Job Bank 4/16/12

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Career opportunities at University of Vermont (Burlington); University of Illinois at Springfield; University of Georgia and Otterbein University

“The University of Vermont Bailey/Howe Library seeks an innovative Director of Collection Management who provides leadership, planning, and administration for all aspects of information resource management. This Director develops resource related processes and initiatives in collaboration with all Libraries’ departments in response to rapid changes in the acquisitions and management of information resources in academic libraries. This position reports to the Dean of Libraries and Learning Resources…

Diversity Statement: The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

When responding to the posting, send a cover letter including detailed responses to required qualifications, curriculum vitae and names of four references.

Anticipated start date is July/August, 2012. Position open until filled, screening will begin immediately.”

(2 positions)

University of Illinois Springfield is seeking candidates for two Instructional Services Librarians/Clinical Assistant or Associate Professors…

BASIC FUNCTIONS:  Working collaboratively with other faculty and staff in the Library Instructional Services Program, Access Services and Technical Services units, enhances teaching and learning for the students, faculty and staff of the University of Illinois Springfield through the provision of reference, instruction, collection development, and other services to promote information literacy and lifelong learning.


  • REFERENCE:  Provides reference assistance and individual consultation or instruction at the Information Desk, via e-mail, chat, or telephone…
  • INSTRUCTION and CONSULTATION:  Promotes the effective use of information resources to enhance learning outcomes and research quality…
  • COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT:  Under the general guidance of the Director of Collections and Scholarly Communications, develops and manages library resources in all formats in assigned subject areas…
  • LIAISON and OUTREACH:  Partners with academic departments, research centers and UIS administrative offices to discern their needs of students, faculty and staff and to market library resources and services.  Collaborates with other library faculty and staff to develop and provide outreach services, including maintaining the library blog and Twitter feed, working at Preview Days, serving on Publicity Committee, etc.
  • GOVERNANCE:  Services as a member of Library Instructional Services program committees.  Library Cabinet, and other Library committees and task forces, such as Web Team.  May serve on UIS committees.
  • PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:  Maintains an active knowledge of librarianship and contributes to the profession through…

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:  This is a twelve-month clinical professor position.  Compensation depends on education and experience.  Benefits include 24 days annual vacation leave, 25 days annual sick leave, nine state holidays, two floating holidays, and a choice of health and retirement plans.  An H-1B visa is required for any non-U.S. citizen prior to employment.

CONTACTS:  Submit letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references electronically to Marcia Rossi at  Review of applications will begin April 30, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a Learning Commons Reference/Instruction Librarian who will be responsible to the Head of the Reference Department for assisting students, faculty, and staff in making effective use of library resources through virtual and in-person reference assistance, instruction sessions and one-on-one in-depth consultations. The Reference/Instruction Librarian teaches the use of library resources, citation management programs, Internet searching, and applications software. The Reference/Instruction Librarian also develops web pages and other guides for faculty who wish to incorporate library resources into their curriculum. Librarians teach instruction sessions and provide individual reference consultations to students and faculty in all subject areas with a special focus on outreach to assigned liaison departments in the sciences…

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Minimum entry-level annual salary is $38,000; commensurate with experience.  UGA librarians are non-tenured faculty members.  UGA offers an attractive benefits program including a choice of health and retirement plans, dental plan, tuition remission and a relocation allowance; 21 days annual leave, 12 paid holidays.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send as three separate pdf documents their letters of application, complete resumes, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references by May 4, 2012 to: Jan D. Hudson, Human Resources Coordinator, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia 30602-1641 at  The University of Georgia and the UGA Libraries have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among its faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage persons of color to apply for these positions.  The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

  • Manages and operates the reference department, including scheduling librarians for reference coverage. Evaluates reference service, including social media and other opportunities for outreach. Maintains appropriate statistics.
  • Develops and evaluates reference materials appropriate to curricular and co-curricular needs of the college and constraints of the budget.
  • Hires, trains, evaluates, and supervises student assistants and graduate assistants; coordinates activities and training of librarians involved in reference.
  • Assists with reference during on-call and scheduled hours; weekend and evening reference service is required.
  • Assists in teaching users research skills necessary for lifelong learning. Participates with other librarians in teaching any library credit bearing courses.
  • Coordinates library-wide marketing, public relations activities, and library displays. Creates a vision for integration and networking of library to areas not traditionally served.
  • Serves as library liaison to assigned departments, including (but not limited to): a) assists with acquisition requests and departmental reviews; b) conducts collection development; c) provides advanced instruction and subject specialty consultation; d) creates online subject guides; e) collaborates with teaching faculty to develop stronger relationships with departments.
  • Participates in information literacy program; conducts library instruction sessions; and provides reference support for the information literacy program.
  • Participates in campus committees and library professional activities; actively participates in the life of the college.
Optional Info:

Eligible for health, dental, and life insurance benefits; may be eligible for additional University-paid and voluntary benefits including tuition waivers, long term care, short-term and long term disability, etc.

Contact Info:

Please forward a cover letter addressing this position including salary requirements, resume, and names with contact information for three professional references to Otterbein University, attn: Human Resources, 1 South Grove St., Westerville, OH 43081. You may also send via email to or fax to 614-823-1511. Please include in the subject line: Reference Services Coordinator & Assistant Professor.

Deadline: Review begins April 30, 2012 and continues until filled

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