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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

[LIBJOBS] United States - Riverside, CA - Director, Distinctive Collections

Director, Distinctive Collections: The University of California, Riverside seeks a leader who is committed to building deep research collections, passionate about modern special collections, and expert in new and emerging information and library technologies.  The closing date to apply is August 17, 2015.  For more information and to apply: EEO/AA/ADA/Vets Employer



Alison M. Scott

Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication

University Library

University of California, Riverside

P.O. Box 5900

Riverside, CA  92517-5900

951-827-4614 (voice)

951-827-2255 (fax)


[LIBJOBS] BIBLIOTHÉCAIRE DE RÉFÉRENCE - COMMERCE - Université Concordia, Montréal, Québec Canada

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[LIBJOBS] Head, Library Technical Services, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada *revision*

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[LIBJOBS] Reference & Subject Librarian, Business in Concordia University in Montreal, Canada

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Monday, June 29, 2015

[LIBJOBS] Job Opportunity - Director, Knowledge and Information Services, Ottawa, Canada

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

[LIBJOBS] USA - San Diego, CA - Special Collections Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

[LIBJOBS] Job Opening: Project Associate=?ISO-8859-1?Q?=20?=/ Project Assistant, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Pao Yue-kong Library

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[LIBJOBS] Job Opening: Senior Project Fellow/Project Fellow/Postdoctoral Fellow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Pao Yue-kong Library

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[LIBJOBS] USA - Little Rock - Student Success Coordinator

Library Position Vacancy: Student Success Coordinator

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Collections and Archives division is in the beginning stage of implementing a bold vision for a technology-rich library and archives organization at the center of Arkansas' top metropolitan, community-engaged research university. The division is seeking applicants for a new position that will be pivotal in implementing that bold vision.
The Student Success Coordinator (R97127) is a 12-month library faculty position with rank leading to tenure. Reporting to the Ottenheimer Library Director, the Student Success Coordinator provides leadership in the development and provision of library services that support students and faculty in their academic success. The Coordinator leads the Library's instruction, campus outreach, and community engagement initiatives; coordinates library collaboration and engagement with campus units in the support of student success, recruitment, and retention; oversees library support for online courses, e-learners, distance learners, and external campus partners; supervises librarians and staff; and collaborates in the creation and management of a new learning commons.
The position requires a master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited school, and a minimum of five (5) years' experience in the provision of reference and/or instruction service in an academic library setting with a minimum of two (2) years' experience in a managerial or leadership role.
Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available at and under the Jobs link on the Human Resources' website at  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

[LIBJOBS] Manager - Catonsville, Maryland - USA

POSITION TITLE:                  Circulation Manager


PERSONNEL STATUS:          Exempt, Full-time, Regular


DEPARTMENT:                      Library


RESPONSIBILITIES:       Reporting to the Associate Director, the incumbent will be responsible for the efficient and effective administration of circulation operations for the library, including circulation personnel management, financial services for billing operations, building security, daily Retriever Learning Center operations, and daily circulation services.  Specific duties include: directly supervising four library technicians; indirectly supervising, one security officer, four library technicians, and student assistants; working the circulation desk and covering building opening and closing as needed, working collegially with other librarians and staff; representing the library in campus and state-wide contexts relevant to responsibilities; and performing other duties as assigned. 



Education/Experience:  Requires a Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of progressively responsible supervisory experience with a proven record of performance management and accountability.  Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to think critically and analytically; the ability to study problems and develop well-reasoned and supported analyses and solutions (e.g. statistics, graphs, persuasive texts, etc.); and proven organizational skills.  Knowledge of the principles and organization of libraries strongly preferred.  Financial accounting knowledge desired.  The successful candidate will be well versed in personnel management and prepared to work well with people from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds who are employees, faculty, staff, or students of the University, or from the community.  


SALARY:                     Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.                        


APPLICATION:          For best consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three professional references by July 17, 2015 (resumes will be accepted until the position is filled) to:


Joyce Tenney, Acting Director

Library 353


1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, MD 21250



As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.




