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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

[LIBJOBS] USA --Fayetteville AR -- Director of Administrative Services

Please excuse any cross-postings of this ad for the position soon to be available in the University of Arkansas Libraries.



Director for Administrative Services


The University of Arkansas Libraries invite applications from and nominations of experienced, highly-motivated, and innovative professionals for the position of Director for Administrative Services.  The Libraries seek an individual with an inclusive leadership style and strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to consider issues from a variety of perspectives.  Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Director will play a critical role in supporting the evolution of a 21st century research library at the University.  As a member of the Libraries’ Administrative Group, the Director works collaboratively to develop and achieve the Libraries’ strategic goals.


This position oversees and supervises budgeting, accounting, procurement, space planning, and facilities maintenance for Mullins Library, the Fine Arts Library, the Chemistry & Biochemistry Library, the Physics Library, and a remote storage facility.  The Director plays a leadership role in the formulation and assessment of Libraries-wide services, policies, and diversity initiatives.  The Director must embrace, model, and encourage teamwork, collaboration, relationship-building, and mentoring.


Qualifications.  Required:  A Master’s degree in Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Accounting, or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification; a minimum of ten years of experience that demonstrates knowledge of budgeting and accounting practices.  Knowledge of current practices and trends in facilities management.  A proven record of successful leadership and demonstrated ability to manage personnel.  Demonstrated success in leading and fostering innovation in a rapidly changing and complex environment.  Preferred:  A Master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited program.  Successful project management experience.  Experience in an academic or research library or higher education/university setting.  Experience with building design. Experience with writing and administering grants.


Salary and Benefits:  Twelve-month, non-classified, non-faculty position.  Salary minimum: $90,000.  Relocation allowance available.  Benefits include TIAA/CREF, Fidelity Mutual Fund, or the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance. 


Background:  The mission of the University of Arkansas is to provide an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide spectrum of disciplines; contribute new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity; and provide service to academic/professional disciplines and society, all aimed at fulfilling its public land-grant mission to serve Arkansas and beyond as a partner, resource, and catalyst.  The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission.  For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page (  The University of Arkansas ( in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has a student enrollment of more than 25,000 and is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System. 


Application deadline and contact information.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Completed applications received by November 12, 2013, will receive full consideration.  Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.  To apply, please click here, complete on-line application, and attach letter of application, résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references to the attention of Jeff Banks, Assistant Director for Library Human Resources and Diversity Programs, University of Arkansas Libraries, 365 N. McIlroy Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002.


The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution committed to achieving a culturally diverse faculty.  Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.  All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background, sex offender registry check, and financial history background check.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position.  Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.




Tim Zou

Head, Performing Arts and Media

University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Ave.

Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

[LIBJOBS] San Diego State University STEM Librarian Job announcement

San Diego State University Library and Information Access is seeking applications for the position of STEM librarian – Engineering and Math Concentration. 


This position will provide subject specific support for engineering, mathematics and related disciplines and will be responsible for library instruction and information literacy, outreach, collection development, and liaising in engineering, mathematics, and science related fields. 


The successful candidate will have an ALA accredited Master's degree or equivalent international degree; an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, mathematics, or related discipline, or at least two years' experience in an equivalent research library.


This position is open at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank. This position will remain open until filled.  Reviews will begin immediately. Anticipated start date is Spring Semester 2014.


To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit:


 SDSU is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

Wil Weston, MLIS, Ph.D.
Head of Collection Development
Library and Information Access
San Diego State University
Tel: 619 594-6988

[LIBJOBS] USA - Los Angeles - Research Services Librarian - Law Library

Research Services Librarian

Department: Law Library

Rank and Salary:            

§  Associate Librarian IV – VII ($58,188 – $70,956)

§  Librarian I – IV ($70,956 - $91,140)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application Deadline: December 8, 2013


Description of Institution and Library

One of ten University of California campuses, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is located in Westwood Village, approximately five miles from the Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica. Comprised of the College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools, the 419-acre campus features 163 buildings. UCLA has more than 4,000 faculty and academic staff and approximately 26,000 employees overall. Founded in 1919, UCLA offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has more than 28,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate students. Academic excellence, faculty distinction, and a comprehensive curriculum are hallmarks of UCLA, which is a member of the Association of American Universities. Among the faculty are fourteen Nobel Laureates, twelve Rhodes Scholars, ten National Medal of Science winners, a Fields Medal Winner, eleven MacArthur Grant winners, and seventy-eight Guggenheim Fellows. UCLA is California’s largest university and is a model for public institutions of higher education. As the seventh largest employer in the region, UCLA generates almost $14 in economic activity for every $1 state taxpayers invest in UCLA and generates an annual $11.9 billion economic impact for the state of California. 


