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Thursday, April 30, 2015

[LIBJOBS] Closes in 2 weeks! Director Library Services, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia

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[LIBJOBS] Information Literacy & Assessment Coordinator (Position #2659) / Web T echnologies Librarian (Position #2660), Carson, CA - USA

(Apologies for cross-posting. One should never post while cross.)
Information Literacy & Assessment Coordinator (Position #2659) /
Web Technologies Librarian (Position #2660)
Come enjoy the South Bay’s cool ocean breezes and be on the TORO team!
CSU Dominguez Hills invites creative and energetic applicants to join the hardworking, dedicated, and enthusiastic University Library faculty in the Reference/Instruction department for TWO (yes, TWO!) positions – Information Literacy and Assessment Coordinator AND Web Technologies Librarian.
The successful candidate for Information Literacy and Assessment Coordinator (Position #2659) will provide vision and leadership for the campus’ Information Literacy Program. The Information Literacy and Assessment Coordinator will design, develop, implement, train, and assess information literacy initiatives that promote student success and retention and that align with the strategic goals of the campus.  
Partial Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated application of information literacy concepts and trends, pedagogical skills and assessment strategies.
  • Substantial experience in information literacy program development, implementation, training, and assessment.
  • Active involvement in or contribution to the development of the new ACRL Information Literacy Framework.
  • Record of recent published or presented research in the areas of information literacy and/or library assessment methods.
  • Demonstrated experience with emerging or learning technologies such as digital learning objects, LibGuides, online citation management tools.
The successful candidate for Web Technologies Librarian (Position #2660) will provide leadership in the development of web-based learning objects that support and enhance student success through the Library's Information Literacy and Instruction program, and will also use social media and other appropriate venues to promote these programs throughout the campus.
Partial Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Expertise in learning management systems, web authoring and graphic design tools, such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Camtasia, with the ability to create digital learning objects.
  • Experience creating interactive teaching/learning objects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging technologies such as web technologies, multimedia applications, social media, and online learning environments.
  • Knowledge of information literacy concepts and trends, pedagogical skills and assessment strategies.
  • Knowledge of technical languages such as SHTML, DHTML, PHP, Java Script, XML, CSS, ASP, MS SQL.
For a complete list of responsibilities, minimum and preferred qualifications, and to apply, please see:
Caroline Coward, MLIS
Library Instruction and Information Literacy Coordinator
California State University, Dominguez Hills

[LIBJOBS] Digital Library Interface Developer, Lafayette College, Easton PA


Lafayette College seeks a talented and engaged user interface programmer to join the Library's Digital Scholarship Services department.   Are you passionate about Open Source software development? Are you excited by the prospect of creating elegant interfaces for Hydra/Fedora repositories and innovative repository-backed digital research projects? Do you dream in JavaScript, think in Linked Open Data, and/or daydream in Ruby (with sporadic lapses into PHP (within Drupal))?

Our library values involvement with digital library development communities and encourages close collaboration locally and beyond.   We seek someone who will thrive as an integral part of a dynamic team that is committed to furthering digital research and scholarship through the use of continuous integration and deployment, emerging approaches to CSS styling, and modern social programming tools and techniques. We invite applications from those who share our perspective, particularly women and other under-represented groups.

If this ad describes you, please send a resume, three professional references, and a cover letter explaining why you are passionate about digital libraries and what you can offer our growing development team to: Neil McElroy, Dean of Libraries, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042 or via email to:

Lafayette College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college with degree programs in the arts, sciences, and engineering. Lafayette received the 2014 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, which recognized, among other accomplishments, the Library's innovative approaches to digital scholarship. Librarians at Lafayette hold faculty status, without rank or tenure, and participate in college governance as members of the Faculty. The Library strongly encourages and generously supports professional development.

[LIBJOBS] Digital Production Librarian - Dallas, TX - United States

The following job is available at Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.


