Position Opening - Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, University of Scranton

We invite applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at Weinberg Memorial Library at The University of Scranton. The regularly scheduled hours for this position will be primarily Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. A generous benefits package is offered, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, a retirement plan, and paid vacation, holidays, and research leave.

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian facilitates access to Library resources by supervising the Library’s Cataloging Department and maintaining the accuracy of the Library’s online catalog.

Essential Duties:

  • Directs and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Cataloging Department
  • Supervises and evaluates the work of one Cataloging Assistant
  • Catalogs materials in all subjects, formats and languages
  • Maintains the accuracy of the catalog’s records
  • Manages authority control and the bulk loading of bibliographic records into the library catalog
  • Provides cataloging statistics for library reports and accreditation reports for various University departments
  • Consults with Special Collections and Digital Services as needed
  • Explores and integrates appropriate emerging technologies into cataloging practices
  • Maintains close relationships with all library functions (circulation, research services, acquisitions, special collections and systems)
  • Participates in planning, implementing, and configuration of the integrated library system (ILS) as it pertains to cataloging functions and public display
  • Participates in information literacy instruction

Additional Skills Required:

  • Familiarity with cataloging tools and standards including: RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LCCN, and MARC21 format for bibliographic holdings and authority control
  • Ability to implement new cataloging standards and procedures
  • Knowledge of XML and linked data technologies (e.g., XSLT, RDF, OWL, SPARQL, BIBFRAME)
  • Familiarity with emerging trends in library systems and services
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently
  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community-at-large
  • Professional commitment to user-focused library services
  • Professional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Ability to engage in scholarship and service in order to meet qualifications for reappointment and tenure, as defined in the Faculty Handbook
  • Ability to attain a second Master’s degree in a subject field, or the completion of thirty graduate credits in a discipline that improves professional competence, as a requirement for tenure (if not already accomplished at time of hire)

Minimum Education and Job Experience Requirements:
Must possess an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s degree at time of appointment. Two years of cataloging experience (including non-book cataloging) working in a library, archives, or museum. Experience with an integrated library system (ILS) preferably Innovative Interfaces, Inc.’s Sierra. Working knowledge of OCLC Connexion or Worldshare Management Services. Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects. Supervisory experience.

The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding. The University is a community dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share it its life. As a Catholic and Jesuit institution of nearly 4,000 undergraduate and more than 1,500 graduate students, The University of Scranton delivers a meaningful education that challenges its students morally, spiritually, and intellectually.

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal and professional development, and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, the University encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, gender, sex, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, color, national origin, disability, age, veterans status and other underrepresented groups.

How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply online at Please provide a CV, cover letter, and a list of three (3) references which include contact information. Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

For questions regarding this position, please contact the search committee chair: Narda Tafuri Associate Professor, Coordinator of Technical Services/Acquisitions Librarian, The University of Scranton Weinberg Memorial Library,


Position Opening - Student Success Librarian, Washington and Jefferson College

Washington & Jefferson College’s U. Grant Miller Library invites an innovative, collaborative and enthusiastic librarian to join us as our Student Success Librarian. The Student Success Librarian will provide leadership and management to develop library services that support student success and retention through collaboration with colleagues within the library and across the college. We expect the Student Success Librarian to serve as a key member of the library’s instruction and reference teams. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference. We serve the information needs of a residential campus of 1,400 students.

The Student Success Librarian will also:

  • Partner with other departments and committees on campus to create and participate in initiatives that foster student success.
  • Serve as liaison to departments that oversee the college’s enrollment, tutoring, academic advising, and student success initiatives; as well as academic departments as needed.
  • Collaborate with these departments, librarians and others in developing programming related to study skills, learning, research techniques, library services, etc.
  • Coordinate the library’s outreach efforts on campus and in the community
  • Teach a share of the library instruction sessions.
  • Provide reference support during assigned days, evening and weekend hours.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science to be awarded by June 2019
  • Demonstrated understanding of trends and issues in enrollment, support, and retention of college students.
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate students.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the concepts, goals and methods of information literacy instruction.
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a demanding environment
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with a liberal arts environment
  • Experience with outreach and marketing services to students, especially experience with social media marketing
  • Experience with collection development

Application Instructions Apply for this job at Please submit a cover letter and resume. It is recommended that all documents be in PDF format and uploaded at one time. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Contact information: Ronalee Ciocco,


Three Positions Open at Penn State University, University Park Campus

Access Services at Penn State University Libraries, University Park Campus, currently has three openings in our circulation department. Find more information at the links below:

Two evening/weekend supervisors:
One evening circulation specialist:


Position Opening - Special Collections Librarian, West Chester University

Special Collections Librarian, West Chester University

West Chester University Libraries seek an experienced and innovative librarian to join the faculty as our Special Collections Librarian.  The Special Collections Librarian will provide vision and leadership in the ongoing development of West Chester University Special Collections, home to a rich selection of scholarly materials. With holdings of over 17,000 items, the collections are especially strong in colonial, natural and Pennsylvania history and include unexpected treasures such as Shakespeare folios and an extensive collection of autographed copies of books collected by Dr. George Morris Philips during his tenure as principal of West Chester State Normal School (1880-1920).

The successful candidate will be responsible for expanding the impact and reach of Special Collections by guiding the collection's growth and providing instruction and outreach to the University and wider communities. The Special Collections Librarian will have frequent contact with established and potential donors, provide research consultation and instructional support for faculty and other researchers, and oversee programs, exhibitions and publications involving Special Collections materials.

