Job Bank 11/27/12

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Career  Opportunities at Appalachian State; UNC – Wilmington; King Abdullah University; Temple University and Northern Michigan University


Appalachian State University is seeking a … individual for the position of Lead Acquisitions Librarian.  The position is available due to an internal promotion.  Working collaboratively with acquisitions, e-resources, collection management, and cataloging personnel, the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination and management of the Library’s acquisitions, including continuing resources (e-journals and databases).  Responsibilities include: managing an acquisitions budget of over $3 million; developing user-centered document delivery services; handling endowment funds; managing acquisition of rare and special collections; leading a group of talented paraprofessional staff; negotiating price and access terms with vendors; and collaborating with network and consortial partners in purchase and license negotiation.  The successful candidate will be able to extract meaningful data from multiple sources to produce intelligible reports for decision making, and will coordinate acquisitions projects and workflows with related groups, particularly collection management, e-resources, and cataloging.  Effective communication and consensus-building skills in working with faculty, staff, and campus administrators are essential…

All library faculty are expected to participate in the Library’s instruction plan and to engage in an active program of scholarship and professional service as outlined in the University’s Faculty Handbook and the Library’s Departmental Personnel Committee Guidelines

This twelve-month, tenure track position will be available March 1, 2013.  Salary and rank are determined based on qualifications and experience…

Review of completed applications will begin January 10, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.  Send a complete application comprised of a cover letter addressing the required qualifications, a full vita of educational and relevant experience, and the name, address, email, and telephone number of three to five references to:  Dr. Mary Reichel, Attn: Lead Acquisitions Librarian Committee, Belk Library and Information Commons, 218 College Street, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608; or electronically to Sherrye Perry at

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting John Abbott, Search Committee Chair (

The William Madison Randall Library at The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) invites applications for the Digital Program and Data Management Librarian position. UNCW is a member institution of the University of North Carolina, a multi-campus university composed of all 17 of North Carolina’s public institutions. UNCW is nationally recognized for its marine sciences teaching and research programs, and for its strengths in arts and sciences, business, education, and nursing.  The University is situated on a beautiful arboretum campus located in an historic port city within five miles of the Atlantic Ocean and currently enrolls approximately 13,000 students.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Digital program development, data management, training and development, and general library faculty responsibilities constitute the core portfolio.

Digital program development: Articulates the vision and develops the supporting roadmap for the Library’s digital program. Facilitates the development of the Library’s overall web-based and digital services programs. Serves as a lead on digital preservation and digital collection projects. Serves as a lead on institutional repository development, including supporting workflow for ingesting items for our IR. Develops a strategy for collecting and providing access to born-digital UNCW documents. Serves as an expert and contact for Library needs for digital archiving (i.e., storing originals of digital content).Serves as a lead and supports projects that collect or highlight UNCW research in digital formats, such as an Undergraduate Research digital collection. Incorporates appropriate design principles, information architectures, coding standards, and emerging technologies into the Library’s various open source web-based systems and projects. Contributes to processes that deliver Library content to external discovery and delivery mechanisms, such as: APIs and RESTful web services, search engine optimization, mobile application development, OAI harvesters, and integration with campus learning management systems and social sites. Maintains knowledge of digital library trends, investigates their application in academic libraries, and helps to develop new web-based and digital services.

Data Management: Articulates data and informatics issues, encourages conceptual dialogue regarding data and informatics efforts, and advocates for responsible but open access to data. Develops a strategy for how the Library can support the data management needs of UNCW faculty, working with Public Services librarians and UNCW units to identify needs and market our services. Develops and supports the technical infrastructure for the identified data management solution. Networks with campus data managers supporting research programs, and works to understand their perspectives, practices and culture. Cultivates partnerships with library and non-library organizations sharing a common interest in data stewardship of a particular area of research. Keeps abreast of trends and developments in the area of data science and data curation, and in the area of data consultancy and referral services. Keeps abreast of technologies and systems of data publishing that allow for re-use of data. Acts as lead worker for specific projects and working groups as needed.

Training and Development: Trains and works directly with Library staff to help make them more effective content contributors.

General Library faculty responsibilities: As a member of the Library’s Systems team, s/he serves on Library and University committees and engages in research assistance, including weekday evening and weekend shifts at the Learning Commons Help Desk, providing individual research assistance in person, by phone, email and chat. This librarian also contributes to planning, implementing and assessing services; and produces creative and scholarly contributions to librarianship. Reports to the Associate University Librarian for Information Technology and Systems…

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with labor market for this position.  11-month contract with faculty status (lecturer, non‑tenure track).  Generous benefits package, including 22 days of vacation.  To apply, please complete the online application process available on the Web at Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are preferred. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Jennifer Coombs at (910) 962-3196. Priority review of applications will begin January 7, 2013. Position start date is negotiable.  Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release. Criminal background checks will be conducted on finalists prior to offers of employment.  For information about UNCW see; for information about Randall Library see; and for information about The University of North Carolina see

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a major new graduate university focused on becoming a leader in science and technology research. Located near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the university’s coastline campus on the Red Sea features high-quality residences, extensive recreational facilities and beach, a multicultural environment, and a high quality of life for employees and their families. Its stunning library is a recipient of the 2011 AIA/ALA Library Building Award

The University Library currently has an opening for a Science and Technology Subject Specialist Librarian to support research and graduate-level education in life and chemical sciences.  Major responsibilities include providing reference and instructional services in assigned subject areas; serving as the main contact point between the library and relevant institutional units/users; developing the library’s collections; and informing researchers about scholarly communications issues.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Graduate degree in library science and/or a relevant scientific field.
  • 3+ years of professional experience in an academic library.
  • Experience using key research tools and resources in life sciences and chemistry.
  • Fluency in English.

For more information, please email To apply, visit the KAUST website at

Applications must be received by January 7, 2013.

Reporting to the Head of Digital Library Initiatives, the Digital and Web Services Librarian serves a dual role. S/he coordinates the Library’s web presence, working collaboratively with staff throughout the library system; takes a leadership role in developing digital projects and services that serve the needs of faculty and students, particularly in the realm of digital objects publication and management, using tools like Omeka. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library Science, and at least two years of relevant experience.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience with a Content Management System, such as Drupal.
  • Experience with metadata standards such as Dublin Core, and one or more of the following: HTML/CSS, XML/XSLT, a programming language such as PhP, database design and development.
  • Experience guiding scholars, students, and/or staff in the development of digital projects and websites, preferably including the digitization, publication, and management of digital objects.
  • Demonstrated project management and team leadership skills.
  • Understanding of the role of digital projects for the purpose of research and education.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, and across multiple departments.
  • Awareness of scholarly communication issues and basic familiarity with copyright issues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills along with the ability to effectively communicate with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Demonstrated supervisory responsibility…

To apply for this position, and view other Temple opportunities, please visit our website at, and click on Jobs @ temple. Please apply to Requisition # TU-15996. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.

Online App. Form:

Northern Michigan University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Academic Information Services (AIS). AIS is comprised of five departments: Lydia M. Olson Library; Computing Help Desk; Instructional Design & Technology; Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives; Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center. Academic Information Services’ faculty and staff are deeply committed to providing the support and resources needed for our students, faculty, and staff to be successful in a technology-rich teaching and learning environment.NMU provides its faculty and students with laptop computers and encourages the use of technology, traditional and digital resources, active learning methods, and community engagement through service learning opportunities. The campus lies along the shore of Lake Superior where a pristine natural environment offers unparalleled year-round recreational opportunities. NMU also serves as a cultural center for the community. For more information visit and www.downtownmarquette.orgThe Dean serves as AIS’ chief administrative officer reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. AIS seeks an innovative, energetic individual to provide dynamic and visionary leadership for information and instructional services and resources. Responsibilities include providing leadership for library, computing, and instructional resources and services; budget management; personnel supervision, development, and evaluation; assessment; strategic planning; leadership for the integration of technology and digital resources in both classroom and distance learning environments; and serving as an advocate for AIS to the University and external constituents.For minimum qualifications and additional information on this position, please visit Candidates should submit a letter of application, vita, and contact information for five professional references.  The position will be posted until January 2, 2013.NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Application Information

Contact:Debbie Violetta
Academic Affairs
Northern Michigan University
Online App. Form:

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