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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Job posting: Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communication & Collections, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

The Iowa State University Library seeks a strong leader to shape and direct the work the of the Collections & Technical Services Division and lead scholarly communication efforts for the Library.


For complete text, qualifications and application instructions:, posting number 60339P.


ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society.  Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives.  Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.

Lori Osmus Kappmeyer

Head, Metadata & Cataloging Department

204 Parks Library

701 Morrill Road

Iowa State University

Ames, IA 50011-2102


Phone: 515-294-4281





[LIBJOBS] U.S.A.- Chicago, Illinois - Assistant Dean for User Services and Outreach

Cross-posted, apologies for duplication. 

Illinois Institute of Technology's Paul V. Galvin Library is recruiting an Assistant Dean for User Services and Outreach. The primary role of this position will be to provide leadership and vision for the library's public service and outreach initiatives. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a
collaborative and dynamic team environment in a progressive, forward-looking library. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on September 15, 2016.  Interested applicants will find the full announcement and be able to apply at this url:


Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Assistant Dean for User Services and Outreach will provide leadership and vision for Illinois Institute of Technology Libraries' public service and outreach initiatives. As a member of the management team, this position will help define library strategic directions and contribute to organizational effectiveness, as well as initiate and lead specific partnerships with other IIT campus units. The position will be expected to actively collaborate with administrators and staff in the continued development of an innovative and user engagement-focused culture.

Responsibilities will include:

Providing leadership for areas of User Services and Outreach, including Circulation Services, Interlibrary Loan, Reserve Services, Marketing and Outreach, coordination of 24 hour services, as well as active contribution to the coordination of user spaces, including the Exploration Space. Leading the development of a coordinated direction for library outreach and marketing, including identifying opportunities for institutional development. Outreach initiatives should include activities reaching out to both domestic and international graduate and undergraduate students and student groups, faculty and researchers, IIT Alumni, other campus units and departments, and other internal and external library partners. Providing oversight and maintenance of public policies as well as designated staffing budget responsibilities. Representing IIT Libraries at campus, regional, and national levels. Pursuing personal professional development and contributing to the profession through local and national professional and scholarly activities.


Education & Experience:

Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Three years' supervisory experience in an academic or research library. Must demonstrate strong organizational & planning skills. Must possess strong communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact effectively
with colleagues.
Relevant experience in the areas of the provision, training, and management of public service, as well as in assessment and evaluation of service for continuous improvement.
 Proven record of success in administering and managing projects, including ability to evaluate and communicate project value.
 Experience providing circulation, reserve, and/or interlibrary loan services in an academic environment.

 Preferred Skills:

Demonstrated oral communication skills with the ability to be an effective, active listener, and facilitator.
 Ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of faculty, students, and staff.
 Experience with managing student and work-study budgets
 Grant writing and/or fundraising experience preferred.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments about this position or the application process.

Devin Savage
Assistant Dean for Assessment and Scholarly Communication
Paul V. Galvin Library
Driving Innovation through Knowledge and Scholarship
Illinois Institute of Technology
35 West 33rd Street
Chicago, IL  60616

[LIBJOBS] Please Share Job Posting: Project Cataloging Specialist, Rare Books (Req. 1600688) (Princeton, NJ, USA)

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Job Requisition: 1600688

Job Title:  Project Cataloging Specialist, Rare Books

Posting Site: Associate Professional Specialist/Cataloger

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Position Title:                     Project Cataloging Specialist, Rare Books

Department:                       Library-Rare Books & Special Collections

Requisition Number:       1600688

Job Code Title:                  Associate Professional Specialist


The Princeton University Library is one of the world’s leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 9 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities.


Position Summary:   Princeton University Library seeks an experienced and productive rare book cataloger to catalog a diverse array of uncatalogued acquisitions. Materials fall into two main categories: rare art publications for the Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, and general acquisitions for the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Imprints range from the 16th century to the 21st, and include many titles in languages other than English, chiefly French, German, Italian, and Latin. Sustained and effective cataloging of this body of material is the central focus of the project, so a high level of productivity is essential. Cataloging must respond to specialist client needs as identified by curators and selectors. Enhancements of earlier records may also be included. Duties may include assisting with the Cotsen Children's Library printed catalog. This position is part of the Rare Books Cataloging Team, whose members apply current professional standards to achieve sound intellectual control of special collections. It reports to the Library's Head of Technical Services for Special Collections.


Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their service to the Library, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


This is a two-year term position with possibility of extension.


