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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

[LIBJOBS] Qatar National Library Job Fair - 5 to 6 May 2015 in Zurich (CHANGE OF DATES)

Qatar National Library Job Fair

5-6 May 2015




A unique library with breadth in its functions, bridging with knowledge Qatar’s Heritage and Future

Qatar National Library (QNL) is supporting Qatar on its journey from a carbon-based economy to a knowledge-based economy by providing free information resources to students, researchers and the entire community in Qatar. Resources include a vast collection of exceptional online databases including the latest bestsellers, classical works, concerts, top academic journals and documentaries.


QNL is one of the biggest knowledge hubs under the umbrella of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF). Qatar Nation Library is a non-profit organization that carries out its mission through three functions: National Library, University and Research Library, and a Metropolitan Public Library of the digital age.


When finished, QNL’s state-of-the-art landmark building will be a major physical center for the people in Qatar who share a thirst for knowledge. QNL’s architectural building design symbolizes the library’s vision of bridging with knowledge Qatar’s heritage and future. The library will provide, when it opens its doors, 1.2 million books, 500,000 ebooks, periodicals and newspapers, and special collections.


Qatar National Library plays a key role in supporting Open Access in Qatar and the world, through various information services, including the recent launch of Qatar Digital Library Portal ( which presents over half a million pages of precious historical archives and manuscript material.



Qatar National Library (QNL) is pleased to invite you to participate in its Librarian Job Fair to be held from 4 to 6 May 2015 in Zurich.


The purpose of this Job Fair is to promote Qatar National Library current job opportunities and meet with interested applicants. Potential employees will have the opportunity to learn more about QNL and its current vacancies and attend a face-to-face interview directly with the management team.


Qatar National Library is recruiting for the following job opportunities:


Information Services Librarian

Senior Writing Specialist

Access Officer

Copyrights and Licensing Librarian

Senior Program Education Specialist

Head of Digitization

Senior Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

Head of Community Learning and Engagement

Digitization Support Technician

Cataloging Librarian

Head of Collections

Unix System Engineer

Cataloging Officer

Acquisitions Officer

Digital Preservation Specialist


Job Fair at a glance:

Location: Zurich Marriott Hotel

Dates: 5 – 6 May 2015

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


To register for the Job Fair:

Send your CV to mentioning “Zurich Job Fair” in the subject of the email. Upon registration, job seekers will be contacted to schedule a date/time for their interview. 


For more information about our organization, please visit and


We look forward to seeing you in Zurich!



                                                                    Learn more about Qatar Digital Library online at

Twitter: @QNLib



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[LIBJOBS] Librarian IV -- Assistant Library Branch Manager -- Broadmoor Branch Library - - Shreveport, LA

Dream. Discover. Do…at the Shreve Memorial Library, Shreveport, LA.  Apply now for the Broadmoor Assistant Branch Manager position!  Contribute to a successful, multibranch system as the assistant branch manager at the Broadmoor Branch.  The branch is one of three of the Library’s Resource Centers with a staff of 33; the branch is approximately 32,000 square feet including an 8,000 square feet Genealogy department.  Located in the well-established Broadmoor neighborhood, the branch provides support to several elementary, middle and high schools and is located near parks, restaurants and stores.  Shreve Memorial Library serves 254,000 people with an exciting, vibrant staff, an annual operating budget of $17 million, and 21 locations throughout the Parish.  This position will provide strategic, thoughtful, direction as a member of the Library’s Management Team while assisting in leading the Broadmoor Library in its day-to-day operations.



For the complete description, compensation, application information, and other openings, visit Shreve Memorial Library Positions.  This position closes April 21, 2015.






Erica Lars

Human Resources – Administration

Shreve Memorial Library

318-226-3008 phone

318-226-4780 fax

[LIBJOBS] U.S.A. - Houston, Tx - Information Literacy Librarian



Information Literacy Librarian


       Rice University is seeking a highly motivated and service-oriented Information Literacy Librarian. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the development, delivery, evaluation and assessment of the library’s instruction program.  The position is also responsible for collection development in one or more areas of the humanities and/or social sciences, serves as a liaison to the corresponding departments and contributes to reference services. The position reports to the Head of Reference Services.


