Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Art Research & Instruction - Boulder, CO

Art Research & Instruction Librarian

The University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries invites applications from innovative and enthusiastic service-oriented professionals for the position Art Research & Instruction Librarian. The Art Research & Instruction Librarian is a tenure-stream faculty position reporting to the Faculty Director of Research and Instruction. Duties include general and specialized reference in the social sciences and humanities, including responsibilities associated with an information commons; virtual reference; instruction services and classroom teaching as part of an active library instruction program; and selecting library materials in the areas of art, art history, architecture, and environmental design. This position serves as the primary liaison to the Art and Art History Department and the College of Architecture and Planning and assumes primary responsibility for the development and delivery of research and instructional services for students and faculty in these units. The art librarian supports the integration of new technologies into the Department of Research and Instruction and actively participates in departmental policy planning and delivery of services.

The Department of Research and Instruction provides virtual and in-depth personal reference and instructional services to the students and faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder and specializes in services and collections for the social sciences and humanities. Significant parts of the responsibilities of this position are research and creative work and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Position Requirements
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school; undergraduate or graduate degree in art, art history, or related field or equivalent experience; coursework and/or experience in providing reference for the humanities or social sciences; awareness of national issues and trends in art librarianship services and collection development; coursework and/or experience with library instruction or teaching; awareness of relevant information technologies; demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively; strong interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; potential for research, scholarly work, and/or professional achievement.

Desirable Qualifications
Advanced degree in art or related field; one-two years of experience in an academic, research, or museum library; experience in collection development; direct experience incorporating digital technologies into art and architecture collections or services (such as institutional repositories or Luna Insight); reading knowledge of one or more languages other than English, particularly Italian, Latin, German, or French; familiarity with copyright implications for image databases; record of research or professional service at the national level.

Appointment and Salary
The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty member. Depending upon professional experience and demonstrated accomplishments in scholarly activity, creative work, and service, appointment may be at the level of senior instructor, assistant professor, or above. Starting salary range is $44,000-52,000. Benefits include 22 working days vacation; 10 paid holidays; liberal sick leave; University group health care plan; group life insurance; TIAA/CREF retirement/annuity; and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave

Application Process
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by May 1, 2009. Application must be made online at, referring to posting number 806689, and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at The full position description can be viewed at The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the U.S. at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. In addition, the University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

Instructional Services Librarian

Instructional Services Librarian, Library Services - A09006A1

Full-time entry level administrative position to begin July 1, 2009. Position will require substantial classroom instruction along with providing leadership and coordination for a team of librarians participating in information literacy instruction.

Responsibilities include planning and evaluating library instruction for a variety of classes, both undergraduate and graduate; using presentation software to design and develop effective methods of library instruction including online tutorials; providing outreach related information to faculty, staff and student groups; assisting with staff training in the use of electronic resources.

ALA accredited MLS (or equivalent) required; prior experience in teaching, instructional media/design, computer-based resources and/or library instruction is highly desired; skills in using technology in an educational or library setting, knowledge of microcomputers, word processing, database, spreadsheets and automated library systems required; excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

To apply, please submit an online administrative application (, letter of application, resume and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references.

Review of applications will begin May 15
. All necessary paperwork should be electronic and sent to Search committee chair: Joanne Artz.

Reference Librarian - USC Aiken

University of South Carolina Aiken seeks a full-time Reference

The position is a 12 month tenure track Assistant Professorship

Responsibilities include delivery of print and electronic reference
services; communication about new resources to faculty, staff, and
students; participation in instruction and collection development;
development of innovative services and user aids; planning and updating
of Library web pages.

Minimum qualifications: ALA accredited MLS; expertise in the use of
traditional and Web-based resources; strong commitment to public service
and teamwork; excellent organizational and communication skills;
familiarity with information technology and its applications in an
academic setting.

Preferred: recent academic library experience in reference/electronic

Salary: $41,000 - 43,000 depending upon experience.

Review of files will begin April 30, 2009, and continue until position
is filled. Only complete files will be reviewed. Apply online at:

In addition to the on-line application, please submit an electronic
copy of your vita and a separate letter of application. Also, please
end transcripts and 3 letters of recommendation to Rose Parkman
Marshall, Reference Librarian Search Committee Chair, Gregg-Graniteville
Library, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Pky, Aiken,
SC, 29801. USC Aiken seeks to attract and retain a diverse faculty
consistent with its diverse student body and the diversity in the
surrounding community. USCA is an AA/EOE.

