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Job Title Institution Location Description Application Deadline
Librarian of the College The College of Wooster Wooster, Ohio

The College of Wooster, a highly selective, liberal arts college located in northeastern Ohio, announces a national search for the Librarian of the College. The Librarian of the College will be an innovative leader, able to develop and implement a strategic vision for a modern library that supports the College’s distinctive curriculum.

The College of Wooster is a community of independent minds, working together to prepare students to become leaders of character and influence in an interdependent global community. It engages motivated students in a rigorous and dynamic liberal education. Mentored by a faculty nationally recognized for excellence in teaching, Wooster graduates are creative and independent thinkers with exceptional abilities to ask important questions, research complex issues, solve problems, and communicate new knowledge and insight.

For complete information on the position and information regarding how to apply, see:



College Archivist Wellesley College Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College seeks a knowledgeable, collaborative, and service-oriented College Archivist to manage all aspects of the Archives operations and record management activities. The Archives documents the history of the College and manages the College’s analog and electronic records following principles established by the Board of Trustees. Materials held in the Archives include administrative records dating back to the beginning of the College, electronic records, photographs, audiovisual materials, and the personal and professional papers of notable alumnae which support the academic mission of the College.

Wellesley College is a private, nonprofit liberal arts college for women founded in 1870. The Archives are part of the Library Collections group within Wellesley College’s Library and Technology Services (LTS).

The College Archivist:

Acquires, describes, and manages materials with long-term legal, informational, or historical value that provide documentary evidence of the history of Wellesley College and the individuals associated with it.

Provides archival research assistance to the Wellesley College community (including the Board of Trustees, senior administration, faculty and students) and outside researchers.

Collaborates in the development and implementation of the procedures necessary to provide members of the College community, as well as alumnae and outside scholars, with timely access to appropriate archival resources while ensuring that legal and other limitations on access to confidential materials are appropriately applied. Works in cooperation with administrative offices within the framework of institutional policies and practices. Complies with records management standards such as those described in ISO 15489.

Maintains and manages the Archives collections information management system. Supervises the processing of institutional record collections and manuscript collections, and the preparation of online finding aids for these collections. Supervises, trains, and hires student assistants, interns, and casual wage employees in the Archives.

Acknowledges and accessions transfers of College records and gifts of materials; evaluates materials and defines and establishes collection standards and priorities; pursues gifts from outside donors.

Assists in applications for additional resources, including requests to private individuals and foundations, as well as grant applications to appropriate public agencies. Assists in carrying out grant-based projects, providing ongoing status reports as needed.

Coordinates digitization of archival materials and description of digital surrogates for preservation and access purposes; establishes policy and standards in relation to selecting and managing contributed content to archives, LTS, and college-wide repositories. Develops the means, tools, and workflow for data preservation, content management, and access to born-digital archival records.


Master’s degree in library/information science, with training in archives management, from an ALA-accredited institution.
5-7 years relevant experience.
Specialized knowledge of and experience with current archival principles and practices, including management of institutional records and personal and professional manuscript collections.
Knowledge of the management of digital assets, and of national and international standards for digital preservation, metadata, and digital curation.
Demonstrated service orientation, with strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

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Humanities Librarian Hope College Holland, Michigan

Hope College seeks creative, highly collaborative candidates for the position of Humanities Librarian. Primary responsibilities include teaching information literacy sessions in general education and discipline-specific courses; creating online instruction guides; meeting with students in one-on-one research appointments; providing expert research support and coordinating collection development for five humanities departments including English, History, Religion, Philosophy and Modern and Classical Languages. A complete description and application instructions can be found at

Review of applications will begin December 5, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
Head of Research and Instruction Services Colgate University Hamilton, NY

The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, experienced, forward-thinking leader to serve as Head of Research and Instruction Services.  Reporting to the University Librarian and serving on the senior management team, the Head of Research and Instruction Services provides leadership and expertise in offering a suite of services that range from basic reference assistance to advanced research consultation, classroom instruction and service program development.  This individual will demonstrate a nuanced understanding of user needs and experiences in offering appropriate services, teaching users how to find, use, and evaluate resources, and empowering individuals to conduct their own research.  This person will also work with the Head of Academic Technology in ITS to explore and develop collaborative services.

Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2016
Associate University Librarian Colgate University Hamilton, NY

The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, experienced, forward-thinking leader as Associate University Librarian.   Reporting to the University Librarian and serving on the senior management team, the Associate University Librarian assists the University Librarian with overall administration of the libraries particularly insuring that plans for the libraries’ strategic initiatives are communicated to all library stakeholders and are well planned, implemented, and assessed.  Additionally, this position provides leadership, vision, and management for two important areas:  (1) develop and sustain the Colgate Libraries’ staff and faculty library professional development program and (2) lead efforts to design systematic and sustainable approaches to scholarly communications outreach, manage the Digital Commons Repository, and design new services that support the broadest possible dissemination of scholarly output.   Supports the University Librarian in vetting and advancing new ideas, initiatives, and strategic plans and fostering a culture of collaboration and communication.

Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2016
Head of Metadata & Cataloging Services Colgate University Hamilton, NY

The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, experienced, forward-thinking leader as the Head of Metadata & Cataloging Services.  Reporting to the University Librarian, the ideal candidate will provide experienced leadership in planning, creation, and management of metadata and cataloging services, authority control processes, and bibliographic maintenance activities for items and collections purchased/acquired, subscribed, or created by the Colgate University Libraries.  The individual in this position will manage staff engaged in cataloging print, physical, and electronic media while integrating electronic resource workflows and introducing innovative practices leveraging advanced metadata, indexing and analytical features of the libraries’ ILS and digital platforms for improved discoverability of the Libraries’ resources including digital resources relating to the university’s heritage.

Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2016
Discovery Services & Cataloging Manager Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, OH

The Libraries at Ohio Wesleyan University invites applications for the position of Discovery Services and Cataloging Manager. The successful candidate will hold a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program.

Open until filled
Head of Access Services Williams College Williamstown, MA

Williams College Libraries is seeking a Head of Access Services, reporting to the Director to Libraries. This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), year-round, regular appointment.  The Head of Access Services is a key member of the library’s leadership team who oversees circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and consortial resource sharing. Williams Libraries seeks a collaborative, innovative and user-oriented librarian to lead its Access Services Department. We are committed to excellence in all services, dedicated to collegiality, collaboration and a tradition of personal service.

October 21, 2016 for optimal consideration
College Archivist and Records Management Coordinator Davidson College Davidson, North Carolina

Davidson College seeks a collaborative and innovative College Archivist and Records Management Coordinator to join an active and engaged archives and special collections team. This person will partner with the Digital Archivist, Special Collections Librarian, and other members of the Research, Teaching, and Collections department to provide collections administration, records management, and reference, instruction, and outreach to the on- and off-campus community.

November 15, 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. 

Open until filled


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