Assistant Director of Resource Management

January 26, 2015

Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center ( at Stanford University Medical Center enables biomedical discovery by connecting people with knowledge. Through innovative means, we create, acquire, deliver and integrate information to support excellence in research, education and patient care.

Lane Medical Library seeks qualified applicants to fill the position of Assistant Director of Resource Management. This position oversees acquisitions, collection development/serials, and interlibrary/document delivery areas, reporting to the Director for Resource Management. The position’s focus is to actively participate in facilitating Lane’s collaborative efforts to provide optimal access to the most appropriate resources when and where needed. This involves the many aspects of evaluation, selection, and activation of digital resources, management of their deployment for discovery and access, and ensuring ongoing availability and problem resolution. It includes the use of innovative technologies and procedures for effective management and to lessen or eliminate barriers to access, while considering fiscal, technical, and policy constraints. Document delivery informs collection development decisions, while serving users’ needs for content not permanently collected.


· Supervise 3.5 directly, 2 indirectly FTE library specialists in the following areas:
o Document delivery and interlibrary loan services
o Acquisitions and related fiscal management
o Initiating new subscriptions, renewals and cancellations
o Initiating metadata records, detecting title changes, and related coordination
o Maintaining serials and ebook holdings records
o Managing data for physical materials sent to remote storage

This position will also work closely with the Digital Materials Manager (licensing) and metadata librarians

· Facilitate communications regarding collection-related matters, including:
o Users—by promotion of licensed content via CAP, Stanford’s social networking platform, etc.; triage of digital access problems, resolution of user request issues, etc.
o Lane acquisitions and digital licensing regarding financial and legal compliance aspects of digital content
o Lane metadata staff regarding bibliographic aspects of serials and analytics
o Library staff – in liaisons to medical school departments and document delivery
o Collection Development Committee re policy and major purchase decisions
o Other campus libraries re coordination of collection development and licensing
o NLM and OCLC in regard to serials holdings/SERHOLD
o Publishers and vendors (generally and as digital licensing understudy)

· Evaluate, select and recommend resources with focus on EBooks and digital resource discovery, including detection of title and platform changes, grey literature, etc.; initiate service and bibliographic and holdings setup; monitor user access

· Actively participate in shared effort with other staff to:
o Trouble-shoot digital access problems
o Verify resource access currency and identify remedial actions as applicable
o Maintain SFX OpenURL link resolver database
o Maintain currency of proxy server data, including review of weekly turn-away reports

· Serve as Lane’s expert on scholarly publishing, especially in regards to copyright questions, licensing limitations, digital use permissions, fair use, and open access.

· Maintain collection development guidelines, including copyright and digital rights aspects; document associated processes on internal Wiki

· Collect and manage usage analysis statistics to support product evaluations, purchase decisions or recommendations, and budget justification:
o Use Harrassowitz E-Stats, SUSHI, Google Analytics, etc. to create/convey consolidated views of usage trends
o Organize and review data from ILL, SFX, and vendors to support new journal selection decisions

· Serve as departmental liaison (choice of department related to subject strengths) to the School of Medicine

· Keep current on relevant new technologies, developments in publishing industry, the Stanford environment, the open access movement, etc.


– Demonstrated supervisory skills.
– Three or more years experience in resource management—collection development, serials control, digital content acquisition and management, interlibrary loan/document delivery, and related areas at the associate librarian rank. Five or more years experience at the librarian rank.
– Knowledge of current content delivery platforms and software products, user interfaces, and resource management systems related to the responsibilities indicated for this position.
– Strong communications skills, oral and written, and ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies.
– Knowledge of the information industry, scholarly communication, especially copyright, content delivery options, publishing models, and open access trends.
– Thorough understanding of the bibliographic apparatus, both from data management and user access perspectives, and how this relates to the design of system interfaces.

This position is cross posted at the Associate Librarian and Librarian level. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply, please go to


January 21, 2015

With campuses on Southern California’s picturesque Palos Verdes Peninsula, in the vibrant urban community of San Pedro in Los Angeles, and the rural, Northern California community of Lake County, Marymount California University (MCU) is a student-centered, Catholic learning environment for students of all faiths who seek to transform their lives and achieve their academic, professional, and life goals. MCU offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including Bachelor degree programs in Business, Media Studies, Liberal Arts, Psychology and Master degrees (M.S.) programs in Community Psychology, Leadership & Global Development, and a M.B.A. MCU values a holistic, interdisciplinary approach in all programs. Field-based action research sites in San Pedro and Lake County provide opportunities for faculty and students to collaborate and contribute to the literature on action research and community development. At Marymount, our caring faculty and staff are the catalyst for the remarkable transformation taking place in our students and for the meaningful integration of teaching, learning, scholarship, and service. We are currently accepting applications for


Reporting to the Director of Library Services, The Education Services and Reference Librarian (ESRL) collaboratively plans, develops, implements, and continually improves the Library’s suite of instructional and educational services. The ESRL supports student learning across disciplines by working with faculty/staff to facilitate the use of curriculum-specific information resources, provides access to course-related online materials in course management systems or other online environments, and develops and delivers digital learning objects that address information literacy (IL) needs. The ESRL works collaboratively with members of the Library Team and staff from other campus units to support the recruitment, retention, and outreach goals of the university, through appropriate Library-related programs and services.

