Thursday, August 25, 2011

Reference and Instructional Services Librarian: Iona College (New Rochelle, NY)

Iona College is seeking a full-time Reference and Instructional Services Librarian.

Job Summary: In a team environment, the Reference and Instructional Services Librarian is responsible for assisting with the overall operation and functions of the Reference Department, the Library Instructional Services, and the Arrigoni Library/Technology Center. This librarian provides research assistance to faculty, students, administrators and staff, teaches formal library instruction classes, and provides in-depth research assistance by appointment. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Libraries for Public Services & Systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Assists the Senior Reference Librarian and Instructional Services Librarian with the overall management of the libraries' reference and library instruction services.

2. Teaches formal classes in library instruction.

3. Teaches library patrons to effectively search electronic information resources including the online catalog, research databases, and other information resources.

4. Participates in the Research Assistance Program (RAP). Provides individual library research assistance to patrons.

5. Serves on workgroup for Iona’s Information Literacy program.

6. Shares in the operation of other units, including collection management, and serves as library liaison to various departments.

7. Assists in the supervision, staffing, and scheduling of the Arrigoni Library.

8. Submits statistics and reports as needed.

9. Performs other duties as requested by supervisor, manager and/or department head.

10. Schedule subject to change to accommodate academic calendar and staffing needs to support library services. May work occasional evenings and/or weekends.


Education: MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited Master’s program.

Experience: Reference and instruction experience in an academic library preferred.

Specialized Skills (preferred) : Knowledge of a range of computer hardware and software commonly used in academic libraries, such as integrated library systems (Voyager), classroom management systems (Blackboard, Faronics), LibGuides, and statistical software (SPSS); comprehensive knowledge of the technology, the practices, and the standards of the individual’s area of responsibility; knowledge and/or experience with assessment tools, such as LibQUAL+.


Interested applicants should send their letter of application, current resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) references (one of whom should be a current or recent supervisor) to:

Natalka Sawchuk

Search: Reference and Instructional Services Librarian

Iona College

715 North Avenue

New Rochelle, NY 10801-1890

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

Iona College is a private, independent college in the tradition of the Congregation of Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Adjunct Reference Librarian: Mina Rees Library (CUNY Graduate Center) (New York, NY)

The Mina Rees Library (CUNY Graduate Center) seeks an Adjunct Reference Librarian. The position is available immediately; up to 12 hrs/week; early evenings (some flexibility).

Primary responsibilities include Interlibrary loan, electronic and reference desk services and teaching graduate level workshops. Will also provide some support to collection projects.


For Instructor, an MLS from an ALA-accredited program is required. For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor an additional masters degree (preferably in a Humanities or Social Sciences field) is required. Strong public-service orientation and familiarity with print and electronic information resources and emerging information technologies required. Relevant experience preferred.

Salary: depending on experience and other qualifications.

Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

Send resume and the names and phone numbers of 3 references to:

Polly Thistlethwaite, Acting Chief Librarian

Graduate Center, City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

E-Resources / Serials Librarian: Robert W. Van Houten Library, New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark, NJ)

NJIT seeks an energetic, self-motivated and service-oriented E-Resources / Serials Librarian at the Robert W. Van Houten Library. Working under the supervision of the University Librarian, the successful candidate will be responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing, improving, evaluating and reporting upon university commercial full text, bibliographic and reference database offerings, journals, abstract and indexes and e-books including, but not limited to, access, user satisfaction, cost effectiveness, licenses and contracts, usage metrics and publicity. The position promotes consensus, teamwork, and team service improvements. The position is hands on, but also gives work direction, as required, to library assistants and student staff. Substitutes as needed for the reference librarians at the reference desk. Other duties as assigned. View full job description. Position is open until filled.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Masters in Library or Information Science(ALA accredited).
  • Two years of professional librarian experience.
  • Database creation including significant experience with constructing, operating and maintaining Microsoft Access and/or similar databases.
  • Experience constructing Excel spreadsheets and using formulas.
  • Web development skills and experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills with strong attention to detail.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Successful experience with serials acquisition, claiming, and control systems.
  • Licensing and implementing access to commercial databases.
  • Working knowledge of Open URL linking.
  • Working knowledge of OCLC Serials and Voyager serials.
  • Successful experience managing e-journals, e-books, and other e-resources.
  • Successfully created LibGuides.
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies in libraries (e.g. mobile)

Apply Online Now

Search for posting number: 0600729 or title: E-Resources / Serials Librarian.

The university reserves the right to substitute equivalent education and/or experience at its discretion. NJIT is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities and Vietnam era and disabled veterans to apply.

Reference Librarian: Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ)

Provide reference services at the reference desk and online, assist as liaison to the College of Education & Human Services, and perform other professional duties as assigned; 12-month faculty position, 35 hours weekly, including weekend and evening hours.

Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited program; knowledge of current technology and information resources; and ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty and staff.

Preferred: Academic reference experience; a background in education.

Candidates must possess an understanding of and willingness to support the Seton Hall University Catholic Mission.

Seton Hall is located in South Orange, NJ, about 14 miles from New York City.

