Weekly Roundup – December 30, 2012

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Public Services Manager – Timberland Regional Library – Tumwater, WA

Timberland Regional Library seeks an energetic, well-organized Public Services Manager who will lead through collaboration and participation. The successful candidate will possess highly effective communication skills and exemplify a philosophy of delivering outstanding customer service, building effective teams, and leading by example. We seek a leader to promote system-wide professional development and world-class performance, with ample public library system experience at the upper management level.


The city of Olympia, in Thurston County, is located at the southern tip of the Puget Sound and is the major cultural center of the region. The Timberland Regional Library Administrative Service Center is in nearby Tumwater. The rugged Olympic Mountains rise in the distance and Mt. Rainier seems close enough to touch on a clear day. This thriving community maintains its small-town feel, but if you occasionally crave a big city atmosphere, Seattle is just 60 miles away with major league sports teams, skyscrapers, and an international airport. The region clearly has something for everyone!

Timberland Regional Library (TRL) serves five counties in southwestern Washington State. The 27 community libraries, two cooperative library centers and three kiosks serve just under half a million people in this nearly 7,000 square mile service area with a collection of 1.3 million items. The Library District is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees with five trustees appointed by commissioners from each county and two additional members filling at-large positions. TRL is funded by property taxes and revenue from timber sales in the five-county library district.

Before 1968, when TRL was created as an “Intercounty Rural Library District,” library service was simply unavailable in some of the rural areas and was provided through bookmobiles, space in city halls, and in some original Carnegie buildings in others. City and rural residents of the counties are now well served through the economies of scale. Bookmobiles have been replaced with buildings, temporary collections are now housed in permanent facilities, and partnerships with schools and tribes have created additional service points through cooperative library centers and kiosks. State of the art electronic services now provide residents with the best available library service throughout the five county area.


  • Population served: 473,735 as of April 1, 2012
  • Operating budget: $20,196,959 (FY12)
  • Number of facilities: 27 libraries and an Administrative Center
  • Number of staff: 303 (236.5 FTE)
  • Number of items: 1.3 million
  • Circulation: 4,437,942 (FY11)
  • Circulation per capita: 9.37
  • Percentage of population who are registered borrowers: 68%

This position is open until filled, application review will begin January 25, 2012.

Serials Cataloger – Mississippi State University – Mississippi State, MS

The Mississippi State University Libraries seek innovative and dynamic applicants for a tenure track, Assistant Professor/Serials Cataloger Position. Duties include contributing to the development of a virtual research database by performing original and copy cataloging of serials representing all levels of difficulty, all subjects and languages, and all formats according to AACR2, LCRIs, LCSH, LC classification and MARC formats. Performs authority work on names and series in accordance with local and national standards. Solves problems arising from obsolete or incorrect information appearing in bibliographic and holdings records. Provides input for establishing serial cataloging policies and procedures. Participates in and leads special projects as needed and assists the serials unit paraprofessional staff in problem solving. Meets library and university requirements for promotion and tenure in the areas of librarianship, research, service and collegiality. Works with one or more academic units on campus in the capacity of library liaison for the purposes of collection development and outreach. Serves as a Cataloging Department resource person concerning serials cataloging related issues. Keeps current on revisions to cataloging rules and trends in cataloging practices. Brings revisions and trends to the attention of the Coordinator of Serials and assists in the implementation of the changes in the department. Evaluates the potential use of new services and technologies as requested. Performs other duties as assigned. Reports to the Coordinator of Serials.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. At least two years experience in an academic library. Must be familiar with an integrated library system, a bibliographic utility, and with computers in general. Must have strong analytical and organizational skills as well as effective interpersonal collegial and communication skills (both oral and written). Must be able to set and adjust priorities and workflows in a dynamic and changing environment and accept new challenges in order to realize departmental and library goals. Must demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as part of a team emphasizing a good balance between quality and productivity. Must show continuing commitment to professional development and growth.

Preferred: Familiarity with SIRSI, OCLC, and RDA. Knowledge of AACR2 Rules for serials cataloging (print and electronic) as well as CONSER cataloging guidelines. Familiarity with MARC21 format holdings. Have a second master’s degree.

ENVIRONMENT: The Technical Services Department is led by the Associate Dean of Technical Services and consists of Acquisitions, Cataloging, Electronic Resources, Theses and Dissertations Format Review, Binding and Serials. The Serials Cataloging unit is committed to creating timely, accurate and full bibliographic access in support of a comprehensive research library program. This position works closely with the Coordinator of Serials and with other members of the Serials unit, as well as the Cataloging Department and the Electronic Resources Department.

Excellent benefits package; faculty rank, privileges and responsibilities; 12 month appointment. Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All applicants must apply online and complete the Personal Data Information form at www.jobs.msstate.edu. Send a letter of interest, a complete resume or curriculum vita and the names, email address and phone number of at least three (3) references who can address the suitability of the candidate to Ms. Debra Fairbrother, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, Mississippi State University Libraries, P.O. Box 5408, Mississippi State, MS 39762.

Librarian (Public Services) – Houston Community College – Houston, TX

Librarian (Public Services)

Houston Community College System–Central College

Job Duties:

  • Provide reference services to HCC students, faculty, and staff, and to non-HCC patrons.
  • Instruct faculty, staff, and students, in the use of library resources in all formats, including online/electronic databases and Internet resources.
  • Assume responsibility for collection development in assigned subject areas by evaluating collections and materials, serving as faculty liaison in assigned subjects, and recommending new purchases and licenses for online resources.
  • Develop, organize, and present formal and informal library use instruction for students, faculty and staff.
  • Participate in the creation of digital instructional materials, such as tutorials, research guides and videos for use online and in the classroom.
  • Teach one or more sections of the 1 hour LBRA course as needed.
  • Help promote library awareness and use.
  • Assist with the library’s Web 2.0 presence on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sites; and their use as instructional tools.
  • Work with campus and faculty personnel to develop a positive working relationship.
  • Participate with other departments to plan and conduct programs designed to assist faculty, staff and students in the educational process.
  • Provide supervision, training and guidance to LRC personnel as needed.
  • Assist in developing reports, surveys, questionnaires, special studies and public functions.
  • Perform special and specific tasks which enhance and improve the total LRC/Library function.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

For more information and to apply: www.hccsjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=182729


Systems Librarian – Xavier University of Louisiana – New Orleans

Xavier University of Louisiana, a historically black Catholic university, seeks a collegial, dynamic individual who will serve as the Systems Librarian of the University Library Resource Center in a non-tenure track faculty position. Review of applications will begin February 1, and continue until the position is filled. EOE/AA.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Manages and assumes overall responsibility for the operation of the integrated library system (ILS) and all of its components including the public catalog interface. This includes liaison work with library staff, remote server administrators, the university integrated library system vendor VTLS/VIRTUA; deployment and support for associated hardware and desktop client software for library staff.
  • Serves as the primary library technical support contact and liaison with the university IT department.
  • Is responsible for installing and maintaining library software.
  • Assures timely testing and implementation of new modules and software upgrades.
  • Develops training and documentation to share with library staff.
  • Advises and consults with library staff to maximize effective use of technology; provide regular and on-demand training; seek to make library staff independent and proficient users of technology.
  • Creates reports and extract management data from library software as needed by library staff; assist colleagues in designing and running reports for their own needs; provide statistical reports as requested.
  • Creates new applications and adapts existing systems to meet Library needs.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in investigating, evaluating, recommending, and implementing technologies which improve service to patrons and optimize university information technology resources.
  • Manages and supports, in collaboration with library and/or the university IT department, the library’s population of desktop, laptop, and handheld computing devices and related technologies, including all staff computers, public computers, and printers.
  • Maintains the library website.
  • Serves on library committees, task forces, and professional committees as elected or appointed.
  • Performs administrative duties of the position, such as budget oversight and student supervision.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited Masters in Library Science degree;
  • Three years of full-time, post-degree professional experience in library systems and automation technologies, in an academic library setting;
  • Experience with and knowledge of integrated library management systems, networking, hardware and software as they relate to the delivery of library services;
  • Understanding of library circulation and technical services functions including library database structures and data standards.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Web authoring and management skills;
  • Ability to work with diverse student, faculty and staff;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an information technology related field;
  • Familiarity with VTLS/VIRTUA.

Posting Date: 12-04-2012

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Special Requirements

Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references, with the letter of application addressed to:

Ms. Nancy Hampton; Chair, Systems Librarian Search Committee
Xavier University of Louisiana
Library Resource Center- Room 304
New Orleans, Louisiana 70125-1098

Manuscripts Processing Archivist – Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge

Manuscripts Processing Archivist
Special Collections
LSU Libraries

Position Type: Faculty
Department: 17501 – DEAN’S OFFICE – LSU LIBRARIES
Work Location: Special Collections
Pay Schedule: Classified Positions Only
Campus:n0601 – LSU

Job Summary/Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Head of Manuscripts Processing, the Manuscripts Processing Archivist arranges and describes archival material that is a part of the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections. The incumbent uses advanced technical knowledge and skills for independent decision making to analyze collections, develop processing plans, arrange and describe manuscript collections and create DACS-compliant finding aids and original MARC records for those collections. The Manuscripts Processing Archivist assists in the implementation of EAD and archival management software and participates in projects to revise, edit, correct, and digitally publish legacy finding aids. He or she provides public services at Special Collections service points and participates in outreach efforts, digitization projects, and exhibition preparation as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school program with a concentration in archival studies or management (equivalent work experience may substitute for concentration); experience processing, arranging, and describing archival and manuscript materials; knowledge of archival theory, practice, and national and international standards and best practices that govern the arrangement and description of primary source materials, including Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), EAD, MARC , LCSH, LNAF, and other appropriate thesauri and authority lists used for indexing archival descriptions; familiarity with online and print research tools and methodologies, and ability to use common library and office productivity software applications; strong commitment to technical services in support of public services; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and organizational skills.

Special Requirements:

Able to work in a dusty environment and to lift and move 30 pound boxes.

Desired Qualifications:

Knowledge of archive management software; experience creating EAD finding aids; experience providing reference assistance in an archives, historical society, special collections, or academic setting; knowledge of Louisiana and American history, particularly the American South, and related disciplines and research methodologies; reading knowledge of French or Spanish; basic knowledge of preservation techniques.

Posting Date: 12-17-2012

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please provide three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Additional Position Information:

An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is January 11, 2013 or until a candidate is selected. BENEFITS: LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!


For more information and to apply: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu

College Intern – Northrop Grumman – Linthicum, MD

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems has a Summer 2013 intern position for Library & Information Science available. Please visit the Students & New Grads portal at www.careers.northropgrumman.com and apply to Requisition ID: 12020372 – 2013 College Intern – Library & Information Science and submit your application today!

Internships are a key strategy in the Electronic Systems (ES) Sector college recruiting program. This full-time, paid internship enables you to gain hands-on experience contributing to creative solutions and services that supports our customer needs while collaborating with experienced professionals in Library Research, Reference, Collection Development, and Electronic Subscriptions.

This internship is located in Linthicum, MD at Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems and may include the following work assignments: Competitive/business intelligence; applied data science, including data analytics, research and statistical methods, data curation, data visualization; and development of tools to help employees use library services and resources. Help identify data problems and how data science can transform insight into action. Apply current data science methodology. Manipulate large quantities of data, and use graphics to re-represent the data in various ways based on certain aspects of the data, such as author affiliation, subjects, etc. Demonstrated leadership skills, excellent communication and analytical skills, proven teaming abilities. Facility near BWI/Marc train station.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be actively enrolled in an accredited Master’s degree program in Library & Information Science or related field.
  • Must have at least 3.2/4.0 overall GPA.
  • Must be available to work full-time (40 hours per week) for 10 -12 weeks during the summer of 2013.
  • US Citizenship required for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Actively enrolled in an accredited Master’s degree program in Library & Information Science.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions