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Public Services Librarian – Information Literacy Librarian at Eastern Connecticut State University’s J. Eugene Smith Library – Willimantic, CT

Blog - MLS - 3 hours 16 min ago

Public Services Librarian—Information Literacy Librarian; Assistant or Associate Librarian’s rank dependent on knowledge and experience.

In conjunction with the library’s professional and support staff, propose and develop services and programs to enable the library to support the university’s instructional and research missions. Provide professional leadership in the planning, programming, delivering, evaluating and assessment of the library’s instruction program. Work closely and effectively with librarians and classroom faculty to ensure that all Eastern students reach the level of information literacy necessary to achieve academic and career success. Provide reference/information services to users. Report to the Head of Public and Research Services.


  • Provide leadership in expanding, enhancing and assessing the delivery of library instruction to students both on-site, and off-site, incorporating best practices in instruction and information literacy.
  • Take on the primary responsibility for teaching information literacy skills and concepts to all 100 level classes (primarily English 100), and for upper level classes in the assigned liaison area. Share instruction responsibilities for other courses as staffing needs dictate.
  • Monitor and keep records of all library instruction statistics for reporting purposes and perform scheduling of library instruction as needed.
  • Define and refine policies, procedures, and approaches to library instruction, for traditional and interactive modes including online courseware.
  • Develop programmatic assessment models that measure the impact of library instruction on student learning.
  • Design shared instructional materials in various formats (e.g. electronic, interactive, etc.), including user guides and training materials, working closely with other professional staff.
  • Work with the Center for Instructional Technology to provide workshops for faculty and staff in the use of library information resources.
  • Represent the library in the areas of information literacy/library instruction.
  • Staff a combined Reference/Information desk as assigned (6 hours min. per week), including in person and virtual reference, and provide support for Access Services as needed at the combined service desk.
  • Actively participate in the library’s Liaison Program to academic departments.
  • Participate in the library’s service programs possibly including night/weekend work.
  • Engage in professional development, scholarship and service, in accordance with university standards for renewal, promotion and tenure.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications

ALA accredited Master’s degree or its international equivalent. Demonstrated competence in public services areas in college/university libraries, including reference and library instruction. Must have significant experience teaching and collaborating with faculty to deliver library instruction. Knowledge of library database searching, the research process and principles of active learning as applied to Information Literacy. Comfortable with new information technologies. Knowledge of presentation/authoring software. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Teamwork; ability to work effectively and harmoniously with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse environment.

Desired Qualifications

An additional advanced degree. Educational background in a subject area related to the duties above. Experience with survey and assessment methods, including user satisfaction surveys and focus groups. Experience developing online instruction. Experience with one or more learning management systems.

To apply, send letter of application (specifying position), resume, and three recent letters of reference to: Patricia S. Banach, Director of Library Services, J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. Email:

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The Journal of Usability Studie Special Student Issue – Call for Submissions

MIM Blog - 3 hours 20 min ago

The Journal of Usability Studies (JUS) seeks submissions for a 2015 issue of student articles on the research and practice of User eXperience (UX). JUS is a peer-reviewed, international, online publication dedicated to promote and enhance the practice, research, and education of user experience design and evaluation. The objective of the special issue is to motivate students to conduct UX studies and experience the publication process.

Submission requirements

A student for the purpose of this special issue is someone who is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program or who has graduated no more than one year ago. If graduated, the study being reported must have been done while a student and vouched for by a sponsor.  The sponsor must certify that the submission meets the qualifications for the special issue, especially that the work described was done primarily by the student while attending the institution. In the case of multiple authors on a submission, the first author must be a student. The sponsor may be a co-author.

Criteria for acceptance

Criteria for acceptance of a submission to the special issue shall be:

  • The submission was received on or before the date specified in the call for submissions (February 1, 2015).
  • The submission must be relevant to one or both of JUS’s audiences: UX researchers and UX practitioners and fall within the scope of the journal as described at the Call for Papers
  • The submission must not be under review or have been published in another venue.
  • The literature review, limited to 1-2 pages, must be relevant to the objectives of the study and cite the most relevant literature.
  • The method used to collect any data included must meet scientific standards for validity and reliability as determined by the JUS reviewers.
  • Any statistical procedures used must meet scientific standards for their appropriateness and their interpretation.
  • The conclusions drawn from the results of the study must follow from the method and any statistics used in the study.
  • Literature reviews and analytic studies must be more than a summary or organization of past studies and must make a substantial contribution to the UX literature as determined by the JUS reviewers.
  • Submissions that propose new UX methods must also contain some empirical data or reinterpretation of previous studies to justify the value of the method.
  • Consistent with the JUS Author Guidelines, the manuscript must be written in standard US English, formatted in the JUS template, and be free from grammatical and typographical errors.

