Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Librarian – University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA

Please share this posting with anyone who you feel would be interested. The focus of the position is Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, although that isn’t as clear in the posting. It says Science & Engineering Librarian.



Associate Curator of Special Collections – Filson Historical Society – Louisville, KY

The Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky, is hiring an Associate Curator of Special Collections. Here is a link to the posting:

The Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky, is seeking a motivated and energetic individual to fill the position of Associate Curator of Special Collections. This individual will join the other members of the Filson’s Special Collections Department in acquiring, preserving, describing and providing access to the Filson’s nationally significant manuscript collection (approx. 1.8 million items), approx. 50,000 photographs and prints, museum items, and other special collections. The primary responsibilities of this position include arrangement and description of collections in a variety of formats, reference services, supervising of interns and volunteers, and technical services including work with the Filson’s web 2.0 applications.

Interested individuals should electronically send their letter of application, resume, and three professional references (with names, addresses, and telephone numbers) to James J. Holmberg, Curator of Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society [].

Manuscripts Digitization Project Librarian – University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, NC

UNC-Chapel Hill is seeking applicants for a grant-funded Manuscripts Digitization Project Librarian. The Project Librarian will coordinate activities for the multi-year grant project, Content, Context, and Capacity: A Collaborative Large-Scale Digitization Project on the Long Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina. In this project, member libraries of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) are digitizing approximately forty modern manuscript collections and archival record groups in their entirety and present the digitized collections on the open web. TRLN ( is a collaborative organization of Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Content, Context, and Capacity project has confirmed funding through June 30, 2013 with additional requested funding through June 30, 2014.

Required qualifications include: ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science with evidence of commitment to special collections, archives, or academic libraries as demonstrated by work experience (including internships), coursework, or memberships in professional associations. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others to accomplish goals and meet deadlines. Superior interpersonal, oral and written communication, and organizational skills. Experience with web page creation and management. Demonstrated aptitude for quantitative and qualitative data analysis and other assessment methods.

The full position posting and instructions for applying may be found at

Internship – Longwood Gardens – Kennett Square, PA

International Library Science Internship Position
Longwood Gardens, in the Philadelphia area

Longwood Gardens Library and Archives seeks an Library Science or Archival Studies (or equivalent) graduate student or recent graduate to gain experience in the operations and management of a special library and institutional archives. Interns work in each section of the unit—Library, Digital Gallery, and Archives—to develop projects aimed at furthering the professional interests of the student while working to achieve unit strategic goals.

Position is available: May 15, 2013 – May 2014
Application Deadline: February 1, 2013. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Located in Kennett Square, PA, Longwood Gardens is approximately 45 minutes southwest of Philadelphia.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform basic reference interviews and services. Become familiar with, and able to train others in, using Longwood Gardens’ EOS International integrated library system (ILS), OCLC WorldCat, Agricola, and other relevant databases
  • Arrange and describe archival collections, develop finding aids, and make recommendations regarding storage, conservation and preservation treatment of archival materials
  • Perform circulation maintenance routines, such as check-in/check-out, shelve books and compile usage statistics
  • Assist and train patrons in the use of computers and software, A/V equipment, and copier
  • Assist with Interlibrary Loan tasks as needed
  • Assist with digitization/scanning projects
  • Learn cataloging procedures and assist in cataloging materials (or object collections) as needed
  • Assist with project work involving digital imaging, the ILS, and the Archives
  • Perform various daily administrative and technical tasks
  • Participate in student activities and field trips as scheduled

Applicants must be active and ambitious learners and are expected to strive for efficiency and a high level of quality in all tasks performed. The willingness to follow all supervisor instructions and Longwood safety procedures is essential. Proof of proficiency in English is required from all applicants. A valid driver’s license written in English or an international driver’s license is preferred. Candidates must be independent-natured, able to perform repetitive tasks, and lift 50 lbs. Some weekend and evening hours might be required.


  • Be pursuing or have recently completed a graduate program in Library Sciences or Archival Management studies
  • Be able and willing to work independently
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to deal with people in a courteous, patient, and professional manner
  • Have physical ability to push fully-loaded book carts and handle heavy or oversize volumes. Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Be willing to follow all of Longwood Gardens’ policies and procedures
  • Have a valid driver’s license.

The position extends throughout one full year, full time, 40 hours per week. This is a paid position with optional free housing provided. Longwood Gardens offers a mandatory medical insurance plan (does not include dental or eye care) to all International Program participants. All Internationals are required to have health insurance coverage.

For more information on housing, student activities, hours and wages, see Send any questions or requests for further information to

Completed applications should include:

  1. Completed application form accessible here:
  2. A copy of your resume
  3. A statement of your professional objectives (approximately 200 words)
  4. Official transcripts of all college courses (must show cumulative GPA)
  5. A reference from your academic advisor (or professor) regarding your scholastic achievements and potential as an intern (must be enclosed in a sealed envelope with your advisor’s signature over the flap)
  6. A reference from a current or former employer, preferably from within your field of interest (must be enclosed in a sealed envelope with your employer’s signature over the flap)

Please send items 1-3 together. Please have transcripts sent directly to the address below. Recommendation letters may either be emailed to or mailed to the address below. ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

All application material must be received by February 1, 2013.