The Digital Production Librarian (a Librarian I position) supports the primary mission of the Norwick Center for Digital Services - the digitizing, annotating and presentation via the web of items from CUL special collections. Working with the Digital Collections developer as well as staff, student workers, curators, stakeholders, and partners, the Digital Production Librarian will play a prominent role in metadata creation, digitization, digital collections management, and digital archiving so that digital projects are completed in a timely manner.


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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

[LIBJOBS] United States - Minneapolis, MN - Manager of Reference Services


Walden University is a regionally accredited online university. Learn more about Walden here.


The Manager of Reference Services reports to the Director of Library Services and is responsible for developing and implementing policies, procedures, and training for the Walden Library Reference service and Quick Answers service.  This position works closely with the Director of Library Services and the Library management team to align the reference service's mission, strategies, and goals with those of the Center for Student Success and the University.


See the full job description and apply online at



Jennie E. Ver Steeg

Director of Library Services

Walden University Library

100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 900

Minneapolis, MN 55401

Fax: 1-612-338-5092

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[LIBJOBS] Job Opening, The Hague, LIBER Advocacy Officer

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Monday, April 27, 2015

[LIBJOBS] USA-Miami, FL-Head of Preservation Services

Head of Preservation Services


The University of Miami Libraries seeks nominations and applications for a creative, innovative professional to serve as leader for preservation services.  Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Collection Strategies and Scholarly Communication, the Head of Preservation Services is responsible for the operation and further development of a comprehensive preservation program for the UM Libraries.   The Head of Preservation Services will oversee and coordinate all preservation/conservation efforts, including the management of general collection care activities, the conservation lab, disaster/emergency planning and recovery, environmental monitoring, integrated pest management, education and outreach efforts, exhibition and digitization support activities; collaborates in digital preservation activities.


UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation’s leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is privately supported, non-sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a 260-acre subtropical campus. The University comprises 11 degree granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric Science (


THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries ( rank among the top research libraries in North America with a collection of over 3.6 million volumes and 95,631 current serials titles, including 93,682 electronic journals. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the center of the Coral Gables campus and serves as the central library for the University. Other University of Miami libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The University also has independent medical and law libraries. The Libraries provide support and services for approximately 11,273 undergraduates, 5,501 graduate students, and 13,576 full and part time faculty and staff. Excluding the independent libraries, the University Libraries employ 68 professional and 80 support staff and are a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, CRL, NERL, OCLC Research Library Partners, HathiTrust, APTrust, DPN, SEFLIN and Lyrasis.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.




·         Provides leadership and direction for a comprehensive preservation program, including defining needs, establishing goals, objectives and plans, and managing budget allocations in support of preservation activities

·         Supervises, evaluates, develops and mentors the activities of  support staff and student assistants in the provision of collection care, conservation, and binding [currently 2 FTE staff and 3-5 students]


·         Collaborates with the Associate Dean for Collection Strategies, subject liaisons, and special collections curators and archivists to develop preservation plans for all collections and set preservation/conservation priorities

·         Provides and/or coordinates preservation assessment surveys of the collection; maintains statistics, and compiles narrative and statistical reports as needed

·         Oversees the repair, restoration, and preservation of materials from special and general collections;  develop policies and procedures for preparation of special collections material for exhibit and digitization using best archival and conservation practices

·         Continues staff and user education training program for proper materials handling for both special and general collections.

·         Collaborates with Digital Strategies staff on management of all phases of the life cycle of the Libraries’ digital assets, to preserve and provide long-term access to them; 

·         Monitors environmental conditions of collection and exhibit areas and  oversees a pest management program; 

·         Manages the Libraries disaster response plan for collections and electronic resources, coordinates recovery efforts, and develops training programs for library response teams.

·         Other duties may be assigned.




·         Networks, collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding preservation issues.

·         Represents and promotes the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations, as appropriate.

·         Serves on/participates in Libraries and University organizations, committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.






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

·         Minimum 2 years of experience in a preservation or conservation program at a major academic institution.

