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Job Title Institution Location Description Application Deadline
E-Resources Librarian Williams College Williamstown, MA

Williams Libraries seeks an innovative and collaborative e-resources librarian to manage a seamless user experience of our electronic resources, effective collection development, and promote the mission of the College through continued access to the Libraries’ extensive e-resource collections. We seek candidates who are excited to work in a college library that supports students who are broadly diverse with regard to gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and religion.

Williams, a liberal arts college located in western Massachusetts, has built its reputation on outstanding teaching, scholarship, and academic excellence. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community to support our approximately 2,000 students, and to build an environment where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. The college is deeply committed to its employees. Salaries are competitive; benefits are excellent.

This is a full-time, continuing, appointment reporting to the Head of Collections & Systems.


  • Create and manage descriptive and holdings metadata for e-resources in the library system (currently Ex Libris’ Alma)
  • In consultation with the Systems Librarian and the User Experience Librarian, ensure the discoverability of e-resources in the Libraries’ discovery service
  • Provide leadership and expertise in the acquisition, organization, and lifecycle management of e-resources, including online journals, e-books, databases, and streaming media
  • Analyze data to facilitate effective collection development



  • ALA-accredited MLIS degree, or equivalent advanced degree. We may consider candidates with a relevant degree near completion.
  • 2+ years of experience in a relevant field
  • Knowledge of the organization of library collections and serials publication
  • Commitment to diverse, equitable, and inclusive library collections
  • Ability to prioritize and organize complex workflows
  • Aptitude for critical thinking and problem solving
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented organization


  • Experience with the acquisition, organization, and lifecycle management of e-resources, including online journals, e-books, databases, and streaming media
  • Experience in the Ex Libris Alma system
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends and technologies related to electronic resources and library services
  • Ability to produce reports and presentations
  • Participation with professional associations and conference presentations preferred

This position is eligible for hybrid alternative work arrangements, within the College’s Remote Work Policy and the Libraries framework.

For optimal consideration, please submit resume materials before November 29, 2022. Review of applications will continue until we fill the position.  Pay range is from $60,000 to $68,000, commensurate with experience. Job band 2-E.  Please visit to apply.  All applications will be reviewed by the search committee.

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable. COVID-19 vaccination with booster or approved exemption and compliance with COVID-19 related policies are required as a condition of employment at Williams.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at


For optimal consideration please submit resume materials before November 29, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Special Collections Public Services Archivist Smith College Northampton, MA

The Special Collections Public Services Archivist is an important member of a high profile, busy, team-oriented academic special collections department committed to providing an excellent, inclusive, scholarly, and effective public services program at Smith College. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the operations of the Special Collections in-person research service point; a robust undergraduate student assistant program; and the logistics of the Special Collections instruction program. The Public Services Archivist also will be responsible for in-person reference service for rare books and archival material, from reference desk shifts to conducting in depth reference interviews. The aim of the Special Collections public services program is to foster an open, creative, thoughtful, and anti-oppressive environment. This program maintains a supportive and welcoming environment to conduct research; actively seeks to lower and remove barriers to the discovery and access of materials; promotes collections and the people who created those records in an ethical manner; and regularly engages in program assessment and modification towards improvement and greater effectiveness. Anticipated salary range: $58,000 - $62,000.

Special Collections Digital Archivist Smith College Northampton, MA
Head of Special Collections Technical Services Smith College Northampton, MA
Digital Library Applications Administrator Smith College Northampton, MA

Smith College Libraries seeks applicants for the position of Digital Library Applications Administrator, situated in the Discovery, Access, & Digital Engagement (DADE) department. The successful candidate will provide support for multiple software and web packages across Smith College Libraries, with a particular emphasis on tools used by Special Collections for the management, distribution, and preservation of archival holdings. This role builds connections to internal and external applications, and uses creativity and innovation to create new and exciting applications improving access and discovery of library resources.The Digital Library Applications Administrator can be performed fully remotely, hybrid, or in the newly redesigned Neilson Library. Anticipated salary range: $65,000 - 75,000.

