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Systems & Applications Librarian Whitman College Walla Walla, WA

Whitman College seeks a dynamic, creative and technically proficient individual for the position of Systems & Applications Librarian who will help provide leadership as the Penrose Library transitions to an expanding digital presence.

The primary responsibility of this librarian is to identify, implement, and support computer applications and technologies that enhance the library’s ability to delivery services in both local and global networked environments.  This work includes systems application upgrades, configuration, maintenance, integration, troubleshooting, continued evaluation, training, and design and maintenance of the Library’s website.  This position requires strong analytical and communications skills to develop and implement successful technology strategies for library operations and functions.

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the following: knowledge of current issues and trends in library technology; knowledge of contemporary web design and development and common scripting languages; demonstrated project management abilities; the ability to operate and maintain library integrated systems in a shared environment; knowledge of national standards for library systems, authentication, networking, and protocols for search and retrieval; understanding of metadata schema.  Strong candidates will be able to evaluate the implications of adopting new technologies, and how they can be leveraged for liberal arts college libraries and the learners they serve.

The successful candidate will be flexible, creative, and enthusiastic. S/he will have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and possess a strong service commitment, with a demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and carry out complex projects.  Requires an MLS/MLIS and or/equivalent combination of education and experience; experience working in a library technology position, preferably in an academic setting that supported  systems for library management, network infrastructure, digital library services, web development, scholarly communication, research support and emerging technologies; evidence of establishing priorities and seeing projects through to completion.

Whitman is a private, selective, non-sectarian, residential college of the liberal arts and sciences with approximately 1500 students and 150 faculty.  Penrose Library has a strong service orientation, a team-orientated approach to decision making, and provides excellent opportunities for professional development. Penrose Library consistently ranks highly in Princeton Review’s "Best College Library" category.

The College is located in Walla Walla, positioned in the heart of beautiful SE Washington’s wine country in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. The area allows one to experience a wide variety of recreational opportunities, provides access to more than a dozen art galleries, three theatres, and the oldest continuous symphony west of the Mississippi River. Whitman has vibrant theatre and music programs and routinely invites renowned speakers and performers to campus. Moreover, residents of the state of Washington pay no state income tax.

A job description and application requirements are available at:  Application review will begin August 4, 2014 and will continue until filled.  For more information about Whitman College see  Whitman is building a diverse academic community and encourages minorities, women and persons with disabilities to apply.  Experience that contributes to the diversity of the College is appreciated.  

Research and Instruction Librarian Haverford College Haverford, PA

As a member of a team of librarians, provides full range of instruction, reference, research support, user education, outreach, and collection development services.  Provides expert research, instruction and collection development service for assigned fields in the Social Sciences and Sciences.  Collaborates with colleagues at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore to maintain and improve cooperative relationships among the three colleges' libraries.  Reports to the Lead Research and Instruction Librarian and collaborates strongly with the Science Librarian.

Specific Duties

1 Provides a full range of general reference services as well as in depth research assistance in Anthropology, Education, Psychology, and Sociology.

2.  Participates in the Library's instruction program through individual research meetings and by developing class presentations, course guides, displays, etc.

3.  Develops and manages collections in Anthropology, Education, Psychology, and Sociology.  Maintains close working relationships with faculty and students in assigned areas.  Works to maintain the effectiveness of the Haverford/Bryn Mawr/Swarthmore approval plan. 

4. Actively engages with a related scholarly discipline.

5.  Trains and supervises student assistants assigned to reference work.

6.  Keeps abreast of new technologies with a view toward their application to research services. 

7.  Other duties as assigned.


1.  Work experience: Demonstrated proficiency in research services and instruction required.  Two years professional-level experience with general reference, research support, instruction, and collection development services in an academic library desirable. 

2.  Education: Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline, broad liberal arts background, and A.L.A.-accredited master’s degree required; advanced degree highly desirable.  Scholarly engagement in relevant discipline highly desirable.  Reading knowledge of major European languages highly desirable. 

3.  Other: Demonstrated user-oriented approach to library service, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to work energetically and collegially with all constituencies of the academic community required.  Broad familiarity with the subject matter and techniques of college research and teaching, especially in the pertinent fields, required.  Understanding of research trends including digital scholarship and the role of technology in pedagogy.  Evidence of continuing professional development, creativity, and resourcefulness. Strong commitment to the goals of a liberal arts education required. 


To apply: Please submit a cover letter and  résumé to Margaret Schaus, Lead Research and Instruction Librarian at (Haverford College, 3700 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford PA 19041).  Please no phone calls.  Application review is ongoing until the position is filled.



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Science Librarian -- Rollins College Rollins College Winter Park, FL

Rollins is looking for a science librarian, or a feral librarian to work with our science students and faculty ( This is a really interesting opportunity for the right candidate: A completely renovated Bush Science Center, an engaged science faculty, an award winning library, and all of the pleasures of Winter Park Florida.

Posted 4/3/14. Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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