Head of Collection Development, Graduate Theological Union

March 16, 2018

The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library of the Graduate Theological Union seeks an engaged, innovative, and user-centered professional for the position of Head of Collection Development.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with collaborative colleagues who acquire and provide timely access to scholarly resources for an energetic and diverse community of students, faculty, and researchers. Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Head of Collection Development is responsible for overseeing acquisitions, serials, and conservation of resources, in electronic and print formats. The successful candidate will exercise a key leadership role in ensuring access to information for teaching and scholarship, and will:

  • Select, acquire, and make accessible the books, journals, databases, and other media for both the GTU main library and our branch at the SFTS campus
  • Work with the director and other departments to monitor budgets, and to order, receive, and correctly process materials
  • Exercise responsible stewardship of the entire collection including making decisions about shelf management, gifts, withdrawals, and off-site storage
  • Prepare assessments, estimates, and reports about the collection, its use, and the acquisitions budget
  • Work with librarians and staff on acquisitions projects and long-term collection planning
  • Serve as the contact person for the GTU community, other libraries, and vendors regarding collection development

While this position focuses primarily on collection management, all GTU librarians serve the needs of the students, faculty, and staff, of the entire consortium. The Head of Collection Development will assist with implementing the Library’s Strategic Directions and will be expected to be professionally active through participation in appropriate regional or national professional associations.

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Shared Content Service Coordinator, California Digital Library

March 14, 2018

At the California Digital Library (CDL), we believe passionately that the library, in all its forms, is critically important to the vital work of students, scholars and the public. As a University of California (UC) systemwide library, CDL provides services to and on behalf of the UC system as a partner and collaborator to the UC campus libraries. As a globally-connected digital library, CDL occupies a unique position between the local UC campuses and the global digital library infrastructure. The user base for CDL services and programs includes UC faculty, students and library staff; the patrons of the consortia in which the UC Libraries participate; and the many people worldwide who benefit from UC’s open access offerings.

  • Shared Content Service Coordinator: As a member of the Licensed Content Group within the CDL’s Collection Development and Management Program, the Shared Content Service Coordinator communicates with UC campus librarians and collection development officers to identify their information needs, negotiates with content vendors, drafts UC systemwide subscription/purchase proposals, supports senior-level discussions, provides outreach events and workshops related to CDL collection development activities, and informs UC librarians on CDL-licensed resources totaling nearly $50M annually. The position reports to, and receives direction from, the Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing.

Apply here: https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60973 (due 4/23)

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.

Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communications, Santa Clara University

March 14, 2018

Santa Clara University Library seeks applications and nominations for the position of Associate University Librarian for Collections & Scholarly Communication. The selected candidate will be an imaginative and innovative leader who articulates a vision and provides leadership for the divisions of Library Systems, Cataloging, Electronic Resources and Serials, and Archives & Special Collections. This position is a leader in the implementation of key aspects of the Library’s strategic plan which includes implementing best practices for collection development, broadening the library’s role in the open access ecosystem, and strategizing for acquiring and curating archival and born digital materials. Reporting to the University Librarian, and in partnership and collaboration with the Associate University Librarian for Learning & Engagement, the AUL for Collections & Scholarly Communication shares in the responsibilities for general administrative decision-making, resource management, assessment, priority-setting, and development of policies for library operations and services within a collaborative, team-oriented environment.

Applications received by April 6, 2018 will receive first consideration. Please see the full job announcement, and instructions for applying at https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/6859

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Library Director, Whittier College

March 14, 2018

The Bonnie Bell Wardman Library at Whittier College seeks a Library Director. The Director will have experience with new and emerging technologies and implementing information literacy initiatives. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong managerial, organizational, and planning skills with the ability to lead and manage four librarians and six full-time staff members. The Director will lead the library in collaborating with faculty, staff, and administration campus-wide.

The Bonnie Bell Wardman Library serves as the intellectual center of the campus. The library building was seismically retrofitted and renovated in 2003 and features a collection of more than 200,000 print volumes and 172,000 e-books. We offer access to 71 electronic databases and provide 228 print and online periodical subscriptions. The library also includes Classroom and Media Services/MADLAB. Wardman Library serves all members of the College community and supports all disciplines to play a key role in student academic success.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full time
Salary Range: $85,000 – $115,000; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.

