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Thursday, March 28, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Two Job Postings: Director of Research Data Management; TML Operations Librarian, Richmond, VA, United States

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Director of Research Data Management

Virginia Commonwealth University

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Research Data Management.  The VCU Libraries seek a dynamic, energetic and knowledgeable individual to lead the Libraries' research data management initiative to support researchers across VCU. The Director will develop services that support the management of research data over its life cycle from identifying and supporting tools for investigators to developing protocols for data mining, curation and preservation. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. An ALA-accredited graduate degree or an accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline and three years of relevant work related experience are required. Demonstrated knowledge of: information-seeking and use behaviors; structure of knowledge, primary research tools, publishers and vendors; and the research and teaching approaches in one or more broad health or life sciences disciplinary areas are preferred. Salary: Minimum of $60,000 annually. Review of applications begins April 22, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications, application procedures and other information are available in the complete position description at and at

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

TML Operations Librarian

Virginia Commonwealth University

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of TML Operations Librarian. The VCU Libraries seek an energetic, knowledgeable and technologically adept individual who will be responsible for in-house library services and overseeing business operations and facilities. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. An ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline is required. Knowledge of library circulation operation, library information systems and health sciences resources are preferred. Salary: Minimum of $47,000 annually. Review of applications begins April 22, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications, application procedures and other information are available in the complete position description at and at

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Many thanks!

Teresa L. Knott, MLS, MPA, AHIP
Director,  Tompkins-McCaw Library and 
Associate University Librarian, VCU Libraries
Virginia Commonwealth University
509 N. 12th Street
P.O. Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582

Voice: 804.828.0634    Email:  

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

[LIBJOBS] United States - Washington, DC - Program Officer

Ø  Office of Library Services (OLS), Discretionary Programs, open to all US Citizens; this position is full-time permanent:

Grants Management Specialist (Program Officer/Senior Program Officer), GS-1109-12/13

Full Performance Level: GS-13

Closing Date: April 15, 2013


The USAJOBS URL that allows applicants to access the job announcement directly is:


If you have any additional questions pertaining to this vacancy announcement, please contact the Office of Human Resources.



Lamar D. Porter

Sr. Human Resources Specialist

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Office of Human Resources

1800 M Street, N.W. 9th Floor

Washington, DC  20036





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[LIBJOBS] Librarian II vacancy in Fayetteville, North Carolina



March 27, 2013


Librarian II/State & Local History Manager position #LIB0045


Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center


Fayetteville, NC




Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) required.  Must have 18 months experience as a MLS professional librarian in a public library.  Six months supervisory experience preferred.  Experience with archives and preservation of documents is preferred.  Trainee candidates must have at least 12 months experience as a MLS professional librarian in a public library.


Must have access to transportation and maintain a valid N.C. driver's license with an acceptable driving record, or obtain and present a valid N.C. driver's license to the Library's Personnel Administrative Assistant for verification within 30 days of employment. 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.


Supervises, trains, evaluates, and schedules Local & State History and information services staff to ensure policies and procedures are followed, customers are given efficient, prompt, and competent assistance, and pleasant working conditions are maintained. Coordinates scheduling for the information services service desk. Provides in-depth genealogy and/or family history research services for the public. Orients and instructs the public and staff in the use of the library's online public access catalog. Develops and conducts adult programs through the Adult Programming Council. Works with the Librarian II Youth Services to coordinate curriculum-based programming for school visits. Develops and presents proscribed training for the system to ensure the library's continued delivery of fast, efficient, and accurate reference services through print and electronic resources. Works with the Training Coordinator to develop and schedule training. Oversees collection development work and purging of obsolete and/or worn materials for the assigned areas within the facility. Selects and recommends for purchase printed, audiovisual and electronic material in assigned subject areas to develop and maintain for public use. Supervises and assists with the development of bibliographic and database indexes and brochures to encourage and help the public find needed information in print and electronic formats. As assigned, supervises facility staff and operations in the absence of the manager. Discusses with supervisor work methods, problems, short and long range developments and/or plans. Periodically reviews the Local and State History Scope of Collection statement and updates as needed. Assesses Local and State History collections to recommend resources for digitization projects. Coordinates the digitization process with outside agencies. Participates in appropriate councils and committees, making recommendations for system-wide policies and procedures. Provides in-depth reader's advisory services to the public. Oversees the Local and State History web page on the library's website. Actively serves on the Web Team. Compiles, prepares and maintains reports, records, statistics and budget information for the assigned department. Evaluates services, programming, and materials collection for assigned department to ensure compliance with library's five year plan. Works in collaborative efforts with other community agencies. Maintains awareness of library trends in the delivery of services. Researches, identifies, develops and prepares proposals and applications for public and private grant opportunities. This job description in no way implies that the duties listed here are the only ones the employee can be required to perform. The employee is expected to perform other tasks as directed by their manager or supervisor.




