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Saturday, June 29, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Poughkeepsie, United States, Executive Director

Executive Director – Mid-Hudson Library System (NY)

Lead an innovative and accomplished New York library system to continue outstanding levels of service and effective resource sharing. The Board of Trustees of the Mid-Hudson Library System, (headquartered in Poughkeepsie, NY), seeks an experienced library leader—responsive to member, staff, and community needs and skilled in focusing the efforts of a team of talented professionals—as its next Executive Director. MHLS, a regional consortium of public libraries in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, and Ulster counties, works in partnership with its member libraries providing access to excellent library services for 650,000+ NY residents.   With a $3 million annual budget and 17 FTE system staff, MHLS is a member-focused organization with a reputation for providing continuing education for member library directors, trustees and staff, and strong outreach services to its diverse membership including support for innovative technologies.

The Hudson River Valley region offers a tremendous wealth of options to residents. The river, forests, and mountains provide an outdoor playground for all types of recreational activities and interests.  A 90-minute train ride takes you to Grand Central Terminal and access to New York City. There is also easy access to many wineries, shopping districts, theater performances, and fine dining in the local region as well.  Good school districts plus stellar colleges and universities in the area round out the region creating an excellent quality of life.  The region is also the home of the renown Culinary Institute of America. For additional details on MHLS, the region and its communities, see MHLS Links.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Library System, and under the general direction of the 15-member Board of Trustees, has overall responsibility for general administration of System operations. The Executive Director supervises all managers and staff —and works with the Board, staff, member libraries, and major stakeholders to establish the strategic vision for the System aligning its mission, with member library and community needs and priorities. This is complex executive work planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the System.

Qualifications. An ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain and retain a New York State Public Librarian Certificate; and a minimum of eight years of post MLS experience including two years of which must have been in an administrative capacity. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior written and oral communications skills; meaningful public library experience; flexibility; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff; and a desire to continue the tradition of excellence and innovation within the System. See the Executive Director Job Description for additional responsibilities and detailed qualifications. Success working with and reporting to a governing board and working in a union or civil service environment are additional preferred qualifications.

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $100,000-120,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes August 11, 2013.


4545 WORNALL RD., STE. 805, KANSAS CITY, MO 64111



Jobeth Bradbury

Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates

4545 Wornall Road, Ste. 805

Kansas City, MO 64111


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Friday, June 28, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Error corrected: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Library Information Associate (3 extended hours positions), University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ, USA

I’m sorry; I made a mistake on the closing date—it should be 7/15/13!


Ellen Lawrence-Barnes, Administrative Associate

Library Operations Resource Management (LORM) Team




From: Lawrence-Barnes, Ellen
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 11:43 AM
To: Lawrence-Barnes, Ellen
Subject: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Library Information Associate (3 extended hours positions), University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ, USA


Library Information Associate (Extended Hours), Job #52950 (3 positions)

University Libraries, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona



The full-time Library Information Associate coordinates activities at various AIST service sites, working in a 24/5 environment for the purpose of supporting the education needs of customers and for promoting a safe and secure learning environment in the various libraries. The incumbent in this position assists customers with basic research needs, providing information, reference and technology assistance that facilitates customer access to the collections of the University of Arizona Libraries. The incumbent also coordinates the work of student employees, including training and supervision. The incumbent supports the library in its mission and vision in providing excellent customer service and by serving on functional and cross-functional teams. As customers’ needs change, the work and hours may change. As needed within the team and appropriate to the position Library Information Associate, the incumbent performs all work necessary to meet the changing needs of the Libraries’ customers. As our customers’ needs change, our work patterns often change. As a result, team and Library work are periodically negotiated within the team, the end product being an updated job description defining individuals’ work as well as performance expectations. 


Work Hours:  

Position #1:  Mon, Thurs, Sun 6pm – 3am; Fri, Sat 4:15pm – 1:15am (Spring/Fall)

Position #2:  Mon, Thurs, Sun 6pm – 3am; Fri, Sat 4:15pm – 1:15am (Spring/Fall)

Position #3:  Sun – Thurs, 9pm – 6am (Spring/Fall)


Note:  As needed for sick/vacation coverage, staff is required to assist with filling in for evening, late night, early morning and weekend shifts. During semester breaks and summer sessions, shifts change based on the hours the library is open. Hours may be negotiated during those times to best meet the needs of the AIST and our customers.  




