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Student Engagement & Community Outreach Librarian Position Opening

Oregon State University Libraries & Press (OSUL&P) invites applications for the position of Student Engagement & Community Outreach Librarian, a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.  The successful candidate will support the Oregon State University Student Engagement Initiative, and will be essential to the development of several OSUL&P strategic initiatives related to student retention and academic success.

We are looking for an energetic, forward-thinking colleague interested in developing and implementing programs and initiatives aimed at improving undergraduate student success at the university.  Strong interpersonal skills are essential: the successful candidate will be a strong advocate for underserved student populations. Working independently and collaboratively with OSUL&P colleagues, the Student Engagement & Community Outreach Librarian will work directly with student groups, and will seek out and build relationships with student-centered units and programs across campus, especially those supporting traditionally underserved populations.  He or she will work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues in the Teaching and Engagement department to support the Libraries’ instruction program and to develop innovative new teaching initiatives.


  • Build relationships with campus units serving targeted student populations and developing programs and tools that support student retention and success.
  • Collaborating with campus partners to support campus-wide teaching and learning initiatives.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of OSU Libraries’ instruction program.
  • Provide reference service in person and online.
  • Provide information literacy instruction in the classroom, at the point of need, and online.
  • Serve on campus committees related to student engagement and academic success.
  • Participate in shared governance of the Teaching & Engagement Department.

This is a tenure-track position. The successful candidate will actively participate in research, contribute to the university’s teaching mission, and engage in professional service.

Entry-level or early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience advocating for or serving underserved populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective collaborative relationships.
  • Demonstrated presentation skills, relevant to a classroom or workshop setting.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience planning or managing workshops, events or programs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or a foreign equivalent degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience supporting student success initiatives or programs.
    • Demonstrated teaching experience in the classroom or online.
    • Demonstrated experience using technology in the teaching environment.
    • Familiarity with college student development theory.
    • Experience working or volunteering in a library.
    • Demonstrated research and writing experience (including, but not limited to: white papers, project reports, published articles or a thesis).

The salary for this position is set at $50,000 per year, in addition to a generous vacation and benefits package.

OSU is an AA/EOE, and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 02/21/2014.  The full announcement and application instructions are available at: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu Look for posting # 0011855.

If you have any questions about this position please contact Hannah Gascho Rempel, search committee chair (hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu).

Open Positions at Western Washington University

Western Washington University Libraries have just announced two new positions: one is the Director of Scholarly Resources and Collection Services and the other is Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Director of Scholarly Resources and Collection Services

The Director of Scholarly Resources and Collection Services has responsibility for leading and administering collection development and collection services, and overseeing scholarly communications at the Western Washington University Libraries.  In this highly visible position, the Director provides leadership for the selection and management of collections, including oversight for the resource access budget, cataloging, acquisitions, ILL, circulation, and scholarly communication.  The Director coordinates the development and promotion of sustainable models of scholarly communication as it evolves on campus and in the library profession and supervises the Scholarly Communications Librarian in charge of the Institutional Repository and open access publishing.  The Director works closely with library leadership, staff, and external stakeholders to develop other digital initiatives.  The Director reports to the Dean of Libraries and serves on the Dean’s Leadership Group. This is a full time, tenure track faculty position. Rank and salary to be determined by qualifications.

Please click on link to see full job description, required and preferred qualifications, and application instructions: https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=4994

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Western Washington University Libraries seeks an innovative, forward-looking librarian who will build and promote the Institutional Repository (IR), as well as further scholarly communication as a strategic priority for Western Libraries.  Reporting to the Director of Scholarly Resources and Collection Services, this is a 12 month, tenure track faculty appointment.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian has responsibility for developing and implementing the Libraries’ scholarly communications programs and initiatives.  This person will manage the daily operations of the IR as well as create and update IR policies on campus, and will develop education and outreach related to all scholarly communication on campus. The ideal candidate will have a background and experience in scholarly communications and copyright issues.

Please click on link to see full job description, required and preferred qualifications, and application instructions: https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=4987

WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.  For disability accommodation, call (360) 640-3774 or (360) 650-7696 (TTY).

Job Posting: Collection Management Services Librarian

Pacific University Library is seeking an innovative and collaborative Collection Management Services Librarian. This faculty position:

Provides leadership in the Collection Management Services unit. Supervises acquisitions and cataloging activities and provides expert guidance on cataloging/ metadata issues for both traditional and emerging content collections. As a member of a collaborative and dynamic team, the Collection Management Services Librarian engages in innovative initiatives, both across units within the Libraries and through inter-institutional partnerships.   Within the Libraries, this position partners with the Special Collections Librarian and the Scholarly Communication Librarian as part of Local Collections and Publications Services, which is charged with setting goals and priorities for digital collections and the Libraries’ institutional repository.  The Collection Management Services Librarian also works closely with the Electronic Collections Librarian to ensure discoverability of resources. Within the Orbis Cascade Alliance, this person will actively participate in consortium-wide groups, such as the Collaborative Technical Services Team,  to plan and implement technical services workflows which take advantage of the capabilities of the consortium’s shared ILS.

For the complete position description and application information, please visit the Pacific University website.

Review of applications will begin December 9, 2013.  Position is open until filled.

Job opportunity: Research and Instruction Librarian (Lewis & Clark College)

Position:  Research and Instruction Librarian
Salary: 42,000-45,000
Institution: Lewis & Clark College
Location:  Portland, Oregon
Application deadline:  October 29, 2010

Aubrey R. Watzek Library, Lewis & Clark College, seeks applicants for the position of  Research and Instruction Librarian. This is a temporary assignment, expected to last from December 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011. The Research and Instruction Librarian will assist students and faculty with research, including providing reference service, referrals, research consultations, and related services. He or she will also teach sessions on using library resources and will collaborate with faculty to integrate information literacy into courses and programs.  In addition, the person in this position will manage collection development for several academic departments and programs, will serve as liaison to these academic units, and will maintain Library web pages related to these disciplines.

Successful candidates must possess a Master’s degree in library/information science and have reference experience in an academic library or similar organization.  They will have a broad knowledge of reference sources, print and electronic, and will have an enthusiasm for working with the college community.  Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate their excellence in teaching.  Finally, candidates should understand the principles of basic web page construction and be proficient with modern web applications including web authoring tools, social web (Web 2.0) applications and search engines.

This is a temporary, full-time exempt position, with an anticipated start date December 1, 2010.  Lewis & Clark College is an equal opportunity employer.  Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist(s).

For a complete job announcement and application instructions, visit: https://jobs.lclark.edu/ and click “Search Jobs.”

Opportunity: Collection development librarian

Come work at Reed!  Reed College is hiring a collection development librarian.

MHCC seeks library director

Mt Hood Community College has opened a search for a Director of Library Services. You can visit the MHCC human resources site to view the position description and apply online.

Also, library staff have been hard at work all fall and winter creating a document that describes our library as we are and where we’d like to be.  This includes everything from soup to nuts, collections to reference. Take a look–it’s a really nice snapshot that includes future goals and many a lovely graph!