Position Opening - Student Success and Outreach Librarian, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is currently accepting applications for a Student Success and Outreach Librarian to join our dedicated team at USciences. We welcome applications from librarians at any stage of their career interested in having a broad range of responsibilities without sacrificing the flexibility to focus on areas that are of most interest to them. We will begin reviewing applications on 10/29.

The Student Success and Outreach Librarian will work closely with librarians, faculty, students, and the university community to develop library services and programs that support student success, recruitment, and retention. The Student Success and Outreach Librarian will design assessments that ensure the quality and effectiveness of those programs and services. As a faculty member in the Department of Information Science, the Student Success and Outreach Librarian performs all professional librarian duties including, but not limited to: reference services, collection development, teaching, scholarly activities, and service.

Major responsibilities will include:

  • Builds relationships across the numerous student support areas (Academic Advising, Student Health, the Writing Center, etc.) at the university to increase knowledge of library services and resources.
  • Collaborates with student support stakeholders to develop programming related to study skills, learning, research techniques, etc.
  • Works with other librarians/information science faculty to implement assessment methods and feedback mechanisms to measure the impact of library services, resources and spaces.
  • Maintains a deep knowledge of current issues and emerging trends in library outreach and identifies relevant initiatives for local implementation.
  • Teaches information literacy classes, holds scheduled reference consultations, and serves at the reference desk.
  • Serves as liaison to assigned academic departments and maintains the library collection in those disciplines.
  • Provides service to the USciences community and the profession by participating in committees, task forces, and appropriate organizations.
  • Engages in scholarly activity or research as a non-tenure track Board-appointed member of the Faculty.

USciences is a small healthcare-focused university, situated in a diverse, community-minded neighborhood in West Philadelphia. We are very fortunate to have a hard-working, respectful student body and strive to cultivate a supportive, inclusive library environment for them in return. Library personnel are well-positioned across the university’s committee structure to ensure we have a voice on issues relevant to our mission. We had a successful migration to Alma/Primo last year and do not anticipate any major projects that would materially affect the Student Success and Outreach Librarian as they acclimate into their position here.

The full job description and application process can be found here.


Position Opening - Head of Teaching and Learning at Gumberg Library, Duquesne University

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.

The successful candidate will lead the library’s strategic efforts to contribute to student success through innovative instruction and faculty and staff partnerships that focus on learners as critical and creative thinkers and knowledge producers. 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.

We are looking for a candidate with vision and demonstrated leadership skills to collaboratively evaluate and enhance existing IL programs and propose new programs with a focus on sustainability and scalability. The successful candidate will possess a strong understanding of information literacy threshold concepts, as well as experience teaching in multiple modalities in academic settings.

This is a twelve-month, non-tenure track library faculty position. Faculty librarians meet the criteria for rank and promotion through librarianship, scholarship, service, and support for Duquesne’s mission. Initial appointment rank and salary will be based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. We anticipate hiring at the rank of Associate Librarian. Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community.

For the complete job description and application instructions visit: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Position Opening - Assistant Dean of the Library for Access Services, University of Scranton

The University of Scranton is currently accepting applications for Assistant Dean of the Library for Access Services. This is a full-time, nine month (Aug-Dec; Feb-May) professional position, which is responsible for overseeing Library services for Circulation; Interlibrary Loan; and Media Resources; and supporting Research & Instruction. The Assistant Dean directly supervises the work of 3 paraprofessional staff, works closely with Faculty Librarians, and is a part of the Library administrative planning team.

Regular hours are Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm, and the anticipated start date is January 2, 2019. For more details, please visit, and search “staff jobs” with the keyword “library”.


Position Opening - Offsite Shelving Manager, Penn State University

Offsite Shelving Manager, Penn State University
Information Resources and Services Supervisor/Manager 3
Access Services, Annex
Exempt, Salary Band  H
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

The University Libraries seek an experienced and enthusiastic candidate for its Offsite Shelving Manager position. The Libraries Annex is comprised of four off-site shelving facilities, within 4 miles of the University Park campus, where 2.1 million volumes of University Libraries’ print collection are stored. The annex functions like any other library branch but is not open to the public. Annex responsibilities include materials intake, database maintenance and request fulfillment.

This position reports to the Manager of Collection Maintenance/Annex and has full authority to direct day to day operations at all off-site facilities, supervises full- and part-time staff, and ensures the unit’s ability to meet expectations and keep pace with Libraries’ initiatives. The manager must understand, analyze, and assess library services, processes, and spaces for improvement. Other responsibilities include: consulting with various stakeholders to understand possible impact of changes; coordination of projects; and working through both formal and informal channels to accomplish goals with diplomacy and tact.