Reports To: Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Library

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Part time pool, CSU Northridge

March 14, 2018

California State University, Northridge’s Oviatt Library is looking for full-time and part-time temporary librarians (Assistant Librarian Rank) in the Research, Instruction & Outreach Services Department. Appointments by semester. May include evening and/or weekend hours.

Minimum educational requirements: Graduate degree in library/information science from ALA-accredited school, or equivalent degree if granted from outside the United States or Canada by June 30, 2018.

For more information about the position, including the complete list of qualifications and application instructions, please see: https://library.csun.edu/sites/default/files/users/main/documents/rios_pt_position_announcement_021918.pdf. Application deadline is March 31, 2018.

Director of Special Collections – Librarian II/III

March 14, 2018

Director of Special Collections

University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries seeks an experienced professional for Director of Special Collections to shape the future of the department and its programs. The Special Collections department includes the University Archives. The Director also has oversight for the Basque Library, with the largest Basque collection outside of the Basque Country.

Special Collections houses a wide array of manuscripts and collections in many formats, and a rare books and book arts collection illustrating the history and printing of books. Research strengths are in Nevada and western history, culture, and the environment; mining and railroad history; Great Basin Indians; and women in Nevada. It includes a large collection of regional oral histories and papers of politicians. Special Collections is the recipient of former Senator Harry Reid’s papers, documenting his 30-year career in the U.S. Senate, including service as Senate Minority and Majority Leader. This important collection of primary research materials, including print and electronic documents, brings national attention to the department.

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Director is responsible for the planning, implementation and promotion of a wide range of departmental initiatives. The successful candidate will have demonstrated management success and the ability to work effectively with individuals with diverse backgrounds, opinions, and orientations. The candidate will be knowledgeable in current and emerging archival, access, and digitization standards, practices, and technologies. The Libraries emphasize excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; a strong service orientation; collaboration and teamwork; the ability to manage change; and the desire to actively engage in campus and community outreach activities to promote the collections and build partnerships with diverse stakeholder groups.

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Reference/Instruction Librarian, California State University Dominguez Hills

March 10, 2018

California State University Dominguez Hills is seeking enthusiastic and collaborative professionals to assist in our Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Services (RIOS) department. Here are some quick answers to questions you might have about the position.

What is the official description for the job?

As one of our full-time temporary (two-year) librarians, you will be responsible for providing high-quality research assistance, serving as a liaison to assigned academic departments, teaching information literacy sessions, and participating in outreach activities. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about a variety of types of public services library work and participate in various projects.

Shorter version: Team up with us in reference and instruction to help our students succeed!

Why is working for the CSU so awesome?

Glad you asked! The California State University system is the nation’s largest and most ​​affordable public four-year university system. We are the people’s university, so every day you get to make a difference, work in a diverse and inclusive environment, and foster intellectual growth. Plus, we have a strong faculty union, exemplary leadership, a faculty committed to social justice, and motivated students.

Is this position just working the reference desk?

Nope! Providing research services is an important part of what we do but it’s not everything. In addition to chat reference and in-person consultations, you’ll also have the opportunity to serve as a liaison to assigned academic departments; edit and create library research guides; contribute to collection development related projects; and participate in the development of videos, tutorials, and other outreach and instructional materials. We typically work as teams and small groups on various projects as they arise throughout the year.

Where is Dominguez Hills? I’ve never heard of it…

The land we’re on is named for the family of Juan Jose Dominguez, a Spanish soldier who received a grant of 75,000 acres for grazing cattle from the governor of the Spanish province of California in 1784. Prior to the Dominguez family, the first inhabitants of this land were the Gabrielino Indians. Today we call this place Carson, California, which is in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Still not ringing any bells? We’re not far from Long Beach. If you want to nerd out on our history, check it out here: http://www.csudh.edu/campus-history/ . If you prefer sports to history, you may be interested to note that the StubHub Center, home to the LA Galaxy and temporarily the LA Chargers, is right next door.

