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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Open position: Reference/Instruction Librarian, Penn State Berks campus, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Penn State Berks Campus

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applicants for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Boscov-Lakin Information Commons and Thun Library, Penn State Berks.  The campus library seeks a proactive, creative, and inventive librarian to provide general and specialized reference services. Duties of this tenure track position include working in a liaison role with baccalaureate degree programs at Berks; providing reference and bibliographic instruction (both in person and online); developing research guides and instructional materials; promoting library collections and services to faculty and students; and collection development. In addition to these duties, tenure track library faculty are expected to publish in scholarly journals, present at conferences, and demonstrate service to the University and the profession. Some evening and/or weekend work is required.
Requirements: Requires a MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent) and at least two years of post-MLIS academic library experience; demonstrated knowledge of academic and library instructional technologies; strong knowledge of print and electronic information resources; demonstrated potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service; excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Environment: Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. Based on current Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries are ranked among the top ten research libraries in North America. A student survey completed in 2010 found overall student satisfaction with the University Libraries to be at the top of its category. Collections exceed 5.8 million volumes and include more than 102,000 current serial subscriptions. The University Libraries are located at University Park and 22 other locations throughout Pennsylvania, and they serve approximately 6,000 faculty and 44,000 students at University Park, and more than 92,000 students system-wide.
Penn State Berks is located in suburban Reading, PA. Student enrollment at the campus is a mix of approximately 2800 full and part-time students, with just over 800 of those students residing in on-campus residence halls. The campus offers small classes and excellent support systems that enable students to reach their fullest potential. The small campus environment allows for a comprehensive learning experience with the high standards of a major research university. Penn State Berks offers 17 baccalaureate degree programs, 6 associate degree programs, 22 academic minors, and the first two years of course work for more than 160 Penn State majors that can be completed at other Penn State campuses.
Compensation and Rank: Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.  In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually.  Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

To apply, please visit   To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses).   Please reference Box BKRL-LIBJ in your letter of application.  Review of applications will begin June 2, 2014 and continue until position is filled.  Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.   Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

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[LIBJOBS] Neuss (Düsseldorf), Germany - School Librarian, K-12 International School

School Librarian (K-12 International School), Germany

Job start 1st August 2014
Contract type:
Full Time
Contract term:

ISR International School on the Rhine (Germany) is looking for a full-time (40 hours/week):

Tasks include but are not restricted to

  • Management and planning of the school library
  • Develop and index databases and help train users to develop research skills
  • Compile lists of books, periodicals, articles, and audio-visual materials on particular subjects: analyse collections and recommend materials
  • Candidates are expected to have a Degree in Library Sciences
  • Previous experience in using Library programs as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office tools is required
  • Applicants with comprehensive experience as school librarians will be given preference

The position is to be filled as of 1st August 2014.

Interested candidates are asked to send a letter of application and CV by email.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

ISR International School on the Rhine
c/o: Ms. Grote-Beverborg

For more information about the school check:

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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

Technical Services / Cataloging and Metadata 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 the Technology and Technical Services Department, the successful candidate will manage technical services in collaboration with other professional staff to achieve the library’s mission and goals.   Areas of responsibility include:  day-to-day management of technical services staff and processes, database maintenance, cataloging, technical processing, as well as working with vendors such as OCLC and Backstage.  The position shares responsibility for acquisitions, serials, and document delivery.  Other responsibilities may include selection and providing reference services.


Required Qualifications

Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school with a minimum of two years of recent experience; experience supervising paraprofessionals in an academic library; direct experience with cataloging, both print and electronic resources;  substantial experience with AACR, LCSH, LC classification, MARC21, and library automated systems; knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues and trends in technical services and library technologies; excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication and planning skills.


Experience with metadata schemes such as RDA, Dublin Core, VRA Core, and EAD; knowledge of authority control systems, acquisitions, serials and digital resources cataloging.


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; please see our web site for details 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 Administration, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to over 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.


Monday, April 28, 2014

[LIBJOBS] USA-Denton, Texas-Archivist/Special Collections Librarian

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This is a professional position in the Special Collections Department in the Special Libraries Division at the University of North Texas Libraries. Responsibilities of the Assistant/Associate Librarian including development of electronic finding aids and website information, processing archival collections, arrangement and description of both traditional and electronic materials, contributions to exhibits and providing reference services for special collections. The Assistant/Associate Librarian will participate in ongoing collection development and outreach efforts in strategic collecting areas including Texan history, photography and visual resources, LGBT history, Latino/a history and African American history. This position will work to create awareness, provide access to and preserve the unique, valuable, and diverse non-circulating holdings of the University of North Texas Libraries. Work is performed under general supervision of the department head and principal archivist.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Accession, process, and manage collections in a variety of formats in accordance with departmental policy and accepted archival standards.

·         Create finding aids for collections, encode finding aids and improve description for existing finding aids.

·         Assist with the duties of the library liaison to the History, LGBT Studies and Latino studies department by updating Lib Guides, providing bibliographic instruction and other types of instruction related to special collections.

·         Contribute to digital collection development through the collection, preservation and description of electronic materials.

·         Participate in on-going digital projects through the creation of original metadata.

·         Assist in the preparation of grant proposals.

·         Contribute content for the website, library newsletter and press releases as needed.

·         Assist with the scheduling, training, direction and evaluation of student workers and volunteers.

·         Respond to all forms of communication, including walk-ins, regarding reference and research questions from administration, faculty, students, staff, independent scholars, and the general public.

·         Develop and maintain close interactive relationships with library staff, as well as university and community groups.

·         Provide specialized and general bibliographic instruction, as well as instruction to staff and researchers, on the nature and proper handling of special materials.

·         Participate in professional activities through publication and presentations in professional organizations.

·         Ensure the security of the department and its collections.

·         Perform related work as required.

Librarian rank will be determined by the Library Personnel Affairs Committee through review of the selected candidate's education, experience, scholarly and professional involvement, and service

Minimum Qualifications

·         Undergraduate degree in appropriate subject area.

·         Completion of #an advanced degree in library/information sciences (from an ALA accredited institution) or an advanced degree in History, Public History or related discipline.

·         A total of six months combined relevant library experience working in special collections. Student, volunteer, staff or professional experience may be included to meet this requirement.

·         Demonstrated knowledge (through either education or experience) of archival principals, appraisal theory, standards for arrangement and description, collection management and preservation.

·         Experience using standard technology in special collections environment.

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills.

·         Strong commitment to public service.

·         Willingness to acquire new skills in a rapidly changing environment.

·         Good office skills.

·         Ability to lift 40 pounds.

·         Ability to use machinery and equipment while standing.

Preferred Qualifications

·         Experience working in a university special collections environment.

·         Demonstrated achievements in professional research or service.

·         Supervisory experience.

·         Knowledge of preservation standards for film and video.

·         Membership in the Academy of Certified Archivists.

·         Experience using Archon or Archivists Toolkit.

·         Electronic catalog experience with ILL and OCLC systems.

·         Experience in grant writing, special collections exhibits preparation or donor relations.

·         Fluency in a second language.

For more information and to apply, visit: (#6000926)


Julie Judkins

Principal Archivist

University of North Texas Libraries




[LIBJOBS] Harrison, Arkansas - Processing Archivist

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[LIBJOBS] United States - Medford, MA - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR LIBRARY SERVICES - Information Services Department, The Fletcher School

Department Overview:

Since 1933, The Fletcher School has prepared the world's leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, business and non-governmental organizations with strategic cross-sector networks. Through our ongoing commitment and rigorous approach to advancing world knowledge through research and scholarship, we continue to inform and build bridges to meaningful global solutions. The primary community is composed of approximately 45 full-time faculty and 600 students enrolled in a range of Masters and Doctoral programs.

The Information Services Department at The Fletcher School encompasses library and technology services, and is an important and engaged partner in teaching, learning and research. Information Services manages both the Edwin Ginn Library and Fletcher's information technology environment (IT) with local staff and through collaboration with other school, campus and university departments. The Edwin Ginn Library of The Fletcher School is one of the largest specialized libraries in the field of international affairs. The library's collection of primary and secondary reference and research materials has been developed with attention to the content of The Fletcher School curriculum and the research interests of students and faculty. The library contains over 120,000 volumes, including 270 current periodicals and serials. The Tufts University Libraries share over 30,000 electronic publications and databases. Information Services staff thus support a full range of research and information needs for graduate students, faculty and staff of The Fletcher School. Fletcher's IT includes faculty, staff and student computing, AV/IT units in all classrooms, a 25-seat computer lab and public research computing in the School complex.

