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Job Title Institution Location Description Application Deadline
Assistant Librarian for Special Collections Knox College Galesburg IL

 

Knox College’s Seymour Library is seeking an Assistant Librarian for Special Collections.  This is an exempt, twelve-month position reporting to the director of the library. Knox College’s Seymour Library is home to an extensive collection of rare books and maps, manuscripts, and Knox’s archives. Book collections are particularly strong in American history and literature but also range widely from early printed books to contemporary artists’ books. The collections present a diverse array of undergraduate research opportunities.

 

The primary responsibilities of this position are to:

  • Arrange and describe new and existing archival and manuscript collections

  • Maintain and develop rare book collections

  • Provide academic leadership in applying our Special Collections & Archives to our liberal arts curriculum

  • Respond to research and reference requests

  • Manage a program of physical and digital conservation

  • Manage staff, budget, and facilities supporting the department’s academic and collection objectives.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree from an ALA-Accredited program in library and information science, college-level instructional experience, knowledge and experience of one or more management systems for archives and manuscripts, and supervisory experience. Preferred qualifications are an undergraduate or graduate degree in American history, American literature, or American studies; ACA certification; knowledge and experience with curriculum design; and experience with Ex Libris’ Alma.

 

Application

To apply, send a cover letter, resume including contact information for three references, and complete the Knox College Employment Application by going to the link provided https://knoxhr.bamboohr.com/jobs/.  Final candidates will be invited for an interview on
campus in April. Finalists will be subject to a background check.

 

For more Information about Knox College please visit the provided link: https://www.knox.edu

 

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College’s policies that prohibit discrimination should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

 

 
March 15, 2019
Metadata Librarian Bates College Lewiston, Maine

Bates College is searching for a Metadata Librarian who will move forward with opportunities afforded by various metadata schema/designs while being firmly rooted in MARC/RDA systems. The Metadata Librarian initiates outreach opportunities with faculty and staff to advise on the application of appropriate metadata schema to facilitate access to digital materials. The Metadata Librarian works in a collaborative library setting to provide patrons access to all formats of material in a timely, efficient, and informative manner, creating original catalog records and enhancing existing records in WorldCat and the local catalog according to national standards.

Review begins March 29, 2019
Electronic Resources Resident Librarian Bates College Lewiston, Maine

Bates College seeks applications for a two-year Electronic Resources Resident Librarian. This position is allocated half-time to technical services and electronic resources. During the remaining half-time, the Resident Librarian will spend the first six months rotating through various functional areas, after which the resident will commit to the functional area(s) of their choice. Ladd Library is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, dedicated to increasing the hiring pipeline of talented individuals from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. Early-career professionals from groups historically underrepresented in Library and Information Sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

Review begins March 1, 2019
Electronic Resources Resident Librarian Bates College Lewiston, Maine

Bates College seeks applications for a two-year Electronic Resources Resident Librarian. This position is allocated half-time to technical services and electronic resources. During the remaining half-time, the Resident Librarian will spend the first six months rotating through various functional areas, after which the resident will commit to the functional area(s) of their choice. Ladd Library is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, dedicated to increasing the hiring pipeline of talented individuals from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. Early-career professionals from groups historically underrepresented in Library and Information Sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

Review begins March 1, 2019
Director of Special Collections and Archives Union College Schenectady, NY

The Director of Special Collections and Archives will provide a vision and leadership for managing and using the unique special collections and archives to support and expand modes of research, teaching and scholarly communications. The Director is responsible for developing programs and services to care for and promote special collections that chronicle the history of the College by providing access to archival resources, teaching primary research skills and fostering the creation of new knowledge. The Director will collaborate with the Kelly Adirondack Center staff, Curator of Art and Exhibitions and the College Librarian to raise awareness of the College’s cultural resources and heritage to students, faculty, alumni, donors and the wider community. The Director is responsible for stewarding and providing access and preservation for the collections and rare books, instruction and exhibition services provided by the unit. The Director coordinates the unit’s website development, digitization, cataloging, reference and instruction with the Director of Digital Scholarship and Public Services and the Director of Digital Infrastructure and Technical Services. In fulfilling the Library’s responsibility as the intellectual and informational hub of the College, the Director will seek partnerships with the College community to support teaching and research using archival and rare books, digital scholarship, exhibitions and research projects. The Director will actively engage and seek input from the campus community to develop the collections and promote the use of primary research materials for the curriculum. The Director is responsible for managing, supporting and developing a diverse library faculty and staff. The Director will serve on the library’s Library Planning Team to work collaboratively to advise the College Librarian on strategy, budgets, and program development. The Director is also expected to pursue a focused program of professional development and scholarly activity.

II. Qualifications – Include required education, work experience and skills

  • Master’s degree in library or information science required from an ALA-accredited program with advanced coursework in archival management or a Masters of Archival Studies. 
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in academic library management in an academic special collections or archives setting.
  • Knowledge of emerging digital technologies and an understanding of how technology has and continues to transform academic libraries, digital scholarship and teaching.
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education.
  • A successful record of progressively responsible experience in employee development, change management and team building, including a demonstrated commitment to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive library faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current principles, best practices and standards of special collections and archives.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn, experiment, and advance skill sets to meet challenges associated with emerging technologies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education.
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, project planning and management, implementing and assessing program services.
  • Evidence of effectiveness in librarianship, as well as scholarly activity and professional service, as required for the initial appointment at the academic rank of Associate Librarian.
  • Experience with grant writing and project management.
  • A successful record of working collaboratively with library colleagues, faculty, administrators, staff and students to accomplish goals.
  • Is safety conscious.

 

III. Responsibilities – Provide brief overview of general job duties; list in order of importance; italicize those duties that are essential functions (i.e. core duties)

  • Lead, manage and assess all archival and special collections functions of the unit.
  • Manage appraisal, arrangement, description and creation of access tools for archival records, including correspondence, photographs, financial records, administrative files, publications and objects.
  • Oversee loans, acquisitions, cataloging and access for the Special Collections and Archives unit.
  • Create programs and services to engage students and faculty with the collections.
  • Verify data entry, cataloging and metadata standards for the archival and book collections, manage and maintain related content management databases (ArchivesSpace) for archival materials, electronic finding aids and inventories.
  • Advise and support archival and special collections functions of the Kelly Adirondack Center.
  • Collaborate with the College Librarian, Director of Special Collections and Archives, and Director of Public Services to set strategic direction for the library, develop policies and budgets, coordinate programs, services and effective workflows.
  • Hire, develop, evaluate and mentor a diverse library faculty (1FTE) and staff (1FTE).
  • Plan for preservation and conservation of the archival and rare book materials.
  • In collaboration with College Administration, participates and determines records management and retention schedules. Manage off-site storage of archival records.
  • Pursue grant opportunities and assists with College Relations including library events, exhibitions, and donor relations.
  • Actively represent the College regionally and nationally in consortia, associations and pursue and plan for continued professional development.
  • Participate in exhibitions, reference and instruction.
  • Contribute to Campus committees and attend campus events to cultivate relationships supporting the Library’s mission to enrich the overall academic experience.
  • Maintains knowledge of academic library trends through literature, social media, attending conferences and professional development. Pilot ideas learned through networking with colleagues and at professional meetings and related conferences.
  • Conducts research to meet requirements of position and promotion.

 

Review of applicants begins February 12. Applications accepted until position filled
Director of Special Collections & College Archives Lafayette College Easton PA

Lafayette College Libraries, winner of the 2014 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Director of Special Collections & College Archives. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the director provides leadership and vision for the collections, services and programs of the Special Collections & College Archives unit of a premier liberal arts college library. Lafayette’s Special Collections are notable for their close connections to the College community, including a robust program of library instruction, research services, exhibits and events. The excellent collections are especially strong in holdings related to the Marquis de Lafayette, slavery and abolition, artists’ books, and College history. The College Archives supports the administrative and historical needs of the College. The Special Collections & College Archives facility occupies prime space in the renovated Skillman Library, including a beautiful reading room and adjacent seminar and lecture rooms.

