Library Fellow, UMass Medical School, Worcester MA

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

 

Under the direction of a Librarian or designee, the Library Fellow contributes to the organization by performing meaningful projects and assignments. The Library Fellows Program (LFP) is designed to provide a 2 year work experience emphasizing hands-on learning and research into topics of information management, and medical librarianship. The program incorporates training, professional development, and research. It is designed to guide the fellow toward a professional career in academic medical librarianship. The underlying principle of the fellow program "is shared value". The Lamar Soutter Library (LSL) provides a learning laboratory where recent MLS graduates experience the real working world and explore the range of experience when assisting clinicians and researchers with their information needs.

 

UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.
Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

 

A cover letter is required in order to gauge your interest in this position.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide in depth and ready reference service to patrons
  • Provide reference service on demand via personal contact, telephone, or e-mail using a variety of information tools and library systems
  • Promote information and research services, engaging users to assess work needs beyond initial reference inquiries
  • Provide end user access to information resources using local, regional, and national collections and systems
  • Provide technology support to patrons
  • Participate in and lead strategic initiative teams, committees, and task forces
  • Develop content for the library's web page and posts using content management tool, e.g. LibGuides
  • Evaluate services and suggest changes to improve effectiveness
  • Participate in Library professional staff and consortia meetings
  • Design and implement research projects and publications in order to contribute to the advance in medical librarianship
  • In collaboration with the librarian mentor complete a research project related to health science librarianship in a focus area such as technology, evidence- based medicine, informatics, data or knowledge management
  • Deliver reports, presentations, and publications at peer reviewed level
  • Create a self- directed course of study and investigations to meet the challenge of interpreting results for decision making in a library environment
  • Perform other duties as required

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

MLS degree in an ALA- approved library/information science program

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/bmm2c3x

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Instructional Media Coordinator, Nevada State College, Henderson NV

Nevada State College seeks an Instructional Media Coordinator

The Instructional Media Coordinator will directly coordinate media and Mediasite by SonicFoundry instructional services, working collaboratively with NSC faculty, staff & other stakeholders in the production of engaging and effective instructional materials. S(he) will also assist in the development of digital content utilizing a variety of tools, including Premier, Camtasia, and Mediasite that is media rich, interactive, and consistent with sound instructional design principles. For full description click on link below.

SALARY:

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Requires a minimum of three years of experience with audio and video capture, editing, and streaming services and equipment, Bachelor's Degree in related field

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED:

Experience with audio/video editing, compression, distribution, and storage (i.e., indexing and metadata tagging). Experience managing Mediasite, or similar media capture/management systems. Experience with media streaming solutions such as Kaltura or Sharestream. Experience configuring, managing, and maintaining audio/video capture equipment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Two (2) years of teaching experience; Master's Degree in related field. Experience working in a higher education environment.

To view full job posting and to apply go to: http://www.nscjobs.com/postings/1615

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Digital Initiatives Librarian, Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan KS

Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan, KS, invite applications and nominations for the position of Digital Initiatives Librarian.  MLS or other related terminal graduate degree and minimum two-years' experience supporting and developing digital collections required.  For a complete position description and application procedures, visit our website:  www.lib.k-state.edu/jobs.  Kansas State University is EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.  Kansas State University encourages diversity among its employees. Background check required.

 

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Library/Media Specialist, Louise A. Conley Elementary School, Whitman MA

JOB GOALS:

1. To instruct students in accordance with the educational philosophy, course objectives, and curriculum of the District

2. To provide maximum learning opportunities for students in accordance with program objectives and each 'student's abilities, interests, and needs

3. To continuously develop his/her professional knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors in order to improve the educational opportunities of his/her students

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

INSTRUCTION

1. Instructs students in accordance with the District's philosophy of education, policies, and curriculum

2. Directs the teaching/ learning process toward the achievement of program goals, establishes specific objectives for all lessons, communicates these objectives to students.

3. Is prepared to instruct students assigned and has written documentation (e.g., plan book) of preparation

4. Diagnoses the learning needs of students in terms of the course objectives on a continuous basis and seeks the assistance of District specialists as required

5. Employs a variety of instructional techniques, materials, instructional media, consistent with the needs, interests, and abilities of the students and the objectives of the course

6. Assess the progress of students in terms of course ob¬jectives on a continuous basis and provides progress reports as required

7. Sets a positive example for students and community by demonstrating respect and concern for students and an awareness of community values



CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

1. Manages and fully utilizes class time for instructional purposes

2. Establishes and maintains a classroom environment condu¬cive to learning and teaching.

3. Assists the Administration in implementing policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner

4. Promotes appropriate student behavior and attends to misbehavior when it occurs in the teacher's presence whenever it is brought to a teacher's attention (e.g., hallway, cafeteria, washrooms, and grounds) 

5. Takes reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment materials and facilities

ORGANIZATION

1. Conducts school-related activities in conformity with School Committee policies and administrative regulations

2. Cooperates with administrators and others in developing and supporting school activities and maintaining an atmosphere conducive to learning and teaching

3. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with colleagues and supervisors

4. Maintains accurate student records as required by law, School Committee policy and administrative regulations

5. Takes and records attendance accurately in classes and/or homeroom, notes excessive absenteeism to supervisory personnel and parents

6. Conducts routine assignments with accuracy, promptness and efficiency

7. Maintains an accurate inventory of materials and supplies used in carrying out assignments

8. Performs all other duties as required by the school administration.

PARENT/COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS

l. Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes


. 2. Establishes and maintains communication (oral and written) with students and their parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students.

3. Solicits appropriately the help of parent (5) as required in the education of their children.

4. Maintains good humor, enthusiasm, initiative, and integrity with students and parents and has a positive working relationship with them.


CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

1. Assists in the development of curriculum and methods of course/ students evaluation in cooperation with department colleagues and the administration.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT .

1. Incorporates constructive feedback and suggestions for improvement in performance made by supervisors.

2. Continuously self evaluates professional effectiveness in areas of curriculum, classroom performance, and teacher--student, staff and community relationships in order to maintain and/or improve professional competence.

3. Keeps abreast of new developments in his/her instructional discipline(s) and successful educational practices and programs in order to improve the quality of the educational experiences of his/her students.

Position Type: Full-time 

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Massachusetts Educators License Required - Library/Media Specialist

2. Demonstrates ability to instruct school students and to maintain purpose and order in the classroom and all other areas of the school.

3. Commitment to continuously improve professional competence

4. Demonstrates ability to design and deliver instruction to facilitate learning consistent with the philosophy, goals, curriculum and policies as established by the School Committee.

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=924732

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Content Analyst - Web Content, Acquire Media, Burlington MA

Job Description: The content analyst will have primary responsibility for the spidered (web-scraped) content in the Acquire Media product offerings. They will be trained in our proprietary tools and gain an understanding of all aspects of our content operation, from data transmission formats to delivery methods and frequency. The position requires a detail-oriented person with excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize deadlines.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Research availability of online news content and identify relevant and credible content.

 

Manage the implementation life cycle, setting deadlines and providing scheduled milestones for software engineers

 

Classify news sources to our industry and subject taxonomy.

 

Provide content expertise to sales staff and customer account managers.

 

Requirements:

 

• College Degree (B.S./B.A) and 5+ years of experience as a business/technical analyst or librarian/information specialist.

• Familiarity with the software development lifecycle

• Familiarity with tools and data formats (including RSS, XML, and Text Editors)

• Experience working on multidisciplinary teams and an ability to manage small projects.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

Salary: $52k/yr 

To apply, send your resume to jmcgorty@acquiremedia.com

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Sr. Reference Librarian, Library Outreach (part-time evening/weekend), Bentley University Library, Waltham MA

Description of Duties:

Bentley University Library is seeking an enthusiastic individual for a part-time, evening/weekend Sr. Reference Librarian position. Responsibilities include providing general and business reference services, and participating in the library's information literacy program. This is a 10 month (43 weeks), academic-year appointment beginning the last week in August and continuing through the second to the last week in June.  

 

Additional Description of Duties:

Provide quality, general and specialized reference service to Bentley University undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and other library users.

Participate in an active bibliographic instruction program that supports the undergraduate arts & sciences and business curriculum.

Develop research guides and other materials to support the informational needs of the Bentley community.

Requires knowledge of various academic and business information resources, the ability to provide point-of-use instruction to individuals and small groups, and teach formal classes in information literacy.

Necessitates flexibility in work schedule in order to augment full-time librarian schedules. Evening, weekend, and holiday work hours to be scheduled and fully anticipated.

He/she may be called upon to serve as a departmental liaison to specific academic departments and academic initiatives to develop electronic and physical collections that support the research and curricular needs of faculty.

Reference and research point-of-use assistance to library users.

Familiarity with ACRL's Information Literacy Standards.

Participation in information literacy program.

Research new print/electronic resources & recommend for procurement.

Create, maintain and update subject or course-specific Bentley Library Research Guides.

Serve as departmental liaison to specific academic department as needed.

Position Qualifications:

A master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school program with at least 3 years' experience in reference service, preferably in an academic library setting. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work in a team environment with a strong commitment to public service. Familiarity with business, liberal arts and social sciences library resources.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a 10-month, 43-week academic year appointment; on leave 9 weeks per fiscal year from the second to the last week in June to the last week in August.

Evening and weekend hours.

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

https://jobs.bentley.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1405999613804

 

 

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Specials Teacher (Librarian - Elementary), UP Academy, Dorchester MA

UP Academy - Dorchester

Specials Teacher (Librarian - Elementary)

2014-2015 School Year

UP Education Network is a nonprofit school management organization whose mission is to rapidly transform chronically underperforming district schools into extraordinary schools that sustain high achievement over time. Our turnaround schools ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential. UP Education Network currently operates four schools, UP Academy Charter School of Boston (grades 6-8), UP Academy Leonard Middle School (grades 6-8), UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester (grades K1-5), and UP Academy Oliver (grade 6). Across our network, we will serve more than 2500 students in Boston and Lawrence in fall 2014.

Role:

Teachers hold primary responsibility for the development of curriculum, the instruction of content, and, most importantly, the success of UP Academy's students.

Specific Responsibilities:

Implement curricula to meet academic standards;

Ensure student mastery of state, city, and school academic and behavioral standards;

Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;

Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;

Participate in curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;

Provide consistent and high academic and behavioral expectations;

Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues; and

Participate in an intensive staff orientation and training for up to four weeks prior to the school year.

Qualifications:

A passionate belief in UP Academy's mission, values, and educational model;

An eagerness to set ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals, and a relentless drive to

achieve them;

An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges;

Proven track-record of high achievement;

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills;

A sense of humility in the face of success;

Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom;

Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree is preferred;

A valid Massachusetts Teaching License for the appropriate grade level;

An ability to meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and "Highly

Qualified" according to NCLB; and

Current authorization to work in the United States - A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment.

Compensation:

We offer a competitive compensation package, including, when relevant, a salary equal to (and in some cases above) the district scale and comprehensive health benefits.

To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit http://www.upeducationnetwork.org/careers and formally apply for this position through our on- line application system.

UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination.

NOTE: Please note that some of the elements contained in the job description are subject to bargaining obligations established by state and federal statuses and regulations including but not limited to M.G.L. c.71, §89 and are subject to change.

Terms: BTU, Group I
Please refer to the Salary Compensation section on the Career Site for more information on compensation. Salaries are listed by Union and Grade/Step.

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Continuing Education Assistant, GSLIS Technology, Simmons College, Boston MA

We are looking for a student assistant to work 20 hours/week to support GSLIS Continuing Education. The start date is asap and training will be provided. The pay rate is $13.00/hour.

 

This student position works on a number of aspects of the CE program including registration data entry, mailing list maintenance, website updates, logistics for CE workshops, creation of workshop materials, special projects, and other miscellaneous tasks that come up.

 

The candidate for this position should have experience with HTML and CSS and experience with FileMaker Pro or similar software is helpful. Ideally we would like candidates to commit to at least one year in the position.

 

Please send cover letters and resumes to me via email -- linnea@simmons.edu -- at your earliest convenience but by Friday, July 25th at the latest.

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Knowledge Management Intern, OneVision Resources, Boston MA

ABOUT ONEVISION RESOURCES

OneVision Resources is the premier service provider of complete solutions and support for some of the more challenging areas of modern, personal life: technology and health. Our clients are high net-worth individuals who trust us completely to proactively manage these complex, and often frustrating experiences for their family and enterprises. OneVision is uniquely able to deliver this premier service through:

 

Relationships: We develop an intimate, trusted understanding of the many facets and specific needs of our clients' complex lives and create strong, long-standing relationships; 

 

Service: We serve as the single, trusted touchpoint for all issues and changes related to the lifestyle management area and consistently deliver white-glove, concierge-level service, an immaculate attention to detail, and a relentless commitment to proactive problem-solving;

 

Best-in-class Knowledge: We have current, cutting-edge knowledge of and experience with the best, most effective solutions in each space.  We are a clearinghouse for best practices, strictly adhering to our process to ensure a smooth and predictable experience.

 

Our most developed and in demand lifestyle management service areas currently are: technology and health, both of which tend to be some of the most complicated, problem-prone areas of our clients' lives. Our clients lead lifestyles that can seem simple on the surface, but are complex, fast-paced and demanding behind the scenes. They have zero tolerance for a bump in the road. We stay ahead of all curves related to these lifestyle management areas and ensure that all of their needs are met in a timely, efficient, and unobtrusive manner. Our Technology services encompass both personal technology such as devices, computers, family data management, etc. and home and commercial AV and automation. Our Health services include physician, treatment and facility research, disease management, nutrition coordination and insurance management.

 

OneVision is experiencing rapid growth as our client base continues to grow dramatically and as we forecast bringing additional, complementary service lines online. We are seeking to grow our team with professionals who are committed to excellent service, integrity, and strive to be the best in their field of expertise. Success at OneVision requires an ability to collaborate, communicate, and partner with our clients and the OneVision team in a respectful, intuitive, solutions-oriented manner at all times. Our team is laser-focused on delivering seamless, superior solutions and anticipating and addressing all potential issues before they arise.

                                                                                                                                                           

For more information, please visit our website at: onevisionresources.com

 

 

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

Knowledge Management Intern

 

OneVision is seeking an Intern with a background in Information Management and Organization for a full-time, paid internship opportunity for the fall and spring semesters of the 2014/2015 academic year.

The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to contribute to a variety of classification, metadata and process standardization projects, including:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advancement of institutional knowledge concerning the organization's use of knowledge management systems (and related best practices);
  • Development of taxonomies and other organizational schemas, for use in the Company's knowledge base, for training and to represent products/services in various information systems;
  • Analysis of philosophies, workflows and procedures for capture and input into our knowledgebase (MindTouch); and
    • Assessment and improvement of our system integration software (D-Tools) for the streamlining of our inventory database and process improvement.

 

 

Your Skills:

  • Currently pursuing graduate field of study within "Information Organization" track at Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science or like program
  • Successful completion of Knowledge Management elective (preferred)
  • Demonstrated understanding of taxonomy and information management projects
  • Available to work 25-40 hours/week (based on coursework) during the fall and spring semesters
  • Fluency in Excel and Word
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to balance multiple responsibilities
  • Highly motivated; willingness to take initiative and ask questions
  • Detail and deadline orientation
  • Strong communication skills

 

 

Location

This role will be located in OneVision's office in the Back Bay area of Boston, a short MBTA trip from Simmons College.

 

 

Compensation

 

Compensation offered commensurate with experience. The compensation range for this position is $15.00 - $20.00/ hour.

In addition to monetary rewards, OneVision offers an array of additional benefits including:

  • Experience working in a small, privately owned business environment
  • Experience operating in and promoting a culture of excellence, accountability and efficiency
  • Great office location, next to the Boston Common and Public Garden and easily accessible by public transportation
  • Positive and rewarding company culture
  • Quarterly team-building events and corporate outings
  • Breakfast every Wednesday

 

 

Reporting Relationships

 

The Intern will report to Ryan Hanson, Knowledge Management Specialist.

 

 

Personal Qualifications

Successful candidates will:

  • Prioritize tasks and stay in constant communication with your team
  • Source answers with minimal instruction
  • Pay impeccable attention to detail
  • Follow orders and procedures
  • Exhibit a great attitude and work ethic; willingness to roll up your sleeves
  • Conduct him or herself with professional appearance, demeanor and discretion at all times

 

 

 

 

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ryan Hanson, Knowledge Management Specialist at OneVision Resources via email to: ryan.hanson@onevisionresources.com

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Senior Information Developer, OCLC Dublin, Dublin OH

Discover.  Innovate.  Collaborate.  Inform. A few words we use to describe a career at OCLC.

 

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.

 

We are currently seeking an Information Developer for our Dublin, Ohio Headquarters.  This position is responsible for ensuring that OCLC Member Libraries are successful in adopting and effectively using OCLC's Products and Services.  This role is focused on ensuring that users of OCLC's Products and Services have access to the most appropriate User Help (inc. Documentation, Tutorials, Online Help, Training, etc.) when and where they need it.  This involves evaluating the user's needs and recommending solutions to meet those needs.  This role requires close coordination with several internal departments, such as User Experience, Development, Product Management, Training, Implementation, and Quality Assurance.

 

  • Plan, scope, schedule and develop User Help (inc. Documentation, Tutorials, Online Help, Training, etc.) material in support of existing OCLC Products and Services. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (Product Management; Development; User Experience; Implementation; Training; Quality Assurance; etc.) to ensure that OCLC products and services are as intuitive as possible.
  • Measure the success of User Help materials through Usability Testing; Surveys; Interviews; Onsite Studies; User Feedback; etc. and revise User Help based on the results of these metrics.
  • Develop materials that support OCLC's Total Member Care program.
  • Perform rigorous analyses of OCLC Products and Services (interface design, user behavior, screen text, error messages, etc.) to determine areas in need of User Help.
  • Participate in Effective Use initiatives, which involve measuring the successful adoption of OCLC Products and Services by Member Libraries.
  • Focus on what is best for the User.
  • This person will be an assertive User Advocate, supporting his/her position with metrics or studies that demonstrate the relative effectiveness of a particular solution.
  • Thought leader in the area of User Help, consistently generating innovative ideas on how we can improve OCLC User Help.
  • This person will employ a broad array of tools, techniques, and methodologies to develop the most effective solution for the User.
  • Work to meet critical deadlines, not to a fixed work schedule.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Identify documentation gaps, and spearhead efforts to fill them in.
  • Strong collaborator with other cross-functional groups (i.e. assertive, proactive, forward-thinking, and flexible).
  • Demonstrate a professionalism requisite to represent OCLC when communicating with Member Libraries.

 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Humanities field required.
  • Experience producing high-quality deliverables (documents; analyses; project plans) in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Experience working in libraries or directly with libraries.
  • Experience working collaboratively with several internal parties (development; product management; quality assurance; sales).
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to think critically to solve problems.
  • Ability to proactively identify problems and opportunities and act upon them.

 Desired:

  • MLS or MLIS in Library and Information Science preferred.
  • Experience managing projects (managing relationships; scheduling project plans; communicating clearly and professionally).

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/zv42yx9

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Processing Archivist (P98152), University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock AR

Application Due: 08/18/2014

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) invites applicants for a Processing Archivist (P98152) position at its primary facility at the Center for Arkansas History and Culture in the River Market District of downtown Little Rock. UALR operates its Archives in partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System with which it works on a variety of initiatives.

The UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture houses archives at ASI, a research repository that includes Arkansas gubernatorial papers, Civil War materials, Civil Rights records, and many other collections of prominent citizens as well as social organizations that document the history of the state. The Processing Archivist will be responsible for sorting, categorizing, arranging, and describing the James Guy Tucker, Jr., Papers as part of a two-year grant funded project.

Applicants will be expected to provide exceptional patron assistance, and have knowledge and use of basic manuscript processing techniques including familiarity with DACS and EAD for digital encoding of manuscript and archival finding aids. Applicants also will assist in the coordination of educational and public outreach programs and must have excellent communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially across units and departments is essential. 

Required Qualifications:
 Applicants should hold a Bachelor's degree in a field related to archives work and have two years of relevant experience. A Master's degree in a field related to archives work and two years of relevant experience is preferred. Experience with Archivists' Toolkit is preferred.

UALR is positioning itself for the future by emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, high impact learning experiences, community connections, and a campus-wide commitment to student success. The campus is currently undergoing an extensive administrative and academic reorganization in order to align its assets more effectively with these priorities. This is an exciting time to be at UALR. For more information visit the reorganization web site at http://ualr.edu/academics/restructure.

All applications must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources' website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background and financial history check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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Registrar & Digital Content Librarian, Columbia University, New York NY

Summary Description: The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library seeks a knowledgeable, proactive and collaborative individual for the position of Registrar & Digital Content Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Avery Library, the Registrar & Digital Content Librarian will be responsible for programs supporting internal and external exhibitions and loans for Avery's special collections departments (Avery Classics rare books collection, Drawings & Archives, and Art Properties). The position is also responsible for records management, policies, procedures and data systems for movement of special collections materials and for the creation of metadata records for Avery's digital assets. In consultation with curatorial staff in each special collection department, duties include:- Responsibility for development and use of a records management system for Avery special collections materials including records related to donations, exhibitions, and loans.- Responding to requests for photographic reproduction of works in Avery special collections and managing all aspects of permissions to publish.- Managing requests for exhibition/loan of materials from Avery's special collections, including all procedural aspects (such as: scheduling, packing/shipping/handling, customs brokerage, risk management, coordination of conservation, and courier services) to implement approved loans.- Responsibility for creation of metadata for Avery special collection digital assets; managing Avery's digital assets to assure that image and data assets are created and preserved according to CUL/IS metadata, preservation and repository services standards; and coordinating digital storage and access with CUL/IS technical units.- Participating in inter-institutional Avery data projects such as Built Works Registry and performing other duties as assigned.

The Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library is one of the most comprehensive architecture and fine arts library collections in the world. Avery collects a full range of primary and secondary sources for the advanced study of architecture, historic preservation, art history, decorative arts, city planning, real estate, and archaeology. The Library contains 600,000 volumes and receives approximately 1,900 current periodicals. Avery's special collections include the department of Drawings and Archives collection of two million architectural drawings and records, Avery Classics collection of more than 40,000 rare books, and the department of Art Properties comprising more than 15,000 works of art in all mediums, covering the span of history and global cultures. The Avery Library is home to the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, the only comprehensive American guide to the current literature of architecture and design.One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of New York City. The University Libraries, grounded in collections of remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic resources and services. The Libraries at Columbia are committed to collegiality, professionalism, innovation and leadership. We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


Minimum Qualifications: - Master's degree in library science or equivalent- Advanced degree or experience in architecture, fine arts or relevant discipline- Minimum of two years of work experience in a related field or discipline- Experience working with special collections materials- Familiarity with procedures for exhibitions and loans- Experience working with digital assets (images and data)- Expertise in metadata standards- Excellent verbal and written communication skills- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail- Ability to facilitate complex transactions across organizations- Ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of people

Preferred Qualifications: - Advanced degree or experience in architecture or architectural history- Experience working with inter-institutional projects/transactions- Experience as registrar in museum or special collections setting- Facility working in complex data management environments/database platforms

As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 334_59545

https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1405898429960


Platform Sales Associate, Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA

Duties & Responsibilities: Reporting to the Digital Content Manager, the Platform Sales Associate (PSA) will play a critical role in identifying and engaging potential customers for digital platforms published by Harvard University Press, including the Digital Loeb Classical Library and the Digital Dictionary of American Regional English. The PSA will populate and maintain a customer database, arrange trial subscriptions, provide training, negotiate licenses, and manage ongoing customer support.

Responsibilities:

  • Become fully conversant in features and capabilities of HUP digital platforms. 
  • Proactively engages with customers to gain insight, communicate new and improved product functionality, and identify opportunities.
  • Maintains client base and corresponding retention volume by undertaking analysis, research, negotiation, and other activities that increase and solidify customer loyalty to HUP platforms.
  • Identifies, manages, and resolves issues via collaboration with internal teams such as Sales, Marketing, Editorial, and Accounting.
  • Learns and maintains proprietary Account Management System alongside external customer interaction database.
  • Provides regular internal reporting on sales completed and in-process.

Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, plus at least 3 years' related experience in publishing and customer service OR library information science.

Additional Qualifications

  • Outstanding verbal communication skills; fluency in English.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to professionally interact with a diverse blend of personalities to reach resolution and maintain strong relationships.
  • Strong multi-tasking, organizational and prioritization skills, with ability to maintain professional demeanor under pressure.
  • Creative problem solver and decision maker, with enthusiasm and focus to reach positive outcomes.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, making decisions based on data and good judgment and drawing on resources to support decision making when appropriate.
  • Ability to analyze, compare, evaluate, reconcile and draw meaningful conclusions and action plans from data.
  • Capacity to learn and effectively utilize Account Management System and other programs relevant to the role.
  • Advanced degree in Library Science a plus!

Complete job description available at


https://jobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=33077BR



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Reference Librarian (half-time), Holyoke Community College, Holyoke MA

Job Description:

The librarian, in conjunction with other professional librarians, provides reference services and information literacy instruction.  Needs to be able to troubleshoot a range of computer issues.

DUTIES:

  1. Provides reference services to all library patrons by servicing regular shifts on the reference desk.
  2. Participates in the Information Literacy Instruction program by teaching classes as needed.
  3. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Working knowledge of Evergreen software; Must be able to start work at 8 a.m. on a consistent schedule.

COMPENSATION:  $25.95/hr.

STARTING DATE:  September, 2014 through December, 2014

HOURS: 18.5 hrs.

DEADLINE:   Screening will begin will applications received by August 8, 2014

For full description and to apply, go to:

http://hcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=51206

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Reader Services Intern I, Boston Athenæum, Boston MA

The Boston Athenӕum seeks a personable and reliable candidate to work two days a week (Mondays, noon to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesdays, noon to 8:00 p.m.) for a total of 15 hours a week at the Circulation and Reference Desks. This intern reports to the Head of Reader Services. Compensation is $13 per hour with no benefits, and the position is classified as temporary.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide coverage of the circulation and reference desks; answer phones, shelve books; offer basic reference service
  • Create reader advisory materials
  • Research
  • Maintain usage statistics
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in a library science master's program
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs. of books

 

Preferred Qualification:

  • Completed Reference Course
  • Excellent writing skills

 

Starts immediately. Please send resume and cover letter to Mary Warnement, William D. Hacker Head of Reader Services, warnement@bostonathenaeum.org

 

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Children's Resource and Services Librarian, Perkins School For The Blind, Watertown MA

Children's Resource and Services Librarian

Department: Braille and Talking Book Library

Schedule: Full-time

 

Come join a team with a mission and make a positive difference in the life of a child! For over 180 years, Perkins School for the Blind has provided quality educational and residential services to students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind, empowering them to reach their maximum potential. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff. 

 

This position is responsible for the provision of resources and services to children and young adult patrons, and agencies serving such patrons of the library. The ideal candidate will conduct outreach activities to expand the users of the Library and heighten awareness of services, as well as serve as library web master and technical advisor through management of the library web site, web application and development of publications and web authoring.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • To determine task priorities and procedures for children and youth services in consultation with other appropriate staff.
  • To develop and maintain informational resources on agencies, programs and services available to children and youth with disabilities.
  • To select books and provide on-demand searches for patrons and agencies and identify other sources of alternative media materials for titles not available from the Library
  • To coordinate the Library's Summer Reading Program and other specialized activities for children and youth, educators, parents, etc.
  • To make presentations to groups, workshops, conferences, in-service seminars, and other activities to increase and expand the service to eligible users.
  • To serve as library web master and technical advisor in management of the library web site, web application development of publications, web authoring; to ensure electronic publishing standards and Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines are in place.
  • To write and/or edit various publications and specialized newsletters targeted to children, youth, and educators to assist and promote utilizing the service effectively. 
  • To assist in the development, marketing and communications efforts as needed, oversee photo shoots for publications, and act as a gatekeeper of the graphic standard guidelines.
  • To perform other related duties and task as assigned.

 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Three (3) years Library of Congress program
  • Experience in children's services, or equivalent of combination of education and experience

 

Preferences given to candidates with:

  • Experience in direct web design
  • Knowledge of Braille and/or American Sign Language

 

Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package, which includes, recess time, tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training.

 

 

For a more detailed description of the position and to apply, please visit our website http://www.perkins.org/careers/ and submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

 

Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students.  Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have relevant life experience are encouraged to apply.

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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Librarian and Instructional Technology Specialist, Commonwealth School, Boston MA

Commonwealth School, a small independent day school in Boston, is seeking a Librarian and Instructional Technology Specialist. The individual will be responsible for managing and running all aspects of the school library program and supporting the school's technology committee.

 

Librarian responsibilities include, but are not limited to, collaborating with faculty, teaching information literacy skills, maintaining and building the collection (both print and electronic), facilitating connections to resources outside of the school such as the BPL and the Boston Athenaeum, developing and managing the library budget, maintaining all library records, working as a member of committees and instructional groups as necessary, advising students, and other responsibilities as determined by the Headmaster.

 

The librarian would also serve as the school's specialist in instructional technology, promoting the exploration of different academic technologies, researching their pedagogical efficacy, and working with interested teachers to implement these thoughtfully in and outside the classroom.

 

The ideal candidate will have an MLS from an ALA accredited program, a minimum of two years' relevant experience, a strong interest in educational technology, the ability to work independently on self-directed projects, and the ability and desire to collaborate with colleagues. This is a ¾-time position beginning in late August.

 

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, résumé, and contact information for three references to Mara Dale: mdale@commschool.org. Transcripts are also helpful (unofficial copies are fine). Commonwealth always seeks candidates who can add to the diversity of its faculty. For more information, please see our website at www.commschool.org.

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Conservation Technician for Special Collections, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Auto req ID: 33089BR
School/Unit: Harvard Library
Department: Harvard Library Preservation Services

Duties & Responsibilities: 
The conservation laboratory located within the Weissman Preservation Center is an active facility where treatment of diverse rare book, paper, and photograph collections throughout Harvard libraries is carried out. Survey, rehousing work, and occasional conservation treatment is done on-site at one of the Harvard libraries.

Working under the supervision of the Senior Conservators in the Weissman Preservation Center, the Conservation Technician for Special Collections helps to preserve books, unbound paper materials, and photographs from Harvard Library's special collections.

Evaluates damaged and deteriorated special collection library materials, develops treatment proposals, and prepares reports that may include photo documentation. Performs conservation treatments from routine and basic to moderately complex. May work on more complex conservation projects under the direct supervision of a conservator. Works in collaboration with other staff on larger projects involving multiple objects. Please note that this is full time term appointment ending on December 31, 2015.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Constructs custom enclosures, measures materials for boxing, and performs other collection rehousing.
  • Constructs exhibition mats, mounts, cradles, and fabricates display packages for flat materials
  • Contributes to general lab maintenance and tracking of supplies and tools.
  • May participate in library disaster recovery. May assist in carrying out condition surveys and environmental monitoring
  • May work at satellite labs or at repositories under the general supervision of a conservator

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent education or work experience required
  • Training in book, paper, or photograph conservation through a formal training program or on-the-job training. Experience in a recognized conservation facility is required
  • Special collections experience preferred

Additional Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential; Keyboard/computing skills including e-mail, time recording, and short reports
  • Superior manual dexterity and demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and precision
  • Ability to follow directions and work independently with sustained concentration, particularly when working on-site at a library
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to work within established priorities and to achieve goals
  • Ability to adapt to change, to analyze and solve problems, and to be flexible and work collaboratively
  • Ability to handle sharp tools and small instruments, work in a fume hood, climb step stools and small ladders, and operate heavy equipment (board shears, book presses, power cutters, etc.)
  • Using appropriate safety measures, tasks may involve exposure to dust and mold or the use of light solvents
  • Some tasks involve standing for extended periods and/or bending, walking, and sitting
  • Job requires ability in close vision and color vision

Additional Information: 
Founded in 1636, Harvard University is preeminent among the world's research universities. Harvard has grown from nine students with a single master to an enrollment of more than 6,600 undergraduate students, over 14,000 graduate students, and an additional 2,000 part-time students. Over 16,000 people work at Harvard, including approximately 2,100 faculty members. An additional 10,000 individuals have faculty appointments in Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals.

In the course of 375 years, Harvard's Library has grown from a single collection of 400 volumes to a 73-unit library system whose holdings include nearly 17 million volumes, more than 21 million digital files, 10 million microforms, 8 million photographs, and an estimated 400 million manuscript items.

For additional information visit the Harvard Library web site at: http://lib.harvard.edu/about-us

Pre-Employment Screening: 
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Appointment End Date: 
31-Dec-2015

EEO Statement: 
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.

Online App. Form: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerID=25240&siteI D=5341&AReq=33089BR

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Library Services Supervisor, Subscription Services, Keene State College, Keene NH

Library Services Supervisor in Subscription Services

Mason Library

 

The Mason Library of Keene State College invites applications for a full-time benefited position of Library Services Supervisor.  This position, under the supervision of the Collection Development Librarian, works with considerable independence and initiative within established guidelines and performs para-professional electronic resource, periodical, and database related tasks.  Starting salary: $16.39/hr., complemented by a competitive benefit package. 

 

Specific Responsibilities: Register, activate and process library subscriptions including databases, digital periodicals and e-books; track library subscription statistics for databases, journals and e-books; maintain electronic and print periodical data holdings including title changes, vendor information, holdings information and renewals; maintain stacks for print periodicals; select and prepare materials for binding; troubleshoot access problems for databases, e-books, and digital periodicals, identify discrepancies within digital journal holdings with title list and make recommendations for correction.  Edit library catalog records following standards and protocols specific to Technical Services; process and supervise student employee processing of print periodicals including check in and claims; maintain communication with Library Systems for updates in link resolvers and library website; communicate with subscription vendors as needed under direction of supervisor.  May hire, train, and supervise student workers for periodicals, stacks maintenance, and binding. 

 

Other responsibilities include: Support the day-to-day operations of the library, communicate with the library and college community, use library specific databases, uphold library policies and procedures, perform transactions with outside constituencies, participate in professional development activities, other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications Required: Associate's degree and three years of library work experience, or any combination of higher education and related work experience equal to five years; experience working in a customer service environment; excellent oral and written communication skills; proficiency with computer applications; organizational/data entry skills including attention to detail; supervisory experience; ability to work as a team member and independently in a rapidly changing environment.  

 

Additional Desirable Qualifications: knowledge/experience with Millennium, Serials Solution 360 Link, print and digital periodicals; experience in an academic library environment.  Additionally, the College has identified desirable qualifications that support our commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse campus community including the ability to speak a second language or to bring a multicultural perspective to the campus.

 

Application: Apply online at https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54477

 

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:

  • Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities.
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three references

 

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately; application materials must be received by Friday, August 1, 2014. 

 

Keene State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of societyWe will recognize internal candidate status for those USNH non-status employees who have worked for USNH for at least 12 months and worked at least 1250 hours, or a half-time schedule.  Applicants are responsible for notifying Keene State College Human Resources of their internal candidate status.

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Fall 2014 Internship, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS, Columbia University Libraries, New York NY

This isn't just any internship opportunity. This is an internship opportunity from the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) at Columbia University! And we aren't looking for the average library school student - we're looking for students exuberantly passionate about the role of libraries in addressing the changing environment in which scholarship and research are produced. We're searching for people extraordinarily motivated to further their education and skills in areas of:

  • Emerging digital publishing practices
  • Research data management
  • Institutional repositories
  • Scholarly communication
  • Digital A/V creation and archiving


Those exceptional people who are accepted for this internship will have the opportunity to explore first- hand effective systems for creating, distributing, and preserving digital scholarly content. No prior experience is required. With the guidance of the Centerʼs Research Data Manager, Digital Repository Manager, Research and Scholarship Initiatives Manager, Communication Coordinator, Production Manager, and Video Services Manager, and with consultative input from the Director of the Copyright Advisory Office, interns will support copyright clearance, metadata creation, and editorial and production work at CDRS. Based on their interests, interns can focus in one of four areas: (1) scholarly communication (2) scholarly publishing and production, (3) video production and preservation, or (4) institutional research repositories and data management. Depending on the area of focus, primary responsibilities will include:

  • Evaluation of copyright and permissions statuses of materials slated for online distribution as part of projects undertaken by CDRS or for deposit in Columbiaʼs research repository, Academic Commons;
  • Research on institutional repository practices and technologies and drafting of text for the Academic Commons website;
  • Creation of test cases and user interviews, and quality assurance/testing of user interfaces, permissions tools, and content-access systems within Academic Commons and other CDRSʼ projects;
  • Drafting/editing of text for the CDRS website and for marketing/educational materials about the work of the Center;
  • Production duties for CDRSʼ journal and conference projects;

•   Research for, creation of content for, and event-related work for CDRS' Scholarly Communication Program

  • Creation of metadata for items deposited in Academic Commons and for other projects as needed;
  • Use of social media platforms to promote Columbia-created research and the activities of CDRS, 
to engage the community, and to enhance partner relationships;
  • Regular consultation with and reporting to supervisors and appropriate staff members on Simple 
video production duties for CDRSʼ video services team.

Professional Interactions

Through daily or weekly work, the interns will communicate with CDRS staff members, the Copyright Advisory Office, other employees at Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, and with Columbia faculty, students, scholars, and alumni/ae whose materials the intern handles.

Professional Development

Depending on their chosen area of focus, the interns will receive training and hands-on experience in practices associated with the management of digital repositories; in the production of online journals, conferences, and websites; in the recording, post-production, and preservation of digital video; and/or in the use of social media to enhance the scholarly communication process; and/or in issues such as open access and copyright.

Primary Site Supervisor

Research Data Manager, CDRS

Timeframe

The duration of this unpaid internship is one semester, either during the Fall, Spring, or Summer sessions.

Schedule

10-15 hours per week.

Compensation

This is an unpaid internship.

To Apply

For consideration for the coming semester, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: anurnberger@columbia.edu by Friday, August 8, 2014. Please identify a primary (and, if you wish, a secondary) focus area in your letter, and explain why that area is of particular interest to you.

