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Discussion Electronic Resources Librarian, Columbus State Community College (OH) (apply by Feb. 15)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 02:07 pm

Electronic Resources Librarian


Job Description: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements. 

Electronic Resources Librarian


Job Description: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements. 

Duties are numbered for convenience, and do not indicate order in terms of importance, frequency that the duty is performed, or the amount of time spent on the duty.

1. Conducts administrative functions for library website and provides leadership to library’s website team. Maintains library’s electronic resources.

2. Provides technical support to LibGuides authors. Works closely with other reference staff, including LibGuides team leader, Open Educational Resources librarian, library website team representatives, and other library staff in Circulation, Acquisitions & Metadata, and Multimedia. 

3. Manages library’s digital infrastructure via Springshare (including LibGuides), EBSCOadmin, OCLC, and ProQuest platforms. Troubleshoots access problems for electronic library resources and communicates in a timely manner with appropriate internal and external parties to establish solutions. 

4. Supports the use of special technologies such as augmented reality apps and classroom response systems for library programs and events throughout the academic year. 

5. Provides reference assistance and support to students, faculty and staff. Answers reference questions using variety of print and electronic resources.

6. Teaches information literacy skills and provides individual instruction to users with varying skill levels, in the research process and in effective use of electronic and print resources and databases. Conducts group instruction sessions for students and faculty. 

7. Researches, evaluates and selects library materials to assist in maintenance and upgrading of print and electronic reference and circulating collections. Assists in evaluation and selection of print and electronic periodicals collection. 

8. Collaborates with faculty in development of instruction sessions tailored to the curriculum, class assignments and student readiness. Responds to faculty requests for development of effective library research assignments. 

9. Develops instructional modules for general and course specific library research. 

10. Initiates, plans and develops tutorials and supporting instructional materials for specific databases or research needs and specific user groups.

11. Provides advice and support to students including interpreting usefulness of reference materials for student projects, advises students on selection and focus of topics for research papers, and guides students in development of effective search strategies.

12. Advises students on citation methods, copyright issues and provides other support as needed to promote learning and research success. 

13. Works with the supervisor in orienting, training and mentoring new hires to the reference staff. As directed by the supervisor, provides guidance and project oversight for the part-time librarians. Works collaboratively with supervisor and full time librarians in planning program direction and initiatives of the department.

14. Provides library instruction sessions at off-campus sites. Records statistics for reference and instruction sessions. 

15. Participates in library assessment activities. Promotes library services at college events and through written articles in campus media.

16. Maintains confidentiality of patron records and other information.

17. Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and predictable attendance and works overtime as required to meet workload demands. Performs other related duties as required.  

18. Monitors computer equipment used to access library information. Contacts IT support if service is needed for non-functional equipment. Serves on library and college committees.

Working Conditions: Normal library working conditions.  

Usual Physical Demands: The following physical demands are typically exhibited by position incumbents performing this job's essential duties and responsibilities. These physical demands are not, and should not be construed to be job qualification standards, but are illustrated to help the College, employee and/or applicant identify where reasonable accommodations may need to be considered. 

While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly stands and walks, and frequently sits at a desk to conduct reference research. Employee frequently reaches, bends or kneels to retrieve and shelve books. Employee regularly talks and listens to patrons, and frequently reads computer screens, catalogues, books and other material. Employee regularly lifts items up to 10 pounds, and occasionally pushes and pulls large book trucks up to 25 pounds.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: Library science; research methods, sources and databases; library practices and procedures; Dewey Decimal System; online catalog systems; online searching techniques; Microsoft office and other computer applications; best practices in library website design; Knowledge of DSpace or other open source repository applications. Ability to: Maintain good working relationships with library patrons, co-workers and other job contacts; Work individually without supervision as well as in teams; Evaluate information sources for content, authority and relevance; Analyze complex reference requests; Demonstrate a broad knowledge base of college academic programs; Categorize materials in subject, numerical and alphabetical order; Exhibit analytical thinking; Maintain confidential and sensitive information. Skill in: Verbal and written communications; listening; teaching and transmitting ideas to persons of diverse backgrounds and learning levels; Conducting research and related problem solving; Researching general and technical information; Scanning and analyzing large quantities of information for relevance to research questions; Operation and maintenance of the library computer system; Use of the Internet; routine typing; spelling; Maintaining operational records, Beyond basic HTML & CSS skills. Skill using Bootstrap, jQuery, jQuery UI, Javascript, {{moustache}}, Font Awesome. Skill in Photoshop and Camtasia or other photo and video editing software.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution.  At least 1 years of experience working in a library position with increasing responsibility. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).   

Additional Information:  All applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter that details their experience in patron service, college-level research, use of research databases, and required technology skills including website development. Evidence of relevant technology work must be included with application materials. Applications received without evidence of work samples and a cover letter will be considered incomplete and, therefore, not considered.

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Discussion Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian, University of Delaware (apply by Feb. 15)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 02:03 pm

Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian 

Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian 

The University of Delaware Library seeks a motivated, creative, and service-oriented professional to serve as Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian. The position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Publishing and Research and is part of a newly established team that encompasses digital scholarship services, digitization and digital publishing, and the University of Delaware Press. Team members collaborate with colleagues from across the Library to provide these services.

The Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian will design, implement, and assess an active program of education, training, advocacy, and support to promote effective sharing and barrier-free access to scholarly resources, and will provide strategic leadership of the service team that supports the Library’s digital repositories, including UDSpace and ArtStor.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Act as an advocate and resource for faculty, students, and staff on a full range of issues that promote barrier-free availability of scholarly intellectual resources, including open access, fair use, author’s rights, Creative Commons and other open licensing, streaming media, e-reserves, interlibrary loan of licensed content;
  • Develop and promulgate education and resource materials, online and in print, for a range of constituencies within the Library, as well as UD faculty, students, and staff;
  • Develop and implement an educational program employing the above documentation;
  • Assist researchers with questions and needs regarding rights to their authored content;
  • Lead Library support for the UD Faculty Senate resolution on open access; collaborate with subject liaison librarians to promulgate faculty author rights retention, Creative Commons licensing, and open access publishing;
  • Provide strategic direction for UDSpace, ArtStor, and other digital repositories, and coordinate the work of the team who support it (including subject liaisons, digital scholarship librarian, digital collections and Library IT staff);
  • Provide guidance to colleagues throughout the Library, Museums, and Press on copyright and intellectual property issues and procedures;
  • Advise UD researchers on options for open access publishing, including Open Educational Resources;
  • Serve as a member of the Library Management Council and other relevant Library and University committees.
  • Participate in professional programs at the local, regional, or national level as appropriate;
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned or deemed appropriate to the accomplishment of the responsibilities and functions of the position. 


Qualifications: ALA-accredited graduate library degree or JD from accredited institution. Minimum of 3 years relevant library experience. Evidence of knowledge and experience in copyright law as it relates to fair use and library exemptions, new modes of scholarly communication, open access, authors’ rights, and scholarly use of intellectual property. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a culturally diverse community. Ability to provide instruction in an academic setting. Effective oral and written communications skills. Effective public presentation and interpersonal skills. Ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, and other key stakeholders. Strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library, and be well-versed in the issues surrounding scholarly communication across a variety of disciplines. Supervisory experience preferred.

General Information: The University of Delaware Library is committed to student success, scholarly research and inclusive excellence.  The Library is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. The Library collaborates with strategic campus partners to achieve these priorities, as well as with national professional organizations including the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the ACRL Diversity Alliance.  More information about the Library is available at: 

Appointment: Appointment expected at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian (pay grade 30E with 3-8 years relevant experience) or the rank of Associate Librarian (pay grade 31E with 9+ years relevant experience). More information about the University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System is available at: 

Benefits:  22 vacation days. Generous 403B retirement plan. Tuition remission for dependents and spouse, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available at: 

To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three employment references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application instructions at: 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at 

ACRL Chapters Council

File Chapters-Council-Midwinter-2018-Meeting-Agenda

by Natalie Burclaff on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 12:26 pm

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ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee (Instruction Section)

Event 2018 IS Midwinter Virtual Discussion Forum

by Patrick Wohlmut on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 12:16 pm

2018 IS Midwinter Virtual Discussion Forum

2018 IS Midwinter Virtual Discussion Forum

How can we best integrate scholarly communication into today’s academic library instruction? While scholarly communication and content creation have impacted some areas of library services, these developments often overlook instruction aimed at undergraduate students. Join the ACRL Instruction Section’s 2018 Midwinter Virtual Discussion Forum to delve into current efforts to integrate issues such as content creation, intellectual property rights, and the scholarly conversation into undergraduate instruction practice. The ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee presents:   

Embedding Scholarly Communication in Your Instruction Practice: A Coordinated Approach

A virtual discussion led by Rebecca Lloyd (Reference & Instruction Librarian), Kristina De Voe (English & Communication Librarian), and Annie Johnson (Library Publishing and Scholarly Communications Specialist) from Temple University on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 from 1:00pm-2:00pm Central Standard Time.

Find out more by reading the discussion digest:

Register nowas space is limited

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Discussion Librarians with Spines Vol. 02 Call for Chapter Abstracts

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 10:09 am

Fellow Librarians, Information Professionals, and Clerical Support Staff!

Happy 2018! We would like to thank you for your robust support and generous assistance helping us get the word out about "Librarians with Spines: Information Agitators in an Age of Stagnation." Through your support and encouragement, we were able to sell over 300 print copies and 50 e-books over the Internet solely through word of mouth and with absolutely no advertising. 

Fellow Librarians, Information Professionals, and Clerical Support Staff!

Happy 2018! We would like to thank you for your robust support and generous assistance helping us get the word out about "Librarians with Spines: Information Agitators in an Age of Stagnation." Through your support and encouragement, we were able to sell over 300 print copies and 50 e-books over the Internet solely through word of mouth and with absolutely no advertising. 

Thanks to you, "Librarians with Spines," vol. 01 can be found in the catalogs of the New York Public Library, the Los Angeles Public Library, and the Oregon State Library just to name a few. Our anthology of 9 essays featured 11 innovative Librarians that were grinding it out in the library world. Our first volume provided a venue for LBGTQ Librarians, Librarians of Color, and allies of both of those demographics to create an intersectional dialogue.

It is with this verve and energy that we now solicit submissions for our second volume (subtitle to be determined).To that end, please send us your abstracts detailing your chapter by Friday, February 16th, 2018Completed chapters are due by April 1, 2018 to, and we would like to have volume 02 printed by July 31, 2018. Please help us to make LWS vol. 02 a successful resource for our newest LBGTQ Librarians, Librarians of Color, and allies of both.

When you get a second, could you please share with your networks and forward to interested librarians, information professionals, and clerical support staff in your networks. Unfortunately, we don't have the resources or womanpower to post this on all the respective listservs that we are subscribed to and we were hoping you could help us get the word (-of-mouth) out!

Thank You!

