Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Director of Library Services, MCNY

MCNY seeks a Director to provide innovative administrative leadership for its library and resource learning center. The Director will work closely with the President, Deans, and faculty to improve outcomes in student learning and faculty research. Major responsibilities include planning and managing all aspects of the library and computer learning center operations. This includes budget management, staff supervision, operations assessment, and management of the library facilities, computer systems and other equipment. The Director will also oversee the development and management of collections and computer resources; create and interpret library and learning center policies; and play an active role in strategic planning and College Accreditation. The Director will provide an appropriate collection of and access to materials and resources in all formats, and ensure that hardware and up to date software for computer resource learning center are available and well-maintained.

Qualifications: Masters degree in Library/Information Science plus 5 years senior management experience as Director or Assistant Director of an academic library; experience in strategic planning; experience in media services; knowledge of academic technologies and relevant standards needed to support the library; knowledge of interactive classroom technologies and course management software (Moodle preferred); excellent presentation and communications skills; teaching experience preferred.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to boxhr@metropolitan.edu, place job title in the subject line or to: Metropolitan College of New York, Department of Human Resources, 431 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013.

Director of Library & Archives, Brooklyn Historical Society

(September 23, 2011)

Brooklyn Historical Society invites applications for the position of Director of Library & Archives. The position reports to BHS’ President and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of BHS’ library and archives program. The Director of Library & Archives supervises library and collections staff, including the Special Collection Librarian and Photographic Archivist and various grant-funded full and part time staff. The successful candidate will be a creative, experienced and forward-looking librarian dedicated to serving a diverse range of patrons and supporting BHS mission to connect the past to the present and make the vibrant history of Brooklyn tangible, relevant and meaningful for today's diverse communities, and for generations to come.

The Director is responsible for providing leadership, vision, planning and management for the library, including overseeing staff; developing and maintaining budgets, policies and procedures; planning and managing grant-funded projects; and developing long-range priorities for collection development, management, preservation, and access to the library and archives. The position plays a key role in the senior staff of the larger institution, participating in institutional planning; working with the Director of Development to identify funding opportunities and write grants; and collaborating with education, exhibition and oral history staff on integrating library and archives work with the activities of the institution.

Required Qualifications:

* Masters in Library and Information Science, or equivalent degree, with a specialization in archival studies or special collections.
* Minimum of four years successful experience in special collections and/or archives
* Evidence of effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
* Flexibility in adapting to organizational change and growth and to ever-changing technological environments
* Evidence of strong leadership, budgeting, project management and organizational skills.
* Strong customer service orientation, with a commitment to serving a diverse patron base.
* Supervisory experience; demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and collaboration.
* Demonstrable experience in seeking and administering grant funding
* Experience in soliciting, acquiring, organizing, and maintaining collections
* Knowledge of current practices related to the identification, access, control, organization and digitization of primary source materials, including metadata schemas, digital processes and trends in delivering collections electronically
* Computer/technology competence; aptitude for learning and applying new technologies and information tools to library operations

Preferred qualifications:

* Advanced degree in History, American Studies, or relevant academic field.
* Experience working in a museum setting or in supporting exhibit development and design
* Experience with records management in print and electronic formats
* Experience with WordPress content management system
* Experience with Archivists’ Toolkit
* Knowledge of preservation issues and best practices

Salary: $75,000 - $80,000 annual salary with full benefits including medical and dental.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and contact information for three references to Deborah Schwartz, President, at apply@brooklynhistory.org. Subject line of the email should read: Library Director Application [your last name]. No phone inquiries, please.

Applications received by October 20, 2011 will be given preference, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Brooklyn Historical Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

The Brooklyn Historical Society is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of any mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law

ILR Research Librarian, Cornell University

The Catherwood Library seeks qualified candidates for the professional position of ILR Research Librarian. The successful candidate will take the lead on providing research services in the fields of workplace and labor studies including human resources, organizational behavior, international labor, labor economics, and US labor history and law. The position will be part of a new department responsible for providing research, instruction, outreach, and collection development services in the consolidated libraries serving Cornell’s ILR, Hotel Administration, and Management Schools, and will participate collaboratively in the on-going development of the department and services.

