Midwestern Region

The Midwestern Region includes:  Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota

Director, Library Information Technology Services, Kansas State University Libraries
Manhattan, KS

Manager, University Library Systems, Kent State University ,  Kent State University Libraries

Kent,  Ohio

Kent State University Libraries ( http://www.library.kent.edu ) seeks an innovative library systems expert to lead its Systems Department. The Manager, University Library Systems will share a vision for advancing library computing capabilities throughout the University, the OhioLINK consortium, and the profession. The Manager will work with all library departments to ensure the effective deployment and use of technology, and cooperate with the University’s computer center on university-wide services that affect the Libraries’ systems and services.

The Systems Department employs seven technical staff and several student assistants. It manages an Innovative Interfaces ILS, EBSCO Discovery Service, ILLiad, electronic reserves, and other systems for nine campuses; manages 600 PCs in multiple locations; supports three electronic classrooms; provides support for digital initiatives; provides support for the Libraries’ public web presence; and develops and maintains a staff intranet that provides an extensive array of custom library applications developed in-house by the three full-time programmers on staff.

Required qualifications: Bachelor's degree in library or computer science, information systems, or a relevant field. Six years of professional experience in a complex technology environment, to include three years of management experience.

Desired qualifications: ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science degree or equivalent; familiarity with digital library applications and standards; management and/or configuration experience with library technologies; experience managing a complex library information technology department or team; ILS administration experience, especially with Innovative Interfaces, Inc.; experience supervising technical staff; familiarity with cataloging and metadata standards; familiarity with open source options for academic libraries; experience in managing support operation in a 24/7, multi-site environment.

 Kent State University, a public research university located in Kent, Ohio, is one of the largest universities in Ohio with an enrollment of 42,185 students in the nine-campus system.

For more information on Kent State University, see http://www.kent.edu. Kent State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Salary and benefits: This is a 12-month, full-time, administrative professional position. Anticipated hiring salary range: $70,000 - $85,000.  Deadline for applying: The position will remain open until filled.
Anticipated appointment date is June 1, 2015.  Applications received by March 20, 2015 will receive first consideration.


For a complete description of this position, and to apply, please see position # 989924 at https://jobs.kent.edu. Applications must be submitted online and should include a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Contact person:   Anita Clary (aclary@kent.edu).  For more information: http://jobs.kent.edu

Metadata and Digital Curation Librarian, Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI

The Metadata and Digital Curation Librarian provides leadership and guidance in the development
and implementation of data management strategies that will support discovery, access, management,
and preservation of the Libraries’ and University’s physical and digital assets and resources.

This position works collaboratively with librarians, archivists, IT staff and faculty to develop
the technological and organizational infrastructure needed to support the library’s growing digital
collections, digital scholarship and digital preservation initiatives. The successful candidate will
provide consultative support and expertise to GVSU faculty and academic units on research projects to
address their data service needs, including the development of data management plans for grant
applications to ensure usability, preservation and access

Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution

  • Working knowledge with at least two of the following cataloging and metadata standards: MARC, Dublin Core, EAD, and PREMIS;
  • Working knowledge of classification standards, authority records, and current cataloging rules and standards (e.g. AACR2, RDA, DACS); Working knowledge of best practices for  managing and preserving digital collections;
  • Working knowledge of data  management issues and trends including methods of organizing and managing research data as  well as consulting on data management plans; Knowledge of XML, OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE or other  emerging metadata transfer specifications; Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated presentation and project management experience; Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently;
  • Capacity to thrive in a changing working environment;
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas to others of varying skill sets.

Desired qualifications:

To view a full position description and application instructions please visit: www.gvsu.edu/library/jobs

Working environment/Description of institution:

Grand Valley State University is a public comprehensive university located in western Michigan with campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids, and Holland, plus centers in Muskegon and Traverse City.

Salary and benefits: Commensurate with Experience Deadline for applying:  The review of applications will begin on March 9, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application instructions: visit: www.gvsu.edu/library/jobs

Digital Curation Librarian, Fort Hays State University-Forsyth Library
Hays, KS