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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Web Services Librarian, Rutgers U (NJ)

Rutgers University is seeking a Web Services Librarian for it New Brunswick, NJ campus.

Recruitment/Posting Title Web Services Librarian
Department Shared User Services
Salary Commensurate With Experience
Posting Summary The Rutgers University Libraries seeks a resourceful, agile, and user-oriented librarian to fill our Web Services Librarian position. This is a new position within the recently formed Shared User Services (SUS) unit, a dynamic and innovative team of library faculty and staff responsible for coordinating shared user services including the Libraries website, discovery infrastructure, online reference and shared instruction activities, and digital projects. This position will be responsible for coordinating the planning, design, maintenance, and evaluation of the Libraries web presence in order to improve the user experience, particularly for using the Libraries resources and services.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The key responsibilities of the Web Services Librarian are to:

• Plan, organize, and effect initiatives aimed at improving the Libraries website design and functionality for Rutgers students and faculty;

• Lead the Libraries effort to provide accurate and lucid information about resources, services, spaces, and programs;

• Establish content guidelines and best practices to apply accessibility standards, visual identity policies, and authentication requirements to make the website easy to navigate;

• Conduct continuous analysis and evaluation of the website in a dynamic improvement cycle;

• Provide leadership and expertise for all units of the Libraries to create a website that is responsive to a diverse and inclusive learning community.

This position will collaborate with other librarians and staff at the Libraries to effect a cohesive integration of discovery tools, online reference services, and library communications. This position will lead a Library-wide web services team. Members of this team will recommend, specify, test, and implement the features, services, and infrastructure necessary to the smooth functioning of a complex library web environment. As the primary point of contact and coordinator for the Libraries web presence, this position has oversight for resolving web usability issues as well as identifying and advancing enhancements.

This tenure-track position reports to the Director of Shared User Services, is based in the Alexander Library, and is a member of the Libraries Faculty, a team of librarians committed to providing first-rate public services to a diverse academic community. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to continual professional development through scholarly research including publications, presentations, and participation and leadership in the work of relevant professional associations.


Minimum Education and Experience Required: Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program; work experience or demonstrated proficiency in web design standards and best practices, information architecture, content strategy, and user interface design including user-centered, responsive, accessible, and universal design principles; experience designing and delivering services for a diverse population and supporting a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment; experience with user research methods, website assessment, and web analytics software; ability to work collegially in a team-oriented environment; excellent interpersonal, communication, and organization skills; eligibility to work in the United States.

Preferred: Three years professional experience in an academic setting; experience working with library applications and content management systems; working knowledge of web programming languages such as HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript; proficiency with prototyping, graphic design, and multimedia software; creativity, artistry, and flair.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Dir of Collections and Resource Mgmt, Stony Brook U (NY)

Stony Brook University of Long Island is seeking a Director of Collections and Resource Management for its library.

Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook Libraries are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections. The Stony Brook Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Libraries are engaged in an ambitious and dynamic strategic planning (2015-2018). The collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizable map collection. The SBU Libraries include 6 distinct facilities, including Melville Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, Southampton and Health Sciences Libraries, and SUNY Korea-SBU campus. The University’s Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and nationally and internationally. The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, SUNY Connect, DuraSpace (as a SUNY member) the Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Roper Center, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris’ Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO’s Discovery Service, DSpace, Content DM, and Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.
Descriptive Title: Director of Collections and Resource Management      REF#: F-9723-16-12
Budget Title: Senior Assistant/ Associate Librarian    Faculty Position
Department: University Libraries        Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
        Salary: Commensurate with experience
Required Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of three years’ experience in any combination of acquisitions, cataloging, metadata production services, preservation, serials and electronic resources management and licensing. Evidence of successful and creative management of staff and operations. Evidence of leadership in the fields of knowledge access and resource management, including demonstrated effective administrative, management, planning, financial and organizational skills. Strong collaboration and communication skills. Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations. Solid understanding of the research university environment and scholarly communication issues. Supervisory and training experience.  Strong presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Additional advanced degree. Experience in a research university library performing collection development and management. Demonstrated potential for leading transformational change. Experience in coordination or management of integrated library system functions, including experience with Ex Libris' Aleph system. Demonstrated competency in collections assessment and evaluation across varied formats, collections and disciplines. Ability to lead in an atmosphere of continuous change, to work within a collaborative environment with diverse groups and to inspire and motivate. Demonstrated ability to work with library and University constituencies, including library and academic faculty. Demonstrated experience and technical expertise in working with digital repositories and collection tools. Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards, rules and tools. Demonstrated knowledge of emerging ideas of librarianship, including the capabilities and future trend of library technology and systems to optimize and discovery and delivery scholarly resources. Strong service orientation.

