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 - Technical Services Librarian, Dickinson College

The Waidner-Spahr Library of Dickinson College seeks a Technical Services Librarian who is user-focused, creative, collaborative, flexible, tech-savvy and has strong bibliographic/metadata management skills.  This is an exciting time to join our team of dedicated, service-oriented individuals as we implement the Alma-Primo VE integrated library management system (with launch scheduled for June 18).  The Technical Services Librarian will provide leadership, vision, and expertise for cataloging operations and initiatives that enable effective discovery of library resources.  The position is responsible for managing cataloging operations, maintaining quality control, developing unit documentation, and problem solving in collaboration with library and IT staff and vendors.  The Technical Services Librarian will work with other librarians and library staff to manage and shape our operations, including refinement of workflows and third-party integrations. As collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, e-resource management, discovery and fulfillment overlap and converge, this position of necessity requires the ability to see connections and collaborate across traditional library units and participate in shared problem-solving and decision making.

This is a 12-month, full-time position.  Position start date is negotiable, with anticipated start in July or early August.  Review of applications will begin May 1, 2019.  The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

Online applications only.  To apply, please go to:


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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Position Opening - Systems & Reference Librarian, University of the Sciences

The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is looking for a Systems & Reference Librarian. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position with the Department of Information Science and the Joseph W. England Library.

The full job posting and application link can be viewed at


Two Positions Open at Gumberg Library, Duquesne University

Duquesne University is currently seeking applicants for two open positions at its Gumberg Library:

Head of Teaching and Learning—Reposted

Gumberg Library seeks an experienced, collaborative, and dynamic leader for its recently created Teaching and Learning Department which consists of the department head and the Instructional Design Librarian. Reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Teaching, Research, and Engagement, and working closely with library faculty, the Head of Teaching and Learning will take Gumberg Library’s instructional programs to the next level by developing new approaches to information literacy instruction, advancing online learning initiatives, and by collaborating with campus stakeholders to incorporate and assess information literacy within the curriculum. Information literacy is a general education requirement at Duquesne University that is met through credit bearing courses, including a groundbreaking interprofessional research skills course for the health sciences.

Scholarly Communications and Systems Librarian

Gumberg Library invites application from candidates who are highly collaborative, self-directed, and productive to apply for the position Scholarly Communications and Systems Librarian. Under the direction of the Head of Systems and Scholarly Communications, this full-time non-tenure track faculty position supports the library’s systems and scholarly communications efforts through collaborative development of the institutional repository, advancement of the library’s culture of assessment through data collection, and support of the server-based and endpoint software used by the library. The position will actively engage with the scholarly community through teaching, service, and publication.

For complete requirements and position descriptions for both openings, please visit: