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Friday, June 29, 2012

[LIBJOBS] Job:Head of Music/Media Library - University of Missouri - Kansas City ( Missouri USA)

Please excuse duplicates and cross posting. Application review begins July 9, 2012.


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Head of Music/Media Library – University of Missouri – Kansas City


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 Head of Music/Media Library in the UMKC University Libraries.


•             Provides leadership for and supervises the daily operations of Music/Media Library, including library staff and student assistants.

•             Serves as the library’s liaison for the Conservatory of Music and Dance and the Theatre Department in the College of Arts and Sciences. The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance is internationally recognized as a center for artistic excellence, innovation and engagement with our communities.  Theatre faculty work closely with the Kansas City Repertory Theatre which is acclaimed for its innovation. 

•             Works directly with the students and faculty of the Conservatory and Theatre Department in furthering the school’s progressive curriculum.

•             Provides instruction and reference services.

•             Participates in developing plans, policies, procedures, and efficiencies in support of University Libraries’ mission as a member of the Public Services Division Leadership Team.

•             Works closely with the staff of the LaBudde Special Collections and Marr Sound Archives, which have significant primary music and music history collections including over 300,000 sound recordings.

•             Professional development encouraged, required for promotion in ranked, non-tenure track faculty position.

•             Reports to the Director, Public Services.


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 Miller Nichols Library, which houses the Music/Media Library, is in the midst of expansion and renovation that will enhance student learning with collaborative learning spaces and innovative technologies.


Minimum requirements:

•             ALA accredited MLS.

•             Graduate degree in music.

•             Exceptional interpersonal, communication skills, planning, and organizational skills.

•             Ability to work positively, productively with diverse constituencies in rapidly changing environment.

•             Understanding of scholarly research environment; relevant library/information technology experience.

•             Evidence of professional initiative and mature judgment.

•             Potential to meet promotion requirements in non-tenure track faculty appointment. 


•             Experience as a music librarian or a music cataloger.

•             Supervisory experience.

•             Basic reading knowledge of a foreign language.

•             Current knowledge of copyright issues.

•             Current knowledge of trends in media and media streaming.

•             Current, successful instruction, reference, and educational technology experience.

•             Experience in space planning for music libraries.


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


To apply:  Applications will only be accepted online.  To register and submit your CV online, please go to: and select ‘Academic: Teaching or Research,’ and “Search Jobs.”


Please attach Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae and three references as one document for the “resume” attachment.  You may address your cover letter to:  Wendy Sistrunk, Chair of Search Committee.  For inquiries, please contact 816-235-1531 or


Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state their current visa and residency status.  All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.  Application review begins July 9, 2012.


UMKC is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer, that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.



Thank you,


Heather Morris

Executive Staff Assistant

UMKC University Libraries

212 Miller Nichols Library

800 East 51st Street

Kansas City, MO 64110

p. 816-235-1730

f.  816-333-5584


Thursday, June 28, 2012

[LIBJOBS] USA, Dayton, Ohio, Library Acquisitions Specialist/Researcher/Chinese Language

Information International Associates, Inc. (IIa), an award-winning information and knowledge management company, is seeking a library acquisitions specialist/researcher, who is fluent in English and at least near fluent in reading and writing Mandarin Chinese. This position is located in Dayton, OH.



  • Conduct English and foreign language database and Internet searches
  • Order/procure English and foreign language materials, including, but not limited to, books and serials
  • Seek out new scientific, technical, political, cultural, and military publications or information sources, either in print or online
  • Establish and maintain contacts with publishers, institutes, and other publication sources worldwide
  • Perform other duties as assigned, such as serials management


  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be fluent in English and at least near fluent in reading and writing Mandarin Chinese.
  • Must be diplomatic and professional in relations with coworkers and others
  • Must be able to work in a small, non-traditional special library environment with limited daily contact with library clients
  • Possess flexibility and innovativeness in approach to accomplishing tasks
  • Exhibit better than average understanding of how to accomplish common computing tasks
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Must have excellent Web searching skills
  • Must possess a Bachelor's Degree or higher in any subject.

