Enhancements to LibCentral - MARC Records Delivery

At the time of the migration to Ebook Central, it was not possible to provision the MARC records from your consortium programs (for example: PALCI) directly into your instance of LibCentral, so ProQuest implemented a workaround which achieved this. They are now able to provision your consortium records - separated out by consortium program - directly into your LibCentral account (complete with your customizations).

Please review the attached documentation from ProQuest for additional information and instructions.


ARL Library Management Skills II: the Organization is coming to Penn State

Penn State is excited to announce that the ARL Library Management Skills II: the Organization is coming to State College, PA, and they invite you to join them for this unique and valuable leadership development experience.

The Management Skills Institute II: The Organization, offered by the ARL Academy in partnership with DeEtta Jones and Associates, and co-hosted by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, will take place December 4-6, 2018, in the Pattee and Paterno Library. The three-day workshop is for supervisors, department heads, coordinators, team and project leaders, and change agents. This learning experience is designed using Peter Senge's renowned Learning Organization as the framework and participants will be introduced to each of the five disciplines. Participants will learn through case studies, personal reflection, practical application tools, and group discussions.

Workshop Objectives

Participants will:

  •  Have a sophisticated understanding of organizational learning and how the associated practices positively impact inclusion, organizational health, positioning, and growth.
  • Practice engaging colleagues in processes that clarify vision and create momentum.
  • Have practical tools for engaging change in their organizations.
  • Have tools for differently approaching long-standing problems.
  • Increase empathy related to different roles in the organization, and act as a bridge across stakeholder groups.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.arl.org/events/upcoming-events/event/286#.W7ORtBNKiA9.

Please share this opportunity with any colleagues you feel would benefit.



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

Lycoming College seeks an Associate Dean and Library Director with the vision and
creativity to enhance the library’s academic impact. This position requires commitment
to collaboration, student instruction, and campus outreach.

As an integral part of academic leadership, the Associate Dean/Director will collaborate
with faculty and establish the vision for the library supported by an engaged library
staff. The successful candidate will be a passionate professional committed to
enhancing student engagement with librarians and library information resources in and
out of the classroom. The Associate Dean/Director will engage the wider campus
community by creating opportunities to promote and support research, learning, and
teaching. At the same time, the successful candidate will facilitate the professional
development of the library staff, and represent the college by attending and
participating at local, regional, and national library organizations and consortia.

The full announcement is available by clicking here. Submit applications by November 1, 2018 for full consideration; the position will remain open until filled.



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 (http://library.pitt.edu/hillmanreinvention) 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!


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 pso@ccaha.org.


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 office@tclclibs.org, by May 9, 2018.