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Job Title Institution Location Description Application Deadline
Director of Library Services, Eckerd College (FL) Eckerd College St. Petersburg, FL

Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, is searching for a new director for the Armacost Library. The successful candidate will bring to the position a strategic vision for integrating the services of a traditional library with the opportunities afforded by emerging technologies in an academic setting; knowledge of all aspects of library operations; strong interpersonal and leadership skills; a record of scholarly engagement and professional service; and demonstrated abilities as a problem solver able to work effectively with library personnel, faculty, college administrators, students, and academic support services. The Director of the Library reports directly to the Dean of Faculty.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans and manages the strategic direction and operational effectiveness of the college library.
  • Works in collaboration with librarians to develop and oversee the department and materials budget.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships and active partnerships with students, faculty, staff, Friends of the Library, and other members of the campus community to ensure that library services and collections meet user needs.
  • Collaborates with librarians, IT, administration and faculty to determine the future of the library and reinvigorate the space and services.
  • Serves on and supports internal and external committees, task forces, and consortia.
  • Teaches in the senior general education course rotation.
  • Promotes information literacy through reference and instructional services, as needed.
  • Additional responsibilities as required.

Candidates must hold an MLS from an ALA-accredited program and at least five years of progressively responsible positions in an academic library. Preference will be given to candidates holding a second master's or an earned doctoral degree.

Application should include a letter of application, vita, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and contact information for three References so that letters of recommendation can be requested via Applications must be complete by March 23, 2015. Qualified candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for the College. EOE. Applications from women/minorities encouraged.

March 23, 2015
Assessment Librarian Claremont Colleges Library Claremont, California

The Claremont Colleges Library seeks an energetic, innovative, knowledgeable, and productive individual to join its new leadership team as Assessment Librarian. This position offers an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, service-oriented professional with strong planning, analytical, communication, and evaluation skills to help transform the library into a vibrant, exciting, and user-driven physical and virtual center for teaching, learning, and research. Reporting to the A.J. McFadden Dean of the Library, and working closely with other members of the leadership team, the successful candidate will have broad responsibility for ensuring that the library further develops a culture of assessment, asserts its value to those it serves, and successfully implements its new strategic plan.

The Assessment Librarian will engage in a wide range of data gathering, analytical, evaluative, and reporting activities that support, further, and sustain the efforts of the library to serve the educational and information needs of the faculty, students, and staff of The Claremont Colleges. The librarian will provide vision, leadership, and oversight for assessment initiatives that inform the library’s planning, priority-setting, and decision-making, and sustain its organizational effectiveness. In collaboration with senior administrators and staff at the library and the colleges, this position develops, facilitates, and implements successful and sustainable assessment programs in order to enhance existing information resources, resources, operations, programs, projects, and physical spaces. The Assessment Librarian helps to document, articulate, and advocate for the value of the library to the colleges’ institutional missions and goals by building upon principles established in the Association of College and Research Library’s (ACRL) Value of Academic Libraries (2010).

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to further contribute to the success of the library through a Campus Liaison assignment in the new Research, Teaching and Learning Services (RTLS) division. RTLS provides an innovative matrix approach to enhancing the user experience through a compelling package of information literacy instruction, research services, selection of information resources, outreach to the colleges, and programmatic activities.
Requirements include a MLIS degree from an accredited ALA program (or equivalent education and experience), and five years of professional experience in an academic library or equivalent professional engagement in assessment and planning in higher education.

Salary is negotiable, full benefits package included. For the full position description and application procedures visit: Candidates applying by February 20, 2015 will be given first consideration.

February 20, 2015
Director of Academic Content Wheaton College (MA) Norton, Massachusetts

Wheaton College (MA) seeks an innovative and service-oriented professional for the position of Director of Academic Content.

The Director of Academic Content supports teaching and learning by managing services focused around the creation, curation, publication and consumption of scholarly information resources.  The successful candidate will have a firm grasp of current scholarly information available via print or e-publishing options while also focusing on new models of discovery, creation, curation, and access beyond ownership, including digitization, open access research, digital humanities archives, institutional repositories, institutional publishing, data mining initiatives, open educational resources (OERs), and consortial collaborations.  This position looks at the evolving world of acquisitions, collection development, digital publishing, and more!

