Diversity Fellowship Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Position Description: Cornell University Library is committed to diversity and is actively seeking to foster and support the growth and development of librarians from underrepresented groups through the Cornell University Library Diversity Fellowship. We value qualified candidates who can enrich our community with variety of backgrounds and experiences.

The Diversity Fellowship is designed for recent MLS graduates who want the opportunity to learn about academic libraries and acquire core competencies and skills in research, scholarship and instruction. The program allows the Library Fellow the unique opportunity to work in a variety of public services areas, explore new information technologies, collaborate on projects, and to participate in a challenging and rewarding work environment. A flexible program will be developed to balance the Fellow’s individual goals and interests with the Library’s needs. In addition, the Fellow’s professional interests will be supported with a mentoring program, specialized training, continuing education, and participation on library committees.

· Teaching in Mann Library’s information literacy program

· Developing online learning modules

· Library space planning and assessment

· Supporting systematic reviews

· Providing research data management services

· Providing consultation on advanced research strategies and citation management

· Planning for emerging technologies

· Multi-media and/or makerspace support services

· Library outreach and communication

· Collection development

· Digitization of historical material

· Supporting the Library’s international outreach initiatives, including TEEAL and Research4Life

This is a fully funded two-year appointment available starting August 15, 2017. The start date is negotiable. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Application Instructions: To apply, click on the link below. Please attach a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to your application (preferred as one combined PDF document). Candidates should include in their cover letter a description of their knowledge and experience that demonstrates engagement in underrepresented communities and the ability to transfer this asset to a research, learning, and instructional context. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. For more information, contact Mary Ochs, Director of Mann Library, mao4@cornell.edu.

See also full job posting.

Employment Opportunity University Libraries, University at Buffalo Poetry Cataloger

Complete Description: SUNY Buffalo Poetry Cataloger

The University at Buffalo Libraries seek dynamic applicants for the position of Poetry Cataloger in the Poetry Collection within Special Collections. Founded in 1937, the Poetry Collection is the library of record for 20th– and 21st-century Anglophone poetry and is comprehensive in its collection of first and other bibliographically significant editions, little literary magazines and journals, broadsides, anthologies, criticism and reference materials. Additionally, the collection holds more than 150 archives and manuscript collections from a wide range of poets, presses, magazines and organizations including James Joyce, William Carlos Williams, Helen Adam, Robert Duncan, Robert Graves, Dylan Thomas, Jargon and Wyndham Lewis. The Poetry Collection is also a regional repository for many of the publishers and arts organizations of Western New York. There are also substantial collections of artwork, audio recordings, ephemera, photographs, visual poetry and zines, making it one of the largest poetry libraries of its kind in the world

To Apply:

To submit an application, please visit https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/9193. Interested candidates should upload a CV and a separate cover letter that includes contact information for three professional references (including email addresses). The deadline for applications is June 14, 2017.


Apply for ANCHASL scholarship for ANCHASL 2017 Spring Meeting and workshop on “Needle in a Haystack: Finding Data Insights, Where to Start?” Fwd: Registration Open! ANCHASL Spring Meeting, Friday June 9


This message relates to scholarships that the Association of North Carolina Health and Science Libraries (ANCHASL) is offering to support an upcoming meeting.
If you are planning to attend the ANCHASL 2017 Spring Meeting and workshop entitled “Needle in a Haystack: Finding Data Insights, Where to Start?” on Friday, June 9 in Wilson, NC, please consider applying for one of the scholarships being offered by the ANCHASL Scholarship Committee.
Meeting details are listed below and also at http://www.anchasl.org/.
The Board has authorized the Scholarship Committee to award up to four scholarships for this meeting and workshop. The award will cover your registration and part of your travel expenses. Recipients with a short commute will receive an award of $75. In order to encourage participation by those members living more than 90 miles from the meeting location, an additional $100 will be made available to them for travel costs, for an award amount of $175.