§ Manages the design, delivery, and assessment of the Library’s instructional program, including scheduling and outreach to faculty in regards to educational services offered.
§ Teaches information literacy workshops.
§ Writes annual assessment report on the department’s information literacy program.
§ Designs, develops, and delivers pedagogically-sound tools and materials (including e-learning modules, video tutorials, rubrics, assignments, syllabi, etc.) that foster the development of library/IL skills and competencies
§ Develops and tests new instructional tools, techniques, and approaches, and shares them with library colleagues through the auspices of the Teaching and Learning Institute.
§ Provides reference services, including in-depth research consultations and point of need information literacy instruction, to students, faculty, and staff Collaborates with the Library team to manage online reference services for distance learners
§ Aggregates and records statistics of reference transactions for the academic year
§ Assesses annual reference transactions as they relate to information literacy instruction and student learning

Masters in Library/Information Science (M.L.I.S.) from an ALA-accredited program is required. Prefer experience instructional design and delivery, emerging learning technologies, and working with undergraduates and graduates in an academic library.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume or C.V., transcripts, salary history, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to Karen Thordarson, Director of Human Resources, Marymount California University, 30800 Palos Verdes Dr. East, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. Email materials to: Applications will be accepted until position has been filled.


Optometry & Health Sciences Library

January 21, 2015

Associate Librarian
$60,684-$83,674, per annum, based upon qualifications
This is a full time appointment. The expected start date is June 1, 2015.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative and service-oriented librarian to provide research, teaching and learning support to the UC Berkeley community in optometry, ophthalmology, vision science, nutrition, health sciences, and medical sciences and to develop, promote, and enhance access to library collections.

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 Life & Health Sciences Division consists of three libraries: the Marian Koshland Bioscience & Natural Resources Library, the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library, and the Fong Optometry & Health Sciences Library. These libraries maintain a research-level print and digital collection to support the research and teaching programs of the College of Letters & Science’s Division of Biological Sciences, College of Natural Resources, School of Public Health, and School of Optometry including the Vision Science Group and UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program. The collections are also heavily used by researchers throughout the university community and beyond.


Reporting to the Head of the Life & Health Sciences Division, the librarian serves as selector for collections in optometry, ophthalmology, vision science, nutrition, health sciences, and basic medical sciences. 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 contributes to reference and instructional services including virtual reference, consultations, in-person classes, online subject guides, and other instructional materials. The librarian will promote library services and resources through outreach to students and faculty. The librarian collaborates with colleagues on campus and in the UC System on collection decisions for print and electronic resources. Additionally, the librarian will assume division-wide leadership responsibility for an initiative such as data management, instruction, scholarly communications, 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. Advancement in the Librarian series is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.

Minimum qualifications

  • ALA-accredited masters degree or equivalent degree

Additional Required Qualifications:

  • Significant coursework or library experience in science or related fields
  • Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library
  • Experience providing reference and instructional services in an academic or research libraryes
  • Demonstrated strong 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

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing and managing optometry-related, health sciences, or science collections
  • Demonstrated knowledge of reference resources related to optometry, health sciences, or science fields
  • 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 and imaginative 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 development leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted 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 February 9, 2015. All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration; this recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at 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. References will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Send inquiries to:

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




Digital Resources and Serials Cataloging/Metadata Librarian

January 18, 2015

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seek a knowledgeable, energetic, and enthusiastic librarian to join the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department as the  Digital Resources and Serials Cataloging/Metadata Librarian to provide leadership and expertise for original and complex contributed cataloging and metadata maintenance associated with  serials and electronic resources.  The incumbent will manage the Serials, E-Resources and Digital Metadata Unit and supervise staff responsible for cataloging serials, electronic resources, government documents, and CJK and other Southeast Asian language material.  It is envisioned that this position will also take a lead role in the Department’s increased participation in digital projects, providing expertise in non-MARC metadata for digital collections.

The UCI Libraries, comprising the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library, are committed to innovation and excellence.  The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles.  Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty, and 9,400 staff.  Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, UCI is noted for its top-rated research and graduate programs, extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and growing number of professional schools and programs of academic and social significance.

The full position description with instructions on how to apply is listed on the UCI Libraries’ web site at with links to additional web sites featuring campus and community information.  Apply via UC Recruit at:  Candidates applying by February 16, 2015 will be given first consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Collection Strategist Librarian

January 18, 2015

The University Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks a dynamic, innovative Collection Strategist librarian to participate in forming a new and forward-thinking Collection Strategies Department. This is an exciting opportunity to assist in creating an environment of evidence-based collections acquisition, management and review.