Responsibilities & Requirements: Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Collections Strategy and Management, the Director of Collections and Resource Management provides leadership, guidance and expertise to the Department. The Director of Collections and Resource Management will be expected to conduct research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance, committee works and continuing professional development consistent with University standards for promotion and tenure. As a faculty librarian, the successful incumbent will take an active role in liaison, reference and instruction duties. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:
· Plan, implement, and evaluate operations, establish policies and procedures, and set priorities in acquisitions and cataloging, metadata, preservation, serials, electronic resources, and data gathering and statistics.
· Train, evaluate and supervise technical services staff, and ensure compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, LC cataloging practices, and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards.
· Review and evaluate work flows and work assignments, with an eye toward increasing efficiencies, bringing more high-quality content to users more quickly, and building sustainable work flows to handle increasingly heterogeneous digital assets.
· Assess collections and inform decision-making based on data analysis, coordinate and guide the collection activities subject librarians, and develop and implement training programs related to collection management.
· Advise Associate Dean for Collections Strategy and Management in the articulation of user-centered, holistic collections vision to meet current and emerging information needs and new models of collection/content building and delivery.
· Work with SBU Library senior leadership, consortia partners, and library/higher education organizations to identify opportunities for improvement in Libraries' discovery and delivery operations and services.
· Work with Associate Dean for Collections Strategy and Management, liaison librarians and other units in the Libraries to describe and promote collections and collections related activities.
· Work closely with the Dean and Associate Deans to develop and implement University Libraries priorities and provide the infrastructure needed to achieve those priorities. Ensure that collections address the curriculum and research and scholarship opportunities of the University.
· Develop, coordinate and implement bibliographic control policy and practices across the ILS, Discovery and digital repository systems.

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated start date: As soon as possible. **Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 03/12/2017. Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at<>.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State Employment Application<>, cover letter and resume/CV to:

Pamela DiPasquale
University Libraries Personnel
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Fax: (631) 632-7116

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 06/03/2017, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.


F/T - Cataloging & Donations Mgmt Librarian, Leo Baeck Inst (NY)

Cataloging and Donations Management Librarian – full time - Leo Baeck Institute Library, New York

The Leo Baeck Institute, located at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street, New York), is seeking a full time Cataloging and Donations management librarian.  

The Leo Baeck Institute is devoted to preserving the history of German-speaking Jews. Its 80,000-volume library and extensive archival and art collections represent the most significant repository of primary source material and scholarship on German-speaking Jewish communities. It is one of five partner organizations at the Center for Jewish History. For more information about the Leo Baeck Institute, please visit our website at


Reporting to the Head Librarian, the Cataloging and Donations Management Librarian 

Performs copy and original cataloging of print and non-print materials published in German and English, based on RDA, MARC21, and Library of Congress cataloging standards
Manages all aspects of library donations, including checking lists, processing donated items, and maintaining donor correspondence
Provides training in cataloging and other skills to other staff members as needed
Assists with collections development and performs other professional  duties as needed
Proactively participates in library projects to maximize access and improve data quality 
Streamlines cataloging procedures and participates in relevant committees 
Compiles statistics and reports to monitor progress
Provides occasional reference services related to the German-speaking Jewish communities


Full time Monday – Friday 


Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
Solid reading knowledge of German required
Strong cataloging and technical skills
Proficiency with OCLC Connexion and  Ex Libris Aleph integrated library system  or similar library systems
Interest in German-Jewish history 
Fast learner, detail oriented, and accurate
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written communication skills
Flexible, self-motivated,  and proactive
The ability to work well independently or as a team member