While the special issue editors will be looking for quality work, the standard against which the papers will be judged may not be the same as manuscripts by experienced professionals who regularly publish in the UX field.

The acceptance of a submission will be determined by the special issue editors and the JUS editors in chief.

Submission Schedule

The submission period is already open. The closing submission deadline is February 1, 2015 with projected publication in the journal’s August, 2015 issue.

How to submit a manuscript

Guidelines for authors planning to submit a manuscript that contains empirical data are at Author Guidelines for Empirical Studies.

Manuscripts should be created in a Microsoft Word file using the JUS Template and then converted to a pdf file for submission. The submission must be accompanied by a memo on the Sponsor Endorsement Form verifying that the first author and project meet the criteria as set out above. The manuscript pdf file, identifying information and the Sponsor Endorsement Form can be uploaded to Easychair. Authors who have an existing Easychair account may use their username and password. Other authors can create a new account on that page.

JUS published articles are approximately 10-12 pages long, with a total of about 4500-5500 words not including the abstract and references.


Questions about the submission criteria or process can be directed to the Special Issue Editors:


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Stafford Library Assistant at University of Mary Washington’s Stafford Campus Library – Fredericksburg, VA

Blog - MLS - 3 hours 22 min ago

The University of Mary Washington is hiring for a Library Assistant for the Stafford Campus Library. This position will provide technical, administrative, and public service support for the library, to include: assisting student, faculty, and staff with reference assistance in a traditional and online environment, processing course reserves, interlibrary loan and document delivery requests, circulating materials, assisting with serials and collection maintenance, and creating handouts, notices, and library displays. Evening and Saturday hours are required.

The UMW Libraries are committed to supporting the University’s mission of creating an environment where students, faculty, and staff share in the creation and exploration of knowledge in the development of their academic and professional interests and in practicing the habits of mind necessary for life-long learning. The Stafford Campus Library is a branch of UMW Libraries and shares this mission with a focus on the student, faculty and staff of the Stafford Campus.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/equivalent or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently and have proven successful experience in working with the public
  • Must be detail-oriented and adaptable to a changing work environment
  • Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Must enjoy doing research and helping students

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in a related field
  • Experience with an automated library circulation system and interlibrary loan system
  • Knowledge of reference sources and databases
  • Experience with related library technology such as tablets, e-Book readers, digital cameras, Makerspace equipment
  • Working knowledge of HTML or web editing
  • Prior library experience, particularly with providing services to non-traditional students

For a full job description and information on how to apply, see


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Community Engagement Librarian at Skokie Public Library – Skokie, IL

Blog - MLS - 3 hours 40 min ago

Job Title: Community Engagement Librarian

FT/PT: Full Time

Salary: $45,635-$68,453

Position Description: Do you have a strong community focus and a passion for technology? Work as part of our innovative Community Engagement team as we promote awareness of community resources and foster connections among individuals, ethnic groups, organizations and businesses. Collaborate with library staff and community members to design online and in-person solutions to address these needs. Help us reimagine SkokieNet, our community information website, to serve as an effective resource in connecting community members with one another and strengthening the community. This position also includes some reference desk responsibilities.

Job Functions

  • Champions the use of community website, SkokieNet, by businesses, organizations, and groups for communicating local information and engaging the public.
  • Collaborates with library staff and community contributors in the management of SkokieNet.
  • As part of the Community Engagement team, works to listen to, learn from, and connect with the community in order to help create responsive solutions to its needs.
  • Creates guidelines for effective online communities and community content.
  • Analyzes and tests the effectiveness of the library’s online community and related projects.
  • Assists library patrons with reference and information requests.
  • May oversee work with community volunteers.


