Assistant Director, Collection Development, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Subject: Job Posting: Assistant Director, Collection Development, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (USA)

Nova Southeastern University, Alvin Sherman Library, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, has an employment opportunity for Assistant Director of Collection Development within the Technical Services Department.

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Southeast Florida offers outstanding libraries, world-class arts and museums, stunning beaches, cruising from two major international ports, fine dining, year-round outdoor sports and recreation. Located in temperate Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University (one of the nation’s largest private universities serving 24,000 students) has its 325,000 square foot Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center.

This state-of-the-art library includes 23 study rooms, a collaborative study room accommodating 75 students, service areas for children and young adults, seats to accommodate 1,000 users, WiFi throughout the building, and shelving capacity for 1.4 million volumes.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Thorough knowledge and understanding of library principles, practices and techniques.

2. Thorough knowledge of current technologies.

3. Demonstrated ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

4. Advanced organization and problem solving skills.

5. Ability to work both independently and without direct supervision as well as in a team environment.

6. Thorough knowledge of general community needs and interests in relation to library services in the areas of specialization.

7. Thorough knowledge of resources and delivery of services.

8. Demonstrated leadership ability shown by successful management of small teams, committees, projects and bringing them to successful conclusion.

9. Continued professional and educational development through ongoing continuing education that will assist in maintaining status as an expert in a specialization of work related field.

10. Demonstrated professional growth, including participation and contributions to the profession to include actively participating in a leadership role in professional organizations at a local, regional or national level; presentations given at regional and national conferences and programs; published articles and research in peer reviewed or scholarly publications.


Required Experience:

1. Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school.

2. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as professional librarian, including two years of experience in collection development.

3. Two (2) years of supervisory experience.

4. Experience working collegially with faculty to develop collections.

5. Experience working with contracts with vendors of electronic resources.

6. Experience involving budgets and reporting statistical data.

The award-winning Nova Southeastern University campus is the home for a modern law and health professions libraries. The NSU Libraries are well known for their excellent service orientation. The joint-use library offers many uncommon opportunities to make a difference in the design and delivery of services for both academic and public users. NSU is well known as an excellent employer. Find out more about NSU at

Part-time, temporary project archivist position in Indiana

Part-Time, Temporary Project Archivist
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, Indiana

Applications taken immediately, Open until filled

Valparaiso University is looking for part-time, temporary archivist in the Archives and Special Collections department of the Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources (CCLIR).  Number of hours is negotiable, with fifteen hours per week minimum, and term of service can be for up to two years.


Working under the supervision of the Head of Archives and Special Collections, the Project Archivist will lead in all digitization and technology initiatives within the department, including supervision of student employees working on those projects and working with the Digital and Digitization Projects committee on prioritization of projects.  Arrangement, description and preservation experience in MARC and DACS required. The position is part of a departmental team that responds to reference inquires and publication requests; works with patrons in the reading room; and assists in object loan requests. The position also facilitates the use of the archives facility for research, classes, tours and other events.  Assisting the university with requests on the institutional history and knowledge contained in Archives and Special Collections are also part of the regular duties.


Applicants are required to have a B.A. degree from an accredited institution
with 2 to 3 years of experience working with archival collections including
arrangement, description and preservation. Archival certification is preferred but not required. Experience in the use of ArchivesSpace, ContentDM, and other online archival software packages is strongly preferred.   Excellent computer skills, including experience with current electronic technology and database management concepts and websites, as well as digitization equipment.  Knowledge of research procedures using primary resources. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision. Ability to move 50 lbs., climb ladders, and reach overhead.

Preferred candidates will have formal archival education (M.L.S.) or
equivalent with a demonstrated knowledge of current standards of archival,
cataloging, and preservation practice.

Applications should be submitted directly to Dr. Brad Eden, Dean of Library Services, at Applications should include a cover letter and resume.

Digital Projects Librarian, University of Tennessee



Digital Projects Librarian

Appointment Rank:                 Assistant Professor

Immediate Supervisor:           Associate Dean for Research & Scholarly Communication

Salary:                                                 minimum $50,000

Available:                                June 1, 2016, or earlier if search is completed

The Digital Projects Librarian supports the UT Libraries mission by helping to digitally deliver valuable and unique scholarly and cultural heritage materials to the broadest audience.

The position provides leadership in the capture, delivery, and preservation of high quality, accessible, and user-friendly digital collections. The Librarian establishes and assures adherence to standards and best practices for digitization of text, image, and audiovisual materials. This position is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and assessing digital production workflows within the Digital Production unit. The Digital Projects Librarian supervises staff in Digital Production and works collaboratively with colleagues in the Digital Library Program.