The department strives to maintain an environment where every aspect of scholarship is supported by a non-discrete spectrum of services. Information Services works to create a continuous information service where consultation, spaces and collections that are traditionally considered "library" or "classroom" or "information" or "software" or "hardware" are visible and yet the categories are invisible. In addition, the department provides the Fletcher community with information services that anticipate needs, seamlessly deliver resources on demand, and leverage Tufts' collective resources. Ginn Library and IT services also works to: 1) maximize user space within our crowded complex; 2) increase the visibility, alignment and quality of information services; and 3) reinforce the continuum of information services.

Position Overview:

The Associate Director for Library Services (ADLS) reports to the Director of Ginn Library and Information Services, and directly supervises 4 public services and collections staff. The ADLS works with the Director and the Associate Director for Information Technology (ADIT) to frame services and coordinate communication with a diverse community of faculty, staff and students; supervises, directs and sets priorities for library services with staff; and works in support of Information Services' mission and goals. Incumbent assesses community needs in the context of strategic planning. Coordinates and drives continual improvement in services and collections. The ADLS manages relationships with Tufts library staff and departments, and advocates for Fletcher needs with various service providers at Tufts. Leads information literacy efforts for the Fletcher community and collaborates with other Tufts divisions to develop, promote and provide information instruction. Collaboratively provide library reference and instruction services at Fletcher. Develop strategies and materials to support Information Services functions, in both print and electronic form, participate in collection development in all formats, and provide library outreach to the Fletcher community. The ADLS also identifies ways to use new technology to enhance research, teaching and learning through library resources within the Fletcher community.

The ADLS serves as a consultant to The Fletcher School community on library issues in support of all aspects of teaching and research. Works with Director and the ADIT to oversee budgets for Information Services collections and operations. Represents Fletcher on library-related committees and projects at the campus and University level. Maintains a strong awareness of current library and educational technologies and resources and their application to teaching and learning.


Basic Requirements:

• Master's in Library and Information Science, or equivalent
• Five (5) years in a professional librarian position, or equivalent
• Strong familiarity with user-facing library technology and interfaces.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail. Supervision of direct reports who are not student workers
• Must successfully complete all appropriate background checks


Preferred Qualifications:
Experience supervising staff in a professional setting. Significant professional experience in an academic library and/or business information setting, including specialized experience with electronic resources for international relations, business and law. Experience developing and delivering instructional materials and web content. Understanding of ongoing developments in information services and academic technology. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office; and web content management, design and usability.


Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Occasional early mornings, weekend and evening hours, including attendance at occasional library events.


Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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[LIBJOBS] Job Posting (USA-NC-Raleigh) - Records Management Analyst

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Friday, April 25, 2014


Library Operations Supervisor, Job #55079, University Libraries, University of Arizona, Tucson


Manage and supervise the extended hours and weekend operations work area, and support various service sites across campus which operates in a 24/7 working environment (closed 16 hrs/ wk). 


Supervise staff: manage performance, goal setting, monitor/coach for performance; coordinate work of student employees, including training/supervision; enforce Library policies; responsible for coordinating opening/closing and securing library locations. May be called to serve on functional and cross-functional project teams and as customers' needs change, the work and hours may change. 

Hours: Regular Fall and Spring Semester: Sun. 10:45am-7:45pm; Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs. 11am-8pm.  Please note: Adjusted schedule may be necessary in order to participate in team activities, coverage, work duty responsibilities and semester/summer breaks.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree AND five years progressively responsible library experience; OR nine years progressively responsible library, information center or related work experience. 


Opened:  4-25-14; Closes: Open Until Filled; First Review of Applications Begins:  5-05-14.

Salary: $41,668 annually, plus outstanding UA benefits.


