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Technical Services Librarian/Instructor/non-tenure track/12 month

Deadline:  none given will post until November 10, 2014

Available immediately.  ECU is a student-centered regional state university located in Ada, Oklahoma. ECU offers thirty-three undergraduate baccalaureate degree programs in arts and letters, business, education, mathematics and sciences, nursing, and the social sciences; and ten master's degrees in education, human resources, and psychology. ECU's 4,600 students come from 32 countries and 28 different states.  About 65% of the 172 faculty hold doctorates.

DUTIES: responsible for cataloging, government documents, and systems; shared reference and instruction; faculty liaison and collection development in assigned subject areas; supervises one full-time staff member. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA accredited MLS; excellent communication skills, strong public service orientation, and technical experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  previous cataloging, government documents and/or systems experience preferred, particularly with Innovative Interfaces Inc. products. 

To Apply: Send a letter of application, resume, three references (with names, addresses, phone numbers), *Disclosure Statement, and copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts to:  Employment Services, East Central University, 1100 E. 14th Street, Ada, OK 74820 or via email to  Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE.




Information Literacy Librarian

Deadline:; September 12, 2014

Holy Family University, a comprehensive Catholic institution in Philadelphia, PA, invites applications for a full-time Information Literacy Librarian, beginning immediately.

The Information Literacy (IL) Librarian will manage a dynamic information literacy program that fosters critical thinking, higher-order learning, quantitative reasoning and learning strategies for Holy Family students.  The IL Librarian will maintain and expand face-to-face and online information literacy instruction materials, provide liaison services for assigned departments and programs, develop a robust web presence through online tutorials and virtual workshops and provide in-person research assistance and instruction as needed. An MSLS degree from an ALA accredited institution required; previous experience as a college or university librarian preferred. 

This position is a 12-month, full-time appointment and requires a strong commitment to service for the students, faculty and staff of the University.  Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to Holy Family University, Human Resources Dept., Job # 21, 9801 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19114. Materials may also be emailed to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Deadline:  September 12, 2014




          Online Reference Services Coordinator and Information Science Librarian

Deadline:  October 10, 2014

LOCATION:  Reference and Research Services Division


Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 8 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats.  Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and  diverse award-winning staff.  The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

Reference and Research Services Division

The Online Reference Services Coordinator and Information Science Librarian reports to the Head of the Reference and Research Services Division. The Division provides virtual and on-site information and reference services in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and international studies. The Division includes Information Services, Suzzallo Reference, Government Publications, Maps, Media Center, Microforms and Newspapers, Data Services, the Research Commons, and Educational Outreach Services.  Librarians provide consultations, reference, instruction services, and collection development for their academic departments.


The University of Washington Libraries seeks an enthusiastic librarian committed to supporting user needs through a robust virtual reference and information service.  The Libraries utilizes OCLC’s QuestionPoint to manage inquiries submitted via email, 24/7 chat, and text messaging through a single portal. In addition to participation in QuestionPoint’s 24/7 chat cooperative, the Libraries is a member of AskWA, Washington State’s cooperative reference service. The Online Reference Services Coordinator is responsible for the daily oversight of the Libraries’ centralized AskUs virtual service point, and serves as the Libraries liaison to OCLC QuestionPoint and AskWA.  The Coordinator works with a small team sharing responsibility for answering and referring questions. The librarian will serve as the Information Science librarian, providing reference services, research consultations, outreach, instruction services, and collection development for programs in the Information School.


      Provides leadership for the Libraries AskUs virtual, centralized service point. Monitors, responds to, and refers requests. Develops and provides training on QuestionPoint features and best practices. Serves as the Libraries’ expert on QuestionPoint. Understands the technical features of the system and works with Libraries Information Technology Services (ITS) to implement enhancements.

      Serves as the Libraries primary liaison to OCLC QuestionPoint and to AskWA. Duties may include membership on the OCLC QuestionPoint 24/7 Advisory Board and the AskWA Steering Committee.

      Monitors and analyzes service usage and provides reports. Recommends new service approaches based on data. Reviews transcripts to ensure quality and communicates regularly with staff on best practices, software changes, and 24/7 chat policies.

      Seeks venues to expand the service to users, collaborating with partners in the Libraries and on campus to integrate online reference and information services.

     Serves as the Libraries’ liaison to the Information School, selecting materials to support research and instruction, and providing instructional and research consultation services to faculty and students. Responsible for maintaining research guides for disciplines offered in the Information School. Provides other services and support described in the UW Libraries’ Subject Librarian Position Description Framework.

      Participates in general and specialized reference services in the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences through consultations, chat and email, and some desk hours. 

     Manages state, gift, and grant funds for information science library acquisitions. May recommend materials from the collections for digitization and participate in regional and national cooperative collection development programs. Participates in meetings of the Social Sciences Fund Group and the Social Sciences Teaching Community.



     Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.

     Minimum of two years of post-MLS experience in public services in an academic library.

     Minimum of one year post MLS recent, regular experience providing chat reference.

     Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.

    Demonstrated commitment to and accomplishment in the provision of virtual reference and information services

     Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills

     Experience in using online tools and technologies.

     Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in past professional or academic activities.

     Evidence of a strong customer service focus and a passion for providing excellent reference and information services to users

     Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.


      Evidence of engagement with current and emerging educational technology trends

     Collection development and management experience in an academic library

     Experience in providing information literacy instruction

SALARY: $48,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

RANK:  Position will be at rank of Assistant Librarian, Sr. Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian, depending on qualifications and background.

BENEFITS:    Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.


To apply for this position, please submit the following information to

      Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources

      Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)

      List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)

      Please use "Librarian Application" in the subject heading.

      Please submit all three components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space until interviews are conducted. Then, some application materials will be circulated.


To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, October 10, 2014.


University of Washington Libraries Home Page is

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at

Clinical Assistant Professor and Web Services Librarian

 Deadline:  October 3, 2014

The University Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks a creative, energetic, and talented Web Services Librarian to lead the design and implementation of an improved Library web presence that enhances the Library’s role in supporting academic research and resource discovery.


The Web Services Librarian provides innovative, user-centered leadership for the UIC Library’s web presence. The web presence includes both user-facing and internal systems (i.e., intranet systems) as well as vendor and consortium provided systems. The Web Services Librarian reports to the head of the Digital Programs & Services department within the Information Technology Division. This is a clinical faculty position with service and scholarship expectations (see

The Web Services Librarian:

     leads and participates in projects to improve the UIC Library's web presence

     promotes innovation by exploring new web presence systems and services

     establishes, disseminates, and promotes effective and current usability, accessibility, and technical standards for use across the Library's web presence

     establishes, disseminates, and promotes the use of the UIC Library's web style guide, web presence policies, branding guidelines, and standard user interaction patterns across the Library's web presence

     coordinates with content owners and authors to ensure that the Library's web presence is relevant, accurate, up-to-date, user-centered, and accessible

     ensures that effective training is provided to authors of Library web content

     convenes meetings of the Web Advisory Group (WAG) on a regular basis and serves as chair of the WAG

     provides regular reports on the usage of all elements of the Library's web presence

     leads regular evaluations of the effectiveness of the Library's web presence

     represents the Library as its primary web expert to the larger University community

     coordinates and contributes to the resolution of web presence problems and bug reports

The Web Services Librarian works closely with the Web Advisory Group and with personnel in Library Administration (communications, marketing, branding, graphic design), personnel in the UIC Library's Information Technology division, personnel in ACCC (Academic Computing and Communications Center, the University’s central IT organization), the UIC Webmaster community, and others in order to execute projects to improve the Library's web presence.

The Web Advisory Group’s responsibilities include bringing suggestions for improvements to the Web Services Librarian; advising upon and disseminating style, technical, and accessibility standards to other Library staff; giving advice on interaction patterns; and exploring web presence governance models.

Minimum Qualifications:

     MLS from an ALA-accredited institution

     Two years experience designing and building standards-compliant websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

     Experience and knowledge building accessible websites (i.e., compliant with WCAG 2.0 or IITAA standards)

     Portfolio of completed, production-quality websites, projects, and services

     Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to facilitate discussion about design and technology

     Excellent written and oral communication skills

     Demonstrated skill and experience in one or more of the following areas:

     conducting user testing and feeding results into future system iterations

     user experience / interface / interaction design

     web analytics (e.g., Google analytics) and feeding results into future system iterations

     information architecture

     leading teams or serving as a primary resource in developing complex websites

     Demonstrated skill and experience in two or more of the following areas:

     front-end frameworks or libraries such as jQuery, Bootstrap, etc.

     scripting languages (e.g., Python; PHP; Ruby; etc.)

     using web frameworks such as Django, Ruby on Rails, Backbone, or AngularJS

     building websites using responsive design techniques

     use of code repositories and tools (e.g., BitBucket; github; git; redmine; etc.)

     systems integration techniques (e.g., API, web services)

     database design / data modeling

     test-driven development

     software development project management

     software development methodologies (e.g., agile; Scrum; waterfall, etc.)


     Linux, LAMP and variant environments

     delivery of multimedia content in accessible formats

     graphic design for the web

     XML, XSLT


Desirable Qualifications:

     Experience with HTML5, CSS3

     Two years experience leading teams or serving as a primary resource in developing complex websites in an academic library or research library

     Bachelors or graduate degree in a cognate field such as computer science, information science, interaction design, etc.

     Supervisory experience

     Programming and software development experience using object-oriented languages (e.g., Java, Python)


Salaries are competitive and based on education and experience; clinical faculty status; twelve month appointment; 24 days of vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for dependents may be purchased); two dental plans available; life insurance paid for by the State; participation in one of the retirement options of the

Illinois State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); no Social Security coverage but Medicare payment required.

Minimum salary: $55,000

For fullest consideration apply by October 3, 2014. All applicants must submit an online

application through To apply, click on the following link: Each application should include:

     cover letter

     detailed resume / C.V.

     portfolio of completed, production-quality websites, projects, and services to which the applicant has made significant contributions (with URLs)


UIC is a Carnegie RU/VH institution located near the Chicago Loop, with a student enrollment of 27,000 and offering doctoral degrees in 60 areas and master’s degrees in nearly 80.

UIC is an EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran




Saint Francis University

Evening Reference Librarian- PT

Deadline:  none given - will post until November 5, 2014

Saint Francis University invites applications for a part-time Evening Reference Librarian in the Library and Learning Commons.  The Evening Reference Librarian is directly responsible to the Associate Dean of the Library for providing professional reference services to library users 15 hours a week, Sunday through Thursday, 6 pm to 9 pm during the fall and spring semesters. Additionally, the candidate will instruct one information literacy workshop a week.

Candidate must have an M.L.S. / M.L.I.S.  or be presently enrolled in a Master of Library Science Program. Candidate must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills; have reference experience with print and online information sources and the ability to teach in a “smart” classroom setting.  Candidate should be a self-starter but also possess the ability to work effectively in a team.

Apply on line at, then submit letter of application, resume, and names and addresses and phone numbers of three references to:

Application material received before will receive primary consideration.

Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  AA/EOE




Mercyhurst University

Deadline:  none given - will post until October 1, 2014


Job Title:                    Digital/Cataloging Librarian

Department:              Library

Location:                    Erie

Reports to:                 Director of University Libraries and Distance Learning

VP:                             Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies

Classification:            Administrator

FLSA:                        Exempt


Date Created:            8-12-14


Primarily responsible for managing the catalog of materials at the library. Inputs data about materials into electronic catalog to ensure users can locate books, serials, films, or other documents. Prepares bibliographic and item records for monographs and all other library materials including electronic resources. The Digital/Cataloging Librarian is also responsible and accountable for the oversight, maintenance and strategic development of the digitization and preservation processes of historic college documents located in the library as well as collections management, maintenance and cataloging where future planning for storage and retrieval of physical collections is concerned.


Secondarily this position should have demonstrated experience as library instructor. 



Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Catalog and process library materials Perform original and complex copy cataloging, and perform classification, series, and subject analysis for monographs, serials, electronic resources, and non-book formats in all subject areas (in conformance with established professional standards and procedures).

Provide accurate bibliographic authority and item descriptions of materials by creating and maintaining records in the online library catalog and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) bibliographic utility databases.

Acquire, receive, process (check-in, catalog, prepare for binding, label, etc.), maintain, preserve, and weed library inventory as needed.

Comprehensive oversight and management of collections including database integrity of the LIS and quality control of the physical library inventory and electronic inventory. Performs all daily, weekly, monthly, or annual tasks necessary for position success as well as those requirements requested by the Director of Libraries.  


  • This may include:
    • Planning, training and development to maintain processes and cataloging of collections that stay current with academic and curriculum demands as well as technology required to complete duties and responsibilities.
    • Knowledge management and information requirements necessary to support the curriculum, and the mission and vision of the University including
    • Archival and digitization needs of the University as well as
    • Research assistance by any university community members along with collection development and liaison duties with assigned academic departments.


Serve as secondary teaching librarian as needed. 


Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises 3-6 student employees who support this position. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training student employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising student employee performance; rewarding and disciplining student employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.




This position requires the terminal degree of Masters of Science in Library Science (MSLS) or Masters of Library Science (MLS). Specialization in digitization and archives knowledge appreciated but not required.  Experience with Cataloging and Technical Services operations is preferred. Experience in instruction favored.




Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

May be required to lift and move collection.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic).


Instructional Design Librarian, Visiting Assistant Professor of Bibliography

 Deadline: none given will post until September 25, 2014

The University of Akron seeks a dynamic, creative, and organized library professional to help implement the information literacy program for the University Libraries (UL) as the Instructional Design Librarian.  This is an initial one-year appointment as a visiting assistant professor.  The Instructional Design librarian will serve as a resource for subject librarians related to pedagogy, technology integration, and best practices for information literacy instruction. The successful candidate will partner with subject librarians to create learning objects that reflect best practices in instructional design to be used in all parts of the UL information literacy program including Web-based tutorials, video and audio content for inclusion in the campus learning management system (Springboard), and synchronous methods for embedding information literacy in Web-based courses. The Instructional Design Librarian may participate in library committees, governance and working groups.  This position reports to the Head of Research and Learning Services.

Other responsibilities include:

    participation in leadership of the UL information literacy program by developing a plan for learning modules and object development, assessment, and revision;

     development of learning objects in support of the UL information literacy program employing best pedagogical practices, current instructional technology, and learner-centered design;

     support of professional development for subject librarians related to pedagogical and instructional technology to serve the UL information literacy program;

     participation in the subject librarian program, providing reference services, instruction, and collection management in support of the research and curricular needs of the students and faculty;

     coordination of the resources for the UL embedded librarian program, including developing shared tools, and learning objects for integration into the UA learning management system for selected courses; and

     promotion of the UL information literacy program in general and the embedded librarian program in particular.

Required Qualifications

     MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited school

     Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in instructional design and the ability to use current educational technologies

     Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resources for research and reference services

     Superb written and oral communication skills

     Ability to work well with others and to provide leadership within the diverse settings of a complex university organization

     Strong service ethic and demonstrated appreciation for and the ability to work with a diverse student body

     Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to manage projects effectively

Preferred Qualifications

       Educational background in instructional design, or experience in an academic library setting designing learning objects for information literacy instruction

     Experience creating and maintaining student-focused Web-based content

     Completion of any ACRL Immersion program

     Undergraduate degree or second Master’s degree in Educational Technology, Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, or related

     Experience providing instruction or support in learning management systems in general and Springboard in particular

     Experience conducting instructional sessions, either in-person or online


ILS Librarian


The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), in Pittsburgh PA, is seeking applications for a full-time ILS Librarian.  This is a 12 month, tenure track position with membership in the American Federation of Teachers’ Union.  This position provides quality library services to the college community by maintaining the Integrated Library Systems (ILS).

 No deadline given - will post until September 25, 2014

Job Specifications:

Master's degree in the field of library science with a specialty in cataloging and working with ILS, preferably SirsiDynix, from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited graduate program; including a knowledge of information, public and circulation services procedures; and proficiency in the use of computers in contemporary library services. Academic library experience preferred.

Applicants are expected to utilize best practices and innovation, maintain high standards of competence in the discipline, the ability to retain students and work with a diverse student population and have strong communication skills. Degrees must be from an accredited institution.

Job Duties:

1. Manage, update and trouble shoot the ILS of the College.
2. Work collaboratively with the College's Instructional Technology Department.
3. Train the appropriate staff in using the up-dates of the ILS system.
4. Identify the appropriate security level of the access the ILS system; delete staff who should no longer have ILS access.
5. Coordinate the updating of the OPAC Interface and the electronic book collection.
6. Participate in the publicity efforts of the library and the College.
7. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty and staff.
8. Communicate with the technical services staff concerning cataloging and processing of library materials.
9. Recommend assignments and their priorities for clerical staff in the library area to the supervisors.
10. Assist in the collection of data and preparation of reports pertinent to the library area.
11. Serve on appropriate committees.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.


Interested applicants can find out more about the position and apply at