·      Directs the daily operations of the Digital Production unit

·      Oversees projects and staff in the areas of imaging, post-processing, quality control, optical character recognition, text markup, structural and technical metadata, audiovisual conversation/reformatting, and file management

·      Coordinates and schedules time-sensitive digital projects, as well as ad hoc requests and ongoing digitization initiatives

·      Establishes digitization benchmarks and ensures high quality output

·      Selects and maintains specialized equipment, software, and resources for digitization, reformatting, and conversion

·      In conjunction with Digital Initiatives, ingests digital collections into the digital asset management system for preservation and delivery

·      Supervises and trains staff and student library assistants in the unit

·      Works collaboratively with colleagues in Digital Initiatives, Special Collections, and Cataloging in support of the Digital Library Program

·      Keeps current with the latest developments in imaging, multimedia conversion, indexing, and text markup and serves as a resource to others

·      Serves the library profession through involvement in professional organizations and through cooperative efforts with other information professionals

·      Engages in scholarly activity through publications and presentations


·      Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program

·      Excellent organizational and communication skills and demonstrated ability to handle and document complex analytical and detailed work

·      Experience working with scanning equipment such as flatbed, sheet fed, and large format overhead scanners

·      Experience manipulating and processing digital images

·      Knowledge and understanding of the standards needed to manage digitization activities including capture, post-processing, OCR, quality control, and preservation

·      Ability to work independently as well as collegially in a diverse and collaborative team environment

·      Evidence of ability to engage in research, publication, and service consonant with University and Libraries guidelines for tenure and promotion



·      Successful supervisory experience

·      Experience working with multimedia and/or digital photography

·      Familiarity with library digital repository or asset management systems

·      Experience drafting, maintaining, and applying documentation and policies for digital projects

·      Ability to work in multiple operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, and Linux

·      Familiarity with XML, particularly TEI

·      Experience with one or more scripting languages, for example, PERL, PHP, or Ruby

·      Familiarity with version control system such as GIT

·      Experience delivering training or instruction


The University of Tennessee Libraries serves the flagship campus of the state university system. The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville campus — through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources.

The UT Libraries serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the university and community.  We are a national leader in the creation of regionally significant digital collections; in support of open access though our digital repository Trace; and through a rich history of designing innovative spaces and building key partnerships that enhance the teaching/learning enterprise.   The University of Tennessee Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, Lyrasis, and the Center for Research Libraries. The UT Libraries collaborates actively at the state level with the other UT System Libraries as well as the libraries in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

The University of Tennessee is committed to creating a welcoming environment.  More information about how we continually strive to put our principles of civility and community into action here in Knoxville is available at

Additional information about this position and the UT community is available at


Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan or ORP (VOYA/ING, TIAA/CREF, VALIC) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans.  Tuition remission is available for all university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees.  Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment.


A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Send cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume or CV, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Manager, Library Dean’s Office and Human Resources, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000.  Application materials may be sent via email attachment   Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.  Review of applications will begin January 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

Instructional Services Coordinator, FIU, Miami FL

Instructional Services Coordinator

        The FIU Libraries seek a creative, innovative, and learner-centered Instructional Services Coordinator to provide leadership for a well-established, student-centered Instruction and Information Literacy program. The Coordinator works collaboratively with the RefTech Team, the research and instructional technology support unit, within the Information & Research Services (I&RS) department and subject liaisons in the department to help deliver scalable and sustainable online instruction, to improve teaching effectiveness, and ultimately, to enhance the Libraries’ Instruction and Information Literacy program.

The Coordinator supports student learning across disciplines by working with faculty/staff and librarians to facilitate the use of curriculum-specific information resources, promotes the use of curriculum-based information resources, assesses student-learning outcomes, and evaluates the effectiveness of the information-literacy program.  Working to advance the University’s student success initiatives, the Coordinator will serve as a liaison to the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, and other campus partners.

Reporting to the Interim Head of Information & Research Services, the Instructional Services Coordinator also takes an active role in the Libraries’ reference services, collection development activities, and participates fully in scholarship and service as a library faculty member, while working collaboratively with other library faculty to meet the mission and goals of the University Libraries.


Coordinator of Library Education Programs

·      Coordinates and oversees a library instruction program based on the Libraries’ mission and goals.

·      Collaborates with library and teaching faculty and other partners to apply learning theories in the development, design, implementation, and maintenance of general and course-specific library-instructional materials, including the creation of effective lesson plans, assignments and assessment strategies.

·      Identifies, implements, and promotes innovative online tools and instructional services.

·      Collaborates with the RefTech team to encourage and facilitate the integration and use of digital-learning objects into course-management systems and other online environments.

