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Friday, January 30, 2015

[LIBJOBS] Librarian / Archivist, Rare Books & Special Collections, UBC Library, Vancouver, Canada

Librarian / Archivist

Rare Books and Special Collections, UBC Library

(18 month term)


UBC Library


The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada and consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions, two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one off-site hospital library, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre - a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.


The Library’s collection of over 7M items includes 1.4M ebooks, 229,020 electronic journals, 850,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials, and 1,703 bibliographic and fulltext databases.


More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning.


The Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) Division holds and manages the majority of the Library’s rare books, maps and manuscripts with a special emphasis on material related to British Columbia.  The archival collections at RBSC include the world-renowned Chung Collection, the archives of artist and author Douglas Coupland and the Langmann Family Collection of B.C. Photographs, containing over 18,000 images of B.C. and the Pacific Northwest. More information about Rare Books and Special Collections can be found under


The UBC Library Strategic Plan 2010-2015 can be viewed at


Overview of the position:


Working in collaboration with the RBSC Head and the Archivist, this position is responsible for the management of important rare books and archival collections in support of the core collection areas of RBSC.  This position provides reference, instruction and outreach of RBSC’s archival and book collections.  Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: archival appraisal, creation of finding aids, CCPERB applications and preservation of archival materials. 






·         Joint Graduate Degree in Archival Studies (MAS) and Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science

·         Experience working with library and archival materials in all formats

·         Experience providing reference services and instruction in an academic library environment

·         Experience in core archival functions Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and to engage in a professional manner with faculty, staff and the public

·         Demonstrated ability to act in a proactive manner with a user-centred vision of services

·         Experience with computer technology and software, particularly library and archival management systems

·         Strong interest in and demonstrated broad knowledge of B.C. and Canadian history as well as current affairs

·         Knowledge of library and archival descriptive standards, particularly RDA: Resource Description and Access, and  Canadian Rules for Archival Description




·         Previous experience working in a rare book or library special collections environment would be an asset

·         Experience in making presentations and teaching is desirable

·         Working knowledge of Chinese languages would be an asset




1.       Provides reference and research services to students, staff, faculty  and members of the public.


2.       Organizes and teaches classes in the use of Rare Books and Special Collections resources, including the Library’s catalogue, print resources and e-resources.


3.       Provides instruction/presentations to faculty and students (in the library, online and in the faculty departments).


4.       Evaluates, acquires, accessions, arranges and describes archival fonds.  Prepares, or supervises the preparation of finding aids for current and backlog archival fonds and maintains, upgrades and updates existing finding aids


5.       Provides information/reference training for support staff and supervision for UBC iSchool student librarians.


6.       May be assigned coordination of reference or instruction services in Rare Books and Special Collections: reference, teaching and instruction, web presence, subject guides and/or information guides, etc.


7.       In co-operation with other RBSC staff ensures the physical security, preservation, and conservation of RBSC collections.


8.       Prepares handouts, research guides and informational brochures in appropriate formats.


9.       May be required to supervise staff in the absence of the supervisor(s).


10.   Liaises with librarians and archivists in other areas of the library system



Working Relationships:

Reports to the Head, Rare Books & Special Collections.   Consults with colleagues and Library staff as required.  Works with all other UBC library divisions as required. 

Term of Appointment and Salary:


This is an 18 month term appointment.


We are seeking applications from librarians with up to 2 years of experience.  However, all internal candidates will be considered regardless of years of experience and are encouraged to apply.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


Applications will include: a letter of application that includes a statement of citizenship/immigration status and indicates the candidate’s education, training and work experience in the areas listed above; a detailed and current curriculum vitae.


To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at by midnight on March 1, 2015.




[LIBJOBS] Austin, Texas, USA, Librarian for First-Year Programs

Dear IFLA List,


The University of Texas Libraries is seeking a Librarian for First-Year Programs (Librarian I.)


Review of applications will begin immediately.


To view the full job posting and to apply online, please see the UT Austin Job Search:


To view a listing of all current University of Texas Libraries employment opportunities, please see:


Please feel free to share this information with colleagues and please let me know if you have any questions.








