Professional Career Opportunities

University of South Carolina;

Saint Mary’s College of California

Stony Brook University, NY;

Worcester Polytechnic Institute , MA;

Columbia University; (2 positions)

Amigos Library Services;

Michigan State University;

Amherst College, MA;

Rutgers University–Camden;

Drew University, NJ;

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah;

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

University of Georgia;

University of Toronto;

Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY;

Smith College, MA;

Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH;

South Carolina State Library.

Associate Dean for Collections – University of South Carolina

“Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Associate Dean for Collections provides transformational vision and leadership for developing the collections of University Libraries, including oversight of the general collections budget. The Associate Dean for Collections provides guidance, support, and coordination for all general and special collections operations in acquisitions, collection development, cataloging and resource description, and preservation. The position plays a lead role in planning and implementing strategies for acquiring and licensing electronic collections and preserving physical collections in line with the library’s strategic plan. The Associate Dean for Collections coordinates assessment and analysis of collections in meeting goals of the library and university…”

Collection Management Department Head & Subject Specialist – Saint Mary’s College of California

“This position is part of the Library’s senior management team reporting to the Dean, of Academic Resources.

The Head of Collection Management oversees $1.3M purchasing for new Library materials, manages a department of four who acquire and make available for the college community 3,000 – 5,000 books, standing orders and media resources, 90K journals and over 200 databases, with over 5,000 orders and 1,000 invoices approved annually. Responsible for planning, goal-setting, problem-solving, and evaluation, including assessment of staff, vendors, processes, and procedures…”

Director for Collections and Resource Management – Stony Brook University, NY

“…Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Collections Strategy and Management, the Director of Collections and Resource Management provides leadership, guidance and expertise to the Department. The Director of Collections and Resource Management will be expected to conduct research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance, committee works and continuing professional development consistent with University standards for promotion and tenure. As a faculty librarian, the successful incumbent will take an active role in liaison, reference and instruction duties…”

Collections Assessment and Development Librarian – Worcester Polytechnic Institute , MA

Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Gordon Library seeks a Collections Assessment and Development Librarian to provide leadership in the assessment, title selection processes, and licensing of digital and print resources. The Collections Assessment and Development Librarian will formulate, articulate, and manage the direction, balance, and focus of the Library’s collections to support learning, teaching, and research. This is a supervisory position reporting to the Associate University Librarian…”

Acquisitions Librarian – Columbia University

The Arthur W. Diamond Law Library of Columbia University invites applications and nominations for the position of Acquisitions Librarian.

Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions + Finance, the Acquisitions Librarian oversees and administers the development and management of the Acquisitions Unit. The Acquisitions Librarian is responsible for a $2.9m library materials budget which includes endowments and gifts. The position also works closely with all parts of the library…”

Head, Watson Library of Business and Economics – Columbia University

“Columbia University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position of Head, Watson Library of Business and Economics in the Social Sciences Libraries division. Leading a team of professional and support staff, the Librarian ensures quality research and access services for students and faculty, engages and collaborates with partners in the Columbia Business School, Economics department and elsewhere, and provides research support and instruction through orientations, in-person, and virtual consultations. The Librarian assists in ongoing planning for emerging technologies and pedagogies that support the social sciences and business and economics fields in particular…”

President and CEO – Amigos Library Services

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Amigos Library Services is one of the largest consortia of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in the United States. A not-for-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to providing innovative services to libraries of all types, Amigos is currently comprised of 653 libraries from 22 states…

The President and CEO provides vision and creative, strategic leadership for the organization, works closely with the Board of Directors concerning policy and planning, and engages libraries for innovation, collaboration, and partnerships…”

African Studies Librarian – Michigan State University

“Reporting to the Head of Area Studies Collections, this librarian has responsibility for collection development (in cooperation with others) for materials from and about the continent of Africa, emphasizing Africa south of the Sahara. Duties include selection of materials, specialized reference and library instruction, faculty liaison, collection management, promoting the collection, working on grant proposals, some travel to Africa, and participation in cooperative collection development agreements…”

College Archivist – Amherst College, MA

“The Amherst College Library seeks a talented archivist to join a collaborative and dynamic team as the College Archivist… You will work with a cross-departmental team to (a) to develop and implement an overall strategy for bringing the College Archives and other manuscript and archival collections in line with professional archival standards and best practices, and (b) to support and expand the department’s teaching and outreach program. The College Archivist plays an active role in collection development, records management, digital projects, exhibitions, donor relations, grant writing, and the overall direction of the department. Reports to the Head of the Archives & Special Collections…”

Director of Paul Robeson Library –  Rutgers University–Camden

“The Rutgers University Libraries seek an experienced library leader to fill the position of Director of the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers University–Camden. This position has an essential role, leading the Paul Robeson Library within a dynamic and diverse urban university, while providing system-wide leadership within the Rutgers University Libraries.  The Director has an active role within Rutgers University–Camden, working closely with key stakeholders, including the chancellor, provost, and deans, to ensure that the Paul Robeson Library continues to contribute to the mission and success of the university…”

