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Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Management Librarian

Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Management Librarian, Mansfield Library
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Job Description

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library at The University of Montana seeks a creative and dynamic leader for the position of Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Management Librarian. This is a twelve-month tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

About UM and Mansfield Library

Located at the heart of western Montanas stunning natural landscape, UM is a magnet not only for top-notch teachers and researchers, but also for students from across the country and around the globe. UM has an increasingly diverse population and rich culture. For more information about The University of Montana, please visit the UM Website at http://www.umt.edu.

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library is the largest library in the state of Montana with a tradition of collaboration with a variety of state and regional library partners. The Mansfield Library is a leader in the state in the use of technology to extend services and collections to the citizens and universitys global community. It is also the Regional Depository Library for Montana. On campus, the Mansfield Library is heavily used by students and researchers as a learning and social place offering opportunities for cultural and intellectual pursuits through its successful instructional programs, displays, special collections and events. Visit our Website at http://www.lib.umt.edu.

About the job

Reporting to the Head of Bibliographic Management Services, this position provides expertise and leadership in the procurement, licensing, management, and support of ongoing access to electronic and print information resources purchased by UM libraries as well as the shared consortial resources purchased for the Montana University System and affiliated institutions. Collaborating with administration, Collection Development Group Chair, library faculty and staff, this position contributes to the planning, development, coordination and implementation of departmental initiatives; acquisition and implementation of collection management technologies; and the insurance of bibliographic data quality. Responsibilities include working with open URL linking technologies, managing web-scale discovery tools (e.g. Serials Solutions Summon), budgeting, analyzing usage statistics, licensing, facilitating communications between staff and internal constituents (such as subject librarians), and coordinating staff training and workflows. Additional opportunities may include original and complex copy cataloging for a variety of library materials (specifically continuing and electronic resources); metadata creation; contributing name and/or subject authority records through NACO/SACO state funnel participation; staff supervision and reference assistance.

Required Skills

The Successful Candidate Will:

Preferred Experience:

Required Education and Experience


Application review will begin on February 3, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after 2/2 may be considered.

To apply, upload the following materials: *Please note: only five attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment.

In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.

ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference

Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.


References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant.


Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions.

Job Location

Missoula, MT, US.

Position Type



$44,815 US Dollar (USD)

Government Documents & Maps Librarian - Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

Department: Library Reference & Research Services - Req# 2011005241

Position Title: Government Documents & Maps Librarian - Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

Rank: Assistant Professor

Date Position Advertised: January 03, 2012

Salary: Entry Level - $35,000

Special Conditions: 9 month tenure track appointment - Effective August 2012

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law and NMSU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

Further Information:

New Mexico State University Library home page - http://lib.nmsu.edu

New Mexico State University home page - http://www.nmsu.edu


Required - MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program by date of hire. Experience providing reference services for government information, including maps. Knowledge of the United States Federal Depository Library Program and depository library standards, including processing procedures. Strong commitment to public service and outreach. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, student, and community members. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to adapt to change. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills. Faculty status requires potential to meet standards for promotion and tenure.

Preferred - Knowledge of emerging technologies in libraries and their applications for government information resources and services. Teaching/training experience in a classroom setting. Supervisory experience.

Examples of Duties:

Responsibilities - This position manages the operations and services of the Government Documents & Maps Unit, which is part of the Library's Reference & Research Services Department. The NMSU Library became a federal depository in 1907 and selects about 65% of items available from the Government Printing Office. The position promotes government information and services to the University and broader community; serves as the Library's primary liaison to federal and state depository programs and represents the Library at professional meetings related to depository management; oversees acquisitions, processing, and maintenance of the collection; evaluates and develops the collection; establishes unit priorities and supervises staff; participates in the Library's instruction program; ensures delivery of high quality reference services and referrals; and serves as subject specialist for assigned areas. As a member of the library faculty, this position is responsible for achievement in librarianship, scholarship and creative activity, and service. The position reports to the Head of the Reference & Research Services Department.