Carla T. Darocy, MA, MSIS | Human Resource Services Assistant| University of Texas Libraries | The University of Texas at Austin | 512-495-4377 |


Thursday, January 29, 2015

[LIBJOBS] United States - Valparaiso, Indiana - Library Fellow and Lecturer

Library Fellow and Lecturer at Valparaiso University


Christopher Center Library Services and Valparaiso University are committed to fostering a diverse student body and faculty. We are pleased to announce an open position for the 2015-17 Library Fellow, one of our two faculty positions created to provide the opportunity for entry-level librarians, who demonstrate a commitment to diverse and historically underrepresented groups while gaining professional experience as an academic librarian. Newly-degreed librarians are welcomed and strongly encouraged to apply.


For complete description of this position, please visit


To apply online, please visit

[LIBJOBS] Job Posting: NC LIVE Executive Director, NC LIVE, Raleigh, NC, USA

Job Posting: NC LIVE Executive Director
Raleigh, NC, USA

NC LIVE, a North Carolina library consortium providing digital content and services to public and academic libraries statewide, is seeking an Executive Director. The position offers an exciting opportunity to provide vision and leadership for a highly-regarded organization that is dedicated to helping its 200 member libraries support education, enhance statewide economic development, and improve the quality of life of their communities.  The consortium's offices are headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina at its host institution, North Carolina State University Libraries.


Review of applications is underway; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Please see the vacancy announcement with application instructions at


Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.    

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

[LIBJOBS] USA - Cookeville - Coordinator of Technical Services

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[LIBJOBS] Position opening: Coordinator of Digital Collection Services, Fort Collins, Colo. USA

Posted to multiple lists. Please excuse duplication.


Coordinator of Digital Collection Services

(Assistant/Associate Professor – Rank TBD)

Full-time Faculty Position


The Colorado State University Libraries seeks a collaborative, innovative, and dynamic Coordinator for Digital Collection Services to lead the development, management, and advancement of campus and cooperative digital collections and repository services. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Digital Library and ePublishing Services Division, the department includes five faculty and seven classified staff and is organized into the Digitization Unit, the Digital Repository Unit, and Data Management. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear vision of the services, infrastructure, and skills required to provide high quality assistance to our faculty, students, and researchers.


The full job description can be found at:


Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by January 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. MST.


Colorado State University is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.




Nancy Chaffin Hunter

Coordinator of Acquisitions and Metadata Services

Associate Professor

Campus Delivery 1019

Colorado State University Libraries

Fort Collins CO 80523-1019

Voice: 970-491-1847

Fax:     970-491-4611


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

[LIBJOBS] Position Announcement: Diversity Librarian Residency Program, University of Tennessee Libraries




Diversity Librarian Residency Program


Appointment Rank:        Research Assistant Professor

Salary:                                  $48,000

Available:                            July 1, 2015 (Three-year term appointment)



The University of Tennessee Libraries invites applications for a three-year Diversity Librarian Residency program. UT Libraries will select two librarians for a new cohort group in this successful career growth program. The purpose of the residency is to attract recent library school graduates to a challenging and rewarding career in academic librarianship. Residents will work closely with colleagues to develop specialized expertise, build leadership experience, and foster collegial relationships within the university learning community.  Residents will also provide meaningful contributions to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university, participate in library committees, and become involved with professional associations.  In the first year, the Residents will rotate through three functional areas to be determined mutually by the Residents and the Libraries.  In the second year, the Residents will develop specialized expertise by focusing on one service area.  Emphasis will also be placed on developing a research agenda and program of scholarship. The third year will be spent bringing research and creative projects to completion.  Priority areas include:


·      Assessment

·      Cataloging and Metadata

·      Collection Development and Resource Management

·      Digital Libraries Initiatives

·      Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives

·      Instructional Services and Student Engagement

·      Marketing and Communication

·      Research Assistance and Liaison & Scholars Services

·      Scholarly Communication

·      Special Collections and Archives



Following orientation, residents will participate in a formal mentoring program.  Residents will receive guidance from their mentor and other UT Libraries faculty with the expectation of completing a specialized project or publication by the end of their residency.



