Weekly Roundup – June 22, 2012

Every Friday the SLIS Jobs team will provide you a quick list of the jobs we’ve posted throughout the week. Here’s this week’s list:

Entry Level Jobs

Advanced Jobs

Louisiana Jobs

Student Jobs


Associate Head, Access and Delivery Services – North Carolina State University – Raleigh, NC


The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Head, Access and Delivery Services. This management position provides a unique opportunity to participate in the development and delivery of key user services in a dynamic, customer-driven environment. In the Hunt Library, a new service model emphasizes customer service and offers a “one-stop shopping” experience. An automated storage and retrieval system, the bookBot, will house up to 2M volumes and will require innovative and effective delivery systems. The Associate Head of Access and Delivery Services is a key contributor to all of these initiatives in support of the NCSU Libraries’ mission to provide enhanced services to users, combining the power of emerging technologies with new environments for research and learning. Reports to the Head, Access and Delivery Services. Review of applications is underway; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. See vacancy announcement with application instructions at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/epa/ads
AA/OEO. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. For ADA accommodations, please call (919) 515-3148.

Librarian – Van Dyke Energy – Houston, TX

We have a position open for a librarian in our oil and gas library on a contract basis.  We are a privately-held Houston-based upstream company with over 40 years experience in international oil and gas.  You may know of some recent graduates in Library Sciences who qualify.  Below is our job description.

Position Available:

Contract Librarian for Oil & Gas Company and Private Collection



International oil and gas company

Greenway Plaza (near the Galleria), Houston, Texas



This library is oriented toward upstream exploration and production.

Qualified candidates will possess:

  • experience with oil and gas topics, trends and current publications
  • working experience with Library of Congress system




  • provide routine maintenance
  • recommend and order relevant books and periodicals
  • manage deliveries and shipments
  • manage private library collection at residence of company Founder/Chairman



This is a contract position for 1-2 days a week and might develop into a full time position.


Inquiries and resumes: janice@vandyke-energy.com.

Director – University of South Carolina South Caroliniana Library – Columbia, SC

To apply, go to https://uscjobs.sc.edu

Director of South Caroliniana Library
Job Description
The Director of South Caroliniana Library is responsible for administering the operations of the Library; for the supervision of public services, acquisitions and preservation; and for involvement in an active development program. As Secretary/Treasurer of the University South Caroliniana Society, he/she plans and organizes its annual meeting and other public programs.

The Director position is a full-time, 12-month, unclassified, tenure-track, faculty-status position with the rank of Librarian and reports to the Dean of University Libraries. Benefits include medical, dental, state retirement or optional retirement plan.

The South Caroliniana Library is one of the premier research archives and special collections repositories within the state of South Carolina and the southeastern United States as a whole. The Library’s collections are used by national and international scholars and students to interpret the history of the State, the South as a region, and the Atlantic coast community. Over 6,000 researchers visit each year, of which approximately half are from out-of-state. There are five research divisions within the Library: Manuscripts, Oral History, Published Materials, University Archives, and Visual Materials. There is an active digitization program through University Libraries’ Digital Activities Center. The Library building was the first free-standing college library in the country and is the oldest continuously occupied academic library building in the United States. It is a part of the University Libraries which also include the main Thomas Cooper Library, Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, Music Library, Business Library, Moving Image Research Collections, and Library Annex and Conservation Facility.

The University South Caroliniana Society is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1937, whose sole purpose is to assist the Library in achieving its mission. Distinguished success has attended this joint program of a state-supported institution and a private organization. Gifts of materials from members of the Society become the property of the Library and are cared for by its professional staff. Income from the Society endowment and dues are primarily devoted to purchases of South Carolina materials. A president, secretary-treasurer, and executive council administer the affairs of the Society and, as its responsible officers, are in position to act as its trustees for patrons desiring to make special gifts or bequests. New gifts are exhibited at the Society’s annual spring meeting, and distant members are kept apprised of the Library’s work through programs, reports, publications, and correspondence. From time to time, the Society assists with publications resulting from research in the Library’s holdings.

Candidates are sought who possess the vision, leadership and managerial skills to guide the South Caroliniana Library toward increased national prominence and continued service to South Carolina. It is expected that the Director will have a deep commitment to service and a collegial and understanding attitude toward the needs of students, staff, faculty and researchers.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USC is an EOE.  

Minimum Qualifications
Appropriate advanced degrees and/or professional degrees.
Demonstrated administrative and managerial ability, including experience in a library, archives, or historical society comparable in focus to the South Caroliniana Library and with collections of national significance.
The skills necessary to analyze and articulate the Library’s mission and to communicate the mission effectively within the Library, the University and the wider community.
Knowledge of changing technological issues and applications in relation to libraries and archives.
A working knowledge of the literature, history, bibliography and archival resources of the South and of Southern history.
Significant research, publication and/or professional participation in one or more of the fields encompassed by the Library’s collections.
Successful experience in donor relations and grant development, with individuals, national agencies and private foundations.

SLED background check and credit check are required.  

Documents which must be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
List of References  
Special Instructions to Applicants
The cover letter, explaining the reason for your interest and qualifications, may be addressed to Chair, Director of the South Caroliniana Library Search Committee. Three references submitted must include names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on August 13, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

Associate Dean of Libraries – University of Colorado – Boulder, CO



University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

Position Announcement—Associate Dean of Libraries

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from and nominations of experienced, highly-motivated, and innovative professionals for the position of Associate Dean of Libraries.  Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Associate Dean will play a critical role in continuing the evolution of a 21st century research library at the University.  As a member of the Libraries Executive Committee and Management Team, the Associate Dean works collaboratively to articulate the vision and strategic direction of the Libraries.  The Libraries underwent a significant reorganization in 2012.  As a result, the organization is poised for transformational change in the provision of services, collections, and instruction as well as increased emphasis on the areas of data management, e-science, special collections and archives, digital collections, and scholarly communications.  The Associate Director will play an important role in maintaining the momentum gained in the reorganization process by helping move the Libraries forward in these areas.

The Libraries seeks an individual with an inclusive leadership style and strong communication skills, including the ability to consider issues from a variety of perspectives.  This position currently oversees and coordinates the operations of the Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Archives & Special Collections, and Metadata Services departments (approximately 40 faculty and 60 staff).  Working with the Executive Committee and Management Team, the Associate Dean plays a leadership role in the formulation and assessment of Libraries-wide services, policies, and diversity initiatives.  The Associate Dean must be committed to user-centered services delivery and will collaborate with the Dean, Senior Associate Dean, and department directors as well as campus constituencies to develop strategic directions and assess service quality.

Significant parts of the responsibilities of this position are research and creative work and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.

Required Qualifications

•              MLS from an ALA-accredited institution;
•              At least seven years of experience in an academic or research library, with a proven record of successful leadership and demonstrated ability to manage librarians and staff;
•              Demonstrated success in leading and fostering innovation in a rapidly changing and complex environment;
•              Knowledge of current practices and trends in the use and integration of emerging technologies to deliver information resources, services, and instruction in an academic and/or research environment;
•              Ability to work effectively and creatively in a technologically complex and rapidly changing library and university system;
•              Ability to anticipate, adapt and respond to changing needs and priorities and create positive outcomes;
•              Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
•              Embraces, models, and encourages teamwork, collaboration, relationship-building, and mentoring;
•              A demonstrated record of scholarship, publication, and professional service.

About the University and Libraries:  As the flagship university of the State of Colorado, CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country.  As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) – and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region – we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with four Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.  Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service.  The University Libraries shares this vision and mission.  Librarians are engaged at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank.  The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, is the largest library collection in the Rocky Mountain region.

Appointment and Salary:   The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty member. Depending upon professional experience and demonstrated accomplishments in scholarly activity, creative work, and service, appointment may be at the level of assistant professor or above.  Preference will be given to candidates at the associate professor level.  The salary is competitive and benefits include 22 working days vacation; 10 paid holidays; liberal sick leave; University group health care plan; group life insurance; TIAA/CREF retirement/annuity; and support for scholarly/professional activities.

Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by July 31, 2012 in order to be given full consideration. Application must be made online at https://www.jobsatcu.com, referring to posting number 817896, and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at Dylan.Wiersma@colorado.edu. The full position description can be viewed at http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/about/jobAssociateDean.htm.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin.  The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce.  We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.   Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.  In addition, the University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community.  To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment.  Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.



