Research Librarian I – American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

Department: Research & Collective Bargaining

Location: Washington, D.C.

Grade:  United Staff Union — Grade 8

Salary:  Starts at $72,447

Benefits: List of benefits

To be considered

Please send an email with an attached cover letter and resume to: Applications will be considered until the position is filled. However, we strongly encourage applying before December 19, 2018.

This position is responsible for providing information and research services to union staff and leadership. The ideal candidate will be adept at: selecting and distributing news and other relevant information for a targeted audience, researching, analyzing, and disseminating information from diverse sources in response to patron requests, contributing to the management, organization, and assessment of the library collection, and providing outreach and instruction services for users of the Information Center.


  • Curates and assembles a daily email newsletter from a wide variety of sources, comprehensively covering key developments in topics of interest to AFSCME.
  • Researches, retrieves, analyzes and disseminates information from electronic and print sources in response to reference requests.
  • Synthesizes research findings into structured, digestible reports for a variety of audiences.
  • Assists with collection management responsibilities including cataloging, identifying and evaluating potential acquisitions, shelving and weeding the collection.
  • Performs outreach and instructional services for staff and provides access, assistance and support for Information Center resources.
  • Researches, selects and independently assembles and distributes articles for AFSCME Information Center blogs.
  • Creates fact sheets, user guides, and other documentation on internal and external electronic communications to foster user self-sufficiency.
  • Conducts presentations or instructional sessions for internal and external audiences.
  • Remains knowledgeable on issues affecting AFSCME members.
  • May supervise clerical support staff.
  • Performs other general duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; an advanced degree in library or information science is strongly preferred, and three to five years of experience in a library or similar setting which provides the following skills.

Skills Requirements:

  • Ability to identify requestors’ needs through use of reference interviews and craft effective search strategies to address those needs.
  • Ability to synthesize research findings and write clear, organized reports of research results based on the identified information need.
  • Skilled in the use of digital technologies and experienced with electronic library information systems, databases and other information management and retrieval tools.
  • Ability to perform sound research and make logical conclusions.
  • Ability to evaluate, abstract and analyze data and technical information from diverse sources.
  • Knowledge of library administration principles.
  • Experience with knowledge and information management principles, strategies and technologies.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues and Information Center users.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple demands and deadlines and to balance short- and long-term priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Commitment to AFSCME’s mission.

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Collection Strategist, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

The University Libraries at Appalachian State University seek a dynamic and effective individual for the position of Collection Strategist. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Liaison Programs and Services, the position leads the collection assessment and development initiatives.

Appalachian State University is a masters level, mid-size public university located in Boone, NC, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Review of completed applications will begin January 7, 2019.  For a complete job description and application procedures see:


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Electronic Resources Management Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an innovative, collaborative, creative and dynamic individual to serve as an Electronic Resources Management Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Electronic Resources Management and working as part of a team, this position will assist in the acquisition, management, and delivery of electronic resources for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. This is an exciting opportunity to grow professionally and contribute to the success of an ARL library at a major research university.

This position is responsible for providing support for management of the e-resource life cycle and the discovery of and access to electronic resources. Duties may include processing new orders for electronic resources, assisting with licensing, aiding in the management of electronic journal, e-book, streaming video, and database subscriptions, activating online access for electronic resources, trouble-shooting technical and subscription-related access problems, and actively working and communicating with vendors/publishers/library staff concerning electronic resources.

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

Applications are due by January 4, 2019. For complete information and to apply for this position, please click on the following link: 96733-AS.

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Discovery and Electronic Resources Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

The Loyola Notre Dame Library in Baltimore, MD, seeks a flexible, innovative librarian with electronic resource management experience to join our Acquisitions unit. The Discovery and Electronic Resources Librarian will manage the life cycle of electronic resources and work collaboratively with units throughout the Library and with University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) colleagues to provide accurate access to electronic content and improved discoverability for users. Under the supervision of the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian, the successful candidate will be a creative problem solver and proactively incorporate new and emerging practices and technology into the electronic resources environment. The Discovery and Electronic Resources Librarian will be a continuous learner who applies expertise developed through work experience and professional development opportunities.

The full job description is available on the LNDL website:


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Head, Collection Development and Resource Access, Florida International University, Miami, FL


I. Professional Practice

·         Leads the Collections & Resource Development Department consisting of Acquisitions, Serials, and Electronic Resources. Includes direct supervision of 2 FTE faculty librarians and hierarchical supervision of 10 FTE staff.

·         Allocates and monitors the materials resource budget.

·         Leads collection development efforts of the FIU Libraries, including coordination of issues and policies across all formats in consultation with appropriate departments and personnel.

·         Coordinates liaison collection development activities and collaborates with liaison librarians to foster positive relationships with faculty, especially pertaining to collection issues.

·         Serves as primary contact for collection assessment activities such as program reviews, accreditation reports, and internal assessments

·         Oversees the process of Repair, Missing and Lost item review and replacement.

·         Chairs the FIU Libraries’ Collection Advisory Committee to discuss collection activities, review product proposals, and draft policies.

·         Participates in collaborative collection discussions with local, state, and national efforts including CSUL Collection Planning Committee, Florida State Library, Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries.

·         As a Library Department Head, participate in meetings and activities to determine the strategic direction of the library, achieve annual goals, and enhance daily operations

·         Assumes other responsibilities and duties as requested by the Dean of Libraries.

·         Leads and manages acquisitions activities including purchasing, licensing, and facilitating access to licensed content.

·         Conducts regular assessments of departmental services, workflows, and operations.

·         Assists in developing effective reports and messaging for other library and university administrators to understand the library’s materials budget needs.

II. Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development

·         Participates in continuing education, conference, workshops, seminars, or other activities that enhance professional knowledge.

·         Contributes to the profession through active participation in professional associations, research, or other scholarly activities.

·         Serves the library and institution through participation in meetings and committee work.

·         Attend and participate in library meetings, including Library Assembly, Administration Team, and Direct Reports.


·         ALA-accredited MLIS

·         Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library services and an understanding of information seeking behaviors in an academic research environment

·         Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation, and organization skills, including the ability to effectively impart knowledge and skills

·         Minimum five years of experience managing multi-million dollar resource budgets.


·         Ability to work flexibly, creatively, and collaboratively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population

·         Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail

·         Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within library and university web/online communities

Rank/Salary: Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.

About the Libraries: For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 515222 at and must attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three professional references who will be as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by November 26, 2018. Review will continue until position is filled.

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Associate Dean of Libraries, Research and Academic Services, Adelphi University

The Associate Dean of Libraries, Research and Academic Services, is a member of the Adelphi University Libraries senior leadership team responsible for the planning and delivery of strategic priorities across all its libraries, services, and functions. The Associate Dean will lead strategic planning, implementation, and continuous development of the Libraries’ new integrated service model designed to strongly support student-success and academic excellence. The Associate Dean will provide leadership of a unified, user-centered library spaces and services model that supports and enhance student engagement with scholarship, fosters experiential learning, and empowers students and faculty to create new knowledge in a creative and collaborative environment.

REPORTS TO: Dean of Libraries


  1. Responsible for leading and managing the ongoing development of a new library service model, that is unified, student-centered, deploys best use of staff time, and enables efficient quality service from all the face-to-face touchpoints within the Libraries system (access service desk, Research and Instruction unit, popup/ikiosks through campus).
  2. Work closely with the Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives and Automated Services and the Information Technology staff on developing service collaborations at existing and future technology service points (IT Help Desk, 3D Studio, and Emerging Technology Lab).
  3. Works in close collaboration with the Coordinator of Reference Services Librarian, Information Technology, and the Office of Academic Services and Retention.
  4. In collaboration with the Assessment Coordinator Librarian, continually assesses the effectiveness of the new service model and provides responsive leadership for redesigning and reshaping services using design-thinking principles to improve services and associated learning spaces to support student academic success.
  5. Provides integrated research and information services, fully deploying the online functionality of the reference transaction and analytics software for tiered referral of user inquiries among library faculty and administrators.
  6. In collaboration with the Coordinator of Instructional Services Librarian, provide administrative leadership for integrating library instruction with Learning and Writing Center support, deploying the EAB advising platform. Work closely with the Coordinator of Reference Services Librarian, IT-Help Desk staff, and Learning Writing Center staff on the coordination of scheduling of service touchpoints in the Libraries.
  7. Work closely with the Engagement and Inclusion Librarian on coordination of engagement activities related to user services. Supervises Coordinator of User Services and other administrators staffing user-facing service points in the Libraries.
  8. Proactively, identify Initiate and sustain key collaborations with emerging and existing key stakeholders to provide coherent, collaborative services and facilities in support of teaching, learning support and services provided.
  9. Works with standing student committees.

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