The Catherwood Library in the ILR School is the nation’s most comprehensive library for workplace issues, specializing in labor history, human resources, collective bargaining, organizational behavior, and international and comparative labor movements. In 2010, Catherwood consolidated with the Nestlé Hospitality Library and the Management Library to form a single structure serving Cornell’s specialized business and labor Schools. The consolidated structure serves 1805 undergraduates, 1314 graduate students, 143 resident faculty, and extensive distance education, executive education, and extension programs. Cornell University Library is a leading academic research library with outstanding collections, service and instructional programs, and a leader in digital library applications including digitization of its print collections and development of strategies for curation of the research output of its faculty.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Research Coordinator, the ILR Research Librarian is responsible for: leading the provision of research services in workplace and labor studies in Catherwood Library, including providing direct research assistance; developing and maintaining an expertise in workplace and labor studies resources; developing and preparing content for handouts, subject bibliographies, and other publications in print and electronic formats; working closely with department librarians to provide instruction to classes and individuals, implement outreach programs, and contribute to the development of collections; participating in the on-going development of research, instruction, outreach, and collection development department; and establish and maintain activity in professional organizations, library and university committees, and scholarly pursuits. The successful candidate will work closely with librarians and staff throughout the consolidated structure.

Characteristics: The ILR Research Librarian is an innovative, service-focused professional who is able to approach an essential position in a new structure with an eagerness to collaborate formally and informally with other librarians, archivists, and staff. S/he works well with colleagues, drawing on and contributing to their subject and library expertise, but is also able to work independently. S/he has a strong understanding of standard and traditional library practices but also embraces the change and opportunities that new technologies bring to the field. S/he has strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. Most importantly, s/he understands the research process and can keep the researchers’ needs at the front of the planning and execution of their work.

Requirements: M.L.S. or equivalent graduate degree and at least two years of experience in a library public service. Subject knowledge in an applied social science field. Experience using and teaching others to use library resources, including bibliographic and full-text databases, web resources, etc. Ability to provide on-the-job training and/or guidance to others. Fluent oral and written English language skills. Strong, collaborative problem solving skills. Strong collegial, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills. Strong service ethic and orientation.

Preferred Qualifications: Academic social science library reference and library instruction experience. Specific subject knowledge in workplace or labor studies fields (e.g. human resources, organizational behavior, international labor, labor economics, or US labor history and law). Experience with GIS applications.

Background: Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The university comprises 14 schools with 2600 faculty members and 20,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization of 468 staff with a strong track record in innovation and service quality. It consists of 20 libraries, including a nearby high-density storage facility with a capacity of 6.8 million volumes. It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 62,000 current serials, 378,000 networked electronic resources, and rich materials in other formats. Ranking 9th among 113 North American academic library members of the Association of Research Libraries, the Library was a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2002.

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.

Applications requested by October 1, 2011. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


SALARY: $55,221 TO $82,832 annually

Deadline to apply: September 30, 2011
Multnomah County Library (MCL) in Portland, Oregon, transforms lives and is essential to the health and success of the community. We respect the past, are attentive to the present and are genuinely excited about the future. We’re a forward-looking library, engaged in and energized by the challenges and opportunities facing public libraries in the next several years.

We are seeking a dynamic, service-oriented individual for the position of Library Administrator. The Administrator and Supervisor collaborate to ensure the smooth operation of the library. They will work closely with the Branch Leader work group and other internal library teams. All Branch Leaders play an integral role in planning and developing system-wide programs for adults and children as well as helping to define and realize Multnomah County Library’s vision for library service of the future.

The current opening is at the Belmont Library. The position reports directly to the Neighborhood Libraries Assistant Director. In addition to the Administrator, there is also a Supervisor at this library location who between them, manage a staff of 21 individuals. The Belmont Library, a modified Carnegie building of about 5,000 square feet, has one of the highest levels of circulation and usage for a medium-sized library branch location. For fiscal year 2010-11, Belmont Library's circulation was 977,816 and number of visits was 434,927

Please note: Other Neighborhood Library Administrator vacancies occurring during the next 12 months may be filled from the list established by this recruitment.

Experience: Three years of increasing responsible library experience in the areas of reference and reader's advisory, circulation services, stacks services management, collection development and management, or library public programming is required. A minimum of one year of lead (including person-in-charge) or supervisory experience is required AND

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Masters in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) preferred.

