Librarian Position at Swarthmore College, Primary Resource Collections and Metadata Services

Swarthmore is seeking candidates for the position of Librarian for Primary Resource Collections and Metadata Services in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection (SCPC) and Friends Historical Library (FHL). Main responsibilities include the following: creates cataloging/metadata and classification for all formats of materials acquired by SCPC and FHL; acquires monographic materials for FHL and SCPC; oversees all departmental aspects of technical services for FHL and SCPC, including circulation of materials within the Tri-College community; maintains quality control of contributions to national and international library utilities and Tripod databases; participates in the Library of Congress NACO program to create and maintain name authority records; contributes to the physical processing, protection, and conservation of monographs and serials. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring safety and security of the monographic collections; assists in maintaining historically and financially valuable resources owned by the College; acts as Quaker analytical bibliographer for FHL and the wider Quaker scholarly community; compiles the twice-yearly "Recent Scholarship in Quaker History"; provides reference services to local, national, and international researchers visiting the Peace Collection; oversees some aspects of work by Technical Services Specialist in SCPC; will work with colleagues in Digital Scholarship and other projects to integrate appropriate technologies promoting preservation and access of SCPC and FHL collections. Performs other duties as assigned. All Swarthmore librarians are expected to engage in research, scholarship, and professional activities. The incumbent may also participate in professional organizations for scholars of Quakerism and Peace Studies and Peace History. Reports to the Curators of the Peace Collection and Friends Historical Library.

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Acquisitions Librarian Position at Duquesne University

The Gumberg Library at Duquesne University invites applicants for the Acquisitions Librarian position.

This is a non-tenured faculty position reporting to the Head of Collection Management. This position is responsible for the management of the acquisition of resources in all formats, including print monographs and serials, e-books, e-journals, databases and other formats as they evolve. The position oversees ordering, receiving, licensing, payment, and vendor relations; also participates in the planning, selection, acquisition and management of both print and digital collections. Meets the Gumberg Library criteria for appointment related to librarianship, scholarship, and service at least at a Librarian II level. Monitors emerging trends in acquisitions. Other duties include compiling accurate and timely statistics, serving as contact person to resolve issues related to acquisitions, and serving on appropriate library, university, and external committees and working groups. Continuing professional development and contribution to the professional literature and activities of professional organizations are expected.

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Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all Division of Academic Affairs faculty and administrative job applications electronically. The application should consist of a detailed letter of application, a complete current Resume/CV, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references to: To learn more about Gumberg Library, please visit: Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.


Job posting: Tenure Track STEM Librarian - Shippensburg Univ - PA

The Library at Shippensburg University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty librarian, starting in August 2016, who will serve as the STEM Librarian. This full-time, 9 month, faculty librarian position holds several primary areas of responsibility. These include taking a leadership role in the development of relationships between the university library and faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines; developing and delivering a range of innovative library services that facilitate the curricular and research needs of students and faculty in STEM disciplines; providing beginning through advanced level support for searching scientific databases; providing assistance to students in developing excellent skills in scholarly communication in the sciences; providing high-level assistance with core data management tools (e.g. Excel, SPSS, etc.) as well as basic support for more specialized tools (e.g. Mathematica, MATLAB, R, etc.); taking a leadership role in the promotion and support of original undergraduate research, particularly in the sciences; and maintaining general librarian responsibilities including participation in strategic planning, reference services, and library instructional services to university students, faculty and staff.

Based on her/his skill set and the needs of the library, the incumbent will serve on library and university committees and taskforces and will be assigned additional library responsibilities. In addition, faculty members are expected to perform other duties as assigned in compliance with the collective bargaining agreement.


Candidates must:
1. hold a master's degree in library science from an A.L.A. accredited program, 2. have completed significant graduate or undergraduate coursework in a core STEM field or fields OR have 3+ years' experience as a STEM or science librarian, and 3. demonstrate excellent customer service orientation and skills, a high level of comfort with technology, awareness of technology issues, knowledge of library services assessment, and a commitment to earning an additional graduate degree in a STEM or STEM-related discipline before tenure.