  • MLS from an ALA accredited library school.
  • Proven community engagement skills and the ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Proven ability to learn and use a wide range of technologies.
  • Excellent oral, written and electronic communication skills.

Please apply online at If you experience technical difficulties please call customer support at 877-204-4442.

Application deadline: Feb 20, 2015

Skokie Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information see full job description at

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Education Abroad Summer 2015 Courses

MIM Blog - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 14:34

The iSchool at the University of Maryland is offering two exciting Education Abroad classes during summer 2015. Education Abroad opportunities are open to iSchool students and alumni of all programs,  practitioners, and students at other LIS programs. Apply now; space is limited and registration closes promptly on March 1, 2015.


Want to learn more? Come to an information session virtually or in person:

Virtual information session, Wednesday, February 4, 4:30-5:30 pm
Please RSVP

Session will be conducted using Adobe Connect.
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Online Adobe Connect tutorials

In-person information session, Wednesday, February 11, 4:30-5:30 pm
2116 Hornbake Building, South Wing, University of Maryland


Great Cathedral Libraries of England (June 21 – July 3, 2015) will offer an insider’s look at the libraries and archives in seven great English cathedrals, which are among the most historically significant libraries in western civilization. Visits will offer a “behind the scenes” experience with opportunities to interact with professional staff and a chance to investigate a topic of individual interest. Students will learn about the history of cathedral libraries in England, special collections within the libraries, and the libraries’ roles in contemporary cathedral life. They will learn about and view rich treasures of western history that have been collected, preserved, and guarded by the libraries through more than 1000 years. The experiences offered by this course are not available in the U.S., nor are they available to the ordinary visitor to the cathedrals. Through the courtesy of the Cathedral Library and Archives Association of Great Britain and of professional librarians in England, students will have privileged access to the libraries and librarians these institutions, a truly special experience. For more information contact Dr. Diane Barlow at

 Namibian Libraries – Developing Services for a Knowledge-based Economy in Africa (July 30 – August 17, 2015) Are you interested in developing countries?  Join the iSchool’s Education Abroad program for unprecedented access to Namibia’s leaders in library development, higher education, and information infra-structure. Gain experience working with community members in newly created 21st century learning and resource centers!  Namibia is a democratic, stable nation in southwest Africa, whose goal is to become a knowledge-based economy by the year 2030. Students interested in international affairs, who want to work internationally, or simply to challenge themselves to experience in another culture, will gain experience in a developing country and understand the reality of this work first hand.  And you will have opportunities to see giraffes, elephants, lions, and baboons and have more fun than you can possibly imagine! For more information contact Dr. Wendy Simmons at

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Research Associate – American Progress – Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 15:12

Reports to: Director, Domestic Energy Policy

Department: Energy

Staff reporting to this position: None

Position classification: Exempt, full-time


American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Associate to work with the Energy policy team to conduct comprehensive research and detailed analysis of energy and climate change policy. This person will work on a wide range of domestic energy and environment policy issues.


  • Help develop written products across an array of formats, including talking points, charts, issue briefs, reports, op-eds, columns, and blog posts.
  • Research and analyze energy and climate change policies in coordination with the Center’s Energy policy team.
  • Convincingly argue for policies that promote clean energy use and carbon-pollution reductions with original analysis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Knowledge of energy and climate change policy, with knowledge regarding electric utilities a plus.
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills, including strong quantitative skills and knowledge of energy data sources.
  • Critical thinking and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Either a Master’s degree in public policy, economics, business or a similar field or three years of professional experience in energy policy or a related field required.

American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply

E-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments to:

Or you may write to: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

In your correspondence, please reference the exact title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.

Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

Additional information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize the progressive agenda: the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to

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Associate Director, Public Services – Pikes Peak Library District – Colorado Springs, CO

Blog - MLS - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 15:03

Associate Director, Public Services  

Pikes Peak Library District

We are looking for a dynamic, team-oriented and innovative leader committed to providing a new century of library service.  The Associate Director is dedicated to meeting the needs of our diverse community by delivering a combination of innovative and traditional library programs and services.

The Associate Director is a key supporter of our vision to propel our libraries to the center of community life as places where content is created and shared and where books and other resources are linked with programs and activities.  In continuing to honor basic library tenants: providing access to information and resources, the Associate Director will also support our commitment to provide exactly what the patrons need in the format they desire, at the very moment it will benefit them the most – speed sourcing for the 21st Century.

