Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising – Assistant Librarian – San Francisco

March 8, 2016

The San Francisco campus of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising has a full-time opening for the position of Assistant Librarian. Under the direction of the branch Head Librarian this position is responsible for the following library duties while adhering to the Mission Statements of the Library and FIDM.


– Assist in all Library services; including, but not limited to: reference services, circulation, cataloging, and serials.
– Assist in developing and delivering in-person presentations that integrate information literacy into the curriculum.
– Assist in collection development and maintenance.
– Answer questions in the library, either in-person, via telephone, or library e-mail.

– Provide support of cataloging and processing of materials as assigned.
– Provide support of serials check-in and processing of serials subscriptions as assigned.
– Prepare and maintain instructional and promotional handouts.
– Assist in the maintenance and display of the costume study collection.

– Assist in the maintenance of the materials workroom.
– Assist students in basic troubleshooting procedures on computers, printers, scanners,   photocopiers, and print management software.
– Assist in the display of library materials.
– Participate and provide feedback for the Library’s social media networking sites.
– Assist in annual inventory.
– Perform shelf reading and shelving duties.
– Help maintain the appearance and functionality of the Library.
– Participate in events in support of FIDM or the Library.


– Bachelor’s Degree and enrollment in program and/or course work toward an accredited MLIS.
– Strong communication and presentation skills.
– Computer literate at the intermediate skill level with competency in those tasks determined necessary for the position.


– Work experience in an academic library.
– Background or previous work experience related to one of the areas of study at FIDM.


– Some evening and weekend hours required.


Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to the attention of:

Brian Seguin, Head Librarian
FIDM Library
55 Stockton St., 8th Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94108

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


March 3, 2016

Job Opportunity


The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) seeks a talented Systems Manager and Metadata Librarian to provide support in the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library. This is a part-time (19 hour/week) non-benefitted position. Hourly rate: $44. Preferred workdays are weekdays.

Located in Berkeley, California, the Graduate Theological Union is the largest and most diverse partnership of seminaries and graduate schools in the United States, pursuing interreligious collaboration in teaching, research, ministry, and service. The GTU’s Flora Lamson Hewlett Library — the geographic and spiritual heart of the GTU — is one of the most comprehensive theological libraries in the country, providing service for future parish ministers, seminary educators, scholars, and community leaders.

Founded in 1969 from historical original collections brought together from GTU’s member schools, the library reflects the interreligious collaboration that occurs at the GTU. Its collection has the breadth to support a full range of theological education programs as well as significant depth in many special areas of religion and theological inquiry.


Reporting to the Head of Technical Services and Collection Development this position oversees the administration of the GTU Integrated Library System (ILS); maintains access to digital resources; performs original cataloging of library materials, as needed, in all formats.


  • Provides technical management, maintenance, documentation, and support for the library’s Integrated Library System (Millennium) and related services, including local support for associated hardware and desktop client software for library staff.
  • Facilitates communications between vendors and local IT staff.
  • Manages and negotiates contracts with Systems and other service vendors and facilitates payment of relevant invoices.
  • Ensures seamless data loads from outsourced cataloging and authority control providers within the scope of local cataloging policies.
  • Oversees the technical aspects of cataloging and authority-control outsourcing initiatives with YBP and Backstage.
  • Manages residual cataloging functions: develop and manage cataloging projects by student copy-catalogers; performs original cataloging as needed; coordinates all aspects of authority control; develop and document local cataloging policy and work flow procedures.
  • Compiles data and maintains relevant statistics.
  • Supervises physical processing of library materials.
  • Hires, trains and supervises student copy-catalogers and processing assistants.
  • Serves as a member of the Library Management Team.
  • Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements and physical demands listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential, principal duties.


ALA-accredited M.L.S. degree preferred.


  • 2-3 years of experience working with integrated library systems in a client/server environment (Millennium) from a user perspective and as an administrator.
  • 2-3 years of experience in records management and in cataloging and classifying materials in OCLC and other bibliographic utilities.

Special Skills:

  • Demonstrated familiarity with metadata standards, communication standards, and classification systems (AACR2, RDA, MARC21, LCSH, LCC, DDC, EAD, DC, DCRM(B) and DACS).
  • Knowledge of serial publications in print and digital formats
  • Broad knowledge of library tools, systems, and resources in academic libraries
  • Solid technology background, including Microsoft Office Suite software, and familiarity with trends in delivery of electronic information
  • Experience providing access to electronic resources (licensing, access, troubleshooting, etc.) and authentication methods (including proxy software)
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills
  • Positive customer service orientation
  • Excellent communication skills: oral, written, listening and inter-personal
  • Team player

Preferred Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Previous experience in an academic library is highly desired
  • Knowledge of theological literature and references
  • Knowledge of at least one foreign language
  • Familiarity with acquisitions and ILL processes
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Project management experience


Candidates should submit by email to, a letter of application addressing qualifications, resume, and the names/contact information for three professional references. Please put “Apply-Systems Manager and Metadata Librarian” in the subject line of your email.

