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Library Operations Manager-- College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences, The University of New Mexio

posted by Lars Hagelin

The University of New Mexico, College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences has an opening for a full-time Library Operations Manager. We seek a service-oriented individual with a proven ability to manage effectively in a collaborative environment. The successful candidate will lead and manage Access Services for Centennial Science & Engineering Library including: managing building operations; maintaining collections; developing and overseeing service desk schedules; coordinating facilities and equipment maintenance; and hiring, training, and supervising staff and student employees. For a full job description and details for applicants, please paste this link into your browser:

Director of Human Resources-- The University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library

posted Feb 19, 2015, 9:15 AM by Lars Hagelin

The J. Willard Library seeks innovative applicants for the position of Director of Human Resources. This is a tenure line position reporting directly to the Marriott Library Dean and University Librarian. This key leadership position supports the endeavors of the Marriott Library and the University of Utah. The Director leads activities of the Marriott Library’s human resources management program including serving as the primary administrator for such activities as academic promotion and tenure procedures, staff planning, recruitment, interviewing, hiring, staff reviews, work improvement initiatives, disciplinary actions, salary recommendations, and staff development and training. The Director remains current on changes in the library human resources field and assumes an active leadership role within the Library and on campus. This position supervises two full-time positions: Learning and Development Manager and Human Resources Assistant. Must have the ability to meet University requirements for promotion and tenure.

Required qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in relevant field, preferably in Library Science and/or Information Science 
  • Five (5) years of related and progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic library 
  • Experience in human resources 
  • Experience in supervising/managing employees 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in library management and human resources 
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills 
  • Flexibility and creativity in accomplishing library objectives 
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, make reasoned decisions, and provide leadership in a consultative and collaborative environment 
  • Excellent oral and written communications 
  • Ability to support, mentor, and develop staff 
  • Ability to work with diverse groups within the Library and across campus 
  • Qualified for tenure upon job offer 

Desired qualifications:
  • Second master’s degree in human resources related field or Society for Human Resources Management’s (SHRM) Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification, strongly preferred 
  • Familiarity of online human resources systems 
  • Working experience in a library with faculty status for librarians 

Salary: $85,000-$95,000 depending on qualifications.

Please apply here:

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.

Digital Archivist-- Texas A&M University Libraries

posted Feb 19, 2015, 9:11 AM by Lars Hagelin

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as a Digital Archivist. This is a non-tenure track “clinical” faculty position. Successful candidates will be expected to engage in professional service activities, consistent with the Libraries’ and University’s requirements for promotion.

Reporting to the Director of Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, the Digital Archivist will establish and maintain a digital archiving program in collaboration with the University Archivist, Digital Preservation Librarian, Cushing archivists and curators, and other Libraries units. Responsibilities include: processing, describing, and providing access to born-digital and digitized archival and special collections materials; demonstrate initiative and innovation in developing and implementing processes for archiving current and legacy electronic and digital materials including document, image, and audio/video files, email, web sites, social media; and digital primary materials acquired on formats such as tape, floppy disks, hard drives, Compact Discs, and mobile devices. Additional responsibilities include acquiring and maintaining legacy hardware and software that may be necessary for providing access to digital materials. Working with the University Libraries Preservation unit, the Digital Archivist will aid in the development, documentation, and implementation of a digital preservation plan as it pertains to Cushing Memorial Library and Archives collections. The Digital Archivist will educate and raise awareness of digital archives issues and concerns within the Libraries, as well as contribute to Cushing outreach activities to the campus and community. The individual also participates in committees and administrative groups, as appropriate.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit:

Assistant Librarian-Web Librarian-- Texas Tech University Libraries

posted Feb 17, 2015, 9:57 AM by Lars Hagelin


The Web Librarian is responsible for the ongoing design, development, and evaluation of the Texas Tech University Libraries web presence. This tenure-track position works closely with library staff and university communities to ensure delivery of web services and online resources. The Web Librarian provides expertise on web technologies to library faculty and staff as well as contributes to the development of policies and procedures.

