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Friday, January 31, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Job Announcement: Head, Serials Acquisitions Unit, NLM, Bethesda, MD, USA

Head, Serials Acquisitions Unit, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine
This position is listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-13, with a salary range from $89,924 to $116,901 including locality pay per annum.
The Serials Acquisitions Unit Head in the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section serves as the head of one of four units and directly supervises a staff of three professional acquisitions librarians and five library technical support staff.  The incumbent is responsible for managing operations of the Unit which acquires approximately 18,000 print and electronic biomedical and related serials, including providing preliminary bibliographic control for serial titles; managing accounts and communication with commercial subscription vendors worldwide; physical processing of print serial issues; creating and maintaining purchase order, receiving, payment and holdings records in an integrated library system; monitoring expenditures on the serials budget; and preparing reports to support analysis of the NLM collection.
This position is now open on USAJOBS and will be open through February 3, 2014. This brief posting period is because of the federal government’s interest in accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected. 
Job Announcement Number: NIH-NLM-DE-14-1027543
Please contact Patricia Bosma, Head, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division at 301.496.3830 or with questions about the position.
Please contact Keyonna Butler, Human Resources Specialist, at 301-435-5713 or with questions about the application process or status of the application.
The Technical Services Division contributes to the National Library of Medicine’s mission of providing biomedical research and health information worldwide through a variety of programs and activities. More information about the Division can be found at:
In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. It is a short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district. Visit Careers @ NLM to discover more about the NLM mission.
Jennifer L. Marill
Chief, Technical Services Division
U.S. National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health, DHHS
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda MD 20894
(301) 435-7072
(301) 402-1211 (fax)

[LIBJOBS] Job Announcement: Head, Library Technology Services Section, NLM, Bethesda, MD, USA

Head, Library Technology Services Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine
This position is listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-14, with a salary range from $106,263 to $138,136 including locality pay per annum.
The Head of the Library Technology Services Section is responsible for ten professional librarians and technical information specialists and one technical support staff member. The Section manages bibliographic and digital library systems to support the Division’s collection development, acquisitions, licensing and cataloging operations. Major activities of the Section include maintaining, developing, testing and documenting the NLM integrated library system; the Digital Collections repository; locally developed systems to support NLM indexing and PubMed citation creation activities; online public access catalogs to provide discovery and delivery of the NLM collection; electronic resources management systems including an OpenURL link resolver; a documentation system; report writing software for providing statistical reports and data analyses; web collecting and archiving software; and numerous other software utilized by staff to carry out Division functions. The Section provides first level computer desktop support for the Division and manages the Division’s technology budget.
This position is now open on USAJOBS and will be open through February 3, 2014. This brief posting period is because of the federal government’s interest in accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected. 
Job Announcement Number: NIH-NLM-DE-14-1029970
Please contact Jennifer Marill, Chief, Technical Services Division, at 301.435.7072 or with questions about the position.
Please contact Keyonna Butler, Human Resources Specialist, at 301-435-5713 or with questions about the application process or status of the application.
The Technical Services Division contributes to the National Library of Medicine’s mission of providing biomedical research and health information worldwide through a variety of programs and activities. More information about the Division can be found at:
In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. It is a short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district. Visit Careers @ NLM to discover more about the NLM mission.
Jennifer L. Marill
Chief, Technical Services Division
U.S. National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health, DHHS
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda MD 20894
(301) 435-7072
(301) 402-1211 (fax)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Newburgh, United States, Library Director

Library Director-Ohio Township Public Library System (IN)


Welcome to our town—as the next director of the Ohio Township Public Library System. The Library Board of Trustees seeks a new leader to help continue and enhance the Library’s successful role as a creative, cultural, and collaborative connection in the community.  The Library director will work strategically with local organizations and agencies and be responsive to the needs and concerns of staff, patrons and the community.  Ohio Township Public Library System is an independent district with a tax rate exclusively dedicated to public library service.  Governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, the Library staff of 50 serves the 37,749 citizens in Ohio Township with a $2 million dollar annual budget. The Library consists of the new Central Library, and two branch facilities: Chandler, located in the town of Chandler; and Newburgh, located in a 1984 building fronting the Ohio River. The challenge for the next director will be to forge strong community relationships and partnerships while leading a motivated staff to further serve the community effectively.


Ohio Township, consisting primarily of the cities of Newburgh and Chandler, is located in southwest Indiana in Warrick County. Nestled against a bend in the Ohio River, this community has deep historical roots, small town charm, and a thriving waterfront. While home to interesting shops, quality dining, and local events and festivals, city amenities are also easily accessible - Indianapolis, Nashville, St. Louis and Louisville are all within a few hours’ drive. With a quality public school system, the University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana, Newburgh also hosts parks, trails, and golf courses. Several large corporations in the region, such as Alcoa, Tropicana Entertainment, Vigo Coal, Toyota, and Deaconess Health System, a low cost of living and a strong agricultural presence contribute to a high quality of life. For additional information, please visit Ohio Township Links.


Responsibilities. The Director reports to a seven-member Library Board of Trustees and works with the Board, staff, and community stakeholders to establish the strategic vision for the Library aligning the Library’s mission, goals and objectives with the community’s needs and priorities. This is complex executive work which includes planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the library.  The Director also works closely with the Board of Library Trustees, local government, and community agencies and organizations. Too, the Director ensures that local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations applicable to Indiana libraries and the by-laws, policies, and directives of the Library Board are being met. 


Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain and retain an Indiana Librarian Certificate 2; and a minimum of three years of relevant library experience which includes supervision of staff. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior written and oral communications skills; demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services to the community; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and “best practices” for library service. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board is desirable.


Compensation.  The starting salary range is $62,000 to $74,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.


For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of March 23, 2014.




Jobeth Bradbury

Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates

4545 Wornall Rd, Ste. 805

Kansas City, MO 64111

816-803-7087 (cell); 816-531-2468 (office)


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Manhattan, USA - Copy Cataloging Supervisor

Kansas State University Libraries in Manhattan, KS are conducting a search for the position of Copy Cataloging Supervisor.  Bachelor’s degree and one year copy cataloging experience required.  For a complete position description and application procedures visit our website:  EOE. Background check required.


[LIBJOBS] United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi - Faculty Position

Below is copy for a job posting on behalf of NYU Abu Dhabi. Please confirm receipt and that it will go out to subscribers.
Thank you in advance.

Instruction and First-Year Experience Librarian

The NYU Abu Dhabi Library invites applications for an Instruction & First-Year Experience Librarian in an innovative and forward-looking setting.  Reporting to the Director of Libraries at NYUAD and as part of a collaborative team, the position plays a key role in the educational mission of NYU Abu Dhabi by providing dynamic and enthusiastic support to students and faculty, with a special focus on first-year students and programs.  The librarian will be responsible for providing personal connections to new students and helping them transition to college-level research.  The role involves program and curriculum development, implementation and assessment, as well as teaching.

The Instruction & First-Year Experience Librarian also will provide leadership and guidance to the library’s instruction program.  The incumbent should be passionate about student learning.  The Librarian will keep up-to-date with new trends in information literacy instruction, develop and implement innovative instruction techniques, and assist with plans for assessment and evaluation. The Librarian will also serve as the primary liaison to the university’s first-year students, working closely with faculty and the Office of First-Year Programming to provide high-quality services and library instruction.  Other responsibilities will include serving as the lead library instructor for core, first-year courses; providing traditional and electronic reference services; preparing research guides and tutorials; and serving as library liaison to a limited number of subject areas (with some related collection development activities).  The librarian will be expected to work as part of a team, and collaborate on library-wide projects and activities.  Collaborative work with colleagues at NYU New York, NYU Shanghai, and across NYU’s global network is an important job expectation.  Librarians at NYU participate in library and system-wide committees and professional activities outside of the university.

The work location is the Abu Dhabi campus on Saadiyat Island. Living and working in the United Arab Emirates presents an exciting and excellent professional environment, coupled with an abundance of cultural, educational, recreational and travel opportunities. 

Required Qualifications:
• ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate LIS degree 
• Demonstrated familiarity with issues and current trends in information literacy
• Significant instructional experience in an academic setting, including knowledge of teaching methodologies and experience designing and implementing active learning activities
• Experience in reference services
• High degree of facility with technologies and systems in academic library and information services, instruction, and research services
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with departments outside the library
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate programs and/or services
• History of flexibility, creativity, and strong customer service commitment
• Demonstrated history of collegiality

• Experience working with first-year programs
• Experience in a research university library
• Experience working in a culturally-diverse environment
• Prior international experience
• Advanced degree in the arts or humanities

Applicants must submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae in PDF format to be considered. Please visit our website at for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions on applying, please email Vincent Sibilia at

About NYUAD:
New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of over 15 research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems, both local and global.

Entering its fourth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are at once distinguished in their research and teaching. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.

NYU Abu Dhabi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Karen Mrakovcic, Account Director @ Findly

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[LIBJOBS] United States - Waco - Rare Books Catalog Librarian

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 June 2013 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 28 February 2014. 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.


[LIBJOBS] Access Services/Instruction Librarian, Penn State Hershey, Pennsylvania

Access Services/Instruction Librarian
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries

The George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library at Penn State Hershey seeks an early career Access Services and Instruction Librarian.  The incumbent will report to the Associate Director /Coordinator for Education & Instruction.   This is a faculty position, may be multi-year contract or tenure track based on qualifications, experience, and preference.

Position Summary:

The Access Services/ Instruction Librarian will provide general reference service, research support, and participate in user-centered library instruction.  Under the direction of the Associate Director, he/she will be responsible for managing and coordinating Access Services, including managing the circulation and reference desks; supervising staff; developing and documenting policies and procedures; collecting statistics; oversight of marketing and exhibit space, including the Lions Eye electronic display; scheduling reference desk coverage and responding to patron questions.  He/she will supervise library cash handling policies and procedures at the circulation desk, oversee building and collection accessibility and security, and participate in collection development activities.  The Librarian will also serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments, participate in the maintenance and support of the Harrell Library Webpage, will contribute as a member of the Library Administrative Team, and will participate in strategic planning and evaluation of library programs, services, and resources. Critical skills include the ability to function effectively in a team environment, flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization, and a facility for cross-departmental communications.  He/she will contribute to the profession through librarianship, teaching & learning, service, research and involvement in professional organizations.

•    MLS/MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.
•    Reference experience or education in academic library reference.
•    Some experience with HTML or Web development software and Web 2.0 tools and services.
•    Demonstrated familiarity with current technologies.
•    Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service oriented, rapidly changing environment to accomplish mutual goals.
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills; and a strong public service orientation.
•    Demonstrated commitment to professional development and potential for promotion.

•    Two years of experience in an Academic Health Sciences or Hospital library.
•    Teaching experience
•    Experience with database searching with an emphasis on medicine and health related resources.
•    Supervisory experience

University Libraries:

Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the CIC (Big 10) academic consortium.  The Penn State University Libraries currently rank 8th in North America among private and public research universities, based on Association for Research Libraries Investment Index.  The University Libraries are located at University Park and 23 other campuses throughout Pennsylvania.   Collections exceed 6.5 million volumes, including more than 68,000 current serial subscriptions.  Penn State Hershey, located approximately 100 miles from University Park, is the medical campus of Penn State University.  

Penn State Hershey:

Penn State College of Medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center confers the doctor of medicine degree and, in conjunction with Penn State's Graduate School, offers doctor of philosophy degrees in anatomy, biochemistry, and molecular biology, bioengineering, bioinformatics and genomics, cell and molecular biology, chemical biology, genetics, immunology and infectious diseases, integrative biosciences, microbiology and immunology, molecular medicine, molecular toxicology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and physiology.  The College of Medicine offers Master of Science degrees in anatomy, laboratory animal medicine, public health sciences, homeland security, neuroscience, and physiology.

The Penn State Hershey campus is located in Hershey, PA a suburban community approximately twelve miles from Harrisburg, the state capital.  The fourth largest employer in Central Pennsylvania, Penn State's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center provides jobs for more than 6,950 area residents.  Hershey Foods Corporation, also headquartered in Hershey, is Central Pennsylvania's second largest industry.  Hershey is within a 3 hour drive of New York, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.


Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Excellent fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.

Application Instructions:

Send a letter of application, resume or vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, Box HYIL-LIBJ, 511 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802, or to Please reference Box HYIL-LIBJ in the email subject line.  Review of candidates will begin on March 3, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

Monday, January 27, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Director of Library Services, Central Oregon Community College, Bend, OR, USA

Director of Library Services

Central Oregon Community College

Bend, Oregon


Summary: The Director of Library Services will provide administrative direction in the planning, implementing, assessing and supervising of programs, policies and procedures in the Library in support of the mission, vision and strategic goals of the College; will provide leadership in employee hiring, goal setting, supervision and evaluation; will ensure a library climate which builds high-quality library resources and fosters student learning and success; will make available excellent service to users; and will encourage professional growth of staff.


See all the details and apply at




[LIBJOBS] Job Posting - Youth Services Supervisor


Muncie Public Library, Muncie, Indiana


Applications are now being accepted for a full time Youth Services Supervisor.



Promotes, coordinates and manages youth services and youth service employees in assigned branch.  



  • Manages youth services including but not limited to evaluation and assessment, quick reference, programming, displays, collections, instruction, and administrative duties. 
  • Hires, supervises, schedules, trains and appraises employees.
  • Plans, creates and implements programs.
  • Develops community outreach opportunities and acts as a liaison between the Library, schools and other educational and age appropriate community groups.
  • Investigates and obtains new technology for use by youth and in programming.



MLS, MIS or MLIS from an ALA accredited program, minimum of three years of professional library experience including a minimum of one year of youth services experience and one year of supervisory experience.  Must possess an Indiana Librarian Certificate 2 or higher certification or ability to obtain Indiana Librarian Certificate 2 or higher within six months of start date required.  Excellent computer, researching, communication and interpersonal skills required. Knowledge or experience in Internet information resources and Microsoft Office products required. 


Compensation: The hiring salary range: $41,134.08-$60,051.47 based on experience with benefits package.


To apply go to:




Beth Kroehler, Assistant Director

Muncie Public Library

2005 S High St

Muncie IN  47302

765-747-8202 voice

765-747-8211 FAX


Friday, January 24, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Associate University Librarian: UI Libraries, Iowa City, IA




Position Vacancy




The University of Iowa Libraries seeks an Associate University Librarian to provide leadership and oversight for the development and management of the University Libraries’ collections. One of three Associate University Librarians reporting to the University Librarian, this senior position works with other members of the Libraries’ Administrative team to develop and execute the Libraries’ strategic plan, ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency, develop policies for library operations, and manage human and financial resources. Departments and functions in this position’s portfolio currently include Collection Management, Acquisitions and Licensing, Access Services, and Scholarly Communication. In collaboration with the Administrative team, this position plays a critical role in continuing the evolution of a 21st-century research library at the University.


The Associate University Librarian for Collections is responsible for the leadership of collections services; stewardship of a $14 million collections budget managed by subject specialist librarians distributed across the organization; meaningful engagement with diverse constituencies including faculty, clinicians, students, and community members; mentoring, supervision, and performance assessment; and the development of cooperative arrangements and services. Through deep theoretical and strategic engagement with the research enterprise, the Associate University Librarian for Collections will foster the organization’s vision for the development and delivery of new services around the University Libraries’ collections.


Specific duties and responsibilities include:

·         Leading all collections initiatives at the University of Iowa Libraries, encompassing the Main Library, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, and five branch libraries;

·         Communicating regularly and substantively with faculty, students, researchers, and other community groups in shaping the Libraries' physical and digital resources; ensuring  quality access to these resources for the purposes of teaching, learning, and research;

·         Leading in the design, delivery, and assessment of services such as Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery, Circulation, Course Reserves, and collaboration on provision of programs in the Main Library Learning Commons;

·         Acting as an innovative thinker and strategist who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the changing nature of libraries, librarianship, and the wide-ranging expectations users have of an academic library;

·         Establishing and developing collaborative relationships among the Libraries, colleges, academic departments, and campus communities at large;

·         Engagement with current issues and trends regarding all aspects of scholarly communication, including advising staff and University faculty and administrators on scholarly publishing trends, open access initiatives, copyright and rights management, and information technologies that affect access and preservation of scholarly information;

·         Demonstrating national leadership as well as continuing achievement enhancing value to the Libraries, the University, the profession of librarianship and/or the scholarly community in the form of service, research, publication, and/or teaching.


Required Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program;

·         Seven or more years of academic library experience with increasing responsibilities in one or more areas related to collection management;

·         Demonstrated ability to manage complex budgets and an understanding of evolving business models for acquisitions;

·         Knowledge of current and evolving collection development and management strategies, including resource selection and working with vendors and publishers as well as faculty, researchers, and staff;

·         Deep understanding of the mission of a research university and the mission and functions of an academic research library;

·         Demonstrated ability to engage librarians and staff in the collaborative planning and delivery of user-centered services;

·         Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain close and productive working relationships with colleagues and constituents in an environment where consultation, flexibility, collaboration, and cooperation are essential;

·         Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills;

·         Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community;

·         Knowledge of current trends and issues in scholarly communication, including copyright, open access, and data sharing;

·         Strong record of scholarly engagement and professional service, including peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations at national conferences, and service on regional and/or national-level organizations.


Desired Qualifications:

·         A second advanced degree;

·         Deep awareness of the ways an academic library's collections facilitate scholarship, and of the various ways faculty and researchers of different disciplines engage collections;

·         Deep understanding of the diverse, changing ways instructors and students use physical and digital collections as teaching and learning tools in the classroom;

·         Three or more years of experience administering an academic library unit or department;

·         Familiarity with one or more of the following: digital humanities, data management, demand-driven acquisition, and print repositories;

·         Experience with vendor and publisher negotiations, consortial collaborations, and license agreements.


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. Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.

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

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


Salary and appointment: Appointment will be made at the level of Associate Director, University Libraries, and a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience in the range of $100,000 - $115,000. Start date is negotiable. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.


The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa library system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and 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 digital library, featuring more than 800,000 digitized texts, images, 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.


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. Finally, UNESCO designated Iowa City as the world’s third City of Literature in 2008.


Iowa City is a community of some 70,000 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, 32.47% of the students are minority, with 16.22% identifying as African-American, 8.55% as Latino/Hispanic, 7.33% as Asian-American, and .37% as Native American during the 2010/11 school year.


Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at Review of candidate materials will begin on March 3, 2014; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.




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

[LIBJOBS] Associate Director: Digital Humanities Center, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Digital Humanities Center:  Associate Director

Professional Specialist 

     Princeton University seeks an innovative leader to help build a nationally significant faculty research center that will support collaborative technology-based projects and will foster and develop inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary partnerships. This individual will work closely with the Faculty Director and advisory board to develop and support the infrastructure and intellectual community of the Digital Humanities Center in the short- and long-term. Princeton seeks someone who will both inform the vision of the Digital Humanities Center as well as ensure its smooth and effective operation. The Associate Director reports directly to the Faculty Director, with a secondary reporting relationship to the Deputy University Librarian.  (For detailed position description:



·          Builds alliances to advance the Center’s goals and strategic plan.

     The Associate Director will bring vision and enthusiasm to the role of establishing a sustainable Digital Humanities Center at Princeton. He or she will represent the Center, serving as a liaison with Princeton University faculty, the Office of Information Technology, and the University Library. He or she will communicate and lead programmatic interactions with related organizations in the United States and abroad.

     The Associate Director will work closely with the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations to raise funds to support the goals outlined in the five-year plan of the center. These goals include the creation and implementation of the postdoctoral and graduate student fellowship program and assistance in creating a graduate student alternative-academic (alt-ac) training program. The Associate Director will also engage in grant-writing and will help inform faculty about grant opportunities for short and long-term funding from sources both on and off campus.

     The Associate Director will work with representatives from the University Library, Office of Information Technology, McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, Humanities Council, and other University departments, centers, and programs as needed to develop programs, resources, and infrastructure to promote digital scholarship.

·         Coordinates, with the University Library and the Office for Information Technology, research projects led by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

     The Associate Director will assist in project definition and analysis, including advising about project scope, requirements and specifications, and project design.

     He or she will evaluate and integrate existing tools for digital scholarship, and participate in the development of new applications to support digital scholarship. These applications may address needs related to digital content creation, content storage, content discovery, text analysis, data visualization and the manipulation and/or analysis of digital media.

  • Advises the Director and the Advisory Board about the trends and directions in the fields associated with the Center’s mission.

     The Associate Director will keep abreast of new methodologies and practices relevant to digital humanities. He or she will update the Faculty Director and the Advisory Board regularly on practices, standards, events, and other developments relevant to the Center’s long-term goals.

·         Executes policy and strategic direction for the Center and assumes responsibility for its operations.

     The Associate Director develops the Center’s budget, in collaboration with the Faculty Director. The Associate Director is responsible for careful and appropriate management of the administrative allowance, endowed funds, and grants or sponsored research. The Associate Director monitors spending and provides regular and timely analysis and projections of the available funds. He or she ensures that all internal deadlines are met and that the Center is compliant with all internal guidelines and external regulations. The Associate Director is responsible for recruiting, developing, and retaining talented and qualified staff, and for coordinating the use of the Center’s resources (space, equipment, personnel).


Essential Qualifications:

     The Princeton University Digital Humanities Center seeks a professional with a proven track record in the emerging field of digital humanities with the ability to be diplomatic, build consensus, and utilize discretion. The position is ideally suited for someone with experience in an “alt-ac” position and requires:

·         Ph.D. in the humanities, library sciences, social sciences, or a related discipline

·         Minimum of 5 years’ experience with project management for academic research

·         Demonstrated experience in an administrative position that includes supervisory experience

·         Demonstrated experience in budget management and oversight of financial operations

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

·         Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities

·         Ability to anticipate and initiate appropriate action in support of the Director and Center faculty

·         Excellent interpersonal skills

·         Demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills

·         Successful grant-writing experience

·         Experience with current technologies for digital scholarship and the ability to advise on hardware and software purchasing and implementation

Preferred qualifications:

·         Project-management experience with a significant digital humanities project

·         Understanding of emergent best practices in the digital humanities

·         Experience working with a nationally or internationally known digital humanities center 

Compensation and Benefits: 

     Princeton offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program that is responsive to the needs of its diverse staff. The comprehensive benefits program includes health and life insurance coverage, pension benefits, flexible spending accounts, income protection in the event of short- and long-term disabilities, benefits for employee education, children's tuition grants, as well as 24 vacation days a year, 9 holidays and 2 personal days.

Nominations and Applications:

     Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information.