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Curator of Quaker Collections Haverford College Haverford PA

Haverford College seeks a Curator of Quaker Collections.

The Curator of Quaker Collections is responsible for building and maintaining the Libraries’ comprehensive collection on Quakers and Quakerism.  As a member of the Quaker and Special Collections staff, the Curator of Quaker Collections is responsible for developing and growing the College's world-class, internationally regarded collection on Quaker history and culture.  The Curator develops and maintains active relationships with an extensive network of Quaker organizations and communities.

April10, 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, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives Bowdoin College Brunswick, Maine

Bowdoin College, a highly selective liberal arts college of 1800 students located on the coast of Maine, is accepting applications for Director, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives in the Bowdoin College Library.

For this position the Library seeks an experienced and engaged leader who will articulate a vision and strategic direction that promotes the visibility, accessibility, and creative impact of the Department’s distinguished research collections in combination with its innovative and expert services; facilitate collaborations involving collections and programs; and integrate the riches of the Department into teaching, learning, and research at the College. Additionally, the Director will define and envision services in an environment of ever changing and intensifying needs; develop a roadmap and implement a strategy for managing locally-created digital content; and oversee the showcasing of collections and new initiatives through collaborations, exhibitions, and special events. 

The Director is responsible for the overall management of department operations, personnel, resources, and services including collection development, management, and preservation; supervision of Special Collections & Archives staff (3.5 FTE); access and discovery system enhancement; administration of the College records management program; security and facilities planning; donor relations, and grant writing and administration; and budget management.

For additional responsibilities, education/skills and experience requirements, as well as to apply, please visit :

For questions, contact

Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Vice President for Information & Library Services and Librarian Bates College Lewiston, Maine

Bates College ( seeks a broadly qualified, dynamic, and service‐oriented professional to lead all areas of information technology and library services. Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Information & Library Services and Librarian will take a respected legacy organization and position it to continue to play a central role in the success of faculty, students, staff, and the College itself. For a complete postiion descrption and propsectus, see:

Dean, Barnard Library and Academic Information Services Barnard College New York, NY

The Dean oversees all areas of operations for the Barnard Library, including management of budgets, facilities, staff, and collections. She or he is also responsible for the Library’s strategic planning. The Dean supervises six direct reports: the Associate Dean for Teaching, Research and Technology; the Director for Learning Initiatives and Data Services; the Director for Communications and Curator of the Zine Collection; the Director for Archives and Special Collections; the Director for Collection Services; and the Department Assistant. The Dean will work closely with the Dean of the College as well as the Vice President of Information Technology. She or he will serve as an external representative for the College, participating in consortia, conferences, fundraising, and presentations.

To see the full position description please visit

Barnard College has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search process. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries, and applications, including a letter of interest describing the individual’s qualifications for the position and curriculum vitae, should be sent in confidence to:

Ponneh Varho, Principal, Beverly Brady, Managing Associate and Talia Greenwald, Associate
Isaacson, Miller, DC
1300 19th Street NW #700
Washington, DC 20036

Barnard College is a women's liberal arts college in New York City and is affiliated with Columbia University.

Open until filled (announced 2/11/15)
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