Consistently ranked among the top 10 academic research libraries in North America, the UCLA Library is comprised of 10 major libraries and 11 library wide departments including the Southern Regional Library Facility, the remote storage facility for the southern UC campuses, all of which report to the University Librarian. In addition, there are 12 affiliated library units located on the campus. There are approximately 105 librarians on the campus, and the UCLA Library has a staff of approximately 300, and approximately 400 – 500 student employees. The Library has an organizational structure that includes the use of teams in conjunction with departments and units. The library collection consists of more than 9 million volumes and more than 78,000 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The Library’s annual budget is in excess of $44 million; more than $10 million supports the acquisition of print and digital material, and the library is part of the California Digital Library. The UCLA Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). 


Description of Library Unit

The UCLA School of Law has approximately 1,000 law students, 100 full- and part-time faculty, and more than 100 law school staff.  The School has a varied and demanding curriculum, highly productive faculty, an extensive clinical and externship program, more than a dozen research centers and programs, an active Moot Court program, and 12 law reviews.


The Law Library serves the Law School faculty and students as their basic library and study resource for teaching and research.  The Law Library also supplies legal resources for other UCLA faculty, students, and staff.  Heavy use of the Law Library is made by members of the bench and bar.  The Law Library is one of the larger professional school libraries on campus and has 17 librarians and 16 staff members.  The library offers users an impressive collection that contains more than 600,000 bound volumes and documents, more than 20,000 microform titles, and access to more than 10,000 databases.  The day-to-day functions of the Library are divided into four sections, each headed by an Assistant Law Librarian: Access and Information Services, Bibliographic Services and Collection Management, Scholarship Support and Research Assistant Program, and Reference and Research Services.  The Law Library has a beautiful facility that opened in the fall of 1998.


The Law Library Research Assistant (RA) Program is the largest of its kind and serves as the preferred means of obtaining research assistants for UCLA Law faculty.  The program typically serves 60 ladder faculty members per year and employs 45-50 law students working full-time during the summer and 60 students working part-time during the academic year.


Position Duties

Reporting to the Law Library’s RA Program Director, the Research Services Librarian serves as the assistant department head and is responsible for assisting in the daily management of the Library’s RA Program.


The Research Services Librarian is responsible for assisting in the interviewing, hiring, training, assignment, and supervision of Library RAs.  Library RAs receive intensive training focused on scholarly research, as well as instruction on the production of high-quality work product and on professional communication skills.  Training takes place two to three times per year.  The Research Services Librarian’s primary job is to work closely with the Program Director to learn all elements of running the program and to work closely with Law School faculty and staff to ensure its smooth operation.  The Research Services Librarian may also prepare research memoranda, perform cite checking, Bluebooking, and editing for law faculty research projects and provide in-depth reference and research assistance to the UCLA Law faculty and students.


The Law Library permits considerable flexibility for professional librarians to pursue professional goals and develop competence in areas of preference while also meeting the needs of the Library and Law School.  As time permits, the Research Services Librarian may also teach legal research classes, Advanced Legal Research, 1L instruction, and other workshops and classes given throughout the year.  The Research Services Librarian may also participate in library orientation programs, prepare research guides, and perform reference desk service, which may include staffing the reference desk one evening per week and on Saturdays.


Members of the public services staff work in a team setting to provide a high level of service.  Support offered to the Librarian includes document delivery services, technical support, and generous funding for professional development.


