Professional Career Opportunities

“Collection Development and Management, Department Chair – Associate or Professor with tenure upon appointment possible. Direct the development of goals, procedures and policy for Acquisitions, Continuing Resources and Cataloging. Work collaboratively with library leadership to contribute to strategic planning, collection development and management of collection budget and personnel. ALA accredited master’s degree. Minimum of five years relevant experience in academic/research library…”


“The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for the leadership position of Associate Dean for Research, Collections, and Scholarly Communications. Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications, the successful candidate serves on the administrative leadership team and will join a highly integrated and collaborative organization…”


“The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University seeks a … leader for the new position of Associate Director for Collections, Research & Education. The Beinecke Library is Yale’s principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books…”


“… Reporting to the Dean and University Librarian, the Associate Dean for Digital Strategies will provide strategic leadership and direction for UML digital infrastructure, scholarship services and technology planning. The Associate Dean (AD) will also provide University-wide leadership and serve as the primary spokesperson for the Libraries’ digital strategy and services to the UM community, will oversee the Libraries digital production and infrastructure development for all of the Libraries content management systems and repositories, provide leadership within the Libraries on the creation and curation of digital objects for research and learning, and grow and expand UML’s new digital scholarship services program supporting a wide range of digital scholarship and scholarly publishing…”


“Brandeis University seeks to hire a Metadata Librarian with a Hebrew Specialty. Under the general supervision of the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources & Discovery, Processes print material and non-print material, including serials, in a variety of languages and formats. Coordinates the flow of material through the Resource Management and Assessment department (RMA). Contributes to training and development of workflow, policies. procedures and documentation for the unit. Creates descriptive and subject metadata for a wide range of information resources with a focus on Hebrew material…”


“RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides reference and research support services, and works collaboratively with faculty to plan and deliver course-integrated instruction.
  • Guides faculty, staff, and students in the effective use of library services and resources.
  • Provides expert literature search services for systematic reviews and other research projects.
  • Designs and teaches curriculum-integrated instruction sessions for both classroom and online learning environments…”

“The University of Virginia Library seeks a Metadata Specialist for its Metadata Creation & Organization unit…This position performs original and complex cataloging for materials in a variety of formats and languages, and across all subject areas. Particular language needs at this time are Tibetan, Arabic, Hindi, Sanskrit, Persian, and Urdu, among others. Creates, enhances, and maintains bibliographic records, providing accurate physical description, determining appropriate access points, and assigning Library of Congress subject headings and classification numbers, or accession numbers as appropriate…”.


“Michigan State University (MSU) seeks outstanding candidates for the role of University Librarian. Reporting directly to the Provost, the University Librarian serves as the administrative and academic head of the MSU Libraries. Working across the University, the University Librarian will be a thought partner and implementation colleague of the Deans and other members of the Provost’s office…”


“The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), the iSchool at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver, invites applications from distinguished scholars for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor, to begin July 1, 2018. Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. in the field of information studies or a related discipline. The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank appropriate to their level of experience and fit with the criteria for appointment at that rank, in accordance with the Collective Agreement…”


“The IUPUI University Library seeks a User Experience (UX) and Project Management Librarian to be a part of the Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship , and Operations Team. This UX and PM Librarian will lead the user-centric, ongoing development of the library’s web presence, employing student and faculty focused usability testing and industry standards to inform, and project management skills to organize timely work completion…”


“The University of Georgia Libraries seeks an … data professional with excellent problem solving skills and enthusiasm for collaborating with teams to improve the discoverability of library collections for the position of University System of Georgia (USG) Cataloging Coordinator. The USG Cataloging Coordinator will have the opportunity to establish relationships with catalogers across the state of Georgia while leading efforts to standardize policy, build consensus, and implement solutions to issues at the statewide level…”


“The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a Digital Projects Librarian/Archivist who will be responsible for leading DLG’s imaging and curation efforts, student and staff hiring and supervision, quality control, and other duties related to the curation and creation of digital resources for Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) initiatives including but not limited to Athenaeum, the University of Georgia’s institutional repository (http://athenaeum.libs.uga.edu/) and library-hosted open access journals…”


Illinois State University’s Milner Library seeks an …  librarian for a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position responsible for managing the Cataloging and Acquisitions Department and the Library’s electronic resources. Appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. To ensure full consideration, please apply by February 1, 2018.  For a complete description and to apply, see https://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=73928


The University of California San Diego Library seeks applications from … professionals to join the Library as our Social Sciences Collections Strategist/Political Science Librarian (Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian). This position reports to the Assistant Director of the Library’s Collection Development & Management Program.


Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, CA is seeking an … librarian for a full-time position beginning August 2018. The successful applicant will be a team-oriented person who is able to work both independently and collaboratively in an innovative environment. The person filling this position would provide leadership and coordination of the technical services/systems of the Los Medanos College Library as their primary responsibility…”


“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)…”


Wheaton College, a private, residential, liberal-arts college located in southeastern Massachusetts, seeks an … new Dean of Library Services to define the future of library and information services in supports of the College’s mission: “to create possibilities for our students by offering a full range of studies in the arts, sciences, humanities, mathematics and social sciences. Our approach to the liberal arts emphasizes active learning in the classroom, on the campus and in the real world…”


‘…The successful candidate will be excited about engaging students and faculty, will use assessment data to find new ways to connect to students and fine-tune the collections, and will craft services and programs that support learning, teaching, faculty research and creativity. The Director has responsibility for all aspects of management and planning for the Art Library, reports to the Dean of Libraries and serves on the Dean’s senior library administrative team…’


“The Reference Librarian for Electronic Resources position reports to the Manager of Reference Services. This position works collaboratively with the Library Technical Services and Library Access Services Departments, as well as the University’s Academic Technology Center and the Information Technology Team. The librarian in this position will be proficient in providing reference service, teaching information literacy skills, conducting one-on-one consultations with students, building liaison relationships with faculty, and coordinating the selection and integration of electronic resources. The successful candidate will participate in professional activity, as well as serve on library and university teams and committees…”


“The Head of the Main Reading Room (MRR) serves as the Division’s liaison for general reference policy and coordinates collection development for both the general collections and the MRR reference collections in the humanities and social sciences. In addition the supervisor serves as liasion for reading room security for the Division. The Head of the Main Reading Room and the Coordinator of Public Services for the Main Reading Room are responsible for the daily operations of the reading room and the administration of reference and reader services to Library patrons and to researchers who are assigned research facilities at the Library of Congress…”


“… Applicants will be expected to teach in a variety of library and information studies curricular areas; conduct relevant scholarly research or equivalent activities; and provide service to the Department, College and the University as well as perform other duties as assigned.

The Department of Library and Information Studies offers a fully online MLIS curriculum accredited by the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation (ALA COA). Successful candidate will be required to maintain a physical presence at the campus during the work week…”


“…The Lead Business Librarian will actively identify opportunities to build and maintain relationships with faculty, students and administrative units within the business college, providing course-integrated instruction, workshops, consultations and research assistance, building collections, and promoting library programs. The position will supervise one full-time librarian and partner with library specialists to promote new and emerging library services that engage the business college…”


‘…Reporting to the Head of Collection Management, the Head of the Center for Primary Research and Training recruits, trains, and supervises the daily work of undergraduate and graduate students to complete projects that enhance their academic experience and advance the goals of the department and UCLA Library. As a member of the Collection Management team, the Head contributes to the development of policies and procedures for accessioning, cataloging, processing, and preservation activities, and helps set priorities and evaluate outcomes in these areas…”


‘…The librarian provides legal reference services to the students and faculty of the law school, the University community, and the public. This includes classroom instruction, including participation in teaching Advanced Legal Research or similar courses…

This position will also involve being the acquisitions librarian for the Newark location. Under the supervision of the Director, and in coordination with the Camden acquisitions librarian, the acquisitions librarian, with substantial assistance from the rest of the reference staff, selects materials for acquisition for the library’s Newark location, in accordance with the library collection development policy…”


Under the direction of the Head of Knowledge Access Design & Development (KADD) and in close collaboration with colleagues in KADD, Data Access and Integration (DAI), Digital Library Technology Services (DLTS), and other departments, the incumbent shall:

  • Analyze discovery requirements for digital library projects, identifying and mitigating obstacles to efficient metadata workflows
  • Maintain metadata application profiles and crosswalks to enable data exchange across Bobcat, WorldCat, HathiTrust, DPLA, and other discovery portals
  • Manage local metadata repositories in GitHub
  • Develop and/or refine scripts for converting records from physical to electronic format, performing quality assurance and maintaining links to identifier registries and digital object URIs

The College of Charleston Libraries seeks an … librarian to deliver curriculum-driven information literacy instruction in the changing technological environment of our academic library. Reporting to the Head of Research & Instruction Services, the librarian in this position provides research assistance and instruction both face-to-face and online; delivers course-related instruction on and off campus; develops library research guides and instructional materials; collaborates with academic departments as a library liaison; conducts research consultations; and designs and creates pedagogically rich tools and experiences…”


The River Campus Libraries (RCL) is seeking a … librarian to join the team in the Science and Engineering Libraries. This role supports the scholarly pursuits of the faculty and students in: Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Digital Media Studies. The work of these departments involves code, online technologies, physical computing (arduino, sensors, raspberry pi, etc.), high tech tools (3D printing, makerspace tools, etc.) and creative applications of new media of all varieties; a keen interest and aptitude in these areas is an asset …


“…As a key member of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) Leadership team, the Associate Director of Library Computing and Technology provides leadership for the library’s information technology projects and infrastructure including the exploration, integration and implementation of new and emerging technologies. This faculty position advises library leadership on current, new and emerging library applications and knowledge systems advancing the HS/HSL vision, mission, and strategic plan…”

 

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