Education and Information Science Librarian – Universities at Shady Grove – Montgomery County, MD

Education and Information Science Librarian
The Universities at Shady Grove
June 20, 2012
Employment Level:
Non tenure track
Application Deadline:
Open until filled
Library/ information sciences
Employment Status:
Commensurate with experience
The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is a regional higher education center of the University System of Maryland (USM) located in Montgomery County, Maryland. USG is a partnership campus–a consortium of 9 USM institutions that offers over 70 upper level baccalaureate and graduate degrees. The service region is a diverse, highly populated economic center of the state, with a large concentration of federal agencies and technology companies, especially in the biotechnology fields. USG currently enrolls approximately 4,000 degree-seeking students and plans to expand to 7,500 students over the next years. USG is administered by the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) campus which provides support for on-site academic and management services. The Priddy Library is jointly administered by USG and the UMD Libraries as an off-site branch library.
The Priddy Library is seeking an innovative enthusiastic information professional who will provide general and specialized information/research assistance, develops subject specific library instruction, participates in the Libraries’ information literacy program, designs and administers an innovative program for public service, user education, and collection development in the subject areas of education and information science that incorporates new technologies, interdisciplinary models, and analysis of user needs. Performs specialized collection management and liaison functions between Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and USG.
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Subject background in education or related disciplines, demonstrated through academic degrees, course work, publications, or substantive experience.
  • Experience providing reference and research assistance; experience in developing and delivering information literacy instruction; experience or ability in collection development and assessment in an academic or special library serving similar clientele.
  • Knowledge of electronic resources in the subject fields.
  • Strong public service orientation. Excellent oral, written and online communication skills.
  • Three years of experience as a professional librarian.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with diverse faculty and students.
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in education or related subject areas.
  • Strong commitment to information literacy and demonstrated aptitude for teaching in multiple formats.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively with students, faculty, and library staff in a dynamic and efficient fast-paced and evolving technological and service oriented environment.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic library services/resources

The University of Maryland, College Park and The Universities at Shady Grove, actively subscribe to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against an employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Head of Metadata and Cataloging – University of Nevada – Reno, NV

Head of the Metadata and Cataloging Department
The University of Nevada Reno Libraries is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking, innovative, and team-oriented person to serve as Head of the Metadata and Cataloging Department (MCD). The successful candidate will exhibit the ability to plan, analyze, and solve problems creatively, flexibly, and resourcefully; possess a strong service orientation and interest in library users’ values and needs; be comfortable working both independently and collaboratively, taking initiative and following through effectively.
This leadership position will join the Technical Services Management team to provide creative,user-focused services. Primary responsibilities: supervise cataloging and processing of library information resources in all formats, assess metadata needs for digital projects, oversee maintenance of the Libraries’ Millennium Cataloging module, build successful teams and engage staff in a process of continual improvement of operations and services, and perform complex MARC cataloging for materials as needed.
Required qualifications: an ALA-accredited MLS degree; two or more years of progressively responsible supervisory experience; experience providing metadata/cataloging services, preferably within an academic or research library setting; working knowledge of MARC21 and non-MARC metadata schema, such as Dublin Core, EAD, Darwin Core, and VRA Core; working knowledge of current standards such as AACR2, LCSH, LC Classification, and forthcoming changes with RDA and MARC; experience with an integrated library system, preferably the Innovative Interfaces, Inc.’s Millennium system; demonstrated receptiveness to and understanding of emerging information technologies; strong communication and interpersonal skills; and the ability to meet requirements for tenure and promotion.
Preferred Qualifications include experience with digital content management systems such as CONTENTdm and familiarity with data interchange standards (e.g., OAIPMH).
The University of Nevada, Reno, the land-grant University and a major research institution in the state, has a student body of over 18,000. The Knowledge Center provides 295,000 square feet of high-tech research, presentation, and computing spaces. The award winning building is a campus showpiece, offering panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains. The shared facility and organizational structure offer opportunities to collaborate with professionals in media production, instructional design, information technology, and other specialties. The University is situated in Reno, a metropolitan area of nearly 400,000, on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The city is conveniently located 38 miles from Lake Tahoe, a world-class skiing area with limitless summer and winter recreational opportunities.

Salary: $60s-$70s, DOE. This is an academic faculty, tenure-track position at Assistant Librarian rank. TIAA/CREF and other retirement options; 24 days vacation annually; generous sick leave policy; tuition benefits for self and family; no state income tax or FICA.

Online applications accepted. To apply, go to https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/10961 Application deadline is July 11, 2012. AA/EEO. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Newly hired faculty must have their official transcript of their highest degree sent by the degree granting institution(s) directly to University of Nevada, Reno Human Resources within 30 calendar days from the effective date of employment. References will be verified for finalists in the application process. Incumbent will be required to pass a background check. The position is subject to a mandatory unpaid furlough requirement of 6 days per year through June 30, 2013.