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Monday, May 23, 2016

[IFLA-LPD] [Transforming Braille] Orbit Reader 20 Details

FYI. . This article gives good background and detailed technical information about the Orbit Reader 20 low cost, refreshable braille display prototype developed by  Transforming Braille, an international, cooperative project.


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:



[LIBJOBS] Research Data Management Librarian and Head, Scholarly Communication Department; 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 excellent 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 artisanship in limestone.


The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries ( are among the leading academic research library systems in North America, named the top university library by the Association of College and Research Libraries. 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 which is 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. Indiana University is an organizational member of the Research Data Alliance, working internationally to bridge research data-use and sharing across domains and disciplines.


The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a proactive, innovative, collaborative Department Head for Scholarly Communications, with additional responsibilities as Research Data Management Librarian. The incumbent will be responsible for directing the work of the department in addition to personal responsibility for the development and delivery of research data management services. In addition to experience in scholarly communications, relevant experience for this position could include directing a similar research data management program within a research library or within a lab or research environment.


The Scholarly Communication Department works to increase campus awareness of scholarly communication issues such as intellectual property, the economics of scholarly publishing, alternative publishing models, and increased access to scholarly resources (e.g., research data, grey literature, and published materials). In addition to leading initiatives and services for the management, preservation, and access to research data, the department is responsible for services using the institutional repository as well as open access publishing initiatives, working in close collaboration with the IU Press under the university’s Office of Scholarly Publishing.


Working in a cross-functional matrix the department head will engage with units within the Libraries — especially Library Technologies, Scholarly Communications, the Office of Scholarly Publishing, and with subject librarians, to provide Scholarly Communications services and data management expertise for both the libraries and individual researchers as part of the IU Scholars’ Commons suite of digital scholarship services. In addition to working with library units and scholars, this position will foster collaborations and relationships that complement the Libraries’ capacity to support the University’s interdisciplinary research and technology initiatives. Broad institutional partnerships, instrumental in ensuring cohesion and collaboration in scholarly communications and data management resources at the institutional level, include partnerships with many different IU offices. These include Indiana University's Office of Research Administration, University Information Technology Services, Pervasive Technology Institute-Data to Insight Center, and Office of the Vice-Provost for Research, as well as external national organizations, such as the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), and the Library Publishing Coalition.


Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Technology Strategies, the Head of the Scholarly Communication Department will be responsible for creating the vision and directing program operations and personnel by setting program goals, policies, best practices, and assessment metrics for program success and sustainability. In addition, the position partners with campus units and other library departments such as the Office of Scholarly Publishing and Library Technologies to develop solutions for collecting, disseminating, and preserving new forms of scholarly communication. These activities coalesce to create educational and outreach materials for intellectual property issues as well as consultative services regarding scholarly works permissions and strategy that are key to the Program's success.




  • Develop strategic directions for the Scholarly Communications Department and assess program progress that align with the library and campus strategic plans.
  • Lead and implement key initiatives associated with the Scholarly Communications Program.
  • Manage Scholarly Communications Department daily operations and supervise, direct, and support program staff (currently 1 Scholarly Communications Librarian and 1 Open Access Publishing Manager).
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with appropriate personnel in library units (e.g. Collections Services, , Library Technologies, Technical Services), campus units (e.g. Office of Scholarly Publishing, Offices of Vice-President and Vice-Provost for Research, Data to Insight Center, campus governance committees, and groups relevant to intellectual property), IU units (e.g. IU Office of the General Counsel, University Information Technology Services), and national organizations (e.g. SPARC, LPC and others.).
  • Manage and coordinate the content elements for the library's Scholarly Communications Department web presence in coordination with the Department of Discovery and User Experience.
  • Lead and develop the IU Libraries Program for research data management within the Scholarly Communications department.

Consultation and Instruction

·         Along with program staff and librarians, consult with faculty, researchers, graduate students, and post-doctoral students/fellows on publishing choices, understanding publishing agreements, benefits of open access publishing, retention of rights, and overall management of intellectual property.

  • Lead library contributions to university- and campus-wide initiatives to develop and design policies, services, and infrastructure to enable faculty and students to preserve and make available their research data, thus maximizing the utility of it.
  • Serve as a library consultant to IUB faculty, researchers, and project teams on the development of data management plans for grant applications and general data stewardship, including serving as a collaborative team member for data curation throughout the research process.
  • Participate in the design and development of data services relative to the institutional repository (IR).
  • Develop an education program and curriculum for faculty, researchers, and students regarding research data management and data publishing and re-use including areas such as open access, data management, copyright, fair use, and author rights.
  • Coordinate ongoing training and support for library staff on data management fundamentals and services to incorporate data management, citation, and preservation into library services.
  • Inform the IU community of the significance of national scholarly communications trends and contribute to the campus efforts to ensure that scholars, students, and libraries in the digital environment retain full benefits of the current and evolving intellectual property system.

Outreach and Collaborations

  • Coordinate with the IU Enterprise Scholarly Systems and Library Technologies team to ensure that the IU Bloomington campus repository scholarly content is well curated, discoverable, and preserved in the IU Digital Repository.
  • Collaborate with the IU Copyright Librarian on matters concerning copyright issues for faculty and graduate students and for managed content within the Scholarly Communications program.
  • Work with departments and research centers on the IU Bloomington campus to provide education, outreach, and to develop new services that support trends in scholarly communications and data transparency and availability.




·         ALA-accredited Master’s degree or advanced degree in relevant field appropriate to management of scholarly communications and data management programs.

·         Two or more years of experience in management and staff supervision.

·         Ability to interpret and apply library and university policies and guidelines in a service setting.

·         Knowledge of user experience principles and best practices.

·         Demonstrated analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills; ability to represent the library effectively and positively to diverse audiences.

·         Demonstrated experience with relevant technical and descriptive standards, existing and emerging, for scholarly communications and data management objects.

·         Knowledge of institutional repository technologies, standards, and best practices.

·         Ability to maintain knowledge on a broad range of data repositories including submission requirements, Intellectual Property and use arrangements, and provide guidance on repository workflows and selection for data preservation.

·         Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with faculty members, supervisor, peers, and direct reports. 

·         Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position at IU.[1]


·         Experience that includes cross-disciplinary subject knowledge and a research background in data management in one or more areas of science, social sciences, or humanities.

·         Experience working in agile development teams, preferably as a product owner or product council member, including experience with software development teams and other multi-disciplinary team projects.

·         Coursework or certification in scholarly communications, data management, curation, or preservation.

·         Demonstrated knowledge of technical, legal, and information policy issues related to scholarly communications/publishing and new modes of scholarly communications.

·         Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property and copyright issues in academic or research settings as they relate to creation, dissemination, and use of digital information resources, especially across an array of disciplines and contexts.



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:



Review of applications will begin Friday, July 1, 2016.  The position will remain open until filled. 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.


[1] IU Bloomington Libraries Promotion and Tenure Criteria -



Betty Davis

Libraries Human Resources

Herman B Wells Library 201

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN  47405



[1] IU Bloomington Libraries Promotion and Tenure Criteria -

Friday, May 20, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Austin, TX, USA Learning and Assessment Librarian (Librarian I)

Dear IFLA list,


The University of Texas Libraries seeks an innovative, user-focused Learning & Assessment Librarian dedicated to student learning and evidence-based decision making for the improvement of teaching programs.   The Learning & Assessment Librarian will lead projects to assess student learning in programs supported by Teaching & Learning Services, including Undergraduate Studies (UGS) and RHE 306, and  to assess learning objects.  The successful candidate will also support liaison librarians to incorporate student learning assessment into their information literacy initiatives and work with the Assessment Officer to assess learning spaces.  As a core member of the instruction team, the Learning & Assessment Librarian will work with UGS faculty to integrate information literacy into their courses by teaching, consulting on assignment design and creating exercises, guides and tutorials, as well as teach in other Teaching & Learning Services programs.  Teaching & Learning Services, a highly collaborative and user-focused team, is located in and oversees the PCL Learning Commons, which includes 5 technology-rich active learning classrooms used for information literacy instruction.