  • Maintains excellent written and oral communication with library staff. Disseminates information about the library website and planned changes in a manner that is clear to all levels of library staff in the form of email updates, attendance at staff meetings and other appropriate means. 
  • Works closely with the supervisor, appropriate teams and departments to establish and refine associated policies, procedures, and workflows. 
  • Implements suitable web standards. Ensures quality, consistency, and ease of access to all library website supported systems and information. 
  • Provide organization and ongoing maintenance for the University Libraries’ web presence. 
  • Conduct usability studies to determine if web services and applications are meeting the needs of our user groups. 
  • Assist with the creation and oversight of web policies and standards. 
  • Assemble, distribute and evaluate site analytics. 
  • Collaborate with library staff to create and implement web-based library services. 
  • Work with all aspects of our content management system including content editing, updates and eventually development and deployment. 
  • Lead project teams as needed to complete web service initiatives. 
  • Create and maintain technical and project management documentation. 
  • Provides training in the area of web content creation and management and user experience. 
  • As a faculty member, the Web Librarian is responsible for scholarly publishing and active professional service in accordance with Texas Tech University Libraries’ standards for promotion and tenure. 
  • Serves on library committees and cross functional teams as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited program. Preferred: Must have knowledge of website standards and other emerging internet trends; knowledge of website implementation and management techniques. Strong interpersonal skills, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills and training abilities. The ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively both as a team member and independently to promote teamwork among colleagues at all levels. Strong knowledge of HTML and CSS. Demonstrated project management and problem-solving skills. Willingness to learn new technologies. Some experience with a web programming language like PHP, JavaScript, or MySQL. Basic understanding of ADA web compliance techniques. Basic understanding and familiarity with a CMS such as Drupal, WordPress, or Joomla.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: The position is a 12-month appointment with a nationally competitive salary. Librarians and archivists have academic status and are an integral part of the academic teaching and research mission of the University. Comprehensive benefits include choice of retirement programs, including TIAA-CREF; 12-17 state holidays; developmental leave opportunities; moving allowance; and no state or local income tax.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Texas Tech University ( is a state-supported institution with an enrollment of around 35,000. It offers a wide range of academic programs in colleges and schools, including graduate, law, and medicine. Texas Tech is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Greater Western Library Alliance and Texshare. The University Library ( has over 2.4 million volumes. Lubbock has a metropolitan population of over 284,000 and is the regional center for education, agriculture, health care, banking, and business.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: To apply for this position, please visit the Texas Tech University Personnel site at: Select Faculty. Please fill out the electronic application and attach a cover letter indicating qualifications and interest in the position, current vita, and names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Texas Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans, and we consider the needs of dual career couples. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University.

Head, Gemmill Library of Engineering, Mathematics & Physics-- University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

posted Feb 17, 2015, 9:53 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from innovative and enthusiastic service-oriented professionals for the position of Head of the Gemmill Library of Engineering, Mathematics & Physics. This position leads a team of Libraries faculty and staff and is responsible for aligning branch library services and collections with the information needs of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the departments of Physics and Mathematics, as well as a system of world-class research institutes. The Branch Head is a key member of a team of science librarians, and, with the Director of the Sciences Department, further initiates and develops departmental missions and objectives. These include embracing an increasingly electronic collection and patron-driven acquisition models, expanded instructional support for students, the reinvention of branch libraries as communal spaces embedded in their disciplines, and advocacy for change in scholarly communication. A significant part of the responsibilities of this position includes research and creative work and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder. The position reports to the Director of the Sciences Department in the University Libraries.

The Gemmill Library serves several of our campus’s most distinguished academic units, including the top-ranked Engineering school in the Rocky Mountain region and a Physics department with four Nobel laureates. The Library is committed to reinventing branch library services. A recent remodel created more collaborative spaces with appropriate technology, and efforts to create informal and intentional learning spaces are ongoing. Coupled with significantly expanded partnerships and instruction efforts, the Library has seen growing student enthusiasm with the space and its services. In order to build on this momentum, we are looking for a creative, dynamic librarian who understands the information needs of engineers and scientists as well as the ongoing evolution of library roles and services.