Tech Services Librarian - Kirtland AFB New Mexico

Full Time Position Now Available

Information International Associates, Inc. (IIa), a small, woman-owned business headquartered in Oak Ridge, TN, is seeking applicants for the Technical Services Librarian Full Time position at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Phillips Research Site (PRS) Technical Library located at Kirtland AFB, in Albuquerque New Mexico. Hours of operation are 7:30-4:30, Monday –Friday.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Oversees and executes technical services operations ensuring that materials are acquired and cataloged promptly, payments processed, and materials rapidly processed for collection integration.

· Responsible for copy and original cataloging, classification and processing of all library materials in a variety of formats using an online cataloging program.

· Corrects and resolves problems with bibliographic records and holdings entries in the integrated library system.

· Participates in the upgrading and maintenance of library database systems, specifically cataloging and serials modules.

· Coordinates the acquisition, licensing, management, and renewal of the electronic subscriptions and products including the review of contracts and licensing agreements, activation of electronic subscriptions, online registration, and problem solving of electronic subscription access.

· Responsible for processing requisitions for purchase of print materials, online resources, software, maintenance agreements, and other library supplies/materials.

· Maintains current budget status for various organizational budget lines. Assists the Library Manager in preparing various budget reports including annual budget recommendations.

· Provides scheduled daily reference desk assistance in conjunction with the User Services Librarian and the Library Manager.

· Provides database literature searching as needed in commercial and governmental database in the absence of the User Services Librarian.

· Provides statistical/financial/evaluative reports to library administration as scheduled or requested.

· Participates in professional and staff development activities and keeps current on emerging trends in the LIS field, including reading professional journals, attending workshops and conferences, and subscribing to appropriate listservs.

· Assists in library planning and decision making by serving on committees and attending regularly scheduled meetings such as the Library Outreach Group.

· Performs related duties as required.


  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an A.L.A. accredited program.
  • Minimum of three years professional experience with acquisitions, cataloging and/or automated library systems.
  • Familiarity with cataloging policies, procedures, and software (e.g. AACR2, LLCH, MARC, OCLC) .
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of staff and library patrons.
  • Ability to think analytically, suggest and develop or revise procedures and workflow .
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to and record of strong customer service.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule.
  • SIRSI Unicorn experience desired.
  • Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance

To apply online, go to, and click on “Careers”

Library Intern - Nashville, TN

Eskind Biomedical Library (EBL) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
(VUMC) offers a 1-year Library Intern appointment with the possibility
for extension to a second year Fellowship given appropriate
demonstration of skills/knowledge and successful completion of initial
training. Candidates who progress to a second year may be eligible for
a regular librarian position upon successful completion of the
Fellowship year.

The internship is designed to provide training in a dynamic health care
environment. The library operates as an Integrated Advanced Information
Management System (IAIMS) library that is integrated with the Department
of Biomedical Informatics and other departments as part of the
Informatics Center. In this unique setting, interns have opportunities
for advanced training in health science librarianship and biomedical

Goals and Projects
In addition to working with essential library products and services,
interns experience a variety of exciting responsibilities such as
filtered and evidence-based information services to VUMC clinicians;
working with researchers; participating in projects to integrate
filtered information provision into informatics tools; developing
library research projects and scholarly communications; enhancing
knowledge management tools; participating in and developing user and
staff training sessions; and using their skills to assist fellow library
staff and users.

Training Approach
The training approach is a mixture of life-long learning and
project-based management. Library interns will be actively involved in
various program areas or projects in order to develop or enhance skills
such as leadership, setting priorities, planning, time management and
allocating resources. Along with the extensive experiential training,
the intern is expected to complete the library's comprehensive staff
training program and may potentially audit classes in the Vanderbilt
Schools of Medicine and Nursing and attend biomedical informatics
seminars and grand rounds. In addition, interns are expected to
demonstrate knowledge gained through the training program in skills
verification sessions.

This intern position offers unique exposure to all facets of an
innovative and internationally-recognized academic medical center
library. The program is designed for recent MLS graduates who want the
opportunity to participate in a dynamic library environment as well as
for librarians with 2-5 years of experience who wish to enhance their

Desired Qualifications
The successful candidate will have strong organizational, analytical,
and critical thinking skills, a high level of self-direction and
motivation, demonstrated attention to detail, and proven excellent oral
and written communication and customer service skills. Interns should
have a demonstrated interest in lifelong learning and in contributing to
the profession through research projects and scholarly communication.
Interns should be very proficient with technology use and integration.
Candidates should also be able to prioritize and work both independently
and as part of a team. Candidates should possess a vision for the
future of libraries/information services and be excited about working in
a fast paced, highly demanding and dynamic environment. Candidates
should be committed to working in a non-traditional health sciences
library and have demonstrated interest in the biomedical sciences.
Candidates with dual master's degrees, particularly in the areas of
public health, informatics, or business, are especially encouraged to

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week). Shift hours could
vary; will work 5-6 Saturdays/year.