Library Web Services Developer/Library Web Services Developer and Head of Digital Initiatives Bowdoin College Brunswick, Maine

The Bowdoin College Library seeks an individual who is an experienced web designer and developer to support and advance the library’s website and its many web-based services. Reporting to the Associate Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, the Library Web Services Developer is responsible for the design, development, organization, evaluation, and maintenance of the library’s web presence, including the website and mobile environment, and integrated web applications. As a member of the library’s Digital Initiatives Group (DIG), the Web Services Developer works closely with colleagues to develop and manage the library’s robust systems infrastructure. The ideal candidate for this position will be a skilled technician and creative problem-solver, who is innovative, collaborative, and service oriented.

Appointment as Library Web Services Developer and Head of Digital Initiatives may be considered for a qualified candidate with supervisory and management experience. In addition to the job duties of the Web Services Developer, this role would be responsible for the overall administration and strategic leadership of the library’s extensive suite of technology services. In particular, the Head of Digital Initiatives would manage the Digital Initiatives Group (DIG), including supervision of two staff, and would serve as a member of the Library Leadership Team, ensuring that technology is at the forefront of the library’s strategic planning.
The college offers the opportunity for hybrid, remote, and flexible schedules. For qualified candidates, this position has the potential to work remotely from select states (Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland, Virginia, and New York).
Position details and information on applying may be found pnline at
First consideration will be given to applications that are received by November 4, 2022.
Head of Instruction and Engagement Drew University Madison, NJ

Drew University is seeking a Head of Instruction and Engagement in the University Library. This new 12 month, Library Faculty position will provide leadership, vision and strategic direction for Drew University Library in the development and management of 21st century public services, ensuring that the scope and caliber of library programs and services support the curriculum and mission of the University. The successful candidate will work with the Library Director and other stakeholders to plan, deliver, and assess activities designed to improve the quality and quantity of campus engagement with library materials, spaces, and services. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Articulate vision and guide program development to transform ways the library partners with faculty and students in leveraging and applying learning technologies to advance their scholarship, curricular, and co-curricular needs. Participate in library outreach and programming activities, including events planning and social media postings. 
  • Lead a team of reference/instruction librarians and participate as an equal partner in these activities. Create and deliver course-related and course-integrated reference and instruction in virtual, in-person, and hybrid environments. Work with the Reference and Instruction team to create instructional materials, activities, tutorials and online guides that support student learning. Evaluate and participate in assessment of these programs to measure the impact on student learning.
  • Design and perform ongoing assessment of activities and services in Public Services.
  • Maintain contact and collaborate with academic support services on supporting curricular and research projects on campus.
  • Coordinate library activities for international students, collaborating with appropriate university departments and writing programs across the curriculum to ensure the efficient provision of library services to our international student population. Provide oversight of library activities for the university's orientation program.
  • Participate in other projects and initiatives to be determined based on the strategic direction of the university and library. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
  • Occasional weekend and evening hours may be required.

This position offers some possibility for flexible work arrangements; however, the expectation is that the successful candidate will work primarily on-site.  

Required Qualifications: 

  • A Master’s degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited library program.
  • Three years of professional experience related to reference and instruction in an academic or research library.
  • Creativity, initiative, and interest in innovative approaches to reference, instruction and public services.
  • Demonstrated understanding of cutting edge issues and trends in reference and instruction.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to foster positive working relationships and build partnerships.
  • Effective time, organizational, and project management skills with the ability to work independently and as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work proactively and effectively with faculty.
  • Must have willingness to experiment and take risks in the profession.

  Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Second advanced degree in an academic discipline, preferably in the social sciences.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership in appropriate library management positions.
  • Experience using social media to effectively engage user populations.

How to Apply:

To apply, submit the following materials. 

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Contact Information of 3 professional references

Open until filled. Application review will begin on November 11, 2022 on a rolling basis; early applications are encouraged.


Open until filled. Application review will begin on November 11, 2022 on a rolling basis; early applications are encouraged.
Learning Engagement Librarian The College of Wooster Wooster, OH

Learning Engagement Librarian – Faculty status with multi-year contract opportunities

Consistently recognized by Princeton Review as one of the “Best College Libraries,” The College of Wooster Libraries seeks an innovative and team-oriented Learning Engagement Librarian to develop and lead an agile and comprehensive library instruction program that supports the mission of the Libraries and the curricular goals of the college. The College of Wooster Libraries cultivates an environment where students, faculty, and staff, as a diverse community of learners, discover, create, communicate, and preserve knowledge and insight.


