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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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ALA accredited MLS.
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: http://www.hawaii.edu/News/job.vacancies.html
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ALA accredited MLS
- 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.
POSTMARK CLOSING DATE: February 5, 2001
BENEFITS: Full medical and dental