We now only accept on-line applications. You may complete the application from our website at Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed county application. If you wish to submit a resume to be included with your application, you may mail, fax or bring it to our office. Our mailing address is 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, Room 25. Computers are available in our office, for those who need access to apply. Applications must be received by 5:00 PM of the closing date of the position.


Contact Ms. Dagmar Aerdelman at (910) 483-1580 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.107

[LIBJOBS] Bibliothécaire - Poste à durée déterminée - Université Concordia, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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[LIBJOBS] Dubai, UAE - Associate Director of Libary and Learning Commons

Zayed University

Associate Director Library and Learning Commons Dubai


The Opportunity

The Associate Director provides leadership and manages public services offered by the Dubai campus library including the information literacy program.  Oversees the work of the librarians and staff.  Teaches in the information literacy program, provides reference service and participates in collection development. The Associate Director will serve as an intermediary between the Office of the Director and other campus departments/offices, including the Offices of the Provost, Student Life and Registrar.

Critical Success Factors

Ability to supervise staff and build a successful team.  Must be able to communicate effectively with university faculty, staff, students and administrators.  Able to represent the director and library to external visitors

Tasks and Responsibilities

·         Manage the Dubai campus library staff, ensure quality library service and instruction to the academic community.

·          Hire, train, motivate and evaluate librarians and staff to provide professional, user-focused services.

·         Actively participate on library administration team.

·         Teach and provide support for information literacy, including training and program design.  Encourage faculty to help students improve information literacy skills and use library resources to maximum advantage.

·         Meet with faculty regularly to discuss and understand their requirements, enabling the library to serve their needs in the best possible manner.

·         Ensure that technology is used as an appropriate tool for information access and is leveraged by the library to provide wide access in a cost-effective fashion.

·         Represent the library to visitors and the external community.

·         Participate in collection development initiatives including the library liaison program. 

·         Oversee the maintenance of the library facility and its redesign.

·         Operates the library within its budget allocation in an efficient, effective manner and identifies initiatives for new funding.

·         Offer input on budget, resources and infrastructure required for the library to provide the best services to students and faculty.

·         Implement policies as determined by university and library administrators.

·         Maintain professional awareness and maintain close links with academic libraries in the UAE, the region and internationally.

·         Advise, assist and provide solutions to other administrators on issues related to the smooth operation of the Library and Learning Commons.

·         Demonstrate professional growth and contributions through research, publishing, paper presentations and/or service to the profession.

·         Acts on the Director’s behalf in his/her absence as required.

The Requirements

·         Masters degree in library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or a recognized equivalent degree.

·         At least seven years of library experience with increasing management responsibilities, preferably in an academic library.

·         Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to customer service.

·         Experience with and commitment to information literacy and reference service.

·         Demonstrated knowledge of information technology.

·         Demonstrated administrative skills that translate plans into reality.

·         High level writing skills that produce clear reports and persuasive proposals.

Review Process

Review of applications will begin shortly and continue until the position has been filled.

To Apply


Online applications accepted at:



Ann Swallow

Manager, Central Technical Services


Zayed University

P.O. Box 19282

Dubai, UAE


Tel: +971-(0)4-402-1154

Fax: +971-(0)4-402-1006



Tuesday, March 26, 2013

[LIBJOBS] U.S.A – Whitewater, WI – Reference & Instruction Librarian

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Library seeks an enthusiastic business reference librarian to join our service-oriented team. The Library serves a vibrant campus community with 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students in beautiful southeastern Wisconsin, convenient to both Madison and Milwaukee. The librarian will work closely with students and faculty of the College of Business and Economics which is nationally renowned for its Accounting and MBA programs.


Andersen Library, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


Position: Reference & Instruction Librarian

Academic Staff Rank: Associate Academic Librarian (depending on qualifications), renewable annual full-time, 12-month appointment


Starting Date: July 1, 2013 (negotiable)



1.     Provide in-person and virtual reference assistance to library users in all academic disciplines.

2.     Assist users in utilizing print and online bibliographic and reference information sources including government publications and legal resources.

3.     Participate in providing bibliographic instruction.

4.     Assist in general and reference collection development efforts, including identification of reliable resources on the Internet and high-quality online databases.

5.     Develop instructional and marketing tools including library user guides, web pages, and tutorials.

6.     Serve as liaison with the College of Business and Economics, including promoting library resources and services to the college faculty, staff, and students.

