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Monday, March 31, 2014

[LIBJOBS] job opening - International Account Manager - Artstor, New York, NY


Account Manager, International

New York City



Artstor is a nonprofit organization with a mission to use digital technology to enhance scholarship, teaching, and learning in the arts and sciences. We bring together 1.8 million high-quality images for education and research and offer the tools to catalog, manage, and distribute digital media collections. Artstor is headquartered in New York, NY. 

The Account Manager, International will share responsibility for expanding subscription support for the Artstor Digital Library and Shared Shelf beyond North America. This position requires some travel (approx. 20%) and demands a self-motivated, flexible, organized team player who thrives in a dynamic environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Work with the Director of International Outreach to meet and exceed subscription targets and revenue goals on an annual basis.

·         Effectively demonstrate digital products and tools, providing librarians and faculty members with useful information and strategies for promoting Artstor as a campus-wide resource and platform.

·         Work with the team members to meet and exceed participation and revenue goals on an annual basis.

·         Communicate Artstor’s mission, messages, and fees to potential customers.

·         Respond to inquiries, update customer information management tool and pipeline, negotiate basic terms of License Agreements, give remote demonstrations and set up trial access.

·         Represent Artstor at conferences and other events deemed appropriate for this community.

·         Keep up-to-date on various Artstor initiatives and developments and communicate these initiatives to potential participants.

·         Additional special projects as assigned by managers and other senior staff members.


·         1-3 years of experience in international sales and/or business development

·         Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Library Science, Business, or Art History);

·         Demonstrated success selling digital content or software solutions to librarians and other decision makers in higher education.

·         Excellent communication skills in a variety of settings.

·         Attention to detail and accuracy.

·         Ability to work well as a team member.

·         Comfortable with technology, including familiarity with metadata structures, trends, and Web development, as well as project management experience.

·         Exceptional organizational skills.

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

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

Additional Preferred Qualifications:


·         Familiarity with the international library consortia.

·         Business development, marketing, and/or academic library experience.

·         Working knowledge of image 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, 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.


[LIBJOBS] United Arab Emirates - Sharjah - Web Services Librarian

Web Services Librarian

An exceptional international opportunity awaits an innovative forward-thinking librarian at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (near Dubai). As part of Technology and Technical Services, the successful candidate will manage web services in collaboration with other professional staff to achieve the library’s mission and goals.   Areas of responsibility include:  develops the AUS Library’s online presence, including the library website and mobile applications; administers LibGuides;  works collaboratively with other librarians on best practices related to web services and emerging technologies; provides reference and research assistance; provides liaison services (collection development, instruction, and outreach) to assigned academic departments; participates in ongoing professional development activities.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school with a minimum of two years of recent related experience; knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues and trends in web services and emerging library technologies; strong commitment to customer service; demonstrated experience in library website design and development, including the building and/or integration of a variety of web applications; demonstrated knowledge and experience with HTML, CSS, and Javascript; excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication and planning skills complemented by the ability to take initiative; ability to work independently and meet deadlines. 



Knowledge and experience with PHP or other scripting language, XML/XSLT and SQL; familiarity with usability testing and web analytics.

Salary and Benefits

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; includes a 10% of base salary payment in lieu of retirement benefits.  Free furnished accommodation and utilities are provided along with nine weeks’ annual vacation. A self-directed benefit plan provides a variety of choices including annual air tickets to place of origin for self and family, healthcare and dependent educational allowance.  The UAE levies no income tax, however, some U.S. Federal taxes may apply to U.S. citizens and resident aliens.