Please visit our website at for additional employment opportunities


[LIBJOBS] Librarian I/Youth Services vacancy in Fayetteville, North Carolina



June 24, 2015


Librarian I/Youth Services #LIB0234


Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center


Fayetteville, NC Hope Mills Branch




Master of Library Science degree (MLS) required. Must obtain North Carolina Public Library Certification within 18 months of employment.

Trainee: Applicants must have completed at least 75% of required course work towards a MLS and submit a letter from the dean of the library school that states the number of credit hours already obtained and that the candidate can complete all master's degree requirements within twelve months.


Selected applicant must have or obtain, and maintain a valid North Carolina driver's license with an acceptable driving record; must have access to transportation; background check with local law enforcement agency required; and must submit to a drug-screening test and receive a negative result for the use of drugs specified in the county policy. Refusal to submit to testing or a confirmed positive test shall be basis for withdrawal of the conditional employment offer.


An employee in this position is responsible for providing advanced library services to customers at youth services desks by answering reference questions and assisting youth, parents, and caregivers with the selection of material. Develops and presents programs for youth, birth through grade 12.  Assists in youth collection development. Maintains an efficient, dynamic and customer-service oriented youth department under direction of Youth Services Librarian II in regional branch and under direction of branch manager in community branch by (but not limited to): Assisting youth and adults in obtaining information from a variety of print and electronic resources in person and by telephone. Assists customers in computer labs. (Supervises, trains, evaluates and schedules subordinate staff in the community branch setting and provides input on performance evaluations of subordinate staff not directly supervised.) Develops and conducts age appropriate programs for youth both within the library and at other venues outside the library. Promotes library Youth Services and programs through, but not limited to public outreach such as informational fairs, school and/or child care center visits, and writing occasional articles as requested. Assists in collection development for the department and branch as assigned by purging obsolete or worn materials, makes recommendations for replacement materials. Serves as working member of the Youth Services Council and other councils as assigned. Participates in development and presentation of system wide training in skills related to youth services including oral storytelling, puppetry, readers' advisory and youth literature. Prepares and develops content for brochures and informational literature for children and caregivers in print and electronic formats. Assumes responsibility as the person in charge for the department in the absence of department manager as needed. Works in collaborative efforts with other community agencies. Creates displays to promote library resources, services, or programs. Participates in professional training and activities to keep current on issues and trends and to further professional development. Performs other duties as assigned.


July13, 2015


open until filled


We accept on-line applications only. You may complete the application from our website at

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed county application.


Contact Ms. Dagmar Aerdelman at (910) 483-7727 extension 1305, fax: (910) 486-5372, or e-mail:   or the Cumberland County Human Resources Department at (910) 678-7653;

Library website:

Dagmar Aerdelman
Administrative Support Specialist (Personnel)
300 Maiden Lane
Fayetteville, NC 28301-5000
(Phone #: 910-483-7727 ext.1305
7910-486-5372 (FAX)
Your Library
Winner of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service

[CHILD-YA] IBBY World Congress Auckland 2016


(International Board on Books for Young People)

This is the first time this prestigious conference for those interested in children�s literature and literacy has been held in the Australasia-Oceania area - a once in a life-time opportunity

18th-21st August 2016
VENUE: Auckland, New Zealand


Call for Presentations OPEN NOW (
Call for Presentations closes 30 September 2015
Notification of Presentation acceptance 31 January 2016
Early Bird Registration 1 September 2015 � 31 March 2016
Standard Registration 1 April 2016 - 30 June 2016
Late Registration from 1 July 2016


Literature in a Multi-literate world: Explores topics relevant to young people�s lives

Sub themes
� Global, local and indigenous literature
� Diverse literary forms and formats
� Engaging readers


For featured speakers who have been confirmed please go to the website


[LIBJOBS] USA - New Orleans - Medical Librarian

Medical Librarian - Ochsner Health System, New Orleans


The Medical Librarian provides quality clinical and scholarly information services to meet the needs of the Ochsner medical staff, residents, students, and patients; assumes responsibility for implementing all duties of the medical library and its staff; handles information and reference services including online literature searches; coordinates document delivery services and interlibrary loan requests; oversees acquisition and management of electronic and print materials for circulating, reference, and special collections; manages the systems and technology for cataloging and accessing medical library materials and resources; and works closely with the other medical librarians, medical library staff, and the medical library Advisory Board to support the clinical information needs of the Ochsner system.




• Provides proactive, customer-oriented, Information search services to medical staff, employees, and patients

• Implements resource collection development that reflects Ochsner system and medical library goals and objectives

• Monitors and supports maintenance of technology and medical library website to facilitate access of electronic and online resources

• Collaborates with medical library staff, Advisory Board, and UGME/GME team to support information, research and education needs of the Ochsner system




Required Qualifications


• Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a master's level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country

• Three or more years in a medical, corporate or special collections library with electronic health sciences information resources and services

• Previous experience should include conducting research information searches, managing library technology applications, general bibliographic instruction, Internet training, and familiarity with use of document management systems

• Self-directed, and possesses a high level of interpersonal skills

• Skills to complete work with little supervision, organize work, manage time, and meet deadlines, interact with other personnel in a professional manner, accept supervision when required, use appropriate references and other resources, use good judgment, and function calmly in pressure situations

• Exhibits problem-solving experience and the skills to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably in both a team environment and individually


Preferred Qualifications


• Participation in the Medical Library Association

• Full or provisional membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals and active

• Experience with ILLiad, SirsiDynix Symphony, and PubMed




Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana's largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system with 19 hospitals owned, managed, and affiliated and over 50 health centers in Louisiana and Mississippi. Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 18 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a "Best Hospital" across eight specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 16,000 employees, over 2,500 affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 750 clinical research studies annually.


The Medical Library is located in Ochsner's main campus on Jefferson Highway.




Ochsner offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to accommodate the diverse needs of its employees.




Ochsner is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

[LIBJOBS] USA - Kansas City, Missouri - Head of Electronic Resources and Acquisitions

*Apologies for cross posting*

Head of Electronic Resources and Acquisitions   
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Description below and available at: 

Comprehensive research university library at America’s creative crossroads in an affordable and vibrant city, seeks candidates with energy, creativity, flexibility, and strong communication skills for the position of Head of Electronic Resources and Acquisitions in the UMKC University Libraries.The Head of Electronic Resources and Acquisitions manages library operations related to electronic resources management, acquisitions, and serials, and has primary responsibility for:

  • Supervising staff and managing workflows related to electronic resources management, acquisitions, and serials
  • Managing the tools that support work in these areas, including ILS functions, ERMs, knowledge bases, OpenURL linkresolvers, discovery tools, etc.
  • Overseeing financial operations related to library acquisitions, including payment of invoices, budget tracking, financial reporting and reconciliation, and fiscal year close
  • Maintaining effective relationships with library acquisitions and electronic resources vendors
  • Negotiating vendor contracts and licenses
  • Working with users and other library departments to improve the user experience in accessing and using collections and electronic resources

The position reports to the Director of Collections and Access Management. UMKC exemplifies the values of education first, innovation, accountability, diversity, and collaboration. UMKC holds a firm commitment to engage and lead the larger community in a variety of ways appropriate to its status as a forward-thinking cultural, intellectual and educational center. The UMKC University Libraries has seen tremendous growth in the electronic resources it provides to the university students, faculty, and staff and is implementing strategic initiatives to strengthen user-centered design and improving the Libraries’ online presence.

Minimum Requirements:

  • ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS, MSLS, MLIS, etc.) or work towards such a degree with completion expected prior to the first renewal of annual contract;
  • Knowledge of current issues in electronic resources management;
  • Excellent oral, written, organization, planning, and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated computer and technology literacy skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, set priorities, and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong service philosophy;
  • Ability to work positively and productively with diverse constituencies in an environment of rapid change;
  • Evidence of professional initiative and mature judgment;
  • Potential to meet promotion requirements in non-tenure track faculty appointment.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Academic library experience, specifically related to acquisitions, serials, and/or electronic resources management;
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces’ ILS (Millennium and/or Sierra) and/or Serials Solutions platforms;
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience;
  • Demonstrated user experience, user research, and/or user-centered design experience;
  • Experience working in a consortial academic library environment.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience and excellent retirement/benefits package.

Application Instructions:  Application materials must be submitted online at  Applicants must combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae and a list of 3 references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

Applications received by July 3, 2015 will receive priority consideration.

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.
You may address your cover letter to: Buddy Pennington, Chair of Search Committee. For inquiries, please contact 816-235-1531 or

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.  This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a Criminal Background Check prior to beginning employment.  Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state their current visa and residency status.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer   


[CHILD-YA] Online Newsletter is published

Dear colleagues
the fresh issue of Section's online Newsletter is just published:

The theme is "MakerSpaces - more than just 3D printers", in the collection of articles you can see examples of facilities, tools and programmes libraries have for young patrons. Read also about Section's work, conferences and projects.

Best regards
Ulla Pötsönen
Information Coordinator
IFLA Section Libraries for Children and Young Adults

Monday, June 22, 2015

[LIBJOBS] USA - Philadelphia, PA - Lippincott Library of the Wharton School Internship

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[LIBJOBS] Job Posting - Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

The Medical University of South Carolina seeks a Value Specialist to work within the Center for Evidence-Based Practice.  Librarians are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity.


More information about the position is available at


The Value Specialist utilizes evidence-based practice and quality improvement (QI) for promoting optimal patient care with the ultimate goal of enhanced clinical outcomes. This role establishes the timeline and processes for implementation of evidence-based guidelines, resolving barriers to implementation using process maps, Failure Modes Effect Analysis (FMEA), and other Lean Six Sigma tools. This position facilitates the selection of

structure, process and patient-centered outcome measures for each Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle in order to evaluate the impact of programs. This role establishes the process for data collection and identifies  resources needed for data collection and analysis, analyzes data using statistical software packages, prepares data summaries on the effectiveness of guideline implementation, creates dashboards, presents outcome and cost data to clinicians, establishes plans for continuous improvement, and aids clinicians in evaluating workflow processes. The Value Specialist provides consultative services on developing abstracts and publications, and leads workshops and courses for clinicians and students on QI strategies


Requirements: Master's degree (e.g., MS, MPH, MLIS, MHA, MBA) from an accredited college/university and three years of progressive related work experience preferably in a healthcare setting or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Hospital/Health Administration, Business Administration, Planning, Statistics, Health Information Management, Health Informatics or other related field and five years of progressive related work experience preferably in a healthcare setting.


For more information, Contact:

Elizabeth Crabtree, MPH, PhD (c)

Director, Center for Evidence-Based Practice

Assistant Professor, Library/Public Health Sciences


P: 843.792.43.48

171 Ashley Ave., Library, Suite 408

Charleston, SC 29425

So Many Books, So Little Time

Friday, June 19, 2015

[LIBJOBS] Position Announcement: Dean of Libraries, University of Kansas

University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence, KS, USA

Dean of Libraries


To apply, see:


The University of Kansas invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Libraries. Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, the Dean will be a strong, dynamic, and experienced leader with broad scholarly knowledge who embraces digital learning and emerging technologies. This leader will be committed to excellence in library services and collections to meet needs across a broad range of research disciplines in a world-class scholarly community.


The Dean of the Libraries will lead a talented staff to leverage an increasingly networked and collaborative information environment. The Dean will champion the Libraries’ position as an integral partner with the University’s academic and administrative units, ensuring KU Libraries’ continued leadership in advancing research, teaching and global initiatives in alignment with Bold Aspirations, KU’s strategic plan.


The Dean will play a prominent role in shaping the larger scholarly communication landscape at KU and beyond by continuing to build on the strong emphasis on open access at this University, with a concomitant role in the open data movement.


