archives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work positively and productively with diverse constituencies in a dynamic environment.
  • Evidenced ability to work in a collegial fashion with undergraduate, professional and graduate students, faculty, researchers, alumni and community members.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-based, service-oriented environment.
  • Evidence of professional initiative, mature judgment.
  • Excellent oral, written, planning, and interpersonal skills.
  • Potential to meet promotion requirements in non-tenure track appointment.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Kansas City history
  • High density automated storage and retrieval system experience
  • Grant-writing experience
  • Exhibit curation, fabrication, and/or installation experience
Full Time/Part Time

Full Time


Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience and excellent retirement/benefits package.

Application Deadline

Applications received by February 27, 2017 will receive priority consideration.

Application Instructions

Application materials must be submitted online at Applicants must combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae and a list of references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

You may address your cover letter to: Stuart Hinds, Chair of Search Committee. For inquiries, please contact 816-235-1531 or


UMKC exemplifies the values of education first, innovation, accountability, diversity, and collaboration. UMKC holds a firm commitment to engage and lead the larger community in a variety of ways appropriate to its status as a forward-thinking cultural, intellectual and educational center. The UMKC University Libraries are in the midst of several facility upgrades that will enhance student learning with collaborative learning spaces and innovative technologies.

Equal Employment Opportunity

UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323.

Resident Librarian-- University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library

posted Jan 10, 2017, 4:35 AM by Lars Hagelin

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Full consideration: February 13, 2017
Posting Link:

The J. Willard Marriott Library is seeking candidates for their Librarian Residency Program. The program is intended to increase faculty diversity at the Marriott Library and to encourage people from traditionally underrepresented or underserved groups to choose the University of Utah as a place to launch their careers in academic librarianship. This two-year residency will be the incumbent’s first professional library position; it will orient the Resident Librarian to academic librarianship through a broad range of activities designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in future library positions and contribute fully to the profession. This program is designed to meet the Resident’s professional goals and interests in conjunction with the library’s priorities.

The Resident will be supervised by the Residency Coordinator, who will provide oversight and consistency throughout the experience. During the first year, the Resident will rotate through the library’s four departments: Research and Learning Services, Special Collections, Information Technology Services, and Scholarly Resources and Collections. The Resident will have meaningful work assignments that contribute to each department’s success. Each rotation will build the Resident’s understanding of the library’s mission, role, and structure; the Resident’s practical skills in meeting stakeholder needs; and the Resident’s ability to adapt to new situations and work with many different groups. At the end of the first year, the Resident will have a solid grounding in the profession and a strong sense of how to integrate into a new organization. The Coordinator will work with the Resident to develop a personalized professional development plan that includes service activities, committee assignments, conference attendance, and training opportunities at the library, campus, regional and national levels. The Resident Librarian will also benefit from mentoring relationships with faculty throughout the library.

The Resident and Coordinator will jointly decide on additional projects for the second year, including placement in a library department that meets the Resident’s interests. The residency will culminate in a capstone project (such as a paper or presentation) designed to showcase the Resident’s competencies in an area of specialization.

The Marriott Library is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, a program uniting academic libraries who share a commitment to increase the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

The position requires a two year commitment to begin no later than July 2017.

Required qualifications include:
  • An MSI, MLIS, or MLS from an ALA-accredited institution by July 1, 2017. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities in a timely and efficien7t manner. 
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently when appropriate. 
  • Willingness to listen to and incorporate feedback from supervisors and colleagues. 
  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of the mission of academic libraries and a desire to contribute to the profession. 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and motivation to take advantage of opportunities across the library and campus community. 
  • Knowledge of and interest in emerging trends in academic librarianship and ability to apply this knowledge to improve and advance library services. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and community members from diverse backgrounds. 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Reading, writing, or speaking skills in a second language. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems in the context of an academic library. 
Job Responsibilities include:
  • Use of multiple technologies to advance library goals. Potential activities include the creation and maintenance of online teaching and learning tools, assessment, development and maintenance of print, multimedia and digital library collections, or maintenance and development of the library’s web presence and discovery tools. 
  • Participation in the design and delivery of outreach and instruction programs to the university community. 
  • Provision of high-quality in-person, phone, and online reference and basic technology support. 
  • Participation in and contribution to library and university committees and initiatives and ability to communicate the results effectively to multiple library stakeholders. 
  • Participation in multiple professional development activities, including the completion of a comprehensive capstone project, which will be designed based on Resident interests and library needs during the second year of the project. 
Salary and Application Procedures:

Salary is $53,000. The University of Utah offers an excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF, medical, dental, generous paid sick and vacation accrual. This is a two-year career-line faculty appointment.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information see

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and who possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Applications are due by February 13, 2017. Please submit the following using the link below: a cover letter addressing how your experience matches the qualifications; resume/CV; and names and contact information, including email, mail and phone number of three references. [insert link to posting on People Admin]

Additional Information

About the U

The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 25,000 undergraduate students and over 7,500 graduate students from across the U.S. and the world. With over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine, the University prepares students to live and compete in the global workplace. The University of Utah’s Strategic Goals outlines four major goals, including Promote Student Success to Transform Lives, Develop and Transfer New Knowledge, Engage Communities to Improve Health and Quality of Life, and Ensure Long-Term Viability of the University. The Marriott Library is actively engaged in responding to these goals through its many programs and services.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Utah is deeply committed to enhancing the success of diverse faculty, students, and staff, as part of our broader goal to enrich the educational experiences and success of all members of our University community. The campus offers services to support our diverse faculty, staff, and student body through the Women’s Resource Center, LGBT Resource Center, American Indian Resource Center, Center for Ethnic Student Affairs, International Center, Center for Disability Access, and Veterans’ Support Center. The most current data regarding the University’s student and faculty demographics can be found on the Office of Budget and Institutional Analysis website:


Salt Lake City is home to a population of 189,000, while the greater Salt Lake metropolitan area has a population of more than 1,145,000. As well as boasting quick access to numerous year-round outdoor activities and natural beauty, the city is full of opportunities for cultural and social engagement. The city’s offerings include more than ten museums, dozens of art galleries and a monthly gallery stroll, the Utah Symphony – Utah Opera, multiple professional theatre and dance companies, an active music scene, and a host of cultural and arts festivals. Sports fans will find professional basketball, baseball, hockey, and soccer teams. The Office for Equity and Diversity also provides a list of community organizations in Utah to join:

User Experience and Innovation District Manager-- Timberland Regional Library (Tumwater, Wash.)

posted Jan 10, 2017, 4:30 AM by Lars Hagelin

Timberland Regional Library, in southwest Washington State, is looking for someone to fill a new position, User Experience and Innovation District Manager.

