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Instructional Services Librarian (full-time), Point Loma Nazarene University

The Point Loma Nazarene University community is, and intends to be, a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christlike character.


Ryan Library at Point Loma Nazarene University is seeking a candidate for a full-time, tenure-track Instructional Services Librarian faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.



Full time


PLNU is a vibrant Christian liberal arts university in the evangelical, Wesleyan tradition with an undergraduate and graduate student body of around 4000 including over 40% students of color.  PLNU seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the practice of teaching and scholarship.  In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

Ryan Library is a teaching library, serving primarily to support and supplement the curriculum offered at Point Loma Nazarene University. The Instructional Services Librarian is part of the Ryan Library team and is responsible for providing research assistance, information literacy instruction, outreach, and collection development for assigned academic and co-curricular departments. Ryan Library’s Instructional Services librarians teach information literacy as a component of the Writing Composition program and provide subject-specific research instruction to assigned academic departments.


  • Provide research service assistance in-person and via chat, e-mail, and phone to students, faculty, and staff in the Library and beyond
  • Serve as departmental liaison for assigned academic departments
  • Provide course-related information literacy instruction, assignment design and assessment
  • Schedule and assign Writing Composition instruction sessions
  • Participate in assessment of the information literacy component of the General Education Learning Outcomes
  • Coordinate collection development in assigned academic areas
  • Supervise the Circulation Supervisor
  • Develop and coordinate Ryan Library’s digital projects
  • Develop online research guides for assigned academic and co-curricular departments
  • Serve on department and university committees
  • Attend workshops, continuing education programs, library conferences, and other professional development opportunities
  • Work on the Research Help Desk one evening per week and occasional Saturdays
  • Other duties as assigned

Professional Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited program
  • Teaching experience and a teaching credential are preferred
  • Experience supervising full time staff
  • Experience providing research services, information literacy instruction, and collection development in a library setting
  • Evidence of service to the profession


Thorough commitment to the concept of Christian liberal arts education. Desire to work in an evangelical institution in the Wesleyan tradition. Supportive of the religious and educational goals of the university and its sponsoring denomination.


Evidence of Christian commitment and active church involvement.

Physical Requirements

The work is primarily sedentary and may require sitting for extended periods of time. Use of computer equipment: computer keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Vision to read documents, e-mail and other correspondence, and reports on paper and computer monitor. Hearing and speaking to communicate effectively with others in person and by phone. Will also stand, stoop, push, pull, and lift up to 10 lbs throughout the day.

Special Instructions

Application must be completed in one sitting. At the time of completing application, you will need the following documents to upload:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Personal Faith

To apply: https://pointloma.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PLNUCareers/job/San-Diego—Point-Loma/Instructional-Services-Librarian_R0000807-1?source=Indeed

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Part-time Reference Librarian, University of San Diego

Job Title Part-time Reference Librarian
Location San Diego, CA, US
Organization Name Copley Library
Department Description
Brief Description
This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefit based position with an assignment end date of July 30, 2017.

Copley Library seeks a part-time reference librarian to provide reference services to USD students, faculty, and staff.

Detailed Description
This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefit based position with an assignment end date of July 30, 2017.

Copley Library seeks a part-time reference librarian to provide reference services to USD students, faculty, and staff. The part-time reference librarian will be responsible for providing both in-person and online reference assistance during assigned shifts at the reference services desk. This position reports directly to the Head of Reference Services.

Job Requirements


  • ALA-accredited Masters degree in Library Science.
  • Experience providing reference services in an academic library.
  • Experience teaching the effective use of online and print research resources.



  • Experience providing reference services via chat, email, text message, and other virtual methods.
  • Experience using the LibAnswers online reference services platform.


Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.


Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.  Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.

Additional Details
Salary: $21.00 per hour


Hours: This is an hourly position including up to 12 hours per week. Additional hours/shifts may be available depending on reference scheduling needs. 

Closing date: Open until filled

To apply please visit: https://usdebsprod.sandiego.edu/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&OAMC=R&p_svid=22456&p_spid=1080588

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Scholarly Communications Librarian Position


The University of California San Diego Library seeks applications from highly motivated, innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professionals to join the Library as our Scholarly Communications Librarian (Assistant, Associate, or Full Librarian).

The Academic Senate of the University of California adopted an Open Access Policy on July 24, 2013, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC be made available to the public at no charge. Subsequently, a Publication Management System was implemented to prompt faculty when articles are published and to facilitate deposit of manuscripts into eScholarship, the University repository. On October 23, 2015, the UC Presidential Open Access Policy expanded open access rights and responsibilities to all other authors who write scholarly articles while employed at UC, including non-senate researchers, lecturers, post-doctoral scholars, administrative staff, librarians, and graduate students. These users are not presently incorporated into the Publication Management System software, but that is a future goal.

Implementation of these policies has created an expanded awareness of open access principles across campus and has led the Library to allocate additional resources in response to the increased and ongoing need for support and training for campus community members and Library staff.

This commitment is evidenced in the creation of the new position of Scholarly Communications Librarian. Reporting to the AUL for Collection Services, the ideal candidate is one who will lead the Library in defining strategies and services that support faculty and researchers in exercising their publishing options and that also help ensure sustainable and open access to information resources needed by our university. This work will include defining practices that maximize the impact of faculty research and writing, while protecting their intellectual property. Working in collaboration with liaison librarians, this individual will lead efforts to educate and advise the campus community on issues of open access;, offer guidance on university policy to the Library, faculty, students and staff; and provide consultations and informed recommendations on matters pertaining to scholarly communication, such as copyright and fair use, database licensing, and user privacy issues.

The University and the Library
With 34,000 students, UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels. For more than a decade, UC San Diego has been recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation by US News & World Report and for the third year in a row as the 14th best university in the world by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In 2015, for the sixth consecutive year, UC San Diego was ranked 1st in the nation by the Washington Monthly’s College Guide based on the positive impact the university has had on the country in terms of enabling social mobility, research productivity and civic engagement.
The UC San Diego Library is committed to student learning and success; the advancement of digital services to bolster faculty research and data preservation; and active sustainability and community engagement efforts. The Library plays a vital role in the University’s achievements and success and is continuously reimagining its portfolio of services, spaces, and resources to best meet the needs of the campus community. The Library is especially committed to the promotion of responsible scholarly communications at UC San Diego.

Responsibilities of the Position
The Scholarly Communications Librarian provides leadership and develops strategies for the effective promulgation of information about scholarly communications and open access publishing issues to campus user communities.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing faculty and graduate student support for the UC Open Access (OA) Policies (Faculty and Presidential)
  • Leading UC San Diego Library outreach efforts to faculty, graduate students, and other campus constituencies in support of scholarly communication innovations. Serving as a resource on the UC Open Access policies, copyright compliance, federal public access policies and open data funding mandates.
  • Convening and directing the work of the Library Scholarly Communications Working Group, which supports subject liaison librarians in facilitating effective communications regarding scholarly publishing, UC Open Access Policies, and related topics with their academic communities.
  • Actively engaging in outreach and sustaining strong, consistent, and effective communication channels between the Library and campus user groups. Promoting widespread awareness and use of OA resources and of OA publishing avenues/options for authors, researchers, and grad students.
  • Initiating and supporting ongoing scholarly communication education via workshops, information sessions, events, and resources in a range of formats.
  • Advising faculty, researchers and students on copyright, author rights, and publishing agreements.
  • Serving on UC-wide scholarly communication and related groups and ad hoc committees as needed.
  • Staying current with developments in scholarly communication, open access, academic publishing, copyright, research data curation, and related areas.
  • Monitoring scholarly communication trends, developments and services as one of the campus liaisons to national or international efforts in this area, such as SPARC, HathiTrust, or Force11. Advising and keeping Library administration and academic liaisons apprised of emerging issues.

Required Qualifications

  • Professional degree from a library school, or other advanced degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields related to library science.
  • Strong understanding of scholarly communication trends in an academic context.
  • Familiarity with scholarly resources and reference tools regarding scholarly communication.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of copyright and related issues as they support the creation and dissemination of scholarship, such as author’s rights, open access, archiving rights, institutional repositories, and scholarly publishing.
  • Experience working in an academic or research library.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to plan, document, and complete projects.
  • Strong commitment to excellence in service and ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, staff and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation and delivery of instructional or education programs focused on scholarly communications and/or copyright.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing working partnerships with academic units on a college or university campus.
  • Coursework or certification in scholarly communications, copyright, or related areas.
  • Demonstrated contributions to the profession with scholarly publications and/or presentations and through active participation in professional organizations.

Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. Librarians at UC San Diego are non-Senate academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position.
The UC San Diego Library is committed to supporting the University’s rich and diverse academic environment inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, ability, and ethnic backgrounds. UC San Diego Librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to contribute professionally with scholarly publications and/or presentations and through active participation in professional organizations.

