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Friday, August 29, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State University, Altoona, Pennsylvania USA

Reference and Instruction Librarian
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries, Altoona Campus

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applicants for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Robert E. Eiche Library, Penn State Altoona.  The campus library seeks a proactive and creative librarian to provide general and specialized reference services.  Duties of this tenure track position include the provision of reference services (both in person and in a virtual setting); bibliographic instruction; 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); at least 2 years post-MLS experience with reference and bibliographic instruction in an academic setting; demonstrated knowledge of academic and library applications of Web 2.0 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. Please visit to learn more about the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.

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.

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 across 22 campuses throughout Pennsylvania, and serve approximately 6,000 faculty and 44,000 students at University Park, and more than 92,000 students system-wide.  

Penn State Altoona is located in Altoona, Pennsylvania, one hour from the University Park campus. The region is the largest retail area between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh and offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, as well as modest living costs and affordable housing. The 90,000 volume campus library has recently been renovated and serves as a gateway to the resources of the Penn State University Libraries system.  The college offers 20 baccalaureate degree programs and 8 associate degree programs. Penn State Altoona also offers the first two years of study leading to more than 160 baccalaureate majors offered throughout the Penn State system. There are approximately 4,000 students. More details about the Robert E. Eiche Library at Penn State Altoona can be found at  Information about the college and surrounding area can be located at

To apply, please visit   To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses).   Please reference Box AARL-LIBJ in your letter of application.  Review of applications will begin October 1, 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.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:  For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

[LIBJOBS] EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - The University of Arizona, University Libraries, Tucson, AZ, Library Information Associate, Senior

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[LIBJOBS] USA-DC- Public Policy & Social Sciences Librarian

Georgetown University Library seeks an experienced and engaged librarian to provide information services for public policy and other social science disciplines.  A member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Washington Research Libraries Consortium, Georgetown University Library embodies the University's mission as a "student-centered research university."

The Public Policy and Social Sciences Librarian supports the teaching and research endeavors of the University community by providing research, reference, and instructional services; coordinating the organization and content of web pages; and developing & managing—in all relevant formats—the Library's collection for public policy, government information, and other social science disciplines as assigned; and serves as the Library's lead staff member for GIS services and geospatial information.  This position reports to the Head of the Department of Collections, Research and Instruction along with 13.38 FTE librarians.

Requirements include:

Master's Degree in Library Science or similarly appropriate/equivalent advanced degree or documented substantive experience is required.  A second graduate degree in a policy-oriented or other social science field (such as Economics) is very strongly preferred but equivalent years of work and/or other equivalent expertise in these fields will be considered.

Minimum of two to three years experience providing reference and research services, preferably in an academic or research library environment. Some familiarity with government information sources. Demonstrated experience in research methodologies, instruction and public services.  Proficiency in or willingness to be trained in GIS. Demonstrated expertise in use of web-authoring applications. Knowledge of current instructional and multimedia technologies.  Familiarity with the language of policy analysis and the social sciences. 

The successful candidate must demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and excellence in oral and written communications, as well as the ability to interact collegially and effectively with all levels of patrons and staff.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Librarian II, Reference Librarian, Nevada State Library & Archives, Carson City, NV

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[LIBJOBS] Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - User Experience Architect

Monday, August 25, 2014

[LIBJOBS] USA - CA - UC Berkeley - Head of Acquisitions (revised and extended)

The UC Berkeley Library has extended its search for a Head of Acquisitions. Deadline for the next review of applications is September 29, 2014

The full description is below and at
UC Berkeley librarians have transitioned to a new salary scale since this job was originally posted so please note the new salary range. 

Submit applications online at  

Head of Acquisitions
Hiring Range: Associate Librarian - Librarian
$69,331-$90,636 per annum, based upon qualifications
This is a full time appointment available starting November 2014.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a dynamic, user-focused, creative librarian with demonstrated management and acquisitions experience to orchestrate the acquisition and delivery of a robust digital and print collection to the Library's research, teaching, and student community.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation's premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries - including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.


