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Thursday, January 31, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Digital Projects Librarian; Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Title: Digital Projects Librarian – Search Reopened
Department: Frost Library
Type: Full Time
Application due: [Applications accepted until position filled]
Pay description: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Amherst College seeks a Digital Projects Librarian to make the College's unique materials available to a universal audience, thus playing a central role in our efforts to fulfill the College's motto: Terras Irradient. To this end the Digital Projects Librarian will coordinate digital reformatting designed to disseminate and preserve library and archival collections in all formats. We seek motivated candidates, versed in technology, committed to collaboration, attracted to scholarship, with an aptitude for developing and managing projects and workflows.
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[LIBJOBS] USA-Santa Barbara-Library Instruction Librarian

Library Instruction Position in beautiful Santa Barbara


Fielding Graduate University is a distributed learning graduate university awarding doctoral and masters degrees. Based in Santa Barbara, CA, Fielding is seeking a Librarian, Coordinator of Library Instruction and Reference. This librarian is positioned to play a unique institutional role in designing, developing and evaluating forward thinking library instruction and virtual reference services for distance learners. We are seeking a dynamic, service-oriented candidate to identify new and creative ways to enhance student learning and research skills.

A masters degree in Library Science, Information Science, or related graduate degree and a minimum one year post-Masters experience are required.

The position is 30 hours/week with full, generous benefits. Open until filled. For additional information, see the posting on our website:



Margaret Connors

Director of Library Services

Fielding Graduate University

2020 De la Vina Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

805.690.4373 |

The Best Graduate School for Adult Learners

Fielding Graduate University is an accredited, nonprofit leader in blended education, combining face-to-face and online learning.  Fielding offers doctoral, master’s, and advanced certificate programs in the fields of educational leadership, organizational development, and clinical and media psychology.  Faculty are mentors to self-directed students who use their skills to become powerful and socially responsible leaders in their communities, workplaces, and society.




[LIBJOBS] Special Collections Librarian (Harrisonburg, VA)

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Special Collections Librarian

Posting # 0405079
James Madison University (JMU) Libraries & Educational Technologies (L&ET) seeks a dynamic, innovative and service-oriented professional to serve as a Special Collections Librarian. JMU is a public, comprehensive university of approximately 20,000 students located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley, two hours southwest of Washington, D.C.  The university has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the top-rated public regional master's level university for seventeen consecutive years and is consistently named one of the nation's most wired universities.  The Princeton Review Best Value Colleges has named the university one of the nation's 50 best value institutions for the past three years.  The university places a strong emphasis on undergraduate research and offers 31 master's degree programs and 7 doctoral programs.  The JMU Libraries are part of the Libraries and Educational Technologies division, which has the mission of enriching our communities by building learning and information environments where people connect with ideas and with each other to discover, create and share knowledge.


Duties and responsibilities include providing leadership in all aspects of Special Collections, including developing and curating the collection, promoting  the use of original resources for teaching, learning and scholarship and providing service and instruction to users in the Special Collections Reading Room; developing and managing a cohesive collection in all formats with an emphasis on documenting the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and the history of the University ( and leading  an established internship program for both undergraduate and graduate students in the JMU Public History program.  Other duties and responsibilities include coordinating with JMU faculty and liaison librarians to integrate Special Collections materials with the curriculum and to promote the use of Special Collections for teaching, learning and scholarship; enabling access to the collections by creating finding aids and utilizing digital technologies; collaborating with colleagues in other units on digitization initiatives for unique, local materials and the cataloging and preservation of materials; participating in planning and implementation of JMU Libraries digital preservation infrastructure and supervising temporary employees, including student assistants and graduate interns. The Special Collections Librarian reports to the Director of Collections. 


As a member of a university-wide faculty, the Special Collections Librarian is expected to participate in system-wide initiatives, committees and task forces and demonstrate commitment to professional development through relevant scholarly research and service, including publications, presentations and participation and leadership in the work of professional associations.


