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Friday, January 29, 2016

[LIBJOBS] United States Moorhead, MN Systems and Web Services Librarian

Systems and Web Services Librarian

Concordia College is seeking a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented Systems and Web Services Librarian who will have primary responsibility for the library’s technology infrastructure (library management system, digital collections, discovery solutions, and related tools) and integration with campus systems (Moodle, campus content management system, financial and student systems).  An ALA-accredited Master’s degree is required for this 10-month faculty position to begin August 2016.  For more information and to apply, please visit EOE/AA. Criminal background check required.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Carson City, NV: Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records, Librarian IV, LSTA Coordinator

Close date has been extended to 02/05/2016.



The Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records located in Carson City is seeking qualified applicants.

The Position

Librarians perform a broad range of professional level duties in planning, coordinating and directing activities within one or more functional areas of the library.


This position coordinates and manages the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) program working directly with federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) staff in these efforts. Incumbent provides advice and technical assistance to other libraries, agencies of the State, political subdivisions, planning groups and other entities and organizations; conducts continuing studies and analyses of library problems; plans and conducts institutes and workshops for librarians, library interested personnel and others; provides consultative services to libraries statewide; researches, coordinates and manages State and federal grants to libraries statewide; writes private, State and federal grant applications for the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records (NSLAPR); provides assistance and leadership to libraries statewide including review and monitoring of programs and services; implements state and federally funded statewide projects; provides overall management of the statewide library database program; and participates in the analysis of that statistical data and related research initiatives. Some travel is required. Incumbent must have or acquire a valid driver's license within one month from date of hire and maintain it for the duration of employment.


To see full Class Specifications visit:

Approximate Annual Salary:  $50,195.52 to  $74,813.04


Close Date:  January 20, 2016


Apply at:


Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications): Master's degree in a program accredited by the American Library Association and three years of increasingly responsible professional library experience which included responsibility for original cataloging, reference, government publications, collection development, project management and supervision of professional and support staff.


Application Evaluation Exam: The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.


Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:


Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204


Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046


[LIBJOBS] USA - Philadelphia, PA - Penn Libraries, WIC Desk Internship

Weigle Information Commons: WIC Desk Internship

Penn Libraries

Philadelphia, PA


Availability: one year long position open beginning February 2016

Hours: 20 hours per week. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Salary: $15/hour.

Reporting to the Director of the Information Commons, the WIC Desk Intern handles core student assistance activities. Primary requirements are the ability to work independently, comfort working with patrons, strong communication skills, familiarity with technology and software, and flexibility. Evening and weekend hours are expected.
The WIC is a collaborative space on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Center; details are at (Interns may also help staff the Education Commons.)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the initial point of contact for all visitors to the Commons, handling directional and general questions. Assist patrons with services and equipment. Refer students to academic support services
  • Assist patrons in following the policies and procedures of the Commons, especially with regards to group study room reservations
  • Assist instructors and faculty with educational technology
  • Provide overview of Commons services, technology, and programs to visitors
  • Schedule rooms and appointments for Commons staff and program partners
  • Handle signage and questions relating to course sessions, workshops and special events hosted by the Commons
  • Design and conduct technology training workshops for students and faculty
  • Write blog posts and ad-hoc reports
  • Conduct social media, web and print outreach for Commons activities
  • Track and communicate with Library staff about equipment and facilities issues
  • Work with the Director to develop online and print documentation
  • Provide appointment-based assistance to patrons and students


  • Enrollment in a graduate degree program in library or information science or related field is expected.
  • Previous experience in an academic setting preferred; previous experience in an academic library or in providing academic support services highly desirable.
  • Public services orientation, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills needed
  • Attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet and searching software applications required. Candidates should be comfortable with and enthusiastic about educational technologies.
  • Teaching experience preferred

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to the attention of:
Elizabeth Martin
Please write "WIC Desk Internship" in the subject line.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.



Elizabeth Martin, PHR

HR Coordinator

Library Human Resources



phone: (215) 898-3226

Van Pelt Library

Room 239

3420 Walnut St

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206


[CHILD-YA] an article on your library for the British journal Focus?

