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!


Position Opening -- Assistant Dean of the Library, University of Scranton

The University of Scranton is currently accepting applications for Assistant Dean of the Library. 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 August 6th, 2018.

For more details, please visit, and search “staff jobs” with the keyword “library”.


EBSCO Solar Grants Announced - Deadline 4/30/2018

EBSCO Solar is a grant program that funds solar installations at libraries worldwide.  They provide three $100,000 grants to fund library solar projects. 

Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2018, with the winners announced online and at ALA-Annual on June 22nd.

Click the website linked HERE for more information and to apply. Interested libraries are encouraged to submit questions by March 16 to

Shine on!