Virtual: Backend Developer

6.12.17 –  Backend Developer
Koios, USA

Sarah P’s comments:  Interesting premise.  Here are links to more info:
American Libraries Case Study (2016)
Information Today article


Job Type: Contract or Part-time
Closes on: August 9, 2017

About the company:

Koios is library software startup on a mission to make borrowing online as easy as buying. As part of that mission, we’ve been helping libraries show up in local Google search results. We do this with a combination of linked data, search engine optimization, and paid search marketing. Our work has been featured in American Libraries Magazine, Information Today, and LibUX. In hiring, we look for fellow lifelong learners with energy, integrity, and intelligence. Our team is based in Columbia, SC and Washington, DC. Remote work is OK.


We need help growing and maintaining a database of every public library’s holdings across the country. This database powers our cutting-edge library applications, including Libre, Libre Lists, and Free My Wishlist.

Extra credit if you:

  • Have worked with bibliographic data (especially MARC, Z39.50, and/or link resolvers)
  • Have hacked your ILS or discovery layer to do something useful for patrons
  • Are familiar with next-gen library data projects (BIBFRAME, Library.Link, LODLAM)
  • Are comfortable with our stack (Apache, PHP, MySQL, bonus: AngularJS)

Since the code you write will comprise a core part of our product, you’ll work closely with Koios’ founders (you’ll have our cell phone numbers and can call at any time), and you’ll have significant input in the future of the business.

To apply for this role, send an email with resume and/or Github profile to

Virtual: Director Library & Learning Services

4.3.17 – Director Library & Learning Services
American Intercontinental University (AIU), USA

Sarah P’s comments: Looks like a new position from a university who has not previously posted remote positions. Reviews:  Glassdoor and GradReports.

Direct, plan and organize centralized library systems and resource activities to support the instructional and learning service needs of students and faculty, while ensuring high quality learning and maintenance of accreditation standards. Maintain and build the online library collection and work with Dirs. of Library Services on ground to ensure student needs are being met. Create and prove support and resources in order to engage students and increase student learning in the community within the ground and Virtual Campuses. Create and promote a collaborative learning environment that actively encourages faculty and students to interact with and utilize available resources. Direct the facilitation of student and faculty webinars, presentations and workshops for various learning resource topics, etc.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide vision and leadership for the development of library resources, learning services and policies.
  • Develop short and long range plans for the library that support the goals of the university and ensure compliance with all accreditation standards.
  • Implements procedures to ensure effective administration of library operations.
  • Develop and implement a program of library orientation and information literacy instruction that supports the instructional program and teaches lifelong learning skills.
  • Direct the efficiency of the learning service area including, student tutors, available hours and tracking of the success labs.
  • Maintain records and statistics on library to meet all regulatory requirements.
  • Identify and implement student and faculty outreach based on results of assessment (readiness) and/or inquiry.
  • Partner with academic leadership to ensure content selected for library supports the variety of programs of study delivered by the institution.
  • Work with Corporate Legal and provide the appropriate training copyright issues and implementation of CEC copyright policies and contracts.
  • Effectively utilizes digital tools to communicate with students, peers and community members.
  • Develop, evaluate and maintain library services and resources to support student and faculty institutional needs.
  • Provide leadership to students and faculty through support and assistance on the utilization of the library facilities.
  • Promote and encourage the ethical use of information by faculty and students
  • Develop core library collection and lists for new programs.
  • Review usage data and evaluate effectiveness of the library resources and services as part of the continuous improvement process.
  • Promote and encourage the ethical use of information by faculty and students.
  • Coordinate the activities of the Learning Resource Center including assessment, scheduling tutors/student workers, managing operational hours and supervising faculty/mentors as indicated.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the ground campus Librarians and Learning Services staff.
  • Communicate with the ground campus librarian to be certain of changing guidelines, legislation, trends and emerging technology affecting library Resources and services.
  • Attend training and development meetings as assigned.
  • Complete the required Institutional Effectiveness reports.
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

This is a remote position

Education and Experience:

  • Masters of Library Science (MLS) or Masters of Library & Information Science (MLIS)

Education and Experience:

  • Terminal Degree

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Competencies

  • Comprehensive understanding of all academic programs and operations
  • The ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint and CampusVue
  • Ability to treat all issues with objectivity, and neutrality, emphasizing student service
  • Strong Listening Skills
  • Project Management / Time Management Skills
  • Conflict Management Skills
  • Ability to apply and adapt policies and procedures to resolve issues
  • Excellent written and oral communications
  • Passion for students and education

Application Information

Virtual: Liaison Librarian

4.3.17 –  Liaison Librarian – Social Work & Human Services
Walden University, USA (remote/online position)

Sarah P’s comments: Walden listed 3 positions in 2015 and one in 2017 (still open – click here to view). Walden is an established online university with “more than 47,800 students from all 50 states and more than 150 countries pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees”. However, the reviews on Glassdoor are mixed. Read them carefully to see if you could be a good fit with this organization.

