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


Position Opening - Research and Instruction Librarian, West Chester University

West Chester University Libraries seeks a full-time temporary Research and Instruction Librarian for the Spring 2019 semester to provide service at the Research Help Desk. The librarian will also teach General Education information literacy sessions and participate in the library’s Teaching and Learning Team. Schedule is 35 hours per week and anticipated start date is January 22, 2019.

Job Duties:

  • Research Services
    • Provides service at the Research Help Desk, including assigned day, evening and weekend hours. Service at the Research Help Desk includes, but is not limited to, answering reference questions, providing one-to-one research consultations, and guidance and direction in the use of library resources and services in multiple formats.
    • Stays up-to-date with current library tools and resources available to the West Chester University Community.
    • Provides Research Help Desk assistance at other times as a backup.
    • Works cooperatively with other librarians to recommend new procedures or techniques in light of changing technology, cost effectiveness, analysis of work, etc.
  • Instruction
    • Teaches General Education information literacy sessions as scheduled in collaboration with the Student Success Librarian.
    • Prepares instructional and informational materials for classroom use as requested by the faculty and by taking the initiative to prepare library research guides and other materials as appropriate.
  • Other Duties
    • Performs other professional duties as assigned by the Dean of Libraries or designee. This may include substituting for other librarians because of illness or other absence.
    • Keeps current with developments in librarianship by professional reading and attending appropriate meetings, workshops or webinars.
    • Attends Library Faculty and Staff meetings, and other library and university meetings as appropriate.
  • Required Qualifications
    • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent required.
  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience providing reference/research assistance in an academic setting
    • Teaching experience

To apply, please send letter of interest and CV to Review of applications begins January 2nd.


Join the PALCI Staff Team! Four new positions available!


We are adding capacity to support PALCI’s new initiatives for our Members. It’s a great time to be part of our innovative consortium! More information about each position is available by clicking on the links above. Contact Jill Morris at with questions.


Position Opening - Scholarly Communications Librarian, Villanova University

Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library seeks a dynamic, engaging, and collaborative professional to lead the Library’s scholarly communication efforts in coordination with internal and external partners. Reporting to the Associate Director of Research Services and Scholarly Engagement, the Scholarly Communications Librarian identifies, develops, and promotes strategic scholarly communication services and programs. The incumbent engages others around scholarly communication issues through outreach, education, training, and collaborative projects. The successful candidate will also be responsible for outreach, information literacy instruction, research support, and collection development in assigned disciplines and programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leads the Library’s scholarly communication program. Works collaboratively to set directions, manage projects, and educate the Villanova community.
  • Serves as the Library’s expert on scholarly communication including, but not limited to, alternative publishing models, intellectual property rights, scholarly visibility and impact, online identity management, and equitable access to the University’s scholarly output.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff. Implements an active and engaging outreach program to ensure awareness of scholarly communication issues and trends among Villanova community. Advocates for community needs to other library staff.
  • Oversees library publication projects such as the Library’s Open Journal Systems implementation.
  • Advocates campus-wide for open access.
  • Leads exploration of best practices in documenting and strengthening access to the University’s intellectual output.
  • Surveys and assesses community needs for scholarly communication services and programs.
  • Partners with faculty on research projects and course design. Consults with faculty, students, and staff on scholarly communication issues. Creates educational resources on scholarly communication topics.
  • Serves as liaison to one or more academic departments or programs.

Qualifications include:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Clear understanding of academic research and scholarly communication practices.
  • Experience advising others on scholarly communication topics.
  • Demonstrated ability for developing effective and strategic partnerships with members of a diverse community.
  • Ability to effectively articulate complex concepts such as copyright, fair use, and open access.
  • Knowledge of and interest in issues, trends and technologies related to scholarly communication.
  • Experience in successfully managing collaborative projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement effective training modules/tools.

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending on qualifications and experience.

Falvey Memorial Library is situated in the heart of campus and is central to academic life at Villanova University. Falvey, with a dedicated staff of approximately 50 FTE, is a friendly and exciting place that values work-life balance. The Library developed VuFind, an open-source ILS discovery layer, which is used by organizations world-wide, and was the university library recipient of the ACRL 2013 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.

Villanova University is located on a beautiful 260-acre suburban campus close to Philadelphia and was founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine. Ranked among the nation’s top universities, Villanova supports its students’ intellectual growth and prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.

Nominations and Applications
To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information via the Jobs at Villanova website: This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.


