Library Associate IV – Atkins Branch Library – Shreveport, LA


Under administrative supervision, this individual is expected to use graduate-level education and work experience to manage the Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch, a medium-sized full-time library. This individual will exercise judgment and use discretion in performing library routines with technical advice available when needed and will determine methods necessary to accomplish duties and objectives.  This individual will exercise supervision over staff of lower classifications and is responsible for interpreting policies and providing public service.  This individual performs related and other work as required.


1.       Attainment of a B.A. or B.S. from an accredited university/college

2.       9 hours of graduate level library science coursework and 3 years of paid, full-time equivalent library experience (2 years of part-time experience = 1 year of full-time experience)


Graduate degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and 2 year of paid, full-time equivalent library experience (2 years of part-time experience = 1 year of full-time experience).

3.       Two years of paid, full-time equivalent supervisory experience.

4.       Preference will be given to those with an ALA-accredited, Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC).

Experience in this position, with the possession of the graduate degree in Library and/or Information Science, will be considered “professional” experience for the purpose of satisfying professional experience requirements for higher level positions except for those positions which require that the professional experience be obtained in a position which requires the MLS/MLIS.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge of:

1.       standard library management, principles, practices and procedures;

2.       computers and various software (Word, email, Internet, data entry, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher);

3.       automated library system, and electronic and printed materials, resources and databases;

4.       principles of supervision and motivation.

Skills to:

1.       understand and follow complex written and oral instructions;

2.       use resourcefulness, tact, courtesy, and respect in dealing professionally with library patrons, employees and vendors;

3.       deal with multiple and extra unexpected tasks and patrons simultaneously;

4.       establish good patron and staff rapport;

5.       create and maintain courteous, pleasant impressions of the library;

6.       make decisions based on established policies and practices;

7.       plan and present programs to targeted audiences;

8.       collaborate with community partners;

9.       resolve conflict;

10.     train, evaluate, and discipline subordinates with input from supervisory team;

11.     handle opening and closing duties and building and grounds issues;

12.     participate in the hiring process;

13.     handle money.

Ability to:

1.       participate in system-wide discussions;

2.       schedule staff;

3.       coordinate facilities management;

4.       participate in collection development.

5.       use Dewey Decimal system;

6.       collaborate with HR to professionally conduct workplace investigations;


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, sit, twist, use hands to finger, grasp, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear.  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and office equipment.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, crouch, squat, kneel, and crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or carry up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds.  Employee must frequently push and/or pull loaded book carts weighting up to 75 pounds.


1.       Branch management:  Coordinates, directs and supervises the work of the Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch Library; will work at service desks; responsible for opening and/or closing the branch, as needed.

2.       Personnel:  Hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines four (4) full-time employees, three (3) part-time employees and also a part-time adult education specialist; trains Assistant Branch Manager and the Evening/Weekend Supervisor  in most of Branch Manager duties in order to act in the absence of the Branch Manager; fully participates in the hiring process; reviews work plans on a regular basis; maintains effective professional relationships with all staff and is available for the staff to discuss all issues as needed; completes payroll and approves leave requests utilizing Replicon software; schedules substitutes as needed; covers for personnel shortages; recommends staffing needs and changes; conducts investigations and resolves employee inquiries and/or complaints; assists administrative supervisors with handling of these and other personnel matters; participates in corrective action meetings; makes informed decisions based on policies listed in the Employee Handbook; keeps staff and supervisors informed on new policies and procedures.

3.       Facility Management:  oversees daily use, care and upkeep of the building and grounds including plumbing, heating/cooling, lighting and lawn maintenance; signs and keeps records of work completed; works with building cleaning service; responsible for cleanliness of facility grounds as needed; stocking and/or cleaning restrooms and other areas of the library as needed; ordering maintenance supplies as needed.

4.       Branch Security:  responds to after-hours security calls; instructs guards and evaluates service; works with security guards; maintains a current Branch Emergency Procedures Manual, emergency supplies, and ensures all staff are prepared to handle emergency situations; coordinates and conducts building evacuation drills at least semi-annually; completes reports on security incidents at the branch; monitors employee access to building; monitors guards’ working hours.