A.      Customer Service (77%):

·         Oversees an AIST service site: Provides customers with reference, technology and circulation assistance (via online chat and email) including locating library information, resources, materials and services; negotiating overdue accounts and answering billing and collections questions; and troubleshooting software, computers, laptops (including reimaging laptops), projectors, printers and photocopiers. Provides leadership including solving problems and making non-routine decisions using sound judgment, following through to solve public desk issues, and coordinating the work of and supervising student employees. Meets team quality standards for work within this area.

·         Ensures safety of library customers and employees and security of library materials through application of library and University policies and procedures. Acts as a liaison with University Police Department (in regards to reporting criminal activity or emergency situations), Campus and Library Facilities (in regards to building problems), Library Systems (in regards to library equipment problems) and as needed Risk Management (in regards to reporting incidents) during evening and weekend hours. As needed, responsible for opening/closing and securing Main or Science Libraries.

B.      Service Site Work Responsibilities & Team Participation (23%):

·         Utilizing multiple complex systems, responsible for accurately searching incoming Interlibrary Loan requests during scheduled and unscheduled shifts, facilitating customer access to materials owned and not owned by the University of Arizona Libraries. Meets team quality standards for work within this area.

·         Adheres to team expectation for keeping up-to-date on email correspondence and online calendar. Actively participates and follows-up on assignments in AIST team and library-wide meetings, discussions and training sessions, AIST and library-wide projects and selection committees, or fills in for those on projects. Facilitates meetings, makes presentations as needed, participates in decision making and completes assignments, including shared work team responsibility for data collection, needs assessment and analysis to demonstrate quality of work and to continually improve customer access and creating, maintaining and updating documentation of work processes. Works collaboratively with other individuals and teams both virtually and in-person.

·         Participates in the libraries' performance management system by writing performance and learning goals, tracking progress, actively participating in developmental reviews of self and colleagues by following library and team guidelines and using Constructive Dialogue approach; receives coaching and mentoring from supervisor regarding goals, team quality standards, work processes and cross-functional team's project charges.



·         Bachelor's degree AND two years related library experience;

·         OR, Six years related library experience;

·         OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.


Opened:  6/26/13; Closes:  7/15/13.


Salary: $33,107 annually plus full benefits eligibility.  Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for eligible employees and their spouses and qualified family members; access to campus cultural and recreational activities; State retirement; and more!


For Full Details and to Apply:   Go to The University of Arizona’s CareerTrack application system at http://www.uacareertrack. com/ .   Completely fill out a Classified Staff application, search for Job #52950, and be prepared to attach a letter of interest and resume.  The completed application form should include the names and contact information for 3 direct supervisor references (who have completed your performance evaluation).  In the letter of offer describe how your qualifications and experience fit this position.  The Libraries do not pay candidate interview or moving expenses for classified staff positions.  For questions regarding The UA CareerTrack system contact: 520-621-3662; TDD 621-8299 (M-F 8-5). 

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] Yale University - Professional Opportunity - Electronic Resources Librarian 2-4 (#21917BR)


Please pardon cross-posting – professional opportunity of possible interest


Electronic Resources Librarian

Acquisitions Department

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Rank:  Librarian 2-4 (Grade 24-27)

Requisition:  #21917BR


Schedule:  Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)


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 University and the Library:

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity.  It fosters intellectual growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide.  A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases.  The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information.   Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and fifteen school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at


Position Focus:

Reporting to the Chief Acquisitions Librarian, the Electronic Resources Librarian provides professional, technical, and fiscal expertise in the overall coordination and management of electronic resources. Manages the work of the Electronic Resources Group and supervises staff who perform a variety of activities related acquired electronic resources, including licensing, acquisition, management, maintenance, statistical analysis, troubleshooting, and preservation. Keeps abreast of and provides advice and guidance with relationship to trends in publishing, licensing, pricing practices, vendor technologies, and software developments as they relate to the electronic resources lifecycle, to colleagues and staff in Acquisitions, Collection Development, Cataloging & Metadata Services, Library IT, and units that provide user support services.