A Master's Degree in Library Science is preferred, but not required for this position.


To apply, please access our website, and click on 'careers'.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Patricia Vanek
Administrative Assistant
Information International Assoc., Inc.
104 Union Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

[LIBJOBS] FW: Abbott Park, IL, USA - Director, Library Information Resources



Reminder: This was previously sent. Please see the following job posting for Abbott Laboratories (please confirm when posted):


At Abbott, every day is filled with new discoveries and leading-edge innovation. Our professionals are passionate about life, health care and their contributions. With more than $35 billion in sales in more than 130 countries, we’re not just poised to enhance the health of the world – we’re positioned to make it happen.


Director, Library Information Resources

JOB ID: 114992BR

Abbott Park, IL





This position is responsible for the Library Information Resources (LIR) function, and will primarily support the proprietary pharmaceutical organization.


Ensures that critical information and knowledge affecting research, development and business performance is available to employees worldwide including executives, scientists and commercial employees in all divisions at all locations globally, which includes ~90M employees doing business in 130 countries.  Identifies the company's core information needs and establishes integrated systems, processes and resources to maximize the use of knowledge resources globally.  Achieves measurable cost savings, cost avoidances and other efficiencies by harmonizing resources, processes and knowledge-based technologies. 


Provides validated, comprehensive, consistent and reliable information to increase the effectiveness of Licensing, R&D, Acquisitions, Regulatory/QA, and Commercial groups throughout the company.  Drives the corporate leadership, vision and direction for knowledge management capabilities and systems to support the company's research and business objectives.  Makes decisions concerning strategic knowledge management initiatives through a demonstrated expertise of the proprietary pharmaceutical industry, information access systems and user enabling technologies.  Has the overall accountability for the organizational design and development of world-class information resources with staff of 45 located in Lake County, IL, Columbus, OH, Germany & Singapore.  Works with corporate officers and key research and commercial executives at all company locations to harmonize $26MM in operating investment, and to improve business processes and cost savings through the strategic use of information.



For Information Resources support of Global Research, Development, Regulatory/QA, Intellectual Property, Portfolio Management, Acquisitions, Licensing, Commercial:

· Develops enterprise knowledge resources and global information management strategies.

· Develops solutions to address complex cross-divisional and global information needs of ~90M employees worldwide.

· Communicates available resources, information, and knowledge systems to employees doing business in 130 countries worldwide.

· Purchases annual access to 2,600 e-journals and 1,800 e-books to enable virtual library access to a 90M user community worldwide.

· Locates information repositories and corporate knowledge and makes these resources available to a 90M user community worldwide.

· Identifies information best practices throughout the organization and communicates/implements these practices on an enterprise level (example: product literature database - PRLit).

· Drives enterprise information and knowledge resource standards to ensure integration and harmonization throughout the company. 

· Provides overall management, technical and financial direction for strategic enterprise knowledge based projects.

· Establishes and maintains a high level of client trust and confidence in the LIR department's knowledge, expertise and strategic focus with corporate officers, senior executives, licensing and deal makers, QA/regulatory, franchise heads, general managers and affiliate medical directors.

· Manages global information content portfolio valued at $16MM, operating expenses of $10MM, and a staff of 45 who are located in Lake County, IL, Columbus, OH, Germany & Singapore.


POSITION ACCOUNTABILITY / SCOPE: · This position has operating budget accountability of ~$26 million, and a staff of 45 located in Lake County, IL, Columbus, OH, Germany & Singapore.

· Supplies information analysis for new product development, line extensions and licensing decisions with substantial risk or lost opportunity to the company if information is delayed or inaccurate.

· Supplies adverse event and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) post market product information on hundreds of compounds with substantial risk to the company if information is delayed or inaccurate, and potential liabilities of multi-million dollars per incident.

· Principle negotiating partner for the purchase of $16MM global content and information related products and services.