·      Conducts formal assessment of the Instruction and Information Literacy program, including assessing the effectiveness and usability of online-learning objects and other library instructional materials in enhancing student-learning outcomes.

·      Develops workshops designed to further advance the instructional methodology being employed by the teaching librarians, improve instructional effectiveness, and promote integration of information literacy into departmental curricula on topics such as pedagogy, assignment design, student-centered instruction, learning theory, learning styles, student learning assessment, and technical training.

Reference Services, Instruction and Collection Development

·      Participates in public service delivery to faculty and students and provides basic reference services (email, phone, chat, etc.). Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

·      Participates in library instruction sessions.

·      Takes part in collection development and performs campus departmental liaison duties.

Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development

·      Participates in scholarship, faculty governance, and service as a library faculty member

·      Works cooperatively on departmental or library-wide initiatives as appropriate to position function

·      Other responsibilities include: maintaining current awareness of emerging instructional design skills/techniques and their applications to library instruction; actively participating in local, national, and international meetings and organizations.


·      ALA-accredited MLIS and a degree/certificate or coursework in instructional design

·      Minimum of four years post-MLIS experience in a library or educational institution

·      Demonstrated competency and effectiveness in instruction, in a face-to-face and virtual classroom setting

·      A minimum of one year of academic library assessment experience; documented experience in developing assessment tools and administering assessment in both physical and virtual environments

·      Demonstrated ability to effectively use emerging library and teaching/learning technologies, including learning management systems; Experience with technologies and tools that deliver e-learning content such as course/learning management systems, content capture tools, and presentation tools

·      Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation, and organization skills, including the ability to effectively impart knowledge and skills


·      Ability to work flexibly, creatively, and collaboratively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population; Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail

·      Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within library and university web/online communities

·      Demonstrated project management and problem solving skills and an established ability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities concurrently

Qualified candidates are encouraged to Job Opening ID 509252 at and must attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file. attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three professional references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee.  All inquiries should be directed to Sarah J. Hammill, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at

Collection Applications Developer-Oxford, MS


Burns Library Head of Public Services-Boston College

The John J. Burns Library of rare books, special collections, and archives at Boston College is seeking a user-focused Head of Public Services and Engagement to lead and manage its reading room, web and social media presence, and other research support services. The incumbent will also develop and lead Burns Library’s instructional outreach program and coordinate the University Libraries’ exhibits program. A new position reporting to the Burns Librarian and Associate University Librarian for Special Collections, the incumbent will supervise two professional librarians and two library assistants. As a member of the Burns Library management team, this position shares responsibility for fostering a collaborative culture that consistently delivers high levels of energy, performance, and impact.

The ideal candidate will have experience developing effective and efficient research services and will be conversant in the principles and practices of scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and information literacy. S/he will have demonstrated abilities to bring innovative and engaging pedagogical approaches to the interpretation of primary source materials and the definition and assessment of learning outcomes. S/he will also have the ability to develop talent and expertise in others, creating an enriching atmosphere charged with excitement.

Applicants should have a minimum of four years of experience working in a research library, archives, or museum in progressively responsible roles that include responsibilities for managing research services and at least two years of staff supervision. A master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent is required. An advanced degree in a subject area relevant to Burns Library collecting areas is strongly preferred. Reading proficiency in one or more modern European languages is also highly desirable. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required.

For information about the Boston College University Libraries and the application process for this position, please visit: As part of their online application, applicants should submit a current resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, and list of references. References will not be contacted without prior permission. The salary range for this position is $70,450-$ $88,050 depending on qualifications and experience.

Assistant Professor-University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The Department of Educational Foundations in the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in its library media and instructional technology program ( ) to begin August 24, 2016.

The successful applicant will:

Teach a range of school library and instructional technology courses, including cataloging, reference, administration, technology, information literacy, and others at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Expertise in organizing information (cataloging) in a library environment is important and expertise in at least one of the following areas required:

  • Information sources /virtual libraries
  • Leadership and administration
  • Information literacy and learning technologies


Teach some courses in a hybrid format through a collaborative distance education program (UWSSLEC: bringing together faculty from five UW campuses to deliver a program for teachers seeking school library licensure. It is expected the faculty may be asked to teach weekend and evening classes in a variety of modalities.

Help re-envision the school library field for the future and continue to develop and expand a program to support the development of 21st century skills in students and teachers.

Develop collaborative relationships with the schools and with other faculty members and students in the College of Education and Professional Studies.

Become a member of the College’s technology team and share duties with two other faculty to support integration of technology into College and its curriculum, which may include a 25% faculty support role.

Advise undergraduate minors, licensure, and graduate students. Engage in research and creative activities.

Perform university, public and professional service.


Full details on the job can be found at APEFLM.html.