Liaison / Outreach Role & Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Library’s expert on the needs of the faculty and students in designated programs.
  • Collect information and data both anecdotal and statistical to identify points in programs that would benefit from library instruction or intervention.
  • Maintain knowledge of the evolving content of the curriculum, goals, and expected outcomes.
  • Identify first courses or early courses where students need to develop information literacy skills and final or large scale research projects where students need advanced research skills.
  • Identify, establish, and maintain contact (outreach) with the key stakeholders in the academic programs, academic centers, and course development.
  • Identify opportunities for library content to be updated, created, and integrated into courses and programs. (course maintenance and development)
  • Networking and awareness of program structure, benchmarking with appropriate institutions and understanding program expectations.
  • Develop an annual review schedule of programs to identify upgrades, outdated materials and new opportunities to support students and faculty.
  • Review course scope and sequence documents and identify problems and/or needs for instruction development.
  • Provide literature review consultations, and support for doctoral students.
  • Complete faculty and staff research support on request.
  • Develop internal training related to assigned programs and subject areas for staff librarians.

Instruction Role & Responsibilities

  • All Liaison Librarians must be trained and involved in production of instructional pieces including assignment guides, quick answers, library labs, tutorials, videos, etc.
  • Liaisons will work more specifically within their programs to develop and deliver instruction.
  • Liaisons will staff in-person and virtual Residencies and develop instructional and informational materials to improve Residency-based Library experience for students and faculty.

Reference Role & Responsibilities

  • All Liaison Librarians will staff the reference desk.


  • ALA accredited master’s degree.
  • Experience searching the major academic databases.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.


  • Subject knowledge related to Social Work or Human Services programs bachelors through doctoral.
  • Expert-level research ability in online databases.
  • Experience teaching information literacy skills including the use of online databases.
  • Experience in an online academic library serving students at a distance.
  • Experience supporting doctoral level information literacy outcomes.

Other information:

  • This position can be done either virtually or from our office in Minneapolis, MN
  • This is a salaried, 40 hour per week, associate librarian position with full benefits.
  • Regular hours are Monday through Friday with occasional nights and weekends.
  • Travel may be required up to four times per year.

Application Information

Job: Reference Librarian (Remote)

6.20.16 – Update: position re-posted…not sure what is happening with this but the link is working now…

5.29.16 – Update: Position Removed & also not found on Argosy site either…???

5.27.16 –  Reference Librarian (Remote)
Argosy University, Chicago, IL, USA

Sarah P’s comments:  I haven’t seen a virtual position listed before for this university. See the reviews for further information:
Glassdoor Employment Reviews
Student Reviews


This position can be campus based or remote. The Reference Librarian is responsible for providing reference, research and information literacy instruction to the campus community, using library materials in all formats. Will assist faculty, students and staff in development of research skills as well as teach patrons how to use the Library’s integrated catalog. Incumbent must assure that the EDMC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion – is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Key Job Elements

  • Provide reference and assist all patrons with development of research skills.
  • Create, write and update library publications, such as manuals, guides, bookmarks, bibliographies, subject guides and other information literacy/library promotional materials.
  • Supervise any ILL services offered and contribute content to library web site.
  • Serve as coordinator for collection development. Assist Director of Library in campus community outreach activities, ensuring that library collections meet user needs.
  • Acquire new materials in all formats consistent with overall institutional strategic goals, the library’s collection development policy, and annual budget allocations.
  • Review existing collections for continued curriculum relevance.
  • Oversee repair and maintenance of library AV equipment as well as supervise processing, repair, binding of library materials, in cooperation with Technical Services Librarian.
  • Assist Director of Library in strategic planning and preparation of the annual library budget.
  • Oversee student workers in shelving and inventory of library materials and schedule their work hours to assist in coverage of the circulation desk.
  • Develop, maintain library operations manual. Attend meetings and workshops, and seek additional opportunities for professional development. Other Duties as assigned.