1.      Assesses and addresses electronic resources lifecycle management issues across the Library and recommends, develops, manages, and documents policies, procedures, documentation and best practices related to e-resources, using understanding of industry best practices and working collaboratively and collegially Library-wide with all acquisitions units, collection development staff, selectors, catalogers, and Library IT.

2.      Serves as a point of contact with vendors and with consortia for electronic resource acquisitions.

3.      Manages process change and workflow shifts based on organizational departmental changes. Collaborates with other acquisitions managers to develop and implement optimal electronic resources workflows. Coordinates renewal and annual review of e-resources.

4.      Oversees the development of an assessment program for data related to electronic resources and coordinates with the Library’s developing assessment program. Organizes, analyzes, and interprets usage data and assists selectors with the interpretation of data.

5.      Oversees digital preservation activities for acquired electronic resources (ingest of archival copies into Yale University Library’s Rescue Repository, LOCKSS box content management, etc.).

6.      Serves on and/or leads University Library committees related to electronic resources and discovery services. Participates in planning committees and task forces and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Expected to be professionally active and represent the Library and the University in academic, scholarly, and professional community.


Required Education and Experience:

Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited Library school and two years of related experience. 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 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.


Required Skills & Abilities:

1.      Appointment to Librarian 3 rank requires a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience and professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank. Librarian 4 rank requires a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience and accomplishments appropriate to the rank.

2.      Demonstrated knowledge and ability in supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities.

3.      Demonstrated ability in working with: complex electronic publishing environment and scholarly communications issues; negotiating licenses for electronic content; electronic resource management systems; integrated library systems; and metadata and digitization standards.

4.      Demonstrated ability to train and supervise staff. Ability to work collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.

5.      Evidence of high productivity and skill at problem solving when working independently or in groups. Excellent analytical and organizational skills, oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal and team collaboration skills.


Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

1.      A minimum of two (2) years of professional library experience supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities.

2.      Project management experience or training.

3.      Experience or training related to change management.

4.      Experience with an OpenURL resolver, Voyager ILS, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Access, and/or Serials Solutions 360 services.

5.      Knowledge of SQL.


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 21917BR.  Please be sure to reference #21917BR 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] Head, Rita Benton Music Library - University of Iowa Libraries - Iowa City, IA

To Whom It May Concern:


We write to request your assistance in sharing the announcement, locating and identifying qualified applicants for the open position of Head, Rita Benton Music Library, at the University of Iowa Libraries. We are interested in all qualified applicants, including those from historically underrepresented groups, and would be pleased to answer any questions you or prospective applicants might have about the position or the University of Iowa Libraries.


Many thanks for any help you are able to provide.




Human Resources

University of Iowa Libraries





Position Vacancy


HEAD, Rita Benton Music Library


Position Description: The University of Iowa Libraries seeks an innovative Music Librarian to work within the context of the University of Iowa and the University of Iowa Libraries’ strategic plans and to collaborate with university faculty and staff to integrate and implement the best practices and most current technologies in support of student learning, the educational and enrichment programs of the School of Music, and faculty teaching and research. Specific responsibilities are:


·         Develop and implement a vision for the Music Library that supports the School of Music’s vision for education, research and service.

·         Provide liaison services for the School of Music including reference, research, instruction, scholarly communications, data curation planning, and related responsibilities.

·         Assist undergraduate and graduate students in the use and critical evaluation of information resources and necessary information management skills.

·         Collaborate with library staff, School of Music leaders, campus facilities staff and architects on the planning of a new music library facility as part of the new School of Music building.

·         Collect, manage and maintain music publications and resources in all formats.

·         Supervise 1 support staff and various student employees, requiring competent and effective hiring, training, communication, coaching, performance management, conflict management, and recognition skills.

·         Oversee the day-to day-operations of the Music Library including space planning, staffing and services such as reference, circulation, document delivery and reserves.

·         Interact with appropriate Main Library personnel, Physical Plant Maintenance staff, and School of Music staff to maintain facilities and equipment for the use, preservation, and conservation of materials in the Music Library.

·         Participate in University Library initiatives by serving on Library and University committees and contributing to other relevant activities and events such as strategic planning.

·         Contribute to and learn from the profession through avenues such as regional, national, and international professional organizations and publications.


Required Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree from an ALA accredited Library Science program

·         Master’s degree in Music

·         Minimum three years post-MLS experience with two years’ experience in a music library

·         Supervisory experience

·         Experience in academic library reference and instruction

·         Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

·         Demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate’s value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community


Preferred Qualifications:

·         Ph.D. or DMA, in a discipline related to the functions of the Music Library

·         Collection development experience

·         Experience with digitizing music resources

·         Budgetary experience

·         Demonstrated ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing environment

·         Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with emerging trends in librarianship

·         Demonstrated ability to work productively and sensitively with library and university colleagues, faculty, students, researchers, and donors

·         Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential


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.


The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa Libraries system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and a number of 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.


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 $47,000 - $60,000; Expert Librarian $55,000 - $76,000. 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.


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 62901. Applications must be received by July 25, 2013.




For more information about the University of Iowa Libraries and community, please see

Thursday, June 27, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Librarian III Head of Research Services, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas USA

LIBRARIAN III (HEAD OF RESEARCH SERVICES) – Date Posted: June 12, 2013 - Job ID#: 900406 – Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries/ Scholarly Resources & Research Services – (Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications)

Fondren Library Center at Southern Methodist University seeks a creative and proactive leader to serve as Head of Research Services. This position will provide leadership and expertise in developing effective and innovative delivery of reference and instruction services. This position will be instrumental in collaborating with faculty and library subject specialists to articulate information literacy curriculum objectives and assess student learning outcomes. He/she will provide leadership for the subject liaison program, working cooperatively with the Assistant Dean for Scholarly Resources and Research Services and subject specialists across Central University Libraries to provide collection development, reference and instructional services for academic departments. The Head of Research Services will supervise, mentor and evaluate seven professional subject specialist librarians within the Research Services department, as well as two support staff. He/she will also manage Fondren Library reference services provided by a cross-divisional team of professional librarians, support staff and student assistants.

Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Providing leadership for the vision, implementation, promotion, and assessment of information literacy initiatives and the library instruction program; supervising and encouraging professional development, as well as evaluating the performance of direct reports;

• Organizing and managing reference services;

Promoting the visibility and use of information literacy, reference and instructional services to the wider university community;

Creating and maintaining records, reports and statistics;

Participating in providing reference service, including occasional nights and weekends;

Serving as subject liaison to selected academic departments in the humanities, social sciences or sciences, depending upon education, experience and expertise;

• Serving on library and university committees;

• Other duties as assigned.


Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution is required.

A minimum of three years' post graduate library work experience in public services (e.g. Reference, Circulation, User Education, Instruction) is required, preferably in an academic library

A record of progressively responsible library experience is essential. Supervisory experience within a library is required.

Candidates must have experience and the ability to provide effective user education instruction. A strong knowledge and understanding of information literacy and reference best practices, current issues, and trends is essential.

Candidates must possess a strong proficiency using computer based technology and ability to adapt to new technologies.

Candidates must possess strong leadership and management skills with the ability to lead a team.

Candidates must possess strong organizational and project management skills to effectively develop plans, set goals, prioritize and meet deadlines. Must also possess strong problem solving skills with the ability evaluate and develop effective solutions.

Candidates must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with a wide range of constituencies.

Candidates must submit a submit cover letter, resume, and a minimum of 3 references for full consideration.

Experience with assessment methodologies is highly desirable.

Priority consideration will be given to submissions received by July 12, 2013. DEADLINE TO APPLY: The position is open until filled.

To apply please go to:\employment.


Toni Nolen

IT Services Librarian

Central University Libraries

Science Information Center, Room 319

Southern Methodist University

P.O. Box 750135

Dallas, TX  75275-0135

Phone:  214-768-3666


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Saudi Arabia - Thuwal - Library Systems Co-Ordinator

KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

Library Systems Co-Ordinator
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.