This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position carrying full faculty status and responsibilities, including scholarship and service to meet both the Libraries' and the University's requirements for tenure and promotion. West Chester University Libraries is an evolving organization, and to be successful the Special Collections Librarian must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills and the ability to work in an environment where flexibility and collaboration are essential.

For more information and to apply, see


Position Open - Nursing and Life Sciences Librarian, Villanova University

Nursing and Life Sciences Librarian – Villanova University

Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative professional to shape and deliver programs of library instruction, research assistance, scholarly outreach and resource management in a dynamic academic library environment. 

Reporting to the Director of Research Services and Scholarly Engagement, the Nursing and Life Sciences Librarian serves as the Library’s expert on research, learning culture, and information practices in the fields of nursing and the life sciences. S/he shares expertise through instruction and consultations and creates educational resources to facilitate student and faculty scholarship. S/he serves as liaison to the College of Nursing and the biology department and advocates for constituents’ needs to other library staff. S/he selects, assesses and deselects assigned subject collections to support the research and curricular needs of faculty and students. S/he builds and maintains collaborative relationships with faculty and students in assigned subject areas and develops innovative marketing strategies to ensure awareness of library services. 

S/he participates in a collaborative model of reference and research support. S/he leads or coordinates one or more services, programs, committees, and/or initiatives. S/he contributes to programs and initiatives of Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University, and professional organizations, as appropriate.  

For more details and to apply, visit here:


Position Open - Science Librarian and Coordinator of the Collier Science Library, Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) invites applications for the position of Science Librarian and Coordinator of the Collier Science Library. The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for planning, developing, managing, and evaluating the facility, services, and resources (both print and electronic) of the Collier Science Library, including the opportunity to take part in renovations of the library underway as part of the overall renovation of the Park Science Building. As part of the Library Research & Instructional Services department, the Science Librarian will provide research and instructional support to students and faculty in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science, and will partner with faculty on delivering information literacy instruction and assessing student learning. The successful candidate will find strong collaborative potential with LITS colleagues, especially in departments supporting teaching, learning, and research, particularly Digital Scholarship, Educational Technology Services, and Special Collections. Cooperation with colleagues at Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges (the Tri-College community), and in particular the science librarians, is strong, with opportunities to serve on local and Tri-College committees, and encouragement to engage in professional development activities and attend local and national conferences.

Located in metropolitan Philadelphia (and a short train ride from Center City), Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college for women with graduate programs in social work, humanities, and science for men and women. We are a diverse and international community that shares an intense commitment to intellectual inquiry and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world. The College is committed to social justice, civic engagement, and inclusion. Bryn Mawr has strong partnerships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania.

The College offers employees a competitive salary and benefits package, including 25 vacation and personal days and a 10% retirement contribution. Bryn Mawr College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability. We are committed to building a culturally diverse environment and welcome all applicants.

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered. Preferred: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, MA/MS, or PhD in an appropriate subject; relevant professional experience (e.g., in an academic library) and/or relevant teaching experience.

To apply, please visit Review of applications will begin February 20, 2019.


Search Re-Opened - Director for Information Literacy, York College of Pennsylvania

About York College of Pennsylvania:
York College of Pennsylvania,, is a private-sector, independent institution of higher education, offering over 60 baccalaureate majors in the arts and sciences and in professional fields as well as master's programs in business, education and nursing and a doctoral program in nursing. The College has an enrollment of over 4000 full time, over 500 part time undergraduate students and over 200 graduate students from 33 states and 37 foreign countries. The campus is located in South-Central Pennsylvania (50 miles north of Baltimore, MD, 30 miles south of Harrisburg, and 90 miles north of Washington, D.C.) and offers competitive salaries and fringe benefits.

Job Description:
The Director for Information Literacy will work closely with librarians, faculty, and college partners to develop and lead library services that support student success, recruitment, and retention. This position will support student-centered learning, focusing on building library research skills and engaging students with the tools of scholarship. At the heart of this new position is a chance to engage in high-impact instruction practices from a growing body of retention and library research that suggests that academic libraries have a positive impact on student outcomes. Some of the duties of the position include:

  • Developing and implementing library programs and services with an emphasis on information literacy/digital literacy.
  • Incorporating new and existing technologies and platforms into reference and instruction programs and services.
  • Developing research guides, tutorials, learning objects, and other tools for promoting and fostering learning and research.
  • Supporting faculty, staff, and students with services, outreach, and instruction related to scholarly communication and publishing, including copyright and fair use.
  • Providing in-person and online research assistance and instruction. Serves on library and college committees and task forces.

Master's Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an accredited American Library Association graduate program is required. Preference given to one or more years' experience in an academic library setting. Ideal candidate should be familiar with providing library instruction, LibGuides software or other web development tools, designing learning objects such as tutorials and videos, and working with learning management systems, such as Moodle.

Application Instructions:
Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references.Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications should be received by February 22, 2019.


Position Opening - Metadata/Discovery Librarian, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Libraries invites applications for a Metadata/Discovery Librarian.

This position is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position. An ALA-accredited MLIS or the equivalent degree is required. Responsibilities of the position include original cataloging, developing cataloging policies and documentation, and initiating collaborative projects to increase usage of physical and electronic materials by making them more discoverable and accessible.

For a full job description and application instructions, visit