Northeastern Region


The Northeastern region includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

The Tri-College Library Consortium (comprised of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges) seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and inquisitive Library Applications & Operations Developer to join our team and help move the Tri-Co Libraries forward as a leading academic library consortium.
Reporting to the Tri-College Library Technology Coordinator and based out of Swarthmore College, the Library Applications & Operations Developer works in a team-oriented environment to develop the applications and systems operation of the Tri-College Library Consortium, with the aim of connecting users to library content and extending and enhancing library services.
S/he designs, implements, administers, tests, and documents features and functionality for LAMP applications, chiefly the catalog discovery service, to facilitate access to library resources and to support consortial staff initiatives. S/he manages the configuration of Apache HTTP Servers, virtual servers, and library application development environments. S/he optimizes production environments, administers version control software and workflows, and documents deployment procedures. S/he develops, optimizes, and coordinates lifecycle development processes and strategies for redundancy, fail-over, and optimal caching. S/he provides technical leadership by helping guide the Consortium on technical solutions, efficiencies, new tools, languages, development environments, and deployment paradigms.
* Bachelor’s Degree, with a minimum two years experience in evaluating, developing, and maintaining information applications.
* Demonstrated proficiency in current programming and/or scripting languages or technologies including PHP, JavaScript, and SQL.
* Demonstrated knowledge and experience with optimizing back-end operations, such as creating development environments and deployment strategies and tuning databases.
* Experience with Linux and/or Unix environments and related server technologies, such as Apache HTTP Server.
* Experience with database application configuration, such as MySQL and/or PostgreSQL.
* Experience with indexing search platform configuration, such as Apache Solr and/or Elasticsearch.
* Experience with administering revision control software and workflows, such as Git or Apache Subversion.
* Advanced Degree in Computer or Information Science or related field.
* Experience in an academic, library, or archives environment.
* Familiarity with and demonstrated interest in academic library technologies and discovery systems.
* Familiarity with authentication and web security protocols, such as Shibboleth, LDAP, and SSL.
* Working knowledge of Web development, design, frameworks, and standards, including HTML, CSS, responsive design principles and frameworks.
* Working knowledge of data encoding standards and translation languages, such as XML, XSLT, XPath, XQuery, and JSON.
* Additional programming language experience with either Python, Java, Perl, or Ruby.
In addition to the listed qualifications, the successful candidate will thrive in an environment of varied opportunities, including supporting the ever-changing needs of the Tri-Co academic community; collaborating with library and IT colleagues from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges; and participating in strategic discussions. S/he will be a creative problem-solver who is excited by new challenges and learning opportunities.
S/he will be personable and have a good sense of humor!
This position requires regular travel to Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, expenses for which are reimbursed.
Salary is competitive and comes with a generous benefits package, which may be reviewed at
Please apply through our web site at under Human Resources and Employment Opportunities.
Review of applications will begin on July 20, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. All applicant packets must include an updated resume and cover letter.
The Tri-College Libraries actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Deadline for applying: August 7, 2015
Application instructions: Apply Here:
Human Resources URL for further information:
University Park, PA
Chambersburg, PA
University Park, PA
York, PA

Princeton, NJ
Princeton University Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities. As a member of the growing Library Systems development team, reporting to the Library Application Development Manager, the developer in this position will implement, test, and document applications using the Hydra repository framework. 
Required qualifications
Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field - applicants with significant experience working in a similar environment may also be considered. 
Demonstrated experience with Ruby and Ruby on Rails plus one other programming language, preferably Java. 
Minimum three years of experience, with similar responsibilities, working in a similar environment that includes complex software systems, object-oriented programming, web-based applications and services, and distributed architecture. 
Demonstrated experience with test-driven development, preferably using RSpec: 
  • Ability to work in a Linux-based environment 
  • Demonstrated familiarity with current and developing trends regarding Hydra, Fedora, and other relevant technologies 
  • Willingness to contribute enhancements, patches, and new code to the Hydra Project 
Desired qualifications
Experience developing applications for large academic, cultural heritage, or research institutions. Preference will be given to candidates who have significant (ideally two or more years where applicable) experience with the following: 
Software and Frameworks: 
Programming Languages in addition to Ruby: 
  • Java 
  • Javascript, CSS, HTML5 and common frameworks for each (e.g. JQuery, Angular, Sass, Bootstrap)

Code Management and Deployment Tools 

  • Git
  • Github
  • Capistrano 
  • Docker

Protocols and Data/Metadata Standards. Examples: 