Please see the announcement below?

Focus is the journal of the International and Library Information Group (ILIG) of CILIP (the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in the United Kingdom) and is now published online three times a year with an annual hard copy issue published in December containing a selection of articles included in the online issues.

We welcome articles and news from all librarians/libraries around the world and the deadlines for the three issues published in March, July and November each year are the end of January, May and September respectively. So do consider sharing your news or writing an article about your library/library work which you think will interest the rest of the world. A link is provided to the ILIG section of the CILIP website where you will find Notes for Contributors and back copies of the journal here;

The journal is not peer-reviewed, and articles are primarily intended to keep readers (who are professionals from a variety of different types of library and information services) informed about what is going on in the international library and information world, to introduce new ideas and programmes, report on activities and experiences, etc., rather than be 'academic treatises'.

On behalf of the editorial team I look forward to hearing from you.

John Lake
Editor, Focus on International and Library and Information Work.

[CHILD-YA] New issue of online Newsletter published

Dear colleagues
the first 2016 issue of our Section's online Newsletter is out! The theme is "libraries supporting mental, social and physical wellbengi" and there are several interesting articles about the theme.

If your organization also works with the theme, you're welcome to join the discussion at Section's facebook page presenting your activities and promotions.

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

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

[LIBJOBS] US- Monterey, CA - Access & Public Services Librarian at Monterey Peninsula College

Monterey Peninsula College has the following job opportunity:

Access & Public Services Librarian (Full Time, Tenure Track, Fall 2016)

The deadline to apply is 2/16/16

Please click on or cut and paste the above link for more information on the position and how to apply.


Andrea Bozant
Human Resources
Monterey Peninsula College

[LIBJOBS] USA - Los Angeles - Lead for Emerging Literacies

Lead for Emerging Literacies


Department: Teaching and Learning Services        

Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian – Librarian ($53,116 – $79,332)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application deadline for first consideration: February 26, 2016


Description of Institution and Library

As one of the world's great public research universities, UCLA integrates education, research, and public service so that each enriches and extends the others. From its beautiful neighborhood campus in a uniquely diverse and vibrant city on the Pacific Rim, teaching and research extend beyond the classroom, office, and lab through active engagement with communities, organizations, projects, and partnerships throughout the region and around the world.


UCLA’s diverse community of scholars encompasses nearly 30,000 undergraduates pursuing 125 majors, 13,000 graduate students in fifty-nine research programs, and 4,000 faculty members including Nobel Laureates; Rhodes Scholars; MacArthur Fellows; winners of the Fields Medal, National Medal of Science, Pritzer Prize, and Pulitzer Prize; and recipients of Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and Golden Globes. UCLA ranks tenth in the Times of London Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, twelfth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and fifth in the U.S. by Washington Monthly. The National Research Council ranks forty of its graduate and doctoral research programs among its top ten.


To enable these accomplished students, faculty, and staff to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge for the benefit of global society, the UCLA Library is re-envisioning how it is acquired, synthesized, and shared across academic audiences and with the public.  It was among the first academic libraries to develop subject-specialist librarians and to launch a program to enhance students’ research skills. Its Special Collections pioneered the acquisition by public institutions of rare and unique books, children’s literature, pulp and detective fiction, works by or about women and minorities, screenplays, architectural plans, and Los Angeles-related materials and today leads the way in collecting archival resources in digital format such as emails and manuscripts.  It has launched innovative data management services and an affordable course materials initiative that have served as models for other libraries.


The Library serves UCLA students, faculty, and staff whenever and wherever they need its resources and expertise. Reconfigured, high-tech spaces and services in its ten campus libraries enable users and librarians to explore and work with print and digital materials collaboratively or individually, pursue new lines of inquiry, and develop new pedagogical approaches as well as novel forms of scholarship.  More than 3.5 million people visit annually, while an additional 3.4 million visitors enter online through its virtual front doors.


Whether on campus or online, the Library forms the intellectual heart of UCLA, a hub for cutting-edge discovery, scholarship, and instruction.


