Head, Technical Services – UBC Library – Vancouver Campus

Head, Technical Services
UBC Library, Vancouver Campus
(Full-time, ongoing Librarian position with 5 year renewable Head term)
Anticipated Start Date: September 8, 2015

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada and consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions, two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one off-site hospital library, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

The Library’s collection of over 7M items includes 1.4M ebooks, 229,020 electronic journals, 850,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials, and 1,703 bibliographic and fulltext databases.

More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning. The UBC Library Strategic Plan 2010-2015 can be viewed at http://www.library.ubc.ca/strategicplan/&lt;http://www.library.ubc.ca/strategicplan/&gt;. To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our aspirational values visit UBC Library – Why work with us<http://about.library.ubc.ca/work-with-us/why-work-with-us/&gt;.

Overview of the position:

The University of British Columbia Library seeks a creative and forward-thinking professional to develop a unified library-wide Technical Services approach across UBC Library units in order to address the rapidly evolving and changing services in support of library collections. This position represents a key opportunity to steward an integrated collection philosophy across the library and to lead, shape and oversee the work of staff and librarians engaged in acquiring, selecting, managing and making accessible research resources in many formats for the UBC Library community.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian (AUL), Collection Development and Management Programs, this role will oversee the operational management of UBC Library staff engaged in technical services activities, including acquisitions, receiving, cataloguing, e-resource management, collection management, storage management, preservation and metadata creation. This role is also responsible for the overall administration and coordination of work and for establishing and implementing technical services policies, standards and procedures for the entire library system. In addition this role will:

* Liaise with division heads, who manage any decentralized technical service operations, in order to ensure consistency and best practices implementations across the Library.

* Manage, empower, motivate and lead colleagues and staff.

* Contribute to Library-wide strategic planning, and unit goal setting, and to all initiatives and projects that advance the Library’s evolution as the preeminent research library of the 21st century. Communicate the unit’s priorities, accomplishments and achievements by sharing and disseminating information on a regular basis within the TS unit and library-wide.

* Support and adhere to the Library’s aspirational values as a staff member and supervisor.

* A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science.

* Demonstrated supervisory and management skills.

* Demonstrated leadership and creativity in building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and fostering a positive environment of innovation and continuous improvement and skill development within the unit.

* Effective problem-solving and organizational skills.

* Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues.

* Strong verbal and written communications skills.

* Demonstrated leadership and innovation in a team environment

* Familiarity with recent developments and trends in technical services and academic research libraries in North America.

* Familiarity in one or more of the key areas in Technical Services such as cataloguing, acquisitions, descriptive metadata services, storage, collection management, preservation or e-resource management.

* Experience in negotiating with suppliers and vendors regarding terms and conditions of contracts for the acquisition and delivery of library materials.

* Experience in financial planning, analysis and management of a complex budget.

* Ability to resolve conflicts, provide disciplinary measures where needed and have an understanding of a unionized environment.

* Ability to monitor multiple projects that serve a range of stakeholders.
* Commitment to creativity, innovation and continuous improvement.

* Demonstrable experience leading progressive initiatives and projects preferably within Technical Services related areas.
* Proven track record in leading high-performing teams and in spear-heading transformational change.
* Experience in leading, developing and implementing strategic priorities, preferably within a large academic research library.
* Working knowledge of academic institutions, academic calendars, varied planning cycles and experience responding to faculty expectations.

WORKING relationships:

Works under the general direction of the Associate University Librarian (AUL), Collection Development and Management Programs. Works in cooperation with the Library Administrators (AULs and Directors), Digital Programs, Library Fund Managers, Library Finance, Library division/branch heads, and colleagues. Supervises a team of librarians and support staff.


1. Provides vision and strategic direction for technical services functions across the Library – as directed by the Library’s strategic plan. Responsible for planning annual and multi-year projects across the library system and securing support from key constituents and stakeholders.

2. Oversees all activities relating to the ordering, receiving, description, management, preservation, storage and processing of library materials.

3. Prepares and monitors budgets, allocates and is accountable for the use of resources.

4. Leads the planning process within the unit; coordinates the work-flow between departments as well as between Technical Services and other library departments; oversees the process of evaluating and improving workflow efficiency.

5. Promotes and facilitates the coordination of technical services across the Library; ensuring the programmatic integrity and cooperative planning that strengthen access to the collection.