Essential Qualifications:  Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program. At least two years of professional cataloging experience including substantial original monograph cataloging applying RDA, LCSH, LC classification, and the MARC 21 format. Familiarity with rare book cataloging tools such as the DCRM manuals and RBMS Controlled Vocabularies. Good reading knowledge of French, German, or Italian. Flexibility and ability to adjust to changing priorities and practices. Ability to work collaboratively with curators, selectors, and fellow technical services staff. Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:  Serials cataloging experience. Cataloging use of Voyager and OCLC. NACO participation. Experience in cataloging art materials or educational background in art history. Understanding of the visual aspects of printed resources. Reading knowledge of other languages relevant to the collections such as Latin. Familiarity with AACR2 and earlier cataloging codes.


The successful candidate will be appointed as an Associate Professional Specialist or more senior depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.  


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


To view the posting, go to Jobs at Princeton:



Darlene A. Dreyer

Assistant to the Associate University Librarian

Rare Books and Special Collections

Princeton University Library

One Washington Road

Princeton, NJ 08544-2098

609.258.5049 (phone)

609.258.2324 (fax) (email)

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[LIBJOBS] United States - New York, NY - Access Services Manager

Access Services Manager

The Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library at Columbia University Medical Center is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Access Services Manager.  Reporting to the Director for Library Operations, the Access Services Manager takes a leadership role in planning, assessment and administration of all functional service areas within the Health Sciences Library and the Knowledge Center.

The Access Services Manager (ASM) will manage all facets of library services, including online and in-house desk operations, Interlibrary Loan, Borrow Direct, Offsite delivery and Course Reserves.  The ASM will carry out analytical work for significant aspects of the library operations, and formulate, develop and administer library policies relative to access and use for both physical and online spaces.

As complexity of access to library resources and services evolves, this position will provide continuous leadership and oversight, securing integration of all transactions into the relevant service compositions and quality throughout the entire execution.

For the full posting and to apply, see:


Michael Koehn

Director for Library Operations

Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library

Columbia University Medical Center

701 W. 168th St., Rm. 103D

New York, NY 10032



[LIBJOBS] United States - New York, NY - Assistant Director for Information Resources

The Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library at Columbia University Medical Center seeks an Assistant Director for Information Resources (ADIR).  This position will lead and shape innovative selection and acquisition management programs for information resources at HSL.  Reporting to the Director for Library Operations, the Assistant Director for Information Resources will take a leadership role in the HSL’s information resources policies, assessment, strategies, and maintenance, and will work collaboratively with all stakeholders in building relevant collections.  The ADIR will work closely with the Programs Director to develop and implement goals and strategies for expanding the use and impact of HSL’s collection of information resources.

For the full posting and to apply, see:


Michael Koehn

Director for Library Operations

Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library

Columbia University Medical Center

701 W. 168th St., Rm. 103D

New York, NY 10032



Tuesday, August 30, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Ref & Instruction position in Dubai - Zayed U.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Job Vacancy - Biomedical Sciences Librarian, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, Iowa City, IA, USA




Position Vacancy



Specialist (PLB2-4A) or Expert Librarian (PLB3-5A)


Position Description: The University Libraries seeks a creative, user-focused, subject liaison for English and American literature to support the research, teaching, and scholarly needs of faculty and students in the English Department and related programs. Under the direction of the Head, Research and Library Instruction Department (RLI), the English and American Literature Librarian will assume direct responsibility for collection development, reference and research consultation, and instruction for a diverse community of faculty and students.



§  Serves as primary liaison to the English Department.

§  Collection Development - includes selecting materials in all formats, working with vendors, managing budgets, participating in consortial activities and other collection-related activities. May take on additional subject areas based on expertise and library need.

§  Provides instruction, workshops, credit courses, and other kinds of outreach, developing collaborative relationships with faculty, staff and students. Participates in general RLI activities.

§  Engages collaboratively with other library staff and with relevant academic departments and programs to enhance scholarship and teaching through innovative uses of technology.

§  Encourages positive change in the system of scholarly publishing and communication.

§  Participates in Libraries’ initiatives outside RLI by serving on Libraries’ and campus committees and contributing to other relevant activities and events.

§  Maintains a course of personal professional contributions through active participation in national organizations and associations.


Required Qualifications:

§  Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.

§  Two years of professional experience to qualify at the Specialist Librarian level plus demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate’s value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.