Specific duties and responsibilities include:

§  Serve as assistant department head of the Research Assistant (RA) Program,

§  Assist in the interviewing and hiring of all of the Library’s RAs,

§  Assist in the training of the RAs, including the preparation of training materials and the teaching of training sessions,

§  Provide ongoing support and supervision of a large group of research assistants,

§  Assist in the daily administration of the RA Program, including the monitoring of RA availability and the tracking of program statistics,

§  Prepare research memos, cite checking, and editing on faculty research and scholarly projects, 

§  Provide in-depth research assistance to Law faculty and students,

§  Participate in library orientation programs,

§  Prepare research guides,

§  Perform reference desk service,

§  Teach legal research classes, including RA training sessions, Advanced Legal Research, 1L instruction, and other workshops,

§  Contribute to the profession and represent the UCLA Law Library in the academic, scholarly, and professional community, and

§  Serve as a member of the Law Library team and work to further the overall goals of the Law Library.


Required Qualifications 

§  Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience),

§  J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.

§  Relevant work experience in an academic law library or professional legal experience.  Other substantial, related experience, degrees, or skills will be considered.

§  Demonstrated ability to supervise RAs, attorneys, or paralegals.

§  Demonstrated competence in delivering legal research services and knowledge of legal bibliography and scholarly research.

§  Firm commitment to law librarianship and to a high level of service for faculty and students in a demanding academic environment. 

§  Demonstrated ability to contribute to making the library hospitable and responsive to the needs of the Law School community, including excellent interpersonal, communication, problem-solving and mediation skills and the ability to work effectively with library colleagues, faculty, students, and library users.

§  Ability to teach in large and small group settings, provide individualized instruction, participate in curriculum development, and use a wide range of educational technologies inside and outside of the classroom.

§  Ability to teach oneself new technologies, to create necessary documentation and other training tools, and then teach the technologies to a wide range of constituents.

§  Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications for legal research and ability to contribute to the development of instructional services for faculty, students, and library staff.

§  Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion of librarians.


General Information

Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance provided.


Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility.  Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program.  In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities.  Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.


Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here:


Applications must include:

§  a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;

§  a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and

§  the names and contact information for at least three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates should apply by December 8, 2013 to be considered for this position.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.


UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA-compliant employer.  Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.


Visit the UCLA Library Employment Opportunities Website at

Monday, October 28, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Job Vacancy: USA - Columbia, SC - Film and Sound Librarian

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Friday, October 25, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Position Vacancy - Research and Data Support Coordinator - University of North Carolina - Greensboro

Research and Data Support Coordinator Position No. 13080


Position Summary:

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro University Libraries is actively expanding its support for faculty research campus-wide. We seek a dynamic individual to serve as Research and Data Support Coordinator to organize, plan, and coordinate the Libraries' interdepartmental initiatives to support faculty research in a collaborative environment. Working within the Libraries' Electronic Resources and Information Technology Department (ERIT), the Research and Data Support Coordinator coordinates the Libraries' provision of the following services in support of faculty research: research data management, digital humanities tools, web site design, user interface design, database development, digitization services, and content and application hosting and development. The Research and Data Support Coordinator will meet with faculty researchers, assess their needs, recommend options and solutions, and as needed, direct faculty to appropriate support resources within the Libraries and campus-wide. The position works with faculty, academic units and research centers, assisting in managing, describing, preserving and making research and data available and accessible to appropriate audiences. The position will assist faculty with writing data management plans, will work closely with the Libraries' subject liaisons, and will provide library-wide training, research, and assistance for our research and data support initiatives. The Research and Data Support Coordinator reports to the Head of ERIT, who is also an Assistant Dean of University Libraries.  This is a non-tenure-track professional position.

This position is best suited for a candidate with a broad understanding of IT, in order to effectively coordinate the interdepartmental efforts of library specialists in areas such as programming, web design, metadata, digitization, and data curation.



Provides library-wide, interdepartmental coordination of the Libraries' team-oriented research and data management support programs, which will include significant participation from Reference and Instructional Services, Special Collections and University Archives, Music, Cataloging, and potentially other library departments;

Works closely with the UNCG Office of Research and Economic Development (including the Office of Sponsored Programs), UNCG Information and Technology Services, faculty research committees, and other campus stakeholders to ensure efficient and effective support for researchers;

Assists faculty with technological elements of grant applications, and with crafting effective data management plans;

Works closely with library subject liaisons to make sure they are kept informed and that they can assist in communicating research and data management support opportunities and options to faculty;

Conducts training, group instruction and/or workshops;

Contributes to and is active in state, regional and national meetings, conferences and workshops, reviews professional literature and networks with professional colleagues outside of the university to stay informed about developments and trends in research support.


