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Thursday, August 30, 2012

[LIBJOBS] Job Posting: Kenosha, WI - WISPALS Library Consortium Coordinato​r

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Position Opening #2315



Posting Date: August 28, 2012



POSITION DESCRIPTION: The primary responsibilities of the WISPALS Library Consortium Coordinator are to coordinate the Consortium budget and operations, support the WISPALS Systems Operations Manager, facilitate future growth of the Consortium including establish services to new members, act as a liaison between Consortium and automation system and electronic services vendors, and represent the Consortium to other groups and agencies.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must meet ALL of the required qualifications. Please provide copies of all supporting documentation with your application (i.e. transcripts, certifications, licenses, etc.):
-ALA Accredited Master's Degree in Library Science.
-Minimum of three years library experience such as cataloging, resource selection, web management, circulation.
-Working knowledge of library administration and operations including planning and budgeting.
-Experience using and supporting library automation systems.
-Experience maintaining, updating and posting to web pages.
-Knowledge of personal computer systems operating in a network environment.
-Strong organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
-Experience using/supporting personal computer systems and applications.

-Knowledge of grant-writing and potential funding sources.
-Working knowledge of library consortia and library/consortia management.
-Experience with ExLibris products including, Voyager, SFX and Primo

SALARY: Administrative Pay Range starting at $50,000.00 per year.

BENEFITS: Benefits include medical/dental, life and disability insurance, paid holidays, paid sick leave, paid vacation, and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System.

-Employment is conditional on completion of a background and reference check that is acceptable to the College.
-Continuation of this position is contingent on funding.
-Some travel is required to attend meetings held within the consortium.


DOCUMENTATION: For consideration, applicants are required to submit the following documentation:
1) Completed application
2) Cover letter;
3) Resume
4) Legible photocopies of college transcripts for any post secondary education.

Indicating "see resume" in blanks does not constitute a completed application and results in disqualification even when a resume is provided. Applications may be obtained on our website at Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.

Gateway Technical College,
Human Resources, Administration Building
3520 30th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53144-1690
(262) 564-2868 or email

APPLICATION ACCEPTED THROUGH 4:30 P.M. October 1, 2012. It is the applicant's responsibility to meet this deadline. An application postmarked by the closing date but not received in the Human Resources department has not met the deadline.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex or national origin.
Gateway Technical College is an Equal Opportunity/Access Educator/Employer operating under an Affirmative Action Plan.
Reasonable accommodations will be provide for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Telephone: (262) 564-2868 Fax: (262) 564-2838 Internet:

[LIBJOBS] Research Librarian for Western European Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA, USA

Research Librarian for Western European Languages, Literatures and Cultures


In a widely collaborative, user-centered library environment, this position contributes to the development of new and ongoing library programs and services in support of research, teaching and learning in the College, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the University. The position initiates and leads collaboration with library colleagues, academic administrators, teaching faculty, and teaching fellows in order to integrate into the curriculum opportunities for students to discover, critically evaluate, organize, synthesize, build upon, and ethically use information in diverse formats. Through these activities, it promotes the development of research fluency among Harvard’s undergraduate and graduate students and supports the creation, use, and dissemination of new knowledge by scholars and faculty.


TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

·         Develops, participates in, and assesses teaching and outreach programs of the FAS libraries, emphasizing active learning and teaching from Harvard’s collections.


·         Serves as Library Liaison to one or more academic departments/programs in the Humanities, such as Romance Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature. Routinely develops and delivers course-integrated research support, instruction, and research consultation.


·         As an embedded librarian, actively works to be part of the life of the department/s, including understanding and engaging with the curriculum, supporting scholarly communications needs in the department/program, and participating in their events and activities. May also serve as a secondary research contact in areas appropriate to background and expertise.


·         Participates in reference/virtual reference services and activities, including contributing to regular hours of reference service each week (including some nights and weekend rotations).; provides in-depth research consultations and interprets and resolves complex reference questions


·         Develops and conducts in-person and virtual tours and orientations for students, faculty and visiting faculty and international scholars and fellows in Harvard centers and programs


·         Works comfortably in a large research library environment and in a variety of university locations (e.g., classrooms, student residential settings, department offices, etc


·         Maintains current awareness of developing trends and investigates and adopts new findings and innovations in:

o    teaching and learning program development, assessment, pedagogical methods, learning materials, technologies that support and advance teaching and learning in the academic environment.

o    trends in publication and the dissemination of knowledge in the disciplines

·         Collaborates closely with archivists, curators, bibliographers and other library and museum colleagues in delivering research support and in teaching programs

·         Participates in developing library collections and collaborates with collection development colleagues in both identifying specific needs and, more generally, concerning programmatic developments and shifts


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:     May supervise support staff and/or student employees.



·         MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program, or equivalent

·         Advanced academic degree preferred

·         Fluency and/or reading and speaking knowledge of one or more Western European languages

·         3-5 years of reference or research services experience 

·         Experience working in a college/university library setting preferred

·         Knowledge of trends in digital scholarship and pedagogy and scholarly communication

·         Evidence of the effective application of technology in support of research and teaching

  • Knowledge of scholarly resources in the Humanities

·         Knowledge of cultural studies, film studies, literary studies preferred




·         Ability to communicate well with faculty, staff and users at all levels and from diverse backgrounds

·         Knowledge of best practices and current methods in pedagogy and reference services.

·         Evidence of creativity, and imaginative approaches to work

·         Knowledge of current research practices and experience in the effective applications of technology in research and education

·         Ability to foster and participate in a team-based evironment

·         Adaptability, flexibility to work in an environment of constant change

·         Excellent critical thinking and high-level interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).


To Apply: Please visit

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Lisa Plosker

Human Resource Consultant

Human Resource Services

Harvard College Library

Harvard University, Widener Library G-20

Cambridge, MA 02138

phone: 617-495-3721

Fax:     617-496-8672


[LIBJOBS] Assistant Director for Digital Collections, Tampa, Florida U.S.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

[LIBJOBS] Kazakhstan - Astana - Head of Reference

Nazarbayev University Library seeks an experienced Head of Reference. This is a key management position in a new English-language instruction university located in Central Asia. If you have the following skills and qualifications and are interested in a dynamic environment, the opportunity to influence and develop a new university library, and would like a challenging international position … then join our multi-national team!



Nazarbayev University - Library

Astana, Kazakhstan


Head of Reference Department


Key Tasks:

Oversight and management of daily reference department operations;

Management and development of reference librarians and student assistants;

Development of a departmental growth plan;

Maintenance of reference use data, and analysis of the reference collection;  

Collection development of reference materials;

Collection development of the reference resources;

Improvement of reference services to meet patron needs;

Develop information literacy and instructional outreach to students, staff, and faculty;

Provide subject specialist expertise in an area of strength;

Assist with other library work areas or committees as needed;

Work at reference desk in accordance with library schedules (this may include evening and weekend hours.)


Education: ALA-accredited Master of Library Science, or equivalent;

Professional experience: At least four years of related experience, preferably in an academic library, that includes teaching or training, experience is required. Supervisory experience is required. A record of increasingly responsible positions in academic settings is preferred. Prior international work experience preferred but not required.  


Professional knowledge and personal qualities: 

Demonstrated expertise in using databases, electronic, and print resources;

Evidence of strong teaching or supervisory experience;

Strong planning, organizational, and analytical skills;

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;

Effective instructional skills in group and individual settings;

Ability to work flexibly in a team and independently;

Past professional presentations and publications are an advantage.


Proficiency in languages:

Excellent proficiency in English is required;

Knowledge of Kazakh, Russian, or other major languages is a big plus.


Computer skills:

Advanced computer user in Windows, MS Office, Internet;

Experience using integrated library systems and library catalogue;

Knowledge of electronic databases and advanced search techniques.


Final date of CV submission:

Until position is filled.


Contact: Please send resume and letter, in English, to Mr. Jim Agee, Library General Manager as soon as possible.


Jim Agee, MS, MA, MLS
Library General Manager 
Nazarbayev University Library
Astana, Kazakhstan
С уважением,
Джим Эйджи
Заместитель директора библиотеки,
Библиотека Назарбаев Университета
Адрес: г.Астана, пр.Кабанбай батыра, 53
Тел: +7(7172)706581

[LIBJOBS] Charles Warren Bibliographer for American History, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA, USA

Position announcement: Charles Warren Bibliographer for American History

Harvard College Library



The primary responsibility of the Charles Warren Bibliographer for American History is to develop the Harvard Library’s flagship

collection of materials relating to American history.




·         Serves as the primary selector for library materials in the subjects of American history, literature, government, and culture (including popular culture);

·         Provides specialized reference services to students and faculty in American fields;

·         Monitors the acquisition budget and makes allocation recommendations;

·         Evaluates Americana acquisitions and collections for preservation and storage decisions;

·         Develops written policy for the Americana collections;

·         Serves as a liaison to other units in the Harvard Library and interacts with faculty and students to develop collections which support research and teaching;

·         Is involved in national initiatives related to bibliographic resources in American studies.

·         Participates on the Administrative Committee of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History.




•MLS, or the equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

•An advanced degree in American history or American studies.

•Demonstrated ability in collection development in a research library.

•In depth knowledge of North American publishing and book trade.

•Broad familiarity with trends, programs, and developments in scholarly communication and bibliographic resources.

•Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access) and Aleph system.




•Doctoral degree or equivalent degree preferred.

•Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills,    and the ability to work as part of team. 

•Flexibility and versatility required to contribute effectively to an evolving work environment.

•Involvement in professional and scholarly organizations expected.


To apply: please follow this link:

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Lisa Plosker

Human Resource Consultant

Human Resource Services

Harvard College Library

Harvard University, Widener Library G-20

Cambridge, MA 02138

phone: 617-495-3721

Fax:     617-496-8672