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.



Position Opening - InfoDesk Supervisor, Allegheny College

Allegheny College, a small, selective liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of InfoDesk Supervisor, with opportunities for first or second shifts available. The positions are full-time, exempt, administrative positions reporting to the Director of Public Services, Library and Information Technology Services (LITS).

We are seeking highly energetic, adaptable, and hospitable candidates to fill a position that is new to LITS. The InfoDesk Supervisor is committed to being part of a team that is responsible for overseeing the operation and maintenance of the InfoDesk, which serves as the first point of contact for technology, library and research needs. The supervisor provides initial assessment, triage, research, and resolution of incidents and requests for library, research, and technology services provided by the College. The successful candidate will have exemplary customer service, organizational and communication skills. We are looking for a cheerful, personable individual who is interested in providing a high-touch service to our students, faculty and staff.

Qualifications and Educational Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or the development of equivalent skills through professional experience providing technology, library support or service management is required. An MLS or equivalent degree/certification is preferred. We are seeking a dynamic, multifaceted individual who is easily adaptable and enjoys learning new skills, collaborating with team members, and tackling complex problems. Excellent interpersonal and listening skills, ability to problem solve and prioritize multiple competing needs, and an eagerness to learn is essential. The ideal candidate will be proficient with navigation of help ticketing systems, Google Suite applications, Windows 10 and macOS operating systems, and knowledge of library service platforms, particularly Ex Libris’ Alma. Candidates with the ability to apply industry best practices through the lens of institutional need and culture are desired.

Allegheny College is a Carnegie I national liberal arts college that ranks among the top 7% of liberal arts colleges in the production of future Ph.D.’s, business leaders and other professionals. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. The College is located in Northwest Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh. Its picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with seven freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by email to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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Position Opening - Access Services Specialist (Temporary), Villanova University

Falvey Memorial Library at Villanova University is seeking to fill a full-time, temporary position in Access Services for a period of approximately 12 weeks.

This position will be responsible for the delivery of patron services (circulation, ILL, reserves, library access) and information desk assistance and requires responsive service orientation toward library users.

A strong working knowledge of standard library practices, public computing equipment and library systems and software is critical. The ability to troubleshoot equipment or computer problems is essential. Strong communication and time management skills are important. There is a customer service element that requires a basic level of information provision and policy enforcement.

The position will supervise and direct student staff in processing areas, book stacks, and at service desks to ensure the smooth flow of materials and provision of high- quality services. The position will also use electronic and print scholarly resources to answer basic questions and more complex queries in consultation with research librarians as necessary. Some evening and/or weekend hours are required.

Interested applicants may apply using the following link:


Position Openings (7) at the University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh seeks applicants for seven important positions in the University Library System. Details on each position are included in their individual links listed below:

The ULS has recently enacted a major organizational realignment and is currently aggressively hiring in many areas of strategic priority, including research support, digital scholarship and creation, entrepreneurship and innovation, as we are repositioning our services to respond to and anticipate changes in research, teaching, and learning. We are also in the midst of a top-to-bottom renovation of Hillman Library, the central library of the University of Pittsburgh campus, which saw 1.9 million visitors in FY17.  The reinvented Hillman ( will be a light-filled home to spaces, from vibrant to serene, for digital making and exploration, showcasing unique collections, advancing academic study, and fostering energetic, collaborative exchange.

This is an exciting time to join the Pitt library system and contribute to envisioning the library of the future!


Position Opening - Temporary Adjunct Information Literacy Librarian (Part Time), Dickinson College

The Waidner-Spahr Library of Dickinson College seeks a part-time Temporary Adjunct Information Literacy Librarian who is dedicated to excellence in teaching. This librarian will develop, teach, and assess information literacy sessions in collaboration with faculty members for undergraduate audiences, primarily first-year college students. Candidates should have experience with developing and delivering engaging classroom lessons using active learning techniques, as well as experience with improving teaching and learning through summative assessment. This position also will help staff the library’s reference and consultation services.

This position is part-time and limited to 12 weeks in the fall semester of 2018. It provides a great opportunity for a new librarian or a person studying to be a librarian to gain practical, professional experience in an award-winning academic library.


  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution; or current enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent program
  • Experience developing, teaching, and assessing information literacy instruction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Experience providing library reference services

Candidates should submit:

  • letter of application explaining how your experience matches the qualifications of this position
  • CV or resume
  • sample of a lesson plan for an information literacy session you delivered
  • contact information for 3 references

Dickinson College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

Review of applications will begin on July 9, 2018.

To apply, go to


Positions Opening - Collection Development/Acquisitions Librarian & Research/Instructional Services Librarian, Marshall University

Marshall University invites applications for the position of Collection Development & Acquisitions Librarian. The position reports to University Librarian/Director of Libraries Operations. The position provides leadership and guidance for development and management of library collections with all formats to support the university academic program of learning, teaching and research as well as university mission and goal.

Click here for more information about the Collection Development & Acquisitions Librarian position and to apply.

Marshall University Libraries also seek a full-time, 12 month, Assistant Professor/Librarian II for the Research and Instruction Services section. This position provides virtual and face-to-face information literacy instruction as well as virtual and face-to-face reference and research support to all MU students, faculty, and staff.

Click here for more information about the Research and Instruction Services Librarian position and to apply.


Position Opening - Collection Development and Cataloging Librarian, Jefferson University

Philadelphia University & Thomas Jefferson University is looking for a new Collection Development and Cataloging Librarian for their East Falls campus. This position will have final responsibility for library acquisitions through coordination with all librarians, perform original and copy cataloging on purchased materials, and provide professional oversight and supervision of staff engaged in the processing of selected materials.

For additional information and to apply, please go to the following link:

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