Benefits Offered: Group medical and hospital insurance, group life insurance, long-term disability insurance, state educational retirement, workers' compensation, sick leave, annual leave and unemployment compensation. Opportunity for educational advancement. Nine month faculty - not eligible for annual and sick leave.

Special librarian - Art Research Library

Librarian, Robert Allerton Art Research Library

The librarian is responsible for the development and administration of the research library and supports the programs, research activities of the Academy, and provides reference and research assistance to members of the academic and general community. The librarian will create, implement and manage a vibrant community outreach program focusing on Asian Art.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Job Specifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements 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 functions.


Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

The library is an air-conditioned facility covering two floors, one of which is in the basement. There is no elevator in the library and the floors are accessed by a narrow stairway. A dumb-waiter is available to move books between floors, but the Librarian must be able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds. Ability to climb and stand on footstool and ladder. Ability to reach overhead with arms in order to shelve books. Ability to move between shelves, stoop, bend, reach, lift and pull. Hearing and vision requirements are normal; the noise level is minimal and the library is well lighted. Ability to see and use a computer required.

This position reports to the Director of the museum and is an exempt, full-time, 40 hour/week position. Normal work days are Tuesday Saturday. The position begins 1/1/2012.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to: hr@honoluluacademy.org

Disclaimer: The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibilities and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

Cataloging and Metadata Specialist

Position Title: Cataloging and Metadata Specialist

Listing Number:6760-129

For more information contact:

State Agency:
Montana State Library
PO Box 201800
Helena, MT 59620-1800
TTY:(406)444-4799br> E-mail:mstark2@mt.gov

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Local Montana Job Service Workforce

ID Number(s): 51500018
Openings: 1
Location: Helena
Job Status: Full-Time Permanent
Shift: Daytime
Date Posted: 1/9/2012
Closing Date:
Department: Montana State Library
Division: Library Information Services
Band/Grade: 5
State Application Required: Yes
Salary: $29,077.00 - $36,346.00
Salary Unit: Yearly

Additional Salary Information:Wage depending on qualifications

Training Assignment:This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.

Applicant Pool:If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Special Information:

MARC, AACR2, RDA, and XML. If these acronyms make sense to you...If you tend towards sorting and describing the world If you appreciate fixed fields and tags and how they promote information discovery and managementThen consider applying for the Cataloging Metadata Specialist position at the Montana State Library. You would join a small, nimble team administering a highly technical depository library program providing permanent public access to state government information. The ideal candidate deftly learns evolving technologies and can adjust to new digital strategies to meet users needs. Applicants must love people and deliver superlative customer service.

The Cataloging & Metadata Specialist provides organization and bibliographic control to library resources. Materials include monographs/serials, archived web pages, institutional repository materials, and record sets. This person is responsible for cataloging, metadata, authority control, quality control, knowledge of changing metadata standards, knowledge of automatic indexing and metadata processes, and other duties associated with the creation and maintenance of data related to MSL materials.

This position is open until filled but applications must be in by January 30, 2012 in order to be guaranteed consideration. Applications received after that date will only be reviewed if the first screening proves unsatisfactory.

In person interviews are scheduled to be held mid-February. These interviews can be done via Skype if necessary. Duties:

Any of the following duties may be performed. These examples are not necessarily performed by all incumbents and do not include all specific tasks an incumbent may be expected to perform.




ALA-accredited MLIS or 4 years of equivalent work experience. Further information can be found in the competencies section above.

Supplemental Questions: None Required

Additional Materials Required:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

Librarian - Hawaii Medical Library

The Queen's Medical Center, Hawaii Medical Library is seeking candidates to apply for a librarian position.

Job Title: Librarian
Department: Hawaii Medical Library
Status: Full-Time Regular
Shift: Day
Job Opening #: 102873


Provides reference and research assistance to affiliated users of The Queen's Medical Center; identifies, recommends, provides high quality, relevant, and reliable resources in all information resources in all formats; provides instruction in the discovery of information to support evidence based practice of medicine and nursing; produces teaching materials and instructional tools in different formats and with different technologies; performs literature searches using databases such as PubMed and CINAHL; promotes the Library's products and services; assists with the planning and development of library services and collections.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Essential: finger dexterity, seeing, hearing, and speaking, maintaining verbal communication in person, on phone, in presentation and groups, operating computer and telephone. Continuous: sitting for extended periods of time, static gripping of an object for prolonged periods. Frequent: walking, lifting books up to 15 pounds, pushing/pulling carts with books and materials to 30 pounds, bending low to approximately 1 foot from floor to retrieve journals and books from library shelves, standing, stooping/bending, climbing stairs, walking on uneven ground, reaching above, at and below shoulder level, frequent gripping of an object.