6. Ensures regular reviews of best practices; undertakes continuous improvement of stakeholder-focused services and technical services practices across the library system. Formulates and recommends to the AUL, Collection Development and Management Programs, policies for the administration of the Library’s technical services activities.

7. Ensures high quality, productivity, and adherence to standards for acquisitions, preservation, resource access and descriptive frameworks for all formats throughout the Library. Works with colleagues to agreed levels of service and ensures that agreed standards of technical services are provided. Coordinates the identification and implementation of opportunities to both improve service to stakeholder groups and increase efficiency within all Technical Services areas on a continuous basis.

8. Stewards the Library Wide Technical Services review recommendations and leads staff in the operationalization or completion of work associated with these recommendations.

9. Fosters a creative and innovative approach to the implementation of strategic change

10. Participates in the selection and recruitment of faculty and staff for the unit. Manages workforce planning, performance management reviews, assessing and recommending training and learning opportunities, performing annuals reviews of staff, making merit recommendations and engaging with employees through open dialogue and discussion.

11. Assists in guiding the administration and operation of the Library’s integrated library system

12. Communicates about unit priorities and activities regularly to Technical Services staff and library-wide through various communication channels including in-person meetings and presentations.

13. Contributes and may lead in the negotiations with suppliers and vendors regarding terms and conditions of contracts for the acquisition and delivery of library materials and bibliographic utilities.

14. Participates in the regular meetings of the Library Operations Team as well as in other general Library, university, or professional committees as requested.

15. Represents the Library’s interests through active participation nationally, provincially and locally in groups relating to technical services. Maintains informal contacts with counterparts in other academic libraries. Represents the Library as its Chief Technical Services officer in external forums at the provincial, regional and national levels.
Terms of Appointment and Salary:

This position will be filled as a full time ongoing position with a five year renewable administrative term as Head, Technical Services. If eligible and qualified, the successful applicant may be appointed with a confirmed appointment. Otherwise, there will be an initial three-year probationary appointment. Normally, such an appointment is reviewed by the end of the second year of the appointment, and a recommendation is made at that time to grant or not to grant a confirmed appointment.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Applications will include: a detailed and current curriculum vitae; and a letter of application that includes a statement of citizenship/immigration status and indicates the candidate’s education, training and work experience in the areas listed above.

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight on July 27, 2015.

Chrissy Johnson, CHRP
HR Coordinator
Library HR

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall, Rm 255
604.822.4894 – phone
604.822.8565 – fax

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Director – St. John the Baptist Parish Library

St. John the Baptist Parish Library

Vacancy Announcement

Position: Director

Reports to: Library Board of Control

Hours: This is an Exempt Full-time Position

Salary: Negotiable: Depending on Experience; Excellent Benefits that include full medical, dental and life insurance, accrued annual leave, medical leave, paid holidays and a contributory membership in the Parochial Retirement System.


Application Deadline: Thursday, July 30, 2015

Nature of the Work:  Under the policy direction of the Library Board of Control, the director is responsible for the administration and management of the library system.  The director serves as chief administrative and financial officer and has the responsibility for administration of all library staff, facilities, services and functions.  The system has approximately 50 full and part-time employees with a central library, three branches and a mobile service.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Acts as chief executive officer of the Library.
  2. Acts as secretary to library board of control.
  3. Develop policies and procedures and makes policy recommendations to the Library Board; administers approved policies.
  4. Directs the operation of the library system (staff, services, facilities), responsible for capital planning, including organizing and coordinating daily business and projects.
  5. Plans and monitors the library budget; negotiates and oversees contracts for services provided to the library; develops plans for capital expenditures; researches or supervises the production of statistical reports regarding library operation, finances and programs.
  6. Oversees the operation of the library system; plans directs and implements library services; evaluates library services and determines future action.
  7. Develops long-range objectives and plans; initiates implementation of board adopted goals.
  8. Monitors developments in library services and keeps library current and relevant
  9. Responsible for library personnel employment (hiring), retention, promotion, transfer, and termination.
  10. Oversees collection development; reviews policies and techniques relating to the acquisitions and processing of materials.
  11. Exercises direct and indirect supervision of the operations of the library; responsible for and provides oversight and guidance.
  12. Seeks additional funds for library programs and services.
  13. Represents the library system at various professional conferences and public meetings; makes presentations, gives speeches, does outreach to community organizations; works with the State Library on library initiatives.
  14. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with library.
  15. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  16. Leads tax election initiatives.


Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

·        Comprehensive Knowledge of:

    • Professional library practice and procedure.
    • Knowledge of public library functions, facilities and operations.
    • Patron needs and library services to meet those needs.
    • Standard library automated system modules.
    • Proficient in computers, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software.

·        Demonstrated Ability and Skills to:

o   Administer the library system operations and projects.

o   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with library trustees, (board) staff and parish officials.

o   Represent the library to the public, communities and organizations.

o   Ability to communicate with the public and with the staff; ability to set goals and communicate these to staff and to guide staff through change and development, ability to write concise and clear reports and announcements.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited library school.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience with increasing accountability including supervisory and administrative responsibility.
  • Must have certification by Louisiana Board of Examiners or be able to attain certification within first year of employment.

St. John the Baptist Parish is located along the Mississippi River approximately 20 miles above New Orleans.  The 2010 data recorded a population of 45,924 residents.  The petrochemical industry is the major employer along with the Port of South Louisiana.  The largest agricultural crop in the parish is sugar cane. Water plays a major role in the life of the parish which is situated along Lake Ponchartrain, Lake Maurepas, Lake Salvador, as well as the mighty Mississippi River.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015.  Send a letter of application, a resume with three professional references addressed to: Norris J. Millet, President, Library Board of Control, St. John the Baptist Parish Library, 2920 Highway 51, LaPlace, Louisiana 70068.

Jeffrey Courouleau, MLIS

Library Consultant / State E-rate Coordinator

State Library of Louisiana

701 North 4th Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5232

Phone: 225-342-4931

Fax:   225-342-3547


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Director – Humphreys County Library – Belzoni, MS



Humphreys County Library

Belzoni, Mississippi



The director is responsible for all areas of library management including personnel, collection development, budgeting, policy development and implementation, grant writing, E-rate applications, community relations and long range planning.   The director reports to and works with a five (5) member board of trustees.



Applicants must have an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Masters of Library Science or Masters of Library and Information Science degree or must be willing to obtain the degree within two (2) years of hire.   Public library, supervisory, and administrative experience preferred.   The successful candidate will have a record of outstanding customer service and leadership.


Salary and Benefits:

Starting salary will be $28,000 for a 40 hour week.  Benefits include personal and major medical leave, paid state health insurance, Mississippi Public Employees’ Retirement, and the opportunity to participate in the state’s life insurance and deferred compensation programs.  Evening and weekend hours may be required.  Travel and participation in library related educational programs and conferences will be required.



October, 2015


Application Process:

Requests for applications can be obtained from the Humphreys County Library (662-247-3606).  Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume, application, college transcripts, names of three (3) references, and a one (1) page description of your public library philosophy to:

Morris Allen

Chair, Board of Trustees

Humphreys County Library

105 South Hayden Street

Belzoni, MS 39038

(E-mailed applications will not be accepted.)


Established in 1964, the Humphreys County Library is located in downtown Belzoni, Mississippi, and serves a population of 8,900.  Belzoni, the county seat of Humphreys County, is a community of friendly people supporting a large public school system and a private academy.  Humphreys County claims the title of Farm Raised Catfish Capital of the World and hosts an annual Catfish Festival.  Belzoni is home to three museums—The Ethel Wright Mohamed Stitchery Museum, better known as “Mama’s Dream World”, the Catfish Capital Museum and Visitor’s Center, and the Jaketown Indian Museum.  Just outside the city limits is Wister Gardens, a lush 14-acre horticultural wonderland.


Prepared by: Administrative Board of Trustees, Humphreys County Library, May 8, 2015


Librarian I – Tulane University Libraries

Librarian I

Archivist for Technical Services and Digital Initiatives

Tulane University Libraries

Posting Summary:

Oversees and coordinates the technical management of archival collections and special collections print materials in the Newcomb Archives. These functions include supervising processing work done by student workers and volunteers, determining workflow schedules for processing collections and cataloging print materials, assisting the Head of Archives and Special Collections with the management of incoming accessions, overseeing the physical storage, intellectual organization, and long-term preservation of collections, and overseeing maintenance of the collections database. The Archivist also initiates and supervises digitization projects to enhance and preserve access to collections and works collaboratively across University departments to facilitate storage of and access to digitized materials. The Archivist works with the Head of Archives and Special Collections and the staff of NCI to coordinate activities that promote the use and accessibility of collections.

(Note: The following criteria will not be used in screening qualified applicants but may be considered in the final decision-selection process of candidates interviewed.)

  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in archives and special collections
  • Knowledge of current principles and practices of archival processing and description standards, such as DACS and EAD
  • Familiarity with current metadata description standards and structural formats, such as MODS, METS, and XML/XSL
  • Experience working with an archival content management system, such as Archivists’ Toolkit, Archon, or ArchivesSpace
  • Strong technical and computer skills
  • Strong organizational, writing, and communication skills
  • Ability to thrive and adapt in a highly collaborative environment
  • Commitment to facilitating broad access to archival collections
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs

Minimum Qualifications:  Minimum two years of related experience

Minimum Education:  Masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited program with an emphasis in archives and records management, or an advanced degree in a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience working with ArchivesSpace
  • Experience cataloging print items using a cataloging utility such as OCLC in an integrated library system environment
  • Familiarity with electronic records management issues
  • Familiarity with XSLT, Xquery, or other scripting languages relevant to the modification of descriptive data
  • Knowledge of and interest in women’s history and/or gender and sexuality studies

For more information and to apply:  https://selfservice.tulane.edu/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?page=/oracle/apps/irc/candidateSelfService/webui/VisVacDispPG&OAHP=IRC_EXT_SITE_VISITOR_APPL&OASF=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&akRegionApplicationId=821&transactionid=1545461102&retainAM=N&addBreadCrumb=RP&p_svid=7373&p_spid=221725&oapc=8&oas=2G5kKDSI7O4z_7rEwwQd_A..


Part-Time Librarian/Instructor – Delgado Community College

Part-Time Librarian/Instructor

Delgado Community College

 Position Type: Adjunct Faculty

 Department: Libr Public Services-CP

 Internal or External Search: External – Open to all applicants

 Location: City Park Campus/Slidell/Sidney Collier

 Reports To: Dean, Library Services

Job Summary/Basic Function: (See Duties & Responsibilities)

 Minimum Qualifications/ Work Experience: Master’s Library/Information Science (MLIS)

 Preferred Qualifications/ Work Experience: Experience in academic, public, or school library

 Minimum Education: M.L.I. S earned degree or degree coursework in progress

 Preferred Education (if different from minimum):

 Licenses / Certifications Required:

 Physical Demands: Must be able to shelve books & trasnsport book carts.

 Work Hours: Evening/Afternoon

 Shift Required:

 Pre-Employment Screening Requirements: Criminal Background Check

 Civil Service Test Requirements:

 Civil Service Job Specification:

 Special Instructions to Applicants:

 Special Notes For Applicants: This is a Part-time position.

 Posting Date: 07-31-2014

 Closing Date: Open Until Filled

 Required Documents:

Cover Letter

Unofficial Transcripts

Optional Documents:

Salary Information for Posting:

Posting Number: 0600991

Banner Position Number:

Position Number:

Other Position Numbers associated with this job (only applies to pooled jobs):

Job Code:

Job Title: Adjunct Instructor

Quicklink for Posting: careers.dcc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51710

Search Committee Information

Is this an internal or external posting?

Job Duties (100% of time)


Responsibility / Duty

Open and/or close the library during morning or evening shifts,

Maintain Circulation desk and/or Reference desk area including books, computers, reserve, audio-visual, and periodical materials. Conduct circulation of materials to library patrons using SIRSI Symphony library system;

Monitor & Schedule Group Study Rooms for Faculty, Staff, and Students,

Answer directional/ informational questions/ reference questions,

Fill out and assist with LaLinc card requests,

Monitor and Answer Virtual Reference and Ask A Librarian Questions

Submit daily statistics to the Coordinator of Access Services/Reference Librarian,

Assist with shelving and/or shifting new books/materials in down time,

Assist with updating and revising research guides.