5.       Public Services:  Oversees and coordinates the development of programs for the public with the help of department heads and/or branch staff; performs reference, readers’ advisory and circulation duties regularly; assists patrons in the selection of materials and the use of other library equipment, services, and/or special collections; answers routine questions, takes interlibrary loan requests; assists patrons in the use of databases, digital resources, Internet usage, software applications and hardware configuration; may conduct computer classes; may plan and/or provide programming to various target audiences; may conduct and attend community outreach programs; may give library tours and provide instruction in the use of the library facilities and services; may conduct investigations and resolve patron inquiries and/or complaints; may assist administrative supervisors with handling of these matters; may coordinate displays and promotional signage; may perform circulation duties:  charges, discharges and renews library materials; answers telephone; registers new borrowers; updates registration records; pulls and processes request materials.

6.       Finances:  Responsible for counting Fines and Miscellaneous Receipts on a rotational basis and preparing money and reports to be sent to SML Financial Assistant; monitors and signs off on staff expenditures; monitors money within the branch.

7.       Reports:  Monitors records of all Circulation-related functions including all daily reports on finances and patron hold requests; responsible for generating monthly reports on all facility use including Information Services, patron computer usage, meeting rooms, and programs; may reconcile all Work Flows item reports such as pending transits and missing items.

8.       Collection Development:  Reads reviews and offers suggestions to Acquisitions staff for selection of branch-appropriate materials; weeds collection on an on-going basis; processes all new materials for circulation.

9.       Professional Development:  Attends monthly management meetings, meets monthly with supervisor to review work plan; meetings of appointed committees, and workshops and conferences.

10.     Shelving:  Empties book drop; files and sorts; shelves materials; straightens materials on shelves; reads shelves for proper order; searches for lost materials.

11.     Other duties as required.


PRESENT SCHEDULE [subject to change without notice]:

Monday – Friday:    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Some evenings and Saturday shifts may be required as needed.



96 hours vacation (with increases every other year up to 352 hours), 11 paid holidays/year + 1 personal day, 120 hours sick leave/year.  Medical, dental and life insurance; library pays 70% of employee’s and dependents’ insurance premiums.  Retirement system with the City of Shreveport.  Tuition reimbursement available after one year of employment.  Good library support for continuing education and attendance at conferences.



Two weeks after selection



$18.64/hour + benefits


A criminal background check and a drug screening are part of the pre-hire process.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, non-job related physical or mental disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation or gender identity.  Our facilities are non-smoking facilities.


Electronic Resources Support Librarian – Yale University Library – New Haven, CT

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus:  Under the direction of the Electronic Resources Librarian, the Electronic Resources Support Librarian focuses on establishing and maintaining strong intellectual control over content throughout the life cycle of electronic resources licensed by Yale University Library (YUL). This position supervises a team of staff responsible for maintaining key e-resource systems and workflows. Within a changing and flexible environment, s/he works closely with colleagues and vendors to manage the acquisition and licensing of new electronic resources as well as the renewal of existing subscriptions. Works collaboratively with other librarians and staff to ensure consistent access to library holdings across multiple platforms including the library’s catalog and discovery services. Troubleshoots advanced problem reports. Works closely with the Electronic Resources team and partner departments to ensure efficient access to electronic resources for library users.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

·         Master’s degree from an ALA‐accredited library school. Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.

·         Proven understanding of the best practices for managing the records that track electronic purchases, subscriptions, and licenses. Demonstrated ability to apply the principles that guide the organization of bibliographic information to the organization of electronic resources.

·         Demonstrated ability working in an integrated library system.

·         Conceptual and practical knowledge of the technologies used to manage and access e-resources.

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated analytical and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at:

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:  Experience working with an electronic resource management tool and an OpenURL resolver, especially ProQuest 360 Suite. Experience troubleshooting e-resource access issues. Knowledge of e-resource licensing. Understanding of access and identity management issues related to the discovery and use of e-resources. Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise and train staff.

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world’s leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library’s web site at

Salary and Benefits:

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at The STARS req. ID for this position is 29241BR.  Please be sure to reference 29241BR in your cover letter.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Assistant/Associate Librarian – Samford University Library – Birmingham, AL

Samford University Library seeks a research and instruction librarian. Located in suburban Birmingham, Samford is the largest privately‐funded and fully‐accredited institution of higher learning in Alabama. The university library, with nearly one million holdings, serves the university community of more than 4,900 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 700 full‐time employees.

Position Description: The research services and instruction librarian reports to the chair of the reference and research services department. The department is comprised of four librarians and numerous student workers. This individual will be responsible for the planning, designing, implementation, and assessment of library instruction and information literacy initiatives as well as establishing and maintaining good relations with faculty in order to promote the instruction program. All library faculty provide reference service on a rotating basis to cover all hours that the library is open. This entails some weekend and night duty. Perform additional duties as required.