The American University of Sharjah is located in the United Arab Emirates and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Established in 1997, the university consists of four Schools and Colleges: Architecture, Art and Design, Business and Management, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to 5000 students from 80 different countries. The language of instruction and the workplace is English. The UAE offers a high standard of living with abundant cultural, recreational and travel opportunities. The UAE is a safe, open and friendly environment for individuals and families of all cultures.  The AUS Library serves as a focal point for educational and social interactions on campus. The library features a large Information Commons (135 workstations), 20 group study rooms, 2 computer classrooms, and RFID system. Please see

Please email a cover letter, résumé and the names of three professional references to: recruitment@aus.eduOnly short-listed candidates will be contactedReview of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

[LIBJOBS] Open Position "Electronic Resources Specialist" in Bremen, Germany

Dear colleagues,


the new position as “Electronic Resources Specialist – Technical Services (m/f)” is available at the library of Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. If you are interested, please see the following link:


Best regards

Dr. Torge Schmidt


Chief Technology Officer

Interim Director Information Resources/Library and Multimedia

Information Resource Center


Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH

Campus Ring 1 | 28759 Bremen | Germany

phone: +49 421 200 4600 | fax: +49 421 200 49 4611



Commercial registry: Amtsgericht Bremen, HRB 18117

CEO / Geschäftsführerin: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katja Windt

Chair Board of Governors: Prof. Dr. Karin Lochte





Friday, March 28, 2014

[LIBJOBS] US - Fort Collins, CO - Science Liaison Librarian

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[LIBJOBS] US - Kennesaw (Atlanta) GA - STEM Librarian

The Horace W. Sturgis Library of Kennesaw State University seeks an entry level librarian who is a dynamic, collegial, and flexible individual to serve as the undergraduate STEM librarian and the coordinator for the undergraduate liaison program. The successful candidate will have an undergraduate knowledge in a STEM specific discipline.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Instructional Services of the Horace W. Sturgis Library, the incumbent serves as a member of the Instructional Services Unit and helps guide the library to meet the challenges of today's complex higher education organizations with an emphasis placed upon providing excellence in collections, facilities, organization, and services in undergraduate STEM programs. The Undergraduate STEM Librarian is responsible for working collaboratively to achieve the university and Sturgis Library missions, goals and objectives.

See full information and requirements and apply at 

Kennesaw State University is a growing and progressive university in Georgia's public system of higher education. Located on an attractive campus in suburban Atlanta, Kennesaw State University currently enrolls more than 24,000 traditional and nontraditional Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral students. The thriving Atlanta metropolitan area has a rich array of museums, theaters, libraries, colleges and universities, and other resources. Kennesaw State University was recognized in 2013 by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of its "Great Colleges to Work For".

Kennesaw State University also has openings for a Librarian for graduate students and faculty in the Coles College of Business, an Assistant Director for Access Services, and Assistant Director for Virtual Services. 

Elisabeth Shields, PhD, MLS
Graduate Studies Librarian, Humanities and Social Sciences
Sturgis Library, Kennesaw State University 
Less judgment, more curiosity

[LIBJOBS] Position announcement: Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, New York Academy of Medicine

Please note that the search for the position of Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts, at The New York Academy of Medicine has been reopened.


A full description of the position and instructions for applying can be found here:


Minimum salary: $65,000


Arlene Shaner

Acting Curator and Reference Librarian for Historical Collections

The New York Academy of Medicine

1216 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-822-7313




Thursday, March 27, 2014

[LIBJOBS] US - Kennesaw (Atlanta area) GA - Senior librarian, graduate studies in business

The Horace W. Sturgis Library of Kennesaw State University seeks a dynamic, collegial, flexible, research-oriented senior librarian position to serve as the Graduate Librarian for the Coles College of Business. Coles College offers a Doctorate of Business Administration and Master's degrees in the disciplines of Business Administration, Accounting, and Information Systems. The successful candidate for the Graduate Business Librarian will have broad knowledge of business and statistical resources, possess demonstrated experience in the teaching and use of these resources, understand the use of web technologies for outreach and instruction, and have sufficient technical expertise to support faculty and graduate student access and use of business and statistical data.

See full information and requirements and apply at 

Kennesaw State University is a growing and progressive university in Georgia's public system of higher education. Located on an attractive campus in suburban Atlanta, Kennesaw State University currently enrolls more than 24,000 traditional and nontraditional Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral students. The thriving Atlanta metropolitan area has a rich array of museums, theaters, libraries, colleges and universities, and other resources. Kennesaw State University was recognized in 2013 by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of its "Great Colleges to Work For".