To learn more about this position or to apply, please visit our website at www.multcojobs.org.


Iona College Libraries is seeking a part-time Reference Librarian to cover the Reference Desk in our main New Rochelle library (Ryan Library) Monday evenings, 6 pm-9:30 pm. The position is available immediately.


Education: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program
Experience: Reference experience or coursework required. New graduates are welcome to apply.
Familiarity and experience using and searching online catalogs, electronic databases (e.g. ProQuest and Ebsco databases). Good public service skills. Experience with Library Instruction preferred.
Flexibility: Members of the Evening/Weekend Reference Librarian team may be asked to trade coverage day(s)/time(s) with each other as needed.


1. Has primary responsibility for evening and/or weekend reference desk coverage.
2. Provides individual library research assistance to patrons.
3. Teaches library patrons to effectively search electronic information resources including online catalogs and databases.
4. May teach formal classes in library instruction.
5. May share in the operation of other units.
6. May perform other job duties and responsibilities as requested by supervisor, manager and/or department head. The schedule is subject to change due to staffing needs and the academic calendar.

Salary: $18.25 / hr.

Email a letter of application, current resume and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references (one of whom should be current or recent supervisor) to Natalka Sawchuk nsawchuk@iona.edu

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.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Research Services Librarian, Cornell Law Library


Cornell University is located in scenic Ithaca on a hill above Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and University offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The Law School has approximately 620 J.D. students, 75 LL.M. students, 25 J.S.D. students, and 52 full-time faculty, and is the home of the Legal Information Institute. The Law Library houses over 700,000 volumes and disseminates extensive legal information through its web site. The Library promotes a challenging environment which supports the use of new technologies with a tradition of excellent services. Professionals and support staff work closely with the Law School and the University Library. The Law Library is part of the Cornell University Library system, and advancement is through the CUL promotion process.

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.

Responsibilities: The Research Services Librarian provides extensive reference and research service to the law school and university communities in Anglo-American, international, and foreign law. Service to faculty is a priority, with an active liaison program. The Research Services Librarian is an instructor in a variety of courses and workshops, including the first year lawyering course and various research courses for upper level credit. This position also carries the title of Lecturer in Law. The Research Services Librarian works with technology for research and teaching; creates and selects the content for research web pages and guides; is responsible for content development of the Library’s web site with other professionals; and prepares bibliographies, library exhibits, and other current awareness services. In addition to regularly scheduled reference shifts during the week, there are periodic Saturday reference hours. The Law Library promotes an environment where creativity and innovation are highly valued. The Research Services Librarian participates in library planning committees and task forces; engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities; and is expected to be professionally active, representing the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community. Salary is competitive. Position is available immediately. Applications will be reviewed as received, and the posting will close on October 14, 2011.

Requirements: M.L.I.S. or equivalent graduate degree; J.D. from ABA accredited school; strong service orientation; knowledge of legal research strategies; proficiency in online searching; demonstrable teaching skills; experience with current information technologies and use of social media in an academic environment; excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment which emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library reference and research services.

Preferred: A minimum of two to three years professional academic law library or related experience; teaching experience; ability to assist faculty and students with technology. Working or reading knowledge of one or two foreign languages is highly desirable.

Application: To apply for this position go to: http://www.ohr.cornell.edu/jobs/, search under the job category of Librarians, select job posting 15888 and follow the instructions for online submission. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For more information, contact Pat Court, Associate Law Librarian, 607.255.5853, pgc1@cornell.edu.

User Services - Information Literacy Librarian, Polytechnic Institute of NYU

Dibner Library of Science and Technology
User Services - Information Literacy Librarian

About the Position:

The Dibner Library seeks a forward-thinking, creative, enthusiastic, service-oriented librarian to expand our information literacy programs and services supporting research skills instruction. The individual in this position will serve as a key contact with academic and non-academic departments that support the NYU-Poly undergraduate academic experience. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Library Operations, the Information Literacy Librarian will be a proactive and hands-on member of the user services team; provide reference to students, faculty, and staff; participate in collection development and faculty liaison activities in an assigned subject area; develop curriculum and implement library focused literacy programs to increase student information literacy competencies, promote the effective use of resources and advance user awareness of in-house collections and services offered by the Dibner Library.
· Plan, develop and implement information literacy curriculum associated with the First-Year Writing Program
· Provide on-site and on-line reference and instruction to students, faculty and staff
· Create tutorials and organize on-site programs supporting undergraduate-level academics
· Participate in outreach and develop cross campus partnerships
· Collaborate with academic and non-academic units that support the undergraduate experience. · Plan and organize library involvement in key student events.
· Participate in developing and implementing a framework for transitioning undergraduates from basic research skills to discipline-specific library research methods
Participate in collection development and faculty liaison activities in an assigned subject field.
· Explore and assist in implementing technologies and tools related to instruction and assessment.
· Contribute to development and design of library online presence.
· Promote use of the collections through presentations, publications and dissemination of online content.

Educational Requirements:
Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution.
Degree or background in an engineering discipline or related field highly desirable

Qualification Requirements:
Minimum three years experience providing reference/instructional service in an academic library and/or teaching experience
Proven record of developing and successfully implementing information literacy programs in a college or university library
Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy principles and ability to employ tools necessary for monitoring and assessment of effective library instruction
Proficiency in using instructional technologies and social media to achieve pedagogical goals
Ability to take initiative and develop engaging instructional materials/programs in collaboration with faculty and staff
Experience in planning, implementing and executing collaborative projects
Ability to work effectively in a team-based organization and, individually with faculty, staff and students
Familiarity or experience with tools supporting online learning, screen recording and video editing software, etc. highly desirable
Excellent interpersonal, research, and oral and written communication skills
Record of professional involvement

Save the Date! ACRL/NY Annual Symposium – The Global Librarian: Information without Borders – December 2, 2011

Save the date! Mark your calendars! You don’t want to miss the 2011 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium!

When: Friday, December 2, 2011 (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM)
Title: “The Global Librarian: Information without Borders”

Academic librarians serve increasingly diverse populations, across a variety of platforms at home and around the world. As higher education becomes more global – and mobile – physical distance is no longer a barrier to teaching and learning. Through innovated use of progressive technologies, academic librarians are mastering the skills needed to navigate this expanding environment. At this symposium, we will see how information is not bound by physical borders – nor is the global librarian."

Where: The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center
Baruch College, CUNY
55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street)
Room 14-220 (14th floor)
New York, NY
Registration will open in October.

For more information about ACRL/NY, visit http://acrlny.org/ or the 2011 Symposium Webpage http://acrlnysymp2011.wordpress.com/

Director, the Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

The Columbia University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary (UTS). For more information about library collections and services, see http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/burke.

The Burke Library houses one of the most important theological library collections in North America covering the broad spectrum of theological disciplines and subject areas, including significant rare and archival collections. The Director guides collection development, oversees technical and user services operations, and provides dynamic leadership in shaping services and outreach to the UTS and Columbia scholarly communities. In collaboration with instructional technology, preservation, and digital library program units, the Director expands access to and preservation of the library’s many unique materials in support of research, teaching, and learning. The Director provides proactive liaison to the administration, faculty, and students of UTS and participates actively as a member of Union’s senior staff. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services, the Director serves on the Management Committee of the Columbia University Libraries and represents the Burke Library at regional, national, and international forums. The Director manages an annual materials budget of approximately $290,000 and a staff of 8 FTE. In addition, the Director seeks and directs various grant-funded projects and leads donor relation activities, including stewardship of the Friends of the Burke Library. The successful candidate will have:

  • a strong understanding of theological education and the literature of religious studies

  • an accredited MLS or PhD or equivalent combination of education and experience the demonstrated ability to manage in a complex organization, including budget, staff supervision, and planning experience

  • successful experience working effectively with faculty and students

  • a commitment to building and preserving Burke Library collections

  • a commitment to and understanding of technology’s role in enhancing information discovery and access

  • an enthusiasm for and experience in fundraising, grant writing, and cultivating friends and donors

  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills

The Burke Library is world renown, containing rich collections for theological study and research with holdings of over 700,000 items including unique and special materials. The Burke Library maintains its commitment to the needs of both teaching and research, serving the faculty, students, and staff of Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, the New York Theological Seminary, as well as a wide spectrum of national and international scholars and researchers. Union Theological Seminary in New York City prepares students in professional and research degree programs for leadership in the church, academy, and society. For more information about UTS, see http://www.utsnyc.edu/.