To be eligible, you must live or work in North Carolina (or be a student enrolled in a library program located in NC) and be a member of ANCHASL.  Not an ANCHASL member?  Don’t let that stop you! Join now!
For more information, consult the ANCHASL membership page at http://www.anchasl.org/member.shtml.

An application form for the meeting is attached below and is also available on the ANCHASL Scholarship Committee Web site, in case the attachments get stripped from this e-mail message. Complete and return the form to me, Carol Vreeland.

The submission deadline is the end of the day (midnight) on Monday, May 22. We’ll notify recipients by Saturday, May 27.


Submitted by

Carol Vreeland, Chair

ANCHASL Scholarship Committee

New Opportunity with the Harvard Library

Link: Records Manager2017-05-08

The Harvard Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Records Manager / Archivist for Operations.  Please find the complete position description attached.

To learn more or apply for this role, please visit:


After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click ‘search openings’ and then enter ‘42507BR’ in the Auto Req ID Field.

Link: Records Manager2017-05-08

NOTICE OF VACANCY: University of Washington – May 5, 2017 TITLE: Geography and Global Studies Librarian


May 5, 2017

TITLE: Geography and Global Studies Librarian

LOCATION: Government Publications, Maps, Microforms and Newspapers Unit; Reference and Research Services Department.

Complete announcement: NOV – May 5, 2017


Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.



The GMM unit is comprised of three major collections that serve UW faculty, students, and staff, as well as researchers from the local community and around the world. The government publication collection is a depository for publications from the United States federal government, Canada, the United Nations, the European Union, and the State of Washington. The collection also includes documents from international intergovernmental organizations, the City of Seattle, and King County. The map collection includes map sheets, aerial photographs, atlases, and electronic mapping and digital geospatial data for use with GIS software. The microform and newspaper collection includes current national and international newspapers, an extensive collection of newspapers on microfilm, as well as a wide variety of microform sets supporting research in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and international studies. The unit is part of the Libraries’ Reference and Research Services Department.



The University of Washington Libraries seeks a collaborative, creative, and energetic librarian to provide a range of learning and research services to faculty, students, and staff in Geography and Global Studies. Under the general direction of the Head, Government Publications, Maps, Microforms and Newspapers (GMM), the Geography and Global Studies Librarian serves as the liaison to the Geography Department, the Center for Global Studies, the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, and coordinating liaison to the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. The librarian has primary responsibility for managing services and collections for geography, international government organizations (IGO), and non-governmental organizations (NGO). Other responsibilities include the provision of GIS services and support to the Geography Department and the Jackson School, and serving as one of the research data services librarians for the social sciences.



To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources).
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements).
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses).
  • Please use “Librarian Application: Geography and Global Studies Librarian” in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.



To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, June 9, 2017.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu.

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libhr@uw.edu

Broward County Library Pilot Tackles Digital Divide

As part of an effort to bridge the digital divide, Broward County Library (BCL), FL, in partnership with T-Mobile, the county’s Enterprise Technology Services division, CareerSource Broward, and the School Board of Broward County, has launched a two-year pilot program that will provide 300 tablet computers and data access plans to eligible residents of the Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD).

Link: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2017/05/industry-news/broward-county-library-pilot-tackles-digital-divide/

Two tenure-track job openings at San Jose State University Library

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San Jose State University is
seeking an innovative and creative student-centered librarian to provide
leadership in the area of Data Services librarianship. The librarian will
collaborate with faculty, library staff, and campus staff, and will develop
services and support for instruction and research.

Specialization: Data Services Librarian
Job Opening ID (JOID): 24082
Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian, Tenure-track
Submit application to: https://apply.interfolio.com/41587
Application deadline:  May 31, 2017

Specialization: Student Success Librarian
Job Opening ID (JOID): 24081
Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian, Tenure-track
Submit application to: https://apply.interfolio.com/41588
Application deadline:  May 31, 2017

SJSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the core
values of inclusion, civility, and respect for each individual.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed
satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.