Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Supervisory Librarian of Information Architecture Division, National Defense University

For complete vacancy announcement and to apply:

Job Title: Supervisory Librarian
Department: Department Of Defense
Agency: National Defense University
Job Announcement Number: D02127

SALARY RANGE: 105,211.00 - 136,771.00 USD /year
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1410-14
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, March 25, 2010 to Thursday, April 08, 2010

*Responsible for planning, coordinating, managing the ongoing
activities and operations of Information Architecture Division for the
National Defense University Library including acquisitions, cataloging,
serials, database maintenance, digitization and technical
services-related online system management.
*Planning, directing and reviewing the operations of Automation
and Technical Services which requires advance knowledge of the theories
and techniques employed in the operation of a large automated
academic/research library utilizing international
information/bibliographic networks and substantial knowledge of social
and military sciences.
*Providing leadership in the identification and deployment of the
latest digital access methods and in the creation an architecture of
access points to scholarly resources in all formats needed by the
university community.
*Maintaining and developing the library's computer systems using
a broad range of software and hardware technologies. This entails
working collaboratively with the library staff and faculty, the CIO
organization , and members of the university faculty to envision and
implement appropriate electronic products and services.
*Utilizes an advance knowledge of management techniques in order
to develop innovative approaches to budgeting, recruiting and training a
highly specialized changing workforce in a era of expanding services,
limited resources and rapid change.
*Makes recommendations designed to ensure that program plans are
consistent with continuing requirements changes of university staff,
faculty, agencies and activities.

Data Services Intern, Duke University

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12 month appointment with possibility for renewal

Occupational Summary

Data and GIS Services in the Duke University Libraries seeks applicants for a new internship designed to provide an overview of managing and supporting social science numeric/geospatial data in a research library. In previous years, interns have built collections in the library’s social science data catalog >, helped design online data collections, and provided research consultations. The intern will work under the supervision of the Head of Data and GIS Services on metadata projects involving numeric data and geospatial collections at Duke.


• Develops metadata for Duke Libraries’ numeric and geospatial collections under the direction of the Head of Data and GIS Services.
• Assists in building numeric and geospatial resources for Duke Libraries.
• With the assistance of the Data and GIS Librarians, provides support for electronic data sets and geospatial resources.


It is the expectation that all Perkins Library System staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.


Required: BA/BS and 1.) enrollment or a degree from a graduate level program in the Social Sciences 2.) enrollment or a degree from a MLS program accredited by the American Library Association 3.) equivalent experience in an academic library.


Required: Familiarity with library metadata standards; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team, willingness to speak to diverse groups; desire and interest to work with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and library staff. Preference will be given to applicants who have working experience using statistical and/or geospatial data collections. Students with a focus on Information Science are encouraged to apply.

Preferred: Experience working in a research library using numeric and gis data/metadata. Knowledge of databases/statistical software, metadata, and library systems.

Hiring Rate

$15.00 per hour. This position is not eligible for University fringe benefits or moving, housing, or relocation expenses.


The internship is a temporary, part-time position available 9 hours per week for 12 months with possibility for renewal


Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references to: library human resources, at Please include DATA SERVICES INTERN in the subject line. If you do not have access to e-mail, please send applications via regular mail to Box 90194, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

An electronic resume should also be submitted at: Refer to requisition #400367487.

Music Librarian, Duke University

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Based in the Biddle Music Building, the Music Librarian develops and manages the print and non-print collections of the Music Library and provides specialized reference assistance and instruction to library users. The position reports to the Head of East Campus Libraries. The Music Librarian is a member of the Libraries’ Humanities Group, which coordinates services and collections in all areas of the humanities.


• In consultation with Duke University Music Department faculty and other library users, develops the Music Library’s collection in a systematic and balanced manner, selecting both current and retrospective materials to support the curriculum and research needs of the university community; has direct responsibility for the selection of all print, digital, and media materials for the Music Library, which is located in the Biddle Music Building.
• Serves as primary liaison between the Music Library and Music Department faculty and students, taking initiative to identify and meet their resource and service expectations and to facilitate ongoing communication regarding library resources and services.
• Provides specialized reference and research assistance to the university community and promotes use of the Music Library’s resources throughout the university.
• Works with the Head of East Campus Libraries and staff to promote the development of innovative and highly responsive library services and programs and to ensure the effective utilization of space.
• Promotes use of subject-specific information resources and services in ways that meet user needs and expectations, utilizing current technologies and information tools; oversees the development of the Music Library’s virtual presence.
• Works at the public services desk (Music and Lilly), including evening, holiday, and weekend rotations; answers reference questions and instructs patrons in person or via phone, virtual reference, instant messenger, or e-mail.
• Participates in the Duke University Libraries’ instructional program by providing classroom and individual instruction and creating and maintaining subject and course guides.
• For the music collections, formulates collecting policies; manages collections budgets; monitors and reviews approval plan profiles, gifts, and exchanges; selects materials for transfer to the Library Service Center and participates in conservation and preservation decisions.
• Undertakes systematic and formalized assessment of the collections and services of the Music Library and uses assessment data to improve collections and services as appropriate.
• Participates in relevant subject librarian groups and fosters collaboration with other subject librarians and technical services staff at Duke and with relevant personnel at other institutions, including the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN).
• Participates in library, university, and professional activities as appropriate.
• Performs other tasks as designated by the department head or library administration.



Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree in a field of music.

Preferred: MLS from an ALA-accredited program and a PhD in a field of music.


Required: At least one year of experience in reference and/or collection development in an academic, research, or large public library (including collection development responsibilities from a variety of sources) or combination of comparable academic degree and experience; strong academic background in music; understanding of the library’s role in music teaching and research; ability to work successfully in a highly collaborative environment; demonstrated success in collection development, reference assistance, and instruction and outreach activities related to library resources and services; familiarity with current trends in research libraries; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills as well as a strong commitment to public service; working knowledge of German, Italian or French.

Preferred: Three years of experience working in an academic research library; prior experience working in a music library; demonstrated written and oral proficiency in German, Italian, and/or French.

Send cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to: Teresa Tillman, Library Human Resources, at Please include MUSIC LIBRARIAN in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Science Librarian - Furman University

The Science Librarian manages the operations of the Science Library and provides reference assistance, library instruction, and oversees circulation and collection development. Candidates are required to have a Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited library school and have at least an undergraduate degree in a natural science. Knowledge of science resources, familiarity with library information technology and enthusiasm for teaching are required qualifications. The successful candidate will have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a commitment to public service. Experience in science librarianship, a graduate degree in a natural science, web authoring and supervisory experience are some of the preferred qualifications. For more details see:

Review of applications begins on April 15, 2010. Please submit a cover letter, a resume and the name and addresses of three references to Pongracz Sennyey, Associate Director of Libraries at or at Furman University, Duke Library, 3300 Poinsett Hwy.,Greenville SC 29613. Furman University is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer.

Knowledge Center Manager - Green Building Council

USGBC is seeking an individual skilled in library or information sciences to serve as its Knowledge Center Manager. This position is an entry-level management role that will manage the Knowledge Exchange and Knowledge Center, which serve as USGBC’s interactive platform for the exchange of green building knowledge..

Specific Responsibilities


  • Manage operations of the Knowledge Resource Center (KRC) program
  • Represent the Education department on USGBC’s Operations Committee
  • Liaise with the Technology department and facilitate the integration of technical tools into the online Knowledge Exchange
  • Educate internal and external audiences on best practices in information literacy
  • Foster partnerships with other organizations, businesses, and individuals to create content, assist with publicity, and provide financial support for the Knowledge Exchange.
  • Lead outreach efforts to expand visibility and encourage use of the Knowledge Exchange
  • Establish selection and content-sharing policies for all online educational collections
  • Special related projects as assigned

Knowledge Exchange

  • Identify and communicate compelling strategic reasons for implementing new/emerging web technologies that promote and deliver USGBC’s educational assets
  • Ensure that USGBC’s Knowledge Exchange collection contains vetted, quality content and adds value to USGBC’s educational programs
  • Continually stay on top of emerging trends in technology and information architecture

Knowledge Center

  • Ensure that USGBC’s Knowledge Center collection contains vetted, quality content and adds value to USGBC’s educational programs
  • Lead outreach efforts to expand visibility and encourage use of the Knowledge Center
  • Coordinate with all education and research business units for Knowledge Center use

Education & Training Requirements/Preferences:

  • Master of Library Science or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Additional training in new technologies (preferred)

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years relevant professional experience

Other Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated skills at integrating new technologies into projects
  • Demonstrated experience initiating and implementing new projects
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong customer service abilities
  • Highly organized and detailed-oriented
  • Strong computer proficiency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Knowledge of green building and/or sustainability principles and concepts
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks
  • Experience with HTML
  • Solo/special library experience
  • Group/team planning experience
  • Experience preferred in the areas of budgeting, supervision, grant management, training
  • Commitment to USGBC Mission

Application Instructions

Please forward résumé and letter of interest with salary requirements and title of position applying for to or fax to 202-478-5046 attn: Human Resources.