Reporting to the Associate University Librarian (AUL) & Director for Collections, the Head of Acquisitions (Head) provides leadership for all acquisitions activities with a view to ensuring timely access to materials. The Acquisitions Department consists of five units: Ordering & Receiving, Electronic Resources, Periodicals Receiving, Gifts & De-acquisitions, and Exchange. There are 13-15 FTE career staff and about 12 students in the department. The unit leaders report directly to the Head and supervise the staff and students in their functional areas.

The Head of Acquisitions works collaboratively with library colleagues to holistically assess the collection to identify its strengths and weaknesses, evaluate approval and other purchase and exchange plans, analyze operating procedures and make recommendations to improve efficiency, and identify and develop expenditure and usage data to support choices and approaches for local and UC-wide collection development. S/he will develop training workshops on acquisitions processes for subject selectors and other staff, and provide oversight for the gathering and maintenance of various statistics.

Working with the AUL & Director for Collections and others, the Head will take the lead in creating and managing the collections budget. This process includes: budget analysis and projections; annual allocations to individual funds and for collaborative purchases; communication with selectors to ensure on-track spending; reconciliation of expenditures; executing fiscal close; and reconciling collections expenditures with the campus financial system.

The UC Berkeley Library participates in consortial agreements with libraries of the University of California system and a significant portion of digital acquisitions are purchased through the California Digital Library. Other collaborative collection agreements are in effect with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Stanford University. The Head of Acquisitions ensures that departmental activities support these and any future collaborations.

The Head is a contributing member on the fund coordinators group that provides oversight of various collections funds, as well as on the Collection Services Council that develops collection policies and strategies for the benefit of the library overall. S/he will also join relevant local and UC-wide groups. The Head of Acquisitions will collaborate with the Head of Catalog & Metadata Services to ensure a seamless workflow as materials move through the entire range of technical processes.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Advancement in the librarian series is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.


Minimum Basic Qualification:
  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
Additional Required Qualifications:
  • Two years experience managing serial, monograph, and electronic resource acquisitions across all formats
  • Two years managerial and supervisory experience
  • Two years experience with budget planning and expenditure analysis
  • Excellent analytical, communication, organizational, problem solving, and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with selectors, vendors, and content providers
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of the national and international publisher and vendor marketplace for scholarly research materials
  • Excellent understanding of acquisitions technology, including integrated library systems, vendor databases, and open url resolvers in local and consortial environments
  • Demonstrated commitment to work in a collaborative environment and the ability to work effectively with diverse staff, to work independently and as a team member
  • Capacity to thrive in an environment of change and respond effectively to shifting needs and priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver training workshops to staff and librarians
  • Knowledge of trends and issues with e-resources including familiarity with copyright, fair use, and other intellectual property issues
  • Experience in consortial purchasing
  • Experience with current and emerging information systems in the acquisition domain (e.g. electronic resources management systems, ingesting vendor records, etc.)
  • In conformance with University of California policy, continuing employment will be contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.
The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

As a management position, this librarian position is not represented by a bargaining unit and is covered by the UC Academic Personnel Manual (APM).

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, two days per month vacation leave, one day per month sick leave, and all other benefits granted non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by September 29, 2014. All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration; this recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position.

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: Submit applications online at

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-3778


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] Job Posting - Metadata Management / Cataloging Librarian: University of California, Santa Barbara Library

*Apologies for cross-posting*

Location: University of California, Santa Barbara
Position: Metadata Management / Cataloging Librarian
Status: Full Time

Metadata Management / Cataloging Librarian

The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of ten campuses of the University of California system, is seeking a Metadata Management / Cataloging Librarian to provide leadership in planning and managing library metadata quality assurance and authority control activities in the Library. This position will work to ensure the metadata quality and data integrity in the Library catalog and Alexandria Digital Research Library (ADRL), and actively participate in conventional cataloging and the Library's NACO activities.



