Library Director, Waltham Public Library,Waltham MA

Qualifications include:  Master's Degree in Library Science; seven years of public library experience, with at least three as director or equivalent, or 5 years as a professional librarian; excellent public relations, written communication and public speaking skills; strong budgetary and financial management skills; record of effective staff management, with demonstrated commitments to customer service and ongoing professional development; a command of issues relating to library technology; ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner, collective bargaining experience a plus.

 

The library director is responsible for the operations of the library and the development and implementation of its programs, including:

  • assisting the Board of Trustees with long-range planning, policy development, and managing all library resources, including human resources;
  • developing annual operating and capital budgets;
  • organizing the acquisitions, access, storage, and control of all collections;
  • designing and implementing services and programs for customers of all ages;
  • overseeing the maintenance and safety of the library building and grounds;
  • serving as ex-officio board member to the Friends of the Library, working closing with Friends on fundraising, programming, and community outreach.

(Please see the complete job description and long range plan at waltham.lib.ma.us/trustees.)

 

35 hours per week, excellent benefits.     

Starting salary: $84,823 

Deadline to apply:  May 30, 2014              

Anticipated start time: mid-October

 

Selected candidate must successfully pass a CORI, pre-employment physical with drug & alcohol screening and background check and must sign a Rule 35 disclosure.

 

Qualified candidates should submit

 

Mary Gullotti

Personnel Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451

MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us  /  781-314-3356

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Gap Brand Asset Management Internship, Gap, New York NY

Gap is seeking qualified Library Science graduate students for a paid internship in the Global Marketing department, specifically assisting the Asset Manager.

Responsibilities will include importing, exporting, and metadata tagging image assets and related content.  This is a unique opportunity for graduate students who are interested in corporate librarianship and digital archiving at a global fashion company.

This paid internship will start with the Summer term in mid-May, with the potential of lasting into the Fall semester.  Selected candidates must beavailable to work a minimum of 20 hours per week.

To apply, please submit a full resume and a brief statement of interest to hadass_blank@gap.com<mailto:hadass_blank@gap.com>.


Digital Ecosystem Project Assistant, Simmons College, Boston MA

Duration:  July 2014 - Oct 2014.  Salary is $15/hr. 
 
Hours:  25­35 hrs/week (flexible). Hours are expected to scale back in the Fall with start of the 
semester (if needed).  
  
This position will actively support the Digital Ecosystem Core team, reporting to the Project Manager, 
and will have the following responsibilities: 
● Assist with and provide support for content migration and training activities as they relate to the 
campus wide roll out of the new Simmons website. 
● Serve as a consultation and support resource for subject matter experts in reviewing their content. 
● Assist Marketing in the gathering of supplemental items for individual pages (videos, links, images, 
etc.) 
● Perform tasks related to testing, troubleshooting, and other areas both as needed and relating to the 
applicant's interests and expertise including website and current student mobile application. 
● Provide support related to integration activities (Simmons Connection, Simmons Online/2U sites, 
Intelliworks, Alumnet transactions, social media activity, etc) 
● Assist with project updates, communications, etc. 
 
Required Skills: 
● Basic html skills 
● Basic photoshop skills 
● Basic use of Microsoft Office products 
● Basic use of Google apps 
 
Desired Skills: 
● Familiarity with content management systems such as Wordpress, Sitecore, Reddot, etc. 
 
Contact:  Please send resume to digitalecosystem@simmons.edu

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Assistant Reference Librarian (Part time), NHTI, Concord NH

ASSISTANT REFERENCE LIBRARIAN (LIBRARIAN I)

Position #C2R00118

 

NHTI, Concord's Community College seeks a part-time (25 hours per week) professional, as part of the Reference Team, to deliver exemplary library reference and research services focusing on a strong customer service philosophy, anticipating user needs. This position reports to the Head Reference Librarian at NHTI, Concord's Community College.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Master's degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.  Experience: No experience required. Additional years of related work experience may not be substituted for the formal education required by this class specification.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience teaching and preparing lesson plans; Proficiency with electronic and printed information resources; Ability to use and explain library facilities including OPAC and other reference aids; Customer service skills with a strong commitment to client services; Strong creative, technical, and problem solving skills; Excellent communication, organizational, presentation and interpersonal skills; fluency in a second language; Understanding of standards and trends in reference services and instructional technology.

 

§  Salary for this part-time role is $18.24 - $21.33 hourly.

§  For a job description or to complete the REQUIRED CCSNH Application, please visit http://www.nhti.edu/community-visitors/employment-nhti

 

CLOSE DATE: CCSNH applications for this role will be accepted until filled.

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Assistant, Communications Office, Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA

The Harvard Law School Communications Office seeks a  person who in very interested in DAM. We are seeking a dependable, detail-oriented person to assist with our archival photo/video database for 10 hours/week. The individual will be the key person on our team assisting with the management of our photo and digital assets. Our current collection of over 13K images is used by mulitple departments throughout Harvard Law School and externally and is the primary digital photo collection of "current"  law school images. Tasks include selecting images from photo shoots to add to our DAM system (we use Portfolio Extensis), adding metadata, trouble shooting technical issues, responding to internal and external requests for image and training others to use the web or client version of the software. This is a paid position.

Required Skills

  • Experience working with and managing digital asset management systems
  • An understanding of working with and on taxonomies and metadata 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Strong visual skills
  • Skill in use of Photoshop
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team  

To apply: email Linda Grant, Managing Editor at lgrant@law.harvard.edu.

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Educational Technologies and Online Learning Librarian, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston MA

Reporting to the Head of Reference, Outreach, Instruction, and Public Services, the Educational Technologies and Online Learning Librarian works collaboratively as part of the ROI team to provide high-quality user education and information support services.

 

Healey Library maintains a long-standing tradition of offering top-quality, user-centric education and support as a key component of the intellectual and scholarly community at a research-extensive public university. In serving as the Educational Technologies and Online Learning Librarian, this person plays a critical leadership and strategic role in directing the expansion of our online instructional efforts in the university libraries. This Librarian plays a key role in helping us build online instructional content that can be used both with learners who are located on campus and with students, faculty, and staff who are not physically on campus. This instructional content might be prepackaged content from library vendors, such as Credo and Imagine Easy, content developed in-house through various web tutorial authoring platforms, or some combination of the two approaches.

 

In addition to implementing new technologies and pedagogies, the Librarian will work closely with university faculty, administration, IT staff, and other stakeholders to integrate online learning and assessment into the UMB curriculum. This position also provides core ROI services, such as providing reference and research assistance, teaching information literacy instruction sessions, and other functions that allow Healey Library to maintain a responsive, agile, user-centered approach to connecting library users with high-quality resources and efficient and effective research strategies.

 

Healey Library prizes innovation and creativity in providing library services, and ROI librarians are expected to explore, experiment, and innovate both in their own work and through collaborative practice with the ROI team. ROI librarians keep each other apprised of educational technologies, innovative teaching practices, service ideas from other universities or libraries, and ideas for engaging in a cycle of continuous evaluation and improvement of the services offered. ROI librarians participate in assessment initiatives, technology pilots both within the library and sponsored by the information technology department, and collaborative practice based on idea generation and idea sharing, with the understanding that these ideas may be generated and shared among the ROI team, among other library departments, among other departments and programs across campus, or even among colleagues at different schools and colleges.

 

ROI librarians maintain membership in relevant professional organizations and participate in regular and ambitious professional development opportunities both through local and national conference and meeting attendance, and by sharing ideas and scholarship with the UMB community and beyond through publications and presentations.

 

Required Qualifications: A Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA - accredited program or equivalent. Two-three years professional, post-MLS experience. Knowledge of information literacy theories and practices. Strong grounding in pedagogy and learning theories. Experience and expertise with a vast array of educational technologies and web authoring tools, including tutorial software and learning management systems. Ability to train staff, students, and colleagues in educational technologies, software, and programs. Experience in creating online learning objects, including tutorials, videos, and instructional guides. Experience with synchronous and asynchronous online learning theories and practice. Capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a student - centered environment. Commitment to working in a team-based, collaborative environment. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. In-depth knowledge of the research process and with evolving models of scholarly communication. Excellent interpersonal skills; verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Second master's degree. Classroom teaching experience. Assessment experience. Experience in managing vendor relationships. Outreach experience to faculty, students, and staff in an academic environment.

 

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references: http://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=48312

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Schlesinger Library Digital Archivist/Librarian, Schlesinger Library, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites applications for the position of Digital Archivist/Librarian. Joining with the Library's Librarian/Archivist for Digital Initiatives, the successful candidate will contribute to shaping the future of digital collections and services at the Schlesinger Library. The Digital Archivist will combine archival and management capability with extensive knowledge and advanced skills in library/archival technologies and programming.

Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Digital Archivist has shared responsibility for technical program management, digitization, and digital forensics, including but not limited to planning and oversight of digital programs and workflows, the enabling of data integration across local and external data sources. Acts as liaison to library departments and participates in work groups to improve programs and services. Maintains budgets, statistics, and writes reports for internal and external sources, works efficiently and with follow-through, in a fast-paced, scholarly, research-library environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership and expertise for programs, particularly the description and arrangement of electronic records and the development of policies and procedures in collaboration with manuscript catalogers to institute across the Library. 
  • Processes electronic records. 
  • With the Schlesinger Library's Librarian/Archivist for Digital Initiatives, co-manages the on-going maintenance of the Library's digital resources, including tasks related to imaging, storing, reviewing, and delivery of the collections in an online environment, including archived Web content. 
  • Contributes to the Library's on-going transition from analog to digital holdings 
  • Collaborates with appropriate Schlesinger Library staff and with other Harvard Library staff in managing digital library materials within the relevant Library-wide discovery, preservation, storage, and delivery systems. 
  • Collaborates with librarians, archivists, and staff to increase access to digital collections. 
  • Writes annual reports; prepares budgets; collects and organizes statistics about the Library's digital programs and services 
  • Participates in any number of project based teams. 
  • Participates in the formulation, writing, and implementation of grants. 
  • May chair and participate on committees such as social media, exhibit, etc.

Basic Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited college or university with a concentration in Archives. 
  • Four years experience post-MLS experience in special collections / significant experience with digital projects and electronic records. 
  • Demonstrated processing experience in an archives / special collections setting. 
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrated experience with technology-focused project management. 
  • Solid organizational skills with the ability to complete projects on budget/deadline. 
  • Strong technology background. 
  • Demonstrated experience with HTML, CSS, and/or JavaScript. 
  • Strong decision-making skills with the ability to creatively solve problems. 
  • Ability to work well in teams and to be collegial. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Drupal and Omeka content-management systems, including enhancing user interface themes, developing modules, customizing Drupal/Omeka configurations, and identifying hosting and server options. 
  • Experience with databases and writing SQL queries. 
  • Knowledge of programming (PHP, Perl, Python). 
  • Knowledge of Windows and Unix server management and maintenance.

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Library Director, Rutland Free Library, Rutland VT

Salary: $68,000 - $82,000

            Benefits include health, dental and life insurance, and matching 403b plan.

 

Starting: December 1, 2014

 

Rutland Free Library, a progressive public library serving five communities in the Green Mountains of Vermont, seeks a dynamic new Director. He or she will bring a passion for literacy and lifelong learning, a vision of the new roles and services of a 21st century library, and inspirational leadership to effect continuing positive organizational change.  The ideal candidate will have:

 

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school and five years of professional experience

 

  • Successful record of increasing responsibility for coordinating quality library services, developing diverse collections and programming, and staff development

 

  • Experience in strategic planning implementation, fund raising, and special project development

 

  • Ability and commitment to collaborate with a wide range of community partners and an active Board of Trustees

 

  • Proven administrative, supervisory, and fiscal management skills

 

Application Process

Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to searchcommittee@rutlandfree.com or Search Committee, Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., Rutland, VT 05701

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Intermittent Senior Substitute, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

Intermittent Senior Substitute/Cambridge Public Library

Position #X426

Average 10 to15 hrs per week

Includes evenings & Saturdays

  

QUALIFICATIONS:           

High school diploma or high school equivalency required.  A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable.  Requires flexibility to fill-in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources, competency to follow oral and written instructions accurately and thoroughly, competency to operate a computer terminal and to multi-task while doing so, adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, ability to recognize situations that require referral to other staff, an interest in and enthusiasm for working with the public, friendliness, tact, patience and maturity.

 

DUTIES:

  • Provides coverage for public service areas as needed at branches and main library
  • Performs functions related to circulation control:  checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, renewals, reserves, data entry, assessing and collecting fines, answering telephone
  • Shelves materials and reads shelves
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials, referring them as appropriate to other staff
  • Assists users with public computers as necessary
  • Any other duties required for the good of the library

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities to permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity to permit the employee to type and record library files

Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes to permit the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to person essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, various library locations, as necessary
  • Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions

 

 

 

SALARY:                    $14.71 per hour

 

DEADLINE:             May 8, 2014 by 5pm

 

APPLY TO:             

  City of Cambridge

  Personnel Department, Room 309

  795 Massachusetts Avenue

  Cambridge, MA 02139

  Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

  Fax: 617-349-4312                 

  employment@cam

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Senior Substitute - Main Library Circulation, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

15 hour Senior Substitute - Main Library Circulation (2 positions)

#L422-729 and #L422-722

 

#L422-729 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4 to 9 PM.

 

#L422-722 Monday 4 to 9 PM, Wednesday 12 to 5 PM, Saturday 12 to 5 PM

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:           

High school diploma or high school equivalency required.  A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable.  Requires working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources, competency to follow oral and written instructions accurately and thoroughly, competency to operate a computer terminal, adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, flexibility to fill in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, ability to recognize situations that require referral to the full time staff, an interest in and enthusiasm for working with the public, tact, patience, maturity, friendliness.

DUTIES:

  • Performs functions related to circulation control:  checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, renewals, reserves, data entry, assesses and collects fines
  • Answers and routes telephone calls
  • Registers borrowers and issues library cards
  • Processes deliveries - moving and unloading bins and checking-in items
  • Directs patrons to appropriate service areas
  • Shelves materials
  • Assists in additional service areas as needed
  • Any other duties required by the Manager of Borrower Services for the good of the department and the library

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities to permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity to permit the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes to permit the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to person essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:   

  • Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, various library locations, as necessary
  • Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions
  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

 

SALARY:                    $ 15.97 per hour to $19.06 per hour in five steps

 

DEADLINE:             May 6, 2014 by 5:00pm

 

 

APPLY TO:              

City of Cambridge

Personnel Department, Room 309

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov

 

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Assistant Director, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth NH

The Portsmouth Public Library seeks an Assistant Director with the leadership qualities of passion, courage and good judgment.  The Assistant Director works with the Library Director, 4 Department Supervisors and an total staff of 36 individuals comprising 22 FTEs to deliver a high level of service to a population of approximately 22,000 people in the vibrant seacoast community of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

 

The Assistant Director has important duties in planning, goal setting and program design and implementation.  He/she directly supervises the circulation staff and circulation processes, and works periodically on the Circulation Desk.  Along with the Library Director, the Assistant Director performs administrative and supervisory functions throughout the Library.  Duties include occasional teaching of technology-related classes to groups and one-to-one instruction in both the use of devices and in computer-based activity.

 

In Collection development, the Assistant Director is responsible for purchasing adult fiction and shares responsibility for oversight of traditional and electronic collections Library-wide.

 

The Portsmouth Public Library occupies a new state-of-the-art 39,000 square foot building that was the first municipal building in New Hampshire to achieve LEED certification.  The Library enjoys excellent community support with an FY14 budget of $1.7 million and an FY13 circulation of over 449,000.  The 135,000 item collection spans popular, research, and historical material for youth and adults.

 

The Library plays a strong role in community building for Portsmouth and the seacoast region providing opportunities for both formal and informal gathering in programs, meeting rooms, collaborative spaces and a small café.

 

The successful candidate for this position will be analytical, creative and entrepreneurial, and will exhibit a strong interest in serving people of all ages and backgrounds.

 

Salary based on experience and qualifications within the FY14 range of $63,826--$79,542.  Benefits include health, dental and life insurance; paid vacation, holidays, sick and personal days; and participation in the NH Retirement System.

 

Send resume, cover letter and three current professional references to Dianna Fogarty, Director of Human Resources, City of Portsmouth,1 Junkins Ave, Portsmouth NH 03801,  603-610-7270, or apply online at http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/hr/employment.htm

 

Address questions to Steve Butzel, current Assistant Director at (603)766-1711 or skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com.

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Calling Students and New Speakers, Boston UXPA Conference

Are you a student learning about UX or someone who has not presented previously at a conference? If so, consider applying for a 'Ten-Minute Talk' at the conference.

 The format is open and fluid: you can talk, present a slideshow, use props to show a point, or something different and dynamic that would be thoughtful, provocative, and stimulating to the audience. The goal is to both provide stimulating quick talks and assist people to gain experience with presenting.
 
Interested? Apply [https://upaboston.wufoo.com/forms/10-minute-talks/] by Monday April 21th at 6 pm (Boston time).

Questions? Contact Chris LaRoche at n94354@gmail.com

UXPA Boston will respond with feedback and acceptances by May 28th

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Library Assistant III-Circulation, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth MA

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Library Assistant III performs a range of duties relating to acquiring, processing, and making available resources to library users, as well as assisting users in discovery and use of resources. Primary responsibility may lie within a single department or division. Due to the interoperability of  library systems and patron service needs, individuals may be cross-trained in multiple library departments.

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises and shares in the daily operations of the Circulation/Reserve desk including evening, weekend and holiday coverage.
  • Assumes responsibility for the operation of the library facility in the absence of a supervisor, including staffing of library service points as required.
  • Processes reserve material and aids users in placing material on reserve.
  • Arranges for the purchase of library materials for course reserves.
  • Works with faculty and staff to determine proper action to maintain copyright and fair use standards for traditional and electronic reserves.
  • Compiles and reconciles monies from library fines, fees, and collection points.
  • Reconciles UMASS Pass transactions.
  • Shares in the training, supervision and performance evaluation of all Access Services students.
  • Charges, renews and discharges library materials using automated and manual systems to record the disposition of library materials.
  • Verifies proper location of books and other library materials by searching the library for misplaced items and by retrieving books and other materials as requested. 
  • Records statistics on Circulation, Reserve, and stack maintenance activities for accurate tracking of library use; monitors statistics on the gate count.
  • Aids library users by responding to inquiries and providing information concerning materials, library rules and procedures, and library facilities; suggests and explains the proper methods of locating and using materials to facilitate patrons' use of the library.
  • Searches online Inter-campus Student Information System and places holds on grades, schedules, and diplomas to ensure that borrowers clear their obligations.
  • Assists library users by responding to inquiries and providing information concerning materials, library policies and procedures and library facilities; suggests and explains the proper methods for locating and using materials to facilitator patrons' use of the library.
  • Records the payment of fines and process money received to facilitate use and accountability for library materials.
  • Reports safety, security and maintenance problems to ensure that facilities, equipment and furnishings are properly maintained; processes reports and work order requests as necessary.
  • Creates and inputs brief bibliographic records into the library's online catalog for temporary use for circulation purposes.
  • Assigns and monitors shelving activities during the day by placing books and library materials in their proper location to facilitate use and accountability of library materials.
  • Uses COIN to search for new patron information such as addresses or telephone numbers.
  • Shares in the daily operations of stack maintenance.  Provides daily supervision of students working in the stacks.
  • Adjusts functional work schedules of student assistants to maintain efficient workflow and adequate service coverage. Attends meetings and training sessions.
  • Serves on library committees. 
  • Performs related duties such as typing reports, operating library equipment, locating and filing materials, enforcing library rules, preparing and processing mail, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS  REQUIRED  AT  HIRE  (List knowledge, skills, abilities)

Skill in typing.    

Ability to gather information by examining records and documents.      

Ability to work accurately with names, numbers, codes and/or symbols.           

Ability to assemble items of information according to established procedures.  

Ability to communicate effectively in oral expression.

Ability to deal tactfully with others.        

Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.           

Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.   

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.    

Ability to maintain accurate records.    

Ability to read, write and comprehend the English language.

Knowledge of library reference materials and services including dictionaries, atlases, almanacs, bibliographies, catalogues, etc.           

Knowledge of library filing system such as alphabetic, classified and chronological. 

Knowledge of the types and uses of library equipment.           

Skill in mending and repairing books and other library material.          

Ability to understand and apply agency procedures and guidelines governing the purchase of supplies, materials and equipment.        

Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates' training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.           

Ability to prepare general reports.         

Knowledge of the methods used in performing library research and bibliographic searches.   

Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of supervision.

Knowledge of On-Line Computer Library Center (OCLC) bibliographic system.

Knowledge of the methods of general report writing.   

Ability to recognize and assess the need for equipment and personnel.

Ability to interview and select candidates for library positions.

Ability to plan and prepare reference guides, exhibits, displays and presentations.    

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, paraprofessional experience as a library assistant and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitution below.

Substitution: An Associate's or higher degree may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

You can find the State Specifications @ http://www.mass.edu/foremployees/classificationspecs/classspecs-pers.asp#C.

 

Additional Information:

SUPERVISION RECEIVED (Name and title of person from whom incumbent receives direction)

Receives direct supervision from the Library Circulation Manager, who provides procedural and technical guidance, assigns work and reviews performance through inspection, reports and conferences for effectiveness and compliance with established standards, procedures, policies, rules and regulations.

DIRECT REPORTING STAFF

Exercises functional supervision for up to 30 temporary work study student library assistants.

DATE: April 16, 2014

POSITION(S) Library Assistant III

DIVISION: Library Services

DEPARTMENT: Library-Access Services

JOB GRADE: -14

NO. OF POSITIONS: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m

STATE FUNDED: X

COMBINED INTERNAL / EXTERNAL: X     

SALARY MIN. $713.80 PER WEEK MAX. $994.92 PER WEEK

 


Application Instructions:

To apply please submit online the following documents:

1. Letter of interest

2.Current resume

3. Contact information for three professional references

DEADLINE FOR EXTERNALS: May 1, 2014

To apply:  http://umassd.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=48382

 

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Children's Librarian, Chelsea Public Library, Chelsea MA

Position:               Children's Librarian

              Department:        Library Department  

               Union:                   AFSCME                         

Salary:                  $744.26 weekly - $38,701.59 annually               

 

DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the Library Director, responsible for the operation of the Children's Room at the library. Evaluate the Library's program of services to children; make recommendations on program and service changes and improvements to the Director. Provide advice to children and parents; provide reference assistance to children, parents and teachers; instruct school age children in Library use; and visit school classes upon request. Plan and conduct programs for children including story hours, films, reading clubs, vacation programs, puppet shows, etc.; prepare programs for private schools and community groups; prepare special exhibits and compile book lists; and prepare internal and external publicity for programs. Select, order and review Children's Room collection of books, magazines and audiovisuals; determine status of retention of books, videos, audiocassettes and records. Supervise Children's Room circulation desk and provide assistance as needed; train new staff in various computer uses, network rules, and children's room procedures; and supervise Children's Department staff. Maintain picture and pamphlet files; submit monthly and annual reports to Director and Trustees on circulation statistics, reference, story hours, museum pass program, etc.; catalog all children's books, including initial book processing procedures; maintain files of missing books and claims; and oversee the general environment of the Children's Room, rearranging the room as necessary to maintain an orderly, smoothly functioning department. Incumbent functions independently within the broad scope of Library policies and goals, referring personnel decision and policy revisions to the Library Director. Perform supplementary tasks as directed in adult department; may also cover adult circulation desk, perform budget and supply ordering; may act in place of the Library Director during short-term absence and when so delegated. Position requires some nights and occasional, revolving weekends. (Saturdays).Attend professional meetings; and perform other related duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  BS Library Science or related field, Master's degree in Library Science and Information Science strongly preferred. Duties require one to three years of library experience, including previous work with children. Incumbent functions independently within the broad scope of Library policies and goals, referring personnel decision and policy revisions to the Library Director.

Please send cover letter and resume to Human Resources Department, City of Chelsea, 500 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150 or email jobs@chelseama.gov  Application will be accepted until position is filled. 

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Text Analyst,The Sentio Group, Norcross GA

This position plays a fundamental role in fulfilling relevant content from highly diverse raw source data and transform it into value-added information that is easily vended through our products & solutions.  This is accomplished through:

  • Systematically identifying and extracting relevant information from a wide range of input documents and source data
  • Augmenting and enriching portfolio of construction project and industry information with this extracted data
  • Driving efficiencies and reducing the time required to make this intelligence available to our customers

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop advanced information extraction solutions and transforming text from a wide range of both structured and unstructured sources.
  • Develop taxonomies, text classification and  information extraction algorithms
  • Perform data extraction, transformations, cleaning, analysis, data mining
  • Participate in business discussions.  Effectively identify and convey the business implications of text analytics to technical and business audiences

Requirements:

  • In depth knowledge and experience in text analytics and content extraction
  • 2+ years of experience using SAS Enterprise Content Categorizer, SAS Enterprise Content Classifier, Temis, SmartLogic, Teragram, Synaptica or similar tool
  • 2+ years of hands on experience extracting / tagging targeted content from unstructured documents
  • 2+ years  of direct experience in metadata design and implementation
  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS, XML, ASCII/CSV, TIFF, METS/ALTO, PDF, and OCR a plus
  • Bachelor's Degree in Library Science, IT, Computer Information Systems, or related field of study/relevant experience
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical professionals. 
  • Familiarity with Agile Software Development
  • Ability to work under aggressive deadlines

Salary position, great benefits and relocation can be provided.

To apply contact:

Donna Bowling

The Sentio Group, LLC

Direct   404-364-3456

Cell       404-414-6475

dbowling@sentioit.com

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Web Administrator/Instructional Technologist, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale VA

Basic Function: The selected incumbent will perform daily technical operations monitoring/troubleshooting website; assist faculty in development of professional webpages, WordPress Blogs and Blackboard sites to support student access to course materials; provide training in use of Web 2.0 technologies, hardware, MS Office suite and partner with campus administration with electronic messaging (marquee, campus CCTV systems, kiosks, etc). This person will also collaborate with unit manager to identify campus instructional technology needs and center strategic plans; provide desktop publishing if needed and serve on college/campus committees.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in relevant field (educational technology; instructional design), or equivalent training & experience. Experience in training face-to-face and online technology.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in technical training (Web 2.0 utilities, MS Office suite, Classroom Management System, etc); ability to work with faculty/staff one-on-one or group setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to work with minimal supervision and meet established deadlines. Must be flexible and able to participate in multiple projects simultaneously. Good time management, organizational and communication skills. Self-starter with experience producing content for the web. Ability to translate ideas and concepts into user-friendly, attractive web pages. Ability to work collegially with staff and able to direct activities of a staff. Possess solid understanding of web-specific graphic design principles. Experienced in practical applications of HTML, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks and Adobe Photoshop. Knowledge of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards. Ability to document/report on project status, requirements and deliverables. Effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills to interact with technical and non-technical people at various levels. Skilled in use MS Office suite and CMS (Blackboard, etc.). Working knowledge of individual and group teaching techniques. Ability to learn new resources/tools quickly.

Base Pay: $39,486.00 - $59,037.00

Close Date: 04/25/2014

To apply: https://nvcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/8590

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Head of Research and Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of Research and Education. The VCU Libraries seek a dynamic, entrepreneurial and knowledgeable individual to lead the Libraries' Research and Education department. The Head will lead a team in developing, promoting, and delivering knowledge-based support to
programs on the Medical College of Virginia Campus and will develop outreach initiatives for targeted communities. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

ALA-accredited graduate degree or an accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of three years of professional experience in a health sciences library environment are required.

Salary: Minimum of $70,000 annually.

Review of applications begins May 26, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Preferred qualifications, application procedures and other information are available in the complete position description at
http://www.library.vcu.edu/admin/jobs/ and at http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/facjobs/home.asp

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Library Media Specialist, Chelsea Public School, Chelsea VT

Chelsea Public School is a K-12 school of 190 students located in Chelsea, Vermont. We are committed to building a community of learners whose motto is "Learning, Community, Respect." We are seeking a full-time K-12 Library Media Specialist to join our faculty for the 2014-2015 school year. The candidate shall possess the following:

Required Qualifications: 
• A current Vermont Teacher license as a Library Media Specialist
• A minimum of 18 credits in library and information science
• Familiarity with current national professional standards accepted by the American Association of School Librarians
• Proficiency in technology and automated library systems (Follett Destiny)

Essential Duties:
• Collaboratively work with and support both students and teachers to facilitate access to information in a wide variety of formats.
• Develops and maintains policies and procedures related to the operation of the library media center (budget, acquisitions, automated circulation, technology).
• Partners with classroom teachers to design and implement curriculum in such areas as educational technology, research methods, literacy instruction and collaborative teaching.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Encourages the use of instructional technology to increase proficiency and improve learning, providing 24/7 access to digital information resources for the entire learning community.
• Developmental knowledge and passion for teaching in a K-12 environment.

Qualified candidates please apply on-line at School Spring.com.

Please visit our website at www.chelsea.owsu.org. Questions may be addressed to:

Mark A. Blount
Principal
Chelsea Public School
6 School Street
Chelsea, VT 05038
(802)685-4551

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New Leader Award, ASIS&T

Are you a current ASIST member in your first three years of membership?

Please consider applying to be one of the New Leaders in the 2014 cohort. Eight awards are available for 2014. Awardees will be assigned a mentor, and will receive travel and conference fee support for the 2014 and 2015 annual meetings.

How do I apply?
Find out full details of this award and the application process here (and below):
https://www.asis.org/awards/asistnewleadersaward.html

If you have any questions please contact the Chair of the New Leader Committee,
Kathryn La Barre klabarre@illinois.edu

ASIS&T New Leaders Award Guidelines

Objective

  • To recruit, engage, and retain new members and to identify potential for new leadership in the Association.

Eligibility

  • Only members in their first three years of membership are eligible to apply (student or regular).

Deadline

  • The application is due no later than May 15, 2014.

Award amount
If selected, you will receive:

1. Up to $1000 in travel expense reimbursement to defray the cost of attending the Annual Meetings. This must be split over two consecutive Annual Meetings, with the reimbursement cost of a single meeting not to exceed $700.

2. Free conference registration for these two years (excluding seminars, workshops and other special events, although these can be reimbursed from the travel expenses provided).


Application
ASIS&T New Leaders Award Application


1. Each applicant must submit a statement (no more than 500 words) detailing:
a. Why you would like to attend the ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting
b. What benefits you would derive
c. Your previous involvement in ASIS&T (if any)
d. Your plans for future involvement in ASIS&T


2. Along with your application, applicants must select the regional or student chapter to which they feel most connected (if applicable), a SIG (or multiple) and/or ASIS&T committee (such as Membership) in which they would like to be involved. Applicants are asked to select no more than 3 in each category (across chapters, SIGS, and committees) and to present these on their application in rank order. The rank order indicates the Chapter, SIG, or Committee in which the applicant would most like to become involved. If the applicant is already heavily involved in one of these units, it is suggested that they choose a new unit with which they have less familiarity.

3. The selection committee will check all potential awardees to ensure that the applicant is a current member of ASIS&T.

4. The application should be submitted online by May 15, 2014. A current CV/resume of the applicant should be uploaded with the application no later than May 15th, 2014.

Selection
1. The applications will be reviewed by the selection committee, comprised of members from Chapter Assembly, SIG Cabinet and the ASIS&T Board. At least four members will comprise this committee.

2. The selection committee will make selections based on the potential of the applicant to contribute to the Society. In addition, an effort will be made to distribute applicants across multiple SIGs, Chapters, and Committees.

3. No more than 8 awards will be made for 2014.

4. Applicants will be notified by June 15, 2014.

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Interdisciplinary Science Librarian, Hampshire College, Amherst MA

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an interdisciplinary science librarian.

The interdisciplinary science librarian is the liaison to the schools of Cognitive Science and Natural Science. They develop and teach classes to educate students on research practices, as well as provide research assistance to Div I, Div II, and Div III students. The interdisciplinary science librarian is responsible for collection development which updates materials, seeks new purchases to keep curricular needs current, stewards innovative collections and programs such as the Lending Seed Library and Game Library, and oversees budget allotments. The librarian, an integral member of a small team of engaged and innovative librarians, will have knowledge of e-science resources, open access, and trends that support data gathering and management, visualization, competitive analysis, and other emerging technologies, especially as they support undergraduate research and teaching. In addition, the librarian represents the library in various Hampshire and Five College committees and working groups.

MLS from an ALA accredited institution with a minimum of two years library experience is required; undergraduate or advanced degree in science preferred. The successful candidate will have at least two years of library experience including classroom instruction; demonstrate excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills; possess the initiative and creativity to manage projects both independently and as part of a team; and have a deep commitment to service and outreach in an academic community. The qualified candidate will be proficient in supporting 21st Century learning methods, including e-science experience and knowledge, possess an understanding of the data curation process, have knowledge of metadata standards, and experience building new collections and developing related metadata, workflow, and access processes. This position requires an ability to locate and vet new resources; skill to demonstrate the means by which to access resources to students and faculty; be able to troubleshoot technical problems; compare and contrast new pieces of technology/software/apps; use social media to promote the library and its resources; and learn new methods of communicating and interacting with faculty or students. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.

Review of applications for this full time, 12-month benefitted position begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Hampshire College offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefit program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at http://jobs.hampshire.edu/

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Research Intern, Avention Inc., Concord MA

General Description

Avention Inc. delivers prospect and business intelligence information on millions of companies and executives worldwide -- optimizing clients' sales and marketing efforts and assisting with business-to-business research activities. Avention (formerly OneSource Information Services) combines and organizes content from over 50 world-class suppliers and supports over 70 unique data fields, providing unparalleled data accuracy and information depth.

Avention is seeking a Research Intern for summer 2014 in our Concord, MA office. This position is primarily responsible for improving the tagging and retrieval of news and related textual content.

Job Requirements

  • Assist Content Managers in reviewing the effectiveness of text extraction and tagging across focus lists of US and global companies.
  • Intelligently construct and execute free-text searches against comparable content sets to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of automated tagging and extraction.
  • Specify and capture justification for proposed changes to company tagging profiles.
  • Assist with ad hoc research in response to sales and customer questions.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent research, data organization, and Boolean search skills
  • Ability to organize and analyze data and to clearly communicate findings to others.
  • Strong working knowledge and experience with MS Office.
  • High level of comfort with a technology-driven, fast-paced environment.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required and completion of first year in MLS program is preferred.
  • Relevant work experience and knowledge of business information sources are pluses.

We hope you make the decision to join us by submitting your cover letter and resume to careers@avention.com.

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Director of Library Services, Tabor Academy, Marion MA

Date Posted:  March 27, 2014
Date Available: July 1, 2014
Department:  Hayden Library
Contact Information:  Resumes and cover letters should be emailed to: Rich Roller, Assistant Head of School, at rroller@taboracademy.org
Job Summary:  Tabor Academy seeks an energetic, innovative, full-time Director of Library Services who
will plan, administer, and implement a library program that is aligned with the school's mission. The director collaborates with faculty to incorporate digital literacy and research skills into the curriculum. As information specialist, the library director encourages students to be independent, confident, and ethical users of information. The responsibilities for this administrative position include, but are not limited to, managing personnel and facilities, maintaining a collection appropriate to the curriculum, and ensuring that the community can access library resources at point of need.
Qualifications:  An ALA accredited MLS or MLIS degree; a minimum of three years of library experience; facility in the use of current technologies, Mac and Windows operating systems, MS Office and iWork suites; excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
As a member of the Tabor faculty, the director will attend faculty meetings, and participate in the life of the school including possible committee work.  In addition, the candidate will:
  • Have an unabashed enthusiasm, creativity and passion for and thorough knowledge of his/her area.
  • Be an empathetic and charismatic leader who knows, cares for, challenges, and supports the students with whom s/he works.
  • Is a facilitator and director.  S/he must know how to challenge students to problem solve and make personal discoveries.  Excellent teachers know how to step aside, allowing the student to stumble, struggle, and learn to resolve.
  • Model the high standards of professionalism s/he expects students to develop--organization, rigor, clarity, promptness, effectiveness, respect, and kindness.
  • Maintain a perspective that allows him/herself to take the work and the students seriously without taking him/herself too seriously.
To Apply:  Send resume and cover letter to Rich Roller via email at rroller@taboracademy.org or mail to Rich Roller, Tabor Academy, 66 Spring Street, Marion, MA  02738.

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Part-time Assistant, Young Adult Department, M.G. Parker Memorial Library, Dracut MA

The M.G. Parker Memorial Library seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, outgoing individual to serve the young adults of Dracut. This part-time position is for an average of 18 hours per week. After-school and Saturday hours are a must.

This person will be responsible for developing a comprehensive program that encourages young teens to be active library users. Reference Desk work is also required.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with teens in Grade 7 and up, and experience working in either a public
library or school setting.

A Bachelor's Degree is required.

Salary: $13.29 per hour. No benefits.

Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Mr. William Zounes
Human Resource Coordinator
Town of Dracut
62 Arlington Street
Dracut, MA 01826

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Library Assistant I, Children's Services, Brookline Public Library, Brookline MA

                       LIBRARY ASSISTANT I (CHILDREN'S SERVICES)

                                          6-19 hours per week

 

JOB CONTROLS             Reports to Supervisor of Children's Services.

 

DUTIES         

Works at public service desk. Performs all circulation functions.

 

Provides information about the library's collections, policies and procedures.

 

Provides assistance to patrons using electronic resources and public computers.

 

Some evening and weekend hours are required.

Performs other duties as required.

  

QUALIFICATIONS      High School diploma, one year experience working with the public preferred. Working knowledge of personal computers is required.  Knowledge of children's literature is helpful. Ability to provide good service to both children and adults.

 

SALARY      $16.62/hour

 

APPLY           Apply to HR@brooklinema.gov or to Human Rescources, 333 Washington St., Brookline, MA 02445 as soon as possible.

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Administrative Assistant, Wood Memorial Library & Museum, South Windsor CT

Job Title:  Administrative Assistant

 

Main Responsibility:  Reports to and supports Executive Director in daily operations, as job requires

 

Time Commitment:   5 hours per day during normal two day (Monday and Thursday) operational schedule (10 hours/week)

 

Skills Required:   Candidates for the Administrative Assistant position should possess:

 

-a professional, welcoming presence including flexibility in working with various constituencies; including public, patrons, volunteers, donors, staff and Board  

-a background/experience in business, public relations or marketing, preferred

-excellent organizational skills and proficient in meeting deadlines

-ability to multitask, and perform under varied levels of supervision

-excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

-solid computer skills including Microsoft Office, Quick Books (familiarity with Past Perfect software a plus)

-knowledge of, and utilization of, social media and website platforms  

-proficiency in financial record keeping practices/procedures

 

Responsible For:  Responsibilities for the Administrative Assistant position will include:

                                   

-clerical:          

  • providing clerical support as requested
  • greeting visitors and orient to use of facility if necessary
  • responding to general inquiries and requests
  • securing, organizing and distributing mail
  • maintaining an up-to-date patron database
  • maintaining records of vendors and service providers
  • assisting in facility generated mailings
  • tracking and maintaining detailed monthly reports, book circulation, program attendance records, etc.
  • tracking charitable gifts and sponsorships
  • ordering office supplies
  • managing telephone calls, emails, checking phone messages
  • taking program registrations in person, by phone, by email
  • assisting Board and Ad Hoc committee chairpersons in the preparation/execution of specific events if necessary
  • supervising volunteers in Library and Museum tasks, if needed
  • scheduling consultation appointments with staff, esp. Archivist
  • scheduling tours of the facility
  • scheduling rentals of the facility

-bookkeeping: 

  • managing accounts receivable and payments  
  • generating financial invoices as necessary
  • accessing financial files for use in financial reports
  • preparing bank deposits

 

 

The Wood Memorial Library and Museum is located in historic South Windsor, CT in Hartford County.  The Administrative Assistant is a part-time position with a salary commensurate with experience.  Applicants will be required to submit a resume addressing critical competencies, recent salary history, and provide three references with contact information.  You may consider viewing our current website to acclimate yourself to our facility; a new website will be debuted within the next few weeks.  The applicant must be willing to submit to a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) check upon request. The Wood Memorial Library and Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

 

Please direct responses to: wood.memorial.lib@sbcglobal.net; subject- Administrative Assistant.

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Scholarship, Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants

Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.


The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions.

 

There is still time for students to apply.  Visit our website at http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm to learn more about this opportunity.

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Call for Submissions, 77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting

Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities

77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting
October 31November 4, 2014, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA

The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society. The ASIS&T AM gathers leading scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share innovations, ideas, research, and insights into the state and future of information and communication in play, work, governance, and society. 

The conference welcomes contributions from all areas of information science and technology. The conference celebrates plurality in methods, theories and conceptual frameworks and has historically presented research and development from a broad spectrum of domains.

Our plenary speaker will be Alessandro Acquisti of Carnegie Mellon University.

The conference welcomes submissions for papers, posters, panels, and workshops.

For more information on submission, including a publication template and link to the conference submission system, see the ASIST AM 2014 Web page here:
http://www.asis.org/asist2014/

Important Dates:
  Papers, Panels, Workshops & Tutorials:
    Submissions: April 30, 2014
    Notifications:  June 11, 2014
    Final Copies:  July 15, 2014

  Posters, Demos & Videos:
    Submissions:  July 1, 2014
    Notifications:  July 30, 2014
    Final copies:  August 20, 2014

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Director of the Library, Boston College High School, Boston MA

The Library Director is a member of the instructional team with the special functions of coordinating the selection of materials, supervising the organization and operation of the library, and promoting the efficient and effective use of the collection through the school program. Requirements and skills desired for Librarians include; MLS from an accredited library school, experience in a school library, ability to deal positively with high school students, faculty and staff.  Additionally, flexibility in dealing with sometimes hectic situations, familiarity with computers and cameras, and good organizational skills are also beneficial. Duties include: 

 

1.  Program Administrator

  • Plans and administers program of library services
  • Assesses and meets needs of students and faculty for information
  • Submits recommendations on library policies and services to the Vice Principal for Academics and implements policy decisions
  • Participates on the Academic Council as Chair of the Library Department
  • Administers personnel regulations, interviews job applicants, and rates staff performance
  • Prepares and administers annual budget for library
  • Conducts department meetings and insures communication within the department

 

2. Instructional Partner

  • Helps students develop attitudes, skills, techniques of inquiry and critical thinking important to lifelong learning.
  • Solicits partnerships with teachers
  • Participates in the development of the library skills curriculum
  • Instructs Arrupe Students and Freshman during the Library Orientation
  • Instructs classes in library research skills
  • Assists in helping locate materials in the library

 

3. Information Specialist

  • Participates in collection evaluation; adding/deleting materials no longer appropriate to the curriculum
  • Compiles subject bibliographies and other lists of materials
  • Communicates to faculty and students electronically via email and library webpage
  • Publicizes new materials as they are added to the collection

 

4. Professional Development

  • Keeps current with professional trends
  • Attends local and national library conferences/meetings
  • Membership in local and national appropriate library organization

 

Contact Charlie Drane, Academic Vice Principal, at drane@bchigh.edu if interested.

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Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian, Brown University Library, Providence RI

The Brown University Library seeks an innovative and user-oriented informational professional to join the Research and Outreach Services Department as the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian.  As the Library's primary liaison to the Biology Departments of the Division of Biology and Medicine and CLPS (Cognition, Linguistics, and Psychological Sciences), the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian plays a central role in developing library services and collections to support current and future research and instructional initiatives of these departments. 

 

The Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian supports the instructional and research needs of faculty, postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate concentrators. Along with the Scientific Data Specialist s/he is key to defining and expanding the library's role in supporting biomedical research data management. S/he will work closely with the Health Sciences Librarian (of the Warren S. Alpert School of Medicine and the School of Public Health), the Scientific Data Management Specialist, the Physical Sciences Librarian and other direct reports to the AUL for Research and Outreach.

 

Together with other Research and Outreach Services Librarians, the Center for Digital Scholarship and other campus partners, the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian will provide subject-based reference services, and teach effective information management techniques for scientific research to students and researchers. The successful candidate will maintain a strong awareness of issues related to scholarly communications including copyright, open access, repositories, and licensing of online resources.

 

To fulfill these responsibilities successfully, the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian will have a strong academic background in biology, psychology or other life sciences field and have significant hands-on experience with relevant technologies and bibliographic tools.

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or an advanced degree in a life sciences field.
  • At least 3 years work experience in life sciences librarianship, or other relevant field.       
  • Knowledge of the scholarly communications process (publishing, copyright, repositories), especially the NIH Public Access Policy requirements and processes.
  • Knowledge and experience with appropriate data services (PubMed/NCBI, Web of Science, etc.), semantic web tools (e.g. Quertle, VIVO) and citation management software (e.g. RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability with instruction and presentation skills.
  • Ability to acquire new technological skills & resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner
  • Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; strong analytical and organizational skills; ability to manage time and multiple projects in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, creative and innovative attitude

To apply for this position (Job # B01539), please visit Brown's Online Employment website (https://careers.brown.edu), complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.   

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Database Specialist, OCLC, Dublin OH

For more than 40 years, OCLC and its members have been building a library cooperative and managing a computer network that creates economies of scale, enabling more and more libraries to reduce costs and share resources.

 

Now OCLC is introducing next-generation services using 21st century Web technology that will greatly amplify the power of library cooperation.  By connecting more libraries and more records, there will be more network effects and more value for the cooperative.  Some services will interconnect in the cloud through machine-to-machine interfaces.  Others will reside where they are technically most appropriate, at the local, group or global levels.

Job Requirements

This Database Specialist is responsible for performing database activities which promote the quality and growth of WorldCat.  Activities will include correcting bibliographic records using a combination of cataloging tools, learning to identify and merge duplicate records, and participating in other database maintenance activities, such as NACO work.

 

 Provides quality control for WorldCat by:

  • Identifying and merging duplicate bibliographic records.
  • Processing bibliographic change requests and error reports.
  • Processing batchload error lists and other corrections as they arise.
  • Maintaining excellent turnaround time and exercising excellent judgment in making corrections, utilizing a combination of cataloging tools (LCRIs, AACR2, RDA, Cataloger's Desktop, MARC21, etc.). 
  • Expected to work with ease with the Books Format and at least one other format, and to learn other formats on the job.
  • Detect and report errors in authority records (name, series, subjects)
  • MLS degree from an accredited library school, equivalent experience appropriate for position, or a minimum of 3 years of successful experience in the Database Technician position.
  • 3-5 years of increasingly responsible library experience or other experience relevant to the position.
  • General knowledge of OCLC products and services; and experience in coordinating and directing projects.
  • Experience with library automation, including local systems and/or experience with user support.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of cataloging and classification, including practical and theoretical knowledge of AACR2, RDA, LCSH, and multiple MARC formats.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision while also being able to work well in a team setting.
  • Organized and highly productive, able to handle multiple assignments at the same time.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a reading knowledge of at least one non-Latin script language.

 

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/cw4c7r4

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Library Director, Palmer Public Library, Palmer MA

Creative, energetic leader with strong public service orientation needed to direct all phases of operations in a busy, vibrant library, recently expanded to 30,000 square feet on 3 floors; experienced staff of 9 FT and 1 PT personnel; serving a town of 12,000 people centrally located in the scenic Quaboag Valley; annual circulation of 161,757; member of CWMARS network using Evergreen open source software. 


Knowledge of administrative practices, budget management, and library technology, plus ability to work well with public officials and community organizations required.


 Requires MLS degree from an ALA accredited program, plus 5 years minimum experience in a leadership position. Competitive salary and benefits. Review of applications will begin April 25, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Email cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references to: presidentppl@palmer.lib.ma.us


 
Palmer (MA) Public Library web site: www.palmer.lib.ma.us 

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Information Analyst, Business & Competitive Information, EMD Millipore, Billerica MA

The Information Analyst for Business & Competitive Information will provide in-depth research and analysis in support of business projects and initiatives. The Information Analyst partners with internal clients to understand their request, identifies the appropriate information sources, conducts a subject matter investigation, packages and delivers targeted results in an actionable format. The Information Analyst will have a Library and Information Sciences background with expertise in building and executing advanced queries in a variety of information databases.  The Information Analyst will have a solid understanding of business and financial terminology and a general understanding of the Life Sciences or related field.

 

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts science literature and business information searches.
  • Gathers, analyzes and interprets data from multiple information sources.
  • Organizes, prepares and delivers targeted results in a professional report format.
  • Interfaces with internal clients to determine research requirements.
  • Provides training to internal clients on database selection and search techniques.
  • Assists with marketing efforts to increase the department's customer base.
  • Evaluates and recommends new information sources.

 

EDUCATION & LANGUAGES

  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree or equivalent professional experience.

 

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • 1-3 Years relevant work experience in life science/pharmaceutical/biotech company
  • Proficiency in building advanced queries to conduct effective searches in scientific and business information databases.
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of information sources, such as Dialog Proquest, Capital IQ, ThomsonOne, Pharmaprojects or Embase.com.
  • Experience using drug pipeline databases, such as Thomson Cortellis, Thomson Integrity, Citeline Pipeline.
  • Understanding of business and financial terminology.
  • Expertise in analyzing and packaging large amounts of data into actionable research reports.
  • Experience using Excel, Lotus Notes, Sharepoint, PowerPoint, and visualization software.

 

PERSONAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • Capacity to comprehend internal customer's requests.
  • Willingness to contribute as part of a global team working toward collective objectives.
  • Ability to prioritize work, multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and proactive.
  • Customer service driven with strong verbal and written communication skills.

 

ADA REQUIREMENTS

  • Normal and routine office duties

 Click here to apply

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Business Research and Instruction Librarian, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Description:

The Management Library at Cornell University is looking for creative and forward-thinking candidates for a Business Research and Instruction Librarian. The successful candidate will provide research and instruction support to the faculty, students, and staff of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (Johnson). Above all, candidates must be excited by the opportunity to develop the relationships, programs, and services needed to support success at a top ranked graduate business school.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Research & Learning Services, the Business Research and Instruction Librarian:

  • Designs, teaches, and assesses instruction sessions, including working with faculty to develop curriculum-integrated instructional programs.
  • Provides direct research assistance to the Johnson community.
  • Develops library outreach/marketing tools and services.
  • Contributes actively to team building, goal setting, and long term planning for the department.
  • Collaborates with colleagues and customers across Cornell University.
  • Cultivates personal subject knowledge; participates actively in professional organizations, library, and university committees; and engages in scholarly pursuits.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited MLS, MBA, or equivalent graduate degree.
  • Demonstrated interest and excitement for business as a discipline.
  • Passion for and experience with teaching or training.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills, especially in a research context.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills.
  • Ability to resolve competing demands in an environment of fast-paced change.
  • Strong service ethic and customer-centered thinking.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a service-oriented environment.
  • Commitment to the Hospitality, Labor and Management Library's core values of collaboration, excellence, flexibility, innovation, integrity, and service.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching/training.
  • At least 1 year of business research experience in a corporate or academic environment.
  • Advanced degree or coursework in business or related fields.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel or other analytical tools.
  • Willingness to explore the use of new technology in support of effectively achieving goals, with a high tolerance for risk and failure.
  • Experience creating marketing/outreach campaigns. (Portfolio submissions optional. Portfolios may be hosted on the web or can be submitted as a single PDF no larger than 5MB.)

 

Environment:

 

The Management Library predominantly serves Johnson at Cornell, which offers five MBA programs, a PhD program, and Executive Education opportunities, as well as housing several centers and institutes.  Johnson educates leaders who know how to harness the power of people to create extraordinary results for a connected world. In addition to traditional library services that support the academic and career research needs of Johnson, the Management Library welcomes candidates with a keen eye towards innovative and user-focused programs to promote the library to the Johnson community around the world. In addition to serving Johnson, the Management Library also provides business research support across Cornell.

 

The business librarians in Cornell's Management Library are members of the larger Research & Learning Services department within the Hospitality, Labor, and Management (HLM) Library. HLM serves Cornell's Industrial and Labor Relations School, School of Hotel Administration, and the Johnson Graduate School of Management. The successful candidate will join a team of 10 professionals serving in HLM's Research and Learning Services department.

 

One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 400, the Library supports 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.

 

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

 

 

Benefits:

Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.

 

Application Deadline is May 16, 2014.  Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

 

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Assistant for the NHPRC Municipal Clerks Grant, NHPRC Municipal Clerks, Boston MA

Dates:  May 2014 - May 2015 with possibility of a second year renewal.

Hours: 15-20 hours per week

Pay rate: $15/hour


General Description:

The National Historic Preservation and Records Commission has provided funding to support the development of an archives education program for the Massachusetts Municipal Town Clerks.

Partners include: Simmons College GSLIS, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and Massachusetts State Archives, and the Massachusetts Municipal Clerks Association. Responsibilities of the assistant will include, but are not limited to:

·         Design and maintain public website for grant

·         Design and maintain town records database

·         Develop and manage registration and payment for workshops

·         Monitor and respond to clerks enrolled in programs

·         Maintain and update central calendar for partners

·         Communicate with partners

·         Plan meetings for grant partners and advisory board members

·         Transcribe/take minutes

The successful candidate will be technically proficient with database and website development; possess strong communication and interpersonal skills; and possess the ability to work independently with limited supervision.  An Archives Management Program student preferred; must have completed LIS 438 - Introduction to Archival Methods and Services.

Please send resume and letter detailing interest for immediate consideration by April 30, 2014 to: Donna Webber at donna.webber@simmons.edu

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Library Media Specialist, Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth MA

Bishop Stang, a Catholic co-educational high school of the Diocese of Fall River with a strong tradition of academic and co-curricular excellence, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Media Specialist. If interested, send your resume and cover letter to President/Principal Peter Shaughnessy at pshaughnessy@bishopstang.com by May 1, 2014.

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Physical Science Tech & Library Aid/Technician, SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System, Cambridge MA

Summer student position assisting the ADS team with tasks related to cataloging astronomical literature, improving the quality of bibliographic data in the ADS, and creating new data records to be added to the ADS.

Employee will work with team members of the ADS to improve the online catalog of the astronomy literature.  Work will include creating and formatting bibliographic records to be included in the ADS. Additional tasks may include quality checking data in the ADS, cataloging data from our historical literature project.  

A student wishing to pursue this project will be able to gain knowledge in the areas of digital libraries and database management.  The ADS can be accessed at http://ads.harvard.edu

Applications must be submitted by May 2:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/367158100

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Customer Outreach Intern, Credo, Boston MA

Customer Outreach Intern

(starting immediately and ending late August)

 

Job Summary:

Credo is an information skills solutions provider that serves educational institutions worldwide. We build online platforms that enable the flexible configuration of research content, technology and services for the purpose of connecting learners, faculty and teachers, librarians and publishers.


The Customer Outreach intern position will be filled by individuals who demonstrate an understanding of the library industry, library technology and customer business needs. This internship requires a high level of contact with Credo's customers. The intern will follow processes to evaluate customer usage and implementation of Credo platforms, and communicate with customers to ensure that they are maximizing their usage of Credo products.


About the Internship:

  • You will develop a solid understanding of Credo's platforms.

  • You will evaluate usage of Credo's platforms to understand what constitutes high engagement.

  • You will work with the Credo Platform and Account teams to develop plans for boosting customer engagement.

  • You will contact customers to offer suggestions about boosting engagement.

  • You will document all projects in the relevant systems.

   

About You:

  • You are currently enrolled in a MLS graduate program.

  • You have a passion for research, analysis and electronic resources.

  • You have a knack for evaluating statistics and patterns.

  • You are an excellent, adaptable communicator and have solid interpersonal skills.

  • You would feel comfortable communicating with customers to offer solutions and address questions.

  • You can multi-task and prioritize on several research projects; ability to manage workload through effective time management with attention to meeting deadline.

  • You are resourceful and take initiative with the goal of developing innovative solutions to problems.

  • You are inquisitive, curious and willing to learn.


Hours: About 25-30 hours/week; flexible schedule

Compensation: $14/hour

 

Interested candidates should send resumes to Sara Ortins atsara.ortins@credoreference.com.

 

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Travel Awards for Underrepresented Professionals, Association of Research Libraries

ARL is offering travel awards of up to $2,000 each for five individuals from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to attend the 2014 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, to be held August 4-6 on the University of Washington (UW) campus in Seattle. ARL hopes to encourage a diverse group of emerging professionals to engage with this growing field and hopes to expose these new professionals to the rich perspectives of practitioners regarding organizational assessment needs, research, and evaluation.


The award covers the registration fee for the main conference as well as pre- and/or post-conference workshops, air and ground transportation, and meals, up to a maximum of $2,000 per awardee. Awardees will be reimbursed for receipted expenses that must be submitted following the event.


Criteria
Awardee selection criteria include:

  • diverse representation;
  • record of strong interest in this area, demonstrated through related coursework and activities; and
  • potential to contribute to the profession by deploying and developing innovative assessment and evaluation methods and strategies.

Two or three of the five awards are reserved for current participants in ARL diversity recruitment programs. Students and practitioners with fewer than three years of professional experience are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to residents of the United States and Canada (citizenship is not a requirement).


Applications
The deadline for applications is May 30, 2014. The selection committee will be comprised of members of the ARL Diversity and Leadership Committee and the ARL Statistics and Assessment Committee. Applicants will be notified of selection decisions by June 6, 2014.


To apply, submit the following documents by e-mail in PDF format to laconf@arl.org by May 30:
a statement of interest in attending the Library Assessment Conference with an indication of how you intend to participate in the event (400 words maximum);

  • a statement of financial need;
  • an indication of your eligibility;
  • a résumé or CV; and
  • a recommendation letter.

 

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STEM Librarian - Engineering and Math Concentration, San Diego State University Library, San Diego CA

San Diego State University Library and Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, innovative and service-oriented candidates for the position of STEM librarian - Engineering and Math Concentration. This position is open to both entry level and senior level candidates, hiring at the Senior Assistant Librarian.


Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will:


● Proactively seek partnerships with faculty and students in the College of Engineering and the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, as well as their centers and programs;
● Participate in science and applied science outreach programs on campus and in local communities;
● Take a leadership role in developing collections and services in support of the research and educational missions of the relevant academic departments;
● Initiate and conduct course-related and resource-specific instruction in engineering, mathematics and science, as well as provide general undergraduate information literacy education;
● Maintain existing online research guides and work with programming support staff to develop innovative online research tools for engineering, mathematics and related disciplines;
● Participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on campus, library and California State University system-wide committees as needed;
● Participate as a general reference librarian, as well as provide subject specific support for engineering, mathematics and related disciplines.

Required Qualifications
● ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent foreign degree;
● Undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, mathematics, or related discipline, or at
least two years' experience in an equivalent research library;
● An understanding of the current research, information sources and scholarly trends in the
fields of engineering and mathematics;
● Knowledge of emerging issues and technologies in science librarianship;
● Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
● Ability to work effectively in collegial environments;
● Potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion based on library service,
professional growth, and service to the University and community;
● A commitment to fostering diversity.

Desired Qualifications
● Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession;
● Experience working with faculty, researchers, staff and students;
● Experience with collection development;
● Experience in the development of online tutorials or web guides;
● Experience working with multicultural and international student groups;
● Experience with learning management systems, such as Blackboard.

This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position. Tenure is dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, and service to the University and community.

Rank of Senior Assistant with a yearly salary range of $57,084-$65,000, commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications.

Excellent benefits, including medical, dental and vision plans, as well as 24 vacation days per year.

San Diego State University's library has over 7 million items in its collections. And offers the following services: Over 800 public access computers, 24-hour study area, Media Center with multimedia computer workstations, 15,570 book requests fulfilled through Circuit and other library partnerships, and 11,190 article requests fulfilled from other libraries. For more information visit the library website at library.sdsu.edu.

San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor's degrees in 89 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 21 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 34,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university's rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and
performing arts, a Division I athletics program and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu.

Please send letter of application; including resume and three names of professional references
with their complete contact information to: pmccarthy@mail.sdsu.edu


Print versions of the application packet may be sent to:

Patrick McCarthy
Associate Dean
Library and Information Access
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Please indicate the position for which you are applying.

This position will remain open until filled. Reviews will begin immediately. Anticipated start date is Spring Semester 2014.

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Resident, National Digital Stewardship Residency Program, Boston MA or New York NY

The National Digital Stewardship Residency Programs in Boston and New York, with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, are working to develop the next generation of digital stewardship professionals by funding nine-month hands-on residencies for recent master's degree recipients to complete digital stewardship projects at host institutions in the Boston and New York City area.

Applications for residencies running from September 2014 through May 2015 are now being accepted. Applications are due Friday, May 30, 2014.

Participation in NDSR Boston or New York will offer:

*A nine-month paid residency at a Boston or New York City institution working on a specific digital stewardship project with a mentor and with full host institution support.
*Participation in advanced training, lectures, and events on digital stewardship conducted by digital preservation professionals and program staff.

*Access to mentoring and career development services through the program and through the involvement in NDSR of notable digital preservation professionals.

*Access to professional development funding, the opportunity to present at national conferences, and the chance to help contribute to and shape a national model for post-master's residency programs.

For more information please visit:

NDSR Boston: http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/ndsr_boston/resident-applicants

NDSR-NY: http://ndsr.nycdigital.org

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Part-time Floater Librarians, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Organization
A leading American historian has called the Boston Public Library (BPL) one of the five great libraries of the world. Over 3.5 million people visit the Boston Public Library every year to use its collection of twenty two million books, maps, manuscripts, photographs, prints, drawings and other items. Another eight million people connect with the BPL through its website www.bpl.org to use its services and the growing collection of electronic resources, downloadable media and digitized rare books, maps and manuscripts.

Among its preeminent collections, the BPL holds a First Folio by William Shakespeare; original music scores by Mozart, Prokofiev and others; and the personal library of President John Adams. In addition, the BPL is home to the renowned Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, which includes over 200,000 historic maps and 5,000 atlases from all over the world. Over 10,000 programs and classes attract thousands of residents from across diverse neighborhoods and cultural groups. Award winning online and in-library homework assistance sessions, literacy classes, author programs and computer training sessions are also a popular draw.

The BPL is a department of the municipal government of Boston and a statutory charitable organization governed by a board of nine Trustees appointed by the Mayor.

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for part-time Floater Librarians. Four positions are available. The
successful candidates must be available to work days, nights and/or weekends to staff public service desks at various locations as assigned and will participate in reference services to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting. The Floater Librarian will perform various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of professional literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services. Floaters must serve in the position for a full year before being considered for other positions.

Salary: $24.49 - $33.02 per hour, DOQ. 18 hours per week.


Minimum Qualifications:

  •  A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school
  •  Specialized subject knowledge and competency in world languages desirable
  •  Knowledge of basic bibliographic tools/sources and excellent reference techniques


Requirements
1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
2. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
3. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

Complete job description and application available at: www.cityofboston.gov/OHR/careercenter.asp

Deadline for application: April 30, 2014

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Rare Books Cataloger and Classifier II, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Organization
A leading American historian has called the Boston Public Library (BPL) one of the five great libraries of the world. Over 3.5 million people visit the Boston Public Library every year to use its collection of twenty two million books, maps, manuscripts, photographs, prints, drawings and other items. Another eight million people connect with the BPL through its website www.bpl.org to use its services and the growing collection of electronic resources, downloadable media and digitized rare books, maps and manuscripts.

Among its preeminent collections, the BPL holds a First Folio by William Shakespeare; original music scores by Mozart, Prokofiev and others; and the personal library of President John Adams. In addition, the BPL is home to the renowned Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, which includes over 200,000 historic maps and 5,000 atlases from all over the world. Over 10,000 programs and classes attract thousands of residents from across diverse neighborhoods and cultural groups. Award winning online and in-library homework assistance sessions, literacy classes, author programs and computer training sessions are also a popular draw.

The BPL is a department of the municipal government of Boston and a statutory charitable organization governed by a board of nine Trustees appointed by the Mayor.

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Cataloger and Classifier II position. The Cataloger and
Classifier II is responsible for performing original and complex copy cataloging including bibliographic description,
subject analysis, classification, and authority control for materials in all formats in accordance with established local and national policies, procedures, and standards. Advanced cataloging skills for serials, music, or rare book/manuscript materials will be required as needed. Special language competencies and/or subject knowledge will be required as needed.

Salary: $49,101 - $66,223, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Education
A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an ALA
accredited library school. Relevant subject knowledge and/or specialized training will be required. In
exceptional circumstances specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of
the educational requirements.

2. Experience
Two years of recent professional library experience creating MARC21 bibliographic and authority records in all
formats. Comprehensive knowledge of and recent hands on experience with current and emerging national
standards including those concerning descriptive cataloging, subject analysis, classification, and authority
control. Experience using modern library catalogs and other bibliographic tools, including major current online
and print cataloging resources and utilities.

3. Requirements
Demonstrated proficiency in the current versions of the following cataloging tools and standards is required:
OCLC Connexion client software
AACR2r
LC Subject Headings
Library of Congress Classification
Library of Congress Rule Interpretations:
General Rules for Description
Books, Pamphlets, and Printed Sheets.
PCC, NACO, and SACO standards
Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages and the ability to deal with unfamiliar foreign languages is
required. Multiple foreign language skills are highly desirable.

Proficiency with a PC and software at the level necessary to successfully complete the tasks of the job is
required.

Additional relevant special subject knowledge and specialized cataloging experience will be required as needed
to meet the needs of the department:

For a Rare Books and Manuscripts Cataloger: One year of recent professional library experience cataloging rare
books or manuscripts. Working knowledge of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM) standards is
required. Proficiency in Latin is required. Experience handling fragile original material is required. Experience
applying the Art and Architecture Thesaurus headings is highly desirable. Familiarity with basic preservation and
conservation standards is highly desirable.

Proficiency with the current versions of the following cataloging tools and software products is highly desirable:
Cataloger's Desktop
Classification Web
RDA Toolkit
MSWord and Excel

Employment Requirements:
1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
2. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
3. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

Complete job description and application available at: www.cityofboston.gov/OHR/careercenter.asp


Deadline for application: April 30, 2014

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Rights & Permissions Research Internship, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

Department of Digital Image Resources - Internship Offered: Summer 2014


Digital Image Resources (DIR) is primarily responsible for managing the Museum's digital and analog photographic archive collection of objects, events, galleries, and people relating to the Museum. DIR is seeking a part-time intern who will assist in researching and communicating with individual and corporate rights holders for works in the Museum's collection in order to facilitate the Museum's mission to provide broad access to its vast collection of visual resources while respecting the rights of artists.

 Working under the direction of the Coordinator of Rights & Permissions, the intern will gain substantial experience in the researching and due diligence recording of research relating to the rights and reproductions management of an extensive photographic archive.

 Responsibilities:

·          Conduct research to identify and locate rights holders

·          Follow up with outstanding permission requests

·          Generate permission letters for signature

·          Correspond with rights holders when instructed

·          Enter copyright information into the appropriate areas in the database records

·          Accurately record work and on-going research

·          Edit reports generated by the database and assisting department staff as necessary

Requirements:

·          Keen attention to detail and accuracy

·          Enrollment in and returning to an undergraduate or graduate program

·          Strong research and database skills

·          Ability to work independently

·          Excellent written and oral communication skills 

·          Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and Internet Explorer

·          Ability to prioritize duties and multi-task

·          Ability to commit 1-3 days per week through mid August

·          Ability to attend an orientation on either Tues, May 27 (9:30am-12p) or Tues, June 10 (9:30am-12pm)

CONTACT Herbert Jones at the MFA to apply:

Herbert S. Jones
Volunteer & Intern Programs Coordinator 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
hjones@mfa.org | 617.369.3040 

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Patron Services Assistant, Social Law Library, Boston MA

Library Unit:                          Patron Services (Collection Maintenance, Circulation, Document

Delivery)

 

Immediate Supervisor:           Assistant Director of Library & Research Services

 

This job involves consistent interaction with library patrons both in person and over the phone to help them locate materials in the print and online collections. A Patron Services Assistant must be comfortable working in a group with frequent interruptions and have the ability to communicate clearly with fellow library staff and library patrons. A customer service work ethic and the ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects are expected. The Patron Services Department works closely with the Reference and Membership Departments to provide efficient and on time library services.

 

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Includes approximate percentage of time spent on each):

 

1. Staffing the Circulation desk (30%)

Greeting patrons when they enter the library; making sure members and non-members properly log in to the library system; providing orientation to the library and the collection; checking materials in and out; corresponding with patrons via phone, email and in person; retrieving materials for patrons requested via phone, email or online catalog; referring patrons to the Reference Department; communicating with the Reference Librarians; and opening and closing the Library.

 

2. Filling Document Delivery orders (30%)

Receiving and retrieving copy orders placed by phone, email, fax, online or in person; copying and scanning materials using photocopier or microfiche reader/printer to fill orders; delivering orders via email and USPS; running credit card information; using an online order system to track and maintain orders; retrieving court documents from the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court Clerk's office.

 

3. Performing Collection Maintenance (30%)

            Primarily includes scanning and shelving materials in the library by location and call number; shelf reading for accurate call number order; updating loose-leaf filing volumes as needed; and assisting with collection shifts, stack labeling or other clean up projects.

 

4. Other duties as assigned (10%)

            These can include everything from helping to set up for library events and sending bulk mailings to placing service calls for broken copiers and managing library card problems.

 

Position Requirements:

 

Education:    Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in a library science program also required.

 

Experience:               

Prior library experience using Innovative's Millennium modules; law library experience preferred.

 

Knowledge and Skills:

Patron service work ethic required. Must be detail oriented and able to follow instructions. Ability to work independently and maintain harmonious working relationships. Ability to work well with frequent interruptions. Knowledge of basic computer skills including OPAC searching. Must be comfortable with frequent telephone and computer use.

 

Contact with Others/Scope of Authority:

Frequent contact with Library members, visitors and staff.

 

Working Conditions:

The Social Law Library is an air-conditioned smoke-free facility. Position requires stamina to load, unload and push book trucks and work on one's feet for periods of up to three hours at a time. Job entails some moderate lifting and furniture moving.

 

Hours:                        

This 21-24 hour per week part-time position is to be worked in shifts of no fewer than 3 hours between 8 am and 8 pm Monday through Friday - a minimum of two closing shifts (til 8 PM) is required. Specific days and hours to be mutually agreed upon with the Assistant Director of Library & Research Services. Regular attendance is required; a fixed schedule must be maintained.

 

Compensation:            $12.50 per hour

 

Contact:                      Submit letter of interest and resume to:

Kirsten Leary, Assistant Director of Library & Research Services

Social Law Library

John Adams Courthouse

1 Pemberton Square

Boston, MA 02108-1792

Voice (617) 226-1358

Fax (617) 523-2458

e-mail:joblistings@socialaw.com

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Reference Intern, Massachusetts Archives, Boston MA

 6 month, full-time internship (July - December 2014)

 

Job Description: The Massachusetts Archives houses approximately 30,000 cubic feet of records documenting Massachusetts' government from the colonial period forward.  We receive nearly 4,000 visitors each year who are researching topics ranging from genealogy, military history, colonial records, and more using our records.  The ideal candidate for the Reference Intern position is working toward a career in Archives; has an interest in reference services; has an outgoing and energetic personality; enjoys interacting with people; is flexible, patient, and motivated; and enjoys a job where each day offers the unexpected.  The Intern works directly with the public in the Reading Room of the Massachusetts Archives, helping researchers navigate our collections.  This position is available for a 6 month period, from July 1 through the end of December, 2014.

 

Responsibilities include: researching and responding to written requests for vital records, military records, and other topics as needed; some clerical duties; special projects to help make our records more accessible; opportunities such as creating a small exhibit, when possible; and other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Reference Supervisor.

 

Required Qualifications: The candidate must have: public service experience and the interpersonal skills necessary to provide direct service to the public; excellent verbal and written communication skills are helpful for purposes of answering research questions in person and over the phone; powers of observation and concentration consistent with the security requirements inherent in handling valuable records/materials in a public context. An interest in history is helpful.

 

Hours Worked: Full-time: M-F, 8:30-4:30 (37.5 hours/week)

 

Compensation: $10/hour

 

Citizenship Requirements: Citizen/perm. res.

 

Transportation:

Via MBTA: Take the Red line to JFK/UMass station. The free shuttle bus (route #2) will bring you to the Archives bldg.

Via Car: Take RtI-93 to exit 14 or 15 marked UMass/JFK/Morrissey Blvd. Follow signs to UMass and JFK Library. 

Our building is across from the JFK Library and looks like a fort.

 

Please email cover letter and resume to:

Martha Clark, Curator

Massachusetts Archives

Martha.Clark@sec.state.ma.us

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Colleague Connection, Medical Library Association's Annual Meeting, May 2014

Calling all students who are attending the Medical Library Association's Annual Meeting in Chicago this May!

 

Enhance your MLA 2014 conference experience through Colleague Connection!

 

Colleague Connection is a mentoring program that pairs newer members or first-time meeting attendees with returning, more experienced members during the 2014 Annual Meeting. The purpose of Colleague Connection is to introduce new attendees to the Medical Library Association and help them get the most out of the Annual Meeting in Chicago.

If you are a new member or first time conference attendee, consider pairing up with an experienced colleague at MLA '14! Colleague Connection allows you to have your questions about the conference answered, maximize your time, choose the best programs and meetings to attend, meet new colleagues, build your professional network, and discuss new ideas. Initial contacts made through Colleague Connection can lead to lifelong friendships with your peers and increase your professional network. Don't be left out - sign up today: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9X6NL3T

 

Those who register by Monday May 5th will be guaranteed to receive their mentor before leaving for the meeting. Once assigned, each pair of colleagues will be responsible for working out a time to meet and connect.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Norton (nortonh@ufl.edu352-273-8419).

 

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Roger K. Summit Scholarship, ProQuest

Are You Studying Library Information Sciences? Apply for the Roger K. Summit Scholarship today!

As a member of the ProQuest® Discover More Corps, you may be interested to learn about the 2014 Roger K. Summit Scholarship, presented annually in honor of Dialog's founder, a pioneer in information systems design. Applications are being accepted now through April 30, 2014.

This $5,000 (USD) award is presented to a student currently enrolled in an accredited library or information science program anywhere in the world. It is one of the many ways ProQuest shows its support for librarianship. 

To learn more about the scholarship or to download an application, click here

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Middle School Library Assistant, Part-time, Buckingham Browne & Nichols, Cambridge MA

Position Available:  Middle School Library Assistant, Part-time

 

Supervisor:  Library Director

                                               

Date Posted:  April 2014                    Date Available: August 2014

 

Department:  Middle School Library

    

Contact Information:

Questions about this position should be emailed to: vtaylor@bbns.org - (Please, no phone calls/e-mails to Head's office and/or HR.)

 

Job Summary:

BB&N seeks a flexible, energetic, part-time library assistant who is comfortable in a middle school setting and familiar with libraries. Under the supervision of the library director, the assistant provides clerical and administrative support.  Tasks include ordering supplies and books, processing new books, and assisting with circulation, maintaining online library catalog, website and databases as well as monitoring/assisting study hall classes. The assistant helps create displays and provides support as needed for library-based programs such as favorite book surveys, spring author visits and read a thons and helps students with their reading and research needs. The schedule for this 14-hour per week position is somewhat flexible. 

 

The Library assistant will also:

  • Work collaboratively with faculty;
  • Encourage an atmosphere that is welcoming to students and conducive to study;
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned.

 

 

About BB&N:

BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on three separate campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community, which enriches our daily experience. At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.

 

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have education beyond high school, Bachelor's degree preferred.  Library experience and/or training are highly desirable.  Interest in books and online resources a plus.

 

In addition, the Library Assistant will demonstrate the following competencies:

 

  • Attention to detail
  • Computer skills
  • The ability to work independently
  • Enjoyment of working with students in an educational community
  • Good organizational skills

 

To Apply:  Please visit the employment opportunities page at www.bbns.org or click http://www.bbns.org/page.cfm?p=519 to complete your online application.  

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School Librarian, Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School, Devens MA

There is a job opening at Parker for a School Librarian, 25 hours a week. Our school day is Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30 to 3:30 and Wednesday 8:30 to 1:30. 

To apply: http://www.schoolspring.com/jobs/job.cfm?jid=699302&



Qualifications: State Certified School Librarian preferably with an MLS Degree from an ALA-accredited institution.

Reports to: The School Principal

Supervises: Library assistant, service students, and parent volunteers

Responsibilities:

1. Actively supports the Parker School philosophy, teaching and learning process, and works to create a student centered learning environment.
2. Helps students to develop research skills, offers guidance in locating and obtaining appropriate research materials, and promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning.
3. Collaborates with the faculty as a partner in the instructional process.
4. Participates in faculty meetings, curriculum planning sessions, CFG's, and school improvement and accreditation activities.
5. Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction, improve the operation of the library, and increase student achievement.
6. Implements a sequence of goals for short and long range development of the library.
7. Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community.
8. Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community.
9. Administration and management of the library budget to support program goals.
10. Evaluates, promotes, and uses existing and emerging technologies and social media to support teaching and learning.
11. Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property.
12. Stays current in professional practices, educational research, and maintains active professional membership.

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Wellesley College MA

Wellesley College, consistently the top-ranked liberal arts college for women in the U.S., is hiring an experienced, entrepreneurial, and service-oriented Research & Instruction Librarian to join our dynamic, merged Library and Technology Services group. We seek candidates who take an expansive approach to the work of libraries, to the possibilities afforded by information technologies for achieving the college's goals for student and faculty work, and to the integration of their work across the team, the organization, and the college.

Key responsibilities

  • Develops and provides innovative and effective library instruction and in-depth research support for faculty and students in anthropology, cognitive and linguistic sciences, environmental studies, political science, psychology, and sociology.
  • In partnership with Research and Instructional Support colleagues, develops and provides support for information and technology needs related to teaching, learning, and research, with emphasis on quantitative and qualitative data use, interpretation, and management.
  • Manages reference collections for anthropology, cognitive and linguistic sciences, environmental studies, political science, psychology, and sociology; works with collections librarians on general collection development in those disciplines.
  • Provides general research support for all disciplines, including the sciences.
  • Keeps up with new technologies with a view toward their application in research and instruction.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Some evenings and weekends are required.

Required: ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent; BA/BS in a relevant subject area; 3-5 years relevant experience in a public services or academic setting; demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment; demonstrated interest and experience in developing innovative, user-centered forms of instruction; awareness of new technologies and trends and their application in meeting patrons' information needs; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; strong group and analytical skills; ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.

Strongly desired: graduate degree in one of the disciplines supported, or closely related field; experience with using and supporting qualitative and/or quantitative data in teaching and research; demonstrated skill in technical troubleshooting.

Preference will be given to candidates who submit application materials by May 2, 2014.

Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/362

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Internships, Horn Book, Boston MA

Interns perform a variety of duties, most of which are clerical in nature. During the internship, interns are encouraged to explore the extensive collection of children's books in the office and ask many questions. Involvement with the production of Horn Book publications and the accessibility of the Horn Book staff provide an exceptional educational opportunity for those with a specific interest in children's literature.

Editorial interns posted with The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide assist with managing incoming books, distributing books to reviewers, shelving books in the office collection, filing reviews, maintaining the Horn Book Guide database, occasional light typing and proofreading, mailing out complimentary issues, reading and critiquing books under consideration for review, and fact-checking articles and reviews.

A design internship is also available and involves assisting Lolly Robinson (designer/webmaster) with design and scanning for the Horn Book MagazineHorn Book Guide, newsletter, and website. Prior experience with Photoshop and InDesign are useful, but not essential.

The Horn Book, Inc. offers internships for the spring, summer, and fall terms. Hours may vary according to the needs of the intern and Horn Book staff, but are generally approximately 12 hours per week. Longer hours are considered on a case-by-case basis for students who need them for school credit.

All Horn Book internships are unpaid. Applicants should have a strong interest in children's literature and should review at least one recent issue of The Horn Book Magazine before applying. Cover letter and resume should be e-mailed to Cynthia K. Ritter (critter at hbook.com).

Deadlines:
Spring term internships: November 15
Summer term internships: April 15
Fall term internships: July 15

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Advanced Referencing Services Specialist, Infotrieve, Wilton CT

Infotrieve is a global leader in information services and content management technology for businesses.  For more than 20 years we have been providing corporate information centers, R&D facilities, and legal, business affairs and product professionals in more than half the Fortune 500 with a broad array of software solutions and services.

 

Position Overview

We are seeking a talented Advanced Referencing Services Specialist with the desire to provide top-notch service to our blue chip clients.  In this role you will utilize your strong on-line search skills to conduct advanced reference work, citation verification and copyright clearance for hard-to-find documents utilizing specialized in-house and commercial databases. 

 

This is a great opportunity for an exceptional recent MLS graduate with a strong desire to work with both leading edge software and some of the most highly respected companies from a variety of industries.  This position will be located in Wilton, CT and will report to our Client Services Supervisor.

 

Responsibilities

  •          Ensure document orders are accurately matched to bibliographic records in internal databases by consulting multiple online library catalogs
  •          Perform searches across specialized databases to verify citations and update internal database information
  •          Locate source publications containing hard-to-find documents including journal articles, theses and dissertations, periodicals, conference proceedings and patents
  •          Obtain copyright permissions for hard-to-clear documents
  •          Initiate contact with publishers and vendors to fill document requests
  •          Communicate order status updates to clients

 

Requirements

  •          MS degree in library and information science
  •          2 years experience in a corporate or academic research position
  •          Proficiency using citation databases such as PubMed
  •          Knowledge of university and library catalogues
  •          Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  •          Proven customer service orientation
  •          Aptitude for learning new software
  •          Strong technical background desired

 

 

How to Apply

Please visit our jobs page at http://infotrieve.theresumator.com/apply/ or send resumes and transcripts to careers@infotrieve.com.

 

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Student Travel Stipend Award, SLA New England

SLA New England is pleased to announce a $1500 stipend available to a current MLS/MLIS student in the New England area.

Reasons to attend SLA Conference:

Networking opportunities--share your experiences and learn from other information professionals.

Over 200 events, including educational programs, networking events, receptions, and tours.

The latest technologies from leading industry partners, all under one roof in the INFO-EXPO Hall

Keynote speaker John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks and a Senior Advisor to the National Coordination Office

SLA New England Student Travel Stipend Award Criteria

QUALIFICATIONS:

Be currently enrolled as a degree candidate at an ALA-accredited academic program in Library and Information Science in New England.

Be a first time attendee of an SLA conference.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit a document containing the following information/elements:

Full name.

Academic affiliation: Institution and Program.

Date of start of program; number of semesters and courses completed as of December 2013; and  anticipated date of graduation.

Contact information, including mailing address, telephone, and email.

Other SLA division awards, if any, for which you are applying.

An essay of no more than 2 pages (see details below). The essay should be double-spaced.

Submissions will be judged on the basis of originality and clarity as well as on inclusion of all required information. Neatness, spelling, grammar, and completion of all required information will count in judging.

ESSAY DESCRIPTION:

Write an essay of up to 2 pages on the following topic:

Why would attending this conference be beneficial to you in your transition from student to information professional?

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION:

Monday, April 28th, 2014

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applications should be emailed as a single file attachment in Microsoft Word to Wendy Austin, SLA New England Student Relations Committee Chair, at the following email address: waustin@draper.com.

Please contact Wendy with questions about the application process.

POST AWARD:

The Awardee will write about his or her conference experience for posting on the SLA New England Website (http://newengland.sla.org/).

The Awardee is encouraged to serve a one-year term as the Student Relations Committee Co-Chair of the SLA New England Chapter or, if graduating after the 2014 spring semester, to serve as a member of the Student Relations Committee (the latter may be accomplished virtually, if the recipient is no longer a New England resident following graduation).

NOTIFICATION AND AWARD DISTRIBUTION:

Applicants will receive notification of award status in early May 2014.

The winners will make their own conference and registration arrangements and will receive prompt reimbursement for travel expenses after the conference by submitting travel receipts to the SLA New England treasurer. The award may be applied to the SLA membership costs, SLA student conference registration fee,transportation, and lodging costs. Meals and incidental expenses are not covered.

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Librarian, Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto, CA

Job Title:Librarian

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VX-14-MZa-1087624

SALARY RANGE:

$82,275.00 to $106,955.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, April 10, 2014 to Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1410-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent



OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

*  Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

*  No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

*  You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
*  You may be required to serve a probationary period.
*  Background investigation may be required.
*  Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

________________________________
DUTIES:

The Librarian will be working at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, Palo Alto, CA. This position is located in the Office of Education under the Deputy Director.

Major duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

*        Administers and manages the day-to-day function of the Library.

*        Administration of the Medical Library and Patient Health Library reference, collection development and management, selection and evaluation of information resources.

*        Provide training in search systems.

*        Responsible for collections development, organization, acquisition, cataloging, classification, circulation, and preservation; computer and system database management; bibliographic systems, reference, and literature research services; and library management, automation and planning.

*        Analyzes, implements, reviews and recommends revisions to programs guidelines, policies and operating procedures as they relate to the Medical and the Patient Health Libraries.

*        Develops and implements corrective measures and new procedures to improve and/or expand services to include establishing criteria for expansions or enhancements of a standard classification system to accommodate special needs of a particular library, planning a new facility, or developing a major system enhancement; or evaluating the effectiveness of library programs, etc.

WORK SCHEDULE: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 

To apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/366741300

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Library Director, South Burlington Community Library, South Burlington VT

With the retirement of its current Library Director, the South Burlington (Vermont) Community Library seeks a new Library Director starting in July 2014.


The Board of Trustees is seeking an excited and dynamic person to take over the top leadership role at the Library which presently shares space in the high school library. The new Director will help design, build, and then manage a 21st Century library in our newly created City Center. The new Director will also need to have the strategic vision and leadership to implement cutting‐edge services, technologies, and a variety of programs for every age level. The current library's annual budget is $432,000. Other qualifications include:

  •  Demonstrated ability to organize and manage a staff of eight (8) full and part‐time individuals. Approximately 17,000 circulation transactions occur each month;
  •  Expertise in the areas of marketing and advocacy for all of the services the library provides;
  •  The ability to plan and execute a yearly budget plus extensive experience in major grant writing;
  •  Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a willingness to engage the Board of Trustees, city government, Friends of the Library and the community at large to build effective partnerships for the benefit of all.

Education: Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA‐accredited institution


Experience: Five years of relevant experience, including supervisory experience


Salary: Commensurate with education and experience, with an excellent benefits package


South Burlington is a thriving and dynamic community of over 18,000 residents in northwestern Vermont. The city borders Lake Champlain and has numerous public parks and a beach and is a short drive from Montreal. One of the anchors of the Burlington metropolitan area, we are currently developing a City Center from the ground up that will feature the Library as one of its primary attractions.