The successful candidate is expected to grow the Libraries’ resource development program, with particular emphasis on innovative private- and public-sector fundraising. Key strategic opportunities for the Libraries include KU’s exploration of new modes of learning and global engagement, upcoming investments in reshaping library spaces, and strengthening staff resources to meet the changing needs of scholars. The University has initiated a major capital campaign and the initial goals for the Libraries have been met or exceeded. The Dean will be expected to be deeply engaged in pursuing development opportunities and expanding relationships with donors.


In 2012, KU Libraries embarked upon an ambitious charge to assess the current organizational structure, identify new and vital positions or functional areas and articulate a new structure to better support the priorities laid out in our strategic plan (see:  Informed by peer institutional research, focus groups and more, always with an eye on Bold Aspirations as well as KU Libraries Strategic Directions 2012-2017, KU Libraries shifted into a new organizational model in spring of 2013.


Primary responsibilities

  • Provides programmatic, strategic and visionary leadership for KU Libraries.
  • Advances the Libraries' strategic plan in support of the University’s academic priorities, curricula and research.
  • Provides leadership for, and collaborates with, campus units in aligning library resources and services with advances in information management, research, instructional delivery, curriculum development and academic study.
  • Promotes a library culture of responsiveness, agility, innovation and assessment.
  • Effectively manages the financial and human resources of the Libraries to meet current and emerging needs and to achieve strategic priorities.
  • Seeks increased allocations from the University, reallocates resources internally, and pursues external funding from donors, foundations and others to support vital and outstanding collections, library strategic priorities and other opportunities.
  • Represents the Libraries within the University, and at the local, state and national levels, engaging with the academic and research library community at large.
  • Cultivates external relations and development opportunities in partnership with KU Endowment and the KU Alumni Association.


Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or international equivalent.
  • Professional credentials that meet the standards for tenure and appointment at the rank of Librarian.
  • Minimum of five years of successful and progressively responsible library leadership and fiscal management.
  • Demonstrated understanding of evolving issues in areas such as higher education, libraries, open access, open data, scholarly communication, digital scholarship, fundraising, with the ability to engage campus, national and international groups in meaningful discussion of these issues.
  • Demonstrated success in building partnerships and relationships with multiple stakeholders locally, regionally, nationally or internationally, and engaging with the academic and research library community at large.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Involvement at the national level in professional associations.
  • Ability to foster collegiality, cooperation and consensus-building through staff empowerment and open, transparent leadership.
  • Proven success in recruiting, developing and retaining a talented workforce.
  • Demonstrated accomplishment in fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Understanding of digital learning and emerging technologies trends and their impact on the Libraries’ success in providing resources and services.
  • Experience and commitment in advancing community engagement through the implementation of creative outreach and programming.
  • Commitment to fostering internal and external communications, marketing and donor relations efforts.
  • Successful fundraising experience.



Erin L. Ellis

Assistant Dean, Research and Learning Division

University of Kansas Libraries

Lawrence, KS 66045


(v) 785-864-5589

(f)  785-864-5311


Thursday, June 18, 2015

[LIBJOBS] New Orleans, LA, USA, Archivist - Tulane University

Job Title: Archivist for Technical Services and Digital Initiatives (Librarian I)

Location: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA


This is a full-time, two year position, with the possibility of renewal or conversion to a permanent position.

Oversees and coordinates the technical management of archival collections and special collections print materials in the Newcomb Archives. These functions include supervising processing work done by student workers and volunteers, determining workflow schedules for processing collections and cataloging print materials, assisting the Head of Archives and Special Collections with the management of incoming accessions, overseeing the physical storage, intellectual organization, and long-term preservation of collections, and overseeing maintenance of the collections database. The Archivist also initiates and supervises digitization projects to enhance and preserve access to collections and works collaboratively across University departments to facilitate storage of and access to digitized materials. The Archivist works with the Head of Archives and Special Collections and the staff of NCI to coordinate activities that promote the use and accessibility of collections.