Reporting to the Librarian of the College, the Learning Engagement Librarian provides leadership in the development of a dynamic information literacy curriculum, incorporating innovative teaching and learning pedagogy in support of our diverse community of learners. The Learning Engagement Librarian designs and integrates accessible virtual and physical learning materials and tools to support the information literacy curriculum and performs regular assessment to ensure the library instruction program supports student success. The Learning Engagement Librarian collaborates with library colleagues on new developments in instructional design and actively contributes to the Libraries’ instruction, research, and outreach programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads the development of a dynamic and comprehensive information literacy program from First Year Seminar through Senior Independent Study.
  • Incorporates current and emerging instructional practices, methodologies, and technologies into library instruction programming.
  • Coordinates the Libraries’ instruction program and provides in-depth research assistance for diverse learners including students, faculty, staff and community.
  • Supports and develops new library instruction and engagement initiatives, including skill-building and community-building programming, focusing on first-year, transfer, first-generation, and international students.
  • Identifies and addresses barriers to use of library collections, services, and spaces.
  • Serves as subject liaison librarian to several academic departments partnering with faculty to provide instruction, research support, and collection development.
  • Develops, conducts, and assesses library instruction and workshops with a focus on information, digital, data, and research literacies.
  • Communicates and promotes new developments and best practices in instructional design, technologies, and assessment.
  • Actively builds partnerships across campus to enhance the Libraries’ instruction program and increase student engagement and success.
  • Builds relationships with both academic and non-academic units across campus to raise awareness of ways the Libraries can collaborate as an essential partner in facilitating student success and community outreach.
  • Works collaboratively to ensure that the College of Wooster Libraries instruction program upholds values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a commitment to anti-racist and intersectional pedagogy.
  • Other duties as assigned

About Us

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. We enroll a racially, socioeconomically, and culturally diverse student population of approximately 2,000 undergraduate students, of which 6% identify as Latinx; 9%, as Black/African American; 4%, as Asian; 4%, as multiracial; and 61%, as white. Fifteen percent (15%) of our students are studying on international visas. Twenty-five percent (25%) are Pell-eligible and 11% are first-generation college students. We are interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy of the community through culturally relevant pedagogy, curricular diversity, intercultural fluency, and a commitment to ensuring equitable outcomes for racially and ethnically minoritized and marginalized student groups.

The College of Wooster Libraries house close to 700,000 book volumes across three facilities: Andrews LibraryThe Gault Library for Independent Study ; and the Timken Science LibraryThe Special Collections offer rare materials, first editions, archival materials, and unique collections that preserve social and literary history. In support of the College of Wooster’s focus on liberal inquiry and its signature program, Senior Independent Study, the Libraries foster development of progressively sophisticated research and scholarly communication skills, cultivation of a rich local academic community, and the creation and sharing of new knowledge with communities worldwide. The buildings are alive with research, mentorship, innovation, and collaboration, and are designed to support the dual mission of supporting advanced individual study by students and broad collaboration by all members of the academic community.

The Libraries advance our mission through dynamic and high-quality collections, technologies, learning environments, and services for our campus community. The College of Wooster is a founding member of the Five Colleges of Ohio, a consortium of selective liberal arts colleges. The Five Colleges (The College of Wooster, Denison University, Kenyon College, Oberlin College and Ohio Wesleyan University). The shared library system allows the collections of its member libraries to be readily and quickly available to all the colleges’ users. Membership in OhioLINK enables The College of Wooster Libraries to provide access to over 44 million books, 100+ electronic research databases, 33 million electronic journals and 200,000+ e-books, nearly 85,000 images, videos and sounds and over 100,000 theses and dissertations from Ohio students at 36 Ohio institutions.

The Libraries enjoy strong and unwavering support from the College’s students, faculty, administration and board and are recognized as key to the academic mission of the College. The staff and faculty of the Libraries are respected for their commitment to fostering a community of learners and independent thinkers. Librarians have faculty status and are active participants in faculty governance and campus committees.


Required Knowledge and Skills

  • MLS degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Instructional Design principles either through applied practice, internship, or course work.
  • Experience delivering instruction in diverse in-person or virtual learning settings e.g. schools, higher education, non-profit organizations, or corporations.
  • Understanding of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and ability to teach library instruction sessions.
  • Experience in creating and implementing virtual and physical learning materials/tools.
  • Understanding of assessment tools and techniques.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills

  • Two or more years of experience with instruction in academic libraries.
  • Experience providing library reference services and research consultations.
  • Experience in conducting assessment or evaluation of a program or initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective partnerships with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Experience creating online learning materials such as research guides and tutorials.
  • Familiarity with learning management systems such as Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard, etc.