·         Training in book conservation/preservation. Experience in the treatment of library materials and comprehensive knowledge of preservation practices, issues, and emerging trends.

·         Demonstrated knowledge of the life cycle management of digital assets; an understanding of issues related to digital formats, media, and migration, along with an aptitude for quickly mastering technical topics.

·         Successful administrative, budget management and supervisory experience.

·         Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within the Library and University.

·         Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

·         Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library service and the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population.

·         Demonstrated project management, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.

·         Evidence of continued professional development, involvement, and contribution.




·         Knowledge of or experience with issues related to digital formats, media, migration, and preservation.

·         Knowledge or experience in non-print media preservation, with an emphasis on photographic materials.

·         Experience planning and managing grant-funded projects.



SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income taxes. More information on benefits can be found at:


APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to:


Human Resources Manager

Otto G. Richter Library

University of Miami

P.O. Box 248214

Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320




The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.



[LIBJOBS] Library Associate IV -- Library Branch Manager -- Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch Library - - Shreveport, LA

To apply for this position, please visit our website at  Application deadline is May 18, 2015.



Library Associate IV, Library Branch Manager,

Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch Library

8303 Line Avenue

Shreveport, LA 71106

Full-time position, non-exempt

Vacancy: 14-CG/LA-3D



Under administrative supervision, this individual is expected to use graduate-level education and work experience to manage the Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch, a medium-sized full-time library. This individual will exercise judgment and use discretion in performing library routines with technical advice available when needed and will determine methods necessary to accomplish duties and objectives. This individual will exercise supervision over staff of lower classifications and is responsible for interpreting policies and providing public service. This individual performs related and other work as required.



1. Attainment of a B.A. or B.S. from an accredited university/college.

2. 9 hours of graduate level library science coursework and 3 years of paid, full-time equivalent library experience (2 years of part-time experience = 1 year of full-time experience)


Graduate degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and 2 year of paid, full-time equivalent library experience (2 years of part-time experience = 1 year of full-time experience).

3. Two years of paid, full-time equivalent supervisory experience.

4. Preference will be given to those with an ALA-accredited, Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC).

Experience in this position, with the possession of the graduate degree in Library and/or Information Science, will be considered "professional" experience for the purpose of satisfying professional experience requirements for higher level positions except for those positions which require that the professional experience be obtained in a position which requires the MLS/MLIS.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge of:

1. standard library management, principles, practices and procedures;

2. computers and various software (Word, email, Internet, data entry, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher);

3. automated library system, and electronic and printed materials, resources and databases;

4. principles of supervision and motivation.

Skills to:

1. understand and follow complex written and oral instructions;

2. use resourcefulness, tact, courtesy, and respect in dealing professionally with library patrons, employees and vendors;

3. deal with multiple and extra unexpected tasks and patrons simultaneously;

4. establish good patron and staff rapport;

5. create and maintain courteous, pleasant impressions of the library;

6. make decisions based on established policies and practices;

7. plan and present programs to targeted audiences;

8. collaborate with community partners;

9. resolve conflict;

10. train, evaluate, and discipline subordinates with input from supervisory team;

11. handle opening and closing duties and building and grounds issues;

12. participate in the hiring process;

13. handle money.

Ability to:

1. participate in system-wide discussions;

2. schedule staff;

3. coordinate facilities management;

4. participate in collection development;

5. use Dewey Decimal system;

6. collaborate with HR to professionally conduct workplace investigations.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, sit, twist, use hands to finger, grasp, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and office equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, crouch, squat, kneel, and crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or carry up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds. Employee must frequently push and/or pull loaded book carts weighting up to 75 pounds.



1. Branch management: Coordinates, directs and supervises the work of the Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch Library; will work at service desks; responsible for opening and/or closing the branch, as needed.

2. Personnel: Hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines two (2) full-time employees, six (6) part-time employees and also a part-time adult education specialist; trains Assistant Branch Manager and the Evening/Weekend Supervisor in most of Branch Manager duties in order to act in the absence of the Branch Manager; fully participates in the hiring process; reviews work plans on a regular basis; maintains effective professional relationships with all staff and is available for the staff to discuss all issues as needed; completes payroll and approves leave requests utilizing Replicon software; schedules substitutes as needed; covers for personnel shortages; recommends staffing needs and changes; conducts investigations and resolves employee inquiries and/or complaints; assists administrative supervisors with handling of these and other personnel matters; participates in corrective action meetings; makes informed decisions based on policies listed in the Employee Handbook; keeps staff and supervisors informed on new policies and procedures.

3.Facility Management: oversees daily use, care and upkeep of the building and grounds including plumbing, heating/cooling, lighting and lawn maintenance; signs and keeps records of work completed; works with building cleaning service; responsible for cleanliness of facility grounds as needed; stocking and/or cleaning restrooms and other areas of the library as needed; ordering maintenance supplies as needed.

4. Branch Security: responds to after-hours security calls; instructs guards and evaluates service; works with security guards; maintains a current Branch Emergency Procedures Manual, emergency supplies, and ensures all staff are prepared to handle emergency situations; coordinates and conducts building evacuation drills at least semi-annually; completes reports on security incidents at the branch; monitors employee access to building; monitors guards' working hours.

5. Public Services: Oversees and coordinates the development of programs for the public with the help of department heads and/or branch staff; performs reference, readers' advisory and circulation duties regularly; assists patrons in the selection of materials and the use of other library equipment, services, and/or special collections; answers routine questions, takes interlibrary loan requests; assists patrons in the use of databases, digital resources, Internet usage, software applications and hardware configuration; may conduct computer classes; may plan and/or provide programming to various target audiences; may conduct and attend community outreach programs; may give library tours and provide instruction in the use of the library facilities and services; may conduct investigations and resolve patron inquiries and/or complaints; may assist administrative supervisors with handling of these matters; may coordinate displays and promotional signage; may perform circulation duties: charges, discharges and renews library materials; answers telephone; registers new borrowers; updates registration records; pulls and processes request materials.

6. Finances: Responsible for counting Fines and Miscellaneous Receipts on a rotational basis and preparing money and reports to be sent to SML Financial Assistant; monitors and signs off on staff expenditures; monitors money within the branch.

7. Reports: Monitors records of all Circulation-related functions including all daily reports on finances and patron hold requests; responsible for generating monthly reports on all facility use including Information Services, patron computer usage, meeting rooms, and programs; may reconcile all Work Flows item reports such as pending transits and missing items.

8. Collection Development: Reads reviews and offers suggestions to Acquisitions staff for selection of branch-appropriate materials; weeds collection on an on-going basis; processes all new materials for circulation.

9. Professional Development: Attends monthly management meetings, meets monthly with supervisor to review work plan; meetings of appointed committees, and workshops and conferences.

10. Shelving: Empties book drop; files and sorts; shelves materials; straightens materials on shelves; reads shelves for proper order; searches for lost materials.

11. Other duties as required.


PRESENT SCHEDULE [subject to change without notice]:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Some evenings and Saturday shifts may be required as needed.



96 hours vacation (with increases every other year up to 352 hours), 11 paid holidays/year + 1 personal day, 120 hours sick leave/year. Medical, dental and life insurance; library pays 70% of employee's and dependents' insurance premiums. Retirement system with the City of Shreveport. Tuition reimbursement available after one year of employment. Good library support for continuing education and attendance at conferences.



Two weeks after selection



$18.64/hour + benefits


All interviews are conducted on-site, in person.  No interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype.  A criminal background check and a drug screening are part of the pre-hire process.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, non-job related physical or mental disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation or gender identity.  Our facilities are non-smoking.  April 27, 2015




Erica Lars

Human Resources – Administration

Shreve Memorial Library

318-226-3008 phone

318-226-4780 fax

[LIBJOBS] Librarian II (Multicultural Outreach) West Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA


Position:    LIBRARIAN II (Multicultural Outreach)

Salary:       $45,000 Annually

Location:   Main Library

                  3650 Summit Boulevard, WPB


Provides bilingual outreach services to the Palm Beach County Library’s diverse community.  Builds partnerships with ethnic organizations/communities and develops relationships with foreign language media.  Oversees multi-cultural system programming, selects foreign language materials and markets Library services to non-English speaking and bilingual residents of Palm Beach County.  Provides reference service to English and Spanish speaking patrons at the Main Library covering its public service desk schedule, which includes evenings and weekends.


QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Library Science accredited by the American Library Association; minimum of one (1) year of professional experience.  Preference given for experience developing library programs.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred.



APPLICATION OPTIONS: Apply online at; fax your application/resume to (561)616-6893; or mail your application/resume to Palm Beach County Human Resources, 100 Australian Avenue, Suite 300, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. (Phone (561) 616-6888, Fax (561) 616-6893) EO/AA EMPLOYER M/F/D/V/DFWP. 

Applications/Resumes for this position must be received by 5:00PM, Friday, May 1st, 2015.




Andrea L. Taylor

Library Personnel Services Coordinator

Staff Development/Personnel

Palm Beach County Library System

3650 Summit Blvd

West Palm Beach, FL  33406

Tele: (561)233-2707

Fax:  (561)242-7370



Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.  Some email may contain library information which is confidential pursuant to Florida Statute 257.261 and exempt from disclosure under the public records law 119.01.



Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. Some e-mail may contain library information which is confidential pursuant to Florida Statute 257.261 and exempt from disclosure under the public records law 119.01.

[LIBJOBS] Job Ad: Librarian II (Cataloging/Database Management) Palm Beach County Library System


Position:    LIBRARIAN II (Cataloging/Database Management)

Salary:       $45,000 Annually

Location:   Library Annex/Technical Services

                  4289 Cherry Rd., West Palm Beach  FL


Performs original and complex copy cataloging of library materials in various formats, including online and digital content, using OCLC Connexion and Sirsi/Dynix. Provides ongoing authority control and database maintenance. Assists with special cataloging projects. Assists in creating and revising local policies, procedures, and documentation. Provides bibliographic training of Library staff. Assists in quality control of outsourced materials and communicates with vendors as necessary to resolve problems and establish policy and procedure.


QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Library Science accredited by the American Library Association; minimum of one (1) year of professional experience.  Preference given for experience with a local online system (Sirsi/Dynix preferred) and OCLC Connexion, knowledge of MARC formats, Dewey Decimal Classification, and cataloging rules and principles. Reading knowledge of Spanish and public library experience desirable.


APPLICATION OPTIONS: Apply online at; fax your application/resume to (561)616-6893; or mail your application/resume to Palm Beach County Human Resources, 100 Australian Avenue, Suite 300, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. (Phone (561) 616-6888, Fax (561) 616-6893) EO/AA EMPLOYER M/F/D/V/DFWP. 

Applications/Resumes for this position must be received by 5:00PM, Friday, May 1st, 2015.




Andrea L. Taylor

Library Personnel Services Coordinator

Staff Development/Personnel

Palm Beach County Library System

3650 Summit Blvd

West Palm Beach, FL  33406

Tele: (561)233-2707

Fax:  (561)242-7370



Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.  Some email may contain library information which is confidential pursuant to Florida Statute 257.261 and exempt from disclosure under the public records law 119.01.



Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. Some e-mail may contain library information which is confidential pursuant to Florida Statute 257.261 and exempt from disclosure under the public records law 119.01.

[LIBJOBS] Library Director, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Position: Library Director, Allegheny General Hospital and West Penn Hospital
Status: Full-time

Job Summary
Directs the library and information services of Allegheny General and West Penn Hospitals.

- Organizes, oversees and ensures the quality of library operations and coordinates information resources across the network.
- Establishes short and long term goals and objectives which reflect the priorities and information needs of the organization.
- Manages library finances.
- Promotes the effective use of information resources and services.
- Directs human resource management for the department.

- Master Degree in library science or information science with emphasis in library science.
- 5 years experience required; 3 years of which are in management and preferably in health science or special library.
- Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment. Must be able to work in a dynamic and complex environment and take appropriate actions.

To Apply
To apply, go to Apply For A Career | Allegheny Health Network . Click on Search and Apply. Select Allegheny General Hospital. Scroll down until you see the link for Director of Library Services - AGH. Click on the link. Click on the blue boxed entitled "Apply now" Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  West Penn Allegheny Health System is an equal opportunity employer.

Allegheny Health Network is an integrated delivery network focused on preserving health care choice and providing affordable, high-quality care to the people in our communities. With more than 14,000 employees including 7,400 health care professionals, nearly 200 primary care and specialty care practices, Allegheny Health Network includes seven hospitals in Pennsylvania with nearly 2,400 licensed beds.

Allegheny Health Network's clinical expertise ranges from primary care to the most complex surgical procedures. Services include cancer diagnosis and treatment, cardiovascular care, neurological and neurosurgical services, organ transplantation, orthopedic and rehabilitation services, and women's health.

Nancy Deet, MLIS
Allegheny General Hospital
West Penn Hospital
320 E. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 


Friday, April 24, 2015

[LIBJOBS] USA-Washington, DC- Electronic Resources Librarian

Under the general direction of the Head of the Electronic Resources & Serials Unit, this position is responsible for managing and maintaining the complex functions of the Library's electronic resources, including e-books, and its services. This includes acquisitions, cataloging, technical support, OpenURL technical configurations, management of an Electronic Resources Management System, vendor relations and usage statistics. This position will also contribute to the development and implementation of plans, policies and procedures for the acquisition, management, discovery and technical maintenance of electronic resources, including the evaluation and implementation of new systems and customizing public interfaces of those systems.

Master's in Library Science or equivalent degree. Minimum of two years' experience working with electronic resources and/or serials in an academic library environment. Experience with mainstream Electronic Resources Management systems (e.g. Serials Solutions, SFX, Verdi, etc.)Experience with electronic resources linking technologies (360Link, openURL) and knowledge bases. Experience with electronic resources usage statistics standard (COUNTER), protocol (SUSHI) and WSDL technologies. Experience with AACR, MARC and national cataloging standards. Experience with LC Classification and LC Subject Headings. Experience with a bibliographic utility and an integrated library system, preferably OCLC and III.

Other Skills: Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills; Superior problem-solving and organizational skills; Strong analytical skills as demonstrated in previous work assignments are essential;Demonstrated ability to adapt to rapid change and to exercise creativity and initiative.

[CHILD-YA] Call for articles: MakerSpaces – more than just 3D printers

MakerSpaces have become popular in libraries last years. More and more libraries provide access to opportunities for people to gather together and to learn, discuss, discover, test and create. It can be called MakerSpace, Library Lab, Incubator, HackerSpace or something else. The activities can be anything from programming to repairing bicycles, from DIY woodwork to crocheting. Especially for children and young adults it is a place for collaborative learning, developing and exploring one's interests. Key words are participating, sharing and working together.

What kind of spaces, tools and activities does your library have as children's and young adults' makerspaces? We are especially looking for innovative examples of other activites than the use of 3D printing. Write a short proposal (four or five lines) for an online article, for the Newletter that Section Libraries Children and Young Adults will publish on IFLA website in June.

Please send your proposal before May 2nd to Info Coordinator Ulla Pötsönen, The editorial board will study the proposals and answer latest on May 8th. Deadline for full articles is June 1st.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

[LIBJOBS] Assoc Dir of the Center for Humanities and Information, Penn State University Libraries, University Park, Pennsylvania USA

Associate Director of the Center for Humanities and Information
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries


The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Director of the Center for Humanities and Information (CHI), a new research center jointly managed and run by the Libraries and the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). This is a twelve-month, tenure-track, library faculty position based at the University Park campus, and will report to an Associate Dean in the University Libraries’ administration.

