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Thursday, June 30, 2016

[LIBJOBS] USA - Des Moines, IA - Campus Engagement and Instruction Librarian

The Grand View University Library is seeking an energetic, creative, user-focused, and highly collaborative person with a strong interest in outreach and instruction, to fill the position of Campus Engagement and Instruction Librarian.


The primary focus of this position is to plan, implement, and assesses programs and services designed to meet changing student needs, with an emphasis on a holistic approach to learning in both formal and informal settings. The individual in this position will initiate efforts to increase use of library services by collaborating with academic support services, student groups, and other campus partners. They will also participate in the embedded librarian and faculty development programs and serve as liaison to the science departments. Their schedule includes one night per week and occasional weekends.


A MLS from an ALA accredited institution is required for the position. The successful candidate will have a strong service orientation, be highly creative, show an ability to build collaborative relationships, thrive in a team-oriented environment, have exceptional communication skills, and a demonstrable knowledge of current information technologies. Experience teaching information literacy in an academic setting is preferred.


Grand View is a Lutheran liberal arts university with a diverse population of approximately 1800 students, located in Des Moines, IA.


Duties include:

·         Developing special programs, engagement activities, and instructional workshops that support library and/or university objectives in a holistic approach.

·         Monitoring and regularly assessing the library outreach programs.

·         Designing and implementing effective library instruction for embedded librarian projects, on site classrooms and remote access users.

·         Providing leadership in outreach to the community via social media.

·         Serving as a member of and liaison to one of the colleges of the university; attending college and faculty meetings, providing specialized instruction, and collection development.


Qualifications and Requirements:

·         ALA accredited MLS is required.

·         Demonstrated effectiveness as an engaging instructor in a classroom setting or online environment.

·         Familiar with commonly used academic computing, cloud based, and digital multi-media technologies.

·         Demonstrated exceptional creative, oral and written communication skills

·         Five years of academic library experience preferred.



·         Resume

·         Cover Letter

·         Contact Information for 3 References


For further details and to apply, visit the job listing here:


Questions may be directed to:

Pam Rees, Director of the Library and Information Resources

Grand View University

1350 Morton Ave

Des Moines, IA 50316


[IFLA-LPD] EIFL welcomes news that Marrakesh Treaty is set to enter into force

EIFL welcomes news that Canada has become the 20th country to join the landmark Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities.

[LIBJOBS] Instructional Services Librarian, Pace University, New York City, USA

Apply online:


Participate in a dynamic Information Literacy instruction program that emphasizes the integration of digital and print resources, develops autonomous learners, facilitates lifelong learning, and promotes Core Curriculum learning outcomes including Information Literacy, inquiry, critical thinking, and problem-solving.

Develop, teach and promote library and information literacy skills to undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of programs and disciplines; collaborate with the Instructional Services Team and departmental faculty in designing, implementing, and assessing multi-faceted instructional programs including but not limited to: curricular-based instruction sessions, drop-in workshops and seminars, interactive web-based tutorials, online research guides, and library orientation tours and presentations.

Share responsibility for scheduling functions and activities conducted by the Instructional Services Team.

Perform all aspects of client-based, in-person and online reference and information services.  


Position Qualifications:


-          MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent.

-          Demonstrated experience in and aptitude for both in-person and online Information Literacy instruction. Knowledge and skills in instructional design, assessment, learning theories, instructional principles & practice.

-          Demonstrated understanding of information needs of university faculty, staff and students and a working knowledge of information technologies and their application to enhance user services.

-          Experience with relevant reference and research sources in a variety of formats; well-developed computer and online searching skills.

-          Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and analytical skills.

-          Initiative, flexibility and the ability to creatively adapt in an evolving organizational environment.

-          A strong commitment to excellence in service and a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.  

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Pace University offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Pace University is an Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Employer, committed to ensuring a diverse learning and working environment.

Candidates are required to complete an on-line application via the University’s HR website. Phone calls, hard copy, or e-mail submissions of application materials will NOT be accepted.

Apply online:



Sarah Burns Feyl

Assistant University Librarian for Instructional Services

Mortola Library - Pace University

861 Bedford Road

Pleasantville, NY 10570

(914) 773-3220


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

[IFLA-LPD] RE: Activities around the Marrakesh VIP Treaty

Marrakesh Treaty in the United States:

On February 10, 2016, the U.S. President sent a treaty package to the Senate requesting ratification of the Marrakesh treaty.


The treaty package was Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations by unanimous consent.


No additional official action has been taken on ratification of the treaty to date.


Karen Keninger, Director

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically handicapped

Library of Congress

United States of America



From: Keninger, Karen []
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2016 1:20 PM
To: '' (
Subject: [IFLA-LPD] Activities around the Marrakesh VIP Treaty


Dear Colleagues,


We are all hopeful that the Marrakesh Treaty will be ratified by 20 countries and come into force very soon. This is a very exciting time, but one which requires us to look at new resources and new methods for accessing and sharing those new resources. Certainly the WIPO Accessible Book Consortium will be a major player in cross-border sharing once ratification is complete, but I am sure that many avenues for sharing will be explored.


I am gathering information on activities of our members around ratification and/or implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty.


If you are aware of, and/or involved in, activities to promote ratification either for your country or in general, please send a note to this list sharing what you’re doing.


If you are making plans for implementation activities once it’s ratified, please also share that information.


Thank you in advance for sharing your ideas and activities. Combining our creativity, knowledge and energies, we will all be able to better serve people who are print-disabled.




Karen Keninger, Chair, IFLA/LPD



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

[IFLA-LPD] RE: Activities around the Marrakesh VIP Treaty



Our current status around Marrakesh at the Blind Foundation in New Zealand is listed below. We are also starting to think about and discuss post-treaty infrastructure, with a clear desire for straightforward, automated exchange. Out of some discussions with sister organizations, queries about system readiness have been or are about to be taken to ABC. We would also like to advocate for some formal discussion between organizations pre-ratification, to help ensure smooth travelling on the journey.


NZ ratification status:

·       New Zealand's Ministry of Business Innovation & Enterprise recently published the submissions which it received in response to its consultation document on whether to ratify the treaty. It was pleasing to see there was overwhelming support shown for the MBIE's (and our) preferred option for implementation

·       The next step remains the National Interest analysis which will be submitted to Cabinet for its approval in the near future and which we know MBIE staff are finalising at the time of writing.


That may seem like slow progress, but is in fact like the release of bottled lightning in our political context.





Chris Pigott

Library Partnerships and Projects Manager


Blind Foundation

Te Tūāpapa o Te Hunga Kāpō


PO Box 27177, Marion Square, Wellington 6141

P: 09 355 6826


    027 808 3272






From: Keninger, Karen []
Sent: Tuesday, 28 June 2016 5:20 a.m.
To: '' (
Subject: [IFLA-LPD] Activities around the Marrakesh VIP Treaty


Dear Colleagues,


We are all hopeful that the Marrakesh Treaty will be ratified by 20 countries and come into force very soon. This is a very exciting time, but one which requires us to look at new resources and new methods for accessing and sharing those new resources. Certainly the WIPO Accessible Book Consortium will be a major player in cross-border sharing once ratification is complete, but I am sure that many avenues for sharing will be explored.


I am gathering information on activities of our members around ratification and/or implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty.


If you are aware of, and/or involved in, activities to promote ratification either for your country or in general, please send a note to this list sharing what you're doing.


If you are making plans for implementation activities once it's ratified, please also share that information.


Thank you in advance for sharing your ideas and activities. Combining our creativity, knowledge and energies, we will all be able to better serve people who are print-disabled.




Karen Keninger, Chair, IFLA/LPD



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[LIBJOBS] Digital Liberal Arts Postdoctoral Fellowship, Middlebury College, Vermont, USA

Digital Liberal Arts Postdoctoral Fellowship

Middlebury College, Vermont, USA


Middlebury College invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Liberal Arts, from August 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. We welcome candidates who hold, or will hold by July 2016, a PhD in any discipline relevant to the Digital Humanities. The Postdoctoral Fellow is a key position in the Digital Liberal Arts Initiative at Middlebury College.  We are seeking a creative and technically skilled person to promote the use of digital technologies and resources for humanities research, teaching, and intellectual engagement. This will take the form of four connected activities: building awareness, building capacity, project support, and connecting with the larger community of Digital Humanities scholarship. The strongest candidates will be familiar with a variety of digital methods, extensive experience with collaborative digital scholarship, and awareness of issues at the intersection of digital scholarship and pedagogy.  The Fellow will work closely with a team of faculty, library staff, and academic technologists to support the College’s vision for incorporating digital technologies in innovative, collaborative research. While the focus of the DLA initiative is on the promotion of collaborative projects in the humanities, the Postdoctoral Fellow will also be involved in exploring the potential for cross-fertilization across the boundaries of the humanities, social sciences, and physical and natural sciences.


The Postdoctoral Fellow will be in residence in the Davis Family Library, under the supervision of the faculty Director of the DLA. The Fellow’s primary responsibilities will include consulting with faculty about digital projects, organizing and participating in digital training workshops, managing intra-college communications about the DLA, and following and reporting on trends in the Digital Humanities. In recognition of the importance of innovative scholarship for this position, 20 percent of the Fellow’s time will be allocated to their own research, writing, giving presentations, and related scholarly activities, with access to generous professional development resources.


Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Review of applications will begin July 1 and will continue until the position is filled.  Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Through Interfolio, please submit a letter of application addressed to DLA Postdoctoral Search Committee, along with a current curriculum vitae that includes all qualifications, and two letters of reference. More information about application procedures at:


Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check.  More information regarding background checks may be found at:






Carrie Macfarlane

Director of Research & Instruction

Davis Family Library 209

110 Storrs Avenue

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT 05753

(802) 443-5018

Monday, June 27, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Job announcement: Database & Metadata Management Coordinator -- Houston, TX, USA

Rice University is seeking a creative, dynamic, service-oriented Database & Metadata Management Coordinator. The successful candidate will provide leadership in performing and managing bibliographic data quality control, database maintenance and problem resolution. The position reports to the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services in Technical Services.

Responsibilities:  Coordinates authority control of both MARC and non-MARC metadata to ensure that they meet local and national standards. Develops new and effective approaches to quality control, consulting with various stakeholders as appropriate. Serves as a liaison to authority and database enrichment vendors and manages the loading and quality control for vendor-supplied data. Collaborates with other staff to provide leadership in transitioning the department to a post-MARC communication format as we continue to contribute metadata to the local institutional repository and proactively explore linked data, the semantic Web and BIBFRAME. Assists in and/or manages special projects undertaken by the Department as assigned by the Department Head. Participates in departmental and library-wide committees and work groups established to further various aspects of the Fondren Library mission. May lead project teams. Assists in other cataloging activities as needed.

Required Qualifications:
-ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science.
-Two years of successful related experience in quality & authority control of MARC and non-MARC metadata.
-Some successful project management experience, preferably in an academic library.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Project management skills.
-Proven ability to solve problems.
-Leadership and training skills and an ability to reach consensus with diverse constituencies.
-Ability to recommend solutions in areas not under direct supervision.
-Flexibility in performing different tasks as library needs change.
-Commitment to enhancing services through teamwork.
-Ability to prioritize work to ensure that departmental and library goals are realized.
-Demonstrated commitment to staff development and continuing education.
-Ability to work without close supervision.
-Thorough knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata standards and practices (e.g. Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, METS, etc.).
-Knowledge of emerging trends and practices with linked data, semantic web applications, BIBFRAME, and authority/identifier initiatives (e.g. VIAF, ORCID, ISNI).
-Experience with vendor authority control processes, preferably Marcive authorities processing.
-Experience with loading large vendor record sets.
-Knowledge of database maintenance practices, including experience using global changes to clean up data.
-Experience creating and manipulating data sets; experience with metadata crosswalks.
-Knowledge of the new cataloging standard, Resource Description and Access (RDA).
-Knowledge of OCLC.
-Knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably Sirsi.
-High level of proficiency using MarcEdit.
-Knowledge of institutional repositories platforms, preferably DSpace.

Preferred qualifications:  Experience with XML, XSLT, and/or other tools or macros for large-scale editing/transforming of metadata; experience with developing macros and/or scripts to enhance productivity

Salary & benefits:  $53,300 minimum, with hiring salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; no state or local income tax; 21 benefit days; 8 study days; a range of retirement options including TIAA/CREF; health and life insurance; and tuition waiver.

Environment: Rice University provides a stimulating work environment, with opportunities to participate in the delivery of innovative library services supported by leading edge technologies. Fondren Library ( is a research library with over 2.8 million volumes and over 155,000 serial titles, including titles available through aggregators. The Library has a state-of-the-art off-site shelving facility. An active program of digital resource delivery and development is grounded in successful collaboration among library and University staff from Digital Scholarship Services, other library departments and University information technology staff.

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

Applications received by August 8, 2016 will receive first consideration. Please apply with cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references at:

Inquiries: Melinda Reagor Flannery at (713) 348-3773 or Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

[IFLA-LPD] Activities around the Marrakesh VIP Treaty

Dear Colleagues,


We are all hopeful that the Marrakesh Treaty will be ratified by 20 countries and come into force very soon. This is a very exciting time, but one which requires us to look at new resources and new methods for accessing and sharing those new resources. Certainly the WIPO Accessible Book Consortium will be a major player in cross-border sharing once ratification is complete, but I am sure that many avenues for sharing will be explored.


I am gathering information on activities of our members around ratification and/or implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty.


If you are aware of, and/or involved in, activities to promote ratification either for your country or in general, please send a note to this list sharing what you’re doing.


If you are making plans for implementation activities once it’s ratified, please also share that information.


Thank you in advance for sharing your ideas and activities. Combining our creativity, knowledge and energies, we will all be able to better serve people who are print-disabled.




Karen Keninger, Chair, IFLA/LPD



Thursday, June 23, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Librarian, Fort Davis TX, USA

The Jeff Davis County Library in Fort Davis, Texas is seeking a librarian. Position is full-time with benefits. 

Please forward resume and cover letter to:
Judge Jeannette Duer

[LIBJOBS] Collections and Cataloging Librarian (Archives of Traditional Music); Bloomington; Indiana; USA







The Archives of Traditional Music seeks a dynamic, innovative, and service oriented individual to be Collections and Cataloging Librarian at the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. 


Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 48,000 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 IU Libraries system consists of twenty libraries on the Bloomington campus, five libraries in Indianapolis, and a library at each of the other six campuses across the state. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 9.9 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over more than 430 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 60,000 electronic journals, and 1.4 million electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content. 


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), and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository.


Located in Morrison Hall, the Archives of Traditional Music (ATM) is an audiovisual archive that documents music and culture from all over the world. With over 100,000 recordings that include more than 2,700 field collections, it is one of the largest university-based ethnographic media archives in the United States. Its holdings cover a wide range of cultural and geographical areas, vocal and instrumental music, linguistic materials, folktales, interviews, and oral history, across a wide variety of audio-visual formats. ATM is seen as a leader in ethnographic field collection and jazz and popular music cataloging.  ATM librarians have contributed thousands of NACO name authority (now AAP) records and have been actively involved in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging’s NACO Music Funnel project from its inception. 



Reporting to the Director of the Archives of Traditional Music (ATM), the individual in this position will oversee the cataloging, access, and use of the collections and work closely with students and faculty in many departments across the university as well as researchers worldwide. 



·         Oversee public and reference services including library policies and procedures, circulation, loan, and reserve functions

·         Supervise, train, and evaluate temporary employees in circulation procedures and policies, including in-house listening copy and course reserve requests

·         Maintain circulation statistics

·         Acquire commercial sound recordings

·         Oversee stacks (vault) maintenance, including withdrawals, for all commercial holdings

·         Provide in-person, phone, mail, and online reference service (shared with the ATM Archivist)

·         Provide library instruction services and tours


·         Direct, coordinate, and manage the non-MARC metadata and traditional MARC cataloging activities, including the supervision and evaluation of temporary student staff

·         Provide original bibliographic records for unpublished field collections

·         Contribute authority/authorized access point records to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), an international initiative coordinated jointly by the Library of Congress and PCC participants worldwide

  • Monitor national developments in RDA, LC-PCC policy statements, OCLC and MARC21 documentation, and other cataloging standards as they emerge and develop and adapt local policies and processes appropriately

·         Initiate projects and innovative procedures to address cataloging needs

·         Manage the Archives library in-house inventory databases of un-cataloged items

·         Add ATM images and metadata to IU’s Image Collections Online and provide high resolution photos for researchers

·         Contribute to developments in the field of metadata/cataloging through active professional engagement and research, presenting, and publishing in appropriate venues

Grant Projects

·         Help write, oversee, and report on all ATM cataloging grant projects

·         Serve as cataloging consultant for grant projects and supervise any staff hired for cataloging as part of grant-funded projects




·         ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education and experience

·         Degree in ethnomusicology, music, anthropology, folklore, cultural studies, or a related field

·         At least two years of professional metadata/cataloging experience creating original catalog records for sound and visual recordings in a wide range of analog and digital formats, including 78 rpm, 45 rpm, and LP discs, compact discs, cassettes, open reel tape, digital audio tapes, streaming audio, video cassettes, and DVDs

·         Ability to remain current with the constantly changing body of music cataloging rules, including RDA, MARC 21, and LCSH, and participation in national cooperative cataloging initiatives, including the NACO Music Project 

·         Demonstrated ability to plan and implement policies and procedures for technical services operations

·         Knowledge of and experience creating and designing instructional materials in traditional and new formats 

·         Ability to assist faculty in the use of Archives resources in undergraduate and graduate curricula and actively engage with faculty, instructors, and other IUB librarians as partners in programmatic integration of information

·         Strong public service orientation

·         Supervisory experience

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with faculty members, supervisor, peers, and subordinates

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


·         Three or more years of experience in an archival environment

·         Experience with OCLC and library management systems

·         Knowledge of and experience using EAD (encoded archival description)

·         Evidence of an ongoing record of professional development contribution

·         Demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment

·         Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect archives, academic libraries, and higher education



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 22, 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.





Betty Davis

Libraries Human Resources

Herman B Wells Library 201

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN  47405



[LIBJOBS] Vacancy: Online Learning Librarian, University of Tennessee, USA




Online Learning Librarian


Appointment Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor

Department: Learning, Research, & Engagement

Reports To: Associate Dean, Learning, Research, & Engagement

Salary: minimum $52,000

Available:  January 1, 2017, or earlier if search is completed


The Online Learning Librarian provides leadership and vision in the development, implementation, and assessment of the University Libraries’ online learning program. In collaboration with the Libraries’ faculty and staff, the successful candidate will design, implement, and assess a cohesive suite of online learning tools to support research, information literacy, and academic integrity skills at all levels of the university. The successful candidate will collaborate with campus partners from the Office of Information Technology, the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center, and other academic support units to ensure the Libraries’ online learning objects and instructional materials meet campus standards, are compatible with campus learning management systems, comply with adaptive/assistive technology laws and standards, and are integrated into campus-supported instructional platforms. The successful candidate will possess an understanding of instructional design principles involved in creating effective online learning objects. The Online Learning Librarian will consult and collaborate with colleagues to advance their work in creating online materials and teaching in an online environment. The librarian will have liaison responsibilities to include:  teaching information literacy and research instruction; participating in engagement activities; and providing research consultations. This position will supervise a dedicated instructional designer.


Specific Duties:

         Create an infrastructure of support for synchronous and asynchronous online learning at the UT Libraries

         Oversee and assess a cohesive suite of online learning tools to support students’ information literacy, academic integrity, and research skills

         Collaborate with other librarians to develop Web-based educational technologies to enhance the Libraries' research and instructional services

         Provide training and best practices to UT Libraries’ faculty and staff in the creation and assessment of online learning materials and tools

         Collaborate with IT and academic support professionals at the University to comply with standards, support university learning initiatives, and to communicate these standards and initiatives to library colleagues

         Apply current pedagogical principles to the selection of technologies, and use them to advance the discovery and usability of library resources

         Create a process for programmatic assessment of the Libraries’ online learning programs and resources

         Supervise one or more support staff position(s) to include an instructional designer

         Participate in liaison responsibilities to include: teaching research and information literacy classes; participating in engagement activities; and providing research consultation

         Serve the library profession through involvement in professional organizations and through cooperative efforts with other information professionals

         Engage in scholarly activity through publications and presentations


Required Qualifications:

         ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science

         Minimum 1 year professional-level experience in online or in-person instructional environment

         Experience with Web development and usability standards, tools, and practices

         Knowledge and experience in assessing student learning, particularly in the online environment

         Demonstrated commitment to fostering student learning through pedagogical best practices

         Demonstrated experience creating online tutorials

         Experience with one or more learning management systems used in higher education, such as Canvas or Blackboard

         Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to manage projects and initiatives

         Evidence of ability to engage in research, publication, and service consonant with the University’s and Libraries’ guidelines for promotion and tenure

         Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

         Coursework in instructional technology or design

         Library instructional experience

         Awareness of best practices for developing Web content conforming to accessibility standards and practices

         Experience in developing online videos or other learning tools

         Familiarity with LibGuides software



The University of Tennessee Libraries serves the flagship campus of the state university system. The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville campus — through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources.


The UT Libraries serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the university and community.  We are a national leader in the creation of regionally significant digital collections; in support of open access though our digital repository Trace; and through a rich history of designing innovative spaces and building key partnerships that enhance the teaching/learning enterprise.   The University of Tennessee Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, Lyrasis, and the Center for Research Libraries. The UT Libraries collaborates actively at the state level with the other UT System Libraries as well as the libraries in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.


The University of Tennessee is committed to creating a welcoming environment.  More information about how we continually strive to put our principles of civility and community into action here in Knoxville is available at


Additional information about this position and the UT community is available at



Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan or ORP (VOYA/ING, TIAA/CREF, VALIC) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans.  Tuition remission is available for all university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees.  Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment. 

Application Procedures:

A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Send cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume or CV, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Manager, Library Dean’s Office and Human Resources, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000.  Application materials may be sent via email attachment to   Review of applications will begin July 25, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.


All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.


In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.


Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.


[LIBJOBS] Open Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State University Berks Campus, Reading, Pennsylvania USA

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Penn State University Libraries, Berks Campus
Apply by visiting:

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applicants for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Boscov-Lakin Information Commons & Thun Library, Penn State Berks. The campus library seeks a proactive, creative, and inventive librarian to fill a fixed-term multi-year faculty position as part of Penn State University Libraries. Duties of this position include working in a liaison role with the division of Science at Berks. Providing general reference and bibliographic instruction (both in person and virtual); developing research guides and instructional materials; developing library collections and promoting services to faculty and students. In addition to these duties, fixed term library faculty must remain current in librarianship through a variety of scholarly activities, and demonstrate service to the University and the profession.

REQUIREMENTS: Requires a MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent); experience with reference and bibliographic instruction; demonstrated knowledge of academic and library social media applications; strong knowledge of print and electronic information resources; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Prefer at least one year of post MLS experience in an academic library setting. Some evening and/or weekend work is required.

ENVIRONMENT: Based on current Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries is ranked among the top ten research libraries in North America.  The University Libraries are located across 22 campuses throughout Pennsylvania, and serve approximately 6,300 faculty and 46,000 students at University Park, and more than 95,000 students system-wide. Collections exceed 5.8 million volumes and include more than 102,000 current serial subscriptions.

Penn State Berks is located in suburban Reading, PA. Student enrollment at the campus is a mix of approximately 2900 full and part-time students, with just over 800 of those students residing in on-campus residence halls. The campus offers small classes and excellent support systems that enable students to reach their fullest potential. The small campus environment allows for a comprehensive learning experience with the high standards of a major research university. Penn State Berks offers 21 baccalaureate degree programs, 6 associate degree programs, 22 academic minors, and the first two years of coursework for more than 160 Penn State majors that can be completed at other Penn State campuses.

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

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online.  To apply, please visit   To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses).   Review of applications will begin July 15, 2016 and continue until position is filled.  Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at

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

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

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:  For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

[LIBJOBS] United States- Santa Barbara, CA. - User Experience Manager position open at Santa Barbara Public Library


The Santa Barbara Public Library is happily reinventing itself. We are looking for a User Experience Manager (Library Services Manager) to join our team of professionals. If you have big ideas for enhancing library services, fostering a can-do environment and want to contribute to a thriving community, this may be the job for you! See job announcement.  We look forward to talking with you and hearing your ideas.


The User Experience Manager will join a collaborative team in managing operations, programs and services of the library system. We are looking for a dynamic leader with a background in library services who can improve capacity while rolling out changes to stay current with best practices in interactive and innovative environments. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment, inspire and motivate people, generate optimism and encourage achievement beyond what is expected. The Santa Barbara Public Library provides a broad range of library services to residents of the City of Santa Barbara and to county residents through branch libraries in Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta, Los Olivos, Montecito, Santa Ynez and Solvang. The Library circulates more than 1.5 million items annually and provides outstanding outreach to the larger community. Assignments may also include directing branch operations.


For more information about this position please contact Library Director, Jessica Cadiente.


Jody E. Thomas | Librarian for Community Engagement

Santa Barbara Public Library System

(805) 564-5641


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