To apply, please send a confidential cover letter, resume, and three references to:
South Burlington Library Director Search
c/o Human Resources Dept.
575 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT 05403


You may also email these documents to: jladd@sburl.com


Please include Library Director Position in the subject line of the email. This position will remain open until filled. Deadline for applications is May 9, 2014.

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Acquisition Librarian, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain CT

Job Description
Central Connecticut State University's Elihu Burritt Library seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and service-oriented library faculty colleague for the position of Acquisitions Librarian. Applicants should be eager to apply excellent technical and interpersonal skills to manage acquisitions operations within the Acquisitions/Serials Department. The successful candidate will coordinate the daily operations related to ordering, receiving, and processing of all library materials regardless of format. This librarian will be responsible for monitoring and expending the Library's approximately $1.7 million materials budget. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.


Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinating acquisitions specific functions of a highly motivated unit responsible for the acquisitions of library materials, regardless of format, including firm orders, standing orders, and subscriptions.
  • Serving as the functional expert within the Library related to all aspects of the acquisitions processes and procedures.
  • Evaluating and selecting vendors for all print and media resources and working with the Serials/E-Resources Librarian to evaluate and select serials and electronic resources vendors.
  • Acting as the technical expert in the use of Innovative's Millennium Acquisitions module, collaborating with Library Systems personnel to evaluate and implement software applications in support of acquisitions operations as needed.
  • Providing materials budget estimates, establishing fund allocations, monitoring expenditures, and fiscal closing, using the Innopac/Millennium system and reconciling all internal accounting records with expenditures posted by the Business Services division in the University's Banner accounting system.
  • Serving as an integral member of the Library Director's budget team and providing all acquisitions statistics requested by the director.
  • Reviewing all library materials invoices and submitting those approved to support staff for entry into the library's internal accounting system. Contacting vendors regarding all library materials invoices requiring adjustment or correction.
  • Supervising support staff in the absence of the Serials Librarian.
  • Acting as primary liaison with University Accounts Payable, Purchasing, and Accounting Departments.
  • Acting as co-chair of the Library's Collection Development team with emphasis on print and media resources. Coordinating all collection reviews according to the library's collection development policy including weeding activities associated with print and media collections.
  • Collaborating with students, faculty, and staff to ensure that library resources being purchased meet the evolving needs of the University community and are in line with the Library's strategic plan.
  • Serving as a subject liaison to one or more academic departments for the purposes of collection development.
  • Maintaining all acquisitions data, statistics, reports, policies, and procedures.
  • As a library faculty member will successfully fulfill all requirements necessary to obtain tenure.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library science program;
  • Experience with integrated library systems, especially related to acquisition functions;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library acquisitions, business practices, fund accounting and library budgeting in an academic environment or a similar complex library setting;
  • Experience working with vendors, content providers, and library cooperative purchasing consortia;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; and,
  • Experience working effectively with a highly diverse group of faculty, students, colleagues and the general public.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience supervising full-time employees and/or student assistants;
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Millennium;
  • Familiarity with MARC records and general cataloging principles and procedures; and,
  • Familiarity with trends related to acquisition of digital content, including Patron Driven Acquisitions.

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Arts and offers a range of cultural opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Rock Cats (Double A professional baseball), two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.


Application & Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by May 1, 2014. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button at http://hosted.ccsu.edu/hrat/index.php?job=64 and submit the following:

  • Letter of interest addressing the qualifications for the position; and,
  • Current curriculum vitae, including the names of three current professional references with mail and email addresses, and phone numbers.

No emailed or hard copies will be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (e.g., Social Security Number) on any documents submitted.


For more information, contact Theresa Mastrogiovanni at (860) 832-2097 or mastrogiovathh@ccsu.edu.

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Head Librarian, Salem Free Public Library, Salem CT

The Salem Free Public Library is accepting applications for the position of Head Librarian. The library is well attended with a 50,000 item year circulation and over 300 programs with over 6000 attendance. The library is well supported by the Salem community and Friends of the Salem Library. The Head Librarian reports to the Library Board of Directors, develops and implements library policy, proposes a yearly budget, manages staff and volunteers, oversees library facilities, oversees acquisitions, maintains records, makes appropriate state and local reports, stays current in library science, and applies for grants. 37.5 hours work week (at $25.92/hour) with vacation, health and retirement benefits. The position requires a Master of Library Science or Bachelor of Library Science with expectation of a Master's degree within two years. Five or more years experience desired. For further information contact First Selectman Kevin Lyden, 270 Hartford Road, Salem CT 06420 at Kevin.Lyden@salemct.gov. Resumes should be addressed to Chairman Leonard Giambra, Library Board of Directors. 

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Project Assistant, Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Cambridge MA

Project Assistant

Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School

(three-month full-time; no benefits)

Duties: Baker Library seeks a Project Assistant to provide administrative support for projects and to process contemporary business records.  As a member of the project team, the assistant will be responsible for preparing materials for digitization and conducting quality control, supporting processing activities, and assisting with the general management of the collections as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  •          Demonstrated experience working with confidential and sensitive information.
  •          Strong attention to detail essential.
  •          Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
  •          Ability to meet deadlines consistently.
  •          Experience working with collections in multiple formats.
  •          Familiarity processing archival collections preferred.
  •          Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to archival and manuscript collections, and sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections.
  •          Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications.
  •          Must be able to regularly lift and/or move 40 lbs.

 

Schedule:  35 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

Salary Range: $18 per hour.

 

This is a three-month term position with the possibility of extension part-time dependent upon funding.

 

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Rachel Wise at rwise@hbs.edu; Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163.

No phone calls please.

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Cataloger, University of Chicago, Chicago IL

The cataloger is responsible for original cataloging of monographs and other formats in Slavic and western European languages in all subjects.  The Library is an active contributor to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), and descriptive cataloging is performed in accordance with national standards.  Resources used include: RDA (Resource Description and Access); AACR2; LC-PCC Policy Statements; Library of Congress classification via Classweb; Library of Congress subject headings via OCLC's authority file; the Subject Cataloging Manual, and the PCC SACO manual; MARC 21 Formats for Bibliographic and Authority Data; NACO manual for authority work; BIBCO Participants' Manual and BIBCO Standard Record (BSR); national standards pertaining to other format cataloging.

The cataloger will participate in the Library of Congress' Electronic Cataloging in Publication Program (ECIP), which provides pre-publication metadata for the University of Chicago Press publications as well as those of other scholarly publishers.  The cataloger also investigates and participates in implementation of solutions for providing metadata for all types of resources, including electronic resources.  The cataloger will have primary responsibility for cataloging monographs and serials in the Archives of the Czechs and Slovaks Abroad (ACASA) Collection, a nationally-recognized collection of published and archival materials on the history of these two nationalities outside the Czech Republic and Slovakia.  The cataloger may also participate in other metadata projects as necessary to fulfill the goals of the Library.

The cataloger collaborates with other catalogers and Library staff to establish and maintain local policies and procedures for metadata services, projects, and other activities that affect the Library's data management and discovery systems, search engines, and overall access to the collections. S/he keeps aware of the current trends and best practices for metadata services in the field. The cataloger also serves on library committees, participates in library-wide programs and activities, and is expected to be active professionally both locally and nationally.

The cataloger will be expected to possess the following skills: flexibility about performing different cataloging tasks as departmental and Library needs change, and to show responsiveness and willingness to work on special projects or assignments; a strong service orientation; the ability to write and implement procedures; analytical, communication, and training skills; ability to prioritize work to ensure that Library and department goals are realized; the ability to work independently as well as part of a team in a production-oriented, dynamic environment; a commitment to professional development and growth.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

•graduate library degree from an ALA-accredited institution;

•excellent reading knowledge of one or more Slavic languages (Czech and Slovak strongly preferred);

•demonstrated strong computer skills;

•ability to achieve and maintain a reasonable and consistent production level that meets departmental expectations;

•ability to meet local and national standards for quality;

•demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and constructively with colleagues, with supervisors, and with other staff, both within and outside the department;

•ability to perform complex problem solving and decision making.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

•previous cataloging experience in an academic/research library;

•excellent reading knowledge of other Slavic, Central Asian, Caucasian languages;

•excellent reading knowledge of non-English western European languages;

•advanced degree in humanities or social sciences;

•experience contributing to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (BIBCO, CONSER, NACO, SACO)

•experience applying non-MARC metadata standards (e.g., Dublin Core, MODS, METS);

•familiarity with emerging library linked data standards and applications (e.g., RDF, BIBFRAME).

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off. There is a tuition benefit plan for college age and younger children.

Apply here at: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53355

Please submit a cover letter, CV and reference contact information through the above site by May 8, 2014.  Review of application will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.  

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Assistant Librarian, Trajectory, Inc., Marblehead MA

Job Description:
Trajectory, Inc. has an immediate need in our Marblehead office for a full-time Assistant Librarian who has a passion for eBook publishing. The ideal candidate will be adept using MS Excel, FTP, Online Databases, Web Portals and will have an interest in and aptitude for metadata and ONIX.
The assistant librarian will work with the Director of Content Management to manage the flow of
eBooks assets throughout the production process. The assistant librarian will also play a key role in the creation of eBook metadata, and the quality review of eBooks in the channel. In this role, the assistant librarian will work with and manage communications among publishers, the production team, and both library and retail distribution channels and will be available for client facing issues and will contribute to a monthly newsletter.

Job Responsibilities:
Collect and evaluate data and information to solve complex technical and operational issues.
Exercise superb technical judgment and influence, contribute to discussions and decisions, and
achieve consensus across several functional groups. Drive all aspects of the project life-cycle: expectation setting, requirements, project and resource planning, communication, execution, and finalization.

Minimum Qualifications:
BS in Information Technology or related subject, or MS in Library and Information Science or
related subject preferred. Students and degree candidates currently enrolled in Library and
Information Science programs encouraged to apply. Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships across several diverse technical and non-technical domestic and global teams. Ability to understand technical subjects and emerging technologies as well as their relevance to the publishing market. Creative problem-solving, analytical skills, strong attention to detail, strong business judgment, and the ability to be agile under pressure. Capacity to think strategically and contribute to strategy, process improvement and other company objectives.

Hours/Compensation:
• Salary/Full-Time

Contact:
• Please send your resume to: walton@trajectory.com

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Organizational Development Associate, City Year, Boston MA

(Temporary opening to last approx. 4-5 months)

About Us

City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization founded in 1988 that partners with public schools and teachers to help keep students in school and on track to succeed.  In 24 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, this innovative public-private partnership brings together teams of young AmeriCorps members who commit to a year of full-time service in schools. Corps members provide individual support to students who need extra care and attention, focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs.

 

City Year is recognized by Charity Navigator, America's premier charity evaluator, as a four-star rated organization for each of the last eight years, placing it among the top 1% of all organizations rated.  City Year is also a five-time winner of Fast Company Social Capitalist Award and has been recognized in leading business and management books including Built to Last and Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits.

 

Our Service

As one of the fastest growing nonprofit organizations in the country, City Year is laser-focused on reducing the dropout crisis in America. City Year partners with schools and teachers to place trained young adults in schools where they're needed most to provide individual support to students who need extra care and attention. Working side-by-side with teachers, our Corps Members use research-based tools and techniques to help students who are struggling--so more kids stay in school and on track to succeed.

 

By addressing the needs of the whole child, we help transform the whole school. With the hands-on support they need to succeed, more students are ready, willing and able to learn, which creates a more positive and productive learning environment for the whole school.

 

Our Footprint

Founded in Boston in 1988, City Year has established programs in 25 cities , including Baton Rouge, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, SC, Columbus, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, Little Rock/North Little Rock, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Miami, Milwaukee, New Hampshire, New York, Orlando, Greater Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Sacramento, San Antonio, San José/Silicon Valley, Seattle/King County, Tulsa, and Washington, D.C., and international affiliates in Johannesburg, South Africa and London, England.  City Year is a proud member of AmeriCorps.

 

Position Overview

 **(Temporary opening to last approx. 4-5 months**)

 

Reporting to the Director of Human Potential Systems and Intelligence, while supporting the Organizational Development (OD) and Compensation teams, the Organizational Development Associate will be responsible for building and administering Human Capital metrics and supporting the organization's highest priority strategy goals as they relate to staff development and demographics. Projects include workforce planning, compensation processes, staff performance strategies, employee surveys, position budgeting, WHO hiring process metrics, and employee engagement.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Manipulate over 500,000 data points into practical analysis and graphs across four primary HR Metric categories: Staffing, Talent, Diversity, and Compensation
    • Support Compensation Process Reporting
    • Support Workforce planning and budgeting process reporting
    • Provide high-level comparative analysis with results of HR system exports
    • Provide system data audits for all 760 staff members, across 26 locations and 18 departments

 

  • Administer an organization-wide HR survey across 26 functional areas and
    complete secondary analysis on results
    • Provide post survey analysis on all sites and departments for the Delight and Net Promoter Surveys
    • Leverage Qualtrics survey report software tools

 

  • Research supplemental HR strategies and analytics to support OD Strategy, planning, and business intelligence
    • Research external periodicals, white papers, and educational forums that enrich our organizational analytics strategy

 

Basic Qualifications

  • High School degree or GED
  • 1+ years of related experience
  • Proven ability to work as an independent thinker
  • Execution of MS Office Suite, primarily Excel functionality (Pivot tables, accounting formulas, and logic formulas,) and Powerpoint design
  • Execute multiple tasks and adhere to strict deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Superior organizational skills and the ability to manage tasks simultaneously
  • Team player with strong collaboration and project management skills
  • Ability to build effective relationships across the department, working collaboratively in teams and independently with minimal supervision

Schedule Requirements

  • Immediate opening
  • Flexible schedule available
    • April-May: 10-20 hours per week 
    • June-August: 40 hours per week required 
    • If project requires additional hours beyond August, flexible schedule to be arranged at that time.

 

To Apply

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.  Qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and references to Rhonda Jackman, Staff Recruiter, at cyjobs@cityyear.org with "Organizational Development Associate" in the subject line.

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Director of Library Media Services, Pinkerton Academy, Derry NH

CONTRACT PERIOD:  Academic year, 195 days (includes 4 floating days in summer), salaried, exempt

 

SUPERVISOR:  Dean of Faculty

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science/Media from an accredited institution, certification as a library media specialist from NH Dept. of Education, 3 years' experience in library science, 3 years' experience in a supervisory position

PERSONAL QUALITIES: Energetic, motivated, honest, dependable, hard-working, organized, approachable, collaborative, excellent communicator

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

 

PLANNING AND PREPARATION

  1. Establish goals and vision for the library and Media Center appropriate to the school and the students served that meet the school's mission.
  2. Knowledge of literature and current trends in school library media practice and information technology.
  3. Knowledge of the design and use of educational technology tools.
  4. Knowledge of the school's curriculum and student information needs within the curriculum to promote competency in information literacy across the curriculum.
  5. Knowledge of resources available within and beyond the school, and promote collaborative relationships with external information sources such as other school media specialists, public libraries, government agencies, and business organizations to support learning.
  6. Develop a plan to evaluate the library program to stay current and up to date with emerging library media and educational technologies.

 

EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

  1. Maintain and expand the library collection, equipment and technologies to meet the diverse needs of the school, the learning needs of all learners, and library information standards.
  2. Supervise students and manage student behavior in accordance with school policies and standards.
  3. Implement policies and procedures relating to borrowing and returning of library property.
  4. Supervise the inventory of library materials and equipment as needed.
  5. Maintain the library's on line resources.

 

TEACHING AND LEARNING

  1. Provide instructional support to students using the library or Media Center during designated periods, as well as before and after school.
  2. Provide instructional support by developing research tools.
  3. Collaborate with teachers in designing and presenting instructional units and lessons to promote literacy and technology skills by incorporating and encouraging the integration of a wide range of resources and technology in the library and classroom.
  4. Provide professional development opportunities to acquaint teachers with print, online and multimedia resources as well as research and information literacy.

 

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1.   Lead department and Library Advisory Committee meetings, encouraging collaboration

      with faculty and staff to promote library resources and activities.

2.   Participate in technology committees.

3.   Assist, supervise and evaluate library staff and provide them with professional development opportunities.

4.   Perform other comparable duties as assigned.

Additional details and application information may be found on our website:  www.pinkertonacademy.net/employment

 

The position is open until filled.

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Reference Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

SALARY: $42,264.64 - $61,508.10 annually; $20.25 - $29.47 hourly

A beginning professional position under the general direction of the Associate Head Librarian with supervision as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides excellent professional reference and readers' advisory services to the public in person and online
    • Builds, manages and promotes quality collections in all formats in assigned subject areas
    • Makes connections, reaches out and represents the library to the community
    • Collaborates with a team of professional and paralibrarian staff and with other city agencies
    • Contribute to creating an environment orientated to trust, open communication, creative thinking & cohesive team effort.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategic partnerships with community groups, government agencies, and other appropriate organizations
  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources and an awareness of new resources and technologies and effectively uses and teaches the library's resources
  • Interprets library services and policies to customers in a clear and courteous manner
  • Develops, publicizes, implements and evaluates adult programming, classes and outreach services, including reading discussion group, library and technology literacy
  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities
  • Participates in community outreach project and keeps informed of community needs
  • Works at various locations, including mobile library services
  • May schedule, supervise and evaluate pages, interns and volunteers
  • Performs other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility.

 

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications
  • Commitment to excellent customer service to a diverse community
  • Demonstrated knowledge of search skills using paper and electronic resources
  • Show enthusiasm and flexibility
  • Embrace opportunities to learn in a changing environment
  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications
  • Ability to create positive working relationships in a team environment
  • Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibility under moderate supervision
  • Ability to collaborate and create positive working relationships with all staff 
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Physical ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education:              MLS from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

Experience:            Relevant experience will be considered.

 

Schedule:                Includes evening and weekend assignments and working at other locations.

 

Other:                       While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently walk, stand, bend, stoop and reach above the head.  Strength is needed to push loaded book trucks.  Ability to work with the public for periods of a minimum of two hours at a time while maintaining good communication.

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Language:               Second language         

 

Other:                       Knowledge in any of the following subject areas: marketing, business, health, journalism, social service, and web technology

 

 

To apply, please visit:  www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, April 25, 2014, to:  City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA  01608.  EOE/AA employer.  Preference given to Worcester residents. 

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Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search, Lowe's Home Improvement, Charlotte NC

Job Posting Title Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search
Job ID 670628BR

Job Description The Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search is primarily responsible for establishing enterprise processes and guidelines for maintaining Taxonomy and Search solutions. The Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search will focus the efforts of taxonomy and ontology development and search engine optimization to drive to the larger goal of increased findability and efficiency in locating and accessing content across the organization. Utilizing enterprise standards and processes, the Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search will lead engagement sessions and efforts with cross-functional groups to elicit and define taxonomy elements within context of an overall company-wide model, driving towards a user experience characterized by content accessibility and ease of use.


To accomplish this, the Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search must collaborate with various channels and domain leads to manage the taxonomy creation and change process from initial request through implementation. An individual in this role must also provide input to the Standards team on the development and maintenance of taxonomy, hierarchy, metadata and search engine optimization standards.


The Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search will build relationships and communicate results with the domain and channel specific teams, research, develop, and collect enterprise wide input, and consolidate findings into a single, normalized recommendation for taxonomy and search improvements. This individual will ensure implementation of those changes and monitor the dynamic taxonomy/ontology architecture for all Enterprise Content Management platforms.
Additionally, the Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search must have a deep knowledge of taxonomy management, search management, and search analytics, as well as strong communication and collaboration skills. An understanding of project management best practices, change management, and in depth requirements gathering experience will be vital.

Essential Responsibilities:
Manage the Domain and Channel Taxonomy and Ontology Change Process
• Assesses in-bound change requests and approves for further research
• Conducts detailed taxonomy research, ROI review and analysis, and communicates results to the channel and domain stakeholders
• Develops the ROI and overall business case for taxonomy change requests
• Recommends and approves all major change requests
• Follows-up with implementation teams on progress of change requests
• Determines realization of taxonomy changes to ensure overall ROI goals are met
• Provides subject matter expertise and knowledge of industry standards for thesauri and classification systems for taxonomy development and application across to the organization
• Ensures taxonomy maintenance of the controlled vocabulary terms, definitions, and hierarchies is completed on time for the enterprise systems of record
• Enforces the normalized standards across domains as set in the Taxonomy Governance Process
• Provides subject matter expertise to the USHI business in the use of taxonomy, ontology, and search, and provides training and business support to groups needing access to the taxonomy tool.
• Monitors and facilitates Taxonomy Community of Practice
Represent the Enterprise Viewpoint Throughout Search Enhancement Projects
• Monitors search usages and enhances results through taxonomy and ontology
• Oversees search engine reporting, analysis of query terms and ensures that the search engine is synched with current taxonomy and ontology
• Represent the Enterprise Viewpoint Throughout the Taxonomy Change Process
• Builds relationships and obtains enterprise-wide input as needed for all change requests; incorporates input into recommendations, and communicates recommendations to USHI stakeholders.
• Considers the needs of all channels and various functional limitations when making recommendations
• Sponsors and adheres to business and operational governance processes
• Facilitates the efforts of Taxonomy and Search and other business partners to identify key operational, compliance, and success metrics for the Taxonomy and Search business processes
• Ensures that process controls are in place to monitor compliance and performance
Provide Liaison Support to Channels and Domains
• Builds relationships and subject matter expert rapport with the channel and domain teams related to the implementation of the related standards
• Provides day-to-day implementation advice and coaching to the channel and domain teams
• Provides input and feedback to the Standards team for potential changes to their standards based on input from channel and domain teams
• Works with IT Business Analysts to ensure alignment between business functional process designs and technical requirements


Business Influence
• Meets or exceeds customers' expectations, looks for ways to improve their experience, while creating a seamless experience by understanding how the Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search role, team goals, and daily activities fit into the company vision
• Drives for results by consistently achieving goals and pushing to complete tasks by their deadlines


Collaboration with Others
• Works cross-functionally to manage and organize work processes and ensure most efficient work flow
• Supports a collaborative environment by working in a team of peers to solve problems and shares information with peers, manager, and customers as appropriate
Self-Development
• Organizes resources and information in an efficient manner to handle competing demands and accomplish what needs to be done

Required Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree and 1 year of experience managing data, content or business processes, managing taxonomy, managing vendor/supplier relationships, or contributing to quality improvement OR 4 years of experience managing data, content or business processes, managing vendor/supplier relationships, or contributing to quality improvement
• Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications:
• 2 years experience in the following:

  • managing content in one or more of the following areas: Documents, Records or Digital Assets
  • managing and developing recommendations/solutions for a multi-channel environment
  •  collaborating cross-functionally
  •  retail business operations experience, collaborating in a diverse, cross-functional corporate environment

• 1 year of experience collaborating with vendors
• Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
• Proficient in taxonomy management systems/tools

LINK TO APPLY: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25239&siteid=5014&AReq=670628BR&Codes=LOWES

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Taxonomy & Hierarchy Analyst, Lowe's Home Improvement, Charlotte NC

Job Posting Title Taxonomy & Hierarchy Analyst
Job ID 683117BR



Job Description

The primary purpose of the Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy is to gather and manage requirements collecting for product data and hierarchy and taxonomy management. The Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy manages the controlled vocabulary for Lowe's product marketing data for their assigned product area. This individual is responsible for the categorization of products, as well as ensuring collection of the most appropriate attributes for internal and customer facing requirements.


The Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy is responsible for the categorization of products and ensuring collection of the appropriate attribute data. This individual is responsible for coordinating with key stakeholders to define data and content to collect regarding product attributes. Additionally, the Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy will normalize information and implement the templates for data collection.


In addition, this individual should coach business, marketers, and other cross functional team members to capture, normalize and enrich product information and marketing data for input into all selling and buying applications. The Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy will also ensure Product Specific Selling Attributes (PSSAs) are complete through production. 


This individual will champion the adoption of Product Master Data Content Management (MDCM) and enforce all standards associated with product data attribute hierarchy. To accomplish this, the Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy must have broad knowledge about Lowe's business as well as industry accepted product hierarchical and technology knowledge. The Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy must also have effective communication skills and collaborate with key stakeholders on the progress establishing product attribute hierarchy. 


To accomplish this, the Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy must have an in-depth understanding of taxonomy, controlled vocabulary, and product data.They play a vital role in ensuring that products are associated to categories effectively and that the products have the vital information to be organized and searched efficiently.

Essential Responsibilities: 


Establishing Product Taxonomy / Hierarchy
• Manages projects regarding updating PSSAs and taxonomies for product data in collaboration with lowes.com, Merchandising, store systems, etc.
• Manages the Product Specific Selling Attributes (PSSA) templates and controlled vocabulary
• Researches, designs, implements, and monitors the dynamic taxonomy / ontology architecture for all product hierarchies
• Provides daily project management and monitoring for all controlled product vocabulary.
• Normalizes PSSA templates for data collection
• Implements use of PSSA templates
• Researches and designs product level data schemas (leveraging benchmarking, technology requirements, metadata standards, etc.) and product taxonomies
• Facilitates product specific selling attribute development meetings and collaborative reviews between merchandising, lowes.com, vendors, services, etc.
• Serves as the primary quality control analyst for all product-level marketing data schemas (PSSAs)
• Ensures the product specific attributes and controlled vocabulary align to product domain and enterprise Standards
• Utilizes the product information management tool to update to revise the product taxonomy, attributes and values
• Tracks and reports on the progress of implementation
• Provides complete and accurate item level data, relevant to each category
• Assists in designing and driving continuous improvement processes in product hierarchy management.


Collaboration
• Collaborates with key stakeholders to help define the data and content to collect regarding product data
• Gathers input from Lowe's Business Users to develop best in class models, needs and uses across the company
• Provides input regarding standards or processes involving product attribute hierarchy to the Strategy, Standards, and Solutions team
• Contributes to enterprise metadata, governance programs and data standards by collaborating with MDCM Leadership, Taxonomy Community of Practice, and other stakeholders.
• Works cross-functionally to manage and organize work processes and ensure most efficient work flow
• Supports a collaborative environment by working in a team of peers to solve problems and shares information with peers, manager, and customers as appropriate


Business Influence
• Meets or exceeds customers' expectations, looks for ways to improve their experience, while creating a seamless experience by understanding how the Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy role, team goals, and daily activities fit into the company vision
• Drives for results by consistently achieving goals and pushing to complete tasks by their deadlines
• Functions as the Master Data business solution SME on product taxonomy and raise any business issues, risks or concerns where appropriate
• Identifies and develops creative solutions and workarounds where applicable in terms of the business solution decisions
• Collaborates with key stakeholders (e.g., lowes.com, Taxonomy, Services) on key requirements and oversee key projects associated with complex data requirements.
• Keeps pace with change and maintains a competitive advantage within the marketplace by seeking out and learning about changes in the field of product taxonomy and hierarchy management
• Organizes resources to complete multiple business objectives focused on the organization's strategy


Self-Leadership
• Negotiates effectively for the organization with internal and external stakeholders and builds relationships with key individuals necessary for collaboration
• Develops and presents communications, frequently to management, communicating the desired message, at the appropriate level, for the right recipient
• Stays current with industry trends related to product data attribute management
• Solves tactical problems using problem solving tools and techniques to generate fact-based solutions

Required Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree and 1 year of experience managing data, content or business processes, managing vendor/supplier relationships, or contributing to quality improvement OR 4 years of experience managing data, content or business processes, managing vendor/supplier relationships, or contributing to quality improvement

Preferred Qualifications:
• 1 year experience managing business data hierarchy (customer, vendor or product)
• 1 year of experience leading and managing projects
• 2 years experience creating and maintaining product specific taxonomies for retail line of business
• 2 years experience collaborating cross-functionally

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Lead Ontology Developer, Decision Resources, Burlington MA

Job Summary:


The lead ontology developer is responsible for technical architecture, design and implementation of concept-based ontologies that can support multiple taxonomic views of varied and sometimes complex structure across several health-related domains (company, geography, person, drug, disease, etc.). This involves understanding the range of ontology/taxonomy needs in the organization and building a central governance platform for storing and managing these domains, which will grow and change over time. Access to ontology/taxonomic resources will be service-based from both customer-facing and internal products. The role requires close collaboration with solution leaders and technology development teams to manage priorities, communicate timelines, and champion overall platform vision. The ontology project will eventually form the basis of advanced knowledge representation and the delivery of knowledge-based products. Additional staff and/or external consulting resources will be added to the ontology project as needed. This position reports to the CTO.

 

Location: Burlington, MA. Some or possibly most work might be done remotely.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Design and execution of ontology platform
  • Consult with solution leaders/business analysts and other stakeholders to ensure that business priorities are clearly defined
  • Liaise with, and provide guidance to any local and/or off-shore development resources
  • Manage platform roadmap plans that show key releases and milestones
  • Some travel to remote office sites may be required

Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Experience developing or maintaining ontologies/taxonomies
  • Expertise in Java and/or Python
  • Experience with service-based architectures
  • Working understanding of RDF and/or other semantic tools
  • Experience with UMLS, Protégé or other rich ontologies or ontology tools or systems

Contact: Marc Krellenstein -- mkrellenstein at dresourcesgroup.com

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Digital Records Analyst/Archivist, Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Middlesex VT

RECORDS ANALYST III (DIGITAL RECORDS ANALYST/ARCHIVIST)

Office of the Secretary of State:

Vermont State Archives and Records Administration

 

Job Reference # 614617

Location: Middlesex, Vermont

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

 

The Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA), a division withinthe Vermont Office of the Secretary of State, has an excellent opportunity for a specialized, detail-oriented Digital Records Analyst/Archivist to provide vision, leadership, and policy for the management and preservation of digital public records in the State of Vermont.

 

Working closely with the State Archivist, the individual in this position is responsible for identifying and planning programs and services related to digital public records, including the creation and sustainability of a digital preservation program. He or she applies advanced knowledge and expertise in electronic records management and digital preservation to provide a full range of services for the systematic management of digital public records to assure their authenticity and accessibility from the point of creation to final disposition (destruction or transfer to state archives), including analyzing, developing, and implementing statewide services and standards specific to digital public records. The Digital Records Analyst/Archivist understands and is able to explain archives, records, and information management requirements, standards, and best practices to a wide range of state and local public agencies working in the area of digital public records and collaborates with VSARA's internal and external stakeholders on electronic records management and digital preservation projects, especially those with complicated and complex issues for which there may be few, if any, precedents.

 

This position requires considerable knowledge of archives, records, and information management theory, principles, methodology, professional standards, and ethics that guide electronic records management and digital preservation work, including current and emerging technologies and applications for maintaining and sustaining electronic records management and digital preservation programs. The individual in this position must also have working knowledge of state government structures and functions and be able to initiate and sustain cooperative relationships with a variety of individuals, including VSARA staff, to consistently apply recordkeeping requirements, classification, metadata, taxonomies, etc. to all public records, regardless of format.

 

Professional electronic records analysis and records management work experience is required, with priority given to those applicants with previous work in a government archives and records program. Master's degree from an accredited college or university in library or information science (with an archives/records management emphasis) is strongly preferred.

 

 Application Procedure:

 

A full job description and application is available online at:http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers . To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter and resume.

 

For additional information, contact Tanya Marshall, State Archivist, attanya.marshall@sec.state.vt.us , or (802) 828-0405.

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Health Sciences Educational Technology Librarian, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids/East Lansing MI

Salary Minimum: $50,000


Position Summary
Reporting to the Health Sciences Coordinator, the Health Sciences Educational Technology Librarian for MSU's College of Human Medicine will collaborate with faculty and staff in the College and in the Libraries to help develop digital and multimedia curricular resources to support medical education. Responsibilities include consulting on copyright and licensing issues for the use of bibliographic and image digital resources; providing training and support for educational technology software, information capture and management applications, and medical information resources; developing web-based tutorials; and providing liaison and reference services for faculty, staff, residents, and students in the College of Human Medicine.


This position will be supervised as part of the Libraries' Health Sciences Group, a team of six librarians providing mutual assistance on issues, procedures and resources common to the university's health science commitments.  MSU's College of Human Medicine faculty and students are divided between the Grand Rapids and East Lansing campuses.  Residents, adjunct faculty, and medical students in clinical years are distributed in hospitals around the state of Michigan.  The chosen candidate will be expected to travel regularly between the Grand Rapids and East Lansing locations. Offices will be maintained at the Secchia Center in Grand Rapids and the MSU Main Library in East Lansing.


Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuing appointment system and are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities related to their position in addition to serving on library and university committees as elected or assigned.


The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Secchia Center, is located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, and serves as the headquarters for the community-based medical school which educates approximately 800 future physicians.  The Michigan State University Libraries is headquartered on the East Lansing campus and serves more the 4,900 faculty, 36,000 undergraduates, and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a park-like campus of over 5,000 acres. The Main Library and 4 branch libraries have combined holdings of over 5 million volumes.


Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree in information or library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association. Knowledge or background in health sciences information (coursework, degree or practical experience). Excellent oral and written communication skills; outstanding interpersonal communication skills including the ability to be flexible in a dynamic and changing environment; exceptional commitment to customer service; ability to work enthusiastically and effectively with diverse faculty, students, and staff; ability to work collaboratively and independently; ability to prioritize and balance various unit needs; attention to detail; preparation and commitment to conducting independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment; capacity and commitment to engage independently in continuing professional development.  Appropriate driving credentials to facilitate travel between Grand Rapids and East Lansing.


Desired Qualifications
Experience in developing web-based tutorials.  Experience with course management software such as Desire To Learn.

Closing Date: 5pm on Monday, May 5, 2014


Special Instructions to Applicants
Minimum $50,000; MSU provides generous fringe benefits.


Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, resume and names, addresses and email addresses of three references tohttps://jobs.msu.edu posting number 9291.

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Franklin Taplin Memorial Scholarship, Western Massachusetts Library Advocates

Have you ever wanted to attend the Massachusetts Library Association Conference, but found that some of the costs involved got in the way? 

 

The Western Massachusetts Library Advocates are pleased to offer 4 scholarships of up to $250 each to cover conference registration, meals and travel to the MLA Annual Conference which will be held at the DCU Center in Worcester from Tuesday, May 6 to Thursday, May 8th.

 

Please submit a brief paragraph explaining why you want to attend by April 15 to Eric Poulin at pouline@gcc.mass.edu or John Ramsay at jramsay@springfieldlibrary.org.  Preference will be given to first time attendees, but others will be considered.  Decisions will be made by April 21, and award winners will be notified that day.

 

If you have any questions, please contact either Eric or John at the email addresses above.

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Head of Collections, Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford MA

The Tisch Library at Tufts University seeks a Head of Collections who has an enthusiasm for collections analysis and contract negotiations, a deep understanding of scholarly research and communications, and a commitment to working in a collaborative environment.

 

The Head of Collections provides leadership and coordination for developing a holistic collection development strategy to support the schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering's teaching and research programs.  Responsible for supervising 1 staff member and 2 collections librarians, with whom s/he shares selection responsibilities, preferably in the sciences.  Provides collections analysis and metrics to inform the strategic allocation of the Tisch Library's collections budget and shared library collections activities at Tufts; negotiates shared licenses across the Tufts libraries. The Head also provides leadership regarding the changing scholarly communication landscape and its implications for collections business models and budgets.  As the chair of the Collections Steering Team, s/he works with colleagues from all the Tufts libraries to develop coordinated collections initiatives in a decentralized environment.  Reports to the Associate Director for Collections and User Services.

 

Job Requirements

Basic Requirements:

• LS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution OR demonstrated equivalent through significant advanced degree, e.g., PhD, and extensive library experience in collections
• Minimum of 5 years collection development experience in an academic library
• Solid contract negotiation experience
• Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis, including producing reports, visualizing data, and effectively communicating findings
• Experience with developing collections budgets and budget projections
• Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly publishing and their ramifications on collections business models and licenses
• Demonstrated awareness of national trends and developments in shared and consortial collection development and management
• Demonstrated collaboration skills and ability to work across organizational boundaries
• Must successfully complete all appropriate background checks as required

 

Preferred Qualifications: Two (2) or more years of successful supervisory experience
Graduate course work or an additional degree in an academic discipline, preferably the sciences, and a deep understanding of the research, literature and information sources in that area.

 

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Some weekend and evening hours are possible.

 

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

 

Apply Here:  http://www.Click2apply.net/d26x7v5

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Collection Development Curator/Archivist, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

-The Harvard University Archives is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Collection Development Curator/Archivist

 

Under the direction of and in partnership with the Associate University Archivist for Collection Development and Records Management Services (AUA/CDRMS), the Collection Development Curator/Archivist (CDC/A) assesses and develops the scope of personal archives collections and other historical materials for the HUA by performing a range of collection development, outreach, administrative, and record-keeping functions.   Areas of responsibility include faculty archives, alumni archives, and other Harvard-related historical materials.

A  complete position description and application submission information is available at this link: 

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=1013251&partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&type=search&JobReqLang=1&codes=IND

The Harvard University Archives supports the University's mission of education and research by striving to preserve and provide access to Harvard's historical records; to gather an accurate, authentic, and complete record of the life of the University; and to promote the highest standards of management for Harvard's current records. The University Archives is part of the Harvard Library, a unit of the Central Administration and serves the entire University including its Schools, research centers, institutes, museums and libraries.

 

 

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Taxonomist, Apple, Santa Clara Valley CA

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish.


Key Qualifications
Experience developing content taxonomies for large content catalogs.
Well versed in Information Architecture best practices.
Ability to build productive and collaborative relationships with writers, user experience designers, SEO specialists, and CMS team members to gather input and drive solutions that meet needs of multiple stakeholders
Strong analytical and quantitative skills,balanced with a customer focus and a deep understanding of the content and of business needs.
Experience with market research, competitive analysis, analytics tools, and usability testing.
An understudying of support contact center processes and the application of knowledge and communications within them.
An understanding of content technologies such as content management systems, metadata and taxonomy management tools, migration tools, and analytics tools.
Experience with CMS concepts and processes.
Ability to clearly express concepts and ideas.
SEO knowledge.
Working knowledge of Excel and Numbers.
Working knowledge of Access and Keynote.
Working knowledge of Omnigraffle.

Description
AppleCare Content Services is looking for an experienced taxonomist to lead the evolution of AppleCare's knowledge base taxonomy. The ideal candidate will apply information architecture best practices to build a content structure that will meet the needs of both internal and external customers. You will develop product-based and topic-based content maps to that will be reflected in site search, browsing, and navigation experiences.

You will work closely with content strategists to develop a consistent yet flexible taxonomy that supports our customers and meets business goals. You will define and implement the processes to build and maintain AppleCare's content taxonomy and categorization. You will also lead research and testing to develop vocabularies that align with the customer experience.

What you'll do

Define the taxonomy hierarchy for knowledge base articles across all product areas.
Use using data and analytics to analyze existing content inventories and make recommendations to alleviate gaps and overlaps.
Lead conversations with content stakeholders to find consensus and create timelines to take our existing content and migrate it into a structured architecture.
Work with the CMS team to implement and expand our content taxonomy.
Develop, implement, and maintain guidelines and procedures for consistent and quality tag management and content organization.
Monitor and report on key performance indicators to manage and understand key opportunities and impacts.
Education
Minimum BA/BS degree in related field. Advanced degree preferred.

Link to apply: https://jobs.apple.com/us/search?#&ss=Taxonomist&t=0&so=&lo=0*USA&pN=0&openJobId=32782784

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Taxonomy Analyst, eTouch Systems, San Jose CA


eTouch Systems is looking for "Taxonomy Analyst" for a requirement with direct client of ours. To apply, send latest resume with a daytime contact to sraghuram@etouch.net or call 510-795-4800 * 183 for details.


Location: San Jose CA
Title: IT Analyst - TAXONOMY
Duration: 12 months


Please note: We are not seeking a generic Business Analyst rather an Analyst with specialty experience in the area of Ontology/Taxonomy and search experience.


Job Description:
- Developing, mapping, evaluating, and maintaining taxonomies
- Conducting user research, usability testing Interviewing stakeholders, subject matter experts, and end users
- Support taxonomy implementation
- Support integration of content-, document-, taxonomy-management tools, search engines etc.

Required Skills and Qualifications
- Experience working in document management space
- Experience with taxonomy, metadata, controlled vocabularies, and classification
- Excellent attention to detail
-Very strong communication, both written and verbal.
-Ability to lead/direct small focused groups of individuals.
-Experience in dealing with key business stakeholders in a professional manner including client engagement and building relationships with business and partnering technology teams.

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System Director, Northeast Kansas Library System, Lawrence KS

Lead an innovative and accomplished Kansas library system, continuing outstanding levels of service and effective resource sharing. The Executive Board of the Northeast Kansas Library System (headquartered in Lawrence, KS), seeks an experienced library leader--responsive to member, staff, and community needs and skilled in focusing the efforts of a team of talented professionals--as its next System Director. NEKLS, one of the seven Kansas regional systems, is a multi-type library system and works in partnership with its 118 member libraries providing unique and innovative services. With a $2.8 million annual budget (funded primarily from local property taxes) and 10 FTE system staff, NEKLS serves a 14 county region (more than 40% of Kansas population). Member libraries range from small, rural libraries to very large urban libraries. NEKLS is a member-focused organization with a reputation for being an incubator for statewide projects, for providing excellent continuing education opportunities for member library directors, trustees and staff, and for strong outreach services to its diverse membership, including support for innovative technologies. Key projects include NExpress (an open source ILS), Recollections Kansas (a digitization project), KLOW (KS Libraries on the Web), Kansas Library Express (the statewide courier service), and the accreditation and grant program for member libraries.

Ranked as one of the top ten best college towns, Lawrence, Kansas (home of the University of KS Jayhawks) offers much more than championship basketball tradition. Founded in 1854 by the New England Emigrant Aid Society, Lawrence was a stop on both the Oregon and the Santa Fe Trail. Later, Lawrence was the home of Langston Hughes and William S. Burroughs. Considered one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's "Dozen Most Distinctive Communities," Lawrence is one of those rare exceptions-a historic downtown that remains the heart of a city. Centered on Massachusetts Street ("Mass Street"), the area features boutiques, restaurants, bookstores, and music venues. With a population of 89,000 people, Lawrence and Northeast Kansas offer a charming blend of urban and rural environments. In addition to nationally ranked public schools, Lawrence and the area offer the Lied Center of Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art, Liberty Hall, and Haskell Indian Nations University. Outdoor recreational venues include nationally known golf courses, extensive planned bike paths, Clinton Lake and Prairie Park. Two metro areas- Kansas City and Topeka- are a 30 minute drive away. For additional details on NEKLS and the Northeast Kansas region, see NEKLS Links.

Responsibilities. The System Director, under the direction of the 18-member Executive Board, has overall responsibility for leadership and management of a fourteen county multi-type library system that seeks to pursue leadership and innovation in library service. Duties will include management of planning, budgets, personnel, service functions, and legislative advocacy. The System Director works with the Board, staff, member libraries, other Kansas systems, and the State Library to establish the strategic vision for the System, aligning its mission with member library needs and priorities. The Director will also ensure an active NEKLS presence in the statewide library community and professional activities. For complete details, visit NEKLS System Director Job Description.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science and five years of progressively responsible administrative experience. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior interpersonal skills; flexibility; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff; and a desire to continue the tradition of excellence and innovation within the System. Success working with and reporting to a governing board, political advocacy experience, the ability to work with member libraries on legal, governance and policy issues, and  prior experience in regional systems or consortia are additional preferred qualifications.

