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Discussion Librarian 1, Madison Public Library (apply by March 4)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 02:06 pm

Librarian 1 - Central Public Services



$2,063.14 /BiWeekly



Librarian 1 - Central Public Services



$2,063.14 /BiWeekly






DEPARTMENT: Madison Public Library


OPENING DATE: 02/07/18


CLOSING DATE: 03/04/18 11:59 PM






About the Job: 
Madison Public Library seeks two creative and innovative Librarians who will develop relationships between the Library and Madison's many stakeholders in order to foster opportunities for our adult customers with a particular focus on addressing community identified needs. Consistent with our mission and vision, these positions cultivate community partnerships which develop opportunities to learn, share and create. These positions will ensure equitable provision of resources and services and will lead librarians and other staff in developing culturally competent models for services. These positions will provide leadership and coordination in central library operations, including work activities of staff, facilities and technology needs, and assisting in the hiring of staff. Familiarity with emerging technologies and project management skills are a plus.

About the Madison Public Library:
Madison Public Library (MPL) is a dynamic organization that actively embraces the changing role of libraries. Our new Central Library opened in 2013, featuring a fully equipped media lab, gigabit connectivity, ample meeting rooms, and our critically acclaimed Bubbler program which has since been able to expand through major grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  Our eight neighborhood libraries have similarly embraced new services and technology, such as our Meadowridge Library's community kitchen that supports youth nutrition and food preparation programs.  At MPL we encourage creativity, innovation, imagination, and going beyond the traditional or expected; our outstanding and collegial workforce is highly valued by the community, and includes staff members who have received national recognition or awards for their work at MPL.
Librarian 1
This is the entry level of the professional librarian career progression series. This work is initially characterized by more structured assignments, and/or is more closely reviewed, until the employee gains requisite operational skills and program familiarity. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Librarian 3 or Library Supervisor. This series is structured to provide advancement from Librarian 1 to Librarian 2 (consistent with City policy).



  • Understand and advocate for broader community needs, facilitating connections and helping develop solutions
  • Facilitate partnerships with the community that will promote racial equity and social justice
  • Plan and deliver related programs and learning opportunities to a broad range of community members, both within and outside the library
  • Develop and implement evaluation metrics to monitor program effectiveness.
  • Participate in local, state and national conferences and meetings to acquire and share best practices in public services and community engagement.
  • Conduct tours and provide outreach programs to increase awareness and use of library facilities and services
  • Monitor trends and best practices in community engagement
  • Provide direct services to customers at an all-ages Ask Desk
  • Coordinate paraprofessional, clerical and hourly staff and volunteers
  • Perform related work as assigned.

For a complete list of duties and responsibilities, please reference the Librarian 1 classification specification.

For more information about the Madison Public Library and its programs, please visit:



Graduation from an accredited library school with a master's degree in library or information science.

If an applicant does not possess the specific requirements outlined above, Human Resources will review the application materials to determine if the applicant possesses the following equivalent experience:

Four years experience in applying the following:

  • Library science theories, principles, practices, and terminology applicable to a public library and community engagement.

Two years experience in applying the following:

  • Automated and manual library systems.
  • Library reference and/or collection development strategies and resources.
  • Computer software applicable to the duties of the position.

Familiarity with the following:

  • Project management principles and practices.  
  • Community engagement within library systems. 
  • Cultural and economic issues involved in serving traditionally underserved populations. 

Ability to:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with community partners. 
  • Perform as a leader and as a collaborative team member. 
  • Apply research and professional reading to practice. 
  • Exercise sound judgment and discretion in making choices on the spot. 
  • Maintain a flexible approach to assignments and schedules. 
  • Multi-task while remaining accessible and helpful.  

The City of Madison strives to provide exceptional customer service to all its residents and visitors. Therefore successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to effectively work with multicultural communities. 

For a complete list of the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, please reference the Librarian 1 classification specification.



Ability to meet the transportation requirements of the position.

