Team Lead for Original Cataloging, Duke University

Team Lead for Original Cataloging

The Resource Description department creates, maintains, and stewards metadata that enables users to discover and access library resources. We do this by providing inclusive description of library materials across a variety of formats and languages and by providing vision and oversight of related cataloging policies, practices, and training.  In addition, the department stewards bindery processes to ensure long-term preservation of and access to library resources.  This work all happens collaboratively within and across departments, and in conjunction with the wider Duke University Libraries (DUL) goal of transforming collecting, preservation, and access to knowledge resources for the Duke community and beyond.

As Team Lead for Original Cataloging, you will:

  *   Manage MARC-based in-house and vendor metadata creation and stewardship for the Libraries’ general collections

  *   Collaborate to ensure ongoing maintenance of MARC metadata post-cataloging

  *   Collaborate with units responsible for rare materials, digital collections, and electronic resources

  *   Engage in Program for Cooperative Cataloging activities, in the development and implementation of the FOLIO open-source library management platform, and in exploring emerging data models

You will like this role if you:

  *   Are collaborative and enjoy working with a variety of people who represent a wide range of functional areas within and outside of DUL

  *   Enjoy working within documented standards to apply them to day-to-day work and projects, and to shape their near- and long-term inclusivity and sustainability

  *   Like using data to assess trends and to project ways in which cataloging activities can be most efficient and responsive to collection and user needs

You will thrive in this role if you have the following:

  *   Thorough experience with standards for description, including ways in which they must be transformed to be inclusive and to support emerging data models

  *   Experience setting goals and benchmarks to manage movement of materials through cataloging queues and successful completion of metadata maintenance projects

  *   Excellent communication skills, creativity, and the desire to foster both agency and common purpose among teams and their members

About Duke and Durham:

Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university’s intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the Perkins Library, Bostock Library, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly Library, and Music Library, and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke’s library holdings of 6.2 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. We recognize that the workplace only truly flourishes with an active presence of different backgrounds and unique abilities. We value the unseen perspective, the unheard voice, and the unnoticed ideas. We hope to give a platform of growth and connection, where employees can be free to produce new ways of thinking to promote inclusion and respect for all. Duke University Libraries encourages an environment where shared goals are reached by exceptional individuals.

Duke’s hometown is Durham, North Carolina.  Located halfway between the Great Smoky Mountains and the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, Durham is home to hundreds of restaurants, more than 40 annual festivals, Duke and North Carolina Central universities, art and science museums, world-class medical facilities, and a rapidly growing, richly diverse population. One of three cities that make up North Carolina’s Research Triangle, Durham is known as a vibrant hub for innovation and technology, as well as an incubator of many successful start-ups. It is consistently ranked among the best places to live, do business, and retire. Learn more at

Duke University consistently ranks among the best employers in the country<>. Duke offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at: .

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Metadata Librarian, University of Alabama Libraries

RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated individual for the position of Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the Coordinator of Metadata in the Resource Acquisition & Discovery department and working collaboratively in a team with 4 metadata librarians, and appropriate units in the Libraries, this position supports the discovery of and access to the Libraries resources through providing cataloging records adhering to current cataloging standards, and analysis and enrichment of the catalog. This position will play a role in improving discovery for patrons. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:  original and complex cataloging of monographs, continuing resources, non-book materials such as sound recordings, kits, videos, etc.; performing authority work; evaluating catalog data for resource discovery; and keeping current with issues and trends in cataloging.  The candidates must also possess the ability to deal with change and ambiguity in an academic setting. Responsibilities of the position will evolve as the library environment continues to change.

The University of Alabama Libraries is engaged as a beta partner on the FOLIO project. The Metadata Librarians will work as part of the FOLIO project management cycle as modules are developed and tested.  University Libraries currently is a Voyager site and uses Ebsco Discovery Services as its discovery layer.