If you seek the opportunity to lead this five-county system of 27 libraries in designing, developing and accessing engaging user experiences for our half a million residents and building a culture of innovation, this job is for you!
  • Recommend, lead and assess innovative projects, programs and services.
  • Design, develop and institute engaging user experiences for a district of 27 unique libraries in a variety of communities, size of library and number of staff, to optimize current library services.
  • Lead Timberland Regional Library's user experience and innovation teams – think outside the box!
  • Supervise five Library Managers in our Pacific County libraries.
  • Make recommendations to and work with the library staff, Public Services Manager, Public Services Team, and Administration Team to move Timberland Regional Library to a more user-focused and innovative environment.
  • Recommend and participate in district-wide projects, some already in place and some to be determined.
Position Type: Full-time, FLSA-exempt, with benefits.
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME, Local 3758-S.
Starting Pay: $5,588 - $5,929 per month ($67,056 - $71,148 per year). New TRL employees will be hired at step 1, step 2, or step 3, depending on their qualifications. The complete pay range for this classification is $5,588 - $7,736 per month.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:
Class specifications are intended to provide a descriptive list illustrative of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
  • Coordinate services and activities in response to strategic initiatives and goals.
  • Develop, assess, and direct the in-library user experience in coordination with the Public Services Manager, other District Managers and library staff.
  • Supervise assigned Library Managers.
  • Encourage, facilitate and support innovation in the TRL district; solve community problems and create value in the lives of library customers.
  • Direct, coordinate, and participate in the development and implementation of initiatives, goals, priorities, and service levels in assigned areas of focus for the TRL district.
  • Perform professional and administrative duties in planning, implementing, directing, and evaluating customer-focused library services.
  • Lead and/or participate in special projects as defined and recommended.
  • Build collaborative relationships with professionals and staff in a highly collegial, interdisciplinary environment based on customer-first, strategic initiatives.
  • Participate in the strategic and long-range planning for the operation and future development of TRL.
  • Direct the ongoing development and enhancement of the customer's library experience.
  • Provide input in budget planning, development and allocation. Ensure allocated resources are used effectively.
  • Conduct analysis of branch and community service requirements; oversee the maintenance and development of library collections and marketing; ensure collection materials appropriately meet customer's needs.
  • Serve as a member of various committees and task forces, including the Public Services Team, managed by the Public Services Manager.
  • Represent the library in interactions with community groups, outside organizations, and the general public; accurately communicate, build and maintain productive community partnerships.
  • Respond to staff inquiries and provide technical guidance and operational advice.
  • Respond to and resolve customer inquiries and complaints.
  • Stay appraised of contemporary issues, trends, and developments in the fields of public library service and other specific services as assigned.
  • Accurately communicate library policies to the public.
  • Positively reflect TRL's mission, vision, and values to the staff and public.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of reports, records and departmental documentation; post regular updates on activities in assigned areas.
  • Lead teams and meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.Core Library Competencies and Values:
  • Complete definitions are included on the TRL evaluation form. Employees are expected to demonstrate the following qualities at all times:
  • Demonstrate quality customer service.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Supervises successfully.
  • Are reliable and dependable.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and flexibility.
  • Work well with others, show respect, contribute to the team.
  • Demonstrate library values of service, integrity, collaboration and community focus.
Education & Experience:
  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university; or related Master's Degree.
  • Three years' management experience, including one year supervisory experience; OR any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skills and allows successful performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Employees are expected to perform or possess the following:
  • Public library operations, programs, and services.
  • Supervisory skills of management staff.
  • Current trends and developments in the field of public library services, customer service, technology, information services, adult services, youth services as assigned.
  • Experience with customer-focused and innovative public library services.
  • Information services principles and practices.
  • Library technology, resources, databases and software.
  • Process for preparing and administering budgets.
  • Supervisory principles, practices, and methods.
  • Facilitating the delivery of high-quality, customer-focused library services.
  • Identifying the need for and facilitating the creation of new library initiatives.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving in meeting the needs of customers.
  • Fiscal responsibility in thought and action.
  • Judgment in examining, analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting facts and circumstances and determining appropriate options and actions.
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Efficiency in decision making and prioritization with operational and procedural concerns.
  • Maintaining and upholding confidentiality and privacy rights.
  • Professional and effective written and oral communication with ability to readily adapt to diverse people and situations; active listening; facilitating communication across departments and locations.
  • Ability to integrate specific assignment areas into the broader goals of the Library System as a whole and to identify and bring forward specific needs as they relate to overall goals.
  • Ability to analyze data, processes, and procedures, and develop meaningful reports and recommendations based on the analysis that will improve service and staff efficiency.
  • Effective organizational skills, including ability to multitask and manage multiple projects at the same time and adaptability to changing priorities to meet demands of the Library.
  • Ability to work independently and innovatively in a variety of situations and be flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Supervising, leading, and delegating tasks and authority.
Licenses, Certifications, and Special Requirements:
  • State of Washington Librarian Certification may be required.
  • A valid Washington State Driver's License is required.
  • Must pass local police and Washington State Adult/Child Abuse records check prior to hire.
  • The ability to work evenings and weekends and to adapt to schedule changes on short notice.
Physical and Environmental Conditions:
  • Work is performed in a standard office environment, as well as a library environment and involves regular contact with the public.
  • Subject to sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching and lifting objects up to 40 pounds.
  • Regular travel throughout the District is required; TRL vehicles usually available.
To apply, visit the Timberland Regional Library website.

Senior Youth Services Librarian-- Timberland Regional Library (Shelton, Wash.)

posted Jan 10, 2017, 4:26 AM by Lars Hagelin

Do you develop and implement outstanding youth programs that have families begging for more? Are you an information ninja who connects the customer with information they seek? Are you a skilled and nurturing leader who is respected for your ability to mentor staff? If so, we want you! Apply now for a bold opportunity to help us take youth services at Timberland Regional Library to an entirely new dynamic level.

As Senior Youth Services Librarian for the Shelton and Hoodsport Timberland Libraries, you will have the exciting opportunity to develop youth services in two diverse communities, as well as work collaboratively with youth services staff in 27 libraries across 5 counties. Your leadership will be invaluable to move forward a progressive vision of services to youth district-wide.