Qualifications include ALA Accredited MLS; demonstrated record of professional engagement, including experience in a special collections/archives setting, demonstrated experience with archival protocols, cataloging of unique materials and digital asset management; current knowledge of special collections and archives standards, practices, issues and trends and demonstrated understanding of issues related to both digitized and born-digital formats. Other qualifications include ability to articulate and promote a vision of special collections' place in the changing worlds of scholarship and teaching; ability to provide outreach services and demonstrated awareness of new models of scholarship and instruction using special collection and archival materials; excellent interpersonal, organizational and time-management skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated project management and analytical skills; strong service orientation and the ability to work creatively and collaboratively in a rapidly changing environment and demonstrated ability to supervise, train and motivate staff effectively. 


JMU Libraries & Educational Technologies invite candidates from diverse backgrounds who will contribute affirmatively and creatively to the university's multicultural environment.  Our goal is for our employees to reflect the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives and world views that is found within our university community.


Faculty status requires potential to meet standards for promotion and tenure.  Excellent benefits including 20 days of vacation and a choice of TIAA/CREF or other retirement plans. Review of applications will begin on February 22, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.  To apply go to and reference posting number 0405079. Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Links to JobLink and full position descriptions can be found on the JMU Libraries employment information page at http:/


James Madison University is committed to a diverse and inclusive community and to maintaining a work and educational environment that is free of all forms of discrimination.  This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, parental status, genetic information, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.  Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.


[LIBJOBS] USA. Milwaukee, WI. Associate Academic Librarian

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[LIBJOBS] Job Posting: Research Librarian for Visual Arts, Irvine, California, USA

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[LIBJOBS] Local History Specialist, Lansing, USA

DATE:                                    January 30, 2013


POSITION:                           LOCAL HISTORY SPECIALIST


HOURS &                             Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 S. Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI

LOCATION OF                    40 hours/week.  Will include evenings and weekends.



Capital Area District Libraries (CADL) provides library services to our local communities seven days per week.  All positions will require some evening and weekend hours, including Sundays.  While this position is currently assigned at the above location, CADL reserves the right to require all employees to be available for assignments at any CADL location.


EDUCATION &                   Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science or its

EXPERIENCE:                      equivalent from an ALA accredited institution.  Possession of a Michigan Librarian’s Professional Certificate.  Completed a

course of study in Archival Studies at an accredited institution.  Certifications an Archivist is desired but not a requirement.                        


NATURE OF                        Under the supervision of the Reference Head, supervises the operation of the Forest Parke Memorial Library and the Local

WORK:                                  History Collections.  Responsible for local history; reference, conservation and preservation of materials at all CADL

Branches.  Develops and maintains assigned library collections; provides one-on-one and group training for library patrons and staff. Also performs professional work in reference, collection development, reader's advisory service, acquisitions, or other specific fields.  May supervise the work of volunteers and support staff.                             


SALARY:                               $44,726- $55,908 annually (plus benefits)


DEADLINE TO                     Must be received by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2013.



FOR DETAILS                      Contact the Capital Area District Libraries, 401 S.

AND/OR                               Capitol Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, Monday-Friday,

APPLICATION:                   9am-5pm, (517) 367-6300 or visit


Please send a completed Capital Area District Libraries Application* to: Capital Area

District Libraries, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 40719, Lansing, MI 48901-7919.


*All applications for employment must be made on the Capital Area District Libraries application form and completed in full.  Resumes will not be accepted or evaluated in lieu of application.  All applicants must meet the minimum and special eligibility requirements, as listed on this job announcement, for the vacancy and file a timely application in order to be considered.  Separate application forms must be submitted for each position for which an applicant wishes to apply.