I didn’t take a typical path to academic librarianship. Should I still apply?

Definitely! We welcome people from all backgrounds and all libraries as long as they too are committed to ensuring that the university and the library are welcoming and safe spaces where all can thrive, create, work, and learn. Even if you haven’t had a position just like this one before, if you are collegial, enthusiastic, and as committed to public service as we are, you may well be a good fit!

Fine Print:

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.csudh.edu/hr/job-opportunities/ and find position #1496 “Temporary Faculty Pool” under job opportunities. The pool is designated as part-time, however, we are seeking full-time positions from this pool.

Science Librarian, California State University, Los Angeles

March 10, 2018

California State University, Los Angeles

University Library


Science Librarian

Senior Assistant Librarian (full-time, 12-month tenure-track appointment)

Starting Date:

Summer, 2018

Minimum Qualifications:

1) MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library school;
2) Demonstrated knowledge of information resources in the natural sciences and/or academic coursework in the natural sciences or related disciplines;
3) Experience providing instruction or research consultation services to students and faculty;
4) Excellent communication skills, and;
5) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Bachelor or Master’s degree in a natural science discipline;
2) Experience with existing and emerging research tools, methodologies and print and electronic resources in the natural sciences;
3) Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in scholarly communication and data management in science fields, and;
4) Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy standards/framework, performance indicators and outcomes.


The California State University, Los Angeles University Library seeks an innovative, collaborative and user-centered librarian to support and advance scholarship, research, teaching and learning for students and faculty in the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy. The successful candidate will also serve as liaison to other related programs.

The Science Librarian will collaborate with teaching faculty in the development of digital learning objects and instructional materials related to information literacy in Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy; serve as the library subject liaison for several departments in the College of Natural & Social Science which includes evaluating, selecting, and reviewing information resources in relation to the needs of teaching, learning, research and creative inquiries. Collaborate with other library faculty and administrators to assess the usage, satisfaction and impact of library services on student success. The successful candidate will provide on-call and online/digital reference and research consultation and may contribute to outreach activities.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in the University’s commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.


Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian.

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Technical Services & Digital Asset Librarian, Moreno Valley College

March 10, 2018

Moreno Valley College

Technical Services & Digital Asset Librarian/ Assistant Professor (Extended)

Deadline to Apply: 4/6/2018


Librarian, College of the Canyons

March 10, 2018

Santa Clarita Community College District
College of the Canyons

announces an employment opportunity for


Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty Position

Position # ACA17-285

Review Date: April 9, 2018

Job Link: http://bit.ly/2tuikJs

Position Description: College of the Canyons is seeking a faculty leader in the area of Library Science. This is an eleven-month professional, full-time tenure track position beginning fall 2018. This position is responsible for library outreach and implementation of tools and programs related to equity initiatives on campus. All Librarians perform multiple roles including public service, user instruction and coordination of the operational area, as well as other professional responsibilities. The position may include a combination of teaching, department, college, and community leadership functions. Assignment may include day, evening, and weekend duties at all District sites.

Duties of the Position:

Under the direction of the area Dean and in coordination with the Head Librarian;

  • Develops and customizes specialized programs, services, and tools for providing library support districtwide.
  • Acts as liaison between the library and faculty and staff in instructional divisions and administrative units on matters related to equity.
  • Collaborates in the development and maintenance of the web presence of the Library (social media, web page).
  • Collaborates in the selection for purchase of materials related to equity and outreach.
  • Provides reference desk assistance.
  • Participates in the Library’s information literacy program as needed.
  • Interacts with vendors on behalf of the library in relation to library materials concerning outreach and equity issues.
  • Works collegially with other faculty, staff, and administrators on campus committees, represent College of the Canyons to local and regional organizations, and investigate mutually beneficial community partnerships with local businesses, libraries and schools.
  • Maintains office hours and participates in department, division, and college committees and governance.
  • Participates in and implements departmental and college program reviews.
  • Participates in additional faculty responsibilities, including college decision-making activities related to professional and academic matters. The activities will occur both within the department as well as in the larger College setting.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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