To view the full job posting and to apply online, please go to 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 |


[LIBJOBS] Digital Collections Librarian / Miami Florida

Posting Title: Digital Collections Librarian
Position #:                    70018910      
Job Opening ID:            511380        
Review Date:                 June 3, 2016    

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida's anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU's Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, theWolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

Florida International University Libraries' Digital Collections Center (DCC) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center is looking for a Digital Collections Librarian to join a team of digital collections professionals in digital production, long-term preservation, curation of materials and data that focus on unique regional historical, cultural, and scientific content.


  • Participates in efforts of digital production and preservation to support internally and externally funded projects by supervising and implementing workflows (e.g. copyright clearance, quality control, digitization, metadata creation/transformation/remediation/enhancement, and archiving etc.)
  • Fosters and maintains partnerships with future and established digital content contributors
  • Develops and delivers training on metadata, the FIU digital library system (dPanther), and preservation of digital materials
  • Supports grant writing and other funding opportunities relating to print and digital collections, production and preservation
  • Performs metadata audits of existing digital collections and participate in migration of legacy digital collections to new platforms
  • Engages in scholarly activity through presentations, conferences, workshops, seminars or other activities that enhance professional knowledge in the area of digital collections
  • Serves the library and/or institution through contribution in meetings and committee work
  • Serves the library profession through involvement in professional organizations and through cooperative efforts with other information professionals
  • Performs other duties an special projects as assigned by department and assistant heads 

  • ALA accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) degree, or a Master's Degree in an appropriate area of specialization
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital production including digitization, metadata creation, and preservation best practices and standards
  • Working knowledge of mainstream metadata schemas and digital library systems
  • Experiences with collection development and content curation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong sense of teamwork and ability to work across diverse departments and individual library and university stakeholders

  • Demonstrated leadership quality and experiences in creating and supervising work flows and project implementation
  • Two or more years of professional experience working with digital collections or archives
  • Experiences in grant proposal writing and implementation

Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.

About the Libraries: For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 511380 at Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three professional references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee.  All inquiries should be directed to Jamie Rogers, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by June 3, 2016.  Review will continue until position is filled.

[IFLA-LPD] Register today for the LPD Section's Satellite Conference in Louisville (corrected links)

Don’t forget to register for Tailoring the Reading  Experience”, sponsored by

IFLA Section on

Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities (LPD) and the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) August 11-12 in Louisville, Kentucky. You won’t want to miss dynamic keynote speakers Kevin Carey and Carolyn Phillips, both innovative leaders whose work is transforming accessibility for millions of people with print disabilities throughout the world. Get the latest updates on the Marrakesh Treaty, and thought-provoking discussion of its impact on libraries. You’ll take a fresh look into the use and value of braille and braille technologies. You’ll also learn about innovations in models for providing accessible information around the world. See the latest access technologies, and discover ways to make visual graphics and video fully accessible. You’ll tour the world-renowned program and facilities of the American Printing House for the Blind, and enjoy lunch provided each day. You’ll network with colleagues from around the world, sharing stories and insights as you cruise the Ohio River on The Belle of Louisville, a vintage inland rivers steamboat, and enjoy the famed Southern Hospitality of the

city of  Louisville. And if you’re going on to IFLA’s 2016 World Library Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio, we’ll provide transportation from Louisville to Columbus as well.






Don’t miss it! Register today!


Karen Keninger, Chair, IFLA/LPD Standing Committee



[IFLA-LPD] Register today for the LPD Section's Satellite Conference in Louisville

Don’t forget to register for Tailoring the Reading Experience”, sponsored by IFLA Section on Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities (LPD) and the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) August 11-12 in Louisville, Kentucky. You won’t want to miss dynamic keynote speakers Kevin Carey and Carolyn Phillips, both innovative leaders whose work is transforming accessibility for millions of people with print disabilities throughout the world. Get the latest updates on the Marrakesh Treaty, and thought-provoking discussion of its impact on libraries. You’ll take a fresh look into the use and value of braille and braille technologies. You’ll also learn about innovations in models for providing accessible information around the world. See the latest access technologies, and discover ways to make visual graphics and video fully accessible. You’ll tour the world-renowned program and facilities of the American Printing House for the Blind, and enjoy lunch provided each day. You’ll network with colleagues from around the world, sharing stories and insights over southern barbecue as you cruise the Ohio River on The Belle of Louisville, a vintage inland rivers steamboat, and enjoy the famed Southern Hospitality of Louisville. And if you’re going on to IFLA’s 2016 World Library Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio, we’ll provide transportation from Louisville to Columbus as well.


Register today!


Karen Keninger, Chair, IFLA/LPD Standing Committee



Thursday, May 19, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Hong Kong - Assistant Librarian / Assistant Librarian II (User Experience & Outreach)

Post Specification

Assistant Librarian / Assistant Librarian II (Ref. 16051802-E3)
The Pao Yue-Kong Library is seeking a creative and dynamic library professional to develop and enhance its instructional and liaison programmes.

Reporting to the Section Head (User Experience & Outreach), the appointee will be required to
(a) serve as a Faculty Librarian to provide instructional and research consultative services to students and staff of the assigned Faculty or Schools;
(b) explore and deploy emergent technologies and media to promote information literacy and liaison with the university community;
(c) collaborate with faculty to integrate information literacy programmes into academic curriculum;
(d) participate in collection development of library materials in physical and online formats within assigned disciplines;
(e) attend the Research Help Desk and handle enquiries received from various channels;
(f) prepare library guides and instructional materials in various formats;
(g) perform shift duties; and
(h) perform any other duties as assigned by the University Librarian or his/her delegates.

Applicants should:
(a) have a recognised degree with postgraduate qualification in Library Science or Information Science;
(b) have substantial years of post-qualification experience in information work in an academic library setting;
(c) have demonstrated ability to use teaching technologies effectively;
(d) have excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills; and
(e) be self-initiated and a good team player.

Candidates with less experience may be considered for the post of Assistant Librarian II.
[Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisements need not re-apply.]

Remuneration and Conditions of Service
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Please submit application form via email to; by fax at (852) 2764 3374; or by mail to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. If you would like to provide separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from Recruitment will continue until the position is filled (Initial consideration of applications to commence on 4 June 2016). The University Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is the largest government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong in terms of student headcount. It comprises a family of over 31,000 students and 3,500 staff members. Committed to academic excellence in a professional context, PolyU is a world-class university with an emphasis on the application value of its programmes and research.

With library holdings of over 5 million items, the Pao Yue-kong Library is the most accessed academic library in Hong Kong. In addition to its extensive collection, over 130 Library staff provide a wide range of services and facilities to support students and staff with their learning, teaching and research needs. For more information, please access the Library’s Homepage at


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The University specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through University E-mail Facilities. Any views and opinions expressed are only those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the University and the University accepts no liability whatsoever for any losses or damages incurred or caused to any party as a result of the use of such information.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Austin, TX, USA Senior Library Specialist- Cartographic Resources Coordinator

Dear IFLA list,


The University of Texas Libraries (UTL) seeks an enterprising, adaptable, and energetic Senior Library Specialist to provide descriptive metadata for the Libraries’ extensive cartographic resources collections. The Senior Library Specialist reports to and works closely with the Coordinator of the Digital and Monographic Resources unit to assist with managing and prioritizing map cataloging and metadata projects, and to train students and staff. The position also works closely and collaboratively with staff in the PCL Map Room, the Benson Latin American Collection, and the Walter Geology Library on cartographic resources cataloging and metadata projects. The successful candidate will have a strong working knowledge of cartographic materials, coupled with the ability to rapidly learn and implement new cataloging procedures and policies in a continuously evolving environment. Candidates with a degree in Geography, Geological Sciences, Cartography, Surveying, Geographic Information Science, Information Science, or related fields are encouraged to apply.


To view the full job posting and to apply online, please go to 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 |


[LIBJOBS] Afghanistan - Kabul - Library Director

Position:          Director of Library

Report to:        Provost        


The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a private, non-profit university offering an American-style liberal arts education.  We opened our doors in 2005 and currently offer 4 undergraduate academic majors and a MBA program.  We follow a strict non-discriminatory policy, and applicants from all ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are a young, dynamic university with a student population of above 1000 students. Construction has recently begun on a new 75 acre international campus. 

AUAF is seeking a qualified candidate for the position "Director of Library" to begin in July 2016.

The Director of the Library has overall responsibility for collections, services, and facilities, and provides the leadership and direction for all professional staff, support staff, and student assistants in the university library.  Specific duties include collection development, cataloging, and provision of reference services, as well as the establishment, organization and maintenance of AUAF instructional materials in the library and textbook store.  The Director of the Library has primary responsibility for building the vision and plans for the Library, the management of collections funds and operating budgets; library public relations; staff selection, supervision and development; and facilities planning for library services for AUAF.  The Director of the Library participates actively in the organizational support of AUAF programs and services, and is included in the AUAF administrative staff meetings; s/he fosters and maintains strong ties with the faculty as well as with administration. The Director of the Library also promotes responsive, high quality services for the entire university community.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Lead the Library in developing high quality, state-of-the-art, innovative services and collections to support the current and future academic needs of faculty and students
  • Develop library policies including those for acquisitions, collection development, staffing, circulation, reference services, and other library operations
  • Collection development and management including acquisition of new print materials, based on reviews of the literature and recommendations of faculty and suppliers
  • Review and select electronic resources for the library, including acquisition of databases
  • Design, implement and supervise the system and procedures for processing, cataloguing and indexing of documents, books, and other print and electronic materials
  • Provide loan and reference/research services to faculty, staff and students, including bibliographic instruction regarding use of library facilities and research tools
  • Develop links with other libraries or similar institutions that are beneficial to AUAF, including serving as the representative for the AMICAL consortium of American University libraries
  • Supervise the work of library staff, student assistants and/or volunteers
  • Devise budgets for the library including costs of materials acquisition and general operations
  • Coordinate with faculty for textbook ordering; supervise textbook procurement, inventory management, and distribution/return; explore options for electronic textbooks and Open Educational Resources
  • Maintain and monitor inventory control and follow-up on missing materials
  • Other duties as assigned
  • May teach a course as part of the contract
  • Conducting self in a professional and ethical manner at all times and not entering into any activities that may adversely affect the image of AUAF or any part thereof


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited school (ALA preferred, but not required)
  • Extensive knowledge of information sources and content systems, including relevant databases, internet services and library services. Ability to use automated information systems as applicable to libraries.
  • Experience with electronic instructional software, preferably in a university environment.
  • Experience teaching information literacy and online courses.
  • Excellent analytical, project management, budget and organizational skills.
  • Experience in providing reference and research assistance.
  • Experience with information technologies and their applications in a library setting.
  • Good communication and public relation skills.
  • Experience living in non-western countries, preferably in a post-conflict environment.
  • Ability and willingness to work with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse political views while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.
  • Ability to work under pressure and within limited timeframes.
  • Excellent computer skills to include Microsoft Office applications and internet software.
  • Fluent oral and excellent written English. Experience in Dari and/or Pashtu is an advantage.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The American University of Afghanistan offers a generous package that includes a competitive salary, air transportation, university-provided accommodation, and paid health care insurance for expatriate hires.  This is an unprecedented opportunity to work at a young American University in an emerging and rapidly changing society.

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Please include "Director of Library" in the subject line of the email.

Rebecca L. Miller, MA, MLS, PhD
Library Director
Bernice Nachman Marlowe Library
American University of Afghanistan
P.O. Box #458
Kabul, Afghanistan
Phone:  +93 (0) 799 45 50 28

"The more that you read, the more things you will know / The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!"  Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Research Faculty Positions in Computer Science at the National University of Singapore

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (USA), Director of Library Programs and Services

POSITION TITLE: Director, Library Programs & Services, Northern Marianas College
Annual Salary: $45,314.54 - $51,609.41 
Location: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 
Opening Date: 05/11/2016 
Closing Date: 05/26/2016 or Until Filled 

Nature of Position: 

The position is in the Library Programs & Services Department and under the supervision of the Dean of Student Services. It oversees the Saipan campus libraries and acts as a liaison to the Rota and Tinian instructional sites. The Director is responsible for planning, development, coordination, supervision, and evaluation of all library services and staff. Vacancy Announcement 16-012 Northern Marianas College is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 

  • Participates in Program Review and Outcomes Assessment (PROA) activities such as serving on committees and creating composite reports 
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with a culturally diverse staff and student body 
  • Directs policy for the Library Programs and Services department; including budget preparation, public services, technical services, the Pacific Collection and CNMI Archives, systems development, and collection management 
  • Assumes responsibility for daily operations of library services 
  • Reviews and reports departmental statistics and participates in Student Learning Outcomes assessment 
  • Supervises the allocation and expenditure of departmental funds 
  • Ensures the quality and balance of the collection according to accepted principles of collection development and management 
  • Recruits, evaluates, and trains library personnel. 
  • Establishes and assesses strategic plans for the library department 
  • Manages the operations of the CNMI Archives and Pacific Collection 
  • Actively seeks and manages external grants 
  • Maintains the Koha Open Source Integrated Library system and all digital library content 
  • Collaborates with local humanities organizations to increase community access to research materials 
  • Performs other duties assigned

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from a U.S. Department of Education recognized and accredited institution 
  • Two years of progressively responsible library experience
  • One year of supervisory experience at the managerial level
  • Experience with digital asset management systems and historical research 

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Demonstrated commitment to academic research and information literacy instruction 
  • Familiarity with Integrated Library System management, original cataloging, open source applications, and library metadata schema 
  • Experience in archives management, archival processing, and digital humanities 
  • An advanced degree in the humanities 

How to Apply: 
Employment application forms are available at the Human Resources Office of the College and a pdf. file can be downloaded from our website: using Adobe Acrobat. Please submit the following documents to the HR Office: Complete Employment Application Form, Authorization for Release of Prior Employment Information/Consent to Background Check, Copies of all required/preferred degree/diplomas, and Copies of transcripts of all required/preferred degrees/diplomas (except high school). Optional: Cover Letter and Resume (Does not substitute for content that should be on the Employment Application). 

All post-secondary education degrees must be from a U.S. Department of Education recognized and accredited institution. It is our requirement that degrees be from a U.S.-accredited college or university. Foreign degrees may be accepted when accompanied with a credential evaluation report. A listing of authorized evaluation reports can be obtained at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website at 

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification (I-9) document form upon hire.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Library Director, Wellsville, New York, United States

Library Director – Wellsville, NY

Closing date: June 30, 2016


The Board of Trustees of the David A. Howe Public Library is accepting applications for the position of Library Director.  The library is seeking an energetic candidate with a vision for 21st century library services and a passion for providing outreach to local communities through a positive team-based education and cultural institution.


The Library Director will be responsible for the daily operations of a busy 41,000 square foot facility with 100,000 plus materials and an annual operating budget of $675,000.  The library is chartered as a municipal library, and receives sustainable funding through Wellsville School District residents.  The library is a member of the Southern Tier Library System, which serves 48 member libraries throughout New York’s Southern Tier and Finger Lakes. 


About the library


122,900 print and digital materials

11,222 registered borrowers

54,235 annual visitors

12,000 annual program attendees

78,000 annual circulation

237 online public access terminals, and numerous circulating devices


Facility highlights


300-seat auditorium

5,200 square foot reading terrace

Largest green space on historic Main Street

3,000 square foot art exhibition room

Several meeting rooms

Sizable youth services section

Makerspace area

Technology driven atmosphere


Library strengths

Strategic and active board of trustees (9 members)

Vibrant and energetic friends of the library group (12 member board)

Knowledgeable and cohesive library staff (7 full-time and 11 part-time)

Supportive and engaged community (in-kind and financial)


Applicants should have the knowledge, skills and abilities to manage all aspects of the library, including collection development, personnel oversight, budget planning, grant writing, policy creation and facilities management.

The successful candidate will:

Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Library Services, Communications, Political Science, or Business; however, a Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university is preferred. 

Have a minimum of (3) three years Library experience and two (2) years supervisory experience.

Have extensive technology experience and/or knowledge of library-driven technology services.

Have a strong vision of how library services should be delivered in a 21st century environment.

Possess the ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships in the library & community.


Salary range is $45,000 - $65,000 for this 35-40 hour per week position and is commensurate with experience.  NYS Retirement and other benefits are included.


The David A. Howe Public Library is the largest public library in Allegany County, and serves the beautiful Wellsville community area.  It resides in the picturesque Appalachian Plateau, and is a scenic one hour drive from the Finger Lakes, Allegheny National Forest, Canada, Rochester, Buffalo and Corning/Elmira.


Please email a meaningful cover letter, resume and at least three (3) professional references to  Documents should be sent as Word or PDF attachments.  Subject line should read: “Library Director Search – David A. Howe Public Library”.  Please provide your full name, physical mailing address, and primary phone number in the body of the email.


For more information about the library… visit us online at


Friday, May 13, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Bibliothécaire services numériques et génie Poste à durée déterminée - Université Concordia Montreal, Canada

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Job Posting: Technology Librarian - Loyola / Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD, USA

The Loyola / Notre Dame Library has an exciting opportunity leading digital and technology services!

Technology Librarian

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, and experienced individual to provide leadership to support digital and technology services.  The Technology Librarian will support day-to-day operations with some supervisory responsibility, and provide strategic direction for digital and technology services that enable research, teaching, and learning programs in the Library.

The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with units throughout the Library to support a range of services that may include discovery, digital library initiatives, and instruction.  The position will coordinate services with technical staff at University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and also work collaboratively with information technology departments at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.  A demonstrated ability to thrive in a changing work environment and a commitment to professional development are important. The candidate will understand and be able to communicate library-related technology trends that support user-centered library services to a diverse population of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic vision and leadership of Library technology operations and initiatives to support faculty and students.
  •  Lead day-to-day technical operations working closely with USMAI's Consortial Library Applications Support (CLAS) team including:
    • Integrating, troubleshooting, and resolving various issues with purchased and licensed software;
    • Resolving authentication problems and ensuring smooth and reliable access; and
    • Working with vendor-based APIs and web services.
  • Lead Technology Services department staff and student assistants.
  • Work closely with the information technology departments of both Loyola and Notre Dame and outside partners to develop and maintain technological infrastructure and support future technology initiatives and digital services.
  • Collect and use data to inform decisions on technology integration.
  •  Lead planning for the Library's website and mobile application initiatives.
  •  Provide input to the Library Administration on budgeting, reporting and compliance as related to technology services.
  • Engage and remain current on information technology and digital library trends.
Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited Master's in Library/Information Science or equivalent;
  •  2+ years professional experience in evaluating, developing, and maintaining information applications;
  • Familiarity with library systems and applications such as OpenURL (link resolvers), proxy servers, and standards such as Z39.50;
  • Working knowledge in current web programming languages and technologies such as PHP or JavaScript and SQL;
  • Working knowledge of web development, design, frameworks, and standards, including HTML and CSS;
  • Ability to utilize and design APIs and web services;
  • Demonstrated analytical and project management skills;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to work creatively both individually and collaboratively in a team-based environment. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in higher education;
  • Familiarity with authentication and web security protocols such as Shibboleth, LDAP, and SSL;
  • Familiarity with institutional repositories;
  • Knowledge of multiple formats for representing data such as XML or JSON;
  • Experience working with open source software;
  • Familiarity with a major programming language such as Python, Ruby, or Java.
About the Library:

The Loyola   Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of northern Baltimore City, is a recently admitted member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves two universities: Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.  Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning while Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students.  The Library serves a total population of 7,448 FTE that includes 5,540 FTE at Loyola and 1,908 FTE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.


Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with "Technology Librarian" in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator:

Katy O'Neill, MBA, MLS
Interim Associate Director
Loyola Notre Dame Library

Phone: (410)617-6812
Fax: (410)617-6895
Loyola E-Mail:
Notre Dame E-Mail:
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Job posting: Assistant Director and Chief of Staff, NCSU Libraries, Raleigh, NC USA

Job title: Assistant Director and Chief of Staff

NCSU Libraries

Raleigh, NC USA

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Director and Chief of Staff. This position offers the opportunity to join a dynamic leadership team engaged in library initiatives that enhance student and faculty success and define the future of academic librarianship.

Review of applications is underway; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. See vacancy announcement with application instructions at AA/OEO. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. For ADA accommodations, please call (919) 515-3148.

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