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Library Assistant, Langley-Adams Library, Groveland MA

Library Assistant

18-19 hours per week, Non-benefited

Salary range $10.00-$10.61 per hour

 

Reporting relationship          

  • Shall operate under the supervision of the Library Director

 

Qualifications

  • Shall have proven experience in providing exceptional library service to customers
  • Shall have a positive outlook and create a positive workplace environment and positive public image
  • Shall have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with customers, other staff members, parents, teachers, and children of all ages, both orally and in writing
  • Shall have proven experience with a variety of software programs including word processing as well as internet applications and online resources

 

Duties

  • Provides reader's advisory service for patrons of all ages
  • Assists patrons in selection of appropriate reading material
  • Keeps up to date with new trends in public services and library practices
  • Participates in professional meetings to strengthen skills, interact with fellow professionals, and to contribute to the profession
  • Creates original cataloguing of library materials, as well as maintaining all bibliographic records
  • Assists the Youth Services librarian and Adult Services librarian with programs
  • Processes incoming and outgoing interlibrary loan materials
  • Participates in the daily activities of the library, including circulation, reference, and technical services

 

Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in a typical office environment with moderate noise
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop and reach with hands and arms
  • Required to sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Required to lift on occasion, up to 50 pounds; able to push a cart of materials up to 150 pounds
  • Extensive computer work required

 

Other

  • Shall demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Shall perform other related duties as required

 

 

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform

other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

 

 

Priority will be given to internal candidates, Groveland residents, and all applicants with previous library experience.

Send: Interested candidates may e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three references in PDF or Word Format to: grovelandlibrarysearch@gmail.com. No calls please.

 

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Library Director, Langley-Adams Library, Groveland MA

Position Overview

The Library Director provides leadership and is expected to advocate and positively represent the library within the community. The Director is responsible for the management, direction and administration of the library, including all library services, collection development, personnel, policies, outreach and programs, short and long range planning, as well as prepare and manage the library's budget. The Director serves under the general supervision of the publicly elected Board of Trustees, who develops library policy with the professional advice of the Director, and acts in accordance with board policies, regulations and standards of the Board of Library Commissioners, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Essential Job Functions

• Plans and supervises the operation of the library; recommends library policies, programs and procedures. Responsible for the delivery of public services to the community
• Responsible for long-range planning for library services, meeting all federal, state and local guidelines; responsible for leading staff in the implementation of this plan
• Responsible for providing the means and direction for staff to access current information on improving services with emerging technologies and methods of service delivery
• Promotes library services to the community, including participation in various civic organizations, speaking to groups, and meeting with individuals. Promotes and publicizes library activities
• Responsible for the selection of books and other library materials, including electronic materials in accordance with policies developed in consultation with the Board of Trustees. Evaluates collection for weeding and discard of materials. Implements periodic inventory of library collections to determine condition, currency and use of materials
• Prepares annual budget request for presentation to the Trustees, Finance Committee, and Board of Selectmen
• Actively pursues supplemental sources of funding, preparing grant proposals for state and local sources and other organizations, to fund new or supplemental service needs, programs and collections. Administers grant and other funds according to specified guidelines and files all indicated reports within specified time-frames
• Manages and coordinates schedule of library staff. Directly supervises and annually evaluates staff. Recruits, selects, promotes and terminates personnel as needed
• Provides leadership in establishing effective working relationships and communication, ensuring high quality public services, encouraging creativity and initiative
• Maintains strong community relationships utilizing volunteers and other community resources. Develops and maintains relationships with local organizations and businesses
• Manages all aspects of technology-related library functions, both internal and consortium-related. Investigates and recommends technological enhancements related to service, programs and materials to Board of Trustees
• Maintains affiliations with local, state and national professional organizations. Attends
workshops, seminars and conferences addressing current professional issues, trends and developments
• Keeps informed of professional issues, trends and perceptions through reading
professional literature and online sources
• Actively supports state and federal legislation designed to aid or enhance library
services and development
• Attends all meetings of the Board of Trustees. Presents written and oral Director's
Reports at all Trustees' meetings identifying the progress and status of on-going library
programs and other matters related to service, facility, planning, personnel and policy
matters requiring consideration or action
• Attends Town Meetings as needed, representing the Library to the community
• Prepares a yearly written report of all library activities and expenditures for inclusion
in the Town of Groveland Annual Report
• Resolves conflicts effectively and solves problems efficiently


Requirements

• Thorough knowledge of professional library principles, methods, practices, and materials
• Knowledge of local, regional, state, and federal library regulations
• Ability to develop knowledge of community library needs and interests
• Ability to write and administer grants
• Considerable knowledge of methods of library administration and management, including personnel, planning, and finance
• Knowledge of supervisory techniques and practices. Ability to direct and lead staff
• Ability to meet and deal with people effectively and appropriately
• Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing
• Excellent planning and organizational skills
• Ability to understand, operate and troubleshoot computer systems and associated related software
• Ability to adapt, initiate, innovate, and provide exemplary customer service.
• Ability to work cooperatively in a team-centered environment


Physical Requirements

• Work is performed in a typical office environment with moderate noise
• Must be able to stand, walk, stoop, and reach with hands and arms
• Required to sit and stand for extended periods of time
• Required to lift on occasion, up to 50 pounds; able to push a cart of materials up to 150 pounds
• Extensive computer work required

Education and Experience

• Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited American Library Association Program preferred
• Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in library administration
• At least two years of supervisory experience

To see a full job description visit www.grovelandma.com or www.langleyadamslib.org

 

Priority will be given to internal candidates, Groveland residents, and all applicants with previous library experience.

Closing Date:              6-8 weeks from date of posting

 

Send:            Interested candidates may e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three references in PDF or Word Format to:  grovelandlibrarysearch@gmail.com

 No calls please.

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Part-time Library Assistant, Northern Essex Community College, Lawrence MA

PART-TIME LIBRARY ASSISTANT - ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT:  (Lawrence Campus) average of 16 hours, exact schedule TBD based on class times, primarily day time hours. Evening and occasional Saturday hours are possible. (One- academic year (late August 2014 - May 2015) grant funded position) Anticipated start date, August, 2014 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Library Assistant will serve as a resource for students, answering questions and assisting them with technology related to their academic success; work closely with faculty and students participating in the College Success Seminar on the Lawrence Campus, providing project and assignment assistance. The Library Assistant will serve as a technology resource for the professional librarians, assisting with and participating in library instruction for the College Success Seminar classes. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor's degree, and enrolled in a MLIS or similar graduate program during the 2014- 2015 academic year required. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and have a working knowledge of Blackboard LMS. Interest in gaining hands-on library and classroom experience is highly desirable. The willingness and ability to work in a multicultural setting is a must.

SALARY:

$16.39/hour

TO APPLY:

http://necc.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=51268

 

DEADLINE:

 

August 1, 2014                                                                       POST #45627

 

 

 

 

 

 

NECC is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Teen Librarian Intern, Sunderland Public Library, Sunderland MA

Position Title: Teen Librarian Intern
Opening Date: immediately
Closing Date: 8/1/14
Job Type: Paid Internship
Wages: $10/hr
Location: Sunderland Public Library, Sunderland, MA

The Position: Help us spend $15,000 in two years through a LSTA Tweens & Teens Grant, picking up library skills and experience while bringing improved services to a rural teen population. In Year 2 of the grant, we're trying to flesh out our teen and tween advisory boards, strengthen liaisons with local schools, and develop an oral history program for young adults. This flexible 5 hour/week paid internship begins September 2 and runs for one semester but is renewable upon re-application.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

* Designing, implementing and evaluating programs.
* Assisting and occasionally running teen advisory board meetings.
* Honing readers advisory skills designing displays and booklists.
* Helping plan for Teen Read Week (October 13-19) and National Novel Writing Month (November).
* Exploring effective social media promotion for teens.

Encouraged qualifications:

* be enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school
* possess a strong desire to serve young adult patrons
* have completed or be taking Simmons GSLIS's course LIS 483 Young Adult Literature (or equivalent).

To apply:

Submit a resume and brief cover letter stating your availability to:
Katherine Grimm Bowers
Sunderland Public Library
katherinegrimmbowers@gmail.com

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Assistant Librarian: Programs and Outreach (part-time), Dickinson Memorial Library, Northfield MA

The Dickinson Memorial Library Board of Trustees is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Assistant Librarian: Programs and Outreach. 

 

Emphasis on children's services. Duties include planning, promoting and implementing children and adult programs; outreach to the local schools as well as the general community; and staffing the circulation desk.

 

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree; one year of library experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience; commitment to customer service and ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Computer skills are a must and knowledge of the Evergreen Circulation system a plus.

 

This is a part-time (between 25 - 28  hours per week) position. Hours include one evening a week and one Saturday a month.  Starting at $15.17/hour with benefits. 

 

Application and job description may be obtained at the library or online at www.northfield.ma.us, click on Current Openings.

 

Send a cover letter describing your interest in working at the Dickinson Memorial Library, your resume and the application to: Deb Kern, Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main Street, Northfield, MA  01360 or email to dkern@cwmars.org. Open until filled. EOE. 

 

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Reference and Instruction Resident, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA

Reference and Instruction Resident 
Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. As one of the nation's finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College offers more than 600 courses a year and more than 50 areas of study. Swarthmore's 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods adjacent to the campus. 
The McCabe Library which serves the humanities and social sciences disciplines at Swarthmore College seek a self-starter, intellectually curious recent MLS/MLIS graduate for a limited term full-time Reference Librarian (through June 30, 2015). The ideal candidate will display a commitment to and interest in public services and emerging areas in digital scholarship. The incumbent will report to the Head of Research and Instruction and as part of the Reference Department will participate fully in Public Services. 

The responsibilities of the Reference Librarian will draw on their particular skills, experience and disciplinary knowledge, but may include the following:

  • Review, update and create Research Guides on LibGuides platform
  • Staff the Research & Information Desk; and manage the schedule
  • Serve as a Curatorial Assistant for library exhibits
  • Support library programming & events (some evening work possible)
  • Participating in collection development depending on areas of knowledge
  • Supervising and mentoring the library's peer tutoring program participants (Research and Information Associates)
  • Outreach to the Swarthmore community, particularly through social media

Qualified candidates must possess a Master's in Library, entry level candidates welcome; academic background in the humanities or social sciences; experience or willingness to learn new social media applications. 

To view the full position description and apply for this position, please visit our employment website at www.swarthmore.edu, under Human Resources and Employment Opportunities. All applicant packets must include an updated resume and cover letter. 

Swarthmore actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Senior Publishing Technology Specialist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA


Job Description

SENIOR PUBLISHING TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST, MIT Press, to serve as the point person for evaluating and implementing new technologies and assist with developing technology strategies for the Books and Journals divisions. Will optimize the creation and distribution of eBooks, digital journal materials, and supplemental materials by managing both the integration of current systems and implementation of new technologies; help streamline and integrate each divisions' digital production and distribution infrastructure; liaise with current technology providers (e.g., Atypon and Firebrand) to ensure smooth operation; manage vendor relationships; manage metadata initiatives; assist with digitization projects; assist in training staff to use new technologies; maintain thorough documentation and interface with software development team to introduce and build upon current books and journals requirements; stay abreast of technology developments; work with stakeholders to identify and document requirements for new technology projects and platforms and with developers to codify these requirements into workable designs; and meet with potential publishing clients and explain the Press' technology approach and future direction.


Job Requirements

REQUIRED: at least five years' experience working in an academic publishing environment; working knowledge of XML, DTDs, ePub, and HTML; demonstrated ability to manage vendor relationships; ability to multitask; excellent oral and written communication skills; and ability to communicate complex technical issues to nontechnical staff and vendors. Familiarity with a broad range of technologies including content platforms, production systems, e-commerce, content management systems, manuscript cleanup systems (e.g., eXtyles), Google Analytics, web technologies, mobile reading devices, and subscription management systems preferred. Master's degree in library science or publishing also preferred, as is a general understanding of programming technologies (especially XSLT transforms). Experience working on scholarly journals a plus. Job #11312-O

7/7/14


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

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Hidden Collections Project Cataloger, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge MA

Gutman Library has an immediate opening for a temporary, full-time project cataloger to bring under bibliographic control the Library's special collection of public school reports. Published by state and local government agencies, these materials comprise over 10,000 titles documenting public education in the United States from the early 1830s through the early 1950s. Additionally, the collection includes a scattering of directories, rules and regulations, curricula and other publications from various state and municipal educational departments. The cataloger will focus on the task of cataloging the holdings of the six New England states (approximately 2000 titles).

The project cataloger will perform original and complex copy cataloging primarily of serials, as well as some monographs and pamphlets using ALEPH and OCLC, and create related holdings and item records for each title. The project cataloger will communicate, consult and work closely with the Cataloging Services Librarian and the Special Collections Librarian regarding local cataloging standards, descriptive practices and other handling of the materials. Additionally, she/he will re-house the materials as needed.

This position is a term appointment funded through June 30, 2015.

Please upload resume and cover letter as one document.

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.

About the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community which values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit: www.gse.harvard.edu

Salary Grade: 056

Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Applicants must have a MLS degree, made significant progress towards the completion of degree, or possess a combination of education and relevant work experience. Demonstrated experience with Ex Libris Aleph or another ILS, MARC standards, OCLC Connexion, AACR2 and Library of Congress subject headings required.

Proven interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, a keen attention to detail, flexibility and sound cataloging judgment, problem-solving abilities and the capability to prioritize and work efficiently in a high production environment are essential. He or she must be able to establish and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with the supervisory and other library staff. A background in education and/or United States history is considered highly desirable.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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.
Internal Number: 33202BR

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Coordinator of Library Services, Northern Essex Community College, Lawrence MA


FULL-TIME COORDINATOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES: (Lawrence Campus) (37.5 hours per week) (MCCC/MTA Unit Professional Position) Anticipated Start Date: August, 2014


Northern Essex Community College seeks an enthusiastic, creative and forward thinking Coordinator of Library Services, reporting to the Director of Library Services, to work as part of the library leadership team on the Lawrence campus. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse library users and staff, and welcome the challenges of developing and maintaining innovative ways of delivering materials and services that support student success in both the library and online environments. Responsible for supervising all aspects of the operations of the Lawrence campus library, serving students, faculty, staff and community users. Participates in developing policies and procedures to provide clear direction and priorities in the context of the library's strategic directions, fostering cross-department collaboration and promoting mutual understanding through effective communication to ensure smooth operation. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and service-oriented, with a good understanding of assessment tools and have knowledge and skills in user services and administrative services.

  •  Responsible for all day-to-day operations of the Lawrence campus library in the areas of reference, instruction, interlibrary loan, circulation, and collection development. Serves as part of the library management team representing and advocating for the unique needs of the diverse library users at our urban campus. Assesses user needs and the effectiveness of library services and resources. Establishes and reviews policies, procedures, goals and objectives for the staff at the Lawrence campus.
  •  Provides direct supervision of support staff and technical guidance for all professional staff at the Lawrence campus library. Develops staff training materials, writes performance evaluations and conducts evaluation meetings. Assists in developing work schedules for part-time staff to ensure coverage for services during the hours the library is open.
  •  Coordinates and provides both reference and instructional services to students, faculty and staff to assist in their use of resources in all formats available in our library and remotely. Prepares supporting materials to assist with reference and instruction. Assumes a leadership role in the development and revision of the library website.
  •  Plans and implements programs of library instruction to support NECC's information literacy objectives. Collaborates with teaching faculty and other librarians to develop and assess the effectiveness of instructional programs that promote information literacy within the curriculum.
  •  Oversees the development of the Lawrence library collection by identifying, evaluating, and selecting materials to be added to that collection in support of the mission of the college, the specific courses taught in Lawrence, and the unique needs of the population we serve. Supervises the annual inventory of the Lawrence collection and discards outdated and damaged materials as needed.
  •  Collaborates with area public librarians, academic librarians and others beyond NECC to help provide programs, resources and services that support educational success, promote lifelong learning, and enrich the communities that we serve.
  •  Participates in the ongoing process of assessing all aspects of library services, collections and facilities. Assists instruction librarians and faculty in the development of programmatic assessment models that measure the impact of library instruction on student learning; assists faculty by providing the information needed to assess college programs through the program review process as well as programmatic accreditations where applicable.
  •  Performs other duties, as required.

Required:
Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, or closely related field.


At least five years of progressively responsible and relevant library experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with LibGuides, a course management system, Microsoft Office applications, an integrated library system, and related library systems and software. Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment.


Preferred:
Experience in providing reference, instruction and related library services in a community college setting. Demonstrated commitment to innovative use of resources and emerging technologies as they contribute to meeting the needs of students, faculty and researchers.


Experience in supervising and training library staff. Demonstrated team-building skills, including the ability to motivate, develop, and mentor others. Evidence of success in embracing and leading positive change. Demonstrated experience in working with students, faculty and staff of diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including those with differing levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.


Salary: Anticipated salary range is $57,330.00 - $68, 823.00 annually with complete fringe benefits package. Actual salary will be determined in accordance with the MCCC/MTA classification system commiserate with education and experience. Pay Grade #6


Deadline: July 25, 2014 POST #:45023

http://necc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=50910


NECC is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply


NOTES:
Employer will assist with relocation costs.

Additional Salary Information: Actual salary will be determined in accordance with the MCCC/MTA classification system commiserate with education and experience. Pay Grade #6
Internal Number: POST#: 45023

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Instruction and Research Librarian, Wheelock College Library, Boston MA

Title: Instruction and Research Librarian

 

Wheelock College Library seeks a highly-motivated, service-oriented Instruction and Research Librarian with an enthusiasm for teaching. Must have a passion for the role information literacy can play in student success, and an appreciation for working in a collaborative environment. Creative, energetic, knowledgeable professionals are encouraged to apply.

 

The Instruction and Research Librarian provides leadership in planning, evaluating and delivering library and information literacy instruction in support of the mission of the College.

 

Summary of Responsibilities:

 

  • Plans, implements, promotes, and assesses instruction programs for information literacy and library research for students, faculty, and staff

 

  • Develops instructional materials to support classes and independent learning

 

  • Responsible for outreach to faculty and staff to develop collaborative opportunities in instruction and research

 

  • Regularly provides reference services and assists in covering service desk shifts as needed

 

  • ·         Responsible for development of the reference collections; contributes to the development of all other Library collections and selects in areas assigned

 

  • Keeps abreast of trends and initiates new instruction and reference services as appropriate, for all learners and members of the community

 

  • Oversees Archives operations

 

 

Qualifications

 

§  Master's degree in library or information science

 

§  2 or more years of post-degree academic library experience teaching information literacy classes and providing reference services.

 

§  Demonstrated ability to teach, and knowledge of information literacy concepts, competencies, and best practices

§  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

 

§  Ability to be flexible, work independently and collaboratively on multiple projects in a fast and changing environment

 

§  Ability to work evening or weekend hours as needed.

 

Additional Information

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

 
Please apply online only by going to www.wheelock.edu and clicking on Work@Wheelock

 

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Digital Imaging Assistant, Morton R. Godine Library, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA

The Morton R. Godine Library at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design seeks a digital imaging assistant for the Visual Resources Library. Primary responsibilities include creating, editing and cataloging digital images with high quality results from copy images and original materials. 
 
Qualifications: A minimum of one year of experience with digital image photography and production, or educational equivalent. Experience with Photoshop and Microsoft Excel. Applicants should be flexible, detail-oriented, and have excellent interpersonal skills. Preferred qualifications include: experience with ARTstor, ArtStor Shared Shelf, Omeka, and PowerPoint. 
 
Resume review will begin August 11, 2014. This is a temporary, part-time position. 18 hours/week through June 30, 2014.  Starting date ASAP. Open until filled.
 
Salary: $15/hour.
 
Please send cover letter and resume to: 
Caitlin Pereira
Visual Resources Librarian
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Avenue 
Boston, MA 02115 
MassArt is an AA/EOE. Members of under-represented groups and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment are encouraged to apply. 

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Associate Head Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

SALARY:
69,814.93 - 90,101.95 annually

Under the general direction of the Head Librarian is responsible for assisting in
planning, directing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Worcester Public Library.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  •  Serves as a member of the administrative team to develop overall strategy, manage tactical objectives, and short-and long-term planning for deployment of resources.
  •  Assists in monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service
  • delivery methods and procedures, assesses and monitors workload, and internal reporting relationships.
  •  Acts as an official departmental representative to other City departments, City Manager's Office, elected officials, and outside agencies.
  •  Assists in selecting, motivating, and evaluating department staff while coordinating training and staff education.
  •  Handles challenging safety and security issues in an urban setting.
  •  Guides direct reports while providing challenging development opportunities and serving as a mentor and coach.
  •  Actively assists in managing and participating in the development and administration of the department budget and estimates funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.
  •  Works as a subject matter expert in the areas of digitization, electronic resources, current technology, and online applications.
  •  Attends and participates in professional group meetings and stays ahead of new library trends and innovations regarding services and operations.
  •  Responds to resolving sensitive inquiries and complaints from both internal and external customers.
  •  Assists in reviewing and signing all higher-level department communications  and contracts.
  •  Administers support service functions of the library for Circulation, Information Technology, and Knowledge and Resource Access, and Lifelong Learning and Information Center.
  •  Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of administrative responsibility.


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate will possess a combination of training, skills and experience, as demonstrated in past and current employment. Desirable experience, skills, and knowledge for this position include:

  •  Principles and practices of library administration.
  •  Ability to develop, implement and administer goals, objectives and procedures
  • for providing effective and efficient services for the City.
  • Experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating program effectiveness.
  • Participating in development of library policy, planning, capital building projects.
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles.
  • Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Experience in serving diverse populations.
  • Champions excellent customer service and customer experiences.
  • Ability to analyze problems, provide alternatives, and identify solutions in support of established goals.
  • Ability to direct and motivate staff using flexible problem solving skills.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Master's degree in library sciences from an ALA accredited library school.

Experience: Five (5) years of progressive, administrative responsibility in the
provisions of public library services, e.g., as Library Director or senior level manager in a city library or state agency. Experience with computer applications.

Skills: Demonstrated management and leadership skills. Ability to interpret and
apply library policy. Ability to work well with staff and public.

License: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.


To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment , or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester 455 Main Street, Room 109 Worcester, MA 01608 EOE/AA employer.

Application Deadline Extended to Friday, August 1, 2014

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship"
http://www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/careers/corecomp/corecompetences/index.cfm as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community.

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Research Library Internships & Volunteer Opportunities, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles CA

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
The NHM has amassed one of the world's most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history -- more than 35 million objects, some as old as 4.5 billion years. Curatorial staff not only cares for those collections, but uses them for groundbreaking scientific and historic research. The Museum also curates new, immersive exhibitions that give visitors the opportunity to explore the "big picture" of our planet -- specimens and objects, the stories behind them, and the increasing interrelatedness of the natural and cultural worlds. NHM is located in Exposition Park, south of the University of Southern California campus.

Research Library Internships & Volunteer Opportunities:
The Research Library at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is considered a specialized cultural institution library with subject collections in selected areas of natural history. Internships are considered part of the Museum's volunteer program and therefore are unpaid opportunities. All interns are directly supervised by the Chief Librarian. A science background is helpful but not required.

Possible projects (subject to change) include:

• Cataloging:
o Cataloging using OCLC including subject collections backlogs in sectional libraries
o Dewey to Library of Congress retrospective catalog conversion project
o Cataloging & serials check-in for Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits sectional library

• Digital Library Creation and Management:
o NHM scholarly publications digitization
o Update and expansion of Map and Art digital libraries - metadata & image scans
o Metadata updates for digitized audiovisual materials
o EOSi Digital.Web Cloud-based library system customization and maintenance
o Research Library website updates
o Bibliometrics and altmetrics analysis of NHM research activities

• Global Exchange program management
• Research & proposal writing for funding support
• Map and Art collections conservation and management
• Rare books conservation
• Archives collections finding aids creation

CONTACT:
Richard P. Hulser, Chief Librarian, M.Ed., M.L.S.
213.763.3387 office; 213.763.3592 fax; 310.210.7031 mobile
rhulser@nhm.org;

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Temporary Library Circulation Clerical, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown MA

Job: Temporary Library Circulation Clerical

 

Duties/Description: The Watertown Free Public Library Circulation Department seeks a friendly, motivated, and dedicated individual to work in our busy library. The desired candidate must deliver exceptional customer service, attend closely to detail, possess confidence in interpreting and enforcing library policies and procedures, enjoy interacting with the general public, and be dedicated to the WFPL mission.

 

This is a temporary position, hours are given on an as needed basis.  Typically temporary staff  are called to work shifts as needed to cover sick leave, vacations, maternity leave, and Sunday shifts. The most frequently needed shift is Sunday from 1-5.

 

Qualifications:  High School Diploma or GED, detail-oriented and good organizational skills, ability to work with library staff and the general public in a courteous and tactful manner, interest and ability to develop technology skills. Light physical effort required. Must occasionally lift/move materials weighing up to 30 pounds.

 

Hourly Rate: $16.50

 

The Library is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Submit cover letter, resume, and three references via email to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Library Director at wfpljobs@watertown-ma.gov.

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State Librarian of Iowa, Iowa Commission on Libraries, Des Moines IA

Are you ready to be a state-wide library leader for America's Heartland?  The Iowa Commission on Libraries and the State Library of Iowa (http://www.statelibraryofiowa.org/) seek an energetic, engaged and enthusiastic professional to lead the Iowa library community as the next State Librarian. This new leader will understand the realities of contemporary libraries--school, academic, special and public--and steadily move toward a future with new programs and services, new staffing models, and new technologies--while evaluating and supporting current relevant programs and services. The successful candidate will be a change agent shaping and communicating a compelling vision for Iowa's libraries. The State Librarian will work closely and effectively with the Iowa Department of Education as well as with national and regional library organizations.

 

The State Librarian is appointed by and reports to the Iowa Commission on Libraries. With a dedicated staff (36.5FTE) and a $4.5 million budget (excluding flow-through state aid funding), the State Library of Iowa continues to meet its mission, "...providing leadership for Iowa Libraries and expanding access to information for Iowans." The State Librarian works within the Department of Education and administers three divisions: the Library Support Network, the State Data Center, and Specialized Library Services. Advocating for all Iowa libraries, the State Library offers a fast-paced, innovative, interesting and rewarding work environment focusing on quality service.  The State Library is located in Des Moines, Iowa's capital, a hub of government action, business activity, arts and cultural affairs--with much of the activity focused on the reinvigorated downtown area. The area also boasts some of the nation's best schools, superb public services, and friendly, caring neighborhoods.  Des Moines is the best of both worlds--a bustling metropolis with a small town atmosphere. For more information on the Iowa State Library and the Des Moines area, see http://www.gossagesager.com/Iowalinks.htm.

 

Responsibilities. Major responsibilities include providing clear vision and strong leadership for Iowa Library Services and the Iowa library community ensuring that all Iowans have equitable access to high quality library service; directing the three divisions of the State Library; administering state and federal library laws and funding; annual budgeting including seeking alternate funding streams; library advocacy; developing and carrying out strategies to move the Iowa library community forward;  ensuring that Iowa libraries can access up-to-date and effective technologies; and successfully interacting with the Iowa library community -- staff, trustees, government officials and interested citizens. For the job description, see http://www.gossagesager.com/Iowajobdesc.pdf.

 

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school and eight years of progressive, professional library experience with five years in library management and demonstrated administrative leadership ability. Desired attributes include Board, personnel and fiscal management experience; strong interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals; team building and decision making skills; initiative, flexibility, and the ability to facilitate change; experience working in a technologically advanced environment; knowledge of library trends and issues; and experience in public library administration. Prior administrative experience with a state library agency or multi-type regional library organization is desirable.

 

Compensation.  The position offers a starting salary range of $97,400-137,000 (placement dependent upon qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates, www.gossagesager.com, via email or phone. To start the application process, send an in-depth cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of August 10, 2014.

 

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Albany Branch Manager, Hartford Public Library, Hartford CT

The Albany Branch of the Hartford Public Library serves as the hub of the North End community, providing a safe space for young people, as well as a growing number of adult customers.  The North End has seen a decrease in crime as community policing and the efforts of an engaged business and non profit community has started to take effect.  The Albany Branch Manager plays a key role in managing the operations of the library, and serves as a resource for the community, with a seat a the table to address local issues and the power to make a positive impact.  The Albany Branch is a new building that is airy and open, and is adjacent to three schools, making it a popular destination for students.  They have a highly effective, experienced and engaged team in place, including a Youth Services Librarian, a Security Guard, a full time Library Assistant and two part time staff. The role is open due a promotion.

 

Reporting to the Public Service Director, who was previously in this role at the Albany Branch, the Branch Manager is responsible for the smooth operation of the library, serving as a working floor manager and reinforcing the customer focused environment. They manage the public service operation of the branch library including circulation, adult services, youth services and security.  They are responsible for training, scheduling and evaluating staff, including short term and long term planning.  They work with the development of the branch's collection and programming, and assist in all areas of administration.  The Hartford Public Library has received national recognition for innovation and public service, and they are known for being a supportive organization that hires creative people with a passion to serve.  This is a chance to learn from the best while working in a challenging environment where you can really make a difference. 

Responsibilities

  • Answer reference questions, perform readers' advisory services and work with public service desks
  • Promote community use of the branch library by speaking to community groups and through other community contacts, acting as an advocate for branch services
  • Develop and present library sponsored programs for all age groups including working with educators for class visits and library instruction
  • Responsible for the organization, supervision and effectiveness of Circulation, Adult Services, Youth Services and Security. Promote an environment that encourages input from all staff, sets high standards and encourages library staff to provide exceptional customer service
  • Responsible for scheduling that ensures adequate staffing on public desks
  • Participates in the selection of materials for the branch, evaluating the collection using information from users, potential users and standard weeding and evaluation tools
  • Under the supervision of the Public Service Director, formulate the goals, plans and procedures for the branch library, coordinating the activities of the branch in conjunction with overall Library policy
  • Participate in the overall administration of the Hartford Public Library through committee or taskforce assignments
  • Prepare daily, monthly and annual reports as required,  including the annual budget, supplies, and  maintenance of buildings, furnishings and equipment
  • Serve on professional and community boards where appropriate

 

Qualifications

 

  • Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, with active participation in organizations like CLA and NELA a strong plus
  • Previous library experience highly desirable
  • Must have successful supervisory/ managerial experience, with service organization experience preferred
  • Must have a strong commitment to working within a team management structure
  • Must have a strong commitment to public service
  • Knowledge of selection and classification of library collection helpful, with thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library systems and programs
  • Must have strong computer skills with expertise in word processing, spreadsheet and database programs
  • Must have a valid Connecticut driver's license or the ability to obtain one upon employment

 

Contact:

 

Rebecca Wareing, CPC- rwareing@msi1.com or 860-761-3239

 

MSI PROCESS:  If you are interested in moving forward in the MSI Process for evaluation related to this outstanding opportunity, please complete the following, REQUIRED steps:

 

  1. Amend this document by fully describing in bold print your relative expertise after each of the responsibilities and qualifications "bullets". 
  2. Return amended document and a copy of your updated resume and we will contact you to arrange an interview.
  3. Please attach 3 professional references with contact information.  An official college transcript will be required at final interview stage for those positions that require a degree.  This step will indicate your consent for MSI to conduct background reference checking and education verification at a later date in the process.

 

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Faculty Technology Specialist, NYU Shanghai, Shanghai China

Faculty Technology Specialist, NYU Shanghai

Description:

NYU Shanghai is seeking an enthusiastic Faculty Technology Specialist to join our Academic Technology Services unit. This unit is collaboration between the NYU Shanghai Office of Academic Affairs and the NYU Shanghai Library, and it works closely with its counterparts at NYU New York and NYU Abu Dhabi.


The Faculty Technology Specialist will be primarily responsible for providing oversight of technology services to support faculty and researchers, including student researchers, at NYU Shanghai.

Responsibilities:

  • Advise and consult with faculty, students, and researchers in the design, development, and implementation of information technology services for teaching, learning, and research. Evaluate current technology used by faculty, students and researchers for teaching and research; provide technical support to faculty and researchers in curriculum and research development; research and make recommendations for the purchase of hardware and software; contact and negotiate with vendors regarding hardware and software purchases; supervise installation of hardware, software, and peripherals. Focus on logistical/technical support and operational needs/issues, ensuring efficient and effective delivery of quality lifestyle services and support;
  • Supervise support staff including hiring, training, and evaluating performance. Identify and prioritize assignments to ensure deadlines are met and review work for accuracy.
  • Develop, deliver, and assess training programs including seminars, training sessions, and workshops. Identify, analyze, and evaluate training needs. Arrange for instructors, facilities and materials as required. Consult with faculty, students, researchers, and ITS staff on training interests and opportunities.
  • Advise and educate faculty, students, and researchers in the availability for information technology resources for teaching and research across Faculty Technology Services (FTS), Information Technology Services (ITS), Global Technology Services (GTS), Libraries, and NYU. Keep services, data entries and reporting up-to-date with standards of quality, timeliness, and satisfaction.
  • Research and promote emerging technology practices in teaching and research adopted by selected higher education institutions. Work with technology professionals across NYU to develop and promote best practices for using technology in teaching, learning and research.
  • Ensure technical competence through on-going professional development. Attend conferences, enroll in classes, read trade and professional publications.

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years relevant experience OR Master's degree in a related field.

Required Experience:

  • Experience must include supporting information technology, technology training, and client service. Experience and/or education in one of the following areas: statistical computing, GIS, data visualization, advanced video production, interactive media development.
  • Experience working with end users in an academic environment, preferably in IT and/or Libraries.

 

Preferred Experience:

Experience with open source archives management software desired. Familiarity with digital repository systems, particularly DSpace. Knowledge of and experience with Unix or Linux server platforms, as well as Windows and OS X operating systems, preferred. Knowledge of scripting languages such as Ruby or Python helpful. Familiarity and experience with disk imaging and email archiving tools and techniques preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in both written and spoken English and Mandarin.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to work in an international and cross-cultural environment.
  • Good problem solving skills, and good time management skills.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, researchers, and staff.
  • Well organized, diplomatic, details and service oriented.

NYU Shanghai Library: 

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. As a research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community (http://shanghai.nyu.edu/).  It recruits scholars who are committed to a global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University's Global Network University is established as an, organically connected, multi-site network that encompasses key global cities and intellectual capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by twelve additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests both local and global, and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors.

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai's faculty and students.  Drawing on the resources of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population.  NYU Shanghai opened in September 2013 with a class of 300 freshmen and 150 Study Abroad students. The library will be relocating to its permanent location in the new Pudong campus in 2014.

Salary/Benefits:
Attractive benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply:
To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application to jobs@library.nyu.edu. The search will remain open until filled.

NYU's Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

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Librarian/Media Specialist, Sacred Heart High School, Kingston MA

Position:                   Librarian/Media Specialist, Sacred Heart High School

Reports to:               Principal, Sacred Heart High School


Mission:

Sacred Heart High School, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Divine Providence, is a private, co-educational, Catholic, and college preparatory combined intermediate school and high school.  It is part of Sacred Heart School System, which includes an Early Childhood Center and Elementary School.  At Sacred Heart, we strive to inspire minds, define character and encourage responsible leadership through a curriculum that prepares students to pursue knowledge now and throughout their lives. In the tradition of the Sisters of Divine Providence, we seek to develop a community of faith that encourages students to act with compassion, to work for a just society, and to pursue opportunities to develop and share their God-given talents in service to society.

 

Position Overview:

Sacred Heart High School is a 360-student private, co-educational, Catholic, and college preparatory high school.  It is part of Sacred Heart School System, which includes an Early Childhood Center and Elementary School. 

 

The Librarian/Media Specialist is charged with providing a learning environment which provides relevant and challenging materials in both print and non-print media.  The Librarian/Media Specialist invites intellectual growth and assists students in acquiring necessary research skills.  Additionally, he/she acts as a resource person and role model for the faculty and staff.  The Librarian's work day is 7:45 to 3:45.

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Contributes to the growth of the Sacred Heart community by maintaining a professional, orderly and efficient library and establishing a positive rapport with faculty and students.
  • Is a resource to department Chairs and Faculty in finding and utilizing materials relative to specific subject areas.
  • Responsible for researching, ordering, maintaining, and updating the current collection of print and non-print materials in addition to cataloging, shelving, archiving, and circulation.
  • Attends all Faculty and In-Service meetings and meets with the Administrative Team as requested.
  • Keeps current with library trends through memberships in professional organizations and attendance at professional workshops.
  • Provides instruction on all library resources in conjunction with subject area employees through scheduled classes, in the library, computer lab, classroom or individual orientation.
  • Acts as a resource in the establishment of reading programs and reading lists within the school.
  • Oversees library volunteers, student interns, and part-time personnel when applicable.
  • Responsible for the general appearance of the library and contacts maintenance when necessary, facilitates and approves displays within the library.
  • In conjunction with the principal is responsible for the implementation of the library yearly budget.
  • Works to develop short term and long term strategic plans for the library, the collection, and the technological advances that will impact our students in fulfillment of our mission.
  • Oversee "Virtual High School" and our online learning program.

 

Qualifications:  

  • Licensed as a school librarian by the State of Massachusetts - preferred.
  • Master's degree in Library Science or Librarianship - preferred.

 

 

Interested individuals, please contact Michael Gill, Ed.D., Principal, Sacred Heart High School, 399 Bishops Highway, Kingston, MA  02364.  Email preferred:  mgill@sacredheartkingston.com

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Opportunity, Yellowstone National Park, Gardiner MT

Yellowstone National Park is seeking five graduate students (or recent graduates) to volunteer in the park's archives for five days, September 22-26, 2014.  Students will be a part of an innovative project to arrange and describe a large portion of our historic collections.  While training will be provided, applicants are required to have at least 3 credit hours of archival arrangement and description in order to qualify.  Student volunteers will receive a stipend of $600 to cover the costs of travel, housing, and miscellaneous expenses.  


Anyone interested in this unique opportunity should submit a letter of interest and resume to Shawn Bawden, Project Archivist, at shawn_bawden@nps.gov.  Letters of interest should include an explanation of what students expect to gain from participation along with a description of any past experience working on progressive archival projects.  For more information, call Shawn at 307-344-2220.  Deadline for applying is July 18, 2014.


Yellowstone National Park Archives is located in the Heritage and Research Center in Gardiner, Montana.  This state-of-the-art facility is an affiliate of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the only NARA affiliate in a national park and only one of nine such repositories in the country.  This project is funded by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources with additional support from the Yellowstone Park Foundation.

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Access Services Weekend Associate, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

The Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) Division at Mount Holyoke College seeks an enthusiastic, creative, collegial, and service-oriented individual for the position of Access Services Weekend Associate.  Reporting to the Evening/Weekend Supervisor, this individual will perform a wide variety of library public service duties, providing exceptional customer service with a particular focus on the weekends.  This is a 10 month, academic year position averaging 37 ½ hours per week.  The normal work schedule is Saturday-Wednesday 9:30 am-6:00 pm, with the one exception of Saturdays working 8:30 am-5 pm.

