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Job Title Institution Location Description Application Deadline
Collections and Research Librarian Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colorado

Drawing upon the adventurous spirit of the Rocky Mountain West, Colorado College challenges students, one course at a time, to develop those habits of intellect and imagination that will prepare them for learning and leadership throughout their lives.  The college follows the  “Block Plan” -- a uniquely intensive academic schedule that allows students to plunge into a different subject every three and a half weeks rather than balancing several throughout a semester. Students take one course at a time and professors teach one, with each block covering the same amount of material as a semester system.

Working in a collaborative and service-oriented environment, the Collections and Research Librarian heads the library’s collection development efforts. Specifically s/he has primary responsibility for building and managing library collections within the evolving environment of scholarly communication. Manages effectively the Tutt Library materials budget to support the teaching and research mission of the College, and helps  shape the integrity and relevance of the collections.  Supervises Acquisitions and Preservation staff; serves as liaison to assigned academic departments and participates in reference service and instruction. For a detailed job description and to apply:

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October 19, 2016
Head of Access Services Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY

The Lucy Scribner Library at Skidmore College seeks a collegial, user-oriented, and inspiring leader with significant management experience to serve as Head of Access Services. This librarian will lead an experienced team of Access Services staff, overseeing all aspects of circulation, stacks maintenance, remote storage, reserves, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and consortial sharing. As a member of the leadership team, the Head of Access Services will plan, set goals and priorities, and implement changes to improve and enhance Access Services, as well as develop and implement library policies. Over time, this person may also serve as a point person for assessment in Scribner Library. 


  • manage daily operations and workflows
  • supervise a total of 8 staff members, approximately 30 students, and several on-call personnel; oversee the hiring, training, supervision, scheduling, and evaluation of circulation and interlibrary loan team members
  • collaborate with systems and bibliographic services staff to ensure continuity of service; with systems librarian and staff, oversee the integrated library system, troubleshoot problems, and plan for future infrastructure needs
  • work effectively with colleagues in the Connect NY consortium and New York 6 group to accomplish shared goals and initiatives
  • promote the security of collections and the safety of staff and users
  • oversee public spaces and coordinate with colleagues to address facilities issues
  • collaborate with Research and Instruction Team librarians on public services initiatives
  • gather and analyze statistics related to circulation and interlibrary loan activities
  • maintain a varied work schedule in order to provide continuity and open communication with evening and weekend staff
  • participate in public service activities such as research help, liaison assignments, and instruction, as the demands of this position allow
  • as a faculty member, participate in shared governance, committee service, and professional activities such as scholarship and engagement with professional organizations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • minimum 4 years professional experience in an academic library setting
  • ALA-accredited MLS degree; exceptionally strong candidates with equivalent education may be considered
  • demonstrated supervisory experience in circulation and/or interlibrary loan
  • experience working in both circulation and interlibrary loan operations
  • demonstrated ability to lead effectively and inspire others to excellence
  • knowledge of emerging trends and best practices
  • ability to demonstrate patience, tact, and good humor in stressful situations
  • strong communication skills, including the ability to intervene effectively when conveying policies to campus users
  • ability to be hands-on without micromanaging
  • strong commitment to collaboration and innovation
  • experience providing service at public service desks
  • share Skidmore College's commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence

Preferred Qualifications:

  • working knowledge of the Voyager integrated library system and/or ILLiad interlibrary loan system
  • experience working in a liberal arts college setting
  • demonstrated assessment experience
  • foreign language experience a plus


Open until filled
Assistant Director for Library Technologies and Metadata Davidson College Davidson, North Carolina

Davidson College Library seeks a librarian who possesses both technology and management skills to lead our systems and cataloging department and take responsibility for the development, implementation, and assessment of policies, procedures, and programs in these areas.  The Assistant Director for Library Technologies and Metadata will serve as a member of the library’s leadership team as well as manage and directly supervise librarians performing the systems, cataloging, and metadata functions.  This person also participates in the creation of, planning for, and implementation of strategic library initiatives.

October 10, 2016
Discovery Services Librarian Kenyon College Gambier, Ohio

Kenyon College seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professional to join the Collection Services department of the Library and Information Services division in a newly defined role as the Discovery Services Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Collection Services, the Discovery Services Librarian is responsible for administration and maintenance of web-scale discovery products at Kenyon and will seek to integrate, improve, and extend the various library search tools, including the library catalog (Innovative's Sierra), discovery layer (Summon), and e-resources portals (ProQuest's ERMS and 360 Link Resolver) to promote seamless access to information resources. This position is also responsible for culling, organizing, and maintaining usage data of e-resources and making it accessible to staff members for internal reporting and analysis purposes. This position also participates in research and reference services to gain further insight into the user experience with library discovery tools.

October 10, 2016
Assistant Director for Customer Service adn Administration Colby College Waterville, ME

We have an exciting opening at the Colby Libraries for a non-librarian who would like an important leadership position.  - Assistant Director for Customer Service and Administration

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics. Colby invites applicants to apply for the position of:


Assistant Director for Customer Service and Administration

Colby College Libraries

Full-Time, 12-Month, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment



The Colby Libraries seeks an Assistant Director for Customer Service and Administration to ensure the Libraries provides the highest degree of services, resources and support to the Colby community. The Assistant Director for Customer Service and Administration functions as the team leader overseeing the operations of Colby’s three libraries. Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Assistant Director is responsible for managing an expansive portfolio of projects and programs, and a team of four staff members. The Assistant Director serves as a key member of the Libraries’ leadership team, providing high-level oversight/coordination of the Colby Libraries’ access services, customer service excellence, facilities, and marketing. The Assistant Director participates in all aspects of the Libraries’ work through collaboration with the Libraries’ four other teams. He/she builds strong relationships with other learning partners in the Libraries (Academic ITS, Center for Arts and the Humanities, Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Writing Program), as well as the Dean of Students office, Campus Life, Security, and Physical Plant department.



