Job Bank 10/10/12

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Career Opportunities at the University of California, Berkeley; University of Ottawa; Northwestern University; and the University of Southern California ( 2 positions)

Associate University Librarian and Director of Collection Services – University of California, Berkeley

“The University of California at Berkeley invites applications for the position of Associate University Librarian (AUL) and Director of Collection Services. This position is responsible for critical pieces of the collection life cycle (selection, acquisitions, licensing, cataloging, and preservation) which are in place to build Berkeley’s rich collections in multiple languages and formats.  The AUL and Director of Collection Services engages in innovative and collaborative collection building approaches like the Berkeley Research Impact Initiative, strong partnerships within the UC System, and active participation in partnerships such as the HathiTrust and WEST.  Along with other members of the Library’s senior management team, this AUL is responsible for enhancing the vision of the Library as an exemplar of research, scholarship, learning, teaching, and collaboration; establishing a clear direction for the future of the Library as an integrated system; directing operations of one or more divisions of the Library; serving as a fair, progressive leader to the Library’s staff; leading library-wide discussions and decision-making; creating and communicating Library policies; and leveraging and garnering resources for maximum impact on the Library. The Library seeks a person with proven experience as well as fresh ideas…

The AUL and Director of Collection Services has the responsibility for building collections that best support UC Berkeley’s academic programs. The AUL sets Library-wide policy for collection development, scholarly communications, licensing, acquisitions, cataloging, and preservation. To this end, the AUL must work collaboratively with faculty, library selectors, collection services staff, the California Digital Library, our sister UC campuses, Stanford University, and other cooperative partners.

Annual Salary Range: $100,000 – $155,000.  This is a full-time appointment available starting March 2013.

Deadline: Consideration will be given to applications received by October 31, 2012

Applicants should submit applications by e-mail. Applications should include a letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications; a full resume of their education and relevant experience; and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references who are knowledgeable about their qualifications for this position.

Send applications to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
(510) 642-3778″

Head of Acquisitions  – University of Ottawa Library

“The University of Ottawa Library seeks a … Head of Acquisitions. The successful candidate will be someone “who works well with other colleagues in a challenging and changing environment…

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian (Collections), the incumbent is responsible for the coordination of the Library’s acquisitions activities, in all formats, in support of the research, teaching, and learning activities of the university community. A main function of the position consists in managing the various activities of the Acquisitions Unit, such as ordering, receiving, claiming, selection of vendors, monitoring of vendor performance, and budget oversight. The incumbent works closely with various other units and individuals to ensure that our acquisitions operations exemplify best practices and align with Library strategic goals. Moreover, the incumbent ensures that these activities integrate with workflows of other groups or services in the Library, such as the Document Processing, the Library Systems Division, and the Subject Librarians, in an optimal manner. The incumbent works closely with the Electronic Resources Librarian and the Acquisitions Coordinator to ensure that the electronic resource procedures and workflows are integrated into the objectives and practices of the Acquisitions Service…

Application deadline: Nov 16 2012

Applications, accompanied by an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, should be submitted no later than 5 p.m., October 16, 2012.

Ms. Leslie Weir
University Librarian
University of Ottawa Library
65 University Private
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5  (email:”

Assistant Head, Research and Information Services Department – Northwestern University

“Under the direction of the Head, Research & Information Services (RIS) Department, the assistant department head oversees a unit within the RIS department, which is responsible for the development, implementation, and delivery of information and research support services to the Northwestern University community.  This newly conceived unit, devised as a key component of the re-visioning of library’s public services division (PSD), will work in collaboration with other library and campus units to design and deliver general and discipline-specific information and collections-related services to facilitate the research, teaching, and educational mission of the University.  The assistant head directly supervises three full-time librarians and one library assistant…


Oversees unit responsible for the development, implementation, and promotion of educational and collection support services in a variety of disciplines, and for the provision of general information services to the user community. In collaboration with the department head, establishes goals, objectives, policies, and procedures. Plans, implement, and assesses programs that enable faculty, students, and staff to be aware of and effectively use the library’s services and collections, working in collaboration with other PSD departments to do so. Works in close cooperation with four disciplinary coordinators, with other units in the public services division, and with other librarians on the Evanston and Chicago campuses to develop and implement research and information services to faculty, students, and staff. Provides expert assistance and research consultation support. Manages selected information service point(s), and ensures staffing…

To Apply:
Send letter of application, resume or vita, and names of three references to the attention of Roxanne Sellberg, Associate University Librarian for Administrative and Collection Services, electronically to Northwestern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.
First consideration for applications received by:

Webmaster – University of Southern California

USC Libraries’ Web Operations unit is seeking a Webmaster to join its team. The Webmaster will oversee and manage the content for the various user interfaces of the Libraries’ web properties. In addition to strong organizational and management skills, the ideal candidate has a passion for continually improving web-based library services for users.

Among other related responsibilities, position duties are to:

  • Provide leadership and direction for the creation, organization and maintenance of content for the Libraries’ web user interfaces, including public-facing web sites and Intranet
  • Oversee content for the Libraries’ web sites to ensure it is relevant, up-to-date, user-centered and accessible; coordinate and collaborate with various content owners and stakeholders to update and maintain web content
  • Collaborate in the design, implementation, and management of a content management system for the Libraries, including responsibility for configuration, customization, and user support
  • Manage and coordinate staff and student workers to implement content updates and provide user support
  • Lead content migration activities for web redesign projects
  • Develop and recommend policies, workflows, and content authoring guidelines for web content development, implementation, and maintenance
  • Conduct training for faculty and staff in creating web content and web content management systems
  • Identify, recommend, and implement new modes and techniques of communication to optimize discoverability of content, enhance the user experience and promote awareness of existing and new services
  • Participate in the design, implementation and analysis of user research/usability studies
  • Conduct regular web analytics to identify opportunities for improvement in how content is presented
  • Serve on/participate in library and university organizations, committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate

Salary Range: 48,050 – 80,067

For more information and to apply:

Web Developer II – University of Southern California

USC Libraries’ unit is seeking a Web Developer to join its Information Technology team. The Web Developer II works closely with the Senior Web Developer and other members of the IT team to support and maintain the Libraries’ multiple Web properties, develop library-specific Web applications, and enhance end users’ online experience of using library resources to conduct academic research.

Among other related duties, the position has responsibility to:

  • Develop, support and maintain library Web applications that provide access to library resources and services
  • Work with existing development team to add on, improve and debug existing Web platform software
  • Customize and enhance the user interface for templated content management systems
  • Work with existing team to handle Web site technical support issues
  • Assist in the creation of written, video and or audio content for Web site as needed
  • Assist in the creation of graphics, logos, or identity for Web site as needed
  • Follows protocols and procedures to ensure application security
  • Help develop and maintain design processes and system documentation
  • Stay informed of new developments and technologies and evaluate appropriateness and applicability for projects…

This is a fixed-term, resource employee position and is not eligible for employee benefits. USC is centrally located in Los Angeles with easy access to commuter trains, buses & free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball & other campus events.”

49,700 – 76,900


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