Electronic Resources Librarian, Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for an Electronic Resources Librarian. This position is responsible for life cycle management of all library resources, including providing discovery and seamless access to the Library’s electronic resources, including online journals, databases, streaming video, and eBooks. With the Dean of Library and Academic Technology, this position manages the library materials budget. The successful candidate is expected to be well-versed in managing an integrated library system, including knowledge of unix/linux operating systems, Discovery layers, such as EBSCO Discovery Service, openURL resolvers, content knowledgebases, and cataloging standards and principals such as MARC and BIBFRAME. Knowledge of various authentication systems such as SAML and Shibboleth is helpful to facilitate troubleshooting with the campus IT services. The Electronic Resources Librarian liaises with faculty and staff to identify new e-resources, communicate changes, evaluate content for discoverability and access, and to resolve issues. Experience in managing e-resources is essential, as is a working knowledge of the principals of collection development. Knowledge of html, css, and content management systems for support of the SpringShare Library Guides and the library’s website. This is an exempt, full-time (35 hours per week), twelve-month non-tenured faculty position.

For a list of essential functions and qualifications, please see the full job description.

How to Apply:

When applying please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our on-line portal. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment, and encourages applications from women, people of color, disabled persons, members of the LGBTQ community, and veterans.

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Research Data Librarian, Utah State University Libraries, Logan, UT

Utah State University Libraries invites applications for a full-time, 12 month, tenure-track position of Research Data Librarian.

USU Libraries seeks a Research Data Librarian to lead its successful nationally recognized Research Data Management Service (RDMS). The successful candidate will oversee the continued implementation of the USU Libraries and Research Office partnership that assists researchers with meeting compliance with the terms of data management and publication deposit for federally funded research awards. The Research Data Librarian partners closely with the Office of Research to monitor faculty needs in order to develop and offer services supporting research data and federal funder requirements. Additionally, in consultation with University stakeholders, the Research Data Librarian assesses the continually changing needs of all faculty and students regarding research data management and develops and delivers instruction and training. The position works collaboratively with the USU Libraries’ Cataloging and Metadata Services (CMS), Digital Initiatives (DI), and Learning and Engagement Services (LES) units.

The Research Data Librarian draws on a broad knowledge of research data management and stewardship to monitor and creatively respond to emerging researcher needs. Clear and effective communication, the ability to work collaboratively with others, and familiarity managing change enable the Research Data Librarian to succeed in this rapidly evolving, future-oriented field. We seek candidates who have the capacity to thrive in an ambiguous, forward-thinking environment.

The Research Data Librarian supervises one staff member and one or more students, this position reports to the Associate Dean for Special Collections, Digital, and Cataloging. The position is a 12-month, tenure track faculty appointment with rank as Assistant Librarian. The Library is dedicated to the success of the candidate by offering generous professional development funding to acquire further training and develop the necessary skills and knowledge to foster success.

Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2020, and the position will remain open until filled. Estimated start date for this position is January 1, 2021.

For more information, and to apply, visit: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2952/assistant-librarian-%28research-data-librarian%29/job

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Materials Management & Technical Services Director, Hartford County Public Library, Belcamp, MD

The Materials Management & Technical Services Director manages and oversees the Materials Management and Technical Services Departments operations, activities, staff, and workflow. Develops, plans, and executes library and department objectives supporting the selection, purchase, cataloging, and processing of physical and digital materials the library provides to the citizens of Harford County.

Job will remain open until filled. To learn more and apply, visit: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=30835&clientkey=A80FE008691EC4F03A189014B9C1100A 

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Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Are you a librarian who enjoys managing library data? Do you have a love of detail and problem solving? Bryn Mawr College Libraries invite applications for its Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian within the Library & Information Technology Services group. The position coordinates the life cycle of the Bryn Mawr College Libraries’ electronic resources and manages all aspects of serials work. As part of the Tri-College Consortium (with Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges), the Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian works collaboratively with colleagues there to troubleshoot problems and to create and implement electronic resources management policies and procedures as part of a shared Integrated Library System using Ex Libris’ Alma software. This is an excellent opportunity for either an experienced professional looking to advance their career, or a recent graduate of a Master’s program in Library and Information Science (MLIS) who is interested in developing a career in electronic resources.

Reporting to the Director of Collection Management & Discovery, the Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian is part of a team encompassing Electronic Resources and Serials, Acquisitions, Cataloging, and InterLibrary Loan.

Review of applications will begin October 12, 2020. To apply, please visit:


Please include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.

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Web & Discovery Librarian, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

Southern Oregon University Hannon Library seeks an innovative and dynamic librarian to lead the development and management of the Hannon Library website, the ExLibris Primo discovery layer, LibGuides, and other library web platforms. Within a collaborative environment, the successful candidate will develop, implement and assess library websites and web projects. An essential aspect of this position is a commitment to improving the web interface and enhancing student success through solid usability, accessibility, and information architecture practices. The Web & Discovery Librarian will ensure an engaging and effective experience for our users.

The Web & Discovery Librarian will develop and maintain a current, responsive, user-friendly, and accessible web presence for the library. This position will engage in student-focused usability testing as part of an assessment strategy that also includes web analytic tools.

This librarian will optimize our discovery platform so that resources can be found as easily as possible. Working closely with vendors and appropriate library staff, this position will establish and maintain consistent online access to electronic resources across multiple platforms. The librarian will stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to e‐resource access.

