Position Opening - Director, Scholarly Connections, Drexel University

The Director, Scholarly Connections, provides administrative leadership in implementing a core strategic direction that extends the Libraries’ staff expertise in library and information science, archival and records management; and its professional knowledge networks and services to integrate academic experiences with Drexel’s strengthened connections to scholarship. Through the Libraries’ matrixed organizational management, the Director leads staff throughout the Libraries to extend the value of scholarly publications, sharable research data and archival collections. The Director provides direct supervision to three managers who lead evolving programs for archives and digital assets repositories, scholarly communications, and data management advisory services.

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the entrepreneurial administrator strategically leads collaborations among staff, vendors, faculty, administrators and researchers to design, acquire and continually improve effective systems, licenses, and responsive advisory service support to ensure access to authoritative scholarly resources. The Libraries’ responsibility for information access encompasses purchased, licensed and archived collections, emerging open scholarly communication venues, and Drexel-generated research output in support of teaching, learning and research.

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Position Opening - Electronic Resources and Description Librarian, Villanova University

The Electronic Resources and Description Librarian reports to the Director of Resource Management and Description and is responsible for managing the library’s electronic resources (including, but not limited to, databases, journals, ebooks, and streaming video) throughout their acquisition and renewal lifecycle. Creates and maintains bibliographic description and discoverability of resources in ILS, discovery platform, ERM, and other tools, with an emphasis on problem solving for items requiring more than routine handling, in accordance with national standards. Works in coordination with Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Coordinators on new and renewal workflows.

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Position Opening - Scholarly Communications Librarian, Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library invites a librarian with a teaching and outreach orientation to join its Scholarly Communications department. Details are available at their website linked HERE.


Position Opening - Special Collections Librarian, La Salle University

The Connelly Library of La Salle University invites applications for the position of Special Collections Librarian.

The Librarian, Special Collections provides vision, leadership, advocacy, and interpretation for the Connelly Library’s special collections. The Librarian, Special Collections, shapes and builds the collections by strategically acquiring both primary and secondary source materials. This position provides educational, programmatic, and promotional outreach to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, visiting scholars, and others whose research, teaching, communications, and learning activities benefit from engagement with the Special Collections of Connelly Library. The Librarian, Special Collections is responsible for the development and implementation of Special Collections policies and procedures in accordance with identified standards and best practices in consultation with the Associate Dean.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online at For questions regarding this position, please contact the search committee chair: Carol Brigham, Associate Dean of Operations and Collection Management, at


Position Opening - Electronic Resources & Metadata Librarian, Widener University

The Wolfgram Memorial Library at Widener University is seeking an Electronic Resources & Metadata Librarian to manage the discovery and description of and access to the library’s growing collection of electronic resources. Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of and experience with library discovery services, cataloging of print and electronic resources, knowledge-base management and the systems that support the management of and access to the library’s electronic resources.

This position also serves as the liaison librarian to the School of Engineering providing research assistance, information literacy instruction and general reference services to students, faculty and staff, and participates in the management of the general collection. This is a full-time, 12 month (non-tenure) library faculty position.

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Position Opening - Assistant University Librarian for Collection Strategy, University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant University Librarian for Collection Strategy. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections, this administrator serves in a leadership capacity to oversee and develop strategies to operationalize collective change in the development and management of the Penn Libraries’ general collections. The incumbent monitors the expenditure of a $20 million budget and allocations to 62 subject funds, supporting and advancing the collections-related functions of 35 selectors responsible for serving the diverse information needs of the university, while supervising a team of 9 professional staff (4 directly).

Working in a collaborative and service-oriented environment, the Assistant University Librarian ensures an appropriate scope and caliber of the resources to which the libraries provide access in support of the mission of the University of Pennsylvania. Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the allocation and management of $20 million in funds for collections. Directly manage the expenditure of general and system-wide funds, totaling $2.3 million.
  • Maintain relationships and productive communication with information resource vendors and publishers.
  • Supervise 4 professional staff directly, and 5 indirectly.
  • Set policies, standards and best practices for collections-related functions. Manage the internal onboarding, training and education program for 35 staff with collection development responsibilities.
  • Oversee the collection analysis unit of the libraries to assess and analyze the Libraries’ collections in all formats, their use, and the expenditure of collections’ budgets to inform system-wide decisions about allocation, acquisition, storage and retention, and to identify potential collaborative collection development, digitization, and preservation opportunities.

University Overview
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview
The Penn Libraries serve the world-class faculty and students of Penn’s 12 schools. The Libraries’ collections comprise more than 7 million volumes, over 100,000 journals, some 2 million digitized images, and extraordinary rare and unique materials that document the intellectual and cultural experience of ancient and modern civilizations. Through our collaborative relationships, we supplement Penn’s great local collections with physical access to the Center for Research Libraries (approximately 5 million items), the combined holdings of the Ivies (more than 70 million volumes), and exclusive electronic access to some 2 million public domain titles in the HathiTrust. Today, the Libraries play an instrumental role in developing new technologies for information discovery and dissemination and are noted for groundbreaking work in digital library design. To learn more about the Penn Libraries, visit

A MLS and five to seven years of experience, or its equivalent in theory and practice, is required or equivalent combination of education and experience; an additional graduate degree is preferred. The successful candidate will have: a minimum of five years of progressively responsible and productive experience working in collection development in research libraries, and experience in and a comfort with working with large, complex budgets. Experience in system-wide planning and administration. Previous supervisory experience.

To Apply

Reference Number 50-31343

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.


Position Open - Research & Instruction Librarian, Health Sciences, Widener University 

The Wolfgram Memorial Library is seeking a creative and enthusiastic entry-level librarian to serve as liaison to the growing number of health science programs at Widener University. Reporting to the Head of Research and Instructional Services, the librarian will provide research assistance and instruction to students, faculty and staff in person and virtually, as scheduled. The librarian serves as liaison to Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and other related departments and will have information literacy instruction and collection maintenance responsibilities. As a member of the faculty, the librarian is expected to participate in scholarly activities and serve in the University's shared governance system. The librarian will demonstrate a high level of knowledge of and enthusiasm for emerging technologies.  This is a full-time, 12 month (non-tenure) library faculty position. 


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Position Opening - Senior Cataloging Assistant, Lehigh University

Lehigh University Libraries are seeking strong candidates for their open Senior Cataloging Assistant position. The Senior Cataloging Assistant is responsible for metadata and cataloging of serials and periodicals in both print and electronic formats.  The successful candidate will also import, export and maintain metadata; ensuring quality control of records in the library management system and various databases.  The Senior Cataloging Assistant communicates daily with librarians, LTS staff, vendors and publishers about serial information and access to serial information.  The incumbent will also be involved with special projects as they arise such as metadata clean up, compiling usage data and assisting with next generation technology.

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