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Assistant Librarian, Outreach and Engagement Librarian-- Texas Tech University

posted Apr 17, 2018, 6:03 AM by Lars Hagelin   [ updated Apr 18, 2018, 12:03 PM ]

Texas Tech University, ranked 42nd in the Association of Research Libraries, is home to more than 36,000 students with a diverse, highly esteemed pool of educators who excel in teaching, research and service. A recognized Top Tier Research institution, total research expenditures have increased 151 percent in the past four years. Home of the Red Raiders, Lubbock, Texas, has an affordable cost of living, well below the national average, with excellent schools and state-of-the-art healthcare. Lubbock has a dry, mild climate, great entertainment with a vibrant arts scene and is close to both national and state parks. 

For more information and to apply for this position, use the following link:  

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.

University of Colorado Boulder Libraries-- Metadata Librarian

posted Apr 16, 2018, 5:17 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Metadata Librarian, a tenure-stream position in the University Libraries’ Metadata Services Department (MSD). The Metadata Librarian serves on the MSD Management Group and coordinates the operations of the Digital Projects Team that contributes both MARC and non-MARC metadata in support of Libraries’ collections. The Metadata Librarian revises descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata, and provides expertise in the development, implementation, and assessment of metadata policies, procedures, and infrastructure to the Libraries while monitoring external developments and changing needs in these areas. The Metadata Librarian develops and implements efficient metadata workflows, engages with stakeholders to identify metadata needs, and develops and provides training. The Metadata Librarian supervises 3 FTE staff, oversees training and performance evaluations, fosters an environment that supports staff professional development, and advocates for resources as needed to position the team for success. The Metadata Librarian may participate in the development of FOLIO, an open-source library services platform; the PCC ISNI pilot project; or other collaborative projects. A significant part of the responsibilities of this position includes research and creative work and service in keeping with the tenure and promotion standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.


Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:
  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program in library and information science (MLIS) or equivalent
  • Experience working with metadata in an academic library or equivalent organization
  • In-depth understanding of a variety of MARC and non-MARC metadata standards and schema (e.g., Dublin Core, MODS, RDA, AACR2, DACS, PREMIS) and controlled vocabularies (e.g., LCSH, AAT, GeoNames)
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent communication and analytic skills, including the ability to work well in a team-based environment
  • Demonstrated ability to advocate for and cultivate an environment that supports diversity, respect, and inclusion
  • Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service
Desirable Qualifications:

Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:
  • Understanding of linked data principles, including RDF and ontologies
  • Familiarity with OAI-PMH protocol for metadata harvesting
  • Leadership or supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated experience with authority data (e.g., LC authorities, Getty vocabularies, ORCID, ISNI, etc.)
  • Demonstrated skills with scripting languages and/or tools for data manipulation (e.g., OpenRefine, Python, XSLT, etc.)
  • Experience creating, editing, enhancing, transforming, or migrating legacy metadata
  • Experience with formulating metadata policies and procedures
  • Evidence of achievement in research, scholarly work, and professional service
Appointment and Salary:

The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty member. Appointment rank will depend on professional experience. The minimum starting salary is $51,000. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA-CREF administered retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by May 9, 2018, in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at CU Careers (posting 13222) and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU. The full position description can be viewed at

Direct Link to Apply:

The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building and retaining a diverse workforce to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of developing and learning. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

About the University and Libraries:

As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877—attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines.

Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service. The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission. Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank. The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.