 

The successful candidate will work the circulation desk approximately 30 hours per week, provide outstanding customer service in person and/or remotely, check library materials in and out, register new patrons, place holds on items, run reports, provide information to patrons regarding library procedures and the use of equipment such as copy machines, card vending machines, and microfilm scanner/printers, and oversee approximately 25 student workers during weekend hours, assisting with the training and evaluation of those student workers.  Qualifications include: two years of experience working in a customer-service role in a user-focused organization;  experience in an academic setting preferred; Bachelor's degree preferred; library experience and use of library technologies (e.g. an integrated library system) preferred; evidence of supervisory potential is essential.

 

You can find a full description, including qualifications, and apply online at: http://jobsearch.mtholyoke.edu.  Mount Holyoke is an employer committed to fostering multicultural diversity in its staff, faculty, and students. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.

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Per Diem Library Assistant, UMASS Medical School, Worcester MA

The per diem Library Assistant provides service at the Library's public desk performing such functions as check-out and check-in of library materials and customer registration. The assistant will help library customers locate materials and use library equipment. The assistant may open or close the Library and will perform other related duties such as, maintaining online records in the circulation module, checking shelves for overdue items, sending overdue notices, processing holds and Interlibrary Loan requests. May assist with comparable tasks in other library departments.

Hours: part time up to 19 hours per week
Schedule: evenings and weekends; some days
This is not a benefitted position.

To be considered for the per diem Library Assistant position you should formally apply via this link:
https://careers-umms.icims.com/jobs/22413/library-assistant-per-diem/job
(go to bottom of page)

For additional Information contact:
Jane Fama at jane.fama@umassmed.edu

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Online Facilitator, School of Library and Information Sciences, Simmons College, Boston MA

We are looking to hire a new online facilitator to support online faculty and assist with various aspects of the online programs. 
The online facilitator will be an LIS master's or doctoral student. This person will support the faculty uploading content, organizing group discussions, general Moodle support, and other academic matters. The online facilitator will also provide support by holding weekly drop-in hours in the Collaboratory to help online students remotely through Skype or GoToMeeting or face to face, as well as other aspects of the programs as needed. 
The online facilitator will report to the Coordinator of Online Programs, and will work closely with the directors and faculty involved on each of the different online programs currently offered by the School of Library and Information Science, as well as staff members from Simmons Online, Admissions, Curriculum & Communications, and Technology. 
The position is funded at $15,000/year (tuition waiver is NOT included) and requires fifteen (15) hours/week; we are expecting a minimum of a year's commitment. We are looking for someone to start as early as possible. 
To find more information about our online programs, please visit the following links:
Please send a resume and personal statement of up to 250 words indicating why you would be interested in this position to moralesp@simmons.edu by Monday, July 21st at 11:30am.

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Part Time Research / Administrative Positions, Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Tufts University, Medford MA

Part Time Research / Administrative Positions

 

Tufts University

University Advancement

Corporate & Foundation Relations

Medford/Boston

 

14 Hours/Week

 

Overview

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR), a unit of University Advancement, is the focal point for raising funds from and building partnerships with private foundations and companies.  Its work spans all three of Tufts campuses (in Medford, Boston and, Grafton).  Externally, the CFR staff develops relationships with and solicits prospective funders, while internally it is actively engaged with administration, faculty, and advancement staff in all Tufts schools to further university funding priorities. 

Job Description

The CFR office is in need of part-time help with on-line research, writing, and administrative duties to assist front-line development officers.  Successful candidates will support efforts at the Medford campus for the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and The Fletcher School; and at the Boston campus for the Schools of Nutrition, Medicine, Dental, and Veterinary Medicine--as well as selected cross-university initiatives.  We seek candidates with exceptional research and good writing skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; the ability to respond to changing priorities, work assignments, and officer support needs; and the desire to function in a fast-paced environment.  We place particular value on candidates who are information specialists--who have the research knowledge, creativity, drive, and curiosity to identify connections (in terms of mission and people) between Tufts programs and potential corporate and foundation funding partners.  For example, students of library science who are looking for part-time work may find this a good fit. 

 

We are seeking to fill positions for the 2014-2015 academic year.

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

 

Anita Johnson

CFR@tufts.edu

 

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Tufts University

80 George Street

Medford, MA 02155

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Records Technician, Law Firm, Boston MA

AccuFile seeks Records Technician for full-time assignment at global law firm in Boston, MA. The Records Technician will be responsible for general file production and maintenance in accordance with the firm's records information management (RIM) standards and controls. The ideal candidate will have one to two years of work experience in a legal environment, familiarity with Excel, LegalKEY or other record-keeping software, demonstrate a strong task orientation and exceptional attention to detail. Need is immediate.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain and retrieve files for client use as requested. Deliver files to clients within established time frames and ensure returned files are properly logged and placed back in their proper location;
  • Perform tasks associated with general file production including descriptive data entry that is accurate and consistent with firm standards into file tracking software, generation of application labels and bar codes to folders, inter-filing (by alphabetical order and sort by number);
  • Analyze existing file information to determine when new record series must be created. Verify and collect additional data from legal assistance, secretaries and clerks;
  • Prepare and organize files for storage and retrieval;
  • Assist in quality control in the file creation process to ensure compliance and consistency with departmental and firm standards;
  • Perform relief and/or project duties and responsibilities, which may include assisting with searches, file maintenance, file conversions and file inventories.

Qualifications:

  • Two years post-secondary or records-specific training with minimum of two years of work experience in a legal environment;
  • Prior experience with Excel, LegalKEY or other record-keeping software highly desired;
  • Proactive task orientation with ability to plan and organize tasks related to file production and maintenance;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet obligations with confidentiality, integrity and sensitivity;
  •  Physical activity required including bending, reaching, lifting and prolonged periods standing. May lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

To apply:

Please forward resume and cover letter to Kathleen Schmidt, jobs (at) accufile(dot)com.

 

AccuFile is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To learn more about AccuFile's integrated research and knowledge solution, please visit

www.accufile.com

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Massachusetts Library Aid Association 2014 Scholarship Program

The Massachusetts Library Aid Association (MLAA) Committee on Aid to Small Public Libraries is pleased to announce its Scholarship Program for the fall 2014 term.  MLAA is a private foundation. The purpose of this program is to subsidize training in Library and Information Science for librarians and library staff who are presently employed in small Massachusetts public libraries. Please note this offer is available only for persons working in public libraries.  This is not an MBLC sponsored grant program; however we have worked in partnership with MLAA for more than seventy years.

 

Prospective applicants must be currently employed in a Massachusetts public library; may not hold an MLS already and must work in a community of 35,000 or under. The applicant's annual salary may not exceed $35,000.

 

Small grants (ranging from $350-500) may be given to cover courses and training programs which must be directly applicable to public library service. Please note this Scholarship Program is intended to help individuals who lack a MLS degree to make progress in completing their education. 

 

Occasionally a small amount of additional money is available for a travel allowance for those commuting 80 miles or more. Previous grant awardees may apply; however, in no case will more than three awards be made to an individual. .

 

The application deadline for fall is Thursday August 21, 2014.  Applications must be received by this date and no applications will be considered after this deadline. Notification will take place after Labor Day.

 

Please email completed application to Rachel Masse, Administrative Assistant to the Library Advisory Unit of the MBLC. Rachel.masse@state.ma.us by 4:00 p.m. August 21, 2014.

 

Questions? Please contact  shelley.quezada@state.ma.us or call 617 725 1860 x235 for any clarification.

 

Please note: Requests for Individuals wishing support for course work outside the LIS degree program should apply using the Continuing Education Application for Individuals (also attached).

 

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Access Records Management Leadership Scholarship, ARMA International Educational Foundation

The Access Leadership Scholarship provides financial support for current and future Information Management practitioners striving for positions of greater responsibility that require a college degree. Funding is provided through a grant from the ACCESS Corporation. The deadline is approaching - apply today!

 

Revised criteria for applying for the Access Scholarship:

 

  •          Currently working, with at least one year of work experience within the Records & Information Management (RIM) field.

 

  •          Enrolled or planning to enroll in a degree program at an accredited college or university.

 

  •          Course(s) should be RIM-related, or demonstrably relevant to a RIM career (e.g., budget and finance, human resources, contracts, leadership, etc.).

 

  •          Submission of a one page discussion of how a college degree will help their professional advancement.

 

  •          Receive a C or above grade.

 

  •          Two letters of reference, one personal and one work-related.

 

  •          Awardees will receive a paid one year Professional Membership to ARMA.

 

 

Applications are due by September 1 of each year. For more information and to apply, visit www.armaedfoundation.org/grants_scholarships.html.

 

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Library Technology Support and Circulation Assistant, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield MA

The Library Technology Support and Circulation Assistant position is a part-time position that serves as a welcoming and professional main point of contact for Library users, troubleshoots basic technology issues, and provides circulation services. This 15.25 hours/week position works primarily when Deerfield Academy is in session and reports to the Library Director.

Responsibilities include: providing Library and technology services in person, over the phone, through email, and other technology-based systems; maintaining knowledge of the school's technology platforms (computer hardware, software, and peripherals including print/copy/scan devices); documenting  outstanding issues in the IT Help Desk tracking system; developing collaborative partnerships with Library and IT staff and the wider Deerfield community; monitoring usage of the building; making occasional rounds to ensure a safe, positive, and supportive environment; and assisting with other projects.

The successful candidate will possess a high school diploma (associate's or bachelor's degree preferred); basic experience providing technical support, documentation, or training; library experience a plus; proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of software; willingness to learn other software applications and computer hardware as needed to facilitate the work of the department; exhibit an enthusiastic service orientation with sensitivity to the needs of users at all skill levels; possess excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem-solving skills; and maintain a professional and tactful approach in all interactions.

Interested applicants should forward their résumé and cover letter in .pdf format to circassistant2014@deerfield.edu@deerfield.edu .  Please title the subject line "Circulation Assistant" in your e-mail. Applications received by July 20, 2014 will be given preference.

Deerfield Academy does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification protected under state or federal law.

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Director, Metadata Services, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

Director, Metadata Services

Department: Cataloging & Metadata Center

Rank and Salary:   Assistant Librarian - Librarian ($47,772 - $93,083)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application Deadline: July 23, 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 UCLA Library is looking for a dynamic innovative leader with a solid record of guiding staff through unprecedented change.  Reporting to the head of the Cataloging and Metadata Center the Director of Metadata Services will look beyond historical boundaries and traditional descriptive practices and content formats to imagine, advocate for, and deliver critical new services within the rapidly evolving realm of information, collection and content management, and discovery services.  This position will work closely with the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication and the library's senior management team, Management Council, and other enterprise-wide Councils such as Collections Council, the Data Management Group, and the Digital Library Program to identify priorities, develop projects, and improve ongoing workflows.  The incumbent will contribute strong strategic vision and focus and demonstrate visible commitment to staff to promote creativity, innovation, assessment and continuous process improvement and ability to foster effective relationships and communication with peers and stakeholders throughout the UCLA library and campus partners.  This is a new professional position that will provide leadership and innovative vision, strategic planning and management for all the operational activities of the UCLA Library's metadata services.  This position provides an integral contribution to the Library's collection management and scholarly communication services, and will work in concert with senior management in this area, as well as with other library units and campus partners.

The UCLA Library is committed to supporting academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.  The UCLA Library is searching for a creative metadata leader and thinker with strong experience leading staff through organizational and operational, and ongoing process improvement changes.

The Cataloging &Metadata Center is responsible for creating and managing the metadata for UCLA Library collections.  Included in the Center's scope:

§  Tangible materials in all formats (books, CDs, DVDs, microforms, images, maps, software, etc.) Rare books and special collections materials

§  Electronic resources, both licensed and open access, including eBooks, ejournals and websites

§  Materials in all languages

§  Manuscript collections

§  Ephemera of all types

§  Social media

§  Digitized materials, including the reformatting of print for preservation purposes

§  Born digital materials, such as personal papers

§  Research data sets

§  Linked data

§  Authority data and other support for the Semantic web

Vision, Leadership and Strategic Planning

§  Provides the vision and leadership for the continued development of metadata services to foster innovation and collaborations

§  Set the direction for and maintain an environment that challenges and encourages staff to identify and implement best practices and creative approaches for providing metadata analysis and resource description, including the exploration of transformative techniques for creating, manipulating, acquiring and linking to authority and bibliographic data, such as linked data, schema.org, and BibFrame

§  Plans and coordinates the implementation of metadata services and initiatives

§  Plans for the budget and resources required for the Program's success

Operations and Management

§  Provides broad oversight of program activities. Establish and oversee policies and procedures, and setting and monitoring goals

§  Serves as a supervisor of academic and/or staff employees including hiring, evaluating, training, and developing direct and indirect reports

§      Develops metadata-related competencies and training for staff serving in the program

§      Manages, analyzes, and reports on staffing and resource budget needs

§  Modifies the program in response to program evaluation and assessment, changes in user needs, and changes in available resources 

Collaborations and Partnerships

§  Evolves services, procedures, and practices to ensure consistency and integration with campus and Library goals and mission

§  Collaborates with staff in other Library units to carry out activities and accomplish Library goals

§  Serves as a resource to library staff by providing expertise in cataloging and metadata policies, procedures, and best practices

§  Advises on metadata workflow and workload issues for the digital object metadata work that supports the UCLA Library   

§  Provides vision and leadership in planning for development and enhancement of the discovery and use of digital object services

§  Serves on the Collections Council, Data Management Group and Digitization Task Force 

Under general supervision of the Head of the Cataloging & Metadata Center, the Director of Metadata Services will:

§  Provide expert leadership and guidance in selection of schema, thesauri, and data design for digital initiatives in the Library.  Within the broader University community, serve as a departmental contact for metadata consultations by UCLA faculty and staff

§  Define data elements and recommend data element usage for a wide variety of digital object types, as well as determine mapping among metadata schema

§  Lead efforts to reuse and re-purpose data from multiple formats for a variety of users and stakeholders

§  Strategize for the success of federated searching through use of controlled vocabularies and subsequent upkeep of headings

§  Externally advocate for standards and tools needed locally

§  Plan, manage, and review metadata for digital projects

§  Coordinate workflow with other units, particularly the Digital Library Program and Scholarly Communication and Licensing, in pursuit of a steady flow of digital library project work into the Center

§  Organize Center's metadata workload and conduct training for library staff as needed

§  Serve as a UCLA Library lead, to which Center and other librarians and staff can turn for leadership and project management expertise and advice when they take on digital library projects

§  Supervise team staff and student employees including recruitment, orientation, training, and performance evaluation 

§  Provide training or continuing education in various areas of metadata and metadata management as needed

§  Write and maintain documentation of policies and procedures

§  Participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of services

§  Participate in grant submission for projects and actively monitor grant writing initiatives for opportunities to incorporate good data practices into the proposals

§  Contribute to overall policy, planning, problem-solving, and future directions for the Center


Required Qualifications

§  ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science or studies OR significant graduate-level coursework toward a Master's Degree in Library or Information Science OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience)

§  Experience in working with a broad range of developing metadata schema and standards used to manage and describe digital collections, e.g. Dublin Core, VRA Core, MODS, etc.

§  Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging issues, trends, workflows, and best practices in the field, e.g. RDA, principles of authority control, PREMIS, rights metadata, and metadata design principles

§  Willingness and ability to collaborate with other UCLA campus partners in providing metadata services

§  Strong service orientation and interest in information users' values and needs

§  Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications. Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint or other productivity software

§  Aptitude for learning new technologies and metadata standards

§  Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a production-oriented environment and to develop and adjust workflow to service needs  

§  Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, by strategizing, prioritizing, and taking a flexible approach to working in a rapidly changing environment

§  Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and manage projects

§  Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills

§  Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills

§  At least two years of recent and relevant experience in supervision AND demonstrated ability to supervise, orient, and train librarians, staff and/or student employees

§  Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues

§  Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population

§  Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities

§  Commitment to professional issues, demonstrated through strong interest in local or national committee work, research, publication, etc.

Desired Qualifications

§  Experience with mapping and transporting of data

§  Experience in project management, including planning, communication, and assessment

§  Experience in developing ontologies and taxonomies

§  Knowledge of archival principles and best practices

§  Experience in and knowledge of national standards, specifically, application of the Resource Description and Access/Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2r), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and classification, MARC21 formats for bibliographic and authority data

§  Familiarity with XML

§  Experience in cataloging materials through a cataloging utility, such as OCLC, in an integrated library system environment

§  Experience in the use of electronic cataloging support tools such as Classification Web and Cataloger's Desktop on the Web

§  Familiarity with classification schemes and thesauri other than LCC, LCSH

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.


Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00282.

 

Applications must include:

§  a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;

§  a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and

§  the names and contact information for at least three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates should apply by July 23, 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 and Human Resources website at: http://library.ucla.edu/about/employment-human-resources.

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Education & Instructional Technology Librarian, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville NC

Known for its leadership in distance learning and its mission to serve, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University (ECU) seeks a responsible, enthusiastic, and technologically skilled librarian to serve as Education & Instructional Technology Librarian in the Teaching Resources Center (TRC).  The chosen candidate's primary responsibilities include investigating, recommending, and providing instructional services and training for educational multimedia and technologies to students and faculty in the College of Education, and integrating resources and research skills into classes.  This colleague with a "customer first" philosophy will work with other faculty and staff members to provide outstanding public service to the university community.

 

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of the Teaching Resources Center, the Education & Instructional Technology Librarian is responsible for providing  reference services; instructional sessions and consultations to undergraduate, graduate, advanced certification, and doctoral education students and faculty both face-to-face and online; integrating resources and instruction into online classes; exploring, recommending, and providing leadership and training for current and emerging K-12 technologies to students and faculty; creating and maintaining research guides (LibGuides) and online tutorials for students and faculty; promoting the use of multimedia, technologies, and additional resources to the College of Education, the Department of Child Development and Family Relations, and other related departments; actively contributing to departmental strategic planning, projects, and events.  Some evening and weekend work is required.

 

Required Qualifications:

  •        ALA - accredited master's degree or international equivalent in library or information science
  •        Library reference experience
  •        Instructional experience
  •        Passion for and experience with current and emerging educational technologies and how they can be utilized in classroom and library settings
  •        Demonstrated proficiency in the use of SMART Boards (i.e. strong knowledge of SMART technology, ability to create effective lesson plans, ability to train students and faculty).
  •        Knowledge of current issues and trends in K-12 education
  •        Familiarity with public school curricula
  •        Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  •        Ability to manage projects and work both independently and part of a team in a rapidly changing environment 
  •        Ability to work enthusiastically and effectively with diverse students, faculty, staff, and community users
  •        Strong commitment to helping students learn and succeed
  •        Demonstrated interest in ongoing professional growth

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  •        Academic library reference experience
  •        Evidence of successful online instruction experience
  •        Direct experience with current and emerging educational multimedia and technologies
  •        Demonstrated knowledge of multimedia and technologies related to distance learning, such as course management software, e.g., Blackboard, and video conferencing software, e.g., Saba Meeting 
  •        Ability to understand and assess new and emerging trends for the delivery of instruction and reference services
  •        Familiarity with Common Core State Standards and North Carolina Essential Standards
  •        Prior work experience in a Curriculum Materials Center or as an education librarian

 

Teaching Resources Center (TRC):  Established in 1988, the Teaching Resources Center contains children's and young adult materials, K-12 North Carolina state adopted textbooks, multi-media, kits, and reference resources. Education books (general, history, theory and practice, etc.) for faculty and undergraduate, graduate, advanced certification, and doctoral students are also located in the department.  The department primarily serves the College of Education, the Department of Child Development and Family Relations, and educators in eastern North Carolina.  For additional information, please visit the department's web site at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/trc.

 

Academic Library Services:  Academic Library Services (ALS) supports the campus community's mission of teaching, research, and service. ALS is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), has an operating budget of $7.6 million and a materials budget of $5 million, and employs a staff of 104, including 36 faculty members. It is a selective federal depository library. Visit the Library's web site at http://www.lib.ecu.edu for additional information.

 

ALS recognizes that diversity and respect for human differences within the academy is a key source of intellectual vitality and innovative spirit, and encourages genuine respect for individual backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences, perspectives and opinions.  ALS invites candidates from diverse backgrounds who will contribute affirmatively and creatively to the university's multicultural environment.  We seek candidates who reflect the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives and world views found within our university and community.

 

Located in Greenville, North Carolina, ECU enrolls over 26,000 students.  It is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and offers 102 bachelor's degree programs, 77 master's degree programs and 75 undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. In addition, it offers 16 doctoral programs (Ph.D., Ed.D.) and 4 first professional degree programs.

 

ECU is a leader in the state in distance learning initiatives and holds Doctoral/Research Universities status as defined by The Carnegie Foundation. The campus is located approximately 80 miles east of Raleigh, and 80 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. Additional information about ECU is available at http://www.ecu.edu

 

Rank, Salary and Benefits: This is a fixed term appointment, which may subsequently be renewed for a multi-year appointment period following the initial year of employment.  Minimum salary of $43,500, with a comprehensive fringe benefits package.

 

Application Process: Screening of applications will begin 06/28/14 and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the on-campus interview.  Start date is negotiable. All applicants must apply online through ECU's employment website at http://www.jobs.ecu.edu. Additional materials (letter of application; resume; copies of transcripts; and names and addresses, postal and email, of three current references) can be attached to the application electronically or the materials may be sent by mail to:

 

Search Committee

Education & Instructional Technology Librarian

Ms. Mary Sweatte, Library Personnel Administrator

2400 Joyner Library, Mail Stop 516

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC 27858-4353

 

Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to any offer of employment. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. A criminal background report will be completed on the chosen candidate. East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University that accommodates individuals with disabilities. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

 

Academic Library Services is dedicated to sustaining a diverse workforce and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

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Library Director, Medfield Memorial Public Library, Medfield MA

Duties/Description:

The Board of Trustees of the Medfield Memorial Public Library seeks a dynamic, experienced leader to serve as
Library Director. The successful candidate will bring a contemporary and forward-thinking approach to library
services. A new five-year plan continues a tradition of progressively blending traditional and innovative/non-
traditional strategies in the use of materials, programs, technology, and space. The library strives to be a leader and catalyst in a community that highly values its role and purpose, especially in partnering with its historic, cultural, and educational organizations.

Working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, the Library Director must manage library services, development of library policies, supervising employees, financial responsibilities, community and cultural outreach, and the physical building and grounds. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have 5 years of experience in professional library work, including 3 years of significant
management and supervisory responsibilities. A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited graduate school is required.

Salary: $73,098 - $91,373. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Closing Date: August 8, 2014

Send:

To apply, please send letter of interest, resume and 3 references by August 8, 2014 to Andrea Cronin, Chair of the Hiring Committee (cronin.ander@gmail.com).

 

 

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Contractor- Reference Librarian (evenings), Framingham State University, Framingham MA

Company Description:
Framingham State University, located just 20 miles west of Boston, is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution offering 26 undergraduate degree programs in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and professional fields. Nearly 6,000 students attend Framingham State, including nearly 2,000 graduate students. Framingham State University offers graduate degrees in 25 fields, including an extensive graduate program for teachers in international schools. The University takes pride in its 30,000 alumni, most of whom live and work in Massachusetts. The University is just the right size - small enough for learning to be personal and collaborative, yet large and diverse enough to broaden students' understanding of their world. This broadening of perspectives and appreciation of diversity is one of the hallmarks of a first-rate undergraduate education.

Job Description:
Framingham State University is seeking applicants for a part-time Reference Librarian position for three evenings per week (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) beginning September 4th. Duties include assisting students and faculty with research questions using print, online databases and other electronic sources. Will assist in maintaining and troubleshooting public computers and printers. Will teach Library Instruction classes upon request. Other related projects will be assigned.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:
Qualifications: MLS degree required. Must be familiar with electronic databases, have the ability to train students in the use of technology for research, and have strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a team setting. Computer literacy, including familiarity with Microsoft office suite and social media required.


Preferred Qualifications:
Reference and Library Instruction experience preferred. Academic Library experience preferred.

Additional Information:
This is a part-time (15 hours/week), non-benefited contract position. The hourly rate is $16.00/hour.


Framingham State University conducts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile on final candidates prior to an offer of employment for all positions. Framingham State University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.


Framingham State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Members of underrepresented groups and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:
Please apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Paper applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. If you need assistance applying online, please click here.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530.


Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/22c37sb

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Instructional Technology Librarian, University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC

POSITION:       Instructional Technology Librarian

AVAILABLE:      September 1, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an enterprising, creative and collaborative individual for the position of Instructional Technology Librarian in the User Experience Department.  Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services, the User Experience Department is charged with creating a seamless connection between the library's services, collections, physical spaces and virtual presence.  The Department is also actively engaged in collaboration with the Research Hub, a new, major library initiative that brings together partners, technology, expertise and resources that scholars need to support new endeavors in today's research environment.

Under the direction of the Head of User Experience, the individual in this position will serve as the content strategist for the library's online instructional tools.  In collaboration with staff and users, the Instructional Technology Librarian will identify instructional needs, determine requirements, and identify a suite of tools that are easy to discover, access, and incorporate into platforms such as the library's website, campus learning management system, etc.  The Instructional Technology Librarian is responsible for administering the library's web-based guides, which includes managing the content management system and content creation, training staff, creating guidelines and best practices and working with subject librarians to evaluate need, usage and effectiveness.  The individual in this position will use analytics to steer improvements and inform projects.

The Instructional Technology Librarian will represent the library on campus-wide e-learning initiatives, working with relevant campus support services such as ITS Teaching and Learning (http://its.unc.edu/teachingandlearning/teaching-and-learning/), the Center for Faculty Excellence (http://cfe.unc.edu/), and the Friday Center for Continuing Education (http://www.fridaycenter.unc.edu/).

The Instructional Technology Librarian will provide research assistance and teach information literacy sessions as those duties inform user experience and instruction-based initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:
ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science or Master's in Education in Instructional Technology or equivalent. Experience with instructional technologies (such as learning management systems, screencasting software, or content management systems). Solid understanding of academic library services and pedagogical practices in higher education. Knowledge of best practices for web content creation. Familiarity with using adobe design suite or comparable web design software. Demonstrated ability to manage a project from conception to delivery. Demonstrated ability to achieve results in a collaborative environment. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, orally and in writing.

Preferred:
Experience conducting assessment (such as usability testing or user research).  Knowledge of interface coding and application development (such as html, css, javascript or php). Academic coursework or professional development courses in instructional design, instructional technologies, or the equivalent. Experience providing library or technology instruction.

 

The University and The Libraries

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes.

The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.

The Region

The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains and the seashore are less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

Salary and Benefits

This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application

Review of applications will begin on July 31, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply

Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/46236 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of which must be a current supervisor.  Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

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Archives Assistant, Archaeological Institute of America, Boston MA

AIA seeks a part time archives assistant to process and digitize the institutional archives.

The AIA archives is comprised of administrative materials from the late 1800s through the 1990s, documenting the activities of North America's oldest and largest organization devoted to the world of archaeology. The bulk of the materials that require processing are from the 1970s and more recent. The materials that require digitization date from the late 1880s through the 1970s.

Applicants should have experience with archival processing, basic preservation methods. A familiarity with the online archives management system Archon is not a necessary, but a plus. The applicant should be detail oriented and able to work independently.

12 hours per week, somewhat flexible schedule Monday to Thursday, 11-5.

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Cynthia Rufo-McCormick, asorarch@bu.edu

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Children's Library Assistant, Boston Athenæum, Boston MA

The Boston Athenæum

Children's Library Assistant

 

The successful candidate for this seven to ten (7-10) hours per week internship will be someone who enjoys working with children and wants a career in librarianship. Must be available Thursday mornings and one Saturday a month. This intern will report to the children's librarian. Compensation is $13 per hour with no benefits, and the position is classified as temporary.

Responsibilities:

  • Shelving
  • Assist in planning programs with books and crafts, and presenting story hours
  • Providing reference service to children, parents, and members
  • Other duties as required.

Requirements:

  • Enrollment in master of library science program
  • Ability to lift heavy boxes of books
  • Must agree to a background check

 

Experience:

The following are recommended though not required.

  • Microsoft Office (especially 2007)
  • Completion of reference course

Position will start in August 2014. Please email resume and letter to Suzanne Terry, Children's Librarian,terry@bostonathenaeum.org

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Library Media Specialist, Amherst Middle School, Amherst NH

Amherst Middle School located in Amherst, NH, is currently accepting applications for a Library Media Specialist to guide the transformation of the library into a 21st century Information Center resource.  The Library Media Specialist will be a strong leader, instructional partner and technology integrator. The successful Library Media Specialist will engage and support students and staff in critical thinking. Qualified candidates should possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, hold NH certification as a Library Media Specialist, and have completed a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree. Application deadline is July 18, 2014.

 

Additional details and on-line application may be found on our website at:  http://sau39.org/Page/566.

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Graduate Intern, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford CT

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is seeking a graduate intern from the Masters of Library & Information Sciences program, Archives Management concentration for the summer of 2015 to assist with a planning project to prepare for the digital scanning of selected documents and visual images in its Archives.  If funded, the internship will last approximately eight weeks (Monday - Thursday) and pay a stipend of $5,600.  The intern will work closely with Gene Gaddis, William G. DeLana Archivist and Curator of the Austin House, to conduct a collections survey of two essential but very different periods in the Museum's history, to assure their preservation and to make them readily available to scholars and to the public. 

The first section encompasses the records that begin in 1841 when Daniel Wadsworth proposed building a gallery of the fine arts in Hartford.  John Trumbull encouraged Wadsworth to commission pictures from artists such as Thomas Sully as early as 1807, introduced him to the paintings of Thomas Cole in the 1820s, and, shortly before construction of the Atheneum, urged Wadsworth and key subscribers to the building to purchase approximately fifty works from the recently dissolved American Academy of Fine Arts in New York, among them the iconic portrait of Benjamin West by Sir Thomas Lawrence.  It was an auspicious beginning, and two of the Hartford citizens who contributed to the original building were the father and grandfather of the four-year-old John Pierpont Morgan, later the greatest benefactor in the museum's history.

The second section will include large sections from the papers of the Atheneum's Chick Austin, the Museum's first professional director.  Arriving in Hartford from the Fogg Art Museum in 1927, Austin immediately began transforming the Atheneum into one of the most advanced art institutions in the United States, with a surprising series of American "firsts" in regard to the museum's architecture, its exhibitions, and its acquisitions.  Eugene Gaddis, William G. DeLana Archivist and Curator of the Austin House, was fortunate enough to rediscover Austin's office files untouched in a sub-basement of the museum in 1980 when he spent time here as a consultant.  They represent a dazzling trove of correspondence from figures such as Alexander Calder, Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, Aaron Copland, Martha Graham, Agnes de Mille, Lotte Lenya, Kurt Weill, Mondrian, Le Corbusier, Salvador Dali, and Lincoln Kirstein, whose letters and telegrams from London and Paris document George Balanchine's immigration to America, sponsored by Austin himself and by the Atheneum. The result led to his book, Magician of the Modern: Chick Austin and the Transformation of the Arts in America.   

 If you are interested contact  

Eugene R. Gaddis

William G. DeLana Archivist and Curator of the Austin House

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

600 Main Street

Hartford, CT 06103

860 838-4031

Gene.Gaddis@wadsworthatheneum.org

 

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Assistant Cataloger - Temporary Assignment, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA

The Peabody Essex Museum's Phillips Library seeks a full-time assistant cataloger for two years. Under the direction of the Head Catalog Librarian, the Assistant Cataloger is responsible for cataloging new acquisitions, purchases and donations, as well as assisting with the Library's retrospective conversion data base clean up.  The position will also assist with cataloging issues that are a result of a complete inventory of the library's holdings, information verification and assist with other projects assigned by Head Catalog Librarian.

 

A Bachelor's Degree and 2 years cataloging experience are required. Work towards a Master's degree from an ALA accredited library and information science program is desired.  Voyager Library System experience preferred.  OCLC Connexion experience a must. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging principles and procedures and knowledge of USMARC formats, AACR2r, LCSH/LC classification schedules. Monograph and serial cataloging experience a must. Team work, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and superior oral and written communication skills and commitment to excellence are required.  Must be able to lift as much as 20 pounds and climb library ladders as high as 12 feet.

 

Please send your cover letter, resume to jobs@pem.org or to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970.  PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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Coordinator of Children's Services, Town of Belmont, Belmont MA

TOWN OF BELMONT

BELMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY

COORDINATOR OF CHLDREN'S SERVICES

 

This is a full time 35 hour per week, position in an extremely busy Children's Department. The Coordinator of Children's Services plans, organizes and implements department programs, policies and procedures. Oversees the development and maintenance of collection, analyzes patron community needs. Provides assistance to children and adult patrons in use of all library resources including online catalog, databases and Internet. Works closely with the school department.  Promotes department activities and events. Must be committed to providing high level of public service. Must be committed to providing high level of public service.

 

Master's degree in Library Science from ALA accredited school with minimum three years of public library experience in Children's Services and two years supervisory experience preferred.

 

The hourly pay range is $29.8032 to $35.7868 and includes a full benefit package.

 

Applications/Resumes accepted at the Town of Belmont, HR Dept, 455 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA  02478, or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax 617-993-2741

By July 25, 2014

 

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Library Assistant for Children's Programming, Seabrook Library, Seabrook NH

GENERAL SUMMARY:  This is a part-time non-exempt position, responsible to the Children's Librarian. The Children's Librarian assigns work in accordance with needs of the Children's Department, primarily on Children's program planning and implementation.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  The minimum requirement is an Associate's degree or higher. Library experience and aptitude for working with children in the area of programming for Story Times and special events is preferred, as is knowledge of current computer technology and applications.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to work well with others or independently, creativity, flexibility, and a good attitude.

 

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience. 8-12 hours per week split into 2 days, mornings or afternoons. No Saturdays or weekends.

 

CLOSING DATE:  July 30, 2014, or until filled. To apply, email a statement of interest, a resume and three references to Ann Robinson, Director, Seabrook Library, arobinson@sealib.org.

 

Web site: www.sealib.org.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Opportunity, Boston Marine Society, Boston MA

Work study opportunity for graduate student pursuing a Master's degree in Library and Information Science, for a minimum of 8 hours a week at $12 an hour. Applicant should be able to gain valuable career-relevant archival experience in a maritime Library and must be able to work independently under the direction of the administrative staff while organizing & updating maritime library catalog and creating an initial user-friendly library database. The applicant must have excellent communication skills and an understanding of basic office skills and etiquette. The student should be able to acquire a solid understanding of the Boston Marine Society, its history, mission, and library and museum collection in order to assist all members, visitors, and research inquiries.

Send your materials to Caroline Geiger-Fessler <caroline@bostonmarinesociety.org>

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Electronic Resources Librarian, American University Library, Washington DC

American University Library invites applications for an Electronic Resources Librarian at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian. The successful candidate will be an innovative, user-focused, collaborative Electronic Resources Librarian to provide vision and leadership in managing the Electronic Resources Management (ERM) Unit.

Responsibilities: The Electronic Resources Librarian reports to the Director of Technical Services and manages the ERM Unit within the Technical Services Division of the University Library.  This Unit is responsible for acquiring the library's electronic resources which includes databases, datasets, e-journals, and aggregator packages, negotiating license agreements, compiling and analyzing usage statistics, troubleshooting access problems, managing the library's various electronic resource platforms and delivery systems.  Manages the electronic resources/serials collection budget of $4.2 million. The Electronic Resources Librarian supervises 3 FTE unit members. Supervisorial duties of this position include developing and implementing unit goals and projects, establishing policies and
procedures as well as hiring, training, and evaluating staff.  As a member of the Collections Management Team, this position participates in collection development activities and provides support for digital initiatives.  As a member of the Technical Services management team, this position serves a leadership role within the division.

As a member of the Library faculty, this position participates in in library governance activities, provides expertise regarding innovations and trends within librarianship and specifically regarding the management of electronic resources, contributes to creative and scholarly research, and participates in campus-wide committees.  This
position reports to the Director of Technical Services.

Requirements: ALA accredited M.L.S.  Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience managing electronic resources including acquisitions, licensing, and providing access, fund management, knowledge base management and the technical aspects of electronic resources.  Evidence of leadership and management skills.
Evidence of initiative, an ability to work collegially in a team environment as well as excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills. Evidence of potential to meet continuous appointment requirements in performance of primary responsibilities, scholarship, and university service.   Experience with an integrated library system, electronic resources management system, and link resolver.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position available: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The American University Library www.american.edu/library  serves the AU community through a collection of over 1,300,000 volumes, 52,000 media and sound recordings. Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections and university archives, a K-12 curriculum materials center, and numerous partner collections across campus including those with GLBTA, Career, and Visual Arts resources. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and at the Wesley Theological Seminary. The AU Library collection totals over 125,000 journal subscriptions in all subjects. Personnel include 20 library faculty, several part-time librarians, 70 full-time staff, and about 140 student assistants. The library's budget is about $14.4 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the University Libraries Group.

American University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to more than 12, 000 students.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:

Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8046
mmikkel@american.edu

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.  American University is an Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

The private university with a public responsibility.

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Archives Assistant, Town of Hingham, Hingham MA

Employer:     Town of Hingham, Mass.

Position:        Archives Assistant

Hours:           16 per week, Mondays, Tuesdays, and/or Wednesdays

Duration:      One Calendar Year, With Possibility of Renewal

Salary:           $16.25/hr

 

Description

 

The archives assistant will report to the Town Archivist and will have multiple responsibilities at the Town Hall and Hingham Public Library.  These duties include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Inventorying, arranging, and describing historic town records and special collections dating from the 17th century to the present
  • Conducting basic preservation activities
  • Assisting in the creation of unique retention schedules for town departments
  • Participating in outreach activities, including the creation of promotional brochures, website text, and blogs
  • Researching local history using a variety of sources in order to complete the tasks listed above

 

Qualifications

 

  • Current graduate student in an accredited library science or archives program, or a recent graduate from such a program.
  • Experience processing institutional and special collections.
  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Familiarity with records management techniques and processes.
  • Familiarity with the use of social media outlets for promotional purposes.
  • Ability to lift a maximum of forty pounds on a regular basis.

 

Application

 

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Jennifer Williams, Town Archivist, at williamsj@hingham-ma.gov.  The deadline for the submission of applications is July 25, 2014.

 

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Call for Participation, ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium

Theme: "Context in Information Behavior Research"
Date: November 1, 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 1:30 to 6:30 pm
Location: Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA, USA

ABOUT THE 2014 SIG-USE SYMPOSIUM:
The importance of context in human information behavior research has been well established. Nonetheless, it has been observed that although contextual aspects are included in most research, they tend to serve as the backdrop of a study, and not as its focus. Stronger emphasis on context will enhance our understanding of information behavior. The purpose of this symposium is to explore the role and impact of context, aiming to advance scholarship and knowledge concerning this key component of information behavior research.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
All the interested researchers, graduate students, and information professionals are invited to submit a proposal for a short presentation (i.e., approximately 5-8 minutes in the form of lightning talks). Proposals for lightning talks should be one to two pages long (500-1000 words) and outline the topic and themes that will be addressed during the talk. Proposed topics must be relevant to the Symposium theme - "Context in information behavior research."