As part of a successful on-campus interview process, selected candidates will be expected to provide a demonstration of teaching effectiveness and evidence of understanding diverse populations.


Highly desirable qualifications include an already earned graduate degree in a STEM discipline; substantial understanding of current trends, issues, and standards used in an academic environment; knowledge and experience using statistical, reporting, or data graphing software such as Veusz, Mathematica, MATLAB, SPSS, NVivo, SAS, Liseral, R, etc., familiarity with computer programming skills, academic library experience, library reference and instruction experience, knowledge and expertise with relevant reference databases and resources, and experience with scientific writing and knowledge and understanding of what it means to write scientifically. As part of a successful on-campus interview process, selected candidates will be expected to provide a demonstration of teaching effectiveness and evidence of understanding diverse populations.


All candidates must apply online at Materials submitted in other formats, including paper applications, will not be considered. For an application to be considered complete, candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, names and contact information for three references, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required if granted an on campus interview). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016 and will continue until the position has been filled. Official transcripts are required prior to interview.


PaLA Executive Director Position Available

The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is seeking a dynamic Executive Director with strong organizational and interpersonal skills who can work openly and effectively with diverse groups of people, and who is comfortable working with complex policy processes and political dynamics. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent communication skills, and effectiveness in advocating for organizational programs with government policy-makers.

Additionally, applicants must be able to present a history of skill in fiscal management and budgetary practice. Individuals should have a forward-looking mindset, direct experience in developing strategic initiatives, and experience in delivering on programmatic goals. We are seeking a person of honesty and integrity, who instills trust and can create an organizational climate that engages people, motivates them to do their best, and inspires leadership among association members.

The Executive Director is responsible for the implementation of the association’s strategic initiatives, the administration and oversight of budgeting, planning, evaluation, management, and executing the association programs as directed by the Board of Directors in accordance with the Bylaws and policies established by the association.

For additional information, please consult the PaLA website for a position description and additional details on qualifications and the application process.


Job: Senior Digital Library Applications Developer @ Temple Libraries

Temple University Libraries' software development team is growing!

With engaging and exciting projects currently in development and on the horizon, this is an opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team on Open Source projects like Hydra, Fedora Commons, and Blacklight. We seek a creative and innovative individual to fill the position of Senior Digital Library Applications Developer, to work on a range of collaborative projects supporting digital collection search and discovery, repository services, e-journal publishing, and helping grow our participation in the budding Pennsylvania DPLA Hub. Temple University is a vibrant, urban research university with over 1,700 full-time faculty and a student body of 36,000 that is among the most diverse in the nation. For more information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit This position may telecommute up to 80% time.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Head of Digital Library Initiatives and working in close collaboration with other developers and colleagues, the Senior Developer develops and maintains the technological infrastructure for digital library projects, which includes preserving and delivering large collections of digital objects with the Hydra repository framework, and supporting digital scholarship and digital publishing initiatives, with platforms like Omeka and OJS. The Senior Developer takes a substantial role in coordinating the development of the digital library architecture as a whole, and thinks strategically about IT infrastructure and software platform choices. Takes a significant leadership role in overall management of projects. Gathers requirements and develops specifications, architects, implements, tests, and deploys projects. When appropriate, contributes the code generated to the open source community. Maintains awareness of developments in the realm of digital library software and infrastructure. May supervise other developers (full-time staff or part-time student employees). Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

BS in Computer Science or related field and 3 years of relevant experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience with application development in at least one major programming language like Ruby on Rails, PHP, or Java.
  • Demonstrated experience with web-based development and software integration, for instance using REST APIs, and JSON or XML for data interoperability.
  • Demonstrated experience with Unix/Linux, including basic administration, shell scripting, working with protocols like NFS and CIFS, and basic data storage management, and authentication and authorization technologies, including LDAP.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform effective code testing.
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment, and to communicate well with IT and non-IT staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear documentation.