The Annette and Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library is the principal health
information delivery vehicle for Vanderbilt University Medical Center
> . The architecturally striking facility
was opened in March 1994 with state-of-the-art information management
systems and technology. The library, along with the Department of
Biomedical Informatics, the Information Systems, Information Technology
Integration, and Network Computing Services groups, and the Vanderbilt
Center for Better Health form the Informatics Center
<> . Members of the
library work in partnership with other researchers and developers in the
Informatics Center to innovate the delivery of health information to the

Unique among academic health centers, Vanderbilt University Medical
Center entrusts its Informatics Center with the responsibility for
providing the essential information infrastructure for patient care,
management, research and education - including the support for
informatics-related research and education in clinical informatics and
the field of bioinformatics (including new initiatives in genomics and
proteomics); and fusing scholarly research in biomedical informatics
with the dissemination of the resultant knowledge to individuals through
its education programs and into operation through the infrastructure.

The Medical Center, which includes a hospital and children's hospital
with 847 beds, state-of-the-art outpatient clinics, extensive research
facilities, and the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, is an integral part
of Vanderbilt's ten schools and colleges. Consistently rated among US
News and World Report's "Best Graduate Schools," Vanderbilt is one of
over 15 colleges and universities in Nashville
<> , Tennessee, the state capital. With a
metropolitan population of over one million people, Nashville is a major
business and education center for the mid-South.

Salary and Benefits

The minimum salary for the position is $38,000; the salary is
commensurate with experience. Following successful completion of key
training modules and their corresponding verification sessions, the
Library Intern may be eligible to continue into a second year fellowship
position with an appropriate salary increase.

Other benefits <> are those
of exempt staff at Vanderbilt, including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days,
and 9 paid holidays. More information about benefits is available at the
Vanderbilt Human Resources Web site (

To Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter via the Vanderbilt Human Resources
site <>
(, job requisition number SC11899.

Submit questions concerning the position to:

Frances Lynch, MLS, AHIP
Associate Director for Administration
Eskind Biomedical Library
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 37232-8340
Fax: (615) 936-1384

Candidates contacted for an on-site or videoconference interview may be
required to give a short presentation on a topic to be assigned and
provide a sample of their writing.

Full-Time Librarian - Heyward, CA

The Position

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a
Librarian for Chabot College in Hayward, CA. The position reports to
the Division Dean.


The initial salary placement range is $56,202 - $80,348/yr, depending
on education and experience.


The position is full-time, sabbatical leave replacement, Fall 2009
Semester. Employment will begin on August 13, 2009. Work schedule will
include one night per week.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: *Master's Degree in Library Science, Library
and Information Science, OR **the equivalent.

*Degrees in Progress: To be conferred on or before July 1, 2009 will be
considered, provided that the applicant also submits (1) an up-to-date
transcript, (2) a photocopy of the degree requirement from the school
catalog, and (3) proof of current course(s) and enrollment.

Demonstrate sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community
college students, including those with physical and/or learning

Desirable Qualifications

● Experience providing instruction in an academic library;
● Familiarity with information competency/literacy concepts and
● Awareness of various learning styles and teaching strategies;
● Enthusiastic approach to working collaboratively with students,
faculty and staff including those who have not had an opportunity to use
new technologies;
● Willingness to facilitate student’s learning by working to
develop varied and innovative learning environments;
● Experience with HTML, multimedia and presentation software;
● Experience teaching classes utilizing effective search
strategies to access resource;
● Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills;
● Interest in promoting library services to a multicultural
● Experience with Blackboard or other web course management

Particular Job Characteristics

● Teach effective research strategies in print and online
● Provide reference services in a multimedia environment to
students, staff and faculty;
● Act as a library liaison to at least one instructional division
and to help develop the library’s collection to support that academic
● Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
● Participate in campus and district professional activities;
which may include, but are not limited to, committee membership, and
staff meetings;
● Be responsible for the development and maintenance of the
library’s instructional web pages.

Supplemental Questionnaire

The following essay is intended to seek information regarding your
ability to teach Library skills. Please write an essay of up to 250
words that discusses how to implement the concepts of information
competency for traditional and non traditional students, both in an
online as well as in a campus environment. Do not write your essay on
the application form.

Candidates invited to interview may be asked for additional information
and will be required to present a brief teaching demonstration on an
assigned topic.

Address Inquiries and Applications To

ATTN: Human Resource Services
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
5020 Franklin Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94588
Job Hotline (925) 485-5200
Web Site:

April 21, 2009, 5:00 p.m.


The Application Process

The following must be submitted as a complete packet. One application
packet must be submitted per job opening.

1. Official District Faculty application form for:
Librarian use position code (#2FLR03). Available at:
2. Cover letter addressing qualifications for the position.
3. Resume of all professional preparation and experience.
4. College transcripts (unofficial copies may be submitted for
application purposes; however, official copies must be submitted before
hiring). Any degrees earned outside the United States must have a U.S.
evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted
with the application.
5. Supplemental Questionnaire essay response.
6. Equal Opportunity Employment Questionnaire. (optional).

Other extraneous material will not be considered.

**Applicants applying under the "Equivalent” provision must provide
details that explain at time of application how their academic
preparation is the equivalent of the degree listed above.

Selection Procedures

Applicants are evaluated by the appropriate manager and a review
committee. Applicants determined to be the most qualified for the
position will be invited for an interview at their own expense.

Reference Librarian - Huntsville, TX

Library - Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor (tenure-track).

Sam Houston State University is looking for an innovative, enthusiastic individual interested in providing general and specialized reference services for library users, applying new technologies to reference services, participating in user-centered, subject specific instruction through general orientation sessions, course integrated instruction and web-based tutorials. Our campus of 16,000 students is located 50 minutes north of Houston in Huntsville, Texas.

Duties include providing reference assistance, one evening per week and rotating weekend hours; participates in collection development. Knowledge of web page and presentation software is required. An ALA accredited Master's Degree is required; desired: subject background in business or science. Salary dependent on qualifications; minimum salary is $40,000 for this entry level position. Materials will be reviewed and accepted until the position is filled; position will begin Fall, 2009.

Send letter of interest with current resume and names/addresses/telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three professional references to:
Ann Holder,
Newton Gresham Library,
Sam Houston State University,
Huntsville, TX 77341-2281.

The library's home page is SHSU is an EEO/AAP employer. For additional information on this and other positions, access our web site at:

Info. Services Librarian Position - Muncie, IN

INFORMATION SERVICES LIBRARIAN -- Professional position available

Responsibilities: provide specialized reference service to the campus
and local community through in-person, telephone, online, and virtual
chat means; provide individualized research consultation; participate in
collection development for print and electronic materials; work
collaboratively with colleagues and faculty to develop, promote, and
provide library instruction and information literacy.

A full job description is at

Minimum qualifications: MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA accredited
program at time of appointment; working knowledge of basic Microsoft
Office applications; experience with electronic information services and
library systems and their applications for reference and instruction;
experience with and strong commitment to reference service and library
instruction; effective oral and written communication skills; ability to
work some evenings and/or weekends.

Preferred qualifications: Additional advanced degrees; experience with
Web page design and development; experience with federal government
publications; experience with legal reference.

Salary to $42,500 plus excellent benefits.

Send letter of application, resume, transcripts of graduate degree(s)
(unofficial copies acceptable) and the names and contact information for
three references (at least one which is a current or former supervisor)
to: Dr. Arthur W. Hafner, Dean of University Libraries, Ball State
University, Muncie, IN 47306 or to>. Review of applications
will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its

Diane Calvin voice 765-285-3327
Head of Information Services fax 765-285-2644
University Libraries email
A destination for research,
learning, and friends
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0160

Ball State University Libraries
A destination for research, learning, and friends

Galen College of Nursing - Librarian Ass't (OH)

GALEN COLLEGE OF NURSING seeks qualified, reliable, and tech-savvy Library Assistant for its Cincinnati, OH campus. This position requires 20 hrs per week, Monday -Friday. Some flexibility in hours will occasionally be required. This is an excellent opportunity for a LIS student, who will be called upon to perform a wide range of library duties with minimal supervision. Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting students in selection and check-out of circulation books, as well as selection of hard-copy periodicals and on-site reference materials;
  • Assisting students in using Galen’s research databases and website;
  • Fielding general reference questions and conducting reference interviews;
  • Assisting students of varying technical skill in the use and operation of Windows computer workstations, MS Office, and internet navigation;
  • Monitoring computer workstations, networked printer, and other library equipment;
  • Providing guidance to students in finding and using internet resources appropriate for scholarly research (information literacy);
  • Cataloging and web design experience (or a willingness to learn these skills) is a plus.