Submission guidelines for Lightning talk proposals:
- Author's name, title, and institutional affiliation should be included at the top of the proposal.
- Proposal text must be 500-1000 words.
- Submission should be in pdf or doc format. The file should be named as '2014_SIGUSEsympo_FirstAuthor'sLastName".
- Submission should be done by sending your draft to sigusesym2014@gmail.com (Subject: SIGUSE_FirstAuthor'sLastname). A proposal should be submitted by midnight Hawaii Time on September 1, 2014.
- Accepted submissions will be made available through the public SIG-USE website both before and after the Symposium.
- Accepted submissions may be invited for publication in the next volume of the SIG USE/ASIS&T Monograph Series.
- If there are still open spaces available, the symposium will be open to ASIS&T attendees who do not have a Lightning talk. Registration is still required.

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Chinese Collection Consultant, temporary and unclassified, Memorial Hall Library, Andover MA

Definition: Under the direction of the Head of Circulation and Technical Services, manage all aspects of the Chinese Collection, including cataloging, weeding, and ordering new Chinese materials in various formats.

 

Essential Functions : 

Catalog all Chinese materials, including books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines, recognizing if the bibliographic record matches the material in hand. Help staff determine what needs to go on the spine label and pocket.

 

Order all new Chinese materials through reputable vendors and in all formats, including books, DVDs, and CDs.

 

Consult with the serials committee, recommending purchase of popular Chinese magazines and newspaper subscriptions.  Recommend withdrawal of serial subscriptions, when necessary.

 

Weed the Chinese collection using standard librarian weeding procedures (by condition or last activity date).  Be able to recognize classic Chinese authors or titles.

 

Collaborate with other library staff, as needed.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

 

Knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures.

 

 Computer literacy; including but not limited to the Internet, the Evergreen ILS, Windows 7, online cataloguing, word processing software and spreadsheets, and online databases.

 

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

 

Commitment to excellence in customer service.

 

Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

 

Education and Experience:

 

Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited ALA program preferred.

 

Two or more years of library experience preferred.

 

Any equivalent combination of education and experience accepted.

 

Physical Elements:

 

Work in an unusually busy and relatively noisy library environment.

 

Lift books and related library materials, no more than 40 pounds.

 

Walk and climb stairs on three levels.

 

Regularly use computer keyboard requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.

 

Salary: $20 per hour, non-benefited, not to exceed $2,000 for FY15

 

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Assistant Curator of Rare Books, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC

POSITION:      Assistant Curator of Rare Books (At Will Appointment)

AVAILABLE:    September 1, 2014

The University of North Carolina seeks an energetic and collegial individual with a strong academic background to further the curatorial work of the Rare Book Collection (RBC) (http://www.lib.unc.edu/rbc/) at the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library (http://www.lib.unc.edu/wilson/). Reporting to and working closely with the Curator of Rare Books, the Assistant Curator will contribute to maintaining a vibrant profile for the Rare Book Collection.

The Assistant Curator will participate in collection development, including the review of auction and dealer catalogs, sales offers, and potential gifts, as well as donor stewardship. The individual in this position will also work on programming and outreach initiatives, exhibitions, and publications, and manage social media and digitization projects. The Assistant Curator is expected to be active in scholarly and library professional organizations. The Assistant Curator may supervise students and will participate in reader services at the Rare Book Collection/North Carolina Collection Reading Room, with a regular weekly desk shift and occasional weekend desk service.

The Rare Book Collection has significant national and international literary and historical holdings, ranging from clay tablets, medieval manuscripts, and early printed books to recent fine printing. Collection strengths include English and Irish literature, incunabula and sixteenth-century printing, history of the book, French history and literature, the New World cronistas, Maya studies, Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan drama, World War I and II graphic materials, and American popular culture.

In addition to the Rare Book Collection, the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library includes the North Carolina Collection, the Southern Folklife Collection, the Southern Historical Collection, and University Archives and Records Management Services.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science and/or an advanced degree in a humanities discipline supported by the holdings of the Rare Book Collection. Knowledge of descriptive bibliography and direct work experience with rare books for at least one year. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proven attention to detail. Ability to work with a broad spectrum of individuals. Reading knowledge of Latin or at least one of the following modern European languages: French, German, or Spanish. Ability to understand bibliographic information in French, German, and Spanish. Active participation in appropriate professional organizations.

Preferred: Formal coursework in rare books. Additional foreign languages. Knowledge of the antiquarian book trade. Experience in planning and managing exhibitions, lectures, and other public programs. Advanced degree in a humanities discipline. Editorial and publishing experience and experience developing digital products that promote or facilitate the use of rare books and manuscripts and special collections.

The University and The Libraries

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.

The Region

The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

Salary and Benefits

This is an At Will Appointment, contingent upon the availability of funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.

Deadline for Application

Review of applications will begin on July 21, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply

Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/45698 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

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Circulation Manager, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Brown University, Providence RI

Brown University Library seeks enthusiastic, experienced, and
customer-focused candidates for the role of Circulation Manager at
Brown's John D.  Rockefeller Jr. Library.  Rockefeller Library is the
main library on Brown's campus for humanities and social sciences and is used by students and faculty across many disciplines.  The
Circulation Manager plans and provides operational management for all activities and services provided at the Rockefeller Library
circulation desk, including circulation, course reserves, document
delivery and resource sharing.  The Rockefeller circulation desk also
serves as an information service point for users on-site and remotely.
This position ensures the circulation desk is fully functional for all
hours the library is open, including nights and weekends and during
inclement weather.

Working closely with library colleagues, the Circulation Manager
develops procedures and policies that align the department's services
with the Library's goals.  S/he uses critical thinking and analytical skills to gather and interpret data and track trends for optimum service provision.  S/he plans and develops clear guidelines for implementing new services.   This position also serves as liaison to other departments within and beyond the Library to provide information
on available services and to ensure consistent service library-wide.

The Circulation Manager supervises approximately 10 bargaining unit
staff and several student workers.  S/he is responsible for managing
staff performance, including hiring, scheduling, evaluating, and
training.  The successful candidate will demonstrate that s/he can use tact and sound judgment as the position works directly with faculty, students and university staff in a highly-visible public service setting.

Some evening and weekend work is required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Significant (minimum of 7 years) supervisory experience, preferably in an academic library with bargaining unit staff
  • Significant (minimum of 7 years) customer service experience, preferably in an academic library with bargaining unit staff
  • Outstanding human relations and communication skills
  • Ability to resolve patron concerns and difficulties with tact, courtesy, and good judgment
  • Mathematical skills applicable to budget, payroll, and statistics
  • Experience using an integrated library system
  • Experience using standard office productivity software (e.g., Word, Excel)
  • Ability to produce statistical and analytical reports using appropriate tools
  • Experience with academic library public services for the humanities and social sciences
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse staff, clientele, and partners



To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: http://careers.brown.edu and reference Job No. 113332.  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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Contractor- Circulation Desk Evening Supervisor, Framingham State University, Framingham MA

Company Description:
Framingham State University, located just 20 miles west of Boston, is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution offering 26 undergraduate degree programs in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and professional fields. Nearly 6,000 students attend Framingham State, including nearly 2,000 graduate students. Framingham State University offers graduate degrees in 25 fields, including an extensive graduate program for teachers in international schools. The University takes pride in its 30,000 alumni, most of whom live and work in Massachusetts. The University is just the right size - small enough for learning to be personal and collaborative, yet large and diverse enough to broaden students' understanding of their world. This broadening of perspectives and appreciation of diversity is one of the hallmarks of a first-rate undergraduate education.

Job Description:
Under the general supervision of the Access Services Librarian, the Circulation Desk evening supervisor is responsible for performing the following duties:


• Supervising student assistants through instruction and demonstration in accordance with library procedures and standards.
• Monitoring library activities and reporting any unusual situations to the campus police office.
• Locking front doors at closing.
• Answering phone inquiries and assisting in-house library patrons.
• Collecting and securing fine money and performing other Circulation functions, as required.
• Communicating regularly with the Access Services librarian and/or the Director regarding any special instructions or information.

Requirements:
Minimum qualifications:
• Previous experience using computers.
• Previous experience supervising or leading teams.
• Previous experience interacting with the general public.


Preferred qualifications:
• College degree.
• Library experience, especially with automated systems.

Additional Information:
This is a part-time (18 hours/week), non-benefited contract position. The hourly rate is $14.00/ hour and the work schedule is: 

During the Academic Year hours are: 7pm to 1am, Monday and Wednesday evenings, and 1pm to 5pm, Saturday.


During the summer session hours are: 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Monday and Wednesday.


Framingham State University conducts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile on final candidates prior to an offer of employment for all positions. Framingham State University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.


Framingham State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Members of underrepresented groups and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:
Please apply online by submitting a cover letter and resume. Paper applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. If you need assistance applying online, please click here.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/g8sf84k

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Asian American Studies Librarian, Ethnic Studies Library, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

Asian American Studies Librarian-Ethnic Studies Library

Hiring range: Mid-range Associate Librarian

$59,089 - $64,006 per annum, based on qualifications

This is a 75% time appointment available starting January 2015

The Ethnic Studies Library of the University of California, Berkeley seeks an energetic, creative and service-oriented librarian to provide curatorial and research support to the UC Berkeley community in the area of Asian American Studies.  As a curator, selector and reference specialist, the Librarian will work with community members and organizations to promote donations of archives and special collections and will enhance access to Asian American archival and special materials by applying standard archival practices. The Librarian will contribute to public services and work closely with colleagues to secure external funding and to address comparative ethnic studies areas.

 

The Ethnic Studies Library

The Ethnic Studies Library is an Affiliated Library on the UC Berkeley campus and is a unit of the Ethnic Studies Department.  The Asian American Studies Collection, the Chicano Studies Collection, and the Native American Studies Collection were established in the late 1960s and developed into separate libraries.  These libraries were merged in 1997 to establish the Ethnic Studies Library.  At that time a fourth collection, the Comparative Ethnic Studies Collection, was established. The Ethnic Studies Library serves the research and curricular needs of the Ethnic Studies faculty and students majoring in Asian American and Diaspora Studies, Native American Studies, Chicano Studies, and Ethnic Studies.  In addition, it serves Ethnic Studies graduate students, students fulfilling the American Cultures course requirement, other students enrolled in Ethnic Studies courses, and national and international scholars. The staff consists of four librarians (Asian American Studies Librarian, Chicano Studies Librarian, Native American Studies Librarian, and Digital Access Librarian), three technical support staff persons, and about twenty part-time student workers.  The Library contains unique and valuable archival and special collections and is hiring librarians who will work toward the continued development of and access to these collections by acquiring unique materials, securing external funding for processing them, promoting the materials to the campus community and beyond, and applying standard archival practices and current digital technologies and procedures that enhance access.

 

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head Librarian of the Ethnic Studies Library, the Asian American Studies Librarian will serve as curator for all the materials in the Asian American Studies Collection with an emphasis on archival and special collections.  The Librarian will work with individuals and organizations from the Asian American community to promote donations of archival and special materials and will select materials in all formats, manage collections through storage and weeding, and monitor budgets and approval plans for the assigned subject areas. The Librarian will supervise archival processing projects. The Librarian will contribute to reference and research assistance; teach course-integrated instruction and workshops; create instructional materials, online subject guides, and library exhibits; and sustain ongoing communication with and outreach to students and faculty. The Librarian will work towards the establishment of digital research tools, including an Asian American Studies bibliographic database. The Librarian will assume chief responsibility for one of the following duties: (1) grant writing/fund raising (both government and private funds) OR (2) development of the Comparative Ethnic Studies Collection. 

 

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

 

Minimum Basic Qualification at time of application:

MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution by time of application.

 

Additional Qualifications:

Experience working with Asian American communities 
Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library, preferably experience developing and managing ethnic studies collections 
Familiarity with archive collections and archive processing plans 
Experience providing reference and instructional services in an academic or research library

 

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience in fundraising/grant writing 
Demonstrated commitment to public services and improving the user experience 
Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills 
Demonstrated initiative, the ability to work creatively, independently and as a team member 
Understanding of current and emerging trends in ethnic studies 
Knowledge of electronic and information technologies, including bibliographic management tools and data management and planning. 
Advanced degree and/or equivalent experience in Asian American Studies

 

The University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

 

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

 

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, two days per month vacation leave, one day per month sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

 

DEADLINE: Initial review date will be August 5th, 2014, please apply by this date to receive full consideration. The position will be open until filled.

 

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00423Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. Referees for the finalists only will be contacted for references. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the University of California Statement of Confidentiality http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html, prior to submitting their letters. All applications will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.

 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.   

 

 

For inquiries contact:

Lillian Castillo-Speed, Head Librarian, Ethnic Studies Library

csl@library.berkeley.edu

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Public Library Consultant for Eastern Idaho, Idaho Commission for Libraries, Idaho Falls ID

Our agency has a unique culture that embraces collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement. You will find that working for the Idaho Commission for Libraries is both a challenging and rewarding experience.

This position requires frequent travel. A valid driver's license is required.


Responsibilities:

  • Collaboratively develop, implement, and evaluate statewide plans and programs for library development.
  • Provide guidance on library services, management, and governance including roles and responsibilities of public library trustees and creation and consolidation of library jurisdictions.
  • Advise and counsel libraries on the impact of laws governing libraries.
  • Facilitate and conduct public meetings.
  • Collaborate in identifying continuing education needs related to library staff and boards and in developing programs to address those needs; plan prepare and provide appropriate training.
  • Work with customers to identify appropriate projects for possible grant funding; assist applicants in grant application procedures; work with ICfL Grants Officer and other staff to evaluate grant applications and monitor grant projects.
  • Remain informed about library law, current library practice and national trends in library services.
  • Collaborate with other ICfL staff on statewide library development issues, training and other overlapping responsibilities; participate in ICfL staff meetings and appropriate ad hoc committees.
  • Provide guidance in developing community relations and partnerships.
  • Serve as the data coordinator for all public library statistics.
  • Represent Idaho in the national Public Library Statistics Cooperative (PLSC).

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program or comparable combination of education and experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science and current trends in library services and development.
  • Knowledge of grants administration.


Experience: planning and evaluating projects, programs and/or services in a library setting; using facilitation, decision-making, and problem-solving techniques with groups; planning, developing and presenting training.
Experience identifying legal issues affecting governance of libraries.
Valid driver's license.


Preferred candidates will have:

Experience using database and/or spreadsheet applications to collect and manage statistical information.


Examination:

The examination is a rating of your education and experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the spaces provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question addressing minimum requirements to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 70 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

To preview the exam, click on the "Preview Exam" link. If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

How to Apply:
https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=02908088251

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Permanent Part-time Instruction and Reference Librarian, Teti Library and Special Collections, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester NH

Job Title:       Permanent Part-time Instruction and Reference Librarian

(21 hours/week, 8-month) Academic Year

 

Start Date:    September, 2014

 

The Teti Library and Special Collections at the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA), seeks a creative and energetic Instruction/Reference Librarian.  Teti Library is located in the historic Fuller Hall Building in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire.   The Special Collections houses rare and valuable books and fine art photography, drawing researchers from around the country.  Teti Library is a member of GMILCS and NHCUC, and serves the public as well as NHIA students.   NHIA is a NEASC and NASAD accredited fine arts college, granting degrees in Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA), Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) and Masters of Arts in Art Education (MAAE).  

 

 

General Job Summary: The Instruction-Reference Librarian is a part-time (21 hours per week) 8 month/year position reporting to the Director of Teti Library and Special Collections.  The Instruction-Reference Librarian is responsible for creating and implementing the information literacy programs for NHIA students, as well as overseeing public services for the library.

 

 

Responsibilities:

  •          Provides leadership in planning, scheduling and implementation of information literacy services.  Develops research and course guides utilizingLibGuides.
  •          Develops and conducts assessments of learning needs and outcomes for all aspects of information literacy and reference services. Collaborates with Library Director and Academic Department Chairs to develop new information literacy classes.
  •          Assists with general and specialized collection development.
  •          Plays an active role in library outreach and programming, including the new Student Art Gallery at Teti Library. Oversees the social media presence of the Library.
  • Coordinates, promotes and provides access and instruction in the Special Collections of the Library.  Provides research in Special Collections and Institute Archives, as needed.
  • Oversees statistics gathering for reference and public service activities, as well as database usage.
  • Supervises the Reference Assistant, provides library staff training, and recommends professional development, as needed.

 

 

 

Relationships: 
Reports to the Library Director. Interacts with NHIA students, staff, faculty, and public visitors. Participates in professional growth activities and consortium-related relationships such as GMILCS and NHCUC meetings, interest groups and continuing education workshops. Participates on NHIA committees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications 

 

required:

  • ALA accredited MSLIS or MLS or equivalent. 
  • Excellent public speaking and written communication skills with a pleasant and outgoing demeanor.
  • Experience in academic library instruction and reference services 
  • Knowledge of electronic resources and instructional technology, particularly mobile and 'smart' technologies.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Creative problem solver and strong team player.
  • Ability to be flexible in job tasks and scheduling.

Highly desirable: 

  • Background in studio art, art history, and/or creative writing
  • Experience working with visual learners. 
  • Familiarity working with archival and special collections materials
  • Familiarity with LibGuidesArtStor, and other art related sources. 

 

 

Closing Date:

Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to teach a short library instruction session.

 

Salary/Benefits:

This permanent part-time position is 21 hours/week for 8 months a year at $20/hour.  The schedule is flexible to meet instruction needs, but will begin at the start of the fall semester and will likely end at the end of April each year.  Pro-rated annual leave, sick leave, and holiday pay included, although no health or dental benefits are available with this position.

Address:

Please submit cover letter, resumé, and the contact information for three professional references to:  Betsy Holmes, Director of Teti Library and Special Collections via email:  betsyholmes@nhia.edu



Web Site: http://nhia.libguides.com/home

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Executive Director, Dryad, Durham NC

Dryad seeks an energetic and enthusiastic Executive Director, ideally with experience in scientific or biomedical research, librarianship, or publishing, to oversee development and operation of the organisation during a period of rapid growth and transformation. The role reports to the Board of Directors. Externally, the postholder will be responsible for building relationships with stakeholders, customers and users of the Dryad Digital Repository. Internally, key responsibilities include organisational leadership and ensuring Dryad meets its objectives through sound financial management and oversight of day-to- day operations, with the support of a small but growing staff.

The Dryad Digital Repository is a curated resource that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad provides a general-purpose home for a wide diversity of data types. Dryad is governed by a nonprofit membership organization and operates from a base in Durham, North Carolina. Membership is open to any stakeholder organization, including but not limited to journals, scientific societies, publishers, research institutions, libraries, and funding organizations.

What Dryad has to offer: Dryad is a leading data repository helping to shape the discourse on policies and reuse of research data at a time when data archiving is rapidly gaining importance. The organization has an exciting and innovative sustainability model with potential for very rapid growth. The Executive Director will work with a highly engaged and experienced international Board of Directors. A strong project team, broad support from stakeholders and a proven funding model make Dryad an exciting organization to lead and develop.

Duties of the Executive Director:

  • Leadership - ensure that the organization makes progress on the goals and priorities in the strategic plan and report on that progress to the Board and stakeholders.
  • Organizational Management - recruit, support, manage and retain staff hired by Dryad as well as project team members at other institutions and contractors. Cultivate a strong, responsive and accountable team environment.
  • Financial oversight - with the Board Treasurer, develop budgets and financial reports that enable the Board to make informed fiduciary decisions. Ensure that financial practices and policies align.
  • Outreach - develop strong recognition for Dryad in the scientific and medical community and represent the organization at meetings, conferences and other events that engage stakeholders.
  • Membership - recruit and retain members through clear messaging, networking and by ensuring that features for members are developed and supported.
  • Messaging - ensure that Dryad's public messaging is on target, engaging and clear. Oversee development and implementation of messaging strategies.
  • Research and analysis - develop, monitor and report on key impact measures. Develop strategies for collecting and acting on feedback from researchers, journals, members and other stakeholders.
  • Board Liaison - serve as a non-voting officer of the Board and facilitate clear communication between the Board, project team, stakeholders and contractors. Engage the Board and/or Board committees in policy discussions as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Degrees: bachelors or graduate degree in science, business, or related field.
  • Preferred: Experience with scientific or biomedical communities, in an academic setting or allied field such as publishing
  • Preferred: At least 3 years experience in nonprofit leadership or senior management Must be eligible to work in North Carolina, USA, and available for travel

For inquiries, please contact director@datadryad.org.

To apply: Send a letter of interest, CV, and names of 3-5 references to director@datadryad.org. Review of applications will begin by September 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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Circulation Associate, Western New England University, Springfield MA

Western New England University has an opening for a full-time circulation associate in D'Amour Library. Responsible for oversight of day-to-day operations and managing circulation functions including the hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of student library employees, circulation and course reserve operations, maintaining student payroll records, stack maintenance, and assisting patrons in person and via telephone or email. As part of the circulation team, the circulation associate is responsible for enforcing library policies and for supervising the opening and closing of the library. Seeking a highly responsible individual with excellent communication and customer service skills. High school diploma, proficiency with Microsoft Office required; college degree, knowledge of a library automation system, and prior supervisory and library experience preferred.  

Hours are M-F, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Hours may vary due to staffing needs or the University's schedule.  Salary $15.19-16.17/hr.  Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Position is available immediately.

Send cover letter, resume, and the names of three references with contact information to: Donna Martin, Employment Associate, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119. Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to hr@wne.edu. Accepting applications until position is filled.  Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Native American Studies Librarian - Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley CA

Hiring range: Mid-range Associate Librarian


$59,089 - $64,006 per annum, based on qualifications


This is a 75% time appointment available starting January 2015


The Ethnic Studies Library of the University of California, Berkeley seeks an energetic, creative and service-oriented librarian to provide curatorial and research support to the UC Berkeley community in the area of Native American Studies. As a curator, selector and reference specialist, the Librarian will work with community members and organizations to promote donations of archives and special collections and will work collaboratively with tribal communities to develop these collections. The Librarian will enhance access to Native American archival and special materials by applying standard archival practices. The Librarian will contribute to public services and work closely with colleagues to secure external funding and to address comparative ethnic studies areas.


The Ethnic Studies Library
The Ethnic Studies Library is an Affiliated Library on the UC Berkeley campus and is a unit of the Ethnic Studies Department. The Asian American Studies Collection, the Chicano Studies Collection, and the Native American Studies Collection were established in the late 1960s and developed into separate libraries. These libraries were merged in 1997 to establish the Ethnic Studies Library. At that time a fourth collection, the Comparative Ethnic Studies Collection, was established. The Ethnic Studies Library serves the research and curricular needs of the Ethnic Studies faculty and students majoring in Asian American and Diaspora Studies, Native American Studies, Chicano Studies, and Ethnic Studies. In addition, it serves Ethnic Studies graduate students, students fulfilling the American Cultures course requirement, other students enrolled in Ethnic Studies courses, and national and international scholars. The staff consists of four librarians (Asian American Studies Librarian, Chicano Studies Librarian, Native American Studies Librarian, and Digital Access Librarian), three technical support staff persons, and about twenty part-time student workers. The Library contains unique and valuable archival and special collections and is hiring librarians who will work toward the continued development of and access to these collections by acquiring unique materials, securing external funding for processing them, promoting the materials to the campus community and beyond, and applying standard archival practices and current digital technologies and procedures that enhance access.


Responsibilities
Reporting to the Head Librarian of the Ethnic Studies Library, the Native American Studies Librarian will serve as curator for all the materials in the Native American Studies Collection with an emphasis on archival and special collections. The Librarian will work with individuals and organizations from the Native American community to promote donations of archival and special materials and will work collaboratively with tribal communities to develop these collections. The Librarian will select materials in all formats, manage collections through storage and weeding, and monitor budgets and approval plans for the assigned subject areas. The Librarian will supervise archival processing projects. The Librarian will contribute to reference and research assistance; teach course-integrated instruction and workshops; create instructional materials, online subject guides, and library exhibits; and sustain ongoing communication with and outreach to students and faculty. The Librarian will continue the development of the Native American Studies bibliographic database. The Librarian will assume chief responsibility for one of the following duties: (1) grant writing/fund raising (both government and private funds) OR (2) development of the Comparative Ethnic Studies Collection.


UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.


Minimum Basic Qualification at time of application:
MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution by time of application

Additional Required Qualifications:

  • Experiencing working with Native American communities
  • Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library, preferably experience developing and managing ethnic studies collections
  • Familiarity with archive collections and archive processing plans
  • Experience providing reference and instructional services in an academic or research library


Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising/grant writing
  • Demonstrated commitment to public services and improving the user experience
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated initiative, the ability to work creatively, independently and as a team member
  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in ethnic studies
  • Knowledge of electronic and information technologies, including bibliographic management tools and data management and planning.
  • Advanced degree and/or equivalent experience in Native American Studies


The University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.
Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.


Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, two days per month vacation leave, one day per month sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.


DEADLINE: Initial review date will be August 5th, 2014, please apply by this date to receive full consideration. The position will be open until filled.
Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00424. Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. Referees for the finalists only will be contacted for references. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the University of California Statement of Confidentiality http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html, prior to submitting their letters. All applications will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


For inquiries contact:
Lillian Castillo-Speed, Head Librarian, Ethnic Studies Library
csl@library.berkeley.edu

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Data Services Librarian, George Washington University, Washington DC

Job Description Summary:
Reporting to the Coordinator of Research Services, the Data Services Librarian will help define and realize the critical components of data services in a major research university. A key priority for the position is to develop sustainable data services and data management infrastructure and processes. This is a newly created position offering a leadership role in promoting and realizing the librarys role as a key partner for research data support and services at GW.


The successful candidate will work closely with faculty, students, and librarians in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, providing individual research consultations, instructional support for librarians teaching data intensive courses and collection development support for the acquisition of data.


The George Washington University offers comprehensive programs of undergraduate and graduate liberal arts study as well as degree programs in medicine, public health, law, engineering, education, business, and international affairs. The new Science and Engineering Hall, Computational Biology Institute and forthcoming genome and engineering research institutes confirms GW’s emphasis on enhancing STEM research and support. The Virginia Science and Technology Campus - with 17 laboratories and institutes - is poised to be the primary big data campus in the D.C. Area. With the Division of Information Technology, the Libraries are key partners in moving data to the forefront of research support, including data identification, collection, curation and preservation. With undergraduate, graduates and faculty increasingly generating or utilizing data, the library seeks exceptional candidates to assist in developing an enhanced research data environment. The George Washington University Libraries value and foster flexibility, creativity and openness to new ideas for all staff. The GW Libraries are committed to and support development, training and professional service. The GW Libraries staff participates in meetings of the Association of Research Libraries, the Washington Research Library Consortium, and the Northeast Research Libraries Consortium, as well as other leading library organizations.


Minimum Qualifications:
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
ALA-accredited MLS with a minimum of two years of library experience or an advanced degree in a data-intensive research field and 3 years of relevant experience in an academic or research setting.


Experience in supporting university faculty with research that involves data services, grant proposal development and data management, or experience working with research data and researchers.


Familiarity with funding agency requirements for data management plans.


Special Instructions to Applicants:


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin on August 8, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. To be considered, please complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/22345 and upload a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications, and curriculum vitae.


The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Internal Number: 22345

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Library and Technology Specialist, Pine Glen Elementary, Burlington MA

Infuse multimedia resources throughout the school curriculum via the library and technology program.

 

Functions:

  • Facilitates the alignment of an educational technology and library media program with information literacy standards and other school programs
  • Organization, administration, and evaluationof the school library media center
  • Facilitates school library budgeting and supplies
  • Developslibrary media center policies and assists staff and students with legan and ethical issues relating to use of materials and the internet
  • Selects andmaintains resources (both digital and print)
  • Coordinates relationship between school curriculum, eduction technology, and library media center collection
  • Discovers, maintains, and promotes appropriate digital resources for students, teachers, and ITS
  • Develops and maintains digital spaces such as blog, wikis, web sites, video channels
  • Build collaborative relationships with businesses, professional organizations, and schools
  • Provides first level of support for all district technology, applications, and systems
  • Maintains and coordinates the posting and organization of technology HelpDesk request and services
  • Outstanding knowledge of web based tools and social media
  • Outstanding knowledge of iPads and Apps for learning
  • Outstanding knowledge of Googe Apps
  • Outstanding knowledge of print and electronic resources as well their proper use and dissemination
  • Outstanding knowledge of current and emerging technologies
  • Outstanding knowledge of the needs of diverse learners and the diversity in reading levels for students
  • Work closely with school Instructional Technology Specialist and district Library media and Technology Team
  • Works closely with district Information Technology Team
  • Assists with use of educational applications
  • Assists with effective professional development in regards to technology integration
  • Assists with the coordination and facilitation of after school workshops for teachers, staff, and parents
  • Assists teachers and students with appropriate technology for research, information poer, and hands-on learning
  • Designs and presents effective professional development workshops for classroom teachers on professional development days
  • Assists teachers with the preparationof resource rich lessons and interactive technology activities for students
  • Teaches lessons in the library media center or classrooms promoting effective digital citizenship and web activity
  • Provides support and guidance to all faculty in the areas of technology and library media
  • Works effectively with all members of the staff
  • Exhibits outstanding level of teacher support and collaborative spirit

Applications will be accepted 
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:00 AM  -
Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:00 PM 

 

https://bpsk12.cloud.talentedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=19

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Archives, Special Collections, and Digitization Assistant, La Salle University, Philadelphia PA

Connelly Library is creating a new Archives and Digital Initiatives Department. This department will combine the functions of the University Archives and the former Media and Digital Services department to focus on acquiring, preserving, sharing, and promoting La Salle University's history and scholarship in print and digital formats.

The Archives, Special Collections, and Digitization Assistant is a support staff position which assists on digitization projects and digital initiatives throughout Connelly Library.

Under the supervision of the Head of Archives and Digital Initiatives, the Archives, Special Collections, and Digitization Assistant's primary job responsibilities include:

·  Digitizing materials from the University Archives and Special Collections in all analog formats and providing basic metadata

·  Responding to incoming research and digitization requests for the Archives and Digital Initiatives Department

·  Adding content to Digital Commons, the Library's institutional repository

·  Assisting the Special Collections Librarian with mounting web exhibits in Digital Commons

·  Assisting the Special Collections Librarian with metadata quality evaluation across a number of digital platforms

·  Contributing to social media accounts for Connelly Library and the University Archives

·  Producing photo and video content to support Library instruction and outreach

Under the supervision of the Head of Archives and Digital Initiatives, the Archives, Special Collections, and Digitization Assistant's secondary job responsibilities include:

·  Assisting with routine maintenance of Special Collections storage areas

·  Assisting with processing collections in the University Archives

·  Assisting with research, reference, and outreach in the University Archives

Hours: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Monday-Friday with flexible scheduling.



Qualifications

·  High school diploma or equivalent.

·  Knowledge of scanning, digital photography, and digital video production.

·  Experience with Microsoft Office software.

·  Experience with Photoshop or other image editing software.

·  Experience with iMovie, Final Cut Pro, or other video editing software

·  Ability to learn new technology skills.

·  Attention to detail and care in handling rare and fragile items.

·  Basic web editing skills, including experience with HTML, CSS, and content management systems such as WordPress.

·  Good customer service and interpersonal communication skills.

Candidates must be also able to lift and reshelve boxes weighing up to 40 lb., using a ladder when necessary.

Preferred skills and experience

·  Bachelor's degree.

·  Experience with social media sites in professional settings.

·  Experience with digitizing AV formats.

We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package, including tuition remission.

All candidates must provide a cover letter and resume (please include each document as a separate email attachment). Candidates who are selected for interviews will be asked to provide contact information for three professional references and samples of prior photography and video work.

Review of applications will begin on Monday, July 21 and will continue until the position is filled. Please email application materials to:



For more details on this position or to submit your cover letter, resume and other required information, please contact:
Rebecca Goldman, MLS
Head of Archives and Digital Initiatives
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
goldman@lasalle.edu

La Salle University is a Roman Catholic university in the tradition of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our unique educational mission. For a complete mission statement, please click here.

La Salle University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Processing Archivist, La Salle University, Philadelphia PA

Connelly Library is creating a new Archives and Digital Initiatives Department. This department will combine the functions of the University Archives and the former Media and Digital Services department to focus on acquiring, preserving, sharing, and promoting La Salle University's history and scholarship in print and digital formats.

The Processing Archivist is an entry-level professional position which will support the Head of Archives and Digital Initiatives in building an arrangement and description program and a records management program for the University Archives.

Under the supervision of the Head of Archives and Digital Initiatives, the Processing Archivist's primary job responsibilities include:

·  Developing procedures and manuals for accessioning, arranging, and describing archival collections in Archivists' Toolkit, including born-digital and hybrid collections.

·  Processing the Archives' backlog of archival collections and incoming collections

·  Supervising student workers assisting with arrangement and description activities

·  Updating collections information on the Archives website and uploading finding aids

·  Working with University staff and administrators to develop a records retention schedule for the University

·  Assisting departments in complying with the schedule and managing their internal records

Under the supervision of the Head of Archives and Digital Initiatives, the Processing Archivist's secondary job responsibilities include:

·  Assisting with management of digital collections, including the library's institutional repository and web archive

·  Assisting with research, reference, and outreach in the University Archives

Hours: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Monday-Friday with flexible scheduling. Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required to support special events sponsored by the department.



Qualifications

·  Master's degree in library science, history, or another discipline with coursework in archives OR master's degree in another field and successful completion of the Academy of Certified Archivists examination. Current master's students who are within 6 months of receiving their degree will be considered.

·  One year of full-time equivalent experience with processing archival collections. Demonstrated ability to arrange and describe archival collections, write finding aids and processing plans, and manage long-term processing projects.

·  Familiarity with records management and digital preservation through coursework or work experience.

·  Familiarity with the DACS standard through coursework or experience.

·  Familiarity with cataloging principles and practices through coursework or work experience.

·  Familiarity with XML and one or more metadata standards through coursework or work experience.

·  Strong general writing and research skills.

·  Basic web editing skills, including experience with HTML, CSS, and content management systems such as WordPress.

Preferred skills and experience

·  Experience with both traditional and minimal processing techniques.

·  Experience with reprocessing projects.

·  Experience writing manuals, handbooks, or other documentation.

·  Experience working in a college or university archives.

·  Experience with Archivists' Toolkit, Archon, or other archives management software.

·  Supervisory experience in a work or volunteer setting.

·  Coursework or work experience in project management.

·  Familiarity with the EAD standard through coursework or experience.

Candidates must be also able to lift and reshelve boxes weighing up to 40 lb., using a ladder when necessary.

We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package, including tuition remission.

All candidates must provide a cover letter and CV or resume (please include each document as a separate email attachment). Candidates who are selected for interviews will be asked to provide contact information for three professional references and sample finding aids.

Review of applications will begin on Monday, July 21 and will continue until the position is filled. Please email application materials to:



For more details on this position or to submit your cover letter, resume and other required information, please contact:
Rebecca Goldman, MLS
Head of Archives and Digital Initiatives
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
goldman@lasalle.edu

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Systems Librarian, Mansfield CT

The Town of Mansfield, Connecticut is seeking applicants for our full-time Systems Librarian position. Under the direction of the Public Library and Information Technology Department Heads, this position serves as the first line of support for the use of electronic resources and library technologies. The Systems Librarian provides leadership and expertise in the development, implementation, maintenance, and use of technology by library staff and the public. Sample duties include: computer management and troubleshooting; planning and implementation of new technology; routine security and hardware maintenance; creating and maintaining the library's website and social media.

Position is full-time with benefits package. Hiring rate is $30.62-$32.94 per hour and is dependent upon the selected candidates qualifications and experience. Candidates are required to have a master&rsquo;s degree in library science or a related field (or MLIS degree/related degree conferred by December 2014) supplemented by experience with developing, implementing, and maintaining library technologies. Formal course work in computer science and experience with Wordpress theme development, Windows Server 2008, Envisionware, and Sierra products highly desirable. Public library experience is preferred. 

The selected candidate will be subject to a background check. Application deadline is July 24, 2014 at 6:30pm. Interested applicants must submit an employment application atwww.mansfieldct.gov/jobapp and a letter of interest and resume detailing work, education, and training experiences to HR@mansfieldct.org. EOE/AA.

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Volunteer, American Theatre Archive Project, Boston MA

The American Theatre Archive Project (ATAP): Boston Team is looking for volunteers!  

 

An initiative of the American Society for Theatre Research, ATAP supports theatre makers in archiving records of their work for the benefit of artists, scholars, patrons, and the public.  It is a grassroots network of professional and student archivists, practitioners, and scholars dedicated to preserving theatrical legacy by developing archival resources for theatre companies.  Through its publications and training programs, ATAP aims to help theatre companies develop an archival sensibility that saves time and money while preserving and making accessible records of theatrical process and product.  For more information, we invite you to view our website: http://americantheatrearchiveproject.org/

 

The Boston team is looking to recruit professional archivists and/or recent graduates to help us with our first project, a collaboration with a local theatre company in Boston.  

 

We are looking for an archivist willing to volunteer their time on a consultation basis as part of the ATAP Initiation Program, which places an archivist-documentarian team with a theatre company to assess records of historical value and formally establish archives.  As part of this program, the archivist surveys records and storage spaces; interviews staff; and submits a report.  

 

The time frame of the project is to be determined, but our goal is to begin the assessment in late 2014 or early 2015. 

 

If you have an interest in archival consultation and the performing arts, we'd love for you to join us!  If you are a recent graduate looking to bulk up your resume, this is an excellent opportunity!

 

 

If you're interested in working with us or joining us, please email the Boston Team Chair at atapboston@gmail.com.

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Teen Services 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 immediate supervision of the Youth Services  Coordinator with the responsibility for connecting teen library customers with the information they seek and developing and implementing engaging library programs, collections and services.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  •  Provides exemplary reference and reader's advisory service for young adults, children, parents, teachers, and other adults; looks for opportunities to help library customers feel welcome.
  •  Teaches use of basic and specialized reference tools, computer, equipment, etc.
  •  Builds, manages and promotes an extraordinary teen services collection.
  •  Seeks new ways to utilize the best technological developments for teens.
  •  Plans and implements programs for teens including leading the Teen Advisory Group, tours and outreach services.
  •  Conducts bibliographic searches/inquiries using every possible resource.
  •  Makes connections, reaches out and represents the library in the community,.
  •  Assists in the development and implementation of programming for parents, teachers, students and other adults who work with teens.
  •  Collaborates with a team of professional and paraprofessional staff and with other city agencies and organizations.
  •  Creates beautiful displays, bibliographies, finding aids, and teen spaces.
  •  Stays informed of professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship.
  •  Researches and writes grants focusing on services, programs and technology initiatives for a teenage audience.
  •  Trains, supervises and evaluates pages and volunteers.
  •  Performs other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility.


MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICIATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL


JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Understand library customers and excel when connecting youth, parents, students and adults who work with children with library resources by demonstrating knowledge of search skills using paper and electronic resources.
  •  Show commitment to providing excellent customer service.
  •  Share your delight in children's and young adult literature.
  •  Lead and teach with joy.
  •  Search for information with demonstrated knowledge of search skills and electronic resources.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications.
  •  Engage others who are passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience.
  •  Initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibilities under moderate supervision.
  •  Collaborate, create positive working relationships, inspire fun while working with a team.
  •  Work cooperatively with all staff.
  •  Embrace opportunities to learn in a changing environment.
  •  Excel when communicating both verbally and in writing.
  •  Listen actively and patiently.
  •  Show enthusiasm and flexibility.
  •  Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  •  Reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATION:

 Ability to communicate in more than one language - preferably Spanish.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education: MLS/MLIS, including graduate credit in children's services, from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Experience: Relevant experience in libraries, bookstores, schools and/or with children is preferable.

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

License: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.


To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment, or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester 455 Main Street, Room 109 Worcester, MA 01608 EOE/AA employer.

Application Deadline is Friday, August 1, 2014

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship"
http://www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/careers/corecomp/corecompetences/index.cfm as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community.

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Graduate Assistantship: Resident Director, Simmons College, Boston MA

PT RD, Simmons College
Job Summary:
The Resident Director (RD) is an essential part of the Residence Life staff providing a live-in link between residents and the Student Life Division. This is a ten month half-time exempt position (approximately 20 hours/week). The starting date is August 1, 2014 and ends May 31, 2015. The position requires some day, evening and weekend hours. RDs will have an opportunity for professional growth through work on Campus Life initiatives and projects. 10-12 hours of scheduled office hours will be expected in addition to evening and weekend meetings.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree with residence life or related experience. Ability to interact effectively with students from diverse backgrounds. A commitment to a multicultural education and an understanding of the value of a women's college experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Enrollment in a graduate program in an area relevant to the position. Course load and other outside commitments must be appropriate to the time demands of the position.

Remuneration/Benefits: Salary is $7,000; the position also includes a furnished apartment and an on campus meal plan during the academic year valued at $15,000. Tuition for will be covered 1 class each semester.

Apply via the Simmons HR website: https://jobs.simmons.edu/
Candidates should send their cover letter (mentioning their graduate degree program) and resume

For more information, including a full job description, please visit our staff recruitment website.

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Librarian I: Youth Services Librarian, William Hall Library, Cranston RI

The Cranston Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Librarian I: Youth Services Librarian -William Hall Library. Under general supervision of the Branch Librarian, with advice, guidance and direction from the Coordinator of Youth Services, is responsible for youth services in the branch library. This is a 35 hour per week position with some nights and weekends required.


The Cranston Public Library system consists of a central library with five branch locations. For more information on our library please visit: www.cranstonlibrary.org.

SALARY
$40,527.87; $42,130.72 after six month probationary period

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Master's Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
• One year of experience in public library youth services.
• Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Provides exemplary customer service.
• Builds, manages and promotes extraordinary collections for children, teens and families.
• Develops a plan of service for young people and related populations in the neighborhood based on community needs and library goals.
• Plans, creates, conducts and evaluates innovative youth programs.
• Develops strong partnerships between library and other appropriate school and community agencies.
• Provides assistance directly to library users on the use of library services. Substitutes for professional staff in the library system as needed.
• Operates, troubleshoots and provides instruction on all library-owned technology.
• Contributes to the youth services team's efforts to plan, fund, market, and evaluate system-wide collections and services.
• Promotes Youth Services programs and activities through marketing and public relations.
• Stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship. Participates in continuing education opportunities within and beyond the library system.
• Acts as Person-in-Charge in the absence of the Branch Librarian.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Commitment to outstanding public service for youth.
• Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and tools of library science in general and public library service to youth, in particular.
• Ability to function as a member of a team to achieve library goals and objectives.
• Demonstrates a knowledge of and passion for children's and YA literature.
• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent public speaking skills.
• Ability to take initiative in improving existing work techniques and procedures.
• Ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials.
• Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.
• Experience with integrated library systems.
• Knowledge of current technological applications for information access. Ability to utilize web-based and subscription databases.
• Basic skills with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Knowledge of current and emerging technologies; including social media, tablets and mobile devices.

This job description is intended to be a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the job and is not intended to list every possible task that the staff member may be called upon to perform.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Resumes received by July 18, 2014 will receive first consideration. Apply to Edward Garcia, Library Director at edgarcia@cranstonlibrary.org

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Evening Information Literacy Librarian, American International College, Springfield MA

POSITION:                            Evening Information Literacy Librarian

 

DEPARTMENT:                   Library

 

SUPERVISOR:                      Director of Library

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet.  Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students.  Founded in 1885, the College has 3500 graduate and undergraduate students.  AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Graduate and Adult Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.

 

Under the direction of the Director of the Library, the Evening Information Literacy Librarian is responsible for all aspects of information literacy including but not limited to lesson plans, tutorials, delivery, statistics and assessments.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  • Responsible for all aspects of information literacy including but not limited to lesson plans, tutorials, delivery, statistics and assessments
  • Manage the interlibrary loan process including, but not limited to, managing related software systems, interlibrary loan policies, statistics and supplies, and supervising students with ILL projects
  • Database administration and management
  • Act as liaison to Marketing (webpages, social media)
  • Assist with traditional reference responsibilities
  • Assist with traditional patron related circulation responsibilities

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Masters in Information and Library Science
  • Knowledge and previous experience in instructional technology and academic librarianship
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent Microsoft experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of integrated library systems and interlibrary loan software
  • Good working knowledge of creating reports

 

 

 

The Evening Information Literacy Librarian is a full time, benefit eligible, twelve (12) month, exempt position.  The traditional hours for this position are 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm, but flexibility is required based on the needs of the department. 

 

Qualified applicants must electronically submit a cover letter, current resume or CV summarizing your qualifications and the contact information for three professional references (all saved as one document) via this online application:

 

https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9934531

 

AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

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Faculty, Head Librarian, Austin Community College, Austin TX

Job #1311024
Apply for this Position

Closing Date: 08/05/2014

POSITION INFORMATION
Location: Pinnacle
Hours: Must maintain an established schedule. Some positions may also include evenings and weekends.
Position Focus: Technical Services and Automation
Salary: Salary is assigned according to the Full-Time Faculty Salary Scale
FLSA Status Exempt
Criminal Background Check: Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police departme

JOB PURPOSE
Provide leadership, management and supervision of the college's Technical Services and Automation (TSLA) department and those functions within Library Services. Manage/oversight for collection development functions of Library Services overall (9 campuses in 2013) including acquisitions, processing and cataloging for print, audiovisual and digital resources. Participates in the design of existing and new campus library collections (2 campuses in 2014) and the integration of new materials budgets into the overall Library Services budget. Management and supervision of TSLA human resources functions including hiring, training and supervising technical services and automation faculty and staff. Participates in the design of and monitors annual library materials budget and assists in the process of designing materials budget for new campuses. Provides backup support for library technology/systems and ensures the integrity of the library's online public access catalog. Committed to innovative delivery of library services to better serve students, faculty and staff.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Required

One year work experience managing staff and services in academic, technical services and automation or technical services and automation support environments such as college or university settings or public library or teaching and learning environments.


Preferred

Two or more years work experience managing staff and services in academic, technical services and automation or technical services and automation support environments such as community college, college or university settings or public library or teaching and learning environments.


EDUCATION
Required

Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.

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Job Openings, Ashland Public Schools, Ashland MA

Ashland Public Schools currently has two openings:

1.0 Library / Media Science Teacher  (Grades K-5)Position will be split amongst two school buildings

 
Please direct any questions to 
girvine@ashland.k12.ma.us
 

 

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Internship, Drew Archival Library, Duxbury Rural & Historical Society, Duxbury MA

Duration: Approximately 40 hours. Salary is $15/hr.

 

Hours: flexible. The Drew Archival Library is open Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm.

 

Seeking a part-time, paid intern to scan the documents of the Amasa Delano Collection (1783-1846).  Understanding of proper handling of archival material and experience scanning documents preferred.

 

Contact Carolyn Ravenscroft, Archivist, at cravenscroft@duxburyhistory.org.

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Library Assistant Professor for Information Literacy, University of Vermont, Burlington VT

POSITION TITLE: Library Assistant Professor for Information Literacy

 

The University of Vermont (UVM) Bailey/Howe Library invites applications for the position of Library Assistant Professor for Information Literacy. This grant funded position is for the term of August 2014 to  August 2016 with possible renewal for a third year. 

 

UVM seeks a dynamic librarian who appreciates the changing environment of technology, information literacy instruction, reference, and public services in an academic library.  The position, which reports to the Director of Information & Instruction Services, will work as part of a group to support UVM's General Education learning outcome for writing and information literacy. This learning outcome has two main trajectories, Foundational Writing and Information Literacy, and Writing and Information Literacy in the Disciplines. 

 

Our program uses an innovative approach to curriculum mapping and the teaching and learning process, incorporating learning theories and instructional technologies at all curricular levels.

 

The emphasis of this position will be on information literacy, instruction, and reference services, and assisting subject liaisons and project coordinators with special projects related to the Foundational Writing and Information Literacy and Writing and Information Literacy in the Disciples projects.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

In partnership with the department leadership and subject liaisons:

  • Provides instructional support for foundational information literacy
  • Collects and analyze data, and assist with assessment of information literacy programs
  • Supports the creation and development of faculty development program
  • Serves at the reference desk which includes some nights and weekend shifts
  • Participates as a member of the Information & Instruction Services department

And;

  • Engages in scholarly and creative activities and in service to the profession, as required of library faculty members and negotiated in workload planning.

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The successful candidate for this position must have a Master's degree from an ALA accredited information studies program or be actively enrolled in an ALA accredited Master's degree program with an expected graduation no later than August 31, 2014. 
  • Coursework, an internship, or academic work experience in information literacy instruction or other teaching experience.
  • Coursework, an internship, or academic work experience in reference services.  
  • Appreciation of digital technologies and their potential to enhance information literacy; and a willingness to creatively use this knowledge to integrate information literacy modules into both on campus and blended courses.
  • Enthusiasm to represent the library through excellent public services.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and excellent written communication.

 

SALARY AND RANK:

 

The successful candidate will be appointed as a Library Assistant Professor at 75% FTE with an annual salary of $38,559. The desired start date is August 2014. As a member of the library faculty this position is represented by United Academics.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

  • Interested applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion, to be demonstrated in the cover letter and/or CV.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications must be submitted online at: www.uvmjobs.com. Refer to job posting #0041292.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than July 24, 2014.

 

Please address questions about the position and the search to, Daisy Benson (daisy.benson@uvm.edu), search committee chair.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is Vermont's public university and the largest institution of higher education in the state, with 12,000 degree students enrolled in nine schools and colleges. UVM is known as a small, premier research institution, combining the faculty-student relationships found at small liberal arts colleges with the resources of a major research institution. Recent initiatives include the Transdisciplinary Research Initiative and the Gen-Ed: Re-Envisioning Undergraduate Education initiative. UVM is known for its spirit of public service, as well as its commitment to independent thinking.

 

The UVM Libraries deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication in public service. The Bailey/Howe Library, the main library on campus, provides excellent service in a student-centered environment, with up to 8,000 visitors per day.

 

UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which has consistently been named a top city to live in. Uniquely situated near both Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, the surrounding area offers easy access to a variety of outdoor activities year round. Burlington enjoys a progressive economy, excellent school systems, a dynamic and stimulating cultural scene, and a vibrant and diverse social life. It is also within a short distance of several major metropolitan areas, including Montreal, Boston and New York City.

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Director of Learning Commons, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland ME

Bargaining Unit:  MEA Administrator, Level 4           

 

Salary: $46,221 - $76,396 (starting $46,221 - $56,846)

 

 Benefits: 100% employer paid health, dental and life insurance for employees (spouse/domestic partner/dependent coverage also available), vision insurance, choice of Maine Public Employees Retirement System or TIAA CREF in lieu of social security, generous vacation/personal/sick time allowances, 12 paid holidays, professional development, and free tuition within the MCCS for employees, spouse and/or dependents.

 

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Assoc. Dean of Academic Affairs, the Director of the Learning Commons will take a lead role in the integration of library and academic support services within the Learning Commons and other venues The Director provides vision, leadership, and management in developing innovative services and integration of technology in library, tutoring, and related student success functions.

 

  •    Directs all aspects of the Learning Commons with a commitment to customer satisfaction, quality, and accuracy for students, faculty, staff and community patrons.
  •    Coordinates and integrates learning services with leadership from other functional areas such as tutoring, testing, writing and faculty instructional services; contributes to curriculum development/student success and retention initiatives.
  •    Creates a dynamic and innovative Learning Commons environment based upon current research and best practices, assuring that services are provided in multiple formats and locations.
  •    Directs and supervises all aspects of staffing including developing, scheduling, training and evaluating Learning Commons employees.
  •    Makes recommendations for innovations and improvement based on the review and tracking of system and process data, and keeping informed on advancements and changes in the fields of student learning, library and academic support, and publisher support programs.
  •    Provides leadership for the interpretation of College policies and establishes and administers Learning Commons' procedures.
  •    Develops and administers the area budget, communication plans, and grant proposals when applicable.

 

Minimum Qualifications:  Essential: Master's in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited institution.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required:  

  •    Progressive administrative experience within a library, (community college library experience preferred), learning commons, or academic support center; minimum of three years' experience working in higher education
  •    Knowledge of best practices in student success strategies and learning-related support services
  •    Proven successful supervisory, management, and leadership experience with demonstrated commitment to mentoring, training, and staff development
  •    (Preferred) Demonstrated experience and engagement in applying emerging and academic technologies that support the learning process in the classroom and online, and those that support process improvement and automation of services
  •    Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to foster a collegial work environment that encourages change and innovation; and ability to interact effectively and work productively, collegially, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a complex and rapidly changing environment
  •    Excellent customer service skills and proven ability to develop and sustain productive customer relationships.
  •    Ability to view issues from a college and campus-wide perspective, foster teamwork,

and stimulate cross-functional collaboration

 

Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to HR@smccME.edu  or mail to:

 

Southern Maine Community College

2 Fort Road

South Portland, ME  04106

Attention:  Denise Reny, HR & Benefits Manager

 

SMCC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer & Educational Institution

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Librarian, Reference and Adult Services, Newport Public Library, Newport RI

The Newport Public Library, Newport, RI, is seeking a full-time adult services librarian with strong information and technology skills. The person filling this position will be enthusiastic and customer-oriented, and plays a strong role in a diverse array of services, including computer instruction and troubleshooting, reader's advisory, reference, programming and collection development.

 

Successful candidate will have an MLIS from an ALA accredited program. Public library experience strongly preferred. This position requires weekend and evening hours. Send a letter of application, resume, and names of three professional references to rslezak@newportlibraryri.org by July 25.

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Digital Learning Initiatives Librarian, University of Maryland, College Park MD

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
Based in the Teaching and Learning Services Unit and working under the direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning Services and within the collaborative environment of the University of Maryland Libraries, the Digital Learning Initiatives Librarian designs and implements an innovative digital learning program for the libraries and the Terrapin Learning Commons that incorporates new technologies, analysis of user needs, as well as a strong pedagogical and user experience focus.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Digital Learning Initiatives Librarian works in partnership with library faculty to apply learning theories and technologies to develop and support the creation of online learning objects, instructional modules, and other materials. The librarian maintains a strong knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in academic libraries in the areas of online research assistance, instructional technologies, and user experience services. The librarian develops and delivers online and in-person instruction sessions for both faculty and students using current approaches and appropriate technology. In collaboration with the Teaching and Learning and the Outreach/Marketing Librarians, the librarian will join existing efforts to explore new technologies that support online learning, allow for the mobile marketing of library services, and enhance the libraries' virtual presence. The librarian assists in the identification of the information needs of students, data collection activities and in the assessment of the effectiveness of online library materials and tools designed to improve student learning. The librarian takes a leading role in supporting the development and implementation of discovery interfaces and other user-centered tools in order to maximize access to and functionality of, our resources and services across platforms and formats. The librarian provides guidance on the development of spaces and space planning approaches that enrich and enhance the learning experiences of our users through an innovative synthesis of technology, pedagogy and design. The librarian works in partnership with campus-wide groups and departments to situate these activities within the broader strategic directions of the university.

Serves on library and university committees as appropriate.

Performs reference and instruction duties and may be required to work nights and weekends.

Performs other duties, as assigned.

Performs other duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
EDUCATION:
ALA-accredited master's degree in Library or Information Science.

EXPERIENCE:
Experience providing in-person and virtual instruction; experience applying assessment methods to evaluate student learning; experience providing both in-person and digital reference services; excellent interpersonal, analytical, oral, and written communication and decision-making skills; ability to adapt to change and to be flexible; demonstrated ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment; capability and commitment to engage in research and continued professional development worthy of promotion and tenure as a faculty member of the University of Maryland Libraries.

Preferences:
EDUCATION:
Additional degree in Instructional Design or related field.

EXPERIENCE:
At least 2 years' experience implementing technologies that support teaching and learning such as: social networking/web 2.0 tools in an educational context; knowledge of and/or experience with current issues in academic libraries, information technology, course management systems, assessment tools, and user experience concepts; scale-up classrooms; clickers; and general learning spaces. Ability to learn new software applications. Experience with discovery systems and applications from a public services perspective.

The posting closes on August 8, 2014. Full position details are available at: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/27540

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Associate Editor, OCLC- Library of Congress, Washington DC

Discover. Innovate. Collaborate. Inform. A few words we use to describe a career at OCLC.

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.

The Associate Editor will be responsible for developing and updating the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) within the framework of the editorial plan and in response to current and future needs of the worldwide Dewey user community- 200,000 libraries in 135 countries plus emerging uses inside and outside of libraries.


Job Requirements


• Develop and update the DDC within the framework of the approved editorial work plan, researching subject areas, consulting with experts, and interacting with internal and external reviewers.
• Prepare and issue regular updates to the DDC.
• Prepare and/or edit electronic and print publications based on the DDC, and participate in new electronic product development and testing.
• Promote the DDC through presentations, papers, workshops, and conference participation throughout the world, and serve as liaison to DDC user and review groups.
• Serve as technical liaison to development and research related to the DDC.
• Review licensed translations and publications based on the DDC, and serve as liaison to translation advisory groups.

• Master's degree or foreign equivalent in Library Science or Information Science, or related field.
• Demonstrated desire to specialize in subject cataloging or knowledge organization (via coursework, internships, volunteer work in libraries, or work experience).
• Reading skills in one or more languages in addition to English (preferred, not required; preference will be given to candidates with this skill).
• Some familiarity with:

  •  Dewey Decimal Classification System and other forms of bibliographic classification systems (e.g., LCC, UDC, Bliss)
  •  FRBR suite of requirements (esp. FRBR, FRSAD) and other subject authorities standards and/or models
  •  contemporary knowledge representation languages (e.g., OWL)
  •  MARC, RDA, and/or AACR2
  •  BIBFRAME

• Library of Congress subject headings (course work is acceptable; work or internship experience is preferred.)


Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/drqcjc7

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Systems & Applications Librarian, Whitman College, Walla Walla WA

Whitman College seeks a dynamic, creative and technically proficient individual for the position of Systems & Applications Librarian who will help provide leadership as the Penrose Library transitions to an expanding digital presence.

 

The primary responsibility of this librarian is to identify, implement, and support computer applications and technologies that enhance the library's ability to delivery services in both local and global networked environments.  This work includes systems application upgrades, configuration, maintenance, integration, troubleshooting, continued evaluation, training, and design and maintenance of the Library's website.  This position requires strong analytical and communications skills to develop and implement successful technology strategies for library operations and functions.

 

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the following: knowledge of current issues and trends in library technology; knowledge of contemporary web design and development and common scripting languages; demonstrated project management abilities; the ability to operate and maintain library integrated systems in a shared environment; knowledge of national standards for library systems, authentication, networking, and protocols for search and retrieval; understanding of metadata schema.  Strong candidates will be able to evaluate the implications of adopting new technologies, and how they can be leveraged for liberal arts college libraries and the learners they serve.

 

The successful candidate will be flexible, creative, and enthusiastic. S/he will have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and possess a strong service commitment, with a demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and carry out complex projects.  Requires an MLS/MLIS and or/equivalent combination of education and experience; experience working in a library technology position, preferably in an academic setting that supported  systems for library management, network infrastructure, digital library services, web development, scholarly communication, research support and emerging technologies; evidence of establishing priorities and seeing projects through to completion.

      

Whitman is a private, selective, non-sectarian, residential college of the liberal arts and sciences with approximately 1500 students and 150 faculty.  Penrose Library has a strong service orientation, a team-orientated approach to decision making, and provides excellent opportunities for professional development. Penrose Library consistently ranks highly in Princeton Review's "Best College Library" category.

 

The College is located in Walla Walla, positioned in the heart of beautiful SE Washington's wine country in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. The area allows one to experience a wide variety of recreational opportunities, provides access to more than a dozen art galleries, three theatres, and the oldest continuous symphony west of the Mississippi River. Whitman has vibrant theatre and music programs and routinely invites renowned speakers and performers to campus. Moreover, residents of the state of Washington pay no state income tax.

 

A job description and application requirements are available at: http://www.whitman.edu/hr.  Application review will begin August 4, 2014 and will continue until filled.  For more information about Whitman College see http://www.whitman.edu.  Whitman is building a diverse academic community and encourages minorities, women and persons with disabilities to apply.  Experience that contributes to the diversity of the College is appreciated. 

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Director, NYU Shanghai Library, New York University, Shanghai China

New York University is seeking a Library Director for its NYU Shanghai portal campus. This is a unique opportunity to join NYU Shanghai as the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. A world-class research university with liberal arts and sciences at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities that is also a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai will recruit scholars who are committed to our global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by 12 additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai's faculty and students. Drawing on the resources and infrastructure of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population. NYU Shanghai opened in September 2013 with a freshman class of 300 students, and is expected to grow over eight years to a target undergraduate student population of 2400 along with selected graduate programs. The NYU Shanghai Library also serves an active NYU Study Abroad program.

In consultation with NYU Libraries and consistent with the NYU library mission and programs, the Director of the NYU Shanghai Library will provide leadership in 1) establishing library services and programs that supports NYU Shanghai's academic and programmatic mission and 2) implementing and directing ongoing operations of the library. The position reports jointly to the Dean, Division of Libraries at NYU and the Provost, NYU Shanghai.

In close coordination with NYU New York, this is an exciting opportunity for the Director to manage and lead the implementation of the library program for NYU Shanghai, including program start-up and expansion, staff recruitment and development, facilities requirements, development of joint services with NYU New York and NYU Abu Dhabi, resource management for the library's budget, and development of policies for library operations and services. The Director of the NYU Shanghai Library will work closely with colleagues in New York and Abu Dhabi to develop services that optimize library staff and resources across the NYU Libraries. The Director also works closely with the senior staff of NYU Shanghai to plan and implement phased-in on-site services. The incumbent will be based in Shanghai, with some travel required to NYU New York.


Principal Duties

Responsible for the planning, project management, coordination and implementation of library services and policies at NYU Shanghai in conjunction with NYU New York Division of Libraries counterparts, including collection development, technical services, public services, and facilities, as well as front end library and academic technology support services. Faculty technology support services, including support for digital scholarship and instructional technology, are provided in collaboration with NYU Shanghai Academic Affairs.

  • Participate in NYU Shanghai campus and program planning and ongoing program development.
  • Recruit, develop and manage an outstanding library staff, and provide direction for the continuing recruitment, selection, orientation, development, training and retention of library staff.
  • Lead the effective and efficient ongoing operation of all aspects of library service on the NYU Shanghai campus consistent with the mission and service philosophy of NYU Shanghai and NYU New York.
  • Develop and manage the NYU Shanghai library budget in collaboration with NYU New York.
  • Oversee the development of print and digital collections, including participation in joint NYU-wide collection development, acquisitions and processing.
  • Develop productive relationships and collaborations with the Shanghai academic and research library community.


Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years successful administrative experience and at least 5 years managing and/or supervising a department in an academic setting, including budget and personnel management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in implementing innovative user services and technologies in the library program.
  • Demonstrated experience in assessment, planning and program development.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic library and information services, instructional/information technologies, and scholarly communication.
  • Knowledge of developments in higher education that affect research libraries, scholarly process, and the University's core mission in teaching, learning and research.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment and communicate complex issues and perspectives to project team representatives across a global network.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to service excellence.
  • Ability to adapt to a Chinese business and cultural environment.


Preferred
· Second masters degree
· Experience in a research university library
· Deep knowledge of Chinese culture and the ability to speak its national dialect fluently
· College or university library start-up, renovation or construction experience
· Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
· Prior international experience

Salary/Benefits:
Excellent benefits include vacation package, relocation assistance and a generous retirement package. Salary commensurate with experience.

To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

NYU's Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

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Reference and Emerging Technologies Internships, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

AVAILABILITY: Multiple nine-month long positions, starting in late August.

SALARY: $15/hour.

HOURS: 10-15 hours per week, including regular weekly, weekend and evening shifts.

OVERVIEW:
Opportunities are available for creative, energetic graduate students of Library and Information Science enrolled in an online MLS/MLIS or related program. If you are interested in building your knowledge of research tools in online and print formats, participating in information literacy instruction, and strengthening your digital media skills, then we would like to hear from you! Multiple positions available. 

Interns may work in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center or other assigned locations, reporting to the Coordinator of Digital Outreach Services. Van Pelt is the largest library at the University of Pennsylvania, supporting the social sciences, humanities, and graduate schools of Education and Social Policy and Practice.

DUTIES:
After a period of training, intern duties may include:

  • Assisting and advising remote and on-site researchers in using Penn's digital and print resources, including complex research inquiries from students and faculty from Pennbo?= s School of Arts of Sciences, Penn Engineering, PennDesign, Perelman School of Medicine, and the Wharton School of Business, through the Penn Libraries chat reference services and at the Van Pelt Reference Desk.
  • Teaching library patrons to use software or research management tools effectively.
  • Designing and teaching workshops.
  • Developing, implementing, and analyzing outreach initiatives.
  • Authoring content for social media, and research, monitor, and assess social media impacts.
  • Keeping current with, investigating, and testing emerging apps and technologies for new initiatives.
  • Designing and producing Excel reports to assist in data-driven evaluation of library programs.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrollment in a graduate degree program in Library or Information Science or a related field is required.
  • Evening and weekend availability. Ideal applicants will be available several nights per week, weekends during the day, and Sunday evenings. Especially ideal for MLS/MLIS candidates with an entirely online course load.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Strong public services orientation.
  • Attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple tasks, learn quickly, and take initiative.
  • Comfortable with spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), Facebook Pages, Twitter, other social media, and smart phones.
  • Experience, or motivation to gain experience in, graphics, digital photography, digital video, and Web authoring applications desirable.
  • Prior academic research experience helpful.

Our extensive training program leads us to ask for a commitment of one full academic year: September 2014 through May 2015. 
For beginning MLS students continuing their studies into the 2015-16 academic year, there is a possibility for an extension of another year through May 2016.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:


Elizabeth Martin
martinev@pobox.upenn.edu

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Education Commons Internships, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

AVAILABILITY: 2 one-year positions, starting in late August.

SALARY: $15/hour, 999 hours limit per fiscal year.

HOURS: 20 hours per week, including regular weekly weekend and evening shifts.

OVERVIEW:

The Education Commons is a library facility located in Franklin Field on Penn s campus, with a variety of open study spaces and group study rooms. The EC includes a variety of high-tech capabilities. The EC supports collaborative student learning and teaching.

Under the supervision of the Education Commons Librarian, the Intern will provide direct support to library patrons and staff a public services desk. Primary requirements are the ability to work independently, comfort working with patrons, familiarity with technology and software, and flexibility.

Interns will assist in the day to day operation of the Commons. The majority of the Intern s time will be spent at the front desk. Common duties will include: 

  • Supervision of the space
  • Assisting patrons with technical issues
  • Explaining and implementing Commons policies
  • Teaching regular workshops on library and technology skills
  • Facilitating usage of the Commons by partner groups
  • Writing for blog, social media, and library websites


Interns will support the library s chat reference service, and will spend time each week in cross-training and desk staffing at the Weigle Information Commons. Additional duties may include project-based work dependent on the intern s skills and interests, including website updates, outreach and publicity. Interns will be expected to proactively discover and learn emerging instructional and library technologies and topics. Evening and weekend hours are expected. Interns must be able to work at least two weekday nights. This position is intended for current MLS or MLIS graduate students.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Enrollment in a graduate program in library science or related field.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Strong public services orientation.
  • Attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple tasks, learn quickly, and take initiative.
  • Comfortable with spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), Facebook Pages, Twitter, other social media, and smart phones.
  • Experience, or motivation to gain experience in, graphics, digital photography, digital video, and Web authoring applications desirable.
  • Prior academic research experience helpful.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: 


Elizabeth Martin 
martinev@pobox.upenn.edu 


Please write "Education Commons Internship" in the e-mail subject line.

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Collections Assistant, Museum of the White Mountains, Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH

The Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University "preserves and promotes the unique history, culture, and environmental legacy of the region; as well as provides unique collections-based, archival, and digital learning resources serving researchers, students, and the public."

We are currently seeking a person to fill the role of Collections Assistant.  The candidate selected will be an individual with collections care experience who is able to handle the management and registration duties of a growing museum collection, dynamic exhibitions program, and solid virtual collection and exhibition presence at a 1.5-year old museum at Plymouth State University.  The position necessitates strong skills in communication, organization, collaboration, mentoring, and collections management - both digital and physical. The best candidate will have a working knowledge of PastPerfect software. Bachelors required, masters preferred. 

The position is a one year, 30-hour per week, non-benefited adjunct staff appointment with the possibility of renewal based on performance, need, continued funding availability, and qualifications.  Please send a cover letter, résumé, names, and contact information for three references via e-mail to rmschofield1@plymouth.edu or U.S. Mail to Robin Schofield, Office of the Academic Deans, Plymouth State University, 17 High Street, MSC #74, Plymouth, NH, 03264. 

Plymouth State University is an EEO/AA Employer.  We are committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity, equity and inclusiveness across our campus community and encourage applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in U.S.

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E-Resources and Serials Access Librarian, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

The Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) Division at Mount Holyoke College seeks an enthusiastic, creative, collegial, and service-oriented recent ALA-accredited-MLS graduate to help in the acquiring and managing of licensed and subscribed content for discovery and access. The new E-Resources and Serials Access Librarian's position is intended to give an entry-level librarian the opportunity to quickly gain a broad and experience-based understanding of the diverse area of Discovery Services as well as to bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to LITS. To be successful in the small, dynamic, continuously metamorphosing Discovery Services Department, the incumbent will need to be able to learn new technologies with ease, enjoy solving puzzles and resolving discrepancies, not be afraid to ask questions, view mistakes as learning opportunities, and, while admiring the trees, never lose sight of the forest.

The successful candidate will report to and work closely with the E-Resources and Discovery Services Librarian, becoming responsible for a wide range of tasks and workflows in the Discovery Services Department, such as coordinating the acquisition, payment, renewal, activation, and cataloging of electronic resources, and print periodicals and serials. She or he will also work closely with Collection Development and Interlibrary Loan and have ample opportunity to apply her or his creative and innovative skill sets.


Find a full description, including qualifications, and apply online at: http://jobsearch.mtholyoke.edu. Mount Holyoke is an employer committed to fostering multicultural diversity in its staff, faculty, and students. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.  

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Head of Reference and Instructional Services, Geisel Library, Saint Anselm College, Manchester NH

Geisel Library of Saint Anselm College is accepting applications for the position of Head of Reference and Instructional Services. Saint Anselm is a Catholic liberal arts college founded by the Order of Saint Benedict in 1889. Located in Manchester, New Hampshire the college enrolls approximately 1900 students at a scenic residential campus.  Geisel Library collections include over 240,000 print volumes, 130,000 EBooks, and nearly 100 online databases. The Reference Department supports a vibrant and comprehensive information literacy program which is integrated with new student orientation, freshmen composition, and advanced courses across the curriculum. The Department is also heavily involved with College-wide assessment efforts and staffs a heavily used reference desk providing services for students, faculty, and staff. In addition, Reference librarians also serve as liaisons to different academic departments depending on individual subject expertise. See www.anselm.edu/library for further details.

 

The Head of Reference and Instruction is responsible for the planning, execution, and daily management of all reference and instructional services.  The successful candidate will lead the department and information literacy program during a change to the College's core curriculum and ongoing efforts to reach students at all stages of their undergraduate careers.  The position is part of the Library's management team and reports to the College Librarian.  She/he supervises three FTE professional librarians, one full-time support staff member, and student assistants.  

 

Additional responsibilities include:

 

  • teaching in the information literacy program
  • overseeing the library's online presence through website maintenance, social media presence, and LibGuide creation and promotion
  • serving as liaison to assigned academic departments
  • managing interlibrary loan operations

 

Qualifications: ALA accredited MLS with five years of experience in an academic library; supervisory experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; a strong disposition toward working with undergraduate students on all levels of library service; significant experience with, and dedication to, information literacy programs on the college or university level; knowledge of contemporary theories and methods of instructional pedagogy;  a commitment to systematic assessment strategies and their implementation; thorough knowledge of online resources relevant to a liberal arts curriculum. Candidates should also have demonstrated successful experience in working in a collaborative team environment and have the ability set and achieve short and long term strategic goals.    

 

The successful candidate will be able to assist the College to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity.

 

All interested candidates must apply directly on-line at www.anselm.edu/hr.

To receive full consideration, please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

 

The position is open until filled.  Applications received by July 16, 2014 will receive first consideration.  

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Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West), University of Florida, Gainesville FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries seeks an experienced manager focused on collaboration and user services to advance the research enterprise and foster a climate of scholarly inquiry and student achievement in support of the humanities and social sciences.

 

The Chair of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West) is a tenure track faculty position that provides leadership for all aspects of Library West collections relating to the humanities and social sciences, including collection development; reference, instruction, circulation services and outreach services, as well as organization, maintenance, and preservation of collections. Working closely with the Associate Chair, responsibilities also include building and space management, personnel management and supervision, and the collaborative development of digital library initiatives. The position oversees a materials budget of over $800,000 as well as additional funding from endowments and for multidisciplinary databases. The Chair works collaboratively with departmental colleagues to assess strengths and weaknesses in the various collections, to determine priorities, to establish policies, and to develop departmental service plans that enhance and support the academic mission of the University. The Chair plays a key role in the evaluation of emerging library technologies and encourages student and faculty use of web-based and instructional technologies.

 

The Chair serves as liaison for development opportunities relating to the department's collections in both the public and private sectors and plays a major role in publicizing and expanding local and national awareness and use of the department's collections. The Chair serves as a member of the Libraries' management team (Library Council), sharing responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the University Libraries. The Chair serves on appropriate University and Library committees and pursues professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Chair of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.

 

The search will remain open until August 18, 2014, and review of applications will begin on July 15, 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. Please follow the application procedures on the Position Vacancy Announcement.

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Evening Circulation Supervisor, D'Amour Library (Part-time), Western New England University, Springfield, MA

Western New England University has an immediate opening for a part-time, evening circulation supervisor in D'Amour Library. The shifts are Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 4:00 PM to midnight during the academic year with shortened hours over the summer. Hours may vary due to staffing needs and the University's schedule. Working as part of the Circulation team, duties include supervising Circulation Desk evening operations, handling circulation transactions and course reserves, training and supervising student staff, and closing the Library. High school diploma and excellent clerical, communication, and customer service skills required, prior library and supervisory experience preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: Donna Martin, Employment Associate, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119.  Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to hr@wne.edu

 

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

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Part-time Archivist, Old South Church in Boston, Boston MA

Old South Church has an accumulation of records crossing a wide range of activities.  Work has been accomplished on this project over the last four years but there is a good bit more to be done.

 

An archivist is needed to properly record and file these records.

 

Begins mid-August / early September 2014.

 

$20/hour at 8 hours per week.

 

Schedule is very flexible Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8am and 7 pm.

 

Please respond to:

 

Helen McCrady

Old South Church in Boston

645 Boylston Street

Boston, MA  02116

617.536.1970

helen@oldsouth.org

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Metadata Cataloging Librarian, Alabama A&M University, Normal AL

Summary: 
This position reports to the Head of Technical Services and as part of the Cataloging team, this positon will prepare and enhance original bibliographic and complex member copy records in assigned subjects and formats according to national bibliographic standards and local practice, using Library of Congress classification and subject headings. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a resource for monographs and serials cataloging, answering questions and making decisions on the cataloging treatment of potential new titles, and resolving complex problems related to existing cataloging records.
  • Provide leadership in the development of policies and documentation of procedures for cataloging, training for other staff members in the creation and maintenance of cataloging records; and supervisor other library assistants performing similar tasks.
  • Work closely with library teams needing guidance on scholarly publishing models and metadata in the local digital repository.
  • Support the creation, extraction, editing and quality control of metadata.
  • Collaborative implement local metadata schema and develop crosswalks and metadata application profiles to promote access to the library's digitized and born-digital materials
  • May lead projects or serve as a member of a project team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements: 
Minimum Position Requirements (including years of experience, certifications, licenses, etc.):

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree supporting a specialized key program function.
  • At least three (3) years of increasing responsibilities and relevant professional metadata and cataloging experience
  • Evenings and weekend work schedule required

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience which demonstrates knowledge of OCLC, and cataloging procedures and principles to include AACR2, LCSH, LC Classification and MARC 21.
  • Experience with or education in emerging RDA standards and the FRBR model
  • Experience cataloging monographs and serials
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience with reading one or more non-English languages for cataloging purposes, especially Spanish or French
  • Experience with or education in MARC and non-MARC metadata schema and other emerging data standards
  • Experience with or education in HTML, XML, XSLT, Microsoft Excel or other tools used in the creation, extraction, and manipulation of metadata
  • Experience with digital content management systems, such as CONTENTdm or Digital Commons
  • Experience with scholarly publishing models and metadata for serials in digital repositories and other experiences desired and duties assigned by the Head of Technical Services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Communicate effectively (written and oral) to collaborate with diverse constituencies.
  • Organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills.
  • Ability to develop a positive reputation through external professional practice service in areas related to professional responsibilities and a record of institutional service.
  • Ability to effectively interact with library staff and the university community.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environment

Online App. Form: http://aamu.interviewexchange.com/jobsearchfrm.jsp

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Visual Resources Curator, American University, Washington DC

Position Number: 11708

Department: Art

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Work Hours per Week: 35

Band: Sr Coordinator/Sr Analyst A

Position Type: Full-time Staff

Description:

The Visual Resources Center Curator oversees the Department of Art Visual Resources Center (VRC), its equipment, and staff. The position works in the department and across the College of Arts and Sciences and the University at large with faculty engaged in developing digital humanities initiatives. The VRC Curator administers new media resources, trains and supervises employees, provides training for faculty in use of electronic media, and works with faculty on curriculum development with new media. The VRC Curator is also responsible for acquiring and maintaining technical equipment.