Andrea Kirby, Human Resources Assistant

Capital Area District Libraries- Administration

401 S. Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933

(517)367-6338 office|(517)374-1068 fax  |


[LIBJOBS] USA - Greenville, SC - DigiCenter Manager

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[LIBJOBS] Head of Access & Delivery Services, Dartmouth College job posting

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Thank you,

Brenda Delaney

Financial and Staff Support Specialist

Dartmouth College Library




Head of Access & Delivery Services, Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH


The Dartmouth Library seeks a forward-thinking, enthusiastic, and intellectually curious individual as its next Head of Access & Delivery Services.  Reporting to the Associate Librarian for User Services, the successful candidate will provide strategic leadership and develop long-range plans for Access & Delivery Services areas and technologies within the Dartmouth Library system to meet the evolving needs for managing the Library’s physical collection while building on the exceptional delivery services supporting faculty, students, staff, and other library users. 


Responsible for managing the Baker-Berry Library Access Services areas of circulation, reserves, resource sharing, and stacks maintenance; the off-campus shelving facilities; and the Library’s Shipping & Receiving operations, the Head of Access & Delivery Services directly supervises five staff and oversees a department of twenty-nine.  The Head also works closely with other library and college departments to ensure a coordinated approach to services. The individual in this position will be knowledgeable of broad issues of importance to the library profession and maintain expert level knowledge of trends, policy issues and new technologies having particular relevance to Access Services. 


The Head of Access & Delivery Services is a member of the Library Management Group which advises the Library Leadership Group and develops recommendations about Library system-wide priorities, resources, and policies; and coordinates resulting services. 


Working at Dartmouth means joining an institution with a strong commitment to libraries.  A high quality of life, an interesting mix of graduate, professional, and undergraduate programs, a diverse student body and a dedicated, creative and enthusiastic staff make Dartmouth an outstanding place to work.


QUALIFICATIONS: MLS from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum 5 years of increasingly responsible management and supervisory experience in an academic library, preferably in a large ILL/Document Delivery or Circulation/Reserve operation.  Experience with integrated library system software.  Proven leadership, management and interpersonal skills that encourages teamwork.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to foster and manage change in a fast-paced environment.  Understanding of information and bibliographic management systems and their application to access and user services.  Knowledge of copyright and fair-use practices in an academic environment.  Strong commitment to excellence in library user services.  Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.


RANK AND SALARY: The position is part of the Librarian Classification System of Professional Ranks. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.


GENERAL INFORMATION:  Dartmouth College is a highly selective undergraduate college with distinguished graduate schools of business, engineering, medicine and 20 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Dartmouth has remained at the forefront of American higher education since 1769. At the heart of Dartmouth College is one of the oldest research libraries in the United States. Eight libraries and two off-campus shelving facilities, distributed across various academic centers, house the 3.3 million volume collection and provide access to a rich array of digital resources supported by a technically robust network environment. The Library’s mission is to foster intellectual growth and advance the teaching and research missions of the College by supporting excellence and innovation in education and research, managing and delivering scholarly content, and partnering in the development and dissemination of new scholarship.


MORE INFORMATION:  For more information and to apply for this position, please see


REVIEW of applications will begin February 22nd, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Librarian I vacancy in Fayetteville, North Carolina



January 30, 2013


Librarian I/ Youth Services position #LIB0247


Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center


Fayetteville, NC




Masters degree in Library Science (MLS) required. Preferred candidates will have educational background or experience in Youth Services.


Selected applicant must have or obtain, and maintain a valid North Carolina driver's license with an acceptable driving record; must have access to transportation; background check with local law enforcement agency required; and must submit to a drug-screening test and receive a negative result for the use of drugs specified in the county policy. Refusal to submit to testing or a confirmed positive test shall be basis for withdrawal of the conditional employment offer.


Maintains an efficient, dynamic and customer-service oriented youth department under direction of Youth Services Librarian II in regional branch and under direction of branch manager in community branch by (but not limited to): Assisting youth and adults in obtaining information from a variety of print and electronic resources in person and by telephone. Assists customers in computer labs. (Supervises, trains, evaluates and schedules subordinate staff in the community branch setting and provides input on performance evaluations of subordinate staff not directly supervised.) Develops and conducts age appropriate programs for youth both within the library and at other venues outside the library. Promotes library Youth Services and programs through, but not limited to public outreach such as informational fairs, school and/or child care center visits, and writing occasional articles as requested. Assists in collection development for the department and branch as assigned by purging obsolete or worn materials, makes recommendations for replacement materials. Serves as working member of the Youth Services Council and other councils as assigned. Participates in development and presentation of system wide training in skills related to youth services including oral storytelling, puppetry, readers' advisory and youth literature. Prepares and develops content for brochures and informational literature for children and caregivers in print and electronic formats. Assumes responsibility as the person in charge for the department in the absence of department manager as needed. Works in collaborative efforts with other community agencies. Reports and documents incidents of conflict or disruption of service, calls for emergency services as needed. Creates displays to promote library resources, services, or programs. Participates in professional training and activities to keep current on issues and trends and to further professional development. Performs other duties as assigned.




Open until filled


We accept on-line applications only. You may complete the application from our website at . Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed county application but you may mail cover letter and resume to the following address: Cumberland County Human Resources, P.O. Box 1829, Fayetteville, NC 28301; fax number is: 910-323-6135; our office is located at the Cumberland County Courthouse, 117 Dick Street, and Room 25.


Contact Ms. Dagmar Aerdelman at (910) 483-7727 extension 1305, fax: (910) 486-5372, or e-mail:   or the Cumberland County Human Resources Department at (910) 678-7653;
Library website:

Dagmar Aerdelman
Administrative Support Specialist (Personnel)
300 Maiden Lane
Fayetteville, NC 28301-5000
(Phone #: 910-483-7727 ext.1305

[LIBJOBS] Library Managers (two needed), Stuart, FL which is in Martin County. USA

The Martin County Library System (FL) seeks applicants for two Library Manager positions. Are you an experienced, energetic, and passionate leader that inspires and motivates others? Are you committed to exceptional customer service? If so, we need you on our team! We are seeking leaders with a passion for libraries and a commitment to excellence and innovation. The successful candidates will possess strong communication skills, project management and partnership-building experience, and the ability to work with and lead teams. 



Robbie Russo

Administrative Specialist III

Martin County Board of County Commissioners

(o) 772-221-1302   (f) 772-223-4812



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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Librarian I -- Omaha Public Library (Nebraska, USA)

Wouldn't you like to live in the city ranked as #1 for Best Value by Kiplinger? Or how about the #8 Best City for Familes (Parenting magazine)? And don't forget Forbes #5 Best City for Young Professionals! Omaha, NE is a great place to live, work and play. With a low cost of living, low unemployment, and a thriving music, arts, and dining scene, Omaha is a real treasure.

Omaha Public Library is seeking innovative and creative individuals who are at the beginning or early stages of their professional career to join our team as a Librarian 1. We currently have two vacancies for Youth Services Librarians working in our branch libraries. In these positions you will develop and deliver engaging programs to kids and teens, work with schools and childcare providers in your service area to reach new audiences, and assist with managing a busy branch library. We expect and deliver the very best in service, and seek individuals who consistently go above and beyond expectations.

This is a great time to join a rapidly growing library system. We have recently completed a new vision and strategic plan, and are embarking on a very exciting journey. Our 12 libraries are well-used by our communities, and we continue to reach new audiences every year. Our passionate staff love their work, and we look forward to embracing new ideas and perspectives.

We have a strong commitment to diversity, and welcome applicants from under-represented groups.

Please note that all eligible applicants are kept on file for one year. Additional Librarian 1 positions that become available during the next 12 months will be exclusively hired from this file, so all applicants are welcome regardless of your specialization or area of interest. You will be asked to indicate your interests on the online application.

Manya Shorr | Senior Manager
Branch Services

Omaha Public Library

215 S. 15th St. | Omaha, NE 68102 | 402.444.4822

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On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 8:01 AM, Manya Shorr <> wrote:

Wouldn't you like to live in the city ranked as #1 for Best Value by Kiplinger? Or how about the #8 Best City for Familes (Parenting magazine)? And don't forget Forbes #5 Best City for Young Professionals! Omaha, NE is a great place to live, work and play. With a low cost of living, low unemployment, and a thriving music, arts, and dining scene, Omaha is a real treasure.

