September 27, 2013


6 month position with potential renewal


Work from home/Telecommute 


The Henry Madden Library seeks a creative and energetic web developer to design, develop, and implement effective websites, interfaces, and tools to enhance and improve the Library’s web presence. This position has a one-year fixed term with possible reappointment.


Reporting to the Head of the Digital Services Division, the library web developer works closely, either remotely or in person, with the Web Innovation Team and a team of content editors to maintain accurate and relevant content across library websites. This includes but is not limited to responsibility for site design, user portals, intranets, mobile frameworks, data collection forms, and analytics.


The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for website building, design, maintenance, and creation of websites and templates using HTML 5/CSS according to design specifications. This position will also be required to complete other web tasks as needed, including cross browser compatibility device testing, 508 compliance testing, and mobile website development.



Required qualifications

·      Experience with website design, evaluation, and maintenance

·      Bachelors degree in computer science or a related field

·      Demonstrated expertise utilizing graphic design in web projects

·      Demonstrated proficiency with standards-driven web development utilizing HTML/XML, CSS, and related technologies

·      Demonstrated fluency in languages such as Javascript, PHP, Ruby on Rails, etc.

·      Working knowledge of Apache, Tomcat or other web server software

·      Demonstrated ability to utilize user-centered design methodology, usability principles, and information architecture best practices and principles in designing websites and applications.

·      Ability to prioritize and work flexibly in a multiple project environment

·      Sound judgment and the ability to handle responsibilities with discretion and independence

·      Exceptional oral and written communication skills

·      Motivated, professional, collaborative team player, comfortable with leading and executing projects but who is also able to receive constructive input from multiple sources.


Specialized qualifications

·      Relevant experience with library website design, evaluation, and maintenance

·      Proven ability to program/script in multiple languages


Preferred qualifications


·      Familiarity with relational database design and ability to create SQL queries

·      Working knowledge of XML and related technologies such as XSLT, XPath, and XQuery

·      Demonstrated proficiency with one or more technologies commonly used in digital projects such as database design and development, XML and coding, GIS, data visualization, etc…

·      Fluency with UNIX and command-line interfaces, including some light server maintenance and monitoring.

·      Experience with PostgreSQL, Oracle, or MySQL

·      Experience with a version control system such as Git.

·      Experience with integrating GIS information into web pages.


Position responsibilities


Maintain and upgrade web content management system. Design, code, and implement solutions to extend the functionality of the web platform and other library applications. Train appropriate library personnel in maintenance of web content. Utilize best practices in information architecture, user centered design methodology, and usability principles.  Develop visual and interaction design specifications for website standards and application interfaces. Create and document style guides, templates and design rationale. Research, recommend, and implement systems and tools to extend and enhance library users’ experience.  Collaborate with Digital Services Division, other library personnel, and other campus constituents. Remain current with developments in coding, content management systems, usability, and other relevant fields. Implement automated user analytics collection. Review analytics and relevant usability testing data to inform design decisions. Other work as assigned.


For more information or to apply, please contact:


Patrick Newell, Ph.D.

Associate University Librarian for Information Technology and Electronic Resources

California State University, Fresno

(559) 278-7672



Loyola Marymount: Reference and Instruction Librarian for Business

September 27, 2013

Academic Affairs/Library

Reference and Instruction Librarian for Business

Position Title: Librarian II Position

Summary: The Reference and Instruction Librarian for Business provides high-quality reference, instruction, collection development, and outreach services to the LMU community, with a particular emphasis on LMU’s College of Business Administration. This position reports to the Head of Reference & Instructional Services. Applications are available on the LMU HR website.

Position Specific Responsibilities/Accountabilities Primary Responsibilities

1. Serve as lead provider of library instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Business Administration. Consult with faculty to plan instruction sessions, which will include evening classes. Provide occasional library instruction sessions for other academic departments.
2. Provide reference and technology support in person and via chat, phone, and virtual reference, including some evening and weekend hours.
3. Work with the Head of Collection Development to evaluate collections and make purchase decisions for books, journals, and electronic resources in business and related subjects
4. Serve as library liaison to academic departments in the College of Business Administration and related campus departments.
5. Create web-based materials in support of library instruction and reference such as tutorials or subject specific research guides in the area of Business.

