Head of Special Collections and Archives, Auburn University Libraries, AL

Auburn University Libraries seeks an innovative and motivated professional to direct its Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) as Department Head. The Department Head will serve as thought leader and will advocate in developing comprehensive strategies to serve users and to integrate the SC&A further into the mission of the Libraries and the University. The Department Head oversees the portfolios of rare book, archives, records, outreach/engagement, digital scholarship programs, and fundraising. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Head of SC&A will be responsible for administrative and operational oversight of the department as well as developing effective partnerships with academic departments, with repositories across the State and region, and the global community of scholars. Major responsibilities beyond administrative and operational oversight include innovation in policies and procedures, scholarly outreach programming, exhibitions, donor development, and grantsmanship. The Department Head will lead in areas such as digital collections development, curricular integration, user-centered services, diversity and inclusion, and the ongoing professional development of the SC&A’s dedicated team of faculty and staff.

The individual in this position will shape collection development and management priorities to focus on areas of historical strength while also working to build a more diverse and inclusive record of humanity’s cultural and scientific heritage. The Department Head will provide strategic direction for advancing the Libraries’ stewardship role over existing collections, balancing new acquisitions against care for existing collections, as well as for activities related to archival processing, research services, access services, facilities management, fundraising and development, and community outreach. This twelve-month tenure-track faculty position requires professional and scholarly activity as well as service on library and university committees.

Starting salary of $65,000. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience/qualifications. This is a twelve-month tenure-track position. Benefits include 20 days of vacation leave/12 days of sick leave per year; participation in State Teachers’ Retirement System (mandatory); additional voluntary retirement plans available; health/dental/life/disability insurance.

To apply, visit: http://www.auemployment.com/postings/22098

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Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, TN

The University of Tennessee, a research one institution and the flagship institution for the state, is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join the collaborative and innovative Acquisitions & Continuing Resources team at the University Libraries. UTK is located in Knoxville, a vibrant city in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in east Tennessee. The city, population 187,000, is the third largest city in Tennessee. Knoxville’s metro area (population 850,000), and the surrounding region offer a variety of recreational opportunities and affordable cost-of-living.

Reporting to the Head, Acquisitions & Continuing Resources (ACR), the Electronic Resources Librarian works as a member of a collaborative team where innovative thinking and creative problem solving are highly valued. This position leads and manages the Resource Management unit within ACR, which is responsible for managing the lifecycle of the Libraries’ electronic resources and serials, including renewing, licensing, preserving, activation, and troubleshooting. The Electronic Resources Librarian plays a critical role in the development, implementation, and evolution of strategies and workflows relating to the acquisitions and management of electronic resources and serials for successful research and learning. This position requires a thorough understanding of and experience in all aspects of acquiring, evaluating, incorporating, and supporting ongoing access to electronic resources and serials.

Specific Duties

  • Provides direction and expertise related to establishing and maintaining access to electronic resources including coordinating work with database providers, vendors, and publishers to enable access, resolve problems, manage technical changes, and respond to end-users’ issues with electronic resources in a timely manner
  • Guides the Libraries in developing and maintaining awareness of emerging technologies, standards, and technical issues relating to the usage of electronic resources
  • Recommends and implements new initiatives for managing and processing electronic resources
  • Plays a significant role in the accessibility and license negotiation team
  • Coordinates serials renewals through the Libraries’ subscription agent
  • Serves as a member of the interdepartmental collections assessment team by providing qualitative and quantitative data about electronic resources and serials
  • Works collaboratively to resolve complex issues related to access, including breaches of contracts
  • Provides leadership to Acquisitions & Continuing Resources staff through professional development, mentoring, and coaching, and supervises 5 full-time employees in the Resource Management unit
  • Works collaboratively and effectively with various stakeholders within the Libraries, such as a subject liaison and collections advisory groups, as well as the campus community in support of the Libraries’ strategic plan and overall mission

Salary and Benefits

Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a salary of $52,000.  Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment.  Library faculty must meet University requirements for promotion and tenure.

Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan (TCRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) (VOYA, TIAA, VALIC) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans.  Tuition remission is available for all university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees. Start-up funding in the amount of $10,000 allocated over a three-year period; annual support for travel & professional development.

Complete Job Description and Application Procedures: https://apply.interfolio.com/85449

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Systems Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

The University Libraries at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks an enthusiastic and user-centered professional to implement robust, reliable, and extensible information systems. The Systems Librarian is primary technology owner for UNL’s core discovery, delivery, resource management, and digital archiving and preservation tools. They collaborate extensively with colleagues across the UNL Libraries, the University of Nebraska Consortium of Libraries (UNCL), and University of Nebraska Information Technology Services (ITS) to plan and implement systems. They assume a key leadership role in re-defining workflows and processes as part of the 2020 migration from Innovative (Sierra) to Ex Libris (Alma and Primo) platforms.

The Systems Librarian joins the UNL Libraries at a time of change and renewal. For the first time, the UNCL Libraries will be on a shared library platform, and new leadership in the Libraries and at the University are opening new avenues for collaboration.


• Provides technical leadership for and management of a suite of information systems, primarily Alma, Primo, and Rosetta, but including other systems used for authentication, digital content management, description and discovery.
• Serves as lead contact with systems vendors and university data partners, troubleshooting bugs, and managing data exchange, systems integrations, systems security, upgrades and maintenance.
• Directs systems-related projects and leads team meetings.
• Collaborates extensively with colleagues in program and technologies areas to optimize systems.
• Prepares and maintains systems logs, reports, and statistical data to assist in evidence-based decision making
• Participates in governance of shared systems through the University of Nebraska Consortium of Libraries, and in related collective activities with the Big Ten Academic Alliance, HathiTrust, Center for Research Libraries, and related groups.
• Actively engages in anti-racist work to advance inclusive excellence and redress systemic inequities.
• Contributes to the knowledge base of the profession through scholarly, professional, and service activities appropriate for the appointment type and rank.

Salary: Librarians in the University Libraries have faculty status; the successful candidate will be hired at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenured/tenure-leading). The minimum salary for this position is $60,000.

To Apply: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/72034

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Continuing Resources and Government Information Management Librarian, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Clemson University Libraries seek an experienced, service-oriented, innovative, and collaborative librarian to support the Technical Services and Collection Management (TSCM) Unit in its work. The Continuing Resources and Government Information Management Librarian will be primarily responsible for the acquisitions, activation, and cataloging of electronic serials, and the cataloging of databases. This position will also provide serials management knowledge for the Libraries in a variety of print serials collection management projects and supervision for members of the Continuing Resources and Government Information Management Team who are responsible for the acquisitions and cataloging of print and electronic serials for the general library collection and the acquisitions, cataloging, and collection management of government documents resources. This person will also be responsible for troubleshooting electronic journals access issues. ExLibris’ Alma and Primo are used for these and all other TSCM operations. The successful candidate will also collaborate closely with TSCM’s Electronic Resources Team and the Federal Documents depository coordinator in the Information & Research Services Unit. This is a 12-month tenure-track Faculty position and various benefit plans are available, along with annual leave, sick leave, and paid holidays.

The ideal candidate for this role will have an ALA-accredited degree in librarianship and at least one year of full-time professional experience, or three years paraprofessional, providing print or electronic serials management services, electronic serials acquisitions or cataloging services in a research library. It is also important that a candidate has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect in the workplace. Preferred qualifications include at least one year’s experience in the management of government documents technical services operations, experience supervising others, and experience working with the Alma/Primo library services platform/discovery system. More qualifications can be found in the full job ad.

Clemson University is a major land-grant, science and engineering-oriented university and has the highest Carnegie research designation (Very High, R1). Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. Centrally located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is in one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina, and a two-hour drive from Charlotte and Atlanta.

Salary and Benefits

Faculty rank and a minimum salary of $61,000 based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 13 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/85097. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by April 16 will be guaranteed consideration.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Florida International University Libraries, Miami, FL

Florida International University Libraries seeks an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and innovative individual to serve as the Electronic Resources Librarian. This position provides leadership and expertise in electronic resources acquisitions and management and assists the Associate Dean for Technical Services with all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including purchasing licensing, access, maintenance, and assessment of all electronic materials.

This is a non-tenure track position reporting to the Associate Dean for Technical Services. The position also works collaboratively with the Collection Development Librarian, Acquisitions and Cataloging teams, subject selectors; University Procurement; and external vendors, publishers, and consortia. The librarian will participate in professional and scholarly activity as well as serve on library and university faculty committees.

To see complete job description, including qualifications and experience requirements, and to apply, please visit https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/?posting=522945

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Health Sciences Librarian, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

The Clemson University Libraries seek a service-focused, innovative, and collaborative librarian to support health sciences education and research at a dynamic public research university that focuses on student success by targeting four strategic priority areas: Research, Engagement, the Academic Core, and the Living Environment.  Clemson’s partnership with health care systems has created the Clemson University School of Health Research (CUSHR), a multidisciplinary unit that facilitates medical research and scholarship. In addition, Clemson’s School of Nursing received recognition by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

The Health Sciences Librarian provides research assistance, instruction, collection development, and outreach for the department of Public Health Sciences, School of Nursing, and CUSHR.  The successful candidate will collaborate with university partners and institutes to develop and support innovative programs and services.  Library faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track Faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Information & Research Services. 

Clemson Libraries provides a unique opportunity to the right individual. As a relatively young R1 library, we are in the process of redefining ourselves, engaged in discussions with students and faculty to determine what programs and services should be created or expanded.  Currently we are focusing on expanding digital literacy efforts and developing new and innovative programs to support graduate students and faculty, all in the context of equity, diversity and inclusion.  We have completed a master plan to renovate the building to provide welcoming, technology enhanced spaces.  Lastly, we are engaged in a reorganization to better align ourselves to meet these goals, allowing us to add expertise in areas of need. We aspire to be one of the best research libraries in the country.

For full information and application procedures, go to: https://apply.interfolio.com/84845

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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Head of Financial Services, UConn Library, Storrs, Connecticut

Head of Financial Services
The UConn Library seeks an experienced and proactive manager to serve as Head of Financial Services.  Reporting to the Associate Dean, the Head of Financial Services is responsible for supervising a team of professional staff to provide proactive, customer focused financial services that support the daily operations and long term financial planning of the UConn Library. 

The successful candidate will have proven achievements in providing efficient and customer-focused workflows and related fiscal services while ensuring the highest level of compliance and transparency.   Excellent communication with library staff, senior leadership, and external stakeholders on matters related to fiscal procedures, policies, and regulations is a key component to this position.  This position must also demonstrate excellent leadership, professional judgment, knowledge sharing, relationship building, and decision-making practices while reinforcing the principles of inclusion and equity in daily responsibilities. 

Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Head of Financial Services will demonstrate respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University and will exemplify the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun. The UConn Library is especially interested in candidates who will add to the diversity of our staff and community. We welcome applications from members of underrepresented and diverse groups with experiences, backgrounds, and viewpoints that will enrich the diversity of our institution.

Appointment and Application Terms

This is a full-time position based in Storrs, Connecticut. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495061 to upload a resumecover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. In order to be considered for the position candidates should address in their cover letter and/or resume how their candidacy meets the position responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications (if applicable). This position has an anticipated virtual start date of June 1, 2021.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by March 21, 2021. 

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