Omaha Public Library is seeking innovative and creative individuals who are at the beginning or early stages of their professional career to join our team as a Librarian 1. We currently have two vacancies for Youth Services Librarians working in our branch libraries. In these positions you will develop and deliver engaging programs to kids and teens, work with schools and childcare providers in your service area to reach new audiences, and assist with managing a busy branch library. We expect and deliver the very best in service, and seek individuals who consistently go above and beyond expectations.

This is a great time to join a rapidly growing library system. We have recently completed a new vision and strategic plan, and are embarking on a very exciting journey. Our 12 libraries are well-used by our communities, and we continue to reach new audiences every year. Our passionate staff love their work, and we look forward to embracing new ideas and perspectives.

We have a strong commitment to diversity, and welcome applicants from under-represented groups.

Please note that all eligible applicants are kept on file for one year. Additional Librarian 1 positions that become available during the next 12 months will be exclusively hired from this file, so all applicants are welcome regardless of your specialization or area of interest. You will be asked to indicate your interests on the online application.



Manya Shorr  |  Senior Manager
Branch Services

Omaha Public Library

215 S. 15th St.  |  Omaha, NE 68102  |  402.444.4822


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Monday, January 28, 2013

[LIBJOBS] United States - Philadelphia, PA - Web Developer

The Free Library of Philadelphia is seeking a full-time web developer to join the team responsible for maintaining and enhancing our existing website and building new web-based applications.  The ideal candidate will be proficient in ColdFusion and/or PHP and have experience with additional coding languages and standards such as JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, CSS, XML, and REST.  Experience with databases (SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL), server administration tools (Apache, IIS), and content management systems is also desirable.


Candidates should be flexible and willing to work in a small team environment with other developers, network administrators, programmers, and graphic designers.  Strong verbal and written communication skills are important.  Previous experience in a library environment is a plus, and librarians with web development experience are strongly encouraged to apply.


Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with major course work in information technology, information science, or a related area; candidates must also have two years of experience performing web application programming to develop, design, program, test and document web applications in the construction and maintenance of web features and internet sites.


This is a civil service position; interested candidates are encouraged to submit a civil service application following the instructions at, in addition to submitting a resume directly to the Free Library contact.


Send resume and cover letter to:


Carolyn Polgardy

Web Development Office

1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Attachments as PDFs or in Microsoft Word, please )


The Free Library of Philadelphia is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Minorities are encouraged to apply.


[LIBJOBS] Volunteer position: School Librarian, Guatemala

Received from: Carolyn Doi <>

Call for applications: School Librarian

Reading for Change: Build a love of reading in Guatemalan children

Position title: School Librarian

Job description: 
The Miguel Angel Asturias Academy is an innovative Pre K-12 school in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. We are seeking a librarian to begin work immediately.

Volunteering at the Asturias Academy is an ideal experience for any person with a passion for education and for building a love of reading in Guatemalan children, eager to support the development of the Guatemalan society. In addition to the educational experience, this opportunity allows volunteers to see firsthand, our transformative model.

Working alongside the school’s permanent librarian, the volunteer librarian will be responsible for planning library activities for students ages 4-18, in addition to maintaining the library. Duties include: keeping records of books borrowed and returned, building a collection “wish list” for further expansion, leading library instruction sessions for students, working with Librarians Without Borders to set up a circulation system, and working with teachers to incorporate the library into classroom activities. The volunteer librarian will also help train the permanent librarian to lead the management and operations of the library.

Outside of the library, the librarian is expected to attend weekly staff meetings, participate in school field trips and other school activities (such as recess). The librarian is also required to submit a monthly blog post that describes the activities of the school and library. The librarian will have a close relationship with and support of Librarians Without Borders on a number of library initiatives.

Requirements: Spanish language fluency (reading, written and oral), library experience.