  • Dublin Core, METS, PREMIS, MODS, VRA Core, EAD, SKOS
  • IIIF, ResourceSync
  • RDF/Linked Data 
  • REST 
Working environment/Description of institution
The Princeton University Library is one of the world's leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images.
Salary and benefits
Princeton offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits portfolio to meet the diverse needs of our faculty and staff. In addition, the University is proud to offer many work life resources, services and programs that promote a healthier Princeton. We encourage all faculty and staff members to take advantage of these resources.
Salary range: $54,400-$127,300
Deadline for applying: Open until filled
Application instructions
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 
Applications received before June 15, 2015 will receive the highest priority and consideration. Nominations and applications (cover letter, resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website:
URL for further information:

Library Systems Engineer, Analog Devices Inc.
Wilmington, MA

The Technical & Marketing Information Services (TMIS) group provides Analog Devices’ worldwide locations with online access to research and information resources. We are seeking a Library Systems Engineer to participate in the development and support of TMIS systems and services across a wide range of technologies and platforms. Dynamic environment offers opportunities to be involved in all phases of web applications development and deployment from initial specs to coding, user interface design, testing, and evaluation.
Please follow the link below for further information and note that the position (ref. no. 150941) is called “Web Systems Engineer” for HR purposes rather than “Library Systems Engineer”.
Contact person
Liss Twichell
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Chambersburg, PA
As the leader of library and information technology services at Wilson, the Dean will play a critical role in advancing the college’s educational mission by working closely in partnership with faculty and other internal and external stakeholders. The Dean will be responsible for strategic planning, organizational management and budgeting as well as oversight of the library, the academic support center, administrative and academic computing, telecommunications, wireless and wired networks, end user support, and instructional technology. The Dean will provide vision and strategic forward-thinking leadership for LITS, enhancing service in support of teaching and learning while building on the college’s strengths.
Required qualifications: Advanced degree and a record of leadership in an academic setting
Desired qualifications: Substantive knowledge in education technology, distance and technology-assisted learning, information services, and academic libraries.
Working environment: Renovated historic library
Salary and benefits: Full package
Deadline for applying: Open until filled
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference to:
Search Committee Dean, LITS, Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave, Chambersburg, PA 17201
or via email to
Contact person:
Debra Hargrove
717-262-2017 #5
URL for further information

Content Designer-Bibliographic, EBSCO Information Services
Ipswich, MA

Digital Project Manager, Backstage Library Works
Bethlehem, PA

Emerging Technologies/Learning Technologies Librarian
Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY

Associate Director of the Center for Humanities and Information, Pennsylvania State University Libraries
University Park, PA

System Librarian, Colgate University
Hamilton, NY

Systems Librarian, Colgate University Libraries Come join our team at Colgate!  We are looking for a service-oriented professional with a strong commitment to problem-solving, training, documentation, and collaborative work with librarians, staff, technologists, and Colgate’s faculty and students.  Reporting to the Associate Director of Technology and Digital Initiatives and working closely with vendors and other librarians, the person in this position provides technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for traditional and emerging library software solutions and standards.  The incumbent will use a variety of technologies, along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to provide the best possible experience for library patrons and staff who use the information in our library systems. This will include first-line support as well as maintenance and implementation in a broad range of systems with primary, sustained focus on the integrated library system (III/Sierra) and Dematic automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS). Must have the ability to work effectively both in a team setting and independently in a changing environment.  Additional  information about Colgate University and the Colgate Libraries is available at

Application instructions can be found at  Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview.

Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

Colgate is a highly selective private liberal arts university located in Hamilton, NY, and is an EO/AA employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the university’s educational mission. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Applicants with dual career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at

Required qualifications: See position description.

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Director of Research and Instructional, Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA

Learning & Assessment Designer, Harvard Library
Cambridge, MA

Systems Librarian, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY

Head Librarian, Systems & Applications #12530
Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA

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Head Librarian, Public Services & Instructional Outreach(#12531), Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

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Head of Library Learning Services, University Park, Pennsylvania State University Libraries
University Park, PA

Project Manager Fresh Air CLIR Project, WHYY, inc.
Philadelphia, PA

WHYY is seeking an experienced professional for the role of Project Manager – Fresh Air CLIR Project.  

