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Monday, September 30, 2013

[LIBJOBS] USA - Waco - Rare Books Catalog Librarian

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Baylor University

The Baylor University Libraries seek a professional to fill the following faculty position:

Rare Books Catalog Librarian


Baylor seeks a creative, service-oriented professional to support access to scholarly resources by performing original and complex copy-cataloging of rare materials in special collections.


The successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring, managing, training and sharing information about rare book cataloging issues, changes and trends. This position will also serve as the primary cataloging liaison with each of Baylor’s special libraries. This is an academic professional position with faculty status.


Qualified candidates will possess a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program (well-qualified candidates receiving their degree by 2 January 2014 will also be considered). Required qualifications include: experience in original and rare materials cataloging, ability to communicate and work effectively in an academic setting, with outstanding oral communication, written communication, and interpersonal skills, ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and competing priorities, knowledge of current bibliographic standards, such as AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, a working knowledge of OCLC cataloging utilities, and local integrated online library systems (Innovative Interfaces products preferred).


Desired qualifications include knowledge of RDA and FRBR/FRAD, and specialized cataloging standards, such as the DCRM manuals, effective organizational and presentation skills, a working knowledge of a foreign language (modern European language preferred), and recent professional or paraprofessional experience in an academic institution. For a full list of requirements and more details about the position, please visit


To apply, please submit a letter of application and a résumé or current curriculum vitae via email to Mr. Bruce J. Evans, Chair, Rare Books Catalog Librarian Search Committee, at To ensure full consideration, your application must be completed by 25 October 2013. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor University is the oldest university in Texas and the world’s largest Baptist University.  Baylor’s mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.  Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as Baylor aspires to become a top tier research university while reaffirming and strengthening its distinctive Christian mission as described in Pro Futuris (


To learn more about the Baylor University Libraries and Baylor University, please visit us online at and


Baylor is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply.


EO/AA/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity.


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[LIBJOBS] Yale University - Programmer Analyst 2 - Digital Library & Programming Services (#22983BR)


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Programmer Analyst 2

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Requisition:  #22983BR


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.


Position Focus:

Reporting to the Manager of Digital Library and Programming Services, the Programmer Analyst plans, develops, tests, and documents computer programs, applying knowledge of programming techniques and computer systems. In addition, the programmer analyst evaluates user requests for new or modified programs to determine feasibility, cost and time required, compatibility with current systems, and computer capabilities.

The Programmer Analyst will focus primarily on evaluation, creation and adoption of software used for ingesting archival collection materials, finding aids and metadata into a digital preservation repository based on the Fedora Commons software in support of a grant funded project to digitize a collection of more than one million documents and objects covering Dr. Henry Kissinger’s life.

This position has a fixed duration of 2.5 years from date of hire.


Required Education, Skills and Experience:

1.      Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in analysis and programming of small to medium scale systems or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

2.      Well-developed programming skills; emphasis on code documentation, code standards, and demonstrated use of available frameworks.

3.      Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills.

4.      Proven ability writing SQL queries using MySQL, Oracle and/or Microsoft SQL Server; demonstrated ability in application development with two or more of the following: C++, Java/J2EE, Ruby, Python and/or C#.

5.      Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written expression; excellent customer service skills.

6.      Advanced skills in object-oriented programming.


Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

1.      Five or more years of experience with object-oriented programming.

2.      Experience with front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap, JavaScript, JavaScript Toolkits such as JQuery and D3, Ajax, and Java/JSP.

3.      Experience working with Archival Collections; understanding of software packages: Archivists’ Toolkit and/or Archivematica.

4.    Demonstrated ability designing and documenting complex procedures.


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 15 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 15 libraries, including Sterling Memorial, Beinecke, and Bass 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 who are involved in other areas of staff development.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at


Library IT:

Library IT is a department of innovative people who provide multiple IT related services to the Yale Library and the Yale community. The staff supports 8 Enterprise Systems including the integrated library system (ILS). The department maintains 920 workstations, plus a growing number of mobile devices. Library IT maintains 856 Terabytes of storage, and hosts approximately 80 servers, virtual and physical. In addition to maintaining the library’s computers, webpages, and infrastructure, much of the work in the department is project based. Library IT projects are initiated to provide the Yale community with seamless and transparent access to the library’s rich resources, including physical, electronic, and digitized materials. Through the development of these projects and other initiatives, Library IT will provide the Yale community with a high level of service on par with peer academic institutions.


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.


How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references should be submitted by applying online at The STARS requisition ID for this position is 22983BR.  Please be sure to reference #22983BR in your cover letter.


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.





The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of GOKb Editor. This position provides a unique opportunity to participate in a high-profile collaborative project to develop a freely-available, community-managed data repository of key publication information about electronic resources. In partnership with Kuali OLE member libraries and Jisc, the GOKb editor will be responsible for GOKb's data quality and workflows, and be point person for community contacts about GOKb, including outreach and training. Based at the NCSU Libraries, the GOKb editor will be located in the Acquisitions and Discovery department, and will be one of a cohort of four electronic resources librarians. ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science. Review of applications is underway; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. See vacancy announcement with application instructions at

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

Jenny Jensen
Personnel Services
NCSU Libraries

[LIBJOBS] Updated: NCSU Libraries Fellows, 2014-2016

The NCSU Libraries Fellows program offers a unique opportunity to a select group of M.L.S. and M.I.S. graduates who will receive the degree between September 2013 and August 2014. Fellows will be appointed at the rank of librarian for a two-year term from July 2014 through June 2016. An option for January or September placement may be available, depending upon graduation date. The NCSU Libraries is particularly well known for its digital library programs, its technological advances, and its commitment to defining the future of librarianship. The NCSU Libraries offers Fellows the opportunity for rapid professional growth through assignment to one of the Libraries' strategic initiatives, combined with experience and mentoring in a department. See vacancy announcement with application instructions at AA/OEO. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. For ADA accommodations, please call (919) 515-3148

Jenny Jensen
Personnel Services
NCSU Libraries

[LIBJOBS] NCSU Libraries Fellows, 2014-2016. Raleigh, North Carolina. USA

The NCSU Libraries Fellows program offers a unique opportunity to a select group of M.L.S. and M.I.S. graduates who will receive the degree between September 2013 and August 2014. Fellows will be appointed at the rank of librarian for a two-year term from July 2014 through June 2016. An option for January or September placement may be available, depending upon graduation date. The NCSU Libraries is particularly well known for its digital library programs, its technological advances, and its commitment to defining the future of librarianship. The NCSU Libraries offers Fellows the opportunity for rapid professional growth through assignment to one of the Libraries' strategic initiatives, combined with AA/OEO. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. For ADA accommodations, please call (919) 515-3148

Jenny Jensen
Personnel Services
NCSU Libraries

Saturday, September 28, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Youth Services Supervisor, Muncie Public Library, Muncie, Indiana, USA

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[LIBJOBS] Custom Solution Manager, Emeryville, CA, USA

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[LIBJOBS] Reference and Instruction Librarian, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angele, CA, USA

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Friday, September 27, 2013

[LIBJOBS] New York City, NY, USA - User Services Assistant - ARTstor Digital Library

User Services Assistant

ARTstor is seeking a User Services Assistant. The User Services team provides technical support and training services to subscribers, both at the institutional level (including libraries, visual resource collections, and instructional technology departments), as well as directly to end users (including faculty, curators, and graduate and undergraduate students). Reporting to the Assistant Director of User Services, the User Services Assistant will serve in an administrative role and work closely with the other members of the User Services team. This is an entry-level position.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Respond to telephone inquiries and distribute them to the appropriate team members as needed

·         Provide technical support and help desk services (via phone and email) related to both technical issues (hardware, software, network infrastructure) and content (availability of certain content areas, questions about image or data quality) for ARTstor licensees, working directly with a range of staff at participating institutions, including information technology and instructional technology staff, visual resource professionals, librarians, and museum professionals

·         Work collaboratively with ARTstor’s User Services and QA teams to resolve technical issues.

·         Enter and update contact and account information in a CRM database

·         Execute installation procedures for new participating institutions

·         Schedule remote trainings of ARTstor through web conference software

·         Assist with the maintenance of online and printed documentation and training materials

·         Organize correspondence and mailings, e.g. welcome kits, training packets, conference materials, etc.