The successful candidate will have a background in the humanities and a broad and sophisticated understanding of the digital scholarship landscape. The Associate Director will embrace an expansive, integrative view of research practices, methodologies, outputs, and dissemination modes in the spirit of interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry. A key responsibility will be to co-direct CHI projects in collaboration with the Center’s leadership and provide strategic and practical oversight for a newly conceived Digital Humanities Lab (DHL), an exciting new initiative of the University Libraries that will provide opportunities for faculty and students to engage in digitally enriched humanities scholarship and pedagogy. The Associate Director will be expected to lead, design, plan, and implement a service and program model for the Lab in collaboration with colleagues in the Libraries and the CLA.

The Libraries’ Associate Director will be one of three roles leading CHI; the other partners are the Center’s Director and an additional Associate Director, both of whom also are teaching faculty in Liberal Arts. Because of the Center, the Lab, and the Libraries’ continuing vibrant partnership with the College of Liberal Arts, the Associate Director role presents a unique opportunity - a chance to make a transformative difference in the operations, research activities and services, promotion and outreach initiatives, and strategic vision for the humanities and digital scholarship at Penn State. For more information about CHI, please visit its website:


  • Work with the Center directors, Advisory Board, and Library stakeholders to develop and implement the Center’s strategic vision.
  • Lead, in partnership with other relevant parties, in the planning, development, and implementation of the DHL.
  • Build community and connections, as well as capacity, for advancing digital humanities scholarship and the Center’s mission.
  • Oversee general financial operations, managing the budget for the Lab and the Libraries’ support of the Center.
  • Manage and help coordinate, as needed, programming for the Lab, in partnership and consultation with relevant librarians and Center directors.
  • Identify, explore, and cultivate partnerships with campus entities across the university, including the Commonwealth campuses, and inter-institutionally and regionally, to broaden programming base and possibilities for large-scale grant projects.
  • In collaboration with the Center leadership and librarians, research, develop, and write grant proposals to fund innovative CHI and/or DHL projects.
  • Have liaison responsibilities for a humanities subject area.
  • Supervise and mentor staff, including graduate assistant(s), a library and information science fellow, and a humanities postdoctoral fellow.
  • Engage in research, scholarly publication, and professional service activities in areas appropriate to academic librarianship and the humanities or digital scholarship.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or advanced degree in the humanities, or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of trends and methodologies in the humanities.
  • Experience with strategic planning or road-mapping for services and other activities in a research center or academic program, department, or library; or demonstrated experience managing projects in an academic research environment.
  • Exceptional ability to balance multiple priorities effectively, as well as excellence in organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of digital scholarship trends and methods.
  • Supervisory experience and a willingness and capacity to lead and manage in a fluid, changing environment as the Lab develops.
  • A desire and ability to learn and adapt new approaches, practices, and skills.
  • Excellence in collaboration, communication, and interpersonal skills - including presentation skills and the ability to translate effectively, across diverse audiences and communities, the mission and value of the Center and the Lab.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience collaborating with technology units to provide and build out infrastructure for supporting digital scholarship programs and projects.
  • Experience with grant proposal writing.
  • Experience in space planning, particularly in relation to programming and service needs that involve innovative technology approaches to research, teaching, and learning.
  • Understanding of agile development practices in the context of digital scholarship projects.
  • Depth of understanding in scholarly communication issues, including open access, scholarly publishing, repository services, peer review, and humanities data curation.
  • Experience building strong cross-campus and inter-institutional partnerships and alliances.


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 State College, 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 and Rank:

Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.


To apply, please visit   To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses).   Review of applications will begin June 1, 2015 and continue until position is filled.  Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.  Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at


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


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