· Accountable for the development and growth of staff; adherence to the company's code of conduct, EEO and internal management practices.

· Accountable for global copyright licenses; negotiates copyright agreements and manages copyright compliance risks.


- 20 years of business management experience including strategy development and implementation.

- Experience in the propriety pharmaceutical industry.

- Experience managing large staff organizations and budget management.

- Experience managing complex projects corporate-wide.

- Experience interacting with senior management, IT and Legal.


Abbott offers a comprehensive salary and benefit package. Qualified candidates may apply by posting their resume to Reference number: 114992BR.




An EOE, we are committed to employee diversity.




Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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A new job has been posted on the Linux Australia website.

Are you an enthusiastic and scarily capable Linux sysadmin? We want you in
our Sydney office, Right Now.

Anchor makes the best custom web hosting solutions in Australia. We build to
a spec, not to a budget.

Your job will be to lovingly configure and maintain servers for customers.
Make no mistake, this isn't a cPanel or Plesk shop; you'll be getting your
hands dirty solving interesting problems, and automating ALL the things. We
do things the right way, not the cheap way.

You'll be working in a casual and fun environment with a team of equally
sharp-minded geeks. Like them, you know how to Get Things Done. Above all,
you're a passionate and pragmatic problem-solver. You'll do the right thing
by our customers, and give them the solutions they *need*.

Anchor is a supportive work environment that encourages learning. You can
expect to learn a lot here, and at the same time you'll give back to others.

== Your day to day responsibilities will include: ==

* Maintaining customer systems, dealing with submitted tickets and
responding to customer enquiries efficiently
* Proactively handling problems before our customers even know about them
* Identifying deficiencies in our infrastructure and fixing them
* Mentoring your colleagues to help them expand their skills
* Automating yourself out of the job
* Improving existing systems and processes to better support our customers
and your colleagues

== To perform well in this role, you will have: ==

* Good time management and task prioritisation skills
* A methodical and principled approach to troubleshooting and problem
* The ability to communicate effectively with customers and colleagues
* A strong self-motivation to learn new skills and technologies
* Strong proficiency with at least one programming language
* A solid understanding of security best-practices and theory
* A strong desire to see constant improvement in yourself and the tools and
processes you use
* 2+ years of operational experience managing GNU/Linux server systems

== We use these technologies on a day to day basis. The more of these you
are familiar with, the better; the rest you will learn: ==

* GNU/Linux: Debian, CentOS, RHEL
* Web servers: nginx, Apache
* DBMS: PostgreSQL, MySQL
* Virtualisation: KVM
* Configuration Management: Puppet
* High Availability: Pacemaker, Corosync, DRBD
* Networking: IPVS/ldirectord, iptables

== Why Anchor should be your home away from home ==

* Our kick-ass office is right next door to Town Hall station, and many bus
stops are within 1-2 blocks
* Workstations with huge screens and your favourite peripherals, your choice
of a desktop or laptop
* Well-stocked drinks fridge
* Company lunch every Friday, visiting one of the many of the nearby
* Transparent, no-nonsense and trusting environment - if we hire you we know
you'll do the right thing
* Flexible working hours, because fitting in personal commitments shouldn't
be difficult
* Some of the best coffee in the city is just across the road
* We'll send you off to attend conferences like Linuxconf and Pycon, all
expenses paid

== How to apply ==

If this sounds like the position for you, please send your application to

We would request that you apply with both a cover letter addressing why you
are suitable and an up to date resume, preferably in PDF format.



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Monday, June 25, 2012

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

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A new job has been posted on the Linux Australia website.