Physical Requirements:

Employees in this position must be able to lift/carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds (equivalent to a bucket of books) and must be capable of pushing wheeled carts of books and other materials weighing up to 200 pounds onto and off elevators, and across carpeted areas. In addition, they must be able to frequently stand, walk, bend, kneel, stoop, reach overhead, and repeatedly lift books weighing as much as three pounds.



It is your responsibility to list all related jobs, correct dates of employment, average number of hours worked per week, etc. Be sure to place the complete job title on your application. If you wish to provide additional or supplemental information, please provide a resume in addition to the formal application. If you are still employed please indicate this. Failure to provide accurate and complete information may result in you not being considered for this position.

All applicants are notified by email of the status of their application in each selection process. Those applicants invited to exams will receive an email notice of the date, time, and location. Alternate exam dates/times are not available except in the case of an emergency. Emergency situations are reviewed on an individual basis. Conflicting work hours are not considered an emergency. Exams are job specific and are developed based on the duties to be performed and the criteria listed under the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities section of the job announcement . Exam results are generally available within 2 weeks of the exam, and will be emailed or may be accessed through your NEOGOV account. Due to the volume of exams given by our office, exam scores are not available via telephone.

As an employer, the City of Madison places a strong emphasis on customer service and strives to provide a working environment where: Engagement and equity are supported; Diversity and differing opinions are valued; Teamwork and open and honest communication are encouraged; Meeting customer needs through quality service is a common goal; Creativity is encouraged; Continuous learning and improvement is fostered. Come be a part of the team!


210 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.
CCB Rm 501
(608) 266-4615

Position #2018-00042



Librarian 1 - Central Public Services Supplemental Questionnaire





Please indicate if you have been a student participant in any of the following programs:


 Spectrum Scholarship Program - ALA
 Discovering Librarianship Program - ALA
 LAMP (Library Access Midwest Program) - University of Illinois - Champaign/Urbana
 Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowships - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
 Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA ) award or scholarship programs
 REFORMA award or scholarship programs
 Other program of a similar nature



If you answered 'Other' to the previous question, please indicate the program in which you were a student participant.




PLEASE READ CAREFULLY--YOUR WRITTEN RESPONSE IS REQUIRED AS PART OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS. The Central Library serves a wide range of customers and prioritizes initiatives and partnerships that address community identified needs. Please describe your experiences with community engagement. How did you ensure that services you were designing met the specific needs of the people you were working with, especially in relation to underserved communities? How did you work to identify, evaluate and address these needs? What was the community impact? If you do not have this experience, please describe the strategies you would use. By checking this box, I acknowledge that my responses to the supplemental questions may be used as part of the selection process and may be used to determine whether or not I move forward in this recruitment process. I also acknowledge that my responses will be evaluated on my writing ability; which includes spelling, grammar and my ability to express my thoughts in a logical fashion, while clearly communicating my proper intentions. By checking this box, I acknowledge that my response to this question is required and must be submitted as an attachment in the "Attachment" section of the application with a maximum length of one (1) page. (If you haven't already attached your response, please return to your application to do so before submitting your application.)



* Required Question


ALCTS CaMMS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group

Event ALCTS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group at Midwinter 2018

by Martin Knott on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 11:35 am

Please join us for the ALCTS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group Meeting for at the ALA Midwinter Conference on Monday, February 12, 2018, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Colorado Convention Center Room 705/707
Next Steps for FAST 
Kate Harcourt (Director of Original and Special Materials Processing, Columbia University)

Please join us for the ALCTS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group Meeting for at the ALA Midwinter Conference on Monday, February 12, 2018, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Colorado Convention Center Room 705/707
Next Steps for FAST 
Kate Harcourt (Director of Original and Special Materials Processing, Columbia University)
Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) (remove “is” and period) Following up on informal discussions with OCLC regarding the future of FAST, representatives from five large university libraries have conducted a survey of institutions to understand the level of interest in current features and possible enhancements of FAST. The survey is not a comparison of FAST use with Library of Congress subject headings or other pre-coordinated headings. Kate Harcourt will report on the survey’s preliminary findings.  
Jackie Shieh (Resource Description Coordinator, George Washington University)
Embedding OCLC Work Identifiers: an Example Workflow
OCLC defines a work as “a high-level description of a resource, containing information such as author, title, descriptions, subjects etc., common to all editions of the work.” Work identifiers are a key component in building a rich linked data environment of relationships between entities, objects, and topics. Jackie Shieh will provide an update on GWU’s efforts to add WorldCat Work IDs to their bibliographic records. 
SHARE-VDE and BIBFRAME – Linked Data in Real Life
Michele Casalini (Managing Director, Casalini Libri), Erik Mitchell (AUL for Digital Initiatives and Collaborative Services, Berkeley), and Philip Schreur (AUL for for Technical and Access Services, Stanford)
This presentation seeks to introduce SHARE Virtual Discovery Environment in Linked Data (  A research and development project driven specifically by the library community, SHARE-VDE is intended to facilitate the real implementation of BIBFRAME in libraries, creating substantial benefits for librarians and library patrons. The speakers will describe the vision behind linked data and motivations for its use in the library context, highlight expectations and related use cases for a concrete impact in the library community and beyond, and provide a brief overview of the results achieved in the two phases of the project.


​Heads of Cataloging Department Interest Group Co-Chairs
Angela Kinney
Martin Knott​

ALA Committee on Diversity (COD)

Discussion 2018 Midwinter Meeting - COD Minutes & Reports

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 11:21 am

Committee on Diversity Minutes
Midwinter Meetings – February 2018


Martin L. Garnar (Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018) - present
Mrs. Shauntee Burns-Simpson (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019) - present
Ms. Virgen Milagros Gonzalez (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019) - absent
Sukrit Goswami (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019) – present on Sunday only
Ms. Amiya P. Hutson (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018) – absent
Rebecca J. Kemp (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019) - absent

Committee on Diversity Minutes
Midwinter Meetings – February 2018


Martin L. Garnar (Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018) - present
Mrs. Shauntee Burns-Simpson (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019) - present
Ms. Virgen Milagros Gonzalez (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019) - absent
Sukrit Goswami (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019) – present on Sunday only
Ms. Amiya P. Hutson (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018) – absent
Rebecca J. Kemp (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019) - absent
Kelsey Dawn McLane (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019) - absent
Ms. Ella Mae Mulford (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019) - present
Miriam C. Nauenburg (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018) - absent
Ms. Satia Marshall Orange (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018) - absent
Mr. Jose Miguel Ruiz (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018) - absent
Mr. Jesse Bernard Sanders, III (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019) - absent
Ms. Nichole Lynn Shabazz (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019) - present
Mr. Stewart A. Shaw (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019) - absent
Ngoc-Yen Tran (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019) – present on Sunday only
Ms. Tinamarie Vella (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018) - absent
Sara Ahmed (Intern, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019) – present and note-taker
Tiana Trutna (Intern, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018) - absent
Gwendolyn Prellwitz (Primary Staff Liaison, February 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018) – present
Guests: JoAnn Proctor, Julie Ann and David Winkelstein, Barbara Binns

Minutes – Friday meeting

1) Revision to ALA policy B.8.10 (old policy 61) (see

Julie requested to revise ALA policy B.8.10 (old policy 61); Julie has a special interest in the LGBTQ homeless community but focuses on homelessness in general, she is currently part of a group revising ALA’s Toolkit on Services to those Experiencing Homelessness and proposes that she would like to rewrite the policy and present new strategies because the current policy is ‘derogatory’, it was last updated around 1990.  The following was discussed/suggested:

  • Notify Council a revision will be forthcoming
  • Alert the Policy Monitoring Committee about planned revision
  • Form a working group, step include recruiting additional SRRT members to the Hunger, Homelessness, & Poverty Task Force (HHPTF), utilizing Council which includes representatives from Round Tables, State libraries, Divisions to recruit addition HHPTF members to connect people working around these issues. Many people are likely creating services but think they are doing so in isolation, SRRT’s HHPTF could serve as a vital community of practice.
  • Current interested parties for drafting revision: Julie Winkelstein, JoAnn Proctor, Nichole Shabazz, Ella Mae Mulford, Martin Garnar
  • Martin can also alert ODLOS Advisory Committee about planned revision and spread information on joining HHPTF.

