Director of Resource Management/Systems Librarian, Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland

Washington College seeks an enthusiastic and motivated librarian who can provide leadership and management for the Miller Library Resource Management Department. This is a full-time, 12-month faculty position. The Director is responsible for:

  • acquisitions, electronic resources and serials management, cataloging and metadata production, integration and maintenance
  • the Innovative Interfaces Inc.: upgrades, problem resolutions, and future service expansion and implementation
  • lifecycle management of metadata and the supporting processes that enable knowledge access through a suite of discovery and retrieval systems
  • working closely with units responsible for collection development and management
  • developing and overseeing a wide range of projects addressing content discovery, access, and management
  • leading and redesigning significant new service development, organizational structures and staff roles in this changing environment

Qualifications: MLIS/MLS from an ALA accredited institution is required. Additional advanced degree is desirable. A minimum of three years experience in cataloging and metadata standards, applications, management of an integrated library system (preferably Innovative Interfaces Inc.) and experience with the implementation of current and emerging technologies relevant to discovery and retrieval of information in academic libraries required. Evidence of successful supervisory experience required. Familiarity with institutional repository systems is a plus. Commitment to a collaborative work environment and to values of small liberal arts colleges is highly valued.

Miller Library just completed a $9 million renovation project and anticipates an increase in use and a renewed commitment to the critical role of the library in the academic life of the College. Washington College, founded in 1782, is a selective liberal arts institution of 1450 students that emphasizes excellence in teaching with a 12:1 student-faculty ratio and a commitment to scholarly research. Washington College is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, about 1.5 hours from Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. The College offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. For more information please consult the Washington College Website and the Miller Library website.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and graduate transcripts from all institutions attended to our Online Portal, Consensus. If you have more than one document you would like to include under “Other Documentation,” please combine into one Word (.doc) or PDF file and upload under “Attach Other Documents.” Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email to College Librarian, Dr. Ruth Shoge at

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Electronic Resources and Web Services Librarian [Substitute] at Lehman College, Bronx, New York

Full-Time Regular

This position is primarily responsible for organization and maintenance of the Leonard Lief Library’s electronic resources, eBooks, and website, which serves as information portal to the Lehman community. Work involves detailed tracking and maintenance of currently licensed electronic resources, as well as arranging trials and evaluation of new resources under consideration. Responsible for maintenance, innovation, and redesign of Library’s website.

The Electronic Resources and Web Services Librarian:
* manages Serials Solutions for online access to electronic journals collection
* maintains EZProxy for remote access to databases
* coordinates SFX functions for internal linking to licensed resources
* manages integration of electronic resources into discovery service
* serves as representative to CUNY’s Electronic Resources Advisory Council (ERAC)
* chairs the Library’s Web Team and Electronic Resources Discussion Group (ERDG) The incumbent provides reference service, library instruction, and collection development in assigned subject areas.

ALA-accredited MLS; experience in website management and architecture; mobile resources; demonstrated knowledge and experience with responsive web design; knowledge of web tools, standards, and scripting languages (Adobe CS6, HTML4, HTML5, XML, CSS3, W3C, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, AJAX, MySQL, FTP, SFTP). Demonstrated competence with electronic journal management systems (Serials Solutions), SFX, and EZproxy. A strong commitment to outstanding public service and ability to serve a diverse community.

Sophisticated working knowledge of library research databases, eBook platforms, online facilitation, and vendor relations. At least two years of academic library experience. Second Master’s degree is required for appointment to Assistant Professor.

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references to:

Professor Kenneth Schlesinger, Chief Librarian
Leonard Lief Library
Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, New York 10468-1589

Review of applications begins April 1st – with projected start date of June 1, 2014.

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Head of Collections Management, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont

Middlebury College Library & Information Services seeks a creative, innovative, and enthusiastic individual for the position of Head of Collections Management. Reporting to the Director of Research and Instruction Services, this position leads, administers and coordinates the operations of the Collections Management workgroup, including acquisitions, serials, eResources, cataloging/metadata, and collection development activities in support of the College’s curricular, instructional, and research needs. This position also includes some subject liaison duties, with an emphasis on establishing and maintaining open communications with faculty in assigned areas.

Middlebury is a nationally recognized academic institution that encompasses a liberal arts undergraduate college, 38 Schools Abroad programs, 10 summer immersion Language Schools, the Bread Loaf School of English, as well as the Monterey Institute of International Studies—all with a shared institutional goal of doing the highest quality work for positive and global impact.

With year-round operations on five continents, our employees are one of our most valuable assets, and we are committed to the success and development of our workforce. Our employees enjoy an engaging lifestyle with excellent compensation, as well as competitive benefits (health, dental, life, disability, retirement, and vision) and educational assistance programs.

The full job description and application instructions are posted here:

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Head of Electronic Services, Jacob Burns Law Library, George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC

The George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its head of electronic services position to begin as early as July 1, 2014. Basic qualifications for this position are an ALA-accredited MLS (or equivalent) and an ABA-accredited JD (or equivalent), or completion of degree requirements by May 31, 2014, and a minimum of three years of experience managing electronic resources or working with technologies and systems that provide an understanding of the content, structure, and delivery of electronic resources. Review of applications will begin May 12, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

To apply for this position, please complete an online application at and upload a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. Please note that the successful candidate will be required to submit to and successfully complete a pre-employment background check. The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Electronic Resources & Web Services Librarian, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Dickinson College Library seeks an innovative and service-driven librarian to join us in shaping services and collections for 21st century learners, educators, and scholars. The ideal candidate has significant, direct experience with implementation, management and integration of a variety of online library resources, software systems, and services; web development experience; and experience with provision of reference and instructional services in an academic library setting. Strong analytical and communication skills and the ability to work effectively both independently and on teams are essential.

Specific areas of responsibility include providing leadership in these areas: electronic resources acquisitions, management, and assessment; library website management; integrating e-resources and online tutorials into the library website, discovery system, research guides, college learning management system (Moodle); and serving as point person for technical support of various electronic resources delivery systems. The librarian also provides information literacy instruction and support for assigned First Year Seminars, provides reference services including some evening and weekend shifts, and serves as liaison to assigned academic departments.

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Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian, Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

Galter Health Sciences Library, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University is accepting applications for the position of Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian. The Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian coordinates the acquisition, activation, maintenance, and usage analysis of resources for the Galter Health Sciences Library.

Primary responsibilities include gathering information associated with potential new products and trials; vendor relations, including license review and negotiation; coordination of the ordering, payment, and activation processes for electronic resources; managing collections budget; managing and maintaining proxy server and OpenURL link resolver; troubleshooting and resolving electronic resources problems. Coordinate licensing of shared resources among Galter Library, affiliated hospital libraries, and other university libraries. Consolidate vendor-supplied usage data (both COUNTER and non-COUNTER compliant). Synthesize and analyze data to create actionable usage reports. Collaborate in the implementation of a next-generation library services framework. Explore new resources and emerging technologies, evaluate their relevance to library goals and user needs, and work with information systems personnel to implement new tools and services as appropriate. Develop documentation of best practices, process improvements, procedures, policies, and guidelines regarding acquisitions and resource management. Participate on committees, task forces, and special projects related to acquisitions and e-resources as appropriate.

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