The Web & Discovery Librarian will chair the Hannon Library’s Web and Discovery Team. This position will also liaison with other web developers and IT staff on campus to ensure that our websites are in accordance with campus policies and guidelines and that authentication for our electronic resources is as seamless as possible. The librarian will serve as the SOU Discovery Representative to our consortium, the Orbis Cascade Alliance.

Priority deadline is September 30, 2020.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://jobs.sou.edu/postings/8541

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Technical Services Librarian, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC

Wofford College’s Sandor Teszler Library invites applications for a full-time, exempt, technical services librarian. Reporting directly to the director of library collections, discovery, and access services, the technical services librarian has primary responsibility to serve as administrator of the library services platform (Alma/Primo) and authentication network (Open Athens). The technical services librarian coordinates with vendors and campus information technology to ensure continuous access to eresources; maintain and manage library resources, including library guides and institutional repository. Other expectations in the position description include working cooperatively within the collections, discovery, and access services team on cataloging and serials management, performing collection development and serving as the liaison to select academic departments.

A MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent degree is required for appointment. Demonstrated experience managing an automated library system and web-based applications is required and administration certifications for Alma and Primo VE is preferred. Minimally two years of experience with cataloging using MARC is required and experience with Dublin Core is preferred. Demonstrated understanding of library organization and research processes is required and academic library experience is highly desired. Effective communication skills (written and verbal) and working both independently at times as well as collaboratively as part of a team in a problem-solving environment are expected. This position requires lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying up to 25lbs. (books, computers, etc.).

Applications should be submitted no later than midnight, October 1, 2020.

For more information and application instructions visit: https://www.wofford.edu/Wofford.edu/Documents/Administration/Human%20Resources/Job-Posting-PDFs/technical-services-librarian-pva.pdf

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Associate Professor/Head of Technical Services, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as Associate Professor/Head of Technical Services, in the University Libraries to begin in the spring 2021.

Under the general supervision of the Dean of University Libraries, the incumbent has leadership responsibility for the supervision and administration of technical services, which includes acquisitions, cataloging, serials and electronic resources, gifts management, and processing and preservation, while holding tenure or tenure-track faculty status and rank.

Salary range is $68,000 to $78,000 and commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience.

Application review begins November 9, 2020.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1563&site=1

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4 Job Openings at the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is pleased to announce four exciting employment opportunities for exceptional candidates to serve as Unit Heads in the Public Services Division (PSD) and in the Technical Services Division. PSD has 3 positions available, one each in the Reference and Web Services, Collection Access, and Preservation and Collection Management sections.  The Technical Services position manages all library acquisitions.  If you have or are interested in library management experience and want to play an important role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NLM team.  These are GS-1412-13 Supervisory Technical Information Specialist positions. For more information, visit https://www.nlm.nih.gov/careers/LO_PSD_Supervisory_Technical_Information_Specialists20200902.html

Collection Development and Acquisitions Section in the Technical Services Division: acquiring materials in all formats; utilizing contracts, purchase orders and other procurement mechanisms processing materials; providing input on the literature budget and handling payment processing; and participating in the development and maintenance of automated systems.

Collection Access Section in the Public Services Division: managing DOCLINE, NLM interlibrary loan services, customer service, and reading room operations and participating in the development and maintenance of the section’s policies and procedures.

Preservation and Collection Management Section in the Public Services Division: managing collection access and maintenance, environmental monitoring, and emergency/disaster response; overseeing preservation activities including digital preservation and scanning operations; and, participating in the development and maintenance of the section’s policies and procedures.

Reference & Web Services Section in the Public Services Division: managing NLM web technology and content and collaborating on issues of web governance, policy, content strategy, content management and web technology, and participating in the development and maintenance of the section’s policies and procedures.

The application period for this announcement is Wednesday, September 2, 2020 until Friday, September 11, 2020 and reflects the NIH’s effort to hire talented people quickly.

Current or former federal employees may apply to the MP announcement.  All applicants, including the general public and current or former federal employees, may apply to the DE announcement.

MP Announcement (current or former federal employees only)


DE Announcement (general public and current or former federal employees)



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Executive Director, CLOCKSS, Location Flexible

CLOCKSS is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization in its next phase of development, from May 2021, following the retirement of the current Executive Director, Craig Van Dyck.

CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) is a not-for-profit joint venture between the world’s leading scholarly publishers and academic libraries, whose mission is to build and operate a sustainable, geographically distributed digital preservation service with which to ensure the long-term survival of web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of the greater global research community. CLOCKSS is an international, mission-driven, partnership organization with technical support from the LOCKSS team at Stanford University.

The role of Executive Director is crucial to CLOCKSS: running the organization, reporting to the Board via its Co-Chairs, and responsible for continuing to establish the organization as a major international scholarly archive and as a valuable collaborative community of scholarly publishers and academic libraries. This is a highly visible leadership role in the scholarly community.

Candidates should apply before 25 September 2020, although applications after that date may also be considered.

Full details regarding the job specification and applications can be found here: https://clockss.org/executive-director

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Serials Bindery Assistant, LAC Group, Washington D.C.

LAC Group seeks a qualified Serials Bindery Assistant to work at a major federal library in Washington, D.C. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of serials records and experience working with an Integrated Library System. Work must be performed on-site. This is a full-time (40 hours a week; Monday – Friday) benefited contract position.


  • Pulling selected serials titles from the stacks
  • Preparing serial units for shipment to bindery
  • Preparing digital bindery tickets
  • Creating and updating bibliographic item records and holdings summaries in ILS
  • Quality review of all pre-bindable units

To view full job description and apply, visit: https://lac.gp/2CYofMF

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