Position Type: Full-time (40 hours per week), FLSA exempt, with excellent benefits.
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME, Local 3758-S.
Starting Pay: $4,283 - 4,544 per month. New TRL employees will be hired at step 1, 2, or 3 of the pay range, depending on their qualifications. The full pay range for this position is $4,283 - $5,929 per month.
Occasional travel to area libraries is necessary. A valid Washington State driver's license is required.Under general supervision, plans, coordinates, and oversees assigned Youth Services operations, activities, and personnel for the Timberland Regional Library District.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates and directs departmental operations and ensures the delivery of high quality youth services to children, middle school teens, families and child care providers, community youth- serving organizations and the community.
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and monitors the performance of assigned library personnel; ensures staff compliance with the District's library policies and procedures.
  • Prepares employee work schedules, assigns work duties, and monitors departmental work flow.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates youth and/or other programming for children, middle school teens, families and child care providers.
  • Promotes library programming through the use of program brochures, event posters, electronic notifications, and personal contacts.
  • Coordinates youth program activities conducted at childcare facilities and public/private schools.
  • Delivers library programming including story times, book discussion groups, and other programs.
  • Supervises and conducts public outreach activities for area of assignment; promotes library services and resources to educational institutions, social/health agencies, and community groups.
  • Manages and maintains assigned youth services collection including weeding materials, providing collection recommendations, re-ordering materials, and processing new books.
  • Creates rotating book displays and ensures the proper maintenance of youth areas within assigned library facility.
  • Participates in Youth Services district-wide projects and/or training including conducting research and creating training modules.
  • Develops, updates, and presents youth programming training workshops to District staff.
  • Provides customer assistance and reference/readers advisory services to library patrons; conducts reference interviews and assists patrons in locating library materials and information.
  • Develops and administers programming budgets, monitors expenditure, and prepares requests for program funding as assigned.
  • Coaches TRL youth services providers in a designated area.
  • Participates in developing library facility goals and establishing departmental objectives.
  • Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and/or serves on relevant committees.
  • Assumes responsibility for library operations in absence of Supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Education & Experience:

Master's Degree in Library Science, and two years youth services experience, including one year supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Required Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of library science.
  • Library operations, services, policies, and procedures.
  • Processes and procedures relative to the delivery of youth services.
  • Youth library programming and public outreach activities.
  • Reference and readers advisory services.
  • Customer service standards and procedures.
  • Library equipment, computer systems, databases, and software.
  • Supervisory principles, practices, and methods.
Required Skill in:
  • Overseeing and coordinating youth services activities for area of assignment.
  • Assisting in ensuring the delivery of high quality youth services to the community.
  • Conducting public outreach activities and promoting library services and resources.
  • Developing, coordinating, and delivering library programs, events, and activities for children.
  • Providing reference/readers advisory services and customer assistance to patrons.
  • Maintaining assigned library collections and youth library facilities.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, District departments, library personnel, outside agencies, community organizations, patrons, and the general public.
  • Supervising, leading, and delegating tasks and authority.
Physical Demands / Work Environment:
  • Work is performed in a library environment.
  • Subject to sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching, and lifting of objects up to 40 pounds.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, and move books and/or library materials.

Senior Library Manager-- Timberland Regional Library (Shelton, Wash.)

posted Jan 10, 2017, 4:21 AM by Lars Hagelin

Are you a leader who seeks challenges and thrives in an environment of innovation, outreach and teamwork? Timberland Regional Library seeks a proactive, exciting, creative, emotionally intelligent, community-minded individual to lead our Shelton and Hoodsport branches and build strong teams as Senior Library Manager.

This Senior Library Manager overseas operations at the Shelton Timberland Library and Hoodsport Timberland Library, in Mason County. Shelton is one of our larger libraries and Hoodsport is one of our smaller libraries, so there is a diversity of needs and communities to serve.

Your Typical Day:
  • Hit the ground running as you tackle the latest schedule changes.
  • Check in with your staff and offer leadership and direction in a collaborative, compassionate environment.
  • Work with a security guard to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for library patrons.
  • Brainstorm innovative programming ideas with your staff, tapping into their strengths, skills, and desire for growth.
  • Clear your inbox with your top-notch organizational skills.
  • Make community connections with community leaders and educators.
  • Partner with community organizations focusing on economic challenges and building job skills of residents.
  • Wow the crowd with an engaging presentation to local business leaders on resources available through Timberland Regional Library.
  • Sit down one-on-one with an employee to develop an exciting training plan for the new year.

You Have:
  • A passion and enthusiasm for library service.
  • Strong experience in team building and leading.
  • A graduate degree in library science and experience managing a library or multiple libraries.
  • Experience delivering high quality library programs.
  • Ability to forge strong connections with community groups, library patrons, and staff.
  • An understanding of community challenges and the library's role in supporting solutions.
  • A desire to see staff succeed and grow.
  • The drive to seek out and implement innovative programs and services.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to listen and modify plans.
  • A natural inclination to problem solve and explore options.