Responsibilities include:
  • Guide operations of branch; 
  • Guide and participate in liaison activities directed toward students and faculty in engineering, mathematics, and physics, including instruction, research services, and collection development; 
  • Supervise and support the development of three staff members, one faculty librarian, and over one dozen student assistants; 
  • Work collaboratively within the Sciences Department and among other departments to further Libraries-wide organizational goals; 
  • Actively engage in College of Engineering and Applied Science and campus-wide STEM educational and research initiatives; 
  • Ensure the Libraries collections and services meet criteria set forth by Accreditation Board of Engineering & Technology (ABET) and other related accreditation standards. 
Position Requirements:
Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school; 
  • Two years of experience providing information services to scientists and engineers 
  • Three years’ experience in a research library, including at least two in instruction activities; 
  • One year supervisory experience in a library; 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication and research data service issues; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively; 
  • Sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural, political, and geographical differences, with ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students from around the world; 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills; 
  • Record of research or professional service. 
Desirable Qualifications:
Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in the sciences or engineering; 
  • Experience in collection development for the sciences and/or engineering; 
  • Experience in guiding transformation of library services, collections, and spaces; 
  • Experience assessing library services 
Appointment and Salary:

The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty member. Minimum starting salary is $60,000. Depending upon professional experience and demonstrated accomplishments in scholarly activity, creative work, and service, appointment may be at the level of assistant professor or above. The salary is competitive and benefits include 22 working days vacation; 10 paid holidays; liberal sick leave; University group health care plan; group life insurance; TIAA/CREF, Fidelity, or Vanguard retirement/annuity; and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured faculty members are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by March 20, 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.

About the University and Libraries:

As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877—attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines.

Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service. The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission. Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank. The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audio-visual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.

About Boulder, Colorado:

Boulder and the surrounding area is known as one of the best places to live because of its spectacular setting, acres of open space, and vibrant atmosphere. At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space entwine into Boulder's cityscape nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Home to approximately 90,000 residents, Boulder has a mild, dry climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Boulder offers activities for every interest. Over 80 miles of pedestrian and bike paths, as well as a convenient bus system, provide transportation around town and to the Denver metropolitan area. Photographers, music lovers, rock climbers, Olympians, artists, and others are drawn to this great city because of its scenic beauty, vibrant culture, and fabulous amenities. Boulder is just three hours from 11 ski resorts, 40 minutes from Denver, and moments from 43,000 acres of open space and trails.

Associate Dean of Technical Services-- University of New Mexico College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences

posted Feb 17, 2015, 9:49 AM by Lars Hagelin

The College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (UL&LS) seeks applications from innovative, enthusiastic, service-oriented candidates with strong communication and collaboration skills for the position of Associate Dean of Technical Services. This senior management position will report to the Dean of the College of UL&LS and be actively engaged as part of the Dean’s Advisory Council in the development, implementation, and evaluation of UL&LS policies and goals. The position is full time, 12-month with a desired start date of April 1, 2015. The rank and annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications and includes full benefits.

Position Description:

Working in a team-oriented and highly electronic environment, the Associate Dean of Technical Services (AD-TS) will provide strong leadership and management for Technical Services including acquisitions, cataloging, serials, metadata, electronic resources management, discovery, and consortium services. The AD-TS:
  • will manage the daily activities of the TS division 
  • will hire, train, supervise, inspire, evaluate, and provide technical expertise to approximately 3 faculty members and 23 staff members to assure efficient and effective operations 
  • will lead TS division employees in setting and achieving departmental goals and objectives in line with the libraries’ strategic priorities 
  • will be receptive to and promote new ideas, foster successful partnerships, and nimbly adapt to support change and provide excellent services to the campus and throughout the consortium 
  • will have a clear understanding of both the opportunities and challenges inherent in the rapidly changing landscape of academic libraries and keep current with emerging technologies and trends 
  • may serve as a subject librarian in one or more disciplines and may teach credit course in the UL&LS Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences program. 
The UL&LS integrates the UNM values of Excellence, Access with Support to Succeed, Integrity, Diversity, Respectful Relationships, Freedom and Sustainability into all we do. The UL&LS adds to UNM’s values: Service, Trust, Collaboration and Accountability. UNM faculty must meet requirements for tenure and will participate in faculty governance as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook.

Minimum Requirements:
  • An earned master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library/information sciences program or equivalent. 
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in one or more technical services areas. 
  • Three years of library management experience. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Second master’s degree or doctorate. 
  • Three years experience working in an academic library. 
  • Experience successfully supervising faculty and/or staff. 
  • Experience managing one or more areas of technical services such as acquisitions, cataloging, serials, or electronic resources. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with integrated library systems. 
  • Experience managing a shared or consortium environment and successfully working with partner libraries. 
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills. 
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as strong service orientation. 
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession. 
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities. 