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. For more information about the Columbia University Libraries, see http://library.columbia.edu/.Applications will be reviewed as they are received, however priority consideration will be given to applications received before October 14, 2011. For immediate consideration please visit the following link: academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55273

Youth Librarian, Multnomah County Library; Portland, Oregon

YOUTH LIBRARIAN (African and African-American communities focused)
Salary: $24.29 to $29.89 per hour
Deadline to apply: September 30, 2011

Multnomah County Library (MCL) is seeking candidates for the position of Youth Librarian at the Midland Library. This position will focus on the need for specific outreach and program development targeted to attract those in the African and African-American communities.

Youth Librarians assist all patrons with a special emphasis on serving youth (birth through age 18), and families and organizations that work with youth. This position will also focus on attracting those in the African and African American community who may be still unaware of the services offered by the library.

This position performs the vital tasks of matching patrons’ personal, educational and recreational needs with appropriate information and resources, and fostering literacy in youth and families. Successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal, organizational, leadership and communication skills to help the library develop innovative services for the 21st century. The best candidates will be able to provide culturally appropriate services to youth and families, particularly in the African and African-American communities, in addition to serving all patrons.

No experience is required; however, two years of professional youth librarian experience is desirable. Experience planning, preparing and implementing culturally sensitive programs (including storytimes) that are of interest to children, young adults, caregivers and adults working with children is preferred. Qualified applicant must be knowledgeable about and have extensive experience working with the African and African American communities, demonstrated by knowledge of the traditions, values, and customs of the community being served.

Qualified applicants must have:
Knowledge about and understanding of theories of child and adolescent learning and development and their implications for library service from birth to high school.
Experience with current and retrospective children’s and young adult literature, periodicals, audiovisual materials, websites, electronic media and other materials that constitute a diverse and relevant youth collection.
Strong cultural sensitivity and competency abilities.

All applicants must have or be within three months of receiving an ALA accredited master's degree in library science. Experience cannot substitute for the degree requirement for Librarian positions.

To learn more about this position or to apply, please visit our website at www.multcojobs.org

Two positions, SUNY Albany

Job Posting no. 1: Bibliographer for Business and Economics: University at Albany (SUNY), Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as the bibliographer for the University’s School of Business and Department of Economics. Other subject responsibilities will be assigned contingent on the applicant’s qualifications and institutional needs. The successful candidate will evaluate and develop collections and resources; manage subject acquisitions budgets; provide bibliographic instruction and research consultation for faculty and students in assigned subject areas; work with library and teaching faculty to create programs and activities to identify and address user needs; develop, author, and maintain subject Web sites and research guides; and provide general reference services during assigned hours, including some evenings and weekends. Reports to the Associate Director for Collections. Rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian
For qualification requirements and application instructions, please go to http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=27185
Application deadline: October 14, 2011
The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer

Job Posting no. 2: Head of Cataloging Services: University at Albany (SUNY), Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries seek a creative, highly motivated, flexible leader to manage the Cataloging Services Department, consisting of two academic faculty librarians, four paraprofessional faculty, and student assistant support. Responsible for providing leadership related to facilitation of access to information in all formats in a highly automated and constantly changing environment. Works closely and collaboratively with the heads of other departments in the division (Acquisitions Services; Database Maintenance, Processing and Bindery; and Library Systems), as well as others throughout the Libraries, to ensure efficient workflow and high-quality user experience, set goals, and establish priorities. The incumbent will be an experienced leader with a keen sense of the evolving role of research libraries in the digital age and demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in cataloging. Under the general supervision of the Associate Director for Technical Services and Library Systems, s/he provides expertise and leadership in cataloging (including MARC and other schemas); sets priorities and maximizes staff resources for the benefit of the Libraries’ users; leads the Department in the evaluation and efficient, innovative use of technologies, including the implementation/management of the cataloging, authorities, and indexing features of the current and future integrated library system; leads ongoing review of departmental policies, procedures and organization; serves as the Libraries’ official contact with OCLC; manages the department’s student employee budget; collects and analyzes statistics; and supervises two academic librarians.
Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian
For qualification requirements and application instructions, please go to http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=27186
Application deadline: October 14, 2011
The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer

Acquisitions Librarian, University of Florida

The George A. Smathers Libraries is currently recruiting for an Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Florida Libraries. The Acquisitions Librarian is instrumental in assisting the Acquisitions Department Chair in coordinating the acquisition, management, and access of e-book content and in developing and managing demand-driven collection building efforts, including shared e-book plans. The Acquisitions Librarian organizes departmental training to develop technical services competencies, and serves as training liaison for acquisitions functions carried out by staff and faculty external to the Acquisitions Department. The Acquisitions Librarian in conjunction with the chair of the department partners with librarians from the State University Libraries (SUL) and other library consortia, Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA), and other cooperative partnerships to conduct acquisitions and collection management projects. A detailed description of the duties and qualifications for this position can be found at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The application process is outlined in the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Any assistance you can offer in spreading the word about this important position would be much appreciated.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

METRO Professional Development Update

Please excuse any cross-posting.

Every month, METRO offers an exciting range of learning and networking opportunities – details and registration are just a click away!

Whether you want to expand your skills or join us for exciting industry presentations and discussions, all the information you need is available online at www.metro.org. To make sure you never miss out on news about METRO programs and events, you can also subscribe to the METRO Calendar RSS feed in your favorite reader.

Library Literacy in Higher Education: Novel Approaches to Assessment and Collaborative Instruction
Tues, Sept 13 | 5:30-7:30pm | $10 METRO & myMETRO, $20 Non-members
During two presentations, participants will hear about a new approach to student learning assessment for library instruction and also learn about a successful model for library and instructor collaboration.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/93.

Webinar: Letting Go of Legacy Services - A Sane and Sensible Approach
Thurs, Sept 15 | 10-11:30am | $30 METRO, myMETRO, & New York 3Rs Council Members; $40 Non-members
This program will explore methods and means to evaluate legacy services, address how to market the end of a once-beloved service, and confront the staff and patron issues inherent in making thoughtful, lasting, mission-focused change in libraries.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/91.

Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Leveraging Library Expertise and Collections in the Wikipedia Environment
Tues, Sept 27 | 1-4pm | $10 METRO & myMETRO, $25 Non-members
This is your opportunity to learn how Wikipedia can be used successfully by your library and how you can provide effective instruction about it to your students and patrons.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/107.

Vendor Demo: Bridgeman Art Library
Wed, Sept 28 | 12:30-1:30pm | There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.
Join us for a lunchtime vendor demonstration of the Bridgeman Art Library - a recent addition to METRO’s list of vendor partnerships. Feel free to bring your lunch, we’ve got the dessert!
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/108.

METRO & ACRL/NY PRESENT: Fair Use Is Not Civil Disobedience: Rethinking the Copyright Wars and the Role of the Academic Library
Tues, Oct 4 | 5:30-7:30pm | $10 METRO, myMETRO & ACRL/NY Members; $25 Non-members
This lecture will give participants a better understanding of the basics of copyright as well as the legal and legislative challenges libraries face in supporting their users.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/96.

Webinar: Proactive Libraries in the 21st Century - Keeping your Library Relevant to your Community
Thurs, Oct 6 | 2-3pm | $20 METRO, myMETRO, & New York 3Rs Council Members; $40 Non-members
Instructor Maurice Coleman will discuss some ways to keep relevant, deal with lower funding coupled with increased demands, and how to stay able to meet your communities’ needs without knowing what those needs will be in the future.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/92.

Webinar: The Ship Hasn’t Left Without You - Current Trends in Digital Preservation
Tues, Oct 11 | 1-2pm | $15 METRO, myMETRO, & New York 3Rs Council Members; $40 Non-members
This session will highlight trends in Digital Preservation adoption among cultural heritage institutions that the instructors have gained over five years of research.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/105.

Webinar: Core Issues in Digital Preservation
Mon, Oct 24 | 1-2pm | $15 METRO, myMETRO, & New York 3Rs Council Members; $30 Non-members
Instructor Jacob Nadal will introduce key concepts for understanding the life-cycle and preservation issues involved in digital projects with a general model for preservation that applies to collections of all types.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/109.

Webinar: Personal Digital Archiving - Basic Advice to Preserve Your Digital Memories
Tues, Oct 25 | 1-2pm | $15 METRO, myMETRO, & New York 3Rs Council Members; $30 Non-members
This session will provide advice on preserving personal and family digital materials that attendees can implement themselves or pass on to their patrons. Instructor William Lefurgy will make the case that librarians and archivists should develop the capacity to talk about digital preservation with non-experts in order to assist smaller institutions and the public.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/103.

