Information Resources Coordinator- Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA

July 31, 2013

Information Resources is responsible for acquiring, describing and managing new books and serials in all formats, overseeing the library collections and maintaining the data in library systems including the online catalog and OCLC. Under general supervision, reporting to the Director, Information Resources & Archives this position contributes to the fulfillment of collection management services, as well as contributing to the overall services and programs of Information Resources and the Library. Primary activities of this position include supporting collection development and management activities; supervising the acquisitions, description and management of acquired and licensed resources; assisting subject librarians in collection analysis; overseeing collections projects; planning and implementing workflows for metadata needs across library units and assisting in the collection development budget process.

The Library Services Specialist IV level performs the most complex paraprofessional and/or specialized library functions to support library operations and programs. Incumbents often are responsible for overseeing daily operations of (a) large or significant library unit(s), which may include directly or indirectly providing lead work direction to other library and clerical staff, as well as student workers, assigned to the unit(s). Incumbents often are involved in supporting the unit’s budgetary and/or other administration functions.

To apply, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG to complete the required online staff application and apply to requisition #102968. Applicants will have the option of attaching a Cover Letter, Resume and three Letters of Recommendation via the online employment system. Applicants needing computer/internet access may contact Cal Poly Human Resources at: (805) 756-2236, for information on available resources. Cal Poly is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity & actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals. EOE

User Services/Instruction Librarian

July 31, 2013

User Services/Instruction Librarian 

Touro University California 

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Sr Research Scientist

July 31, 2013

Chiquita Brands International, a leading international marketer and distributor of fresh and processed food products is pleased to accept applications for a Senior Research Scientist in Agronomy or Horticulture for their R&D department located in Salinas, California. Read the rest of this entry »

Associate Dean of The Claremont Colleges Library

July 29, 2013

The Claremont Colleges, a distinguished consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges and two graduate institutions, located just east of Los Angeles, California, seeks an Associate Dean of The Claremont Colleges Library.

This newly-created position offers an extraordinary opportunity for a passionate, energetic, inspiring, skilled, and experienced librarian to join its leadership team in transforming the library into a vibrant, exciting, and user-driven physical and virtual center for teaching, learning, and research.  Reporting to the newly-appointed A.J. McFadden Dean of the Library, and working closely with other members of the leadership team, the successful candidate will initially manage a comprehensive strategic planning effort that will engage the faculty and students of the colleges in envisioning dynamic new directions for their library.

In addition, the Associate Dean will have ongoing responsibility for a wide range of senior administrative leadership and management functions including:  master planning for library buildings, new teaching and learning spaces, information technology, and facilities; financial planning, budget preparation and management; communication and outreach; advancement; partnering with the Office of Human Resources to manage human resources and organizational development; programs, events, publications, and exhibitions; organizational assessment and evaluation; WASC accreditation support and documentation; and other senior administrative initiatives, programs, and projects.  The Associate Dean represents the library in the dean’s absence.  Initially, the successful candidate will supervise 1.0 FTE administrative assistant.  Upon completion of the strategic planning process, other areas of supervisory responsibility will be added to the portfolio


The successful candidate will bring a deep understanding of and significant experience in addressing the major challenges facing academic libraries today, including rapid changes in technology and scholarly communication; the storage and delivery of analog and digital information; creative and efficient use of physical spaces; and changing perceptions of their role as campus partners and collaborators, intellectual and community centers, and providers of educational and research services.  The successful candidate must have demonstrated managerial experience, including financial, human, and physical resources, in a complex academic or research library setting.


  • ALA-accredited MLIS OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
  • Substantial experience with developing programs intended to provide innovative library services to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff
  • Close understanding of the academic library’s role in teaching, learning, and research.  Demonstrated knowledge of higher education and curriculum.  Record of outreach to faculty and academic program leaders on campus
  • Minimum of three years of management experience in an academic or research library and demonstrated evidence of progressively increasing scope of responsibility
  • National profile in the field of academic librarianship, including a record of participation in professional associations and a record of scholarly engagement, typically demonstrated through publications and presentations
  • Demonstrated understanding of and receptiveness to the uses of established, new, and emerging technologies in delivering innovative services in academic or research libraries
  • Ability to help develop and articulate a vision for the Claremont Colleges Library and to provide leadership to achieve organizational goals and priorities.  Demonstrated leadership and analytical skills, creative and innovative problem-solving skills, and a strong commitment to service excellence
  • Evidence of success in strategic planning; involvement in planning for library buildings, new teaching and learning spaces, information technology, and facilities; and introducing and managing change in complex environments
  • Demonstrated record of successful engagement in financial planning; budget preparation and management; communications and outreach; advancement; human resources and organizational development; programs, events, publications and exhibitions; organizational and programmatic assessment and evaluation; and providing support and documentation for accreditation
  • Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative as a leader and senior administrator to accomplish strategic goals and priorities
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in supervision, including hiring, orienting, training and development, organizing workloads, delegating responsibility, providing guidance and direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, coaching and counseling, and taking disciplinary action as necessary
  • Demonstrated involvement in advancement activities, including government and foundation grants and/or individual gifts and corporate awards
  • Outstanding organizational and analytical skills to lead multiple projects.  Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time and within budget
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-related information technology applications
  • User’s knowledge of standard computer office applications, such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint or other productivity software
  • Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both independently and as a team leader and member.  Demonstrated skills in promoting teamwork among colleagues
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population
  • Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class academic institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities
  • Collegiality and a good sense of humor


  • Additional advanced subject degree or MBA
  • Experience of working with academic consortia

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Full benefits package included.