Compensation:  $36.45 – $45.14 per hour (DOE) + full benefits, equivalent to a salary range of $75,816-$93,891

Closing date:  Open until filled, preference will be given to applications received by February 20, 2015.

Application process:  Complete a PPLD online application at:

Resume, Letter of Interest, and 3 Professional References submitted as attachments (.doc, docx, .pdf, .htm)


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2015 Symposium on LIS Education Invites Proposals

Blog - MLS - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 14:15

The 2015 Symposium on LIS Education is currently accepting proposals. This is a student-led symposium designed to examine issues relevant to LIS Education. Submissions are due by Friday, February 6th. See below for more information, or visit the Symposium website at

2015 Symposium on LIS Education
April 10-11, 2015
Champaign, IL

** Submissions are currently being accepted. **

Divisive pay gaps, limited pre-professional opportunities, lack of diversity, inadequate representation on curricular decisions, rising tuition and fees. This is a selection of issues in LIS education today. The 2015 Symposium on LIS Education invites students to collaboratively confront the changing power structures that impact our community and shape our profession.

The 2015 Symposium on LIS Education is a two day student-led event, facilitated by LIS students, for LIS students.

The Symposium will bring students together to develop solutions to current challenges facing LIS education today by providing a space for productive and collaborative discussion. This is a unique opportunity for LIS student voices to be heard regarding the changing landscape of LIS education across institutions. We encourage LIS students to collectively engage in this process by:

  • attending the *free* 2015 Symposium on LIS Education on April 10-11, 2015 at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science in Champaign, IL
  • joining the discussion via social media, and this website, in the months leading up to the Symposium
  • submitting a symposium proposal (an in-person or virtual presentation) on your LIS education research
  • having these discussions at your institutions!
  • contacting the planning committee with ideas, suggestions, comments, and questions at


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“Big Brother is watching you.” – DC Public Library Presents 10-Day Series on Government Transparency and Privacy

Blog - MLS - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 13:29

Having kicked off on Wednesday, January 21st with a marathon reading of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, the DC Public Library is presenting a ten-day series titled Orwellian America? Government Transparency and Personal Privacy in the Digital Age.

The series, funded through a grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, includes book and film discussions as well as information sessions on cyber security, digital privacy, and the roles of libraries in maintaining government transparency.

For more information on the series, click here.

For a complete list of Orwellian America events, click here.

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Paid Internship – Yellowstone National Park

Blog - MLS - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 12:43

Yellowstone National Park is seeking two interns for summer 2015: one for the archives and one for the research library.  The interns will gain practical experience working in their professional field and will be mentored by professional staff in each discipline.  Interns will function as an entry-level employee and will be expected to conduct himself/herself with professional dress and demeanor and adhere to a 40-hour work week as determined by the supervisors.

*Stipend: *Interns will be paid a stipend of $2500, plus housing, via our partner the Yellowstone Park Foundation.

*Duration:* The positions are full-time (40 hours per week) for 10 weeks, with the schedule and starting date negotiable.

*Housing & Transportation*: Shared park housing is assigned for this position. There is no public transportation; an automobile is required for transportation to and from work.

*Application Procedure:* Applicants must specify to which internship they are applying and submit the application to the appropriate contact as indicated below.  Applicants interested in both internships must submit a separate application for each position.

Applicants must submit the following:
  1. Cover letter detailing relevant previous and current coursework, previous practicum or internship experiences, related work experience, and what you
    hope to gain from this internship.
  2. Resume, detailing the following:
    a) *For archives internship*: Include collections processed, if any, with details
    such as type, size, formats, processing level(s) applied, and any standards, authorities, or schema used.
    b) *For library internship*: Include details of library circulation, reference desk, and cataloging experience gained on the job or through coursework. Include public speaking experience for the public tour aspect of internship.
  3. List of three professional references and contact information
  4. Unofficial copy of your graduate transcript or other document showing courses taken, grade received, and current courses enrolled.

*Application Deadline*: Application materials must be received via email or postmarked
no later than February 12, 2015.  *See below for specific **contact information.*

*Security*: Since 9/11, the federal government has required background investigations
on all employees using computers, including interns and volunteers. The successful applicant must complete a background investigation form and be finger-printed by a law enforcement agency.

*Archives Internship*: Duties will include assisting with processing: arranging, preserving, and describing archival collections in the park’s collections management database.  The intern will also spend time at the reference desk, providing reference assistance and security oversight of collections in use, as well as contributing to outreach programs such
as facility tours.  The intern will be an integral part of the archives staff for the summer and will be involved in all aspects of the archives program.  The intern will be supervised and evaluated by the park archivist.

*Qualifications*: Applicants must be *currently* enrolled in a graduate archives program, who (if the successful candidate) are able to provide proof of continuing enrollment in the fall 2015 quarter/semester.

*Contact Person*: Anne L. Foster, Archivist
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY  82190

*Library Internship*:  Located just outside Gardiner, Montana, The Yellowstone Research Library provides service to researchers, park personnel, the local community, and park visitors.  Housed in a building specifically geared toward cultural study at Yellowstone, the library is home to a rapidly growing special collection. This internship will allow the successful candidate to gain experience in almost every area of librarianship, however the main focus will be on cataloging and reference.

*Qualifications*:   This internship position requires a student *currently* enrolled in an ALA accredited MLS/MLIS program. You must be able to prove that you are enrolled in classes for the spring and fall semesters.

*Contact Person*: Jessica Gerdes/Jackie Jerla
Phone: (307) 344-2264(307) 344-2264
Mailing Address: PO Box 168 YNP, WY 82190
Fax: (406) 848-9958 <%28307%29%20848-9958>

EEO Statement:  The Yellowstone National Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit factors.


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Head of Digital Library Development at California Institute of Technology’s Caltech Library – Pasadena, CA

Blog - MLS - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 12:32

The Caltech Library is recruiting a Head of Digital Library Development to design and implement an overall digital library strategy that responds to current and emerging needs and that leverages the strengths of an institution of Caltech’s size and prominence. This newly created position will be a key member of the Library’s executive leadership team.

The Digital Library Development department is composed of 3 librarians and 6 IT professionals. The department supports CaltechAUTHORS and other repositories on the EPrints platform; digitized Archives collections on the Islandora digital Library platform; the III ILS and SFX discovery tools; the Library’s website; public and staff desktop computing; and core infrastructure.

In addition to supporting applications development and core infrastructure, the Digital Library Development department serves as an R&D engine within the organization. It maintains capacity to undertake pilot projects; is opportunistic in undertaking new initiatives stemming from Caltech faculty interests; and participate in national-level groups working at the intersection of scholarly communication and digital libraries. The Library partners closely with other research and service units on campus, including the six academic divisions, Information Management Systems and Services (IMSS), Offices of Legal Affairs and Research Compliance.

The Head will provide leadership to expand the digital library as a platform for digital content, preservation, and online services; and will lead implementation of new services that support emerging needs, such as funders’ requirements around data management and open access. The Head will provide leadership on technology-rich learning and collaborative spaces in support of learning and research. S/he will be a leader in increasing the Library’s capacity to manage technically and organizationally complex projects.

The Head will be professionally engaged, represent the Caltech Library in relevant professional organizations, and promote the professional development and engagement of department staff and other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Masters degree in a pertinent accredited program
  • Five years of related work experience, including 3 years in a management or supervisory role
  • Demonstrated ability to manage professional technology staff
  • Excellent communication, writing skills and data analysis skills
  • Demonstrated record of innovation and project management
  • Demonstrated understanding of changes in digital Library technologies and trends
  • Record of sustained scholarly and professional achievement in the field

Preferred Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science (MLS)
  • Progressively responsible managerial experience of a technology unit in an academic library
  • Experience with programmatic support for research data management
  • Experience with needs analysis or assessment and alignment of programs with needs analysis findings

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. For more information about “EEO is the Law” click here: EEO is the Law.

To apply to this job please visit

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Electronic Resources & Distance Education Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s University Libraries – Greensboro, NC

Blog - MLS - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 12:24

University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) invites applications for the tenure-track position of Electronic Resources & Distance Education Librarian.

UNCG, one of sixteen (16) campuses in the University of North Carolina system, is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with high research activity and as a community-engaged campus. Enrollment is approximately 18,000 students, including 3,000 graduate students, in the College and six professional schools. Greensboro is a city of about 240,000 in the Piedmont Triad Region of North Carolina, a location providing easy access to the Research Triangle and to recreational opportunities at the coast and the mountains. The local metropolitan area (which includes the cities of High Point and Winston-Salem) has a population of almost one million and offers an excellent quality of life.

The Electronic Resources & Distance Education Librarian leads the electronic resources team to ensure the life-cycle of licenses electronic resources. These responsibilities include:

  • Investigating options and implementing solutions for complex e-resources issues such as alumni database access, e-textbooks, streaming media and library management system integration
  • Researching and keeping up to date on emerging trends in electronic resources
  • Establishing resource trials and acquiring pricing information
  • Negotiating with vendors and administering new and existing licenses for electronic products
  • Assists with license interpretation and consulting with University Legal Counsel to resolve license and contract issues
  • Maintaining accurate, timely holdings data in the library’s knowledge bases, proxy server and other systems
  • Coordinating access-related problem resolution, responding to reported issues and working with library staff, information technology services and vendors, as necessary, to resolve the identified issues in a timely manner
  • Providing relevant statistical data and metrics, including usage and cost analysis, to support collection analysis and development decisions
  • Managing the promotion of and access to resources in various library systems and website

The position will also coordinate the Libraries’ distance education services. These responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating the planning, development, promotion, delivery, and assessment of library services to students and faculty at off-campus sites and for online courses
  • Working with the Instruction Team and other liaisons to maintain outreach and instructional materials for off-campus students and faculty
  • Serving as a “personal librarian” for Distance Education students
  • Developing and maintaining user guides and webpages for distance learning students and faculty
  • Representing the library on campus committees, task forces and working groups related to Distance Education
  • Staying current with emerging Distance Education issues

The position will serve as a member of the Carolina Consortium ( team, and duties include:

  • Establishing trials and acquiring pricing information
  • Negotiating with vendors and publishers
  • Communicating information to members
  • Updating information on offers available to members
  • Harvesting usage statistics for members
  • Providing reports on ROI to members
  • Participating as a Libraries liaison to a department on campus

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
    • Two years (2) of professional library experience, with at least one(1)of those years working with either distance education or electronic resource management
    • Understanding of emerging technologies and their applications in an academic library environment
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and decision-making skills
    • Knowledge of significant trends and issues in both electronic resource management and distance education
    • Strong commitment to serving the needs of off-campus library users and willingness to advocate for their needs
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment that encourages personnel to work across departments to support the goals and initiatives and priorities of the Libraries
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills


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Reader Services Librarian at Bard College’s Bard Graduate Center – New York, NY

Blog - MLS - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 12:18

The Bard Graduate Center is seeking a full-time Reader Services Librarian.  Responsibilities include managing all aspects of the library’s public services: overseeing the reference desk, performing outreach and orientation, devising and implementing bibliographic instruction workshops, managing interlibrary loan, liaising with faculty and curators, keeping statistics and assessing all programs in the reader services department.  Also works closely with entire library staff on collection development, preservation and other library-wide special projects.

For a complete job description, please visit:

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Reference Librarian at Columbia University’s Diamond Law Library – New York, NY

Blog - MLS - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 12:12

The Diamond Law Library at Columbia University has an opening for a Reference Librarian to provide general and in-depth reference service in all areas of law (including American, international, and foreign law) to faculty, students and others at the Law School Library.  The incumbent will share departmental administrative responsibilities with other reference librarians on a rotating basis.  Responsibilities also include searching databases and other sources; training law students and others in the use of legal materials and databases through extensive classroom teaching, the leading of tours, and one-on-one instruction; preparing bibliographies and instructional materials; assisting with the coordination of interlibrary loan transactions; and other related duties.  Reference Librarians share regular evening and weekend hours during the academic year.

Requirements: JD and MLS from accredited institutions or the equivalent combination of education and experience; reading knowledge of at least one foreign language; extensive experience with use of legal and non-legal research tools; excellent communications skills; strong service orientation and organizational skills; and high level understanding of digital information systems and software. Experience with web site development is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

One of the world’s leading research universities, Columbia provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of New York City. The University Libraries, grounded in collections of remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic resources and services. The Libraries at Columbia are committed to collegiality, professionalism, innovation and leadership.

We offer excellent benefits including assistance with University housing.

For immediate consideration please visit the following link:

Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled.

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Law Cataloger at Columbia University’s Diamond Law Library – New York, NY

Blog - MLS - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 12:09

Columbia University Libraries is seeking applications for the position of Law Cataloger at the Diamond Law Library.

The Law Cataloger will have an ALA-accredited master in library/information science or equivalent and will be accountable for ensuring timely and accurate bibliographic access to Anglo-American and foreign language material in all formats, via original and complex copy cataloging. The applicants must have:

  • Experience utilizing MARC21 format, RDA, CONSER, LCSH, LCC.
  • Ability to search and utilize OCLC in Connexion Client, RDA Toolkit, Classification Web, Cataloger’s Desktop.
  • Ability to apply skills to create and update bibliographic and authority records.
  • Working knowledge of at least two Western European languages in addition to English.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Some cataloging experience in an academic library

For complete details, including qualifications, responsibilities, and application procedures, please visit:

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer (Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran) 

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Contract Oral Historian at Corporation Service Company – Wilmington, DE

Blog - MLS - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 10:33

Corporation Service Company Company History

Purpose of the project: To document the history of Corporation Service Company by utilizing archived company records and by conducting individual oral histories. The resulting memories, stories, reflections and facts will be preserved for future use and put to work immediately for commemorative or promotional purposes.

Scope: Interview up to 12 CSC employees and/or board members, roughly 36 hours of interview time, preferably face‐to‐face in our Wilmington, Delaware, office, but could also be done over the phone if necessary. Interviews will be recorded and contractor will provide the raw files (MP3 format preferred) to CSC at project close.

Read/review/research the following:

  • ~30 original board meeting books dating back to the 1920s
  • Old marketing collateral and advertisements
  • Old newspaper clippings
  • Relevant Josiah Marvel‐authored publications, including “Delaware Corporations and Receiverships” (1929) and “Address … before the students of the … University of Pennsylvania,” May 14th, 1902.
  • CSC logo history presentation
  • Christopher Ward Papers ( spec/findaids/ward/ward1.htm)
  • Awards we’ve won
  • Appraisal and background information on the portraits in the 3rd floor reception area (Josiah Marvel portrait by N.C. Wyeth; Christopher Ward portrait by Henriette Wyeth)
  • Identify any other resources that are relevant to the project (and to which we have access)


  • Transcriptions of all the interviews
  • Interview recordings in electronic format
  • High‐resolution scanned files of original materials that contain especially valuable historic details
  • Guidance on preservation of our current records
  • An index of the historical materials in CSC’s possession (and citations whenever those materials are used in research for the document below)
  • A final written document detailing and chronicling our history (a writing sample must be submitted for review and comment prior to start of the larger document)

Contact person:
Kent Priestley, Marketing Department
(302) 636‐5400 ext. 63481

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Library Diversity Resident at University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library – Salt Lake City, UT

Blog - MLS - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 10:28

The J. Willard Marriott Library is seeking candidates for their Diversity Librarian Residency Program. The program is intended to increase faculty diversity at the Marriott Library and to encourage people from traditionally underrepresented groups to choose the University of Utah as a place to launch their careers in academic librarianship. This two-year residency will be the incumbent’s first professional library position; it will orient the Resident to academic librarianship through a broad range of activities designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in future library positions and contribute fully to the profession.

The Resident will be supervised by the Diversity Residency Coordinator, who will provide oversight and consistency throughout the experience. During the first year, the Resident will rotate through the library’s four departments: Research and Learning Services, Special Collections, Information Technology Services, and Scholarly Resources and Collections. The Resident will have meaningful work assignments that contribute to each department’s success. Each rotation will build the Resident’s understanding of the library’s mission, role, and structure; the Resident’s practical skills in meeting stakeholder needs; and the Resident’s ability to adapt to new situations and work with many different groups. At the end of the first year, the Resident will have a solid grounding in the profession and a strong sense of how to integrate into a new organization. The Coordinator will work with the Resident to develop a personalized professional development plan that includes service activities, committee assignments, conference attendance, and training opportunities at the library, campus, regional and national levels. The Resident will also benefit from mentoring relationships with faculty throughout the library.

The Resident and Coordinator will jointly decide on additional projects for the second year, including placement in a library department that meets the Resident’s interests. The residency will culminate in a capstone project (such as a paper or presentation) designed to showcase the Resident’s competencies in an area of specialization.

The position requires a two year commitment to begin no later than July 2015. To see the full job posting, please visit:

Visit for more information about the program and how to apply.

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Globe Collection Archivist at Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries – Baltimore, MD

Blog - MLS - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 10:08

In partnership with the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries is hiring a qualified professional to implement an exciting project with generous support from the Council on Library and Information Resources to process the initial portion of the archives of the Globe Poster Printing Corp., one of the most important and influential showcard poster companies in the United States. The Globe collection includes business records, posters, letterpress cuts, and ephemera documenting the history of Globe Poster Printing Corp., a Baltimore-based printing company founded in 1929 whose clients have included James Brown, Ike and Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye, and Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers.

The primary duties and responsibilities of the job:

Reporting to the Johns Hopkins University Archivist, the Global Collection Archivist’s primary duties will include: • Gain an understanding of the importance of the Globe Poster Printing Corp.’s role in the history of music, popular culture, and poster design and printing as a background for the first processing of a significant portion of a large collection of records, tools, letterpress cuts and posters. • Develop and implement processing plan for approximately 200 cubic feet of business records according to MPLP standards • Supervise undergraduate student workers and interns in the processing of approximately 15,000 posters and 10,000 letterpress cuts • Create one EAD-compliant finding aid for collection using Archivist’s Toolkit • Share knowledge of the archiving process of the Globe collection in public events that promote the project and understanding of the Globe Collection and Press at MICA. • Work closely with Globe Collection and Press key stakeholders at MICA and JHU, understanding the archivist’s role in setting standards for future processing of the collection and dissemination of the collection’s assets to the broader public.

Additional information: This is a full-time 25-month appointment with no renewal. About Globe and the Globe Collection Founded in 1929, Globe grew into one of the nation’s largest showcard printing companies. Starting with vaudeville, movies, burlesque and carnival, Globe posters told the story of multiple generations of American music and entertainment. Globe’s most well-known posters promoted acts like James Brown, Otis Redding, B.B. King and Ike and Tina Turner. But it also handled dozens of posters for other entertainments, including carnivals, circuses, fairs, boxing matches, motor sports, political campaigns and burlesque shows. With vivid artwork and strong typography, a Globe poster attracted attention, and promoters counted on the Baltimore-based company to build an audience on the East Coast and beyond. For more information about the Globe Collection and Globe’s historical importance please visit

Please note that this is a term position that will last roughly from April 2015 to May 2017.  Salary is $53,000 (non-negotiable) plus benefits. We expect to begin reviewing applications in mid-February.  You are required to apply through the JHU jobs website:


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Content Services – Franklin & Marshall College Library – Lancaster, PA

Blog - MLS - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 18:44
The Franklin & Marshall College Library seeks a service-oriented, forward-thinking leader for Content Services. This position reports directly to the College Librarian, and is responsible for overseeing the acquisition, licensing, organization and description of library material in all formats.
This is a great professional opportunity for a person ready to lead a team of 4 full-time and 1 part-time staff. The successful candidate will work well in a changing environment, have a direct affect on collection development policy, act as a liaison to academic departments and work at times to support research and instructional services. 
We are looking for a person interested in continuing to grow our relationships with Information Technology Services, the Faculty Center and other relevant campus areas. The College Library is also implementing space redesigns and developing possibilities in digital scholarship/preservation and instructional technology – we welcome applicants who can contribute to the above efforts.
Required qualifications: Significant academic library experience in acquisitions and cataloging, demonstrated supervisory experience, relevant knowledge of current trends in content services, excellent communication skills with students and staff, and enthusiasm for the undergraduate liberal arts environment. An MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate school is strongly preferred. This is a full-time, 12-month position. Review of applications will begin in January and the position is open until filled. For more information about the position and the College, and to apply, please visit our Careers site. Please see the College site for more information about F&M.


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