With primary responsibility to lead and coordinate the development of vital format-agnostic University Library collections, the position contributes to budget planning; collaboratively designs models that promote and sustain content acquisitions, access, archiving and preservation; participates in system-wide planning and consortial resource selection and evaluation; and contributes to national efforts to acquire shared content.


Salary:   Associate Librarian to Librarian ($60,684 -$81,474)

For additional details and information on how to submit an online application, please visit

Candidates applying by March 1, 2015, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014.

Public Services Librarian, Fresno State University

January 16, 2015

Job Opening: Public Services Librarian, Fresno State University

The Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno, seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position for a Public Services Librarian.  Responsibilities include serving as the library liaison to the Kremen School of Education and Human Development including the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.  Since the Kremen School has the highest enrollment of graduate students on campus, this position will serve as the liaison to the Graduate Studies Program and lead efforts to improve graduate student success.  This individual will also collaborate with library and campus faculty on developing and providing a broad range of activities including: information literacy instruction; research support; general and specialized information and instruction services; library digital and scholarly communication initiatives; and collection management.

Required: An MLS from an ALA accredited library school/institution (or equivalent).  Additional requirements: Excellent communication skills; demonstrated significant knowledge or experience with information literacy and instruction; evidence of a strong public service orientation; and demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Review of applications will begin on February 27, 2015.  Visit for the complete vacancy announcement and information on how to apply.  California State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Archivist, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA

January 14, 2015

Archivist, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA

The Library and Department of History and Political Science at the University of La Verne invite applications for a joint faculty, non-tenure track, 12-month appointment in University Archives and Special Collections and teaching in public history. Responsibilities for the Library include organization, processing, management, preservation, digitization and building of a high quality archives and special collections and developing services which will enhance the impact of archives and collections on our students, faculty, scholars and researchers. Responsibilities in the Department of History and Political Science include establishing and overseeing a program in public history and teaching three undergraduate courses per academic year.

Library Duties

  • Provide reference and consultation services to students, faculty, and visiting scholars to the University Archives and Special Collections during scheduled hours or by appointment
  • Conduct library instruction for classes by interpreting and helping students to appreciate unique and rare resources.
  • Oversee and manage the University’s digital library (ContentDM)
  • Develop assessment procedures for measuring effectiveness of services
  • Work closely with the University Librarian to manage donor stewardship, grant and fundraising initiatives and other outreach and marketing efforts.
  • Work with students, faculty, and community partners in the creation of oral and public history physical and virtual exhibits.
  • Manage internship or practicum opportunities for graduate library science students
  • Engage in library and university governance


Department of History and Political Science Duties

  • Establish and oversee a program in Public History
  • Design a curriculum in Public History
  • Teach three courses a year in Public History
  • Develop research/capstone project, internship, and practicum opportunities for undergraduate public history students
  • Maintain a research agenda in History and/or Public History
  • Keep up with developments in the field of Public History
  • Advise students interested in a career in Public History
  • Attend department meetings and participate in department governance


Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse, and dependent children, and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.


Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D in History or Public History and Master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited program.


The University of La Verne is a national, comprehensive doctoral/research institution located in Southern California at the eastern edge of Los Angeles County. Annually ranked as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes Magazine, the 122 year-old, non-profit university offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs to over 8,500 students on its main campus in La Verne, 10 regional campuses and other sites throughout California.

Access Services Librarian – The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

January 14, 2015

Access Services Librarian: The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia, California, seeks an experienced librarian to be responsible for the development and coordination of the library’s access services, including circulation, reserves, inter-library loan, document delivery, and collection maintenance.

CalArts is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

For full details, including requirements and how to apply, visit:

Lane Medical Library – Assistant/Associate Director of Resource Management

January 7, 2015

Lane Medical Library seeks qualified applicants to fill the position of Assistant/Associate Director of Resource Management.  This position oversees acquisitions, collection development/serials, and interlibrary/document delivery areas, reporting to the Director for Resource Management.  The position’s focus is to actively participate in facilitating Lane’s collaborative efforts to provide optimal access to the most appropriate resources when and where needed.  This involves the many aspects of evaluation, selection, and activation of digital resources, management of their deployment for discovery and access, and ensuring ongoing availability and problem resolution.  It includes the use of innovative technologies and procedures for effective management and to lessen or eliminate barriers to access, while considering fiscal, technical, and policy constraints.  Document delivery informs collection development decisions, while serving users’ needs for content not permanently collected.


Supervises 3.5 directly, 2 indirectly FTE library specialists … [full description and application instructions at:

Librarian, Systems/Applications – Dudley Knox Library (, Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey, CA)

January 2, 2015

VACANCY:  Dudley Knox Library, Naval Postgraduate School

Librarian (Systems/Applications Administrator)



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