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


Position Opening -- Associate Dean & Director of Library Services, Lycoming College

Lycoming College invites applications for the Associate Dean and Director of Library Services of the John G.  Snowden Memorial Library. The College seeks an energetic leader with a deep understanding of the evolving role of academic libraries and a vision for the future who is interested in building on the outstanding collaborative information literacy program, the student-centered approaches to library services, and the extensive digital and print archival activities already in place. The Director is responsible for the administration and planning of all college library operations and reports to the Provost. The full announcement is available by clicking HERE.

Applications received by May 5, 2018, will be given preference; however, the position will remain open until filled.  


Announcing CCAHA’s Philadelphia Stewardship Program

CCAHA’s Philadelphia Stewardship Program is designed to assist non-profit collecting institutions in achieving their preservation and conservation goals for their collections.  Working with CCAHA staff, participating institutions learn about the preservation needs of their collections and buildings and develop long-range plans for addressing those needs.  Institutions also have the opportunity to obtain assistance with emergency planning efforts or get support in updating, creating, or refining essential policy documents. 

The program is open to non-profit institutions within Philadelphia, Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, or Montgomery Counties.  Participants are selected via a competitive application process.  Limited spaces are available.  Click HERE for more information.  Applications are due May 15, 2018. 

Questions???  Contact CCAHA’s Preservation Services Office at 215.545.0613 or at


Position Opening -- Tri-State College Library Cooperative Coordinator

Location: Rosemont, PA

The Tri-State College Library Cooperative (TCLC) seeks a Coordinator to support the activities and functioning of this vital organization of 38 academic libraries located within 50 miles of City Hall, Philadelphia, PA.

The Coordinator of TCLC serves as the chief operating and administrative officer of the Cooperative, and together with the TCLC Finance Committee, is responsible for its financial, business and program administration. The Coordinator reports to the President, as well as the Board of Directors, which is comprised of the Library Directors of the member colleges and universities of the Cooperative. The Coordinator is an ex-officio member of all committees, articulates the value of TCLC, and represents the Cooperative to key constituencies. This is a part-time, 12 month, 25 hours per week position. The successful applicant will begin on July 2, 2018.


Send a cover letter, your resume/CV, and the names and contact information of three references, to be contacted for the final applicants, to, by May 9, 2018.


Welcome, James Robinson - PALCI's New Member Services Coordinator!

We're thrilled to welcome James Robinson, PALCI's newest team member and Member Services Coordinator, effective March 6th!

James RobinsonJames Robinson comes to PALCI from Temple University with a great amount of experience with PALCI programs, having overseen Temple's E-ZBorrow service for the past three years. At Temple, he analyzed their E-ZBorrow service and led the team's significant improvements to system workflows. Some of you may remember James' lightning round presentation, Turning Around Turnarounds: Using Data & Collaboration to Destroy and Rebuild Workflows at the E-ZBorrow Practitioners Meeting last July.

James studied philosophy and math at Ball State University (Muncie, IN), and he is currently working towards his MLIS from San Jose State University. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and their two dogs. In his free time, James enjoys collecting board games, trying new restaurants and food, and watching as much European football as possible.

In his new role, James will work with PALCI Members to support all PALCI programs and services. He's looking forward to working with you, and we know he'll be a great asset to our PALCI Community. Please join us in welcoming James ( to PALCI!