Responsibilities:  Coordinates the participation of reference/ collection development librarians in the library research instruction program and provides assistance with conducting evaluative activities.  Acts as the library’s primary contact in the area of information literacy and as the liaison to the Center for Written, Oral and Visual Communication. Provides general and specialized reference assistance and user education services to students, faculty and members of the public (virtually and face-to- face).  Manages a library collection, including identification, selection, evaluation, vendor negotiations and de-selection of teaching and research-level library materials in a variety of formats.  Consults with and advises academic departments on the selection and effective use of library materials. Provides proactive and responsive service to faculty and students in assigned departments, including orientations, research guidance, online subject and course guides and classroom instruction. Commitments to professional development are expected.


Required Qualifications:

-ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science.

-Undergraduate degree in a humanities or social science discipline.

-Demonstrated ability to guide and advance an information literacy program based on best practices, tools and emerging trends.

-Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for information management and collaboration.

-Excellent organizational, interpersonal, teaching and communication skills, including the ability to actively listen to, understand and articulate the needs of users.

-Ability to apply new technologies to library services.

-Working knowledge of basic reference sources, including print, online databases and use of the internet in the research process.

-Demonstrated knowledge of the research process.


Preferred qualifications:

-Advanced degree in relevant humanities or social sciences discipline.

-two years previous professional experience in providing instructional and research services in an academic library.

-Familiarity with information literacy survey and assessment techniques.

-Project management skills.

-Reading knowledge of a foreign language.


Salary & benefits:  $52,000 minimum, with hiring salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; no state or local income tax; 21 benefit days; 8 study days; a range of retirement options including TIAA/CREF; health and life insurance; and tuition waiver.


Environment: Rice University provides a stimulating work environment, with opportunities to participate in the delivery of innovative library services supported by leading edge technologies. Fondren Library ( is a research library with more than 2.8 million volumes and more than 141,000 subscriptions, including titles available through aggregators. The Library has a state-of-the-art off-site shelving facility. An active program of digital resource delivery and development is grounded in successful collaboration among library and University staff from Digital Scholarship Services, other library departments and University information technology staff.


Houston is a vibrant, multicultural city, with world-class visual and performing arts ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde. The fourth largest city in the country, Houston enjoys a moderate cost of living and easy proximity to the Gulf Coast. For more information, see:


Applications received by May 7, 2015 will receive first consideration. Please apply with cover letter, résumé, and the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references at:   Inquiries: Melinda Reagor Flannery at (713) 348-3773 or Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

  --   Sandi Edwards  Head, Reference Services  Fondren Library, Rice University  Houston, Texas  voice: 713-348-2504  fax:  713-348-5258

[IFLA-LPD] organisations from Turkey or Morocco

Dear members of section LPD; Libraries serving persons with Print Disability


The Dutch National Library Authority (KB) is investigating ways to boost the collection of accessible books( e.g. talking books) for the growing and aging population in the Netherlands that are of Moroccan and or Turkish origin.  They have asked me, as chair of the section, to ask around in our network.


So if you have experience with Turkish or Moroccan talking  books, either by producing them yourself, or by importing them from local producers, please contact me.

We would really like to get in contact with libraries for the blind from these two countries to see if we can establish a direct contact to discuss the possibilities.


If you have some information on this topic, I would really appreciate your reaction.


Kind regards,


Koen Krikhaar

Chair of IFLA section LPD

t: +31 (0)486 486 486

m: +31 (0)653 612 169


Traverse 175

5361 TD Grave






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[LIBJOBS] USA -- Fort Collins, CO -- Business librarian

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[LIBJOBS] Shreve, United States, Library Director

Shreve (LA) Memorial Library-Library Director Position


Dream. Discover. Do.  The Shreve Memorial Library Board of Control seeks an experienced “dreamer and a doer” to inspire vision while guiding the Library in providing quality services and programs to the Caddo Parish (LA) community. The new Library Director, in collaboration with the Board of Control, staff and stakeholders, will initiate and implement a new strategic direction and future focus for the Shreve Memorial Library. Governed by an eight-member appointed Board of Control and 2 Ex Officio--the Mayor and the Commission President, the Library serves the 255,000 citizens of the Parish with a committed staff (182 FTE), a $17.5 million annual operating budget, and 22 locations. In addition to 20 branches, SML supports a Main Library (on the Register of Historic Places), mobile outreach services, and the soon to be completed administrative/support services building (2015). Library revenues are generated through two dedicated, 10-year renewable property tax levies. This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced Director to guide a library system with diverse culture, strong public support, and a solid funding base for service and program development.