2)  Libraries as Responsible Spaces Survey results (see

  • Ella, Sukrit, and Yen will discuss survey results in lieu of Sunday’s meeting
  • Primary focus of Feb phone meeting will be the discussion of survey results

3) COD Charge Revision (see

  • Everyone please review background and plan on discussing charge at upcoming conference call.

3) Program update for Annual (see

  • We still need presenters for our panel on ‘Transforming Communities Through Dialogue’. The 4 people Ella reached out to had prior engagements, if you have any suggestions please put them forward. Ella and Nichole will present.
  • Suggestion put forward to create a showcase/videos/worksheets to help people get started.

4) ALA Governance/Effectiveness Discussion

  • Reviewed the three questions put forth by ALA president, join the conversation at
  • Encourage our professional networks to engage in the conversation whether or not they hold ALA Membership

Meeting adjourned

Minutes – Sunday Meeting

1) Committee work plan discussion – discussed ways to improve virtual participation for all committee members.  Some ideas included:

  • Once appointments are finalized, conduct welcome/orientation meeting for incoming COD members with those staying on committee to develop a 1-year workplan.  
  • Opportunity to partner with Training, Orientation & Leadership Development (TOLD) Committee ( on recording EDI training series for committee workers across Association.
  • COD role in Council Orientation related to equity, diversity, inclusion – what more can we be doing.

2)  Libraries as Responsible Spaces Survey results (see updates from working meeting in the comments on

Meeting adjourned

Please see attached Report to Council and Report to the ODLOS Advisory Committee summarizing the past six months activities.  

Next Committee Meeting takes place on Tuesday, 2/27 at 12:30pm Eastern | 11:30am Central |10:30am Mountain | 9:30am Pacific,  call Toll Free Number 866-801-5789 and enter passcode: 78965432

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Digital Services Manager, Newport News (VA) (apply by Feb. 22)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:47 am

Digital Services Manager

Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for managing the Library’s Digital Services Unit to include oversight of the Integrated Management System and various technologies within the Library System. Serves on the department’s Executive Management Team. Reports to the Director of Libraries & Information Services.


Responsible for the management and administration of the department’s information systems and related budget, to include hardware, software applications, automation systems, integrated library system, and emerging technologies. Provides systems administration oversight for installation, configuration and maintenance of department software, applications, databases, and servers. Responsible for the effective supervision of assigned staff to include leave approval, performance management, employee relations, prioritizing and assigning work and related activities. Plans and oversees work of assigned staff; establishes goals and objectives and monitors progress; ensures all work is completed in a timely manner and reviews completed work. Researches, troubleshoots and resolves hardware/software problems related to the Library’s Integrated Management System and other department software applications, internet issues, document management, systems availability and performance, or related issues; plans and evaluates the department’s business needs and leads implementation of new technologies, services and resources. Ensures appropriate security measures are in place for customers. Responsible for the budget associated with assigned functions and prepares division budget proposal each fiscal year to include justifications for purchases or personnel. Oversees asset management of the department’s information technology equipment. Develops custom applications in a variety of programming languages to automate repetitive tasks; executes and integrates required products; consults with vendors and technical support staff with regard to the procurement of hardware and software. Facilitates and leads training for new resources. Oversees system-related and library usage-related issues; prepares and maintains statistical reports. Develops and manages department’s website. Keeps current on technology trends related to library applications. Performs other duties as assigned.

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Resident Librarian for Undergraduate Engagement, University of Kansas (apply by March 5)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:31 am