Preferred Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with a repository system, such as Hydra, a CMS like Drupal or an exhibit curation system like Omeka.
  • Familiarity with digital library standards, such as Dublin Core, MARC, METS, EAD, and OAI-PMH.
  • Experience working with Open Source software; experience with version control, test-driven development, and continuous integration techniques.
  • Experience managing junior programmers (full-time staff or student workers).
  • Experience working in an Agile project management environment.
  • Experience with software development in an academic library or higher education setting.


Competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply

To apply for this position, please visit, click on Careers At Temple at the bottom of the home page, and reference TU-19988. For full consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to cultural diversity.


Regional Campus Punxsutawney Librarian – Full Time Tenure Track Faculty - Indiana University of PA

Position Summary:

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) IUP Libraries invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty librarian beginning Spring 2015, who will serve as the Regional Campus Punxsutawney Librarian.


Regional Campus Punxsutawney Librarian provides general library services for the Punxsutawney regional campus branch library by providing general reference services for student and faculty of the campus; assists first-year students with information literacy and library research; general orientation to library service; identifying locations of books in the IUP Libraries; navigating and distinguishing between the online catalog and electronic resources; and support library operations on an-as-needed basis at the Northpointe campus branch library.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

Candidates must hold a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited program. Must earn a second graduate degree in a relevant field by tenure. Three years of relevant teaching experience in high school or higher education or prior employment as a librarian in a college, university or school library is preferred. Candidates must also possess knowledge and expertise with relevant reference databases and resources; familiarity with current bibliographic tools in print and digital format, as well as core reference resources; and reference and collection development experience. As part of a successful on-campus interview process, selected candidates will be expected to provide a demonstration of the above and evidence of understanding diverse undergraduate populations. IUP Libraries is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues and community members. Candidates must demonstrate ability to work collaboratively, excellent oral and written communication skills and must perform well during all levels of the interview process.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching information literacy to first year college students, experience working with culturally diverse library patrons and candidates displaying a high level of comfort and proficiency with technology. Rank and salary offered will be dependent on candidate’s qualifications.

How to Apply

All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application system. Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation. Only complete applications will be considered and application review will continue until position is filled. A complete application will contain a letter of interest, curriculum vita, names and email addresses for three references, and unofficial transcripts. Three (3) letters of reference must be on file with IUP before consideration is given for an on campus interview. Official transcripts will be needed for hire. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 16, 2014. Committed to excellence through diversity, IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V. Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Only online applications will be accepted. To view the full description and apply for this position, please visit IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V. IUP is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.


Indiana University of PA - Tenure-track position: Scholarly Communication/Digital Initiatives Librarian

Position Summary

The IUP Libraries invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty librarian (Assistant Professor) beginning August 2016. Reporting directly to the Dean of Libraries, the Scholarly Communication/Digital Initiatives Librarian will be a forward-thinking librarian responsible for developing, implementing, and promoting services and programming that support research and scholarly publishing at the university. The candidate will plan, grow, and maintain the university's institutional repository (IR) by promoting, disseminating, and providing services that support the long-term curation of scholarly output in a range of media. The selected candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills in order to build relationships with faculty, administrators, technical staff, and students at the university as well as with peers at other institutions to support the delivery of the university's scholarly output. This position, in consultation with the Dean of Libraries, may create policies, procedures, workflows, and reports as needed.

The Scholarly Communication/Digital Initiatives Librarian will provide internal training, education, and information to the university community to promote and facilitate discussions on the changing scholarly publishing environment, including the move toward open access through the IR and sustainable print and electronic publishing.