The University of New Mexico is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and the New Mexico Consortium of Academic Libraries, and leads the LIBROS Consortium of seventeen academic libraries in New Mexico. UL&LS contains over 3 million volumes and includes four branch libraries: Centennial Science and Engineering Library; Fine Arts & Design Library; Parish Memorial Library and Zimmerman Library. Zimmerman Library also houses the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections, the Inter-American Studies Program, the Indigenous Nations Library Program, and is a Regional Federal Depository Library Program depository library. The UL&LS is a member of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) including the BIBCO and NACO programs. The UL&LS has recently migrated to OCLC’s WorldShare Management System (WMS) and its sixteen consortium members are in the process of migration with an estimated migration competition date of February 1, 2015.

The Organization, Information and Learning Sciences (OI&LS) program is the degree-granting program within the UL&LS. The OI&LS program offers a unique perspective on learning sciences by concentrating on the convergence of adult and organizational learning; organization development; instructional design and instructional technology; e-learning; information design and data management. OI&LS offers bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees.

To apply:

For full details of the posting and instructions to apply, please go to: and search for posting #0827699.

A complete application contains a CV, Cover Letter addressing each Minimum and Preferred Qualification, and a list of three professional references including email and phone contact information. Questions may be directed to Cynthia Layton, search coordinator at


The search will remain open until the position is filled. 

UNM’s confidentiality policy (“Disclosure of Information about Candidates for Employment,” UNM Board of Regents’ Policy Manual 6.7), which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at http;//

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

Communications and Theater & Media Arts Librarian-- Brigham Young University

posted Feb 12, 2015, 9:09 AM by Lars Hagelin

Brigham Young University (BYU), a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located in Provo, Utah, invites application for the position of Communications and Theater & Media Arts Librarian, a continuing faculty status track (BYU equivalent of tenure) position in the Harold B. Lee Library.

The mission of this position is to 1) provide specialized reference, advanced research assistance, and library instruction in theater, media arts, film, communications and other assigned areas as needed; 2) to work as the library liaison to faculty teaching and researching in the assigned areas; 3) to develop and manage collections for the library in the assigned areas; and 4) to participate in scholarship, creative works, and other professional development activities.

The Library is seeking a dynamic individual who can perform well in a rapidly changing environment. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church.

For complete job announcement and to apply go to:

Review of applications will begin March 30, 2015.

Director of the University of Washington Tacoma Library and Associate Dean of University Libraries-- University of Washington Tacoma Library

posted Feb 11, 2015, 12:21 PM by Lars Hagelin

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 8 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.

The UW Tacoma Library is located on one of three campuses served by the University of Washington Libraries. The UW Tacoma Library is dedicated to creating community by engaging with student learning and connecting researchers to resources that foster discovery. For more information, consult the UW Tacoma Library web site:

University of Washington Tacoma is forging its identity as an urban-serving university that shares the University of Washington’s commitment to high quality teaching and research, and is committed to participating in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. UW Tacoma was established in 1990 to address the needs of transfer students wishing to complete baccalaureate degrees, to offer relevant graduate level education and to enrich the area by its research. In 2007 UW Tacoma expanded its program to include the first and second years of undergraduate education.

UW Tacoma opened its permanent campus in Tacoma’s historic warehouse district in 1997. The campus has been honored with national awards for urban design and preservation. With an enrollment of about 4,500 students and 302 faculty, UW Tacoma offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees, and certification programs. Located across from the Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State History Museum, and the Museum of Glass, UW Tacoma is preparing for rapid program and facilities growth over the course of the next several years.

The University of Washington Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the UW Tacoma Library and Associate Dean of University Libraries. This is an exceptional opportunity to shape major programs, strategic directions, and service initiatives at one of the nation’s premier academic libraries. The Libraries is an integral partner in the education, research, clinical care, and service mission of the University. It is a national leader in the development and application of innovative strategies and technologies to meet educational and research needs of a diverse community of learners and scholars.
Under the general direction of the Vice Provost for Digital Initiatives and Dean of University Libraries, the Director and Associate Dean is responsible for strategic visioning, policy and program development, operations and personnel, and overall innovation and excellence in the UW Tacoma Library. The Director and Associate Dean provides leadership for transformational and user-centered services; integrated educational and curricular programs; staff development at all levels; an inclusive environment that also prioritizes diversity; responsive collections and information resources; assessment; and marketing of services. The Director and Associate Dean works closely with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UW Tacoma and other UW Tacoma administrative teams to accomplish these responsibilities, and to foster and maintain effective cross-campus communication and coordination. The Director and Associate Dean builds strong collaborative leadership relationships across UW Tacoma and the University of Washington Libraries tri-campus environment.

