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Since 1922 the Hawaii Library Association has grown to be the leading resource for librarians and information professionals in the State of Hawaii interested in the strategic application of information resources and technology and related issues. The Mission of the Hawaii Library Association is to promote library service and librarianship in Hawaii incorporation and affiliation with the American Library Association and other groups having allied objectives.


University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library The University of  Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM) seeks an innovative and dynamic leader for the post of  University Librarian. The University Librarian is the chief academic and  administrative officer of the UHM Library, the state's only comprehensive  research library. The University Librarian holds a position equivalent to a Dean  and reports to the Senior Vice President of UH and Executive Vice Chancellor of  UHM. The University Librarian oversees and carries out the mission of the  Library, develops, manages and allocates its resources, facilitates close  cooperation between academic programs and libraries services, and insures  responsible and effective leadership of personnel and collections in all  formats. The University Librarian testifies before legislative bodies,  represents and promotes the Library nationally and internationally, establishes  and maintains effective relationships within and outside the University, and  directs an active program of grantsmanship and fundraising.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Master's  of Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or  international equivalent; twelve years or more of progressively increasing  responsibilities in a university research library; a minimum of five years  experience in senior management at a major university research library;  demonstrated leadership and experience in strategic planning, assessment,  budgeting, and personnel management; a record of research, publication, and/or  professional contributions; knowledge of current technologies and information  systems in higher education and current trends in scholarly communication; an  additional advanced academic degree; and experience in developing interlibrary  cooperation through participation in consortial or other collaborative  arrangements.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated abilities or  experience in and commitment to the following: Asia-Pacific and other  non-western resources; effectiveness in generating extramural funds through  grantsmanship or fundraising; development of archival collections, including  preservation strategies (such as digitization) and increased access;  consultative management style, effective interactions with students, faculty,  staff, administrators, and the public in a diverse and multicultural  environment, excellent communication skills; recruitment and development of  diverse and talented staff; and a strong client orientation and campus  outreach.

THE UNIVERSITY: UHM, the flagship campus of the  University of Hawai'i system, enrolls 17,500 students. It is a land, sea and  space grant institution, and a Carnegie I research university with international  standing. Awarding doctorates in 55 fields, it has special strengths in tropical  agriculture, international business, oceanography, astronomy, electrical  engineering, volcanology and Asian and Pacific studies. Research funding totals  over $92 million.

The UHM Library is the primary resource for the Manoa campus  and supplements the libraries of the other nine campuses of the UH system. It is  the chief research collection for the State of Hawai'i and the Pacific region.  The Library has a staff of 56 FTE library faculty, 87 FTE professional and  support staff and 73 FTE student assistants. The collections total over 3  million cataloged volumes and over 5 million items in microform or other  formats. The Library includes an Audiovisual Center, Music Collection, Special  Collections of Hawaiian and archival materials, rare books and the world  renowned Pacific and Asia Collections. The UHM Library is a member of the ARL  and ranks 64th among the 112 member university research libraries. The Library  is a member of OCLC and RLG, the Research Libraries Group, which cooperates to  fund preservation, cataloging and other cooperative projects for research  libraries. Migration to the Endeavor Voyager Library System is underway. For  additional information on the facilities and services of the Library at UHM see General  Information About Hamilton and Sinclair Libraries.

NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS: The salary will be  competitive and commensurate with the candidate's experience. The preferred  starting date is July 1, 2001. The Search committee will begin reviewing  nominations and applications on November 1 and will continue until the position  is filled. Letters of nomination or application addressing the minimum and  desirable qualifications, c.v., and names of three references should be sent to  Dean Willa J. Tanabe, Chair, Search Committee for the University Librarian,  Moore Hall 310, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 1890 East-West Road, Honolulu,  HI 96822. Inquiries can be emailed to:

LIBRARIAN II - Collection Services

University of Hawaii at Manoa Library

Search reopened. Full-time, tenure track, general funds,  available April 2001.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Head of  Cataloging, provides original and adaptive cataloging for library materials in  print, audiovisual and electronic formats, including music, in English and other  languages; establishes name authority records to NACO standards; maintains and  upgrades bibliographic, authority and holdings records in the online catalog;  participates in forming and reviewing cataloging policies and procedures;  maintains awareness of cataloging and access issues. Cataloging is performed  according to AACR2r, LCSH, and LC classification system in an online  environment. Professional growth and service in keeping with university and  library standards for promotion, retention and tenure are expected.