Qualified candidates will hold a MLS/MLIS or equivalent from an ALA‐accredited institution. Preference will be given to applicants with library experience with demonstrated teaching, training and information literacy program assessment experience. Excellent interpersonal skills and dedication to the success of the library, department, faculty, and student body as evidenced by a collegial and positive demeanor. A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students and colleagues is expected. The candidate must be supportive of the university’s Christian mission.

Rank and Salary: Twelve‐month, non‐tenure track, faculty appointment; salary commensurate with experience; generous benefits/vacation package; tuition remission.

The University: Samford University is located in Birmingham, Alabama, and is a nationally recognized academic institution. Samford is ranked 3rd in the South among regional universities by U.S. News and World Report and 1st among all Alabama universities and colleges by Forbes Inc. Samford consistently is highly ranked for academic programs, affordability and value by a variety of prestigious publications and rankings. The John Templeton Foundation selected Samford as one of America’s top 100 character-building universities. For more information, go to

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submission of documents is strongly encouraged. Candidates should supply a letter of interest, current resume and professional references including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses to:


Carla Waddell

Chair, Reference and Research Services

Samford University Library

800 Lakeshore Drive

Birmingham, AL 35229

FAX: 205‐726‐2642


Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or national or ethnic origin.

Instructor – Delta Career Education Corporation – Monroe, LA

The Instructor is responsible for providing and sustaining an effective learning environment for every student through well- prepared classes, relevant assignments, fair and holistic assessment of learning, clear documentation and feedback on student progress, and support of academic success for all students. The Instructor is responsible for maintenance of professional competence through engagement in documented professional development activities, for engagement in documented faculty development activities that enhance the ability to provide effective instruction and for participation in departmental and campus-wide activities. The Instructor works under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Education, Program Director, or his/her designee.


– Education requirement varies by field of instruction:

  • For Non-degreed-areas: Associate’s Degree, documented specialized competency in field of instruction, or equivalent work experience in the field of instruction
  • For Degreed-areas: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience in the field of instruction.
  • For General Studies and Specific Courses in some areas of instruction: Master’s Degree, or equivalent work experience in the field of instruction. ⁻

Industry certification in field of instruction if required by industry, or demonstrated knowledge equivalent to the certification. ⁻

2 years of experience in academic instruction in a post-secondary environment ⁻

2 years of industry experience in the field of instruction.

Additional requirements for Pharmacology and Anesthesiology Instructor:

  • Must be a Doctor of Pharmacy or a Registered Nurse


Master’s Degree
3 years of experience in academic instruction in a post-secondary environment
5 years of experience in the field of instruction
Working knowledge of federal/state government education regulations

Link to apply

Digital Archivist – Texas A&M University Library – College Station, TX

Job Description
Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as a Digital Archivist.  This is a non-tenure track “clinical” faculty position.  Successful candidates will be expected to engage in professional service activities, consistent with the Libraries’ and University’s requirements for promotion.

Reporting to the Director of Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, the Digital Archivist will establish and maintain a digital archiving program in collaboration with the University Archivist, Digital Preservation Librarian, Cushing archivists and curators, and other Libraries units.  Responsibilities include: processing, describing, and providing access to born-digital and digitized archival and special collections materials; demonstrate initiative and innovation in developing and implementing processes for archiving current and legacy electronic and digital materials including document, image, and audio/video files, email, web sites, social media; and digital primary materials acquired on formats such as tape, floppy disks, hard drives, Compact Discs, and mobile devices.  Additional responsibilities include acquiring and maintaining legacy hardware and software that may be necessary for providing access to digital materials.  Working with the University Libraries Preservation unit, the Digital Archivist will aid in the development, documentation, and implementation of a digital preservation plan as it pertains to Cushing Memorial Library and Archives collections.  The Digital Archivist will educate and raise awareness of digital archives issues and concerns within the Libraries, as well as contribute to Cushing outreach activities to the campus and community. The individual also participates in committees and administrative groups, as appropriate.

Job Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution (or International equivalent)
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience working in the area of digital archiving
  • Knowledge of current trends, tools, and protocols in digital archiving and preservation
  • Understanding of principles and techniques for archiving of web sites, email, social media, and other online primary sources
  • Familiarity with metadata standards relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials such as EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, or PREMIS
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population

Executive Director – Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Libraries – Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is seeking an Executive Director of Libraries that will provide leadership for the library and assure alignment with the vision, mission and strategic plan of the University.  The Executive Director must have a proven ability to interact effectively and productively with diverse individuals and groups.  The Executive Director of the Libraries will provide a clear vision of the evolving role of the Libraries and how they directly support the strategic initiatives and intellectual core of the university.  As the chief administrative officer of the TTUHSC Libraries, the Executive Director reports to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences compose one integrated library system that serves the needs of TTUHSC students, faculty and staff in academic programs across all schools and campuses, as well as those enrolled in distance education programs.  The library system includes three physical locations and extensive electronic resources accessible through secured remote access.  The central administration of the TTUHSC Libraries is located in the Preston Smith Library of the Health Sciences in Lubbock.  Other physical sites include the Harrington Library of the Health Sciences in Amarillo and the Library of the Health Sciences in Odessa.

The TTUHSC library system has collections in excess of 321,000 bound volumes; more than 62,000 electronic books; subscriptions to more than 24,000 electronic journals; and access to more than 500 electronic databases.

Minimum Qualifications:

Educational requirement: A Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences from an accredited American Library Association Program or an international equivalent

Prior Experience:  The candidate is required to have at least 5 years of progressive and accomplished experience in library administrative/leadership roles that include significant responsibilities for budgetary oversight and resource planning, preferably in an academic health sciences library or similar setting

Annual Salary: Commensurate with experience

Special Instructions to Applicants

Texas Tech University Health Sciences center requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Please apply online at and search for Req# 2908BR.

The TTUHSC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

Collection Development and Outreach Librarian – Stony Brook University – Stony Brook, NY

Campus Description: Stony Brook University has established itself as one of America’s most dynamic public universities, a center of academic excellence and a leader in health education, patient care and research. Listed among the top 1 percent of all universities in the world by *Times Higher Education World University Rankings, *Stony Brook is home to more than 24,600 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center and teaching hospital. With 603 beds, Stony Brook Hospital is the region’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Required Qualifications: MLS/MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited program. Ability to do research, publication and service consistent with University standards for promotion and tenure. At least two years full-time relevant experience in a library. Experience with electronic resource management and vendor relations. Experience in an academic health sciences library setting.

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in another related discipline. Experience providing information, reference and instructional services in an academic, medical or special library. Experience with online information resources and information management tools for health and medicine. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities and to work collaboratively with others in a team environment. Evidence of flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex environment with excellent communication and analytical skills. Training or experience in the use of information technology, scholarly communications, and experience building and sustaining collections in all formats. Membership (certification) in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). Experience working with academic faculty and/or clinical faculty. Outreach experience working with the greater library community. Experience teaching within the academic curriculum and familiarity with Evidence-Based Practice methods.

Responsibilities & Requirements: Reporting to the Head of the Health Sciences Library, the Health Sciences Collection Development and Outreach Librarian will contribute to the University Library’s suite of service activities, including  information and instructional services, scholarly communication, research support services, collection development, vendor relations, liaison, and outreach services. The incumbent works directly with the five Health Sciences schools. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

– Work closely with faculty to establish library programs, services and
activities that meet instructional, research and clinical needs.
– Work with Electronic Resources Management team to select and maintain
an excellent collection for all five Health Sciences schools, within
budgetary limitations.
– Coordinate relationships with Health Sciences resources vendors.
– Work in a team environment of selectors, coordinate with other subject
specialist on collection development/management and act as liaison to
assigned departments.
– Provide information and instructional services, both in person and
using digital media, in areas of liaison responsibility. Digital media may
include websites, interactive online learning objects, tutorials and social
– Monitor trends in scholarly publishing in areas of liaison
responsibility to inform the design of library services and the development
of library collections.
– Provide consultation and instruction on the development of literature
searches in support of evidence-based practice.
– Participate in professional activities and monitor developments in
best practices elsewhere to ensure the excellence of Stony Brook University
Libraries research, clinical and instructional services.
– Contribute to library-wide information, instruction and research
support services, including virtual reference.
– Serve on library and/or Stony Brook University campus committees, task
forces and working groups.
– Engage in scholarly and professional activities, as well as
participate in library and university service, in fulfillment of scholarly
and service responsibilities.

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. *Anticipated start date: *As soon as possible. ***Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration please apply by March 18th, 2015.*

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application <$FILE/HRSF0113.pdf>, cover letter and resume/CV to:

Pamela DiPasquale
Library Director’s Office
Melville Library, Room W-1511
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Fax: (631) 632-7116