Minimum Education and Work Experience

1. Masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited program with an emphasis in archives and records management, or an advanced degree in a related field 

2. Minimum two years of related work experience

Minimum Qualifications

1. Knowledge of current issues and trends in archives and special collections 

2. Knowledge of current principles and practices of archival processing and description standards, such as DACS and EAD 

3. Familiarity with current metadata description standards and structural formats, such as MODS, METS, and XML/XSL 

4. Experience working with an archival content management system, such as Archivists' Toolkit, Archon, or ArchivesSpace 

5. Strong technical and computer skills 

6. Strong organizational, writing, and communication skills 

7. Ability to thrive and adapt in a highly collaborative environment 

8. Commitment to facilitating broad access to archival collections 

9. Ability to lift 40 lbs

Preferred Qualifications

1. Supervisory experience 

2. Experience working with ArchivesSpace 

3. Experience cataloging print items using a cataloging utility such as OCLC in an integrated library system environment 

4. Familiarity with electronic records management issues 

5. Familiarity with XSLT, Xquery, or other scripting languages relevant to the modification of descriptive data 

6. Knowledge of and interest in women's history and/or gender and sexuality studies

Application closes Sunday, July 5, 2015.

Apply online at [Internal job number: IRC7373]

Direct job posting URL:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

[LIBJOBS] Job Posting / LIS Faculty Position / National Taiwan University

Dept. of Library and Information Science in National Taiwan University is seeking to employ one or two full-time faculty

1. Qualification:
Doctoral degree in library and information science or instructional technology related fields

2. Documents Required:
*Photocopy of doctoral diploma;
Those who have not yet received the diploma at the time of application must provide a formal statement from the degree granting institution indicating that it will be in hand by the time of appointment
*official transcripts of the master¡¦s or doctoral studies
* Photocopy of working experience certification
*at least one academic work published within 5 years (published after Nov. 1, 2010, doctoral dissertation included)
*a list of publications
*a list of courses taught or course plan with detail course outlines, syllabi and bibliography

3. Other Requirements:
*Ability to teach in Mandarin Chinese or English
*The applicants who pass preliminary review by our review board will be invited to give a presentation to our faculty (travel expenses to be paid by applicant)
*All applications will not be returned.

4. Date of appointment and position official rank:
Appointment begins on February 1, 2016. Official rank appointed is according to working experience and qualifications.

5. Application deadline: August 21, 2015

6. How to apply:
All the documents must be prepared in printed format and mailed to Department of Library and Information Science
Professor Shanju L. Chang
Department of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University
No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 10617, Taiwan, R. O. C.
Tel: 886-2-3366-2958
Fax: 886-2-2363-2859

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[LIBJOBS] USA - San Diego, CA - Senior Librarian

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[LIBJOBS] USA-Amherst, MA-Head of Youth Services, Jones library, Inc.

Jones Library, Inc.  Town of Amherst MA

Head of Youth Services- Position available due to retirement

June 17, 2015


The Jones Library, Inc. in Amherst, MA seeks a Head of Youth Services to perform highly professional public library work directing services and collections for children and young adults; providing professional assistance in the use of materials and services; and participating in the overall policy-making of the Library. Responsible for day-to-day supervision and management of all activities and staff of Youth Services.  May Serve as Librarian in Charge of the Library in the absence of the Director.


Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree and Master's Degree in Library Science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association, and at least three years’ experience in library operations.  Experience and genuine enjoyment in working with children and knowledge of and interest in children’s literature.  Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library collection development, selection tools and techniques.   Knowledge of reader’s advisory techniques, reference tools, and resources.  Expertise with current technology & library applications; ability to adapt to emerging technologies. Possess excellent supervisory, managerial, creative, budgeting and planning skills.  Ability to work as a part of a team and maintain effective work relationships with co-workers, the general public, and partner agencies.  Customer service oriented, skilled at communications with persons of diverse backgrounds.


This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), position with a generous benefits package.  FY 16 salary range is $52,410 - 67,089.    For a complete job description and to apply online, visit  complete the application and upload one consolidated Word document with cover letter, résumé and three professional reference contacts.  Applications are also accepted in person at the Human Resources Department in the Amherst Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave.   Application deadline:  July 6th 2015.   