Yago Cura and Max Macias


Yago S. Cura, Publisher

"pitagoriza en tus constelaciones"--Rubén Darío

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Discussion Director, Palos Verdes Library District (CA) (apply by Feb. 18)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 09:15 am



The Palos Verdes Library District serves a culturally diverse population of 69,000 people who comprise a well-educated, highly engaged, and affluent bedroom community located 25 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles. Bordered by the picturesque Pacific Ocean, the Palos Verdes Peninsula is defined by breathtaking coastline vistas, multi-layered steep cliffs, gracefully rolling hills, deep canyons, and a semi-rural feel. The District is now seeking a visionary and collaborative leader to serve as its District Director. The ideal candidate will be passionate about libraries and the future of library services and will bring strong management skills and a commitment to employee engagement. As the District’s ambassador, the Director will enjoy and be skilled at building goodwill relationships in the local community; with the local school district; with local, state, and federal elected officials; and in local, state, and national library communities. The selected candidate will be a forward thinker who has an accredited degree in library/information science, public administration, business administration, or a related field. At least five (5) years of broad management experience in a library system or other customer-oriented environments is required. Experience in a broad spectrum of library services including overseeing a multi-branch library system is desirable. The salary for the position is open depending on qualifications and experience. 
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Discussion Library Supervisor II [eligibility list], Sacramento Public Library (apply by Feb. 8)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 09:14 am

Library Supervisor II (Eligibility List)

Apply by 5pm, Thursday, February 8, 2018

Library Supervisor II (Eligibility List)

Apply by 5pm, Thursday, February 8, 2018

Sacramento Public Library is seeking candidates for our Library Supervisor II position. If you are committed to public service, comfortable with providing programming for all ages, and yearn for the opportunity to grow in a supervisory career path, this is an excellent opportunity for you. We are creating a new eligibility list that will be used to staff Library Supervisor II openings that occur in the next 6-12 months.


If you or anyone you know is interested in the Library Supervisor II (Eligibility List) position, the eligibility List is now open via

For consideration please complete the following by the 5pm on Thursday, February 8, 2018 deadline:

  • Complete the application including the supplemental questions.
  • Attach: a) Cover letter b.) Contact information for three (3) current professional references including your current supervisor.  c.) Resume if you did not paste it into the application.  Complete details are on

Note: Incomplete applications or applications received after 5pm deadline will not be accepted.  If you have questions, please contact me at or 916-264-2725.

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Discussion Librarian, Rio Hondo College (CA) (apply by Feb. 12)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 08:48 am

Librarian, Full-Time

Job Number FAC00110P
Position Title Librarian, Full-Time
Position Type Faculty Full Time Tenure Track
Percentage Employee  
Number of Months Assignment 10
Starting Date Fall Semester 2018
Current Work Schedule  
Salary Range  

Dependent upon academic background and educational experience. Please visit our website at to see the faculty salary schedule.

Shift Differential  
FLSA Exempt
Location Main Campus
Department Library
Open Date 01/12/2018
Closing Date 02/12/2018
Open Until Filled No
Basic Function/Definition

Rio Hondo College seeks an enthusiastic, flexible, collegial, knowledgeable, creative, and innovative librarian to join our library team. Responsibilities are varied and will include several areas from the following: instruction, reference, online and print resources, systems, technical services, acquisitions, cataloging, outreach to faculty, emerging technologies, participation in College and Library committees, special projects and reports, as well as other duties, as assigned.

Essential Duties  
Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in library science, or library and information science from an ALAaccredited institution
A valid California Community College Librarian Credential 
Demonstrated knowledge of specific discipline, knowledge of instructional needs of community college students 
Ability to relate well with peers and other co-workers; to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and to be flexible in a changing environment.
Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.




Under the general direction and supervision of the area dean, conduct a full range of library services. All tenure track faculty participate in: reference, collection development, library instruction, curriculum development, and special projects. In addition, each tenure track faculty member has responsibility for one or more of the following areas: reference coordination; instruction coordination; collection development; periodicals; technical services; and the professional activities normally expected of community college faculty as described by Board Policy and California Educational Code, and additional duties as assigned. This position may require a combination of day and evening assignments. The successful candidate should have: a knowledge of and concern for the instructional needs of community college students; the ability to work with faculty, staff, and administration in a collegial environment; commitment to innovation and excellence; demonstrated communication skills; flexibility and initiative in a changing environment; the ability to work well in team situations.