  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
    • Experience creating cataloging records and performing authority control.
    • Knowledge of relevant foundational metadata and technologies including but not limited to: RDA, LCC, LCSH, MARC21, etc.
    • Experience using OCLC Connexion.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication, including associated skills such as listening and adapting.
    • Ability to solve problems independently or collaboratively, using sound judgment in decision-making.
    • Familiar with professional standards, best practices, and emerging technologies in metadata and libraries.
    • Willingness to explore new technologies and to find ways to incorporate them in order to enhance services and complete tasks more efficiently.
    • Ability to adapt quickly to new standards and technologies.
    • Job duties continue to change with the evolving research library environment


  • 1-2 years’ professional experience with cataloging or metadata creation in an academic library.
    • Experience using integrated library systems (Voyager preferred).
    • Knowledge of data manipulation using MarcEdit, EXCEL, or OpenRefine.
    • Knowledge of batch loading MARC records.
    • Knowledge of linked data models and emerging tools such as LRM, RDF, RDFa, BIBFRAME, etc.
    • Knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemas including but not limited to Dublin Core, and MODS.
    • Knowledge of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama’s flagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 38,000 students. Ranked among the top 60 public universities in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 51st among public universities in the 2018 rankings. University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-one UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars, including four in 2017. The University of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 32 Hollings Scholars and 11 Boren Scholars. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 500 currently enrolled. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 200,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network.  As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public.  The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month non-tenure track renewable faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. Salary is $52,000-$70,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at . Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Consideration of applications will begin October 8, 2021and will continue until position is filled.  The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people,

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

  For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean, at .


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Serials Cataloging Librarian, Penn State University Library

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for a full-time, tenure-line faculty appointment as Serials Cataloging Librarian in the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence can be found by visiting Information about the University Libraries’ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility efforts can be found by visiting

Position Summary

Reporting to the Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services (CMS), the Serials Cataloging Librarian is responsible for cataloging new serials (continuing resources: journals, periodicals, newspapers, open access titles), managing retrospective cataloging projects, as well as reviewing vendor serial records and licensed serial content. The Serials Cataloging Librarian works in concert with other faculty in the department in support of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging’s (PCC) constituent programs: NACO, SACO, CONSER, BIBCO.

As a full-time, tenure-line faculty librarian, the Serials Cataloging Librarian is expected to participate in library, college, and university governance and devote time to research, scholarly activity, and service to the University, the public, and the profession. Incoming faculty benefit from the strong mentoring program developed by the University Libraries to support incoming faculty in tenure-line appointments in fulfilling expectations in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Performs original and complex copy cataloging (bibliographic description, subject analysis, classification, and authority control) for serials in all formats. 
  • Serves as Penn State’s CONSER (Cooperative Online Serials Program) representative, contributes records to CONSER, and participates in the program’s initiatives and membership meetings. 
  • Serves more broadly as a PCC liaison, keeping a closer eye on PCC-related conversations and reporting back, and providing training as needed.
  • Provides consultation to the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department and serves as a Faculty Resource to the Serials Cataloging Team.  
  • Reviews vendor’s serial records and makes recommendations as to their utility and quality.
  • Catalogs open access serials as part of CONSER’s Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) initiative and in support of Penn State’s embrace of open access and open educational resources.
  • Supports a commitment to diversity and the library’s shared values. 
  • Engages in research, publication, and professional service as required of tenure track/tenured faculty. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Three to five years experience cataloging serials in an academic institution.
  • Familiarity with the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) and its standards.
  • Knowledge of cataloging and classification standards, including MARC21, RDA, CONSER, and LCC.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
  • Reading knowledge of at least one non-English language.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with CONSER.
  • Active engagement with authority work in NACO, including in-house training.
  • Experience working within a consortia (such as the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA)).
  • Familiarity with shared print arrangements.
  • Proficiency in languages other than English.


The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association of Research Libraries’ investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the Association of American Universities, and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, Digital Preservation Network, AP Trust, SPARC, CNI, the ACRL Diversity Alliance, and a number of other organizations.

The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day’s drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, and Detroit. For more information, please visit ( and (

Compensation and Rank: Tenure-line and salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Candidates for the rank of Assistant Librarian should possess a graduate degree in library or information studies or other appropriate degree; must have demonstrated potential ability as a librarian; and must have shown promise of growth in research and service.

Candidate for the rank of Associate Librarian should possess the same qualifications as the Assistant Librarian, demonstrate excellence in librarianship, show evidence of an established reputation in research, and have a strong record of service to the University and the profession.

Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online and uploaded at the same time at the time of application. Interested candidates should upload the following:

  • Letter of application including a diversity statement
  • Resume or vita
  • Names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses).

Review of applications will begin in September 2021 and continue until position is filled.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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Digital and Preservation Archivist, Clemson University Libraries, Clemson, SC

Digital & Preservation Archivist

Clemson University: University Libraries


Clemson University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented Digital and Preservation Archivist.  The archivist will provide leadership and expertise in digital archiving and electronic records management, as well as digital preservation for the Special Collections and Archives.  The unit is comprised of the Manuscript Collections, University Archives, Records Management, and Rare Books.  The Special Collections and Archives, distinguished for its strong collections in university history, agriculture, and textile history, is part of the Clemson University Libraries.

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 focused on expanding digital literacy efforts, developing new and innovative programs to support graduate students and faculty, and building digital and archival collections in the key areas of agriculture, architecture, athletics, textiles, and military history, all in the context of equity, diversity, and inclusion.  We have completed a master plan to renovate the main library building to provide more welcoming, technology enhanced spaces.

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 position accountable to the Head of Special Collections and Archives. 

Responsibilities include:

Digital and Preservation Archivist

  • Manages the digital conversion and online delivery of born-digital and digitized archival collections in collaboration with appropriate library partners
  • Develops and implements policies, standards, and procedures for the management of the digital content within the Special Collections and Archives, including but not limited to:
    • Digital materials on current and legacy physical media, including hard drives, floppy disks, compact disks, and others.
    • Web-based material, particularly with reference to the University Archives materials and those related to donors including websites, email, and social media.
  • Implements standards and best practices for metadata in collaboration with appropriate library partners
  • Integrates proper digital forensic tools in order to help ensure authentic and appropriately protected archival materials
  • Manages the conversion of analog formats and audiovisual materials
  • Coordinates with Records Management on the training of electronic records management and preservation
  • Engages in professional development such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

  • Develops a focused program of high quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries’ mission and goals


  • Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, University, profession, and community

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.


Required Qualifications/Experience: 

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship; or an SAA-accredited graduate degree in archives administration or records management; or a relevant, accredited graduate degree as deemed appropriate by the Libraries
  • Two years’ experience with digital preservation in some aspect of archives, special collections, or records repository
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital archives and emerging digital curation practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of national preservation standards and best practices
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and standards
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment and individually, to balance priorities, and to set and meet deadlines
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. and meet other physical demands of the position

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Experience in an academic or research library
  • Experience with digital preservation tools such as Preservica, Bitcurator, or Archive-It
  • Experience designing instructional and training content
  • Experience working with archival collections, research, and outreach in a digital environment
  • SAA Digital Archives Specialist certificate

Clemson University Libraries seeks to best serve our community through creating a welcoming environment in which diverse ideas and perspectives come together to achieve common goals. We are committed to the practice of inclusion as it is essential to the continued success not only of Clemson University but of the library and information science profession. We embrace Clemson’s core values of integrity, honesty, and respect, and add to those the ideals of compassion, dignity, and historical awareness so that Clemson Libraries’ staff, collections, spaces, and services inform the interest, information, and enlightenment of all who we serve. 

Application Instructions

Applications will be submitted through Interfolio: Through this website, applicants will be required to submit their vita, a cover letter, and three reference contacts. Applications received by October 1, 2021 will be assured full consideration, but we will continue to monitor applications that are received after this deadline.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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Collections Analysis Librarian at UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst Open Position: Collections Analysis Librarian

Come join us in the Pioneer Valley!

To apply, please click here<>.

Job Summary

The Collection Analysis Librarian is user focused, data-driven, and engages in processes that support strategic decision making concerning the acquisition, licensing, renewal, retention, and use of Library collections. The Librarian also engages in systems integrations, records management, and project management activities. Workflows include aggregating, manipulating, analyzing, and presenting large amounts of collections-related data from myriad sources.

Essential Functions

  *   Develops strategies for analysis of collections data housed in various resource management systems, from vendors, etc. Extracts raw data, imports data into data visualization software, evaluates the integrity of the data, conducts data clean-up projects, and supports data-driven collections assessment activities.

  *   Coordinates data management activities with other units, within the Library as well as with Library partners, Campus partners and Library vendors; leads workshops and programs that promote the discovery, analysis and visualization of data.

  *   Supports unit’s assessment activities, including collecting, maintaining, analyzing, and reporting on data/statistics generated by discovery systems.

  *   Collects, manages, and reports usage statistics for collections resources. Develops and implements automated processes for capturing and storing standardized (COUNTER) reports for electronic resources.

  *   Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Constructs and may pursue alternatives towards a solution. Exercises judgment in selecting method, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results consistent with broadly defined policies and practices.

  *   In consultation with diverse groups across the Libraries, reviews collections data to determine how well our collections represent diverse cultures, languages, and perspectives, and how well our collections serve the needs of diverse campus communities and constituents.

  *   Participates in migration and integration planning for next generation systems.

  *   Ability to manage projects, set and adjust priorities, work under pressure, be thorough and accurate, follow tasks through to completion, meet deadlines, and work independently.

  *   Develops strategies to clean and normalize data exported from the Library Services Platform and other systems. Troubleshoots collections data issues.

  *   Maintains knowledge of current and emerging systems and tools used to manage bibliographic and other data for resource management, access and assessment.

  *   Coordinate with other units in the library on data extraction, analysis, and reporting.

  *   Works closely with the 5 College Consortium libraries and other partners on data reporting and visualization efforts.

Other Functions

  *   Pursues professional development activities to improve knowledge, skills, and abilities. Coordinate and/or perform special projects and perform other duties as  needed.

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Collections Assessment and Interlibrary Loan Specialist, University of Colorado Denver’s Auraria Library

Nature of Work: 
The University of Colorado Denver’s Auraria Library seeks a detailed and collaborative Collections Assessment and Interlibrary Loan Specialist to join Auraria Library’s Collections Strategies department within the Technical Services Division.  Technical Services is responsible for the acquisitions, access, discovery, and assessment of purchased, curated, and shared collections.

This position’s primary role is to provide high-level, monthly critical analysis and reconciliation of Learning Materials, Library data, institutional and national reports, as well as support interlibrary lending and borrowing processes. This role will act as a main point of contact for collections assessment, which includes data management, analysis and visualization for a variety of stakeholders. Additionally, this role will support interlibrary lending and borrowing through content investigations and customer service.

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Colorado College, Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian

Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian. Colorado College, Colorado Springs

Colorado College Tutt Library is seeking a new member for our collaborative team of librarians. Manages electronic resources acquisitions, setup, troubleshooting, licensing and access, providing the infrastructure for researchers to find and use e-resources; serve as the liaison librarian to assigned academic departments, developing strategies to actively engage with students and scholars during all phases of the research and discovery process. MLS and two years relevant experience in serials, automation or cataloging services in an academic library setting required.

Salary range: $48,600 – $64,000 with full benefits.

More information and apply online by August 31, 2021:

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University Libraries, Virginia Tech Job Posting: Electronic Resources Acquisitions Specialist

Working Title: Electronic Resources Acquisitions Specialist

Work Type: Staff

Job Number: 516974

Job Description:

The primary responsibilities of this position include ordering, activating, invoice processing, monitoring, and maintenance of continuing electronic resources and identifying, resolving, and communicating access issues related to electronic resources. Applies knowledge of library materials acquisitions processes and university policies for prompt payment, invoice processing, and P-Card (credit card) use. Works both independently and as part of a highly collaborative and customer-focused team of electronic resources specialists. Participates in appropriate collections-related committees or groups and special projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience managing serials acquisitions functions, including ordering, claiming, and processing invoices.
  • Extensive experience with online integrated library systems and electronic resources management tools.
  • Experience with MARC formats for bibliographic description and holdings data for serials.
  • Experience using online acquisitions, ordering, accounting software, or invoicing systems.
  • Ability to independently resolve problems, as well as the ability to succeed in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.   

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Koha ILS and OCLC Discovery, Connexion, Collection Manager, or Record Manager.
  • Experience with Banner or HokieMart.
  • Knowledge of electronic serials publishing practices and experience working with journal publishers and subscription vendors.

Employment Conditions:

  • Must have background Check

How to apply for this job: Applications must be submitted online at

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Employee Category: Full Time Staff

Pay Range: $31,000-$32,000 dependent upon experience and education

Department: Library

Work Location: Blacksburg, VA

Review Date: September 2, 2021

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Faculty Librarian, Head of Collections and Electronic Resources at AdventHealth University (AHU) in Orlando, FL


Head of Library Collections and Electronic Resources is a full-time non-tenure faculty librarian position reporting to the Library Director. The Head of Library Collections and Electronic Resources is a self-directed, user-oriented health sciences librarian who possesses the expertise, organization skills, and management skills to lead the library team in building collections that supports the teaching, research, and mission of the University. The primary role of the Head of Library Collections and Electronic Resources is to develop and maintain the libraries physical and electronic collections, including special and archival collections. The collections include health sciences collections, general education collections, and collections to support the mission of the University.  

The Head of Library Collections and Electronic Resources oversees each phase of building and maintaining collections of resources. This librarian in this position will identify vendors, trial electronic resources, negotiate terms and prices, make print and electronic resources discoverable online, troubleshoot access issues, evaluate resources via usage statistics, relevance, and other factors to determine whether to keep or remove them, and manage the deselection and withdrawal processes.

As part of a small, integrated library team, the Head of Library Collections and Electronic Resources also works with other library staff to provide individual and group instruction (including guest lectures in classes) on library research skills in concert with other librarians and serves as a liaison to university departments. The Head of Library Collections and Electronic Resources actively participates in outstanding customer service, models the AHU Service standards, and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.


  • Possess collection development expertise in selection/deselection and management of academic library resources, including books, videos, and serials, especially in health sciences collections.
  • Able to develop collections budgets, reports, and needs assessments.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with vendors.
  • Familiar with COUNTER 5 and other electronic resource usage report standards.
  • Knowledge of issues and trends in academic library collection development.
  • Proficient with technologies used in library and instructional settings. Able to work effectively with integrated library systems, archival management systems, and digital collections.
  • Able to troubleshoot electronic resource access issues and batch upload/download MARC record updates.
  • Able to teach library research skills in individual and group settings.
  • Able to manage multiple projects and set priorities. 
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, planning, project management and decision-making skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. 
  • Strong level of creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly flexible. Embraces change and is comfortable initiating new practices or services.
  • Works effectively in a team environment. 
  • Proficient in the use of medical terminology.
  • Outstanding customer service orientation and the ability to model the AHU Service Standards.
  • Models professional Christian values and is willing to participate in workplace spiritual activities, such as praying or giving a devotional presentation.


  • Collection development knowledge of Seventh-day Adventist authors and publications.
  • Working knowledge of the SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system.
  • Proficient with the Springshare LibGuides and Linksters platforms.
  • Knowledge of issues and trends specific to electronic serials management.
  • Familiar with discover layers, link resolvers, proxy servers, and other platforms and tools that facilitate discover of and access to electronic resources.


  • American Library Association-recognized master’s degree in library and information science.
  • Three years of professional library experience in academic or health sciences libraries.
  • Two years of successful collection development and collection management experience with health sciences resources.


  • Five years of professional library experience in academic or health sciences libraries.
  • An additional graduate degree in a health or life sciences field.
  • Two years of experience with health sciences media collection management and development, including licensing and purchase of streaming videos.
  • Experience coordinating access to electronic resources for local and remote users and troubleshooting access issues.
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) credentialing.


Demonstrates behaviors at AdventHealth University in harmony with AHU’s “Four Words” of Nurture, Excellence, Spirituality, and Stewardship as well as AdventHealth’s Performance Standards of “Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own It.”

  • Effectively manages collection development/management functions and operations, assuring the high quality and ongoing excellence of library collections.  This process involves creating budgets, policies, procedures, priorities, and goals, as well as coordinating workflows, staffing, training, and special projects.
  • Conducts environmental scans and assesses the collections needs, using data and other analyses, of the AdventHealth University community; creates and implements plans to select and deselect materials regularly.
  • Provides leadership in the recommendation and application of new technologies related to collection development/management.
  • Coordinates with vendors and the Head of Cataloging to acquire bibliographic records meeting appropriate standards for library resources.
  • Ensures that resources are discoverable via the library’s discovery layer and other web platforms and works with the Digital Services Librarian to troubleshoot access issues.
  • Reviews, negotiates, and obtains license agreements that meet best practices standards and that will provide the highest quality product for the best possible terms.  Works with various library consortia and organizations to participate in group purchasing when advantageous.
  • Provides collections reports for university accreditation and program reviews.
  • Ensures that there are current and relevant works by Seventh-day Adventist and other Christian authors to support the curriculum and for personal spiritual development.
  • Actively participates on committees as assigned, including chair of library collection development meetings.
  • Performs library research instruction as needed, including group and individual instruction in-person and via chat, phone, e-mail, or online screen-sharing platforms.
  • Functions as a library liaison to AHU departments, as assigned
  • Is actively involved in library professional service.
  • Actively participates in ongoing continuing education, including credentialing in the Association of Health Sciences Professionals (AHIP)
  • Conducts ongoing engagement in scholarship and research activities appropriate to faculty rank.
  • Performs other library duties as assigned.

The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the job. Responsibilities are subject to change.


Submit an online application, CV, and two letters of professional reference through the AdventHealth Careers website.

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Cataloger, Published Material, Harvard Radcliffe Institute’s Schlesinger Library

About the Position

Reporting to the Head of Published and Printed Materials and working in a special collections environment, the Cataloger, Published Material at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute’s Schlesinger Library performs a variety of complex technical and specialized library functions in relation to the preparation of bibliographic and holdings records for monographs and serials, including original cataloging of serials, rare books and pamphlets, and a variety of other library materials.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Creates original cataloging in OCLC for various library materials in a variety of languages and subject fields according to current metadata content and structure standards. Does subject analysis and research to verify supporting authority records following national standards and local practice.
  • Responsible for serials bibliographic cataloging and the creation of detailed holdings records often from multiple workflows following CONSER guidelines.
  • Performs complex copy cataloging in all subjects collected by the library, including materials in Romance and other languages.
  • Records detailed copy specific physical description and provenance information following established practice for holdings records in Harvard’s Alma system for all items cataloged.
  • Performs MARC record work within Harvard Library’s catalog and OCLC’s Worldcat to maintain accurate holdings by correcting errors, updating, enhancing, reconciling discrepancies, and reporting duplicates.
  • Collaborates as part of a team of catalogers and metadata specialists in resolving difficult cataloging problems and stalled items. Consults with and advises colleagues about cataloging rules and practices. Keeps current with Harvard Library cataloging best practices and national standards.
  • Communicates with Harvard Library Technical Services (LTS) to understand and resolve Alma system or other technical problems.
  • Stays informed of evolving technical services trends, changing practices and standards, new cataloging software applications and local technology changes; participates in the development of local policies; suggests innovations and generates ideas for improving workflows and creating efficiencies.
  • Works with Research Services librarians and other colleagues to provide intellectual and physical access to materials in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for occasional reference desk shifts, serves on library-wide teams and committees.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • ALA-accredited MLS (Master’s in Library Science).
  • Three years of professional library cataloging experience in an academic, special, or research library with detailed, working knowledge of cataloging practices and procedures and of library automated systems.
  • Must have experience with serials cataloging, including original cataloging and the creation of detailed, accurate holdings following CONSER guidelines.
  • Must understand authority records and authority control and be familiar with the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO).
  • Experience cataloging in OCLC’s Connexion and working with Connexion templates, macros, and OCLC authority records is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current international data content and structure standards related to bibliographic, holding and authority cataloging such as MARC 21, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LCRI, CONSER, BIBCO, PCC, NAF, LCGT, RBMS controlled vocabularies, and DCRM(B).
  • Strong written, verbal, and listening skills.
  • Knowledge of U.S. women’s and culinary history.
  • Competence with Microsoft Office software.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills and the ability to meet project deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance long-term projects and daily cataloging workflow.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, and other diverse groups and individuals in a collegial manner.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the adoption of new software, project protocols, and workflows.
  • Working knowledge of one or more foreign languages.
  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a department team with shared goals.

Physical Requirements:

Employee must have the ability to sit at a desk for a minimum of seven hours a day and complete tasks requiring repetitive use of hands (keyboarding). This position involves regularly lifting and must be able to lift 40 pounds, manage cartloads of material weighing up to 40 pounds and climb ladders to retrieve or re-shelf collections.

Working Conditions:

  • The job is performed at the Schlesinger Library in a temperature-controlled office environment generally between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Occasional work on Saturday will be required to cover reference shifts.
  • There may be limited exposure to dust and mold.


The salary for this position has been budgeted at $65,000 to $75,000 annually.

How to apply:

Interested applicants must apply for the Cataloger, Published Material position through Harvard Careers, Harvard University’s online employment application system. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

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