7.     Work evenings and weekends on a rotational basis.


Required Qualifications:

·       ALA-accredited MLS.

·       Professional reference experience in an academic library, including business reference.

·       Experience with bibliographic instruction and commitment to information literacy.

·       Knowledge of print and electronic information sources.

·       Demonstrated ability using computer applications, such as Microsoft Office and web authoring software.

·       Excellent communication, interpersonal and instructional skills.

·       Ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member with diverse faculty, staff, and students in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment.


Preferred Qualifications:

·       Experience with business information resource selection.

·       Experience with web page design and creation.

·       Undergraduate or graduate degree in business.

·       Additional technological skills, such as desktop publishing and tutorial creation.


Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


For a description of the University and Library please visit our web site at


Applications: Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least 3 professional references to: Reference Search and Screen Committee, c/o Anne Kimball, Andersen Library, UW-Whitewater, P. O. Box 900, Whitewater, WI 53190-0900. Complete applications received by May 15, 2013 will receive first consideration. Position open until filled.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an AA/EEO employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. A criminal background check is a contingency to employment and will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.


[LIBJOBS] Tucson, AZ - Dean of University Libraries, University of Arizona

The University of Arizona Libraries are currently recruiting for the next visionary leader of the UA Libraries in Tucson. We are committed to the goal of recruiting, hiring, and retaining a diverse faculty and staff, and we encourage candidates from diverse communities and cultures to apply. Review of applications begins March 29, 2013 and continues until the position is filled.




Dean of University Libraries, The University of Arizona


The University of Arizona seeks a dynamic, inclusive, and visionary leader with excellent management skills to fill the position of Dean of University Libraries. The University Libraries are nationally recognized for their innovative leadership.  In the last five years, faculty, staff, and administrators have garnered national awards and recognition for advances in instructional technology, professional development, strategic planning, diversity and equity, initiatives in archival and curatorial work, service to disciplines and the public, and community engagement.  The University Libraries’ close institutional partnerships with the University of Arizona Press, the Arizona Health Sciences Library, and a wide range of campus units have created synergies in digitization and scholarly publishing that last year generated more than 100,000 digitized books, theses & dissertations, images, and other unique research materials. The University Libraries have established an online Campus Repository that has positioned the library as a central contributor to the management of research and institutional data.


With a national reputation as an innovative institution, the University Libraries are well poised to meet the challenges of serving the evolving research, outreach and teaching needs of the University of Arizona as a top ranked and broadly accessible land grant university. The University of Arizona Libraries are one of the top twenty-five public research libraries in the United States, with over six million volumes, almost two million physical visitors, and nearly twenty million virtual visits last year. The University of Arizona Press publishes over sixty books a year and is a national leader in areas such anthropology, space sciences, environmental studies, and the peoples and cultures of the Southwest. For more information on the UA Press, Libraries, Special Collections, and related units, visit


For details and to apply, see job posting #51997 at:  For questions regarding The UA CareerTrack system contact: 520-621-3662.  Consideration of candidates will begin March 29, 2013 and continues until the position is filled.  As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds.  The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer-M/W/D/V.


[LIBJOBS] Position Announcement - Head of Research & Scholarly Services - Univ of TN Libraries

University of Tennessee Libraries
Faculty Vacancy

The University of Tennessee Libraries invites applicants for the position of Head of Research and Scholarly Services.  The Head reports to the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Communication.  This position is responsible for leadership for traditional and emerging forms of reference service, and for guiding an evolving program of research services for researchers at all levels throughout the greater university community.  The Head will ensure suitable levels of staffing for research assistance, including virtual reference services.  In collaboration with the heads of Learning & Engagement and Research Collections, the position is responsible for refining a newly implemented engagement-centered liaison model.  The incumbent will coordinate liaison efforts in support of all the University's researchers, and will have supervisory responsibility for a group of liaison librarians whose positions emphasize support for research and scholarship. The Head of Research and Scholarly Services coordinates the Libraries' scholarly communication program, including digitization, repository services, and publishing activities.  The position supervises 6 faculty and 2 staff. Required Qualifications: ALA accredited master's degree. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills paired with a strong service orientation. Supervisory experience with evidence of increasing responsibility in an academic, special, or research library environment. Experience working collaboratively in a dynamic team environment, and demonstrated ability to influence and lead with and without direct supervisory responsibility. Proven record of managing change in a positive way. Demonstrated experience working with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds. Experience providing reference and research consultations, and demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends in these areas. Demonstrated understanding of trends in research processes and practices of faculty, researchers, and students at all levels, including trends in scholarly publishing. Experience as a subject liaison. Experience supporting one or more aspects of a scholarly communication program, for example, copyright education, author rights advocacy, institutional repository promotion, open access research data management, digital humanities initiatives, or library publishing. Evidence of research and creative achievement. Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with various models of learning and research commons. Experience assessing effectiveness of library services and programs. Prior experience managing a scholarly communication program in an academic library. Experience with course management software, social media platforms, and web-based subject or course guides. Collection development experience. Record of research or creative activity and evidence of involvement at national level in service activities related to the position. Additional information about this position and the UT community is available at The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