The Claremont Colleges

Based on the Oxford model the consortium combines the specialization, flexibility and personal attention of a small college with the resources of a large university.  The undergraduate colleges consist of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona, and Scripps.  The two graduate institutions are the Claremont Graduate University and the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences.  The consortium dates back to 1925 when Claremont Graduate University was founded in partnership with Pomona College, the oldest of The Claremont Colleges (1887).  All 5 of the undergraduate colleges are ranked in the top 50 of the 2013US News & World Report rankings of liberal arts colleges.  For more information see:

The Claremont Colleges Library

The Claremont Colleges Library, the preeminent academic resource for The Claremont Colleges, is located at the heart of the seven campuses.  Committed to fostering intellectual discovery, critical thinking, and life-long learning, the library ties the academic community to varied cultural and scholarly traditions by offering user-centered services, building collections, developing innovative technologies, and providing an inviting environment for study, collaboration, and reflection.  The library is supported by a staff that has a commitment to best practices and innovation and to the delivery of exemplary service to the colleges’ students and faculty.  For more information see:
Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should e-mail applications to

Complete applications should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume
  • Names and addresses of three or more professional references, including a current or previous supervisor

Candidates applying by September 30, 2013, will be given first consideration.


The Claremont Colleges are Equal Opportunity Employers.  Women and individuals from racial, ethnic minority, and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Head of International & Area Studies

July 26, 2013

University of California, Berkeley

Head of International & Area Studies
Doe/Moffitt Libraries
Hiring range: Librarian I – Librarian III
$70,956-$84,996 per annum, based upon qualifications
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Librarian – Servite High School

July 18, 2013

The Librarian plays a critical role in creating and maintaining a 21st Century learning environment that encourages and inspires academic research, literacy, and contemporary technologies and methodologies in order to support the school curricula and to form Servite students for collegiate studies. The Librarian will model and demonstrate these skills for the entire campus. The Librarian is responsible for the daily operations, upkeep, and advancement of the library. He/she will also provide instructional technology mentoring, support and professional development to all classroom teachers.

Education and/or Experience: 
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year College or University. Degree preferred in Library Science/Information, Educational Technology, or other related degree.Proficiency in the use of information technology resources (e.g. library automation, internet access, electronic resources). At least two years experience working in an educational environment.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those which much 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 regularly required to hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

This is a full time, 11 months exempt position. Full medical benefits and pension plan included. Salary is commensurate with experience. All applications must be received by Aug. 3. Please apply on Contact Director of Educational Technology, Stephen Walswick, at for questions or more information.  Or they may contact me for full description

Scholarly Communications Librarian

July 18, 2013

Western University of Health Sciences Harriet K & Philip Pumerantz Library is hiring a librarian for Scholarly Communication and research support. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will be responsible for the development of a program to promote scholarly communication, and assist in publishing issues of the faculty, researchers and students of Western University of Health Sciences.  New graduates who are eager to learn new skills and knowledge are welcome!  The position is full-time with benefits.  For more information, review and apply for the position at


Head Librarian – San Francisco Campus of FIDM **Deadline Extended to 7/26/2013**

July 12, 2013

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, San Francisco campus is currently accepting applications for the position of Head Librarian – San Francisco Campus. This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Library Director (Los Angeles main campus) and the Campus Director (San Francisco).

Responsible for directing and supervising the Operations, Reference, Instruction and Technical Services of the branch campus Library, in support of the FIDM and Library Mission Statements.

  • Direct and supervise the activities of the branch Library
  • Direct and coordinate the daily activities of Library staff to ensure maximum patron service and efficient workflow
  • Provide and train for provision of reference services, bibliographic instruction, internet researching, and instruction to all Library users
  • Manage the Library’s collection to ensure relevancy and currency in both print and non-print format, selectively withdrawing library materials which are dated or are no longer relevant
  • Plan, prepare, and manage appropriate budget for Campus Library
  • Develop and deliver in-person presentations that integrate information literacy into the curriculum
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff in support of Library and FIDM curriculum
  • Supervise the cataloging of Library resources, including all print and non-print formats
  • Conduct outreach services to all internal and external Library users; including but not limited to: faculty forums, faculty orientations, department updates, and student orientations
  • Establish goals and measure accomplishments as represented in Program Review
  • Responsible for the hiring and developing new Library staff, as needed
  • Plan and oversee Library special events in support of FIDM
  • Maintain and enhance professional knowledge in technology and trends in information literacy and the overall retail industry by participating in professional organizations and activities which relate to the Library and to FIDM
  • Attend Library and campus manager’s meetings where the presence of the Head Librarian is expected, including Education Department meetings and Senior Staff Meetings
  • Supervise the annual inventory process
  • Develop marketing plan to enhance awareness of Library services and materials
  • Coordinate the continued training and professional development of library staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Computer literate at the Intermediate Skill Level with competency in those tasks determined necessary for the position

