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Monday, October 31, 2016

[IFLA-LPD] FW: Call for Poster Session Applications - IFLA WLIC 2017 - Wrocław, Poland

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Subject: [IFLA-L] Call for Poster Session Applications - IFLA WLIC 2017 - Wrocław, Poland


Call for Poster Session Applications – IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2017 – Wrocław, Poland



Are you involved in an interesting project or in an area of work that you would like to discuss with or show to other congress attendees?
Why not present your work in the IFLA Poster Sessions?

The Congress Organisers are now Calling for Applications to hold a Poster Session at the Congress that is to be held in Wrocław, Poland

from 19-25 August 2017.
Presenters of a poster will be expected to be present on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 August 2017 in order to explain their poster and to hand out any leaflets, or other information materials, they have available for viewers of their poster. Each presenter can therefore only present one poster.


Full details of the Call for Poster Session Applications as well as the online application form can be found on the IFLA WLIC 2017 website.


Applicants are asked to describe how they intend to illustrate the project in the poster format.
The poster has to be an experience in itself for the one who looks at it – and should show awareness of the format of a poster-session and its purpose.



The deadline for applications is 01 February 2017.


Please contact:


Friday, October 28, 2016

[LIBJOBS] MD Undergraduate Librarian, UBC Library, British Columbia, Canada

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Digital Initiatives Senior Specialist, San Francisco USA

Looking for a Digital Initiatives Senior Specialist at Bain & Company in San Francisco



More information about this job:


The Senior Specialist (Digital Initiatives) Information Services is responsible for developing, implementing and supporting information and research technology solutions for both consultants and Information Services staff.   The Senior Specialist will lead the identification and deployment of research applications and provide systems leadership in coordinating and defining technology requirements for IS-wide projects and initiatives. The Senior Specialist will be the systems administrator for the IS workflow management system (ASK), SharePoint site, Information Services portal and other services as required. The Senior Specialist will act as a technology consultant to IS team members for regional or office-specific projects. The Senior Specialist is a member of the global IS team and works collaboratively with the IS team to deploy technology systems and initiatives in line with Bain global policies.



·        Researches, identifies, and recommends new technologies for the delivery and support of information services

·        Leads the implementation of new technologies that improve access to IS resources and IS skill development and delivery, working with Global Technology Support Group and specifically the Director, Team Leader and Implementation Specialists assigned to Global Operations

·        Works with Global IS team to develop and evaluate technology strategy and pilots for exploiting new technologies

·        Aligns IS technology strategy with overall Global Information Services and Bain goals and initiatives such as the Digital Platform

·        Applies advanced web technologies to the development of the department’s internet-based services

·        Collaborates and represents IS concerns and interests in cross-departmental, cross-functional technology projects and deployments

·        Evaluates outcome of pilot projects with users and makes recommendations regarding project expansion or adoption

·        Negotiates and manages maintenance projects. May involve working with Global Resources Senior Manager

·        Maintains vendor relationships with technology product and service firms

·        Conducts market and product research and cost analysis

·        Develops project proposals and justifications for technology projects

·        Provides project management and oversight of relevant technical IS projects

·        Embraces innovation as a way to enhance delivery of information to a new generation of information users

·        Puts metrics in place to measure usage and effectiveness of IS systems

·        Uses knowledge of copyright, intellectual access and digital rights management in identifying and implementing technologies and programs

·        Develops and maintains current knowledge of advances in information technology

·        Provides coordination for the Information Services Innovation Lab

·        Assists in marketing information services to consulting staff globally



·        Relevant bachelor degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Masters of Library Science and experience in a global, multi-national consulting, financial services or other professional services research environment preferred

·        Four+ years’ experience with online information systems and intranet/internet applications including hands-on experience identifying, evaluating and implementing digital initiatives and new technology systems in a global environment

·        Four+ years of project management experience leading and working with technology projects

·        Systems administration experience for online information systems and intranet/internet applications including SharePoint development and administration

·        Knowledge and experience with social media and team collaboration tools and implementation within a global organization

·        Effective collaborator with both non-technical and technical teams

·        Competency and enthusiasm for knowledge-sharing

·        Strong knowledge of copyright, intellectual access and digital rights management

·        Innovative and strong service-oriented attitude

·        Demonstrated relationship building and relationship management skills working with a virtual global team

·        Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

·        Excellent oral and written communication skills within Bain environment


·        Job ID: 2016-2168

·        Job Location: US-CA-San Francisco

·        Posted Date: 10/6/2016

·        Category: Research & Analysis

·        Type: Regular Full-Time


Apply using the link below:—digital-initiatives/job?mode=view




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[LIBJOBS] University Librarian - Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

University Librarian


At the start of its second decade, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has already become one of Ontario's most innovative universities. A differentiated, technology-enriched research university, UOIT has a culture of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Located in Oshawa, UOIT's growth since its inception has been substantial, and the University is currently home to more than 10,000 students and 1,494 faculty and staff.

Integral to the University's research and academic programs, the University Library is composed of a main library and several branches, as well as digital repositories and archives.  Although owned and operated by UOIT, the Library is a shared service between UOIT and Durham College, and thus provides library facilities and services to meet the diverse needs of students and faculty at both institutions. UOIT and Durham College share the main library in north Oshawa. There is a branch library at the Durham College Whitby campus and UOIT hosts two branch libraries in downtown Oshawa (Education and Social Science & Humanities).

Reporting to the Vice President, Academic & Provost of UOIT, the University Librarian is a member of UOIT's Senior Academic Team and is responsible for the successful leadership of all aspects of the Library's strategic vision, collections, programs, facilities, and services.  The University Librarian leads the continuing evolution of the Library as a user-centred resource by innovating and integrating diverse resources and technologies. As the Library is a shared service between UOIT and Durham College, the University Librarian is responsible for collaborating with the academic communities at both UOIT and Durham College to cultivate a vibrant and supportive learning community. Functioning as the chief budget and planning officer of the Library, and responsible for recruiting and leading high-quality staff, the University Librarian works collaboratively to improve services, resources, facilities, and operational efficiencies in the Library.  In addition, s/he is an advocate for the Library and proactively develops effective relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administration, cultivating synergies with Library partners, and fostering new sources of funding.


As the ideal candidate, you have a record of excellence in library administration with progressive leadership experience in large, complex libraries serving multiple and diverse stakeholders.  You demonstrate a deep understanding of and passion for emerging trends in library technologies, academic libraries, and higher education generally, and are able to adapt to and embrace change.  Experienced in library operations, including resource allocation, human resources and evaluating academic library services, you have proven success in financial management and an ability to lead staff and create a culture of collaboration and engagement.  In addition, you have strong communication and relationship building skills, a service orientation and a genuine interest in working with students, faculty and library partners.  You also have a Masters of Library Science or a related discipline from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent. 

UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UOIT respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify Julie Day at or 905.721.8668, ext 3649. For more information see  

To explore this exciting opportunity, please contact Stephanie Sykes or Hannah Janega at 1.866.822.6022 or apply online at


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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

[LIBJOBS] USA - Union, SC - Assistant Director

We are hiring an Assistant Director - Marketing and Outreach Librarian at the Union County Carnegie Library. This is an an administrative, public service position. This employee works under the supervision of and consults with the Library Director. They have broad decision making responsibilities for routine operational matters and some decision making responsibilities for non-routine matters, including applying library policy to problems as necessary. The Assistant Director acts as Director for the Library when the Director is out of the office. 

  • Outgoing, welcoming, and enthusiastic
  • Two – five years customer service experience
  • One year of supervisory experience
  • Masters in Library Science preferred; must have a minimum of 18 credit hours completed in the Masters in Library Science program
  • Easily comprehends written information especially instructions pertinent to duties; follows instructions and all directions with care and commitment
  • Able to work effectively and enjoys interacting with people, including both the general public and other staff members of all ages and backgrounds
  • Proficient with a range of technology, including computers and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated understanding of graphic design principles and common marketing practices, including use of social media and experience with website management and development
  • Prior experience providing programs or instruction preferred
  • Willingness to learn administrative processes, techniques, and procedures
  • Strong attention to detail; ability to maintain accurate records and statistics and complete reports
  • Ability to lift and sufficient flexibility to shelve books and materials repeatedly on all shelves
  • Maintains an excellent public service attitude and is courteous
  • Creates a positive image of the library at all times
  • Previous grant writing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of modern library operations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, 3 references, a marketing sample, and a Union County Carnegie Library Employment Application to Position is open until filled. For more information about the position and to access the employment application, go to 



Rieta Drinkwine, Director

Union County Carnegie Library

300 E. South St.

Union, SC 29379

864-427-7140, ext. 102

[LIBJOBS] USA - Beltsville, MD - NAL Associate Director, Information Products Division

The National Agricultural Library is currently recruiting a senior leadership position: Associate Director, Information Products Division.   The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016.

You can see the full announcement, including how to apply, here:

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Job Overview

Supervisory Librarian, (Associate Director)

1 vacancy - Beltsville, MD

Work Schedule is Full-Time - Permanent

Salary Range

$128,082.00 to $160,300.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade


Who May Apply

US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

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This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Information Products Division, Office of the Associate Director, located in Beltsville, MD.

The National Agricultural Library (NAL) is the nation's primary resource for agricultural information and is one of four U.S. national libraries.

The Information Products Division creates customer-oriented products and user experiences that leverage the data and narrative content that the National Agricultural Library collects and preserves. The mission of the Information Products Division (IPD) is to: (1) advance access and discovery in the agricultural sciences through online products and services; (2) create new products and services that improve access to scientific discoveries; and (3) evaluate and continuously improve information products and services offered by NAL.

The Associate Director for Information Products has administrative and management responsibility for planning, policy making, evaluating, and directing the division's program requirements.

Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  *   Participates in establishing policies, programs, plans, and budgets for the National Agricultural Library (NAL) with the Director and other NAL leaders.

  *   Manages the performance of a dynamic national digital library for agriculture that serves as a "one-stop" shop for agricultural information.

  *   Works with other NAL leaders and operating units to assess requirements for data storage and processing to optimize data and metadata reuse.

  *   Serves as a member of the NAL leadership team. Provides administrative and technical supervision to technical information specialists, librarians, computer specialists, and others in the Information Products Division.

  *   Provides administrative and technical supervision to technical information specialists, librarians, computer specialists, and others.

  *   Recruits, selects, trains, and develops employees; approves leave, sets performance expectation, and appraises the performance of employees.

  *   Assures human resource management policies and practices result in fair and equitable treatment of employees and a positive and productive work environment.

Ursula Pieper | Data Management Branch Chief | Knowledge Services Division
National Agricultural Library - Agricultural Research Services - USDA
10301 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

[LIBJOBS] USA - Cambridge, MA - Librarian and Director of the Monroe C. Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Librarian and Director of the Monroe C. Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education


Duties & Responsibilities           

The Harvard Graduate School of Education is the premier institution world-wide for preparing leaders in the field of education.  HGSE offers 13 master's programs and three doctoral programs, leading to careers in teaching and research, school leadership, counseling, language and literacy, education policy, higher education, and many other fields. In addition, each year more than 8,000 educational leaders from around the world participate in our professional education programs, both on campus and online.


Gutman Library’s unparalleled collections and services represent and support the evolving multidisciplinary teaching and research of the HGSE community, playing a critical role in advancing HGSE’s teaching and learning mission by empowering students with the necessary skills to navigate all aspects of research, writing and scholarly communication. The Gutman librarians are academic professionals and an integral part of HGSE’s mission, working collaboratively with constituents across the school.


As an integrated component of the Harvard Library, the largest university library in the world, the Gutman librarians routinely work with colleagues across the university on a wide-array of initiatives.  Given HGSE’s own priority to advance teaching and learning, the Director of Gutman Library will work closely with the Associate University Librarian for Research and Education for the Harvard Library on a routine basis.

HGSE seeks an innovative, collaborative, and visionary leader who will inspire a highly dedicated and professional team to establish the model for a dynamic education research library.  The successful candidate will have a strong track record of building strategic programs and leveraging partnerships across organizational boundaries.


Reporting jointly to the Executive Dean and the Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, the Librarian and Director of the Monroe C. Gutman Library is an important member of the leadership team of the School and is also a member of the Library Leadership Team led by the Vice President for the Harvard Library. In addition, the Librarian and Director of Gutman Library will hold a courtesy faculty appointment (without teaching obligations).


Gutman Library includes a vibrant community and student center with spaces for informal interaction, collaborative learning, and access to a significant specialized collection. The Librarian and Director leads the Gutman Library creatively, progressively, and inclusively in support of teaching and research of the School and the needs of the wider Harvard scholarly community and beyond.   The candidate ensures excellence in the development and assessment of services, strategies and systems that advance research, teaching and learning and: 


·         Provides direction and leadership in developing innovative and strategic library and special collections initiatives.

·         Has broad knowledge of the information resources, content and material that support the fields of education and human development.

·         Collaborates with the faculty and the deans to ensure the Library’s services and collections are deeply embedded with the School’s academic mission and priorities and remain highly valued by faculty and students.

·         Working closely with the School’s Teaching and Learning Lab and the IT department, leads the development of innovative knowledge, information and technological services, based on a deep understanding of trends in the field of education, online learning, learning design, and assessment.

·         Manages the Gutman Library operating budget (approximately $2.7M), as well as the relationship and service agreements with the Harvard Library.

·         As a member of the HGSE faculty and its senior leadership, serves on a variety of committees and task forces both within HGSE and at Harvard.

·         Participates actively in national and regional professional organizations.


Basic Qualifications       

Advanced degree in education or related fields and a minimum of 5 years of leadership experience in an academic and/or research library required. 


To Apply

Search the position at (Auto req ID 40583BR). Potential candidates are invited to submit a letter of application and resume.  Finalists may be invited to make a presentation to the library community. Please note:  The Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide visa sponsorship.

Additional Qualifications            

Master of Library Science and/or doctorate in information/library science preferred; excellent communication skills; demonstrated ability to build collegial relationships and partnerships across in a complex organization; demonstrated ability to lead high-performing teams of library professionals; demonstrated strategic thinking about the future of research libraries and emerging roles for libraries in university teaching and learning; solid knowledge and understanding of leading-edge technological applications in libraries; experience developing and managing library budgets.

[LIBJOBS] USA - Berkeley, CA - Map Metadata & Curatorial Specialist #22282

Please note: Review date extended to November 7, 2016.

Map Metadata & Curatorial Specialist

  • Job ID: 22282
  • Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Department: Library Administration
  • About Berkeley

    The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance-academic and artistic, political and cultural-make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

    Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

    Application Review Date

    The First Review Date for this job is: 10/19/16

    Departmental Overview

    The Library's Engineering and Physical Sciences Division includes five libraries - Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Earth Sciences & Map, Engineering, Mathematics Statistics, and Physics-Astronomy. These libraries are primary service points and provide research-level print and digital collections to support the research and teaching programs of the College of Engineering, College of Chemistry, and College of Letters & Science's Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division. Researchers throughout the university community and beyond heavily use these libraries. Collectively the staff consists of 6 librarians, 10 career staff, and over 30 student library employees.