Senior Linux SE/Admin
Sydney CBD
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Friday, June 22, 2012

[LIBJOBS] Associate Head, Access and Delivery Services, North Carolina State University. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA


The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Head, Access and Delivery Services. This management position provides a unique opportunity to participate in the development and delivery of key user services in a dynamic, customer-driven environment. In the Hunt Library, a new service model emphasizes customer service and offers a "one-stop shopping" experience. An automated storage and retrieval system, the bookBot, will house up to 2M volumes and will require innovative and effective delivery systems. The Associate Head of Access and Delivery Services is a key contributor to all of these initiatives in support of the NCSU Libraries' mission to provide enhanced services to users, combining the power of emerging technologies with new environments for research and learning. Reports to the Head, Access and Delivery Services. Review of applications is underway; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. See vacancy announcement with application instructions at


AA/OEO. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. For ADA accommodations, please call (919) 515-3148.



Jenny Jensen
Personnel Services
NCSU Libraries

Thursday, June 21, 2012

[LIBJOBS] Knowledge Management Specialist Position_Woodmead JHB_South Africa

Khulisa Management Services (Pty) Ltd

Knowledge Management Specialist


Khulisa Management Services (see is a South African-based firm that provides a wide range of monitoring, evaluation, research, and information management services. Since 1993, we have served over 160 different clients including the governments, local and international donors, corporations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other service providers.


Khulisa is seeking a Knowledge Management Specialist for a current financial sector project in South Africa whose aim is to expand access to high quality, affordable financial products and services for small and medium enterprises (SME) through improving financial services, SME bankability, enabling environment, and knowledge sharing.


Summary of Position:

Responsible for the Knowledge Management component of the program as well as spearheading the programs’ information dissemination and training activities to include preparing and facilitating presentations/workshops.  Collect and disseminate lessons learned, and share successes during project implementation. Responsible for collating, editing and finalizing program activity reports and success stories.   Participate in team building and work planning activities.  Work closely with program partners and team members, especially the M&E professional, to ensure timely and consistent communication of program impact.  Innovate and create multi-media messages of program successes, supervising consultants (where applicable). Other duties as requested by client or its partners, as needed.


This position is part-time (approximately 4 hours per day) from July 2012 to May 2013 and based in Woodmead, Johannesburg.


A.      Key Performance Areas:


·         Collect and disseminate lessons learned and best practices to internal and external stakeholders, as appropriate

·         Compile and analyse relevant activity data from partners to demonstrate project progress for contractual reports and/or presentations

·         Collate, edit and/or write reports related to knowledge management activities. 

This is to include:

·         quarterly updates for KM component inclusion in a formal report

·         quarterly, annual and final program activity reports

·         weekly wonders

·         Collaborate with technical component leaders to vet reports and success story narratives

·         Work with the M&E professional to interpret and report on data,

·         Ensure project deliverables are in order for submission

·         Strategically plan and organize innovative methods to disseminate the program’s  information.  This may include written, video or internet methodologies.

·         Identify and oversee consultants (where applicable)

·         Confirm, liaise and attend meetings with collaborating KM partners

·         Participate in face-to-face meetings, telephonic conference calls and other relationship management responsibilities with project officers and other relevant stakeholders

·         Communicate with partner organizations in their contributions to project

·         Schedule meetings with consultants and stakeholders and arrange logistics as needed

·         Design and maintain a multiple user platform for effective knowledge management. This is to include identification and writing of blog posts for both client and partner programs (i.e. finfind)

·         Create/innovate social media information dissemination platforms to communicate program activities

·         Generate relationships with and collaborate with contribution partners

·         Prepare and facilitate presentations

·         Inform project Chief of Party and Khulisa Director of project progress or challenges

·         Other duties as requested by FSP from time to time



B.      Qualifications:


To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must have the following knowledge, skills, and/or capacity.

I.                    Knowledge: knowledge of a variety of work ranges and research procedures are required

·         Word and Excel

·         Report writing

·         Instrument development; collection of narrative program progress data

·         Administration procedures relating to specific working environment

·         Project management

·         Thorough understanding of and familiarity with current knowledge management and social networking and other information sharing platforms


II.                  Skills

·                     Organization, self discipline, creativity

·                     Advanced computer skills; (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Project and other miscellaneous software)

·                     Report writing skills emphasizing impact

·                     Formulating, editing of documents and reports

·                     Reasoning ability:  (Persuasive, logical and deductive reasoning skills)

·                     Interpersonal skills (ability to lead, motivate colleagues and subordinates; conflict management skills; awareness and understanding or relationships)

·                     Self-discipline


III.                Qualifications Required

·                     Minimum BA/BSC (Hons)

·                     Master's degree preferred


IV.                Experience

·                     5 years experience in an Communications position


Candidates to submit CV, cover letter, writing sample(s) to by 25 th June 2012.  Only short listed applicants will be contacted. 



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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

[LIBJOBS] Position Available: Head of Metadata and Cataloging Department at the University of Nevada, Reno

Head of the Metadata and Cataloging Department


The University of Nevada Reno Libraries is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking, innovative, and team-oriented person to serve as Head of the Metadata and Cataloging Department (MCD). The successful candidate will exhibit the ability to plan, analyze, and solve problems creatively, flexibly, and resourcefully; possess a strong service orientation and interest in library users’ values and needs; be comfortable working both independently and collaboratively, taking initiative and following through effectively.


This leadership position will join the Technical Services Management team to provide creative,user-focused services. Primary responsibilities: supervise cataloging and processing of library information resources in all formats, assess metadata needs for digital projects, oversee maintenance of the Libraries’ Millennium Cataloging module, build successful teams and engage staff in a process of continual improvement of operations and services, and perform complex MARC cataloging for materials as needed.


Required qualifications: an ALA-accredited MLS degree; two or more years of progressively responsible supervisory experience; experience providing metadata/cataloging services, preferably within an academic or research library setting; working knowledge of MARC21 and non-MARC metadata schema, such as Dublin Core, EAD, Darwin Core, and VRA Core; working knowledge of current standards such as AACR2, LCSH, LC Classification, and forthcoming changes with RDA and MARC; experience with an integrated library system, preferably the Innovative Interfaces, Inc.’s Millennium system; demonstrated receptiveness to and understanding of emerging information technologies; strong communication and interpersonal skills; and the ability to meet requirements for tenure and promotion.


Preferred Qualifications include experience with digital content management systems such as CONTENTdm and familiarity with data interchange standards (e.g., OAI-PMH).


The University of Nevada, Reno, the land-grant University and a major research institution in the state, has a student body of over 18,000. The Knowledge Center provides 295,000 square feet of high-tech research, presentation, and computing spaces. The award winning building is a campus showpiece, offering panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains. The shared facility and organizational structure offer opportunities to collaborate with professionals in media production, instructional design, information technology, and other specialties. The University is situated in Reno, a metropolitan area of nearly 400,000, on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The city is conveniently located 38 miles from Lake Tahoe, a world-class skiing area with limitless summer and winter recreational opportunities.

Salary: $60s-$70s, DOE. This is an academic faculty, tenure-track position at Assistant Librarian rank. TIAA/CREF and other retirement options; 24 days vacation annually; generous sick leave policy; tuition benefits for self and family; no state income tax or FICA.

Online applications accepted. To apply, go to Application deadline is July 11, 2012. AA/EEO. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Newly hired faculty must have their official transcript of their highest degree sent by the degree granting institution(s) directly to University of Nevada, Reno Human Resources within 30 calendar days from the effective date of employment. References will be verified for finalists in the application process. Incumbent will be required to pass a background check. The position is subject to a mandatory unpaid furlough requirement of 6 days per year through June 30, 2013.



Dorothy Brenoel

Metadata and Cataloging Dept.

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center / MS 322

University of Nevada, Reno

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV  89557-0322


[LIBJOBS] Professional Opportunity: Empirical Research Librarian - Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University

Empirical Research Librarian

Lillian Goldman Law Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Rank:  Librarian 1-2


Schedule:  Full-time (37.5 hours); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00); evening and weekend hours may be required.


Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.