Preferred qualifications are not required. The Libraries are committed to enabling the colleague recruited for this position to develop those skills. Individuals with an interest in the position who meet the required qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter through cover letter should include details applicable to the knowledge and skills needed in this role, a teaching and instruction philosophy, and a statement explaining your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion including information about your understanding of these issues, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing these efforts in the library and library instruction, as well as on campus and in the broader community. Finalists for the Learning Engagement Librarian position will be required to provide three references and copies of their unofficial graduate transcripts. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2022, 11:59 PM EST.

If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Upikin Gunawan, Administrative Coordinator, Libraries at Questions about the position should be directed to Makiba Foster, Librarian of The College at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to inclusive excellence in undergraduate education. We are especially interested in hiring faculty who contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service, and who are committed to ensuring the success of diverse student populations. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a criminal background check and verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. Typically, the college is not able to sponsor H1-B visas for visiting faculty. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity and inclusion. Read our nondiscrimination policy.


December 1, 2022 11:59PM EST
Assistant Director of Collections, Systems, and Services Occidental College Los Angeles

Assistant Director of Collections, Systems, and Services

Occidental College Library, Los Angeles, CA

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Collections, Systems, and Services (ADCSS) position offers an excellent opportunity for an energetic, service-oriented professional with strong managerial skills and experience to help transform the library into a vibrant, exciting, and user-centered physical and virtual center for teaching, learning, and research. The ADCSS will report to the Senior Director of CSS (SDCSS) and work closely with the other members of the Library Leadership Team (LiLT) – the College Librarian, the Director of Teaching, Learning and Research Support (TLRS), and the Director of Special Collections and College Archives (SCCA).  The Assistant Director will supervise 6.8 CSS FTE and be responsible for managing a robust portfolio of scholarly information resources, academic technology systems, and user services to ensure that the Library meets the information and education needs of the College’s faculty, students, staff, and other researchers creatively, efficiently, effectively, and sustainably.

Employing a deep commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Justice (DEIJ), the ADCSS assists the SDCSS with managing the Library’s materials budget and evaluating and implementing policies, procedures, and best practices that guide the licensing, acquisition, and cataloging of user-centered, scholarly information resources in an integrated, networked environment. The ADCSS will also manage the department’s operational and student assistant budgets. The incumbent will help to ensure the provision of excellent user services within the Library and Academic Commons both physically and virtually. This will involve serving as the point of contact for the building, communicating and collaborating closely with current and future Commons’ residents, and liaising with Facilities and Campus Safety.

The ADCSS will play a key role in implementing and managing building repair, renovation, and improvement projects as well as developing staffing plans for exciting new physical facilities within the Library and Academic Commons that will further the College’s strategic plans and priorities and advance student success and excellence.

Essential Responsibilities

1. Collections

  • Assists the SDCSS with managing the $1.2M materials budget. Helps to ensure productive vendor relations that benefit the College financially. Pays bills and tracks spending using the integrated Ex Libris Alma LSP and Banner/Argos ledgers.
  • Supports the College’s deep commitment to equity and justice by assisting the SDCSS with developing diverse and inclusive collections and services and providing equitable access to them.
  • Develops and manages efficient and collaborative workflows in technical services. Supervises, trains, and mentors 3 Collections and Systems FTE: The Catalog Data Specialist, the Resource Acquisition Specialist, and the Serials Data and Materials Specialist.

2. Systems

  • Serves as an administrator for the Ex Libris Alma/Primo Library Services Platform. Trains and provides advice and support to staff and student assistants in their use of the platform.
  • Assists with adopting and implementing new LSP system features and technologies, such as Leganto, Rapido, and Rialto, to improve or enhance user experience.
  • Assists the SDCSS with ensuring reliable operation and consistent management of mission-critical Library systems that provide access to scholarly information resources and services.