Upcoming Special Interest Group Meetings:
Mon, Oct 3 | 10am-12pm | Learn more & register at: http://www.metro.org/en/cev/99

Prison Librarians
Fri, Oct 7 | 10am-12pm | Learn more & register at: http://www.metro.org/en/cev/95

Digitization: Digitizing Workhorse Collections - The Benefits and Obstacles of Digitizing Heavily Used Collections
Thurs, Oct 20 | 10am-12pm | Learn more & register at: http://www.metro.org/en/cev/102

Science, Technology, and Medical Librarians
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Smart Phones & Mobile Computing: Trends in Mobile Medicine
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Distance Education: Freeware for Distance Education Services
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Exhibits Coordinator, University of Florida Libraries (Gainesville, FL)

The George A. Smathers Libraries is currently recruiting for an Exhibits Coordinator at the University of Florida Libraries. The Exhibits Coordinator plans, directs, and organizes an active exhibition program designed to share, interpret, and promote the George A. Smathers Libraries’ collections for students and faculty teaching, learning, and research, and to reflect the history and scholarship of the University of Florida. A detailed description of the duties and qualifications for this position can be found at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The application process is outlined in the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

Digital Projects and Outreach Librarian: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University Library
Position: Digital Projects and Outreach Librarian
Available: January 1, 2012

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks an experienced, creative, and collaborative individual for the position of Digital Projects and Outreach Librarian for the North Carolina Collection (NCC) Gallery.

The Digital Projects and Outreach Librarian will work under the supervision of the Keeper of the NCC Gallery to maintain web pages and raise the Gallery’s public profile through the creation of online exhibits and web-based social media. The Digital Projects and Outreach Librarian will also work with the Keeper to help organize other promotional and outreach activities, such as the development and delivery of tours and educational programs for broad and targeted audiences. This individual will also serve as Assistant Keeper, with responsibilities for the record-keeping and physical management of a collection of 22,000 historic objects, in addition to other administrative tasks. The individual in this position will hire, train, and monitor assignments for undergraduate and graduate student assistants.

Located in the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, the NCC Gallery offers exhibitions and related programs that interpret North Carolina history, literature, and culture. The Gallery also includes three historic rooms: the Sir Walter Raleigh Room, complete with late sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English furniture; the nineteenth-century library from Hayes Plantation in Edenton, N.C.; and the Early Carolina Room. The latter is decorated with mid-eighteenth century paneling from Pasquotank County, as well as furniture from the late colonial and early federal periods (ca. 1760- 1820).

Long-term exhibits in the Gallery's main display area interpret the early exploration and attempted settlement of Roanoke Island by English colonists in the 1580s and depict the Algonquian culture indigenous to that region. Another exhibit on North Carolina's early nineteenth-century gold rush includes a rare 24-coin set of Bechtler coins. Still other exhibits recount the history of the University of North Carolina, the department's collection of rare ornithological prints, the lives of the original Siamese twins Eng and Chang Bunker (1811-1874), and much more. The Gallery is also responsible for displays in two special rooms that memorialize the work and contributions of two distinguished alumni of the university: Asheville native and novelist Thomas Wolfe and philanthropist John Sprunt Hill of Durham. For more information on the Gallery, please visit: http://www.lib.unc.edu/ncc/gallery.html.


Required: ALA-accredited MLS or Master’s degree in history, museum studies, public history, American studies or related discipline, with relevant experience. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others to accomplish goals. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience working on digital projects for cultural heritage institutions. Familiarity with HTML and web page creation and management.

Preferred: Two or more years of full-time experience in a library, museum, historic site, gallery, or related institution. Experience working with content management systems such as CONTENTdm or Drupal. Experience creating metadata for digital objects. Demonstrated proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop. Experience with outreach and public presentations. Coursework in or knowledge of North Carolina history. Knowledge of professional museum practices. Supervisory experience.


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC-Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.


The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.


This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.


Review of applications will begin on September 26, 2011. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.


Please visit http://jobs.unc.edu/2501687 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references.

An Equal Opportunity Employer