Research and Teaching Fellowship-University of Maryland

The application deadline for the UMD Libraries Research and Teaching Fellowship is this Tuesday, November 23rd.
The University of Maryland Libraries’ Research and Teaching Fellowship is now accepting applications for its second cohort of fellows, to begin spring 2016. The three-semester paid fellowship program prepares students for careers in academic libraries by providing experience in information literacy instruction, research assistance, program assessment, user support, and training. Fellows work an average of 5 hours per week ($15/hour) during the first two semesters, and complete a 120 hour academic library field study during the third and final semester. For full details, see the program website:
The Research and Teaching Fellowship is targeted at first year MLIS students who will be able to complete the full three semesters of the program. More advanced students will be considered on individual basis. Students currently holding graduate assistantships or positions on campus are welcome and encouraged to apply!
Applications for the spring 2016 cohort will be due November 23, 2015. Please see the website above, or apply directly at:

Director of Finance and Administration, Bellingham, WA

Director of Finance and Administration: The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) seeks a results-oriented, progressive and personable Director of Finance and Administration to oversee and manage accounting and administrative functions, purchasing activities and facility management. Requires Bachelor’s degree in related field, seven or more years’ recent, progressively responsible, and professional accounting experience, including budgeting and payroll. Full-time, FLSA exempt position with competitive salary and excellent benefits. Apply by Monday, November 30, 2015. Learn more about this exciting opportunity at:

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) seeks a results-oriented, progressive and personable Director of Finance and Administration to oversee and manage accounting and administrative functions, purchasing activities and facility management.

The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for:

Executive leadership: articulates, supports, and implements the mission, goals and policies of WCLS; works closely with the management team to improve the overall value, effectiveness and efficiency of all library resources and services.

Budget management: develops and monitors the WCLS budget; coordinates the budget preparation process; works with staff to ensure appropriate internal controls.

Accounting: oversees WCLS purchasing system, payroll functions, accounts payable and receivable functions; WCLS fund investments and cash receipts.

Fiscal oversight: prepares annual financial statement of revenue, expenditures, changes in fund balance and annual reports for the state auditor; prepares annual report and other financial reports for the state library; prepares and presents financial information for board of trustee meetings.

Facilities: manages the central services facility; works with facilities manager to identify and resolve building/facility concerns; oversees building contract administration; coordinates public safety initiatives and library insurance policies; serves as American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator for WCLS.

Vehicles and materials distribution: oversees materials distribution department; vehicle purchasing and maintenance.

Supervision: supervises accounting, facility management and materials distribution staff; evaluates and makes recommendations on staff development needs, staffing allocations and other personnel matters.

QUALIFICATIONS: You are a skilled leader and manager with a sound understanding of the principles, practices and procedures of administrative and fiscal management.  You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a proven track record of motivating and developing staff and building rapport at all levels of the organization. You have the ability to analyze situations, handle the details without losing sight of the big picture, and make solid decisions. Requires the ability to speak, understand, and write English clearly and concisely.  Requires a Bachelor’s degree in related field, seven or more years’ recent, progressively responsible, and professional accounting experience, including budgeting and payroll; public sector and managerial experience are preferred.  Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered. New employees are subject to a CRC (criminal records check) per RCW 43.43.832.

Library Page – South Whatcom Library-Bellingham, WA

Page – South Whatcom Library: The Whatcom County Library System is accepting applications for a part-time Library Page position at the South Whatcom Library. *This job opportunity does not represent a new position, but rather a replacement position at WCLS.* The Page sorts and shelves books and other library materials alpha/numerically; performs shelf reading and reorganizes shelves for correct location of materials and attractive appearance of shelves; performs minor repairs on books and library materials; assists patrons with basic circulation tasks; and other similar duties. Must be 16 years or older to apply. Requires the ability to speak and understand English. Ten regularly scheduled weekly hours plus substitute hours. $10.49 per hour. Apply by Saturday, December 5th. Full posting and application instructions available at:

DUTIES: Sorts and shelves books and other library materials alpha/numerically; performs shelf reading and reorganizes shelves for correct location of materials and attractive appearance of shelves; performs minor repairs on books and library materials; assists patrons with basic circulation tasks; and other similar duties.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to gain working knowledge of Whatcom County Library System’s policies and procedures; ability to act as a representative of Whatcom County Library System to the public and uphold intellectual freedom standards; ability to perform alpha/numeric filing accurately; ability to learn and utilize the Dewey Decimal System; ability to check materials in and out on the Horizon circulation system; ability to establish priorities and organize workload; ability to maintain tact, courtesy, confidentiality, and strict discretion in dealing with the public; ability to maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere.  Work requires considerable physical effort in the handling of materials up to 30 pounds and/or continual standing or walking 90%+ of the time.  Requires the ability to speak and understand English.  Must be 16 years or older to apply.

Associate Dean of Library, Murfreesboro, TN

Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN (30 miles southeast of Nashville) invites applications for a 12 month, tenure-track faculty position (#401030) appointment. Applications must meet the experience and scholarship requirements needed for possible tenure upon appointment at the rank of associate professor.

University Expectations : Excellence in teaching, research/creative activities, and service is expected for all positions. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching.

The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of James E. Walker Library. The portfolio of responsibilities for this position include a primary focus upon the leadership and development of the library’s assessment program and the use of the data to drive library effectiveness, assist the dean in the overall operation of the library, and oversight of the library’s tenure and promotion process.

The Associate Dean will work closely with the Dean and the leadership team of the library to sustain an effective, user focused library. The Associate Dean will contribute to the overall management of the library operations and advise the Dean on policy, personnel, and budgeting. The Associate Dean responsibilities will include systematic assessment and analysis of the user experience in library services, facility use and collections with the development of user studies and surveys to inform effectiveness of organizational structures and facility design.

