Professional Career Opportunities

“ASU Library seeks a… library technical services professional to lead the Acquisitions and Metadata Services team. This position will lead acquisitions and metadata staffing, policies, workflows, and practices governing the acquisition and description of the Library’s information resources, ensuring optimal discovery, access, and interoperability…”


“ASU Library seeks a … librarian to lead its newly established STEM Division (science, technology, engineering and math), comprised of a diverse team of librarians actively engaged with students, faculty and the community in innovative ways…”


“ASU Library seeks a … librarian to lead its newly established Social Sciences Division, comprised of a diverse team of librarians actively engaged with students, faculty and the community in innovative ways. The Social Sciences Division Head, …, will consistently provide a creative solutions-based approach to both new and traditional library services, and will model, explore and enact fresh workflows that both challenge and invite librarians to deliver high-level service…”


“…The Residency Librarian is a three-year nonrenewable contract position designed to provide early-career librarians with professional experience and mentoring in academic librarianship. Designed to engage librarians who are members of historically underrepresented groups, the residency program will give the successful candidate an opportunity to gain experience and skills necessary to thrive as an academic and research librarian…”


“…Reporting to the Curator of Avery Classics, the Special Collections Librarian will oversee cataloging and metadata development, as well as coordination of retrospective conversion and digital projects for rare books and ephemera in Avery Library’s architectural rare books collection…”


The School of Information Studies (SOIS), the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), a Carnegie Research 1 institution, invites applications for two Assistant Professors. The selected applicants will be expected to maintain an active research agenda in their field of interest, and teach courses in the School’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Academic service is expected.


“In a leadership role, as the Assistant/Associate Professor, Scholarly Services Librarian, you will be actively involved in:

* Open access research and publishing practices
* Author rights, copyright support, institutional repository, and scholarly impact
* Scholarly technology tools and solutions…”


“…The Electronic Resources Librarian serves as the library’s serials control professional, providing scholarly information in the form of periodicals, newspapers, microform, electronic journals, newspapers, and databases to the campus community. This position is part of the Library Collections team (Acquisitions, Cataloging, Serials), which focuses on direct services and support to faculty, students, and staff — as well as other library employees…”


“The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) seeks an experienced professional to lead the Association’s institutional and organizational effectiveness program to meet the needs and interests of ARL members through the evaluation of existing programs, and the design, development, and application of new research practices, tools, and infrastructures…”


“…Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Systems, the Data Visualization Librarian is a creative and forward-thinking individual that can develop a program of support in data visualization. The Data Visualization Librarian will help assist in managing the HSL Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL) that includes a six-panel data wall. The Data Visualization Librarian will serve as an expert consultant to our faculty and researchers on visual thinking and data visualization techniques and software…”


The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University seeks a … professional for a 1-year (with a possible extension), Public Historian appointment. The Tamiment Public Historian is responsible for digital humanities projects, including the creation and maintenance of web design and collection building for Digital Taminent, which is expected to include more than 20 websites. The positions overarching goal is to create, build, highlight, and increase use of these collections…”


Reporting to the Dean of Libraries through the Director of Preservation and Associate Dean for Information Services, the Preservation Librarian is responsible for overseeing key preservation activities for both general and special collections as well as working in a team with other faculty and staff in Preservation.


The Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks a creative, forward-looking, collaborative, and service-oriented Electronic Resources Librarian. The position reports to the Head of Content Support Services Department and has a leading role in the workflows that establish and maintain discovery of and access to the library’s electronic resources licensed locally and consortially through the California Digital Library (CDL)…”


“…Reporting to the Director of Communications and working closely with the Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Innovations, the Senior Drupal Developer will work alongside project managers, product owners, subject matter experts, writers, UI and graphic designers, as well as systems librarians to develop and enhance our next-generation digital products…’


“The Brown University Library seeks a senior leader as its Deputy University Librarian, a key new member of the leadership team, who will have oversight for four primary operational divisions within the Library – Research and Outreach Services, Access Services and Collection Management, Digital Technologies, and the Center for Digital Scholarship…”


Librarian for Geospatial Data and Systems – Vanderbilt University

“…As the Librarian for Geospatial Data and Systems you will have the opportunity to work with our students and faculty while providing meaningful research and guidance that’s tailored for geospatial approaches across disciplines. This newly designed role is perfect for someone with a Master’s degree in library and information science, geospatial information systems, geography or related field…”


“…Reporting to the Associate Dean for Library and Information Services and Director, the incumbent will assist the Director in planning and executing the day-to-day operations and in developing a cohesive strategy for the library’s growing innovative technology services. The HSL is predominately a digital library, located at Penn State Hershey, the medical campus for Penn State University…”


“…Through consultation and collaboration, the Data Librarian works to enable faculty, students, clinicians and researchers to leverage data resources to the fullest, providing information on acquisition and management of datasets for biomedical, clinical, and health sciences research. Increases the visibility and usability of data resources through research consultations, workshops and course-integrated instruction, online research guides, and outreach efforts…”


“…Reporting to the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, this position facilitates access to the services and collections of a complex, multi-faceted research/academic library through direct contact with researchers and the development and promotion of services and collections…”


“…Reporting to the Curators of Prints and Drawings at the Yale University Art Gallery, the Selden Fellow will supervise the department’s active study room and act as the primary liaison between the department and faculty teaching from the collections of works on paper.

The Fellow will prepare and follow through to publication the list of the department’s acquisitions in the Gallery’s annual Bulletin, conduct scholarly research to catalogue new acquisitions, answer queries about the collection, and interact with scholars, students, and the public on matters concerning the collection…”


“The Clemson University Libraries seek a Metadata Librarian to join its Technical Services & Collection Management Unit. The successful candidate will be part of a team comprised of one other librarian and two high-level staff who are primarily responsible for the assignment of metadata for digitized resources from our Special Collections and Archives…”


“The Director of Library Services provides strategic direction for library service and is a visible and articulate advocate for initiatives that support the University’s strategic plan. The Library Director collaborates with faculty, staff, students, and administrators to leverage the Library’s presence and support for service to the University community…


“The Director of Development and External Relations reports dually to the Dean of University Libraries and the Senior Director of Development & Alumni Affairs. Working collaboratively with development colleagues outside of the Libraries and the library deans, chairs, and librarians, the incumbent shares the responsibility for directing library efforts that encompass major gifts, donor stewardship, development of public support groups, fundraising event coordination, and relations between the Libraries, its Library Leadership, and Board, Smathers Friends of the Libraries donors, the University of Florida and the UF Foundation, Inc…


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries seeks two dynamic, innovative, and forward-thinking senior leaders who will develop and execute strategy for one of the nation’s leading university libraries. Reporting directly to Elaine Westbrooks, UNC’s recently appointed Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian, these individuals will be part of a leadership team working together to transform its library system to meet the evolving needs of its constituents. A core part of these roles will be expanding and enhancing partnerships with the University community, alumni, and donors.


“…Reporting to the Dean of UNLV University Libraries, the Library Director is a key member of the leadership team of both the UNLV University Libraries as well as the UNLV SOM. We seek an experienced health sciences librarian with a strong vision for the centrality of the library in learning and research. The successful candidate will be responsible for transitioning to a new 21st century health sciences library…”


“The Digital Projects Librarian serves as Project Coordinator to both the Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL) and the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative (LDHI), striving to expand these projects and promote the history of the region. They will work with librarians, faculty members, and LCDL and LDHI partners, scholars, and contributors to digitize collections and create digital exhibits that support research about the Lowcountry region of South Carolina and historically interconnected sites in the Atlantic World…”


“The University of Wyoming seeks applications for a 2018-2020 digital scholarship fellow. This three-year faculty position provides an opportunity for an entry level librarian, with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, to gain professional experience as an academic librarian.

The digital scholarship fellow will gain meaningful work experience in UW Libraries Digital Collections, including open data, open scholarship, scholarly communications and publishing, data visualization, and related initiatives…”


“…The Life Sciences Librarian will serve as the subject liaison to the College of Pharmacy and the College of Arts and Sciences’ biological sciences programs, and will establish a programmatic approach to building partnerships with and delivering the Libraries’ resources and services to a wide variety of students, faculty, and staff in OSU’s academic community. The Librarian will build a wide-ranging support agenda for research, teaching and learning…”


“…The Indiana University Libraries invites applications for its Open Scholarship Resident position, which is a part of the IU Libraries Diversity Resident Program (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/iu-libraries-diversity-resident-programpdf). We designed this three-year appointed position to provide an immersion into academic librarianship allowing the incumbent to demonstrate skills at a professional level, develop a professional network, and be prepared for future career opportunities…”


The Wisconsin Historical Society is looking for an Archivist to arrange, described, and catalog their leading visual materials collections housing significant local and national collections…”


“The University of California, Riverside (UCR) seeks a … Medical Education and Clinical Outreach Librarian. The successful candidate will support established and develop new medical education and clinical outreach services to support the needs of faculty, students, staff, and affiliated faculty and clinicians of the UCR School of Medicine in a variety of settings in the Inland Southern California region….”


‘The Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication provides leadership and direction for the functional areas of Library Systems, Cataloging, Electronic Resources & Serials, and Archives & Special Collections. This position is a leader in the implementation of key aspects of the Library’s strategic plan including implementing best practices for collection development, broadening our role in the open access ecosystem, and strategizing for acquiring and curating archival and born digital materials…”