Northeastern Region | Core Library, Archives, and Museum Jobs

The Northeastern region includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. This list shows jobs posted in the last 30 days.


NEW Metadata Librarian, Strategy and Management, Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH

NEW Metadata Librarian, Hebraica - 67786BR, Yale University
New Haven, CT

NEW Metadata Librarian, Spanish and Portuguese - 67830BR, Yale University
New Haven, CT

Director of Library Services, Lycoming College
Williamsport, PA

Lycoming College seeks a Director of Library Services to enhance the Library’s academic impact through shared vision and creativity. The Director is responsible for providing overall direction and oversight of library operations and services including: collection development, coordination of library technology, assessment, development of policies and services, library facilities, budgets, college archives, administrative services and supervision of library staff. This position requires commitment to collaboration, reference and student instruction, campus and library outreach, and leadership through promotion of teamwork, diversity, and inclusiveness.

As an integral part of academic leadership, the Director will work collaboratively to establish the vision for the library and leverage initiatives and resources to contribute to the strategic goals of the college. The successful candidate will be a passionate professional committed to enhancing student engagement with librarians and library information resources in and out of the classroom while also engaging with the wider campus community by creating opportunities to promote and support research, learning, and teaching. Supported by an experienced library staff, the successful candidate will promote, assess, and evaluate library programs and services to meet the needs of contemporary users. At the same time the Director will mentor and facilitate professional development of the library staff. This position serves as the Library’s representative through advocacy to relevant college groups and also represents the college by attending and participating at local, regional, and national library organizations and consortia.

Due to these important roles, the Director of Library Services should demonstrate leadership qualities that foster a positive work and learning environment, knowledge of emerging issues facing contemporary academic libraries, a commitment to responsive and innovative services, a strong record of building library resources, and commitment to enhancing the college’s teaching, learning, and scholarly community.

The Snowden library houses an extensive print and on-line collection as well as the college archives. Library faculty have a long history of collaboration with Lycoming College faculty from across a broad range of disciplines. These partnerships range from classroom teaching to research collaborations. Library faculty are active scholars, participating members in regional and national professional organizations and conferences, and contribute to campus governance and committee service.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science
  • Minimum of five years of experience in academic libraries with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Successful experience teaching information literacy in collaboration with faculty
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information technology as it relates to libraries and the ability to develop collaborative vision for its use.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including administrative and management experience in academic libraries with an emphasis on strategic planning, budget management, and staff supervision and development
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly communication, pedagogy, and librarianship such as copyright, plagiarism, intellectual freedom, technology, and assessment
  • Experience in collection development and knowledge of library systems
  • Record of scholarly achievement

All professional librarians at Lycoming College have dual appointments to the library faculty and to the administrative executive staff. Full-time library faculty have faculty voting and committee service responsibilities.

To Apply

Candidates must submit an online application through the employment opportunities website including a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed immediately. Deadline for submission of application is September 10, 2021. A post offer criminal background check and pre-employment drug screening will occur.

Lycoming College proudly celebrates and values diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive campus community supporting all faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and all who are interested in supporting and contributing to our mission. Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer.

Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections & Outreach, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Cataloging/Metadata Librarian, Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA

Branch Manager II, Mid-Columbia Libraries
Kennewick, MA

Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
Cambridge, MA

Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian, Colgate University
Hamilton, NY

Join the Colgate University Libraries! Looking for an opportunity that provides for a broad library experience? Interested in assessing, enhancing, and complementing the existing collections to ensure they are reflective of the diversity of the University’s community? Interested in joining a small library team exploring creative ways to advance an academic library? Enjoy working closely with students and faculty at a small liberal arts university?

Colgate University Libraries invites applications for an Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian. This 12-month library faculty position mentors and supports a staff of three in managing library acquisitions and electronic resources. Additionally, the librarian will help develop the University’s strategy for acquiring and maintaining electronic resources and will support the teaching and learning that characterizes current, effective higher education. It is an expectation that a librarian in this position will develop expertise in all aspects of electronic resource management and acquisitions through participation in workshops, webinars, professional associations and networks.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian will also manage the acquisitions budget including tracking monies allocated, encumbered, and expended for different types of collections and subject areas. This will require establishing effective business relationships with current and prospective publishers, subscription agents, electronic resources vendors, and consortia.

Working collaboratively, the Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian will train and mentor staff to ensure effective operations and build understanding of evolving practices, trends, and standards. In addition, the Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian will develop partnerships with faculty to provide support in building the collection around individual research needs. Work closely with library liaisons to provide comprehensive support in building the Libraries’ collection around curricular needs and faculty research. Develop strategic partnerships with campus stakeholders to broadly promote the use of the collection in support of Colgate’s Colgate University’s Third-Century Plan.

As articulated in the University Libraries’ Strategic Directions, we aspire to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of library operations including collections, accessible spaces, staffing and services. We provide welcoming spaces for our users whose differences we recognize and respect. As a corollary, we aspire to create a collaborative culture in the Libraries that encourages open dialogue, creativity, and experimentation. Candidates ready to work with a diverse student body are especially welcome. Additional information is available from “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Colgate University”.

We seek a flexible and creative thinker who is eager to contribute to a reimagining of the library. The ideal candidate will be able to work collaboratively, to develop their own ideas and to grow professionally within this position. All library faculty are expected to participate in library faculty governance; engage in service to the Colgate University community; serve on library and university committees; demonstrate an active commitment to the library profession by engaging in research, professional development, and other activities related to continuing appointment and promotion.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or an equivalent degree (degree completed before beginning of appointment).
  • Ability to work strategically in a team environment.
  • Evidence of creative and strategic problem-solving.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • An attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, or experience with, monographic acquisition and ordering platforms.
  • Experience with negotiating contracts and license agreements.
  • Experience working in an academic library. Experience working with Electronic Resource Management Systems (ERM)

We expect the successful candidate to be stronger in some qualifications listed above than others; we are committed to helping our future colleague expand their skills, and hope to learn from their areas of strength.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references. All applicants are asked to submit a diversity and inclusion statement and research and professional development statement. These can be submitted through:

Diversity and inclusion statement (250-500 words): What initiatives or contributions in the area of DEI are you most proud of that exemplify your awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusive work environment? Please also briefly describe what you have learned working with diverse populations.

Research and professional development statement (250-500 words): Please outline your scholarship and professional development plans and goals, as well as any resources that you will need for pursuing these interests (national or international conferences, collaborators, workshops, etc.). How do you envision Colgate University Libraries supporting you and contributing to your success in accomplishing these goals?

Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Applicants with dual--career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Courtney L. Young,, (315) 228-7362 

Director of Public Library, Town of Needham
Needham, MA


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