3. Services

  • Develops, organizes, manages, staffs, and evaluates the Library’s central Information Desk; analog collection management; circulation and reserves; resource-sharing; tech lending; the Critical Making Studio; and digitization services. Recommends hours and schedules to the Director. Ensures that the Information Desk is staffed appropriately during open hours.
  • Supervises 3.8 User Services FTE: Two F/T User Services Specialists and one F/T Resource-Sharing Specialist; two P/T Senior Evening and Weekend Supervisors. Manages occasional casual temporary employees filling in for regular staff. Oversees the department’s student assistant staffing program.
  • Manages the CSS department’s operational and student assistant budgets.
  • Working closely with the SDCSS and the Director of SCCA and TLRS, develops and continuously improves policies, procedures, and best practices governing Library access services to students, faculty, staff, users with special needs or disabilities, other members of the Oxy community, visiting researchers, and the broader community.
  • Supports and advances a culture of planning and assessment within CSS.  Employs and encourages data-driven, evidence-based decision-making within the department.
  • Chairs the Library’s Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery team. 
  • Serves as a member of the Communications and Programs Team and the Assessment and Organizational Success Team.
  • Leads the CSS exhibits program.
  • Assists the SDCSS with communications, including managing web and social media content and producing and disseminating the Library’s newsletter. 

4. Academic Commons Administration

  • Manages the administration of the Academic Commons building that includes the Mary Norton Clapp Library. Serves as an important point of contact for Campus Safety, Facilities, Senior Administration, and residents.
  • Facilitates and coordinates collaborative engagement with multiple Academic Commons’ residents and external partner stakeholders in planning for new facilities projects, improvements, and renovations.


  • MLIS from an ALA accredited program or its equivalent in work experience, education, and training.
  • Three years of professional experience in collections, systems, or public services in an academic or research library with a focus on improving or enhancing user experience.
  • Support for the philosophy and values of an urban, residential, liberal arts college education and determination to strengthen the academic community by employing universal design to develop diverse, inclusive, welcoming, and inviting physical and virtual spaces and inclusive and equitable resources and services.
  • Outward-facing, user-centered approach to providing scholarly information resources and public services.
  • Energetic, highly motivated, and innovative team leader.  A record of being a successful team-builder and team member with a demonstrated commitment to staff engagement and professional development.
  • Skills and experience in supervising staff and student assistants in an academic or research library.
  • Budgetary experience. Experience of working with an LSP with integrated accounting capabilities.
  • Experience with LSP implementation, administration, and interoperability within an academic or research library. Alma/Primo certification strongly preferred.
  • Interest in and exposure to developing access to scholarly information resources through open access; open education resources; digital archives; and institutional repositories.
  • Experience with collection development and management; technical services; central information services; circulation and reserves; resource sharing; digitization services; tech lending.
  • Expertise and experience in assessment within academic or research libraries.
  • Excellent listening, spoken, and written communication skills. Ability to interact successfully with students, faculty, staff, researchers, donors, vendors, consortial partners, and community constituencies.

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information for three references (including a present or former supervisor) to explaining where you learned of this opportunity, why you are attracted to the job, and how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position.

First consideration will be given to candidates applying by November 21, 2022.

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Occidental is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and just environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their work are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the College’s strategic equity and justice goals and those from groups that are underrepresented in the field are particularly encouraged to apply.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: excellent health, dental, life, and retirement benefits; tuition benefits for the employee, spouse, domestic partner, and dependents; additional extras including use of gym facilities and the College Library. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit

All qualified applicants will be considered for employment, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. Occidental College is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualifying disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application or employment process, please contact Human Resources (

As a condition of hire for a staff position and for appointment to a faculty position, Occidental College requires that all candidates who have received a conditional offer of employment complete an application form (if they have not already done so) and consent to a background check. Satisfactory completion of a background check, along with pre-employment verifications and references are required as a condition of employment, but only as permitted by federal, state, and local law, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

November 21 for first consideration
Archivist & Digital Initiatives Librarian Simmons University Boston, MA
Simmons University Library seeks an Archivist & Digital Initiatives Librarian to support the daily activities of the University Archives and the management of its collections; and assume a lead role in developing and supporting Archives and Library-wide digital projects.  This role contributes to the following:  processing of incoming archival collections; provision of reference services; supervision of student workers and interns; developing and executing digital exhibits, digitization projects, and content platforms; outreach and advocacy; and Archives and Library wide planning and projects.



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