§  Four years of professional experience to qualify at the Expert Librarian level plus evidence of continuing achievement, particularly at the national level, in an area of professional interest that will enhance his/her value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.

§  Knowledge of current developments in scholarship and teaching in the humanities and changing library roles for responding to the evolving needs of faculty, scholars and students.

§  A thorough understanding of research needs and the organization of scholarly materials in the humanities and familiarity with digital humanities.

§  Experience teaching in a library or academic setting.

§  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

§  Experience working with staff, students and faculty from diverse cultural backgrounds.

§  Experience with or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies as they apply to collection development, instruction, and reference and research services.

§  Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration and cooperation are essential.

§  Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.

§  Demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate’s value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.


Desired Qualifications:

§  Graduate-level study, or equivalent experience, in a field directly relevant to the subject areas supported.

§  Experience selecting and managing research collections in the humanities.

§  Familiarity with concepts, trends and assessment methods related to information literacy and instructional technology.


Universal Competencies:

·         Positive Impact/Achieving Results: Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.

·         Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.

·         Collaboration and Embracing Diversity: Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, nationalities, genders, ages, etc.


Salary and appointment: Appointments will be made at either Specialist Librarian (PLB2-4A) within a salary range of $50,000 to $64,000, or Expert Librarian (PLB3-5A) within a salary range of $55,000 to $79,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Start date is negotiable. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.


Application Procedure: To apply, visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Sept. 28, 2016.


The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa Libraries system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and a number of branch libraries. The Libraries has more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of the University’s locally-created open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring close to a million digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our institutional repository. Our Special Collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the 15th century to newly created artists’ books.


Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), ARL, OCLC, CRL, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts.


The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2,000 and a permanent staff of 13,000 serving 30,500 students, more than 40% of whom are from out of state and close to 10,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 9% of the University’s faculty and staff and 10% of its student body are members of minority groups, and 8% of the students are from foreign countries.


The University of Iowa is home to the Writers’ Workshop, the oldest graduate creative writing program in the country, and the blueprint for many of the creative writing programs that now thrive on campuses worldwide. It is also home to the International Writing Program where, since 1967, over a thousand writers from more than 120 countries have participated. The University has recently instituted a program in creative writing in Spanish. In 2008, UNESCO designated Iowa City as a world City of Literature.


Iowa City is a community of some 71,000 people (more than 150,000 live in the surrounding area) with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages. It is consistently cited in the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport is only 30 minutes away. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 35.4% of the students are minority, with 19.8% identifying as Black, 8.4% as Hispanic, 6.7% as Asian/Pacific Islander, and .3% as Native American during the 2014/15 school year.


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


For more information about the University of Iowa Libraries, please see


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[IFLA-LPD] FW: DIGLIB] To fulfill the provisions of the Marrakesh Treaty, Indian Government launched '', an e-Library

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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
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[DIGLIB] To fulfill the provisions of the Marrakesh Treaty, Indian Government launched '', an e-Library









To fulfill the provisions of the Marrakesh Treaty, Government of India launched "Sugamya Pustakalaya": An e-Library for Persons with Visual Disabilities at New Delhi on 24 August 2016.

Web portal "" is an online library for persons with visual disabilities. Over 200,000 books available in several languages in accessible formats for people with visual impairment and print disabilities.

"Sugamya Pustakalaya: A step towards an Accessible Digital India" (An online library for persons with visual disabilities) was launched by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology at a function organized by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment here today. Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment presided over the function. Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Human Resource Development and Ministers of State for Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar and Shri Ramdas Athawale were the Guests of Honour. Before the inaugural function, there was a panel discussion on the subject of "Accessible Digital India". Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad said this is an era of Information and Technology and both are powers. Through Digital India we are seeking to bridge the Digital Divide between have's and have not's. We have linked Divyangjans with the common service centres in our country.  National Informatics Centre (NIC) is in the process of making 100 Government websites Divyang friendly of which 16 have already been made Divyang friendly. He asked NGOs and citizens to use "My Gov" to provide valuable inputs on Government of India schemes. Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot said his Ministry is dedicated to the Sugamaya Bharat campaign and buildings in several Indian cities will be made accessible. Over 600,000 Divyangjans have been provided equipment and 4000 camps have been organized nationwide to facilitate and upgrade the lives of Digvaygjans and downtrodden sections of society. Permission has been given to establish 18 new Braille Printing Presses. The Divyang College in Trivandrum will also be converted into Divyang University. A new world record was created when 1500 Divyangans were provided equipment in Varanasi. Shri Prakash Javadekar in his address said HRD Ministry will provide just assistance to facilitate the Divyangjans in our country. He said his first convocation address will be at the Divyang University at Chitrakoot. Shri Kishan Pal Gurjar said that Divyangjans don't need the sympathy of the people but deserve their love, affection and support. Through this launch of "Sugamya Pustakalaya" they will be able to get all valuable information. He also sought cooperation from publishers in this endeavour. Shri Ramdas  Athawale said that it is the prime responsibility of his Ministry is to look after the interest and wellbeing of the Divyagjans and backwards sections of our society. He hoped that this initiative will achieve its objectives. Shri Dipendra Manocha, Managing Trustee of Saksham Trust gave a brief introduction of the E-library "SugamyaPustakalaya" on the occasion.

"" is an online platform that makes accessible content available to print-disabled people. The library houses publications across diverse subjects and languages and multiple accessible formats. It has been created by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in collaboration with member organizations of Daisy Forum of India and powered by TCS Access. Books are available in Accessible formats for people with visual impairment and other print disabilities. Over 200,000 books in diverse languages. Integrating libraries across India and the Globe, including the largest international library, 'Bookshare'.
In case of End User i.e. person with Print Disability: The next time a person with Print Disability needs to read a book, he can skip the laborious process of looking for volunteers to read them to him or scan and edit them. A quick search on the Sugamya Pustakalaya may land him with the book of his choice at the click of a button. He will need to be a registered print-disabled member with one of the member DFI organizations to download the book or procure it offline through their member organization. He can access all the books in the library at a click of a button. He can read the publications on any device of his choice- mobile phones, tablets, computers, DAISY players or even in braille using refreshable braille displays. He could also request for a braille copy through member organizations that have Braille presses.
In case of a School/College/Library: Universities, School Library, Public Libraries or any such institution can become a member of DFI or subscribe to the online library to offer the entire collection of the Sugamya Pustakalaya to their members or students with print disabilities. Educational institutions can also contribute accessible format books produced for their students so that students from other educational institutions can access the same and avoid duplications of creation at multiple locations.
In case of a Publisher/Government House/Textbook Production House: They can be part of creating history by creating the largest accessible online library in a developing country. Increase their reader base to include persons with print disabilities by sharing accessible formats of their publications to be put up on Sugamya Pustakalaya. The library already hosts publications such as Reader's Digest and India Today and seeks to have new partnerships with a large number of private and government publishing house and publications. Textbooks production houses, state text book boards (SCERTs/NCERT) can meet their obligations under the Right to Education Act (2009) by providing their content to students with print disabilities through this platform. Sugamya Pustakalya will provide protection to books and limit distribution to only those who cannot read normal print.
In case of an NGO: They can begin a library service for persons with print disabilities by joining as a members and offer the complete content provided by the Sugamya Pustakalaya to their members.
In case of a Corporate: Their employees can volunteer for accessible content creation and help reach out to millions of users with print disabilities. The IT industry can contribute with technology development to fill gaps in authoring and reading of digital content in all Indian languages.

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Dr. Anup Kumar Das
Centre for Studies in Science Policy
School of Social Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi - 110067, India

[LIBJOBS] Drexel University Libraries job posting (Philadelphia, US)

Drexel University Libraries seeks an innovative and experienced librarian to lead the Libraries’ program of liaison to the Drexel University College of Medicine, focusing on the College’s programs of medical education.


Reporting to the Director of Library Academic Partnerships the Liaison Librarian for Medicine will serve as the primary liaison to the College of Medicine’s medical education programs and administration, and will work with the Liaison Librarian for Life Sciences in supporting the College’s basic science departments (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Microbiology & Immunology; Neurobiology & Anatomy; Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Pharmacology & Physiology). 

The Liaison Librarian for Medicine will take a lead role in collection development and management for health sciences, including nursing and health professions.  The Liaison Librarian for Medicine is a member of the liaison team, a group of librarians who work in close partnership to develop, implement, and assess instructional and research programs that advance the mission of Drexel University.  The liaison team is expanding its expertise and engagement into the evolving areas of digital scholarship, data analysis and management, and data literacy.

The position will be based at the Hahnemann Library on Drexel University’s Center City (Philadelphia) campus.   Drexel University Libraries’ professional staff are expected to contribute to the ongoing operations through participation in departmental planning and decision-making, and in implementation of library and departmental policies. Regular reporting of activities and appropriate statistics is required.  Librarians are encouraged to participate in university activities and initiatives as well that of their professional associations.    Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as liaison librarian to the medical education programs of the College of Medicine.
  • Collaborate with constituent faculty and staff to create and integrate information literacy instruction into appropriate courses within the medical education curricula
  • Collaborate with the Life Sciences Liaison Librarian in support of the basic science departments of the College of Medicine
  • Actively build partnerships with students, faculty, and staff within the College of Medicine for understanding and enriching their learning, teaching, and research efforts Create and maintain web-based library guides, instructional materials, and web pages to help users in development of their information literacy and lifelong learning skills
  • Provide general as well as specialized and customized reference services in person, phone, email and chat
  • Lead collection management & development for the health sciences, incorporating datasets and tools into Libraries’ resources
  • Collaborate with Libraries’ colleagues to develop programs and tools that enliven and grow data literacy on campus
  • Contributes professionally through participation in campus activities, external service, and/or publication and presentation


Required Qualifications

·         ALA accredited MLS or equivalent graduate degree

·         Minimum three years of academic medical library experience

·         Demonstrated knowledge of health and life sciences information resources

·         Experience developing and implementing information literacy instruction in an academic health sciences environment

·         Experience delivering reference and research consultation in academic health sciences environment

·         Demonstrated knowledge of the pedagogy and instructional norms of medical education

·         Experience in collection development for academic health sciences library

·         Demonstrated experience and knowledge of learning management systems

·         Demonstrated experience working in virtual service and online learning environments

·         Demonstrated knowledge of trends in medical education, health sciences librarianship, and higher education

·         Demonstrated knowledge of trends in scholarly communication and research; particularly in regards to open access, public access, and research funder mandates regarding research data.   

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Demonstrated involvement and contribution to the professional community

·         Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; able to lead as well as execute and take constructive input from multiple sources


Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience and/or expertise in scholarly communication, research, or instructional design
  • Undergrad degree or minor and/or graduate work or degree in affiliated health sciences field
  • Project management experience
  • Demonstrated success working within a matrix organization
  • Demonstrated success working in a changing organization


Supplemental Posting Information:

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic.  Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

Interested, qualified applicants may apply at:



Ann C. Yurcaba
Director, Administrative Services


Drexel University Libraries 
Drexel University
3300 Market Street
W. W. Hagerty Library
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: 215.895.2750  |  Fax: 215.895.2070






Sunday, August 28, 2016

[IFLA-LPD] Call for Nominations: 2016 Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award

 Dear LPD members,


Kindly find attached information about the Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award call for nominations. Hope you find this useful.




2016 Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award


Call for Nominations

The nomination deadline is September 2, 2016


This award recognizes outstanding leadership in the advancement of library and information services for Canadians with print disabilities. Established by the CNIB Library Board in 1996, it is offered in tribute to Dr. Dayton M. Forman, an exceptional humanitarian and longstanding CNIB volunteer who exemplified the leadership required to make a difference for over half a million visually impaired people across Canada.


The recipient is awarded a silver medal bearing the likeness of Dr. Forman and an inscription in print and braille. The award was last presented in October 2015 at a network reception held in conjunction with the CNIB National Braille Conference in Toronto, Ontario.



Application Guidelines


-  The award is open to both individuals and organizations.


-  Each individual or organization must be supported by at least two nominators, as specified on the official nomination form for the Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award.


-      Each nomination form must be accompanied by a comprehensive description (approximately 1000 words) of how the nominee's efforts in overcoming barriers to information equity have had a significant impact on blind and visually impaired Canadians. A nominee's achievements should be broad in scope, of an enduring nature, and significant in terms of library and information services as a whole. The nominee must have demonstrated great leadership and innovation and be a potential model for others.


- Additional testimonials from other individuals and/or organizations are encouraged and may be sent along with the nomination form.


-      Members of the Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award Selection Committee and CNIB staff are not eligible for the award.



For more information and to access the nomination form, visit the Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award link at:


Or contact the CNIB Library by telephone 416-486-2500, ext. 7522 or by e-mail:


Submissions by e-mail are encouraged.


This year's award presentation will take place at a network reception held in conjunction with the CNIB 2016 National Braille Conference in Toronto, Ontario.





Yasmine Youssef


Digital Talking Books Unit

Library Services Sector

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

P.O. Box 138, Chatby 21526

Alexandria, Egypt 

Tel.: +(203) 483-9999 ext, 1848 - 1867

Fax: +(203) 482-0460