Library Information Technology Assistant – Northwest School – Seattle, WA

The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to roughly 500 students in grades 6 through 12, including 80 international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory. The Northwest School is committed to a diverse workplace and actively encourages applicants with a commitment to issues of diversity and social justice.

The Northwest School seeks a Library Information Technology Assistant starting in September 2015 for approximately 4 months. This position will work closely with both the Librarian and Educational Technology Coordinator in a combined library and computer lab setting. The ideal candidate will be a team player, comfortable with and enthusiastic about technology and libraries, have the ability to work in a busy and vibrant environment, and skillful at balancing simultaneous, competing demands. Flexibility, energy, patience, and enthusiasm are a key part of this important role, as is an understanding of the needs of Middle and Upper School students, English Language Learners, and faculty. This position is a leave replacement for a regular employee and is temporary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining the library and lab environment, services, and resources. This includes cataloging, circulation, and processing of new materials as well as troubleshooting technology questions.
  • Supervising the library and computer lab, creating a welcoming environment.
  • Assisting students and faculty with research and technology needs.
  • Developing written materials for effective use of library and technology resources.
  • Collaborating with faculty to design and implement lessons and units of instruction.
  • Fostering and teaching information literacy and digital citizenship throughout the curriculum.

Marginal Responsibilities:

  • Assisting and leading various activities in the student life of the school.
  • Working as the faculty advisor for an environment team.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Head of School.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the school’s mission, values, and philosophy, especially related to diversity and the environment.
  • A Master’s degree in Library/Information Science and a Minimum of three (3) years experience are required.
  • Interest in working with English Language Learners
  • Flexibility, patience, passion, sense of humor, creativity, and teamwork

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with Destiny OPAC and Microsoft products (Office365 experience preferred).
  • Knowledge and comfort of technology tools and trends
  • Willingness to experience and open to learn


Salary is highly competitive with top independent schools in the region and commensurate with experience. This is a temporary position and is not eligible for health and welfare benefits, however, generous time off, lunch, access to the on-site fitness facility, a commitment to professional development, and a unique urban location are also benefits of working at the Northwest School.

Application Process:

Candidates must complete an information form online and submit a cover letter, resume, and other supporting information that may aid their candidacy. Candidates for teaching positions should submit a statement of teaching philosophy.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, or marital status.

Librarian II – Palm Beach County Library System – West Palm Beach, FL

Position:    LIBRARIAN II (Cataloging/Database Management)

Salary:       $45,000 Annually

Location:   Library Annex/Technical Services

4289 Cherry Rd., West Palm Beach  FL


Performs original and complex copy cataloging of library materials in various formats, including online and digital content, using OCLC Connexion and Sirsi/Dynix. Provides ongoing authority control and database maintenance. Assists with special cataloging projects. Assists in creating and revising local policies, procedures, and documentation. Provides bibliographic training of Library staff. Assists in quality control of outsourced materials and communicates with vendors as necessary to resolve problems and establish policy and procedure.


QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Library Science accredited by the American Library Association; minimum of one (1) year of professional experience.  Preference given for experience with a local online system (Sirsi/Dynix preferred) and OCLC Connexion, knowledge of MARC formats, Dewey Decimal Classification, and cataloging rules and principles. Reading knowledge of Spanish and public library experience desirable.


APPLICATION OPTIONS: Apply online at; fax your application/resume to (561)616-6893; or mail your application/resume to Palm Beach County Human Resources, 100 Australian Avenue, Suite 300, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. (Phone (561) 616-6888, Fax (561) 616-6893) EO/AA EMPLOYER M/F/D/V/DFWP.

Applications/Resumes for this position must be received by 5:00PM, Friday, May 1st, 2015.

Library Systems and Emerging Technologies Librarian – Chattanooga State Community College – Chattanooga, TN

Position Summary
Administers the Library’s Integrated Library System and provides access to all the electronic resources (Including, but not limited to, databases, streaming media, etc.); Advises the library and other stakeholders in identifying and implementing new instructional technologies for use in the classroom and for general library use.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities
-Provides leadership and coordination of the library’s Integrated Library System (VoyagerILS) and access to its electronic resources.
-Serves as the systems administrator for the integrated library system including acquisitions, serials, cataloging, circulation, webpac, and reporting features.
-Organizes, plans, schedules, and supervises activities and personnel in the library’s technology services department; assists in budget preparation as it affects hardware, software, and technological devices.
-Trains and supervises technology services staff in technology service department.
-Compiles statistical data and reports regarding technology services.
-Coordinates services between the library and the campus IT Services.
-Reviews current literature and monitor trends in order to recommend new hardware, software and other technological solutions to support the library’s instruction program.
-Promotes, supports and participates in student recruitment and retention efforts
-Troubleshoots access problems.
-Manages EZProxy and link resolvers as it pertains to library electronic resources.
-Assists in the maintenance of the Library’s web site in working with the Web Librarian and others and helps create effective workflows and best practices for managing website updates.
-Serves as primary library contact with Campus IT Services department.
-Serves as liaison in subject appropriate academic departments
-Participates in public service desk rotation
-Participates in the library instruction program either teaching or creating reusable learning objects.
-Completes other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Demonstrated ability to work in collaboratively in a team environment.

Work Experience:

-Three years full-time library work experience managing an integrated Library System and managing eresources

-Mastery in working with servers, proxy, link resolvers and other networking solutions.

-Demonstrated experience creating reusable learning objects using cutting edge technology.

-Supervisory experience

-Experience and success working in a collaborative, team environment.

-Demonstrated ability in working as a team player (collegiality a “must”

Preferred Qualifications
BA degree in information technology, information science, computer science or related field.

-Experience working with ExLibris ILS (Voyager 9)and/or ALMA/Primo

-Experience working with open source applications such as Drupal.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics
-Knowledge: Knowledge of supervisory principles and methods
-Library database management
– Information database search strategies (e.g., OCLC, Internet)
-Fluent in the fundamentals of Library Science including reference, cataloging, automation, information literacy instruction, and bibliographic tools.

Skills in oral and written communication; interpersonal skills consistent with professional attributes such as maintain confidentiality, open-mindedness, collegiality, and flexibility.

The successful candidate is expected to:
-have systems management experience such as EZProxy, link resolver, and content management systems.
-be familiar with current practices, theory, and issues related to assessment, data analysis, and electronic resource access.
-have knowledge of a wide range of print and electronic information resources
-have some demonstrated teaching experience.
-experience in the design, creation and facilitation of the use of online instructional materials, tutorials and other digital learning tools that will integrate with the campus course management software system (D2L)
-Collaborate with the Coordinator of Library Instruction and other teaching librarians in advising on projects that focus on blended learning, elearning and the creation of emerging technology objects to enhanced learning environments.
-have a willingness to form strategic partnership with campus departments
-have the ability to work efficiently and effectively in a team-based environment
-have the ability to juggle multiple priorities in a busy, time-sensitive environment.


-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a collaborative environment
-Ability to effectively prioritize and execute task
-Ability to work with deadlines
-Self-motivated, self directed and detail oriented
– Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple job functions.

Candidate must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, be self-motivated, organized with attention to detail, an inquisitive nature, an eagerness to gain new skills and expertise, adaptability, and capable of working collaboratively.

The ability to learn new technologies with ease, enjoy solving puzzles and resolving discrepancies, not afraid to ask questions, and view mistakes as learning opportunities is desired.

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Library Branch Manager – Cedar Grove/Line Avenue 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 two (2) full-time employees, six (6) 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

All interviews are conducted on-site, in person. No interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype. 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. April 27, 2015

To apply for this position, please visit our website at Application deadline is May 18, 2015.

Acquisitions and Collection Development Librarian – Athens State University – Athens, AL

Athens State University seeks a librarian with a strong service orientation, excellent communication and organizational skills, supervisory ability, and technological proficiency to fill the position of Acquisitions and Collection Development Librarian, in an upper-division (junior & senior year) University with traditional and online course delivery. This is a twelve-month position with faculty rank. The position reports to the Library Director.


•Oversee and direct the ordering and receiving of library material in all formats including books, e-books, and periodicals in print and online form, audiovisual items, and other electronic products.
•Perform and administer expenditure and other financial reporting for library materials and collection budgets.
•Evaluate and select vendors for the purchasing of library materials.
•Serve as liaison with the University’s Business Office for purchasing of library materials.
•Oversee the licensing process for new and renewing electronic resources, and work with the proxy server and passwords to ensure reliable off-campus access.
•Prepare and analyze statistical reports relating to library acquisitions, adequacy of collections, and other technical service functions.
•Assist with the preparation of library collection-related information and other measures of library effectiveness required by accreditation, state, and federal agencies.
•Develop, implement, and assess policies, procedures, and priorities relating to acquisitions and collection development to ensure standardized operation and timely, efficient workflow.
•Supervise paraprofessionals and student assistants in functions relating to acquisitions and collection management.
•Provide reference service, assistance in the learning commons, and one-on-one library instruction on a rotating schedule with other librarians.
•Teach courses in information literacy as assigned, and prepare instructional materials for classes and students as needed.
•Serve as an electronically embedded librarian for selected courses in the curriculum.
•Serve as library liaison to one or more academic departments as needed.
•Serve on appropriate university, regional, and state-wide committees.
•Engage in professional development to enhance skills and remain abreast of trends and new technologies in library acquisitions, collection development, and other library-related work.
•Some evening and weekend hours may be required as needed.

•Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
•Demonstrated recent experience with library acquisitions work.
•Demonstrated budget management experience.
•Experience with word processing and database software.
•Excellent written, oral, and presentation communication skills.
•Familiarity with integrated library system software.
•Ability to work successfully in a collegial environment.
•Ability to plan and direct activities, handle multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
•Ability to investigate and embrace new and changing developments in the academic library environment.

•Recent reference service experience in an academic library.
•Experience with library instruction in an academic setting.
•Familiarity with Innovative Interfaces Millennium system.
•Coursework in business and/or computer science.

Salary Schedule
$37,000-$45,000 minimum to midpoint,commensurate with experience and qualifications and according to the Athens State University salary schedule


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Biomedical Sciences Librarian – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai – New York, NY

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Levy Library is seeking dynamic candidates for its Biomedical Sciences Librarian position. Reporting to the Manager of Information and Education Services, this position supports the biomedical information needs of the Mount Sinai research community and the curriculum of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The ideal candidate for this role will be a customer-service oriented information professional knowledgeable about basic science and bioinformatics research practices.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

-Support the use of bioinformatics and other bioscience resources through instruction sessions and individual and group consultations. Coordinate workshops and other presentations with bioinformatics resource vendors

-Develop and execute outreach plan to increase awareness and utilization of bioinformatics resources and services available to students and faculty

-Develop new and innovative library services to support the evolving needs of biomedical and data scientists

-Serve as liaison between the library and the graduate school

-Manage electronic deposit of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences theses and dissertations, including maintaining documentation and assisting students through the process

-Serve as one of Levy Library’s experts on EndNote reference management software, including assisting users through trainings and consultations

-Participate in Levy Library’s Ask-A-Librarian service answering reference questions from students, faculty, physicians, nurses, housestaff and others within the Mount Sinai community

-Participate in library collection development particularly as it pertains to bioscience and bioinformatics resources

-Maintain and enhance Levy Library website content pertaining to areas of responsibility



-M.S. in data science, biostatistics or biological sciences or MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program

-Experience using molecular biology/genetics databases such as NCBI’s biological databases, UCSC and other genome browsers, et cetera

-Knowledge of the information needs, scholarly communication and research practices of the biomedical research community

-Experience using biomedical and interdisciplinary resources such as PubMed/MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Web of Science

-Experience using the EndNote reference management software

-Strong public and customer service orientation

-Proficient written and spoken communication skills

-Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

-Demonstrated aptitude for teaching

-Ability to work independently and collaboratively


-Experience analyzing statistical data using statistical software such as SPSS/SAS/R/STATA

-Familiarity with LibGuides platform

-Familiarity with basic principles and tools of text mining

-Experience using applications such as MATLAB and Adobe Creative Suite

To Apply

Please email cover letter and curriculum vitae to

About the Mount Sinai Health System

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a national and international leader in biomedical education, research and patient care. The Medical School has been consistently ranked as a top 20 medical school in the US and is ranked #17 among U.S. medical schools for National Institutes of Health funding. The Graduate School comprises degree-granting programs in basic science, clinical research, public health, and genetic counseling. The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. More information is available on the web (

Electronic Resources Librarian – Georgetown University – Washington, D.C.

Under the general direction of the Head of the Electronic Resources & Serials Unit, this position is responsible for managing and maintaining the complex functions of the Library’s electronic resources, including e-books, and its services. This includes acquisitions, cataloging, technical support, OpenURL technical configurations, management of an Electronic Resources Management System, vendor relations and usage statistics. This position will also contribute to the development and implementation of plans, policies and procedures for the acquisition, management, discovery and technical maintenance of electronic resources, including the evaluation and implementation of new systems and customizing public interfaces of those systems.

Master’s in Library Science or equivalent degree. Minimum of two years’ experience working with electronic resources and/or serials in an academic library environment. Experience with mainstream Electronic Resources Management systems (e.g. Serials Solutions, SFX, Verdi, etc.)Experience with electronic resources linking technologies (360Link, openURL) and knowledge bases. Experience with electronic resources usage statistics standard (COUNTER), protocol (SUSHI) and WSDL technologies. Experience with AACR, MARC and national cataloging standards. Experience with LC Classification and LC Subject Headings. Experience with a bibliographic utility and an integrated library system, preferably OCLC and III.

Other Skills: Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills; Superior problem-solving and organizational skills; Strong analytical skills as demonstrated in previous work assignments are essential;Demonstrated ability to adapt to rapid change and to exercise creativity and initiative.