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:


Position Opening - User Services Assistant, Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library seeks a creative and energetic User Services Assistant with excellent public service skills, who enjoys working with students. This position performs a variety of administrative, technical, and supervisory services for the Library, including oversight of Circulation processes, management of Interlibrary Loan workflow, and supervising and training student assistants. The candidate should be interested in collaboration, planning and working on a team that has responsibility for the library building and services for a range of users.

Additional information can be found and applications can be submited at the following link:


Position Openings - Acquisitions Librarian & Access/Discovery Librarian, Duquesne University

Gumberg Library at Duquesne University is currently recruiting for two non-tenure track, faculty librarian positions to be a part of the newly created Collections and Metadata Services Department, the Acquisitions Librarian and the Access & Discovery Librarian. These positions will provide exciting opportunities for professional growth, while contributing to and shaping the future direction of this newly formed unit, as well as the library as a whole. They also reflect the Library’s and the University’s continued commitment to excellence through transforming its collections, services, facilities, and staffing.

For both positions, incumbents will participate in continuing professional development, contribute to the professional literature, and activities of professional organizations in order to meet the library’s requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to research, professional development and service. Review of applications will begin immediately for an anticipated July 2018 start date.

Additional information can be found and applications can be submitted at the following links:

Acquisitions Librarian:

Access and Discovery Librarian:

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