JOB: Collections & Research Librarian, Holy Names University – Oakland, CA

Holy Names University’s Cushing Library seeks a creative, dynamic, team-oriented individual to serve as a Collections & Research Librarian Research Librarian (full-time/ 12- months) to lead collections initiatives including the development of unique digital collections. Primary responsibilities include leading the acquisition, creation, assessment, and maintenance of collections in order to strategically support the diverse teaching, research, and learning needs of the HNU community. Additionally, the position will provide research assistance, conduct instructional workshops, provide cataloging services, and oversee acquisitions process and library collection budget.

Qualifications include:

An ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library Science.
Two years’ experience in an Academic Library.
Experience with cataloging including the ability to create original as well as copy bibliographic records.
Working knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata schemas, RDA, AACR2, LC subject headings and classification, Medical Subject Headings, and EAD, DACS, and DCRM.
Working knowledge of library and archives preservation principles, including digitization and metadata standards for long-term preservation and access.
Experience facilitating access to institution digital content, including reposition systems.
Experience with CONTENTdm digital collection platform and the concepts used in organizing and presenting digital information.
Experience in the provision of reference and instructional services.
Knowledge of copyright, permissions, and appropriate attribution of licensed materials.
Experience preparing and delivering workshops and presentations.
Experience at urban research institutions within a diverse and social responsible learning community is desired.


The review of applications will begin immediately. For consideration, applicants should submit a Holy Names University (staff/faculty) employment application with a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of professional references to The application can be found here.

About Holy Names University (HNU)

Oakland’s Holy Names University (HNU) was founded in 1868 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, the university’s mission is to empower and prepare a diverse student body for productive lives of leadership and service in a complex world. HNU offers a liberal arts and professional education through 15 undergraduate majors and seven master’s degree programs. HNU’s student-centered education, with small class sizes and courses in varied formats and schedules, meets the current needs of adult learners, including first-generation students and working adults. The university’s idyllic, 60-acre campus is nestled in the Oakland hills of California and offers panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. To learn more, visit