Come help us define new ways of meeting our community’s needs for scholarly information!


Open until Filled
Content Services Librarian Franklin & Marshall College Lancaster, PA

The Franklin & Marshall College Library seeks a service-oriented, forward-thinking leader for Content Services. This position reports directly to the College Librarian, and is responsible for overseeing the acquisition, licensing, organization and description of library material in all formats.

This is a great professional opportunity for a person ready to lead a team of 4 full-time and 1 part-time staff. The successful candidate will work well in a changing environment, have a direct affect on collection development policy, act as a liaison to academic departments and work at times to support research and instructional services. 

We are looking for a person interested in continuing to grow our relationships with Information Technology Services, the Faculty Center and other relevant campus areas. The College Library is also implementing space redesigns and developing possibilities in digital scholarship/preservation and instructional technology – we welcome applicants who can contribute to the above efforts.

Required qualifications: Significant academic library experience in acquisitions and cataloging, demonstrated supervisory experience, relevant knowledge of current trends in content services, excellent communication skills with students and staff, and enthusiasm for the undergraduate liberal arts environment. An MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate school is strongly preferred.

This is a full-time, 12-month position. Review of applications will begin in January and the position is open until filled. For more information about the position and the College, and to apply, please visit our Careers site. Please see the College site for more information about F&M.



Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist Furman University Greenville, SC

The Furman University Libraries seek a dynamic, enthusiastic, and outreach-oriented librarian to lead the Special Collections and Archives department.  The Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist provides leadership in the facilitation of learning, teaching and research, focusing on the use of special collections and archives materials. Working collaboratively with faculty and staff, the librarian builds the collections to support the curriculum and manages the organization and preservation of materials in all collections and formats.

Review begins on 2/9; continues until filled.
Network and System Manager Kenyon College Gambier, Ohio

Kenyon College seeks an innovative, collaborative and creative individual for the position of Network and System Manager in the Information Technology Services department. The successful candidate, reporting to the Director of Information Technology Services, serves the faculty, students, and staff of the college by managing college wide servers, networks and systems. Responsibilities include designing, planning, deployment, and operations of the network and systems infrastructure as well as analysis, reporting, and responding to the information collected by those systems. The incumbent will also participate with various functional teams and serve on committees within the Library and Information Services division.

Humanities Research and Instruction Librarian Haverford College Haverford PA

The Haverford College Libraries invite forward-thinking, creative, and enthusiastic applicants to apply for the position of Humanities Research and Instruction Librarian.  As part of a dynamic team of librarians—and in collaboration with colleagues at Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr Colleges—the successful applicant will develop deep connections with faculty, students, and other community members in the shared work of a liberal arts education.  This work includes instruction, research support, reference, user education, outreach, and collection development for assigned fields in the Humanities and for campus-wide digital and visual-studies initiatives.  Reports to the Lead Research and Instruction Librarian.

February 10, 2015
Humanities Liaison Librarian Dickinson College Carlisle, PA

The Waidner-Spahr Library of Dickinson College seeks an innovative, enthusiastic, and service-driven librarian to join us in shaping services and collections for our humanities departments, including but not limited to Art History, English, Religion, and various interdisciplinary and language programs.  Candidates must have at least 2 years’ experience developing and delivering curriculum-integrated information literacy programs, preferably including first-year audiences.  Fluency in a Romance language is required.  Candidates for this position also must demonstrate knowledge of visual literacies and be able to teach students how to find and effectively use visual media. 

Review of applications will begin January 5, 2015.
Technical Services & Metadata Librarian Colby College Waterville, ME

The Colby College Libraries seek a dynamic, engaged, innovative and enthusiastic individual for the position of Technical Services & Metadata Librarian.  Reporting to the Assistant Director for Collections Management, the Technical Services & Metadata librarian is responsible for overseeing content management, cataloging, authority control, and metadata of the Libraries’ electronic, digital, and print collections.  Colby College Libraries currently add approximately 7,000 individual print monographs per year; most items are processed prior to arrival, though some require original cataloging.

January 2, 2105 or until filled
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