Deborah B. Radway, SPHR

Director of Human Resources

  & Human Rights

Town of Amherst, MA




[CHILD-YA] BOBCATSSS conference 2016, First call for papers

Information, Libraries and Democracy

First Call for Papers

Dear students, professionals and Library and Information Sciences lovers! In 2016, the annual BOBCATSSS symposium will be held in Lyon, France, from January 27-29.

The 24th BOBCATSSS symposium is a European conference dedicated to Library and Information Sciences. The event is organized by students and teachers from Enssib, the National Superior School of Information Sciences and Libraries (France), the University Institute of Technology (university Paris Descartes), department of Information & Communication (France) and the School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee - Knoxville (USA).

BOBCATSSS is a unique opportunity for students and young professionals to showcase their academic work, share ideas and build an international network in the LIS field.

Our chief goal in the 24th symposium is to bring together students, professors and professionals to discuss the topics of Information, Libraries and Democracy.

We welcome your contribution! The program includes paper presentations, workshops, poster exhibitions, short presentation sessions and invited keynote speakers. Details about the topics and  guidelines are provided in the instructions below.

BOBCATSSS 2016 explores the main theme through several key topics:

  • The Role of Libraries in Democratic Cultures
  • Intellectual Freedom and Censorship
  • Libraries, Open Access and Open Data
  • Protecting Privacy

Types of contributions:

  • Papers (8 pages maximum, 20 minutes talk)
  • Posters (displayed during the conference, 5 minutes of presentation)
  • Workshops (25 to 30 participants, 90 minutes maximum)
An abstract (300-500 words) for each type of contribution needs to be submitted by the deadline September 15, 2015 via our conference tool.

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: September 15, 2015
Authors' notification: November 20, 2015
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[LIBJOBS] USA-University of Arkansas-- Special Collections Audiovisual Archivist

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


Special Collections Audiovisual Archivist


The University of Arkansas Libraries seek an innovative, versatile, and enthusiastic archival professional to provide leadership, manage, and expand the scope, size, and use of audiovisual collections in the Special Collections Department. Primary responsibilities include accessioning, arranging, describing, and creating finding aids for photographs, reel-to-reel tapes, audio cassettes, video tapes, and other formats; developing and implementing policies and procedures; identifying and addressing preservation issues; and working with colleagues to prioritize materials for digitization. The archivist will actively participate in providing reference and research support, planning, and outreach activities. The incumbent will work closely with the Libraries’ Development Office to establish and maintain donor relations, apply for grants, and seek other funding opportunities. The position reports to the Head of the Special Collections Department.


In keeping with faculty requirements, the incumbent is expected to engage in scholarly research and creative work and service, and participate in local, state, and national organizations. The successful candidate must possess strong analytical, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, archival knowledge, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a variety of constituents.


Qualifications: Required:  A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archival studies or a graduate degree in a related discipline, such as history, public history, political science, or other appropriate field; relevant experience with processing and preserving photographs, negatives, and other audiovisual materials, such as reel-to-reel tapes, VHS, etc.; demonstrated knowledge of archival data and/or digital asset management systems (such as Archives Space, Archon, Archivists’ Toolkit, or CONTENTdm); and familiarity with Encoded Archival Description, DACS, Dublin Core and/or other metadata standards and schemes.  Preferred qualifications: Archival Certification (Academy of Certified Archivists or the Society of American Archivists); knowledge of digital image scanning techniques and image capture and basic photograph and video editing; familiarity with copyright issues associated with audiovisual materials; knowledge of Arkansas history and bibliography; and knowledge of standards, best practices, and current trends in the preservation and re-formatting of archival audio and visual materials.


Rank and Salary:  Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor.  Salary: $47,000.  


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


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


Application deadline and contact information.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Completed applications received by July 10, 2015, will receive full consideration.  Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.  For the full posting or to apply, please go to  When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application (addressed to the attention of Jeff Banks, Assistant Director for Library Human Resources and Diversity Programs), résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references.


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