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years library experience, preferably at the college level
  • Minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience preferred

Master in Library Science (MLS) or Master in Library & Information Studies (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university

To apply, please email resumes to Kathy Bailon, FIDM Library Director at

Director, Special Collections and Archives

July 12, 2013

California Polytechnic State University
Robert E. Kennedy Library
San Luis Obispo, CA

The Director, Special Collections and Archives, leads and coordinates the development of programs dedicated to shaping, stewarding, and sharing unique physical and digital collections that document the cultural contributions, land, and history of Cal Poly, the central coast region of California, and the state of California. The Director of Special Collections and Archives reports directly to the University Librarian and is a member of the library’s executive working group, working closely with other library directors, staff, and librarians in a collaborative, cross-team environment. The position oversees faculty and staff positions that provide direct support for special collections and archives, including a new library faculty position responsible for digital archives, and a library services specialist responsible for coordinating instruction and reference services.

  • Provide vision and leadership in directing and managing the programs and operations of Special Collections and Archives, including the acquisition, arrangement, preservation, advancement, and promotion of the Kennedy Library’s archival collections and related services.
  • Lead Special Collections and Archives strategic planning, including setting goals, identifying resource needs, and cultivating opportunities for collaboration. The successful candidate will be an active participant in an architect-supported planning project whose goals include expanding and renovating the physical space occupied by Special Collections and Archives within the Kennedy Library.
  • Provide leadership and direction to department faculty and staff responsible for coordinating and developing digital special collections and digital archives, including digitized and born-digital resources.
  • Oversee staff responsible for coordinating and delivering reference and outreach services, research assistance, and user instruction to students, faculty and researchers, and raise awareness and develop understanding of the library’s unique resources with the community.
  • Establish, refine, and document department policies and procedures; plan and manage budget expenditures. Prioritize and lead multiple projects while meeting deadlines and budget targets.
  • Direct and coordinate programs to acquire, arrange, and describe archival collections, manuscripts, and rare books; collaborate with library faculty and staff to manage digital archival collections, including metadata creation and delivery, intellectual property rights of department materials including scholarly and commercial licensing; and assure the preservation of department materials.
  • Direct and advance the program of the University Archives, to actively develop both physical and digital collections documenting the history and functions of the Cal Poly campus.
  • Cultivate relations with donors and prospective donors of unique special collections and archival materials, and collaborate on advancement and grants development activities that involve or benefit the department.
  • Contribute as member of the library’s executive team to library-wide planning and evaluation, and to identifying and acting to further the library’s strategic goals.
  • Represent the library at the state, regional, and national levels, while keeping abreast of ongoing issues and trends in delivering library services and engaging in professional activities or research.

About the Kennedy Library: The Robert E. Kennedy Library is a campus hub for information resources, integrating traditional library resources and technology to support the University’s evolving academic programs, research interests, and user needs. The library offers consultative and instructional services delivered by expert college librarians, and provides access to over 32,000 digital journals and over 500,000 print volumes. The library building provides collaborative study spaces, computer labs, a Data Studio, and collection of K-8 textbooks and teaching resources. Study spaces on five floors include a popular atrium, a collaboration-friendly learning commons, a busy café, and ample natural light and views of the surrounding hills. Building visitors exceed 1.3 million a year. In 2008 the library launched DigitalCommons@CalPoly, a digital archive for the intellectual output of faculty and students, with over 1.8 million downloads in the past year. In 2011 the library became part of Cal Poly’s new Information Services directorate, including both Information Technology Services and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. The library partners with many campus organizations to promote faculty development and student success, including several programs located in the Kennedy Library, including the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, the Academic Skills Center, and the Honors Program. For more information, see:

To apply, please visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG, complete the required online management application and submit to Requisition #102936. Online attachments should include a cover letter detailing the applicant’s qualifications for the position and a current resume/curriculum vitae. Three letters of recommendation supplied directly from references and official certified transcripts will be required of finalists. The anticipated start date is January 2014. Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please submit all materials by the application review begin date of August 15, 2013.

Electronic Resources Librarian – Santa Clara University Library

July 12, 2013

Electronic Resources Librarian

Santa Clara University Library is seeking a dynamic, motivated, user-focused, collaborative individual to serve in the newly created position of Electronic Resources Librarian.  The successful candidate will provide leadership in the procurement, licensing, management, and support of ongoing access to electronic information resources, such as ebooks, ejournals, and databases. In addition to reviewing eresource subscriptions and licenses, renewing database and ejournal package subscriptions, setting up trials, providing reports and statistics, and working with publishers/vendors and major consortia, the Electronic Resources Librarian will work closely and collaboratively with library subject specialists and the library’s Assessment Officer on the ongoing acquisition, purchase, renewal, and assessment of electronic resources. 

Salary range:  $69,586 – $81,220.

The full position announcement and application instructions may be viewed at .
Applications received by August 30, 2013 will receive first consideration.

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups.  The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.