Monday, March 25, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Library Information Technology Systems Administrator - Sandy, OR USA

Sir or Madam,

We are currently looking for candidates to fill a position as a Library
Information Technology Systems Administrator in Sandy, OR. For further
information please look take a look at our posting. We are trying to find
candidates at short notice and need responses by 28 March.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,


[LIBJOBS] USA - Richmond, VA - Head of Academic Outreach

Hello Colleagues (apologies for cross posting), 

Please share the following with interested parties.

 Head of Academic Outreach

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of Academic Outreach. The successful candidate for this newly created position will provide leadership for the Libraries' reinvigorated program of outreach and engagement with upper-level undergraduate and graduate students and faculty throughout departments, school, colleges and interdisciplinary programs. The Head participates in related library and campus committees and ad hoc groups. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. An ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline and demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU are required. Direct experience in a research library providing subject-based services and experience supervising librarians and/or staff in the provision of library services are preferred.

Salary: Minimum of $60,000 annually. Review of applications begins April 10, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications, application procedures and other information are available in the complete position description at Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Ms. Shannon D. Jones, MLS, M.Ed, AHIP
Associate Director, Research & Education 
Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, VCU Libraries
509 N. 12th Street, PO Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Phone: 804-828-0626 | Fax: 804-828-6089

So Many Books, So Little Time

[LIBJOBS] Austin, Texas USA -- Mexican Materials Bibliographer

Mexican Materials Bibliographer

Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection
University of Texas Libraries – The University of Texas at Austin


The University of Texas at Austin Libraries invites applicants for the position of Mexican Materials Bibliographer. The Mexican Materials Bibliographer will administer the Nettie Lee Benson Collection’s renowned Mexican materials, selecting information sources in all formats, with particular attention to e-resources, provide instruction and serve as a liaison to the University’s Mexicanist scholars. The position reports to and supports the activities of the Bibliographer for Latin American Studies.



·     Collection management and development of Mexican materials, managing an annual budget in excess of 80,000 dollars.

·     Make periodic trips to the region in pursuit of materials that are not captured by the book trade.

·     Evaluate collection growth and shelf allocation for rare and circulating materials.

·     Update collection development policy.

·     Provide scholarship and faculty support including faculty liaison to the University of Texas' Mexicanist scholars

·     Expand digital scholarship by promoting the use of digital tools and resources in research and teaching.

·     Manage the serials collection and the gifts and exchange program.

·     Fund raising and public representation of the collection.

·     Public Service responsibilities include reference duties with periodic weekend shifts, collaboration with other LLILAS and BLAC staff in public education programs with the local Hispanic community, and provide orientation to the numerous Mexican researchers who visit the library.


Required Qualifications:  Minimum of an American Library Association Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences or a social sciences or humanities discipline with specialization in or extensive knowledge of the history and culture of Mexico. Ability to read, write and speak Spanish. Ability to work in a collaborative environment with faculty, staff, students, and researchers. Available for international travel. At least 3 years professional experience working in a university, library or archive. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.


Preferred Qualifications:  Ph.D. preferred. Three or more years working in a university setting, preferably in a research library. Knowledge of colonial U.S. Southwest. Demonstrated ability to manage a collection budget. Proficiency in the use of bibliographic tools and resources. Experience with digital collection development and working with faculty and students to facilitate the use of digital tools and resources. Demonstrated ability to establish and meet goals. Professional initiative. Ability to multitask. Experience providing public service to research library patrons. A record of research and scholarly excellence. Demonstrated ability to teach courses drawing on library materials, either alone or with a faculty member. Ability to deepen relations between the library and academic worlds.


Salary and Benefits:  $3833—$4500 negotiable depending on qualifications.  No state or local income tax. Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical, dental, vision, life, and disability).  Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.


Recruiting Schedule:  All interested candidates must complete an online application by going to: . Please follow all instructions given. When applying, refer to job posting # 13-03-17-01-0080  An e-mail confirmation will be sent to those who apply online along with a set of job-related questions that candidates will be asked to return in order for their application materials to be complete.


To receive full consideration, complete application materials are due by April 17, 2013.  For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact: Library Human Resources: .


The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups.  Early career applicants are encouraged to apply.


An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer