Job Bank 8/14/12

Career Opportunities at Southern Methodist University; University of Tennessee; Wartburg College, (Iowa); Yale University; Northeastern University School of Law and Fairfield University

Assistant Dean (Scholarly Resources and Research Services) – Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Dean for Scholarly Resources and Research Services of Central University Libraries.  The next few years will be crucial for the CUL as it positions itself to play an increased leadership role in the rapidly changing information landscape of scholarly research at SMU ( CUL is planning for a building renovation to be completed in 2015; the Assistant Dean will play a crucial role in determining retention and relocation of the physical collections in the renovated facility, and in designing innovative spaces for intentional learning. The Assistant Dean for Scholarly Resources and Research Services will provide leadership in the area of supporting faculty research and student learning needs and will be directly responsible for developing the vision for CUL’s scholarly resources – the collections (both print and digital) – and research services, including circulation, interlibrary loan, reference and instruction…

To ensure full consideration, please submit letter of interest in the position, current resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.  Finalists will be required to submit an original transcript. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration may be given to submissions received by August 29, 2012.

To Apply:  Please visit our website  to access the online application. Click on “Career Opportunities” and apply to Job ID# 900234

Electronic Resources Specialist – University of Tennessee

“The University of Tennessee Libraries’ invites applications for the position of Electronic Resources Specialist.  This position provides leadership for the process of investigating, negotiating, and licensing electronic resources in a team environment where the life cycle of electronic resources is managed.  The Electronic Resources Specialist supervises one FTE staff position and reports to the Head of Electronic Resources and Serials Management.  Responsibilities include investigating and comparing vendor products and offers, establishing and maintaining effective vendor relations, negotiating and documenting license terms and pricing, and collaborating in the management of the Serials Solutions electronic resources management system…

Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan or ORP (AIG Retirement, ING, TIAA-CREF) 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, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Library Human Resources, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000.  Application materials may be sent via email attachment to   Review of applications will begin September 4, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.  Qualified spring graduates are encouraged to apply.”

Scientific Literacy Librarian – Wartburg College

Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa seeks applicants for a titled faculty position as a Scientific Information Literacy Librarian, who will contribute in the collaboration and teaching of information literacy in the Wartburg Plan of Essential Education and in the academic majors, and will support the mission of the College. This full-time, ten-month position includes full benefits and begins August 2012.

Requires ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent, evidence of strong teaching skills, demonstrated ability to work both independently and on a collaborative team, excellent interpersonal skills, outstanding oral and written communication skills, proficiency in quantitative skills and reasoning, and knowledge of mathematics, computer science, physics, biology, chemistry, or engineering science.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application, vita, unofficial transcripts, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses and telephone numbers) to or by mail to: Jane Juchems, Director of Human Resources, Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, IA 50677-0903. In the letter of application please describe what qualities you offer students as a librarian and a mentor within the context of the Wartburg College mission. For specific inquiries contact Christine Schafer, College Librarian and Director of the Vogel Library, at 319-352-8462, or by email: For more information about the College, see the website: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. In order to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff, Wartburg College requires the review of current criminal backgrounds for job finalists.

Digital Archivist, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

“…The Digital Archivist ensures effective appraisal, acquisition, arrangement, description, preservation, and service of born-digital collections held by the Beinecke Library.  Reporting to the Head of the Manuscript Unit, with a dotted line to the Head of Technology and Digital Assets, this position closely supports staff throughout the Beinecke in their work to collect, manage, and make available digital materials.  The Digital Archivist engages with emerging research and professional developments relevant to digital curation, and collaborates with other departments in the Yale University Library to develop and sustain a program for stewardship of born-digital material…

  • Leads the Beinecke Library’s ongoing development and implementation of standards, best practices, and procedures for the stewardship of born-digital manuscript material.  
  • Responsible for technical appraisal, capture/transfer, accessioning, storage/preservation, and service of born-digital manuscript material. Collaborates with other Beinecke staff on policies and workflows: supports curators in their appraisal of collections, communications with donors and vendors, and transfer of material to Beinecke’s custody; collaborates with other archivists in the Manuscript Unit to determine workflows and best practices for arrangement and description of hybrid and born-digital collections; and coordinates with the Access Services Department to establish procedures for requesting material and provision of access.
  • Works closely with Beinecke’s Technology and Digital Assets Department, Yale University Library’s Manuscripts and Archives Department (with which Beinecke shares infrastructure for managing born-digital collection material), and others as needed to research, test, and implement technology to meet ongoing stewardship needs for born-digital manuscript material.  Collaborates with Yale University Library’s Digital Preservation Librarian and contributes to Yale University Library’s initiative to establish digital repository systems for preservation and access. Serves as a resource to staff throughout the Yale University Library regarding born-digital material...

Salary and Benefits

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at for immediate consideration – the STARS req ID for this position is 18058BR.  Please be sure to reference #18058BR in your cover letter.

  Collection Development Law Librarian , Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA

“The Collection Development Law Librarian plays an integral and foundation role in the Law Library. S/he participates in shaping the direction and policies of the Collection for the Law Library. S/he works closely with the Acquisitions team to monitor spending and strategize the distribution of spending on the collection.

The Collection Development Law Librarian is an integral part of the Selections team. S/he is primarily responsible most collections decisions in line with the Collection Policy and spending requirements. S/he works closely with the Metadata & Systems Law Librarian to distribute the work-load of metadata creation, updating & synchronization of data, and cross-training. S/he is responsible for staying up-to-date in metadata standards and best practices and should seek out development opportunities.

The Collection Development Law Librarian is an integral part of the Law Library’s team of professional Librarians. All professional Librarians in the Law Library participate in a variety of teaching, reference and committee work. Teaching involves mentoring students in their first year program (LSSC), co-teaching Advanced Legal Research (ALR) two quarters each year, and teaching as requested in the classes of their faculty liaisons. Reference includes being the faculty research liaison to assigned faculty members and some coverage/back-up of the Reference Desk. Committee work is assigned…”

Reference and Instruction Librarian – Fairfield University (Two-Year Appointment)

…The successful candidate will be hired at the Librarian I level. This position is a two-year appointment. The position may include some evening and weekend hours.

  • Plays a key role in the library instruction program.
  • Creates and maintains web-based and print instructional resources.
  • Provides reference services.
  • Participates in the Library Liaison program.
Submit letter of application, resume, and telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to:
JoAnn Garrity, Administrative assistant,
DiMenna-Nyselius Library
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
or directed electronically to librarian@ Preference given to applications received by August 24. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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