Head of Special Collections and Archives and Methodist Librarian – Drew University, NJ

“Drew University seeks a … professional to join the University Library and the General Commission on Archives and History (GCAH) of the United Methodist Church as Head of Special Collections and Archives and as Methodist Librarian…  the Head of Special Collections, Archives and Methodist Librarian is responsible for the effective and innovative management of all aspects of the University Special Collections and Archives as well as all aspects of the Methodist Library service for both Drew University and for the GCAH. This position involves planning, implementing, and promoting all departmental projects as well as leading and supervising professional staff and student assistants in bibliographic description, preservation, digitization, exhibit curation, outreach and reference activities…”

Systems Librarian  – Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah

“…Join SCAD Savannah as a systems librarian and become an integral part of extending access to library resources and services to talented students.

In this role you will manage and coordinate the technology needs of all the SCAD libraries, including maintenance of the Millennium integrated library system, electronic resources and library website. You will also lead all projects and training efforts relating to library technology.

The ideal candidate has experience managing an integrated library system and working knowledge of Web 2.0 technologies and Web development tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite 5, HTML/CSS, XML, PHP and SQL. Thorough knowledge of existing and emerging library technologies is also essential…”

Faculty Director of Cataloging and Metadata Services – University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

“The Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) seeks applications … for Assistant Professor and Faculty Director of Cataloging and Metadata Services. As a member of the Collection Management team, this position plays an integral role in maintaining the library’s catalog and provides collegial leadership, direction, vision and management of the cataloging and metadata services. This tenure track position also includes general reference desk duties, library instruction, collection development and liaison duties with selected academic departments, participation in library policy formulation, university and professional service, and research and creative work…”

Special Collections Cataloging Librarian – University of Georgia

“The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a Special Collections Cataloging Librarian who will be responsible to the Head of Cataloging for providing original and complex copy cataloging for published materials including, rare books, artists’ books, serials, newspapers, maps, broadsides, manuscript collections, and audiovisual materials in multiple languages, formats, and time periods for materials in the Richard B. Russell Special Collection Library…”

Electronic Resources Librarian (Librarian I or II) – University of Toronto

“…Reporting to the Head of Licensing and eResource Acquisitions, and working collaboratively with collections librarians, Books and Serials Acquisitions, Cataloguing and Metadata Services, Information Technology Services, this position is responsible for performing a variety of duties in the acquisition, licensing, access management, and analysis of the Library’s e-resource collections. This position is also responsible for collaborating with library staff to communicate e-resource information, and resolve issues related to e-resource access and management. The successful candidate will be part of the Library’s e-resource management team to shape and continuously improve access to electronic resources for library users…”

Electronic Resources Librarian, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY

“Molloy College seeks an Electronic Resources Librarian. The Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for managing the library’s online resources, which include: subscription databases, proxy server/OpenURL management, the library’s CMS presence, a variety of hosted systems/Web 2.0 initiatives and other digital systems and services through which patrons locate information. In addition, the Electronic Resources Librarian monitors and runs frequent analysis on database usage in order to determine if a) the subscription content meets the needs of the curriculum; b) resources are discoverable and utilized by both students and faculty and c) the library’s website presence is easily navigable, fresh and relevant…”

Curator of Rare Books –  Smith College, MA

“Smith College is accepting applications for a Curator of Rare Books. Reporting to the Director of Special Collections, the Curator will provide daily care and long term leadership for the rare book collection, which encompasses a significant teaching collection of rare books, literary manuscripts, artists’ books, and graphic art. As part of dynamic team of Special Collections staff, formulate and implement policies and programs for the acquisition, processing, preservation and use of rare books; coordinate and execute outreach initiatives, social media, and events; participate in multiple teaching activities; engage actively in the planning for the new Neilson Library, especially future Special Collections spaces, as well as the library transition during construction…”

Electronic Records Project Archivist – Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH)

“…The Electronic Records Project Archivist will be responsible for the appraisal, acquisition, description, management, policy‐formation, and preservation of born‐digital and imaged records with legal, historical, evidential, research, or administrative value created and maintained by the Office of the Governor during the administration of Governor Robert Bentley, from January 2011 through January 2019. This work will be completed in cooperation with ADAH appraisal staff, IT staff, collections management staff, reference staff, and members of the Governor’s staff…”

Statewide Projects and Programs Manager – South Carolina State Library

“The State Library is seeking a … Manager of the Statewide Projects and Programs. The position oversees the Statewide Projects and Programs department, under the division of Statewide Development, comprised of library staff responsible for statewide literacy efforts, expansion of literary arts initiatives, and programs related to the first floor learning lab and research rooms. The person in this role will be responsible for managing the front line services provided by the South Carolina State Library at the main library location along with some field and partnership work in the literary and literacy communities…”

(Hat Tip to HigherEDJobs; ALA Joblist; ARL Job Listings; Simmons Jobline and NASIG Jobs Blog)

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