Position Opening - Metrics & Assessment Librarian, Villanova University

The Metrics and Assessment Librarian reports to the Managing Librarian for Resource Management and is responsible for generating, collecting, organizing, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data in support of the strategic collection development of Falvey Memorial Library. The incumbent leads the Library’s assessment effort in various library projects, initiatives, and activities.

For more details and to apply, visit here:


Position Opening - Data Services Librarian, Bucknell University

Bucknell University seeks to hire a Data Services Librarian within Library & Information Technology (L&IT). Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Research Services and Information Literacy, the Data Services Librarian provides comprehensive data services in support of the University’s teaching, learning, and research needs. In this newly created position, the Data Services Librarian will be responsible for designing services and programs to support research data management and data literacy, as well as developing policies and procedures for data curation, sharing, and reuse at Bucknell. As part of the Research Services team, this position will provide instructional and research support for students, faculty, and staff, working closely with data-intensive courses, assignments, and research projects across the disciplines. Additionally, this position will help support Library & IT’s robust programs in GIS and digital scholarship across the University. We seek candidates who embrace flexibility and a willingness to expand or shift their range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs.

This is a full time, 12-month, exempt, benefits eligible position.


Position Opening - Web & Systems Management Librarian, Ursinus College

The Web & Systems Management Librarian at Ursinus College manages the Library & IT organization’s digital presence, which links to a variety of vendor provided information resources, and oversees the Library’s systems, including the Integrated Library System (newly migrated from Sirsi to OCLC’s WMS) and its Discovery Search Tool (currently OCLC Discovery), with the overarching goal of expanding and enhancing Library services. He/she monitors and maintains the websites, making necessary updates to the pages and coordinating outreach to the campus community through this important communications tool. Additionally, he/she collaborates with Library and IT staff to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the Library’s systems. He/she troubleshoots technical problems with students, faculty and staff by working with internal IT resources and external vendors. He/she maintains a high-level understanding of all of the Library’s systems and works with IT resources to implement necessary upgrades and explore possible alternatives. Knowledge of trends in library systems, including the possibilities opened up by cloud computing, is key.

The Web & Systems Management Librarian works with the Director of Research, Teaching and Learning Services and other Library and IT staff members to provide a team approach to website and systems management. He/she is an active participant in the Library’s Information Literacy program, including serving as a liaison to the Sciences, which can include classroom workshops, research help for students and faculty, and the creation of online research guides, as well as playing a role in other digital services offered across the college community. This position has governing faculty status, which includes the additional responsibility of participation in faculty meetings and the potential to serve on faculty committees.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and support for the Library & IT organization’s web presence.
  • Promote awareness of the Library & IT organization and relevant initiatives to the campus via the web, including updating news and events.
  • Supervise student workers hired to assist with web responsibilities.
  • Monitor trends in library systems development to prepare for future initiatives.
  • Direct the use of library systems, including: OCLC WMS; OCLC Discovery; Tipasa; LibGuides; EZproxy
  • Generate reports as needed for collection management purposes.
  • Work collaboratively with IT colleagues to ensure that all systems work to their maximum capacity; troubleshoot with both internal and external resources when necessary.
  • Review and manage licenses and support agreements for library systems.
  • Maintain vendor relationships.
  • Serve as a liaison librarian with the Sciences for the Information Literacy program.
  • Work with aspects of the Library’s budget, in collaboration with other librarians, to allocate, manage, and monitor its effectiveness in supporting the college’s academic programs and strategic priorities.
  • Participate in professional organizations and meetings as appropriate.
  • Opportunity to serve as an adviser to first-year students.


  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse community of colleagues, especially those in IT, and library users.
  • Aptitude for detail-oriented work, including strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities showing initiative and flexibility.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Strong service commitment to faculty, students and colleagues.
  • Willingness to learn and grow as a professional.
  • Some knowledge of programming/scripting languages such as CSS, VBscript, JavaScript, MarcEdit and JQuery highly desired.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA Accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Some experience with website design and/or web content management systems.
  • Strong evidence of collaboration with IT professionals.
  • Holistic knowledge of how library systems fit together.
  • Demonstrated library instruction or training experience.
  • Ability to communicate well.
  • Ability to travel occasionally for professional development opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with administration of an integrated library system and discovery search technologies.
  • Experience or interest in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Previous experience in an academic library or merged library/IT organization.

Interested candidates should apply here or go to Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.