Library Specialist 3 — University of Louisiana — Lafayette, LA


Agency: University of LA – Lafayette

Opening Date: Fri. 06/28/13

Closing Date/Time: Wed. 07/03/13 11:59 PM Central Time

State Salary Range: $10.86 – $22.86 hourly

$868.62 – $1,828.62 biweekly

$1,882.00 – $3,962.00 monthly

$22,584.00 – $47,544.00 annually

Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:

Job Type: Classified

Location: Lafayette, Louisiana

Job Concepts

  • Function of Work: To perform highly-specialized technical tasks that facilitate the organization and management of information sources; or to function as an assistant supervisor within a department.
  • Level of Work: Advanced.
  • Supervision Received: Broad from Library Specialist Supervisor, Librarian, or other management personnel.
  • Supervision Exercised: May exercise direct or functional supervision over lower level Library Specialists, students, and volunteers.
  • Location of Work: May be used by all state agencies.
  • Job Distinctions: Differs from Library Specialist 2 by the presence of advanced journeyman-complex/quasi-supervisor responsibilities; Differs from Library Specialist Supervisor by the absence of management responsibility in units/departments lacking a full-time Librarian and/or direct supervisory duties.


Examples of Work

  • Performs highly specialized library duties such as microfilming, preservation, archival processing, etc.
  • Provides detailed information on library services and answers questions from library patrons. Instruct patrons in the use of library systems, print/electronic indexes, Internet resources, etc.
  • Resolves highly complex problems related to the use of bibliographic records (i.e., complicated serial title changes, special languages and/or formats, etc.).
  • Coordinates bindery or restoration and repair activities for a library. Solves bindery problems and determines from guidelines the appropriate style or alternative treatment of materials.
  • Edits problematic bibliographic entries for libraries online automated system using accepted library standards and procedures.
  • Monitors and ensures accuracy and consistency of information in databases.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of and operates microcomputer word processing/database/spreadsheet packages, etc., to produce printed material as required.
  • May determine work priorities of assigned staff, set deadlines, evaluate staff performance, and develop staff training manuals.
  • Responsible for the productivity and quality of subordinates work performance.
  • May assist in the interview and selection of new employees, conduct orientation and training activities, approve annual and sick leave, or resolve problems when necessary.
  • Recommends and implements changes in library policies and procedures.
  • Assists in planning and conducting training programs or workshops, both internally and externally.
  • Serves on standing and ad hoc committees.
  • Performs related work as required by circumstances or as directed.

Cataloger — Allen County Public Library — Fort Wayne, IN


Full-Time Position, 40 hours per week at the DiSalle Data Center, 7615 DiSalle Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN

RESPONSIBILITIES: Prepare materials for inclusion in the library collection. Provide access to materials by verifying or providing descriptive cataloging and access points according to RDA core standards and Library of Congress subject headings. Assist in searching for and copy cataloging of nonprint, adult nonfiction, juvenile fiction and nonfiction materials. Verify or supply classification numbers of either Dewey Decimal Classification with Cutter numbers and/or the ANSCR classification number. Verify and provide MARC-tagging of bibliographic records for assigned cataloging areas. Trained to perform entry-level original cataloging in OCLC. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited Master of Library Science graduate. One to two years on-the-job training and/or experience in cataloging in a public library setting is desirable. Knowledge of OCLC, MARC, AACR2, Dewey Decimal classification, and Library of Congress subject headings. Independent judgment sufficient to determine subject matter of materials, and the number and nature of catalog access points for optimal success. Ability to concentrate at a work station for 90% of work time on tasks requiring close attention to detail. Ability to move up to 30 pounds of materials from one surface to another 5-10% of the work day. Strong multi-tasking skills to adapt to department workflow needs. Cooperative spirit, reliability, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Ability and willingness to work Monday through Friday, mostly daytime hours. If job is accepted, must apply for and maintain Indiana Librarian Certification, earning 50 LEU (Library Education Units) within five years.

COMPENSATION: Salary range minimum $36,612.62. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Four weeks vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary insurance plans, including long term care. Flexible spending account. Free parking. Relocation allowance. Click here to apply for this position. Please apply by 7/15/13 (posted 6/27/13)

Librarian — A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University — New Orleans, Louisiana

Librarian, Turchin Library


Position: Librarian, Turchin

LibrarySalary: Commensurate with experience

Employer: A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Type: Full-time

Start Date: Preferred by August 1, 2013

Required Education: Master of Library ScienceTo apply for this job submit application letter and current resume to position is open until filled.

Employer Information

The A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University is an internationally recognized and AACSB accredited business school with more than 2,500 students and 130 faculty in programs spanning the globe. With innovative curricula that combine outstanding classroom instruction and distinctive experiential learning opportunities, the Freeman School is dedicated to preparing current and future business leaders to contribute positively to their organizations and their communities. The Turchin Library supports the education and research mission and objectives of the Freeman School. Tulane librarians, while not tenured, enjoy many of the benefits of faculty.

Job Description

The A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University invites applications for the librarian of its Turchin Library. The Turchin librarian is responsible for planning and delivery of quality library collections and services in support of the education and research mission and objectives of the Freeman School. Collection development and service delivery requires knowledge of the academic business disciplines, faculty research, and business curricular trends. Library management requires knowledge of principles and processes necessary for effective strategic planning, budgeting, resource allocation, leadership, and coordination of people and resources. The Turchin librarian reports to the Freeman School Director of Technology and Library, has supervisory responsibility for two library associates and 6-10 student workers, and has financial responsibility for annual non-salary expenditures of approximately $355,000.


1. At least four years relevant library experience, preferably with experience as a business librarian at an academic institution

2. Experience with principles and processes for planning and providing quality business library services including: a. Library automation, Web content development/maintenance, and the use of computer/online databases including CRSP, IBES, WRDS, Bloomberg, and Thomson Reuters;b. Instruction to students and faculty in effective use of library resources

3. Experience with management principles and processes involved in strategic planning, budgeting, resource allocation, leadership, and coordination of people and resources

4. Understands the implications of evolving scholarly communications, information sources and digital media for business education and research

5. Evidence of effective communications and interpersonal skills.

Minimum Education: ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree.Tulane is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Library Systems Coordinator — King Abdullah University — Saudi Arabia

KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

Library Systems Co-Ordinator

Competitive Tax-free Salary

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a major new graduate university focused on becoming a leader in science and technology research and graduate education. Located near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the university’s coastline campus on the Red Sea features high-quality residences, extensive recreational facilities and beach, a multicultural environment, and a high quality of life for employees and their families.

Under the direction of the Manager of Technical and Digital Services, this position supports the operations of technical and digital services and management of electronic resources in the integrated library system and the web. You will collaborate with Subject Specialists on electronic collection development and supports the Systems Librarian in administering the development and maintenance of the Library web site.

Key Duties

  • Act as the interface between the Library and the vendor company providing technical support and troubleshooting technical issues coordinate and work closely with the Systems Librarian to support and administer the work associated with the integrated library system to include performing tasks, creating documentation, and maintaining files.
  • Manage electronic journals within the integrated library system including generating reports to identify and remove duplicate records and recommend improvements.
  • Monitor the library website, implement regular updates, and recommend improvements.
  • Coordinate with KAUST IT to maintain the library AV and lab equipment. Train others, troubleshoot, and recommend enhancements as needed.
  • Organize and manage projects assigned by the manager in the areas of knowledge management and faculty profiling.
  • Generate monthly statistical reports on system usage to include cataloging, circulation, acquisition, etc.
  • Assist manager with reports including searching and ordering statistics.
  • Recommend, develop, and implement policies, standards, goals, and procedures to meet objectives and to continuously improve workflow in technical and digital services.
  • Provide back up in technical services and general Library activities including cataloging, Information desk, and shelf maintenance.
  • Maintain statistics and contribute to creating accurate and timely reports and documentation
  • Develop and deliver training to Library staff as needed.
  • Participate in training/development activities and workshops to enhance skills and competencies.

Required Skills, Experience and Education

  • Familiar with integrated library systems.
  • Demonstrated skills analyzing problems and performing multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrated skills with MS Office.
  • Experience with advanced spreadsheets preferred.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills including experience interacting with a diverse population including faculty, researchers, graduate students, fellow library staff, campus administrative staff, and vendors.
  • Demonstrated flexibility to work a variety of operational areas and a variety of hours that may include evening and weekends.
  • Able to continuously learn and acquire basic knowledge or library resources and services, computers, and information technology, internet searching, sources, and office tools and software.
  • Reliable and dependable in attendance and completing assignments.
  • Attention to detail and able to consistently follow instructions and procedures.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team to produce results solve problems, initiate ideas and projects.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Fluent reading and speaking in English.
  • BA/BS degree required in Computer Science or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a professional office environment providing customer service and /or administrative support services.
  • Experience in a library environment required
  • Experience of Millenium software essential

To apply, visit the KAUST website at All applications must be submitted through this site for consideration.

Science & Technology Subject Specialist Librarian — King Abdullah University — Saudi Arabia

KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

 Science & Technology Subject Specialist Librarian

Competitive Tax-free Salary


King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a major new graduate university focused on becoming a leader in science and technology research and graduate education. Located near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the university’s coastline campus on the Red Sea features high-quality residences, extensive recreational facilities and beach, a multicultural environment, and a high quality of life for employees and their families.

The University Library’s Science and Technology Subject Specialists support graduate-level education and research, primarily in the science and technology fields of KAUST focus. Each Subject Specialist provides outreach and instructional services in assigned subject areas; serves as the main contact point between the library and assigned institutional units/users; and develops the library’s collections in support of education and research in assigned subject and organizational areas.


Key Duties

  • Actively engage with faculty, researchers, graduate students, and staff in assigned subject areas and degree programs, developing strong working relationships.
  • Promote library services to users in assigned subject areas/programs.
  • Keep abreast of developments in assigned subject areas/programs and use this knowledge to respond to user needs.
  • Assess user needs to develop and maintain relevant, high-quality services and collections.
  • Seek opportunities to collaborate and establish partnerships with assigned divisions/programs/centers.


Reference Services

  • Provide reference and other help to individual users of library resources.
  • Answer user questions in all formats (e.g., email, phone, in-person).
  • Actively seek opportunities to provide customized reference and research services.
  • Using sound instructional design practice, develop and present training sessions on information searching, effective use of library resources, and other aspects of information literacy.
  • Prepare and maintain subject webpages (“library guides”) and online tutorials relevant to assigned subject areas.
  • Provide backup coverage for the library’s document delivery service, as needed.

Collection Development and Management

  • Serve on the library’s Collection Development Committee, which evaluates acquisitions and renewals and makes purchase recommendations to the Manager, Reference and Research Services.
  • Build library collections in digital and print formats based on assessment of user needs and within the context of the library budget.
  • Recommend continuation, cancellation, or refinement of library subscriptions based on evaluation of usage data and other relevant factors.
  • Work with assigned publishers/vendors on selection and pricing of resources to be acquired or licensed by the library.
  • Work proactively with Technical Services staff on appropriate arrangement, description, cataloging and provision of access to resources.
  • Discover and recruit institutional research output for inclusion in the KAUST Digital Archive.

Scholarly Communication

  • Inform faculty, researchers, and graduate students about scholarly communications issues, including self-archiving, open-access publishing, digital rights management, and research data management.
  • Promote use of the KAUST Digital Archive by faculty and researchers.

Other Responsibilities

  • Contribute to a dynamic, collegial library team supportive of the university’s goals.
  • Actively participate in local and international partnerships with libraries, scientific societies, and organizations to improve information services in the sciences.
  • Plan and conduct staff training in the use of library resources.
  • Assist with the development of library service policies and procedures.
  • Participate in the integration of library resources and services in KAUST teaching and learning.
  • Work at the library’s Information Desk as assigned.

Required Skills, Experience and Education

  • Competent with a variety of relevant information technology tools and applications (e.g., multidisciplinary and relevant disciplinary bibliographic databases).
  • Well-informed on resources, developments, and trends in assigned subject areas.
  • Ability to initiate and develop strong working relationships with faculty, researchers, graduate students, fellow library staff, and vendors.
  • Confident and articulate in presenting training sessions.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Reliable and dependable in attendance and completing assignments.
  • Strong written and spoken English skills .
  • Strong public presentation abilities.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Graduate degree in library science and/or a relevant science
  • Minimum 4 years professional experience.
  • Experience using key research tools and resources in assigned subject areas (e.g., SciFinder, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science).
  • Demonstrated written communication skills in English.
  • Fluency in spoken English.


  •  3+ years of professional experience in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated experience in evaluating and selecting library materials.
  • Experience working with faculty.


To apply, visit the KAUST website at . All applications must be submitted through this site for consideration.


Positions in Public Humanities — America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations Grant Program — Multiple Locations

We are writing to let you know about our Positions in Public Humanities, which are now part of the America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations (AHCO) grant program.

Positions in Public Humanities are intended to reinvigorate the interpretation of the humanities at museums and historical organizations. As part of an AHCO grant request, organizations are invited to request a supplement for a Position in Public Humanities. This program supports two-year, entry-level positions at museums, historical societies, and historic sites for recent graduates of public humanities programs (MA or PhD) whose expertise is critical to a project’s success.

In funding these positions at selected museums and historical organizations, NEH seeks to strengthen AHCO projects by incorporating fresh ideas and perspectives. We also hope to give new graduates meaningful experience working in public humanities institutions. We anticipate funding up to ten two-year positions at a salary of $30,000/year.

The next application deadline for America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations is August 14. Complete application guidelines may be found on the NEH website at

More information about Positions in Public Humanities is available here (PDF).

Head of Public Services — Albany Law School’s Schaffer Law Library — Albany, NY

Head of Public Services

Albany Law School

Albany, New York


Albany Law School seeks a Head of Public Services for its Schaffer Law Library. This position will join five law librarians and a full staff of seventeen in a research library of over 730,000 volume/equivalents that serves an independent, standalone law school in New York’s capital region.


Job Description

Supervises the public services areas and systems – including Circulation, Interlibrary Loan (and ILLIAD), Reserves, Supplementation, and Stack Maintenance. Hires, trains, and supervises library assistant staff in those areas. Collaborates with the director on collection development and selection. Maintains library access policy and other applicable use policies, as necessary. Liaises with local and regional consortia, as appropriate. Processes faculty research requests. Collaborates with Technical Services staff on availability of and access to integrated library systems, as necessary. Participates as a regular member of the Reference team. Participates on the law library management team. The Head of Public Services reports directly to the Director of the Library.


Minimum Qualifications

Accredited MLS degree or equivalent. At least 2 years of professional experience supervising staff and students in public services functions, including interlibrary loan, reserves, circulation, supplementation, and stack maintenance. Ability to demonstrate a strong service ethic in an academic library setting. Proven ability to provide Reference service, including staffing service desks and collaborating with the Reference team, as necessary. Proven ability to contribute to a successful team environment using excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills. Proven ability to interface professionally and effectively with all levels of position and responsibility throughout the law library and law school communities.


Preferred Qualifications

Accredited Juris Doctor degree strongly preferred. (May consider three to five years of professional legal reference experience in lieu of a J.D. degree.)

Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Send resume, cover letter, and three references by July 26, 2013, to:


Albany Law School

Attn: Director of Human Resources

80 New Scotland Avenue

Albany, NY 12208-3494


fax: (518)445-3262


Albany Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.