You May Also Have:
  • Experience working in a large library system, or other similar organization, especially overseeing more than one building.
  • Calm in the face of deadlines.
  • A strong dedication to staff and staff talents.
  • Creative problem-solving abilities.
  • The tech-savvy of a digital native.

Your Chance to Shine:

Provide a complete application highlighting your talents, with an engaging cover letter. To apply, visit the Timberland Regional Library website.

We Offer:
  • Excellent benefits and salary.
  • An opportunity to participate in an innovative regional library system.
  • Creative and user-focused staff.
Position Type: Full-time, FLSA-exempt, with benefits.
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME, Local 3758-S.
Starting Pay: $5,425 - $5,756 per month. New TRL employees will be hired at step 1, step 2, or step 3, depending on their qualifications. The complete pay range for this classification is $5,425 - $7,510 per month.

Under limited supervision, plans, coordinates, and manages the operations, programs, services, and personnel of large complex library facility for the Timberland Regional Library District.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Plans, coordinates, and directs all activities in the operation of an assigned District library facility.
  • Ensures the effective utilization of library resources and the delivery of high quality library programs and services to the community.
  • Identifies trends in patron use of community library services; develops and implements new and/or revised programs and services to meet community requirements.
  • Analyzes library service requirements and develops plans for equipment, facilities, and staffing.
  • Hires, supervises, and monitors the performance of assigned personnel including subordinate librarians; ensures staff compliance with the District's library policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the development/implementation of the District's library policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates and delivers training to library staff and volunteers regarding library operations, processes, and policies.
  • Oversees and coordinates the development, promotion, and delivery of library programs for patrons; attends and participates in programming meetings.
  • Plans and facilitates book discussion groups and/or presentations in relation to library services and resources.
  • Oversees and maintains library collection; ensures print and non-print materials appropriately meet the needs of library patrons.
  • Directs the rotation and weeding of books and media collection materials in accordance with established library policies and procedures.
  • Provides recommendations regarding collection purchases; reviews and evaluates donated materials for addition to the collection.
  • Performs a variety of circulation, reference, and/or youth service functions as required.
  • Responds to patron requests for information, inquiries, and concerns; interprets library policies to the public and ensures the effective and timely resolution of patron issues.
  • Responds to and resolves disruptive patrons, incidents and issues impacting library and patron services.
  • Liaises and works in cooperation with local government officials regarding library related matters.
  • Represents the library within the community; attends and participates in a variety of professional, civic, committee, and/or board meetings.
  • Administers the operation and capital expenditure budget for assigned facility and monitors expenditures.
  • Oversees and coordinates the maintenance and/or development of assigned library facilities; monitors the quality of work performed by maintenance contractors.
  • Responds to and coordinates the resolution of building maintenance issues and emergencies.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of reports, correspondence, and library documentation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Education & Experience:

Master's Degree in Library Science, and five years experience managing the operations of a public library facility; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Required Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of library science.
  • Library operations, programs, and services.
  • Community requirements and issues impacting library services.
  • Collection management principles and practices.
  • Reference and circulation processes and procedures.
  • Computer networks, databases, and software relative to library operations.
  • Supervisory principles, practices, and methods.
  • Customer service standards and procedures

Required Skill in:
  • Overseeing and directing library operations within a large public library system.
  • Ensuring the delivery of high quality library programs and services to the community.
  • Overseeing the development, promotion, and delivery of library programs.
  • Supervising and coordinating the development and maintenance of library collections.
  • Representing the library within the community and liaising with local government officials.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, outside agencies, community groups, library patrons, and the general public.
  • Supervising, leading, and delegating tasks and authority.
Physical Demands / Work Environment:
  • Work is performed in a library environment.
  • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, and occasional lifting of objects up to 40 pounds.
  • A Washington State driver's license is required for this position, as there is regular travel; TRL does provide a staff vehicle for these two libraries.

Science Librarian-- Arizona State University Libraries

posted Jan 9, 2017, 4:08 AM by Lars Hagelin

The Arizona State University Libraries seeks a highly motivated, dynamic, and innovative professional to build the Library’s connections with the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities supporting but not limited to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This is a continuing appointment track Academic Professional position, Assistant or Associate Librarian, depending on experience. For complete application and qualification requirements, please visit the ASU Libraries website at:

Application deadline is February 28, 2017; if not filled, applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. A background check is required for employment.

ASU is a VEVRAA Federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks diversity among applicants and promotes a diverse workforce.

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