Resident Librarian for Undergraduate Engagement


Position Overview


Resident Librarian for Undergraduate Engagement


Position Overview

The University of Kansas Libraries is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance; the Alliance will provide support and a cohort for the Undergraduate Engagement Resident during their appointment at KU.  
The University of Kansas Libraries seeks a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative individual to join the faculty.  Reporting to the Head of the Center for Undergraduate Initiatives and Engagement, this two-year faculty-status resident position is an opportunity for a new MLIS graduate to develop and apply new skills and programs.  The Undergraduate Engagement Librarian will focus on building connections, developing programs, and promoting the role of the library as a partner in support of undergraduate student success.
This position will support, implement and provide innovative library programming for first year students through graduation, and develop student learning outcomes assessment.   In particular, this position will contribute to teaching and learning through sustainable, strategic partnerships, and develop responsive and scalable resources that support campus-wide retention efforts, particularly for those focused on first-generation or underrepresented students, as well as students in need. The successful candidate should be interested in engaging and supporting all undergraduate students, serving as a mentor for first-generation college students, and actively contributing to the advancement of undergraduate initiatives at the University of Kansas.  Specifically, this individual will create diverse, strategic, and enduring experiences that support student success and retention efforts.  
The Undergraduate Engagement Librarian is a key contributor to advancing the Libraries’ goals to integrate information literacy in the curriculum, establish new modes of instruction, and collaborate with campus units to improve student retention.   
The University of Kansas Libraries support a safe and inclusive environment for all members of our diverse communities at KU.  We are committed to building a diverse and pluralistic workforce and strongly encourage applications from diverse candidates.
This is a full-time, 2-year limited-term non-tenure track faculty position.

Job Description

Professional Responsibilities (70%)

  • Expand Libraries’ efforts in facilitating undergraduate research and learning experiences and other undergraduate student activities in collaboration with KU Libraries colleagues, and strategic campus partners.
  • Cultivate and sustain collaborative relationships with students, staff, and faculty in support of undergraduate teaching and learning.
  • Support information literacy integration into first-year programs including but not limited to University 101, First and Second Year English, and first-year seminars.
  • Develop and assess student learning outcomes to support continuous improvement of student learning and engagement.
  • Work with the ACRL Diversity Alliance and other professional organizations as appropriate to further the strategic goals of the KU Libraries concerning diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Provide instruction for courses, workshops, and programs.
  • Contribute toward the development and teaching of Libraries’ credit-bearing courses.
  • Collaborate with Libraries’ colleagues to assess efforts to support undergraduates through programs, resources, and learning spaces.
  • Participate in programs and events that support student recruitment, academic preparedness, and retention.
  • Actively engage students and student groups as regards Open Educational Resources (OER) and related intellectual property concepts including copyright, the public domain, fair use, and open access to scholarly resources.
  • Actively communicate issues implicit in scholarly communication and open access in discussions with colleagues and with the KU community. Attends training and events designed to promote understanding of trends and best practices in scholarly communications. Reflects this understanding in his or her work as a librarian at KU.
  • Actively participate in, and advocate for, the educational role of the Libraries through dynamic engagement in campus teaching and research, campus collaborations, or staff development and training.  Identifies and makes use of teaching opportunities in any circumstance, promotes the Libraries instructional resources and support, and obtains instructional expertise from colleagues as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity efforts in the Libraries and contribute to an inclusive environment.
  • Participate in and contribute to strategic professional growth and training.
  • May supervise 1-2 student assistants.

Research 20%

  • Contributes to the profession’s collective knowledge by engaging in scholarly research activity.  

Service 10%

  • Engages in service to the Libraries, the University, and to professional organizations by participating in committee work, projects, and contributory achievements.  
  • Represent KU Libraries in regional, national, and/or international professional organizations of relevance to the performing arts.  Participate in regional, national, and/or international consortial collaborations.


Required Qualifications


  1. Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent from a foreign institution by time of appointment.
  2. Experience that demonstrates an interest in teaching undergraduate students.
  3. Experience that demonstrates an understanding of issues faced by non-traditional, first-generation, underrepresented populations, and international students.
  4. Effective written communication skills as demonstrated by the candidate’s application materials, and other examples of written work and/or publications.


Preferred Qualifications


  1. Interest in creating programs and services for transfer, first-generation, and underrepresented student populations.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact and work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and other members of the community.
  3. Knowledge of instructional design and pedagogical principles.
  4. Familiarity with academic programs and/or services for an online environment.
  5. Knowledge of assessment techniques employed in libraries and in higher education.
  6. Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and self-direction.


