The Dudley Knox Library at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), in Monterey California, is seeking outstanding candidates for Associate University Librarian (AUL). The ideal candidate for this leadership position will have a Masters’ of Library/Information Science or a business/management equivalent (such as Masters’ of Business Administration, Management, Public Affairs, or Public Administration) plus five or more years of progressively responsible experience at the department head level or above in an academic/research/special library or university setting.

Reporting to the University Librarian (UL), the AUL is delegated a portion of the UL’s responsibilities for programs, personnel, policy, or administration. The Library is embarking on a major project to transition from multiple local systems to a unified web scale discovery, access and management system. The AUL is responsible for ensuring that library policies and procedures are in place to efficiently support NPS resident and distributed academic and research programs.  With 3 direct reports and approximately 28 FTE library personnel, key responsibilities include: supervising library administrative, fiscal and systems staff; managing budgets, manpower, training, and physical facilities; and leading the collection and presentation of metrics used to assess the Library’s contributions to student learning and faculty productivity. The AUL represents the library by serving on campus and outside committees.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae plus an in-depth statement about their experience and capabilities. Review of applications will begin 15 November with the desire to fill this position by early 2017.

Inquiries and applications should be sent (email preferred) to:

Ms Eleanor Uhlinger
University Librarian
Dudley Knox Library
Naval Postgraduate School
411 Dyer Road
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831.656.2343

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10/5/16 The Future of Libraries

10/5/16 – Registration is now open at:

Future of Libraries 12.0:
Online Communities: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
9:00 am – 4:30 pm (sign-in 8:30 – 9:00)
San Francisco Public Library, Main Library, Koret Auditorium
$30 registration fee

Event highlights:

–LinkedIn: Building Relationships Through a High-Tech Approach

–Community Management Best Practices for Librarians

–Fad vs. Fab: Tech Trends

–Meetup Alt Library

–Instagram: Bookface Friday

–Augmented Reality in Libraries

Linda Crowe, 2016 California Library Association (CLA) Hall of Fame


The administration and staff of the Pacific Library Partnership (PLP), Peninsula Library System (PLS), and the Califa Group are pleased to jointly announce the selection of Linda Crowe into the 2016 California Library Association (CLA) Hall of Fame. Linda’s selection is an acknowledgement of her leadership in our profession which has had a significant and positive impact on improving library service in California.

Linda was the Executive Director of the Peninsula Library System from 1983-2015. During her leadership, she led many initiatives which helped this 35-member consortium of public and community college libraries provide innovative and cost-effective services.

In 2004, Linda co-founded the Califa Group, a 501C3 non-profit corporation and served as the Chief Executive Officer from 2004-2015. The Califa Group enables libraries to purchase services and products cooperatively. With a membership of 220 libraries, Califa saves its members over 4 million dollars a year. Califa currently serves as the aggregator of the CENIC broadband project that provides high speed broadband to public libraries throughout California. Califa also serves as the project manager for a National Science Foundation grant that brings STEM programming to rural public libraries throughout the country.

In 2008, Linda led the merger of the four CLSA cooperative library systems in the San Francisco Bay Area (BALIS, PLS, MOBAC, and SVLS), which includes all of the public libraries in Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. This merger resulted in the development of the Pacific Library Partnership, one of the nine regional library cooperatives in California. Linda served as the Chief Executive Officer of PLP from 2009-2015 where she
provided vision, leadership, and administrative oversight.

Linda is currently serving as a consultant on the CENIC project.
Susan Hildreth, who has held various positions in the field, including California State Librarian, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and Director roles with PLP, PLS and Califa, applauded Linda’s selection and thought it most deserving, saying, “Linda is a great model for our field, a big picture thinker, entrepreneur and risk-taker who made a huge contribution to moving the library field forward in California and nationally.”

During her tenure in California, Linda contributed greatly to CLA. A member since 1984, her accomplishments with CLA are many. She served as the Treasurer from 1988-94; Chair of the Legislative Committee from 1996-98; Co-Chair of the Task Force on the Future of the Library Profession, 1994-95; and CLA President in 2001. In 1995, in recognition of her dedicated leadership, Linda was honored as the CLA Member of the Year. In 2014, Linda was the recipient of the CLA Technology Professional Award.

Linda has been a member of ALA since 1968 and worked in various capacities with the organization over the years. She also received the Association of State and Cooperative Library Systems (ASCLA) Leadership Award in 1995 for her contributions to ALA.

Linda will be recognized at the 2016 California Library Association Annual Convention Awards Reception on Thursday, November 3, 2017, from 8-10 p.m. Tickets may be purchased through the CLA conference website. For more information about the California Library Hall of Fame and this year’s inductees, please click here:

Linda Crowe Press Release

Carol Frost, PLP System Director & PLS Acting Director
P: 650. 349.5538

Announcing Innovation and Technology Opportunity Grant Program and the PLP Grant Replication Program for 2016-17

The PLP Executive Committee is continuing the very successful Innovation and Technology Opportunity Grant Program and the PLP Grant Replication Program for 2016-17. The total amount of available funds is $150,000.

Funding Limits:

Each grant application may not exceed $15,000.

PLP Grant Announcement

PLP Grant cover form

PLP Innovation and Technology Opportunity Grant Application

PLP Replication Grant Program

Head of Research Support Services at UCSC

The University of California, Santa Cruz, (UCSC) invites applications from forward-thinking, enthusiastic, and collegial leaders to be the Head of the Research Support Services Department (RSS).
Qualifications include: 
  • MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution or master’s degree (or foreign equivalent degree) with emphasis on current, innovative pedagogical methods
  • Experience managing and leading teams of professionals, including goal setting and evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and participating in outreach initiatives/programs
  • Extensive teaching support experience
Review of applications will begin on September 6, 2016.

For additional details, please see the complete posting.