Reports To:
Director of Library

Directly Supervises:
Student Workers (No.# of Direct Reports varies by campus)

Interacts With:
Technical Services Librarian, faculty, students, and staff

Job Requirements


  • Master’s Degree in Library, Information Science, or related from an ALA accredited school.
  • At least 3 to 5 years experience working in a library in a post-secondary institution.
  • Held positions of increasingly responsible experience in the industry.
  • Knowledge of subjects usually taught at a post-secondary institution
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, OCLC, MARC records and current technologies


  • Fiscal and personnel management expertise.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both peer and subordinate personnel.
  • Superior organizational skills


  • Work effectively a team member to insure that departmental goals are met.
  • Ability to work well within the principles and practices of collection development.
  • Ability to teach information literacy skills
  • Comfort level with expanding and contracting sphere of influence as required at times by the role.
  • Ability to frequently lift 10 to 15 pounds.

Job: Part-time Online Librarian

5/8/15 — Part-time Online Librarian
American Public University System (APUS), USA

Sarah P’s comments: Last year APUS posted three remote positions and in January of this year advertised for a Library Director. It would seem this model is working for them and could give someone a steady income while allowing some freedom to travel as long as you have a good internet connection.  It did not say whether the position requires US citizenship.


Salary: $20,800 to $20,800
Status: Part-time
Posted: 05/06/15

Online Librarian

Reports To: Director, Online Librarians
Department: Library and Instructional Design
Office Location: Charles Town, WV
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Date Posted: May 6, 2015
Date Closing: Open Until Filled

Synopsis of Role:

The Online Librarian works on a part-time, telecommuting basis and maintains faculty status. This position works in tandem with other librarians along with a departmental team of e-course material staff, copyright/508 auditors, and ePress specialists under the overall direction of the department Vice President and Assistant Provost, Library and Instructional Resources. The Online Librarian will have developed their Web skills and specific subject credentials in support of the University’s academic programs. This position focuses on Web-based collection development and the selection of electronic course materials, including the creation of online program and subject portals in active partnerships with Academic Deans, Program Directors, Faculty, and Instructional Developers. In addition, the Online Librarian will collaborate in providing virtual reference services for students, including taking the lead for a select database, e-book program, or tutorial services.

Essential Functions:

Works in classrooms as adjunct support.
Develops a web-based collection and electronic course material selection in one or more of the University’s Academic programs.
Provides general reference service for American Public University (APUS) faculty, students, and staff.
Works collaboratively with academic deans, program chairs, faculty, and instructional developers.
Specialization in one or more of the library’s contracted database, e-book, or student tutorial programs.
Specializes in one or more of the library’s contracted database, e-book, or student tutorial programs.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

Must be available to work from a remote, home office location, but desk space is available at the Charles Town, WV facilities.
Must be flexible to work weekends and evenings as directed by the supervisor.
Travel to one annual meeting and online training sessions.
Collegial team environment that stresses cooperative endeavors and encourages exploration.
Requires a working telephone along with Internet access that is sufficient to address the current campus-teaching platform and online library site.

Required Skills:

Professional library/archival skills with an emphasis on electronic formats.
Ability to interact with students and faculty in a professional and timely manner through electronic media.
Mastery of online searching and site construction in keeping with the products licensed by the online library.
Facility with current online searching methods and emerging Web-based applications.
Working knowledge of educational resources on the deep and open Web.
Proactive, diplomatic support of the University’s programs.
Ability to take initiative and work requiring minimum supervision.
Portal construction skills working with HTML-based content management systems.

Required Experience:

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science required; other advanced degrees in subject specialties taught at APUS preferred.
Advanced coursework in APUS related programs, including APUS classes is preferred.
Academic or special library experience and experience in one or more of the University’s program areas are preferred.
Online information services experience preferred.
Familiarity with office automation packages and knowledge of the changing web software landscape is preferred.

Job: Remote Business Requirements Writer

12/26/14 –  Remote Business Requirements Writer
Virtual Vocations Listing, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

Sarah P’s comments:  I have monitored this site for a few years now as a library or library-skills related job will occasionally pop up.  Make sure you don’t have to live nearby as some positions are 100% virtual.  Note:  you need to join this site into order to apply for positions.


A health insurance service company is searching for a person to fill their position for a Remote Business Requirements Writer in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Must be able to:

  • Prescribe knowledge management solutions to meet business goals
  • Apply the established library discipline and actions to existing knowledge infrastructure
  • Support and maintain cross-organizational knowledge

Skills and Requirements Include:

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent
  • Excellent document management skills
  • Strong knowledge of MS Word and knowledge of MS Excel
  • Experience in business operations, support, or other equivalent work experience around digital records management, or archives and librarian practices.

Job: Senior Librarian Online

10/16/14 –  Senior Librarian Online
American Public University, West Virginia, USA

Sarah P’s comments:  This position was originally posted on 9/25. It has now been re-posted as a priority position so if you are interested in virtual work, I would apply ASAP.