·         Assist with communications, such as email announcements and listservs

·         Maintain departmental calendar and meeting schedules

·         Attend departmental meetings and compile meeting notes

·         Administrative assistance and other tasks as needed


The User Services Assistant should be professional, organized, should have good problem solving, personal and communication skills, should have the ability to work closely with a small dedicated team in a fast-paced environment, and should be committed to the delivery of high-quality service to users in the educational and arts community. Candidate should demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, be energetic and flexible, able to work independently and demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with professional staff members in all sectors, internally and externally. A detail, process, and structure-oriented candidate is a plus.


·         Bachelor's degree in a liberal arts discipline, in computer or information science, or in a relevant technical field;

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills regarding technical and non-technical subjects;

·         Comfort and fluency in a variety of software programs and both Mac and PC platforms;

·         Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with professional staff members in all sectors, internally and externally;

·         Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

·         Previous administrative and/or user support experience a plus.

ARTstor is a nonprofit organization that makes available a digital library of more than 1.6 million images designed to enhance education and scholarship in the arts, architecture, the humanities, and sciences. The ARTstor Digital Library currently serves more than 1,500 educational institutions and museums worldwide. ARTstor also makes available Shared Shelf, a Web-based cataloging and image management software service that allows institutions to catalog, edit, store, and share local collections.

ARTstor is an equal opportunity employer. ARTstor offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a collegial working environment. Nominations and applications, including a cover letter, resume and salary history, should be emailed to:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No telephone calls please.



Thursday, September 26, 2013

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[LIBJOBS] United States - University of South Carolina Upstate - Web Applications Specialist

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

[LIBJOBS] United States - Santa Clara County, California - Electronic Resources Librarian

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[LIBJOBS] Lead Librarian, Collection Development Brodart Co, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Lead Librarian, Collection Development       

Brodart Co,

Williamsport, Pennsylvania


Status: Full-time

Posted: 09/25/13

Deadline: 10/24/13



Lead Librarian, Collection Development


Brodart Co. is currently accepting applications for a Lead Librarian, Collection Development. This position plays a key role in overall delivery of services by the Collection Development (CD) department and provides vision and planning for projects involving the Collection Development systems in order to ensure the development and implementation of cost-effective solutions to meet customer expectations working in partnership with management to align systems and resources with strategic business direction. 


Tasks and Responsibilities:  Support the overall operational performance in Collection Development including productivity, backlogs, quality standards, and profitability; Investigate  competitive and industry information and technology affecting Collection Development to increase innovation and ensure compliance to ongoing library requirements and maintain a strong working knowledge of Brodart's business and the business of its customers; Ensure that  projects are managed and monitored throughout the life-cycle of the project; Collaborate with sales force and marketing department to help drive sales growth and use of value added services; Travel to customer sites, industry conferences, or other business venues is required.


Education/Skills & Experience: Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in library collections, systems,  procedures, principles and methodology of contemporary collection development techniques and including familiarity with library ILS systems and ordering methods preferred ALA-accredited MLS degree and; at least five years' experience  selecting and/or coordinating selection activities in a medium or large public library; Must have intellectual curiosity as well as analytical and PC-computing skills. For a full job description and application please visit us on the web at or stop into any one of our facilities during normal business hours Monday- Friday. BRODART CO IS AN EEO AND ADA EMPLOYER.



Amy L. Bartholomew, MLS

Collection Development Project Librarian

Brodart Books & Library Services

P: 800.233.8467, ext. 6110

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Brodart Co. 500 Arch Street Williamsport, PA 17701


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[LIBJOBS] South Asian Studies Librarian, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

South Asian Studies Librarian

Assistant/Associate Librarian

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries


The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of South Asian Studies Librarian.


Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 42,000 students and almost 3,000 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local craftsmanship in limestone.


The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries ( are among the leading academic research library systems in North America, having recently been named the top university library by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The IU Libraries system consists of twenty libraries on the Bloomington campus, five libraries in Indianapolis, and a library at each of the other six campuses across the state. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 6.6 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 43,000 electronic journals, and 224,000 electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content.


The IUB Libraries are active members of regional and national associations and consortia including the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository. IU is the principal investigator for Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) and is working with academic library partners to develop a next generation open source library management system.


