1. Library Journal is Hiring!
Library Journal, the leading trade magazine serving the library industry and profession, seeks a take-charge editor to lead coverage of issues and trends (e.g., shifting formats, downloadable, distribution) in audio, video, gaming, and music as they impact libraries, as well as to cover related trends in the library world.
Media Editor also is responsible for assigning/editing 40-plus reviews for each print issue of the magazine, as well as managing the media section: writing news for audio and video and establishing a rotation for assigning/writing Q&As and spotlights.
Media Editor will likewise develop several annual AV features (writing some, recruiting writers and developing feature focus) and edit media columns, including music and gaming. Editor will develop and sustain relationships with vendors, librarians, and outside experts, in addition to other general duties such as:
• Recruiting and fostering reviewers• Keeping current with the book trends and library market news, with an eye toward  contributing ideas for new and expanding areas of coverage• Representing LJ at live and virtual events such as webcasts and conferences• Contributing to the LJ review section’s blog, In the Bookroom, and to LJ’s social media presence

    Library Journal is Hiring!

    Library Journal, the leading trade magazine serving the library industry and profession, seeks a take-charge editor to lead coverage of issues and trends (e.g., shifting formats, downloadable, distribution) in audio, video, gaming, and music as they impact libraries, as well as to cover related trends in the library world.

    Media Editor also is responsible for assigning/editing 40-plus reviews for each print issue of the magazine, as well as managing the media section: writing news for audio and video and establishing a rotation for assigning/writing Q&As and spotlights.

    Media Editor will likewise develop several annual AV features (writing some, recruiting writers and developing feature focus) and edit media columns, including music and gaming. Editor will develop and sustain relationships with vendors, librarians, and outside experts, in addition to other general duties such as:

    • Recruiting and fostering reviewers
    • Keeping current with the book trends and library market news, with an eye toward  contributing ideas for new and expanding areas of coverage
    • Representing LJ at live and virtual events such as webcasts and conferences
    • Contributing to the LJ review section’s blog, In the Bookroom, and to LJ’s social media presence

  2. Academic Library Jobs Increase, Specialize →

    librarean:

    Worth keeping in mind.

  3. Humboldt State University Hiring Three Librarians →

    thepinakes:

    Positions available at Humboldt State (part of the California State University system):

    • Electronic Resources/Collection Development Librarian (full-time, 12-month, tenure track).
    • Librarian for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (full-time, 10-month, tenure track).
    • Librarian for the College of Natural Resources and Sciences (full-time, 10-month, tenure track).
    Humboldt State is in remote Arcata, California, a coastal town not far from the Oregon border and close to redwood forests and the legendary Lost Coast.

  4. mlajobs:

    Notre Dame University is hiring an Assistant Professor of Medieval Studies. Fluency is required in at least seven of the following: Middle High German, Old Dutch, Old Norse, Middle Welsh, Cornish, Galician, Catalan, Occitan, Provençal, Anglo-Saxon, Old French, Frisian, and Gothick. Secondary specialties in Jutish or Pictish love poetry and steampunk fiction highly desirable. Teaching duties will be 4/4, seven of which are Beginning Latin for theology students.

    Putting the ‘AACK!’ in the tenure track.”

  5. 
danhickey:
According to Forbes.com Library and information science is the number one worst master’s degree for jobs, with low mid-career median pay ($57,600) and an abysmal projected employment increase (8.5%). A bleak look at the state of the profession for outsiders, but probably not surprising for career-minded library professionals.
If you can believe it, Forbes’ numbers are slightly more optimistic than the Occupational Outlook Handbook’s: $54,500 median pay (in 2010) and 7% (slower than average) growth 2010-20.
Forbes on how they calculated their figures:
To find the mid-career median pay for 35 popular degrees, we turned to Payscale.com, which lets users compare their salaries with those of other people in similar jobs by culling real-time salary data from its 35 million profiles. We then looked at the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ employment projection data to see how fast employment was expected to increase between 2010 and 2020 in popular jobs held by people with each degree. Finally we averaged each degree’s pay rank and estimated growth rank to find the best and worst master’s degrees for jobs.
Screenshot, stats, and quote via Forbes.com. Supplementary stats via OOH. 

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    danhickey:

    According to Forbes.com Library and information science is the number one worst master’s degree for jobs, with low mid-career median pay ($57,600) and an abysmal projected employment increase (8.5%). A bleak look at the state of the profession for outsiders, but probably not surprising for career-minded library professionals.

    If you can believe it, Forbes’ numbers are slightly more optimistic than the Occupational Outlook Handbook’s: $54,500 median pay (in 2010) and 7% (slower than average) growth 2010-20.

    Forbes on how they calculated their figures:

    To find the mid-career median pay for 35 popular degrees, we turned to Payscale.com, which lets users compare their salaries with those of other people in similar jobs by culling real-time salary data from its 35 million profiles. We then looked at the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ employment projection data to see how fast employment was expected to increase between 2010 and 2020 in popular jobs held by people with each degree. Finally we averaged each degree’s pay rank and estimated growth rank to find the best and worst master’s degrees for jobs.

    Screenshot, stats, and quote via Forbes.com. Supplementary stats via OOH

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