Educational Requirements:Master's degree in Library Science or related field required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in visual media management.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Mac and PC environments required.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to adapt to and master new technologies in digital image management and instructional support.
  • Experience with visual database management systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work in a team environment.

Additional Information:

American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. American University campus is tobacco and smoke free.

TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT: https://jobs.american.edu

PI79908935 

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Digital Projects Developer, Duke University Libraries, Durham NC

Here is a direct link to the job announcement (also pasted below): http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs/digitalprojectsdeveloper
 
 
Digital Projects Developer

The Digital Projects Developer develops and maintains web applications utilized by faculty, staff, students, and patrons of the Duke University Libraries (DUL).  S/He provides support for middleware and interface development for DUL's enterprise platforms.  S/He serves as analyst in a variety of areas, including data management, usability, applications architecture, and workflow enhancement.

Responsibilities
  • Develops, customizes, and maintains web applications using DUL's enterprise platforms. Works with DUL stakeholders on a wide range of technology initiatives to meet needs for library services. 
  • Implements or develops high quality, innovative, and sustainable software for such functions as departmental and team web sites, resource discovery and access, data visualization and GIS, tools for digital scholarship, and others as needed.
  • Working with project teams and staff in Discovery and Core Services, builds authentication-based services into applications, adapts user interface (UI) themes to application frameworks, and integrates services across platforms.
  • Serves as a liaison to assigned DUL project teams in resolving technical issues.  Diagnoses and escalates issues to other technical support units, including non-DUL support units.
  • Develops queries, algorithms, and programming workflows to transform data for uses in resource discovery, visualization, library assessment, and other applications.
  • Works with teams of librarians, analysts, developers, and other staff to cultivate an environment of innovation. Consults and collaborates with partners beyond the library, including campus stakeholders and communities beyond Duke.
  • Collaborates with partners in the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) to provide technical support and feature development as needed for the library catalog search web application.
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of technology trends and evaluates their impact on applications used in the DUL.
  • Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • None
Qualifications

It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity. 

Education

Required: BA/BS in computer science or a related technical field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred: Master's degree in Information Science, Computer Science, Library Science, or a related field.

Experience

Required:

  • Demonstrated competence in web programming and scripting using PHP or Ruby on Rails;
  • Strong service orientation as demonstrated by an ability to work effectively with staff and other personnel at all levels;
  • Excellent time management and project management skills;
  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks and use good judgment in providing services based on goals with minimum supervision; 
  • Ability to establish and build collaborative working relationships with a wide range of people; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment.

Preferred:

  • Prior experience supporting IT in an academic research library;
  • Experience with application development tools and techniques, such as version control and unit testing, and one or project management methodologies;
  • Experience with constructing and automatically extracting information from both relational and non-relational databases; 
  • Familiarity with RDF and linked data, with XML/XSLT, and with library metadata standards and encoding practices, such as Dublin Core, MARC, EAD, METS, or MODS;
  • Working knowledge of one or more of the following: Python, JavaScript, JQuery, the Hydra framework, Drupal, WordPress, D3, Ajax and/or R;
  • Experience in topical areas such as geoserver applications, image analytics, text mining, game development, mobile platforms or other areas of interest relevant to digital scholarly projects;
Working Conditions
  • Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible 
  • Normal office environment
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required  

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

 
Salary and Benefits

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 15 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training.

Environment

Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its branches: Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly, Music, and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort.  Duke's library holdings of 6.1 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business. 

Duke offers a comprehensive benefit packages which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at: http://www.hr.duke.edu/benefits/index.php.

Application

An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references should be submitted at http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/ - refer to Requisition #400845601.  Review of applications will begin in late June and will continue until the position is filled. 

Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed. 

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

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Library Manager L-II, Olneyville, Providence Community Library, Providence RI

Salary:     $43,992.00 -$56,998.50 L-II

Status:      Full-time with Benefits

Posted:     June 6, 2014

Deadline: Internal applications submitted by June 13, 2014 will be considered first.  Outside applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

The Providence Community Library is seeking a full time Library Manager to manage the operation of a small neighborhood library and provides direct service to families in the neighborhood.  Duties include answering questions and instructing children and adults in the use of the library; planning and presenting a variety of programs for adults and children, including story hours; and assisting users with the selection of suitable materials and resources; supervising other library staff.  He/she also reviews and recommends library materials for addition to the library collection, and works with librarians and staff at other library locations to develop and implement programs and develop library services and services to children.  Is responsible for the creation and maintenance of a professional, team-oriented working environment in the library as well as an open, inviting atmosphere for library users. 

 

The Library Manager is the Library's liaison with the local community.  Duties include visiting schools and meeting with community groups to promote the use of the library, and working with teachers and day care providers to develop and provide indirect library services to children under their care.  He/she reaches out to the community to respond to community needs and to market library services and is expected to establish productive relationships with community groups and agencies, and to develop and implement a range of library services which are tailored to the needs of the neighborhood. 

 

Neighborhood libraries provide a librarian with a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the community. Librarians meet and get to know a wide variety of people, and to help them by providing an essential service.  Strong interest in others and a desire to "make a difference" are essential for success.

 

 

Requirements:  MLS from an ALA accredited program, computer literacy.  Spanish speaking a plus. Outside applicants must be willing to undergo a BCI check.

 

Please send resumes and three references to:  Maria Melvin at mmelvin@provcomlib.org

                                                         

Providence Community Library is an equal-opportunity employer.

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Systems Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park MD

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Systems Librarian is responsible for supporting digital applications, content, and digital preservation activities at the University of Maryland Libraries.

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives, the Systems Librarian supports all aspects of the work of the Digital Programs and Initiatives department. The Systems Librarian actively works with staff throughout the UMD Libraries to gather requirements for development of new digital initiatives and programs and provides support and instruction to UMD Libraries' staff in the installation, development, and use of digital applications. The Systems Librarian collaborates closely with staff in the Software Systems Development and Research department to implement new and upgraded applications, perform quality assurance testing, and to communicate issues clearly. Serving as a translator and bridge between UMD Libraries staff and technical departments, the Systems Librarian will ensure that all parties gain consensus regarding requirements and project scope. The Systems Librarian serves as an active member of Digital Systems and Stewardship, contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects; incorporates support for new tools and applications into library services; and maintains close engagement with issues relating to digital technologies, such as repository development, digital curation and preservation, and metadata.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
-Develops requirements for new software applications to meet the needs of the department;
-Ensures the preservation of the UMD Libraries' digital assets through file inventorying and archiving;
-Maintains and troubleshoots both legacy systems and new systems;
-Collaborates closely with both technical and non-technical staff from throughout the UMD Libraries, and communicates clearly with all stakeholders;
-Participates in the development and execution of digital projects throughout their life-cycle, from conceptualization to long-term preservation of the results;
-Conceives and develops scripts in support of departmental needs and specifically in order to allow staff to carry out large, complex tasks more efficiently;
-Investigates and implements new technologies and research tools to support the work of the UMD Libraries;
-Writes reports, articles and presentations related to digital programs and initiatives, for example, presenting to UMD Libraries staff about new technologies;
-Participates in library and campus committees as appropriate;
-Performs other duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education by date of hire.

Experience: Demonstrated knowledge of the architecture and technologies of the World Wide Web, including HTML and CSS; knowledge of databases, data modeling, and SQL; knowledge of current best practices in the field of digital preservation; advanced knowledge of XML, and familiarity with the many XML-based metadata schemas and standards commonly used in digital librarianship (including EAD, MODS, METS, Dublin Core, etc.); comfortable with a Unix server environment, including the installation of software packages and setup, configuration and troubleshooting of new server-based applications; demonstrated ability and willingness to learn new languages as needed; demonstrated ability to conceive and develop scripts (in for example shell, Perl, Python, or another modern programming language); ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work on multiple projects; understanding of and interest in the academic research and scholarly communication environment of a large research university.

Preferences:
Education: Specialization in digital librarianship.

Experience: Experience with the FedoraCommons digital repository architecture. Experience with special collections and archival and manuscript materials. Demonstrated knowledge of Javascript; good project management skills. Experience with DSpace and/or other digital library applications, such as Open Journal Systems or ArchivesSpace.

Closing Date: 07/25/2014

https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/27317

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Head of Archives and Special Collections, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara CA

Santa Clara University Library seeks applications and nominations for the position of Head of Archives and Special Collections. The selected candidate will be an imaginative and innovative leader who articulates a clear vision for a department that includes the university archives, special collections, and digital initiatives. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Resources and Digital Services, the Head of Archives & Special Collections serves as a member of the Library's administrative team, participating in general administrative decision-making, library management, assessment and strategic planning.


Since the merger of archives and special collections in 2009, the unit has grown in personnel and resources and increased its visibility and prominence throughout the campus community and beyond. Its facilities include the Norman F. Martin, S.J. Reading Room, an expansive exhibit and gallery area, and a state-of-the-art archival storage vault. The unit's collection strengths include the Mission Santa Clara Collection, consisting of manuscripts and printed books collected and used by the early Franciscans at Mission Santa Clara, from the founding of the Mission in 1777 until the arrival of the Jesuits in 1851; the personal papers of prominent Jesuits such as Fr. Bernard Hubbard and Fr. Jerome Ricard; and the University records and faculty papers of both Santa Clara University and its affiliate, the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA. In addition, the department's archival materials are complemented by special collections and rare books covering such topics as Jesuitica, non-fiction California, 17th and 18th century theology, 18th and 19th century travel and voyage literature, early printed bibles, and The Heritage Edition of The Saint John's Bible.


The Head of Archives and Special Collections supervises a unit comprised of five full-time employees: the University Archivist, an Archival Processing Assistant, the Digital Initiatives Librarian, a Digital Initiatives Assistant, and a Public Services Coordinator. The Head of Archives and Special Collections, along with the University Archivist, also share supervision of a temporary, donor-funded Mission Santa Clara Archivist/Manuscripts Specialist (currently funded through July 2015). The Cataloging Specialist (organizationally in technical services) also provides rare book cataloging and special collections processing activities. Additionally, the head acts as a consultant to the Province Archivist of the California Jesuit Province Archives, which shares office and archival storage space with the unit.


Unit Profile

Archives & Special Collections develops, maintains, and preserves rare, unique and institutional materials in the Santa Clara University Library. The Collections directly support the University's teaching, research, and service programs, both on campus and in the larger communities of which it is a part. The collections are focused on areas relevant to the University's roles, primarily as a Jesuit, Catholic university in the heart of Silicon Valley, and as the oldest institution of higher learning in California, with a history integrally connected to Mission Santa Clara, one of California's original missions. The collections also help support the primary resource needs of faculty teaching a variety of traditional and interdisciplinary courses in the University's core curriculum.


Library Profile:

The Library advances the University's mission to educate engaged and accomplished citizens through our dynamic services and unique, extensive collections. Our community-focused staff are integral partners in creating and cultivating physical and virtual learning environments for open inquiry and academic excellence.


The University Library has a staff of 37, including 17 librarians. For more information about the Santa Clara University Library, please visit http://www.scu.edu/library/.


Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
For information about the benefits offered by Santa Clara University, please visit: http://www.scu.edu/hr/benefits/

Department
University Library

Standard Hours (hours per week)
40

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
60% AdministrationManagement


● Provides vision and leadership in directing and managing the programs and operations of Archives and Special Collections
● Sets goals, identifies resource needs and cultivates opportunities for collaboration
● Oversees and supervises five librarians/staff; indirectly supervises one staff
● Describes and redefines positions as necessary
● Raises awareness and develops understanding of the library's unique resources with the community.
● Oversees an operational budget of approximately $60,000 (includes student wages of about $30,000)
● In consultation with the AUL for Resources and Digital Services, oversees collection development and conservation/preservation budget of approximately $40,000 for archives & special collections


Development/Advancement


● Collaborates with development officers on exhibits/receptions
● Works with development officers and library administration on specific donor cultivation activities
● Evaluates potential donations for inclusion in archives and special collections
Assessment
● Develops assessment strategies and conducts ongoing assessment using a variety of methods


30% Instruction/Outreach/Exhibits


● Coordinates outreach events, receptions, and special viewings of archives and special collections materials
● Works with development and campus departments to coordinate exhibits in the A&SC exhibit space
● Assists with maintaining the exhibit calendar
● Collaborates with faculty to teach the use of primary source materials and assesses student learning
● Raises visibility of archives and special collections materials (and their digital surrogates) on campus


10% Service and Scholarship


● Serves on committees and task forces both at the department, library and university level
● Participates in local, state, and national/international professional and scholarly societies and organizations
● Participates in activities related to inquiry and research

Provides Work Direction
This position directly supervises three employees; and provides second level supervision to two employees as well as a term appointment employee (currently funded through July 2015) and student employees.

Qualifications
Appointment Level:
This position is included in the Academic Staff Librarian category. The specific level at which an appointment is made is determined by the successful candidate's level of experience and professional accomplishment. The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at the Associate Librarian or Librarian level. Minimum qualifications for those ranks are:

Associate Librarian (salary grade 11): at least five years professional experience after receiving the MLS; evidence of scholarly ability (e.g., additional coursework or advanced degrees, conference presentations, publications) and professional or community service (e.g., active participation in professional society activities, involvement in committee or other service work at previous employers or community organizations) appropriate for a mid-career librarian.
Librarian (salary grade 12): at least seven years professional experience after receiving the MLS; evidence of scholarly ability (e.g., additional coursework or advanced degrees, conference presentations, publications) and professional or community service (e.g., active participation in professional society activities, involvement in committee or other service work at previous employers or community organizations) appropriate for a senior librarian.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.


This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
Required Qualifications
● MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program
● Minimum of five years professional experience in a special collection/archive or equivalent
● Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor
● Evidence of scholarly ability and professional/community service appropriate for appointment at the rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian
● Demonstrated vision for the value of special collections and archives to learning, research and community
● Awareness of current and emerging trends and issues in special collections and archives
● Knowledge and/or experience developing digital collections
● Knowledge and/or experience employing digitization practices to enhance archives and special collections
● Knowledge and/or experience with archives management platforms, eg Archivists Toolkit
● Experience teaching with current pedagogical methodologies
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Commitment to building strong relationships between the library, university academic departments, university community, and external communities
● Ability to thrive amidst organizational change including the capacity to respond effectively to change
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge and/or experience of digitization, digital preservation and digital preservation standards
Successful grant writing experience
Experience organizing and mounting exhibits
Fundraising experience and experience working with donors of collections
Ability to cultivate and maintain effective relations with donors
Experience with promoting collections through social media
Knowledge
• Knowledge and/or experience developing digital collections

Knowledge and/or experience employing digitization practices to enhance archives and special collections
Knowledge and/or experience with archives management platforms, eg Archivists Toolkit
Skills
• Demonstrated vision for the value of special collections and archives to learning, research and community

Awareness of current and emerging trends and issues in special collections and archives
Experience teaching with current pedagogical methodologies
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Commitment to building strong relationships between the library, university academic departments, university community, and external communities
Abilities
• Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor

Evidence of scholarly ability and professional/community service appropriate for appointment at the rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian
Ability to thrive amidst organizational change including the capacity to respond effectively to change
Education and/or Experience
• MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program

Years of Experience
Minimum of five years professional experience in a special collection/archive or equivalent
Close Date
07/25/2014

Open Until Filled
No

Special Instructions to Applicants
Deadline for Applications: Applications received by July 25, 2014 will receive first consideration. Interested candidates should submit an application electronically through the SCU HR jobs site (below). Application materials submitted should include: cover letter, complete resume, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references, with a statement of each person's professional relationship to the application. Nominations are welcomed and can be sent to the chair of the search committee, Rice Majors, Associate University Librarian for Resources and Digital Services at rmajors@scu.edu.

To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to https://jobs.scu.edu

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Director, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park MD

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The University of Maryland Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives(SCUA) are at the heart of the research and teaching mission of the university.Collection strengths include labor history, Maryland history and culture, modern Japanese history, mass media and culture,history of the book, women's history, historic preservation,American and British writers and poets,and the history of the University.Collection highlights include the National Public Broadcasting Archives, the Library of American Broadcasting, the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive, the Gordon W. Prange Collection, and the Katherine Anne Porter Collection.


Lead as an organizational innovator, facilitating the ongoing development of a flexible work environment that places a premium on strategic priorities, project orientation, a work culture that is both fluid and accountable, and an excellent staff.


Demonstrate creativity in identifying and allocating resources through donor relations, fundraising, grants, partnerships, budgeting, and flexible staff deployments.


Articulate a vision for the collection of the 21st century that takes into account new collecting opportunities in a born-digital information environment and the changing nature of primary documentation in a post-industrial society.


Articulate a vision for services in special collections that transcends collection management and incorporates dynamic activities in the areas of discovery, teaching, preservation, digital presentation to online communities, outreach to new audiences, off-campus partnerships, and alliances with the teaching faculty, students, and colleagues on the library faculty.
Participate in ongoing assessment and strategic planning for special collections materials in the performing arts.


Serve as point of contact for Special Collections and University Archives' off-campus partners, including the AFL-CIO, National Public Radio, the National Diet Library of Japan and others.
Communicate this vision effectively to university and library administrators, researchers, resource allocators, potential collaborators, and the SCUA staff.


DUTIES:
Manage personnel operations for approximately 30-40 faculty librarians, professional staff, contract staff, graduate assistants, hourly student employees, emeriti faculty and volunteers.
Manage planning and assessment processes in department. These include strategic plans, annual plans, individual work plans, budgeting, project prioritization and evaluation. Organizational planning is a critical leadership responsibility for this position.


Coordinate SCUA's operations with other Libraries departments and divisions, including Acquisitions, Digital Services and Stewardship, Metadata Services, Preservation, Public Services, and Special Collections in the Performing Arts/International Piano Archives to meet departmental and Libraries-wide goals and objectives.
Lead collection development planning in collaboration with collection area leaders and the Associate Dean for Collections. Oversee process for drafting and acting on collection development plans, including strategies for managing the identification, acquisition, processing, preservation and delivery of born-digital content.


Lead functional planning for new tools, services and programs that improve access to and preservation of collections, with particular emphasis on digital projects, products and services. Develop assessment procedures for measuring effectiveness.


Oversee security and facility issues in R. Lee Hornbake Library in collaboration with other residents of the building and relevant campus departments. Coordinate operation of the Severn Library facility with relevant Libraries staff for off-site collections.


Coordinate donor stewardship, grant and fundraising initiatives and other outreach efforts in collaboration with relevant University personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ability to lead and articulate a vision for SCUA and to provide leadership to achieve organizational goals and priorities.
Sound knowledge of current trends in the special collections field, including in-depth command of digital issues as they relate to special collections, and experience with a variety of audiovisual formats, as well as print and other analog materials.
Evidence of potential for success in managing an extensive, multi-faceted library program.
Evidence of successful coordination of a library program with other units within and external to the library in order to meet departmental and library-wide goals and objectives.
Demonstrated record of successful fundraising, donor development, and grant writing.
Evidence of relevant publications, presentations and professional service that is attuned to work in the special collections field.
Ability to hire, train, supervise, develop, and evaluate staff and to organize their work.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills.

EDUCATION:
Master's degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree in a related discipline; evidence of significant formal education or training pertaining to special collections in multiple formats, including digital and media; advanced knowledge of digital issues relevant for special collections materials.

EXPERIENCE:
Minimum five years of experience working with special collections or archival materials. Minimum three years supervisory experience.

Preferences:
Preferred: Advanced degree in academic disciplines relevant to major holdings in SCUA.
Experience in a university or large research institution setting.

The job announcement, including details about the application procedure, is available at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/26737. The full position description is located on the UMD Libraries' website at: http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions. Applications will be accepted until July 10.

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Processing Archivist, Knowledge and Library Services, Baker Library, Harvard University Business School, Cambridge MA

Harvard Business School's Baker Library Special Collections seeks a Processing Archivist for its "Art & Business: The Polaroid Consultant Photographer Records" project, part of the Harvard Library Open Your Hidden Collections program. The Processing Archivist will provide intellectual access to a series of the Polaroid Corporation Collection that documents the work of art photographers who advised Polaroid in the development of its iconic instant photography products, circa 1940s-1980s. This is a full-time term appointment with an end date of June 30, 2015.


Under supervision of the Special Collections Librarian (Manuscripts), the Processing Archivist will arrange and describe this series of records and photographs. Responsibilities will include surveying and appraisal, making recommendations for arrangement, and rehousing and describing the collection at the appropriate processing level. The archivist will create a finding aid according to national standards, using XML and EAD (Electronic Archival Description), and create original MARC records in accordance with national and local cataloging standards.
The archivist will process and catalog the phot

This is a term appointment ending on 6/30/15.

Salary Grade: 056

Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
o M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited academic program and/or M.A. with an archival concentration.
o Three or more years of experience appraising, arranging and describing manuscript and archival materials.
o Experience in using MARC and DACS for original cataloging of manuscript materials required. Knowledge of EAD required.
o Experience in the processing of visual materials highly desirable, particularly familiarity with cataloging and standards for visual materials.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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.
Internal Number: 33078BR

Apply here

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Upper School Librarian (Grades 7-9), Wheeler Library, Fessenden School, West Newton MA

The Wheeler Library is looking for a creative, motivated, organized and collaborative librarian to work with boys in grades 7-9 and their faculty. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of and appreciation for how the use of technology and nonprint resources enhances information literacy as defined by AASL standards. The Upper School librarian will use this knowledge as he or she collaborates with faculty to design learning opportunities for students. The candidate will also have a deep knowledge of middle school literature for boys and be prepared to creatively promote reading and literature appreciation in the library, classrooms, and school community. The ability to prepare high-quality reading lists and contribute to collection development for grades 5-9 is required. In our busy library, we value the ability to work closely with colleagues and students. The Upper, Middle, and Lower School librarians at Fessenden work together to provide a vibrant, forward-thinking and coherent program for Pre-K through 9th grade boys. An MLS is required, and experience in an educational environment is preferred. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Scott L. Smith, Asst. Head (ssmith@fessenden.org). Please include your name and the position in which you are applying for in the email.

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Apply to the ALA Emerging Leaders Program!

The American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism as well as other professional library-related organizations.

The EL program kicks off with a day-long session during the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Afterward, it grows and develops in an online learning and networking environment for six months. The program culminates with a poster session presentation to display the results of the project planning work of each group at the ALA Annual Conference.

Participants commit to participating in all aspects of the program. Participants may be offered an opportunity to serve on an ALA, division, chapter, or round table committee, task force or workgroup as well as other library-related groups upon completion of program. However, appointments are not guaranteed.

The program is limited to no more than 50 participants each year.

Selection Criteria

The selection committee seeks diversity based on geography, gender, ethnicity and type of library. Particular attention is given to candidates' personal statements as well as those of their references. No more than one person from any institution can be selected for participation in the program per year.  Preference will be given to those who do not have experience working on ALA committees, task forces, etc.and to those who meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a new library professional of any age with fewer than 5 years of experience working at a professional or paraprofessional level in a library and
     
  2. Be able to attend both ALA conferences and work virtually in between the two conferences and
     
  3. Be prepared to commit to serve on an ALA, Division, Chapter, or Round Table committee, task force or workgroup, or your state or local library organization upon completion of program, and
     
  4. Be an ALA member, and if sponsored by an organization, a member of that organization. 

Applying to the Program

Applications for the 2015 class of Emerging Leaders are now being accepted.   Applications must be submitted online.  Deadline for submission of the application and all references is August 1, 2014.  Once an application has been submitted, persons listed as references in the application will receive automated notices with appropriate links to complete statements of reference.  All reference letters, letters of support, etc. should be submitted online by the same deadline, August 1, 2014.  Note: The program is limited to approximately 50 participants each year.  About two-thirds of selected participants will be sponsored.  As part of the application, you may select various organizations that you would like to consider you for sponsorship.  However, sponsorship is not required to participate in the program.  If you are not sponsored, you will be expected to pay all of your own expenses which may include travel and hotel to attend both ALA Conferences.

Apply Now.

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Full Time Technology Coordinator, Tiverton Public Library, Tiverton RI

Job Description: Tiverton Public Library is seeking a full-time Technology Coordinator. Be a part of this exciting time for Tiverton as we move into a new 23,000 sq. ft. library building within the next year. This position is responsible for installing and troubleshooting software and hardware and maintenance of library website. The individual will work with OSL staff and vendors, train library staff and customers on new applications and equipment, assist customers, and recommend emerging technologies including social media as they relate to library service. This position requires the ability to understand and coordinate the technologies planned for the new library opening in April 2015.


The candidate must possess a strong working knowledge and experience of managing and maintaining computers, operating systems and software applications in a library environment; must have the ability to install, configure and troubleshoot PC and network-related hardware and software. He/she should be able to interact with the public and staff in a positive and instructional manner, and possess good verbal and written skills. A college degree is preferred but certification, significant course work in computer science or equivalent technology experience in a public library setting will be considered.


This is a 35 hour a week, benefited position


Full job description available at www.tivertonlibrary.org

Application Instructions: Submit resume, letter of interest and references to:

Ann Grealish-Rust, Library Director
Tiverton Library Services
238 Highland Road
Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878
arust@tivertonlibrary.org

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Call for Applications, 2014-2015 Visual Resources Association Foundation Internship Award

2014-2015 Visual Resources Association Foundation Internship Award: Call for Applications

 

Award Description:

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $4,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. The recipient will receive a stipend of $3,000 for 200 hours completed at host site.  A professional development component of $1,000 supports conference attendance or attendance at the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management.  The recipient will receive a one year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association.

 

For consideration, please submit your application by Wednesday, July 31, 2014, 11:59 Pacific Time. If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant or the application process, please contact Margaret N. Webster, mnw3@cornell.edu. The recipient of the VRAF Internship Award will be announced by Wednesday, September 12, 2014.

 

Award Amount:

The VRAF Internship Award will provide a stipend of $3,000.00 to the intern. Half of the award will be granted prior to the internship, with the remainder granted upon completion of the internship and receipt of a letter to the Chair of the VRAF Internship Committee signed by the internship supervisor and the intern stating that the 200 hours have been completed. If the recipient is not a US citizen, the VRAF is required by the IRS to withhold a percentage of this award. 

 

A professional development component of $1,000 is available to support attendance at the national VRA conference, other appropriate conferences, or the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management. The recipient will be reimbursed upon submission of receipts and documentation.  The recipient will receive a one year complimentary student membership in the VRA. The award recipient will be formally recognized during the Awards ceremony at the VRA conference). The grant is for use between September 12, 2014 and September 11, 2015.

 

Eligibility: 

Applicants should be students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library or information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, visual or studio art, museum studies, or other applicable field of study may apply for this award. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline, or demonstrate an equivalent combination of coursework and relevant experience.

 

Acceptable Uses of Professional Development Money:

A professional development component of $1,000 is available to support attendance at the national VRA conference, other appropriate conferences, or the Summer Educational Institute for Image Management. The recipient will be reimbursed upon submission of receipts and documentation.  The award recipient will be formally recognized during the Awards ceremony at the VRA conference.

 

Application Deadline and Decision Announcement:

Applications for the 2014-2015 are due Wednesday, July 31, 2014.

The award decisions will be publically announced on Wednesday, September 12, 2014.

 

Guidelines and Application Procedures: http://vrafoundation.org.s119319.gridserver.com/iqndex.php/grants/internship_award/

 

How to Apply:

To apply for the award, please submit the following:

1. A current resume.

2. A current transcript [this does not need to be issued directly from the institution].

3. An essay of up to 300 words addressing the applicant's professional goals, expectations of the internship experience, and any skills or background that might benefit visual resources. A brief description of the proposed project is desirable.

4. The names of two professional or scholastic references with address, telephone numbers, and email addresses.

5. Recommended, but not required: Host institution and contact information of internship supervisor.

 

Application materials in electronic form are preferred and should be submitted as a single PDF file to:

Margaret N. Webster

Visual Resources Consultant

Phone: 607-257-3365

Email: mnw3@cornell.edu

 

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Unpaid internship, Cundy's Harbor Library, Harpswell ME

Cundy's Harbor Library is seeking to fill an unpaid intern position as we migrate our collection from Microsoft Access to Library World.  Attention to detail is important.  We are in a small coastal fishing village in a pleasant location.  The cataloging position is immediate; there may be other work once that project is completed.

 

Contact Denise Schwartz, Acting Librarian, for more information.

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Associate University Librarian for Collections, Brandeis University, Waltham MA

Brandeis University seeks applications and nominations for the position of Associate University Librarian for Collections to shape the direction of collections management and technical services at Brandeis. The successful candidate will craft a clear vision for the management of collections in a research library and will possess a deep appreciation for the importance of both signature and core collections, as well as new digital and collaborative scholarship tools. Reporting to the Vice Provost/University Librarian/Chief Information Officer, the AUL for Collections will participate as part of the Library's leadership team and will supervise the cataloging, metadata, and collection services group.

 

 

Responsibilities will include:

 

  • Leadership of planning and policy development for collections
  • Advocacy on behalf of resources for collections both on campus and within the Library, representing the Library and its collections to campus and external resource allocators
  • Development of policies and procedures affecting functional areas, budget allocation, and changes in service policies, in conjunction with the University Librarian and other AULs
  • Control and management of the budget for procurement and delivery of information resources, including negotiation of licenses and management of the acquisition process for information resources

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in library and information science required; additional graduate education welcome
  • At least five years of experience in managing staff and budgets
  • Strong and detailed knowledge of acquisition and procurement processes in academic libraries
  • Expertise in multiple library metadata schemas, and in the use and transformation of metadata
  • Proficiency with integrated library systems and data analysis tools; expertise in digital collection development
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, including the ability to manage complex projects and the ability to foster teamwork; detailed understanding of the online information environment as managed by a library organization; experience in collection development for research libraries

 

http://tinyurl.com/kqyduwo

 

 

How to Apply:

 

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Click on "Begin Your Job Search Now." Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now.

 

Closing Statement:

 

Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.

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Market Research Analyst, Chicago Area IL

Are you, or is someone you know, seeking a great opportunity to join a global Innovation team? You will have the opportunity to help shape this team and the future of the company.

Our client, a multi-national specialty chemical company serving the adhesives, graphic arts, specialty coatings, aroma chemicals and synthetic rubber industries, is seeking the right individual to: research and identify new markets, market opportunities and market trends and to focus business and technology development to drive long term business growth.  The scope of the Innovation organization includes 1) leveraging advantaged rosin availability, unique dispersion technology and usage in new markets and 2) the development of new markets, new technologies or new value offerings to deliver exceptional and sustainable growth.  This team is seeking an experienced market research expert to identify new markets, merger and acquisition prospects and joint venture opportunities. 


This position will be located either in their downtown Chicago office or in their northwest suburban location.

This Market Research Analyst will:

  • Conduct primary and secondary market research to identify new markets and trends. 
  • Apply advanced Market Research skills in developing analytics to aid decision making. 
  • Make recommendations based on these analytics to develop innovative strategies to provide exceptional growth. 
  • Identify potential opportunities for creating processes and technologies that improve the cost of doing business in chosen target markets. 
  • Make recommendations for merger and acquisition prospects and joint venture opportunities. 


Experience required:

Bachelor degree required, advanced degree preferred.

3-7 years experience in identifying sources of and collecting data as well as analyzing and interpreting it.

Experience in chemical industry strongly preferred.

If you have interest in this position, or know someone who may have interest, please contact me.

Greg Holysz
Executive Search Consultant
HCM Partners, Inc. 
847-893-0329
gholysz@hcm-partners.com

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Massachusetts Trial Court, Boston MA

MISSION STATEMENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TRIAL COURT:
The Trial Court is committed to:

  • the fair and impartial administration of justice;
  • protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties;
  • equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment;
  • efficient, effective and accountable resolution of disputes;
  • prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.


DEPARTMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT:
The Support Services Department is responsible for a wide range of distinct topic areas that provide support to the administration of justice in the Trial Court. These services include the Judicial Response System, the operation of Trial Court Law Libraries, a Record Management operation, the Office of Court Interpreters, the Office of Transcription Services and the oversight and implementation of court-connected Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services.

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE:

http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us

POSITION SUMMARY:
Working within the Department of Support Services in the Office of Court Management, the Electronic Resources Librarian performs professional and administrative library work in planning, development and management of a broad range of library electronic services and information technology projects for the Trial Court Law Libraries. This position provides leadership in responding to public and staff computer needs including, but not limited to, identifying, assessing, recommending and implementing applicable technology to improve library services and operations, both locally and system-wide; staff training to maintain computer equipment in the libraries as well as perform electronic legal reference and designer of web sites including, but not limited to the law libraries.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Receives general direction from the Director of Support Services and the Law Library Coordinator of the Trial Court in performing duties in accordance with all best management practices and established guidelines.


MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Assists with the installation of new technology in all law libraries;
  • Troubleshoots problems with library computers and networks, and visits law libraries to correct problems or improve computer configurations;
  • Designs and maintains database of all law library computers, including software, hardware and all computer problems;
  • Creates and/or coordinates training for staff in computer skills needed to maintain and trouble shoot library computer equipment and software as well as electronic reference services;
  • Develops and maintains law library web site to enhance patrons' access to law library information;
  • Educates library staff about information technology services;
  • Attends and participates in meetings and projects concerning the future of library information technology;
  • Maintains proficiency in the current state of professional library theory and automation, legal research and practice, by attending and participating in meetings, conferences, seminars and training sessions in areas of professional library management and legal reference skills;
  • Research emerging trends in library science and information technology and makes recommendations to the Law Library Coordinator;
  • Works with other librarians on system wide projects such as grants, collection development and planning;
  • Represents the law libraries on appropriate court and/or library committees;
  • Implements directives of the Administrative Office of the Trial Court; and
  • Performs related duties as required.


JOB COMPETENCIES:
All applicants must be able, through the interview process, to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following areas:


Ethics and Values - Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of the Trial Court and Trial Court Law Libraries as demonstrated in the American Association of Law Libraries.

Mission - Understands, upholds, and communicates the missions of the Trial Court and the Trial Court Law Libraries.

Applied Knowledge - Demonstrates the core competencies and specialized competencies in the areas of library management; reference, research and client services; information technology; collection development, cataloging and teaching as outlined in the AALL Competencies of Law Librarianship.

Customer Service - Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner towards both Trial Court employees and the public whether in person, on the telephone or in an electronic environment.


Collaboration - Works with others cooperatively, including the courts, library and legal organizations and other agencies, demonstrating a willingness to be a team player, contributing to a work environment that focuses on shared departmental goals and maintaining effective working relationships.


Commitment to Diversity - Promotes an environment of diversity through understanding, respect, and positive communication with persons of varied racial, ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner towards everyone using the services of the Trial Court Law Libraries.


Continuous Learning - Demonstrates a commitment to continuously improving himself or herself through professional development and actively pursues continuing education.


POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
These are the minimum requirements for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian:

Master's Degree in Library Science, a Law Degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;

Three (3) years of direct professional library experience or Three (3) years full-time experience in a Trial Court Law Library position;

Knowledge of theory, principles and practices of law library administration and library science;

Working knowledge of and ability to use personal computers and related software to develop data bases and systems to record and track benchmark progress;

Knowledge of library computer applications and language to create web sites such as HTML or metadata;

Knowledge of automated library software, online systems, CD-ROM technology and ability to learn new technological applications as they become available;

Knowledge of legal bibliography and ability to use complex legal resources, legal terminology and indexing;

Knowledge of Massachusetts court system;

Knowledge of libraries, interlibrary cooperation, government and private organizations and the types of resources and services offered to librarians and library users;

Knowledge of space planning including the physical layout and technical aspects of the operation and types of equipment and furniture in libraries;

Ability to analyze and solve complex problems relating to library methods and procedures;

Ability to gather, analyze and report information;

Ability to utilize computer applications, such as spreadsheets and word processing;

Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing;

Ability to work with judges, attorneys, court personnel and the general public;

Ability to reason clearly and make sound judgments;

Ability to work independently and with groups; and

Ability to use data to diagnose problems and drive enhancements and efficiencies in departmental operations.

OTHER:
PLEASE NOTE:

Employment is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check for all new hires.

ENTRY LEVEL STARTING SALARY: Level 19

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants must apply by completing a Trial Court online application at the following web address:

http://www.mass.gov/courts/jobs/index.html

PLEASE NOTE:

Paper, faxed or emailed applications are no longer accepted for any Trial Court position.

If you are not currently viewing this posting online, please visit the Trial Court website at www.mass.gov/courts to apply for this position or any other Trial Court employment opportunity.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Technical Metadata Librarian, Copyright Clearance Center, Danvers MA

Job Description: The Technical Metadata Librarian will be involved in tracking and surfacing changing and emerging bibliographic metadata standards and best practices both within the Data Systems team, as well as to other CCC stakeholders. The successful candidate will be charged with the analysis, specification, testing, and maintenance of applications and processes involving CCC's bibliographic and rights databases. Represent business interests in projects, help ensure system conformity to CCC policies, procedures and standards, and provide leadership on complex projects. The successful candidate will display a sophisticated ability to understand the technologies being used and the development process. In addition, the Metadata Architect will serve as liaison between Data Systems & Services, Engineering Application Development and other CCC business units to provide technical solutions that meet user needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as CCC's metadata expert, responsible for data model creation, maintenance and international standards compliance.
  • Propose business models for emerging metadata standards and fields across the organization where appropriate.
  • Track industry standards (via participation in relevant industry standard organizations and working groups), technologies and related process activities in libraries, publishing and other knowledge industries to advise CCC management on applicability to CCC's systems and products. Oversee and assist in the development of CCC's bibliographic and rights management metadata standards.
  • Lead definition and prioritization of business requirements for internal and customer-facing applications in accordance with metadata architecture and business strategy. Drive implementation of new functionality and enhancements with an eye towards industry standards. Advocate for streamlined business processes through assessment of existing practices and the development of process improvements.
  • Serve on cross-functional project teams responsible for the implementation of major business system upgrades. Collaborate with technical teams to translate business requirements into functional specifications.
  • Develop communication and training plans for system enhancements in collaboration with other business managers. Provide technical support and training for users through direct instruction, individualized training and written communication.
  • Serve as coach and mentor to other Data Systems & Services staff in the areas of business analysis, requirements specification, system functionality, bibliographic and rights metadata standards, and project management methodology.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES

  • At least 5 years' experience working in a publishing or library environment.
  • Proven track record in successfully leading functional project teams in a development setting.
  • Ability to absorb technical and business workflows quickly and efficiently.
  • Experience working directly with both technical and non-technical staff in a project-based setting.
  • Superior analytical and critical thinking skills. Excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Skilled at navigating competing demands and expectations with diplomacy and skill.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Adept at establishing strong working relationships with highly technical development staff.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree and ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent industry experience.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of metadata standards including DC, MODS, METS, MARC, ONIX, MARCXML, PBCORE.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of protocols and data models including OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, ResourceSync, Europeana Data Model (EDM), Linked Open Data, RDF.
  • An in-depth understanding of current issues and trends in the domain of bibliographic data management and manipulation.
  • 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.
  • Successful track record fulfilling leadership roles on project teams in environments that involve highly complex technological systems and workflows, and a rapidly changing business environment.
  • Experience with publishing and bibliographic data in a variety of formats.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to convey information to both technical and business audiences.
  • Experience working closely with Engineering resources and collaborating closely with the Engineering department to deploy technology based solutions

Preferred

  • Experience working with bibliographic and content feeds
  • Experience with Agile project methodologies
  • Familiarity with one or more scripting language

Please forward resume to hr@copyright.com

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Production Assistant (Staff Assistant III), Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Job Description
Job details

Auto req ID 32929BR

School/Unit Harvard Kennedy School

Sub-Unit ------------

Location USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Function General Administration

Schedule
18 hours/week

Department The Program to Strengthen Learning and Teaching Excellence (SLATE)

Salary Grade 053

Union 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Duties & Responsibilities Reporting to the Video and Multimedia Case Producer, the Curriculum Production Assistant will coordinate logistics, engage in fact-checking and targeted research, and support documentation and testing of new cases and curricular materials. Specific duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Production logistics (50%): coordinate with interviewees and contractors to schedule meetings and interviews; locate and book rooms on- and off-campus suitable for video and audio recording; arrange travel for on-location interviews and research; monitor contract expiration dates for video and editing contractors and track deliverables
  • Content research (25%): conduct targeted research including fact-checking, image research, and compilation of background data; pursue copyright permissions; secure and archive documentation of quotes and full-case clearances from interviewees
  • Documentation and testing (20%): maintain and update project files; organize a large volume of image and video files; update and test web links; coordinate with IT and Media Services to oversee student access settings; ensure systems are working
  • Other duties as required (5%)

Basic Qualifications 2-3 years experience providing administrative or logistical support.

Additional Qualifications BA preferred. Interest in teaching and curriculum design is an asset. Interest in and willingness to learn new technology is a plus.Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task are critical.
• detail orientation and consistent follow-through are essential
• must be able to combine a collaborative attitude with the ability to take direction
• must be a highly effective and proactive communicator (verbally and in writing)
• fluency with internet research is a must
• experience working in a fast-paced professional environment

Additional Information Please upload your cover letter and resume as one document.

Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background checks.

Position summary: The Program to Strengthen Learning and Teaching Excellence (SLATE) works closely with Harvard Kennedy School faculty to enhance the classroom experience by promoting effective pedagogical approaches and developing a variety of written and multimedia teaching tools. As a member of the Curriculum & Case Team within SLATE, the Curriculum Production Assistant will provide administrative and logistical support for the development of high-quality cases and curricular materials to facilitate active, engaged learning. Reporting to the Video and Multimedia Case Producer, the Curriculum Production Assistant will coordinate logistics, engage in fact-checking and targeted research, and conduct documentation and testing of new cases and curricular materials.

General purpose: The Program to Strengthen Learning and Teaching Excellence (SLATE) works closely with Harvard Kennedy School faculty to enhance the classroom experience by promoting effective pedagogical approaches and developing a variety of written and multimedia teaching tools. With a professional staff of eleven, SLATE is a dynamic, highly collaborative team dedicated to excellence and continuous improvement. No other professional school of public service has mounted a comparably ambitious effort to promote pedagogical excellence.

As a member of the Curriculum & Case Team within SLATE, the Curriculum Production Assistant will provide administrative and logistical support for the development of high-quality cases and curricular materials to facilitate active learning. SLATE and the Case Program develop custom-built curricular materials to advance faculty-driven learning goals in the context of highly interactive HKS courses. Our cases are also distributed for use by faculty in a wide array of teaching institutions across the globe.

This is a part-time, benefits eligible, position with a 1-year term appointment. Possibility of renewal is subject to funding availability.

Domestic travel may be required on occasion
Help as needed bringing equipment to the location.

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Cataloging and Acquisitions Services Librarian, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, Boston MA

Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP is a firm of more than 600 lawyers in 16 offices in US, Europe and Asia with more than a century of experience as business-minded legal counsel.

 

Visit our website at www.edwardswildman.com for additional information about our Firm.

 

We are currently seeking qualified and experienced candidates for the following position.  Candidates must submit a resume and include salary requirements to boscareers@edwardswildman.com to be considered.  Edwards Wildman offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

 

 

Job Title:        BOSTON: CATALOGING AND ACQUISITIONS SERVICES LIBRARIAN

 

Job Summary:

The Cataloging and Acquisitions Services Librarian is responsible for procuring and cataloging print and digital materials for all Firm libraries (14). Evaluates all collections for efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and relevance to the practices of the attorneys firmwide. Keeps up with changing trends in the firm's practice and coordinates with the other librarians to make sure all practice needs are met. Weeds the collections of out of date or superseded materials including periodicals.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for all aspects of acquisition of library materials, including pre-order searching, placing orders, claims.
  • Responsible for all aspects of collection development and the deaccessioning of library materials, in accordance with the collection development policy.
  • Orders new materials on behalf of attorneys, Marketing and other staff. Ensures proper delivery of materials to the requester.
  • Responsible for all aspects of cataloging bibliographic and authority control, including cataloging in all formats using OCLC and EOSi system. Ensures accuracy and compliance with national and local standards for bibliographic control.
  • Performs all copy and original cataloging for the library; sets guidelines for original cataloging. Maintains a library shelf list or its equivalent, and shelf reads as needed.
  • Oversees the distribution of Deskbooks and sets policies in consultation with firm's practice groups.
  • Works directly with vendors on billing problems and claims.
  • Acts as back up to Serials Librarian and Technical Services/Computer Librarian.
  • Implements and maintains an automated library circulation system to checks in, checks out, renews, and reserves materials for attorneys; and keeps circulation statistics and monthly reports.
  • Maintains Library Circulation by sending past due notices, maintaining a list of missing books and periodicals, checking attorney offices, and replacing missing books in consultation with Head of Firmwide Library Services, edits bibliographic records accordingly.
  • Manages and administers a firmwide library Circulation policy and procedures. Implements and maintains Reference Tracker and Library's FAQ page.
  • Participates in the ongoing training for EOS by attending EOS periodic web training.
  • Oversees periodic audit of Serials check-in system, claims missing materials, and updates Holdings accordingly.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: Masters of Library Science.

  • Minimum of two years recent cataloging experience; cataloging legal materials in an academic law library preferred.
  • Experience cataloging a variety of bibliographic and physical formats including digital materials. Substantial knowledge of legal bibliography.
  • Knowledge of cataloging and classification practices and tools; experienced with one or more integrated library systems.
  • Knowledge of internationally applied cataloging standards (AACR2 and RDA); familiarity with Library of Congress subject and classification schedules; and, an understanding of how catalog data is coded and mapped through OCLC and MARC21 Bibliographic Formats to display in an automated library system.
  • Experience cataloging materials through a networked cataloging utility such as OCLC, in an integrated library system, such as EOSi.
  • Experience with continuing resources and automated check in systems.
  • Ability to train staff and prepare effective training material and other documentation.
  • Catalog maintenance experience, particularly in quality control issues related to access to library resources.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Flexibility to work additional hours as necessary.
  • Actively participating in professional organization to stay informed on developments in cataloging and technical services.

Please note:

Only applicants meeting the above-noted experience level and skills will be contacted for an interview.

  • This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.
  • No third party or agency resumes will be accepted.

 

Edwards Wildman Palmer is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

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Serials Librarian, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, Boston MA

Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP is a firm of more than 600 lawyers in 16 offices in US, Europe and Asia with more than a century of experience as business-minded legal counsel.

 

Visit our website at www.edwardswildman.com for additional information about our Firm.

 

We are currently seeking qualified and experienced candidates for the following position.  Candidates must submit a resume and include salary requirements to boscareers@edwardswildman.com  to be considered.  Edwards Wildman offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

 

 

Job Title:        BOSTON: SERIALS LIBRARIAN

 

Job Summary:

Responsible for the control and management of continuing resources in all formats. Also responsible for quality control, and the implementation of policies and procedures that support the timely and persistent availability of continuing resources to library users.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the entire set of processes for library continuations for all offices, including creating patron records in EOS.
  • Responsible for updating PubList, providing access to online library database subscriptions, managing the posting of the PubList and the A-Z List of electronic resources to Firm's intranet.
  • Assists with updating and maintaining content on the library's web site and intranet.
  • Processes the arrival and departures of all staff as pertains to serial publications, databases and checked-out library materials.
  • Prepares 'notes' and Guides for the electronic resources, as applicable, so that the staff can troubleshoot access problems for the patrons expediently.
  • Manages the quantity and quality of resources received, claims missing materials, for all formats.
  • Oversees the filers' schedules and the Boston filer's duties. Maintains schedule of filers in other offices, and ensures that they send list of items filed soon after their visit, and maintains a file folder for each of the offices; troubleshoots filing problems for filers in all offices.
  • Processes library invoices, statements and renewal notices, for Accounting;
  • Aids in the maintenance of routing lists for deskbooks. Distributes requested deskbooks and updates inventory in EOS.
  • Responsible for the reference desk newspaper collection, including retention and weeding. Removes superseded materials from the shelves and processes them accordingly.
  • Returns unwanted library materials to publishers.
  • Assumes primary responsibility for library maintenance, including supplies, facing and shelf reading.
  • Assists with inventory control by checking attorney offices for missing books, Prints book/other material labels using library software, EOS.
  • Participates in the ongoing training for EOS by attending EOS periodic web training.
  • Responsible for Lexis Westlaw usage report, collaborates with TS/Computer Librarian of Research Monitor.


REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: Masters of Library Science.

  • Recent Library School graduate; law firm experience preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communications and customer service skills and ability to interact effectively with all level of firm personnel.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with one or more integrated library systems and OCLC. Ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks.

Please note:

Only applicants meeting the above-noted experience level and skills will be contacted for an interview.

  • This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.
  • No third party or agency resumes will be accepted.

 

Edwards Wildman Palmer is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

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University Archivist/Librarian, Calvin T. Ryan Library, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney NE

University Archivist/Librarian, a permanent, tenure-track faculty position.  Beginning professionals are invited to apply. The University Archivist/Librarian will be responsible for daily operations and long-term development of the Archives. S/He will be an advocate for the collection, promoting its value to the University community.  The person in this position will play a key role in the library's development of digital preservation and curation activities including a future Institutional Repository.  Minimum salary $52,000, full benefits.

Review of applications begins July 21.  Open until filled. See full position descriptions and apply at:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/unkearney/default.cfm

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Project Archivist, Calvin T. Ryan Library, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney NE

Temporary position for up to three years.  An experienced Archivist to appraise, establish an organization plan, and process the University of Nebraska at Kearney Archives.  The archives occupy approximately 400 linear feet. Minimum salary $52,000, full benefits.

Review of applications begins July 21.  Open until filled. See full position description and apply at:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/unkearney/default.cfm

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Part-time opportunity, American Statistical Association, Boston MA

A professional organization in Boston, the American Statistical Association is seeking one or two graduate archives or library students for a part-time project.

The task will involve researching a part of the Boston Public Library's early card collection in order to identify and record details of the collection of the American Statistical Association (ASA). The ASA was founded in Boston in 1839 and lodged an early collection with the BPL when they moved to Washington.

This work will be compensated at the rate of $16 per hour for up to 600 hours. The schedule is reasonably flexible.

If interested, please contact Robert Goldman at robert.goldman@simmons.edu.

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Catalog/Metadata Librarian 1-2, Beinecke Library, Yale University, New Haven CT

DEPARTMENT:                Beinecke Library, Yale University

STARS Requisition #:      25886BR

 

Yale University invites applications for the position of Catalog/Metadata Librarian. Under the general direction of the Rare Book Team Leader, the Catalog/Metadata Librarian creates, enhances, and maintains original and complex bibliographic and authority records for a wide range of special collections materials in various formats for the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Plans, directs, and reviews work of cataloging assistants and/or student assistants. Participates in Library-wide planning and committee activities, and is expected to be active professionally.  The Rare Book Team is responsible for cataloging material ranging from incunabula to twenty-first century publications. Beginning in July of 2014, the Rare Book Team will be a unit of Technical Services within the Beinecke Library.

 

Requirements include:

  • Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited library school. In selective cases a graduate degree in a related subject field may be substituted.
  • Preferred: Experience cataloging rare materials using DCRM; NACO experience; experience applying non-MARC metadata schema.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national cataloging/metadata content and structural standards. Knowledge of subject analysis and classification systems.
  • If supervision of professional and/or support staff is a principal responsibility, supervisory experience is required.
  • Experience designing projects and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications; analytical ability; accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to initiate and adapt to change.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Ability to catalog rare materials using Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM) standards.
  • Ability to work with Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO).
  • Reading knowledge of one of more modern European languages (other than English).
  • Ability to apply non-MARC metadata schema.
  • Demonstrated engagement with the future of bibliographic control, whether through coursework or work experience. Record of involvement or desire to engage with special collections and other cataloging communities.

 

For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at www.Yale.edu/jobs.  The STARS requisition ID for this position is 25886BR.  AA/EEO - M/F/Disability/Veteran

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Public Library Director, Turner Free Library, Randolph MA

The Board of Trustees of the Turner Free Library seeks a dynamic, experienced leader to serve as Library Director. The Turner Free Library is one of the busiest libraries on the South Shore. The Director will have a strong public service commitment to administer and manage the functions, activities and operations to maintain a library responsive to community needs with active community outreach skills. Working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and the Town Manager, the Library Director must manage traditional and evolving library services; develop library policies; supervise and develop staff and volunteers; possess significant IT experience; financial management experience; and oversee the physical plant including an upcoming renovation. The Director should have strong interpersonal skills and an understanding of town government and Massachusetts General Laws.

The successful candidate will have 5 years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including 3 years of significant management and supervisory responsibilities. A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school is required.

The position is full time, with a starting salary range of $75,000.00-$82,000.00 depending on qualifications.

 

Resume and letter of interest by July 25, 2014 to:

Send:  Email resume, letter of interest and the name and contact information for three professional references to:  sfcart@msn.com

 

The Town of Randolph is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield MA

Full Time (37 ½ hours per week)

Salary: $43,142.84 annually

Closing date: Sun. 07/06/14 11:59 PM Eastern Time

 

Description:

 

The Springfield City Library is growing and working towards a Brighter Future for Springfield Today! Our branch hours, visitor counts, and program attendances have risen dramatically under our "Rethink: Springfield City Library" plan (http://slidesha.re/1etabSa), which focuses on seven core missions: Early Literacy, Elementary Services, Workforce Development, Adult Literacy & Lifelong Learning, Afterschool Services, 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, and may work with adults, teens, and children. See the City of Springfield's website for more information: http://bit.ly/1jK1QfF

 

Qualifications:

 

Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science. Refer to the full job description at http://bit.ly/1jK1QfF, listed under "Reference Librarian."

 

Apply:

 

All applications must be submitted via the City of Springfield's website (http://bit.ly/1jK1QfF). Please be sure to upload a cover letter describing your interest in working at the Springfield City Library and how your background makes you a good fit with our team approach.

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Part-time Assistant Librarian - Cataloger, Hollis Social Library, Hollis NH

The Hollis Social Library has a second opening for an Assistant Librarian position, working 15 hours a week.  This job requires working two evenings a week and one weekend on a 4 week rotation.  The primary area of responsibility for this job is cataloging all the new adult books, audio books, DVD's and magazines for the library.  Work at the Circulation Desk a few hours a week.

 

Details of this job include but are not limited to:

 

  1. Responsible for managing the cataloging process, procedures, and tools for the Hollis Social Library.
    1. Experience doing original cataloging and copy cataloging.
    2. Enter library specific cataloging information on new items received from the book vendor.
    3. Review Marc records for completeness and accuracy.
    4. Process new materials including but not limited to: labeling, barcoding, covering.
    5. Familiarity with the latest cataloging trends.
    6. Familiarity or willingness to learn how to use online acquisition tools.
    7. Establish a good working relationship with the NH State Librarians responsible for The New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog (NHUPAC) shared by all NH libraries.

 

  1. Working with the Youth Librarian and Youth Cataloger, provide support and guidance with cataloging and processing the Juvenile and Young Adult collections.

 

  1. Work at the Circulation Desk assisting patrons, checking items in/out, issuing new library cards and taking hold requests.

 

Teamwork is very important so we will be looking for the following qualities in the next member of our team:

  • Values a team environment, supports coworkers with the best interest of the library in mind.
  • Willingness and interest to learn new things and share what they learn.
  • Strong customer service skills and positive attitude.

 

Hourly wage above average for the Southern NH area.

 

Qualifications for this position are:   Individual must have a Bachelor's Degree; 2 or more years' experience working in a library; knowledge of Dewey Decimal System; familiarity with Library Management Systems and worked in a Circulation Dept; Cataloging expertise; working knowledge of MS Office Products; strong people skills; attention to detail; self-motivated; sense of humor.  Expected to work nights and weekends.  Desirable:  MLS Degree or attending school to earn degree.

 

Closing Date: 7/3/2014 or when the job is filled.

 

If you are interested in applying for this job, mail your resume and cover letter to:

 

Hollis Social Library

P.O. Box 659

2 Monument Square

Hollis, NH 03049

Attn: Lucinda Mazza, Director

 

If you would prefer to email your information, send it to:

director@hollislibrary.org  with a subject heading of Assistant Librarian Position.

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Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Perry Libraries, Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA

HEAD OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES: Reporting to the University Librarian, the Head of Special Collections and University Archives provides leadership and vision for the department and, in collaboration with other library units, oversees all activities including collecting, processing, organizing, preserving, and making accessible collections of manuscripts, music, archives, photographs, digital collections, and other rare and special materials. The Head is actively involved in donor cultivation and fundraising as well as grant writing and implementation. The Head serves as the University Archivist and incumbent administers activities related to ODU's historical records and documents. The Head has overall responsibility for personnel supervision, budgeting, and resources management within the department which currently consists of 1 librarian and 1 staff position as well as a number of student assistants, volunteers and interns. The incumbent also represents the ODU Libraries within the University and Commonwealth, and at the regional and national level regarding issues
related to special collections and archives. The incumbent is expected to work comfortably and with a high degree of expertise in a shared decision making environment.


QUALIFICATIONS
Required:

  •  An American Library Association or equivalent accredited Library graduate degree required
  •  Excellent written, interpersonal, communication, presentation, instruction, analytical and project management skills
  •  Ability to work successfully with a diverse community of faculty, students, visiting scholars, university administrators, community users and current and potential donors
  •  Knowledge of technological applications in digital library development as related to special collections and archives such as automated archival collection management systems, digitization, database management, and Web applications publishing
  •  Skill in developing and managing special collections resources and/or university archives in print, digital and other formats
  •  Strong commitment to public services with an understanding of the scholarly use of library collections and services within a special collections setting
  •  Ability to actively engage in fundraising, donor relations, collection solicitation, and gift management
  •  Ability to prepare and manage grant proposals
  •  Progressively responsible experience in library special collections and/or archives
  •  Experience with arranging and describing archival collections and applying archival processing standards
  •  Supervisory experience
  •  Evidence of continuing education and professional development


Preferred:

  •  Experience with digital library development in the context of special collections and archives
  •  Experience with standards based on non-MARC metadata schemas such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD, and other library and archival description and content standards
  •  Experience with donor relations and collection development
  •  Experience with music special collections and/or knowledge of music fundamentals
  •  Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections and copyright issues associated with print and digital technologies



SALARY AND BENEFITS: Minimum $65,000. Excellent benefits package.

Old Dominion University is a metropolitan state-supported institution with enrollment of 24,400, a leader in distance learning, and a Carnegie Extensive Doctoral/Research University. The campus is located in the historic port city of Norfolk, VA. Position announcement and description are available at http://www.lib.odu.edu/aboutthelibraries/employment.htm. For campus information, check http://www.odu.edu.

Screening of applicants will begin July, 18, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

CONTACT: Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references to: Nicole Justice, Administrative Assistant, and Search Committee for Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0256 njustice@odu.edu, (757) 683-4141.

Old Dominion University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

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Director, Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University, New Haven CT

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music. Position Focus: The Fortunoff Video Archive (FVA) is a collection of 4,500 video testimonies and related ephemera of Holocaust witnesses. Reporting to the Director of Manuscripts and Archives (MSSA) in the Yale University Library (YUL), and in collaboration with MSSA and other YUL staff, the FVA Director is responsible for establishing a vision for FVA and setting priorities for the administration of the collection and incorporation of the collection into teaching and research at Yale and beyond. Administrative responsibilities include analysis, planning, and evaluation of programs, policies, and procedures; budgeting and financial oversight; management of rights and related legal issues; and development and managements of grant-funded and other special projects. The Director establishes programs and policies to ensure the long-term preservation of the collection; hires and manages appropriate staff; creates and oversees the website and other promotional material; communicates with national and international affiliated projects; works with donors, Yale's development offices, and Yale's office of grants and contracts to seek financial support when needed; and directs recording of testimonies at Yale. Working in a complex university library environment in collegial fashion, the Director contributes to the development and achievement of the goals and objectives of both MSSA and YUL. To support teaching and research, the Director responds to phone and email reference inquiries and works individually with in-person researchers. Building on existing programs, s/he engages in inventive outreach across the Yale community, using technology when appropriate, and develops strong relationships with faculty to promote integration of testimonies into their courses and research. The Director teaches classes, conducts instructional and other user training programs, and creates edited programs for use in outreach and teaching. The Director plays an active role in local, national, and international professional and scholarly communities. S/he will maintain and enhance the reputation of the FVA as a leader in the preservation of Holocaust testimonies and their use in teaching and scholarship.

Required Education, Skills and Experience: • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree. In selected instances, a post graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline may be substituted for a master's degree in library science. • Strong commitment to collection building and to innovative public service programs. • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability. • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence. • Demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition. • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment. • Knowledge of the history of and current trends in scholarly research related to the study of the Holocaust. • Knowledge of program/project management, including budget and financial oversight. • Reading and speaking fluency in at least one of the following languages in addition to English: Hebrew, French, German. • Preferred: PhD. in humanities or social sciences related to Holocaust studies. Knowledge of or experience in intellectual access and control programs and video technology/preservation.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html. The University and the Library The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

Manuscripts and Archives is a major center for historical inquiry and also serves as the documentary memory of Yale University. For more information about the department, please consult the website: http://www.library.yale.edu/mssa/. Salary and Benefits: We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 25530BR. Please be sure to reference #25530BR in your cover letter. Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian, University of Miami, Coral Gables FL

Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

The University of Miami Libraries seeks a creative, productive librarian who will explore, lead, and collaborate on a variety of metadata projects and initiatives. Under the direction of the Head of the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department and working closely with the Digital Projects Team, the Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian works diverse constituents to support the discovery of and access to the Libraries' digital content through metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance according to local and national cataloging and metadata standards. This position also explores metadata-related collaborations and partnerships with other library departments, university partners, and external collaborators. The position will participate in or lead projects to enhance intellectual access to and discoverability of both digital and physical resources.  The incumbent trains and supervises staff members on metadata projects and initiatives.

UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation's leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is a privately supported, non-sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a 260-acre subtropical campus. The University is comprised of eleven degree-granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric Science (www.miami.edu<http://www.miami.edu>).

THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries (www.library.miami.edu<http://www.library.miami.edu>) rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a collection of over 3 million volumes, 74,000 current serials, and over 64,000 E-journal titles. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the heart of the Coral Gables campus and serves as the central library for the University. Other University of Miami libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The campus also has independent medical and law libraries. The Libraries provide support and services for approximately 10,100 undergraduates, 5,100 graduate students, and 10,000 full and part time faculty and staff. The Libraries have a staff of 37 Librarians and 86 support staff and are a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, NERL, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and Lyra  sis.

POSITION:  Under the direction of the Head of the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department, the Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian supports the discovery of and access to the Libraries' digital content through metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance according to local and national cataloging and metadata standards. Working closely with the Digital Projects team, the core mission of this position is to apply, steward, and preserve metadata for the Libraries' digital collections, as well as explore collaborations and partnerships with other library departments, university partners, and external collaborators. The position will participate in or lead projects to enhance intellectual access to and discoverability of both digital and physical resources.  The incumbent trains and supervises staff members related to metadata initiatives and special projects.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Performance: Creates, reviews, and edits metadata for digital collections. Assists in the development and application of metadata crosswalks and data conversion routines. Supervises and trains staff members on metadata for digital collections, projects, and initiatives. Develops, evaluates, and implements metadata policies, standards, goals, procedures, and workflows in cooperation with the necessary stakeholders. Collaborates in the selection, design, and adaptation of metadata schema, controlled vocabularies, and data dictionaries. Participates in the evaluation of the effectiveness of metadata for access, resource discovery, and preservation. Performs outreach and seeks opportunities for collaborative efforts within the Library and beyond to enhance and broaden metadata operations. Remains current with metadata and digital library development standards and trends. Participates in library professional associations and other appropriate venues for professional development.

Service: Networks, collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding related issues.  Represents and promotes the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations as appropriate. Participates on the Resource Description Coordination Board and participates in Libraries and University organizations, committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program or equivalent. Knowledge of current and emerging cataloging rules, metadata schemas, standards, tools, and their applications. Knowledge of emerging trends and practices with digital library development, linked data, semantic web applications, BIBFRAME, and authority/identifier initiatives. Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail, demonstrated problem-solving skills, and flexibility. Self-motivation, project management skills, and the ability to multi-task with various deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituents. Strong commitment to user-centered library service and the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population. Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to meet the University of Miami Libraries' cr  iteria for advancement and promotion of library faculty, through professional development and service accomplishments.

Preferred: Two or more years of metadata or traditional library cataloging experience in a production environment. Knowledge of archival theories and description. Experience using archival information management applications and digital asset management systems like Archon, ArchivesSpace, and CONTENTdm. Prior successful supervisory experience, ability to motivate staff and set priorities, and effective organizational skills.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income tax. More information on benefits can be found at:  http://www.miami.edu/index.php/benefits_administration/.

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to:

Jeanette Moreno, Human Resources Manager Otto G. Richter Library University of Miami P.O. Box 248214 Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
e-mail: richter.recruiting@miami.edu

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

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Librarian, Seattle Children's, Seattle WA

We invite you to bring your career to an environment where talent is rewarded and new ideas are encouraged.  At Seattle Children's, the Pacific Northwest's premier pediatric care center, you'll find a true commitment to our patients and families that reaches far beyond the bounds of clinical expertise.


Schedule: Full time

Shift: Days, M-F

Location:  Main Hospital Campus

Salary: DOE

JOB SUMMARY:



Provide day-to-day knowledge-based reference assistance and information services for faculty, physicians, residents, staff and students in support of the mission of Seattle Children's.  Includes training and orientation of library users, circulation and cataloging functions, and the development and maintenance of book and journal collections.  As a member of the Clinical Effectiveness program, participate in the development of evidence-based clinical care resources and the design of methodologies for their creation.  Participate in ongoing library strategic planning, quality improvement initiatives, and the development of web-based educational resources.


Minimum Education and Experience:
Required:
- Master's degree from an ALA-accredited graduate school of library/information science
- At least five (5) years experience as a medical  librarian
- At least five (5) years experience with biomedical database searching
- Technical literacy in use of library technology, standard desktop and Internet applications
- Experience in interpreting information needs of users

Preferred:
- Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals
- Reading recognition of a foreign language

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Advanced knowledge of, and experience with, current resources, vocabularies and research techniques in the biomedical sciences, specifically in Evidence-Based Practice tenets and teaching methodologies
- Knowledge of medical terminology
- Familiarity with use of integrated library systems
- Excellent teaching and presentation skills
- Strong commitment to customer service
- Strong organizational and managerial skills
- Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Able to develop a vision for library services and exercise leadership in its pursuit
- Able to work independently, set priorities, multitask, and display strong personal initiative
- Able to interact comfortably with a diverse community


We offer competitive pay, generous paid time off, transportation discounts, and employee reward and recognition programs.  For more information and to apply online, visit us at www.seattlechildrens.org<http://www.seattlechildrens.org/> noting requisition number 14-8239. Seattle Children's is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Head, Information Resources Management, UMass Amherst, Amherst MA

Head, Information Resources Management
Librarian III, IV or V

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning.

The UMass Amherst Libraries is seeking a highly experienced, enthusiastic and engaged individual to lead the Department of Information Resources Management. The ideal candidate will provide leadership and vision for acquiring, processing, providing intellectual access, organizing, managing, and preserving print and digital collections. The Head, Information Resources Management will prioritize and administer departmental workflows and services in response to user needs, new opportunities, evolving technologies and trends in academic libraries and higher education. A key position objective is to balance knowledge of collection management activities to integrate this function into the broader, user-oriented perspective and foster a culture of communication and collaboration. The successful candidate will join a team of librarians seeking state-of-the-art approaches to engage and work with campus researchers.

Required Qualifications:
1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.

2. Minimum of five years recent supervisory experience in this or a comparable research, academic or special library.

3. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral skills, including presentation skills.

4. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities showing initiative and flexibility.

5. Strong service ethic and the ability to interact effectively and work productively and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues and levels of staff.

6. Current knowledge of trends, developments, and best practices in technical services in the field (i.e., ERMs, discovery services, linked open data, RDA, integrated library systems, etc.).

7. Record of developing and implementing new ideas in a complex, knowledge-creating organization.

8. Budget management experience.
9. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
10. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
11. Experience with collection assessment activities, including data analysis.
Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with usability testing; and experience working in a unionized environment.

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH ADVERTISED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Application Instructions:
Please apply on line at www.http://umass.interviewexchange.com and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by July 18, 2014 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Library seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

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Acquisitions Librarian, Mercer County Community College, Trenton NJ

Acquisitions Librarian [Full Time] - The Library is seeking a Librarian responsible for selecting and ordering books, periodicals, audiovisual and electronic resources and other materials for the library's collection; maintains the library's budgets and vendor accounts; participates in reference services rotation and provides information literacy instruction. 

An ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library and/or Information Science required and at least two years related acquisitions and collection development experience is preferred for consideration. Demonstrated use of Excel and knowledge of Access and library management systems required. Some weekends are required; hours Monday through Thursday, 8am - 4pm, Friday 8:30am-4:40pm., some weekend hours required; compensation low $40's ; position will remain open until filled. 

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Information Literacy and Digital Learning Librarian/Assistant Professor, University of Montevallo, Montevallo AL

12-month, Tenure-Track, beginning Fall 2014 

The purpose of this position is to teach information literacy across the curriculum in a small classroom environment with students at the center of the educational experience. Duties include development of information literacy instruction across the curriculum and support for digital learning initiatives in the library. 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  1. Work collaboratively with the QEP Director to implement and assess QEP outcomes across the University curriculum.
  2. Teach in the Library's information literacy program for a variety of fields, courses, and subjects and develop Library services for distance learners.
  3. Determine appropriate ways to infuse information literacy across the curriculum.
  4. Assess the Library's information literacy program.
  5. Create and maintain diverse and innovative materials to support instruction and research.
  6. Serve as the primary spokesperson for the Library's digital learning initiatives.
  7. Collaborate with colleagues inside the library and across campus to design and pilot innovative teaching practices.
  8. Collaborate with a variety of campus constituents engaged in high impact practices.
  9. Engage in a cycle of continuous evaluation and improvement of library services.
  10. Provide reference assistance to Library patrons in person and on-line.
  11. Participate in Library strategic planning.
  12. Participate in collection development decisions.
  13. Participate in reference service including night and Sunday hours as needed.
  14. Serve on Library and University committees.
  15. Engage in scholarly research with the aim of achieving a sustained body of high-quality work.
  16. Perform other professional duties as needed.


Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned. The individual holding this position will serve as a representative of the University and, as such, shall promote a positive impression by demonstrating a collegial and professional customer-service approach at all times. 

Additional duties may include, but are not limited to: 
Contribute to Library blog and social media presences; offer support for special events hosted by the Library, and assist in weeding projects. 

Applicants should hold an MLIS from an ALA-accredited program. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

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Research Emerging Technologies Librarian, Western New England University School of Law, Springfield MA

Research/Emerging Technologies Librarian

Western New England University School of Law is seeking a service-oriented individual to serve as our Research/Emerging Technologies Librarian. This Librarian plays a unique role in ensuring that the Law Library takes full advantage of existing technologies and investigates and adapts new technologies for acquiring, organizing, and presenting legal information to our faculty and students while also providing the high level of research assistance for which our Library is known. Additionally, this position's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, helping to maintain the library's web presence including creating and maintaining LibGuide Research Guides, maintaining our Digital Commons scholarly repository and SSRN Research Paper Series; acting as liaison to our IT department; developing expertise with our integrated library system, Innovative Interfaces, Inc.; managing our Interlibrary Loan program; participating in the library's instructional programs; and acting as liaison to assigned faculty members.

J. D. and M.L.S. from accredited institutions; demonstrated knowledge of basic and advanced legal research sources; experience developing web resources and custom applications; knowledge of the use of technology in libraries; strong service orientation and the ability to interact and to communicate effectively with faculty, students, colleagues, and public patrons; ability to work both independently and in a collaborative collegial environment; excellent communication skills. Reference experience strongly preferred.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,700 students, including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Springfield is situated in the Pioneer Valley, home to thriving arts and cultural communities, and conveniently located 90 minutes from Boston, 30 minutes from Northampton, and less than 60 minutes to the Berkshires.

Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Screening of applications will begin July 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. We will also be interviewing at AALL Sunday, July 13 through Tuesday, July 15. Please send cover letter (detailing your qualifications and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position), resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three references to Donna Martin, Employment Associate, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119. Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to hr@wne.edu.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

Application Information

Postal Address: Donna Martin
Human Resources
Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119-2684
Email Address: hr@wne.edu

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Project Archivist (Temporary), University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney NE

The Project Archivist will be responsible for an estimated three year project to appraise, establish an organization plan, and process the University of Nebraska at Kearney Archives. The archives occupy approximately 400 linear feet. S/He will develop and implement a uniform arrangement and describe the collections according to archival practices for DACS. S/he will ensure that materials are efficiently and effectively processed, and develop finding aids in accordance with best practices. If time permits, work may also be done on a specialized collection titled "The Country School Legacy," a multimedia collection focused on the history of the one-room school house in Nebraska. The Project Archivist will work collaboratively with the University Archivist/Librarian and the Coordinator of Collection Services to develop policies and procedures and begin planning to build collections, enhance access, and engage audiences. Monthly reports of progress will be provided to the Dean of the Library. At the end of the project, a written report describing the completed project along with recommendations for future development, preservation, digitization and access, will be provided to the Dean. Duties may include supervising staff and students. This position reports to the Coordinator of Collection Services and the Dean of the Library. This is a full-time temporary position, renewable for up to three calendar years. 

Required:

  • Master's degree from an A.L.A. accredited library or information science program with an archival concentration;
  • or M.A. in related subject area with current certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists;
  • Minimum of three years of experience processing, arranging, describing, and managing Archival collections in various formats; project management experience.

Preferred:

  • Understanding of nationally accepted standards, tools, and best practices for archival processing and description, including Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS), and developing EAD records.
  • Proven skills in selecting, implementing and using an archival data management system.
  • Experience appraising archival collections, preference given to work in a higher education environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and project teams, to set priorities, manage work, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent training and communication skills, the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and effectively with colleagues in multiple environments.
  • Past experience in supervising student assistants and support staff.
  • An active member of a professional archival organization (such as the Society of American Archivists - SAA).
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lb. boxes of material.

Completed applications received by 07/21/2014 will receive full consideration. This position will remain open until filled. The successful candidate must complete a background investigation prior to the start of employment. 
To apply,  follow instructions to complete the online Application. In addition, attach a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references to the online application. Address the cover letter to Michael Sutherland, Chair, Search Committee, Calvin T Ryan Library, 2508 11th Ave, Kearney NE 68849-2240. 

Direct questions about the position to: 308/865-8544. 

Direct questions about the application process to: 308/865-8655 or employment@unk.edu

AA/EO/ADA

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Library Clerk, O'Neill Branch, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

Library Clerk - O'Neill Branch

15 hrs per wk     

Monday 3 to 8; Wednesday 3 to 8; Thursday 1 to 6

 

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, ability to follow written and oral instructions accurately and thoroughly, competency to operate a computer terminal and audio-visual equipment, adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, flexibility to fill-in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, in addition to working a regular part-time schedule, an interest in and enthusiasm for working with the public, ability to recognize situations that require referral to the professional librarian, tact, patience, maturity.

DUTIES:

  • Performs functions related to circulation such as checkouts, check-ins, reserves, renewals, fine assessment and collection, over-dues, and patron registrations
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials, referring them if necessary to the professional librarian
  • Maintains the orderliness and neatness in the branch; shelves materials and reads shelves as necessary
  • May be assigned special tasks like assisting in the implementation of programs for adults and/or children, operating audio-visual equipment in the presenting of library programs
  • Performs any other duties required by the Branch manager for the good of the branch and the library system

 

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 or other materials or equipment
  • 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 which permits the employee to communicate effectively
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation which permits the employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files, open boxes and DVDs, cover books
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits 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:        $ 16.77 per hour to $20.02 per hour in five steps (increases July 1)

 

DEADLINE:             July 15, 2014

 

APPLY TO:

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

City of Cambridge

Personnel Department, Room 309

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov

 

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Part-time Assistant Librarian, The Pike School, Andover MA

The Pike School in Andover, Massachusetts, an independent day school of 440 students in grades Pre-kindergarten through Grade Nine, is seeking a part-time (.2 FTE) Assistant Librarian to join the Library Department. Responsibilities include assisting students and faculty with ready reference, online resources, and reader's advisory; maintaining circulation, patron and materials records using Alexandria library software; creating physical and/or online reading or other promotions; staffing the circulation desk; and occasional student instruction. 

