Professional Career Opportunities

The University of Chicago (UChicago) Library is building a cohort of librarians that will be integral to the success of our new Center for Digital Scholarship. These new hires will integrate with current staff to provide expertise and services that empower faculty and students in the exploration of new methodologies, the management and analysis of complex data, the visualization of theoretical relationships, and the sharing and preservation of research results.

The Library is seeking to fill the following positions with talented and forward-looking librarians focused on engagement with digital scholarship:
* Director, Center for Digital Scholarship (Req. # 03568)
* Biomedical Data Librarian (Req. # 03569)
* Social Sciences Data Librarian (Req. # 03570)


“…Reporting to the Deans of both Arts & Sciences and Engineering, the Director of the Tisch Library works collaboratively with colleagues across the libraries and the University to determine priorities, assess strengths and weaknesses, and develop service strategies that enhance and support the academic mission of the University. The Director will develop, enhance, and maintain partnerships with academic departments, research centers, institutes, and learning communities throughout the University. The Director will develop and implement a shared vision for the Library in support of the strategic plans for the University and the Schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering; provide support and direction to a strong and effective Library leadership team; oversee communication strategies between the Library and its constituents; and strategically manage the Library’s operations…”


“…The Assistant Director, Digital Scholarship Initiatives, Library Systems and Collections will share responsibility for strategic planning and resource allocation to develop digital services and steward library collections to support teaching and learning at Salve Regina University. Working with other librarians, staff, and campus partners, the incumbent will envision and implement services for the role of technology and digital scholarship to support the library’s role as a partner in teaching, learning and research…”


The Daniel Library at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina invites applications for an Academic Technology Librarian. This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position. The Citadel consistently ranks as the #1 Public College in the South (offering up to a master’s degree) in U.S. News & World Report’s Education Rankings. Charleston continuously wins awards for friendliness, best restaurants, tourist attractions, and more.


“…Directly responsible for collection development activities and overall supervisory responsibility for a fully automated technical services unit, which includes acquisitions, cataloging and processing, and serials. Collection development duties include setting collection policies, monitoring fund allocations, coordinating the selector/liaison program and collection assessment. Overall supervisory responsibilities for the unit include providing leadership in planning, implementing and evaluating departmental operations and services and setting goals and developing initiatives in the resource management area…”


“The Kathrine R. Everett Law Library seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Director for Collection and Technology Services (ADCTS). The ADCTS is responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating the operations of the Collection and Technology Services division which include acquisition, receipt, control, cataloging, processing, and preservation of the law library’s information resources. These responsibilities require professional judgment and a clear understanding of the mission of the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library which supports students, faculty, the university, and the state…”


The Kathrine R. Everett Law Library seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Director for Public Services (ADPS). The ADPS is responsible for supervising reference, interlibrary loan, and circulation operations and staff. The ADPS oversees all library research instruction, including developing the curriculum for Advanced Legal Research (ALR) courses and providing feedback and mentoring to librarians who teach ALR.


“…Under the direction of the Direction of Collection and Resource Management, the Head of Serials and Electronic Resources Management provides leadership, guidance, and expertise to the departments, including supervision of faculty librarians and professional staff. The Head of Serials and Electronic Resources Management will be expected to conduct research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance, committee works, and continuing professional development consistent with University standards for promotion and tenure…”


The Smathers Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean and Fackler Director of the Health Science Center Libraries (Director). The Director is a faculty position that provides leadership and vision for the Health Science Center Libraries (HSCL), which is comprised of the Health Science Center Library in Gainesville and the Borland Library in Jacksonville. The Director is responsible for the management of the HSCL, and contributes to the leadership of the Smathers Libraries as an Associate Dean. The Director also serves in an ex officio leadership role in the UF Health Science Center (HSC). The HSCL Organization Chart is available at http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/IR00010026/00001.


The Education Librarian is a full-time, year-round (12-month), tenure track faculty position in the Education Library, serving the College of Education (COE) and related disciplines at the University of Florida. Working with the Head of the Education Library, this position contributes to the development, coordination, and provision of library programs and services, including a wide range of public, technical, and collection management functions. The Education Librarian will provide reference services both in-person and via phone, email, and online chat. The Education Librarian will deliver research instruction and develop instructional resources primarily targeted to students and faculty in the COE. The Education Librarian will serve as liaison to assigned departments and programs within the COE, and will communicate with faculty, develop collections, and offer innovative services to support their needs.


“…Colby College seeks a talented and adept leader, skilled in collaboration, communication, and team building, to consolidate the gains from a recent major library renovation, assess the needs and expectations of faculty, staff, students, and other constituencies, and establish relationships upon which a shared vision for the evolving nature of the Colby College Libraries can be built…”


“The Iowa State University Library is seeking a Digital Preservation Librarian for a 3-year term position, with possibility of extension. This position will provide expertise and coordinate efforts to develop a digital preservation program safeguarding the Iowa State University Library’s local digital assets, both born digital and converted, including electronic records, digital objects (text, image, audiovisual), web pages, and datasets…”


“UC Libraries seeks a … Business and Data Analytics Librarian to develop and deliver innovative data analytics, research, and instructional services to the UC business community. This position provides consultation, instruction, and outreach to the Lindner College of Business (LCOB). The Business and Data Analytics Librarian explores trends in business research, scholarly communication, data management, and digital scholarship. The librarian builds collections, creates e-learning resources, and serves as liaison to the LCOB…”


“The Digital Initiatives Librarian will address the growing need for digital collection creation and maintenance within the library. Continue the development of the FGCU Library’s Repository. Collect and archive institutional scholarship. Digitize and create metadata for items in the library’s special collections. Safeguard the physical holdings of the archives and special collections and any loaned materials intended for digitization, as well as ensure that archival-level preservation techniques are used…”


“The Pratt Institute seeks an Electronic Resources Librarian. Under the general supervision of the Chair of Library Faculty, but with routine day-to-day collaboration with the Head of Technical Services, the Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the management of electronic and digital resources and serials subscriptions specifically regarding issues of access, user support, and resource acquisition…”


“Purdue University Libraries, … seeks an Engineering Information Specialist (EIS) to join its faculty. With an emphasis on teaching and scholarship, the EIS will join a collaborative team of information professionals who participate in a well-established program of information literacy instruction, research data management services, scholarly publishing services, and will contribute to the research and scholarship in these areas…”


“The Ina Dillard Russell Library seeks applications for a tenure-track Assessment Librarian at the rank of Assistant Professor. Reporting to the Director of University Library, this position will maintain and creatively enhance a assessment program that informs decision-making, services and learning spaces. Primary assessment duties include analysis and reporting of usage and web-based feedback, development and administration of user needs assessment related to library services and spaces and participation in consortial and institutional assessment activities…”


“William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as a Systems Librarian. Under the direction of the Head of Library Information Systems, the Systems Librarian is primarily responsible for the administration of all components and delivery of technical support for the Voyager online system…”


“…The Systems Librarian will work closely with the Web Services Librarian and with campus IT to support library enterprise systems, including Alma, Primo, ILLiad, and EZ Proxy. This position provides systems administration support for both locally hosted virtual servers and external cloud environments; explores new technologies to identify opportunities for their effective application, including the potential integration with other university and library systems…”


“The Congressional Research Service (CRS), seeks a Research Librarian to join its Resources, Science, and Industry Division, which supports the work of Congress in issue areas including earth sciences, natural resources, environmental policy, energy and minerals, agriculture and food, science, technology, transportation, and industry…”


The Albert E. Jenner, Jr., Memorial Law Library of the University of Illinois invites applications and nominations for the position of Research & Instruction Law Librarian at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor (for one or possibly two positions)…

Responsibilities include active participation in research support for law school faculty and students; providing reference to faculty, students, staff, the University community, and the public; teaching legal research courses; and assisting in supporting technology based-services for research, law library operations improvement, and content creation, such as digital initiatives and services.


“The University of North Texas, Department of Information Science invites applications for a lecturer (non-tenure track) position in the school library certification program for Fall 2018 to be based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

The successful candidate will teach Master’s level courses and provide practicum service in the school library certification program. The candidate must have the ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats, including online and hybrid modalities…”


“Recruitment is now open for UVA Health Sciences Library’s next clinical librarian …  Our clinical librarian will work closely with clinical teams and library colleagues to provide user-focused services that support evidence-based practice. Progressive minded thinking and awareness of the information technologies affecting modern day medicine is a critical component of this position. The clinical librarian will also assist the Medical Education Librarian in providing superior educational services to undergraduate and graduate medical education…”


The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek applications for an … User Experience Librarian. This position will report to the Head of the Reference and Research Services Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with and leads the Website Development Team in maintaining a functional, attractive and usable website and mobile website.
  • Conducts website accessibility audits and tracks website usage.
  • Plans and coordinates usability assessment for digital and physical library resources and spaces.

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