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $80,000-100,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes June 8, 2014.

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City Library Director, New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven CT

Creating Community - Unleashing Potential - the New Haven Free Public Library Board of Directors seeks an exceptional leader to help realize the Library's strategic goals, create community, and unleash the potential of the city and the library at its heart. The successful candidate will exhibit strong management skills and excellent cultural competencies. The Library Director will work well in a complex environment and be a strong team leader who builds consensus internally and be a passionate advocate who connects the library system externally with a broad mosaic of community stakeholders. The library, with a $5 million annual budget ($4.5 from City appropriations), a strong senior management team and a dedicated staff (52.3 FTEs), provides services and programs through the historic Ives Main Library (on the New Haven Green and adjacent to the Yale campus), four branches and a ReadMobile. The Library Director, working with the board and a related foundation board, will build on fundraising successes of the last decade and secure new financial resources to increase services.  The Library will serve as a powerful catalyst for strong neighborhoods, academic success of every school child, and workforce development. For additional details see NHFPL Strategic Plan 2014-2016.

 

New Haven is one of America's most dynamic small cities. The City proper has a population of 130,000. The principal municipality of a metropolitan region on the northern shore of Long Island Sound, it is in close proximity to Boston and New York City, which is accessible by more than 40 daily train connections. New Haven had the largest population growth of any New England city in the 2000-2010 U.S. Census and it has the highest apartment occupancy rate in the nation, with construction of more downtown residential sites underway. Like most communities, New Haven is also home to people with socio-economic challenges - but it has a scale and assets that make connecting residents to opportunity more possible. The local economy has a lot of STEAM - with science, technology, education, arts, and medicine as key drivers. Bioscience is growing, fueled by university research and the presence of Yale-New Haven Hospital, the fifth largest hospital in the U.S. Yale University and five other universities in the region enroll 35,000 students a year. Gateway Community College opened a state-of-the art downtown campus in 2012, three blocks from the main library. New Haven has professional theater, practicing architects, new and classical music concerts, outdoor festivals, and free world-class art museums unmatched by any city of similar size in the country. It also has 376 years of history - seen in its town green and architecture spanning three centuries - and nature is always nearby, with beaches, hiking trails, parks and farms not far from the city center.  Such recreational opportunities are beneficial, given that New Haven is also a great restaurant town - from fine dining to the best pizza anywhere. For additional information, visit NHFPL Links.

 

Responsibilities: The Library Director is responsible for the administration of all library functions.  The Library Director provides leadership and vision in the creation and administration of a city library system committed to public service that shares, cooperates and collaborates with other educational, cultural and social agencies in the community.  The Library Director reports to the Library Board of Directors on policy, strategic planning and fundraising matters and to the Chief Administrative Officer on administrative, personnel and budget issues. The Library Director also leads the Foundation Board of the New Haven Free Public Library (the Library's fund raising arm). Additional information on the position can be found in the official job description.

 

Qualifications:  A master's degree in library science, business, non-profit management or other related fields.  A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible leadership, management and board governance experience.   Five (5) years of which includes experience in administration, working with unions and authority over personnel.  This position requires an enthusiastic, service-oriented leader; well-versed in trends and the new technologies.  Must have a proven track record in fund raising and development.  Previous experience working in a multi-branch system, working within a municipal or county funding structure and reporting to a governing Board are highly desirable.     

 

A combination of training, proven experience and concrete results, which will provide the management, administration and supervisory functions needed to advance the New Haven Free Public Library and be a catalyst for New Haven's civic renaissance. Residency in the City of New Haven is required within six months of appointment.

 

Compensation.  The position offers a hiring salary range of $80,000-103,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone.  To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury.  The position closes May 25, 2014.

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Diversity Scholarship, American Theological Library Association

 https://www.atla.com/Members/development/awards/Pages/Diversity-Scholarships.aspx

 

ATLA is pleased to offer two scholarships to help promote diversity in Theological Librarianship.  

 

Scholarship for a Theological Librarianship Course

The American Theological Library Association will provide one scholarship for $1,200 to a student from an underrepresented population to attend a Theological Librarianship course at any ALA-accredited master's program in library and information studies,  including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's LEEP course, Theological Librarianship (LIS 590TL).

  • Applicant must be from an underrepresented population (religious, racial, ethnic, and gender).
  • Applicant must be an ATLA member in good standing.  

ATLA Diversity Scholarship

The American Theological Library Association will provide one scholarship for $2,400 to a student from an underrepresented population enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's program in library and information studies.

  • Applicant must be from an underrepresented population (religious, racial, ethnic, and gender).
  • Applicant must be an ATLA member in good standing.
  • Applicant must secure a letter of recommendation from the director of an ATLA Institutional Member library.
  • Applicant must enroll and complete at least 6 credit hours in the 12 months following notification. 

Applications for both scholarships must be received by May 1 of each year. Applicants will be notified of results by July 1. 

 

Scholarship funds are supplied by generous ATLA members who donate to the Scholarships and Grants Annual Fund. For more information and to support this fund, please visit the ATLA Scholarships and Grants Annual Fund web page.

 

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Head of Children's and Teen Services, Conway Public Library, Conway NH

Hours Worked:            40 including some evenings and weekends

Salary:                            $15-$17 per hour, based on experience and education, plus an excellent benefits package

Reports to:                    Library Director

Education:                     MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution preferred but not required. Bachelors degree required.

Experience:                   3-5 years working with children and or teens in a public or school library environment. Supervisory experience preferred.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director, the Head of Children's and Teen Services coordinates and oversees all aspects of library services for children and teens. Tasks include but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee all aspects of collection development for the Young Adult and Children's collections
  • Provide traditional and tech reference and reader's advisory services
  • Supervise staff and direct volunteers as authorized
  • Develop, conduct, and publicize library programs for children and teens
  • Direct responsibility for successful implementation of the Library's summer reading program
  • Develop  and implement outreach programs to schools and daycare centers
  • Advise Library Director in the development of policies relating to youth services
  • Contribute content and manage some aspects of library's social media presence and newsletter. Knowledge of "CMS Made Simple" preferred
  • Serve as one of the primary liaisons promoting the library in numerous venues and with a wide variety of organizations
  • Collaborate with institutions who share the library's interest in strengthening early childhood education
  • Produce grant proposals as necessary
  • Compile statistics as necessary

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understanding of major trends in youth librarianship
  • Thorough knowledge of youth literature
  • High level of computer skills. Knowledge of MS Office Professional required. Familiarity with Tumblr and Evanced SRP software a plus
  • Outstanding writing and social skills 

Application Procedure:  Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references to David Smolen, Library Director, at dsmolen@conwaypubliclibrary.org. For your subject line in the email please input "Head of Children's and Teen Services." 

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Digital Library Developer, National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, Hadley MA

Position Summary
The Digital Library Developer will help support a systems approach to knowledge storage, integration and learning using the National Collegiate Inventor and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA's) Hub Zero's knowledge platform. This position evaluates and develops the digital asset management (DAM) system that includes a repository of materials for a variety of NCIIA's professional learning communities/networks. The Digital Librarian Developer provides the design and implementation of the on-line library that will host online resources and provide the delivery of content.


The Digital Library Developer will assist NCIIA with handling a wide range of formats, using appropriate metadata standards, based on a needs assessment as well as on the attributes of the materials, digital rights, etc. The Digital Library Developer will create a DAM system in which materials are searchable and accessible by instructors or staff, integrating with a separate learning management environment.


Core Responsibilities:
1. Conduct a needs assessment of all NCIIA program officers and their on-line learning system requirements.
2. Recommend and implement a digital asset management (DAM) system integrating with HubZero to catalog resources (articles, journal articles, videos and documents) for storage and retrieval (with NCIIA information technology support).
3. Write short items for online site.
4. Seek new content, under the supervision of NCIIA staff, for the on-line library.
5. Obtaining copyright permissions from primary authors for posting content to the resource library.
6. Develops and maintains an online resource library on specific and frequently requested topics and makes them available through the HubZero website.
7. Organizes and provides convenient online access to online resource library of publications, electronic resources such as audio and video in multiple formats, and other reference and research materials.
8. Helps set up the authentication system for the digital asset management system.
9. To the extent possible, evaluates emerging technology and electronic products (including value of content, usability and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to NCIIA staff.


Qualifications:
• Strong system analysis skills

• Familiarity with a wide range of digital file

•Familiarity with digital repositories and digital libraries.
• Familiarity with a wide range of item level metadata standards (e.g., MODS, METS, VRA Core, learning objects metadata standards (IMS, etc.))
• Familiarity with HUBZero preferred but not required or other types of digital asset management systems (e.g., DSpace, HUBZeroFedora, CollectiveAccess, learning object repositories,, etc.)
• Database management and XML skills
• Strong communication skills
• Demonstrated success working on projects with tight deadlines
• Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution, expected or earned, or equivalent experience
• Excellent online research skills and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources.
• Experience working with web design and electronic publishing software.
• Initiative, excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills and work in a team environment.
• Ability to develop and foster collaborative working relationships.


Payment: The Digital Library Developer will be paid an hourly, consulting rate of $40.00/hour for a total of 20 hours per week for a 16-week period (with the possibility of extension of consulting contract). This is a non-benefitted, nonemployee
position. The consulting position will be located in Hadley, MA.


Application Deadline: April 21, 2014


Submit cover letter and resume to jobs@nciia.org. Inquiries can be made to Janet Daisley, Vice President, Programs, NCIIA. 413.587.2172 (ext) 128. www.nciia.org

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Public Services Librarian II, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne IN

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide professional reference librarianship, bibliographic instruction and readers' advisory in a busy department of a large central public library. Master electronic and print resources covering history, literature, sports, education, sociology, political science, religion, philosophy, psychology, computer science, biographies, and fiction. Participate in collection development by selecting, de-selecting and processing materials as required. Ability to plan and implement programs for the public, and training for the staff, in accordance with departmental needs and goals.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited master of library science degree. Strong interpersonal communication skills and dedication to public service. Ability to listen analytically to patrons and interpret their questions carefully. Ability to tactfully conduct a reference interview. Ability to interact positively with a wide variety of patrons in a culturally diverse environment. Ability to bring your unique skills and perspective into a cohesive team. Proficiency with commonly used software, hardware, internet and social media tools. Ability and willingness to learn new technologies. Commitment to professional development and the maintenance of current skills. Flexibility. Cooperative spirit, reliability, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Ability to work a variety of day, evening
and weekend hours.

If job is accepted, must apply for and maintain Indiana Librarian Certification, earning 50 LEU (Library Education Units) within five years.

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES: Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable but not required.

COMPENSATION: Salary range minimum is $37,710. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Four weeks vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary insurance plans. Flexible spending account. Free parking. Relocation allowance.

APPLICATION: To complete an application for this position, please click on this link: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=8889291 Please attach a letter of interest and résumé as one document to your online application. Include the names of three professional references in the Text résumé section. Please apply by 5:00 P.M. on April 16th, 2014.

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Content Specialist - Metadata Coordinator, Digital Public Library of America, Boston MA

The Digital Public Library of America is recruiting for a Metadata Coordinator to join our growing team.  The Metadata Coordinator will be a member of the Content Team and will report to the Director for Content.

The Metadata Coordinator:

  • serves as DPLA's metadata expert, responsible for DPLA MAP data model creation and maintenance and international standards compliance
  • is the staff expert for DPLA in best practices for metadata, metadata analysis and improvements,
  • will work to establish a best practices with our partners for data corrections and data sharing
  • works closely with technical staff to design/utilize community sourcing activities and tools around metadata improvement and enhancement
  • leads Linked Open Data (LOD) implementation for DPLA and our partners
  • works closely with technical and content staff and DPLA partners to design an efficient ingest process
  • tests and implements emerging protocols for metadata ingest
  • brings creative vision to the team around possibilities for working with data
  • is active in GLAM community metadata groups
  • will assist in the content recruitment process and take on associated projects as needed

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • 4+ years of professional experience managing metadata in a repository
  • Practical experience managing all aspects of metadata creation for a digital repository, including selection and implementation of metadata standards, quality control, and crosswalking/mapping data sets.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of metadata standards including DC, MODS, METS, MARC, MARCXML, PBCORE
  • Demonstrable knowledge of protocols and data models including OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, ResourceSync, Europeana Data Model (EDM), DPLA MAP, Linked Open Data, RDF
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science or an equivalent

Other desired skills include:

  • 2+ years of experience harvesting metadata from different sources using one of the protocols listed above
  • Professional level work experience in a collaborative digital library, archive, museum or other similar institution
  • Familiarity with one or more scripting languages
  • Familiarity with APIs

Like its collection, the DPLA is strongly committed to diversity in all of its forms. We provide a full set of benefits, including health care, life and disability insurance, and a retirement account. Starting salary is commensurate with experience.

The DPLA's central office is in the Boston Public Library, in Copley Square in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. The Metadata Coordinator will ideally be located in the Boston area, but a remote work environment may also be considered.

Please send a letter of interest, a resume/cv, and contact information for three references to jobs@dp.la. Please put "Metadata Coordinator" in the subject line. Questions about the position may be directed to the Director for Content, Emily Gore, at emily@dp.la.

The deadline to apply for this position is Monday, April 28.

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Researcher, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston MA

Description:

NEHGS is looking for a full-time researcher who will be responsible for conducting research for the NEHGS Research Services Department (completing a minimum of 25 billable hours per week). The ideal candidate should have a thorough knowledge of genealogical skills, techniques, and sources; and be able to efficiently conduct research in the time allotted by clients.

Qualifications:

   Bachelor's degree in a history related field.

   Genealogical training.

   General computer skills including internet, e-mail, and word processing.

   3-4 years of professional genealogical experience

   Ability to analyze documents and compile detailed narrative research reports.

 

How To Apply:
Email resume, cover letter, and a Written Sample of Genealogical Research to: Michelle Major, Human Resources Coordinator, mmajor@nehgs.org

Apply by:
May 30, 2014
Salary:
Salary depends on experience

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P/T Reference Librarian, Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable MA

P/T Reference Librarian
Category: Staff Positions
Department: Library/Learning Resources
Locations: West Barnstable, MA
Posted: Apr 03, '14
Type: Part-time

About Cape Cod Community College:
Cape Cod Community College is a place of personal discovery, enrichment, and professional development for those just beginning the quest and for those at many points along the path of higher education throughout life. It is a caring, comprehensive institution that belongs to the people it serves and responds to their individual and community needs. Students attending Cape Cod Community College are striving for personal excellence, and are finding it, day after day. Graduates of the College can be found in all levels of private business, the professions, and public service, and they excel at what they do.

For students seeking to lay a foundation for further study, there is no better place to begin than at Cape Cod Community College. In today's highly competitive market place, the well prepared transfer student is the most aggressively recruited person in higher education. For many Cape Cod Community College graduates, that Associate Degree opens the door to institutions that were just not an option after high school. And, when you consider the savings in the overall cost of a four-year degree at either a public or a private university, starting at Cape Cod Community College becomes an incredible bargain that blends quality with unmatched value.

The students' education is the first priority at Cape Cod Community College. As a learning-centered community, we value the contributions of a diverse population, welcome open inquiry, and promote mutual respect. The College offers a strong educational foundation of critical and creative thinking, communication competency, and a global, multicultural perspective that prepares students for life and work in the 21st century. Our liberal arts, sciences, and career programs provide educational pathways that serve the varied social, economic, and demographic characteristics of our community with a distinctive focus on sustainability. We honor our past, celebrate our present and imagine our future.

Job Description:
The part-time Reference Librarian provides general reference assistance in a busy library that includes a computer lab. Assistance is provided to library users in person, over the telephone or via email. The part time reference librarian may provide information skills instruction to selected classes and participate in collection development. The position requires week day and evening hours.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Staffs the Library Reference Desk and provides general reference assistance and instruction to students, faculty and staff as well as community patrons using print, multimedia and digital resources.
Provides assistance to users on basic computer skills.
Provides information and referral to additional resources on the CCCC campus.
Participates in collection development.
Participates in assessment of library services and library staff meetings.
Keeps current in library trends and information literacy, attends professional development workshops, and works with librarians at consortia meetings.
Performs related duties as needed.


Requirements:
MLS degree from an ALA accredited library school.
Library reference experience.
Broad understanding of academic subjects and domains.
Excellent working knowledge of print and online academic information resources, library networks, including online catalogs and online databases.
Excellent technology skills, including facility with Microsoft Office applications.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work successfully with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff in a busy, multicultural environment.

Additional Information:
COMPENSATION: $25.50/hour MCCC Unit position; part-time, only when classes are in session and not to exceed 18 hours/week.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 24, 2014; due to immediate need applications will be considered upon receipt.

Please visit our website at www.capecod.edu for information on Cape Cod Community College.

 All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to Victor Santos, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504 at (508) 362-2131 x4307 or vcsantos@capecod.edu


Application Instructions:
**ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.**

Begin the online application process by going to the APPLY NOW link. During the process you will be asked to submit a cover letter specifically addressing the minimum qualifications, and a resume.

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Librarian, Upper School, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge MA

Duties/Description: BB and N seeks a flexible, energetic, innovative, full-time librarian who is comfortable in a high school setting and familiar with evolving technology and online resources. Working with the Director of the Library, the responsibilities for this faculty position includemaintaining the library's website and catalog; providing reference and other instruction to students individually and in small groups; arranging special programs to teach students to use digital resources; assisting in hardcopy and digital collection development; working collaboratively with faculty; encouraging an atmosphere welcoming to students and conducive to study; other responsibilities as assigned.

About BB and N:
BB and N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent
schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne and Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on three separate campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community, which enriches our daily experience. At BB and N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.

Qualifications: An ALA accredited MLIS degree is required. Three years of professional library experience, especially in a high school library, is preferred.

Also preferred:
-A solid knowledge of digital educational resources and the ability to educate and assist students and faculty in the
application of these resources,
-Familiarity with social media applications,
-Working knowledge of office suite applications.

As a member of the BB and N faculty, the librarian will attend faculty meetings, participate in professional development, participate in the life of the school including possible committee work, student advising, and - if desired - student club advising.

In addition, the candidate will demonstrate:
-Good organizational skills,
-Enjoyment working with students in an educational setting,
-Excellent oral and written communication skills,
-Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues,
-High standards of professional conduct,
-A good sense of humor.

Send: To Apply:
Please visit the employment opportunities page at www.bbns.org or click http://www.bbns.org/page.cfm?p=519 to complete
your online application. Upload from your computer your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement and Reference List as a single combined Word Document where it says ATTACH A RESUME (last section of the application). Documents submitted in PDF format are not accepted.

Contact Information:
Questions about this position should be emailed to: vtaylor@bbns.org - (Please, no phone calls/e-mails to Head's office and/or HR.)

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related physical or mental disability.
We welcome candidates who will increase ourdiversity; we encourage candidates of color to apply.

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Children's Librarian, Richards Free Library, Newport NH

The Richards Free Library is seeking an enthusiastic, flexible, customer-service oriented person, responsible for all services to children, young adults and their caregivers.  This includes story hours, after school clubs, special and holiday programming, collection development, reference and reader's advisory service and community outreach.  The individual must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of children's literature and child development, experience with social networking and technology skills.   A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is preferred. A combination of education and relevant work experience may be considered. The position is 40 hours a week, including evenings and rotating Saturdays.  Email resume and three references by April 30, 2014 to Andrea Thorpe at athorpe@newport.lib.nh.us

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Part-time Library Intern, Hirsh Health Sciences Library,Tufts University, Boston MA

Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library (http://www.library.tufts.edu/hhsl) has an opening for a part-time, temporary, library intern.  This customer-focused position will support the activities of a busy academic medical library in downtown Boston that serves the Tufts University community including the medical school, dental school, and schools of nutrition, public health and graduate biological sciences.  The successful candidate will have experience in searching a variety of biomedical and scientific databases; demonstrate an enthusiasm for working with students, faculty, clinicians and staff to provide reference assistance, and have an ability to work in a fast paced Library Service Desk.  This is an excellent opportunity for individuals embarking upon a career in health sciences librarianship, or for those individuals who would like to return to librarianship and have an interest in medical, academic or special libraries. We are looking for someone with outstanding customer service skills; excellent problem-solving skills; enthusiasm for a team-based environment; facility with emerging technologies, and a willingness to contribute to the work of the Research and Instruction team.  This position will report to the Head of Research and Instruction.

Hours: 30 hours per week.  Hours are flexible between 8 - 5 Monday - Friday.  Position available June 2, 2014 and  will run for 12 weeks.  $16 per hour without benefits.

 

For further information or to apply, please send cover letter, resume and two letters of reference to amy.lapidow@tufts.edu.

 

Amy Lapidow

Research and Instruction/Circulation Librarian

Tufts Hirsh Health Sciences Library

145 Harrison Avenue

Boston, MA 02111

Amy.lapidow@tufts.edu

617.636.0892

 

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Assistant Archivist, Archives & Special Collections, Baruch College, New York NY

Assistant Archivist:

The Assistant Archivist will assist the Archives & Special Collections staff in the maintenance, organization and promotion of materials.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated organizational skills.
  2. Demonstrated experience with word processing and office software applications.
  3. Excellent written/oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  4. Physical ability to lift heavy boxes.

 

Duties:

  1. Provide reference assistance to on site researchers.
  2. Work with various administrative offices.
  3. Process administrative records.
  4. Work with the Archivist on assigned projects.
  5. Assist Project Archivist in processing and rehousing a grant funded project.
  6. Provide general management of the archive.
  7. Attend archival functions and meetings.

 

We anticipate that the pay will be between $15 and $19 per hour and the successful candidate will start with 499 hours.

 

 

Contact:

Professor Sandra Roff

Head, Archives & Special Collections

Baruch College/CUNY

151 East 25th Street

New York 10010, N.Y.

Sandra.roff@baruch.cuny.edu

646 312 1623

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Children's Librarian, Middleborough Public Library, Middleborough MA

The Middleborough Public Library seeks a qualified and energetic professional for the
position of Children's Librarian. This is a 30 hour position. Working under the direction of the Library Director as a member of the library management team, the Children's Librarian:

                  

-          Is responsible for the daily operation of the children's department including direct interaction with children and parents at the circulation desk

 

-          Coordinates maintenance of the children's department, including shelving books and tidying the area

 

-          Coordinates services and programs with schools and outside agencies

 

-          Promotes activities of the department

 

-          Provides reference and reader advisory services for patrons and staff

 

-          Provides training and assistance to patrons in the use of the Library catalog, Internet and electronic resources

 

-          Maintain departmental budget for materials and programing

 

Qualifications:

 

Master's Degree in Library Science; at least two years related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

 

-          Knowledge of current trends in library service to children

 

-          Ability to work independently

 

-          Good planning and organizational skills

 

-          Ability to develop and implement programs

 

-          Proficient in the use of a personal computer, spreadsheet, word processing and other relevant software, the Internet and social media

 

-          Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, staff and volunteers

 

-          Ability to handle problem patrons and emergencies effectively

 

-          Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

 

Salary:  $20.93 to $31.16 per hour in 9 steps as per contract between the Library Staff Association and the Town of Middleborough.

 

Resumes accepted until April 30, 2014.  The anticipated start date is June 2.

Please send to:

 

Library Director Danielle Bowker

Middleborough Public Library

102 North Main St

Middleborough, MA 02346

dbowker@sailsinc.org

 

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Marcom Digital Asset Management Intern, Apple, Inc.

Marcom is responsible for developing breakthrough marketing campaigns that incorporate all communication disciplines. Apple is looking for an enthusiastic, curious, and resourceful Digital Asset Management Intern to restructure and globalize our digital archive of Marcom deliverables in PDF format. The intern will work with Marcom Asset Managers to create naming, taxonomy, and descriptive metadata standards for the PDF Library. The intern will also work with Marcom Traffic Managers in our Cupertino and regional offices to refine the deliverable submission process.

Responsibilities include
• Gain an understanding of Marcom's wide range of work and global scope
• Gain an understanding of Marcom Asset Management's responsibilities and activities
• Work with Marcom Asset Managers to create a naming convention, taxonomy, and descriptive metadata standard to increase order and findability
• Work with Marcom Traffic Managers in the US and different geographic regions to iterate and refine the asset submission workflow
• Work with Marcom Asset Managers to organize and describe previously-archived deliverables
• Acquire, catalog, and describe any assets required to bring the archive to an agreed- upon level of completeness
• Document all established standards and procedures
• Present summary of learnings and accomplishments to interested teams

Qualifications
• Previous experience with Canto Cumulus or other Digital Asset Management systems
• Strong understanding of a variety of digital content formats and standards for print, web and portable devices
• Working knowledge of design tools including Adobe Acrobat and Creative Suite
• Knowledge of Apple products and services
• Proactive, quick learner, willing to take ownership of assignments and see through to successful completion
• Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy; excellent memory and eye for detail
• Possess strong organizational and excellent written and oral communication skills

EDUCATION
Graduating on or after August 2014. Currently pursuing a degree in Library and Information Science or a related field of study.

TO APPLY
Email a resume to: university@apple.com
Subject: Digital Asset Intern

DEADLINE: April 11, 2014

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MSLA-SIG Scholarship, MassCUE/M.A.S.S. Fall Conference

Apply for the MSLA-SIG Scholarship to attend MassCUE/M.A.S.S. Fall Conference: "Confidence to Create" at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA--October 22 and 23, 2014

Scholarship includes:

Free student member admission for two students and the cost of mileage. The mileage will be reimbursed through the LISSA Reimbursement program. Please follow this link for further information: http://gslis.simmons.edu/blogs/lissa/.

 

 

In order to receive the scholarship, you must turn in an application answering the following questions:

 

  1.  What makes you the right candidate for this scholarship?
  2.   How do you believe you will be able to use the conference experience to further your career?
  3.   How would you give back to MSLA-SIG if you were to attend?

 

If you are chosen to receive this scholarship, you will be one of the presenters at the MSLA-SIG conference next year. You will be asked to present on what you learned and/or what it was like to attend a professional conference.

 

*Students will be responsible for payment of anything additional, such as food.

**Mileage is going to be covered through LISSA's reimbursement program. Each semester, LISSA reimburses students up to $300 for attendance at professional conferences. The recipients will be responsible for paying for their own travel cost and then filling out a reimbursement form. If the travel cost is more than $300, the recipients will be responsible for paying the balance. It is very important that you file for a reimbursement. Please follow this link for further information: http://gslis.simmons.edu/blogs/lissa/.

***Since travel is covered through LISSA's reimbursement program, students are only eligible for this award if they will be a current student in the fall 2014 semester. If a student is graduating before fall 2014 and would like to apply, they are only eligible if they are willing to pay for their own travel. If this is the case, the student must indicate this on their application.

****As a recipient of this generous award, the recipients are expected to attend all conference events.

***** Students who receive this award will be expected to present at the Simmons MSLA-SIG Conference.

 

 

Application Due: April 23, 2014

Please E-mail your application,  which will consist of an E-mail message that will contain the answers to the questions posed on the front of this flyer along with your name and contact information  to the SLT Program Assistant, Rachel Holden, at gslissltp@simmons.edu. On the subject line, please put: MSLA-SIG Scholarship Application.

 

 

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Resource Center Assistant (Temporary/PT), National Rural Transit Assistance Program, Woburn MA

The National Rural Transit Assistance Program (National RTAP) provides free technical assistance and training materials to rural and Tribal transit providers and state program managers, as well as a Resource Library and other services through a Resource Center. We are looking for an organized, detail-oriented person to maintain our shipping center, keep our archive up to date, and assist with other product and library tasks as needed. This position will run until the end of June 2014, with the possibility of extension.

Hours: Part-time, 15 hours per week, preferably 3 days per week, but flexible (we are open 8:30-6).

Compensation: $10/hour

Necessary skills:

Basic computer and Internet skills, including the ability to quickly learn new technology and test technology products.

Knowledge of basic Excel functions and experience using Excel

Strong attention to detail

Knack for organization and recordkeeping

Willingness to perform repetitive or mundane tasks

Experience working in an office setting

Ability to move boxes, which may weigh up to 50 lbs.

 

Preferred skills:

Experience working in library circulation or a similar position is desirable, but not necessary.

 

What we can offer you:

Experience in a small office setting with a nationally-known government program.

A flexible schedule--you set it. 

 

Perfect for a student or recent graduate.

 

To apply: Email your cover letter, resume, and references to Jess Wallis, jwallis@nationalrtap.org. Position open until filled.

 

For more information, visit www.nationalrtap.org. We are located at 5 Wheeling Ave, Woburn, MA 01801.

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Taxonomist, Morgan Stanley, New York NY

Job Number:

: 3021092

Posting Date

: Apr 3, 2014

Primary Location

: Americas-United States of America-New York-New York

Education Level

: Bachelor's Degree

Job

: Operational Risk

Employment Type

: Full Time

Job Level

: Associate
 
Description

Morgan Stanley's Operational Risk Department (ORD) is looking to hire a full-time Associate based in New York. The ORD is responsible for partnering with the Business Units and other functional areas as the first line of defense for operational risk management. The ORD is considered the delivery arm of operational risk for the Firm.

 

The selected individual will be responsible to act as a facilitator for the Taxonomy project. The Taxonomy project is an effort to create a standardized inventory of critical processes, risks and controls across the the firm. This position will require working with business areas at all levels across the Firm, including frequent communication with Business Unit Risk Management, as well as coordination between the Operational Risk Department and Internal Audit, Legal and Compliance, Finance, and regional (Americas, EMEA, Asia ORD) counterparts.

 

Specific responsibilities would include: 
• Perform analysis to understand the current taxonomy, and interact with stakeholders to refine and build out the next generation of the taxonomies
• Resolve issues and assist in the development/definition of the next generation taxonomy
• Coordinate meetings with subject matter experts to elicit feedback/changes to the taxonomy
• Document changes
• Liaise with the Stakeholders to communicate changes and manage data governance
• Coordinate activities, including mapping to secondary taxonomies, enrichment of taxonomies, and abiding by guiding principles 
• Handle ambiguity, manage complex processes, and escalate issues as necessary
• Drive team to meet deadlines and deliver top-quality, detailed work product

 
Qualifications
-2-5 years experience as a manager dealing with front office business or operations. 
- Prior experience working in a financial service or consulting firm a plus. 
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications such as Project, Power Point, Excel and Word
-Excellent oral and written communication skills and a proven ability to work in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment. 
- Ability to actively and proactively engage with key stakeholders (i.e., not afraid to speak up).
-Exceptional organizational skills, a high degree of attention to detail and a penchant for getting to the root cause of an issue.
-Analytical, creative, problem solving mindset. Flexibility is a key element, as the role will require the ability to understand and react to changes in priorities.
-Self-starter execution focused.
 

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Corporate Library Graduate Internship, Fidelity Investments, Boston MA

Where: Fidelity Center for Applied Technology Library
245 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Duration: May - September, specific dates to be determined

Contact: Jamie Emery, (617) 392-0946 (jamie.emery@fmr.com)

Library Description
We are a medium-sized corporate library serving the information needs of Fidelity Investments' IT professionals throughout the world. Our dynamic environment offers the opportunity to be exposed to and research leading-edge technologies.


Position Description
The internship provides exposure and experience in the day-to-day activities of a corporate library.

Responsibilities include:

  •  Cataloging
  •  Circulation & Customer Assistance
  •  Marketing and outreach initiatives
  •  In Depth Reference / Research
  •  Teleconference selection and facilitating


In addition, participation in special projects for the library is encouraged.


Qualifications
Available to a current student who has completed the following core courses in the Simmons College GSLIS program:
LIS 407: Reference / Information Services
LIS 415: Information Organization
LIS 488: Technology for Information Professionals

The preferred candidate will have an interest in learning about a technology-intensive corporate library, prior work experience, and excellent communication skills.

Must be able to work approximately 35 hours per week, Monday - Friday.


Salary: $20 / hour. This is a temporary position with no benefits provided.


Please send resume and cover letter to Jamie Emery (jamie.emery@fmr.com)

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Digital Imaging Coordinator, EBSCO Information Services, Ipswich MA

Digital Imaging Coordinator

The Digital Imaging Coordinator is responsible for checking in, preparing, and digitizing material, as well as performing other team tasks as assigned, such as data posting, working with ASCII/Full Text, and assisting the Sr. Coordinator.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and scan issues using appropriate software applications, conforming to productivity rates and quality standards established by the department
  • Perform QC (quality control) process on various scanned materials, using the QC software and conforming to productivity rates and quality standards established by the department
  • Fix scan/image problems according to departmental quality standards
  • Routine maintenance of scanning equipment. Expected to recognize and report any problems with the scanning hardware and software
  • Check-in & label periodicals in a timely manner consistent with department standards for quality and speed
  • Prepare hard copy issues for scanning using industrial cutting machines, conforming to productivity rates and quality standards established by the department
  • Perform checkin related tasks, including but not limited to mail pickup at the post office and mail sorting
  • Work with Editorial processing groups to correct any reported errors or processing difficulties related to issue scripts or shipments
  • Update and maintain daily production information in Editorial's Time Assistant application
  • This position may require working Saturdays
  • Assist in Digital Archive work, including but not limited to METS/ALTO posting and fixes, title level QA, and vendor invoice auditing
  • Daily data posting
  • Working with ASCII/Full Text processing
  • IQV (Image Quick View) maintenance
  • Supporting Service Issues
  • Assisting the Senior Coordinator and Supervisor with their tasks as necessary
  • Other related duties as assigned

Skills 

Requirements:

  • One year experience in Windows, specifically Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Outlook)
  • Bachelor's degree or relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic analysis and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment, and meet department production/quality goals
  • Knowledge of electronic image processing processes within a scanning environment is helpful
  • Detail oriented, organized, flexible and able to work under deadline pressure
  • Be a team player
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Ability to operate a company vehicle. (Subject to motor vehicle background check, must have a valid driver's license and good driving record)

About EBSCO Information Services: What We Offer

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries worldwide including EBSCONET®, and EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), which provides institutions with a fast, single search box for its entire collection. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

The EBSCO Information Services headquarters is located in Ipswich, MA along the banks of the Ipswich River. We are just minutes from the MBTA train stop and provide 75% commuter rail reimbursement. EBSCO offers a competitive employee benefits package including Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, dental insurance, vision, short and long term disability, life insurance, and a retirement savings & profit sharing plan. Considered one of the top places to work in Massachusetts, EBSCO also offers a subsidized cafeteria, free coffee, an on-site fitness center with classes, and tuition reimbursement.

About the Content Management Department

EBSCO's Content Management department oversees all aspects of the content value stream for licensed and proprietary databases.   Working closely with information providers, we secure digital and print content, convert that content to forms that support production, add indexing, table of contents and abstracting where needed and build the actual databases. Specialized teams for each of these functions work together in a collaborative and dynamic environment.  With a bias for action, a passion for quality, and a focus on continuous enhancement, we are committed to anticipating and exceeding our customers' needs in everything we do.

EBSCO is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. EOE M/F/H/V

Apply online to #5694.  http://tinyurl.com/nkryo5o

 

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Part-Time Multimedia Specialist, GSLIS Technology, Boston MA

In 2006, GSLIS Technology received grant funding to develop a podcasting service. The resulting GSLIScast service has been quite successful and we have expanded to create a full-fledged Media Lab and YouTube channel for students, faculty, and staff located in P-313H. We are now seeking to hire current GSLIS students in a part-time Multimedia Specialist role to run GSLIScast and our new GSLIS Media Lab YouTube channel, as well as promoting and expanding Media Lab services. More can be explored on our website, located at http://gslismedialab.simmons.edu. The position start date would be early to mid May with a training period beforehand in April.

 

Duties:

  • Monitor upcoming events at Simmons GSLIS and coordinate with event planners to secure podcasting permission for those events that would be of interest to the GSLIScast audience.
  • Setup and breakdown equipment at events, ensure recording quality, some coordination with other GSLIS Technology staff and Simmons Technology may be necessary.
  • Train others as needed on audiovisual equipment and technology.
  • Edit resulting audio and video using applications like Adobe Audition and Adobe Premiere Pro, and publish to GSLIScast website.
  • Update and maintain the GSLIS Media Lab / GSLIScast website and YouTube channel
  • Create new services and policies for the GSLIS Media Lab, to best address student and faculty needs.
  • Work to promote GSLIScast and GSLIS Media Lab services to a wider audience.
  • Remain aware of new technologies relating to podcasting and online multimedia production, and recommend ways for GSLIS to take advantage of them.

Requirements

  • Understanding of audio and video recording hardware, including digital audio recorders, video camcorders, microphones, and audio mixers.
  • Experience with audio/video editing applications such as Garageband, Adobe Audition, Final Cut
  • Express, and Audacity, and understanding of multitrack audio and video editing techniques.
  • Understanding of technologies used in Podcast production, including XML/RSS feeds.
  • Ability to produce polished work under tight deadlines.
  • Good "people skills".
  • Flexible schedule preferred.
  • Ability to work 10 to 15 hours per week including after-hours events.

If you are interested in applying, please email your resume and letter of interest to linnea@simmons.edu by the end of the day on Friday, April 11th. Interviews will begin shortly thereafter.

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Library Director, Newport Public Library, Newport RI

Library Director, Newport (RI) Public Library:  Seeking a creative, energetic, forward thinking, problem solver to lead this valued and respected public library.   The Library Director, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the library, and is responsible for the management and operation of the library and its program of services in accordance with policies established by the Board of Trustees.    The Director has full authority in such areas as collection development, budget management and personnel administration. Full job description available at www.newportlibraryri.org/director.pdf.

MLS from an ALA accredited program and at least 5 years administrative and supervisory experience in a public library required.  Experience in library renovation projects and fundraising preferred.  Strong technology skills and knowledge of the operation of a 501c3 desirable.   Salary is commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references to directorsearch@newportlibraryri.org.  Maximum consideration will be given to applications received by April 30, 2014

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Library Assistant-Children's Department, Nevins Memorial Library, Methuen MA

Institution:Nevins Memorial Library

Job:Library Assistant-Children's Department

Duties/Description:The Nevins Memorial Library is seeking a library assistant to work in a busy Children's Department. This is a 20 hour/week, part-time position that includes day, evening and Saturday shifts.

DUTIES: Creates and conducts preschool and school-aged programs, provides reader's advisory and reference service for children and their caregivers using the online catalog, print and digital resources. Uses MS Office products to create program templates, handouts and flyers. Highlights the collection by creating a variety of displays throughout the room.  Uses Evergreen system to perform limited circulation functions (will train). Maintains the order of the children's collection by shelving books, DVDs and other formats. Reads the shelves. Any other duties or projects as directed by the Department Head.

Qualifications: The right candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, is comfortable working with technology, is detailed oriented and able to work independently and on a team. They must enjoy working with children and their adult caregivers.  Preferred skills for this position include: experience teaching preschool and/or elementary children in a school or library setting, has a Bachelor's degree or is a student enrolled in a MLS program at an ALA accredited institution.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date:   Open until filled

Send:Please email a cover letter and resume to Kathy Moran-Wallace, Head of Children's Services, at kmoranwallace@mvlc.org or mail to Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.

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Manager of Learning and Discovery, Westport Library, Westport CT

What a great time to join our team at The Westport Library! You have an opportunity to join a team that is transforming the Library to meet the evolving needs of our community, transcending the traditional role of the Library and delivering convenient, continuous, innovative customer-focused service. If you are a visionary and transformational leader who values responsive, personal service, and views the Library as the platform for community innovation and learning, we would love to hear from you.

The Westport Library seeks a Manager of Learning and Discovery to work collaboratively with library staff  to create, expand and promote services that foster exploration as a new model for delivering reference and information services. The Manager uses his/her knowledge of emerging trends in library and information science to implement new approaches to learning, information access and services delivered through social networking tools, Web 2.0 applications and mobile computing platforms. He/she uses their leadership and organizational skills to manage the work of staff to create and deliver customer-focused services to the community.

 

The Manager of Learning and Discovery serves as a member of the Management Team. He/shecontributes to strategic and long-range planning, program development and evaluation, resource development, and allocation of resources in support of the Library's strategic initiatives.

 

The successful candidate will have an ALA accredited Master's of Library Science. Minimum of five (5) years professional experience in a public library setting or information-based environment. Progressively responsible management experience. Strong computer and technology skills; customer service orientation; excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively. Flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with competing demands. Proven success in planning, introducing, and managing change. Schedule includes some evenings and weekends.

 

Send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to the Human Resources Department, at jobs@westportlibrary.org.  Include title of this position in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For more information and a complete job description go tohttp://westportlibrary.org/about/employment.

 

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Manager of Digital Experience, Westport Library, Westport CT

What a great time to join our team at The Westport Library! You have an opportunity to join a team that is transforming the Library to meet the evolving needs of our community, transcending the traditional role of the Library and delivering convenient, continuous, innovative customer-focused service. If you are a visionary and transformational leader who values responsive, personal service, and views the Library as the platform for community innovation and learning, we would love to hear from you.

The Westport Library is seeking a Manager of Digital Experience who will coordinate the development of the Library's web/digital content. The successful candidate will develop and implement an online strategy that supports the Library's mission and goals; contribute to the evolution of that strategy over time; maintain, enhance, develop, and produce select online content;  plan and develop new digital tools and services; collaborate with library staff to develop and execute strategies to build engagement on the website and social media platforms. 

A Bachelor's or advanced degree is required. Library or media experience preferred. 3+ years experience managing websites and information technology projects plus experience with Drupal, HTML, PHP, and SQL.  Fluency in the latest web tools and implementation of mobile technology.  Working knowledge of Web 2.0; demonstrated ability to create instructional and informational materials; knowledge of web design, graphic design, and instructional design; ability to identify and evaluate the latest web development tools. Flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with competing demands required. Schedule includes some evenings and weekends.

 

Send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to Human Resources Department, at jobs@westportlibrary.org.  Include title of this position in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For more information and a complete job description go to http://westportlibrary.org/about/employment.

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Circulation and Reference Assistant, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill MA

PINE MANOR COLLEGE JOB DESCRIPTION
TITLE: Circulation and Reference Assistant
DEPARTMENT: Annenberg Library, Pine Manor College
REPORTS TO: Library Director

Summer 2014: Five hours/day, Monday through Friday. Strong possibility of moving into similar position during the 2014-15 academic year.


Position Summary: The Circulation and Reference Assistant supports in the provision of information services to the Pine Manor College community. This part-time position may supervise the library during daytime, evening, weekend, or occasional holiday hours.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Reference Responsibilities:

  •  Provides research assistance to library patrons
  •  Creates and updates print and online research guides
  •  Assists the Reference Librarian during information literacy sessions

Circulation Responsibilities:

  •  Supervises and trains student workers at the Circulation Desk
  •  Implements stack maintenance and the circulation of library materials
  •  Processes and maintains course reserves
  •  Maintains patron accounts

Other Responsibilities:

  •  Assists patrons in person, by phone and via email with accessing library services.
  •  Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and other technical issues
  •  Assists with opening and closing the library as necessary
  •  Performs and delegates tasks as assigned
  •  Other related duties and responsibilities as necessary or required

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, MLS candidate preferred; some experience in libraries preferred, though not required; ability to assume supervisory responsibility; familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge of library operations, electronic databases and content management systems; good communication skills and commitment to public services are essential; preference will be given to candidates who have completed Reference coursework and can commit to working through the 2014-2015 academic year.