Domestic and International Studies
Longwood Gardens
P.O. Box 501
Kennett Square, PA 19348-0501 USA
FAX: 610-388-5488

Assistant Professor of Library Informatics – Northern Kentucky University – Highland Heights, KY

Steely Library at Northern Kentucky University, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Library Informatics. The Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Library Informatics is an online academic program of Steely Library offered in conjunction with the College of Informatics. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate online courses as well as coordinate the academic development of the program.

Experienced, enthusiastic instructors with three-five years of full-time experience teaching in the fields of library or information science, or individuals with three-five years serving in an instructional role within an academic library will be considered for this position. Experience with online pedagogy is preferred. Required academic credential is a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. A Ph.D. in Library or Information Science or a second graduate degree in another relevant area of study is preferred.

Those interested in applying for this position should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names of three references. The letter of interest should describe the applicant’s vision of the educational role of academic libraries and the relevancy of undergraduate library and information science degree programs to the profession.

To apply, logon to and click on the link for Full-Time Faculty positions.

Review of applications will begin December 12, 2012 until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August, 2013. Candidates must be currently eligible to work in the United States.

NKU, located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering an outstanding quality of life, is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Our institution is built on core values that emphasize multidimensional excellence, learner-centered education, access across the lifespan, civic engagement, diversity and multiculturalism, innovation, collegiality, and collaboration across disciplines and professional fields. NKU is committed to recruiting and retaining faculty members who have both the interest and ability to work across the full breadth of the University’s teaching, research, and public engagement mission.

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Archivist for Collection Management – The Pennsylvania State University – University Park, PA

Archivist for Collection Management
The Eberly Family Special Collections Library
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek applications and nominations for the position of Archivist for Collection Management. The person appointed to this tenure-track, faculty position will manage the arrangement and description of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library’s manuscript and archival collections using national and local standards. In addition, this position administers the Library’s installation of the Archivist’s Toolkit and its archival finding aid discovery system.


  • Management of archival processing.
    • Oversees accessioning, arrangement, description and encoding for all archival and manuscript collections.
    • Establishes local processing standards according to best national practice.
    • Works with curators and the University Archivist to establish priorities and deadlines for processing projects.
    • Delivers training on standards and processes such as DACS and EAD to move collections from ingest to accessibility.
    • Develops arrangement and description plans that balance the realities of budgets and staffing with patron access needs.
    • Work with the Special Collections Cataloging Team to provide/update collection level information in the University Libraries’ catalog.
    • Performs regular reporting of metrics for processing projects.
    • Provides advice and support for archival processing conducted at other Penn State campuses.
  • Management of Special Collections archival discovery systems
    • Manages and improves finding aid usability, including:
      • Work with IT staff on platform evaluation, installation, and troubleshooting.
      • Working with IT staff, manages and delivers training for EAD authoring tools.
      • Oversees finding aids maintenance (additions, updates, linking to catalog records and digital collections)
  • Supervision
    • Directly supervises the Collections Management Specialist, who accessions new materials in the Archivist’s Toolkit, assigns locations, and edits holdings information in catalog records.
    • Supervises and/or coordinates full-time and part-time staff, student assistants, and interns engaged in collections processing.
    • May also supervise other staff, including project archivists, students, and interns.
  • General Duties
    • Provides reference service to faculty, students, and other researchers on a rotating basis, including occasional weekend duty.
    • Completes other special projects as assigned/directed.
    • Participates in local, regional, or national professional organizations; enrich professional expertise by attending conferences and continuing education opportunities.
    • Represents the Special Collections Library on library committees, task forces, etc., as needed and appropriate.


  • Required:
    • Minimum qualifications are a MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent), or a Masters in Information Science, Archival Science, or related field.
    • Experience with arrangement and description of archival and manuscript collections.
    • Working knowledge of archival and descriptive standards, including DACS, EAD, MARC, LCSH, and Dublin Core.
    • Knowledge of basic preservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
    • Excellent technical skills, including experience with Microsoft Office, cataloging systems, and EAD authoring tools
    • Ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment.
    • Ability to maintain an active national presence and contribute to scholarly activity and research. Visit to learn more about the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.
  • Desirable:
    • Project management experience.
    • Experience using and managing an installation of the Archvist’s Toolkit
    • Experience supervising staff working on multiple projects
    • Knowledge of XSLT and EAD stylesheet authoring
    • Experience managing archival holdings in integrated library systems such as Sirsi Symphony

Environment: Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. Based on current Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries are ranked among the top ten research libraries in North America. A student survey completed in 2010 found overall student satisfaction with the University Libraries to be at the top of its category. Collections exceed 5.8 million volumes and include more than 102,000 current serial subscriptions. The University Libraries are located at University Park and 22 other locations throughout Pennsylvania, and they serve approximately 6,000 faculty and 44,000 students at University Park, and more than 92,000 students system-wide.


The Eberly Family Special Collections Library at University Park holds more than 200,000 printed volumes, over 25 million archival records and manuscripts, and another million photographs, maps, prints, and audio-visual items. More information about all special collections in the University Libraries is available online at


The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington, Philadelphia, and Detroit. For more information, please visit and


Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Excellent fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.


To Apply: Send a letter of application or nomination, resumé, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, Box ACM-EFSCL, 511 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802. Applications and nominations may also be sent to Please reference Box ACM-EFSCL in the email subject line. Review of candidates will begin on January 28, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.


Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity of its workforce.