  • In consultation with the Vice Provost for Digital Initiatives and Dean of University Libraries, collaborate with UW Tacoma leadership in developing Library and campus-level strategic initiatives; ensure that Library decisions and operations are aligned with the campus strategic plan, multi-year enrollment growth, and online learning. 
  • Work closely with UW Libraries senior leaders to ensure quality services and collections; actively contribute to the ongoing stewardship and strategic directions of the Libraries.
  • Oversee a complex cost effective library budget.
  • Provide for ongoing assessment of UW Tacoma Library services to ensure they meet current and future institutional needs.
  • Work collaboratively with the Director, Teaching and Learning Center and other partners, to develop and sustain the Learning and Research Commons. Ensure student success is a priority for UW Tacoma Library planning and services. 
  • Provide for continual skills and professional development of Library staff; cultivate leadership skills of staff; foster a sense of community and shared vision within the Library.
  • Work with University of Washington Tacoma and University Libraries’ advancement to identify and develop resources to support programs to enhance the excellence of the UW Tacoma Library and the campus. 
  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • At least five years of successful library experience including leadership experience in an academic library setting; proven track record of innovation and new program implementation; understanding of the multi-faceted roles of libraries in higher education and the broader community.
  • Excellent knowledge of current issues and opportunities for enhancing the role of libraries in research, teaching, and learning; experience in the provision of onsite, distributed, and digital services; understanding of current trends and changes in higher education; demonstrated understanding of the role of grants, fundraising, and donor relations in libraries.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative management environment and to function effectively as a member of a strong leadership team; excellent interpersonal skills; engaged commitment to organization development and mentoring. High level of energy, creativity, and affinity for productive ambiguity; and ability to foster collaborative attitudes within the groups of units managed and between those units and units managed by others.
  • Familiarity with assessment and evaluation methods; creative, energetic, innovative, and motivated for on-going assessment of services, collections, and facilities
  • Must be an articulate and engaging advocate and have entrepreneurial and superior communication skills. Ability to engender partnerships and represent both the University Libraries and the UW Tacoma Library in a variety of venues. 
  • Record of research, publication, and professional contributions. Evidence of exemplary leadership and influence.
SALARY: $82,500 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background. An Administrative Stipend will be established at the time of appointment.

RANK: Position will be at the rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian depending on qualifications and background.

BENEFITS: Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

APPLICATION PROCESS: 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" 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 until interviews are conducted. Then, some application materials will be circulated.
To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Monday, March 16, 2015.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

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

Dean of Criss Library-- University of Nebraska at Omaha

posted Feb 10, 2015, 5:49 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) seeks a dynamic leader for the position of Dean of Criss Library. Reporting to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, the Dean is expected to clearly articulate and implement an innovative vision of the 21st century library that enhances research, multidisciplinary study, cooperative partnerships and service across the University and the community it serves. Successful candidates will have a history of demonstrated ability to provide leadership and innovation in an academic library and a thorough understanding of library technology and physical and virtual resources to support collaboration, scholarly activities, teaching and learning, and preferably have a record of supporting scholarly projects such as projects in digital humanities or projects related to the design of online communities. Minimum qualifications are an ALA accredited master’s degree in library and information science with six years of progressive experience in administering library budgets, staff and resources. Preference will be given to applicants with an additional MA or PhD in a relevant discipline and a history of supporting traditional library functions as well as forward-looking initiatives. Candidates should be prepared to work collaboratively to foster interdisciplinary, innovative programming for supporting students and faculty, and assisting community-based research and engagement.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Library Dean administers all aspects of library service including budget, staff, facilities, resources and services. The Dean will: Lead the continuing evolution of the library as a physical and virtual resource to encourage research, academic excellence and collaboration in a technology-rich environment;
  • Provide visionary and effective leadership to library faculty and staff to collectively achieve strategic goals, initiatives and improvements; 
  • Oversee planning, assessment, and deployment of research support assets in concert with the university’s strategic goals including student focus, academic excellence, and service to the community; 
  • Foster a productive workplace environment and work collaboratively with library faculty and staff to develop goals, implement and advance strategic initiatives for continuous growth and improvement of library services; 
  • Align library services with UNO’s specific needs in research, instruction, curriculum development, and academic achievement; 
  • Build partnerships both within the university and externally to improve library services and facilities, enhance the quality of resources, and increase operational efficiency; 
  • Effectively plan and manage financial resources to meet current and future needs and allow for the attainment of strategic initiatives; 
  • Meet the diverse needs of research library patrons, including students, faculty, staff, and the community, and effectively promote service-based environment to support these constituencies effectively; 
  • Hire, retain and develop library personnel within a service-oriented culture that welcomes change and innovation; 
  • Work effectively in securing external funding and participation in library programs and activities; 
  • Participate with college Deans and other senior administrators in the overall development of the University’s academic and student affairs; 
  • Fulfill contributions to librarianship, service, and scholarship as a requirement of faculty membership. 
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library serves the UNO community as the primary source for research and knowledge creation through its collections, research and user services, innovative and up-to-date technology, and modern physical facilities. Criss Library employs 12 library faculty with full faculty status, 30 staff, and part-time student assistants in each of four core departments (Archives & Special Collections, Patron Services, Research Services, and Virtual Services). The library has an annual budget of over $6 million and a materials budget of approximately $2 million dollars.