The Area Studies Department of the Indiana University Libraries includes six librarians and four 0.5 FTE support staff positions who are responsible for all aspects of collection development/management, reference, and outreach to students and faculty in African, Latin American, Spanish & Portuguese, Latino, Slavic and East European, East Asian, Middle Eastern, Islamic and Central Eurasian, Jewish, India and South Asian, and Tibetan Studies.  The department’s mission is to support and strengthen teaching, learning, and research by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery.  For more information, see



Reporting to the Head of the Area Studies Department, the individual in this position will provide reference and instructional support for, and oversee collection development and management in the areas of India and South Asia Studies and provide collection development for Foreign/International Documents.  Additional responsibilities include:

·         Serving as an active member of the Libraries’ Area Studies Department.

·         Managing and developing interdisciplinary library collections in the areas of India and South Asian and, to a lesser degree, South East Asian Studies. 

·         Managing and developing library collections in the area of Foreign and International Documents.

·         Supporting research and scholarly communication in the above subject areas through outreach to faculty and students.

·         Actively supporting the teaching of India and South Asian Studies by consulting with faculty on teaching information literacy skills and teaching library instruction sessions.

·         Serving as liaison to the Dhar India Studies Program. The individual in this position may also serve as a member of the Dhar India Studies Program’s core faculty.

·         Learning and understanding the continually evolving research practices and teaching needs of India and South Asian Studies faculty, students, and instructors.

·         Providing reference services and research consultations and support to faculty, students, staff, and the community at large. 

·         Keeping abreast of developments related to the book trade in India and South Asia. 

·         Contributing to developments in the field of area studies librarianship through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues.

·         Developing regional, national, and international partnerships and collaborations, representing IU in forums such as the Committee on South Asian Libraries and Documentation (CONSALD) and the South Asia Microform Project (SAMP). 




·         ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education or experience.

·         A second Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in a South Asian Studies discipline.

·         Solid command of the history and major trends in research and scholarly publishing in the South Asian world area.

·         Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse populations of faculty, students, and academic colleagues.

·         Experience in collection development and a broad knowledge of information resources for India Studies, South Asian Studies, and Foreign/International Documents.

·         Experience in information literacy instruction. Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference services.

·         Excellent communication skills in English.

·         Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.


·         Experience as an India or South Asian Studies Librarian, or a comparable combination of academic and professional experience. 

·         Strong language skills in at least one key Indic language, such as (but not exclusively) Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, or Sanskrit.

·         Ph.D. in India or South Asian Studies discipline.

·         Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment.

·         Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education.

·         Ability to identify and work with materials in Indic languages outside the candidate’s core area of expertise.



Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. This is a tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves. A link to additional information about benefits can be found at



Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2013.  The position will remain open until filled.  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at:  Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: 


Jennifer Chaffin
Director of Human Resources
Libraries Human Resources
Herman B Wells Library 201
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-8196
Fax: 812-855-2576

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Indiana University has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



Betty Davis

Libraries Human Resources

Herman B Wells Library 201

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN  47405



[LIBJOBS] USA-Levelland/Lubbock TX-Librarian South Plains College

Job Title:                    Librarian

Department:              Library, Reese Center, South Plains College

Reports to:                 Director of Library Services

Provides public services and direct assistance to library patrons in locating, retrieving, and using information. 
Reese Center  [Note: while this position is advertised as being for Reese Center, there is the possibility that it will be located on the Levelland Campus.]
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 
Assist library patrons in using the automated catalog, online databases, and other computerized indexes to locate information available on-site or externally.
Interact with and assist library patrons in person, by phone, and online.
Provide information literacy instruction to classes and other groups; this includes coordinating with other departments to arrange meeting times and locations, and communicating with faculty about scheduling.
Prepare exercises and activities for student use related to library instruction.
Create program and course-specific materials lists for use by students and faculty.  
Provide feedback about the design and function of the library Web page.
Analyze user needs and recommend appropriate information resources to patrons, including website evaluation.
Work as a public services team member to initiate and coordinate interlibrary loans. 
Generate reports of usage statistics, overdue items, and shelflists for collection maintenance purposes.
Collect and maintain usage statistics for public services.
Assist in the training and supervision of student employees.
Assist in the evaluation and development of the library collection by recommending materials for purchase and withdrawal, including electronic information such as fee-based online information services.
Work as a team member to assist in developing general library policy and other activities designed to evaluate, develop, and promote library services.
Supervise and assist in preparation of materials to be added to or removed from the Reese Library collection, including reserve materials; this includes cataloging and processing of items at the Reese Center Library for retrieval by patrons.
Cooperate as a team member in performing other duties as assigned by the Director of Library Services.