  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the public service desks for Miller Library, Science Library, and Bixler Art and Music Library; oversee circulation and reserve services
  • Supervise three library coordinators and one library administrative assistant; develop a cohesive and supportive team, identify goals, and utilize project management techniques to achieve them
  •   Focus on customer service excellence in support of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors
  •  Help develop and deliver training to student assistants
  • Work with counterparts in CBB, Maine InfoNet, and NExpress, and other resource sharing partners in facilitating coordination of circulation policies and procedures
  • Work closely with library administrative assistant on hosting events in the Libraries
  • Liaise and collaborate with other library group leaders to facilitate project work, daily workflow, and the Libraries’ strategic direction
  • Participate in the library leadership team along with other group leaders and the library director in clear decision making processes, regarding budget, policy, planning, and strategic directions
  • Collaborate with library building partners (Academic ITS, Center for the Arts and Humanities, Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Writing Program)
  • Coordinate with campus security on building security and safety
  • Work with the Dean of Students Office, Campus Life, and Student Government in areas which intersect with the Libraries
  • Manage centralized library events calendar assisted by library administrative assistant
  • Coordinate and support the Libraries marketing initiatives
  • Serve as the primary contact between the Libraries and the Physical Plant department
  • Manage centralized work order submission and building maintenance issues
  • Coordinate the annual budget requests for facilities projects, furniture, and equipment
  • Review, with the Director, large scale physical plant proposals and other special projects in library facilities
  • Coordinate the Libraries’ disaster planning efforts
  • Perform additional duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience
  • Previous experience in a public service role in academic library
  • Marketing skills, as well as an understanding of effective graphic design and branding principles and the use of the internet as a medium of communication
  • Experience with an integrated library system
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and strategic thinking skills
  • Proven organizational skills including experience independently overseeing complex projects and programs
  • Demonstrated computer skills with working knowledge of all applications in Microsoft Office, e-mail and network applications
  • Strong, self-motivated work ethic and a proven ability to lead
  • Appreciation for the value of a liberal arts education and of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences
  • Must possess creative initiative, flexibility, and high motivation
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team, exercise discretion, and work collaboratively as a member of a diverse community

·         Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety guidelines



This position interacts with students, faculty and staff, alumni, and outside constituencies.



General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Walking, standing, bending, and twisting required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Lifting up to 30 lbs. may be necessary.



Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:


Assistant Director for Customer Service and Administration - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME  04901-8855


A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by October 13, 2016.


Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status.  Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities.  Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights.  We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.


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Library Director, Colorado College Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado College is known for its innovative Block Plan which allows students to plunge into a different subject every three and a half weeks rather than balancing several throughout a semester.   "Drawing upon the adventurous spirit of the Rocky Mountain West, we challenge students, one course at a time, to develop those habits of intellect and imagination that will prepare them for learning and leadership throughout their lives." (Colorado College mission statement).

As the intellectual hub of the College, the library dances to the unique and demanding rythm of the Block Plan.  The Director of Tutt Library provides strategic vision and leadership, working effectively with faculty and staff across campus as an advocate for the library in accord with the College’s strategic plan and mission. A major remodel of the existing library is underway, and will be completed by summer of 2017. The successful applicant for this position will have the opportunity to lead the library in this visionary collaborative space.

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October 5, 2016
Head of Digital Programs Amherst College Amherst, MA

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Digital Initiatives Librarian & Curator of OWU Historical Collection Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, OH

The Libraries at Ohio Wesleyan University invites applications for the position of Digital Initiatives Librarian & Curator of the OWU Historical Collection. The successful candidate will have experience implementing digitization projects and familiarity with digital asset management systems such as CONTENTdm and Digital Commons. In addition, they will have familiarity with historical/special collections and the type of research requests and collection development work related to such collections. 

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Open until filled
Mellon Digital Projects Manager Williams College - Williams College Museum of Art Williamstown, MA

Williams College is pleased to announce a position of Mellon Digital Projects Manager in the Williams College Museum of Art. This is a full time (40 hours per week), year-round, 3-year term position, reporting to the Museum Director.

The Digital Project Manager oversees all aspects of the Museum's Mellon-funded project to promote increased access to and interaction with the museum's digital collection. They will develop web-accessible tools and make available APIs that facilitate use of the digital collection by faculty, students, and the public. Working closely with museum staff and faculty, the project manager oversees the information architecture needed for the project; conceptualizes front-end interfaces appropriate to intended audiences and visitor experience goals; employs thesauri and metadata standards, and puts in place procedures and workflow for the project. The position oversees contract technical staff, museum cataloguers, and works closely with the Registrar, Engagement, and Communication staff of the Museum and the College's Department of Communications and Office of Information Technology.

until filled
Metadata/Discovery Librarian Amherst College Amherst, MA

The Amherst College Library seeks a talented librarian to join a collaborative and dynamic team as the Metadata/Discovery Librarian. Amherst has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Full-time position, salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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