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Assistant Director for Library Technologies and Metadata Davidson College Davidson, NC
Davidson College Library seeks a librarian who is both technologically adept and big-picture oriented to lead our systems and cataloging department.  The Assistant Director for Library Technologies and Metadata will serve as a member of the library’s leadership team as well as manage and directly supervise librarians performing the systems, cataloging, and metadata functions. 
Review of applications will begin on April 18, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
Associate Librarian for Ensembles and Performing Rights St. Olaf College Northfield, MN

The Associate Librarian for Ensembles and Performing Rights manages, maintains, and services the St. Olaf Performance Libraries and ensemble collections, and administers mechanical and musical performance rights for St. Olaf Records and St. Olaf College.   This position works closely with ensemble conductors, supervises ensemble student librarians, prepares concert programs as directed for on-campus performances and ensembles, and works with the Finance department and Broadcast/Media Services to secure and ensure compliance regarding necessary licenses and mechanical rights for music and texts to be performed, printed, streamed, recorded and distributed.

Until Filled
Director, Research & Instruction Services Wheaton College (MA) Norton, MA

Director, Research & Instruction Services, Wheaton College (MA)

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We’re looking for a dynamic leader to work with faculty and students to develop innovative services in support of teaching and student research.

The Director of Research and Instruction Services leads a team of experienced professionals who combine technology and information expertise to foster curiosity, inquiry, discovery, and creation in support of Wheaton's innovative liberal arts curriculum.

For the full job description, and to apply, please visit:

Electronic Resources Librarian Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA

The Electronic Resources Librarian oversees the library’s electronic resources and discovery systems, and provides leadership and direction for the procurement, licensing, management, and assessment of the library’s electronic resources. The Electronic Resources Librarian collaborates with colleagues in the negotiation and licensing of online resources; executes licensing agreements, ensures that such agreements comply with University policies, and manages the library’s $1.1 million budget for serials and electronic resources.

open until filled
Head of Digital Scholarship and Technology Services Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY

Vassar College Libraries seeks collaborative and entrepreneurial candidates for the position of Head of Digital Scholarship and Technology Services. The incumbent will work closely with colleagues to advance the Libraries’ efforts to work with faculty and students pursuing digitally-enhanced modes of learning and research.  

Head of User Services Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY

Vassar College Libraries seeks a forward-thinking and user-oriented Head of User Services to oversee the operations of the circulation, course reserves, collections maintenance, and interlibrary loan departments, providing consistent and excellent service for library users. Overseeing a unit of 8 union staff, the Head of User Services will work to ensure that these essential user-facing services are highly functional and responsive to the needs of the Vassar community.

Metadata/Discovery Librarian Amherst College Amherst, MA

The Amherst College Library seeks a talented librarian to join a collaborative and dynamic team as the Metadata/Discovery Librarian. Amherst has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Full-time position, salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Science Librarian - Colby College Colby College Watervillew, ME

Science Librarian

Colby College, seeks a Science Librarian who is innovative and curious, adaptive and collaborative. The successful candidate will be fearless about engaging with sciences faculty, students and other campus partners to shape a dynamic 21st century teaching, learning and research environment.

Primary responsibilities:

The Sciences Librarian is a member of the Scholarly Resources and Services (SRS) group of librarians who, as liaisons to students and faculty in academic departments, provide a range of reference services, course-related library instruction and collection support. The Sciences Librarian is the liaison to all departments in the Natural Sciences Division (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics & Astronomy) as well as to interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Studies, and Science, Technology & Society. The Sciences Librarian’s office is within the Science Library, which is part of the science complex.

A critical aspect of this position involves maintaining a strong presence in the College's science community, building and maintaining close relations with faculty and students in order to meet their teaching, learning, research, and publication needs. The librarian will be expected to develop expertise in data issues and provide leadership for the Libraries in supporting data management and advocating for digital publishing/repository services. The librarian will provide direct support for teaching and learning by providing instruction/lab sessions, workshops, web-based guides and tutorials, and targeted reference services, through individual and group consultations and regular office hours. Also in conjunction with the science faculty, the librarian will assess digital and print collections to ensure access to resources that support their research and teaching. 

This is a full-time, 12-month faculty position without rank, with the opportunity for sabbaticals. Colby librarians collaborate with our CBB consortial colleagues at the Bowdoin and Bates College libraries. They are encouraged to serve on college-wide committees, and to participate in professional development activities.

Colby College is located in Waterville, Maine, which offers numerous cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities within the city limits and is undergoing a major downtown revitalization effort. Whether you lean towards world-class hiking, dining or museums, or funky country fairs and Grange hall dances, all are easy daytrips from Waterville.

Minimum qualifications:

ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS

Strong written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.

Learner-centered orientation

An interest in and capacity to understand current research and information sources in a broad range of science disciplines.

Desire to maintain current awareness and comfort with technology pertaining to the sciences and science librarianship.

Experience creating web-based learning tools.

Preferred qualifications:

Undergraduate degree in a science discipline or academic library experience providing science information services

Teaching experience, including developing learning outcomes, activities and assessment.

Knowledge of and experience with trends in data management and experience in crafting data management plans

Ability to work independently and collaboratively

To express interest, please send a cover letter/statement of interest, curriculum vitae, separate statements detailing teaching philosophy and research interests, and names and contact information for three references as .pdf attachments to Stephanie Frost, Administrative Assistant, Colby College Libraries at

Review of applications will begin in late June 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Preferred start date is September 1, 2016. For more information about the Colby College Libraries, contact Clem Guthro, Director of Libraries at

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:

rolling deadline - first review June 1, 2016
Social Sciences and Data Librarian Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY

Vassar College Libraries seeks creative, collaborative candidates for the position of Social Sciences and Data Librarian.  As a member of the Research & Instructional Services department, the Social Sciences and Data Librarian serves as a research consultant, liaison, and collaborator with faculty and students in the Social Sciences departments (e.g. Economics, Anthropology) and related multidisciplinary programs (e.g. Urban Studies).

Special Collections Librarian Williams College Williamstown, MA

Special Collections Librarian

Williams College Libraries

The recently constructed Sawyer Library at Williams College offers an outstanding opportunity for a committed, energetic Special Collections Librarian to support teaching and research through reference, instruction, outreach, and collection management. The Special Collections Librarian will be part of the newly formed Special Collections Department, which combines the College Archives and the Chapin Library. This is a full­time, year­ round, regular appointment. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to engage in all aspects of special collections librarianship as a member of a dynamic staff. The position responsibilities are board and focus of reference, instruction, and providing access and control of rare books and manuscripts.  Futher details appear in the attached position posting.


None; review of applications begins July 11, 2016
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