Professional Career Opportunities at:
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2 positions)
“The J. Willard Marriot Library seeks an … professional for the position of Head of Collection Management. This is an excellent opportunity to work with collaborative, energetic, and enthusiastic colleagues who are dedicated to acquiring and making available scholarly resources for a thriving community of students, faculty, and researchers. Overseeing collection development, acquisitions in all formats, electronic resource management, and ILL/document-delivery services and reporting to the Associate Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communication, the successful candidate will:
• Provide strategic vision, leadership, and supervision of day-to-day activities in Collection Management.
• Provide leadership in the optimization of existing collecting strategies and processes and the development of new ones.
• Oversee management of a $4.3 million collections budget, working closely with the library’s Budget Director to plan, monitor, and manage expenditure…”
“The University of Washington Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean of University Libraries for Collections and Content…
Reporting to the Vice Provost and Dean of University Libraries, this newly created Associate Dean position is responsible for strategic visioning, policy and program development, operations and personnel, and overall innovation and excellence in Collections and Content. The Associate Dean provides leadership, direction, and planning in support of Libraries’ units that comprise Collections and Content: Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services; Cataloging and Metadata Services; Collections and Content Strategy; Gifts Program; and, Preservation Services. The Associate Dean also contributes to Libraries-wide leadership for innovative program and content development in support of research, teaching and learning…”
“The University of Miami Libraries (UML) is seeking a leader to provide vision, direction and sustained innovative program for the Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC). Reporting to the Associate Dean for Collection Strategies, the Esperanza Bravo de Varona Chair of the Cuban Heritage Collection will provide program direction and managerial oversight for all day to day operations, activities, and services for the Collection. The Chair will also be directly responsible for the development and achievement of CHC fundraising goals and promotional activities and all relevant advancement initiatives in partnership with Libraries Administration and University Advancement…”
Princeton University seeks an accomplished and strategic leader to serve as its next University Librarian. Appointed by the President and the Board of Trustees, and reporting to the Provost, the University Librarian will advance Princeton’s mission by expanding the reach of print and digital collections and programming to support teaching and research; fostering internal and external partnerships and collaborations; aligning human, financial, and material resources toward strategic aims; and engaging widely the campus community of scholars…
- Deputy Director Office of Digital and Information Strategy – Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
…As the leader of the Digital and Information Strategy team at IMLS, this individual will be the single point of contact to the agency’s leadership as a visionary thought leader of where and how to take information management; data collection, storage, and analysis; and new media and technology within the agency. This person will have strong knowledge of the current and emerging technologies in information management, data collection and standardization, and the technologies of new media. This person will also be an excellent leader who can contract, hire, build and motivate a team of internal and external high-performing hires. In addition, they will be a collaborator who will work with stakeholders across the IMLS, as well as with IMLS’s community, to develop innovative and effective strategies and plans…”
“The Director of Information Literacy and Instructional Teaching provides vision, leadership, planning, and management of all aspects of information literacy, reference and research services, and instructional technology and instructional design support. The Director provides leadership to a team of reference and information literacy librarians and instructional technologists and is an integral member of the Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) leadership team. The Director works collaboratively with University academic departments and the Center for Teaching and is actively engaged in strategic planning, policy development, assessment, and resource management for all LITS services related to teaching and learning and pedagogy. This position reports to the Associate Provost for Library and Information Technology Services…”
- Project Director for Revised Standards for Libraries Serving People who are Blind or Handicapped – ALA (ASCLA)
“The American Library Association is seeking an individual to serve as Project Director to oversee revision of the 2011 Revised Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The Project Director will facilitate and coordinate all phases of the standards development process including managing a working team and project advisory committee of consumers and librarians. Additional responsibilities include arranging meetings for the working team and advisory committee, scheduling public hearings and presentations before interested groups, conducting research, preparing drafts and the final copy of the standards document and handling distribution, and planning project expenditures and managing budgeted funds…”
This position will primarily work to maintain and develop the current library web presences using Drupal 6 & 7 and the Git revision control system. This position will also design, code, and implement custom library web applications, and help extend and maintain functionality of existing applications associated with the Library’s online presence
This position will work to develop and extend the applications supporting the discovery and delivery of unique collections and digital assets from the UNLV University Libraries’ Special Collections. Specifically, the incumbent will write, extend, and modify code enabling the deployment of new applications, modules, and resources supporting UNLV Libraries’ digital library environment.
Present infrastructure components associated with this include a digital asset management system (CONTENTdm), an archives collection management system (ArchivesSpace), a web content management system (Drupal), an externally hosted institutional repository system (BePress), a hosted subscription to web archiving software (Archive-It), and several ancillary systems and services.