James E. Walker Library, Chair (Collection Development and Management), Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN – EXTENDED

The Chair will work collaboratively with the Dean and Chair, User Services in achieving the goals and strategies of the Walker Library. Responsibilities of the chair will include providing strong academic leadership for the Department, representing the Department within the University and broader communities, managing resources and staff, facilitating planning and assessment.

Within the department, the Chair will develop policy, evaluate procedures, set annual goals for the department (Acquisitions, Cataloging, Serials, Discovery Services and Integrated Systems Librarian.) Oversees the evaluation of staff in the Collection Development and Management Department and evaluates unit heads, assures the process of tenure and promotion for the department. The Chair is responsible for the expenditure of the $4mil collection budget and sustaining a collection in support of the MTSU curriculum and research.

Successful candidate will have budget management experience, understanding of current trends in bibliographic control and scholarly communication; effective communication skills ability to work collaboratively across the library departments.

Job review date for optimal consideration: October 15, 2018

Full job description at https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu/postings/7293


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Preservation and Digitization Strategist, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University Libraries is seeking a successful leader with an orientation to systems thinking and strong skills in analysis, innovation, and collaboration to care for the rich and expansive collections its users rely on for teaching, learning, discovery, and the creation of new knowledge and art. The Preservation and Digitization Strategist provides key leadership for the life-cycle management of the Libraries’ physical and digital collections. The position directs and advances a diverse portfolio of related services encompassing conservation, preservation, and digitization of collections. The Strategist is a key partner with Collection Strategy, Special Collections, Facilities, Information Technology, and Discovery and Access in developing policy and practice affecting collection stewardship.

The position reports to the Associate Director for Content and Access and participates in the Libraries’ Management Committee. As head of the Preservation and Digitization Program Area, they manage units that include 12 staff and 6 FTE student assistants. The Preservation and Digitization Strategist will work in a highly integrated environment to create and implement innovative approaches to providing efficient stewardship of its collections. Programs and units within the program area address digitization, conservation and treatment, bindery and end-processing of additions to the collections. The Strategist is also the Chief Preservation Officer for the University Libraries.


This is a full-time, permanent, 12-month appointment as a tenure-track faculty member. The candidate will be required to meet university and Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure.  Salary, position type, and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.


All of the benefits available to you reflect Ohio State’s commitment to provide high-quality, affordable plans and represent a significant component of your total rewards for working at Ohio State.  The University offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days of vacation, 15 days sick leave, 10 holidays, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance at 2.5 times one’s annual salary.  State and alternative retirement choices are also available. For a summary of benefits, see:  https://hr.osu.edu/new-employees/benefits-overview.

Join Us!

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by October 7, 2018. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary requirements to Kristin Gall, gall.108@osu.edu.  Please include Preservation and Digitization Strategist in the subject field.

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Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian, University of Minnesota, MN

The Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian is responsible for managing the library’s electronic resources (including but not limited to, databases, journals, books, and streaming video) and print serials throughout their lifecycle. The Librarian serves as the chair of the Collections Committee which is tasked with the managing the library’s electronic and physical collections as well as developing collection and acquisitions related policies and procedures.

This position is a member of the Access & Collection Services Team (ACST) and reports to the ACST Manager.   ACST is responsible for acquiring, cataloging, and managing print and electronic materials.  It is also responsible for building oversight and security, interlibrary loan, course reserves, circulation, and stacks maintenance.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters’ degree from an American Library Association accredited library school or an advanced degree with relevant experience.
  • Excellent communication skills working with faculty, staff, students, vendors, and colleagues
  • Experience working with diverse groups

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the electronic resources and print serials life cycles
  • Experience with Open URL linking technologies and/or authentication mechanisms
  • Experience with Ex Libris’ Alma unified resource management system
  • Experience with Ex Libris’ Primo discovery service
  • Experience developing budgets and budget projections
  • Familiarity with MARC 21 holdings records, standard enumeration and chronology

Please visit https://www.myu.umn.edu/psp/psprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1  for more information and to apply.

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Digital Collections Strategist, East Carolina University

J. Y. Joyner Library at East Carolina University (ECU) seeks applicants for the faculty position of Digital Collections Strategist. Reporting to the Head of Application and Digital Services, the Digital Collections Strategist will manage projects; seek and evaluate potential digital collections; collaborate with internal and external partners in the creation and support of online exhibitions and digital scholarship projects; and develop and implement strategies, best practices, standards, and technologies that support discovery, access, and management of ECU’s digital collections.

Minimum requirements include:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or international equivalent, or advanced degree in a relevant discipline
  • Experience with digital asset management software, repositories, and/or digital scholarship applications and tools (e.g. Fedora, Omeka, DSpace, ContentDM, etc)

All applications must be submitted online.  See https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/21348 for more information and to apply.

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Head of Scholarly Communications, Copyright, and Publishing Dartmouth College

The Dartmouth College Library seeks an engaged, collaborative, and forward-thinking leader for the role of Head of Scholarly Communication, Copyright and Publishing. You will have the opportunity to work in a vibrant environment to reframe the ways in which Dartmouth community members share their work with a global audience. Beyond managing the Scholarly Communication team, you will guide and participate in a variety of library publishing initiatives and serve as a vital voice in our Library Management Group and our Open Dartmouth Working Group. In addition to serving as a thought and team leader within the Dartmouth Library, you will work with scholars at various stages of the research process to provide guidance related to key copyright issues, help their scholarship reach wide audiences, and evaluate the impact of their scholarly work. In order to do this effectively, you will oversee the implementation of the necessary infrastructure and ensure that scholars across the College are aware of issues and solutions in the scholarly communication landscape. We expect a successful candidate to be our campus expert and to help shape broader developments in the communities concerned with scholarly communications, particularly within the Ivy Plus libraries confederation.


The position is governed by the Dartmouth College Library Classification System of Professional Ranks.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.


Founded in 1769 and located in scenic Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth is a private, four-year, coeducational undergraduate college with graduate schools of business, engineering and medicine and 16 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Dartmouth’s mission is to educate the most promising students and to prepare them for a lifetime of learning and of responsible leadership through a faculty dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge. At the heart of Dartmouth College is one of the oldest research libraries in the United States. Nine libraries, distributed across various academic centers, house the multi-million volume collection and provide access to a rich array of digital resources supported by a technically robust networked environment.


Review of applications will begin as received and will continue as the position is filled.  Priority consideration will be given to those submitting applications by September 14; applications will be accepted until position is filled.  For the complete position description and to apply online go to: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/47069.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Associate Head, Acquisitions & Discovery, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Head, Acquisitions & Discovery (Serials). The Associate Head helps to provide leadership and management for the Acquisitions & Discovery department, reporting to and collaborating with the Department Head to set forward-thinking departmental goals and objectives. S/He leads the acquisition and bibliographic control activities for serial materials, providing direction within the department and throughout the Libraries. S/He manages the serials unit, supervising and evaluating one librarian and six paraprofessional staff. The incumbent leads electronic resource management efforts for continuing resources, including management support and staff training for the Serials Solutions 360 knowledge base and two ERM systems (E-Matrix and CORAL). S/He provides support for the acquisitions and licensing of library materials in all formats, maintains internal controls and documentation, and collaborates with stakeholders across the library to design and implement custom workflows for evolving acquisitions models. This position serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.
See vacancy announcement with application instructions at https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/ehra/aha%26d.
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