Criss Library’s history of renovation and bold ambition has resulted in physical and virtual spaces that make it the most contemporary library in the state. Among the newly created spaces are a remodeled and expanded Archives and Special Collections; a Creative Production Lab housing 3D printers, a laser cutter, and an array of media production software and hardware; and the KANEKO-UNO library located in the Old Market of historic Omaha. An established culture of ideation, collaboration, new strategies, and disciplined dreaming establishes Criss Library as a tremendous growth opportunity, including a robust digital initiative in order to highlight and increase access to identified campus-wide collections.

UNO is one of four campuses of the University of Nebraska system and is the state’s metropolitan institution. A Carnegie Doctoral/Research University offering more than 200 programs of study, the university was built on commitment to provide a rigorous, relevant, and affordable education which meets the diverse needs of traditional and nontraditional students. UNO is also in its last year of transition to Division I athletics. Spanning more than 150 acres on multiple campuses in the heart of Omaha, the university has long set the pace for accessible higher education in Nebraska and continues to offer an academic and rigorous experience to a diverse student body of over 12,000 undergraduate and over 3,000 graduate students. UNO’s student population represents 33 states and 71 countries The University has been and always will be driven by the extraordinary connection to and partnership with the city of Omaha.

Omaha is a diverse and cosmopolitan city with a population of almost one million people. There are a wide variety of cultural venues in the city, including the Holland Performing Arts Center, the Rose Children’s Theater, El Museo Latino, the Joslyn Art Museum, the CenturyLink Center, and the Henry Doorly Zoo (widely recognized as the best in the nation); there is also a dynamic independent music scene. Home to five Fortune 500 companies and a center for multiple banking, insurance, health care, and information technology enterprises, Omaha has a vibrant economy that attracts professionals from around the country and inspires a strong tradition of philanthropy. With a variety of housing and school options, as well as an excellent transportation system, Omaha fully deserves its frequent ranking as one of the most livable cities in the United States.

Applications must include (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of excellence in the digital humanities, and (4) three confidential letters of recommendation. Please submit an application and all materials electronically to: Any materials that cannot be submitted electronically should be mailed directly to: Dr. Hesham Ali, Chair of Criss Library Dean Search Committee, UNO has a strong commitment achieving diversity. We encourage applications from under-represented groups, women, and persons of color.

Undergraduate Professional Programs/One Health Librarian-- Texas A&M University Libraries

posted Feb 9, 2015, 8:45 AM by Lars Hagelin

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as Undergraduate Professional Programs/One Health Librarian. This clinical-track academic appointment carries full faculty status with responsibilities including professional service to meet both the Libraries’ and the University’s requirements for promotion.

This entry level position serves as liaison to the undergraduate professional programs (Biomedical Sciences and Public Health) as well as the departments of Biochemistry/Biophysics and Nutrition and Food Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The full scope of the position is to demonstrate initiative in providing research, curriculum and clinical support to students, faculty and researchers in those programs and departments. The successful candidate will participate in collection development and collection assessment for both print and electronic resources across the health and life sciences disciplines. The position will include an opportunity to participate in the campus One Health initiative. The successful candidate will provide reference and research assistance and develops and delivers instructional programs with emphasis on interprofessional informatics and information literacy.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit:

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