Provide general and specialized reference and instructional services during assigned hours, which may include evenings and weekends. Assist users with reference queries, OPAC and database searching, and the retrieval of materials,

Provide in-depth bibliographic instruction to users on-site and on-line, schedule library instruction classes, Booking of classes using SIRSI Symphony library system,

Develop individualized bibliographic instruction program for special population in collaboration with Reference Librarians college-wide;

Maintain daily classroom statistics/ reports statistics to Interlibrary Loan Librarian/Reference Librarian,

Assist in the selection, management and use of information resources for the reference collection and electronic databases,

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Dean of Library Services.

To Apply:  https://careers.dcc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/LoginFromJob_css.jsp?fromJobDetails=true&amp;workingPostingId=142615

Director – Caldwell Parish Library



 Caldwell Parish Library is accepting applications for the position of Library Director.  The Board of Trustees seeks an innovative Director to implement an exciting vision for the library and its constituencies.

Caldwell Parish Library is located in Columbia, La. and serves a population of almost 10,000.  The library has a staff of six (4.50 FTE) and a budget for operations and collections exceeding $275,000. Columbia is an agricultural community and a traditional Main Street town that is home to the annual Louisiana Art and Folk Festival. The area offers many opportunities for hunting and other outdoor activities.

On behalf of the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director:

·       Directs (including planning, supervising, organizing, and coordinating) operation of the entire library.

·       Acts as secretary of the Board of Trustees and is responsible for implementation of policies and decisions.

·       Develops long-range objectives & plans and initiates implementation of Board-adopted goals.

·       Responsible for and provides oversight of safety, the maintenance and security of facilities, systems, and grounds.

The successful candidate will possess a B.A. or B.S. from an accredited university/college.  Attainment of a graduate degree in Library Science is preferred.  Also, for budgeting and accounting purposes, knowledge of computer bookkeeping programs is essential.

The position offers a competitive starting salary with paid vacation, holidays, personal days and paid medical insurance, and an excellent retirement system.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Send letter of application, resume and three professional references to:


Caldwell Parish Library Board of Trustees

ATTN:  Mr. Marshall Davis, Jr.  President

P.O. Box 1499

Columbia, La.   71418


The Caldwell Parish Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, and national origin or non-job related disability.

Library Administrator (Assistant Director) – Nicholson Memorial Library System – Garland, TX

Library Administrator (Assistant Director)

Nicholson Memorial Library System

Garland, Texas
Position Description:  Responsible for managing financial operations of the Library System including revenue, budget and capital improvement project funds.  Also responsible for managing professional library staff in the planning, implementation and evaluation of branch libraries, libraries’ technology planning and services, as well as facilities and grounds for the Department. Oversee branch program services of a multi-branch public library system. Manage business operations and facility management for the central library and 3 branch libraries. Manage library technology planning and software acquisition and implementation. Conduct research and make recommendations for improvements in library services and technology. Evaluate staff performance, assess training needs and develop improvements to workflow.
Oversee the annual operating budget; analyze revenue projections and monitor department expenditures. Recommend, coordinate and implement the objectives of the department including performance measures and service improvements. Oversee departmental tasks and projects to ensure deadlines are met. Maintain library facilities. Coordinate capital improvements and maintenance for all property in the Library System. Manage library operations in the absence of the Director.

Location:  Garland, TX (Dallas area)

Employer:  Nicholson Memorial Library System

Type of Library:  Public

Salary Comment:  Target Hiring Range: $68,507.00 to $83,916.46

Education:  Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school or university. 6 years of progressively responsible professional public library experience required. 4 years of administrative level budget planning and capital project fund management responsibility required. 4 years library management experience.

Experience:  Experience as a director, assistant director or senior level manager of a medium-sized, multi-branch public library. Considerable knowledge of public library operations and services. Extensive knowledge of standard cost accounting methods and practices. General knowledge of Library Web 2.0 technology. Comprehensive knowledge of library ILS and web portal enhancements.
Comprehensive knowledge of staff training and personnel issues. Advance skill with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Outlook) and graphics programs. Advance skills in planning for library service improvements and implementing change. Ability to work cohesively with vendors and with the public.
Ability to manage a diverse group of employees and interact well with the public. Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both verbally and in writing.

Contact:  Claire Bausch

Send Resume to:  All applications must be submitted via the City of Garland website at http://www.garlandtx.gov. Phone: 972-205-2475. Fax: 972-205-2706. Email: hr@garlandtx.gov.

Telephone:  972-205-2457

Email:  gbpayne@garlandtx.gov

Special Instructions:  Valid Class C Texas Driver’s License