Send applications to Dr. Richard Stern, Search Committee chair, Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Reference & Instruction Librarian (Evening & Weekend): Assistant Professor to Associate Professor Long Island University / Brooklyn Campus Library


This is a tenure-track faculty position which includes extensive instruction and reference responsibilities in a fast-paced, technology-driven environment. The Reference & Instruction Librarian (Evening and Weekend) will provide reference services including some weekends and evenings (2:00 pm to 10:00 pm). The successful candidate will have a thorough grounding in traditional library services, the teaching skills necessary to create and deliver a wide range of information literacy instruction sessions, as well as experience in the application of digital and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning. The successful candidate will provide a high level of reference service, teach classes in the Library’s information literacy and curriculum-integrated instruction programs, and demonstrate commitment to user-centered service. The successful candidate will participate in planning, collection development, outcomes assessment, committees and professional development.


MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution and at least three years’ reference and instructional experience, preferably in an academic library. Strong service orientation. Ability to work collaboratively with teaching and library faculty. Excellent written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate will work with a diverse range of people, will work both independently and in a team environment, and will work some evenings and weekends. Thirty additional graduate credits beyond the MLS (required for assistant professor appointment) or second master’s. Subject specialization in business/public administration preferred.

To apply:

Please send resume, letter addressing qualifications, and names and contact information of three references (not letters) to:, or mail to Library Dean’s Office, LLC Room 517, Long Island University, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This is a tenure-track position. Long Island University offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous retirement plan, and paid research time.

Long Island University is the seventh largest private university in the U.S. It is recognized for its strength in the liberal arts and sciences, health sciences, and library and information science. The Brooklyn Campus, an urban oasis located in vibrant downtown Brooklyn, is easy commuting distance to many charming residential neighborhoods and is one train stop from Manhattan. The campus enrolls more than 11,000 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate (including doctoral) degrees in the various colleges: Arts and Sciences, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Education, Health Professions, Nursing, Business and Public Administration. With a staff exceeding 40, the library contains 265,000 books, 500 periodical subscriptions, 8,700 audiovisual items, more than 50,000 ebooks and over 300 databases providing access to tens of thousands of electronic resources. LIU is an EEO/AA employer. Please visit our website at

Assistant Technical Librarian for Digital Infrastructure, The American Philosophical Society Library (Philadelphia, PA)


Assistant Technical Librarian for Digital Infrastructure,
The American Philosophical Society Library.

The Society's Library, located near Independence Hall in Philadelphia, is a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots, as well as early American history and culture. Founded in 1743, the Society’s Library houses over 11 million manuscripts, 300,000 volumes and bound periodicals, and thousands of maps and prints. Outstanding historical collections and subject areas include the papers of Benjamin Franklin; the American Revolution; 18th and 19th-century natural history; western scientific expeditions and travel including the Journals of Lewis and Clark; polar exploration; the papers of Charles Willson Peale, his family and descendants; American Indian languages; anthropology including the papers of Franz Boas; the papers of Charles Darwin and his forerunners, colleagues, critics, and successors; history of genetics, eugenics, and evolution; history of biochemistry, physiology, and biophysics; 20th-century medical research; and history of physics. The Library does not hold materials on philosophy in the modern sense. More information about the Society and the APS Library can be found at

The Assistant Technical Librarian for Digital Infrastructure is a fulltime, newly created position in the Library that reports to the Assistant Librarian for Technology.

Training/experience: MLS [ALA] or MIS. Knowledge of Windows and Linux (Debian) Server environments, LAN administration and performance monitoring, MySQL, MS SQL, XML, PHP or similar scripting language, ILS (Koha) administration and other library software management systems, CMS (especially Drupal), and CRM. Archival certification (ACA) or ability and willingness to become certified within three years of hire, required. Knowledge of electronic records management, digitization strategies, and digital preservation issues a plus.

Working in collaboration with the IT Support Specialist, the successful candidate will have excellent communication skills in addition to technological abilities as he or she will be providing service and advice to a diverse constituency.

Duties will include:

· Install, maintain, and troubleshoot all server hardware and software

· Deploy and monitor all local and remote backup solutions

· Manage and troubleshoot all databases (backend and frontend)

· Eliminate system redundancies

· Assist in planning for future technology developments

· Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Librarian for Technology or Library Director

The Society offers a competitive benefits package, including generous health insurance options, and twenty-one vacation days. Salary: low 50’s, depending on qualifications. The American Philosophical Society is an EOE, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Due to limited travel resources, the search committee is primarily seeking candidates from the Boston-Washington corridor region.

Applications review will begin on 1 October, 2011. To apply, send letter of application, CV, and three references to:

Sandy Duffy, Assistant to the Librarian

American Philosophical Society Library

105 S. 5th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106-3386

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Media & Digital Resources Librarian: Iona College Libraries (New Rochelle, NY)

Media & Digital Resources Librarian, Iona College Libraries

The Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at Iona College (CELTIC)

Administrative position

Job Summary: The Media & Digital Resources Librarian is responsible for supporting and training faculty in the creation of their online courses, promotes the use of media technologies and resources for teaching or presentations, assists with the maintenance of the library’s electronic resources and college website, and provides a range of professional library services including reference, library instruction, and collection development.

Required qualifications: ALA accredited master’s degree, Library or Information Science; knowledge and practice of video recording and editing, Web development

Desired qualifications: Electronic serials management, library systems, course management systems, distance learning strategies

Physical requirements: Able to carry and transport video and lighting equipment

Full job description can be found at

Application: Send letter of application, current resume and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three (3) references (one of whom should be a current or recent supervisor) to:

Anthony Iodice

Search Committee Chair

Media & Digital Resources Librarian

Iona College

715 North Ave.

New Rochelle, NY 10801-1890

Applications can also be e-mailed to:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

Iona College is a private, independent college in the tradition of the Congregation of Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.