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Job Title Institution Location Description Application Deadline
Special Collections Librarian Colgate University Hamilton, NY USA

The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, thoughtful, and forward-thinking individual to fill the position of Special Collections Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, the Special Collections Librarian manages rare books and other printed materials and engages in educational planning and instruction, reinforcing the significance of rare books and primary source materials as curricular resources, and explores the use of technology to advance teaching, learning and research with special collections materials. This position coordinates digitization projects involving SCUA materials including digital outsourcing, quality control, preservation, and storage, and participates in digital preservation planning and workflows.

It is expected that all Colgate University Libraries faculty and staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These are: user-centered focus; collaboration; effective team skills; creative problem solving; continuous learning; and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Required Qualifications
An ALA-accredited master’s degree or an equivalent international degree (or expected completion of degree within one academic term of hiring date).
A passion for rare books and knowledge of the history of the book.
Knowledge of current practices related to the organization and preservation of rare books and primary source materials.
User-centered service orientation with the ability to provide responsive and innovative services in support of learning, teaching, and research.
Ability to manage projects and a willingness to seek creative solutions to challenges.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues in a rapidly changing environment

Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate University Libraries, and the full job description and qualifications can be found at

Application instructions can be found at  Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three professional references. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their letter of application how their approach to teaching, scholarship, and/or professional service might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview.

Colgate University is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York state. It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at

Expiration Date:
February 6, 2020


Review of application materials will begin on January 6, 2020, and continue until the position is filled
Director of the Library Amherst College Amherst, MA
Amherst College invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Library. Reporting to the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Catherine Epstein, the Director of the Library plays a critical role in the intensive intellectual engagement that characterizes relationships between students, faculty, and staff at Amherst. In collaboration with talented and dedicated library staff members, the new Director of the Library will have a tremendous opportunity to build even further upon the Library’s exceptional, service-oriented culture. In addition, the director will be asked to lead library staff in a process of developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic vision for the future of the Amherst College Library – encompassing both the library’s role on campus and its relationship to the evolving information landscape. 
STEM and Data Education Librarian Wesleyan University Middletown, CT
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Academic Services, the STEM and Data Education Librarian will provide leadership in establishing partnerships and services that facilitate meaningful user engagement.  The Librarian will provide education, support, and collection development for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) resources, data discovery, and management of data, including data management planning, data sharing, and long-term data stewardship.
January 10, 2020
Librarian for Science and Technology Bernard College New York, NY

Barnard Library seeks a dynamic and engaged, collaborative professional with enthusiasm for supporting the expansion of the sciences at a small liberal arts women’s college connected to a large research university.

Open until filled
Director of Collections & Access Wheaton College Norton, MA

Wheaton College (MA) seeks a diverse pool of applicants for the position of Director of Collections & Access in Library Services. This is an exciting time to join Wallace Library at Wheaton College, a college that prides itself on a personal and engaged curricular and co-curricular learning experience for students. The college will launch a bold, innovative new curriculum in Fall 2020. The Collections and Access team is poised to rethink traditional approaches to collection management. Add in new leadership in the library and a newly-launched center for teaching and learning within the last year – it’s clear that great things are happening at Wheaton!

Review of applications begins December 2, 2019
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