The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills; and the ability to coach a team, manage multiple competing priorities, engage in process improvement, address changing dynamics in the workplace and integrate new technology while attaining high expectations for customer services.  Typically requires a Bachelor's degree and one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous supervisory experience with strong leadership and organizational skills, and a commitment to diversity; project management skills; and experience in request fulfillment, warehousing, database maintenance, and library automation systems is preferred.  Applicants must understand collections issues and their relationship to users. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel is required. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience working in an academic library off-site storage facility and/or working with print collection. Familiarity with the Harvard Style shelving model is highly desired. Knowledge of special collections materials and library preservation principles is a plus.

The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.  We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit  For more information about the Annex, please visit This job requires the operation of a motor vehicle as part of the job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required. Requires maintaining a valid United States (issued by a “state”), or Canadian Province Operator’s license. University employees must be 21 years of age or older to operate University vehicles.

Interested individuals may apply online at Complete job profiles, salary bands, and other information can be found on the Penn State Human Resources' website, at


Position Opening - Associate Director for Public Services, Saint Joseph's University

The Associate Director for Public Services provides leadership in the development, provision and expansion of all public services offered by the Post Learning Commons and Francis A. Drexel Library at Saint Joseph's University. This includes reference, instruction, outreach, circulation and reserves, quiet study and collaborative spaces for students. Reporting to the Library Director, this position supervises a department consisting of reference and instruction librarians and circulation staff.

Saint Joseph’s University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission.

For a complete job description, please visit and click on "Full-Time Administrative and Staff" postings to view the job detail information on the open position. AA/EOE M/F/D/V


Position Openings - STEM and Health Sciences Librarian & Communication and Engagement Librarian, Duquesne University

The Gumberg Library at Duquesne University seeks a motivated, collaborative, and creative Communication and Engagement Librarian to coordinate development of library outreach and communication strategies to inform, engage, and build relationships with campus stakeholders and community partners. This position oversees the library’s social media presence, writes and edits articles for library and university publications, and develops print and digital promotional materials that effectively communicate the library’s mission, services, and news to a variety of audiences.

For the complete job description and application instructions visit:

The Gumberg Library at Duquesne University is also seeking collaborative, dynamic, and innovative candidates for the position of STEM and Health Sciences Librarian. As the primary liaison to the Schools of Natural & Environmental Sciences and Health Sciences, this position works in a team environment to provide library services that meet the schools’ curricular and research needs. The position also provides support for other university STEM and health sciences students and faculty, and engages researchers through consultation and education services on varied topics including systematic reviews, database searching, and bibliometric analysis of scholarship. The position works directly with undergraduates, teaching the required interprofessional research skills course for health sciences students in traditional and online formats.

For the complete job description and application instructions visit:

These are a 12-month, non-tenure track library faculty positions. Faculty librarians must meet criteria for promotion at the level of Associate Librarian within three years of appointment through librarianship, scholarship, service, and support of Duquesne’s mission. Initial rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.


Position Opening - Director for Information Literacy, York College of Pennsylvania

York College of Pennsylvania seeks a Director for Information Literacy. This position 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.

A 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.

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. York College is committed to building a diverse college community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

York College of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For a copy of York College's Annual Security Report, you may contact the Office of Campus Safety or visit the website: Annual Security Report.

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 August 19, 2018. Applications can be submitted on York College's Human Resources website.


Position Opening - Public Services Librarian (Part Time, Temporary), West Chester University

West Chester University Libraries seeks a part-time temporary Public Services Librarian for the Fall 2018 semester to provide service at the Research Help Desk and via multiple formats. Other public service duties may be assigned. Cataloging experience is a plus. 17 hours per week. Specific hours to be determined, but preference will be given to candidates who are available to work primarily evening hours. Candidates with flexible schedules are encouraged to apply. An ALA-accredited MLS degree or its equivalent is required.

Primary Assignment (Professional Responsibilities)

  • 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.
  • Other Duties
    • Performs other professional duties as assigned by the University Librarian or designee. This may include substituting for other librarians because of illness or other absence.
  • Continuing Scholarly Growth
    • Keeps current with developments in librarianship by professional reading and attending appropriate meetings, workshops or webinars.
  • Service
    • May be asked to attend Library Faculty and Staff meetings, and other library and university meetings as appropriate.

The opening is with West Chester University's Francis Harvey Green Library, located at 25 W. Rosedale Ave., West Chester, PA 19383. To apply, send a cover letter and a CV or résumé to Preference given to applications received by August 10, 2018.


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