Under the direction of the Manager of Technical and Digital Services, this position supports the operations of technical and digital services and management of electronic resources in the integrated library system and the web.  You will collaborate with Subject Specialists on electronic collection development and supports the Systems Librarian in administering the development and maintenance of the Library web site.  

Key Duties

· Act as the interface between the Library and the vendor company providing technical support and troubleshooting technical issues.
· coordinate and work closely with the Systems Librarian to support and administer the work associated with the integrated library system to include performing tasks, creating documentation, and maintaining files.
· Manage electronic journals within the integrated library system including generating reports to identify and remove duplicate records and recommend improvements.
· Monitor the library website, implement regular updates, and recommend improvements.
· Coordinate with KAUST IT to maintain the library AV and lab equipment. Train others, troubleshoot, and recommend enhancements as needed.
· Organize and manage projects assigned by the manager in the areas of knowledge management and faculty profiling.
Generate monthly statistical reports on system usage to include cataloging, circulation, acquisition, etc.
· Assist manager with reports including searching and ordering statistics.
· Recommend, develop, and implement policies, standards, goals, and procedures to meet objectives and to continuously improve workflow in technical and digital services.
· Provide back up in technical services and general Library activities including cataloging, Information desk, and shelf maintenance.
· Maintain statistics and contribute to creating accurate and timely reports and documentation
· Develop and deliver training to Library staff as needed.
· Participate in training/development activities and workshops to enhance skills and competencies.

Required Skills, Experience and Education

· Familiar with integrated library systems.
· Demonstrated skills analyzing problems and performing multiple tasks.
· Demonstrated skills with MS Office. 
· Experience with advanced spreadsheets preferred.
· Demonstrated customer service skills including experience interacting with a diverse population including faculty, researchers, graduate students, fellow library staff, campus administrative staff, and vendors.
· Demonstrated flexibility to work a variety of operational areas and a variety of hours that may include evening and weekends.  
· Able to continuously learn and acquire basic knowledge or library resources and services, computers, and information technology, internet searching, sources, and office tools and software.
· Reliable and dependable in attendance and completing assignments.
· Attention to detail and able to consistently follow instructions and procedures.
· Able to work independently and as part of a team to produce results solve problems, initiate ideas and projects.
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
· Fluent reading and speaking in English.
· BA/BS degree required in Computer Science or related field. Master's degree preferred.
· Minimum 3 years experience in a professional office environment providing customer service and /or administrative support services.   
· Experience in a library environment required
· Experience of Millenium software essential

To apply, visit the KAUST website at  All applications must be submitted through this site for consideration.



[LIBJOBS] Saudi Arabia - Thuwal - Science & Technology Subject Specialist Librarian

KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

Science & Technology Subject Specialist Librarian
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.

The University Library's Science and Technology Subject Specialists support graduate-level education and research, primarily in the science and technology fields of KAUST focus. Each Subject Specialist provides outreach and instructional services in assigned subject areas; serves as the main contact point between the library and assigned institutional units/users; and develops the library's collections in support of education and research in assigned subject and organizational areas.

Key Duties

• Actively engage with faculty, researchers, graduate students, and staff in assigned subject areas and degree programs, developing strong working relationships.
• Promote library services to users in assigned subject areas/programs.
• Keep abreast of developments in assigned subject areas/programs and use this knowledge to respond to user needs.
• Assess user needs to develop and maintain relevant, high-quality services and collections.
• Seek opportunities to collaborate and establish partnerships with assigned divisions/programs/centers.