Powell Library provides support for the learning, teaching, and research needs of UCLA undergraduate students, graduate student teaching assistants, faculty, and other library patrons. Powell is the hub of the Library’s ­Inquiry Program, which fosters student academic success and participation in the university’s research community, especially through support of high-impact and foundational areas of the undergraduate curriculum, including the Freshman Cluster Program, Capstone Initiative, and Writing I and II requirements. Services include teaching and instructional consultation, as well as research consultation assistance and training, offered in multi-use teaching and learning spaces, such as the Inquiry Labs. The Inquiry Program also coordinates library collaboration on campus initiatives designed to foster the growth and well-being of students, such as First Year Experience and Healthy Campus Initiative. Powell also hosts exhibits and programs, including readings and concerts, created in collaboration with other library and campus entities. In addition, Powell engages with thousands of users each year through its social media sites. Powell staff includes 8 FTE librarians, 7 FTE library/administrative assistants, and 35-40 student assistants. Located in the original library building on campus, Powell Library is the most frequently-visited library with a turnstile count over 1.3 million users/year, circulation of 113,000 transactions/year, 32,394 information and reference questions answered per year, and hundreds of instruction sessions and tours. The physical collection consists of approximately 225,000 volumes, 650 serials and newspapers, and an undergraduate Course Reserve Service. In 2013/2014, a general collections budget of $280,000 was spent on resources to support the learning and research needs of undergraduates, and 1,171 reserve lists were processed. A growing area of emphasis is Community Collections – browsing collections collaboratively curated by librarians and students; these collections include zines, cookbooks, graphic literature, and science fiction.


Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) provides community-based leadership and funding to support training, tools, and infrastructure for enterprise-wide reference and instructional services. These services include 24/7 digital reference (a UC-consortial project), online research guides linked to the course management system, and online tutorials. TLS sponsors professional development training, such as workshops, brown-bags, webinars, and other programs open to the whole UCLA community. TLS also manages data collection and evaluation of reference and instructional activities at the UCLA Library by providing oversight of the Summary of Instructional Activities (SIA) and Reference Statistics (Stats) online tools. In addition, TLS facilitates and manages annual events designed for student audiences, such as the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research, Campbell Book Collecting Competition, Edible Book Festival, and International Games Day.


Position Duties

Reporting to the TLS Coordinator, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:


Emerging Literacies and New Modes of Learning and Creating

·        Create, deliver, evaluate, and continually improve library services and pedagogical innovations focused on emerging literacies and new modes of learning and creating in the library and through library services. These include, among other things, coding, new media, collaborative learning, geospatial thinking, data analysis and visualization, 3D modeling (both analog and digital), design thinking, transdisciplinary and/or transmedia learning.

·        Identify opportunities to implement and support emerging literacies instruction in alignment with campus curricular priorities, which include Undergraduate Education Initiatives (UEI), the General Education curriculum, the Freshman Clusters program, Writing Programs, the Center for Community Learning, the Grand Challenges, the Healthy Campus Initiative, and UCLA Sustainability.

·        Actively collaborate across library units and with campus partners, including the Institute for Digital Research and Education, the Office of Instructional Development, and the College of Letters & Science UEI, and the Center for Digital Humanities, among others.

·        Serve as the primary TLS Liaison to the Affordable Course Materials Initiative (ACMI).  Actively connect ACMI and TLS, promoting alignment and collaboration between ACMI, TLS and UCLA instructional staff and faculty.

·        Serve as the primary TLS Liaison to Library Special Collections (LSC) and the Digital Library Program (DLP).  Connect and align TLS, LSC, and the DLP through projects that thoughtfully integrate rare and unique materials (both digital and non-digital) into diverse areas of the campus curriculum.


Teaching, Consulting, and Instructional Design

·        Assist with the design, development, implementation, and assessment of library instructional services, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning opportunities, instruction sessions and workshops, and other innovative approaches to developing student research skills.

·        Consult with faculty, instructional staff, teaching assistants, and librarians in developing, teaching, and integrating research skills instruction with the undergraduate curricula.

·        Work closely with one or more Freshman Clusters instructional teams, including faculty and teaching assistants, to incorporate research skills instruction and library collections into the curriculum for first-year students.


Research Consultation Assistance and Training

·        Assist with the design, development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of Powell Library’s research consultation services.

·        Provide scheduled and drop-in research consultation services, in person, by phone, and online.


Special Projects and Professional Development

·        Participate in special projects and serve on unit, library, and campus committees and teams.

·        Continually seek opportunities to learn new skills, techniques, and approaches to emerging literacies, new modes of learning, instructional design, and innovative library services, with a focus on higher education, libraries, and digital scholarship and research.

·        Perform other duties according to the needs of the unit and library.


Required Qualifications

·        ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).

·        Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in an academic research and/or higher education learning environment.

·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and effective interpersonal skills.

·        Ability to work with staff, students, and faculty from diverse cultural backgrounds and in a dynamic and complex environment within a large organization.

·        Experience supporting emerging literacies and new modes of learning, preferably in higher education.

·        Significant teaching experience, preferably including assignment, course, and/or curriculum design for classes incorporating research-based writing and creating with emerging literacies.

·        Experience applying, adapting, and assessing the effectiveness of learning theories and varied pedagogical approaches in higher education settings.

·        Excellent project management skills.

·        Experience with assessment in an academic setting.

·        Strong customer service orientation.

·        Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively and flexibly to changing needs and priorities.

·        Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications.

·        Ability to initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and managers.

·        Demonstrated commitment to professional issues, evidenced through interest in local or national committee work, research, publication, etc.

·        Ability to follow directions from supervisors (and to provide clear directions to staff and student employees)

·        Ability to get to work reliably and on time and to be present in the workplace during normal working hours.


Desired Qualifications

·        Demonstrated experience devising and/or leading assessment projects in a library setting.

·        Demonstrated experience consulting with faculty and instructional staff on curricular redesign and/or development of new courses and assignments.

·        Demonstrated ability to rapidly learn new skills, and prototype and pilot new ideas and approaches.

·        Formal pedagogical training.

·        Experience teaching with technology in college-level instruction.


General Information


Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT).  This is a represented position.  They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance may be provided.


Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility.  Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program.  In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities.  Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.


Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here:


Applications must include:

  • a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
  • a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
  • the names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.


Candidates applying by February 26, 2016 will be given first consideration for this position.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.  For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:  UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy at


Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.


Visit the UCLA Library Employment and Human Resources website at:

[IFLA-LPD] Ulverscroft Sponsorships for LPD satellite



27 January, 2016



The Ulverscroft Foundation and the IFLA Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities Section are pleased to announce that the Ulverscroft Foundation is prepared to sponsor up to three or more participants from developing countries to attend in the upcoming satellite conference sponsored by the IFLA Section on Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities (LPD). The conference will focus on “Tailoring the Reading Experience to Meet Individual Needs” and is expected to draw an international audience of librarians and other professionals serving persons with print disabilities. The conference will be held at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A. Thursday and Friday, August 11-12, 2016. Transportation to Columbus, Ohio for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) will be available on Friday afternoon.


Sponsorship will cover airfare, lodging, registration and incidentals for the two-day conference.


To apply for a sponsorship, please provide information as follows:






City/State/postal code:




Estimated airfare:


Have you attended IFLA/LPD events previously? ____ Yes ____no

How will this participation benefit the people you serve? (Please write up to 300 words in English answering this question.)

Also please attach a letter of support from your employing organization.


Applications must be received by May 15, 2016.

Email all applications to:


For enquiries about the Ulverscroft Foundation:


Joyce Sumner, Ulverscroft Foundation







Karen Keninger, Chair, IFLA/LPD

Director, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Library of Congress

1291 Taylor Street NW

Washington, D.C. 20542

Telephone: +1-202-707-5104



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Blog: NLS Music Notes Blog


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[LIBJOBS] US - Roanoke, VA - Reference & Instruction Librarian

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

[LIBJOBS] The Oregon State Library is Hiring!

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[LIBJOBS] Austin, TX, USA Humanities Librarian for English Literature and Women's and Gender Studies (Librarian II)

Dear IFLA,


The University of Texas Libraries (UTL) seeks a knowledgeable, innovative and energetic Humanities Librarian for English Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies (Librarian II) to serve as a proactive liaison for the Departments of English, Rhetoric and Writing and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, all within the College of Liberal Arts. The Humanities Librarian for English Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies will be involved and engaged in all aspects of the research lifecycle and will actively participate in teaching and learning processes. The position offers opportunity for strategic, collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, learning, and discovery of and access to resources in support of research, analysis, and the creation and dissemination of scholarship.


The position was posted initially in December, and this re-posting features modified required qualifications.


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

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


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





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


Monday, January 25, 2016

[LIBJOBS] USA - Logan, UT - Reference and Instruction Librarian


Position Announcement Reference & Instruction Librarian


Utah State University Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented librarian to join the Reference & Instruction Department. We welcome talented librarians with diverse skills and approaches to their work. We are seeking applicants who welcome a dynamic, collaborative environment with an opportunity to have a strong impact on student learning. The position is a 12-month, tenure-track, faculty appointment with rank of assistant librarian, reporting to the Head of Reference & Instruction.

Primary responsibilities are to provide innovative reference services, provide information literacy instruction for English composition courses for both on campus and online classes, and serve as a subject liaison with several academic departments. The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues to design instructional initiatives, assessment methods, and online resources. Subject liaison duties include developing course-integrated instruction, providing outreach and promotion of library collections and services to faculty and students, and developing the print and digital collections. Reference services include individual consultations and research help, as well as contributing to other projects. The successful candidate will contribute to the planning, development and assessment of departmental and library-wide resources and services, and pursue professional and scholarly endeavors related to the position.

Required qualifications
· Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program or

equivalent by summer 2016; · Interest in library instruction and information literacy; · Strong written and interpersonal communication skills; · Ability to work both independently and collaboratively; · Ability to meet the university’s requirements for promotion and tenure.


Preferred qualifications
· Course work or experience with information literacy instruction; · Knowledge of best practices and current trends in information literacy education and

effective teaching methods; · Familiarity with applying emerging technologies for information and instructional services; · Experience in an academic library.
Apply Here: 


[IFLA-LPD] FW: IFLA LIS Student Paper Award 2016



Mike L. Marlin, Director

Braille and Talking Book Library

California State Library

ALA Executive Board Member

ALA/ASCLA Representative to IFLA Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities Section
P.O. Box 942837

900 N Street, Suite 110
CA 94237-0001
Phone: (916) 651-0812
Toll Free in CA: (800) 952-5666
Fax: (916) 654-1119
Web site:




From: [] On Behalf Of Delin Guerra
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2016 8:24 AM
Subject: [alaworld] IFLA LIS Student Paper Award 2016


Press Release

IFLA LIS Student Paper Award 2016



Berlin, January 25, 2016


The IFLA Education & Training Section has the pleasure to announce the IFLA LIS Student Paper Award for 2016. The IFLA LIS Student Paper Award will honour students of Library and Information Science whose abstract submissions have been accepted by any IFLA Section or IFLA Unit to be presented at the upcoming

82nd IFLA Congress, 13–19 August, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, USA

Three finalists will be recognized for their outstanding achievements.

Students must first follow one of the deadlines of any IFLA section Call for Papers ( Once the paper is accepted for presentation by any IFLA section at the World Congress (not a satellite conference), you may then send your full paper to SET to apply for the award not later than 15 April 2016.

The winner will receive in total up to 1000 € to support the current IFLA Congress registration fee as well as visa, economy airfare and economical lodging. Furthermore the paper will be recommended for publication in the IFLA Journal. Second and third place finalists will receive a certificate.

The finalists will be announced in May 2016. The winner will be officially during the IFLA Awards Presentation during WLIC 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.

For details, please visit:

Petra Hauke


Dr. Petra Hauke Lecturer
Berlin School of Library and Information Science
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6 , D-10099 Berlin, Germany

[LIBJOBS] Social Sciences Librarian, Bloomington, Indiana, USA





Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 42,000 students and almost 3,000 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local craftsmanship in limestone.


The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries ( are among the leading academic research library systems in North America. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 6.6 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 43,000 electronic journals, and 224,000 electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content.  Of particular note are the 8-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) for preservation and access to the libraries’ collections and archives, and the Lilly Library, the rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library of the Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington.


The IUB Libraries are active members of regional and national associations and consortia including the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the Hydra community, and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository. IU is the principal investigator for Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) and is working with academic library partners to develop a next generation open source library management system. IU is a founding partner in, a consortium of institutions seeking to provide teachers and students with more digital learning options.


The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek an innovative and service-oriented individual for the position of Social Sciences Librarian (GIS/Maps).  Reporting to the Head of Social Sciences, the Social Sciences Librarian will provide reference and instructional support for, and oversee collection development and management in the areas maps and cartographic data. In addition, this position supports reference and support for data collections and collection development and collaborates with librarians and staff throughout the organization. The position actively participates in initiatives of the Reference Services Department to provide the expertise needed in a traditional reference setting as well as in the digital research environment of the Scholars’ Commons.



·         Work across academic departments

·         Support research in the area of maps and GIS

·         Supervise the day to day activities of the maps collection at IU

·         Actively support teaching in appropriate subject areas

·         Form new and manage existing partnerships with departments on campus




·         ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science: candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered

·         Strong public service orientation

·         Knowledge of and ability to effectively use ArcGIS software

·         Knowledge of cartographic history and concepts

·         Ability to work across academic departments

·         Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference services

·         Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position

·         Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment


·         Knowledge of QGIS

·         Knowledge of CartoDB

·         Experience teaching in a library setting and an academic environment

·         Experience providing reference services

·         Experience in collection development/management



Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. This is a tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves once achieving tenure. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

·         Website:

·         Video:

·         Brochure:



Applications must be received prior to February 27, 2016.  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email:

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to


Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.



Betty Davis

Libraries Human Resources

Herman B Wells Library 201

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN  47405



Friday, January 22, 2016

[LIBJOBS] USA - Philadelphia - Collection Management and Metadata Librarian (faculty)



JOB TITLE: Collection Management and Metadata Librarian (faculty) 


FLSA: Exempt




DEPARTMENT: Information Science






The Collection Management and Metadata Librarian is responsible for the acquisition, organization, and assessment of the library’s online, print, and other collections. As a faculty member in the Department of Information Science, perform all professional librarian duties including, but not limited to: reference desk, collection development, teaching, scholarly activities, and service.



·       Coordinate operations of the acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, and serials areas.

·       Participate in the selection of online resources and in associated contract negotiations.

·       Supervise, train, evaluate and assign tasks to two FTE technical services personnel.

·       Establish and assess services, policies, and practices for acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, and serials.

·       Administer the serials, books, cataloging and metadata, and bindery budgets.

·       Serve as the administrator for technical services functions of the library’s ILMS (integrated library management system). 

·       Maintains and updates library’s knowledge base for journals and other resources.

·       Develops and implements cataloging and metadata policies and procedures and oversees the processing of monographs, serials, e-resources, and special collections materials.

·       Coordinate the collection development activities of the other Information Science faculty.

·       Lead the technical services area to identify areas for update and improvement of library services. 

·       Teach information literacy classes, hold scheduled reference consultations, and serve at the reference desk.

·       Promote the University of the Sciences information literacy initiative as a departmental liaison.

·       Serve on various committees and taskforces as a non-tenure track voting member of the Faculty.



·       Three to five years of supervisory experience in a service environment.

·       Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program.     

·       Experience in online cataloging and metadata systems and library technical services, including managing relationships with vendors. 

·       Experience with ILMS, RDA, OCLC, LCSH, and LC classification.



  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.






Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.



Limited physical effort required.



No or very limited exposure to physical risk.



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Applications by email will not be accepted.