Desirable skills: This position is very rewarding, as you will work directly with students, but can also be challenging. We are a private nonprofit school serving very low income families. As such, our resources and staffing are limited. Experience working with low-literacy youth is highly desirable. This position requires you to be friendly, outgoing, patient, a quick learner and culturally sensitive.

Location: Job is on site at 13 Calle 24-43 Zona 3, Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, CA

Duration: January 2013 – October 31, 2013. Monday to Friday, mornings and afternoons.

Compensation: This is a volunteer position. A stipend of up to $2400 is available to the successful candidate to help cover living costs in Guatemala, provided by Librarians Without Borders (LWB).
Asturias will help the successful candidate find a home stay family if so desired.

How to apply: Please send cover letter, resume and contacts for 3-5 references to Karla Chojolán at

To learn more about the Asturias Academy, visit:

[LIBJOBS] Assistant Archivist/Records Manager, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

From: "Lekoko S. Kenosi" <>

Assistant Archivist/Records Manager

Competitive Tax-free Salary


King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a major new graduate university focused on becoming a leader in science and technology research and graduate education. Located near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the university’s coastline campus on the Red Sea features high-quality residences, extensive recreational facilities and beach, a multicultural environment, and a high quality of life for employees and their families. Its stunning library is a recipient of the 2011 AIA/ALA Library Building Award.


The University Library currently has an opening for a Assistant Archivist/Records Manager to assist with implementation of the university's records management policy, management of the University Records Center, and development of programs to document the university's development and digitize records.  Major responsibilities include acquiring, arranging, describing, processing, and preserving institutional records and archival materials and administering the physical records storage facility.


The ideal candidate will have:

•    Bachelor's degree. Masters' degree in library or archival science preferred.

•    Experience with archival and records management standards and best practices (e.g., ISO 15489).

•    Ability to use digital archiving  and digitization technologies.

•    Fluency in English speaking and writing.


For more information, please email To apply, visit the KAUST website at



Lekoko S. Kenosi (PhD)
Records Manager- University Archivist,
4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Thuwal 23955-6900 | Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Phone:  +966 2 808-3621
Mobile: +966 (0) 544 700 188

Friday, January 25, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Head, Digital Research & Publishing - UI Libraries - Iowa City, IA USA



We write to request your assistance in locating and identifying qualified candidates for the position of Head, Digital Research & Publishing at the University of Iowa Libraries in Iowa City, IA. We are interested in all qualified candidates, including those from historically underrepresented groups, and would be pleased to answer any questions you or prospective candidates might have about the position or the University of Iowa Libraries.


Many thanks for any help you are able to provide.




Leo Agnew

Director, Human Resources & Diversity Programs

University of Iowa Libraries

Iowa City, IA 52242






Position Vacancy


(Specialist [II] or Expert [III] Librarian)


Position Description: The University of Iowa Libraries seeks a dynamic, innovative, and accomplished professional for the position of Head, Digital Research & Publishing (DRP).


Formerly Digital Library Services, DRP was recently redefined with a mission to explore ways that academic libraries can best leverage digital collections, resources, and expertise to support faculty, research staff, and student scholars in their own research and scholarly activities. Specifically, DRP collaborates on interdisciplinary scholarship built upon digital collections, offers publishing services to support sustainable scholarly communication, engages the community through participatory archive initiatives, explores new technologies such as geospatial applications and linked open data, and oversees the University's institutional repository.


Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Information Technology, the Head of DRP has direct administrative responsibility for the department's strategic planning, staffing, and daily operations. This position serves as a senior advisor to library management and interacts extensively with other campus units and library departments on issues related to digital research and publishing. The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively, think strategically, lead effectively, negotiate solutions among diverse stakeholders with competing interests, and articulate the evolving role of a modern academic library.


Specific responsibilities include:

     Manage all aspects of the department, from strategic planning to daily operations.

     Supervise and mentor staff.

     Plan and manage projects: define goals, develop budgets and timelines, effectively coordinate staff and technology resources, maintain vendor contacts, and work with subject specialists, IT professionals, designers, and public relations staff.

     Identify and pursue relevant funding opportunities.

     Oversee locally created digital repositories (Iowa Digital Library and Iowa Research Online).

     Work collaboratively with faculty to promote and support digital publishing and open access.

     Develop and oversee programming and engagement activities, typically in collaboration with campus partners.

     Build awareness of and support for the management and preservation of digital publications and related materials including research data.

     Monitor trends in digital scholarship and digital library programs to ensure that Iowa adopts new and emerging technologies for the benefit of campus scholars and for the public good.

     Participate in developing and helping to shape the library's strategic plan.

     Encourage experimentation and risk-taking in digital scholarship projects as part of professional growth and innovative service to faculty and students.

     Contribute to the profession through research, publishing, teaching, and/or service.

     Participate in and contribute to relevant library and University-wide activities and committees.

     Represent the University Libraries in campus-wide and inter-institutional initiatives.


Required Qualifications:

     Advanced degree (master's or above) in a field related to the position (e.g., MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, MA with a certificate in digital humanities, PhD in a related discipline with a digital collections emphasis).

     Excellent written and oral communication skills.

     Experience planning and managing projects and project teams.

     Demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends in digital scholarship.

     Demonstrated ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing environment.

     Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based setting where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential.

     Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.

     Demonstrated understanding of the mission of a research university and the mission and functions of a large research library.

     Three or more years of professional experience plus demonstrated evidence of achievement in professional development that will enhance the candidate's value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.

     Three years of experience plus demonstrated involvement in professional development to qualify as Specialist [II] Librarian.

     Six years of experience plus evidence of continuing achievement in professional development, particularly at a national level, to qualify as Expert [III] Librarian.


Desired Qualifications:

     Three or more years of progressively responsible experience in digital library initiatives.

     Experience in management and supervision.

     Knowledge of current issues in scholarly publishing, open access, and data sharing.

     Knowledge of current issues and trends in intellectual property, copyright, and fair use.

     Familiarity with the mobile and web-based technologies used in social media and demonstrated ability to learn new technology quickly.

     Ability to articulate the value of digital library collections and digital repositories in a teaching and research environment.

     Strong public speaking skills in an academic setting.


Universal Competencies:

     Positive Impact/Achieving Results: Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.

     Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.

     Collaboration and Embracing Diversity: Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, nationalities, genders, ages, etc.


Salary and appointment: Start date is negotiable. Appointment will be made at the Specialist (II) or Expert (III) Librarian level, depending on qualifications. Salary ranges: Specialist Librarian $47,133 - $59,987; Expert Librarian $57,502-$73,184. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.


The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa library system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and several branch libraries. The Libraries has more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of the University's locally-created open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring close to a million digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our institutional repository. Our Special Collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the 15th century to newly created artists' books.


Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), ARL, OCLC, CRL, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts.


The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2,000 and a permanent staff of 13,000 serving 30,500 students, more than 40% of whom are from out of state and close to 10,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 9% of the University's faculty and staff and 10% of its student body are members of minority groups, and 8% of the students are from foreign countries.


The University of Iowa is home to the Writers' Workshop, the oldest graduate creative writing program in the country, and the blueprint for many of the creative writing programs that now thrive on campuses worldwide. It is also home to the International Writing Program where, since 1967, over a thousand writers from more than 120 countries have participated. The University has recently instituted a program in creative writing in Spanish. In 2008, UNESCO designated Iowa City as a world City of Literature.


Iowa City is a community of some 68,000 people (more than 150,000 live in the surrounding area) with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages. It is consistently cited in the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport is only 30 minutes away. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 33% of the students are minority, with 17% identifying as African-American, 9% as Latino/Hispanic, 7% as Asian-American, and .4% as Native American during the 2011/12 school year.


Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIowa website at To help facilitate your application process, note the requisition number #62182. Review of candidate materials will begin on February 18, 2013; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.




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