Reporting to Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services (CMS), the Metadata Management / Cataloging Librarian is responsible for initiating and directing authority control, metadata quality control, and bibliographic database problem resolution to ensure metadata and authority records meet local and national standards. The incumbent works closely with other library staff to establish and document relevant policies, procedures, and efficient workflows to support the discovery of and access to the Library's bibliographic and digital content in the Library Catalog and Alexandria Digital Research Library through metadata quality assurance, enrichment, and maintenance according to local and national cataloging and metadata standards. In addition, actively participates in creating or modifying NACO authority records and other name identifier records. As a part of the catalogers' learning community in the Library, the incumbent provides training to staff in database maintenance and data quality control. Participates in original cataloging of print/digital materials in a variety of formats, and provides descriptive metadata for digital collections as needed. The incumbent will also coordinate quality control projects for non-MARC metadata from digital collections and supervise staff, as needed.




·         Master's degree from an ALA accredited program or foreign equivalent.

·         Minimum two years of professional cataloging experience.  Professional understanding and knowledge of cataloging procedures and principles, including but not limited to: RDA, AACR2, LC/PCC PS, LCRIs, LC classification, LCSH, MARC21 bibliographic and authority formats.

·         Professional understanding and knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemas, standards, best practices, and their applications, such as Dublin Core, EAD, VRA Core, MODS, METS, MADS, etc.

·         Familiarity with name authority/identifier schemas, such as NACO, ORCID, ISNI, etc.

·         Working knowledge and experience with data processing and transformations of XML records using XSLT or other technologies.

·         Demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately in a service and production-oriented environment, and to adapt to a fast paced rapidly changing environment.

·         Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituents.

·         Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

·         Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages.

Highly Desirable:

·         Experience managing authority control processes and/or vendor services.

·         Familiarity with batch loading, editing, crosswalking of metadata records using tools, such as MarcEdit, Oxygen XML Editor.

·         Familiarity with ALEPH ILS.

·         Experience and ability to provide cataloging-related training to staff members.

·         Experience working directly with software programmers on development projects.



Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Librarians at the University of California, Santa Barbara are professional academic appointees who accrue vacation at the rate of two days per month and sick leave at the rate of one day per month.  The University has an excellent retirement system which is coordinated with Social Security.  A selection of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans are offered by the University.

The incumbent will be a member of the LX Collective Bargaining Unit represented by the American Federation of Teachers.



·         Consideration of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled; applications must be completed by Wednesday, September 24. 

·         Applications will be accepted online through UC Recruit:

·         Help for UC Recruit is available at

·         For additional assistance, contact Ryan George with Library Human Resources at (805) 893-3841 or

·         Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through work, research, and service.  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, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.


S. Michael Kim

Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services

UCSB Library

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106




Sunday, August 24, 2014

[LIBJOBS] JOB POSTINGS: Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Library, Charleston

The Medical University of South Carolina is currently advertising for a part-time and full-time Research and Education Informationist/Librarian.

Research and Education Informationist/Librarian
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston SC
The MUSC Library seeks an experienced, energetic and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Research and Education Informationist/Librarian. The Research and Education Informationist/Librarian will provide research and knowledge management services to clinical and research faculty and health professions students. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Program Development & Resource Integration and works in a flexible, team-oriented, highly collaborative environment. A broad scope of work and activities within this new position, including expert search services, teaching/education, research consultation, community engagement to MUSC students, faculty, staff, and researchers in the health sciences. ALA-accredited Masters degree in Library Science or equivalent degree. Bachelor's or advanced degree in a scientific discipline, experience working in an academic health sciences library, and experience providing services through a liaison services model are !
 preferred.  Review of applications will begin September 30, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled. Preferred qualifications, application procedures, and other information are available in the complete position description at<>
The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Ms. Shannon D. Jones, MLS, M.Ed, AHIP
Assistant Director for Program Development and Resource Integration
Medical University of South Carolina Library
171 Ashley Avenue, Suite 300, MSC 403
Charleston, South Carolina 29425-4030

So Many Books, So Little Time

[LIBJOBS] Reference Librarian - Part-Time - Media, PA USA

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Friday, August 22, 2014

[LIBJOBS] USA- Selinsgrove PA - 2 Research Librarians

Susquehanna University is seeking two talented Research Librarians to add to our growing team in the beautifully renovated Blough-Weis Library.

