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Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Cataloging Residency. Folger Shakespeare Library. Deadline – June 30, 2016

Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Cataloging Residency

Cataloging – Full Time

The Folger Shakespeare Library (Folger) invites applications for the Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Cataloging Residency. The Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Cataloging Residency (“Seiler Residency” for short) is a nine-month term-limited position for new library professionals made possible by the Nadia Sophie Seiler Memorial Fund and hosted at the Folger. This Residency runs from September 2016 through June 2017.  The 2016/17 Seiler Resident will work hands-on with 17th-century printed books while being actively trained and mentored by Folger librarians. The focus of the residency will be on rare book cataloging, but the Seiler Resident will also have the opportunity to work directly with acquisitions staff, curators, and other professionals in order to gain a thorough and practical understanding of rare materials librarianship. Specific activities will be tailored to match the Seiler Resident’s individual interests and needs, with the understanding that these may change over the nine months as the resident develops professionally. The Seiler Resident will be an integral part of the Folger staff, participating in departmental meetings, attending talks, and contributing to the collegial environment on a professional level in order to gain genuine career-oriented experience. Additional information about the residency and potential projects  is available on Folgerpedia. Interested applicants are required to submit a cover letter and CV, and must have received a master’s degree within the 18 months prior to application from a program accredited by the American Library Association. Familiarity with key people and events from early modern British culture is required. Our ideal candidate will have a background (or coursework) in the field of rare books or descriptive bibliography, and bibliographic knowledge of Latin. Ability to carefully handle fragile materials is necessary. Applicants must have strong computer and organizational skills, the ability to work well within a team environment, the ability to follow technical instructions, and a meticulous attention to detail. Knowledge of basic technical processing/cataloging functions and services to include cataloging standards such as RDA, and MARC21 as well as the use of OCLC Connexion preferred. Knowledge of DCRM(B) a plus. Working knowledge of Voyager desired. Experience cataloging for a research library environment a plus. This is a full time, 35 hours per week, residency with salary and benefits. Applications are due by June 30, 2016.


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Hospital Librarian. Entry Level. Deadline: May 20, 2016

The University of Louisville Libraries seeks a service-oriented librarian interested in working in an entry level position at the University of Louisville library located in Louisville, Kentucky. The library is managed by the University of Louisville’s Kornhauser Health Sciences Library.  This is a 12-month, term faculty position, renewable annually with full benefits.

University of Louisville’s Kornhauser Health Sciences Library contracts with the KentuckyOne Health System to provide virtual access to medical literature and library services such as free searches for all KentuckyOne employees ( These services are provided by the University of Louisville Rowntree Medical Library in Louisville, and by the Saint Joseph Hospital Library in Lexington. The KentuckyOne Health System contains 27clinical entities and over 3,000 employees.


Manage operations of the Rowntree Medical Library. Supervise one full-time staff employee. In collaboration with the faculty and staff of the University of Louisville’s Health Sciences Library, provide library/information services for all of the western portion of KentuckyOne Health. Provide reference assistance including literature searches. Provide document delivery and interlibrary loan services.  Provide clinical information services and bibliographic instruction for clinical tools and databases. Serve on university committees and attend meetings as appropriate. Participate in and collaborate with hospital units on educational programs for clinical personnel.  Maintain statistics as needed. Some reimbursable travel required within KentuckyOne service area. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Kornhauser Health Sciences Library.

Minimum Qualifications:

•             Masters degree from an ALA accredited institution

•             Library reference experience

•             Excellent organizational skills

•             Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

•             Ability to work independently and also collaboratively with other faculty and staff

Preferred Qualifications:

•             Experience in a health sciences or hospital library

•             Health sciences reference experience

•             Experience with clinical librarianship or evidence-based practice methods

•             Experience in the clinical setting

•             Experience using biomedical and evidence based information tools such as PubMed, CINAHL, or

•             Health sciences background

•             Degree or certification in a health sciences or health-related discipline

•             Supervisory experience

This is a full-time, twelve-month, term faculty position, appointed at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor, depending on qualifications and experience. Initial rank and salary are made at the discretion of the Dean of University Libraries. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package and annual vacation of 22 working days. Promotion requires demonstration of scholarship and other criteria.

The University of Louisville ( is a Carnegie research university serving 21,000 students in the state’s largest urban area.  Kornhauser Health Sciences Library is located at the downtown Health Sciences Center, three miles north of the main university campus, Belknap Campus.  The Health Sciences Center is home to over 50% of the university faculty and receives 90% of grant funding.  Kornhauser Health Sciences library has partnered with KentuckyOne Health Care in the provision of fully-integrated virtual library services to 27 hospitals and health centers throughout the state of Kentucky (

With a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate programs and over twenty nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional programs, the University also has as a strong commitment to the community in which it resides. The University Libraries (  joined the 126-member Association of Research Libraries in 2002. The city of Louisville ( offers hospitality, warmth and smaller city advantages like shorter commutes and lower cost of living alongside major city amenities such as world-class performing arts, great sports, incredible dining, and a nationally-acclaimed parks system.

Applications received by May 20, 2016 are given full consideration in the initial screening. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants must apply at  and attach a CV, letter of interest detailing your familiarity, aptitude, and/or experience with the required and desired qualifications, and the name, address, phone number and e-mail address of three references.

The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.

Please direct questions to:

 Vida Vaughn

Assistant Director

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY 40292


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Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship Call for Applications—Deadline June 1, 2016‏

To honor the memory and extend the legacy of longtime ARL staff member Julia Blixrud, ARL has established the Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship, which supports the attendance of one master of library and information science (MLIS) student or recent graduate at the ARL Fall Forum, held in Washington, DC, each year. This scholarship is supported by generous donations to the Julia C. Blixrud Memorial Fund.

Scholarship Components

The award covers the registration fee for the ARL Fall Forum and provides a scholarship of $1,000 to help offset the costs of travel to and attendance at the Fall Forum.

Awardee Selection Criteria

The successful applicant will:

  • Be a current MLIS student or a graduate who is within two years of graduation.
  • Exhibit evidence of being a creative thinker who is passionate about the topic of the ARL Fall Forum. The theme of the 2016 Fall Forum will be “Libraries and Archives as Agents of Social Justice.”
  • Demonstrate strong potential to contribute to the profession.

Scholarship Requirements

The scholarship awardee will:

  • Attend the 2016 ARL Fall Forum.
  • Actively use social media to communicate about the Fall Forum during the event and write a summary of her/his participation to be published by ARL after the event.


To apply, review the application components, complete the online application form, and upload your essay or visualization along with your résumé or CV. Your letter of recommendation must be on letterhead, signed, and e-mailed directly from a supervisor or professor to

Applications and supporting documents are due to ARL by 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Visit the Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship webpage for more application details. If you have questions about the scholarship or application process, e-mail

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at

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