Galen, which also has campuses in Florida, Texas, and Kentucky is focused solely on nursing education. Since 1990, Galen has graduated more than 7,000 and is one of the largest private nursing Colleges in the United States.

Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV to: HR, c/o Galen College of Nursing, 1031 Zorn Avenue, Suite 400, Louisville, Kentucky 40207 or email or fax to 502.568.1271.

Galen College of Nursing - Library Ass't (TX)

GALEN COLLEGE OF NURSING seeks qualified, reliable, and tech-savvy Library Assistant for its San Antonio, TX campus. This position requires 20 hrs per week, Monday -Friday. Some flexibility in hours will occasionally be required. This is an excellent opportunity for a LIS student, who will be called upon to perform a wide range of library duties with minimal supervision. Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting students in selection and check-out of circulation books, as well as selection of hard-copy periodicals and on-site reference materials;
  • Assisting students in using Galen’s research databases and website;
  • Fielding general reference questions and conducting reference interviews;
  • Assisting students of varying technical skill in the use and operation of Windows computer workstations, MS Office, and internet navigation;
  • Monitoring computer workstations, networked printer, and other library equipment;
  • Providing guidance to students in finding and using internet resources appropriate for scholarly research (information literacy);
  • Cataloging and web design experience (or a willingness to learn these skills) is a plus.

Galen, which also has campuses in Florida, Ohio, and Kentucky is focused solely on nursing education. Since 1990, Galen has graduated more than 7,000 and is one of the largest private nursing Colleges in the United States.

Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV to: HR, c/o Galen College of Nursing, 1031 Zorn Avenue, Suite 400, Louisville, Kentucky 40207 or email or fax to 502.568.1271.

Job Opening -- Columbia University Digital Repository

Position Announcement - Digital Repository Assistant, Columbia University Libraries/Information Services

The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) in the Columbia University Libraries/Information Services (CUL/IS) seeks applications for a Digital Repository Assistant. This is a full-time position and reports to the Digital Repository Coordinator. This position will support the work of the Digital Repository Coordinator in the following areas: managing the acquisitions process for digital objects created by Columbia University faculty, staff, and students; converting objects to digital preservation formats and performing quality control; creating metadata records; and, providing training and support for repository users.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree and or its equivalent and 0-2 years of related experience required. Ability to do careful, detailed-oriented work for extended periods of time. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. First-rate administrative (especially typing/word-processing/data entry) skills. Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment. Ability to follow both detailed and general guidelines. Ability to identify situations not encountered previously and document for review.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Familiarity with XML editors and metadata schemas (Dublin Core, MODS, METS) is a plus, as is the ability to think in rows and columns (and convert those thoughts to a flat file). A basic knowledge of the online repository milieu and research would be nice, coupled with a fondness for open access that is blended with a sensitivity to the nuances of a complex university environment.

ENVIRONMENT: CDRS is one of six entities that comprise the Digital Programs and Technology Services branch of CUL/IS. The Center was created in July 2007 to address the ongoing evolution of researchers’ and scholars’ needs as new technologies, policies, and systems of knowledge-support arise. CDRS manages Academic Commons, Columbia’s research repository, which extends the traditional role of the Libraries to support research at all stages and to preserve, manage, and provide access to many types of materials in a variety of digital formats.

Please submit a cover letter and résumé. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services:
Center for Digital Research and Scholarship:
Academic Commons:
Detailed job posting:

Young Adult Library Services Association @ ALA

YALSA Needs YOU! At ALA Annual


Heading to Chi-town this summer? Whether you’re a brand new or seasoned YALSA member, we need your help manning our action-packed booth in the exhibit hall!

This is a great opportunity to network with colleagues, learn more about your organization, and engage wandering attendees about the wonders and glories of ALA’s fastest growing division. Almost all of the time slots below are still available, so email the Division and Membership Committe at now to reserve your preferred time.

*Sat. July 11, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

*Sun. July 12, 9:00am - 5:00pm

*Mon. July 13, 9:00am - 5:00pm

*Tues. July 14, 9:00am - 2:00pm

We strongly encourage student members of YALSA to volunteer! You don't have to be a long-time member to volunteer, you will learn a lot about the organization and the annual conference in general and have many opportunities to network with experienced colleagues!

Feel free to email if you have any questions!