Research Librarian: Instructional and Digital Scholarship

The Instruction and Digital Scholarship Librarian will identify and develop new digital tools and information resources that advance scholarly inquiry, while supporting innovative library instruction services. For a full job description and to apply for the position, see:

Research Librarian: Outreach and Collection Development

The Outreach and Collection Development Librarian creates approaches for marketing and branding of the library and specifies targeted outreach for new and existing programs. Provides the leadership and planning necessary to develop, maintain, and promote the use of a strong collection of resources in all formats to support the academic curriculum. For a full job description and to apply for the position, see:

Minimum requirements for both positions include a Master of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited graduate school or the equivalent. Librarians at Susquehanna are non-tenured faculty with opportunities for professional development. University employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package.

To receive full consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume and a list of three professional references as part of the online application process. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a selective, residential liberal arts college that provides a traditional background in the liberal arts, as well as professional experiences—a winning combination that prepares students for an increasingly fast-moving and interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and experiential learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. In 2013, the university received the Andrew Heiskell Award for Internationalizing the Campus from the Institute of International Education, in recognition of its Global Opportunities program and related initiatives. About 2,200 students come to Susquehanna from 35 states and 21 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the picturesque town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. Susquehanna University lies in the heart of the Susquehanna River Valley, which attracts more than 1.8 million visitors each year. For more information, visit Susquehanna University is committed to fostering a diverse and welcoming community. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna is an EO/AA employer.  




Thursday, August 21, 2014

[LIBJOBS] USA - Olympia - Archivist




Position:              Archivist / Clerical Manager


Salary:                  $45,020 - $54,471 (DOQ)


Location:             Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC)

Olympia, Washington


Closing Date:     September 8, 2014


Position Description: Manage and maintain the safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents.  Develop and maintain a classification system to facilitate access to archival materials. Direct activities of the clerical section of Administrative Services.


Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Archival Studies, Library or Information Science (ALA accredited) or related field. Minimum of three years of archival/library experience including computer operation, working experience in implementation of U.S. v. Washington, and working with the public. Experience in organizing large amounts of materials in a logical and accessible order. Have created online finding aids, ready reference materials, policies and procedures, digital libraries, digitized materials, exhibits, web content and/or electronic records. Experience processing archival/library/museum collections (accessioning, arranging, describing, inventorying). Knowledge of information technologies appropriate to archives and familiarity with database management, records management, word processing, spreadsheet software, and web-based applications and technologies used in an archives environment. Experience processing images, audiovisual materials, handling digital media and born-digital files in archival collections is preferred. Experience managing multiple projects, people, and deadlines. Organized self-starter and creative problem-solver with ability to work collaboratively in team environment. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.


Application: Send resume and cover letter stating interest by September 8, 2014 to: Michael Grayum, Executive Director, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, 6730 Martin Way East, Olympia, WA  98516-5540;


The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission operates under Public Law 93-638 contract; Indian Preference is an employment policy. Must be eligible to work in the U.S.


[LIBJOBS] E-Resources Librarian Opening at the NIST Research Library



NIST has an opening for an e-resources Librarian position.

If you are interested please apply through before Sept 11, 2014.