Contact Information to Applicants

Tanay Adams

Additional Candidate Instruction

Applicants should attach a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references (at least one should be a current or previous supervisor) to this online application. Please address in your cover letter how you meet the required and preferred qualifications.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of applications will begin March 5, 2018 and will continue until position is filled.

An online application must be completed to be considered for this position.  TO APPLY, GO TO: .

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Electronic Access and Discovery Librarian; Minnesota State University, Mankato (apply by March 12)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:29 am

Electronic Access and Discovery Librarian


SALARY: Depends on Qualifications


OPENING DATE: 02/09/18


Electronic Access and Discovery Librarian


SALARY: Depends on Qualifications


OPENING DATE: 02/09/18


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin March 12, 2018 and go until the

position has been filled.


POSITION: Tenure-Track (Probationary*)


DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 20, 2018



Minnesota State University, Mankato Library Services seeks a service-oriented, collaborative, and flexible Electronic Access Librarian. We seek someone who will support the Library Services values of change, collaboration, communication, discovery, inclusivity, professionalism, and respect. The position responsibilities are:

·         Manage electronic resource access, including access to databases, journals, streaming video, and ebooks, primarily through our Electronic Resource Management System, A-Z Journals list, OCLC Worldshare Management System, Ex Libris LMS, and discovery tool

·         Coordinate support and troubleshooting for any technical electronic access issues that arise

·         Oversee the tracking, management, and provision of electronic resource usage statistics and overlap analysis

·         Communicate with team members and other library personnel about electronic access issues

·         Manage projects related to this position

·         Mentor, train, and supervise a library technician

·         Serve as a member of the Technical Services team

·         Participate in committees related to Collections and Journals management

·         Read and interpret license agreements to ensure responsible use

Each library faculty member serves on a team as a subject liaison to one or more

disciplines/programs, with responsibility for collection development, library instruction sessions and the development of class and subject guides. Librarians are expected to share in weekend reference responsibilities. As members of the faculty, all librarians are expected to participate in service to the department, college, university, and community, as well as engage in continuing professional development and scholarly activity.


·         Master's degree from an ALA accredited Library and Information Studies program or

foreign equivalent (degree conferred on an official transcript by

September 30, 2018).

·         Experience with managing access to electronic resources and/or troubleshooting resource access.

·         Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

·         Strong service orientation.




·         Second subject master's or higher is required within three years of date of appointment.

·         Knowledge of best practices for discoverability and/or web accessibility to library


·         Experience with:

o    Working in a library (priority given to academic library experience)

o    Creating documentation and reports and generating statistics to assess collections and/or acquisitions plan

o    Working collaboratively as a team member to accomplish common goals and to

adapt to rapidly shifting priorities, goals, and deadlines in an evolving environment

o    Ex Libris Alma library management system

o    Providing reference and instruction in an academic library

o    Collection development

o    Mentoring, supervising, or training

o    Developing class and subject guides, such as LibGuides

·         Ability to:

o    Respond to immediate and long-term service needs

o    Manage projects, troubleshoot, and problem-solve in an environment that requires oral and written reports, meeting discussions, and the creation of written


o    Read and interpret license agreements to ensure responsible use

o    Engage in scholarly and professional development activities at the level necessary to meet requirements for tenure and promotion.

·         Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.


Minnesota State University, Mankato is a comprehensive regional university with approximately 15,000 students located 80 miles southwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Memorial Library and the branch Music Library support the curricula with a collection of approximately one million volumes and 1500 current subscriptions, including access to over 200 electronic databases and 60,000 journals. The University is served by 19 library faculty, 24 support staff, 5 graduate assistants and student assistants. For more information, visit the library's home page at Visit Greater Mankato Growth for additional information about the community: Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.

