Scholarly Communications Librarian, Colby College, Waterville, ME

Colby College Libraries seek a collaborative, enthusiastic, and engaged professional for the position of Scholarly Communications Librarian. This new position reports to the Assistant Director for Digital Initiatives and will be a key part of a newly imagined and evolving Digital Initiatives team. This is a position with teaching and liaison responsibilities aligned with the successful candidate’s research, expertise, and experience.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will develop a comprehensive scholarly communication roadmap, manage a project portfolio for the Libraries, and across campus, and build community around that work. The Librarian serves as the Libraries’ expert on scholarly communication including, but not limited to, alternative publishing models, intellectual property rights, scholarly visibility and impact, online identity management, open access, open educational resources, and equitable access to the College’s scholarly output.

In collaboration with the Digital Collections Librarian, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will share responsibility for the management and development of the College’s institutional repository, including seeking out and maintaining partnerships across campus to promote it. The position will collaboratively develop and implement educational programs, support metadata creation for digital assets, and serve as an advisor for researchers (as well as library staff) on issues of scholarly communications and digital scholarship.

Priority given to applications received by August 31, 2020.

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Director of Collection Development & Acquisitions, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The University of Vermont seeks a director of Collection Development and Acquisitions to lead the University Libraries’ collections program. This position supervises five FTE (one faculty and four staff); reports to the dean of libraries; and works closely with other directors, the Faculty Library Advisory Committee, and subject liaisons residing in UVM’s three library buildings: Howe Library, the Dana Medical Library, and the Silver Special Collections Library.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead major changes. Immediate priorities include reviewing and merging collections budgets, committees, and decision-making procedures; building and chairing a team to oversee collection development and acquisitions across the UVM libraries; developing a unified, print-management strategy; building consensus around major, upcoming decisions regarding big-deal packages; attending to the professional development of direct reports and creating plans for continuous learning; and cultivating within the Collection Development and Acquisitions unit an atmosphere of collegiality.

This director will work with all library directors to ensure that the work of collection development, acquisitions and the associated cataloging of resources is seamless and integrated with the Libraries’ mission. The director of collection development and acquisitions and the director of cataloging/metadata will examine processes for managing serials, discovery systems, and automated and manual acquisitions procedures, consulting closely with colleagues to change workflows as appropriate. Close work with the University Purchasing and Contracts office is important. And cultivating relationships with faculty across the institution is key, both through work with the Faculty Library Advisory Committee and through relationships with specific colleges and schools.

For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than August 31, 2020.

See the full position description and apply online.

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Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery, UConn, Storrs, Connecticut

The UConn Library invites applications and nominations for a highly collaborative, innovative, thoughtful, nimble, and strategic leader for the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Collections and Discovery. Reporting to the Dean, the AUL shapes all aspects of collecting and discovery for the UConn Library. As a member of the senior leadership team, the AUL actively engages in every aspect of the UConn Library and serves as an ambassador and advocate for the Library with University constituencies, and with state, regional, and national organizations. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the successful candidate makes a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University and exemplifies the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.

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.

Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs (reference search # 494553).

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by June 14, 2020.

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Systems and Discovery Services Librarian, University of California, Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley Library seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and user-oriented colleague as the Systems and Discovery Services Librarian who will be responsible for the development, support, maintenance, and migration of the library’s integrated library system (ILS), discovery services, and catalog. The Systems and Discovery Services Librarian works collaboratively with a wide range of libraries and units to support the functionality of the library’s integrated catalog and the discovery layer. The position works as part of a department that provides services to all UC Berkeley Libraries. This enterprise-wide department is a key component of the UC Berkeley Library’s integrated information technology ecosystem.

This position coordinates and leads the administration and migration of the library services platform and collaborates across departments and libraries that handle cataloging, metadata, circulation, collection management, user services, and discovery. The position also provides coordination around the hardware, software, and associated peripherals and processes related to the ILS, so that faculty, students and staff have access to the full range of system functionality including an online public access catalog (OPAC), and library staff have appropriate access to the discovery layer, analytics, circulation, acquisitions, cataloging, collections, and electronic resources management modules and workflows as needed.

The position will also lead and coordinate a team planning and transitioning to ExLibris’s Alma/Primo platform from Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium. This project, which is the implementation of a Systemwide Integrated Library System (SILS), is a major effort for all of the 10 University of California campuses and the California Digital Library. It will involve a coordinated effort from all libraries and departments/divisions within the UC Berkeley Library. The project will involve massive data migration, complex system configuration, revamping of many library workflows and automated processes, and a comprehensive communications and training program for Library staff.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, UNC Greensboro, North Carolina

UNC Greensboro University Libraries invites applications for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. This person coordinates acquisition of e-resources and supports access to the Libraries’ owned, licensed, and subscribed online collections to meet the educational and research needs of UNCG students, faculty, and staff.

Responsibilities include coordinating acquisition and management of electronic resources, including e-journals, databases, online primary source collections, and streaming media content; participating as part of a team that continuously analyzes and optimizes e-resource discovery and access mechanisms; negotiating license terms with vendors and publishers for the University Libraries and as a member of the negotiating team for the Carolina Consortium; troubleshooting with a team to ensure access by the user community to owned and subscribed content ; and promoting e-resources by creating and maintaining research guides, providing training, and arranging for vendor/publisher presentations for library liaisons.

Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, this tenure-track position will work as part of a department of six librarians and ten staff members in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. In this role, the incumbent will also collaborate with personnel in departments across the University Libraries, including Research, Outreach and Instruction (ROI) and the Libraries’ technology unit (ERIT).

This is a twelve-month tenure-track faculty position. Demonstrated professional achievement including scholarly/creative activity and service is required for reappointment and tenure.

Please apply at this link

Preference will be given to applications received by May 4, 2020.

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Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian – Beeson Law Library, Samford University

Samford University’s Beeson Law Library invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for the position of Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian.  The position will manage all aspects of electronic resources and serials including original and complex copy cataloging; maintaining print and e-resource holdings in the ILS using the electronic resource management system (ERMS), Excel, MarcEdit, and other tools; and working with vendors to manage access and content issues.  This position is a 12-month, non‐tenure track faculty appointment.  The University offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until April 30, 2020.  To view the complete job posting and instructions for application, visit:
Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,600 students representing 44 states and 30 countries. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting.
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Associate Dean, Technical Services and Collection Management – Clemson Libraries

Associate Dean, Technical Services and Collection Management

Clemson Libraries seeks an energetic and innovative leader to serve as Associate Dean for Technical Services and Collection Management. The successful candidate will provide vision and strategic direction for five functional teams, which currently include 21 faculty and staff, and direct the development of collections responsive to the research and pedagogical needs of Clemson’s faculty, staff, and students. The incumbent will monitor trends and evaluate emerging technologies to improve information access and discovery for university students, faculty, and the local community. They also will represent the Libraries in collaborative collection development initiatives and process development with other libraries and consortia. Clemson Libraries are part of a statewide implementation of Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo with a go-live date of June 1, 2020. This new position reports to the Dean of Libraries and will be part of a new leadership configuration to include at least one other Associate Dean.

This is a 12-month tenured position with faculty rank and status. As a member of the Libraries’ faculty, the successful candidate will pursue an active and ongoing program of research, service, and professional development.

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Applications received by March 25, 2020 will be guaranteed consideration.

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Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library – Electronic Resources and Collections Librarian


The Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library Electronic Resources librarian is collaborative, proactive, and service-oriented and applies innovative approaches to electronic resources and collections operations. This position is responsible for providing leadership for strategic development and management of the life cycle of new and existing electronic resources, discovery tools, and cataloging for all library resources in all formats. The librarian proactively solicits input from faculty students, and staff, adeptly promotes HSL collections and resources, and skillfully responds to Health Sciences campus resource needs. Reporting to the Director, this accomplished professional will join a small and dynamic team of talented librarians and capably manage change in an evolving technological environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a robust collection of electronic books, article databases, journals and other resources in support of stakeholder needs and University strategic mission
  • Lead cataloging and discovery services operations by setting well-articulated goals in concert with the Library mission. Communicate goals and policy to faculty, staff, and students
  • Maintain timely and accurate metadata about the library’s resources in a variety of systems, such as the Integrated Library System (ILS), the Electronic Resource  Management System (ERMS), link resolver, A-Z lists, and discovery tool
  • Manage internal software including EZProxy, Serials Solutions, and Primo/Alma
  • Design and manage collections budget to ensure judicious and timely expenditure of funds
  • Apply usage statistics and other assessment data to identify needs, evaluate current and potential licenses and to support renewals, alternative access options, and withdrawal
  • Provide detailed collection policies that define the scope and level of collections and effectively communicate them to stakeholders
  • Establish and document workflows, processes, and best practices for electronic resources acquisition, licensing, implementation, assessment, and budget
  • Develop and maintain productive and positive relationships with vendors, colleagues, faculty, students and staff

All applications must be submitted online: and include a letter of application and a curriculum vitae. Relocation assistance will not be provided. The position will remain open until filled.

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Head of Collections & Resource Management – Coastal Carolina University

Kimbel Library at Coastal Carolina University welcomes applications for Head of Collections & Resource Management. Reporting to the University Librarian, this position provides leadership and direction in the development, management, and maintenance of library collections. In conjunction with acquisitions and cataloging specialists, the Head oversees departmental workflows, maintains collections budgets, and manages department’s initiatives. This position establishes and maintains online access to licensed and open access electronic resources, works closely with vendors and library colleagues to provide quality control of e-resources links and knowledge bases, and ensures consistent access to library electronic holdings across multiple discovery and access platforms. The Head works with liaison librarians regarding subject-specific resource acquisition, deselection, and licensing. The Head works collaboratively with library administration, other units within the library, and departments across campus to provide resources and learning experiences that are user-centered, sustainable, and responsible. This a tenure-track position, with rank at a commensurate level.

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Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian – Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Samford University Cumberland School of Law seeks an Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian at the Beeson Law Library (12-month, non-tenure track).

The successful candidate should have experience in cataloging and metadata creation.

The Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian will manage all aspects of electronic resources and serials.

More details can be found at

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