Assist in the supervision of the work-study students and scholar assistant at the Reese Library.  Carriy out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include assigning and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems during work hours.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


A Master's degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association is required.  Two years of library experience in an academic public services position preferred.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general reports, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, faculty, staff, and the general public.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.                       

The required application documents may be obtained on the South Plains College website at .  This position is open until filled.

Jim Belcher, Jr.

Director of Libraries

South Plains College

1401 S College Ave

Levelland TX 79336



[LIBJOBS] USA - New York City - Library Relations Associate - Shared Shelf - ARTstor

Library Relations Associate – Shared Shelf

ARTstor - New York, NY



ARTstor, a technology-based nonprofit in the arts and humanities, seeks a Library Relations Associate.

ARTstor is a rapid-paced, innovative organization that utilizes technology to meet the needs of educational and cultural institutions worldwide. Within this broad mission, ARTstor makes available the ARTstor Digital Library, with more than 1.6 million images in the arts and humanities for use in teaching and research. ARTstor also offers Shared Shelf, a cloud-based (SaaS), hosted media management platform with related tools and services to help educational and cultural institutions create, manage and share their media collections online.

Job Description:

The Library Relations Associate will share responsibility for expanding Shared Shelf participation within the academia community. The ARTstor community of potential participants consists of nonprofits in the United States and other countries. This position will require some travel (approx. 40%), and will demand a self-motivated, flexible, organized team player who thrives in an environment of constant change. The Library Relations Associate will report directly to the Associate Director for Library Relations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Taking direction from the Associate Director, works to meet and exceed participation and revenue goals on an annual basis;

·         Communicating Shared Shelf’s mission, messages, and participation fee rationale to potential participants;

·         Identifying and following through with new participation opportunities in the academic community;

·         Facilitating participation in Shared Shelf at the institutional level by demonstrating ARTstor and Shared Shelf, the various services and tools, and providing librarians and faculty members with useful information and strategies for promoting Shared Shelf as a campus-wide resource and platform;

·         Shepherding potential participants through the sales pipeline, including:

    • Responding, via email, telephone and sales visits, to participation inquiries
    • Tracking contact information and "pipeline" status in our customer relationship management software
    • Negotiating basic terms of License Agreements
    • Working with other units to establish institutional access to Shared Shelf
    • Giving remote demonstrations of Shared Shelf via GoToMeeting or other live conference software
    • Setting up and managing trial access for interested institutions
    • Billing and invoicing

·         Representing ARTstor at conferences and other events deemed appropriate for this community;

·         Working closely with the Associate Director and other Library Relations team members on research projects, including market research;

·         Assisting with updating and maintaining the customer relationship management tool;

·         Contributing to internal reports;

·         Participating in all Library Relations and ARTstor staff meetings;

·         Keeping up-to-date on various ARTstor initiatives and Shared Shelf developments and being able to communicate these initiatives to potential participants;

·         Additional special projects as assigned by the Associate Director and other senior staff members.



·         3-4 years of experience working with the library community, in an academic library, or web/software development fields.

·         Strong technology skills, including familiarity with workflow solutions, metadata structures, trends and web development as well as project management experience.

·         Excellent communication skills in a variety of settings.

·         Attention to detail and accuracy.

·         Ability to work well as a team member.

·         Exceptional organizational skills.

·         Ability to perform independently, be self-motivated, adapt to constant change and able to juggle multiple tasks with a positive attitude.

·         Strong commitment and interest in the use of images in an educational setting.

·         Bachelor’s Degree.



  • Familiarity with Shared Shelf and/or the ARTstor Digital Library.
  • Art, art history, architectural, library, or sales background.
  • Business development, account management, marketing, and/or academic library experience.
  • Working knowledge of media management software and database technology.
  • Experience with customer relationship management software (Talisma, Sales Force or other).

ARTstor is an equal opportunity employer. ARTstor offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please submit a cover letter with salary requirements along with a resume to: