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Friday, October 31, 2014

[LIBJOBS] U.S.- Orange, Masssachusetts- Children's Librarian


Wheeler Memorial Library is seeking a friendly and dynamic Librarian to join our team as the full-time head of our Children's Department. Candidates should have a demonstrated capability of conducting original, vibrant programming for children that encourages reading, viewing and listening skills and promotes the use of library facilities and materials.

This position's duties include providing reader's advisory, reference, and circulation service; building relationships with schools, home schoolers and other community partners; and using new media and social networking tools to promote reading, learning, and libraries. Responsible for the development, cataloging, and maintenance of the children's department collections.

This position will supervise subordinate staff and volunteers as directed by the Library Director.


Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited institution and 2-3 years related experience in children's services or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a clear commitment to public service are required for this position. Must be dedicated to creating an inviting and welcoming environment for children and their caregivers. Working knowledge of modern library practices and procedures, including computer applications and the use of electronic library information resources. Thorough knowledge of children's literature and current trends in library service to children. Experience in collection development and maintenance.

Ability to plan, create and implement a successful Summer Reading Program as well as other programs throughout the year. Candidate should have a strong commitment to programming, visiting classrooms, and the future of children's library service. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, library staff, volunteers, and community agencies. Ability to handle problem patrons and emergencies effectively.

Schedule will vary, and will include some weekends and evenings. Requires the ability to lift books and other materials and move heavy book carts, some bending and stooping required.

Salary: $38,060-$45,476 annually

Closing Date: November 22, 2014

Please send your resume and references to:

Walt Owens, Director

Wheeler Memorial Library

49 East Main Street Orange, MA 01364

Thursday, October 30, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Electronic Resources Librarian, UC Berkeley, California USA

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Electronic Resources Librarian

Associate Librarian 
$59,089 - $73,126, per annum, based upon qualifications 
This is a full time appointment. The expected start date is January 1, 2015.

The University of California, Berkeley invites applicants for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL). Reporting to the Head of the Acquisitions Department, the successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of and experience with licensing and supporting access to electronic resources. The ERL will manage key e-resource information systems and will be responsible for the production and dissemination of statistics related to resource (both print and electronic) acquisition, licensing and usage.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at the nation's premier public university. 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. The Doe/Moffitt Libraries bring special focus to the humanities, social sciences, international and area studies, and undergraduate services and the intersections between them. Discover more about the Library via our Web site: 


The incumbent will take the lead role in managing publisher/vendor license negotiations, assessment, and support of ongoing access to electronic information resources. S/he will work closely with the Head of Acquisitions, the AUL & Director for Collections, the Electronic Resources Unit, and subject librarians to shape and improve access to electronic resources for Library users. The ERL will report to the Head of the Acquisitions Department. 

  • Review and negotiate license agreements with publishers/vendors to reach favorable pricing and licensing terms and arrange trials of e-resources
  • Assist the AUL & Director of Collections with acquisition of content licensed through the California Digital Library (CDL)
  • Review CDL offers and local proposals, and coordinate them with subject librarians and acquisitions staff
  • Establish and manage excellent publisher/vendor relationships
  • Coordinate trial, acquisition and renewal activities with publishers/vendors and staff
  • Work with vendors and users to remedy violations or breaches of contract
  • Work closely with subject librarians and acquisitions staff to support e-collection development
  • Work closely with the fund manager to monitor appropriations and expenditures for central digital funds
  • Coordinate user education and outreach on appropriate conditions of use for licensed content
  • Collect and analyze usage data from local, UC-wide, and vendor/publisher sources and create reports to support purchase and renewal decisions
  • Participate in UC Berkeley's Collection Budget Group and Digital Advisory Group and UC-wide groups as appropriate
  • Work closely with the staff of the Acquisitions Electronic Resources Unit to ensure a smooth workflow for the acquisitions of e-resources

Minimum qualifications

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution by date of application. 

Required additional qualifications:

  • Two years or more experience negotiating license agreements for e-resources for an academic library 
  • Two years or more experience working with academic vendors and publishers 
  • Familiarity with copyright, fair use, and other intellectual property issues as these pertain to e-resources
  • Knowledge of trends and issues with e-resources and a commitment to keeping current with changes
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills 
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member

Preferred additional qualifications:

  • Experience licensing data sets, including restricted use data
  • Understanding of data gathering and analysis techniques to support descriptive and inferential statistical analysis
  • Broad understanding of technical services operations in an academic library
  • Familiarity with technologies used in acquisitions, assessment and e-resource settings

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

The UC Berkeley Library is committed to supporting and encouraging a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit. 

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement program 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 November 20, 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. References will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration.

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:

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

[LIBJOBS] FW: USA, Long Beach CA, Psychology and Social Work Librarian (CSULB)

Senior Assistant Librarian of Psychology and Social Work (12-Month) CSU Long Beach

Minimum Qualifications

·         Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (or equivalent) from an American Library Association-accredited program

·         Degree at the time of application, or official notification of completion of the master’s degree by June 1, 2015.

·         Working experience as an academic librarian or library internship in an academic institution.

·         Demonstrated effectiveness at teaching information literacy skills and concepts in an academic setting.

·         Demonstrated potential to fulfill the research, scholarly and creative activities with expectations of a tenure-track position in the Library.

·         Demonstrated ability to evaluate, select, and review information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs.

·         Demonstrated knowledge of emerging technologies and innovation, and ability to apply these concepts to library applications.

·         Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with university faculty, staff, and students.

·         Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

·         A degree in one (or more) of the following disciplines: Social Work, Psychology, Human Development, or Gerontology.

·         Authorship or co-authorship of scholarly publications.

·         Experience as a librarian in a related social science or human services discipline.

·         Demonstrated excellence of both interpersonal and group communications.

·         A record of active involvement in library professional organizations.



·         Provide in-person and online reference services at a service-oriented and all-purpose reference desk approximately 6 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends.

·         Provide library instruction and consultation services to the students and faculty to the Departments of Psychology, Human Development, School of Social Work, and Family and Consumer Sciences (Gerontology).

·         Serve as the Library’s subject specialist for the specified departments, which includes evaluating, selecting, and reviewing information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs.

·         Work closely with subject librarians and other members of the University community as appropriate.

·         Engage in library and university governance and scholarship including research, scholarly and creative activities required for tenure and promotion.


CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB 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 a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 


Required Documentation

·         A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page)

·         Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications

·         CV (including current email address)

·         Three current letters of recommendation

·         Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree

·         Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, and an official transcript.


Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:


Psychology and Social Work Librarian Search Committee

California State University, Long Beach

University Library

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-1901  or (562) 985-4047

Application Deadline

·         Review of applications to begin December 1, 2014

·         Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





Wednesday, October 29, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Job Posting: Director of Communication Strategy, Raleigh, NC, USA

Job Posting: Director of Communication Strategy

Raleigh, NC, USA

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the Director of Communication Strategy. The Director shapes the Libraries' ongoing communications and public relations strategy, connecting the NCSU Libraries with key target audiences including students, faculty, the university community, the public, and supporters. The Director leads the Libraries' communications and external relations team of two staff members—a publications director and a graphic designer—plus student assistants, and works collaboratively with colleagues throughout the library and with University Communications to further position the NCSU Libraries as a leader in library and educational innovation.

The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank).

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. See vacancy announcement with application instructions at

AA/OEO. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. For ADA accommodations, please call (919) 515-3148.

Nellie Maurer
Recruiting Specialist
NCSU Libraries
Office: 919-513-3394
Fax: 919-513-2972

[LIBJOBS] Suva, Fiji: Request for Proposal (RFP) no: 14/76: Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Consultant

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[LIBJOBS] Job Posting: NC LIVE Systems Librarian, Raleigh, NC, USA

Job Posting: NC LIVE Systems Librarian
Raleigh, NC, USA

NC LIVE is seeking candidates with a passion for helping people find, use, and create information.  We need your enthusiasm, ideas, and your unique skills to expand the digital possibilities of the state's academic and public libraries.

At NC LIVE, your work and ideas will make a difference on a statewide level. If you are looking to join an organization with a track record of success, come join us at NC LIVE and help build the next generation of libraries in North Carolina.

The NC LIVE Systems Librarian work as part of a seven-person team of librarians and information technology professionals, the Systems Librarian will provide technical and project leadership for creatively solving shared problems and advancing digital library collections and services across the entire spectrum of libraries in North Carolina.  The successful candidate will also find innovative ways to support teammates and contribute to the shared success of NC LIVE.

See vacancy announcement and application instructions at: 

Nellie Maurer
Recruiting Specialist
NCSU Libraries
Office: 919-513-3394
Fax: 919-513-2972

[LIBJOBS] Position Announcement: Manuscripts Archivist, University of Tennessee




Position:                               Manuscripts Archivist/Librarian for Special Collections

Appointment Rank:         Assistant Professor

Salary:                                   $48,000

Available:                             January 1, 2015


General Description

The University of Tennessee Libraries invites applications for Manuscripts Archivist for Special Collections.  We are seeking a creative, outgoing professional with the potential for publication and leadership.  This position is in the Special Collections department, a service-oriented team that provides access to rare and unique primary materials in support of the research community.  Special Collections includes 7,000 linear feet of manuscripts, 60,000 rare books, the Modern Political Archives, and the University Archives with particular strengths in Tennesseana, Southeastern Native American tribes, the Civil War, and the Great Smoky Mountains.  (  This position works closely with the Head of Special Collections and the University Archivist to acquire, process, organize, digitize and provide access to the collection.    


The Manuscripts Archivist is responsible for acquiring, developing, evaluating, arranging, describing, and preserving manuscript materials.  S/He has responsibility for oversight of processing and preservation of archival and manuscript collections, including the creation of EAD-encoded finding aids.  This position works closely with faculty and staff in Special Collections, Digital Library Initiatives, Cataloging and Learning Research and Engagement to explore innovative  models of access, improve digital platforms, manage complex workflows, develop policy, implement digitization projects, and advise on cataloging and metadata issues. The Manuscripts Archivist promotes the use of Special Collections materials through developing online research tools and teaching collections, creating exhibits, planning programming and outreach activities, providing instruction to classes, and engaging with Humanities faculty.  He/she coordinates Rights and Reproductions services for Special Collections with an awareness of copyright issues and Scholarly Communication trends.  He/she works with the Department Head and Assessment Librarian to monitor and assess use statistics of department's digital resources.  Library faculty must meet University requirements for promotion and tenure, which includes research and service components. 


The UT Knoxville campus seeks candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. 


Required Qualifications

Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.  Knowledge of current issues and trends in archival practices.  Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of manuscript processing and archival descriptive standards such as Encoded Archival Description (EAD).  Working knowledge of some metadata and data structure standards such as MODS, METS, and XML/XSL.  Evidence of strong technical and computer skills.  Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.  Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative environment.  Commitment to providing quality service and broad access to collections.


Preferred Qualifications

Experience in archives or special collections.  Knowledge of DACS, Dublin Core, LCSH, MARC21, AACR2, DCRM, ArchivesSpace, and Archivist's Toolkit.  Experience with preservation practices.  Experience working with born digital or electronic records.  Experience curating digital collections.  Project management experience and demonstrated leadership skills.  Experience providing reference assistance.  Experience engaging in outreach activities such as instruction, programming, or donor relations.  Knowledge of current issues in Scholarly Communication.  Ability to lift 40 pounds.



The University of Tennessee Libraries serves the flagship campus of the state university system. The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville campus — through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources.


The UT Libraries serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the university and community.  We are a national leader in the creation of regionally significant digital collections; in support of open access though our digital repository Trace; and through a rich history of designing innovative spaces and building key partnerships that enhance the teaching/learning enterprise.   The University of Tennessee Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, Lyrasis, and the Center for Research Libraries. The UT Libraries collaborates actively at the state level with the other UT System Libraries as well as the libraries in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.


The University of Tennessee is committed to creating a welcoming environment.  More information about how we continually strive to put our principles of civility and community into action here in Knoxville is available at


Additional information about this position and the UT community is available at


Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan or ORP (AIG Retirement, ING, TIAA-CREF) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans.  Tuition remission is available for all university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees.  Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment. 


A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Send cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Manager, Library Dean's Office and Human Resources, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000.  Application materials may be sent via email attachment to   Review of applications will begin November 21, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.


All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.  


In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. 


Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), A.D.A. (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (dial 711 for telecommunications relay services).  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.