To Apply:   Go to the UA CareerTrack application system at http://www.uacareertrack. com/ and search for Job #55079.  Completely fill out a classified staff application, be prepared to include the names and contact information for 3 direct supervisor references.  Attach resume and letter of interest that describes how your qualifications and experience fit this position.  For questions regarding The UA CareerTrack system contact: 520-621-3662; TDD 621-8299 (M-F 8-5). 


The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer - M/W/D/V.

[LIBJOBS] job opening - Artstor - Senior Marketing Manager - NYC, NY

Senior Marketing Manager

New York, NY


The role of the Senior Marketing Manager is to develop and implement strategic marketing plans to support the sale and promotion of the Artstor Digital Library and Shared Shelf, a digital collection management service.  A key goal of this position is to identify opportunities and deliver effective strategies. The Senior Marketing Manager will be adept in online and traditional marketing and highly skilled in visual communication.

Artstor ( is a nonprofit with a mission to use digital images and media to enhance scholarship and education. We bring together more than 1.8 million high-quality images for education and research and offer the tools to catalog, manage, and distribute digital media collections.


·         Drive campaign management for subscriber acquisition programs across multiple channels, including back-end analytics.

·         Design, implement, and facilitate email marketing programs designed to increase awareness and develop leads in the academic community.

·         Create effective, compelling positioning, messaging, and sales tools.

·         Execute marketing campaigns and analyze performance.

·         Develop and manage marketing budgets.

·         Working with senior leadership and translate business objectives and strategies to develop and communicate a consistent brand message.


·         Creative thinker, excellent listener and communicator.

·         Experience with Google analytics or similar analytics tools.

·         Bachelor’s Degree in marketing or a related field.

·         A minimum of 5 years of marketing experience in an online and/or education-oriented environment.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Detail oriented with the ability to manage projects from inception to execution.

·         Dynamic, entrepreneurial self-starter with a hands-on approach to the position.

·         Well organized with ability to handle multiple tasks, manage teams, and prioritize.


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



Thursday, April 24, 2014

[LIBJOBS] correction: Metadata Analyst, UC Berkeley

Metadata Analyst #17680

  • Job ID: 17680
  • Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Department: Library
  • Application Review Date: The First Review Date for this job is May 6, 2014

About Berkeley

he University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance-academic and artistic, political and cultural-make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Departmental Overview

In addition to maintaining the metadata within the Library's catalog OskiCat, Catalog & Metadata Services is responsible for the cataloging and physical treatment of all new monographs and serials in all formats and languages (except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) for the UC Berkeley Main and subject specialty libraries. The Department works closely with Library Applications & Publishing to load vendor records, on projects to improve catalog quality, and to identify and create non-MARC metadata for digital library projects.

The Library Applications & Publishing Group (LAP) provides technical support for Library, including developing, purchasing and/or supporting all types of hardware platforms and software applications. LAP has primary responsibility for supporting and building UC Berkeley Library's Integrated Library System (ILS), Digital Library, and web presence.


This is a split position, reporting 60% to the Metadata Management Unit within the Catalog & Metadata Services Department (C&MS) and 40% to Library Applications and Publishing (LAP) within the Library Systems Office (LSO).

Provides leadership in metadata analysis and management services for the Library. Coordinates and works closely with the Head of Library Applications & Publishing (LAP) and LAP staff to integrate and implement necessary technological aspects of work. Using a broad set of metadata analysis tools, processes, workflows, and methodologies, engages in metadata record analysis, specification writing, transformation, quality assurance, loading services, and data management. Resolves structural and content errors, omissions, and ambiguities that may result in problems that affect access and broad aspects of user comprehension.

Engages in post-ingest metadata cleanup services and projects as needed. Serves as a member of the BadCat Catalog Maintenance team to ensure the creation and management of quality metadata across Library information systems. Coordinates metadata identification and review with relevant Library stakeholders. Ensures high quality and timely metadata automation services. Liaises with Library staff within and beyond C&MS and LAP to identify and plan metadata service projects. This may include advising units on metadata issues and workflows, participating in workflow analysis and optimization, and identifying and advising project or unit leaders on best practices.

Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle, as well as managing resources, scope, and schedule
  • Ability to participate in multiple concurrent projects in a given timeframe, monitor project workflow, provide regular reports or updates as necessary, and meet project deadlines
  • Detailed understanding of MARC bibliographic standards, including specific fields and their function
  • Experience mapping data from one metadata standard to another, or unformatted data to a specific metadata standard, such as MARC
  • Experience with MARC editing tools, e.g., MarcEdit and basic familiarity with Linux
  • Demonstrated ability to use or proven ability to learn basic and advanced tools such as XSLT or scripting, to transform or remediate metadata
  • Knowledge of OCLC and integrated library systems, preferably Millennium
  • Experience documenting procedures
  • Ability to function effectively in an environment of competing priorities, balancing project work, urgent tasks, and ongoing maintenance
  • Highly developed analytic and communication skills (both oral and written) including the ability to communicate technical issues in a clear and concise manner with both technical and non-technical staff and the ability to engage stakeholders up and down the line and support front line staff
  • Must be: self-motivated, work independently or as part of a team, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills together with attention to detail for complex, possibly repetitive, detail-oriented work

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with external vendors
  • Experience with automation of manual tasks
  • Experience creating or updating authority records
  • Scripting experience
  • Experience writing technical specifications
  • Advanced knowledge of national cataloging standards and tools, especially: OCLC, Anglo American Cataloging Rules, RDA, and the MARC21 formats for both bibliographic and authority data

Salary & Benefits

Monthly: $3,850 - $5,725

Annual: $46,200 - $68,700

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Apply through

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please see:


Lisa Rowlison de Ortiz
Head, Catalog & Metadata Services
The Library
University of California Berkeley
250 Moffitt #6000
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
phone: (510) 643-2038
fax: (510) 642-4956

[LIBJOBS] USA - Univ. of Wisconsin-Whitewater - Reference & Instruction Librarian

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Andersen Library seeks an enthusiastic reference librarian to join our service-oriented team. The Library serves a vibrant campus community with 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students in beautiful southeastern Wisconsin, convenient to both Madison and Milwaukee. The librarian will serve as the Library’s liaison with the First Year Experience Office, the History Department, and other assigned academic departments.


Position: Reference & Instruction Librarian

Academic Staff Rank: Associate Academic Librarian (rank depending on qualifications), renewable annual full-time, 12-month appointment


Starting Date:    August 1, 2014 (negotiable)



1.     Provide in-person and virtual reference assistance to library users in all academic disciplines.

2.     Assist users in utilizing print and online information sources including government and legal resources.

3.     Provide library instruction and participate in assessment of student learning.

4.     Assist in general and reference collection development efforts, including print, audiovisual and online resources.

5.     Serve as liaison with the First Year Experience Office, History Department, and other assigned academic departments, participating in promoting library resources and services and coordinating the library instruction offered to “New Student Seminar” course sections.

6.     Develop instructional and marketing materials including library user guides, social media posts, and tutorials.

7.     Investigate, recommend, and employ current and emerging trends, best practices, and technologies related to reference services and information literacy instruction.

8.     Work evenings and weekends on a rotational basis.

9.     Serve on library, campus, community, and professional committees as appropriate.

10.  Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

·       ALA-accredited MLS.

·       Professional reference experience in an academic library.

·       Experience delivering effective library instruction and commitment to information literacy and assessment of student learning.

·       Expertise in using print and online information resources relevant to a variety of academic disciplines, including history.

·       Demonstrated ability using computer applications, such as Microsoft Office and screencasting, desktop publishing, survey, or web authoring software.

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills.

·       Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member with diverse faculty, staff, and students in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment.

·       Understanding of current technology and its applications to libraries, and an interest in ongoing discovery and evaluation of new and emerging technology.


Preferred Qualifications:

·       Experience promoting library services and resources to first-year college or university students.

·       Experience employing software and technology common in academic libraries, e.g., LibGuides, chat reference, Primo or other discovery tool, Zotero or other bibliographic management software, screencasting, tablets, ereaders, scanners, video editing, mobile apps.

·       Undergraduate or graduate degree in history.


Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


For a description of the University and Library please visit our web site at


Applications must include letter of application; resume; and names, addresses, email and telephone numbers of at least 3 professional references. Mail to Reference Search and Screen Committee, c/o Anne Kimball, Andersen Library, UW-Whitewater, P. O. Box 900, Whitewater, WI 53190-0900, or email to Complete applications received by May 27, 2014 are ensured consideration. Position open until filled.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an AA/EEO employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. A criminal background check is a contingency to employment and will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.


[LIBJOBS] Palau - Koror - Director of Library Services

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Engineering & Informatics Librarian, UI Libraries, Iowa City, IA, USA




Position Vacancy




Position Description: The Lichtenberger Engineering Library at the University of Iowa is looking for a creative professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, and thrives in an innovative work environment. Candidates should have a strong background and interest in engineering in order to develop and implement highly effective services in support of Iowa’s engineering students, faculty and staff. The librarian will work with the University Library system, the College of Engineering, and the newly formed Informatics Initiative to provide data management and data management planning services to the Iowa community.


Reporting to the Head, Lichtenberger Engineering Library, this position supports the endeavors of the Lichtenberger Engineering Library to relevant academic departments. Specific responsibilities include:

·         Develops and leads innovative information services for the engineering research, learning and extension communities.

·         Acquires and maintains expertise in information trends in engineering disciplines.

·         Participates in Library and campus research support service initiatives including those related to research profiles, research data management, curation, and preservation.

·         Develops and supports services for documenting and distributing research data.

·         Develops and maintains expertise in data issues for libraries.

·         Provides quality reference, consulting, and liaison services, and teaches classes and workshops as assigned.

·         Leads and/or participates in other innovative projects in information delivery.

·         Cultivates relationships with faculty and researchers to identify opportunities for library partnerships;

·         Provides consultation services for liaison departments;

·         Serves on library committees and contributes to and learns from the profession through such avenues as local, state and national professional organizations and publications.


Required Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library science program;

·         Subject background (degree or work experience) in engineering, science, and/or related fields.

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills;

·         General knowledge of information literacy and instruction principles;

·         General knowledge of traditional and electronic information sources;

·         Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a team environment;

·         Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community;

·         Demonstrated interest in professional development and contribution.


Desired Qualifications:

·         Experience providing reference, research and instructional services in an academic engineering library;

·         Demonstrated skill in using electronic and print information resources in engineering and computer science;

·         Experience with and/or knowledge of e-science/data management issues and solutions;

·         Demonstrated understanding of research data life cycles;

·         Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and priorities;

·         Ability to work with and think creatively about emerging as well as established technologies;

·         Ability to work in an embedded environment outside the library;

·         General understanding of the mission and functions of a research library and the information needs of academic users;

·         Familiarity with methods and techniques for user education and collection development.


Universal Competencies:

·         Positive Impact/Achieving Results: Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.

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

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


The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa Libraries system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and a number of branch libraries. The Libraries has more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of the University’s locally-created open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring close to a million digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our institutional repository. Our Special Collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the 15th century to newly created artists’ books.


Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), ARL, OCLC, CRL, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts.


The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2,800 and a permanent staff of 16,000 serving 31,000 students, almost 40% of whom are from out of state and close to 10,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 11% of the University’s faculty and staff and 14% of its student body are members of minority groups, and 12% of the students are from foreign countries.


The University of Iowa is home to the Writers’ Workshop, the oldest graduate creative writing program in the country, and the blueprint for many of the creative writing programs that now thrive on campuses worldwide. It is also home to the International Writing Program where, since 1967, over a thousand writers from more than 120 countries have participated. The University has recently instituted a program in creative writing in Spanish. In 2008, UNESCO designated Iowa City as a world City of Literature.


Iowa City is a community of some 68,000 people (more than 150,000 live in the surrounding area) with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages. It is consistently cited in the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport is only 30 minutes away. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 33% of the students are minority, with 17% identifying as African-American, 9% as Latino/Hispanic, 7% as Asian-American, and .4% as Native American during the 2012/13 school year.


Salary and appointment: Appointment will be made at the level of Librarian, and a salary in the range of $43,000 - $46,000. 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.


Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 23, 2014.


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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