    Catalog & Metadata Services (C&MS) is responsible for cataloging, metadata maintenance, and physical treatment of all new monographs, serials, and other material types in all physical and digital formats and languages (except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) for the Doe/Moffitt Libraries and Subject Specialty Libraries. Within Catalog & Metadata Services, the Metadata Creation Unit's focus is on the creation of new library metadata and the use or expansion of existing metadata. C&MS works closely with other Library units on projects to improve catalog quality and to identify and create non-MARC metadata for digital library projects.

    This position reports to the Head of the Engineering & Physical Sciences Division with a dotted line to the Head of Catalog & Metadata Services.


    Creates and upgrades metadata/catalog records for maps, map sets, atlases, and digital geospatial data for the Earth Sciences & Map Library and other campus libraries. Prepares and assigns metadata to digital map sets and geospatial data for ingestion into digital collections. Performs complex database maintenance by resolving conflicts and improving or correcting bibliographic, item, holdings, and/or authority records in the UCB online catalog, OCLC, and/or other library databases. Selects maps for purchase, storage, or weeding under the direction of the GIS & Map Librarian. Performs and/or trains student employees in performing bibliographic searching and submits map orders on behalf of the GIS & Map Librarian. Physically prepares maps, map sets, and atlases for accessioning, storage, or deaccessioning per established procedures and/or trains and directs student employees in this work. Provides reference and instruction services related to the map collection. Performs map scanning for the large format scanning service, interlibrary loan, and digital projects. Creates and maintains relevant documentation. Analyzes, evaluates, interprets and revises or proposes revisions to established guidelines. Represents the Earth Sciences & Map Library on the Cataloging & Metadata Council and participates in Earth Sciences & Map Library, Engineering & Physical Sciences Division, and Catalog & Metadata Services unit meetings.

    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
  • Professional proficiency with current cataloging standards, practices, and tools for original and complex copy cataloging such as RDA, MARC21 formats, Library of Congress Classification (particularly classification schedule G), Library of Congress Subject Analysis, Cataloger's Desktop, RDA Toolkit, and other resources of relevance to map and geospatial data cataloging.
  • Minimum 1 year experience performing full original cataloging.
  • Experience using OCLC Connexion and integrated library systems.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • One or more years of experience cataloging maps and geospatial resources.
  • Demonstrated understanding of cartographic and geospatial resources and concepts.
  • Experience with the Millennium integrated library system.
  • Experience working with existing and emerging metadata standards such as MODS, Dublin Core, METS, XML, and FGDC and/or ISO standards for GIS data.
  • Experience assisting library patrons through reference and instruction.
  • Experience with GIS software such as ArcGIS or QGIS.
  • Salary & Benefits

    How To Apply

    Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Application materials can be submitted at

    Conviction History Background

    This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

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


Lisa Rowlison de Ortiz
Head, Catalog & Metadata Services
The Library
University of California Berkeley
250 Moffitt #6000
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
phone: (510) 643-2038
fax: (510) 642-4956

[LIBJOBS] Austin, Texas, USA History and Western European Studies Librarian I, II, or III

Dear IFLA list,

The University of Texas at Austin Libraries seeks an energetic and forward-thinking candidate for our newly restructured History and Western European Studies Liaison Librarian position.  Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate will be appointed as a Librarian I, Librarian II, or Librarian III. 

 It is an exciting time to be part of the UT Libraries (UTL).  UTL has recently undergone significant restructuring to enable new approaches in support of the information and scholarly needs of our campus, including prioritizing deep subject-based collaborations, innovative and transformative spaces and services in support of research and teaching, digital scholarship, and collections of distinction.  Anchored in rich collections and supported by robust service infrastructures, the History and Western European Studies Liaison Librarian will be well positioned to develop new and curate existing collections, and to initiate, collaborate on and/or facilitate transformations in higher education through significant partnerships with their user communities.  

The exceptional opportunities for studying History at the University of Texas are well established and nationally recognized.  Grounded in a dynamic faculty, a lively community of graduate students and researchers, and vibrant research institutes and initiatives, such as the Institute for Historical Studies, the university is a leading center for historical study and training at the highest levels.  Support for History is a collaborative effort, drawing upon both expertise and collections from across campus, for example: the Harry Ransom Center for Humanities Research, the Briscoe Center for American History, the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, and UTL’s area studies liaisons and related National Resource Centers and Institutes The successful candidate in this position is the primary liaison between the History Department and the UT Libraries.  As such, s/he is responsible for general Historiography and the Histories of Science and Medicine.  Geographically, the successful candidate will also be responsible for the histories of Western Europe, the United States and Canada.  Learn more at:

The study of Western Europe at the University of Texas is anchored in both tradition and innovation.  Supported by locally and federally-funded research centers and institutes (the Harry Ransom Center for Humanities Research, the Center for European Studies, British Studies and the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning, to name but a few), UT promotes engagement with and investigation of Western Europe through the disciplines (language & literature, history, economics, business, anthropology, public policy, communications, radio/television/film, art & art history, law, architecture, geography & the environment, ethnomusicology, religious studies, sociology and political science), a host of faculty-led and affiliated study abroad programs, and increasingly, through a wide range of internships and work opportunities.  Learn more at

Salary and benefits:  $49,992 annually, or more, depending on qualifications and experience.  No state or local income tax.  Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical and HMO plans, dental, vision, life, and disability).  Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.


Recruiting Schedule:  First review of applications is Monday, November 28, 2016


To view the full job postings and to apply, please go through the UT Austin Job Search:

Librarian I, job posting #16-10-24-01-0088

Librarian II, job posting #16-10-24-01-0086

Librarian III, job posting #16-10-24-01-0084:


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 Representative| University of Texas Libraries | The University of Texas at Austin | 512-495-4377 |


[LIBJOBS] USA - Los Angeles - Archival Projects Librarian

The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an innovative, experienced, creative archivist to join Special Collections as the Archival Projects Librarian for a two-year term as contract librarian. The Archival Projects Librarian will process archival collections from the University Archives and Special Collections. The Archival Projects Librarian will also participate in Special Collections reference service by providing in-person and online reference.

This position is a fulltime, fixed-term, non-continuing appointment on a 2-year contract, renewable annually. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.


For more information, qualifications, and application, please visit:


USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting


Sue Luftschein

Head, and Archival & Metadata Librarian

USC Libraries Special Collections

University of Southern California

Doheny Memorial Library

3550 Trousdale Parkway, Room 207

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189




[LIBJOBS] USA-Los Angeles-Special Collections Reference and Instruction Librarian

The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented librarian to join Special Collections as a Contract Librarian. The librarian will provide research and instruction support to the faculty, staff, and students of the university and off campus researchers. The Special Collections Reference & Instruction Librarian will provide in-person and online reference, provide course-specific instruction and support for class visits to Special Collections, and collaborate with teaching faculty to select course materials and develop curriculum, learning outcomes, and assessment related to research using primary source materials.


This position is a fulltime, fixed-term, non-continuing appointment on a 3-year contract, renewable annually. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.


For a full description, qualifications, and application procedures, please visit

Applications must be submitted via USC’s online faculty application website.

Closing date for applications: Open until filled. 

For more information about this position, contact Sue Luftschein at


USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting


[LIBJOBS] Head, Acquisitons, Iowa City, USA

Please post. Thanks.


Leo Agnew

HR Director

UI Libraries




Position Vacancy


Head, Acquisitions

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


Position Description: The University of Iowa Libraries seeks an experienced, self-motivated, and transformative leader to guide the acquisitions functions for the University of Iowa Libraries.  The librarian will formulate and execute strategic initiatives for the Acquisitions Department to manage a diverse portfolio of services. The University of Iowa Libraries has significant investments in journal packages, approval plans, e-books, and a DDA program.  Reporting to the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Collections, the Head of Acquisitions provides leadership for all acquisitions activities to ensure excellent customer service and timely access to information resources. The Acquisitions Department is responsible for the acquisition of print materials including purchasing for special collections, electronic resources, brief record creation, gift processing, and collection assessment projects.  The department includes ten merit staff and one librarian.  The unit leaders for monographs, serials, gifts, and electronic resources management report directly to the Head and supervise the staff in their functional areas. 

Working collaboratively with the AUL for Collections and the Libraries Business Office, the Head will take the lead in creating and managing a collections budget of over $15 million dollars.  The Head will be expected to provide budget projections, reconcile collection expenditures, execute fiscal close, and communicate with selectors to ensure timely expenditure of funds.

The University of Iowa Libraries participates in consortial agreements with the Big Ten Academic Alliance and NERL.  These consortial partnerships are important and provide access to mission critical resources to support the University. The Head of Acquisitions ensures that departmental activities support these collaborations and others as they develop. 

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 Big Ten Academic Alliance, 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.


Specific Duties and responsibilities include:

·         Provide dynamic leadership that encourages collaboration and innovation in the Acquisitions Department and other departmental units in UI Libraries;

·         Actively represent the concerns of the Acquisitions Unit in library planning initiatives and strategic planning;

·         Encourage and mentor staff;

·         Manage all phases of activity of the Acquisitions Department, including ordering, claiming, and electronic resource management;

·         Formulate, revise, implement and maintain operating procedures;

·         Coordinate workflow within the unit, and with other units in the Library and the University Procurement Office;

·         Works closely with the AUL for Collections and Libraries Budget Office to ensure oversight and management of collection fund expenditures and reports budget trends;

·         Serves on the Collection Management Team;

·         Stay abreast of  national  and international publishing community to support the information needs of University of Iowa faculty, staff and students;

·         Oversees and maintains consistent acquisitions data for a broad range of areas;

·         Actively manages approval plans, DDA, and gifts program;

·         Represent the Library at appropriate selected professional meetings and conferences;

·         Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Education & Experience:

·                     MLS from an American Library Association-accredited institution;

·                     Two or more years of professional experience is required for appointment at the Specialist Librarian level; 4 or more years for the Expert Librarian level;

·                     Minimum of two years professional library experience in a research, academic, or special library, including two years of acquisitions operations;

·                     Two years managerial and supervisory experience;

·                     Experience in collection development or acquisitions work;

·                     Demonstrated knowledge of approval plans and monographic and serials acquisitions;

·                     Working knowledge of budgeting and accounting practices;

·                     Familiarity with state guidelines governing acquisitions practices and procedures;

·                     Experience conducting RFP processes;

·                     Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with publishers, vendors, and faculty;

·                     Experience with consortial agreements;

·                     Demonstrated knowledge of e-resources lifecycle and familiarity with intellectual property issues;

·                     Experience negotiating license agreements;

·                     Excellent analytical, writing, interpersonal, and supervisory skills;

·                     Ability to work independently, delegate duties, and work collaboratively in a complex academic setting;

·                     Experience with an integrated library system and acquisitions technology;

·                     Demonstrated ability to manage change and encourage innovation;

·                     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

·                     Three years or more working in a research library with a strong commitment to consortia engagement;

·                     Project management experience;

·                     Ability to build consensus among differing constituencies;

·                     Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and implement change;

·                     Familiarity with concepts, trends and assessment methods related to collection management, e-book programs, and complex journal packages.

Salary and appointment: Start date is negotiable. Appointment will be made at the Specialist Librarian (II) or Expert (III) Librarian level, depending on experience and qualifications of successful candidate. Salary ranges: Specialist Librarian $50,000 - $64,000; Expert Librarian $55,000 - $81,000. 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 for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at Extended posting until position filled. References will be requested at a later date for finalists.


Universal Competencies:

·         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, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

·         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.


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.


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 Big Ten Academic Alliance, 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 UI Libraries is a charter member of the newly formed ACRL Diversity Alliance.


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.


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