Acquisitions Librarian, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

Gonzaga University seeks an analytical and proactive Acquisitions Librarian for a tenure-track faculty appointment. The Acquisitions Librarian provides leadership, guidance, and expertise to the Foley Center Library in the selection and acquisition of resources for library collections. The Acquisitions Librarian develops efficient and effective practices to support the evolving environment of collection development and acquisitions. The Acquisitions Librarian supervises 3 FTE staff. The successful candidate will be dynamic, engaging, collaborative, and willing to make a commitment to Gonzaga’s Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic mission in a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. Detailed position description is available at

To apply, please visit our website at Applicants are required to complete an online application and submit a cover letter which includes details of employment objectives, a detailed curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references (name, phone number, and email address). Questions about this position may be directed via email to Paul Bracke, Dean of Library Services, Position closes on 6/3/19, midnight, PST. For assistance with your online application, call 509-313-5996.

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Head of Collection Management Services, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

The Head of Collection Management Services provides progressive leadership and direction to the library collection management services division. The Head of Collection Management Services oversees and provides vision and leadership for division activities, including acquisition, cataloging and processing materials in all formats; managing the collections budget; developing division policies and procedures; audit reporting; and coordinating and providing collection reports and statistics to the library, the university, and the CSU. In addition, library faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and service to the university and the profession. Detailed position description is available at

This is a tenure-track  faculty position, search number 33.18. Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, a statement on how your philosophy of librarianship and/or your scholarship align with the commitment of the J. Paul Leonard Library to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community, and the names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date. 

For full consideration, submit all materials to Elizabeth Detrich, Personnel Coordinator: edetrich@sfsu.edu415-338-3641.Application review begins April 22, 2019 and continues until filled.

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Head, Scholarly Communications and Data Management, Boise State University,

Boise State University’s Albertsons Library seeks a Head of Scholarly Communications and Data Management who will serve as a strong open access advocate with a firm understanding of the practical challenges involved in transforming traditional research dissemination systems. In this role you will:

  • Provide leadership for and oversee the development of the Scholarly Communication and Data Management unit, including hiring, training, and supervising classified and faculty employees, overseeing the management of ScholarWorks, Boise State’s institutional repository, and collaborating with other library employees to deliver data management and Open Education Resources (OER) services;
  • Create and promote the use of tools, resources, and services that facilitate research dissemination;
  • Collaborate with faculty, students, researchers, librarians, and other University personnel to advocate for open practices, including Open Access publishing, OER, and open data;
  • Monitor and report on trends, legal requirements, and best practices regarding scholarly communication, public access to research, copyright-related scholarly publishing issues, and OERs;
  • “Work collectively on an ongoing basis to build and maintain a community that understands, celebrates, and values diversity, and expects and fosters inclusivity at all levels” (Statement of Diversity and Inclusivity);

Albertsons Library has a vision to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We strive to be the “vibrant nurturing hub of Boise State where people and diverse ideas flourish” (Vision).  To reach this vision and ensure student success, we are committed to increasing our cultural competencies by requiring unconscious bias training of all library employees and creating a staff development program infused with inclusive excellence.  Library employees are actively working to earn BUILD certificates (Boise State Uniting for Inclusion and Leadership in Diversity).

This is a full‐time, 12‐month, tenure‐track position with faculty status and academic rank that reports to the Associate Dean. Appointment will be at the rank commensurate with experience and dependent upon the record of professional service and scholarly publication. Library faculty must meet Library and University requirements to achieve promotion and tenure.

 Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree from an American Library Association accredited program in library and information studies
  • Five years of progressive responsibility in an academic library setting including supervision of library employees
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging issues in scholarly communications, data management, open educational resources, and institutional repository management practices
  • Demonstrated success in collaboration with faculty, researchers, and other University stakeholders, especially in the area of research dissemination

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated interest, experience, and/or ability to promote cultural competency, diversity and/or inclusive excellence;
  • Experience consulting with researchers on copyright, author rights, and publishing practices;
  • Experience conducting scholarly research projects

For complete information and to apply, please visit:

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Electronic Resources Management Librarian at Duke University Libraries, Durham, NC

Duke University Libraries seeks qualified applicants for the position of Electronic Resources Management Librarian in the Continuing Resource Acquisitions Department, Technical Services Division. This position plays a critical role in ensuring that the library’s electronic resources are accessible and discoverable in a complex, multi-consortia environment. It is an opportunity for a skilled librarian to work at a major ARL member library invested in making significant contributions to the academic research library community and to the scholarly communications environment.

The successful candidate will have at least two years of successful experience managing electronic resources access and discovery in an academic research library environment; demonstrate excellent analytical and organizational skills; be able to work well both independently and as a member of a team; and demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to change. We seek candidates who will thrive in an open, engaging atmosphere that focuses on large-scale movement of resources through workflows as well as continuous learning and sharing of knowledge amongst staff at all levels.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Oversight and leadership of electronic resource management with an emphasis on access and discovery, including supervision of 3 FTE staff.
  • Participation in all aspects of electronic resource acquisitions, including trials, ordering, licensing, assessment, and renewals/cancellations.
  • Participation in the DUL Licensing Team to review and negotiate license agreements for electronic resources and services.

Duke University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. Duke’s hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.

Cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references should be submitted to . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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AD for Discovery and Technology Services, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

J.Y. Joyner Library on the campus of East Carolina University has an exciting new opportunity available as the Assistant Director for Discovery and Technology Services.

Known for its leadership in distance learning and its mission to serve, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University (ECU) seeks an innovative, experienced and forward-thinking leader to fill the position of Assistant Director for Discovery and Technology Services. Reporting to the Director of Academic Library Services and serving as part of the Library’s senior management team, this individual will have responsibility for 5 departments with approximately 20 employees: Applications & Digital Services; General Collections Cataloging; Special Collections Cataloging; ILS Services; and IT Operations.

Detailed information, including application instructions, can be found at

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Supervisory Librarian, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division, Library Operations, NLM

You will have an opportunity to shape the future of the National Library of Medicine (NLM)! NLM is implementing initiatives from its strategic plan, NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027: A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health, and this position is expected to play a key role in providing high-quality services to the public and research communities.

This position is that of Unit Head for one of the three units in the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section. The Section is responsible for ensuring that the NLM selects and acquires biomedical literature for the modern NLM collection, including print and electronic resources and other digital content according to the guidelines of the Collection Development Manual of the National Library of Medicine.  Major areas of responsibility include managing a program for negotiating license agreements for access to electronic journals and other electronic information resources and supporting the application and review processes for selecting journals for NLM literature databases. This position supervises eight professional librarians, technical information specialists, and library technical support personnel.

This position is listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-13  with a salary range from $99,172 to $128,920 per year.

In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. A Metro subway station (Medical Center on the Red Line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia. To learn more about working at NLM see Careers @ NLM.

Applications will be accepted beginning on April 4 at the links below.

Supervisory Librarian (DE)

Job Announcement Number:  NIH-NLM-DE-19-1045990

DE stands for delegated examining. All U.S. citizens are eligible.

Supervisory Librarian (MP)

Job Announcement Number: NIH-NLM-MP-19-10465196

MP stands for merit promotion. Applicants must be qualified current or former federal employees or VEOA eligible.

Please contact Julie Silverman, Head, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, at with questions about the position.

Please contact David Wittenberg, Human Resources Specialist, at with questions about the application process.

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Digital Content Management Librarian, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

The Digital Content Management Librarian works primarily to support the digital asset and content management needs of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), including Gutman Library, the Teaching and Learning Lab, Programs in Professional Education, Information Technology, and other units. Reporting to the Collections Strategist and Scholarly Communication Librarian, the incumbent supports digital and analog management of the Library’s core collections and special collections.

The Digital Content Management Librarian serves as an active member of both Gutman Library’s Digital Scholarship & Scholarly Communications Team, and Research Services Team. The position leverages digital repositories, publishing systems, and other platforms to support HGSE’s curricular, research, and strategic priorities.

Duties & Responsibilities
Specific areas of responsibilities include:

Content Management Duties

  • Develop and oversee HGSE’s content management process that addresses the full lifecycle of digital content (e.g. creation, copyright, licensing, storage, retention, preservation, cleaning, and reuse).
  • Identify a repository and publishing solution for managing, organizing, and distributing HGSE community content, possibly including digital learning objects and modules, digital scholarship projects and e-portfolios, open educational resources, digital exhibits, research data collections, restricted licensed collections, etc.
  • Oversee documentation, training, and policies on repository use and processes, including continual review and ongoing optimization of workflows.
  • Coordinate with existing repositories administered by the Harvard Library, including the Digital Repository Service (DRS) and Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH); complementary projects undertaken by the Harvard Library Digital Strategies & Innovations unit; and those administered by HUIT, such as Digital Assets for Reuse in Teaching (DART), to design connected workflows or interoperability.
  • Oversee workflows related to collecting, storing, and preserving HGSE faculty intellectual output in the university’s institutional repository, DASH.

Research, Teaching, and Learning Duties

  • Work closely with other Gutman Library units and personnel, including both the Research and Writing Services Teams, to integrate digital scholarship and repository support into the Library’s overall service offerings (e.g. instruction, discovery, preservation, research, etc.).
  • Collaborate with the Special Collections Team to develop digital exhibits and serve as the lead functional liaison to faculty, departments, and other librarians working with digital exhibit technologies and services.
  • Collaborate with the Digital Scholarship & Scholarly Communications Team to explore and develop innovative digital library initiatives and services to support evolving models of research, such as the creation of digital scholarship, the curation of open educational resources, etc.
  • Provide library instruction via research consultations, reference queries, or curriculum-integrated classes.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library or information science, archives, or another advanced degree in a related field.
  • Demonstrated relevant work experience in an academic or research environment.
  • Demonstrated initiative and leadership in developing user-centered digital repositories or related library services.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and software platforms, and to effectively train or teach others in their use.
  • Demonstrated understanding of digital library standards and practices, data standards, and standards for multimedia content, metadata, controlled authorities, and user experience.
  • Knowledge of digital formats (e.g. image, audio, video, data, object, text, etc.) and their associated best practices for online access and digital preservation.
  • Experience managing and describing digital content in at least one digital object repository and/or delivery system (e.g. Digital Commons, DSpace, Samvera, Islandora, Widen, etc.).
  • Experience with basic data reporting/usage statistics, along with skilled proficiency with using potential database technologies (e.g. Oracle, etc.)
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