Application Deadline: March 18, 2016 or until filled.

The Graduate Theological Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Head of Research Services – Clark Library

March 3, 2016

Head of Research Services

Department: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian – Librarian ($53,116 –$92,259)

Position Availability: July 1, 2016

Application deadline is March 29, 2016.        

Description of Institution and Library

As one of the world’s great public research universities, UCLA integrates education, research, and public service so that each enriches and extends the others. From its beautiful neighborhood campus in a uniquely diverse and vibrant city on the Pacific Rim, teaching and research extend beyond the classroom, office, and lab through active engagement with communities, organizations, projects, and partnerships throughout the region and around the world.

UCLA’s diverse community of scholars encompasses nearly 30,000 undergraduates pursuing 125 majors, 13,000 graduate students in fifty-nine research programs, and 4,000 faculty members including Nobel Laureates; Rhodes Scholars; MacArthur Fellows; winners of the Fields Medal, National Medal of Science, Pritzer Prize, and Pulitzer Prize; and recipients of Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and Golden Globes. UCLA ranks tenth in the Times of London Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, twelfth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and fifth in the U.S. by Washington Monthly. The National Research Council ranks forty of its graduate and doctoral research programs among its top ten.

To enable these accomplished students, faculty, and staff to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge for the benefit of global society, the UCLA Library is re-envisioning how it is acquired, synthesized, and shared across academic audiences and with the public. It was among the first academic libraries to develop subject-specialist librarians and to launch a program to enhance students’ research skills. Its Special Collections pioneered the acquisition by public institutions of rare and unique books, children’s literature, pulp and detective fiction, works by or about women and minorities, screenplays, architectural plans, and Los Angeles-related materials and today leads the way in collecting archival resources in digital format such as emails and manuscripts.  It has launched innovative data management services and an affordable course materials initiative that have served as models for other libraries.

The Library serves UCLA students, faculty, and staff whenever and wherever they need its resources and expertise. Reconfigured, high-tech spaces and services in its ten campus libraries enable users and librarians to explore and work with print and digital materials collaboratively or individually, pursue new lines of inquiry, and develop new pedagogical approaches as well as novel forms of scholarship. More than 3.5 million people visit annually, while an additional 3.4 million visitors enter online through its virtual front doors.

Whether on campus or online, the Library forms the intellectual heart of UCLA, a hub for cutting-edge discovery, scholarship, and instruction.

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, located twelve miles from the UCLA campus in the West Adams district of Los Angeles, is a non-circulating research collection of some 110,000 books and manuscripts, specializing in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century books (with a traditional strength in British studies), Oscar Wilde and the 1890s, the book arts (with an emphasis on California), French literature, and the history of Montana and the West. Erected in 1926 and since 1934 part of UCLA, the Clark is administered by the Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies, a statewide ORU (Organized Research Unit) within UCLA’s College of Letters and Science. In addition to the UCLA academic community, the Clark Library serves students and faculty from neighboring institutions, visiting scholars, resident fellows, and the general public. It participates actively in the public programs (conferences, lectures, concerts etc.) organized by the Center.

The Clark Library seeks an innovative and service-oriented professional to manage the reader and public services operations, with a special emphasis on research support.

Position Duties

Reporting to the Head Librarian for the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:

  • Coordinates library reference and reader services for the Clark Library.
  • Supervises the reading room and reading room staff.
  • Coordinates and manages class visits, library tours, and public services activities in the Library.
  • Directly supervises 2 FTE library assistants and up to 3 student assistants.
  • In collaboration with the Clark Head Librarian, oversees the day-to-day operations of the Library and monitors security procedures and policies to safeguard the collections.
  • Works with faculty and library staff to develop and administer an instructional and research outreach program that features the holdings of the Clark Library and supports the teaching mission of the university.
  • In collaboration with the Clark Head Librarian, develops policies and procedures for the digitization of selected materials from the collection and public access to digital archives via the web and other means, in accordance with general university guidelines.
  • Oversees Reader Services, including introducing new readers to the Clark’s facilities, collections, and regulations.
  • Supervises reference services by phone, mail, e-mail, and in person.
  • In collaboration with the Clark Head Librarian, oversees the renewal of content on the library website to ensure effective outreach to the scholarly and general public.
  • In consultation with the Clark Head Librarian, reviews, develops, and documents policies and procedures that govern the access and security policies of the reading room and the collections.
  • Participates in the direct delivery of research services, including taking regular shifts on reference desks, providing classroom instruction, and collaborating on research initiatives.
  • Participates actively in the archives, special collections, and library profession to ensure that the Clark Library remains aware of current developments in research and instruction for special collections and adopts and contributes to the development of relevant standards.
  • Takes the lead in writing grants to improve access to the collections.
  • Assists the Director and the Clark Head Librarian in planning activities and programs based around the Clark’s collections.
  • Participates in various standing committees operated by the Center for fellowships, Clark Quarterly Lectures, exhibitions and other lecture series.
  • Participates in the conferences and other public programs organized by the Center.
  • Identifies and develops reference holdings as appropriate to the Clark Library’s subject areas of collecting.
  • Develops and manages reference guides to collections and reference resources for library Fellows.
  • Contributes to the Clark Library’s exhibitions program.