Not substantially subjected to adverse environmental conditions.


A. Education/Certification and Licensure:

  1. Master's degree in library and information science/studies from an accredited institution American Library Association (ALA).
  2. Membership in Academy of Health Information Professionals of the Medical Library Association desirable.


  1. Two (2) years of library experience preferably in a health sciences library, preferred
  2. One (1) year experience working with an integrated library system preferred
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of PubMed and CINAHL preferred.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge in library instruction or equivalent nonlibrary teaching in the discovery of information experience preferred
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in online instruction and educational technologies preferred.
  6. Experience providing reference/instructional services in a health sciences/medical library highly preferred.
  7. Experience in developing online tutorials and learning objects preferred.
  8. Prior training and supervisory experience preferred.


Please visit our website at www.queens.org. Look for Job Opening # 102873


Established in 1859 by Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV to address the healthcare needs of the people of Hawaii during a time with epidemics were sweeping the islands, The Queen's Medial Center ("QMC") is the first hospital in the United States founded by royalty.

Today, QMC is an acute-care medical facility licensed to operate 505 acute care beds and 28 sub-acute beds. With 3,600 employees and 1,020 physicians on staff, is one of the state's largest employers.

On April 2009, QMC received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) -- the highest institutional honor awarded for hospital excellence. Magnet recognition is held by less than five percent of hospitals in the United States. The Queen's Medical Center is the first hospital in Hawaii to achieve Magnet status.

As the leading medical referral center in Hawaii and the Pacific Basin, QMC, offers a comprehensive range of primary care and specialized services. QMC is widely known for its programs in cancer, cardiovascular disease, neuroscience, orthopedics, surgery, trauma and behavioral medicine.

HAWAII'S HEALTHCARE LEADER - Join The Queen's Medical Center!

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The Queen's Medical Center ("QMC") is an equal employment opportunity employer. QMC will not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, age, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

The Queen's Medical Center is an EEO/AA Employer.

Journal Acquisitions/Reference Librarian, Assistant Professor

Salary: Depnds on qualification

Opening date: 12/14/11

Application deadline: Applications received by February 1, 2012 will receive priority. Review of applications will continue until on-campus interviews are scheduled.

Position: Porbation; nine-month appointment

Date of Appointment: August 20, 2012


Minnesota State Univesity, Mankato Memorial Library seeks aflexible, innovative, service-oriented individual to serve as Journals Acquisitions/Reference Librarian.

This position serves as a member of the Technical Services Team and is responsible for the successful acquisition of print, non-print, and electronic journals fo the Library's collections and serves as a resource person to resolve questions and problems regarding journals acquisitions.

Responsibilities include:

This position serves as a member of the Reference Services Team and provides all facets of traditional and electronic reference service in a busy library commons setting. Reference responsibilities will include some evening and weekend hours.

All library faculty serve on teams as a subject liaison to one or more dicsiplines/programs, with responsibility for collection development and library instructions sessions; share in providing introductory library instruction sessions; and contribute to Library Services Department committees/activities; may participate in university governance through membership on committees and task forces.

Minimum qualifications:

Other considerations:

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Discovery Metadata Librarian


Cornell University Library is seeking a creative individual to focus on the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing Cornell's digital, physical, and virtual collections of resources. In cooperation with other library staff, this newly-defined position will provide metadata management and resource discovery expertise to Cornell while monitoring external developments and changing needs in these areas. This position will focus on metadata maintenance activities, the integration of metadata between systems, and building better relationships between resources aligning with the broader context of Cornell's digital and programmatic needs. To be successful, close collaboration will be essential in working with library staff devoted to acquisitions, batch processing, electronic resources, repositories, information technologies, and public services.