Secondary Responsibilities
1. Pursue appropriate professional development and service opportunities within the Library, the University, and the profession.
2. Perform other duties as assigned or requested. Loyola Marymount University Expectations Exhibit behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the university. Communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct. Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service.

Required Qualifications

  • Typically a Master’s Degree in Library/Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited program, or related field or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of changes related to Business librarianship.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree, certificate, background, or demonstrated interest in business, accounting, economics, or a related field.
  • Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Good attentive listening skills are essential as well as a strong user-service orientation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of basic reference sources and reference practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the area of library instruction and information literacy.
  • Proficient in Mac and Windows operating systems and commonly used productivity software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe products.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment. Preferred Qualifications
  • Two years of experience providing business-related reference and instruction services in an academic library setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with business, financial or technical information resources, including tools such as Research Insight, Euromonitor, Business Insights: Global, and ABI/Inform.
  • Knowledge in the area of building, managing, and assessing business collections.

Metadata Librarians, UC San Diego Library

September 19, 2013

Metadata Librarians, UC San Diego Library

The UC San Diego Library is looking for two extraordinary and knowledgeable professionals to join our staff in the role of Metadata Librarians. We have one permanent position and one that is temporary, for two years from date of hire.

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Research Informationist

September 13, 2013

Department: UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Rank and Salary:
Assistant Librarian II-III ($48,504 – $49,464)
Associate Librarian I-VII ($49,464 – $70,956)
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UC Merced – Communications Librarian

September 9, 2013

The UC Merced Library seeks an individual who is a clear communicator, technically savvy, and committed to library user success to serve as Communications Librarian.  This position is focused on connecting the UC Merced community to library services and information by developing, implementing, and assessing a well-coordinated communications strategy which includes the library’s web presence, mobile site, social networking profiles, print publications, digital signage, and electronic communications.

Active participation in the campus, UC Libraries, and larger library profession is encouraged and supported.

For a complete job summary and skill requirements, see  http://jobs.ucmerced.edu/n/academic/position.jsf?positionId=4894.  Initial review of applications will begin October 7, 2013.

Earth Sciences & Physical Sciences Librarian

September 9, 2013


Earth Sciences & Physical Sciences Librarian
Hiring range: Associate Librarian I – Associate Librarian IV
$49,464 – $58,188 per annum, based upon qualifications
This is a full-time appointment available starting October 2013.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks an enthusiastic and service-oriented librarian with science collections experience for an appointment in the Engineering & Physical Sciences Division. This librarian will develop and manage collections to meet the teaching and research needs of faculty and students in earth and planetary science, astronomy, and physics. The librarian will also contribute to public services and assume lead responsibility in the Division for one of our initiatives such as data management, instruction and online education, outreach, scholarly communication, or web services.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries – including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.

The Library’s Engineering & Physical Sciences Division consists of five libraries – the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library, Earth Sciences & Map Library, Engineering Library, Mathematics Statistics Library, and Physics-Astronomy Library. These libraries maintain a research-level print and digital collection to support the research and teaching programs of the College of Chemistry, the College of Engineering, and the College of Letters & Science’s Mathematical & Physical Sciences Division. These collections are also heavily used by researchers throughout the university community and beyond.


Reporting to the Director of the Library’s Engineering & Physical Sciences Division, the librarian in this position is responsible for collection development and collection management for earth and planetary science, astronomy, and physics. The librarian selects materials in all formats, manages collections through storage and weeding, and monitors budgets and approval plans for the assigned subject areas. The librarian also collaborates with other librarians on campus and within the UC System on collection decisions for print and electronic resources. The librarian contributes to reference and instructional services including virtual reference, consultations, in-person classes, online subject guides, and other instructional materials. The librarian assumes lead responsibility for one of our initiatives such as data management, instruction and online education, outreach, scholarly communication, or web services.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

Basic Qualification
• MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school by start date

Additional Qualifications:
• Significant coursework or library experience in science or engineering fields
• Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library
• Experience providing reference and instructional services in an academic or research library
• Demonstrated knowledge of information resources related to engineering or science fields
• Proven commitment to public services and improving the user experience
• Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills
• Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member
• Knowledge of trends and issues in scholarly communication in the sciences

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by October 4, 2013.

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00207. Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position.

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
(510) 642-3778

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.