Kennesaw State University also has openings for an Undergraduate STEM Librarian, an Assistant Director for Access Services, and Assistant Director for Virtual Services

Elisabeth Shields, PhD, MLS
Graduate Studies Librarian, Humanities and Social Sciences
Sturgis Library, Kennesaw State University 
Less judgment, more curiosity

[LIBJOBS] USA, Dublin, Diversity Fellowship Program (Research)



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COMPANY NAME: OCLC Dublin, Ohio (Headquarters)

POSITION TITLE : Diversity Fellowship Program (Research)

LOCATION: Dublin, Ohio, United States, 43016



OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs.  Tens of thousands of libraries around the world use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials. We are currently seeking candidates for a Diversity Fellowship Program (Research) position at our Dublin, Ohio office.







research fellow has the opportunity to work on OCLC Research projects associated with the Advancing the Research Mission and User Behavior and Synthesis Activities.


  1. The User Behavior and Synthesis Activity area includes several projects.
    1. Visitors and Residents project ( This is a collaborative project that is funded by JISC and Oxford Universities in the UK and OCLC. The study utilizes the visitors and residents principle described in the University of Oxford's Technology Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL) blog, which hypothesizes that neither age nor gender determines whether one is a visitor (one who logs on to the virtual environment, performs a specific task or acquires specific information, and then logs off) or a resident (one who hasan ongoing, developing presence online). This work will increase understanding of how learners engage with the Web and how educational services and systems can attract and sustain a possible new group of lifelong learners. The trans-Atlantic partnership will support comparison of students' digital learning strategies in different cultural contexts. The project will be in its final phase, which will require quantitative and qualitative data analysis and dissemination of research findings. The results can influence the development of OCLC and member organizations’ systems and services.
    2. Cyber Synergy project ( This is a collaborative project that is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Rutgers University to investigate the possibility of seamless collaboration between knowledge institutions such as libraries and the Social Q&A (SQA) community. This project will require quantitative and qualitative data analysis, dissemination of research findings, and development of models for virtual reference and SQA services to initiate new collaborative library services. The project will be finalized in fall 2014 so there will be many opportunities for analysis reporting, and dissemination, including publications.
    3. European Union grant proposal: Develop a grant proposal using the Visitors & Residents framework to study the use of mobile technologies in European countries and to develop anticipatory library applications. We will partner with approximately 5 European countries in this proposal. If funded, this project will require quantitative and qualitative data analysis, dissemination of research findings, and development of models to initiate new library mobile applications based on the location of the user.
  1. The Advancing the Research Mission Activity area includes several projects.
    1. Data sharing and reuse: Projects in this area examine scholars sharing and reuse of digital data and collections. Current projects are examining data reuse in three academic communities to identify how contextual information about the data that supports reuse can best be created and preserved.  Projects in this area involve quantitative and qualitative research methods (e.g. surveys, interviewing, server logs, etc.) and the dissemination of research findings. 
    2. Librarian and Data Management: Projects related to this area examine the academic librarians’ role in data management. Of particular interest are librarian attitudes, involvement, and activities related to helping university researchers manage their data. Projects in this area employ quantitative and qualitative research methods and the dissemination of research findings. A major objective for projects in this area is to inform the development of effective social and technical infrastructures (e.g. education, training, systems, services, etc.) that can support librarians in their efforts.


The following skills are required to accomplish the projects/tasks across the two projects.

  • A Master’s or Ph.D. in Library and Information Science or related discipline (Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Archives, Records Management) is required, though candidates with advanced degrees in social science disciplines (Anthropology, Sociology, and Psychology) are also encouraged to apply.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadline
  • Experienced in Microsoft office program
  • Familiarity with database design principles

The following skills are preferred:

  • Undergraduate or graduate research experience
  • Ability to quickly learn new software applications

Salary and Benefits 

  • Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and applicable market compensation
  • The Fellow will be eligible for health & welfare benefits such as is provided to other similarly situated term-limited employees 
  • Relocation Assistance will be offered in the form of a lump sum distributed in two installments (50% at signing of offer and 50% after 90 days of start date).  The amount of the lump sum will be determined by the distance required for relocation during the term of the fellowship 


OCLC Candidate Profile 


Create your candidate profile at the OCLC Career Center Internet site.  Once you select to apply for the OCLC Diversity Fellowship opening, you will be asked the following questions:

  • Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
  • Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B, F-1 visa status)?
  • List your library-related educational experience. Please include: name of degree and major; educational institution city/state/country; year degree awarded.
  • List any additional educational experience. Please include: name of degree and major; educational institution city/state/country; year degree awarded.
  • List the names of two persons (unrelated to you) who will be submitting letters of recommendation for you. Please include the e-mail address and phone number of the two recommenders.
  • List your involvement with professional/student organizations (provide detailed listings of your activities and involvement with library and information science-related organizations); publications (citations for up to five key publications); and honors and awards.
  • List any employment experience, most recent position first. Please include: position title; institution; institution mailing address; dates of employment; and key responsibilities. 



Provide an original essay (to be submitted as part of your resume file) of no more than 1,000 words describing why you want to participate in the OCLC Diversity Fellowship Program, and how the experience will contribute to your short-term and long-term career plans.  The essay should also demonstrate insight into the problems and opportunities surrounding diversity and inclusion in the library workforce.


Letters of Recommendation


Two persons (unrelated to you) will need to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf directly to:  Letters of recommendation MUST be sent separately via e-mail from the recommender’s e-mail account (applicants cannot submit the letters).  Recommenders should state how long they have known you and in what capacity, discuss evidence of your commitment to professional development and service, and give an assessment of your promise as a developing professional. 


Application Procedures


Application is initiated by applying to the specific fellowship requisition at the OCLC Career Center Internet site,, where you will need to create an OCLC candidate profile.  The OCLC Diversity Fellowship (Research) Job ID number is 2407.  Note:  If you have created an OCLC candidate profile in the past, please do not create a duplicate profile.



  • If you are applying for multiple OCLC positions, you only need to create one OCLC candidate profile, but you must apply towards each particular position via your candidate profile. 
  • When creating your profile, you will arrive at a section to ‘upload your resume’.  Please use that section to upload your original resume and essay in one file (both your resume and essay should be in one document before submitting the file online).  If you experience problems uploading your resume and essay document, please submit the resume and essay via email directly to:

The application initiation and all required submissions (original essay and two letters of recommendation) MUST be completed and received by Friday, March 21, 2014 at 5:00pm ET. 


Timeline and Key Dates


                Application Deadline:  March 21, 2014

                Anticipated Start Date:  June 23, 2014


OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  OCLC maintains an ongoing commitment to equal opportunity and seeks to sustain a diverse workplace. 



Apply Here:



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Digital Preservation Technical Specialist - Permanent - Full time - Wellington

The National Library of New Zealand is looking for an experienced Digital Preservation Technical Specialist to provide high level technical services and specialist advice related to digital preservation.

You will be responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operations of the Library's digital preservation programme. This is a core role in ensuring the ongoing operations of the Library's ingest, maintenance, management and long-term preservation activities in support of the Library's digital collections.

You will be a member of a team of 7 staff within the Preservation Research & Consultancy team and be expected to:

  • be responsible for all aspects of configuration, business support and system fault identification and resolution for the digital preservation programme systems;
  • work very closely with Technology Services and Solutions (TSS) in ensuring the integrity of the overall digital preservation environment and with the Government Digital Archive Programme (GDAP) at Archives New Zealand;
  • work with all relevant parties on preparation of requirements and implementation of enhancements to deposit mechanisms, applications and work processes;
  • work with content owners / producers and National Library staff to create deposit procedures appropriate to the content including the migration framework programme of ingest into Rosetta.

You will have substantial practical experience with digital preservation and demonstrated expertise in managing applications. You will have strong inter-personal skills with particular emphasis in the role on engagement with the business and with TSS and ideally you will have a tertiary qualification in information technology, computer science or information science or its equivalent. 

Applications close: 5pm, Friday 11 April 2014
For more information please contact: Steve Knight (Programme Director Preservation Research) on
Job description: To review the full job description, please click here



[LIBJOBS] Reference/Research Librarian Position in NIST Research Library, Gaithersburg, MD


The NIST Research Library has an opening for a Reference/Research Librarian posted in USAJobs

Job Announcement Number:  ADMR-2014-0018


Salary Range:  $42,631.00 to $74,6540.00/per year

Open Period to Apply:  03/26/2014 - 04/09/2014

Series & Grade:  ZA-1410-02



This position will collaborate with the Library’s Lab Liaisons in their research with NIST scientists, in areas such as assessing the impact of their work, identifying the best venues to publish, gathering and analyzing industry data to determine market potential for their discovery and assisting with their data management. The incumbent will conduct strategic research and impact analyses using a variety of scientific/technical and business resources, as well as staff the Information Desk and assist customers with tools at the Innovation Center. The incumbent will assist the Lab Liaisons all aspects of his/her duties such as prepare an array of marketing, instructional, and analysis products in a variety of formats; and speak effectively on a broad range of scientific/technical information and industry topics

If you are interested or know some someone who is, please apply before the close date April 9, 2014.  Thanks, Rosa


Rosa Liu

Manager, Research Library & Information Program


100 Bureau Drive Stop 2500

Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2500

Phone (301)975-2787


[LIBJOBS] Position opening: PUBLIC SERVICES LIBRARIAN, Minnesota State University Moorhead Library (fixed-term)

PUBLIC SERVICES LIBRARIAN, Minnesota State University Moorhead Library

Two-year fixed-term position available immediately.

Responsibilities: Coordinates the library’s reference, circulation, reserve, and interlibrary loan activities; Supervises classified staff and student assistants; Assumes (including evenings and some weekends) responsibility at the Reference Desk as assigned and agreed upon; Provides library instruction; Other duties as assigned and agreed upon.

Required Qualifications:  ALA-accredited Master’s degree; experience in supervising others; Reference experience in a public, academic, or special library; evidence of strong oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills; effective analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills

Desired qualifications: Reference experience in an academic library; experience in the public services functions of a modern library; experience working with an integrated library system; knowledge of trends in the operations of an academic library; demonstrated leadership in a collaborative team environment; demonstrated ability to work successfully with students of diverse backgrounds including sensitivity to their needs and concerns; second Master’s degree

Salary $45,500 – $57,000 plus excellent benefits.  Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Application information and deadline:
Applications must include a resumé; unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three to five professional references. Review of completed applications will begin immediately.  Open until filled.

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of all academic work completed and, under U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to accept work in the U. S. by the day employment begins.

To apply:

Please apply by going to the following website and clicking on the position for which you are applying:

For more information, contact:
Travis Dolence, Search Committee Chair
Livingston Lord Library
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Moorhead, MN 56563
(218) 477-2358

[LIBJOBS] USA – Seward, Nebr. – Distance Learning & E-Resources Librarian

Join our team of servant leaders and make a difference in people's lives! Concordia University Nebraska seeks a digital-savvy librarian to make our growing online resources and services flourish as we support Concordia's expanding distance programs. This is a new position with great opportunities to bring vision into reality. See details and apply here:


Concordia University Nebraska is a ministry of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, located in Seward, which recently named the "Best place to live in Nebraska". (



Philip Hendrickson

Director of Library Services

Concordia University Nebraska

800 N. Columbia Ave.

Seward, NE 68434



[LIBJOBS] Wenzhou, China: Manager of Acquisitions and Collections

The advertising is launched for the Head of Acquisitions and Collections at the Wenzhou-Kean Library.   This is an English language position reporting to the Library Director. 

I came from a Medical Library environment and am doing quite well.  If you know of a collections leader that distinguishes themselves on both the systems and human side of acquisitions and collection management, please pass this on.  A new ILS implementation awaits this manager. A non-U.S. citizen with English competency & skill is fine.  Relocation to Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, is required.  The city of Wenzhou is a river port crisscrossed by canals and tributaries.  The Wenzhou-Kean campus is in a newly re-developed area about 30 minutes outside of downtown, surrounded by picturesque mountains that kept Zhejiang isolated from much of the rest of China until recent decades. There are campus or city housing options. 

Kean's employment page: 

The Chronicle:

Please send me any questions directly, not to the list.  Please consider passing this on to someone with the right skills and sense of adventure.


Charlie in China

Charles J Greenberg MLS MEd

University Library Director

Wenzhou-Kean University

Building A, Room 309 (currently)

88 Daxue Lu, Ouhai

Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province

P. R. CHINA     325060

Phone (office) +86-57755870651

Phone (cell):  +86-18267770875;

[LIBJOBS] Abu Dhabi, UAE: University Archivist

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[LIBJOBS] Doha, Qatar - Patient education librarian

SIDR1659 - Librarian - Patient Education
Department:Library Services
Section:Library Services
Contract Type:Full Time
Closing Date:31-May-2014
Located in Doha, the capital of Qatar, Sidra Medical and Research Center is a state-of-the-art facility that will focus primarily on women's and children's healthcare.
While providing world-class healthcare services, the center will also be an environment of learning for medical students and residents, encompassing cooperative national and international research. It is set to transform the healthcare landscape in Qatar, the Gulf Region and internationally.
The world-class caliber of Sidra is reflected in the center's innovative design and in its use of the most modern and state-of-the-art technologies.
The Librarian (Patient Education) provides direct information support for patients, family members and clinical educators; attending rounds, training patients in effective searching and evaluation of credible health information sources, performing mediated searches, keeping clinical educator teams up to date with current awareness of evidence-based patient education materials and evaluating new resources for addition to the Patient Resource Center (PRC) website. The Librarian (Patient Education) ensures that quality library services are provided in an efficient, safe and culturally competent manner, consistent with the unit's standards.
  • Develops and finalizes area specific patient education information services to ensure patient resource center service activation.
  • Assists in developing and implementing policies and procedures in assigned library service area(s) to outline how the patient education librarian will interact operationally with Sidra multidisciplinary clinical teams (e.g. attending rounds to provide info to patients)
  • Proactively provides information services related to patient education, in addition to providing information to support continuing education for Sidra clinical educators and customized provision of patient education information to specific groups or individuals.
  • Validates and updates patient resource center collection lists for relevant specialty clinical areas and consumer health topics.
  • Develops content and author library components of curriculum for both the corporate and clinical orientation programs and collaborates on the development of assessment tools.
  • Selects library resources appropriate for the support of the organization's vision, mission and guiding principles.
  • Provides orientation to all clinical education staff during on-boarding on the effective use of patient resource center resources.
  • Accountable for the efficiency and quality of patient education information services provided and for professional practice in accordance with Sidra policies and procedures
  • Reports unit activities, progress and potential problems to the Director – Library Services.
  • Master's degree in library and/or information studies from an American Library Association accredited institution or equivalent.
  • 5 years of professional library experience, including at least 2 years within a medical/life sciences library.
  • Demonstrated familiarity (knowledge and skills) with current technology related to information services.
  • Experience in organizing data and generating thorough, accurate and timely reports.
  • Effective planning and organizing with the ability to exercise discretion, attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Expert searching skills; experience searching MEDLINEplus, WebMD or equivalent and consumer health resources.
  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation in teaching, and the integration of technology into teaching and providing library services.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing and delivering library instruction; strong group presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of library users – patients and their family members, clinical educators, students (from affiliated institutions), administrators and staff.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility in the use of all resources.
  • Seeks opportunities to enable lifelong learning, through participating in educational activities appropriate to the area of specialization; maintaining required level of competence and professional portfolio.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
  • International experience.
  • Experience meeting the information needs of patients and clinical educators.
  • Experience with mobile applications relevant to consumer health information services.
  • Understanding of and enthusiasm for evidence-based practice.
  • Interest in contributing to the profession via research, publication, presentation and service (within associations).
  • Initiative and flexibility to adapt and work in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Arabic language skills
Applications from Qatari Nationals who don't meet the requirments but have potential for training and further development will be invited for interviews.
To apply: Go to and submit your CV / resume.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Position Announcement / Information Services Coordinator / Pomona, CA