Duties and Responsibilities:


Desired Qualifications:

Background: Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The university comprises 14 schools with over 2,700 faculty members and nearly 21,600 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization with a strong track record in innovation and service quality. It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 99,000 current serials in print or online, over 650,000 additional networked electronic resources, and rich materials in other formats. The Library was a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2002.

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.

Application Procedure: Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references. Application deadline is January 31, 2012. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York's land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university's mission of teaching, research, and outreach.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

Job -Librarians
Organization -LTS Metadata Services
Schedule -Full-time
Job Type -Standard
Overtime Status -Exempt
Contact Name -Lyndsi Prignon
Number of Openings -1
University Job Title -Librarian, Assistant
Sector -Endowed

Children's Librarian - Rochester, Minnesota

The Rochester (MN) Public Library is seeking an energetic leader who is passionate about children's programming, committed to excellent customer service, and who is technologically knowledgeable. The position requires a master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program and one year experience. City applications are required. Position closes February 24th and the position starts in April. Starting salary is $47,216.

The Rochester Public Library (www.rochesterpubliclibrary.org) is a very busy downtown library and bookmobile (approximately 600,000 visits per year, over 1.6 million items circulated, and the busiest bookmobile in the state of MN). Rochester, home to the Mayo Clinic, is a growing community (105,000) often named as a best place -- to live, to raise a family, and to retire. In 2010, Kiplinger named Rochester one of the Top Ten Cities for the Next Decade.

Apply online at: www.rochestermn.gov


Catalog Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor

JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Director of Technical Services, performs original and complex adaptive cataloging of print and non-print materials, including electronic resources, according to national standards including Dublin Core. May assist in the creation of digital collections, including supplying metadata. Develops comprehensive bibliographic descriptions, assigns subject headings and classification numbers according to Library of Congress practice, supervises maintenance of holdings input into OCLC and Voyager. The incumbent will also participate in achieving departmental and library goals and participate in library committees.

Primary Responsibilities:

Performs original and adaptive cataloging in all formats, including serials, utilizing OCLC, CONTENTdm and Voyager. Participates in retrospective conversion projects. Resolves database maintenance problems and provides training, direction and support to paraprofessional staff in performing cataloging and maintenance routines. Maintains knowledge of current cataloging practices and automated bibliographic access. Participates in developing, teaching, and implementing cataloging policies and procedures.

All LIS faculty and staff are responsible for working collaboratively to achieve University and LIS goals and objectives.

TERM OF CONTRACT: Assistant or Associate Professor, fiscal year appointment, academic year tenure-track, continuing contract.

SALARY RANGE: Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience, with a minimum salary of $41,000. Excellent fringe benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: M.L.S. from an A.L.A accredited library school; demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially in a production-oriented environment; cataloging experience; experience with an automated integrated library system; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a strong service orientation. Demonstrated ability to meet LIS and University standards in librarianship, research and professional service in fulfillment of tenure requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: working knowledge of MARC Format for Holdings Data; experience with OCLC and Voyager; experience with Dublin Core, CONTENTdm, electronic resources, serials cataloging; the ability to read music and foreign languages; experience with Microsoft Access. UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is twenty minutes northeast of St. Louis, Missouri. The University is situated on 2600 acres of rolling land and woods along bluffs, a few miles from the Mississippi River. Serving approximately 14,000 students and with about 80,000 alumni, SIUE has a major impact on a region well known for affordable living and a high quality of life.

Lovejoy Library maintains a collection of more than 1,000,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 19,000 print and digital serials and periodicals. Additional information regarding the Library and University can be found at the web site: http://www.siue.edu/lovejoylibrary/ .

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Search is ongoing; review of applications will begin on March 15, 2012. Position will remain open until filled.


Catalog Librarian Search Committee
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Lovejoy Library, Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1063

As an affirmative action employer, SIUE offers equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, creed or religion, age, sex, national origin, or disability. Applications from women and minority groups are especially encouraged.

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans will not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

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