Required Qualifications

ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).

  • Two years of recent professional experience in a special collections repository.
  • Demonstrated experience with providing reference and instructional services within a special collections setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, fellows, visiting scholars, and members of the general public who need access to the Clark Library’s collections.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the scholarly use of library collections and services and of current developments in archives and special collections librarianship.
  • Evidence of a strong service orientation.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated experience with grant writing.
  • Demonstrated experience with digitization initiatives.
  • Demonstrated expertise in scholarly writing and research.
  • Proven success in project management that includes planning, developing, and evaluating programs and supervising personnel.
  • 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.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse workplace and building a diverse workforce and to supporting professional development and training for employees at all levels.
  • Commitment to professional issues, demonstrated through strong interest in local or national committee work, research, publication, etc., or in subject expertise.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and managers. Ability to work harmoniously and as a team player, thrive in a team-based environment, and skill in fostering teamwork among others.
  • Ability to follow directions from supervisor and to provide clear directions to staff and student employees.
  • Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills, and the ability to balance multiple tasks and demands.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications.
  • Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint or other productivity software.
  • Capacity to thrive in the evolving environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Commitment to professional issues, demonstrated through strong interest in local or national committee work, research, publication, etc.
  • Reading knowledge of at least two European languages, preferably French, German, Italian, Spanish or Latin.

Desired Qualifications 

  • An earned doctorate in an academic discipline / subject area related to the holdings of the Clark Library.
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience.

General Information

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). They 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.  UC has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.  Relocation assistance may be provided.

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility. Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program.  In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, university and community service, and scholarly activities.  Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

 Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here:

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
  • a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
  • the names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Application deadline for this position is March 29, 2016.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.  For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:  UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy at

Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.




Project Coordinator – Unified Library Management System Campus Implementation, San Francisco State University

March 1, 2016
Project Coordinator – Unified Library Management System Campus Implementation, San Francisco State UniversityTemporary Library Faculty Position

Available immediately

This position will work closely with California State University (CSU) Chancellor’s Office and other CSU libraries to provide campus leadership in implementing a new Unified Library Management System (Ex Libris Alma and Primo).

Rank and Salary: Appointment is expected to be equivalent to the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Time base up to full time.

Complete job description available at:

Librarian for Digital Publishing, Curation, and Conversion- Pepperdine University

March 1, 2016

Librarian for Digital Publishing, Curation, and Conversion
The Librarian for Digital Publishing, Curation and Conversion plays a leading role in the presentation of Pepperdine’s unique collections and scholarly output to the world. The Librarian works closely with special collections and university archives personnel to identify, research, and prioritize materials for ingest into digital collections, which are powered by CONTENTdm. Following best practices, the Librarian devises scanning workflows and metadata schema appropriate to the diverse content in our collections, collaborates with library staff, and supervises interns and student workers. The Librarian maintains and expands Pepperdine’s digital collections and actively seeks out and defines new collections based on both digitized and born-digital content. The Librarian also manages Pepperdine’s institutional repository and digital publications platform, both of which are powered by Digital Commons (bepress). These initiatives are designed to promote Pepperdine scholarly communications, and involve a significant effort in outreach and coordination with Pepperdine administrators, faculty, and students.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Librarian for Digital Publishing, Curation and Conversion is responsible for three key areas:
Digital Publishing – Works closely with content creators, editors, publishers to solicit, organize, upload, and maintain scholarly content within the library’s digital publishing platform (
Digital Curation – Assists in the selection of collections for digitization working closely with library and academic personnel; provides narrative descriptions for collections added to the digital repository; creates Blog postings regarding newly added collections; coordinates and carries out description of digital objects with Center for Linked Data personnel; coordinates in collaboration with the Library’s preservation committee preservation of digital content, and develops ways to strategically disseminate content to a diverse array of users.
Digital Conversion – Manages, oversees and coordinates digital conversion, including normalization of content, digital to analog conversion (scanning, imaging, and copying) to digital systems and formats following accepted preservation and access guidelines, standards, policies and procedures.

The Librarian also contributes to the Library’s user services program by participating in subject matter liaison work, and contributes to other digital initiatives, including iTunes U, as needed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Qualifications/Skills: Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school; knowledge of current digitization standards and practices; knowledge of metadata including LCSH, MARC, and Dublin Core; the ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment; and excellent organizational, and oral and written communication skills.
Preferred: At least three years of experience curating digital collections in an academic library; experience with a digital repository; knowledge of archival description and arrangement; and supervisory experience.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education and employment screening.

This is an exempt, 40 hour per week Librarian position.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Pepperdine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, or prior military service. Federal guidelines recognize the right of church-related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of the institution, including the right to select members of the church to which the institution is related.

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