Duties:

  • Provides strategic leadership for Special Collections & Archives including collection development, management, digitization, reference, instruction, exhibits and programs.
  • Develops solutions to address the challenges and opportunities facing Special Collections, including the implementation of digital tools for collection management, preservation, and access.
  • Participates in teaching and reference and promotes the collection through outreach and programming.
  • Builds collections that support the curriculum and faculty interests, which document underrepresented voices in the College and local community.
  • Collaborates with colleagues across the Libraries, especially with Digital Scholarship Services to develop strategies for digital access and preservation.
  • Works with the Dean of Libraries to pursue opportunities to support and expand the work of Special Collections through grants, foundations and fundraising.
  • Manages and evaluates the work of the unit’s two professional positions, the College Archivist and Rare Books Cataloger, facilitates their professional growth, and encourages participatory leadership within the unit.
  • Manages and evaluates the work of support staff and students.
  • Represents Special Collections & Archives in local, statewide and national organizations. Engages in continuous professional development.

Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science, a second master’s preferred; or an equivalent level of education and experience.
  • Significant experience of at least 5 years in a special collections environment with evidence of increasing responsibility, innovative leadership, and successful personnel supervision.
  • Broad knowledge of best practices in special collections and archives.
  • Proven track record of engaging students, faculty and the community through special collections outreach, exhibits, and instruction.
  • Ability to articulate the value of special collections and archives to learning, research, teaching, and community engagement.
  • Experience with collection management and preservation tools including ArchivesSpace and Archivists’ Toolkit.
  • Demonstrated expertise in digitization of archival and unique collections and the development of digital libraries to enhance access.
  • Understanding of metadata standards and their application in digital libraries.
  • Excellent skills in collaboration, communication, and self-education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Track record of successful grantsmanship, with evidence of success in the stewardship of donors.
  • Experience or familiarity with a liberal arts college environment.

This is a full-time, 12-month position which will begin on July 1, 2019. Lafayette College offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package as compensation.

Lafayette College is located in Easton, PA, 70 miles west of New York City, 60 miles north of Philadelphia, and 35 miles south of the scenic Pocono Mountains. Overlooking the Delaware River, Easton offers direct access to the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, including the D & L Canal Trail for biking and hiking. As part of the culturally vibrant Lehigh Valley with neighboring cities Bethlehem and Allentown, Easton is home to a dynamic restaurant culture, annual festivals, a historic farmers’ market, and arts institutions such as the Karl Stirner Arts Trail.

To Apply: For consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter addressing job qualifications, and the names of three professional references to Anne Houston, Dean of Libraries, via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/59964. Review of applications will begin in early March, and will continue until the position is filled.

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any characteristic protected by law, in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment, as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable laws and College policies. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

March 1, 2019
Executive Director, Research Services & Digital Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University seeks a leader with a vision for innovation in library services and resources to assume the newly created position of Executive Director, Research Services & Digital Scholarship (RS-DS). Reporting to the Vice President for Library & Information Technology (L&IT), the Executive Director will join a team committed to ensuring that Bucknell’s integrated Library and IT organization sustains a culture of innovation, inclusiveness, and excellence in service to the students, faculty, and staff of the University.

Open until filled.
Associate College Librarian for Research Services Bates College Lewiston, Maine

The Bates College Library is searching for an Associate College Librarian for Research Services. Working in partnership with the Vice President of Bates’ merged Information and Library Services (ILS), the incumbent serves in a senior leadership role within the Library and in the College community. This position is responsible for leading a team of professional research librarians and managing research and instruction services. As principal associate librarian, the incumbent serves as a statutory (non-tenured) member of the Faculty, a member of the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Governing Board and will pursue opportunities for increased collaboration within the Board and across the Oberlin Group.

Review begins February 1, 2019
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