Required Qualifications:

Advanced degree;

At least two years of experience in at least one of these three: academic libraries; grant specialization in sponsored programs; or grant coordination for externally funded programs;

Excellent oral and written communication skills;

Strong service orientation;

Demonstrated knowledge of significant trends and issues in research, research support, and data management plans;

Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment that encourages personnel to work across departments to support the goals and initiatives and priorities of the Libraries;

Strong analytical and decision making skills;

Experience with project management;

Basic understanding of a broad range of information technologies, including programming, hardware, digital humanities tools, web site design, user interface design, database development, digitization services, and content and application hosting and development.



Demonstrated experience with two or more of the following-  programming, hardware, digital humanities tools, web site design, user interface design, database development, digitization services, and content and application hosting and development;

Experience with data management plans;

Grant writing experience and familiarity with federal funding requirements.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include: 24 days' vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional optional dental, life and disability benefits are available. 


UNCG, one of seventeen (17) campuses in The University of North Carolina system, is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with high research activity and as a community-engaged campus. Enrollment is approximately 18,000 students, including 3,000 graduate students, in the College and six professional schools. Greensboro is a city of about 240,000 in the Piedmont Triad Region of North Carolina, a location providing easy access to the Research Triangle and to recreational opportunities at the coast and the mountains. The local metropolitan area (which includes the cities of High Point and Winston-Salem) has a population of almost one million and offers an excellent quality of life.



Applicants should submit their vita with a letter explaining their interest in the position, which needs to include a description of their approach to the responsibilities of the position and include information regarding their background and qualifications for this position and the names and contact information for three professional references.  Applicants should use this link to apply:

A. Kathy Bradshaw, MLIS, SPHR
Human Resources Librarian
University Libraries
208E Jackson Library
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC  27402

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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

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[LIBJOBS] United States-Florida-Coral Gables-University of Miami: Education and Outreach Librarian – History, Latin American Studies, Caribbean Studies, Modern Languages & Literatures

The University of Miami Libraries seeks nominations and applications for an innovative Librarian in the Education and Outreach department of the Otto G. Richter Library.  The Education and Outreach Librarian act as liaison and subject specialist for departments primarily include History, Latin American Studies, Caribbean Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures. The Librarian specializes in information literacy, outreach, collection development, departmental liaison activities, and information, technology and research assistance for the University community in assigned subjects and areas of responsibility.



  • Participate as a departmental liaison for faculty and students in designated departments to meet the expectations of the faculty and students as well as develop and promote services and resources to enhance the research, teaching, and learning mission of the University.
  • Develop resources and implement classes and workshops in real and virtual environments to provide multiple opportunities for teaching critical information literacy skills and library resources. Encourage and develop partnerships and collaborations with faculty when possible.
  • Participate in the curation of physical and virtual exhibits utilizing all library resources.
  • Develop outreach activities and communication to promote library programming, resources and services.
  • Work collaboratively and communicate timely and effectively with University of Miami faculty, students, staff and administrators.
  • Provide subject based consultations and develop and revise print and digital resources in support of a department and subject area.
  • Work collaboratively with library faculty and staff to develop, provide and evaluate information, technology, research, and instruction activities and assistance geared towards and appealing to the faculty and the varying interests and learning styles of today's students.
  • Select, assess, and manage collections and resources in designated subject areas.
  • Participate as the Education and Outreach Liaison for the Libraries' special collections for relevant subject areas.
  • Monitor budgets, evaluate usage, and make collection development decisions to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the University community. Work collaboratively with the Director of Collection Strategies and Scholarly Communication.
  • Supervise or direct library and student assistants.
  • Keep abreast of relevant literature and studies for current awareness of trends, developments, and best practices in librarianship, information technology, instructional technology, and scholarly communication, with particular emphasis on information and reference service, information literacy and instruction, collection development, and assigned subjects and disciplines.


  • ALA accredited master's degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of two years of academic library work experience
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish
  • Educational background in a social science subject is preferred
  • Experience providing in-person and online reference, instruction.
  • Collection development experience. Collection development in the social sciences areas is preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with faculty and students.
  • Commitment to user-centered library service and the promotion of literacy skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams in a dynamic changing environment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to initiate, manage and implement projects communicating results effectively.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge with assessment strategies.
  • Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse population.
  • A commitment to the importance of excellence in teaching and scholarship.
  • The ability to work collaboratively and effectively with staff, faculty, and University administration.
  • Strong commitment to professional development and life-long learning.
  • Skill in developing, organizing, and maintaining print and digital information resources.
  • Ability to positively represent and promote the interests of the Libraries in the community.

Further Details: Education and Outreach Librarian – History, Latin American Studies, Caribbean Studies, Modern Languages & Literatures

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to:

Marylen Exposito, Human Resources Manager
Otto G. Richter Library
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320


[LIBJOBS] Please Share Job Posting: Processing Archivist, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ USA


Darlene A. Dreyer

Assistant to the Associate University Librarian

Rare Books and Special Collections

Princeton University Library

One Washington Road

Princeton, NJ 08544-2098

609.258.5049 (phone)

609.258.2324 (fax) (email)

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[LIBJOBS] Please Share Job Posting: Public Policy Papers Project Archivist, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ USA


Darlene A. Dreyer

Assistant to the Associate University Librarian

Rare Books and Special Collections

Princeton University Library

One Washington Road

Princeton, NJ 08544-2098

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[LIBJOBS] Spring 2014 temporary library faculty pools, Oviatt Library, Northridge, CA, USA

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Job Posting: Research Librarian for English, Comparative Literature, and Critical Theory, Irvine, California, USA

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[LIBJOBS] Part Time Library Technician position (Hawthorne, CA)

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Casa Loma College, School of Nursing and Allied Health, seeks a Library Technician for its Hawthorne Campus. He or she shall perform daily library operations, assist in the usage of library resources and library equipment, and provide basic technical support. The Library Technician will also assist in maintaining statistics reflecting library activities, preparing and submitting reports, and performing collection management and cataloging, as needed. This is a 24 hour per week position.


The Library Technician must:

·         Demonstrate professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation

·         Be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously

·         Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

·         Interface effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization

·         Be knowledgeable in modern office methods, procedures, practices, and equipment, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

·         Properly use English grammar, spelling and vocabulary.



One to two years of experience working in a library (academic library preferred), including customer service.

Experience providing basic technical hardware and software assistance (preferred)


Educational Requirements

A.A. in Library Technology, or equivalent


To apply: please send a resume, cover letter and a list of 3 professional references to the Librarian, Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Please apply immediately. The position is open until filled.





Deborah Farber
Librarian Casa Loma College - Van Nuys Campus
6725 Kester Ave. Van Nuys, CA. 91405-4523 | (818) 785-2726 - ext. 235

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[LIBJOBS] Yale University - Head of Digital Services Unit / Librarian 2-4 - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (#23269BR)


Please pardon cross-posting – professional opportunity of possible interest



Head, Digital Services Unit

Technical Services

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Rank:  Librarian 2-4 (Grades 24-27)

Requisition:  #23269BR



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:

Under the direction of the Head of Technical Services and working in close collaboration with units across the Beinecke Library and the Yale University Library, the Head of Beinecke Digital Services leads and coordinates the Beinecke Library’s digitization program, digital projects, and user experience initiatives that enhance access to and use of Beinecke Library and its collections, including the Beinecke Digital Library, collection web pages, and online exhibits. The Head leads and provides technical expertise in the investigation, development, and application of interfaces and tools that affect the user experience, as well as metadata and digitization workflows and standards.

The Head of Beinecke Digital Services liaises with the Yale University Library’s Information Technology and Digital Initiatives departments and works collaboratively with Yale University Library staff. The Head may represent the Beinecke within Yale University Library and nationally and internationally in discussions and committees pertaining to user experience initiatives, metadata, and digitization at Yale and is active professionally.

The Head of Beinecke Digital Services supervises the work of three senior photographers and three metadata catalog assistants to coordinate and supervise metadata creation, digitization, color management, and quality control activities. The Head participates in the Beinecke’s Technical Services Management Group to develop technical services strategies, policies, and procedures for the Beinecke Library.


Required Education, Skills and Experience:

1.      Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master’s degree in library science.

2.      Excellent supervisory and strong leadership abilities.

3.      Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of digital library standards and practices, such as digitization, digital preservation, standards for media content, metadata, controlled authorities, and user experience.

4.      Project management skills, especially the ability to devise and achieve agreed-upon completion dates for projects; ability to multitask and keep priorities aligned to objectives; ability to identify and analyze problems in the context of special collections technology initiatives.

5.      Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills, especially the ability to convey and explain to non-technical audiences the importance and impact of technology trends and issues relevant to the YUL’s operation and mission.

6.      Strong commitment to customer service with well-developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated abilities to work collegially with staff, researchers, and colleagues, especially in the context of technology initiatives that are specific to academic libraries and special collections.


Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at:


Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

1.      Experience with agile and traditional project methodologies.

2.      Professional experience with digital photography and color management.

3.      Familiarity with intellectual property rights and Fair Use applied to libraries.

4.      Familiarity with one or more major digital content management systems appropriate for repositories.

5.      Knowledge of current digital library technologies, standards, and best practices.


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


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 professional references should be submitted by applying online at The STARS req. ID for this position is 23269BR.  Please be sure to reference #23269BR in your cover letter.


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[LIBJOBS] USA - College Park, MD - Associate/ Full Professor in Digital Curation

College of Information Studies, “The iSchool” - University of Maryland/College Park

Associate or Full Professor – Digital Curation


Description: We seek a colleague whose research and teaching interests focus on how records, data, and digital information can be managed, organized, represented, and preserved in ways that meet critical societal and organizational needs.  Contexts might include government, industry, advocacy/service organizations, science, social science and humanities data repositories, and cultural heritage information institutions, among others.


The iSchool at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites creative and forward thinking individuals to apply for a tenured faculty position to lead the new College-wide program in the Curation and Management of Digital Assets.  Individuals with demonstrated leadership and experience in digital curation and/ or archival studies are strongly encouraged to apply.   The candidate selected for this position will direct an interdisciplinary Digital Curation Laboratory sponsored by the iSchool.   Based on extensive leadership and professional experience, the candidate, in collaboration with other University partners, will develop the Laboratory as a venue for bridging educational theory, technological innovation, and the resolution of “real world” data and information problems.


The ideal candidate for this position will thrive in an environment where research and teaching share the highest priority, where colleagues offer and expect collaboration in all phases of academic life, and where available resources to support teaching and research are fully engaged.  The ideal candidate will:

• Lead and conduct cutting edge, high impact research that shapes the information field;

• Craft exceptional education experiences for students;

• Provide leadership in curricular and program development in the College;

• Exhibit evidence of relevant and effective professional service; and

• Thrive in an interdisciplinary environment.


The program in the Curation and Management of Digital Assets is designed to facilitate advanced research in the digital environment and to enhance student educational experience and professional advancement.  Areas of particular professional experience sought in candidates include:

• Curation and Management of Digital Assets

• Digital Preservation

• Archives and Records Management

• Uses and Users of Digital Collections


The iSchool enrolls over 500 students in four degree programs: Ph.D., a Master of Library Science (MLS), a Master of Information Management (MIM), and a Master of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Faculty members across these programs teach as well as conduct collaborative research that takes advantage of this interdisciplinary breadth. The iSchool is internationally known for its vibrant programs in archives, records management, and library and information studies.  Members of the faculty hold joint appointments in Business, Education, English, the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, and the Information Policy and Access Center.


This is a 9-month tenure appointment, with opportunities for summer teaching and grant-funded summer research.  Salary and benefits are competitive based upon qualifications and experience.


Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a related area; demonstrated research excellence; clear ability to attract external support for research; and evidence of effective and innovative teaching.  Candidate must demonstrate an understanding of the application of principles and concepts to practice, together with a commitment to bridging research and practice.


Application Submission: Applications will be reviewed as received but final submissions are due by November 29, 2013.   Application materials including a CV, a letter of interest that clearly describes your primary area(s) of expertise and the specific contributions that you would make to the iSchool, separate statements that outline your research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference must be submitted electronically through the University of Maryland’s online system at (position #106105).


The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.