Information Services Coordinator
Under the direction of the Associate Director of Information Services, catalogs books, serials, media, and maintains the electronic resources collection.
Education: Bachelor's degree or any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree with emphasis in biological science and any combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Experience: Two – three years cataloging experience using Library of Congress/NLM classification.
Preferred Qualifications: Master of Library and Information Science degree preferred. Knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy, and body systems is desirable. Experience with SirsiDynix ILS is preferred.
Open until filled.
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Jennifer Cassidy, MLIS
Associate Director of Information Services
Western University of Health Sciences
Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library
309 E. Second Street
Pomona, CA 91766

Monday, March 24, 2014

[LIBJOBS] USA - San Diego - Entrepreneurial/Marketing and Business Data librarian

Entrepreneurial/Marketing and Business Data Librarian


San Diego State University Library and Information Access seeks applications for the position of Entrepreneurial/Marketing and Business Data (EMBD) Librarian.

The EMBD Librarian will work as a general reference librarian, as a member of the Library's Reference Division.  This position will provide subject specific support for business and related disciplines and will be responsible for library instruction and information literacy, outreach, collection development, and liaising in business related fields.

The successful candidate will have an ALA accredited Master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree; an understanding of the current research, information sources and scholarly trends in the field of business; knowledge of emerging issues and technologies in business librarianship.

This position is open at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank and 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

[LIBJOBS] USA - Los Angeles - Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Pacific Southwest Region

Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Pacific Southwest Region NN/LM PSR

Department: UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

Rank and Salary:

Associate Librarian IV – Librarian V ($59,352 - $100,212)

Position Availability: Immediately
Application deadline is April 9, 2014.


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).

The Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library ( is seeking an enthusiastic, outreach-oriented, and visionary Associate Director for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Pacific Southwest Region NN/LM PSR (  Under a contract with the National Library of Medicine, the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library serves as the headquarters for the Pacific Southwest Region, one of eight regions in the NN/LM.  The NN/LM PSR comprises Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific Basin. The Associate Director of the NN/LM PSR is responsible for leadership, development, and administration of all regional services programs, from planning through evaluation phases, and oversees the effective participation of all PSR network members in the activities of the NN/LM.  Reporting to the Director of the NN/LM PSR, who is the Associate University Librarian for Sciences and Director of the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, the Associate Director also serves as an important and valued member of the UCLA Library leadership team.

In addition to the qualifications listed below, the successful candidate will bring a dedication to outreach; convey a conviction as to the importance of quality health information; be skilled in gathering disparate groups to solve problems; envision the future development and direction of the network; and empathize with, and advocate for the needs of regional constituents. A positive background check will be required.

Specific duties and responsibilities include

·                     Initiates, plans, implements, manages and evaluates regional programs;

·                     Represents NN/LM PSR at the national and regional levels;

·      Maintains effective communications with all network members, the UCLA Library, and National Library of Medicine;

·      Coordinates a regional advisory committee structure and resource library directors to plan strategic direction of regional programs;

·                     Prepares and manages annual budgets;

·                     Prepares programs objectives, annual, and quarterly reports;

·                     Directs, oversees and monitors ongoing outreach initiatives and award programs;

·                     Coordinates day-to-day operations;

·                     Supervises professional and support staff, currently 5.5 FTE;

·                     Ensures compliance with NLM financial and descriptive reporting requirements;

·                     Requires year round travel in the region.

Required Qualifications

·      ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience);

·      Minimum 10 years progressively responsible health science library experience, which includes 3 years of management, supervisory and project management experience;

·      Evidence of strong administrative and leadership skills, including competence in budgeting, planning, organizing, and managing staff;

·      Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills;

·      Knowledge of the NN/LM, and of NLM products and services. 

Desired Qualifications

·      NN/LM experience;

·      Network management experience;

·      Outreach experience;

·      Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries;

·      Familiarity with national or regional health care and information policy;

·      Grant and contract writing experience;

·      Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) accreditation at a senior or higher level.

General Information
Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees.
This is a non-represented position.  Within the UC System, most librarians are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT).  As academic appointees, librarians 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.  UC 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 is 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 April 9, 2014 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.

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