Job Announcement Number: ADMR-2014-0024


$63,091.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year


Thursday, August 21, 2014 to Thursday, September 11, 2014




Permanent; - Full-time

DUTIES:  Oversee all aspects of the life cycle of digital/e-resources, including the acquisition, licensing, cataloging, access, and discovery. Examine workflows to improve practices and create written documentation/workflow maps; maintain accurate, up-to-date data (e.g., holdings information, descriptive metadata) in ISOs resource management system, ILS, link resolver, proxy server, digital asset management, and other systems. Harvest and analyze usage data to support collection development and guide future digital initiatives. Partner with ILS Systems Administrator and Digital Services Librarian to troubleshoot technical issues, implement new service delivery tools, and implement best practices for managing digital resources/objects. Contribute to the planning for the next-generation discovery services framework. Respond to inquiries from customers about access issues, best practices for digital content management, and journal information. Explore new resources and emerging technologies and implement new tools and services as appropriate.

This position also has a specialized experience requirement:  Specialized experience is defined as experience implementing & maintaining an Electronic Resources Management System and acquiring e-resources for a Library.









Rosa Liu

Group Leader, Research Library Group 


100 Bureau Drive Stop 2500

Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2500

Phone (301)975-2787


[LIBJOBS] U.S. Fayetteville, Arkansas-- User Experience Librarian

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


User Experience Librarian


The University of Arkansas Libraries seek experienced public service-oriented candidates for the position of User Experience Librarian.  Through the use of innovative approaches and emerging technologies, the User Experience Librarian will design new and expanded programs in a collaborative environment to provide quality user-centered services and programs that meet the needs of the University community.  Reporting to the Director for Academic and Research Services, this position will provide leadership and oversight for User Experience services which will include the primary functions of reference desk and virtual reference services, print and electronic reserves, current periodicals and microforms, and circulation services.


Major responsibilities include: collaborating with library departments and campus units; formulating policies and procedures; planning, implementing and evaluating service programs; chairing the library committee responsible for assessing user services activities and reporting on department activities; and supervising 17 FTE.


Responsibilities of this position include research and creative work and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas.  The successful candidate must have demonstrated a record of achievement sufficient for appointment at the rank of Associate Librarian / Associate Professor and should possess an exemplary service orientation, the ability to work effectively in a diverse and changing environment, and a willingness to engage in faculty liaison activities.


Qualifications.  Required:  A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program; five years of library experience; demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience; excellent communication skills; and demonstrated experience or knowledge of the following: delivery of user services, issues related to service of microforms, issues related to copyright and academic dishonesty, and analysis and assessment.  Preferred: Experience managing the circulation module of an automated library system, learning management systems, or other technology related to access and reference services; demonstrated knowledge of trends in access and reference services; experience in strategic planning; and experience working in access services or reference services.


Rank and Salary:  Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Librarian / Associate Professor.  Salary: $65,000.  


Benefits:  Relocation allowance available.  Benefits include TIAA/CREF, Fidelity Mutual Fund, or the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance. 


Background:  The University of Arkansas places students first by enhancing academic programs, creating an engaging campus life, reducing obstacles, enhancing diversity, improving graduation rates, and marshaling the expertise of the faculty, staff, and students.  The University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high levels of research activity (RU/VH).  The University provides a superior campus landscape and environment while designing and building world class facilities.  The funding for research awards and research expenditures continues to grow and so do the academic programs offered.  The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission.  For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page (  The University of Arkansas campus ( in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a student enrollment of more than 25,000, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System.  With a population of approximately 460,000, the northwest Arkansas region is home to two Fortune 100 company headquarters.  This thriving region offers numerous cultural venues, such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Walton Arts Center, and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. (


Application deadline and contact information.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Completed applications received by September 4, 2014, will receive full consideration.  Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.  Send letter of application, résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references to to the attention of Jeff Banks, Assistant Director for Library Human Resources and Diversity Programs, University of Arkansas Libraries, 365 N. McIlroy Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002.


The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.



Tim Zou

Performing Arts and Media Librarian

University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Ave.

Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Monograph & Cartographic Resources Cataloging Librarian, UI Libraries, Iowa City, IA




Position Vacancy Announcement



Librarian (I) or Specialist Librarian (II)


Position Description: Reporting to the Head of Cataloging-Metadata, the Monograph & Cartographic Resources Cataloging Librarian will be responsible for original and complex copy cataloging of monographs and cartographic resources in a variety of languages and formats. The Monograph & Cartographic Resources Cataloging Librarian creates bibliographic and NACO-level name authority descriptions in a mixed RDA/AACR2 environment using the MARC standard and is expected to work with other metadata standards and schemas (BIBFRAME, EAD, Dublin Core) as the need arises. The Monograph & Cartographic Resources Cataloging Librarian performs subject analysis and classification using LCSH and Library of Congress Classification and is expected to work with other thesauri and organizational systems when the need arises. Other duties include:


·         Serves as the Cataloging-Metadata Department’s liaison to the Libraries’ Map Collection

·         Serves as a resource person for library staff on rules and best practices for the bibliographic description of monographic and cartographic resources

·         Participates in the problem-solving and policy-making activities of the Cataloging-Metadata Department

·         Works with departmental colleagues to develop local cataloging policies and procedures

·         Shares with library colleagues relevant information gained from professional activities and uses that knowledge to improve operations

·         Monitors cataloging trends and maintains awareness of emerging issues in bibliographic control

·         Participates in library committees, task groups, and special projects

·         Contributes to the overall goals of the department as appropriate


Required Qualifications:

·         ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science

·         Willingness to embrace the complexities of cartographic resource description and become a proficient practitioner

·         Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages

·         Familiarity with the RDA and AACR2 content standards

·         Proficiency with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications. Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint or other productivity software.

·         Ability to work independently and in a group; and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. 

·         Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing cataloging environment


Desired Qualifications:

·         Experience with the use of the RDA/AACR2 standards to catalog cartographic resources

·         Experience in the use of OCLC, MarcEdit and an integrated library system

·         Demonstrated knowledge of current issues in academic cataloging and metadata operations

·         Familiarity with current and emerging cataloging and metadata standards and practices




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: Start date is negotiable. Appointment will be made at the Librarian (I) or Specialist Librarian (II) level, depending on qualifications and experience of successful candidate. Salary ranges: Librarian $43,000 - $46,000; Specialist $47,000 - $60,000. 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 September 14, 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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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Washington DC entry-level contract public services librarian or library tech

Public Service Librarian

 Research Library & Archives, Export-Import Bank of the United States




·       Responsible for day-to-day operations of the reference desk & physical library space.

·       Provide reference and research assistance, including document delivery, due diligence searches, and running news and research alerts.

·       Provide assistance on digitization projects using the OCLC CONTENTdm Digital Asset Management System.

·       Handle library technical services including copy cataloging, circulation and book and other material processing.

·       Oversee and handle Interlibrary Loan functions.

·       Assist in creating and maintaining an archival copy of the Bank-wide daily news clips.

·       Assist Project Liaison Librarian with compilation of Country Briefing Books, library training events and other projects as necessary.

·       Perform reference tasks to assist senior research librarians as necessary.

·       Assist with maintaining Library data systems and machines, including the Bloomberg Professional Terminal, photocopiers and scanner.

·       Assist with organizing and operating major annual fundraising event.


Experience and Qualifications


·       Desired: recent graduate with new Master’s in Library Science (MLS), student working on an MLS degree, or some library or research experience.

·       Experience working with various functions of an Integrated Library System including Interlibrary Loan (ILL), circulation, and cataloging modules.

·       Experience in prioritizing projects, meeting deadlines and contributing effectively within a small group environment.

·       Team oriented with excellent interpersonal communications skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within the library and with library clientele.

·       Ability to work in a fast-paced, information intense environment where attention to detail is critical to the successful completion of the Bank’s mission.

·       Self-starter who follows detailed instructions well and is able to work independently.


Interested parties should contact Ashley Hunter