A graduate degree from an ALA accredited master's program earned between May 2013 – June 2015; ability to work effectively in a team environment; a commitment to advancing the Libraries' and University's diversity goals as demonstrated by past experience or through leadership activities; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated interest in scholarship and professional growth; strong service orientation; knowledge of issues and trends in academic libraries. Must have authorization to work in the United States for duration of the program (3 years).


The UT Knoxville campus seeks candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University (   To find out more about the Libraries' commitment to diversity, please visit



Expertise in one of the priority areas.



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



Three-year appointment as non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor with the salary of $48,000.  There is financial support for attending conferences, seminars, and workshops.  Relocation assistance will be provided.  Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan or ORP (Voya (ING), TIAA-CREF, and Valic) 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 or CV, 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 February 23, 2015, 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, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (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.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

[LIBJOBS] United States- Dublin- Product Analyst

Discover.  Innovate.  Collaborate.  Inform. A few words we use to describe a career at OCLC.


 OCLC, a worldwide library services organization headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a leader in information technologies and innovative online services. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.


The Product Analyst is a key contributor in all aspects of the product planning and development process. The Analyst works with the Technical Product Manager for Data Ingest to execute the data ingest development roadmap, but reports to the section manager within data ingest operations supporting the Metadata Line of Business.  The Analyst is embedded with the operations team to guarantee command of the details and alignment with team goals and productivity.


This role includes understanding the complete workflow for the operations and product staff responsible for Data Ingest.



Job Requirements

  • Understanding the basic needs of OCLC’s member institutions and how Data Ingest supports the institutions’ needs
  • Understanding the complete workflow for the operations and product staff responsible for Data Ingest
  • Plays an active role in taking dataloading tools & processes from current state to target state
  • Ensures data ingest processes, instructions, customer facing materials and dataloading tools are in sync with the requirements for OCLC’s databases 
  • Works closely with Data Services quality team to understand data quality issues related to Data Ingest and ensure adherence to data quality standards
  • Creates the roll-out plan, communication plan, & training plan for the Data Ingest team for new technology and operational process changes
  • Training Data Ingest team when processes and/or systems change along with maintaining documented dataloading instructions
  • Coordinating with Sales, Marketing and Metadata Product teams
  • Writing User Stories and working closely with the development teams to ensure  technology initiatives addresses the highest priority needs of the Data Ingest Operations team
  • Provides input to the Data Ingest Operations & Technology Roadmaps and ensures Data Ingest needs are met and teams are kept informed of changes to the Roadmap


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
  • 2 to 4 years experience in library services or library management systems
  • 2 to 4 years experience in product, project or program management
  • 2 to 4 years experience in supporting online/database services, preferably in the library field
  • Well developed communication and presentation skills
  • Financial planning and analysis knowledge and/or applicable experience
  • Experience with market analysis
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills


Desirable But Not Required

  • Knowledge of OCLC products and services




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[LIBJOBS] Job Posting- Research and Education Informationist/Librarian, Charleston, SC

This position is now open and accepting applications. Please share with colleagues


Research and Education Informationist/Librarian

The Medical University of South Carolina is currently advertising for a part-time Research and Education Informationist/Librarian.  This is a permanent part-time position with benefits. New librarians are encouraged to apply.


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.  Applications will be accepted until the position is 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.

So Many Books, So Little Time

[LIBJOBS] San Diego County Library Open Recruitments

San Diego County Library – Open Recruitment Notification

Pass the word to anyone who may be interested!


The recruitments are now open for both the Librarian I and Librarian II with the San Diego County, Department of Human Resources (DHR).  If you are interested in applying please do so as soon as possible. The deadline to apply is: Friday, February 6, 2015 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.


DHR is only accepting new or recertification applications at this time.  If you previously applied and resubmit an application under either of these recruitment numbers it may be rejected.  If you are unclear of your current certification status we recommended you contact DHR directly at (619) 236-2191. 


Quick links:  Librarian I and Librarian II


For more information or other employment opportunities, please visit the DHR website at


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