Working Conditions: Duties require extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, and talking or hearing. Duties require occasional periods of climbing or balancing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying items, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. Weights up to 25 pounds are encountered. Vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus.


Please submit resume and cover letter to Carolyn Morse, Acting Circulation Librarian: cmorse@pmc.edu

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Usability Research Assistant, GSLIS Usabilty Lab

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative, and technological savvy student to fill the Usability Research Assistant Position. The position is expected to start in June 2014, at ten hours per week and at the rate of $15/hr. Interested candidates should send a resume with a cover letter explaining their qualifications for the position to linnea.johnson@simmons.edu by April 14, 2014.

 

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Empire State Digital Network Metadata Specialist, Metropolitan New York Library Council, New York NY

Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is a nonprofit member services organization serving more than 260 libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage nonprofits in New York City and Westchester County. METRO has an almost 50-year tradition of providing a range of programs and services to its members, including grants, consultative and digital services, collaborative initiatives, and professional development and training. We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated individual to join the Empire State Digital Network (ESDN), a statewide initiative to deliver content from New York's cultural heritage institutions to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

 

Position Overview:

The ESDN Metadata Specialist is a full-time, newly created position for one year with the possibility of extension. This position is open to open to early-career and experienced information professionals. Candidates should be interested in facilitating the harvesting and ingestion of metadata records from libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations throughout New York State. The Metadata Specialist will then transform metadata from various systems and schemas into approved data models for contribution to DPLA. 

In coordination with the ESDN Manager and Technology Specialist, the Metadata Specialist will participate in the investigation, evaluation, and selection of key technologies to meet program objectives. This person will also serve as a primary contact point for inquiries about metadata sharing for the Empire State Digital Network and will be responsible for provenance tracking of ingested metadata.

Candidates should be enthusiastic about supporting expanded access to digital collections from New York libraries, archives and cultural heritage institutions via the DPLA. Creativity, flexibility and the ability to follow and anticipate developing technologies will be essential.

If you fill this position you will be asked to:

  • Work with the project manager and technology specialist to establish and achieve short-term goals of ESDN.
  • Work directly with data harvesting and aggregation tools such as REPOX.
  • Have hands-on experience with metadata transformations and cross-walking tools and scripts.
  • Be comfortable and familiar working with XML and XML manipulation, for example XSLT, XPath, schema validation, etc.
  • Apply analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail for complex, detail-oriented work.
  • Work closely with project partners and provide leadership in creation of statewide best practices for metadata creation, metadata analysis, and project workflow improvements.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or a related degree.
  • Experience working in a library, archive or cultural heritage organization, or affiliated educational, non-profit, or professional organization.
  • Practical experience with all aspects of metadata creation including selection and implementation of metadata standards, quality control, and crosswalking/mapping data sets.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of metadata standards including DC, MODS, METS, MARC, MARCXML, PBCORE
  • Experience working with protocols and data models such as OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, ResourceSync, Europeana Data Model (EDM), DPLA MAP, Linked Open Data, RDF.
  • Familiarity with traditional cataloging practice and rules such as AACR2 and RDA.
  • Familiarity with one or more scripting languages and APIs.
Position details:
This position will remain open until filled. The ESDN Metadata Specialist reports to the ESDN Manager. The salary range is $55,000-65,000, commensurate with experience. METRO provides excellent benefits, pension, and leave package. Position may entail four-day, 35-hour workweek. METRO's offices are located at 57 E. 11th Street in New York City.
Application details:
The application period ends April 18th, 2014. Please send a resume or cv and a cover letter as a PDF attachment to info@metro.org with "ESDN Metadata Specialist" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
View the posting on our website: 

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Research Room Internship, JFK Library, Boston MA

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

 

Research Room Internship, 14-RR-02, Part-time or Full-time

Interns in the Research Room at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library assist professional reference staff in responding to research requests for textual (paper-based) archival collections. The intern's primary responsibility will be answering reference requests from off-site researchers, including anyone from scholars to publishers to the general public, and covering a wide range of topics. Interns also support other aspects of textual reference work including preservation, database management, digitization, interlibrary loan, and other duties as necessary. The internship requires excellent research ability and customer service skills; interest in learning new subjects and technologies; initiative to start new research requests; and a strong commitment to public service.

 

In the course of their duties, interns will learn to use digital resources such as the online digital archives at JFKLibrary.org, and the library's digital asset management system, Documentum. Interns will learn to handle and provide access to original paper-based archival materials; efficiently navigate an archive of over 300 textual collections (including the Ernest Hemingway collection); and balance on-site and remote requests in a busy research room. Reference interns may also work on special projects depending on the intern's interest and the archives' needs.

 

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $1,400 (full time, 5 days/week) or $560 (part time, 2 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. Summer internships start May 15th and end September 12th. We are accepting applications for either part- time or full-time interns. There may be the possibility to re-apply for an internship for the winter-spring semester. The archives are open Monday through Friday. A commitment of at least two days a week is required.

 

Applications will be accepted through April 17, 2014.  To apply, please send in the following documents:

 

a      Completed Intern Application Form

b      Unofficial College Transcript

c      Letter of Recommendation

d      Cover Letter

e      Résumé

 

These can be sent as pdf attachments to Stephen.Plotkin@nara.gov.  Please include your name and the posting number in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter.  Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

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Information Literacy Program Internship Fall 2014, DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University, Fairfield CT

Description of Program: In concert with the mission of Fairfield University, the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Instruction Program seeks to develop information-literate lifelong learners. We define information literacy as the ability to recognize when information is needed; to effectively locate and organize information while considering the myriad of information sources and formats available; to logically and critically evaluate and assimilate information while seeking objective truth and personal meaning; to synthesize and use information to communicate conclusions persuasively; and to apply these skills ethically and legally throughout life, with a sense of social responsibility.


Qualifications: Interns must be currently enrolled in a graduate level Library and Information Science or School Media program. Relevant class work in reference or instruction preferred.
Description of Internship. The Intern will play an active role in our Information Literacy Program. The Intern will: Work closely with the Instruction Coordinator to design and deliver approximately 8-10 library instruction classes. The exact number and types of classes will be determined through careful review of the Intern's experience and interests, as well as our Program's needs. Have the opportunity to observe seasoned instruction librarians, and receive substantive feedback on content and delivery of instruction. Work collaboratively with faculty on lesson plans. Depending on experience, career interests, and need, the Intern could also produce a project related to our instruction program. The Intern would work closely with the Instruction Coordinator on such a project. Meet regularly with the Instruction Coordinator for ongoing feedback and discussion. Depending on experience, previous coursework, and interest, readings and discussions of information literacy related readings may be included. This internship is an excellent opportunity to work in an academic environment, learn about Information Literacy Standards in theory and in practice, and gain valuable instruction experience.

This internship begins in late August and runs through December, 2014. Contact: To apply, send a brief letter of interest and availability to Joan Clark, Reference & Instruction Librarian, jclark13@fairfield.edu, (203) 254-4000 x3459.

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Footwear Taxonomy Specialist, Shoefitr, Pittsburgh PA

Footwear Analyst 

Shoefitr aims to bridge the gap between in-store and online shopping by mimicking the tactile offline shopping experience. Our first product is software that helps online shoe shoppers find the best-fitting shoe when shopping online. We ask a shopper what shoe and size she currently wears, compare it to the shoe she wants to buy, and recommend the best-fitting size. We accomplish this with a database of internal shoe measurements acquired using 3D scanning technology. Our software is in use worldwide and our customer base is growing.
You may have read about us in TechCrunch, Time Magazine, CNet, or on Hacker Ne¬ws. We are a quickly growing company and are looking for leaders to help take the company to the next level and transform e-commerce.

About the Position

We are looking for someone who can work at approximately 25-28 hours during the week, Tuesday through Friday.  This position involves using categorization software to capture and group data Shoefitr gathers across the footwear industry.   You will be making categorization decisions and troubleshooting issues unique to the footwear industry.  This is a fun position where students or recent grads have an incredible opportunity to learn about 3D imaging technology, shoes, and startups.  Immediate start is desired. Hours are flexible within the 9AM to 6PM timeframe, Tuesday-Friday. We are located conveniently near Pitt and CMU on Oakland Ave.

About You

-  Demonstrated ability to learn new process quickly

-  Can work well with others

-  Ability to communicate questions and issues effectively

-  Computer Skills

-  Responsible and takes ownership of work

Bonus Points If

- You are fluent in a second language

- You enjoy the outdoors

Benefits

-  Flexible schedule

-  Fun work environment

-  Exposure to a fast growing startup.

Pay

$10 / hour, paid bi-weekly

Link to apply: http://shoefitr.theresumator.com/apply/job_20140331171900_O2N2IQKQAUH3WQ2P/Footwear-Taxonomy-Specialist.html?source=INDE

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Head of Health Sciences Library, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY

Required Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited program. Five years of progressively responsible full time experience in management responsibility and leadership, preferably in an academic health sciences library. Information Technology in support of library services experience. Strong commitment to providing staff development and continuing education opportunities. Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Excellent analytical decision making and collaborative skills to meet organizational goals. A strong record of professional achievement and knowledge, and understanding of the changing roles and technologies of biomedical libraries, and the ability to guide their continuing evolution. Experience should include demonstrated policy development and strategic planning experience; the ability to evaluate issues and trends in information services and medical informatics as they apply to libraries. Strong proactive customer service orientation. Experience developing and maintaining facilities including space design and utilization to meet objectives of the learning environment; ability to promote diversity of views as a manager and colleague, and to effectively collaborate with faculty, staff, and administration of the academic and clinical community.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated service to the profession. Advanced degree in related discipline. 

Responsibilities & Requirements: The Head of the Health Sciences Library reports directly to the Dean of University Libraries. He/she is responsible for creating and communicating a strong vision for the Health Sciences Library in a digital age. Collaborate with Associate Library Directors in formulating policies for the library's resources, programs, and services; advancing new and innovative technologies in the provision of information in the education, research, and clinical enterprises in the health sciences; and providing leadership and well-reasoned future directions for the library. Responsible for daily operations.

The selected candidate will provide in-depth, specialized research and consultation services in person, by telephone, or electronically for all users of Health Sciences Library resources. Provide reference and instruction in evidence-based practice to make optimal use of library resources.

The Head serves as a strong advocate for the library with a variety of on and off campus constituencies.  The Health Sciences Library serves the academic needs of the Schools of Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare, Graduate Programs in Public Health, and the University Medical Center. 

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated start date: as soon as possible. Priority will be given to applications submitted prior to 4/24/2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume/CV to:

Diana Davies
Library Director's Office
Melville Library, Room 1511 
Stony Brook University 
Stony Brook, NY  11794-3300

For more information: 
http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/Admin/CampusJob.nsf/987ddc6b836068648525659c0072eafa/c2e92c3df295c4c985257c69006e5af8?OpenDocument

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Call for Submissions, Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize

The Braverman Prize is an award given each year by the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG) for the best graduate student essay about some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship. The 2014 Braverman Prize includes a $500 stipend for travel expenses to the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV, and publication of the winning essay in the Summer 2014 issue of Progressive Librarian. Ouraward announcements recognize both the winner and their LIS program.

The application

Entries must be received electronically by May 1, 2014.

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Library Science Specialist Internship, Good Anchorage, New Caledonia, France

Good Anchorage is a unique global User Generated Content website for maritime information.  The team is comprised of

professional, experienced experts in Maritime and IT state-of-the art practices.  We are looking for open-minded, creative individuals to contribute to our modern Maritime & Tourism World. GA views interns as our future workforce therefore work assigned to an intern is professional in nature and is conducted in a learning environment that provides each student real-world experience and an opportunity to be evaluated for potential long-term employment.  Internship assignments are open to associate, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students and are based on entry-level professional job descriptions.  The position will involve a great deal of independent work under the guidance of a senior-level supervisor and mentors. The position will operate remotely from wherever you chose from your computer. You will be directly supervised by the Project Manager via regular Skype, email and phone communications.

 

The overall job function is to:

 

Oversee all facts in the designated 200 Maritime areas to ensure accuracy and consistency to maritime users

 

Review all digital maps and content related to vessels, country entry and exit requirement and pertinent maritime directories and publications

 

Organize and monitor membership, Area Expert data input and maritime information while coordinating with other GA departments including Sales & Marketing, Membership, Maritime, Communications and IT.

 

Devise catalogs and innovative digital storage for user-friendly access

 

The following are basic skill sets required for GA's Library Science Specialist:  

  • Exceptional spoken and written English skills
  • Excellent communication skills and strong ability to work as part of a team
  • Intelligence and  a positive attitude
  • An inspiring sense of language - clear - smart - direct
  • Working knowledge of Windows and/or Mac OS, MS Office suite
  • Maritime Knowledge and geographically astute
  • Working knowledge of Google Earth & Maps
  • Able to operate on your own with weekly Skype team calls and emails

           

The following are value add factors but not required:

  • Experience on the sea,  sailing and/or motor yachts 
  • A sense of adventure and willingness to travel to exotic locations

 

 

When applying we request a resume, requirements for reporting work performance to qualify for

Credits from your respective College/University.

 

Please send materials to admin@goodanchorage.com

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Communications Specialist Internship, Good Anchorage, New Caledonia, France

Good Anchorage is a unique global User Generated Content website for maritime information.  The team is comprised of professional, experienced experts in Maritime and IT state-of-the art practices.  We are looking for open-minded, creative individual to contribute to our modern Maritime & Tourism World. GA views interns as our future workforce therefore work assigned to an intern is professional in nature and is conducted in a learning environment that provides each student real-world experience and an opportunity to be evaluated for potential long-term employment.  Internship assignments are open to associate, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students and are based on entry-level professional job descriptions.  The position will involve a great deal of independent work under the guidance of a senior-level supervisor and mentors. The position will operate remotely from wherever you chose. You will be directly supervised by the Project Manager via regular Skype, email and phone communications.

 

The overall job function is to:

 

Lead global Communications to maritime users - captains, crews, ships agents, maritime support industry, advertisers and all components comprising the maritime industry

 

Prepare daily news and occasional press releases

 

Monitor and Edit user-generated content

 

Aggregate relevant content of maritime information

 

The following are basic skill sets required for GA's Communications Specialist internship program

  • Exceptional spoken and written English skills
  • Excellent communication skills and strong ability to work as part of a team
  • Intelligence and  a positive attitude
  • An inspiring sense of language - clear - smart - direct
  • Working knowledge of Windows and/or Mac OS, MS Office suite
  • Maritime Knowledge and geographically astute
  • Working knowledge of Google Earth & Maps
  • Able to operate on your own with weekly Skype team calls and emails

           

The following are value add factors but not required:

  • Experience on the sea,  sailing and/or motor yachts 
  • A sense of adventure and willingness to travel to exotic locations

 

 

When applying we request a resume, requirements for reporting work performance to qualify for

Credits from your respective College/University.

 

Please send materials to admin@goodanchorage.com

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Call for Applications, ARL/Music Library Association (MLA) Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

ARL is now accepting applications for the ARL/Music Library Association (MLA) Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (DII). This scholarship program, funded by a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and by ARL and MLA, offers minority candidates an opportunity to pursue the master's degree in library and information science (MLIS) while gaining valuable "hands-on" experience in a major music library. The initiative's goal is to increase the number of underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities within music librarianship by providing support for master's-level LIS education and the practical experience critical for successful entrance into the profession.
Students who have applied to or who are enrolled in an MLIS program with a concentration, certificate, or courses in music librarianship are eligible to apply for the ARL/MLA DII. ARL will accept applications on a rolling basis.

Program Benefits

The ARL/MLA DII fellowship offers a generous compensation package for each program participant consisting of:
  • Tuition stipend of up to $10,000 to be distributed over two years, in installments of $2,500 per semester. 
  • Paid internship in a partner music/performing arts library for a period not to exceed one calendar year. Internship sites at partner libraries will be determined by the applicant pool and by the capacity of potential partners to develop and manage the internships. 
  • Financial assistance for relocation to the area of the MLIS program into which the participant has been accepted. 
  • Paid student membership in MLA for one year. 
  • Support for travel to and attendance at an MLA Annual Meeting.
In addition to financial support, the ARL/MLA DII fellowship will provide each program participant with:
  • Mentoring by a library/information professional employed in the partner library. Mentors will participate in formal training provided by ARL consultants. 
  • The opportunity to network with first-time MLA attendees and MLA officers and luminaries at special programs at the Annual Meeting. 
  • Career placement guidance and assistance provided by the MLA placement officer, programs at the MLA Annual Meeting, and other career resources and services available through the MLA and ARL websites.

Impact on One Fellow's Career

Former DII fellow, Jonathan Sauceda, offers his reflections about how the program helped him advance his career in several ways. Sauceda notes, "[The DII] gave me the opportunity to work on several projects at the University of North Texas, which has one of the largest music libraries in the world. This helped give me the experience and qualifications I needed to make me competitive in the job market." Sauceda also observes that the conversations in which he engaged at the MLA Annual Meeting--a trip supported by the DII--encouraged him to apply for positions that he may not have previously considered.
A two-minute video by Jonathan with additional reflections on his experience can be found on the ARL website:

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Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian, Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Chicago IL

Job Opening ID: 22965

This position is a non-tenure eligible appointment at the rank of Librarian Faculty.

GALTER HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Northwestern University, Chicago

Position Description:
Galter Health Sciences Library, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University is accepting applications for the position of Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian. The Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian coordinates the acquisition, activation, maintenance, and usage analysis of resources for the Galter Health Sciences Library.

Reports To: Deputy Director, Galter Health Sciences Library

Duties and Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities include gathering information associated with potential new products and trials; vendor relations, including license review and negotiation; coordination of the ordering, payment, and activation processes for electronic resources; managing collections budget; managing and maintaining proxy server and OpenURL link resolver; troubleshooting and resolving electronic resources problems.  Coordinate licensing of shared resources among Galter Library, affiliated hospital libraries, and other university libraries. Consolidate vendor-supplied usage data (both COUNTER and non-COUNTER compliant). Synthesize and analyze data to create actionable usage reports.  Collaborate in the implementation of a next-generation library services framework.  Explore new resources and emerging technologies, evaluate their relevance to library goals and user needs, and work with information systems personnel to implement new tools and services as appropriate. Develop documentation of best practices, process improvements, procedures, policies, and guidelines regarding acquisitions and resource management.  Participate on committees, task forces, and special projects related to acquisitions and e-resources as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:

*        Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program

*        Minimum 3 years of experience working with acquisitions and electronic resources in an integrated library system

*        Demonstrated experience working with vendors, publishers, and subscription agents

*        Experience negotiating and reviewing license agreements

*        Evidence of collaborative troubleshooting and creative problem solving

*        Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

*        Strong customer service focus

Preferred Qualifications:

*        Experience managing a collections budget in a health sciences or academic library environment

*        Working knowledge of Ex Libris Voyager, SFX, and Primo systems

*        Experience working with EZproxy or other authentication and remote access software

*        Working knowledge of Serials Solutions 360 Resource Manager

*        Experience with electronic resources usage statistics standard (COUNTER) and protocol (SUSHI)

*        Evidence of initiative and flexibility

*        Demonstrated commitment to personal continuing education and involvement in the profession

Located in the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has built a national reputation for excellence through a strong history of collaboration, interdisciplinary medical education, and research. Along with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, it is part of the premier academic medical center known as Northwestern Medicine. The Galter Health Sciences Library, a division of NUCATS, Northwestern's clinical and translational sciences institute, shares Northwestern's commitment to excellence, and fosters the creation and sharing of knowledge among the faculty, staff, and students of the Feinberg School of Medicine and its affiliates. Library staff and faculty strive to improve and enhance health care through innovation and leadership in the organization, delivery, management, and use of quality information to support the educational, research, and patient care needs of our users. With the recent appointment of Dr. Kristi Holmes as Director at Galter Library, a recognized expert in the area of bioinformatics in libraries and in assessing and reporting research impact, the library is poised to ramp up its bioinformatics, education, clinical, and research support while maintaining the traditional resources of a 21st century library.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit via email a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to: m-chung4@northwestern.edu<mailto:m-chung4@northwestern.edu>.  Please reference the job title and job opening ID in the email.

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Library Director, Morristown Centennial Library, Morrisville VT

The Morristown Centennial Library seeks a Library Director. This newly- renovated Carnegie Library is located in Morrisville (Pop. 5139) in the heart of the Green Mountains with plenty of opportunity for skiing, hiking and biking nearby.

 

The Library Director will be under the supervision of a 10-member Board of Trustees. Responsibilities include staff supervision, budget management and collection development. We are looking for a resourceful and energetic individual with strong technology skills, community relations experience and a view to the future.

 

BA/BS and two years of public library experience required. Candidate with a Master's degree in Library Science or MLS candidate with library experience is desirable. Vermont library certification required within 1 year. Salary range is $40-42,000 based on qualifications and experience.

 

To apply please send resume and three professional references to  Morristown Centennial Library Search Committee, P.O. Box 727, Morrisville, VT, 05661, or email to MorristownLibrarySearch@gmail.com by April 15th.

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Education and information Services Librarian, Boston University Medical Campus, Alumni Medical Library, Boston MA

EDUCATION & INFO SERVICES LIBRARIAN, Boston University Medical Campus, Alumni Medical Library

Tracking Code

7163/C1714

Job Description

Position works collaboratively with a team of librarians to deliver an extensive array of curriculum-integrated instruction classes on the medical campus; provides instruction to students, faculty, residents and staff; creates online tutorials in support of the education program; provides reference services; participates in development and maintenance of Library's website; provides reference services; completes special projects; oversees Library services on Sundays (circulation and computing); participates in professional duties and responsibilities.

Required Experience

Master's Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution.  Schedule is Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm; Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; flexibility to work occasional evenings to teach classes is required. Must have excellent oral & written communication skills, organizational skills and ability to work cooperatively in a team-oriented environment. Must have ability to effectively provide classroom and individual instruction.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location

BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Salary

Grade 73

 

TO APPLY:  Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV on the Boston University Human Resources Job Opportunities website http://www.bu.edu/hr/jobs/

 

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Instructional Technology Librarian, Roger Williams University, Bristol RI

Roger Williams University, located in Bristol, R.I., is a leading independent, coeducational university with programs in the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community- and globally-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. Offering 43 majors and a plethora of co-curricular activities as well as study abroad options, RWU is dedicated to the success of students, commitment to a set of core values, the pursuit of affordable excellence, and to providing a relevant, world-class education above all else. In the last decade, the University has achieved unprecedented successes including recognition as one of the best colleges in the nation by Forbes, a College of Distinction by Student Horizons, Inc. and as both a best college in the Northeast and one of the nation's greenest universities by The Princeton Review.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of that growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.

Job Description:

The Instructional Technology Librarian identifies and applies instructional technologies to the provision of online library services by developing and implementing learning objects, tutorials, and digital tools to be used in conjunction with other teaching strategies in a blended learning environment. The librarian engages with library staff, Learning Commons' partners, faculty, and students across the institution to advance the development of information literacy and technical fluency in support of teaching and learning. The librarian serves as library liaison to the School of Education and participates in associated university initiatives in support of faculty development. As a library liaison the librarian interacts with faculty and students in assigned subject areas providing library instruction, research consultations and reference services; contributes to the development of library collections; and promotes the use of subject-specific information resources utilizing current technologies.

This is a Faculty union position.

Essential Functions include but are not limited to:

1. Development of instructional materials:

  • Develops and implements learning objects, tutorials and learning modules for access through he library's website or within the learning management system.
  • Develops appropriate measurable learning outcomes for all digital learning objects to foster student information literacy and development of research skills.
  • Participates in assessment of the impact and functionality of instructional technologies and methods of instruction delivery.
  • Collaborates with liaison librarians to technologically enhance their instruction, and serves as a resource to assist them with the creation of online learning materials. Advises them on the selection and use of appropriate instructional technology tools and software for library instruction.
  • Collaborates with Instructional Design, Center for Student Academic Services, School of Continuing Studies, and Media Services, to maintain awareness and support of teaching and learning.

2. Emerging instructional technologies:

  • Provides leadership in assessing needs, identifying and implementing solutions, and providing support and training for emerging technologies based on users' needs and preferences.
  • Routinely monitors new and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in instructional technologies related to academic librarianship, teaching and learning and identifies possible uses in library services.
  • Supports multimedia technology use for faculty, student s and staff.

3. Library Liaison:

  • Actively engages with faculty, students, and staff in assigned subject areas to promote services and collections.
  • Assesses user needs; contributes to the design and implementation of user studies.
  • Analyzes trends in research and teaching in assigned areas; uses information to respond to user needs.
  • Delivers effective instructional sessions and provides alternative learning opportunities such as instructional guides and research consultations.
  • Assesses student learning in instruction sessions; uses results to improve instruction.
  • Provides assistance and instruction in finding and evaluating information and accessing library resources and services.
  • Extends services through office hours, embedded librarians, and outreach to specialized groups.
  • Responds to reference questions in-person and through e-mail, chat or text services.
  • Identifies materials in relevant formats to serve the teaching, learning and research needs of the university community.
  • Collaborates in the design, implementation and maintenance of online tools and services.

Additional Functions:

  • Undertakes special projects as directed by the Dean.
  • Serves on library, Learning Commons, and University committees.
  • Collaborates with RWU Law Library and HELIN Consortium partners on strategic joint programs and staff development initiatives.
  • Participates in professional development activities related to the position.
  • Perform other job related activities/duties.

 

Requirements:

Master's degree in Library and/or Information  Science from an ALA-accredited program. A minimum of two years' experience with instructional technologies in libraries. A minimum of two years' of library instruction experience. Demonstrated ability to seek out, learn, and apply new technologies to library research and instruction.

Strong commitment to responsive and innovative user services. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, and staff. Ability to balance varied responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience in learning theory, pedagogical methods and learning outcomes assessment. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with a range of Web 2.0 technologies. Familiarity with learning  management systems. Experience creating or developing assessment methods for measuring student learning or teaching effectiveness. Demonstrated knowledge of multimedia technologies.

At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.


Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.


Application Instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter and a list of three (3) professional references.

Visit http://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=BC7BA8841D99BC5DCE333288040F676D?JOBID=47641 to apply.

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Part-time Adult Circulation and Children's Desk Position, Jones Library, Amherst MA

The Jones Library, the public library for the town of Amherst, MA. is seeking to fill the following: 

 

  • Part time, non-benefited adult circulation and children's desk position at The Jones Library, the public library for the town of Amherst, MA. 
  • Ideal candidate is friendly, has excellent public service skills, has library experience, enjoys working with both adults and children, is detail oriented and has computer/technology competency. 
  • Regular weekly hours at the adult desk include Mondays 2:30-5:30, Tuesdays 9-2, and every other Sunday 1-5 (Sept.-May) There are no regular hours for the Children's Room at this time, but substitute hours are plentiful in both departments and others, and weekend and evening availability is a plus. 
  • Must be able to begin working in Mid-May. 
  • Hourly rate of pay is 10.67 per hour. 
  • Please email a resume by Friday, April 18, 2014 to Amy Anaya, Head of Borrower Services anayaa@joneslibrary.org

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Taxonomist, Capital Group, Los Angeles CA

The Capital Group has a position opening for a taxonomist

Position Title: Taxonomist
AutoReqId: 16488BR
Functional Area: Digital/Web
Work Location: Los Angeles, CA (Downtown)
Personnel Area: (Company) 990 : CGC
Org Unit Number/Name: 70035470 : AFWeb User Experience

Responsibilities

  • Establish a formal and sustainable taxonomy practice within the organization
  • Develop semantic infrastructure for content delivery
  • Create an enterprise taxonomy (controlled vocabulary and organization structure)
  • Work may include analyzing search logs; working with business and SEO analysts; and conducting competitive analysis
  • Work with technical, product, and business teams to develop metadata schema for web pages, digital assets, and con
  • Assess functionality of tagging capabilities in Adobe CQ5 and, if needed, research and define requirements for additio
  • Provide input on the creation of tagging workflows
  • Guide content creators/taggers on application of taxonomy and terms, and monitor to ensure assets are tagged corre
  • Develop and document process for ongoing taxonomy maintenance
  • Maintain and evolve DAM structure, including metadata schema and tags
  • Ownership of taxonomy tool
  • Lead Taxonomy Governance meetings
  • Train content creators/taggers
  • Determines where new content types, pages, sections, etc. belong within the authoring environment (folder structure
  • Maps relationships between sets within the repository for reuse
  • Evolves existing sets and elements within enterprise
  • Analyzes fragments and other ad hoc reuse cases to determine if they should be elevated to the set level
  • Coordinates rollout of new sets and elements



Qualifications

  • Masters in Library and Information Sciences or Information Management, or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience developing controlled vocabularies or other systems for classification, information retrieval, or asset mana
  • Deep understanding of the application of taxonomy and metadata for content and digital asset management
  • Experience working with content management systems and digital asset managers
  • Ability to solicit stakeholder input via interactive workshops, interviews, or other methods
  • Ability to analyze website metrics and customer behavior data to make intelligent decisions about taxonomy structure

Primary Manager: Angelo Funicelli
HR Contact/Recruiter: Ashley Lehto
 Ashley_Lehto@capgroup.com, (317) 706-5857

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Taxonomist & Browse Developer, Amazon Corporate LLC, Seattle WA

Who We Are

Since 1994, Amazon has evolved from a single retail website to become a global development platform as well as an e-commerce and publishing partner. Innovation is in our DNA, and we constantly seek out the world's brightest technology minds to research and develop new solutions to improve the lives of our customers: shoppers, sellers, content creators, and developers around the world. Because that's what being Earth's most customer-centric company is all about, and it's still Day One at Amazon.

Job Description

Amazon.com, a Fortune 200 company with over US$48 billion in annual sales, is based in Seattle, US. Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in dozens of product categories.

We are looking for a Browse Developer & Taxonomist as part of the Catalog Quality team in Seattle, Washington.

We are working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. If you'd like to help us build the place to find and buy anything online, this is your chance to make history.

We are looking for a smart and passionate person to join our global team of taxonomists. You will help build a world-class, intuitive, and comprehensive navigation structure to optimize product discovery when searching and browsing on our sites. As a taxonomist you will have the opportunity to have a direct and significant impact on improving the customer experience and making it easy and fun to shop on our sites globally.

Your tasks and responsibilities:
· Develop browse structures to organize our extensive product selection for our customers globally.
· Expand and refine data retrieval techniques to utilize our extensive product catalog and ensure products end up in the right place for our customers.
· Coordinate cross-functional projects with a broad range of business and technical stakeholders.
· Analyze website metrics and customer behavior data to make intelligent decisions on optimizing our navigation structures.
· Help develop tools and update product data.

Qualifications

· Bachelor degree, or equivalent professional experience.
· 1-2 years experience in data retrieval techniques.
· Experience working with catalog and classification systems and creation of thesauri.

Preferred Qualifications

· Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences, Knowledge Management, Information Management
· Basic experience working with UNIX or Perl regular expression.
· Someone who is smart, enjoys doing good work, and is genuinely interested in improving the customer experience of our sites globally.
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
· Excellent English language skill
· Ability to quickly understand complex processes and communicate them in simple language.
· Detail-oriented, decisive, self-motivated and calm under pressure.

Apply online at: http://www.amazon.jobs/job/253897/taxonomist-browse-developer

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Staff Librarian, Adult Services, Seekonk Public Library, Seekonk MA

Department: Seekonk Public Library, Town of Seekonk

Job Title: Staff Librarian, Adult Services

Duties/Description:  Staff Librarians provide professional services and other forms of assistance directly to library users. Duties include professional services in the areas of reference, collection development, programming, instruction, technology support, and other tasks needed to provide core library services for adults and young adults.

Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a Master's Degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association, certification from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and a successful completion of a professionally supervised public library internship or an equivalent combination of at least one year of training or experience in a public library providing public service.

Other Skills and Abilities Required: Staff Librarians must have a strong commitment to public service, an ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, work independently with minimal supervision, and possess an ability to assess and take appropriate actions. Candidates must have a broad and demonstrable knowledge of current and emergent technology including mobile devices, and possess a working knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably SirsiDynix. Experience with web content management with WordPress is preferable.

Salary: The starting rate is. This is a full time, non-exempt position covered under a collective bargaining agreement with the Town 

Closing date:   Friday, April 18 at 12:00 (Noon)

Send: Please submit a resume with a letter stating your qualifications to Peter Fuller, c/o Office of Town Administrator, Town Hall, 100 Peck Street, Seekonk, MA 02771. No emails please.

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Branch Supervisor, Springfield City Library, Springfield MA

Duties/Description:

The Springfield City Library is growing and working towards a Brighter Future for Springfield Today! Due to a retirement, we have an opening for a progressive, community-oriented librarian. We have expanded our branch hours and are focusing on seven core missions: Early Literacy, Workforce Development, Adult Literacy & Lifelong Learning, Elementary, After School, Civic & Community Engagement, and the Customer Experience. The successful candidate will join one of these energized teams and work with colleagues to make a big impact on Springfield residents.

The Branch Supervisor is responsible for assisting the Branch Manager in the everyday functioning of the library. This includes personnel, public service, programming, facility management, and administrative duties. Work is performed with latitude in the exercise of independent initiative and judgment in accordance with accepted professional practices and within the policies and directives by the Branch Manager. Supervision is exercised, directly or through subordinates, over all Branch library employees.

 

Qualifications:

 

Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science. A minimum of three years of progressive professional library experience. Youth Services experience is desirable.

 

Salary:

 

$47,587.46

 

Closing Date:

 

4/14/14 11:59 PM

 

Further Information:

 

Applications must be submitted on the City of Springfield website: http://bit.ly/ObK9fC

Be sure to upload a cover letter.

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Library Director, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg MA

General statement of duties: The director will possess the vision and leadership skills necessary to develop a 21st century student-centered academic library. Will have experience with library management, including strategic planning and assessment; develop and manage a variety of digital library initiatives, and lead the university in our efforts to understand how new technologies are impacting academic libraries and student learning while supporting and promoting innovative library information technologies. Assess effectiveness of new programs, current services and provide a vision for change where necessary. Will market programs and services to the campus community and have knowledge and understanding of pedagogy and a record of documented success in developing and/or implementing new methods of delivering instruction. Develop and implement policies and programs that support the university's academic mission, including in key areas of information literacy and participates in and contributes to long-range and strategic planning activities for the Division of Academic Affairs.

 

A minimum of seven years progressive experience in an academic library, with administrative experience including supervisory responsibilities with a Masters of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

Please note: Employment is contingent upon a successful completion of a CORI and completed background check satisfactory to the university.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY: Please visit our job site for a detailed job description and to apply at https://jobs.fitchburgstate.edu.  Priority review begins immediately, yet position remains open until filled. 

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Pre-Professional Librarian, The Winsor School, Boston MA

The Winsor School is a leader in independent secondary education for girls in grades 5-12, with a tradition of academic excellence.  The Virginia Wing Library at the Winsor School is seeking a Pre-Professional Librarian for a 15-19 hour per week position that will begin the week of August 18, 2014.  Job duties include reference, readers' advisory, circulation, and technical services including cataloging and book prep.  

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree.  Enrollment or planned enrollment in an MLS program.  Strong interpersonal skills with all ages, attention to detail.  Preferred: Concentration in a school library program, some cataloging experience.

Please email cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to: Alice F. Stern, Library Director,afstern@winsor.edu.

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Volunteer, The Uni Project, Boston MA

Want to be a public librarian outside this summer? Volunteer to help The Uni Project, the Boston Public Library, and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy offer pop-up, open-air reading rooms all along the Greenway in downtown Boston. For more info, see:www.theuniproject.org, and contact Leslie Davol (leslie@theuniproject.org) with a short statement of interest.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Hawaii, Honolulu HI

Assistant Professor, position number 0070284, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, College of Natural Sciences, Department of Computer and Information Sciences (ICS), 1.00 FTE, (9-month), general funds, tenure-track position to begin approximately August 1, 2014 pending position clearance and availability of funds. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct courses in support of an ALA-accredited masters degree program in Library and Information Science (LIS).
  • Advise master's students and participate actively in professional organizations at the state, national, and international levels.
  • Exhibit the potential to become a nationally recognized researcher and scholar in any area of LIS.
  • The ideal candidate will develop a research program integrating elements of LIS with other fields.
  • Researchers who locate their work in both traditional LIS areas such as reference, information organization, children's literature, public library services, and intellectual freedom, and in hybrid areas such as digital archives/ libraries, indigenous knowledge, and informatics, are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence is essential.
  • The teaching load is two graduate courses per semester.
  • Teaching modes include face-to-face, and web-based synchronous and asynchronous distance education.
  • All faculty are expected to work with diverse constituencies, teach in the core curriculum, teach using online and hybrid modes, maintain a vigorous research agenda, meet expectations of tenure and promotion, engage in interdisciplinary scholarship, and obtain funding.
  • Through research, teaching and service, the ideal candidate will support the LIS Program, the Department of Information and Computer Sciences, the College of Natural Sciences and related units across campus, and increase the breadth of our contribution to the University's values: a Hawaiian place of learning, a local to global perspective, sustainability, technology, community and diversity.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Library and Information Science or a related field; masters degree or equivalent; commitment to effective teaching; poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others.
Desirable Qualifications
  • MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution; College or university teaching experience.
  • The ideal candidate will develop a research program integrating elements of library and information science with those of the ICS Department and related units across the university.

To Apply:
Submit a letter of interest indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, a complete curriculum vitae, and names of 3 professional references. If submitting electronically, please include 'LIS Faculty Position' on the subject line.
Address:
Library and Informaiton Science Program 
2550 McCarthy Mall, HL3C 
Honolulu, HI 96822 

Inquiries:

Dr. Ricahrd Gazan, Search Committee Chair; 808-956-6703gazan@hawaii.edu 

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation for the application or hiring process are encouraged to contact theEEO/AA coordinator(s) for the respective campus.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaii may be viewed at: http://ope.ed.gov/security/, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

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You can also find the position description online and you can learn more about LIS at UH at our website

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Temporary Archives Specialist, Academic Library, Pioneer Valley MA

BiblioTemps®, a short-term staffing service of the Massachusetts Library System, is seeking candidates for a temporary Archives Specialist for one of our academic library clients. The full-time schedule for this assignment will be Monday through Friday, mostly 9am-5pm, though some evening and weekend hours are possible. The client will also consider part-time applicants for this position. The placement will begin as soon as possible and continue until December 2014.

 

Primary Functions:
Establish intellectual and physical control over archival records and manuscripts of enduring historical and research value by surveying, accessioning, arranging, and describing the holdings of the College Archives.  Provide reference and research services; participate in outreach activities and exhibit preparation.

 

Duties:

  • Reference and Outreach Services (50%): Provide reference and research support to faculty, students, and visitors using other print and electronic research resources, and drawing on strong knowledge of US history and the College Archives materials. Answer mail, email, and telephone questions from college offices and other researchers. Perform research, prepare historical summaries, and assemble historical background information for members of the college community. Provide access to college records and other holdings in accordance with local policies, legal requirements, and donor obligations. Present information about the College Archives' program, its holdings, and their uses to classes and groups. Research, design, and mount exhibits.

 

  • Acquisitions (30%): Survey and accession additions and potential additions to the archives, including confidential administrative files, organizational records, student papers and memorabilia, and faculty papers. Identify material with permanent historical value, note potential restrictions, and apply appropriate criteria for appraisal. Negotiate with donors access and use restrictions and the transfer copyright to the college. Maintain serials and periodicals.

 

  • Archives Processing (20%): Using accepted archival standards and practices, determine the most useful and appropriate organization for collections; identify and discard duplicate or marginal items; and perform basic preservation. Train and supervise student workers in the arrangement and filing of non-confidential materials. Write comprehensive yet concise collection descriptions, inventories, and where appropriate, biographical or organization summaries. Update records in the collection management database.

 

  • Oversee daily operations of the Archives when the College Archivist is absent. Perform related duties as required.

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS from accredited library school, with 2+ years of archival or related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge/experience using EAD encoding language.
  • Experience with general reference resources in both print and electronic format.
  • Facility with the interfaces of major database vendors (EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale) and with MS Office.
  • Familiarity with LibGuides software, Zotero, and RefWorks is desirable, but not required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to organize and prioritize work effectively; working knowledge of MS Office applications; analytical and problem solving skills; accuracy and attention to detail; ability to handle confidential information; ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to lift boxes of up to 40 lbs.
  • General humanities background is strongly preferred.

 

 

To Apply:

Submit a current resume and cover letter online at http://www.bibliotemps.com/jobs/. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. First review will be April 7.

 

 

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Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign IL

Duties and Responsibilities:  Working under the supervision of the Director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist uses advanced knowledge and training in multiple disciplines to develop and implement policies, systems, recommendations, and workflows that will improve access to complex archives and collections of literary manuscripts.  The policies, plans, practices, and workflows that the successful candidate establishes and executes will improve access and use of these materials in research, teaching, and service.

 

Specific responsibilities will vary over time but will initially include:

•    Developing policies, procedures, and processing plans leading to the classification, arrangement, and description of complex/hybrid (i.e., mixed print, digital, and audiovisual) collections.

•    Applying knowledge of literature, history, and related disciplines to analyze documentary forms/genres, communication patterns, and relationships between documents and those who created or used them.

•    Using specialized subject knowledge and research skills to develop and encode descriptive metadata for complex textual, photographic, A/V, and "born-digital" collections.

•    Selecting and designing appropriate metadata schema and encoding practices to enhance the discovery and use of literary manuscripts; ensuring metadata integrity, normalization, portability.

•    Developing descriptive records and archival finding aids that meet national standards such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard.

•    Collaborating in departmental and library-wide technology planning and implementation activities, such as digitization and access projects.

•    Coordinating the work of staff, students, and others involved in the arrangement, description, and digitization of RBML's manuscript collections.

•    Advising RBML and Library faculty and staff on issues relating to arrangement and description of manuscripts, literary history, archival metadata, or digitization of rare archival materials.

•    Analyzing emerging technologies and recommending their potential application, to significantly improve information resource discovery and retrieval.

•    Planning and overseeing projects to convert print finding aids to digital format.

•    Identifying materials requiring preservation or conservation treatment and collaborating with preservation/conservation staff in the development of recommendations.

•    Preparing grant applications to secure additional processing resources.

•    Academic Professional employees are encouraged to use "investigation time" to pursue areas of interest, not directly in support of an immediate program need, in accordance with the University Library's policy on Investigation Time for Academic Professional Employees <http://www.library.illinois.edu/administration/human/resources/investigationtime.html>. Some investigations originating in this manner may evolve into regular work assignments or production activities

 

Qualifications: 

Required:

•    Master's degree in one of the following fields: Library/Information Science, Literature, History, or a related humanities field.

•    Advanced training in the management, arrangement, and description of archives and manuscript collections.

•    Demonstrated experience arranging, describing, and preserving complex manuscript and/or archival collections.

•    Demonstrated knowledge of national data content and structure standards related to the control of archives and of archival and library management systems such as Archon, ArchivesSpace, or the Archivists Toolkit.

•    Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and a rapidly changing, team environment.

•    Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.

•    A record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

Preferred:

•    Second degree in one of the areas listed under required qualifications.

•    Reading proficiency in one or more Western European languages, in addition to English.

•    Demonstrated experience using emerging technologies to improve access to archives and/or manuscript collections.

•    Two years of prior employment in an archives, manuscripts repository, or research library.

•    Demonstrated supervisory experience.

 

See https://jobs.illinois.edu for full job description.

 

To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

 

Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by April 25, 2014. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian, Kenyon College, Gambier OH

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Kenyon College seeks an innovative and experienced Digital Initiatives Librarian.The successful candidate, reporting to the Director of Library Services in the Library and Information Services (LBIS) division, serves the faculty, students, and staff of the college by developing, implementing, and maintaining new and existing digital programs and services.The Digital Initiatives Librarian will develop and maintain digital conversion best practices for all formats, especially print, audio, and video. This role explores, adopts, and implements emerging digital repository technologies in support of library and campus digital collections and publishing initiatives.The successful candidate will guide development of digital initiatives and work with library and other LBIS colleagues and vendors to resolve complex issues relating to scholarly content systems in support of Kenyon's curricular mission. This roles requires at least three years of progressively responsible experience in with digital projects, digital scholarship and/or digital repositories.

Position overview:

  • Leads digital initiatives in collaboration with librarians, faculty, administration, and Five Colleges of Ohio colleagues.
  • Provides technical expertise in the investigation and application of methods used to build and further develop digital collections utilizing established and emerging mechanisms, systems, and metadata standards.
  • Identifies grant opportunities and works collaboratively to create proposals in support of digital scholarship.
  • Participates in regional and/or national professional activities to advance the development of digital library resources.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains digital services, workflows and policies.
  • Collaborates with other departments to develop and maintain the infrastructure necessary to deliver digitization services to the campus.
  • Collaborates with other departments to develop organizational structures and metadata for digitized materials as needed.
  • Assists patrons with their research. Research responsibilities may include evenings and weekends.
  • Participates in the academic department liaison program including library instruction.
  • Participates in LBIS' cross-functional teams and Five Colleges of Ohio Library Subcommittees.
  • Develops, maintains, and provides enhancements to digital library applications to ensure effective and efficient delivery of library digital resources and services.
  • Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Experience/Qualifications:

  • American Library Association-accredited master's degree in library science or equivalent, or master's degree in information science, computer science, or related discipline with library experience.
  • Experience managing digital collections. This position requires at least three years of experience with digital library technologies and managing digital projects.
  • Experience working with digital collections and/or repositories.
  • Knowledge and experience with current metadata schemes and evolving standards.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, including small group leadership and clear documentation writing.
  • Knowledge of current trends in digital library development, digitization standards and preservation, and rights management issues relating to digital materials.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively across organizational lines and in collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups.
  • Ability to learn and teach new technologies quickly, as well to effectively interact with others who possess a range of technological backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and a record of achievement with, digital scholarship and services, including awareness of emerging trends in digital scholarship.
  • Knowledge of copyright best practices.
  • Ability to provide training and instruction on processes to individuals or small groups.

This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than April 28, 2014.

 

To learn more visit: https://employment2.kenyon.edu/postings/1718

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Library Clerk, Boston MA

AccuFile, a library professional services firm, seeks enthusiastic Library Clerk for part-time position at an international law firm in downtown Boston. Responsibilities include both library and administrative tasks, but the primary duty will be compiling usage reports and billing for Westlaw and Nexis on the back end. The work will be ongoing, 2-3 days per week for 8 hours per day. Competence using MS Excel is a must. The Library Clerk position is a great career opportunity for a GSLIS student with the ability to manage multiple priorities and thrive in a fast-paced legal environment. 

 

To apply:

Please forward your cover letter and resume to jobs (at) accufile.com

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Business Data Services Librarian, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA

http://library.gsu.edu/files/2012/11/Business_Data_Vacancy_Announcement.pdf

 

Position and Responsibilities:

Georgia State University Library seeks a collegial, innovative, and dynamic Business Data Services Librarian to provide research support for business research and data services, as well as innovative outreach and instruction to students and faculty in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business. With a primary focus on the faculty and students of the Robinson College of Business, this position will also engage with students and faculty in an exciting new library facility, CURVE (Collaborative University Research & Visualization Environment), and through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services. The successful candidate works collaboratively with other subject librarians to deliver statistical and numeric data services, including software support (SAS, SPSS, etc.) related to business, and is pivotal to defining and expanding the Library's role in supporting data services in business and related disciplines.

This position is part of the University Library's Social Science, Business & Education team and is one of two librarians who support the Robinson College of Business. Some weekend and evening work required. Georgia State University librarians hold faculty rank and are expected to engage in service and scholarly activities.

 

Environment:

The University Library provides one of the most attractive, open, and inviting educational facilities in the Southeast. With over 1.5 million visitors in the past year, the Library is an integral part of the University community. The Library is engaged with the campus community, offering a modern, inviting, and centralized facility supporting both teaching and research with expansive collections and outstanding assistance. Its signature Link, a multilevel glass structure that overlooks downtown Atlanta, connects the Library's two prominent buildings. Scheduled for completion in 2014, CURVE in Library South will bring together students and expert researchers from all disciplines in a shared, hands-on, interactive space. CURVE will feature the latest visualization software and hardware and immersive large-scale displays for analyzing data, making new connections, and understanding the world around us. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia State University is one of the country's top urban research universities, with over 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in eight colleges. This diverse community offers a unique cultural and intellectual atmosphere, with many opportunities to engage in stimulating activities and events, including college sports, the performing arts, and access to a variety of local restaurants and cultural resources. For additional information about the Georgia State University Library: http://library.gsu.edu.

 

Required Qualifications:

• ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science

• Undergraduate or graduate degree in a business, economics, statistics or data-oriented social science field

• Minimum two (2) years professional experience in an academic or special library

• Extensive knowledge of business and financial resources in all formats

• Extensive knowledge of the research process in business disciplines

• Demonstrated experience with one or more software packages for quantitative data analysis (e.g. SAS, SPSS, R, etc.)

• Experience providing library instruction and/or classroom teaching or training

• Strong understanding of current issues, trends, and technologies impacting higher education and academic libraries

• Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

• Ability to pass a background check

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Experience with the Bloomberg Terminal, Datastream, and WRDS

• Experience developing online tutorials

• Demonstrated scholarly and professional activities

 

Condition of Work and Benefits

Forty-hour work week Retirement plans include: Teachers Retirement System,

Twelve-month assignment TIAA-CREF, VALIC, & Fidelity

Twenty-one days of vacation Group health and life insurance

Twelve paid holidays Social Security

Twelve days sick leave Optional pre-tax benefits

Faculty rank and status Support for research and professional activities

Non-Tenure track

 

Salary and Rank

$46,000 - $54,000 for 12 months. Salary commensurate with the candidate's education and experience. Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Revised: Review of materials will begin April 30, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:

Georgia State University 

University Library

Attn: Human Resources Officer

100 Decatur Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303-3202

(404) 413-2700

liblao@gsu.edu

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Part-time Reference Librarian, Castleton State College, Castleton VT

Castleton State College is seeking applications for the position of Part-time Reference Librarian to provide reference services including responding to research questions, assisting with research, creating research guides and participating in general library operations.  Prior experience desirable.   

Qualifications include M.L.S. degree from an A.L.A. accredited school.  Students who are near completion of the M.L.S. degree may be considered.  This is a part-time position consisting of approximately 10 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours.  There are no benefits provided with this position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply send completed Castleton State College application (found on www.castleton.edu/employment) along with a letter of application, a resume and three references to:

 

Office of Human Resources

Castleton State College

42 Alumni Drive

Castleton, Vermont 05735

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Library Director, Concord Public Library, Concord NH

The City of Concord (population 43,000) is seeking a highly motivated, experienced individual who can work in a team environment to provide leadership and direction for the Concord Public Library, managing a staff of 20, with a total operating budget of $1.6 million. In addition to ensuring the effective and efficient operation of the Library, the Library Director evaluates the effectiveness of library services in relation to changing needs of the community and develops/implements an action plan in conjunction with the identified needs; under the general direction of the City Manager, and engendering the support of City Council, staff, Library trustees, and the Concord Public Library Foundation, acts as an agent of change to develop and implement a vision for the Library; sets, plans, develops and implements overall goals; develops, prepares and oversees the Library's annual operating budget; and plans, allocates and monitors time, staff, equipment and other resources to ensure efficient delivery of quality services. The ideal candidate will be an effective team player and team leader; possess and demonstrate a positive attitude and understanding of group dynamics; set high standards for personal and departmental performance; possess a strong participatory management style which values the contributions
and diversity of all employees; and be an excellent communicator. For a complete job profile, visit www.concordnh.gov.


Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Library/Information Science accredited by the American Library Association; five or more years of progressively responsible supervisory experience; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.


Salary: $74,693 - $105,518; DOQ, with a very competitive flexible benefits package.


Closing Date: Resumes accepted until position is filled, with a preliminary review of resumes received to occur on May 30, 2014.


Instructions for applying: Submit resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, City of Concord, 41 Green Street, Concord, NH 03301. No e-mail or fax transmissions accepted. For more information visit www.concordnh.gov or call (603) 225-8535 (voice), or TTY at 1-800-735-2964 or 7-1-1.

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Intern, Massachusetts Sesquicentennial Commission of the Civil War, Boston MA

The Massachusetts Sesquicentennial Commission of the Civil War is currently accepting applications for internships. The Commission was established by Governor Deval Patrick by Executive Order 529 to commemorate Massachusetts' contribution to the Civil War. The all-volunteer Commission is active through 2015 and meets in Boston monthly to discuss events and projects to commemorate the Civil War. The ideal student volunteer will have strong organizational skills, the ability to work independently, and an interest in history and public service.  Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  •          Attending Commission meetings
  •          Preparing meeting agendas and taking meeting minutes
  •          Preparing materials for the MA150.org website
  •          Researching potential projects
  •          Communicating with Commission members
  •          Drafting correspondence, press releases, etc.

 

Graduate students and undergraduate juniors and seniors pursuing a degree in history, communications, management, political science or a related field are preferred.  A minimum commitment of 5 hours per week for 20 weeks is requested.

 

Interested applicants should submit their resume, a two page writing sample, and cover letter describing their interests, qualifications and availability.  This position is overseen by the offices of Senator Stan Rosenberg and Representative Sean Garballey who are members of the Commission.

 

For more information or to submit your application, please contact:

 

Maxwell Chalkin

Legislative Aide

Office of Representative Sean Garballey

State House, Room 540

Tel: (617) 722-2090

Maxwell.Chalkin@MAhouse.gov

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Librarian I - Archivist, Special Collections, Iowa State University Library, Ames IA

Iowa State University Library Special Collections is accepting applications for a Librarian I who will serve as the Archivist and, as part of the Archives team, will participate in overall archival processing activities. Based on Department practices, the Archivist acquires, appraises, and processes archival collections in all formats; creates and edits finding aids; and assures efficient, effective, and appropriate processing based on archival policies and procedures. 

The Archivist provides leadership in the management of the Department's electronic records including their transfer, appraisal, organization, intellectual control, and lifecycle management, by working with the Archives team to establish policies and procedures based on standards and best practices for electronic records management and long-term protection and retention. The Archivist ensures effective reference services and research support for the holdings of the Special Collections Department; engages in educational planning and outreach regarding the materials in Special Collections and their classroom use, including presentations and tours; and develops an external reputation through external professional practice service or published scholarship in areas related to professional responsibilities and a record of institutional service. 

The successful candidate will have the ability to interact effectively with library staff and the university community; work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environment; and communicate effectively (written and oral). The successful candidate will also possess problem solving and decision making skills; and have the ability to formulate and implement innovative approaches and solutions to problems; communicate complex ideas to a wide range of audiences; and to speak and write clearly, concisely, and persuasively. The candidate will have exceptional organizational, analytical, interpersonal, communication, and time and project management skills as well as a strong commitment to public service.  

Required Qualifications

Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree supporting a specialized key program function.  

Preferred Qualifications

Experience planning and managing a digital archives program with knowledge of current trends, tools, best practices, policy development, and issues associated with electronic records. 
Experience in processing complex archival collections, including electronic records and digital collections, especially in the areas of science, technology and agriculture. 
Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and best practices to support the management of archival functions such as accessioning, processing, and description. Demonstrated fluency with relevant standards for archival description and cataloging, including DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, and MARC. 
Experience with archival management systems, integrated library systems, designing and updating web pages, working with digital collections, and social media. 
Experience in an academic or research library.  

 

To ensure consideration, submit application by: April 26, 2014

 

For full description and how to apply, please see:

https://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=453028

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Silos & Smokestacks Agricultural Heritage Intern, Iowa State University Library, Ames IA

Through a generous grant from the Silos & Smokestacks Agricultural Heritage Internship Grant Program, the Special Collections and Preservation Departments of the Iowa State University Library are offering a summer internship. The Silos & Smokestacks Agricultural Heritage Internship is a full-time, 10-week project position to develop the Reflections on ISU Extension digital collection and create content for an interpretive websitebased on the archival records of the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension program. In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Smith Lever Act in 1914 establishing Extension at the national level, the digital collection will focus on the early Extension movement at Iowa State.

 

The Special Collections Department, located in the Iowa State University Library, holds nearly 15,000 linear feet of archival materials documenting agriculture, natural history, statistics, veterinary medicine, and women in science and engineering. Included are manuscript collections reflecting the university's mission. The Department includes the University Archives, manuscript collections reflecting the university's mission, and rare books dating back to 1475 with strengths in agriculture and the natural sciences.

 

The internship will provide the intern with the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge of archives, digitization projects, and description to the development of a digital collection. The intern will work with the Special Collections Department's Collections Archivist, with guidance from the Conservator and other University librarians, faculty and staff.

 

The Intern will:

  • Review Extension related records, papers, and publications. Identify and select items for the digital collection
  • Establish project priorities
  • Identify conservation issues and perform basic conservation treatment on selected items under the guidance of the Conservator
  • Create basic descriptive metadata for the digital collection
  • Research Iowa State's Extension work and its impact on agricultural development and education
  • Develop content for Reflections on ISU Extension interpretive website
  • Create promotional materials for social media and University and Library news outlets

 

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Must be a currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate student
  • Applicants must commit to 10 weeks of full-time employment (40 hours per week) between May and August during the summer of 2014. Start and end dates are flexible.
  • At the end of the internship, the intern will be required to write a final report on the internship and project

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a Masters in Archival Studies or Library and Information Science with a specialization in archives
  • Candidates should have a strong interest in the archival profession and some background with digitization projects
  • Experience working with cultural collections in an archives or special collections
  • Familiarity with digital projects, technologies, standards, and best practices
  • Familiarity with metadata standards and schema for digitization projects
  • Familiarity with proper methods of handling and conserving archival materials in varied formats
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

To apply for the Silos & Smokestacks Agricultural Heritage Internship Grant please submit the following items:

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume
  • Contact information for two professional references (include address, phone number and e-mail address)
  • Statement of interest (no more than 300 characters)

 

Pay will be $10 per hour for the 10 week, full-time summer internship.
Applications must be received by Friday, April 18th.

 

Send electronic applications to: lsulli12@iastate.edu

 

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Digital Data Repository Specialist, Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette IN

The Purdue University Libraries seek a librarian with a knowledge base and interest in digital data curation to assist in coordinating the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR, http://research.hub.purdue.edu): Purdue's institutional digital data repository service.  The responsibilities of the Digital Data Repository Specialist include:

 

* Overseeing and providing support for the day-to-day operation of the PURR service

* Coordinating the certification and audit of PURR as a Trustworthy Digital Repository (ISO 16363)

* Collaborating with subject-specialist librarians to engage researchers on data curation

* Partnering with colleagues across departments and offices to support the adoption and improvement of PURR, providing outreach and support to users of the PURR service

* Evaluating current and relevant technologies, standards, and practices in systems that are used to manage digital information in a library context

 

Required Qualifications:

 

* MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience

* Experience managing and/or developing repositories and digital collections

* Experience in supporting and participating in scholarly communications and sponsored research

* Experience as a successful collaborator in a collegial research library environment

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

* Functional competency in one or more major descriptive metadata standards

* Experience with current digital preservation practices and tools, the research process and data life cycle, and trends in the organization and management of digital information

 

Additional information:

 

The Purdue Libraries are nationally and internationally recognized for leadership and innovation.  West Lafayette offers a low cost-of-living, excellent schools, and friendly neighbors.  Salary and benefits are very competitive. A check of criminal conviction records will be made for employment in this position. FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime). This is a limited duration position expected to last approximately 18 months with continuation dependent on renewal of funds. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

 

Apply online:

 

http://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/wl/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=145120

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Marketing Taxonomist, Motorola Solutions, Schaumburg IL

Job ID 108913
Location UNITED STATES - IL - SCHAUMBURG
Job Category Sales and Marketing
Relocation Provided None
Education Required Bachelors / Degree
Experience Required 3 - 5
Basic Qualifications 4+ years of taxonomy experience


Department Description

On any given day, every moment matters to someone, somewhere. And every moment, Motorola Solutions' innovations, products and services play essential roles in people's lives. We help firefighters see around buildings and police officers see around street corners. We make supply chains visible to retailers and entire power grids visible to utility workers. We provide the situational awareness first responders need when a moment brings catastrophe. And we help companies deliver shipments at the moment they're promised. We do this by connecting them to seamless communication networks, applications and services, by providing them with real-time information, and by arming them with intuitive, nearly indestructible handheld devices. We help people be their best in the moments that matter.

Motorola Solutions' marketing team is a recognized leader in business-to-business marketing focused on helping our enterprise and government customers and partners be their best in the moments that matter. Our marketing team is poised for continued success in an increasingly competitive marketplace. We are a fast-paced, customer-focused environment that provides significant opportunities for professional and personal growth.

The Global Digital Strategy and Operations team is responsible for leading programs focused developing personal relationships with our customer and partners, improving brand awareness and equity, accelerating purchase decisions, driving customer loyalty, and optimizing marketing investment.

This opportunity will provide the right candidate an exceptional hands-on Marketing experience.

Apply online at:
http://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_motorola/external/gateway.do?functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=219329&localeCode=en-us

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Legal Research Librarian, Boston MA

AccuFile seeks Legal Research Librarian on behalf of our client, a leading global law firm in Boston, MA.  The ideal candidate will have two to four years of experience conducting legal research, an exceptional customer service orientation and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Conduct cost-effective research in a wide range of areas including practice-specific areas of law, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, news and media
  • Assist with training lawyers, staff and other stakeholder on the use of web based legal research programs such as Westlaw, LexisNexis, electronic journals, on-line court dockets and legistlative materials
  • Coordinate informational support for all firm practice and administrative areas.
  • Provide back up coverage for Document Delivery Services
  • Assist with outreach, marketing and the development of strategic plans

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Hold a Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited organization or other relevant advanced degree
  • Possess two to fours years of work experience in a law firm with strong familiarity with Intellectual Property and Legal research concepts and resources
  • Possess organizational awareness, excellent communication skills and the proven ability to work independently or with a team

 

To apply:

 

Please forward resume and cover letter to Kathleen Schmidt, kschmidt (at) accufile(dot)com

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Assistant Archivist, Naval Historical Collection, U.S. Naval War College, Newport RI

The Naval Historical Collection (NHC) at U. S. Naval War College is seeking applications and nominations for an energetic and innovative professional to fill the newly created position of Assistant Archivist (AA). The AA reports to the Head Archivist and will participate in appraisal, accessioning, description, capturing oral histories, government records management and developing the NHC Website. Critical to this position will be participating in a new vision for the NHC that bridges traditional archival practices with the growing focus on digital curation, preservation and long-term information stewardship.


The Naval Historical Collection
The Naval Historical Collection (NHC) is the custodian of the Naval War College's 128 year history, the history of the Navy in Narragansett Bay, and naval warfare as practiced during the last 200 years. Established in 1969 and located in Mahan Hall, the collection's primary source materials are of interest to naval historians, scholars, and students of American military and diplomatic history, Naval War College students, faculty and staff, and the general public. The Naval War College archives contain more than 1,200 feet of records documenting the administrative and curricular history of the institution since its founding in 1884. The archives house 45 record groups, including administrative correspondence, curriculum items and publications, conference proceedings, library records, lectures, faculty and staff presentations, theses, World War II Battle Evaluation Group records, and a vast array of intelligence and technical source materials pertaining to technological developments and strategic and tactical problems of interest to the Navy.


The archives contains more than 266 manuscript collections containing the personal and official papers of Naval War College presidents, professors, and naval officers who have served on the staff or have been affiliated with the institution during the years, including those of Alfred Thayer Mahan, Stephen B. Luce, Raymond A. Spruance, H. Kent Hewitt and James B. Stockdale. In addition to the larger collections, single manuscript items represent a growing and unique body of documents available for research. There are now more than 636 letters, journals, letterpress volumes, certificates, commissions, and signatures stored in the Naval Historical Collection. Representative holdings in this category range from letters of Admirals David Farragut, Elmo Zumwalt, Jr., and William Leahy to a 1783 paymaster's book from the USS Alliance, which was homeported in Providence at the time.


The Naval Historical Collection's current Strategic Plan addresses the preservation, facilities, and environmental requirements for the collection, as well as the pressing need to digitize collections for accessibility by researchers worldwide.


For additional information or to apply for this position, watch for announcements in USAJOBS
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/365104600

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Archives Aide/Intern, Everglades National Park, Homestead FL

South Florida Collections Management Center

Archives Internship Opportunities

(Limited number of paid internships; Park housing costs covered for unpaid interns)

Title: Archives Aide/Intern

Supervisor:  Bonnie Ciolino, Archivist

Program: Everglades National Park, South Florida Collections Management Center, Archives

Available Dates: June-September, 2014 (dates flexible)        

Commitment: 400 hours, or 32-40 hours per week

Activities and Tasks: Interns actively facilitate management of the South Florida National Park Service units' archival collections to provide increased access and ensure preservation of resources.

Work/Site Location

Are you looking for an exciting internship opportunity that will provide you with the skills and experience you need to help you enter into the archival profession? The South Florida Collections Management Center, located in Everglades National Park, is seeking interns and volunteers to work with the center's archives and museum collections. The center manages resource management collections generated by the five South Florida National Parks, namely Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, De Soto National Memorial, Dry Tortugas National Park, and Everglades National Park. The SFCMC has more than 3.6 million archival records dating from 1897-2013 in its holdings, including textual records, photographs, maps, architectural drawings, film, magnetic media, and digital records.

Interns and volunteers carry out projects and duties that have a direct impact on the management of the South Florida parks' museum and archives collections. They are required to assist the SFCMC's archivist in hands-on activities and receive training in handling and housing collection materials. Working with primary text documents such as photographs, maps, audiovisual materials and textual records is an interesting, busy and rewarding experience. Tasks include but are not limited to collections cataloging, including archives processing, arrangement and description; preliminary survey of incoming archival collections; assisting with preparing collections for loans; assisting with research requests; targeting collections for microfilming and review deliverables; and preservation and holdings maintenance.

Interns and volunteers will need to provide their own transportation to the work site in Everglades National Park, since no public transportation options are available.

 

Opportunities Include:

  • Arrangement and description of archival collections
  • Preservation housing of documents and photographs
  • Reference services
  • Archival surrogate creation/collection access
  • Preventive conservation
  • Collection inventory
  • Assist with preparing collections for loans

What are the Benefits?

SFCMC volunteers and interns enjoy a number of benefits including:

  • Working with NPS collections and records to provide greater access
  • Park housing available for non-local students
  • Limited number of paid internships (400 hours)
  • Working within Everglades National Park
  • Volunteer hours may be applied to student internship credits (adhering to university criteria)
  • Coordinating with other volunteers and park staff
  • Increased sense of worth and accomplishment
  • Working on a variety of archives tasks, including arrangement, holdings maintenance, and reference services

Qualities and Qualifications:

  • Interest in the National Park Service and its resources
  • Master's degree level education in archival science, library science or other related field, with completed coursework in archival theory (degree may be in process or completed)
  • Experience using a variety of computer software
  • Excellent attention to detail and follows directions well
  • Ability to lift 40+ pounds (records cartons) during the course of everyday work
  • Flexibility and desire to work on a variety of projects to achieve organizational goals
  • Ability to present oral and written information in a clear and concise manner
  • Maturity and ability to work independently or with archives staff and fellow volunteers
  • Required to pass the National Park Service's background investigation process
  • Valid driver's license is required

How to apply:

Submit resume and transcript (unofficial accepted) with the phone numbers and/or email addresses of at least two (2) personal or professional references. Direct resume or questions to the attention of Bonnie Ciolino, Archivist, by the following methods:

Email: bonnie_ciolino@nps.gov

Telephone: 305-242-7804

Mail:    Everglades National Park

South Florida Collections Management Center

Attn: Bonnie Ciolino

40001 S. R. 9336

Homestead, FL 33034

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Student Travel Stipend Award, SLA New England

SLA New England is pleased to announce a $1500 stipend available to a current MLS/MLIS student in the New England area.

Reasons to attend SLA Conference:

Networking opportunities--share your experiences and learn from other information professionals.

Over 200 events, including educational programs, networking events, receptions, and tours.

The latest technologies from leading industry partners, all under one roof in the INFO-EXPO Hall

Keynote speaker John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks and a Senior Advisor to the National Coordination Office

SLA New England Student Travel Stipend Award Criteria

QUALIFICATIONS:

Be currently enrolled as a degree candidate at an ALA-accredited academic program in Library and Information Science in New England.

Be a first time attendee of an SLA conference.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit a document containing the following information/elements:

Full name.

Academic affiliation: Institution and Program.

Date of start of program; number of semesters and courses completed as of December 2013; and  anticipated date of graduation.

Contact information, including mailing address, telephone, and email.

Other SLA division awards, if any, for which you are applying.

An essay of no more than 2 pages (see details below). The essay should be double-spaced.

Submissions will be judged on the basis of originality and clarity as well as on inclusion of all required information. Neatness, spelling, grammar, and completion of all required information will count in judging.

ESSAY DESCRIPTION:

Write an essay of up to 2 pages on the following topic:

Why would attending this conference be beneficial to you in your transition from student to information professional?

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION:

Monday, April 28th, 2014

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applications should be emailed as a single file attachment in Microsoft Word to Wendy Austin, SLA New England Student Relations Committee Chair, at the following email address: waustin@draper.com.

Please contact Wendy with questions about the application process.

POST AWARD:

The Awardee will write about his or her conference experience for posting on the SLA New England Website (http://newengland.sla.org/).

The Awardee is encouraged to serve a one-year term as the Student Relations Committee Co-Chair of the SLA New England Chapter or, if graduating after the 2014spring semester, to serve as a member of the Student Relations Committee (the latter may be accomplished virtually, if the recipient is no longer a New England resident following graduation).

NOTIFICATION AND AWARD DISTRIBUTION:

Applicants will receive notification of award status in early May 2014.

The winners will make their own conference and registration arrangements and will receive prompt reimbursement for travel expenses after the conference by submitting travel receipts to the SLA New England treasurer. The award may be applied to the SLA membership costs, SLA student conference registration fee,transportation, and lodging costs. Meals and incidental expenses are not covered.

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Director of Student Conduct, Binghamton University, Binghamton NY

About Binghamton University:


Binghamton University has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. Binghamton is proud to be ranked among the elite public universities in the nation for challenging our students academically, not financially. The result is a unique, best-of-both-worlds college experience.


Our academic culture rivals a first-rate private university - rigorous, collaborative and boldly innovative -- while our campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience: richly diverse students, active social life and deep engagement with the community.

Our students, both undergraduate and graduate, work one-on-one with an exceptional faculty that includes innovative scientists and groundbreaking scholars. They take advantage of special academic opportunities like combined degrees, foreign language study groups and an unparalleled international education program.


Job Description:

Budget Title:   (SL-5) Senior Staff Associate

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Binghamton University seeks a dynamic student-centered professional to lead the Office of Student Conduct at a time of tremendous potential for the University.  Binghamton is a growing University with new leadership and a bold vision to become the premier public university of the 21st century.


The Office of Student Conduct has a rich history of student engagement in policy development and decision making.  This is an important part of student life at Binghamton.  As a key member of the Dean of Students team, the Director of Student Conduct partners with the University community to develop innovative strategies to manage student conduct for undergraduates, graduates and student organizations.  The Director of Student Conduct provides leadership, oversight and direction for Binghamton University's Office of Student Conduct, including supervision of two professional staff, two administrative assistants, graduates assistants and student interns.


Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Director articulates and interprets community standards based on the University mission and values.  This position works in collaboration with students (including members of the conduct board and student advocates) to uphold the standards of the University through student education and accountability.  Focused on student and community success, the Director develops and interprets data to monitor trends, inform decision-making and provide relevant education to the community.  The Director is responsible for communications with students and families participating in the student conduct process and serves as the liaison with local law enforcement, attorneys and the district attorneys' offices.  

The Director serves on University committees or designates and oversees appropriate staff to serve committees including the Students of Concern and Threat Assessment Committee.  The Director participates in on-call rotations for the campus and provides oversight of the conduct process within the residential community.


The Director is an important team builder on campus maintaining critical relationships with campus partners including faculty, Health Services, University Police, Residential Life, Title IX Coordinators and many others.

 

Requirements:

  • Master's degree required
  • 5 - 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience in student conduct or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a dynamic community with a diverse student body
  • Candidates must be well versed in current laws and guidance pertaining to FERPA, the Clery Act, Title IX, Campus SaVE Act and other applicable regulatory provisions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate with technology
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and solve problems
  • Possess critical thinking skills including policy analysis and interpretation
  • Experience with developing and/or implementing trainings
  • Experience with budgets and databases (Maxient preferred)

Additional Information:

Note: Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Please also note that the Deficit Reduction Program for UUP represented faculty and staff is in still effect, which impacts paychecks.  This, along with other payroll information, can be found on our website http://www2.binghamton.edu/human-resources/new-employees/new-faculty-staff.html or by calling Human Resources at 607-777-6625 or 607-777-2129.


Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants:   4/9/14

Deadline for External Applicants:  Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled. 

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp 

The State University of New York and Binghamton University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.

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Metadata Management Librarian, Brown University, Providence RI

Brown University Library seeks an experienced, creative, and technically-savvy professional for the role of Metadata Management Librarian.  Reporting to the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, the Metadata Management Librarian's major responsibilities will involve working with batch-loaded and locally-created metadata to ensure accuracy, consistency, and utility across the Library's discovery platforms.  S/he will also provide metadata expertise in support of these discovery tools, write documentation, consult with and train colleagues, and be active in building external relationships and professional development.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • MLS or equivalent graduate degree
  • 3-5 years or relevant experience in an academic library, archive, or comparable environment
  • Demonstrated experience creating, editing, and transforming metadata (MARC and non-MARC)
  • Demonstrated experience with various metadata schema (e.g., AACR2, RDA, MODS, Dublin Core, VRA)
  • Demonstrated experience with metadata issues related to the discovery of academic resources
  • Strong communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in transformation of XML documents using XSLT
  • Experience writing scripts in common scripting languages such as Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby.  Experience with MarcEdit or similar tools
  • Self-motivation with strong time management skills and the ability to exercise independent judgment

Desired:

  • Experience with linked data, semantic web applications, ontologies, and RDF.
  • Familiarity with established or emerging name authority/identifier initiatives (e.g., NACO, VIAF, ORCID, ISNI)
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces ILS; Blacklight, VuFind, or similar discovery systems; Summon, EDS, or Primo.
  • Experience with Serials Solutions services and/or OCLC Metadata Collection Manager.

To apply for this position (Job # B01542), please visit Brown's Online Employment website (https://careers.brown.edu), complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.   

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Librarian for American and British Literary and Popular Culture Collections, Brown University, Providence RI

Brown University Library seeks to fill the position of Librarian for American and British Literary and Popular Culture Collections.  The position is part of the Special Collections staff at the John Hay Library and is responsible for the Harris Collection of American Poetry and Play, the H. Adrian Smith Magic Collection, the H. P. Lovecraft Collection, the Katzoff Collection of Gay and Lesbian Literature, the Thriller Writers Archive, and other special collections in the areas of American and British literature and popular culture.

 

The Librarian for American and British Literary and Popular Culture Collections actively engages with students, faculty, and researchers by providing in-depth, subject-based reference and research services, as well as teaching support.  S/he assists with the design, development, and implementation of online resource guides, discovery tools, and digital projects.  The position is responsible for collection development, through purchase and gift, in designated subject areas and in all formats, with emphasis on special collections material, in accordance with collection guidelines, curriculum alignment, and budgetary resources.  The Librarian actively promotes the use of the collections through exhibitions, presentations, and a variety of programmatic initiatives incorporating emerging technologies and social media.  S/he collaborates with library staff, faculty, students, donors, as well as with colleagues outside of the University in the design of user services and program development.  The Librarian participates in appropriate organizations at the regional and national levels.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and/or a graduate degree in a relevant subject area
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a similar position, preferably in an academic setting, with a focus on research and teaching support, collection development, public services, programs, and outreach
  • Extensive knowledge of one or more of the subject areas for which the position is responsible; experience with research tolls relevant to the assigned subject areas
  • Experience in collection development in special collections; knowledge of the antiquarian book trade
  • Demonstrated understanding of and receptiveness to the uses of emerging technologies and social media
  • Knowledge and experience with appropriate data services and software (e.g., SPSS, Strata, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks)
  • Experience with bibliographic instruction and making presentations
  • Experience working with researchers in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work in a complex library organization with a strong service orientation
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills with experience working collaboratively with others; ability to advocate for and promote the collections to a diverse constituency
  • Evidence of scholarly engagement and active participation within the profession
  • Knowledge of one or more languages other than English, preferably French and/or Spanish

 

To apply for this position (Job # B01540), please visit Brown's Online Employment website (https://careers.brown.edu), complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  

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First Year Experience Librarian, Hamilton College, Clinton NY

Hamilton is one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Hamilton is today composed of 1,812 diverse and talented students from nearly all of the 50 states and approximately 40 countries. More information can be found at www.hamilton.edu/about.

The division of Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) at Hamilton College seeks a creative, dynamic, and energetic individual for appointment to the position of Research & First Year Experience Librarian.  Reporting to the Director of Research and Instruction Services, this position is part of a newly merged organization made up of library and technology professionals dedicated to student success. We seek a colleague who will bring inventive ideas to the forefront, and motivate others to work collaboratively to achieve results.Hamilton's First Year Experience (FYE) is a strategic initiative to provide an integrated academic and residential experience for its new students. This position is an exciting opportunity to develop and guide the division's role within the first year program at Hamilton. The Research and FYE Librarian will work with faculty and academic support centers to incorporate information literacy concepts into first year classes, assist in creating authentic research experiences, and articulate the library's impact on student success.

Hamilton boasts a number of innovative initiatives, including a nationally recognized effort supporting digital humanities, integration of academic and career planning, and experimentation with online learning/MOOCs through membership in edX. Support for the academic program is facilitated by a decade-long partnership of librarians and technologists known as the HILLgroup.  Hamilton is a member of important national and regional consortia including the Oberlin GroupConnectNY, and CLIR, and has a commitment to the ongoing professional development of its employees.

Hamilton College is a national leader in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves. Excellent faculty, highly capable and motivated students, and a student faculty ratio of 9:1, provide an educational experience that emphasizes academic excellence and the development of students as human beings, to prepare them to make choices and accept the responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic world of intellect and diversity. The College encourages respect for differences. Hamilton's commitment to diversity is embodied in its need-blind admission policy and meeting the full demonstrated financial need of every accepted student for their entire undergraduate program.  Hamilton's 1,350-acre campus is situated on a hilltop overlooking the picturesque village of Clinton, N.Y. and is only one hour from the Adirondack Park to the northeast.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages Library Instruction for first-year students and provides curriculum-integrated instructional sessions to freshmen classes.
  • Collaborates with key partners within academic programs that support the first year experience.
  • Develops and implements innovative programming to engage first year communities with the library.
  • Builds effective relationships with faculty and other academic partners through ongoing outreach and engagement activities.
  • Creates targeted outreach messaging and organizes special events for freshmen.
  • Actively supports the continuous improvement of the team's instructional programs and practices.
  • Provides traditional and electronic research services, including some nights and weekends.
  • Provides in-depth research consultations with students and faculty.
  • Develops instructional content, including classroom, online, and mobile learning formats.
  • Collaborates closely with other librarians in the creation, implementation, and assessment of first-year Information Literacy learning objectives.
  • Actively participates in a variety of professional development activities, including conference presentations.   
  • Participates in collection development.

Requirements:

To be recommended for appointment, candidates must have:

  • Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or equivalent advanced degree from an accredited academic institution.
  • Experience designing and implementing engaging learning activities.
  • Experience in providing library reference/research assistance.  
  • Knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries to support first year experience programs.
  • Demonstrated success teaching upper level high school and/or freshmen college students.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of emerging technologies in library and classroom settings.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Experience with multimedia tools required for the creation of interactive instructional materials.

Benefits

Please review Hamilton's Benefits Summary for more information.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send a resume, letter of interest and contact information for three professional references to apply@hamilton.edu. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Library Director, Pelham Public Library, Pelham NH

The Board of Trustees of the Pelham Public Library seek a creative, outreach oriented, enthusiastic leader to serve as Director. The right candidate will be a hands-on Director with knowledge of emerging technologies in library services, programming, and strategic planning.

The Pelham Public Library is located in a southern New Hampshire border town, with easy access to major highways, urban areas, and the natural resources of New England. The library has a service area of over 5,500 patrons, a collection of over 30,000 items, circulates nearly 60,000 items per year, and hosts thriving childrens, teen, and adult programs. The Friends of the Library are a supportive and growing group.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an MLS from an ALA-accredited university and at least three years administrative work experience in a public library setting. Specifically, the applicant should have demonstrated abilities in collection development; customer service; personnel and financial management; program development; library technologies and applications; public relations and fund-raising.  The applicant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal abilities, including proficiency in working as part of a team, leading others, and interacting with the public.

The new Director will be responsible for moving forward with the strategic planning process. Vision, organization, and excellent communication skills are therefore essential attributes for the position.

 

Job Responsibilities: The Director is responsible for administration of all library operations. The Director develops, prepares, and submits the annual budget request for the Board of Trustees' approval, and monitors and controls expenditures for the building, books and materials, supplies, and salaries.  The Director manages three full-time employees, as well as additional part-time staff and volunteers.

 

The Director supervises and conducts the library's Collection Development Program.

 

The Director actively participates in community outreach with the public, community leaders, local officials and institutions; maintains liaison with Friends of the Library, the Historical Society, Pelham schools, and other community groups. 

 

The Director maintains content on the website and oversees the use of social media. The Director also develops a strategy to implement and evaluate new technologies and technical literacy services.

This is a full-time (40 hour) salaried FLSA exempt position with salary beginning at $51,300. The position includes excellent benefits and membership with the NH Retirement system.

Closing Date: April 18, 2014

To apply, send a letter including a statement about your interest in the position and applicable experience, along with your resume, to pelhamdirectorsearch@gmail.com

Web Site: http://pelhampubliclibrary.org

 

 

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Asst./Assoc Librarian, Info Serv, Engineering & Data Service, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth MA

About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural development.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.

Job Description:

The Information Services Librarian for Engineering and Data Services delivers general and in-depth, specialized reference and instruction services (virtually and face-to-face) in conjunction with a team of Information Services librarians. A member of a long-standing liaison program, this librarian develops professional relationships with faculty and students in the appropriate schools and colleges in order to assess and respond to research, teaching, and learning needs. This librarian serves as the subject liaison to the College of Engineering: Departments of Bioengineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Additional subject areas may be assigned, as appropriate. This librarian provides proactive and responsive service to faculty and students in assigned areas, develops and delivers curriculum-integrated instruction, and is responsible for collection development in engineering. This position is responsible for the maintenance of the engineering portions of the reference collection in all formats.General responsibilities include participation in assessment of services, collection development, instruction, and related activities. Librarians provide general reference service, including some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.Librarians, like all library staff, have leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within Library Services. Leadership for librarians includes activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees, teams, and task forces and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions.

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent

Experience: Experience or education in engineering or closely related field or engineering library

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to rapidly changing technologies and methods
  • Demonstrated commitment to user services
  • Strong interpersonal communication and teaching skills         
  • Ability to work independently and in concert with others
  • Enthusiastic about working in a changing environment
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse students, faculty and staff
  • Demonstrated teaching skills
  • Experience in identifying, selecting, using, teaching and evaluating information resources in one or more of the assigned areas
  • Facility with technology and its application in academic contexts

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience Professional experience as engineering liaison in an academic library, including delivery of a range of public services, reference, and instruction, and in selection and evaluation of library resources. Experience working with data science program.
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of e-science/data management issues and solutions
  • Experience creating and developing content for library web pages
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate library resources into learning management system
  • Strong organizational and project management skills

 


Additional Information:

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with appropriate departments to ensure patron access to quality information resources, instruction in information management, and research and reference assistance
  • Establishes dynamic, collaborative networks and relationships with liaison departments - faculty, staff, and students - and serves as advocate for liaison departments within the library and for library within the liaison departments
  • Identifies and implements strategies  for learning about and understanding the information needs of Engineering faculty and students
  • Provides leadership in developing and implementing data management tools and data services for e-research needs
  • Provides guidance and training on managing the lifecycle of digital datasets and scholarship
  • Incorporates emerging and current technologies into library practice, instruction and research support
  • Closely works with engineering faculty and researchers to develop data management plans as required for their research
  • Ensures selection, preservation, maintenance, collection and archiving of digital assets
  • Closely works with engineering faculty and engineering students to  develop, promote and populate  a new  university electronic institutional repository
  • Develops, provides, and promotes a suite of library services that directly support teaching learning, research
  • Integrates and embeds library reference and research services within Engineering academic programs and activities
  • Develops engineering and appropriate interdisciplinary collections, selecting library materials and tools in a variety of formats that meet the needs of a diverse academic community
  • Provides specialized research assistance for managing, publishing, and archiving the creative and scholarly output of university faculty and students
  • Pursues continuous professional  evaluation and ongoing development of  knowledge and skills to evolve service models and reflect best practices
  • Collaborates with other librarians to meet campus needs
  • Participate in consortia and system-wide activities
  • Provides general reference service as scheduled, including some nights, weekends and holidays
  • Compiles statistical reports
  • Participates with Information Services staff in the library's Web presence (this includes email and chat reference services and creation of subject and course-related research guides)
  • Participates with Information Services staff in the planning, implementing and evaluation of reference services, including the establishment and/or revision of policies and procedures
  • Works to develop quality assurance and assessment methodologies
  • Monitors trends and developments in reference and instruction and provides ongoing support for staff and students in program areas
  • Participates in library's outreach, grants, and funding efforts
  • Participates in planning, outreach programs, and committees of both the library and university, as well as external committees as appropriate
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Official Job Title: Assistant / Associate Librarian       Division:  Academic

Working Job Title: Information Services, Engineering and Data Services Librarian  

Department:  Library Services/Information Service

Minimum Salary: $55,330

EEO Status:  34     Job Code:  243   

Bargaining Unit Status: AFT

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Works with a team of information services librarians, under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Information Services Division 

Supervises:  May include supervision of work of professional, classified and student personnel.


Application Instructions:

To apply please submit online a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for up to three references.

The review of applications will begin April 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply visit: http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/facultyjobopportunities/

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Assistant/Assoc. Librarian Info Services, Nursing & Health, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth MA

About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural development.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.

Job Description:

The Information Services Librarian for Nursing and Health delivers general and in-depth, specialized reference and instruction services (virtually and face-to-face) in conjunction with a team of Information Services librarians. A member of a long-standing liaison program, this librarian develops professional relationships with faculty and students in the appropriate colleges  and departments in order to assess and respond to research, teaching, and learning needs. This librarian serves as the subject liaison to the College of Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences Department of Medical Laboratory Science, with shared responsibility for Psychology. Additional subject areas may be assigned, as appropriate. This librarian provides proactive and responsive service to faculty and students in assigned areas, develops and delivers curriculum-integrated instruction, and is responsible for collection development in nursing and health areas. This position is responsible for the maintenance of the nursing and health portions of the reference collection in all formats.General responsibilities include participation in assessment of services, collection development, instruction, and related activities. Librarians provide general reference service, including some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

Librarians, like all library staff, have leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within Library Services. Leadership for librarians includes activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees, teams, and task forces and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions.

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with appropriate departments to ensure patron access to quality information resources, instruction in information management, and research and reference assistance
  • Establishes dynamic, collaborative networks and relationships with liaison departments - faculty, staff, and students - and serves as advocate for liaison departments within the library and for library within the liaison departments
  • Identifies and implements strategies for learning about and understanding the information needs of Nursing, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and other appropriate faculty and students
  • Incorporates emerging and current technologies into library practice, instruction and research support
  • Closely works with nursing faculty and researchers to develop data management plans as required for their research
  • Closely works with nursing faculty and students to  develop, promote, and populate  a new  university electronic institutional repository
  • Develops, provides, and promotes a suite of library services that directly support teaching learning, research
  • Integrates and embeds library reference and research services within nursing academic programs and activities
  • Develops nursing and appropriate interdisciplinary collections, selecting library materials and tools in a variety of formats that meet the needs of a diverse academic community
  • Works to develop and implement data management tools and data services for e-research needs
  • Provides specialized research assistance for managing, publishing, and archiving the creative and scholarly output of university faculty and students
  • Provides guidance and training on managing the life cycle of digital datasets and scholarship
  • Continuous professional  evaluation and ongoing development of  knowledge and skills to evolve service models and reflect best practices
  • Collaborates with other librarians to meet campus needs
  • Participates in consortia and system-wide activities
  • Provides general reference service as scheduled, including some nights, weekends and holidays
  • Compiles statistical reports
  • Participates with Information Services staff in the library's Web presence (this includes email and chat reference services and creation of subject and course-related research guides)
  • Participates with Information Services staff in the planning, implementing and evaluation of reference services, including the establishment and/or revision of policies and procedures
  • Works to develop quality assurance and assessment methodologies
  • Monitors trends and developments in reference and instruction and provides ongoing support for staff and students in program areas
  • Participates in library's outreach, grants, and funding efforts
  • Participates in planning, outreach programs, and committees of both the library and university, as well as external committees as appropriate
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent

Experience: Experience or education in nursing or closely related field or nursing/health library

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to rapidly changing technologies and methods
  • Demonstrated commitment to user services
  • Strong interpersonal communication and teaching skills         
  • Ability to work independently and in concert with others
  • Enthusiastic about working in a changing environment
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse students, faculty and staff
  • Demonstrated teaching skills
  • Experience in identifying, selecting, using, teaching and evaluating information resources in one or more of the assigned areas
  • Facility with technology and its application in academic contexts

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience Professional experience as nursing/health liaison in an academic library, including delivery of a range of public services, reference, and instruction, and in selection and evaluation of library resources.

 

Experience working with health informatics program

Experience with and/or knowledge of e-science/data management issues and solutions

Experience creating and developing content for library web pages

Demonstrated ability to integrate library resources into learning management system

Strong organizational and project management skills

 


Additional Information:

Official Job Title: Assistant / Associate Librarian      

Division: Academic

Working Job Title: Information Services, Nursing and Health Librarian       

Department:  Library Services/Information Services

EEO Status: 34      Job Code: 243    

Bargaining Unit Status: AFT

FLSA Status: Exempt

Minimum Starting: $55,330

Reports to: Works with a team of information services librarians, under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Information Services Division. Supervises:  May include supervision of work of professional, classified and student personnel.


Application Instructions:

To apply please submit online a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for up to three references.

The review of applications will begin April 15 ,2014 and continue until the position is filled.

 

To apply visit: http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/facultyjobopportunities/

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Assistant/Assoc Librarian, Cataloging & Metadata, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth MA

About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural development.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.

Job Description:

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian focuses on the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing the library's digital, physical, and virtual collections. The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian manages the ongoing work of the Cataloging Department and is responsible for the cataloging of materials in all formats, including print and digital resources. Works closely with colleagues to evaluate and document policies, procedures and workflows for cataloging, database maintenance and non-MARC metadata creation within the library. Collaborates with Systems & Digital Services, Archives & Special Collections and other departments to help establish metadata policies and procedures for digital projects.  Serves as a forward-thinking leader within and beyond Library Technical Services on matters of resource description and metadata management.

Librarians, like all library staff, have leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within Library Services. Leadership for librarians includes activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees, teams, and task forces and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions.

Librarians participate in other department, library, university, and professional activities, as appropriate.

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages daily work of the Cataloging department including original cataloging, copy cataloging, metadata creation, and database maintenance; supervises, trains and evaluates student and library staff
  • Develops policy, goals, and procedures for the cataloging department
  • Performs original and copy cataloging, creates and maintains metadata for library materials in all formats, including books, serials, audio-visual, digital and electronic resources
  • Creates original bibliographic and non-MARC metadata records following RDA, AACR2, Library of Congress Classification Schedules and subject headings and other non-MARC Metadata related formats (e.g., Dublin Core)
  • Works with Library Systems & Digital Services (LSDS) in identifying and creating record format specifications and developing procedures for importing/exporting, batch data processing, publishing, and integrating records from multiple sources in MARC and non-MARC schema
  • Performs global data changes as necessary in Alma in collaboration with LSDS
  • Works closely with the serials librarian in cataloging electronic resources and activating link resolution services in Alma
  • Leads the development of metadata policies including descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata schemas for digital collections appropriate for the library's current and future systems including Primo, Drupal, Fedora, Omeka and other content management systems in collaboration with LSDS and Archives and Special Collections
  • Participates in development of library's discovery service (currently Ex Libris Primo)
  • Leads and participates in the inventory and ongoing weeding of the collection; Works closely with LSDS in developing weeding project plans, generating the reports and batch data processing that are necessary for the collection weeding projects
  • Compiles and analyzes annual cataloging statistics for reporting to internal and external agencies
  • Develops training materials and documentation for library staff in the application of metadata standards and cataloging policy and procedures
  • Maintains knowledge of and engages in continuous professional development to keep up with current and developing standards and practices for metadata and cataloging
  • Serves as liaison and leads efforts between internal and external partners on collaborative cataloging and metadata projects such as interdisciplinary data sets, department collections, UMass Law
  • May participate in the delivery of reference service by staffing the reference desk
  • May serve as subject specialist for assigned disciplines, providing library instruction, collection development and specialized reference service
  • Serves on library and university committees
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

 

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent

Experience:

  • Academic library cataloging experience and metadata creation of material in all formats, including electronic/digital resources 
  • Experience using cataloging standards and tools such as AACR2/RDA, MARC, LCC, LCSH, MARC21 and OCLC Connexion
  • Experience in creating and editing non-MARC metadata using standards and schema such as Dublin Core, EAD, etc.
  • Experience with integrated library systems or unified resource management systems, and online bibliographic utilities

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Working knowledge of cataloging standards and tools including AACR2/RDA, LCC, LCSH, MARC21, FRBR, OCLC WorldCat, and OCLC Connexion
  • Knowledge of one or more non-MARC metadata schemes such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, etc.
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Proven capability for managing a variety of tasks and multiple priorities
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently in a team environment
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (especially MS Excel)
  • Proven ability and willingness to share expertise with colleagues
  • Strong service orientation and awareness of end user needs as related to cataloging policies and procedures
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with metadata issues related to the discovery of academic resources with next-generation discovery platforms and other web-based search engines
  • Experience planning and implementing metadata schema for digital collections
  • Demonstrated effective supervisory or leadership experience


Additional Information:

Official Job Title: Assistant / Associate Librarian       Division:  Academic

Working Job Title: Cataloging and Metadata Librarian         

Department:  Library Services/Technical 

EEO Status: 34      Job Code:  243   

Bargaining Unit Status: AFT

FLSA Status: Exempt

Minimum Starting: $55,330

Reports to: Works with a team of  librarians, under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Technical Services Division  Supervises:  May include supervision of work of professional, classified, and student personnel.

 

To apply visit: http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/facultyjobopportunities/


Application Instructions:

To apply please submit online a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for up to three references.

The review of applications will begin April 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
 

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Library Director, Rockingham Free Public Library, Bellows Falls VT

Job Title:            Library Director

Supervisor:        RFPL Board of Trustees

Job Class:           Full-time, salaried, with health benefits; with sick, personal and vacation leave

General Description of Position:  This is a highly responsible administrative and management position with responsibility for the daily operation of the Rockingham Free Public Library.  The director plans, coordinates, directs, and evaluates all daily functions, programs, services, and finances of the library; supervises library personnel; and works in cooperation with and is supervised by the RFPL Board of Trustees.

Job Summary:  The library director is responsible for:

  •   Library Services:  manages the provision of full library services to patrons and community organizations.
  •   Personnel Management: responsible for hiring, managing, and evaluating a diverse library team.
  •   Financial Operations: responsible for preparation, management, and oversight of library's budget.
  •   Planning and Policy Making: responsible for short- and long-term planning, in cooperation with the board and staff
  •   Public Relations:  supervises all internal and external library communications and community outreach.
  •   Physical Plant Management: oversees all aspects of physical plant, grounds, and equipment.
  •   Professional Development: keeps abreast of new trends in library management and technology, legal issues facing libraries, and new ideas in library services.
  •   Board of Trustees:  provides communication and staff support to Library Board of Trustees and maintains regular communication with the Board.

Salary:  range of $40 K to $44 K plus benefits (compensation is commensurate with experience and education)

  

Training and Experience

REQUIRED:      

  •   A MLS degree from an ALA-accredited graduate library school

or

Vermont Certification of Public Librarianship

 DESIRABLE:

  •   Experience with development and non-profit management with an emphasis on finance. 
  •   Experience in working with a governing board.                                                                                                                                   
  •   A minimum of seven years of library management experience with a high level of financial responsibility.                                                         
  •   A combination of experience and/or education which provides a demonstrated potential for performing the duties of the position.

Send cover letter and resume by Friday, April 11th to:

Rockingham Free Public Library                                                                                                        

Attention:  Director Search Committee                                                                                                     

65 Westminster Street                                                                                                                      

Bellows Falls, VT 05101                                                                                                                             

   or                                                                                                                                                                    

e-mail to RFPLDirectorSearch@yahoo.com

Questions?   Call Jan Mitchell-Love, RFPL Board of Trustees Chair, 802-869-2412

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DPLA Community Rep, Digital Library of America

We got such a terrific response to our first call for applications for the DPLA Community Reps program that we've decided to do it again! Today, we've opened applications for a second class of Reps that will close April 30.

What is the DPLA Community Reps program? In brief, we're looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to help us bring DPLA to their local communities through outreach activities. Reps give a small commitment of time to community engagement, collaboration with fellow Reps, and check-ins with DPLA staff. We have a terrific first class of reps from diverse places and professions.

With the second class, we are hoping to expand our group in two particular ways:

  1. New geographic areas: unrepresented states and territories (AZ, HI, LA, MD, MS, MO, NJ, NM, ND, OK, RI, SC, SD, WV, WY, U.S. territories), new international countries, and numerous cities, towns, and counties within states that may already have reps in other locations.
  2. New kinds of local communities: classrooms at all educational levels, genealogy groups, museums, archives, technology groups, state libraries, public libraries, to name a few. We have reps working in many of these areas already but we are excited to increase the program's reach.

Although applicants who help us with these initiatives will be given special consideration, the single most important factor in selection is the applicant's ability to clearly identify communities they can serve and plan relevant outreach activities for them. If you don't fall into the groups outlined above, please consider applying anyway. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated people with great ideas above all else.

For more information about the DPLA Community Reps program, please contact info@dp.la.

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Multimedia Specialist, Marysville Service Center, Marysville WA

Starting Pay: $4,140.93 - $5,687.07 Monthly (40hrs/wk) Marysville, WA

The Multimedia Specialist position will remain open until sufficient qualified applicants are received. Initial screening will begin April 11, 2014. This position performs highly-skilled multimedia services to engage the public in the Library District's services and programs in support of the mission and strategic goals of Sno-Isle Libraries.

Typical Duties:
1. Creates images and advertisements for digital library displays, Sno-Isle's website, newsletters and other products to promote library programs and services.
2. Produce multi-media features, including audio podcasts, web-based and video design, interactive graphics, and live streaming.
3. Coordinates contents of district-wide video channels.
4. Oversees photo and video archives under the direction of the manager.
5. Participates in social media strategy and execution activities.
6. Provides support to the graphic artist.
7. Works with communications team to cultivate development strategies, measure audience reach and other actions resulting from multimedia efforts.
8. Provides other general communications support as assigned.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of multimedia communications.
2. Monitors community events and resources for opportunities to promote Library services.
3. Trains new staff as needed.
4. Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
5. Assists with special projects as required.
6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
1. Thorough knowledge of web graphics and technologies, including basic action scripting, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
2. Knowledge of basic programming including PHP, ASP .net, CFML, etc.)
3. Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office products.
4. Experience with graphic design and multimedia production including editing and online playbacks.
5. Experience in website typography/layout/usability skills.
6. Strong written communications skills.
7. Strong organizational skills.
8. Ability to create solutions and artistic materials to engage the public.
9. Ability to analyze the message to be conveyed and create appropriate design.
10. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers.

Education and Experience:
1. Bachelor's degree in graphic arts, communications or related field and 3 years of relevant work experience, or comparable combination of education and experience.
2. Three years of experience preferred.

Visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com/snoisle/default.cfm to apply.

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Travel Award, Association for Information Science & Technology, New England Chapter

NEASIS&T Student Travel Award

STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD AVAILABLE (Deadline: Friday, April 25, 2014)

 

The Association for Information Science & Technology, New England Chapter (NEASIS&T) is pleased to announce the availability of one award of up to $750 to reimburse expenses for attendance at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting (October 31-November 4, Seattle, WA).  Applications must be received by Friday, April 25. The winner  will be notified by Wednesday, April 30.

 

One award for the best ESSAY will be offered to student members of ASIS&T* in the New England, Upstate New York or Eastern Canada regions. Students must be enrolled in an information science** master's or doctoral program. In order to be reimbursed, the award winner will submit receipts substantiating travel and conference related expenses, such as costs for registration, airfare, food, and lodging.  The award winner will also be expected to meet with a NEASIS&T representative at the conference.

 

Submit an essay that addresses the following questions in specific detail:

    * Why do you wish to attend the ASIS&T Annual Meeting?

    * How do you believe you will be able to use the conference experience to further your career?

    * How might NEASIS&T or ASIS&T benefit if you receive the award?

 

Essay criteria:

    * Essay must be written in English.

    * Essay may not exceed 500 words or two double spaced pages.

    * Student must be sole author.

 

The coversheet should include the following information:

    * Applicant's name

    * Address

    * Phone number / E-mail address

    * School affiliation / information science program / Student ID number

    * Proof of ASIS&T membership (e.g. ASIS&T member number, copy of email receipt of payment, or photocopy of check canceled by ASIS&T Headquarters)

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 

The ASIS&T Annual meeting is one of the most highly regarded meetings in the information science field. It covers the breadth of activities and endeavors of the information community with technical sessions addressing specialties of the information professional. The 2014 Annual Meeting, " Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities" takes place October 31-November 4 in Seattle, Washington.

 

Papers should be submitted as attachments and sent by email to: bpanagopoulos@suffolk.edu

 

*You may join ASIS&T via the web at http://www.asist.org/membership.html

**Terms describing information science programs are varied: they may be called: Library and Information Studies, Information Science and Policy, Information and Library Science, Information Studies, etc.

 

Questions? Contact Beata at (617) 573-8541, e-mail: bpanagopoulos@suffolk.edu

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Library Fellow for Research Data Management, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

The Library Fellows Program was created to provide exceptional, early-career library professionals the opportunity to contribute to program areas of distinction and strategic priority in a dynamic academic research library. Fellows will work with and learn from colleagues who are recognized leaders in developing programs which serve the expanding needs of this world-class institution as well as contributing to the wider academic community. Library Fellows will have the opportunity to expand their skills and experience in ways that position them to excel and lead in the research library profession. Applications are invited for this two-year position, with a start date planned for summer or early fall of 2014.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position will support and expand our evolving services for research data management (RDM), working with staff within the Libraries as well as the wider MIT community. The Fellow will report to the Convener of the Research Data Services Working Group (which provides the Libraries' data management services, for all disciplines and formats across MIT). Potential activities include:

 Providing research data management services such as consultations, workshops, and maintenance of self-help services;
 Participation in projects such as building documentation for providing RDM consulting and investigating available data management planning tools and services;
 Conducting research and assessment to better understand research data management needs at MIT;
 Supporting development of services to enable MIT researchers to comply with requirements from publishers and funding bodies for open access to research data (in collaboration with the Office of
Scholarly Publishing, Copyright, and Licensing);
 Exploring additional services for research data management;
 Collaborating with related Libraries' services, such as those regarding archives, departmental liaisons, personal information management, and/or digital curation;
 Monitoring trends to help the Libraries stay up-to-date on RDM;

Specific position/project responsibilities will be more fully developed early in the appointment, based on the strengths and opportunities presented by the appointee.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or an advanced degree in a relevant subject/field received within the past two years and an articulated special interest in and foundation for gaining expertise in research data management. In addition we are seeking candidates with: a demonstrated understanding of and interest in the mission of academic libraries; evidence of self-directed learning and adaptability; facility in the use of technologies, and experience and interest in emerging library technologies; excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and to work successfully with a diverse population; strong communication skills including the ability to write and document clearly; demonstrated good judgment in priority setting; demonstrated initiative and innovative spirit; demonstrated ability to be flexible and tolerate ambiguity; the potential for success working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; commitment to professional growth and contribution; and, leadership potential as confirmed by references. Applicants must be eligible, without requiring MIT sponsorship, to work immediately in the U.S. for a two-year period.


SALARY AND BENEFITS: $53,500 minimum annual salary. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health, dental and vision plans, a retirement plan, and tuition assistance. Fellows will be provided a modest relocation allowance. An annual allowance will be provided for professional development with additional funds available for skill development as appropriate.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Please include cover letter (speaking to interest in a career in academic libraries as well as specific skills, interest in program area as defined), résumé, and contact information for three references. References may include library faculty, supervisors, mentors, etc. - individuals who can speak to potential for success as Library Fellow. Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 12, 2014 for this and a second position (Fellow for Digital Archives).

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Library Fellow for Digital Archives, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

The Library Fellows Program was created to provide exceptional, early‐career library professionals the opportunity to contribute to program areas of distinction and strategic priority in a dynamic academic research library. Fellows will work with and learn from colleagues who are recognized leaders in developing programs which serve the expanding needs of this world‐class institution as well as contributing to the wider academic community. Library Fellows will have the opportunity to expand their skills and experience in ways that position them to excel and lead in the research library profession. Applications are invited for this two‐year position, with a start date planned for fall of 2014.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Digital Archivist, the activities of this position will expand and build upon already established foundations of our digital archives program. Work will provide opportunities to collaborate with Curation and Preservation Services; the Office of Scholarly Publishing, Copyright and Licensing; Information Technology and Discovery Services; Digital Library Application Development; Collections Strategy and Management; as well as the Digital Sustainability Lab. Potential activities include:

• Workflow analysis, implementation, and documentation related to digital archives management, building on existing work and addressing gaps;
• Resource acquisition/ingest and issue resolution around file authentication, access and intellectual property rights restrictions, etc.
• Assisting with analysis, understanding, and implementation of tools for processing and managing digital archives (ex. ArchivesSpace, Curator's WorkBench (UNC), BitCurator, Archivematica) and the tools' interactions with other software and systems.

Specific position/project responsibilities will be more fully developed early in the appointment, based on the strengths and opportunities presented by the appointee.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have an ALA‐accredited MLS/MLIS or an advanced degree in a relevant subject/field received within the past two years and an articulated special interest in and foundation for gaining expertise in digital archives. In addition we are seeking candidates with: a demonstrated understanding of and interest in the mission of academic libraries; evidence of self‐directed learning and adaptability; facility in the use of technologies, and experience and interest in exploring emerging technologies; excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and to work successfully with a diverse population; strong communication skills and the ability to write and document clearly; demonstrated good judgment in priority setting; demonstrated initiative and an innovative spirit; demonstrated ability to be flexible and tolerate ambiguity; the potential for success working in a fast‐paced, dynamic environment; commitment to professional growth and contribution; and, leadership potential as confirmed by references. Applicants must be eligible, without requiring MIT sponsorship, to work immediately in the U.S. for a two‐year period.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $53,500 minimum annual salary. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health, dental and vision plans, a retirement plan, and tuition assistance. Fellows will be provided a modest relocation allowance. An annual allowance will be provided for professional development with additional funds available for skill development as appropriate.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Applications must include cover letter (speaking to interest in a career in academic libraries as well as specific skills, interest in program area as defined), résumé, and contact information for three references. References may include library faculty, supervisors, mentors, etc. - individuals who can speak to potential for success as Library Fellow. Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 12, 2014 for this and a second position (Library Fellow for Research Data Management).

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Technology Librarian, Belmont Public Library, Belmont MA

The Belmont Public Library has a full time (35 hour) opening for a Technology Librarian. Functions of the position include planning and implementing the network, updating the website, troubleshooting computer hardware, software and related equipment for over 60 PC's, conduct computer training for library staff and the public, and some time assisting patrons at the reference desk.

 

Will assist the Director in developing the library technology budget, purchase computer supplies, new hand-held devices, and software.

 

A Master's Degree in Library Science is required along with one year library reference experience and two to five years' experience in computer troubleshooting, software, hardware, and networks.

 

The pay range is $29.80 - $35.79, including a comprehensive benefits package.

 

Resumes accepted at the Human Resources Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA  02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov  or Fax 617-993-2741 by April 11, 2014

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Digital Collections Associate, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

**This is a two year term appointment with the possibility of extension.**

 

The MIT Libraries is seeking a production- and service-oriented individual to join the Digital/MIT Publications Team. This position provides the opportunity to contribute to the work of building the Libraries' digital collections and to gain experience in a dynamic academic library setting.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Digital Operations Coordinator, the Associate's primary responsibility is metadata production assistance related to the Libraries digital collections.  S/he will create, edit, and maintain bibliographic records in the Libraries' institutional repositories for objects added to the Open Access Collection, MIT Technical Report or Working Paper series, and other digital collections, participate in problem resolution, and assist with data cleanup projects. In support of digital collections preparation and project work, the Associate will survey the Libraries collections in all formats for existing content, search for corresponding catalog records, and gather data (e.g. bibliographic, use, condition) related to digital content to be added.  S/he will participate in adapting processes and workflows to specific project needs, creating documentation, and will be responsible for tracking work and producing status reports.  Other duties of the Associate include processing born digital technical reports and working papers and related metadata creation, processing e-thesis submissions,  answering thesis reference and procedural questions, and maintaining the LibGuide for the thesis FAQ.  The Associate will provide training to team members and other assistants and will direct the work of student assistants. S/he may participate in local and system-wide committees and/or projects and will perform other duties as assigned. 

 

QUALIFICATIONSRequired - Two years direct/related experience which provides understanding of metadata and cataloging; post high school education can count toward experience. Solid experience with automated library systems and with standard computer software such as word processing and spreadsheet programs, e-mail, and internet technologies.  Strong technical skills including ability to create/maintain macros and use database applications and wikis, as well as a demonstrated affinity for and adeptness in learning, understanding and effectively using new software and technology. Aptitude for accurate, detail oriented work and strong data entry skills. Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and work with minimal supervision. Ability to identify problems and carry out solutions independently or in collaboration with others. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, and ability to work as an integral part of a service team. Demonstrated initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment.  Preferred - Experience with one or more of the following: cataloging records including OCLC searching; the ALEPH library system; DSpace; AACR2 and MARC21; XML; metadata standards, including IEEE Learning Object Metadata (LOM) and Dublin Core (DC). Experience in academic and/or research library and/or a customer service environment.

 

HOURS:  35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Some flexibility in scheduling is possible.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/index.html

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Public Services Assistant, Baker Library Historical Collections, Boston MA

15 hours per week

Available April 2014

Salary $12.00/hour

 

Specific Duties:

Excellent opportunity to assist with and learn more about the daily public services operations and general support of a special collections department.  Locates, retrieves and re-shelves collection materials from secure stacks.  Processes collection duplication requests. Performs routine clerical and collection support duties. Supports public services team projects. Performs other duties as assigned. May occasionally assist with basic collection re-housing and inventorying and other special, short term, collection based projects. May occasionally staff the reading room reference desk for short periods of time.

 

Available immediately, this is a 15 hour per week, year round position. Hours must be completed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Preference will be given to candidates who can work Monday and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Requirements:

Customer service and/or library experience strongly preferred. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. Attention to detail necessary. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials required.

 

Overview:

Baker Library Historical Collections holds one of the preeminent collections of historical materials on business and economic history and philosophy in the world. Major collections are the Business Manuscripts Collection, which includes approximately 1,400 collections dating from the fifteenth century to the current day; the Kress Collection of Business and Economics, rare books, broadsides and pamphlets from the fifteenth century to 1850; and the extensive holdings of the Harvard Business School Archives.

 

Baker Library Historical Collections provides access to these materials in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room in Baker Library | Bloomberg Center.

 

Send letter of interest and resume to:

Katherine Fox

Baker Library Historical Collections

Baker Library | Bloomberg Center

Harvard Business School

Soldiers Field

Boston, MA 02163

kfox@hbs.edu

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Part-Time Librarian, Jamaica Memorial Library, Jamaica VT

LOCATION:

 

The Jamaica Memorial Library is located in the mountains of Windham County in southeastern Vermont. This rural public library serves the town of Jamaica, population of 1,000.  The JML is located in an old 2-room schoolhouse in the center of the village.

REQUIREMENTS:

Requires strong research skills and a working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources.  Demonstrates a competency to follow oral and written instructions accurately and thoroughly, competency to operate a computer terminal, and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.  Have strong planning and organization skills with ability to prioritize and multi-task. Be dependable and adaptable to work independently as well as in a team situation.  Have an interest in and enthusiasm for working with the public, tact, patience, maturity, friendliness.  A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable.

DUTIES:

The librarian mostly works independently and reports to the Board of Trustees. The librarian interacts directly with the public while securing the collection. She/he conducts a weekly Book Hour for young children, and works on other youth programs including the Summer Reading Camp, held for one week in July.

  • Performs functions related to circulation control:  checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, renewals, data entry, assesses and collects fines
  • Answers references questions, telephone calls and emails
  • Registers borrowers and issues library cards
  • Processes deliveries - moving and unloading bins and checking-in items
  • Directs patrons to appropriate resources or collections
  • Processes InterLibrary Loan items
  • Shelves materials

SCHEDULE:  Tuesday 12-6pm, Thursday 9am-2pm, Saturday 10am-1pm.

SALARY:    $13.50 per hour (14 hours per week). The Librarian is paid one hour per month to attend the Board of Trustees Meeting.

APPLY TO:  Ms. Alice Abraham, Chair of the Search Committee

                        Jamaica Memorial Library, P.O. Box 266, Jamaica VT 05343

                        Or by email:  abraham36@comcast.net

DEADLINE:  May 1, 2014.

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Records Management Intern, United Nations Archives, New York NY

We welcome applications for our internship posting for summer 2014 at the United Nations Archives and Records Management Section in New York. We encourage any student involved in graduate work on the topics of archives, records management, information technology or a related subject to apply. We have several exciting projects this summer so will be selecting multiple interns, and would appreciate if you would pass this along to any interested students. 

This opportunity is designed for an intern to work with experienced information professionals. Interns will be assigned to the archives or the records management unit based on individual backgrounds and preferences. Interns will work on a variety of projects centered on archival collections and records management activities. Depending on assignment, project tasks may include the following: 
• Processing and/or cataloguing archival collections and accessioning records 
• Assisting in the digitization of archival materials 
• Providing customer service for archives patrons and UN staff 
• Assisting in the ongoing creation and maintenance of digital and electronic content.
Interns will also collaborate with staff on social media (Facebook, Flickr, etc.) in the effort to promote archives/records management resources and services.
To apply, please visit inspira.un.org and search for job opening #33013, or click here. Applications are due 4 April 2014. Please note that applications will not be accepted through email. 

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Reference & Sciences Librarian, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg VA

The University of Mary Washington is seeking an energetic, innovative person to serve as the Reference and Sciences Librarian. This librarian teaches course-integrated library instruction classes for the physical and natural sciences, physical education, mathematics, and computer science. In addition, the Reference and Sciences Librarian:

 

- Creates online research guides and other instructional materials for assigned disciplines.

- Provides individual research assistance for students, faculty, and staff in assigned disciplines.

-Assists patrons in locating information and utilizing the resources and services of the library, irrespective of format.

-Staffs the reference desk as scheduled, including evening and weekend hours.

-Serves as the library's liaison to assigned departments, cultivating and maintaining productive working relationships with faculty.

-Works with the Collection Development Librarian to select library materials for the sciences and other assigned disciplines.

-Works with the other reference librarians to train, schedule, and supervise the student assistants in the reference department.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

-Master's degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master's program (MLS/MLIS).

-Experience in the provision of reference, research and instruction services. (This can include experience gained while pursuing a graduate degree or in a pre-professional position.)

-Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

 

Closing Date: 04-25-2014.

 

Please submit an application by going to https://careers.umw.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1395775442140

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Call for Volunteers, GSLIS Graduate Symposium, Simmons College, Boston MA

Interested in attending the GSLIS Graduate Symposium on Saturday, April 05? Consider volunteering!

The Graduate Symposium Committee is looking for volunteers for the following positions:
Greeters
Panel Moderators
Panel Point People (make sure the panel runs smoothly, troubleshoot any issues, etc.)
Technology Assistance
 
Come listen to Simmons graduate students share their research! Food and refreshments will be provided throughout the event.
Please contact Regina Pagani (regina.pagani@simmons.edu) if you are interested in volunteering.

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University Archivist (Assistant Professor), Oregon Health & Science University Library, Portland OR

Job Title                              University Archivist (Assistant Professor)
Department                          Library


Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range: 1.0 FTE; Salary commensurate with experience, minimum $50,000.
The University

Archivist is responsible for the day-to-day management and long-term development of OHSU's archives program. Reporting to the Head, Historical Collections & Archives, the University Archivist contributes positive, expansive vision to HC&A, seeking new ways to build collections, enhance access, and engage audiences.


The University Archivist identifies, appraises, and acquires archives, manuscripts, university publications, and artifacts in all formats. Supervising a staff of 1.0-2.0 FTE, the position manages accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, and storage of collections. The University Archivist develops collection management data, EAD finding aids, and other access tools.


Digital initiatives are a focus of this position. The University Archivist participates in the library's Digital Collections Committee, leads digitization projects for collections under his or her care, and plays a major role in the library's emerging digital preservation and curation activities.  Digital collections responsibilities may include building and managing collections; defining workflows, procedures, and standards; participating in policy formation; and working with university partners to develop collections, projects, and services.


The University Archivist teaches classes, workshops, and instructional sessions; assists researchers through reference and instruction; and conducts exhibits, tours, special events, and other outreach activities. With critical responsibility for growth, relevance, sustainability, and innovation in the archives program, the position dedicates significant effort to collaborative work with donors, faculty, students, staff, and alumni, demonstrating outcomes through presentations, exhibits, events, publications, and reports.
This position monitors, interprets, and applies emerging archival theory and trends. As a colleague and supervisor, the University Archivist fosters a culture of productivity, knowledge sharing, and user orientation. The position participates in developing and implementing policies and procedures in OHSU Historical Collections & Archives, and consults with the university community on records management policy and practices. As a member of the Library Faculty, the University Archivist participates in planning, policy formation, and decision-making relating to library services, collections, and technologies.  This position represents OHSU Library in Northwest Digital Archives, and requires scholarship and service that contributes to the effectiveness of the Library, the University, and the profession.


Job Requirements
Required:
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program with a concentration in archives, or an equivalent combination of advanced degree and work experience
Strong knowledge of current archival theory and trends; ability to judiciously apply theory to practice
Minimum of two years of experience in arranging and describing archival collections of diverse size, content, and format, preferably in an academic or health sciences setting
Experience in using flexible standards for arrangement and description, particularly minimum-level processing; ability to use judgment and pragmatism in applying standards
Demonstrated experience with technical and descriptive standards including EAD, DACS, MARC, and Dublin Core; knowledge of emerging standards
Experience with digitization and digital asset management systems
Knowledge of principles and practices of electronic records curation and preservation
Familiarity with HIPAA and FERPA principles; ability to manage sensitive materials by balancing access and legal requirements
Outstanding project management skills, demonstrated through excellence in collaborative, team-oriented projects
Supervisory experience; ability to lead a team and delegate effectively
Outstanding analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills; ability to represent the library effectively and positively to diverse audiences
Experience with donor relationsAbility to contribute service and scholarship to the profession
Ability to lift a 40-pound box


Preferred:
Experience applying HIPAA and FERPA principles to archival arrangement, description, and access
Experience with Archivists Toolkit; knowledge of emerging collection management tools
Knowledge of Omeka and bepress/Digital Commons
Experience with digital curation and preservation
Knowledge of consortial programs such as NWDA
Experience managing artifact collections
Experience with exhibits
Experience with teaching, reference, instruction, and outreach in archives or special collections
Experience with grant-funded projects
Experience with space planning and stacks management
Experience collaborating with academic staff, faculty, students, and alumni
Knowledge of the history of health sciences and the history of the Pacific Northwest


Rank and Salary: This is a non-tenured, twelve-month faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $50,000.


Applications: To apply please visit ohsujobs.com<http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/services/human-resources/> and search for position IRC42692. Applications should include a resume, a letter of introduction, and contact information for three references. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Head of Children's Services, Derry Public Library, Derry NH

Derry Public Library is seeking a resourceful, energetic professional to head the lively Children's Services Department and to make this library a "destination" for families with young children.  The successful candidate will be responsible for creating, articulating and implementing a forward-looking "Vision" of services for infants through middle schoolers.  This includes providing friendly and approachable customer service, programming, collection development, budget management and public relations activities with local schools and community organizations.  The Head of Children's Services schedules and supervises several part-time staff, and reports directly to the Director.  Department Head also collaborates with our YA librarian to comfortably transition middle schoolers from children's to YA's collections and activities.  Essential qualifications include a demonstrated knowledge of current trends in library services and new technology applications for children, multitasking capabilities, boundless imagination, a sense of humor and a positive attitude. 

This position is an integral part of the Management Team.  Responsibilities include regularly collaborating with other department heads and staff in order to improve and promote the library, as well as sharing building wide responsibilities. The ability to plan and implement short- and long-range goals is essential.  Required are an MLS/MLIS degree and 3 to 5 years of experience. Derry Public Library serves the Town of Derry, the fourth largest community in New Hampshire, with a population of nearly 34,000. The Library has a staff of 29 full and part time employees. This position offers a competitive salary ($44,850-$50,466) for a 37.5 hour work week, and an excellent individual benefits package.

Submit a cover letter, 3 references, and resume to Susan Brown, Assistant Director, Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway, Derry, NH 03038 (or email to susanb@derrypl.org) by April 30, 2014.

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Volunteer, Quilt Museum, Lowell MA

The New England Quilt Museum in historic downtown Lowell has an extensive reference and circulating library available to the public.  The current manager (not a trained librarian) has been running the library for 14 years and needs to find and train someone to eventually take over all her responsibilities.  These include:

 

-       Recruiting, training and managing a team of 19 volunteers who rotate to staff the library 30-34 hours per week.

 

-       Managing the reference collection of books, magazines, and ephemera used by staff and visitors to the museum and the circulating collection of books and videos used by museum members.

 

-       Coordinating library functions with the museum's professional staff.

 

A candidate needs to live close enough to the museum to volunteer twice a week and make a long-term commitment.  The museum has never had a budget for library operation and, in fact, relies on the library volunteers to raise their own funding and supply the museum with regular donations through the sale of excess donated materials.  Library training and experience a plus.  Quilting knowledge required since the library volunteers answer questions from visitors and e-mail inquiries about quilt history, quilt making and quilt care.

 

Please contact Martha Supnik at Questions@NEQuiltMuseum.org

See web pages at http://nequiltmuseum.org/neqm-library.html

and http://nequiltmuseum.org/ask-the-neqm-library.html

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Summer Archives Internship, Biogen Idec, Cambridge MA

The work assignments will be drawn from the following:

 ·       Records management / knowledge management initiatives within the Development Sciences group.

  • Policy development and education.
  • Metadata support.
  • Indexing following an in-house taxonomy.
  • Outreach within Development Sciences and delivery of training sessions.
  • Work on special-purpose project teams.

 

Desired qualifications include:

 ·       Bachelor's degree required.  Graduate work in archives/records management/library and information science desirable.

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with databases and Microsoft Office applications.  Experience with electronic document management systems desirable.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to interact diplomatically with colleagues from other functional areas.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic, initiative and a can-do attitude.

 

Work can begin in mid-May and continue through mid-September, with specifics to be arranged with the chosen candidate.

 

If you are interested in applying please follow these instructions:

    • Visit www.biogenidec.com/careers
    • Select "University Recruiting"
    • Select "Internships & Co-ops"
    • Scroll down to "view all current internship or co-op openings"
    • Apply to requisition #21976BR

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Technology Reference Assistant, GSLIS Technology, Simmons College, Boston MA

Join the GSLIS Technology team! 

We have part-time Technology Reference Assistant (TRA) positions available for the summer semester. The start date is early to mid May and will include training. 

TRAs help GSLIS students with technical questions relating to coursework, prepare handouts and instructions for computer programs, teach hardware and software workshops, make screencasts, and help keep the labs organized. GSLIS Technology staff provide software and troubleshooting training for TRAs. This is a great opportunity to bolster your resume with instructional experience and new technology skills, as well as interact daily with GSLIS faculty, staff, students, and alums.
 
Below is a link to a PDF that goes into more detail about the position including our expectations and applicant qualifications:
 

If you are interested in applying, please submit our online TRA application.

Additionally, please email a cover letter and current resume to me at linnea@simmons.edu by March 31st, 2014. 

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Summer Student Volunteer Internship, Research Department, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington DC

DUTIES:

The internship in the Research Department of the Library involves reference and research assistance, performance of administrative tasks, completion of special projects, and other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

1.  Enrollment in a Master of Library Science degree program including completion of at least one government documents or legal bibliography course -OR- successful completion of one year towards a law degree, and library work experience.

2.  Work experience, preferably in a library or legal office setting. 

3.  Ability to communicate clearly, courteously, and effectively both orally and in writing required.

4.  Employment is subject to successful completion of a security background check.

 

To apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/363756100

Closing Date: Friday, March 28, 2014, 11:59 PM

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Summer Student Volunteer Internship, Technology and Collections Management Department, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington DC

DUTIES:

The internship in the Technology and Collections Management Department involves assistance with technology projects and related research, filling in at the Circulation Desk and other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

1.  Enrollment in a Master of Library Science degree program AND at least two semesters completed towards a library degree AND basic familiarity/experience with digitization practices AND completion of at least one metadata creation course.
2.  Work experience, preferably in a library setting.
3.  Ability to communicate clearly, courteously, and effectively both orally and in writing required.
4.  Employment is subject to successful completion of a security background check.

To apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/363757900

 

Closing Date: Friday, March 28, 2014, 11:59 PM

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Summer Student Volunteer Internship, Library - Technical Services and Special Collections Department, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington DC

Duties:

The internship in the Technical Services and Special Collections Department involves assistance with cataloging a special French language collection, creation of item level records, assistance with the Records and Briefs Collection and the processing of digitized materials for catalog display.

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

1.  Enrollment in a Master of Library Science degree program AND at least two semesters completed towards a library degree AND completion of at least one metadata creation or traditional cataloging course. 
2.  Satisfactory completion of one full year of college level French.
3.  Work experience, preferably in a library setting.
4.  Ability to communicate clearly, courteously, and effectively both orally and in writing required.
5.  Employment is subject to successful completion of a security background check.

To apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/364207800

Closing Date: Friday, March 28, 2014, 11:59 PM

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Assistant Head of the Education Library, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented Assistant Head of the Education Library is a tenure track library faculty position in the Education Library, serving the College of Education and related disciplines at the University of Florida. Working with the Head of the Education Library this position contributes to the development, coordination, and provision of the library's programs and services, including a wide range of public, technical, and collection management functions. Leadership and guidance for staff and student assistants are key functions of the position in addition to planning, developing, and delivering responsive and innovative services to meet the evolving information needs of the University's faculty, staff, and students. These services include instruction, web-based resources and special projects such as collection reviews, as well as working closely with faculty in the College of Education and related disciplines in developing and managing the collections and facility to support research and instruction.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Assistant Head for the Education Library will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Assistant Head will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and perspectives in work activities. All faculty at the George A. Smathers Libraries are expected to pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until April 28, 2014, and review of applications will begin on April 8, 2014.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

All inquiries and submissions of required application materials should be sent to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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15 hour Senior Substitute, Main Library Circulation, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

Cambridge Public Library

15 hour Senior Substitute - Main Library Circulation

#L422-733

 

QUALIFICATIONS:           

High school diploma or high school equivalency required.  A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable.  Requires working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources, competency to follow oral and written instructions accurately and thoroughly, competency to operate a computer terminal, adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, flexibility to fill in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, ability to recognize situations that require referral to the full time staff, an interest in and enthusiasm for working with the public, tact, patience, maturity, friendliness.

DUTIES:

  • Performs functions related to circulation control:  checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, renewals, reserves, data entry, assesses and collects fines
  • Answers and routes telephone calls
  • Registers borrowers and issues library cards
  • Processes deliveries - moving and unloading bins and checking-in items
  • Directs patrons to appropriate service areas
  • Shelves materials
  • Assists in additional service areas as needed
  • Any other duties required by the Manager of Borrower Services for the good of the department and the library

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities to permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity to permit the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes to permit the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to person essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:   

  • Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, various library locations, as necessary
  • Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions
  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

 

SALARY:                    $ 15.97 per hour to $19.06 per hour in five steps

 

DEADLINE:             April 10, 2014 by 5:00pm

 

 

APPLY TO:              

City of Cambridge

Personnel Department, Room 309

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov

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Library Assistant (Part Time), Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston MA

 

The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) seeks a part-time library assistant (up to 21 hours per week) to greet visitors and provide services to researchers who make use of the Society's collections in the MHS library.   

 

The MHS is an independent research library that collects, preserves, and makes accessible manuscripts and other materials that promote the study of the history of our nation--a mission that has remained constant since 1791. The MHS holds more than 3,600 manuscript collections, as well as extensive collections of early American imprints, newspapers, maps, printed ephemera, photographs, engravings, and other research materials.

 

The library is staffed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:45 AM-4:45 PM, Tuesday 8:45 AM to 7:45 PM, and Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The ideal candidate would have a flexible schedule including Saturday availability.  

 

Duties: The library assistant works as part of the reference team and reports to the Reference Librarian. Duties include staffing the library reception area, answering telephone and email reference queries, monitoring the reading room, and assisting the reference staff with various library tasks. The library assistant greets, authorizes, and directs all researchers entering the library; explains MHS library policies and procedures; and directs incoming telephone calls for the MHS as a whole. The library assistant spends the majority of his/her time interacting directly with the public. This position is essential in promoting the Society's public image and in maintaining the security of the collections.

 

Requirements: The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree; a demonstrated interest in American history, with strong interest in Early American or Massachusetts/New England history preferred; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; strong research skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong planning and organization skills with ability to prioritize and multi-task; the ability to work well in a team environment; and experience working with a diverse public in a customer service or similar position.

 

Coursework in Library and Information Science, and/or familiarity with archival principles, user-end functions of an integrated library system (Voyager), and providing reference assistance, as well as previous experience working in a library, museum, or other historical organization are preferred.

 

This position requires the ability to lift boxes weighing up to forty pounds and to transport materials loaded onto wheeled carts. 

 

Salary: $14.00/hour.

 

Application procedure:  Please send an application by email (preferred) or postal mail, including a cover letter, brief resume, and three references to Anna Clutterbuck-Cook, at acook@masshist.org or Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

 

Applications must be received by 7 April 2014 to be considered.   

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18 hour Library Assistant, Main Library Children's Room, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

Cambridge Public Library

18 hour Library Assistant/Main Library Children's Room

 #L414-710

 

18 hours per week  - initial schedule is Monday 1:30 to 7 pm; Thursday 2 to 7 pm; Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm; every third week Friday off and Saturday 8:30 am to 5 pm

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:           

High school diploma or high school equivalency required.  Experience working with children and/or teens in a group setting is desirable.  Coursework in children's literature and/or child psychology plus prior library experience are desirable.  A bachelor's degree from an accredited college is preferred.  Requires working knowledge of children's and teen literature, materials, and programming; basic knowledge of library techniques; good organization and planning skills so that programs will be appropriate for age level and capabilities of target audience; resourcefulness, tact, patience, initiative, enthusiasm, maturity, communication skills; adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation and flexibility in emergency staff situations.

 

DUTIES:

  • Assists children, teens and other patrons in finding books and information; answers routine reference questions; provides basic reader's advisory service
  • With guidance of professional staff, plans and conducts story hours, book talks, and other children's programming (for example:  files, crafts, puppets)
  • Performs functions related to circulation control, including issuing new library cards, placing holds, check-ins, checkouts, inquiries, renewals, and data entry
  • Makes some suggestions for the selection of children's materials based on patron requests, personal knowledge and/or review tools
  • Maintains orderliness and neatness in the children's and teen areas; shelves materials and reads shelves
  • Provides clerical support for the Children's Room

·         Assisting in library instruction/orientation for children's and/or teen groups and individuals

·         Preparing book lists

·         Operating audio/visual equipment in the presentation of library programs

·         Assisting in processing new books

·         May attend system-wide meetings of children's librarians for in-service training and/or to plan and implement system-wide programs

  • Any other duties required by the Manager of Youth Services for the good of the department and the library

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to person essential functions.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, calculators, copiers, facsimile machines, CD/DVD players
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities to permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity to permit the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes to permit the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:   

  • Primarily assigned to the Main Library Children's Room; also works as needed in the Teen Room
  • Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, various library locations, as necessary
  • Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions
  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

 

SALARY:                    $ 18.96 per hour to $20.42 per hour in five steps

 

DEADLINE:             April 15, 2014 by 5:00pm 

 

APPLY TO:              

City of Cambridge

Personnel Department, Room 309

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov

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Summer Internship, Toxikon Corporation, Bedford MA

We are accepting applications for a summer internship position in our Document Control Department. We prefer an individual that is majoring in library sciences. Toxikon Corporation is a contract research organization located just outside of Boston, in Bedford MA.  We are implementing a new document management software for organizing our scientific documents, such as books and many e-documents.  We need these documents  to be organized before we load them into the database. 

 

The work schedule is fairly flexible, but prefer Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. 

 

If you are interested please contact Amy Schade, amy.schade@toxikon.com

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Summer Intern- Archives/Reference Center, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington DC

Employer:  Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

 

Location:    Washington, DC (Gallery Place-Chinatown/Mt. Vernon Square - metro accessible)

 

Work schedule:  Interns typically start work soon after Memorial Day and can work through Labor Day, however start and end dates are flexible.  Office hours are typically Monday through Friday between 9am-5pm.

 

Position summaryThe AAMC Archives seeks a summer intern to work on adding the last 10 years' worth of documents to the archives for the Council of Academic Societies (CAS), and organizing them in line with the rest of the collection and re-writing the finding aid. Another task will be digitizing the annual meeting programs from 1914 to 2013, so that they are searchable and available on our intranet for AAMC staff to use. If time permits, the staff will also digitize the Presidential Memoranda, which go back to 1957.

The AAMC Reference Center and Mary H. Littlemeyer Archives is a service to staff and members of the public.  Reference Center staff provide reference, research, and access to current and historical collections in order to assist staff in leading the academic medicine community to improve the health of all.   Our Archives collection ensures adequate and complete documentation of the Association: its origin, development, policies, and activities.

 

Attention to detail and good verbal and written skills are required.  We are seeking a student enrolled in a library science/archives or history graduate program.  This 35 hour/week internship pays $15.00 per hour, and the start and finish dates are flexible (preferably May - August).

 

About AAMC:  Founded in 1876 and based in Washington, D.C., the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is a not-for-profit association representing all 141 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and 90 academic and scientific societies. Through its many programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world's most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions.

 

To Apply Use This Link:  http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH10/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=AAMC&cws=1&rid=401

 

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Library Director, Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester MA

Energetic professional sought to direct & administer all operations of Gloucester's Sawyer Free Library.  Duties include the development and management of an over $830K annual budget, staff supervision of 20+ employees; oversight of cultural events & community outreach through its Lyceum program; provides oversight of other designated funds including capital expenditures. Required qualifications:  MLS from ALA accredited library school required; minimum 5 years management, supervisory & budget responsibilities in a public library of similar size; computer & grant  proficiency; strong communication skills; fully competent in current library technology. Salary range: $77,190 - $90,929. Please submit resume by April 17, 2014 to:

 

 

Personnel Dept.

Gloucester City Hall

9 Dale Ave.

Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 281 -9742

Fax: (978) 282-3055

Email: dprophet@gloucester-ma.gov

 

 

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User Experience and Assessment Librarian (Public Services), University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg MO

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI

LIBARARY SERVICES

User Experience and Assessment Librarian (Public Services)

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Member

 

The University of Central Missouri seeks a motivated, creative, user-focused professional to fill the non-tenure-track faculty position of User Experience and Assessment Librarian.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.  The successful candidate should have demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of assessment methodologies (both quantitative and qualitative) and experience analyzing data, administering surveys, and providing recommendations for service improvements.  This new position will be responsible for gaining insight into customer expectations and satisfaction through a variety of assessment measures.  There is a possibility of bibliographic and departmental liaison duties for this position.  The successful candidate will be expected to:

 

Responsibilities

·         Interact with user communities to identify their priorities and needs and explore ways to enhance the user experience throughout the library

·         Collaborate with faculty and staff to integrate appropriate technologies to improve library services

·         Coordinate and participate in library-wide assessment activities

·         Develop assessment strategies and activities that highlight and raise the profile of the library's collections, services, and facilities

·         Coordinate usability assessment for the library, including designing and carrying out usability studies, analyzing usage statistics and user trends to support planning and development,  advising on user-centered design requirements, and recommending solutions

·         Serve as Chair of the library's Strategic Planning team, playing a key role in helping the library achieve its objectives of facilitating research, teaching, and learning by ensuring user-centered design of library tools, facilities, collections, and services

·         Work with library administration to document, correlate, and disseminate assessment results, incorporating the knowledge gained in assessment into library strategic planning, decision-making, and process improvement

·         Participate in reference service delivery, including week-end and/or evening rotations

 

Qualifications  

 

Required

·         Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in library or information science or equivalent degree

·         Strong web skills (html, blogging, app use, etc.) and facility with commonly used social media tools

·         Knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues, and trends in assessment and usability

·         Effective written and oral communication skills

·         Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, other faculty and staff, and students

·         Strong customer service focus and a deep commitment to service

·         Commitment to engage in ongoing professional development and service to the profession

·         Preparation and commitment to conduct independent investigations relevant to the duties of the position

 

P  Preferred

·         Second graduate degree a subject discipline

·         Experience with library-specific assessment  in an academic library environment

·         Knowledge of and experience with a wide range of assessment methodologies (quantitative and qualitative)

·         Experience with data analysis and survey design

·         Portfolio detailing how previous work has been customer-focused and led to improvements in services and satisfaction

 

Work Environment

Kirkpatrick Library consists of two functional units: Public Services and Technical Services, both reporting to the Chair of Kirkpatrick Library.  The work environment is modern and attractive with appropriate information technology tools available to all library faculty.  Within a team environment, this new position is expected to play a leadership role in the development, planning, delivery, and evaluation of the library's assessment efforts. 

 

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Benefits are described at http://www.ucmo.edu/hr/benefits/

 

University Environment

In Warrensburg, MO (approximately 50 miles southeast of Kansas City), the University of Central Missouri (http://www.ucmo.edu) provides the option for urban, suburban, or small city living. The work environment is the James C. Kirkpatrick Library, an attractive and modern facility (http://library.ucmo.edu).

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates must complete the faculty profile found at https://jobs.ucmo.edu.  Apply to position #998521.

 

Attach to the faculty profile a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and black and white copies of transcripts showing all degrees completed.  Please list on the faculty profile the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three (3) professional references.  If contacted for an interview, three (3) letters of recommendation will be requested. 

 

Review of completed applications begins April 1, 2014 and continues until position is filled.

 

For information about the online application process, contact Human Resources at jobs@umco.edu or (660) 543-4255.

 

For more information about this position, contact search committee chair, Linda Medaris, at medaris@ucmo.edu or (660) 543-8844.

 

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Nurse Consumer Health Librarian, Health Science Center Library, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian at the Health Science Center Library. The liaison librarian provides reference assistance and consultations, instruction, outreach, and collection management for assigned departments and programs in the Academic Health Center. This tenure track faculty position serves as a member of the Biomedical and Health Information Services team, and provides services in a variety of modes (in person, email, "house calls".) The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as collection reviews, development of web-based resources, and service evaluation. The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and, consequently, the liaison librarian will be asked to serve on various committees and teams. The liaison librarian performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the liaison librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the liaison librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.The liaison librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until May 1, 2014, and review of applications will begin on April 3, 2014.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

All inquiries and submissions of required application materials should be sent to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Intern, Office of State Treasurer and Receiver General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston MA

The Office of State Treasurer and Receiver General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is interested in hiring two unpaid interns to help manage our records. While most of our records are subject to the Freedom of Information Act, we also do have records that are exempt due to the nature of the information. 

Requirements: Experience with public sector records is preferred but not required; experience with confidential records and ability to demonstrate discretion.
To apply: send a cover letter and resume to Deirdre Richardson, deirdre.richardson@state.ma.us
 

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Librarian (Supervisor), Nashua Public Library, Nashua NH

POSITION:                           LIBRARIAN (SUPERVISOR)

DEPARTMENT:                  MUSIC / ART / MEDIA DEPARTMENT 

HOURS WORKED:             40 HRS/WK INCLUDES EVENINGS & WEEKENDS

AFFILIATION:                    AFT LOCAL #4831 

STARTING SALARY:        $40,839 - $54,346 depending on education / experience

                                                 Job Grade 8, excellent benefits offered

 

PRIMARY DUTIES

This full-time (40 hour) position in a public library will include some evening and weekend hours. The person in this position manages all aspects of the Music, Art and Media (MAM) department including: budgeting, collection development, supervising a staff of 7, and developing departmental policies and procedures. This person also manages MAM physical space and furnishings, and works with security staff to enforce the code of conduct. Other duties include telephone, walk-in, and computer-based patron assistance at the MAM circulation desk. This person will participate in the library's online presence including contributing to the blog, social media outlets and other web-based technologies. A complete job description is available through the city's Human Resources office.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 

ALA accredited M.L.S. degree and 5 years experience in a library. Supervisory experience is required. Applicant must have excellent communication skills, demonstrated aptitude for supervising staff and serving the public, and be willing to lead by example. Applicant must have experience with library automation systems and be proficient in the use of common office software. The ability to work with a diverse public in a fast-paced environment is a must. Applicant must be well organized and possess good oral and written communication skills. Applicant must be able to handle situations with tact, courtesy, and good judgment.  Knowledge of music and/or fine arts is preferred but not required.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit applications/resume, list of three professional references and cover letter at:

 

http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ONLINE BY 5PM ON FRIDAY APRIL 11, 2014

 

Jennifer Hinderer

Library Director

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Librarian for Instructional Design, Education and Research, University of North Dakota Library of the Health Sciences, Grand Forks ND

Before you delete this because it is in North Dakota, please consider it.  North Dakota has clean air, nice people and the cost of living is low.  Perhaps you've heard about our strong economy due to the oil boom in the western part of the state.  The housing prices in Grand Forks are reasonable. Greater Grand Forks has a population of nearly 100,000.  We are close to the Minnesota lake country with great hiking, camping, fishing and bicycling opportunities. Nearby major cities are Fargo (80 miles) and Winnipeg (150 miles). UND employee benefits are good - we don't pay anything for our health insurance - even a family plan.  You can take one class per semester tuition free.  We do get snow and cold in the winter, but we wear layers and have been thankful our winter has been milder than what the East Coast has endured.  Our summers are beautiful.  There is an active arts community.  UND is a Division I NCAA school, with hockey being especially popular.


Librarian for Instructional Design, Education and Research
The University of North Dakota Library of the Health Sciences, Grand Forks (www.undmedlibrary.org<http://www.undmedlibrary.org>), is seeking an innovative educator and librarian to provide leadership to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) in the design and implementation of technology-based instructional programming. This person will work collaboratively with faculty and librarians to promote and develop new educational methodologies in the curricula of the medical and allied health programs of the school. The successful candidate will also lead the library in its educational programs and will guide the library in expanding partnerships with SMHS researchers.

The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences is a community-based medical school in Grand Forks with regional campuses in Bismarck, Fargo and Minot. In addition to the M.D. program, professional degrees are offered in physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical laboratory science, athletic training and physician assistant. The library also supports the programs of the College of Nursing, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing, nutrition and dietetics, and social work.

Salary and qualifications
Hiring salary:  $60,000 - $65,000


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by April 15, 2014. Be sure to submit a cover letter, a resume, and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references.


Full job description, qualifications, and directions for application are at
https://und.edu/finance-operations/human-resources-payroll/careers/secure/job-openings-external.cfm?category=3000+Professional&AppliTrackJobId=500_37440&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

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Division Dean-Library & Academic Support, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke MA

POSITION:
Division Dean-Library & Academic Support - Academic Affairs Division
This is a full-time, Non-Unit Professional position.

Start Date: June, 2014
COMPENSATION: Salary Range: $79,694-$92,000/year, plus a comprehensive State benefits package

Funding Source: State

GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean is responsible for the overall management and direction of library services, Center for Academic Program Support (Math, Writing and Tutoring Center) and the ESL support office. The Dean is responsible for budgeting, supervising, and ensuring the quality of services provided. The Dean will work with the staff to build a cohesive team, and will work collaboratively with the other division deans and the V.P. of Academic Affairs to ensure that needs are addressed in sustainable ways.

EXAMPLES OF
DUTIES: 1. An active participant in library consortia locally, regionally and statewide to ensure access to all available resources.
2. Maintains delivery of prompt, quality library resources and services to serve the diverse needs of administrators, faculty, students and the surrounding community.
3. Administers operations of library, CAPS, and ESL Support, including budget preparation, development and implementation of policy, assessment of user services/resources and personnel management.
4. Provides leadership and administrative oversight to the Center for Academic Support (CAPS) and English as a Second Language (ESL) Support Program.
5. Develops and implements long-range and strategic plans for library and academic support services to support the College's mission.
6. Assumes a leadership role in identifying new information technologies, resources and services relevant to the missions of the library and the academic support centers.
7. Fosters professional development for all staff members and advocates for the continuing development of the library.
8. Participates actively in College affairs in order to align library and academic support programs with institutional goals.
9. Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree or higher in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution; minimum of five years experience in academic libraries, with demonstrated management experience; leadership and management skills including a commitment to staff development; broad knowledge of current and emerging issues in librarianship and higher education; experience in developing and administering operating, acquisition, and equipment budgets; ability to articulate and implement an imaginative and flexible strategic plan for the library that incorporates an understanding of current and emerging technologies, the integration of information literacy into the curriculum, and assessment of library services; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to work successfully with a broad variety of constituents--administrators, faculty, students, community residents and members of library consortia; ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Supervisory experience in a collective bargaining environment; success in acquiring grant support; experience working with academic support centers.

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.


- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B
Visa.
- Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

TO APPLY: Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents online to:
www.hcc.edu/careers


Resume, Cover Letter and List of 3 Professional References with names, addresses, and phone numbers. (When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications as pertaining to this position and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.)

DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning April 18, 2014 - Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.

Website: www.hcc.edu

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Manager, Summer on the Residence Campus, Simmons College, Boston MA

Residence Campus Services has one full time manager position available to work directly with group of undergraduate students working in the Summer Conferences program. We manage hospitality for groups coming to campus during the summer months and also prepare residence halls for academic year residents.
The job runs from mid-May through the end of August and full details can be found here.
Applications are due on Friday, 4/4.

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2014 LIS Career Fair, Simmons College

  • Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • Time: 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
  • Where: Paresky Conference Center, Main College Building, 3rd Floor
  • Format: Open; students may walk from table to table for the duration of the event
  • Attendees must be: Current GSLIS students or recent GSLIS alumni/ae (within last 2 years)
  • Appropriate dress: Business professional
  • Student/Alum RSVP: Strongly encouraged, RSVP here.

The 2014 LIS Career Fair will bring together hiring employers from the Greater Boston area, New England, and beyond to meet with students and alums. We expect employers from a range of fields including public, school, and academic libraries, government agencies, corporate libraries, museums and archives, information and knowledge management firms, digital publishers and information services, and more.

Co-hosted by GSLIS and the Simmons Career Education Center (CEC), the fair is a terrific opportunity for recruiters to promote their organizations and meet highly qualified candidates seeking full-time employment opportunities. (Employers offering internships or screening resumes for future openings will also be considered.)

Please note that the LIS Career Fair is a separate industry-specific event distinct from the annual Simmons College Spring Career & Internship Fair and is for upcoming and recent graduates of the Simmons LIS program only. The Spring Career & Internship Fair, for all Simmons undergraduate and graduate students, will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014; if you are interested in attending the Spring Career & Internship Fair, please contact the CEC.

Please contact Ryan McGinnis with any questions pertaining to the LIS Career Fair.

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Director of the Library, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield MA

Date:                                     March 21, 2014

Title of Position:              Director of Library 

Salary:                  $70s with benefits

Effective:                            June 2014


Position Overview: Reporting directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Director provides leadership and direction in operation of the Jonathan Edwards Library.   Responsible for making appropriate library resources and services available to the college community and public.  Directs, organizes, and oversees all areas of operation.  Conducts appropriate planning, assessment, outreach, budget, personnel, and other administrative activities.  Supervises, equips, and furnishes the facility.  Works collaboratively with other members of various library consortia.  Identifies emerging trends; sets goals and objectives; serves as advocate for continued development and improvement of technologies, resources, and services to fulfill the mission of a 21st century community college library.

 

Required Qualifications:  MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution.  Minimum of five years professional (MLS/MLIS masters level) library work experience; academic library experience preferred. Demonstrated library management experience including, but not limited to, personnel supervision; budget preparation and management; assessment and planning; outreach; promotion of information literacy.  Demonstrated experience using technologies to provide and enhance library services. Excellent interpersonal skills and proficiency in oral and written communication.  Ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty, administrators, community residents, and colleagues in other libraries and consortia.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated record of leadership and promotion of activities that engage and excite students about library resources, reading, and research in support of the college's focus on retention and student success. 

                                                                                                                                               

Application Procedures:  For consideration, submit cover letter, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three current professional references to Berkshire Community College, 1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email to snichols@berkshirecc.edu.

 

Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2014 and continue until position is filled.

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Law Library Intern, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston MA

Law Library Intern (Temporary, Part-time, 2 positions)

If you're considering a career in law librarianship and want to learn about the different functions librarians perform - from reference to circulation - this is a great opportunity to gain all-around experience.

Responsibilities

Intern will "float" among multiple library departments, assisting with various tasks.  This includes:

  • Providing professional reference service to the library's varied users - including faculty, staff, students, alumni and the researching public
  • Checking and edit citations (using A Uniform System of Citation, a.k.a. "The Bluebook") for school-edited scholarly journal
  • Supporting librarians with faculty research needs
  • Preparing and updating print and electronic research guides and other library publications Providing back-up staffing of the circulation desk
  • Supporting librarians in locating, retrieving and photocopying material needed for teaching, and running legal research exercises
  • Assisting with collection maintenance tasks as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by staff

Qualifications

Required credentials:

  • Law degree from an ABA accredited law school, AND
  • Current enrollment in an ALA accredited graduate level library program

Applicants should be detail oriented, well organized, able to work independently and comfortable as part of a team.  Strong communication skills and flexibility are essential.  Previous library or law library reference experience is helpful, but not necessary; we will train the right candidates.

We are hiring two interns at 20 hours per week each, to be scheduled between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday, with a one hour lunch.  Hours must be worked on-site.  Based on workflow, some weeks there is the potential to work up to 40 hours.

Salary is $18 an hour.  Position not benefits-eligible.

The job will start May 1st and continue through the end of October, with the possibility of an extension.

Please send cover letter and resume to Catherine Biondo at lawresearchhelp@neu.edu. Indicate "Law Library Intern" in the subject line.  No telephone inquiries, please.

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Director of Library Services and Learning Center, Lincoln College of New England, Southington CT

This is a 12-month position that directs all library and learning center, including library information resources in a variety of formats, circulation, technical services, library automation, and reference services.

  • Prepares, administers, and library and learning center budgets
  • Ensures development and assessment of the libraries' bibliographic instruction program and the information management requirement competencies.
  • Provides leadership in balancing traditional library collections, methodologies, and services with those of the current digital environment and evolving technologies.
  • Prepares library sections of submissions to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions for Higher Education, programmatic accreditation agencies such as: Health Information, Dental Hygiene, Dental Chairside Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Assisting, Mortuary Science, Nutrition and the State of Connecticut.
  • Promotes student, faculty, administration, staff, and community use of library resources and services through advocacy and public relations initiatives.
  • Supervises library staff and promotes and facilitates library staff growth and development.
  • Coordinates with Lead Faculty to ensure excellence in service to students in the learning center.
  • Serves on college committees and task forces to support continuous improvement of the College's teaching and Learning endeavors
  • Conducts needs assessments as part of the strategic planning process for the College library and learning center.
  • Shares knowledge of current issues and trends facing higher education, including copyright, licensing, and incorporating technology into instruction.
  • Works in concert with academic leadership to design and implement programs to support the development of faculty, in particular in areas related to the teaching/learning process.

Qualifications:

  • Master's in Library and Information Science from an accredited ALA institution and a minimum of three years of progressive administrative experience in academic libraries.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, budget management, and supervisory skills.
  • Commitment to providing excellent customer service and working collaboratively with faculty and staff.
  • A thorough knowledge of academic librarianship, ability to facilitate faculty development programs, and proficiency with state of the art technological innovations is essential.
  • Must be able to: coordinate and develop complex documents; write and deliver persuasive presentations; plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects in a team setting.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is essential. Knowledge of online library management systems and Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent is required.

Salary

Commensurate with experience.

 

Resumes should be directed to Kathryn Regjo at KRegjo@LincolnCollegeNE.edu, or to 2279 Mount Vernon Road, Southington, CT 06489.

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Corporate Archiving Intern - Fall 2014, Southwest Airlines, Dallas TX

Overview:

 

We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.

Responsibilities:

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Sort, catalog, and store Southwest's archives, which include documents, photos, negatives, slides, printed material, promotional items and other archival materials.

 

Utilize digital asset management systems, cataloging software, accessions, and document storage and retrieval.

 

Writing short historical items for online sites.

 

This position offers the chance to be in on the ground floor of a new archival collection.

 

Some travel may be required.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

 

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required. 

 

Must be at least 18 years of age.

 

Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.

 

EDUCATION:

 

Progress towards undergrad or masters degree in Library Science, History, Archives and Records Management or related degree required.

 

Minimum junior status or above (60+ credits).

 

To be eligible must be currently enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours).

 

Maintained 2.5 or above cumulative GPA.

 

Skills/Abilities/Knowledge/Work Style:

 

Ability to work independently and the willingness to function as a part of a Team.

 

Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and complete assignments with tight deadlines.

 

Ability to manage time and multiple tasks effectively.

 

Able to handle a high level of responsibility.

 

Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

 

Excellent Customer Service skills required.

 

Experience:

 

Previous experience in an archive (corporate, private, or public), museum, or library preferred.

 

Familiarity with digital asset management systems, cataloging software, accessions, and document storage and retrieval required.

 

Previous experience in designing either a cataloging system or an archive storage area preferred.

 

Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications, specifically Word and PowerPoint.

 

Interest in aviation is a plus.

 

Please be prepared to provide the following information (if requested):

 

Resume.

 

Unofficial transcript.

 

 "Why Southwest Airlines" essay (Length determined by author).

 

Letters of Recommendation.

 

Time Commitment:

 

Full time/ 40 hours per week .

 

PAY:

 

$12 hourly + flight privileges

 

This Internship is located in Dallas, Texas at the Southwest Airlines Headquarters building.

 

All Students must apply online at www.southwest.com/careers

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Database Specialist, OCLC Dublin, Dublin OH

OCLC, a worldwide library services organization headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a leader in information technologies and innovative online services. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.

 

Database Specialist I provides consulting services to libraries to assist them in synchronizing a local catalog or metadata hub with WorldCat. Uses technical training and experience to process data through OCLC's data ingest systems.  Data loading responsibilities include providing data evaluation, selecting appropriate profile criteria from a library of data modifications and specifying new modifications to match the library's requirements when there are no existing options to choose from. 

 

 

Additional responsibilities:

  • Promoting and supporting offline updating (batchload) of WorldCat and associated databases by providing  expertise for bibliographic data, detailed holdings records and local bibliographic data in WorldCat.Ensuring  the quality and integrity of the data before it is loaded into WorldCat.
  • Continually building  expertise in processing data through OCLC's data ingest systems which include evaluating data , selecting appropriate profile criteria from a library of data modifications and specifying new modifications to match the library's requirements when there are no existing options to choose from. 
  • Providing consulting, operational and technical support for users of WorldCat bibliographic data, Local Holdings Records and local bibliographic data.
  • Acting as a Subject Matter Expert and advisor on behalf of OCLC users and staff during WorldCat data development and maintenance initiatives.
  • Supporting and reviewing  the creation of OCLC documentation, including dataloading instructions, serials cataloging rules, MARC Format for Holdings revision proposals, and other national and international standards.

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or other Master's degree appropriate to the position or at least 2 years of increasing responsibilities in OCLC library experience; expertise in serials cataloging on the OCLC Cataloging System.
  • Solid understanding of principles and practices of MARC21 Formats for Bibliographic Data.
  • Knowledge of MARC Format for Holdings (MFHD) as well as standard cataloging tools, including Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules; Library of Congress Subject Headings and various classification schemes.
  • Experience in coordinating projects.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, production goals, and quality standards. 
  • Ability to effectively learn and work in a fast-paced environment along with the ability to manage several projects and varied tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Experience using software tools to manipulate metadata.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

 

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/bshk8qt

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Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA, Los Angeles CA

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open Mar 18, 2014 through Apr 9, 2014
DESCRIPTION

Department: UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian IV - Librarian V ($59,352 - $100,212)
Position Availability: Immediately


Application deadline is April 9, 2014.

Description of Institution and Library
One of ten University of California campuses, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is located in Westwood Village, approximately five miles from the Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica. Comprised of the College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools, the 419-acre campus features 163 buildings. UCLA has more than 4,000 faculty and academic staff and approximately 26,000 employees overall. Founded in 1919, UCLA offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has more than 28,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate students. Academic excellence, faculty distinction, and a comprehensive curriculum are hallmarks of UCLA, which is a member of the Association of American Universities. Among the faculty are fourteen Nobel Laureates, twelve Rhodes Scholars, ten National Medal of Science winners, a Fields Medal Winner, eleven MacArthur Grant winners, and seventy-eight Guggenheim Fellows. UCLA is California's largest university and is a model for public institutions of higher education. As the seventh largest employer in the region, UCLA generates almost $14 in economic activity for every $1 state taxpayers invest in UCLA and generates an annual $11.9 billion economic impact for the state of California.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 academic research libraries in North America, the UCLA Library is comprised of 10 major libraries and 11 library-wide departments including the Southern Regional Library Facility (the remote storage facility for the southern UC campuses) all of which report to the University Librarian. In addition, there are 12 affiliated library units located on the campus. There are approximately 105 librarians on the campus, and the UCLA Library has a staff of approximately 300, and approximately 400 - 500 student employees. The Library has an organizational structure that includes the use of teams in conjunction with departments and units. The library collection consists of more than 9 million volumes and more than 78,000 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The Library's annual budget is in excess of $44 million; more than $10 million supports the acquisition of print and digital material, and the library is part of the California Digital Library. The UCLA Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

The Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library (http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/biomed/louise-m-darling-biomedical-library) is seeking an enthusiastic, outreach-oriented, and visionary Associate Director for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Pacific Southwest Region NN/LM PSR (http://nnlm.gov/psr). Under a contract with the National Library of Medicine, the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library serves as the headquarters for the Pacific Southwest Region, one of eight regions in the NN/LM. The NN/LM PSR comprises Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific Basin. The Associate Director of the NN/LM PSR is responsible for leadership, development, and administration of all regional services programs, from planning through evaluation phases, and oversees the effective participation of all PSR network members in the activities of the NN/LM. Reporting to the Director of the NN/LM PSR, who is the Associate University Librarian for Sciences and Director of the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, the Associate Director also serves as an important and valued member of the UCLA Library leadership team.

In addition to the qualifications listed below, the successful candidate will bring a dedication to outreach; convey a conviction as to the importance of quality health information; be skilled in gathering disparate groups to solve problems; envision the future development and direction of the network; and empathize with, and advocate for the needs of regional constituents. A positive background check will be required.

Specific duties and responsibilities include
• Initiates, plans, implements, manages and evaluates regional programs;
• Represents NN/LM PSR at the national and regional levels;
• Maintains effective communications with all network members, the UCLA Library, and National Library of Medicine;
• Coordinates a regional advisory committee structure and resource library directors to plan strategic direction of regional programs;
• Prepares and manages annual budgets;
• Prepares programs objectives, annual, and quarterly reports;
• Directs, oversees and monitors ongoing outreach initiatives and award programs;
• Coordinates day-to-day operations;
• Supervises professional and support staff, currently 5.5 FTE;
• Ensures compliance with NLM financial and descriptive reporting requirements;
• Requires year round travel in the region.

Required Qualifications
• ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience);
• Minimum 10 years progressively responsible health science library experience, which includes 3 years of management, supervisory and project management experience;
• Evidence of strong administrative and leadership skills, including competence in budgeting, planning, organizing, and managing staff;
• Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills;
• Knowledge of the NN/LM, and of NLM products and services.

Desired Qualifications
• NN/LM experience;
• Network management experience;
• Outreach experience;
• Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries;
• Familiarity with national or regional health care and information policy;
• Grant and contract writing experience;
• Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) accreditation at a senior or higher level.

General Information
Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. This is a non-represented position. Within the UC System, most librarians are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). As academic appointees, librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance is provided.


Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility. Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program. In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.


Candidates should apply by April 9, 2014 to be considered for this position. UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA-compliant employer. Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

Visit the UCLA Library Employment Opportunities Website at http://www.library.ucla.edu/about/employment.cfm.

REQUIREMENTS

DOCUMENTS

Cover Letter - Describing qualifications and experience.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. detailing education and relevant experience.
References - Names and contact information for at least three professional references, including current or previous supervisor; contact information only.
HOW TO APPLY

Create an ApplicantID
Provide required information and documents
If any, provide required reference information

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Biomedical Sciences Research Support Specialist, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Library, Denver CO

The University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Library - http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu seeks resourceful, energetic and innovative candidates to fill a new position as Biomedical Sciences Research Support Specialist, a non-tenure-track faculty position that primarily collaborates with and lends support to researchers on the Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC).  The successful candidate will assist in the planning, coordination, and promotion of the education and reference programs of the library to research departments, laboratories, and individual scientist within the CU AMC.

The CU Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dental Medicine, Public Health, the College of Nursing, the Graduate School, and the University of Colorado Hospital. Our $35 million, state-of-the-art library opened in October 2007, and is located at the crossroads of the Anschutz Medical Campus and the Colorado Science and Technology Park.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Biomedical Sciences Research Support Specialist collaborates with and lends support to research departments, laboratories, and individual scientists within the CU AMC, and is pivotal to defining and expanding the Library's role in supporting the research mission of the university. With a demonstrated understanding of the work of laboratory scientists, the scientific process they apply, and the impact and potential of e-Science methodologies upon their research, the Research Support Specialist develops and provides training and professional library services in the use of biomedical knowledge management, information and data resources, tools, and e-Science strategies. The Research Support Specialist may help researchers manage their data, navigate the university's available data management, curation, and preservation landscape, and adhere to federal or other grant funding agencies' data management and public access policies and requirements. This position will work both as a team member and independently.

APPLICATIONS
Applications are accepted electronically at www.jobsatcu.com<http://www.jobsatcu.com> , refer to job posting F01189 or link directly to the posting at http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/80021
Review of applications will begin on April 7, 2014.  Deadline to apply is April 18th, 2014.

Questions should be directed to debra.silva@ucdenver.edu<mailto:debra.silva@ucdenver.edu>

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Instruction Librarian, B. Thomas Golisano Library, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester NY

Position: The Golisano Library is seeking candidates for the full-time, faculty-rank position of Instruction Librarian, available July 2014; this position is contingent on final budget approval in April.  Salary is determined based on educational background and relevant work experience.  The Instruction Librarian will report to the library's Director of Public Services, and will coordinate the design and implementation of the library's classroom and web-based instruction service.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and deliver course-related instruction sessions in both traditional classroom and online environments.  Some evening and/or weekend classes may be included.
  • Serve as a team leader and mentor for the librarians in designing and implementing classroom and web-based information fluency instruction.
  • Collaborate with the other librarians in establishing working partnerships with academic program faculty, to promote the development of a scaffold approach to the cultivation of information fluency within each academic program.
  • Coordinate systematic assessment of the library's instructional services, including periodic review of statements of philosophy and policy.
  • Maintain appropriate statistics concerning the library's instructional services.
  • Coordinate with the Operations Manager in scheduling of the Library Instruction Lab.
  • Participate in reference desk coverage and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Required: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent.  A second graduate degree in an academic discipline, optimally teacher education, is helpful.
  • Required: at least two years professional-level library work experience that includes classroom and online instruction. 
  • The successful candidate will also demonstrate an ability to work in a team environment, excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills, and familiarity with ADA and Universal Design requirements.

Application Process:  Roberts Wesleyan College employees must fully support the institution's mission and values.  Prior to submitting an application, please review the following documents (available at www.roberts.edu/employment): RWC Mission StatementStatement of the Christian Vision, and Community Ethos Statement.  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and considered until the position is filled.

Applicants should e-mail or mail the following: a letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; and a completed RWC Application for Faculty Position (including full contact information for three references), available at www.roberts.edu/employment to:

Mr. Al Krober, Director of Library Services
B. Thomas Golisano Library
Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624-1997
krobera@roberts.edu
585-594-6501

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Digital Services Librarian, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Richmond VA

Announcement #: 03-2014-DSL Appointment: Permanent/Fulltime
Position: Digital Services Librarian Location: Richmond, VA
Salary Range: CL-27/1 - $47,303
Closing Date: Open until filled - To ensure consideration, submit required application documents no later than April 27, 2014.


The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking an innovative and creative technologically-oriented individual for the position of Digital Services Librarian.


Position Overview
The Digital Services Librarian provides outreach and technical services for the circuit library system, which includes developing and promoting digitally-based products and services that support the research needs of the judges and court staff, providing training and assistance in the use of resources, and providing professional research services. The Fourth Circuit library program serves the judges and all court personnel in the states of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia with headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to the Library Headquarters, there are five staffed satellite libraries throughout the Circuit.


Representative Duties
• Provides outreach to judges in areas not served by satellite library staff.
• Develops outreach products including research instruction guides, newsletters, online training materials and current awareness services.
• Designs effective training materials. Develops information access aids such as electronic pathfinders and on-line tutorials. Coordinates and conducts library user training and orientation programs for library staff and court personnel.
• Provides professional research and reference services to judges and court personnel using primarily computer-based research resources, but also uses print sources when necessary.
• Evaluates emerging technology and electronic resources (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the Circuit Librarian.
• Works collaboratively with the Acquisitions Librarian to prepare law book purchase orders via the SirsiDynix ILS and serves as a back-up for preparing orders.
• Assists with serials check-in and materials processing.
• Works with the excess law books program.
• Participates in library policy formulation. Implements internal operating policies and procedures to meet the goals of the circuit library program.
• Participates in developing, acquiring, delivering, and maintaining digital library collections, products, and services.


Required Qualifications
• Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
• Minimum of one year of full-time professional law library experience equivalent to work at CL-25.
• Online research skills (including Lexis, Westlaw, and the Internet) and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources.
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills including the ability to make presentations, conduct training sessions, and work in a team environment.
• Initiative, strong attention to detail, commitment to quality service, and ability to meet established deadlines and commitments.
• Ability to develop and foster partnerships with both internal and external entities.
• Familiarity in library acquisitions using SirsiDynix or similar ILS is preferred.
• Lifting heavy boxes and equipment up to 40lbs. and some driving to other/out-of-state satellite locations may be required.


Employee Benefits
Employees of the U.S. Courts are not classified under Civil Service; however, they are entitled to the same benefits as other federal employees, including paid vacation and holidays; an opportunity to elect medical, dental, life, vision, and long term care insurance; retirement benefits; and eligibility to participate in the federal Thrift Savings Plan.


Application Procedure
To apply, email (1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position; (2) a resume that includes the name, title, and the contact information of three professional references; and (3) an AO78-Application for Employment, located at http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/FormsAndFees/Forms/AO078.pdf to the Human Resources Administrator at ce04_vacancy@ca4.uscourts.gov. Please include the title of the position in the subject line and where you saw the announcement in the cover letter. Only those selected for an interview will be notified.


Conditions of Employment
Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be eligible to work in the United States and receive compensation. Appointment to the position is provisional pending a suitability determination by the Court based on the results of a background check that includes fingerprinting. Employees of the federal judiciary serve under "Excepted Appointments," and are thus at-will employees who serve at the pleasure of the Court. Employees are required to use Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposits. The Court does not provide reimbursement for interview-related travel expenses or any relocation costs incurred by the successful applicant.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Richmond VA

Announcement #: 03-2014-ERL Appointment: Permanent/Fulltime
Position: Electronic Resources Librarian Location: Richmond, VA
Salary Range: CL-27/1 - $47,303
Closing Date: Open until filled - To ensure consideration, submit required application documents no later than April 27, 2014.


The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking an innovative and technologically-oriented individual for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian.


Position Overview
The Electronic Resources Librarian provides professional research and technical services to judges and court staff, which includes developing and promoting electronic research and resource aids, and training court staff in the use of electronic resources. The Fourth Circuit library program serves the judges and all court personnel in the states of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia with headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to the Library Headquarters, there are five staffed satellite libraries throughout the Circuit.


Representative Duties
• Provides professional research and reference services to judges and court personnel using primarily computer-based research resources, but also uses print sources when necessary. Arranges for interlibrary loans of materials.
• Develops and maintains an online circuit-wide research database on specific and frequently requested topics and makes them available on the website.
• Directs delivery of library electronic research services to all library users and library staff. Advises in aspects of electronic research needs, objectives, and capabilities.
• Produces content and develops electronic outreach and training products including research instruction guides, newsletters, online training materials, and current awareness services. Organizes and provides convenient online access to collections of books, publications, electronic resources such as audio and video in multiple formats, and other reference and research materials.
• Designs effective training materials. Develops information access aids such as electronic pathfinders and on-line tutorials. Coordinates and conducts library user training and orientation programs for library staff and court personnel in the use of library materials and online services.
• Provides outreach to judges in areas not served by satellite library staff.
• Assists with library web design and maintenance. Assists in the development of website policies and standards. Leads library web projects. Develops and delivers shared library online programs and products.
• Serves as CALR backup and assists with password maintenance.
• Evaluates emerging technology and electronic products (including value of content, usability and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the Circuit Librarian.
• Participates in developing electronic resource collections to meet the needs of the Judiciary.
• Participates in technical services including materials processing and serials.
• Assists with procurement and with payment processing in FAS4T.
• Participates in library policy formulation. Implements internal operating policies and procedures to meet the goals of the circuit library program.
• Participates in the development of spending plans for effective use of resources.


Required Qualifications
• Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
• Minimum of one year of full-time professional law library experience equivalent to work at CL-25.
• Excellent online research skills (including Lexis, Westlaw, and the Internet) and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources.
• Experience working with web design and electronic publishing software.
• Initiative, excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills including the ability to make presentations, conduct training sessions, and work in a team environment.
• Ability to develop and foster partnerships with both internal and external entities.
• Familiarity with SirsiDynix or similar ILS is preferred.
• Lifting heavy boxes and equipment up to 40lbs. and some driving to other/out-of-state satellite locations may be required.


Employee Benefits
Employees of the U.S. Courts are not classified under Civil Service; however, they are entitled to the same benefits as other federal employees, including paid vacation and holidays; an opportunity to elect medical, dental, life, vision, and long term care insurance; retirement benefits; and eligibility to participate in the federal Thrift Savings Plan.


Application Procedure
To apply, email (1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position; (2) a resume that includes the name, title, and the contact information of three professional references; and (3) an AO78-Application for Employment, located at http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/FormsAndFees/Forms/AO078.pdf to the Human Resources Administrator at ce04_vacancy@ca4.uscourts.gov. Please include the title of the position in the subject line and where you saw the announcement in the cover letter. Only those selected for an interview will be notified.


Conditions of Employment
Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be eligible to work in the United States and receive compensation. Appointment to the position is provisional pending a suitability determination by the Court based on the results of a background check that includes fingerprinting. Employees of the federal judiciary serve under "Excepted Appointments," and are thus at-will employees who serve at the pleasure of the Court. Employees are required to use Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposits. The Court does not provide reimbursement for interview-related travel expenses or any relocation costs incurred by the successful applicant.

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Access to Resources Librarian, Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL

Access to Resources Librarian & Assistant or Associate Professor (Job ID #40575)

UIC Library of the Health Sciences (Chicago)

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