This full time position is responsible for the development of the Fresh Air database to accommodate expanded metadata supporting the cataloguing of 8,000 recordings. The Project Manager will be responsible for developing the project plan in conjunction with the Drexel consultants and WHYY, and documenting the cataloguing standards, training methods and workflow that will be used in the project.  Will also be responsible for hiring and training interns to catalog the Fresh Air recordings using Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST), PBCore and name authority control (NACO) and quality review of work for accuracy and consistency.  The system will support harvesting by OCLC Digital Collection Gateway for access to WorldCat by searching and browsing names, topical subject places, ull text and dates.  An EAD finding aid will be created and included on the PACSCL (Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries) regional finding aids site.  Both the WorldCat records and the finding aid will include links to the online digital audio files, enabling researchers to have instant access to any of the interviews.

Duties and responsibilities include conducting general project management duties; leading and advising the project in planning, implementation, usage and assessment of metadata; coordination of cataloguing efforts and maintaining best practices, following current national and international standards; leading project functions of resource description, including quality control of metadata and oversight and management of authorities work; contributing to cataloguing; and training and supervising interns.

This position requires ALA accredited Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences or other relevant graduate degree.  Archiving training or experience is a plus.  All candidates must  have a minimum of one year’s experience cataloguing within an integrated library system or similar enterprise system with metadata responsibilities.  Broad demonstrated knowledge of metadata and its role related to access and demonstrated supervisory experience  required.  Knowledge of cataloguing and metadata standards and schema, such as MARC, XML, EAD, DACS, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, LCSH, MeSH, TGM I, NAF, AAT, as well as authority records, AACR2 and RDA.  Knowledge of bibliographic utilities, such as PCLC.

Must be a team player with excellent oral and written communication skills for frequent interaction with staff and colleagues.  Desired qualifications:  Experience cataloguing digital objects preferred.  WHYY, Greater Philadelphia's leading public media provider, serving southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey  and all of Delaware for more than 50 years. We take pride in bringing our audience news when it needs it,  entertainment when it wants it and education when it counts — on television, radio and the Web and in the community.

Excellent salary package, including employer shared benefits, onsite activities such as yoga classes, conveniently accessible by Septa and Patco and great team environment.  Open until filled.

Application instructions:  Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying, via the WHYY    Please click the Employment link to submit resumes and any accompanying documentation.

Contact person: Felicia Lockhart

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Abington Campus, Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Philadelphia, PA

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Hanover, NH

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Chestnut Hill, MA

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Lewiston, ME

Library Discovery and Integrated System Coordinator, Princeton University Library
Princeton, NJ

This position is responsible, along with colleagues in the Library Systems Office, for managing the configuration and back office settings for the Library's discovery layer products (currently Voyager, Primo, and Summon)
as well as the integrated resources management systems used by Library staff (currently Voyager, Meridian, and SFX).

The position is also responsible for helping to create and regularly maintain the various online and batch interfaces between the discovery layers and the ILS, as well as from the ILS to third party systems, among them PeopleSoft, GFA, Borrow Direct, Aeon, and others. Responsible for significant data extracting and reporting using Access, SQL and other reporting tools. Complex reports and queries are created for Technical and Public Services staffs, for ARL statistics and other national organizations that collect library data. 

Manages various data loads and feeds, including financial, patron, and some bibliographic.  Also manages the Library’s Stack Map cloud based system which provides online maps of our branch libraries and also the Library’s instance of OnBase, a business document management system used by several Library units. Plays an active important role in managing system data integrity, keeping up with maintenance requirements and new release installation oversight, and if need be, recovery and restoration. Provides documentation for performing these various tasks, especially those that lack documentation.

He/she is also responsible for analyzing new Library system products with the aim of making strategic recommendations, choices, and decisions about next generation migration. Also responsible for managing such migrations, including comprehensive data migration as well as configuration choices and policy decisions.

This position routinely interacts and collaborates with many staff in the library and in various University departments, as well as with software vendors.  The position reports to the Deputy University Librarian.

Required qualifications:

  • BA from an accredited academic university.
  • In depth knowledge of Library Integrated System data formats and structures, both past and future.
  • Demonstrated experience with SQL/RDBMS systems.
  • Familiarity with using Linux/Unix.
  • Demonstrated experience using at least two scripting tools, such as Visual Basic, BASH, PERL, PHP, Ruby and or Python, as well as experience with HTML/CSS.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Library catalog data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of XML markup for library data.
  • Experience with Unicode, and library related non-Roman character encoding.
  • Ability to be able to troubleshoot issues with library systems or library data and to manage solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Desired qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited Library Information School.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HTTP techniques and RESTful protocols.
  • Familiarity with Linked Data conventions.
  • Reading  knowledge of at least one foreign language.

The Princeton University Library is one of the world’s leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities. Salary and benefits: Commensurate with experience.

Deadline for applying: Until position is filled.  Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Contact person: Marvin Bielawski