Job Bank 10/11/13

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Career Opportunities at:

  • Mississippi State University;
  • Northeastern University;
  • North Dakota State;
  • The University of Texas at Austin;
  • Appalachian State University (3 positions)

The Mississippi State University Libraries seeks applicants for the faculty position of Assistant Professor/Acquisitions Librarian. This tenure track position collaborates with relevant personnel and units in order to provide leadership and vision for the Library’s Acquisitions department. This position reports to the Coordinator of Electronic Resources.

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The Acquisitions Librarian will be responsible for establishing staff and unit goals for monographic acquisitions; supervision of the monograph acquisitions unit, including the supervision and training of two staff members and student workers in ordering, receiving, and invoicing monographic materials; manages and provides reports for annual departmental monographic allocations; instructs library liaisons in the use of a locally created book request system (Book Orders Online), and YBP’s GOBI selection system; reconciles various monograph acquisitions spreadsheets to ensure expenditures are correctly charged to university accounts; works collaboratively with other librarians to create solutions to work flow problems; assists the Associate Dean for Technical Services in collection development activities; meets library and university requirements for promotion and tenure in the areas of librarianship, research, service and collegiality.

For more information and to apply, visit

Under the general supervision of the E-Resource and Procurement Manager, the E-Resource Technology Coordinator will support patron access to the University Libraries’ electronic resources, review and maintain licensing documentation for electronic resources, and contribute to the planning, implementation, and supervision of assigned acquisitions and digital library projects. The Coordinator’s responsibilities will involve managing the set-up, updating and trouble-shooting of e-resource discovery tools such as the proxy server, electronic resource KnowledgeBase and OpenURL link resolver software, and the innovative new library management system, Alma, together with its public interface, Primo. S/he will also test and evaluate new software applications, vendor platform changes and system upgrades. The Coordinator will process data loads and script database updates as well as serve as a general technology and training resource for the Department. The successful candidate will bring to the position a combination of a solid experience with and interest in library e-resources, strong technical aptitude, willingness to be part of a team, and knowledge of vendor and library procurement processes for networked information resources…

To apply, visit: , where more details of the position’s responsibilities, the University’s outstanding benefits, and of the salary range associated with this position are also available. For more information on the position, and to nominate candidates, contact Stacy Maubourquette, Electronic Resources and Procurement Manager, Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Salary: $45,000+/year

The Metadata and Cataloging Librarian manages the overall function of the Technical Services Department’s Metadata and North Dakota State - www.ndsu.eduCataloging Unit, including: provides technical and operations support for digital services in the NDSU Libraries, performs original and complex copy cataloging of materials in various formats for all collections; coordinates copy/rapid cataloging operations; provides overall responsibility for the accuracy and integrity of the NDSU Libraries’ bibliographic database; contributes expertise and leadership to policy development relating to metadata for digital collections; participates in training staff and users; and provides documentation as needed, and supervises cataloging staff. This position is responsible for collection development, and acts as liaison to academic departments in assigned subject areas, and provides general and specialized reference and instruction/information literacy services to the NDSU community and other constituencies. The Metadata and Cataloging Librarian also engages in professional development and other scholarly activities, and completes other projects and duties as assigned…

In order to be considered, applicants must apply online at:

Head Librarian, Digital Curation Services – The University of Texas at Austin

Salary: $52,796 to $75,000

The Head Librarian, Digital Curation Services (DCS) leads the Libraries’ digital curation activities, supporting the maintenance, preservation, and long-term value of library the UT Libraries’ digital assets.  This includes overseeing the repository and data management services, developing platforms to support born-digital archives and locally-created digital collections, and developing and implementing metadata specifications.  This position reports to the Associate Director for Collections and Technical Services.

The Head of Digital Curation Services establishes priorities, manages projects, and coordinate cross-departmental workflows. Other responsibilities will include:

  • Design and implement metadata specifications for digital projects, including creating application profiles, crosswalking, and ensuring consistency of metadata strategies across a wide variety of projects and processes that rely on metadata.
  • Coordinate administrative, technical, and preservation metadata creation among a variety of library staff and providing metadata guidance and training as needed.
  • Supervise one full time Digital Repository Librarian and one full-time Digital Archivist…

RECRUITING SCHEDULE:  All interested candidates must complete an online application by going to: Please follow all instructions given. When applying, refer to job posting # 13-10-07-01-0084.  An e-mail confirmation will be sent to those who apply online along with a set of job-related questions that candidates will be asked to return in order for their application materials to be complete.

To receive full consideration, complete application materials are due by November 22, 2013.  For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact: Library Human Resources:

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Appalachian State University – 3 positions

The University Libraries at Appalachian State University seeks a Humanities Librarian with primary responsibilities in collection management for English, History, and the fine and applied arts. The Humanities Librarian also serves as an educator and instructional consultant for library and information resources in Humanities departments and interdisciplinary programs, and as a point of contact for faculty and students in the humanities…

The University Libraries at Appalachian State University seeks a … librarian to be the Health Sciences Librarian. The ideal candidate will be a catalyst in delivering science information by both traditional means and through the use of emerging technologies

The Health Sciences Librarian serves as a collection manager and teacher. As a member of the Collection Management team, the successful candidate will:

  • Develop, analyze, and manage well-focused digital and paper information resources and services that address the teaching and research needs of College of Health Sciences and other departments as needed.
  • Proactively reach out to the faculty and students in on campus and off campus programs.
  • Teach in the classroom and online, develop online teaching tools, and provide consultative reference services.
  • Work as an effective team member on library and campus-wide projects in an environment of outreach and collaboration.

The University Libraries at Appalachian State University seeks an innovative, self-directed Web Librarian to provide leadership in the implementation and maintenance of the Library’s web presence. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a collaborative, energetic, and enthusiastic environment. The ideal candidate will be a catalyst for identifying and advancing the use of emerging technologies…

The Web Librarian serves as the point of contact for website development and support. As a member of the Technology Services Team, the successful candidate will:

  • Oversee website issues, including accessibility, website policy and technical standards.
  • Provide advice, training, and support for library personnel involved in web content creation.
  • Improve the user experience to streamline access to services and resources;
  • Develop the library’s mobile web presence…

Review of completed applications will begin November 6, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Send a complete application comprised of (1) a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, (2) a full C.V. including education and relevant experience, and (3) the name, address, email, and telephone number of three to five references who are knowledgeable about your qualifications for this position to: Sherrye Perry, Attn: Health Sciences Librarian Search Committee, Belk Library and Information Commons, 218 College Street, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608; or electronically to Sherrye Perry at with the subject line: Health Sciences Librarian Search.



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