·         Cover Letter

·         Resume/Curriculum Vitae

·         Contact information for three (3) references

·         Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree


Search Committee – EA Librarian Library Services

Minnesota State University, Mankato

PO Box 8419

Mankato, MN 56002-8419

Phone: 507-389-5952

TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711

Fax: 507-389-5155


*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:


NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees

driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to

conform to MN State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Librarian (Digital & Special Collections), Arkansas Tech (apply by Feb. 28)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:25 am

Librarian (Digital & Special Collections)

Librarian (Digital & Special Collections)

About Arkansas Tech: 
Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech is a state supported comprehensive institution, maintaining regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and classification as a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) level III institution. It is the third-largest in the state with an enrollment close to 12,000 students. The Russellville campus, located in the scenic Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, is just one hour from the capital city of Little Rock and boasts a charming blend of historic and modern architecture, including beautiful grounds and greenery.  Offering over 100 undergraduate and more than 25 graduate degree programs across seven academic colleges and two campuses, Arkansas Tech strives to provide a solid educational foundation for life-long learning to a diverse community.  For more information about Arkansas Tech University and the surrounding community, please visit our website at to find our “Live Here” informational resources.
Position Summary: Provides leadership in developing and managing the University's online institutional repository, and for planning, selecting and organizing digital projects for inclusion. Develops, manages, and provides guidance on digital collections that are created by the library and other units around the University, including materials related to accreditation and assessment. Manages acquisition and access to government documents. Supervises paraprofessional library staff. Participates in professional activities and professional development. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Works with university faculty and librarians to develop general collections, policies, and services; manages the daily operations related to the acquisition, processing, digitization, organization, and access of special collections and university archives materials and reports. Manages locally-created digital materials, taking a lead role in the creation, maintenance and stewardship of these digital collections for the libraries in an online institutional repository.  Manages the University theses and dissertations collection workflow. Manages acquisition and processing of print and digital materials for a partial Federal Depository Library collection. Supervises paraprofessional staff; engages in professional and scholarly activities that enhance the university, the library, the community, or the library profession; serves as liaison to other university faculty; provides reference services; reports to the library director.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Progressively responsible experience in an academic library, museum, or archives, including experience working with software and best practices in online institutional repositories; proven ability to collaborate with teaching faculty or professional scholars in project management or implementation experience working collaboratively with others in a professional environment; experience working with Dublin Core, EAD MODS, METS, or other XML-based standards; excellent oral and written communication skills.  

Minimum Education, Certification, or Experience Requirements: Master's degree accredited by the American Library Association.  Minimum of 2 years of experience in a professional museum or librarian position.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in the provision of library services in an automated environment; knowledge of contemporary issues in library services; evidence of service and leadership in the library profession. Experience implementing a digital repository program from inception to completion.  Supervisory experience in an academic library setting.  Understanding of copyrights and intellectual property. Experience supervising or working in a federal government documents depository program.  
To be considered for the Librarian position, all applications and materials must be received and processed through our applicant tracking system Cornerstone. Applications must be received prior to the closing date on February 28, 2018 before 6:00 pm central time.
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This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position.  Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

Arkansas Tech University is an AA/EOE employer committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.  


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Discussion Librarian - Systems, El Camino College (CA) (apply by Feb. 21)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:23 am

Librarian - Systems

El Camino College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to join its team. The El Camino College library is looking for an enthusiastic librarian to administer the information technology systems in the library; maintain and customize the integrated library system including all modules utilized in the ECC Library (Acquisitions, Cataloging, Circulation, Serials, OPAC, and Course Reserves), as well as patron upload processes, library proxy services for remote access authentication; oversee the cataloging and processing of materials in the technical services department including the development of policies and procedures related to these functions, and direct work of classified support staff. Update the Library websites; spearhead digital initiatives; work collaboratively with library and information technology staff on issues related to computing needs; gather, generate, & maintain library statistical reports; and collaborate in developing online resources. We are seeking a team player to provide vision and leadership in the systems technology area that reflects current needs and anticipates future technology trends in the evolving library and information environment. All librarians participate in Reference Desk duties, in conducting library orientations/workshops to a diverse student population, and collection development for a designated Division area. Other duties as assigned.
The position requires participation in a variety of campus and divisional activities which may include faculty meetings, student activities, office hours, and curriculum/instructional development. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, which will include a teaching demonstration on an assigned topic.
Faculty job responsibilities include the development/review of curriculum and assessment of learning/service outcomes to improve teaching and learning in achieving El Camino College’s mission of institutional effectiveness, quality educational programs, and vibrant student support services.