Position Opening - Assistant Dean for Special Collections and the Gallery, Seton Hall University

Assistant Dean for Special Collections and the Gallery

Job no: 493126
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
Categories: Administrator

Reporting to the Dean of the University Libraries, the Assistant Dean for Special Collections & the Gallery provides leadership and daily oversight for the two departments and oversees all activities including collecting, processing, organizing, preserving, and making accessible collections of manuscripts, archives, Archdiocese of Newark archive, rare books, art and artifacts, digital collections and the website and web-based tools to accomplish this work. The Assistant Dean provides expertise and creativity in the curation, development, collection analysis, and selection of collections, supports the Dean in donor relations and community engagement and works collaboratively within the library, the university, and the larger community. Closely coordinates the common collection space and processing between Special Collections and the Gallery. Leads, supports and develops staff, administrators and library faculty in their development and in the development of services, monitors and assesses progress on the division's objectives, and participates in the next level/steps of planning for the University Libraries and the division. More information at:


Position Opening - Science Liaison Librarian (PT), Drexel University

Job Title:  Science Liaison Librarian (part-time)

Division:  Drexel University Libraries

Date: October 25, 2017



Drexel University Libraries seeks an innovative and entrepreneurial librarian with demonstrated knowledge of the sciences to serve as liaison librarian to three departments in the College of Arts & Sciences:  BEES (Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science), Mathematics, and Physics.  This position provides an exciting opportunity to build partnerships and collaborations with teaching and research faculty as well as with undergraduate and graduate students.  This is a 25-hour per week, limited term position.  

The Science Liaison Librarian will join the Liaison Librarian team, a group of 12 subject specialist librarians who work across Drexel University partnering with faculty and administrators to develop, implement, and assess instruction, consultation, and research support programs that advance the mission of the Drexel University.  

Reporting to the Director of Library Academic Partnerships, the position will be based at W.W. Hagerty Library on Drexel’s University City campus.  Regular reporting of activities and appropriate statistics is required.  Occasional evening work may be required. 

Key Responsibilities

Collaborate with faculty and staff to integrate research and information-seeking instruction into appropriate courses and curriculum to advance information and data literacy skills

  • Actively build partnerships with constituents and Libraries’ colleagues to develop programs and tools that enrich teaching, research, and scholarship in constituent disciplines.
  • Create and maintain web-based research guides, instructional objects and materials to guide students and faculty in information search and research. 
  • Provide general as well as specialized reference consultation in person, phone, email and chat
  • Participate in collaborative collection development for the University Libraries 

Required Qualifications

  • ·        ALA accredited MLS or equivalent graduate degree
  • ·        Knowledge of sciences through academic work or work experience
  • ·        Minimum one year work experience in an academic setting
  • ·        Demonstrated knowledge of science information resources and tools
  • ·        Demonstrated knowledge of pedagogy and current instructional techniques
  • ·        Demonstrated experience working in digital service environments
  • ·        Excellent communication skills 

Preferred Qualifications

  • ·        Undergraduate degree and/or graduate coursework in the sciences
  • ·        Experience working in an academic library
  • ·        Demonstrated knowledge of research trends in sciences
  • ·        Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in higher education; particularly digital scholarship and scholarly communication
  • ·        Demonstrated evidence of professional development
  • ·        Demonstrated success working in a changing organization

This part-time temporary position is available immediately; hourly salary dependent upon qualifications. To be considered, please submit a letter of application and resume to 

Supplemental Posting Information:

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic.  

For more information about Drexel University, please visit



Position Opening - Join the PALCI Team!

Position:  Member Services Coordinator

Available:  November 1, 2017


PALCI seeks a dynamic and creative individual to serve as our Member Services Coordinator.  This full-time position is PALCI Members’ primary liaison for information and support on PALCI programs and services.  The Coordinator works as a critical member of the high-performing PALCI team, leading support and communications activities to further the mission and values of the consortium.


PALCI was formed in 1996 as a grassroots federation of 35 academic libraries.  Today one of the largest academic library consortia in the country, the PALCI membership consists of nearly 70 academic and research libraries, private and public, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, and New York.  Member institutions range from small liberal arts colleges to publicly funded universities to ARL institutions to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  PALCI Members have holdings in excess of 143 million serving over 630,000 students.  PALCI’s mission is to build access to the collections our communities need through collaboration, which is accomplished through resource sharing, collective collection, and best practices initiatives


  • ALA-accredited MLS degree preferred, or its equivalent in training and experience 
  • Thorough knowledge of the current library and technology environments, with a strong grasp on library needs and practices
  • Experience with resource sharing/ILL, eContent acquisitions, and collection management
  • Experience managing events and delivering presentations, both in-person and virtually
  • Commitment to exceptional, proactive customer service and communications with strong attention to detail
  • Take initiative, remain flexible, think creatively, be positive, propose solutions, embrace change, and thrive in the fast-paced environment of the passionate PALCI community

    PALCI maintains a 100% remote working environment requiring some travel.

    Salary is commensurate with qualifications.  Excellent benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, and retirement, with paid leave.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with preference given to applications received by December 8, 2017.  The full position description is located at the link HERE.

    To apply, please send a letter of application addressing your interest in the position and relevant qualifications, your resume, and the names and email addresses for at least three professional references with at least one from your current employer to:

    Catherine C. Wilt
    PALCI Executive Director



    Ebook Central Updated to HTTPS September 26th

    This update impacts all PALCI Members using the Ebook Central platform.

    The ProQuest Ebook Central platform, including the LibCentral administrative portal, is now updated to HTTPS, enabling an encrypted, more secure way to communicate between browsers and our services.

    Links are redirecting from HTTP to HTTPS, so you don't need to reload MARC records.

    If your organization uses proxies to access Ebook Central, you will need to update links and certificates to support HTTPS if you haven't already. This support article shows how to complete changes in proxy servers and provides answers to common questions.

    Please note that if your library hosts its own EZProxy, you'll need to upgrade to version 6.2.2. Some libraries may need more time to make this change, and ProQuest will continue to support the TLS 1.0 protocol used in EZProxy 5.7.44 so that your library may benefit from using HTTPS. However, OCLC ended support for 5.7.44 in August, and ProQuest's ability to troubleshoot future issues will be limited. 

    Need help? For any support issues, please contact


    Position Opening - Interlibrary Loan Coordinator, Saint Joseph's University


    Interlibrary Loan Coordinator
    Full Time, 12 months, 35 hours/week

    Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library
    Saint Joseph's University 
    Philadelphia, PA 

    The Interlibrary Loan Coordinator is responsible for administering and implementing the Interlibrary Loan functions of the Library. The Coordinator functions as the technical expert in the operation of the Library’s ILL automation systems; interacts with faculty, students, administrators, and external agencies concerning interlibrary loan transactions; and coordinates aspects of interlibrary loan with most other Library units. Consults with the Associate Director on policy issues, exceptions, problem transactions, and user questions.

    For a complete description of position responsibilities, qualifications, and to apply, please visit:

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

    EOE M/F/D/V


    PALCI Update for Directors, Sept 15 @ 2pm

    PALCI New Directors Orientation Webinar

    PALCI will host its first PALCI Update for Directors webinar on September 15th at 2pm. It will include a high-level update on current PALCI programs. The main audience is intended to be deans and directors new to the consortium, but it will also be a great refresher for all PALCI Deans & Directors since PALCI programs are constantly changing. A link to register has been sent to all Deans & Directors, or you may contact if you would like to attend. Hope you can join us!