The Lillian Goldman Law Library

In support of Yale Law School's outstanding legal scholarship and lawyer training, the Lillian Goldman Law Library is dedicated to acquiring and preserving a superb collection of resources in all formats, furnishing access to information wherever it exists, providing the most highly competent assistance to use information resources and maintaining a welcoming, comfortable facility. The Lillian Goldman Law Library provides services which exceed the expectations of users by its leadership in the innovative use of technology and the continuing development of its most highly valued asset, its staff.  To learn more about the Lillian Goldman Law Library and its collections and services, visit


The Lillian Goldman Law Library is located within the heart of the Yale Law School complex, providing the Law School community with ready access to one of the world's finest collections of printed legal materials. These collections are complemented by access to a growing array of online sources as well as the strong interdisciplinary collections housed nearby at more than twenty-two other campus libraries, including Sterling Memorial Library and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Utilizing these resources combined with our excellent, service-oriented staff, we strive daily to be the best academic law library in the world.



Yale University librarians work in libraries across the Central, West, Medical, and Science campuses, to build, manage, and provide access to a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. They demonstrate flexibility, creativity, and imagination in their work and adapt to and help shape a continuously evolving work environment. Yale librarians provide consistently high quality service to the University, and help meet the needs of the local, national, and international teaching and research communities.



Reporting to the Law Library Head of Technology Services within the Reference and Instructional Services Department, the Empirical Research Librarian leads the Law School in professional research, instruction, and technical consulting services to Law School faculty, students, and researchers who perform empirical research studies in law and interdisciplinary fields.  Assists in data analysis including regression analysis, data interpretation, and visual presentation. Selects and acquires data resources in the law and related disciplines for use by the Yale community.  Reviews licenses and contracts for appropriate agreements, in cooperation with electronic resources staff as needed.  Advises Technical Services staff on receiving acquired datasets and preparing them for availability to users and on cataloging requirements in the MORRIS catalog. 



Provides consultation and instruction in the discovery, use, and management of locally- and externally-available datasets.  Markets data services to Law School community through the Library web site, word of mouth, presentations, publications, and other media.  Responsible for increasing available data resources and their visibility for potential users through outreach efforts, including but not limited to, the Library web site, department-based office hours, and workshops.  Updates the library web sites to promote services, share resources, and support technology services.  Collaborates with members of the University community who work with data to develop scalable, sustainable, and domain-appropriate data services in support of law and law-related research at Yale. Represents the Yale Law Library to state, national, and international data organizations.


Participates in research, instruction, program planning, and implementation.  Collaborates with librarians, GIS specialists, and the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI) staff.  The Empirical Research Librarian is a member of the Law Library team and participates in library programs and committees.


Participates in library planning committees and task forces and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Expected to be professionally active and represents the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.  May be required to assist in disaster recovery efforts. 


REPRESENTATIVE Responsibilities

1.      The Librarian 1 is the beginning rank and is expected to demonstrate excellence in meeting the position responsibilities, as defined by the job description and annual goals.

2.      Begin to fulfill the criteria for service to the library, university, and/or community.

3.      Begin to fulfill the criteria for professional contributions.

4.      For a complete description of the position and department, please see the department URL.


Required Education and Experience

Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited Library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for an MLS. Appointment to this rank is limited to two years at which time it is expected that the individual will develop necessary requirements to meet expectations of performance at the Librarian 2 level.




Appointment to the rank of Librarian 2 requires at least two years professional experience.  This rank is limited to three years at which time it is expected that the individual will develop necessary requirements to meet expectations of performance at the Librarian 3 level. Knowledge of the concepts, pedagogy, research, and scholarly trends in empirical research. Ability to communicate effectively with faculty and students about textual, numeric, and spatial data resources. Knowledge of mapping and spatial analysis and software such as ArcGIS. Familiarity with statistical data analysis including regression analysis, data visualization, and one or more software applications such as R, Stata, and SPSS.  Familiarity with data archiving procedures.  Familiarity with principles of database design and programs such as Microsoft Access and SQL.  Excellent analytical, organizational, management, oral and written communications, and interpersonal skills.   Strong public service orientation. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. Ability to work independently with varied user groups in a complex organization and function collaboratively in a rapidly changing team environment.  Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.


Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Graduate degree in a related field (computer science, information management, etc.) may be substituted for an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in a program for library and information science (or foreign equivalent outside of the US).  Experience with data scraping techniques and programs. Familiarity with common data documentation and metadata standards such as DDI. Familiarity with HTML/XML and one or more programming languages. Experience with database design. 


Salary and Benefits

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.  Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at for immediate consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is 17112BR.  Please be sure to reference 17112BR in your cover letter.


Background Check Requirements

All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.


Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.



[LIBJOBS] Music Librarian (University of Florida/George A. Smathers Libraries), Gainesville, Florida, United States of America



Music Librarian


The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida seeks a creative and service-oriented Music Librarian. The Music Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position which will provide reference assistance, instruction, outreach and collection management to support the faculty and student populations and the academic programs associated with the UF School of Music.  The Music Librarian will work collaboratively with other members of the Architecture & Fine Arts Library faculty and staff to plan and deliver services to the wider audience served by that library, and to the University community. 


The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Music Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Music Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The Music Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.


Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at:


The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.




Tina Litchfield Pruitt, Office Assistant

Human Resources Office

George A. Smathers Libraries

PO Box 117024

Gainesville, FL  32611


352/392-4538 (fax)


[LIBJOBS] Harrow Bangkok Librarian Vacancy

Dear all


Harrow International School Bangkok has a vacancy for an experienced librarian. The position begins in mid-August 2012, and would incorporate core library tasks such as reference, collection development and readers advisory, as well as the provision of information skills lessons for a range of students.


Applicants should have an initial university degree, as well as a library qualification, both from internationally recognized institutions. Teaching experience would be beneficial, but is not essential. The salary and benefits package is appropriate for a top level international school in Thailand.


Harrow Bangkok is in the northern part of Bangkok city in Thailand. It is a K-12 school, with a two level library that serves the wider school community. There are over 35,000 items in the collection, and the library also manages the use of Kindles and iPads, as well as a virtual library. Further information about the school and the library can be found in the links below:






Interested parties are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. An absolute deadline of July 6th, 2012 should be noted. However, earlier applications would be received favourably as the school moves into its summer break.


Applications including a CV and covering letter should be submitted to the Head of School at this address:


A basic job description is listed below, and any queries about the position can be directed to until June 29th.




Chris Pigott

Head Librarian

Harrow International School





Job Description Librarian


Job Title:                             Librarian

Line Manager:                   Head of Upper School

Responsible for:              According to experience, responsibility for the entire Library function as Senior Librarian or as Assistant Librarian








To be responsible for the overall management of the Library. To include the daily staffing organization, management of students, support staff, administration and parent liaison.

Required Skills:

  • First degree from recognized university
  • Teaching/library qualification
  • Teaching experience
  • Native English speaker
  • Ability to plan lessons
  • Classroom management
  • Library knowledge
  • Internet research skills
  • Library 2.0 awareness
  • Kindle and iPad familiarity
  • Effective student/teacher relationships
  • Advanced children/teen book knowledge
  • Awareness of book trends
  • Awareness of electronic book trends
  • Collegial team member
  • Innovative library thinker
  • Awareness of library best practice, especially in a school setting
  • Awareness of library trends
  • Willingness to develop an understanding of Thai culture


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Providing information lessons for School students
  • Providing reading classes for School students
  • Selecting resources for the library
  • Cataloguing new library resources
  • Planning information lessons for School students
  • Organizing and distributing class topic loans
  • Contributing constructively to the service ethic of the library
  • Helping organize and participate in library events
  • Core library tasks such as book issuing
  • Providing direction to library assistants
  • Promotion of library resources
  • Contributing fully to library meetings
  • Attending relevant school meetings
  • Initiating and implementing new practices in the library
  • Managing lunchtime library activities



Christopher Pigott

45 Soi Kosumruamchai 14, Sikan, Don Muang, Bangkok, 10210 Thailand
Telephone +66 (0) 2503 7222