  • Working knowledge of one or more foreign languages.
  • Knowledge of, or training in, current cataloging rules and standards  including AACR2r, LCSH and LC classification system, MARC format.
  • Work or intern experience in an academic library technical services setting.
  • Familiarity with metadata standards.
  • Educational background in music or comparable music training.
  • Familiarity with library automated systems and with utilities (OCLC and/or  RLIN). Current computer skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others.

TO APPLY: Submit letter of application which addresses  the minimum and desired qualifications, resume and names of three references to  Personnel Officer, University of Hawaii Library, 2550 The Mall, Honolulu, HI  96822. Interviewees will be expected to make a public presentation as part of  the screening process.

INQUIRIES: 808-956-7207. For information about  employment eligibility requirements see:

SALARY RANGE: $33,312-$49,296 annual.

CLOSING DATE: January 30, 2001

Territorial Public Library of American Samoa

The Territorial Public Library of American Samoa is seeking to fill the
position of Head Cataloger/Project Manger for the Feleti Barstow Public

American Samoa is the only U.S. Territory located south of the Equator.
The territory is made up of five tropical islands, two atolls, and is
part of the Polynesian Archipelago of the Samoa Islands. The
opportunities for diving, snorkeling, hiking, among other outdoor
activities are endless. English is the second language of the
territory, and is widely spoken.

The Feleti Barstow Public Library is a modern, busy library on the
shores of Pago Pago harbor, Tutuila Island.   The library opened in
March 2000 in a new 2-floor building.  It has a staff of 11, a growing
collection of 14,000 volumes, including a research collection of
Pacific materials.   The library uses the Follett library automation

·       MLS or equivalent from ALA or equivalently accredited
·       4 years library cataloging experience with automated databases
·       working knowledge of AACR2, DDC21, LCSH
·       2 years experience creating and editing MARC records
·       experience with retrospective conversion
·       experience providing staff training
·       good interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

The Head Cataloger will be responsible for cataloging all materials in
the library's collection using standard cataloging rules in an
automated environment.  The position will involve original cataloging,
including materials in Samoan and other Pacific languages, and copy
cataloging utilizing Z39-50 software to retrieve public domain records.

The Head Cataloger will supervise and train FBPL staff and volunteers,
and work closely with the Territorial Librarian on project planning and

The Head Cataloger will oversee a project to establish a territory wide
union catalog, involving the automation of all the libraries, training
and support of staff, and preparation of shelf lists for retrospective

The position will involve Saturday and evening work.   Other duties as

This position is a two-year contract position with the Territorial
Library at an annual rate of $25,000-$30,000 depending on
qualifications. Renewal of contract at end of the two-year period is
optional. Benefits include monthly housing stipend, transportation and
moving expenses at the beginning and end of the contract, and access to
public medical and dental facilities.   Vacation leave accrues at 8hrs
per bi-weekly pay period, sick leave at 4hrs per pay period.

The position will be available in May 2001, and interviews will be
scheduled for the PLA Conference in Chicago. Deadline for resume and
cover letter is February 20, 2001.

Cover letter and resume can be mailed to:

Hawaiian Mission Children's Society Library

553 S. King St., Honolulu, HI, 96813.

HMCSL is a rare book and manuscript library located at the site of the
Mission Houses Museum in downtown Honolulu.  The collection's focus is 19th
century Hawaiiana, including early voyages and travels, Hawaiian language
imprints, missionary letters and journals, daguerreotypes and early
photographs, Lahainaluna copperplate engravings, and microfilm.

Part-time position, 28 hours/week, full medical and dental.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Assistant Librarian will assist the Head Librarian in
the overall operation of the Hawaiian Mission Children's Society Library.
Responsibilities include working with researchers, accessioning and
cataloging, collection preservation and maintenance.


- Knowledge of, or training in, current cataloging rules and standards
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work well with others in small staff setting.
- Reading knowledge of the Hawaiian language
- Current computer skills
- Background in Hawaiian history

TO APPLY:  Submit resume and names of three references to Marilyn Reppun,
Head Librarian, Hawaiian Mission Children's Society Library, 553 S. King
St., Honolulu, HI, 96813.

SALARY:  $20,000

INQUIRIES:  531-0481

POSTMARK CLOSING DATE:  February 5, 2001

BENEFITS:  Full medical and dental

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