The successful candidate will have broad experience in the operation of academic library, enjoy the collaborative environment to develop new services and strengthen the library’s programs.

Specific duties:

1. Assessment

a. Develop a program of assessment to document effectiveness of ongoing operations to be used in management decisions and guidance for staffing and organizational changes

b. Provide supportive data and trend information for budget and operational decisions

c. Develop an organized source of assessment data for general use by library faculty and staff

d. Provide assessment guidance to staff and faculty to develop assessment skills

e. Conduct large scale surveys such as LibQual as needed

f. Work with campus Institutional Effectiveness and Research to better utilize survey tools administered by the campus, apply information gathered by the campus for library purposes.

g. Complete annual reports to professional associations, campus offices, and as needed for accreditation reports and external reviews.

2. Organizational Growth and Professional Development

a. Guide the development faculty tenure and promotion process.

b. Develop and coordinate a program for internal learning opportunities to share assessment and data analysis through seminars faculty presentations

c. Identify professional development needs and provide development opportunities

d. Advise the Dean in policy, effective facility and organizational design and improvements in service, technology access

e. Oversee recruitment process of faculty

Required Education: Master’s in Library or Information Science accredited by the American Library Association or its equivalent.

Other Desirable: Candidates with academic and administrative experience will receive special consideration.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Apply at:

If you have position specific questions, please contact Dean Bonnie Allen at 615-898-2773 or

Assessment and Collection Management Librarian, Cambridge, MA

Job Description:

Reporting to the Head of Collection Services, and serving on the Library Leadership Team, this position will provide leadership and evidence-based support for library planning and decision-making through the development and implementation of the library’s strategic assessment program. Position will plan, facilitate, and carry out assessment initiatives; and will chair Library’s Assessment Workgroup. Collaborates on the development and administration of collection management functions in a multi-campus environment across all formats; coordinates and supports the work of the Liaisons to the academic departments.

General professional responsibilities include liaison responsibilities to an academic department(s), reference service with evening, weekend, and holiday rotation as needed, and collaborative work with library staff and faculty to meet the mission and goals of the University.


  • MS in Information Technology or Library Science or its equivalent from an ALA accredited program.
  • Three – five years of professional work experience, preferably in an academic library setting.
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative assessment methodologies, including research and survey design.
  • Knowledgeable of trends in library assessment.
  • Experience in the use of relevant MS Office software – e.g., Excel and Access; and knowledge of library focused assessment tools such as LibQual and Balanced Scorecard.
  • Experience and success in working collaboratively with staff, faculty and students, as well as experience working with publishers and library vendors.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in both electronic and physical collection management operations.
  • Solid understanding of academic library services and trends, and proven teaching and presentation skills.
  • Experience facilitating focus groups preferred.
  • Experience with Demand Driven or Patron Driven Acquisitions preferred.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.

Additional Information:


Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.

Salary Grade 25: $49,919 – $59,403

Application Instructions:

A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration.

Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.

apply at

Student Internship-Organizing and Cataloging

The 50th Anniversary Committee of the Crofton (MD) Civic Association is looking for someone to organize, catalog, and digitize their Association’s meeting notes, newspaper articles and newsletters covering the past half-century.
What they have —
a)  Civic Association Board meeting notes  
b)  Original Crofton Courier newsletters, 1965-71. 
c)  Community “welcome packages” provided to first owners by the community’s builder
d)  News articles about the community spanning 50 years
f)   Information/articles about or 50th anniversary celebration last year
g)  Photos
They would guess it is in the range of 100- to 150-hours of a someone’s time. There are funds to offer an honorarium for someone who completes the project. Please contact Marty Szostek if you are interested.
Marty Szostek

Nights/weekends position in Access Services – Shreveport, Louisiana

Library Associate-Night/Weekend Supervisor, Medical Library

Posted Date: 11/16/2015
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Position Number: PSN 28056-2
Salary Range: $25,500.00 – $45,000.00
Location: LSU Health, Shreveport
Posting is open until filled

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in library science or any other related field.

Desired: Experience in a library setting. Supervisory experience. Experience in classification or document retrieval systems. Educational or work experience utilizing personal computer software packages for word processing, database management, and spreadsheet applications.

Job Summary:

This is an unclassified position in the Department of Medical Library Science of the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport. The position is in the User Access Services Section of the library. Increases in sophisticated services, knowledge management techniques, integrated library systems, and other new technology require a person who is responsible for operation of a major section within the library. The person who fills this position:
Supervises all activity during nights and weekends.
Works and cooperates with faculty, students, managers, the public, and employees at all levels in order to exchange ideas, information, and opinions which facilitate accomplishing tasks.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Maintains a customer-oriented awareness in acknowledging and responding to needs as they occur to ensure customer satisfaction.

Working Hours:
4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. three days a week during the normal work week
Varying schedules on Saturdays and Sundays
(two weekdays off per week)

To Apply:
Locate and click on the Apply Here button located at the bottom of the screen ( and create an electronic application to be used for this position as well as future positions that you meet minimum qualifications. The application method is electronic applications via LA Careers. If you need assistance applying electronically, please telephone 318-675-5635.

LSU Health Shreveport
Department of Human Resource Management
1501 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932
Administration Building – Room 123

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you will need special accommodations.

Job Benefits:

The LSU Systems Office has provided LSUHSC-Shreveport employees with excellent benefit options designed with you and your dependents in mind. Our Benefits Section is available between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to help answer any questions you might have about these benefits.