Desirable qualification

Working knowledge of Hebrew 

Salary and Benefits

Salary and benefits will commensurate with qualifications and experience 


Please send your cover letter and résumé to Ginger Barna, Head Librarian (

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Digital Svcs Librarian, Metropolitan Coll of NY (NY)

Digital Services Librarian

Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), a non-profit, regionally accredited college offering associate, bachelor's and master's degrees, and located in Manhattan and in the Bronx, seeks a Digital Services Librarian (DSL). The Librarian will be primarily responsible for maintaining, developing, expanding, promoting and assessing the digital face of the MCNY Library.  The DSL will also be responsible for providing face to face and virtual reference services; conducting information literacy sessions; assisting with collection development and acquisitions; developing and maintaining online learning modules; and representing the library on college and university committees related to technology.   Additionally, the Digital Services Librarian will serve as a primary point person for the library at MCNY’s Bronx Extension Center (BEC).  At the BEC, the Librarian will provide Reference and Instruction services and will be responsible for helping to develop programing and the library’s print collection.  
Required qualifications include ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science with 5 or more years of experience in an Academic Library; ability to work well in teams; demonstrated experience in addressing usability issues and implementing user-centered design in libraries.  The DSL must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with current and emerging web development technologies as they relate to digital library services, be proficient with Microsoft Office, and have familiarity with HTML, CSS, and databases. Must have experience providing Information Literacy Instruction and Reference Services.  Must be willing to work evening and weekend hours.  Preferred qualifications include experience in higher education experience; experience with OCLC’s Worldshare Management Services; content management systems, e.g., LibGuides, Drupal, Moodle; third-party discovery layers such as Summon, Primo, or EBSCO Discovery Service; integrated library systems, e.g., Sirsi, Koha, Innovative; virtual instruction software such as Captivate, Jing, Camtasia, LibWizard; scripting languages such as Javascript or PHP. 

Interested applicants should email cover letter and resume to or mail to Department of Human Resources, Metropolitan College of New York, 60 West Street, New York, NY  10006. 
For more information about MCNY please visit the College’s website at

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Outreach Svcs Specialist, Nassau Lib System (NY)

Outreach Services Specialist, Nassau Library System

This is an excellent career opportunity for a progressive librarian who wants to make a difference.
Enthusiastic and energetic "people-person" with initiative sought. This is a state-mandated position.
NLS is not subject to Civil Service.  This position is part of the collective bargaining unit.


Work with 54 autonomous member libraries to help them develop and enhance their services to several state-specified target populations including senior citizens, ethnic and language minorities, persons with disabilities, the educationally disadvantaged, the unemployed and underemployed, and individuals residing in institutions.

Inform  ♦  Encourage  ♦  Advise  ♦  Facilitate  ♦  Coordinate

Encourage member library staff to reflect the changing demographics and increasing diversity of their communities in their collections and services.
Develop and maintain relationships with agencies serving and advocating for the target populations.  Promote collaboration and partnerships.
Keep current with public library outreach issues, opportunities, best practices and trends.
Develop and offer continuing education opportunities for member library staff on traditional outreach topics as well as community engagement topics such as marketing/PR, customer service, readers advisory, and communication.
Serve individuals at the Nassau County Correctional Facility by conducting programs, including a regular book club, and coordinating the acquisition of library materials. Maintain strong relationships with staff at the facility.
Represent Nassau libraries and coordinate member library involvement at community events. 
Other duties as assigned. 


M.L.S. from an ALA accredited library school and at least 3 years of relevant experience.
Flexible, versatile, creative and resourceful.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Track record of effective meeting facilitation and delivering engaging presentations.
Commitment to excellent customer service.
Willingness and ability to work in a collegial environment as a team member.
Requires use of personal auto.  Reimbursed for mileage.
The Nassau Library System is an equal opportunity employer.


Starting salary $59,000-$69,000 depending on relevant experience and qualifications.
Excellent benefits.   Professional involvement encouraged and supported.


Send your resume with a cover letter to the attention of Caroline Ashby, Assistant Director, 
Nassau Library System, at  Preference will be given to applications 
received by February 28, 2017 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.