Caddo Parishthe heart of the Ark-La-Tex region—is vibrant, innovative and growth oriented—building a dynamic future on the foundation of its past. The Parish contains eleven municipalities—each with its own local color and style. The largest metropolitan area and Parish seat is the City of Shreveport.  Oil and gas have been produced since the early 1900s and continues even today as the area grows its tourism, healthcare and service economy roles. The Caddo Parish School System has approximately 40,000 students and 64 schools.  Shreveport also has numerous private, parochial, and charter schools.  Caddo Parish is home to LSU in Shreveport, Southern University in Shreveport, Centenary College and the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, as well as many public and private grade schools.  Shreveport’s redeveloped entertainment district is continuing to build on a thriving arts-centric community and hosts a number of festivals and celebrations, including six family-friendly Mardi Gras parades. The Parish also has many venues with which to experience history, music, art, and theater.  Shreveport/Caddo Parish is the home of college football’s Independence Bowl, the National Rose Center, one of the country’s largest Farmer’s Markets, the Red River Revel (one of the top 10 arts festivals in the country), the Louisiana Film Prize Film Festival, Sci-Port Discovery Center, and more.  For additional information about the Library, Shreveport, and Caddo Parish, visit Shreve Links


Responsibilities. The Library Director has responsibility for administration of the Shreve Memorial Library and directs, plans, organizes and coordinates the operation of the entire library system; develops and recommends policies to the Board; plays a leading role in all funding initiatives; recommends budgets to the Board; develops the overall vision, goals and objectives for the Library; and directs services, programs, personnel, application of policy, and facilities.  The Director is also responsible for the administration, including serving as president, of the Green/Gold Consortium—a consortium of libraries from 12 parishes in Northwest Louisiana. See a full job description for the position at SML Library Director Position Description


Qualifications include: a graduate degree in Library and/or Information Science studies from an ALA-accredited university; at least seven years of full-time professional library experience which reflects increasing responsibility, including at least four years in administrative capacity of a library; and certification by the Louisiana Board of Library Examiners. (Candidates who do not have this certification must be able to attain it within the first year of employment.)  The ideal candidate should have high standards of professional and personal conduct, have excellent communication skills, possess the ability to work effectively with the Library Board of Control and staff, have experience in planning and maintaining library facilities, and provide visionary leadership consistent with current library trends and best practices. The Director is expected to provide a leadership role and be the Library’s official representative within the Library, the community, and the library profession. Previous experience working with/reporting to a governing board and working in an urban library environment are highly desirable. 


Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $100,000-$140,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.


For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone.  To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth BradburyThe position closes May 17, 2015. 



Jobeth Bradbury

Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates

4545 Wornall Rd, Ste. 805

Kansas City, MO 64111

816-803-7087 (cell); 816-531-2468 (office)

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[LIBJOBS] Open Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State University, University Park, PA

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Penn State University Libraries
Knowledge Commons

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applications for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian for the Knowledge Commons, Penn State University Libraries.  The Reference and Instruction Librarian will provide face-to-face and virtual reference service, give classes and tours, market and promote services, and participate in library outreach initiatives. This is a one year non-tenure track, renewable fixed term faculty position working during the Fall and Spring semesters. Evening and weekend work is required. This faculty position will report to the Head of the Tombros and McWhirter Knowledge Commons.

Qualifications:  Requires a Master’s of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent); demonstrated commitment to reference services; familiarity with electronic and networked information resources; excellent oral and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills; and the ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations.  Academic library experience, instructional skills, and demonstrated knowledge of academic and library applications of Web 2.0 technologies are desirable.

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 2014 found overall student satisfaction with the University Libraries to be at the top of its category. The University Libraries hold membership in ARL, CRL, CLIR, and DLF. Collections exceed 5.8 million volumes and include more than 102,000 current serial subscriptions. The University Libraries are located at University Park and 22 other locations throughout Pennsylvania, and they serve approximately 6,000 faculty and 44,000 students at University Park, and more than 92,000 students system-wide.

The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington, Philadelphia, and Detroit. For more information, please visit and

Compensation: 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.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online at  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).  Review of applications will begin April 27, 2015 and continue until position is filled.  Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at

Employment requires successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.   

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

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