About Boulder, Colorado: Boulder is known as one of the best places to live because of its spectacular setting, acres of open space, and vibrant atmosphere. At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space entwine into Boulder's cityscape nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Home to approximately 90,000 residents, Boulder has a mild, dry climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Boulder offers activities for every interest. Over 80 miles of pedestrian and bike paths, as well as a convenient bus system, provide transportation around town and to the Denver metropolitan area. Photographers, music lovers, rock climbers, Olympians, artists, and others are drawn to this great city because of its scenic beauty, vibrant culture, and fabulous amenities. Boulder is just three hours from 11 ski resorts, 40 minutes from Denver, and moments from 43,000 acres of open space and trails.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Assessment Coordinator-- University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries

posted Apr 12, 2018, 4:46 AM by Lars Hagelin

UIC Library seeks an innovative Assessment Coordinator to lead evidence-based assessment initiatives to achieve strategic objectives and inform decision-making related to services, collections, technology, and physical spaces. The Coordinator will help demonstrate the value and impact of the Library in facilitating student and faculty success.

The Coordinator will collaborate with relevant stakeholders in all five library locations to incorporate assessment into library programs, promote best practices for identifying assessment and actionable outcomes, ensure the accurate collection and preservation of data, and analyze and interpret data to inform strategic planning, communication, and decision-making. The Coordinator will also assist stakeholders to confidently use appropriate assessment tools and techniques. As a Clinical Assistant Professor, this appointment carries with it the expectation that the faculty member will contribute to the profession.

Reports to: Scholarly Communication Librarian

Job Description

The Assessment Coordinator:
  • Plans, designs, and implements library assessment initiatives in collaboration with the library’s senior leadership team, Assessment Advisory Committee, Steering Committee and relevant stakeholders
  • Leverages the results of library assessment activities to enhance and illustrate the impact of the library, develop actionable outcomes in collaboration with decision makers, and inform the Library’s strategic planning
  • Leads the design and implementation of regular internal and external surveys and other assessment tools
  • Coordinates data collection and analysis, and regularly shares findings with appropriate internal and external stakeholders
  • Oversees the deposit and preservation of data in standardized reporting formats from all appropriate library units into the Library’s centralized data repository
  • Promotes and shares expertise in assessment through consultation and collaborative development of assessment programs with library departments
  • Conducts staff training and creates development opportunities for library staff related to assessment
  • Keeps apprised of assessment developments and introduces new methods or tools to library staff
  • Gathers data for University needs as well as national reporting to organizations such as ARL and AAHSL
  • Maintains and updates the library’s dashboard, including data and graphical interfaces
  • Chairs the Assessment Advisory Committee
  • Serves on library, university, and professional committees, elected and assigned
  • Undertakes research/scholarship and professional development related to professional and scholarly interests
Minimum qualifications
  • ALA accredited MLS, M.Ed. in Assessment and Measurement, or other relevant advanced degree
  • Two years of professional library experience or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience in a position that requires the development and implementation of assessment strategies
  • Ability to present complicated information in easily comprehensible formats, e.g. data visualization, appropriate use of charts, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability in data analysis and organization
  • Academic coursework in statistical methods, qualitative methods, and research design
Preferred qualifications
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in higher education or other complex organizations
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative approaches to assessment such as user-centered design, ethnographic research, usability studies, or evaluation design
  • Working knowledge of Tableau or other statistical software applications used for analyzing qualitative and quantitative data
  • Project management experience or certification
  • Experience with supporting accreditation efforts in higher education
  • Experience with national library assessment programs, e.g., LibQUAL+, Project Information Literacy, NSSE, Value of Academic Libraries
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the competencies ACRL has identified for assessment coordinators [ACRL draft competencies]

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; The minimum salary for a full-time twelve-month appointment is $51,333; Benefits for a twelve month appointment include 24 days of vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical and dental insurance (with employee contribution); participation in one of the retirement options of the Illinois State Universities Retirement System compulsory. For further description of benefits see

For fullest consideration, apply by April 30, 2018 with cover letter, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references. The position close date is May 14, 2018.

All applicants must submit an online application through All applicants must submit an online application through To apply, click on the following link:

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

Library Public Service Desk Assistant-- University of California, Santa Cruz

posted Apr 5, 2018, 8:31 AM by Lars Hagelin

The UCSC Library seeks a full-time Library Public Service Desk Assistant to join the Circulation team within the User Services & Resource Sharing (US&RS) department. The selected candidate will join a high-functioning, collaborative team working to make UCSC collections and services accessible to library patrons, maintain the general collections, assist with building security and patron safety, make and implement all decisions necessary to provide full operation of the University Library circulation desks at McHenry or the Science & Engineering Library, resolve equipment and related problems, schedule and supervise approximately 20 student assistants, and to collaborate on projects and work needed to further the progress of circulation services and of the US&RS department. If you are excited about working in a progressive, fast-paced library on the beautiful UC Santa Cruz campus, we invite you to apply now!

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Library Public Service Desk Assistants ((2), Part-Time)-- University of California, Santa Cruz

posted Apr 5, 2018, 8:30 AM by Lars Hagelin

The UCSC Library seeks two (2) part-time Library Public Service Desk Assistants to join the Circulation team within the User Services & Resource Sharing (US&RS) department. The selected candidates will join a high-functioning, collaborative team working to make UCSC collections and services accessible to library patrons, maintain the general collections, assist with building security and patron safety, make and implement all decisions necessary to provide full operation of the University Library circulation desks at McHenry or the Science & Engineering Library, resolve equipment and related problems, and to collaborate on projects and work needed to further the progress of circulation services and of the US&RS department. If you are excited about working in a progressive, fast-paced library on the beautiful UC Santa Cruz campus, we invite you to apply now!

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Branch Manager (Silverstone)-- Meridian Library District (Idaho)

posted Apr 3, 2018, 5:29 AM by Lars Hagelin

Are you looking for a library management position where you can lead a team committed to providing exceptional customer service? Be part of a transformational library committed to connecting the community to new and creative resources in meaningful ways. Meridian Library District serves 95,000 residents through two branches, bookmobile, an emerging technology branch, and online services.

This full time Branch Manager position is responsible for:
  • Managing and participating in all daily service and support operations within the branch
  • Managing branch staff, including supervising, hiring, discipline, performance reviews, scheduling and training
  • Developing and leading a high performance work team through customer service strategies, departmental goals, and program planning
  • Evaluating and interpreting library policies and procedures for staff and the public; resolves patron issues in a positive, friendly manner
  • Working with city, school, cultural and community groups to promote library services
  • Budget and grant writing
  • Participating on the MLD leadership team
Rate of Pay: Competitive annual salary DOE

Benefits: Eligible for a competitive benefits package including generous paid time-off and 100% employer paid monthly health insurance premium for employee Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage with the option to add dependents and spouse at reasonable, low cost rates. For a full description of the benefits associated with this position, download the PDF here.

View the full job posting at Ready to Apply? Click Here!

Position Close Date: Open Until Filled

Why Idaho? Boise, Idaho was named by Forbes as America’s Fastest Growing City in 2018. Meridian, Idaho is a great and safe place to raise a family and has easy access to a variety of outdoor recreational activities.

Public Relations Librarian-- Eastern New Mexico University

posted Apr 2, 2018, 5:58 AM by Lars Hagelin

Position #2018-00028
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled


Responsible for updating, maintaining and growing the Golden Student Services Center's social media presence, in addition to providing some basic library services.
The GSSC is an innovative facility developed to be the destination on campus where students interact with their peers, faculty and university administrators, receiving support needed for each individual's success. It is the home of the Golden Library, Distance Learning department, and multiple Student Services.


Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversight of marketing including website, social media and other platforms
  • Creates digital and analog audiovisual formats (YouTube, videos, interactive maps etc.)
  • Manages digital content within the facility
  • Collaborates with staff on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and any other appropriate medium)
  • Coordinates marketing, promotion, public relations, etc. with the community and various campus departments
  • Develops social media strategies and marketing tactics, tracking and reporting initiatives for any needed modifications
  • Keeps abreast of marketing and social media trends in business and marketing
  • Provides bibliographic and research instruction, keeping current with user trends
  • Provides reference services to students and faculty, staying abreast of research methods and content
  • Works with faculty of assigned departments in developing subject areas of the collection
  • Supervises student employees working with graphics, social media content, etc. for the GSSC
  • Follows campus events as necessary to curate the social media calendar and content
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Job Requirements:
  • BA/BS Degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Education or related field and an MLS, MLIS or other library related degree, and one year of directly related experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Must be able to show examples of previous work in above fields.
  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Office and learn various graphic platforms.

Social Sciences Librarian-- University of Nevada, Las Vegas

posted Mar 30, 2018, 4:58 AM by Lars Hagelin



UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at:


The successful candidate will demonstrate ​support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in ​maintaining a respectful, positive work environment. The University Libraries extends this commitment to diversity and equity in employment and especially welcomes applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who contribute to diversification.


As a strong partner in student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial staff, outstanding digital collections, up-to-date technology and internationally renowned Special Collections, including two research centers: the Center for Gaming Research and the Oral History Research Center. University Libraries is comprised of Lied Library and four branch libraries and we are a gateway to more than 20,000 electronic journals and 1.7 million books, including e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 115 experienced faculty librarians and staff members supporting teaching, learning, research and creative endeavors at one of the nation's fastest growing universities. The Research and Education (RED) Division has four departments (Library Liaisons Program, Educational Initiatives, Knowledge Production, User Services) and three branch libraries (Architecture Studies Library, Music Library, and Teacher Development & Resources Library) and has 40 staff members, of which 21 are library faculty. The Research and Education Division (RED) fosters collaborations that contribute to our users' academic success, research, and lifelong learning and positively impacts student learning and supports the research and scholarly agenda of the University. This mission is realized through instruction of learners using a variety of methods and tools; partnerships with faculty to create an integrated, assessable, information literacy-focused curriculum; provision of targeted information resources; expert, point-of need research assistance; and a commitment to fostering competencies for lifelong inquiry.


Reporting to the Head of the Library Liaison Program, this position will support undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in the Departments of Anthropology, Sociology, and Political Science throughout the research lifecycle. Liaison librarians serve as the primary contact between UNLV Libraries and their departments. The successful candidate will develop curriculum-integrated instructional sessions, provide research support and consultations, assist in the development of services and tools to facilitate scholarly communication, and maintain an effective collection in assigned disciplines. The incumbent will also participate in the Libraries’ strategic initiatives to assess the needs of faculty and students related to the acquisition and management of data and research data management.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and he or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels, as well as with faculty and students.

As a tenure-track library faculty member, the incumbent will also be expected to engage in scholarly activities, including publication, and to provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.


Required Qualifications
  • A master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association to be awarded by date of appointment.
  • Demonstrated subject knowledge and familiarity with social sciences resources and research methodologies.
  • Familiarity with information literacy theory, practice, and assessment.
  • Knowledge of emerging information technologies and their application to research and teaching.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workload assignments.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Relevant undergraduate or graduate degree in the social sciences or sciences, or significant discipline-specific experience in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative and/or qualitative data services and software.
  • Understanding of current trends and patterns in scholarly communication as they relate to assigned disciplines.
  • Familiarity with current issues in data management.
  • Academic library experience with research assistance and information literacy instruction.
  • Competence and sensitivity in working at a university in which students, faculty, and staff are broadly diverse with regard to many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II (equivalent to Assistant Professor). Salary range is $65,000 – $68,000. In addition, University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities. Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Positions are contingent upon funding.


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on April 23, 2018 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to the Social Sciences Search Committee Chair and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or

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Rare Books Cataloging Librarian-- Baylor University

posted Mar 27, 2018, 5:38 AM by Lars Hagelin

Library Collections Services
Moody Memorial Library

Baylor University invites applications for an Academic Professional faculty position within the University Libraries.

The person we want to hire

The Baylor University Libraries seek a creative, collegial, and collaborative librarian to join our Cataloging & Metadata team. First and foremost, the person we want to hire must be passionate about cataloging and understands how this vocation underpins the research and scholarly discovery activities that occur in academic research library settings. Ideally this person will have expertise in rare books cataloging and extensive familiarity with effective descriptive practices for antiquaria and other unique materials frequently found in library special collections.

Highlighted Responsibilities:
  • Perform original and complex copy cataloging of rare materials in all physical formats, ephemera, and collection-level records for all libraries and collections within the University Libraries. May assist with other formats as needed 
  • Collaborate with Metadata and Catalog Librarian to create, review, and edit metadata for the Library’s unique materials, including rare books, artists’ books, serials, maps, graphics, realia, publications by the university and its faculty, and web-based materials in multiple languages, formats, and time periods, according to national and local standards for rare materials description 
  • Provide documentation, training, and guidance to cataloging staff performing special collections cataloging 
  • Work in close collaboration with other stakeholders to establish cataloging priorities for special collections materials, and to establish priorities for processing collections in the backlog, including determining appropriate levels of treatment for groups of materials 
Qualified candidates will possess a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program (well-qualified candidates receiving the degree by May 31, 2018 will also be considered}. This person must also have experience with RDA, AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, MARC formats, and online cataloging management techniques as well as familiarity with some metadata standards such as Dublin Core. For a full list of requirements and more details about the position, please visit .

Who we are

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris. (

To learn more about the Baylor University Libraries and Baylor University, please visit us online at and We are located in Waco, Texas, a city recently named to TripAdvisor’s 2018 Top Destinations on the Rise in the USA. To learn more about the Waco community, please visit any of the following websites:


To apply, please submit a letter of application and a résumé or current curriculum vitae via email to Kenneth L. Carriveau, Jr., Chair, Rare Books Cataloging Librarian Search Committee, at Review of completed applications will begin by April 30, 2018. Start date is negotiable but preferred no later than August 1, 2018. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Librarian-- Waco-McLennan County Library

posted Mar 26, 2018, 5:59 AM by Lars Hagelin

Are you creative, energetic, and innovative? Do you believe in the mission of libraries and want to share that enthusiasm with the public? Then the Waco-McLennan County Library wants you to join its team. We are searching for someone who is passionate about providing excellent library services to the people of Waco and excited about new challenges.

  • Provides reference service and resource recommendations using print, media, and digital resources. 
  • Provides research and information assistance. 
  • Provides readers advisory service. 
  • Instructs patrons in the use of library materials and online catalog. 
  • Collection development of the reference and circulating collection, through review, evaluation, selection and weeding in assigned subject areas. 
  • Promotes library collections, technology and services through presentations, programs, and topical displays. 
  • Assists in planning and implementing adult programs and displays. 
  • Gathers, reviews, and compiles data for reports, and prepares statistical and analytical reports of Library activities and operations. 
  • Develops special programs for patrons, including outreach and training classes 
  • Promotes Library programs and services to community agencies, advocates, and citizen groups. 
  • Maintains discipline and order in the library. 
  • Provides basic circulation service, as needed. 
  • Assists with training and supervising volunteers. 
  • Substitutes at branches as needed. 
  • Assumes responsibility of the library in the absence of managers. 
  • Special knowledge of publishing trends, authors, titles, and reading interests of adults. 
  • In-depth knowledge of library materials, services, and operations. 
  • Knowledge of emerging information and library technologies 
  • Library classification, cataloging and acquisition protocols. 
  • Collection development, evaluation and reference principles. 
  • Ability to learn and operate library automated system with high degree of efficiency. 
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, and meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to multi-task and work with frequent interruptions 
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment. 
  • Ability to interact with people of varying personalities and ages in a variety of situations. 
  • Proficiency with various e-reader devices 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to analyze and to creatively solve problems related to the position 
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to flourish in a changing environment. 
  • Cross-training in order to perform other duties and responsibilities is required. 
Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution is required is required.

Public Library and supervisory experience preferred.

18.52 - 21.40 hourly

Apply online at the City of Waco’s website.

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