Reference Services

• Provide reference and other help to individual users of library resources.
• Answer user questions in all formats (e.g., email, phone, in-person).
• Actively seek opportunities to provide customized reference and research services.
• Using sound instructional design practice, develop and present training sessions on information searching, effective use of library resources, and other aspects of information literacy.
• Prepare and maintain subject webpages ("library guides") and online tutorials relevant to assigned subject areas.
• Provide backup coverage for the library's document delivery service, as needed.
Collection Development and Management
• Serve on the library's Collection Development Committee, which evaluates acquisitions and renewals and makes purchase recommendations to the Manager, Reference and Research Services.
• Build library collections in digital and print formats based on assessment of user needs and within the context of the library budget.
• Recommend continuation, cancellation, or refinement of library subscriptions based on evaluation of usage data and other relevant factors.
• Work with assigned publishers/vendors on selection and pricing of resources to be acquired or licensed by the library.
• Work proactively with Technical Services staff on appropriate arrangement, description, cataloging and provision of access to resources.
• Discover and recruit institutional research output for inclusion in the KAUST Digital Archive.
Scholarly Communication
• Inform faculty, researchers, and graduate students about scholarly communications issues, including self-archiving, open-access publishing, digital rights management, and research data management.
• Promote use of the KAUST Digital Archive by faculty and researchers. 

Other Responsibilities
• Contribute to a dynamic, collegial library team supportive of the university's goals.
• Actively participate in local and international partnerships with libraries, scientific societies, and organizations to improve information services in the sciences.
• Plan and conduct staff training in the use of library resources.
• Assist with the development of library service policies and procedures.
• Participate in the integration of library resources and services in KAUST teaching and learning. 
• Work at the library's Information Desk as assigned.

Required Skills, Experience and Education

• Competent with a variety of relevant information technology tools and applications 
(e.g., multidisciplinary and relevant disciplinary bibliographic databases).
• Well-informed on resources, developments, and trends in assigned subject areas. 
• Ability to initiate and develop strong working relationships with faculty, researchers, 
graduate students, fellow library staff, and vendors.
• Confident and articulate in presenting training sessions.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Reliable and dependable in attendance and completing assignments.
• Strong written and spoken English skills .
• Strong public presentation abilities.



• Bachelor's degree is required. Graduate degree in library science and/or a relevant science 
• Minimum 4 years professional experience.
• Experience using key research tools and resources in assigned subject areas 
(e.g., SciFinder, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science).
• Demonstrated written communication skills in English.
• Fluency in spoken English.


• 3+ years of professional experience in an academic library.
• Demonstrated experience in evaluating and selecting library materials.
• Experience working with faculty.   

To apply, visit the KAUST website at .  All applications must be submitted through this site for consideration.


[LIBJOBS] USA - Albany, NY - Head of Public Services (Law)

Please note the following announcement.


Thank you,



Helane E. Davis

Associate Dean and Director, Schaffer Law Library

Albany Law School

80 New Scotland Ave.

Albany NY 12208



Head of Public Services


Albany Law School seeks a Head of Public Services for its Schaffer Law Library. This position will join five law librarians and a full staff of seventeen in a research library of over 730,000 volume/equivalents that serves an independent, standalone law school in New York’s capital region.


Job Description

Supervises the public services areas and systems – including Circulation, Interlibrary Loan (and ILLIAD), Reserves, Supplementation, and Stack Maintenance. Hires, trains, and supervises library assistant staff in those areas. Collaborates with the director on collection development and selection. Maintains library access policy and other applicable use policies, as necessary. Liaises with local and regional consortia, as appropriate. Processes faculty research requests. Collaborates with Technical Services staff on availability of and access to integrated library systems, as necessary. Participates as a regular member of the Reference team. Participates on the law library management team. The Head of Public Services reports directly to the Director of the Library.


Minimum qualifications

Accredited MLS degree or equivalent. At least 2 years of professional experience supervising staff and students in public services functions, including interlibrary loan, reserves, circulation, supplementation, and stack maintenance. Ability to demonstrate a strong service ethic in an academic library setting. Proven ability to provide Reference service, including staffing service desks and collaborating with the Reference team, as necessary. Proven ability to contribute to a successful team environment using excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills. Proven ability to interface professionally and effectively with all levels of position and responsibility throughout the law library and law school communities.


Preferred qualifications

Accredited Juris Doctor degree strongly preferred. (May consider three to five years of professional legal reference experience in lieu of a J.D. degree.)


Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  Send resume, cover letter, and three references by July 26, 2013, to:


Albany Law School

Attn: Director of Human Resources

80 New Scotland Avenue

Albany, NY 12208-3494


fax: (518)445-3262


Albany Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.