Foreign Degrees

Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an Evaluation Service prior to the closing date. Certification must be attached with copies of transcripts.

License Certificates/Credentials  
Desired Qualifications

Professional librarian experience in a community college library.

Working Conditions  
Position Description

Applications are currently being accepted for Librarian. This is a Full-Time, 10 month, Tenure-Track Position.

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT on the closing date.

Applicants must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed.

  • Rio Hondo College online application (which includes supplemental questions)
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
  • Complete transcripts of all colleges/university studies, including degree earned (copies will be accepted) NOTE: Transcripts from multiples colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded.
  • Transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date (please circle conferral date on transcripts). Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified.
Special Instructions to Applicants  
Additional Information
  • The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires the District obtain documentation from every individual who is employed which verifies identity and authorizes his/her right to work in the United States.
  • Successful candidate is responsible for verifying all prior work experience and providing all academic transcripts for purposes of salary placement.
  • As a condition of employment, the selected applicant must provide a set of fingerprints (at the applicant’s expense) taken by an official LiveScan agency.
  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial employment (The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment).
  • For positions requiring a valid California driver’s license, proof of insurability is required.
  • Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for position), or the interview, please notify the Human Resources Office.
  • A copy of this announcement will be provided in Braille to visually impaired applicants upon request.
Commitment to Diversity

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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EEO Statement

Rio Hondo College is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty and staff members who are dedicated to student success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please list your highest degree held. Is your library degree from an ALA accredited institution?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please list any California Community College Credentials held.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your responsibilities at the most recent academic library where you have worked.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your work in each of the following areas: a) Information literacy (orientations, workshops, credit courses, assessment), b) Student learning objectives and assessment, c) Curriculum development, d) Reference, e) Collection development, f) Acquisitions, g) Reports for college, state, or federal agencies, h) Electronic resources (database maintenance), i) Technical services (cataloging, acquisition, systems), j) Technology skills (any of the following): 1. Web site design and content development, 2. Educational technology development and enhancements, 3. Online instruction, 4. Computer programming skills, k)Team leadership - Projects. Describe your involvement, contributions, and responsibilities, where you were a team leader or team member for a project.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Professional development - Describe your continuing education and professional development efforts for the last three years. List the dates and classes, workshops, conferences attended or where you were a presenter.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe your training and/or experience that demonstrates your sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Unofficial transcripts of all college/university studies, including degrees earned.

Optional Documents

  1. Other Documents
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Discussion Cultural Sustainability Intern, Library of Congress (apply by Feb. 21)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 08:46 am

Cultural Sustainability Intern


The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest Federal cultural institution and the world's largest library, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.

Cultural Sustainability Intern


The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest Federal cultural institution and the world's largest library, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.

The American Folklife Center (AFC) was created in 1976 by the U.S. Congress to "preserve and present American folklife" through programs of research, documentation, archival preservation, reference service, live performance, exhibitions, publications and training. AFC collects and documents living traditional culture, while preserving and making accessible its unparalleled analog and digital collections to current and future generations. More information about AFC and its activities are available at



The Cultural Sustainability Internship will provide a qualified master and doctoral student the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills involving the long-term preservation and accessibility of AFC’s digital collections. The Internship offers hands-on experience with and exposure to 21st-century preservation issues facing cultural heritage institutions with a mission to sustain long-term, durable access to their collections.

The Intern will work closely with a mentor throughout the duration of the appointment, and will have the opportunity to collaborate with AFC staff on current projects and planning for new initiatives. The Intern will have a direct impact on AFC policies and procedures for processing legacy and newly collected digital content. At the completion of the appointment, the Intern will prepare and present recommendations to advance the sustainability of the AFC’s repository and its contents.

The Intern will receive a stipend as support for living and other expenses during this appointment. Stipend rates are determined by Library of Congress officials and are based on the selected candidate’s academic and professional background. The selected candidate will also be eligible to receive a transit subsidy allowance.