Salary: Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Closing Date: Application consideration begins January 23, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to:


Job location

San Diego, CA

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/jobs/



  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Contributions to diversity – Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Misc / Additional – List of references / other documents / etc. (Optional)


3 references required (contact information only)

How to apply

  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information

To apply visit: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01302?emid=3640

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Curator for the Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection – University of Southern California

Curator for the Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection (#287)
USC Libraries
University of Southern California
Requisition ID: 014687

The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seeks an energetic, experienced contract librarian to organize, process, catalog, and promote use of the Cassady Lewis Carroll and Wonderland Award Collections in Special Collections. The Curator will work closely with the library’s programming and communications unit and donors to develop programs, exhibitions, and publications. The Curator will also assist with the annual Wonderland Awards, promoting the event and ensuring that students across southern California are aware of this competition and encouraged to submit entries. Duties include some weekend and evening hours.

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. For more information, see http://www.usc.edu.

The USC Libraries actively support the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge. We develop collections and services that support and encourage the academic endeavors of faculty, students, and staff; build a community of critical consumers of information; and help develop engaged world citizens. Through these means, we contribute to the continued success of the University of Southern California. The USC Libraries includes the Doheny Memorial Library and seventeen specialized libraries with an operating budget of approximately $41 million. Library collections encompass over 4.2 million volumes, 5.9 million microforms, 3.1 million images, 49,300 linear feet of manuscripts and archives, with access to over 110,900 serials in print and electronic formats, and nearly 723,000 ebooks. For more information, see http://www.usc.edu/libraries.


The Curator will:

  • Provide original and copy cataloging of rare books, serials, pamphlets, ephemera, and other formats in the Cassady Lewis Carroll and Wonderland Award Collections, ensuring that new materials are cataloged promptly and completely
  • Correct cataloging errors, omissions, and inconsistencies for these collections that exist in various databases including USC Libraries’ online catalog, Homer
  • Process, arrange, and describe these collections using Archivists’ Toolkit, as assigned
  • Utilize OCLC Connexion to catalog these collection materials for inclusion in Homer
  • Submit EAD-encoded finding aids related to these collections to the Online Archive of California
  • Perform outreach and collection liaison duties, including creating or revising LibGuides for the Lewis Carroll Collection
  • Provide events planning and faculty or public workshops, as assigned on the Lewis Carroll Collection
  • Work with the library’s planning and communications unit to mount an annual exhibition featuring the Cassady Lewis Carroll and Wonderland Award collections
  • Work with the library’s planning and communications unit to develop publications featuring the Cassady Lewis Carroll and Wonderland Award collections
  • Provide tours related to these collection for donors and others as requested
  • Actively engage students with the Cassady Lewis Carroll and Wonderland Award Collections
  • Provide some evening and weekend service, as assigned
  • Possess the physical strength and ability to move up to 30 pounds of materials at one time.

Minimum qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent is typically required for a
librarian appointment at USC and at least two years cataloging experience in an academic, research or public library
setting. In addition, candidates must have demonstrated:

  • Training in rare books cataloging, descriptive bibliography, or relevant professional special collections experience
  • Familiarity with AACR2, LC and Dewey classification, LCSH, MARC formats, and online catalog management procedures/techniques
  • Working knowledge of workstation applications (such as Word, Excel and Access), OCLC cataloging utilities, and local integrated online library systems (Sirsi Unicorn products preferred)
  • Experience working with donors
  • Experience managing large scale projects (e.g. backlogs)
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and teaching abilities
  • A strong public service orientation and the ability to work in a collegial, collaborative environment
  • Commitment to diversity, open communication, and academic excellence.

Desirable qualifications: More than two years cataloging experience; training in archives management; coursework related to or extensive knowledge of Lewis Carroll; working knowledge of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Books; familiarity with new library technologies and trends, as well as non-traditional cataloging standards such as Dublin Core; and familiarity with Archivist Toolkit.

Contract Librarian: This is a full-time, one-year contract appointment, with the possibility of reappointment on an annual basis. Contract Librarian track rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits include a choice of retirement programs, 22 paid vacation days per year, university holidays, a choice of medical and dental plans, and tuition assistance (for employees and eligible dependents).

Applications must be submitted via USC’s online faculty application website:
As part of the application, candidates must upload one document file (Word or PDF) that contains the following:

  1. a cover letter,
  2. a curriculum vitae (including telephone and e-mail address)
  3. a list of at least four references that includes the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address for each referee.

Closing date for applications: August 22, 2012

For more information about this position, contact Marje Schuetze-Coburn, Chair of the Search Committee, at

USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all
racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.

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