Detailed Description


  • Develops, implements, and maintains the libraries' scholarly communication program and initiatives for the university.
  • Leads efforts to extend scholarly communication programming to the campus community, including university administration, faculty, graduate students and selected undergraduate populations.
  • Provides outreach, workshops, and consultations to the campus community about authors' rights, publishing options, open access, copyright, and other issues related to scholarly communication.
  • Partners with faculty to promote and populate the institutional repository.
  • Collaborates with library and campus partners to build services to support the scholarly publishing lifecycle.
  • Serves as contact person for questions and issues regarding scholarly publishing and communication and works closely with other faculty who support scholarly publishing services.
  • Plans and implements training and professional development opportunities for faculty on all aspects of the scholarly publishing process.
  • Create, organize, promote, and curate digital materials.
  • Develop and implement a long-term digital preservation program for digital scholarship.
  • May serve as subject librarian to one or more university programs or departments, providing outreach, instruction, consultations, and collection development for assigned areas.
  • Perform reference service as assigned, including rotating weekends.
  • Promote information literacy. May teach general and subject-specific information literacy instruction sessions; may include teaching credit-bearing courses.
  • Maintain professional currency and scholarly growth.
  • Provide service to the IUP Libraries, the university, the profession, and the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary for this position is competitive with an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement, and tuition waiver.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an American Library Association-accredited institution; and a second advanced degree is required by tenure.
  • Three years' experience in an academic library or related field.
  • Experience with scholarly communication issues, programming, and the scholarly publication process.
  • Working knowledge of library technological applications, metadata standards, and controlled vocabularies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a diverse community.
  • Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the interview(s).

  • Second master's degree or earned doctorate.
  • Familiarity with research methodologies and publication patterns across a variety of disciplines.
  • Familiarity with new and emerging tools and methodologies for scholarly publication.
  • Experience with outreach and training activities.
  • Familiarity with current copyright issues and rights management issues in a digital environment.
  • Experience working with an institutional repository platform/software (Bepress Digital Commons a plus).

Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application system at Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation. Only complete applications will be considered and application review will continue until position is filled. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 31, 2016.

A complete application will consist of a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of transcripts,and names and email addresses of three references. Official transcripts will be required prior to hire date.

Three (3) letters of reference must be on file with IUP before consideration is given for an on campus interview. IUP-HR will request reference letters from references once an application is submitted.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon confirmation of work eligibility and satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.

Committed to excellence through diversity, IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V and is a proud member of the State System of Higher Education.


Digital Initiatives Librarian at Franklin & Marshall College

The DI Librarian will play a key role in sustaining the College Library's existing digital collections, facilitate the creation of new digital content, and work collaboratively across the College on digital collections and archival infrastructure.

Functions include:

  • Metadata creation, quality control and digitization
  • File uploading, digital archiving and administration of digital collections using collection management and file storage systems (currently DSpace, Olive, and Google Drive).
  • Documentation of best practices and standards, report and grant writing support, creation of web content and outreach materials, etc.
  • Training for staff and students relating to metadata creation, digitization and other topics.
  • Promotion of collections.
  • Keeping abreast of trends in the creation, maintenance and migration of digital collections, with an emphasis on improving systems, equipment, procedures, preservation and access.

The DI Librarian will report to the Archives & Special Collections Librarian, and participate fully in a period of change and development in the College Library. A migration in 2016 to OCLC's WMS will allow for exploration of CONTENTdm and integration of digital assets with WorldCat Discovery Service.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Contribute to services in the Martin Library of the Sciences and work with others in both libraries to support the curriculum and research in science departments.
  • Actively contribute to the formulation of library-wide policies, procedures, goals and priorities.


ALA-accredited master's degree in Library or Information Science.
Coursework or experience using metadata standards used in digital collections (Dublin Core, MARC, MODS, DACS, etc.).
A minimum of one year of experience in digitization, metadata creation, digital asset management systems and digital preservation.
Experience with content management systems.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Previous experience in an academic library is preferred.
An undergraduate degree in a science or science-related discipline is preferred.
Candidates should have a background in special collections or archival settings, experience building or managing digital collections
Some evening and/or weekend work may be needed.
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