JOB: Librarian for Outreach, Digitization and Electronic Resources, Holy Names University

Come fly with us as we guide this library into the 21st century. The mile-long job title reflects the mind-boggling array of responsibilities you will juggle in a small university library short on resources but long on creativity and commitment to high-quality service.  You will be responsible for designing, executing, and assessing a year-round campus-wide information literacy program for traditional, graduate, adult, and distance students; providing leadership, expertise, effective management, and hands-on maintenance of licensed electronic resources; serving as the primary liaison to database and eBook vendors; developing and maintaining the library’s first institutional repository; overseeing the introduction of electronic theses to our institution; providing oversight for metadata quality for shelf-ready acquisitions; providing traditional and digital reference services to our campus population; join your co-workers in creating and delivering the library’s first faculty liaison program; and participate in planning and delivering the transition from print to digital, and from library to learning commons.

This is a position ideally suited for a librarian with a solid grounding in traditional library services who seeks more responsibility and a wide range of job knowledge.

To: Apply send cover letter, resume and salary history information to  We are planning to fill this position as soon as an ideal, qualified candidate is identified.

Holy Names University translates its mission statement into action by recognizing and affirming the dignity and worth of all peoples in recruiting students, hiring personnel, and in implementing its programs and activities. This is consistent with the commitment of its sponsoring denomination’s social principles.

Holy Names University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

JOB: Head of Access Services, Cushing Library, Holy Names University, Oakland

Holy Names University, located in the beautiful Oakland Hills, has an exciting opportunity for a technology-friendly library worker seeking a powerful career-building experience. Get in on the ground floor as a small team of multitasking innovators prepares to move this library into the 21st century. Our limited space and resources are overshadowed by our creativity, our determination, and our willingness to collaborate internally and externally.


These include hiring, scheduling, training, and managing the ever-changing team of student workers used as the front line for Access Services; leading the implementation of WorldCat Navigator resource-sharing; and working with other team members as we implement RFID self-check and inventory, expand public access computing, build the library’s web presence, reposition our collection from print to digital, broaden the range and improve access to our electronic resources, and pave the way for the library’s eventual re-visioning into a full “learning commons” experience.

More details about this job opening.


This is a “pathway MLS” position ideal for students pursuing graduate degrees in library science or library workers preparing for library studies.  The ideal candidate is technologically fluent, has ideas and energy, has at least two years’ experience working with traditional library management functions such as circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves, and reports, is familiar with Library of Congress subject headings and MARC, and has a strong customer service ethic.

About Holy Names University

Holy Names University, called by some the most diverse university in the United States, is a community of learning, rooted in the Catholic tradition and the charism of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, who model diversity and social justice. Holy Names University translates its mission statement into action by recognizing and affirming the dignity and worth of all peoples in recruiting students, hiring personnel, and in implementing its programs and activities.

How to apply

Send your cover letter and c.v. by email to Human Resources at Due to the volume of applicants, we will not be able to respond to each application. After review of your submitted materials, you will be contacted if there appears to be a match between your qualifications and the position requirements. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

JOB: Temporary PT Reference Librarian, Holy Names University, Oakland

The Paul J. Cushing Library at Holy Names University seeks a temporary, part-time, Reference Librarian to operate evening hours Monday – Thursday from 4 – 7 pm, and Friday, 4-6pm.

Responsibilities include:

  • Staff information desk during evening hours and provide reference and computer-related assistance to patrons
  • Learn how to use the Library Information Portal and Symphony ILS
  • Devise training materials in use of the Library Information Portal
  • Train Circulation students in how to use the Library Information Portal
  • Provide supervision and guidance as needed to student workers in Circulation
  • Handle and report on unsolved patron issues when needed
  • Interpret library policies to the patrons when necessary
  • Assist in administration of electronic resources as needed
  • Learn and perform duties associated with Symphony’s Serials module
  • Perform additional duties as needed


  • MLIS degree (or units completed toward that degree) with some previous library experience preferred; will accept person with previous library experience who is currently working toward the MLIS degree
  • Computer fluency
  • Courteous and professional manner
  • Familiarity with an integrated online library system
  • Proficiency with the use of online databases and Web-searching


  • Service-oriented
  • Detail-oriented
  • Tech “savvy”
  • Good communicator
  • Responsible, punctual, patient and reliable

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to

JOB: Director of Library Services, Holy Names University, Oakland

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Purpose of Position and General Description:
The Director of Library Services has primary responsibility for the development, programming and administration of the information and learning resources of the Paul J. Cushing Library. The Director is responsible for the quality, allocation and assessment of collections, services, facilities, and staff in support of the academic learning environment across the undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Effective strategic planning, fiscal management and development activities that support long-term growth and development are an essential part of this position. The Director is the advocate and spokesperson for the educational mission of the Library. [Read more…]