The ideal candidate will be committed to the role of school libraries in education and have the following qualifications:

  • ability to work effectively with elementary/middle school students and faculty
  • minimum 2 years experience in a school library, including collection management, patron interface, and instructional experience
  • knowledge of children's and young adult literature
  • demonstrated competence with technology and Web 2.0 tools
  • be currently enrolled in a graduate program in library science/library media studies

Visit www.pikeschool.org and apply online using the Employment link.

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Part-time Law Librarian, Law Firm, Boston MA

AccuFile seeks Part-time Law Librarian to provide coverage one to three days per week at a leading global law firm in Boston, MA.  The ideal candidate will have two to four years of experience conducting legal research, strong technical services skills, an exceptional customer service orientation and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Technical Services duties include:

 

  • Provide serials management, check-in and routing publications, processing new materials, cataloging and interlibrary loan

 

Research duties include:

 

  • 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 stakeholders on the use of web-based legal research platforms, i.e. Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg, electronic journals, on-line court dockets and legislative materials
  • Coordinate informational support for all firm practice and administrative areas.
  • Assist with outreach, marketing and the development of strategic plans

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited organization or other relevant advanced degree
  • Two to four years of work experience in a law firm with strong working knowledge of legal research resources and online databases
  • Strong technical services experiences
  • 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, jobs (at) accufile (dot) com.

 

AccuFile is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To learn more about AccuFile's integrated research and knowledge solution, please visit www.accufile.com

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Library Clerk, Law Firm, 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, initially one day per week for seven hours with the potential to increase hours based on client need. 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

 

AccuFile is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To learn more about AccuFile's integrated research and knowledge solutions, please visit

www.accufile.com

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Assistant Library Director, Cranston Public Library, Cranston RI

The Cranston Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Library Director. This is a professional, supervisory position under the supervision of the Library Director, with review by the Board of Trustees, assists the Library Director in the planning, evaluation, and administration of the library system, staff, facilities, services, and resources.

 

The Cranston Public Library system consists of a central library with five branch locations. For more information on our library please visit: www.cranstonlibrary.org.

SALARY

Salary: $65,000-$79,000 commensurate with experience

 

START DATE

September 29, 2014

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Five to seven years of public library experience, including three years of supervisory experience or relevant experience in a related field.
  • Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides exemplary customer service.
  • Assists the Library Director in the management of the library system.
  • Participates in selecting and training enthusiastic staff.
  • Manages the Central Library including the development, scheduling and evaluation of personnel, library security and operations.
  • Supervises the general operation of the branch libraries, including coordination of personnel and scheduling.
  • Develops strong partnerships between the library and other community agencies.
  • Promotes library programs and activities through marketing and public relations efforts.
  • Coordinates maintenance, repair and improvement of the Central Library and branch locations facilities and grounds.
  • Seeks out grants, donations and fundraising opportunities for program support.
  • Coordinates data collection for library statistical reports for the Library Director.
  • Directly oversees the operation of the Arlington Library branch.
  • Maintains library disaster and emergency plan.
  • Participates in Board of Trustees meetings. 
  • Stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship. Participates in continuing education opportunities within and beyond the library system.
  • Acts as library liaison with the Friends of the Library.
  • Assumes responsibility for library operations during Library Director's absence.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Commitment to outstanding public service.
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and tools of library science in general and public library service, in particular.
  • Knowledge of administrative theories and practices including supervision and evaluation of the work of others.
  • Ability to manage all aspects of public library operations.
  • Ability to function as a member of a team to achieve library goals and objectives.
  • Ability to resolve conflict with staff and library users.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to take initiative in improving existing work techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials.
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.
  • Experience with integrated library systems.
  • Knowledge of current technological applications for information access. Ability to utilize web-based and subscription databases.
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies; including social media, tablets and mobile devices.

 

 

 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Experience with the Sierra integrated library system
  • Experience with Sierra Create List, Statistics and Web Management Reports functions
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with E-Rate applications

 

This job description is intended to be a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the job and is not intended to list every possible task that the staff member may be called upon to perform.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Resumes received by July 22, 2014 will receive first consideration. Apply to Edward Garcia, Library Director at edgarcia@cranstonlibrary.org

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Librarian, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury CT

POSITION:      

Librarian, (Community College Professional 18)
12- Month Tenure Track Position

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:         

Fall 2014

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Masters degree in Library Science together with at least one year of experience as a Librarian.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.  They must also provide appropriate references.  Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Librarian is accountable for providing support to the learning mission of the College through effective performances in the following essential result areas, as assigned:  Public and Reference Services; Technical Services, Instruction; Circulation Management; and Staff Supervision.  Responsibilities will include staffing the Reference desk, teaching library instruction classes, cataloging and acquisition of materials, and providing computer-based technical support for the library.

 

MINIMUM SALARY:
$59,471, approximate annual, subject to collective bargaining increase.

TO APPLY: (Submit the following to the address below. Emailed or faxed application packages will NOT be accepted)

  • Letter of Intent
  • Resume
  • Typed Employment Application (ONLY Revision dated 9/21/2012 will be accepted)
  • Official transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution
  • Name, address and phone number of three references


Librarian Search Committee
Room L410A
Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
July 21, 2014

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Integrated Digital Services Librarian, Langsdale Library, University of Baltimore, Baltimore MD

The University of Baltimore's Langsdale Library is seeking qualified applicants to serve as the Integrated Digital Services Librarian. Working in a collaboritive team environment, this tenure-track faculty librarian position will partner with both campus and consortial IT to support and maintain library hardware and software; including local instances of systems such as Ex Libris ALEPH, OCLC ILLiad, Sakai and ArchivesSpace amongst others. She/he will also assist the Head of Digital Services in identifying and implementing new technologies and delivery models for instructional content and library resources. The Integrated Digital Services Librarian will also have opportunities to provide traditional reference services and to teach within the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.

Priority will be given to applications received before July 10, though the position will remain open until filled.  To apply, please review the vacancy announcement available through http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html and  select the external applicant link.

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Librarian III, Rutgers, Newark NJ

Job Number: 14NS999450
Location: Newark (Northern New Jersey)
Facility: Central Administration
Status: Regular Full-time
Salary Range: LS23S $58,464. $73,077. $87,690.


Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science or Information Technology. Educational and scholarly credentials to warrant faculty appointment at one or more Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences schools are required. Must be proficient in the use of technology-based library systems; for example, electronic reserve systems, integrated library systems, network administration, Web-based education support and development, document imaging for scholarly information transfer, and scholarly information resources and databases.

Responsibilities: Provides reference and education services, in support of the education, research, and clinical goals of the University, as well as to outreach programs sponsored by the schools and units of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Participates in the implementation of library and informatics training programs for the Newark campus, as well as for university-wide courses taught via learning management systems (i.e., Moodle). Utilizes the Web and other media to provide quality information services to the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences community.

New Jersey First Act/Residency Law:

Employment at Rutgers is subject to the provisions of New Jersey First Act/ Residency Law which mandates new employees, who are not New Jersey residents, to establish primary residence in New Jersey within one year of their appointment, unless their position is on the exempt list or they successfully petition for exemption based on critical need or hardship. Additional information on this act is available athttp://www.umdnj.edu/hrweb/residencylaw-faq.htm.

Rutgers University offers a competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package including child care. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. For more information, visit uhr.rutgers.edu.

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Elementary School Library, Media and Information Specialist, Norwell Public Schools, Norwell MA

The Norwell Public Schools, Norwell, MA, is looking for long term substitute for an Elementary School Library Media and Information Specialist for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications and supporting materials are due by 12:00 p.m. on July 10, 2014.

The link to our district web site's Employment page

And the link to the Employment Documents Information and Forms which must be received in the application: http://www.norwellschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=185

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Library Media/Technology Integration Specialist, New Hartford Public Schools, New Hartford CT

Position Available
2014-2015 School Year


The New Hartford Public Schools has the following teaching position available for the 2014-2015 school year:


Library Media/Technology Integration Specialist (.7 FTE)


Certification: 062 or 013 (or appropriate certification in elementary education)
Requirements: Experience working with elementary students in the classroom integration of library and technology in all content areas. Classroom experience preferred.


Salary Range: As Per the New Hartford Education Association Contract


Closing Date: Friday, June 30, 2014

Application Package Must Include:

Letter of Interest
Resume
3 Current Letters of Reference
Copy of CT Certification
Copy of Transcripts

Send Application Package to (DO NOT EMAIL):

Philip B. O'Reilly, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
PO Box 315
New Hartford, CT 06057

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Evolving Workforce Resident: Assistant Music Librarian, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA

The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of ten campuses of the University of California system, is seeking dynamic, highly motivated candidates for the position of Evolving Workforce Resident: Assistant Music Librarian.

The UC Santa Barbara Library has maintained a residency program since 1985; UCSB Library was a leader in this regard and, like many programs that have developed since, had an early focus upon hiring new librarians from a diverse background.  The Library continues to have a strong commitment to the residency program and developing library professionals in a rapidly evolving information ecology.

The Evolving Workforce Residency at the UCSB Library is intended to recruit those relatively new to working in a research library who can contribute effectively to the changing role of academic libraries. Graduates and early professionals come into the market with new ideas, enthusiasm, a contemporary educational experience, and the potential to be catalysts in transforming libraries. Many of these individuals will be the leaders in the next generation of library services. The program encourages Residents to imagine the academic library of the future and gives them the resources and freedom to experiment and explore new models. In return, the Library will benefit from the focused skills and initiative the Resident brings to redefine the required workforce of the future.

The Resident will be hired for a term of two years, will participate in the librarian review process, and will be eligible for extension for a third year. 

The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through work, research, and service.  

Evolving Workforce Residency program description:  http://www.library.ucsb.edu/library-human-resources/library-residency-program

RESPONSIBILITIES

During the first year of the program the Resident will gain meaningful work experience in an academic library.  Working under the general direction of the Music Librarian, the Assistant Music Librarian:  

  • provides in-depth reference services in music for faculty, students, and community members;
  • develops and manages the music collections by selecting music materials in all formats;
  • monitors  music serials and standing orders;
  • formulates collection related policies; 
  • maintains awareness of new trends in music and related interdisciplinary scholarship;
  • maintains close contact with the music faculty regarding development of the music collections;
  • participates in developing and evaluating goals, policies, and procedures to guide the services, outreach, and general operations of the Music Library;
  • participates in planning related to the upcoming move of Music Library collections and services to the main library building;
  • provides instruction in critical use of information resources relevant to music scholarship and performance; creates online guides and other informational materials;
  • maintains awareness of new modes of dissemination for scholarly and creative production in music, as well as new and emerging media and other digital technologies and their applications in support of the Music Library's programs and services;
  • participates in the Humanities Collection Group to further the overall goals of the library's collection development programs;
  • participates in an active instructional program including credit-bearing library research classes.

 

Also, during the first year, a specific project will be selected as a focus related to music librarianship or the broader goals of the Library with mentoring and training provided.

The second year will include reporting out on the efforts to date on their project in mid-stage development.   If the Residency is renewed, the third year will allow the Resident to gain deeper knowledge and more substantial experience in their project area, culminating with a capstone project, preferably for publication, which incorporates the expertise and perspectives gained throughout the three years.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: 

  • master's degree from a library school with a program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent earned within the previous three years of the start date; or, another appropriate degree(s) or equivalent experience in one or more fields relevant to library services;
  • bachelor's degree or substantial undergraduate or graduate coursework in music;
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.

 

Desired: 

  • advanced degree in music;
  • working knowledge of two Western European languages.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Compensation is competitive and based upon relevant experience and qualifications.  The Resident is eligible for travel support to pursue professional activities at the same level as career librarians with additional support if funding is available.   The appointment will be at Assistant Librarian Rank and will be full-time with access to the University's benefits package.  The incumbent will be a member of the LX Collective Bargaining Unit represented by the American Federation of Teachers.

TO APPLY:

  • Consideration of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled; applications must be completed by Friday, July 18. 
  • Applications will be accepted online through UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00310.
  • Help for UC Recruit is available at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/help/applicants.
  • For additional assistance, contact Ryan George with Library Human Resources at (805) 893-3841 or rgeorge@library.ucsb.edu.
  • Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

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Graduate Scholar Award, Twelfth International Conference on Books, Publishing, and Libraries

Student scholarships are available for the 2014 International Conference on Books, Publishing, and Libraries which will be held at Simmons November 8-9, 2014. 

 

Application

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Manager of Borrower Services, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

Cambridge Public Library

Manager of Borrower Services (37.5hrs per wk)
Position #M416-701

QUALIFICATIONS:
A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university is required. A master's degree from an ALA accredited library school of library science is a plus and experience with integrated library systems is a plus. A minimum of five years of successful work experience, at least three of which have been in a position of supervisory/managerial responsibility is required. Experience managing customer service in a library, bookstore or publishing outlet is preferred or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Proven organizational and managerial skills are necessary. Requires ability to evaluate staff, set goals with staff, implement progressive disciplinary action when needed, motivate staff, maintain morale, provide direction, and support organizational goals. Ability to coach and manage professional and paraprofessional staff, both full time and part time, in a fast-paced major service area. Proven expertise in delivering outstanding customer service. Ability to supervise and to train staff, to encourage staff to identify and solve problems for customers. Ability to balance reasonable exceptions with consistent service. Ability to lead by example and willingness to work alongside the team. Ability to work effectively with a diverse population. Capacity to embrace change and motivate staff to do the same. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work harmoniously with others. Ability to work well in a team situation and flexibility during emergency staffing situations. Ability to contribute positively to the culture of the Library. Necessary attributes: strong work ethic, maturity, candor, resourcefulness, tact, initiative, good memory, attention to detail, excellent problem solving skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Manager of Borrower Services is a senior leadership position with responsibility for directing the Borrower Services Department of the Main Library and borrower services for the library system. The Manager of Borrower Services establishes the priorities and sets the tone for this service area in order to provide consistent, confidential, accurate, helpful assistance to library users.

Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:
· Manages borrower services which includes all circulation functions in a manner that supports the overall goals of the Library, provides strong leadership and vision, and ensures that staff members offer the highest quality customer services to the public
· Continually evaluates, improves, and implements policies and procedures to best meet the evolving needs of the community in the areas of circulation, deliveries, shelving, display and merchandizing
· Empowers and trains staff to anticipate and solve problems for patrons
· Ensures customer service is consistent and personalized, making reasonable exceptions as need arises. Resolves customer complaints effectively and efficiently as needed
· Protects the privacy and free access of library patrons
· Ensures the professional and welcoming appearance of the public service areas
· Sets goals for the service area, determines activities required to achieve objectives, evaluates progress, and adapts accordingly. Recommends and initiates new services and technologies and phases out obsolete ones in light of developments in the profession. Designs policies and procedures that serve the customer service priorities of the Library.
· Supervises and evaluates staff. Addresses and documents performance issues in a timely manner.
· Encourages staff to be forward-thinking and flexible and to embrace change
· Fosters excellent communication skills within the department and across the library system
· Ensures broad staff participation in devising and achieving departmental goals. Creates an atmosphere where initiative, personal responsibility and team work flourishes.
· Ensures staff desk coverage is adequate, equitably assigned, and that staff assignments are developed in the best interest of library service needs
· Conducts regular staff meetings and ensures content is recorded and shared
· Promotes full access to the collection through the prompt shelving and merchandizing of the main library's collections. Assumes responsibility for collection development and weeding in assigned areas.
· Maintains a broad knowledge of contemporary, popular literature and nonfiction; develops an understanding of the reading, viewing, and listening interests of Cantabrigians
· Functions as a member of the leadership team of the Library. This may involve serving on committees, and representing the library at Minuteman Library Network and other regional meetings

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
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, 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

RATE: $ 69,768 - $83,643 in seven steps

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on the closing date via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312


Deadline: 7/22/14

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Student Library Assistant, Draper Laboratory Library, Cambridge MA

Position Title: Student Library Assistant (Pre-Professional Position)

Where: Draper Laboratory Library, Cambridge, MA

Start Time: August/September 2014

Schedule: Approximately 20 hours per week

To apply send resume to: library@draper.com

For more info contact: library@draper.com, 617-258-4636

 

Job Description:

 

Process incoming document requests. 

 Retrieve and return materials from MIT Libraries and maintain records. 

 Assist in placing document orders with outside vendors, including interlibrary loan. 

 Provide ready reference and bibliographic instruction to library users. 

Participate in business and engineering client research projects.

Assist with marketing and outreach efforts.

Preliminary processing/cataloging of books and Draper reports.

Shelve books, journals. 

Perform circulation and journals check-in. 

Provide general office support. Contribute to various library projects as needed.

 

Education Required:

 

Currently enrolled in Master's of Library Science program.

Anticipated graduation date should be no sooner than August 2015.

 

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Rights & Photo Research Coordinator, Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington MA

Title: Rights & Photo Research Coordinator

Ascend Learning, LLC (www.ascendlearning.com) is a global leader providing online education, assessment, remediation, certification and e-learning solutions for the post-secondary academic market specifically serving the nursing, allied health, sports medicine, public safety, and the financial services industries. We publish the following types of products at present: main text print and related supplemental print and digital products, including test banks, instructors manuals, media banks, student study guides, delivered in print form, digital form (online, mobile, tablet, etc.), and via physical media, such as DVD.

Position Summary:

The Jones & Bartlett Learning Rights & Photo Research Department is a full service, in-house resource for Editorial, Production, and authors. The Rights & Photo Research Coordinator will manage a high volume of print and digital projects concurrently as they move through production, coordinating tasks to outside vendors and freelancers as necessary.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Track permission and research status in for a variety of projects while maintaining a high level of communication with key stakeholders in Production, Editorial, Design, and Marketing
  • Coordinate the clearance of rights and permissions on all third-party content
  • Coordinate photo/art research based on specs provided at project launch
  • Perform art creation and adaptation suggestions
  • Complete copyright risk assessment
  • Act as a resource for the projection of estimated costs associated with permissions on future products
  • Maintain meticulous image and permission records on all projects, ensure associated documentation are properly stored in digital asset management system
  • Negotiate rates, pricing, and permissions with vendors
  • Actively pursue assets that can be utilized globally within the company
Required Skills

Minimum Basic Qualifications

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent
  • 2-3 years professional experience in a relevant field
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite

Required Skills and Experience

  • Ability to prioritize and manage several projects concurrently
  • Demonstrate creative problem solving
  • Have the ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with multiple people in a variety of functions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience dealing with copyright and Intellectual Property
  • Experience with databases (such as Filemaker)

Please respond with a resume and cover letter at https://ascendlearningcareers.silkroad.com/AscendLearningCareers/EmploymentListings.html

 Job Location: Burlington, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular      

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Library Director, Cundy's Harbor Library, Harpswell ME

Overview:

Director needed for small coastal community library, open year-round, 3 days per week. The Library provides recreational and educational programs for adults and children to encourage reading and acts as an information resource for this historic working harbor community.

 

Qualifications Required:

  •          College education and/or relevant combination of experience and training
  •          Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, email, web-based tools and accounting software
  •          Strong interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written
  •          Successful candidate must pass a background check

Principal Duties:

  •          Manages facilities and all daily operations of a library with a circulating collection of 5500 items, within yearly budget
  •          Provides library services and reading /outreach programs for all ages
  •          Pays close attention to detail and the changing needs of the community
  •          Recruits and supervises hourly staff, contractors and volunteers
  •          Prepares a variety of reports for decision-making, as well as regulatory and fiscal purposes
  •          Works with the CHL Board of Directors and its committees to decide and achieve institutional goals as set by the Board each year
  •          Writes monthly e-newsletter, other publicity, and manages web-space
  •          Collaborates with other non-profits in the area
  •          Keeps abreast of greater library communications and completes 10hrs of library professional development each year
  •          Oversees the purchase and maintenance of all equipment
  •          Provides technology expertise to the community, as appropriate
  •          Creates and maintains administrative records for the Board and the Library

Salary range: $10-13 per hour. 17-20 hours per week, 50 weeks

Respondents should send a pdf version of their resume and cover letter to: directorsearch@cundysharbor.me

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Librarian, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Fairfield CT

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in Fairfield, CT has an opening for an elementary (grades PK-8) Librarian beginning August, 2014.  Candidate should be a practicing Catholic, have a Masters in Library Science with 062 certification, experience teaching 21st Century information literacy classes, handling circulation, searches and cataloging using Follett Destiny OPAC.  Will be responsible to plan volunteer training, conduct read-alouds, process supply or book order invoices, educate on research projects, citations, and Web 2.0/media technology using a Smart Board, computers, and laptops.  Lesson planning focuses on CT Common Core and AASL Crosswalk standards.

 

Resumes should be sent to patricia.brady@stasonline.net

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Associate Head Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

SALARY: $69,814.93 - $90,101.95 annually


Under the general direction of the Head Librarian is responsible for assisting in planning, directing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Worcester Public Library.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  •  Serves as a member of the administrative team to develop overall strategy, manage tactical objectives, and short-and long-term planning for deployment of resources.
  •  Assists in monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures, assesses and monitors workload, and internal reporting relationships.
  •  Acts as an official departmental representative to other City departments, City Manager's Office, elected officials, and outside agencies.
  • Assists in selecting, motivating, and evaluating department staff while coordinating training and staff education.
  • Handles challenging safety and security issues in an urban setting.
  • Guides direct reports while providing challenging development opportunities and serving as a mentor and coach.
  • Actively assists in managing and participating in the development and administration of the department budget and estimates funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Works as a subject matter expert in the areas of digitization, electronic resources, current technology, and online applications.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings and stays ahead of new library trends and innovations regarding services and operations.
  • Responds to resolving sensitive inquiries and complaints from both internal and external customers.
  • Assists in reviewing and signing all higher-level department communications and contracts.
  • Administers support service functions of the library for Circulation, Information Technology, and Knowledge and Resource Access, and Lifelong Learning and Information Center.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of administrative responsibility.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate will possess a combination of training, skills and experience, as demonstrated in past and current employment. Desirable experience, skills, and knowledge for this position include:

  •  Principles and practices of library administration.
  •  Ability to develop, implement and administer goals, objectives and procedures for providing effective and efficient services for the City.
  •  Experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating program effectiveness.
  •  Participating in development of library policy, planning, capital building projects.
  •  Knowledge of leadership and management principles.
  •  Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
  •  Experience in serving diverse populations.
  •  Champions excellent customer service and customer experiences.
  •  Ability to analyze problems, provide alternatives, and identify solutions in support of established goals.
  •  Ability to direct and motivate staff using flexible problem solving skills.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school.

Experience: Five (5) years of progressive, administrative responsibility in the provision of public library services, e.g., as Library Director or senior level manager in a city library or state agency. Experience with computer applications.

Skills: Demonstrated management and leadership skills. Ability to interpret and apply library policy. Ability to work well with staff and public.

License: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.

Acceptable Substitution: None.

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, July 11, 2014 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/AA employer.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009.

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Nominate your favorites for ASIS&T Awards!

Do you know of someone in at GSLIS who deserves an award for their work? I have listed below some awards due this summer. Contact me with any nominations you have for any of the following awards - I will follow up with you for further information and assist in gathering the necessary letters of support. Feel free to nominate yourself.



Recognizes unique teaching contribution of an individual as a teacher of information science.
Due August 1


The purpose of this award is to recognize the service of an individual to a particular Chapter. It is given for significant contributions to the membership of the Chapter through participation in and support of its meetings and publications; fund-raising; recruitment; or other significant activities. It is intended that this award recognize contributions at the local level. 
Due August 15



The purpose of the award is to recognize innovation by a Chapter during the previous year (July-June) that will have a positive impact on future operations, collaborations, or communications within the chapter, of other chapters, or of other units within ASIS&T. 
Due August 15



The ALISE Board of Directors seeks nominations from institutional members for the Doctoral Students to ALISE Grant. The grant supports the attendance of one or more promising LIS doctoral students at the ALISE Annual Conference, which will be held in Chicago, IL on January 27-30, 2015. Through undertaking conference assignments and participating fully in conference programs, the winner will gain an understanding of how ALISE serves its members. One or two grants will be given. 
Due September 15



CRITERIA include: Evidence of regular and sustained excellence in teaching library and information science (40 points); Contributions to curriculum design which demonstrate subject expertise and the ability to integrate new developments in library and information science (20 points); Evidence of mentoring students, alumni, and/or practicing professionals outside the classroom (20 points); Use of effective and innovative teaching methods (20 points)
Due September 15

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Library Assistant - Borrower Services, Bryant University, Smithfield RI

Bryant University, in Smithfield RI, has the following position available:

 

Library Assistant - Borrower Services

This Public Services position reports to the Head of Borrower Services and is accountable for providing assistance with a broad range of Borrower Services operations and activities related to circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, building security, and patron assistance. The incumbent is also responsible for first level technology support and troubleshooting; student worker management; and delivering point of need assistance (reader services, light research and directional) to Bryant community patrons and library visitors. Includes cross training in other departments to contribute to library wide projects. This position serves as a primary evening support staff in the security and closing of the library year round and requires flexibility to meet changing calendar requirements.

 

This position is best filled by a self-motivated individual with previous library experience. Knowledge of, and experience with, automated circulation systems is preferred. The ability to work effectively with students, faculty, administrators, library personnel, and guests at all levels is critical. Excellent oral and written communication skills, experience with and interest in current and emerging technologies and electronic library resources, a strong commitment to high touch, client-centered services, demonstrated creative problem solving skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment are imperative. The initiative to work independently is essential.

 

HOURS: 35 hours per week. Schedule: Sunday - Thursday, 5:30pm-1:30am. Schedule will vary based on 12 month academic calendar. The hiring range for this position is $13.94 - $15.60.

 

For detailed information and to apply online please visit http://employment.bryant.edu.  EEO/AA employer.

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Early Literacy Children's Librarian I, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for an Early Literacy Children's Librarian I position. The successful candidate will participate in services to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting with emphasis on service to children and will perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and service with a concentration on children.

Salary: $44,556 - $60,099, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education

  •  A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school.
  •  Courses in children's literature and early literacy and/or work, taken for credit, at an accredited library school.
  •  Storytelling, infant brain development, and/or early literacy concept courses and/or experience desirable.


Experience

  •  Knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work.
  •  Knowledge of the techniques of programming for children.


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: June 26, 2014

In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Laws, Equal opportunity will be afforded to all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment or military status

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Conservation Officer, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Conservation Officer position. This is a temporary one-year position renewable for up to three years. The Conservation Officer is responsible for the conservation treatment of rare and unique library materials, both paper-based and vellum-based; performs complex conservation treatment on rare book and special collections; keeps written records and photo-documentation of such work.

Salary: $54,116 - $72,989, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree or other post graduate, professional certificate from a well-recognized program of conservation/bookbinding. In exceptional circumstances, specialized education, training, and/or experience as evidenced by a conservation portfolio may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

Experience: Four years appropriate experience in a conservation lab or bookbinding facility.

Requirements: Extensive knowledge of current book and paper conservation principles and practices. Extensive knowledge of the history of books and bookbindings, including historic bookbinding structures. Demonstrated ability to perform complex conservation treatments on rare books, bookbindings, manuscripts and broadsides, as evidenced by a
conservation portfolio. Understanding of temp/RH, light issues, pest management, disaster recovery.

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:

In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Laws, Equal opportunity will be afforded to all applicants
regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status,
ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment or military status.

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STEM Liaison/Emerging Technologies Librarian Daniel Library, The Citadel, Charleston SC

Job Responsibilities



The Daniel Library at The Citadel invites qualified applicants for the position of STEM Liaison/Emerging Technologies Librarian. The successful candidate will have multiple roles including liaising to the School of Engineering and the School of Science and Mathematics as well as providing support to the Systems Librarian. This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position reporting to the Director of the Daniel Library.





Liaison librarians cultivate partnerships with faculty to develop and deliver instructional and collection development services to support the college's research and teaching initiatives. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a resourceful, flexible, and innovative attitude, and he or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels as well as with faculty and students. Tenure and promotion are dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, scholarship, and service to the college and community.

Additionally, relevant ongoing professional development is expected. Some evening/weekend hours and minimal travel are required.





The STEM Liaison Librarian duties (65%):



*        Serve as the liaison to the School of Engineering, which includes three departments: Civil and Environmental Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; and, Engineering Leadership and Project Management, and to the School of Science and Mathematics which includes five departments: Biology; Chemistry; Health, Exercise and Sport Science; Mathematics and Computer Science; and, Physics.

*        Collaborate with the Education Liaison Librarian in outreach support for the Citadel STEM Center for Excellence.

*        Proactively seek partnerships with faculty and students in the School of Engineering and the School of Science and Mathematics to develop, deliver, and assess information literacy and other library based initiatives.

*        Maintain existing online research guides and develop new innovative online research tools for science, engineering, math and related disciplines.

*        Provide general and subject-specific reference and research assistance through individual consultations at the Research and Information Desk, through virtual reference services, and during library instruction sessions.

*        As a member of the Instruction team, and under the direction of the Instruction Coordinator, the STEM librarian will also contribute to the development and teaching of the freshmen orientation course (Citadel 101) library sessions.

*        Create value-added services, resources, and programs to liaison departments and users.





Emerging Technologies Librarian duties (35%):



*        Serve as primary back-up to the Systems Librarian.

*        Assist in the daily management of select library systems including LibGuides CMS, LibAnswers, and EDS.

*        Collaborate on innovative technology centric projects.





Minimum and Additional Requirements



*        An ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library/Information Science.

*        Minimum of 2 years of library experience in any STEM area providing reference, information literacy, consultation, or liaison services.

*        An understanding of the current research, information sources, and scholarly trends in STEM fields.

*        Knowledge of emerging issues and technologies in science librarianship.

*        Strong computing, communication, interpersonal, written, and presentation skills.

*        Enthusiasm for collaboration and ability to work effectively in a collegial team-based environment.

*        Initiative and innovative problem-solving skills.





Preferred Qualifications



*        Undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, math, physics, or related discipline.

*        Administrative experience with any of the following technologies: ILLiad, EDS, EZProxy, Millennium, or ContentDM.

*        Experience coding for web technologies including: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python, MySQL, or JQuery.





Additional Comments

The Citadel is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer actively committed to ensuring diversity in all campus employment.




To Apply:
Please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/895044/stem-librarian/agency/sc/apply

Position is open until filled.

To be considered for this position, a resume and cover letter must be submitted with the application.

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Temporary Cataloging Project Manager, Phillips Library, Peabody MA

Backstage Library Works is looking for a qualified individual to work on-site at the Phillips Library (part of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts) managing the cataloging of ~24,900 uncataloged items.  The project is expected to take about 12-15 months beginning in July 2014.  The Project Manager will be fully responsible for maintaining project profitability and ensuring the project runs smoothly.  This position reports to the VP for Metadata Services.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Evaluate collections for cataloging & confirm project specifications
  • Work with Backstage's Automated Services division to implement hardware and software for the project
  • Plan and implement project work-flow, including any pre-/post-production processes
  • Hire and train the cataloging team leader & team (estimated at 6 employees for 11-13 months)
  • Manage cataloging productivity and time in production
  • Ensure impeccable quality
  • Report project progress to the Library management team

 

Required skills

 

  • Prior management experience
  • Prior cataloging experience with a variety of materials and formats
  • Knowledge of MARC format
  • Strong leadership capabilities with good interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Good time-management skills
  • Capacity to deal with problems intelligently
  • Proven attentiveness to detail and quality

 

Desired Qualifications

 

  • MLS preferred
  • Experience using Connexion, Cataloger's Desktop, ClassWeb, etc.

 

 

Salary: $38,500-48,900 DOQ. Competitive benefits.

 

Please send a resume and letter of interest to jobs@bslw.com.

 

Deadline for application: July 11, 2014 (or until filled).

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Young Adult Librarian, Town of Belmont, Belmont MA

This is a full time, 35 hour per week, position in the Young Adult area to plan, organize and implement young adult programs to encourage Library use and reading and provide reference services to patrons. Reports to Coordinator of Public Services in developing goals, policies and procedures for young adult programs.  Responsible for developing and maintaining young adult materials collection and program budget. Collaborates with schools and other agencies to develop and conduct young adult programming, promote activities; prepare promotional and related materials. Instructs patrons in the use of library equipment and information technology. Maintains current knowledge of young adult literature and related library services and resources. Must be committed to providing high level of public service.

 

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with one-year public library experience in young adult programs or reference and working knowledge of library work principles and practices, young adult programs and literature, and library resources and information.

 

The hourly pay range is $25.2159 to $30.2785 and includes a full benefit package.

 

Applications /Resumes accepted at the Town of Belmont, HR Dept, 455 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA  02478, or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax 617-993-2741 by July 7, 2014

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Information Services Librarian, Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield MA

Duties/Description: The Ventress Memorial Library located in scenic Marshfield, Massachusetts is seeking an energetic candidate to fill a part-time Information Services Librarian position. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about technology and has an interest in its practical application in a library setting. This person needs to be an innovator, taking a proactive role in moving the library forward. Duties include maintaining library computers and related equipment, assisting with updates to the library's website and social media applications, and providing technology instruction to staff and the public. Supplementary duties include regular shifts on the Reference desk and other related duties. This position offers the opportunity to be involved in planning new services and working in a team oriented friendly environment. Schedule is 25 hours per week with some evenings and every other Saturday.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited school preferred but not
required. Tech savvy individuals who are MLS Degree candidates and have experience working in a library setting will be considered. Working knowledge and familiarity with emerging web and information technologies is desired. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who has the
demonstrated ability to seek out and learn new technology. We are seeking a flexible team player with a positive attitude and strong commitment to customer service. Experience providing computer training to individuals and groups a plus.

Salary: $19.62 - $24.26 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available.

Closing Date: July 1, 2014

Send: Interested applicants please submit resume and cover letter by e-mail to cmarcoux@ocln.org or by mail to: Cyndee Marcoux, Director, Ventress Memorial Library, 15 Library Plaza, Marshfield, MA 02050

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Children's Librarian II, Georgetown Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne IN

RESPONSIBILITIES: Work in a beautiful and busy branch to provide reference & reader's advisory assistance to children and other patrons. Develop, plan, and actively carry out a creative and comprehensive program of activities for children and their care-givers to support the library's mission. Assist in collection development. Lead other staff in providing a warm and energetic program of services for children and adults. Perform outreach to schools, daycares and community groups to talk about programs and services available at the library. Encourage participation in the summer reading program and provide library tours and special programs or classes tailored to visiting groups of children. Act as an advocate for children to library staff and the community. Serve on system-wide committees.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited master of library science degree. Strong interest in and knowledge of children's literature. Comprehensive understanding of current trends & best practices in
early literacy education, social media, and computer hardware & software as they apply to libraries. Demonstrated STEM-related programing preferred. Commitment to maintaining the branch's children's department
as a commercial-free space. Strong interpersonal communication skills for working with both children and adults. Keen ability to listen actively to patrons and interpret their questions in such a way that they receive what they need. Genuine liking and understanding of children and the general public served. Cooperative spirit, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Schedule will include day, evening and weekend hours. Must have or obtain a valid Indiana Driver's License and have reliable transportation.

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 $37,710.40. 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: Apply today! or visit our website at www.acpl.info/hr Applications/resumes for this position will be accepted for consideration through Sunday July 6th, 2014.

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Product Manager for Collection Development, Ebsco, Ipswich MA

Ebsco is hiring a Product Manager for Collection Development. Please see description and requirements below. Applicants should submit an application online at http://www.ebscohost.com/careers1/jobs.php?dept=38.


Position Overview

Product Manager, Collection Development


  • Responsible for all aspects of product management and planning for assigned collection development and librarian resource product lines, including H.W. Wilson Core Collection
  • Establishes goals, objectives and milestones for product lines and leads the creation of plans for EBSCO's efforts to market the product lines to library and non-library buyers
  • Ongoing maintenance and development within assigned product lines including identification of functional and content requirements and improvements
  • Oversees the collection development efforts for Core Collections and other school/public library market products (selection, evaluation, and on-going assessment)



Primary Responsibilities:


  • Works with collection development team to refine the process of recommending content, based on pre-established criteria and standard collection development parameters, to be included within the Core Collections
  • Develops business plans for products following the EIS Roadmap Methodology.
  • Acts as champion for assigned product lines
  • Contributes to product enhancements by identifying metadata and process related enhancements which align with industry projected growth and innovation
  • Becomes knowledgeable about competitive products and understands the requirements of library customers and the library market
  • Provide product expertise and help prepare communications regarding product updates related to Core Collections in support of sales and marketing efforts
  • Actively promotes the product(s) with both internal audiences (Sales and Customer Support) and external audiences (Customers)
  • Demonstrates the flexibility needed to adapt to new tasks and initiatives as they become evident and necessary, due to evolving and growing needs at EBSCO
  • Supervises collection development team and oversees the work of independent contractors engaged in the functions and activities described above, including librarian Advisory Boards and focus groups


Skills

Requirements:


Masters in Library and Information Science.

3-5 years experience working in libraries and/ or with library technology.

Collection development experience (1-3 years) and thorough knowledge of cataloging and classification principles and practices


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Knowledge of the publishing industry, library acquisitions and/or electronic access standards
  • Demonstrated ability to create and assess recommendations based on multiple criteria, including genre, appeal, reading level, topic, and other author-related and reader-centered attributes
  • Flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, work-flow analysis, and project management skills
  • Familiarity with Core Collections and Sears List of Subject Headings
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to function in a team environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Management experience





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 Product Management Department
When you join EBSCO as a Product Manager, Collection Development, you will contribute your skills to the Product Management Department in Ipswich, MA. The Product Management department develops strategies for product lines, evaluates competition, identifies revenue opportunities for products, and selects the product portfolio on EBSCOhost®. Other professionals working in this department include editors, product managers, product management analysts, royalty management specialists, contract administrators, collections management specialists, research analysts, account managers and more.

EBSCO Information Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Librarian, Daniel Webster College, Nashua NH

Since our founding in 1965, Daniel Webster College ("DWC") has established itself as an innovative center of higher learning. DWC maintains an active enrollment of approximately 1,000 students in varying Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in the following schools: Arts and Sciences; Aviation Sciences; Business,  Management and Professional Studies; Engineering and Computer Sciences.  Our programs employ traditional, applied and adult-learning teaching styles and are delivered through traditional, accelerated and distance methodologies in a learner-centered environment of mutual respect.

 

We are committed to helping men and women develop the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue opportunities in the fields of aviation, information technology, business and engineering.

 

In our pursuit of excellence, our employees are our greatest asset.  DWC is a reflection of the spirit of our college community and every employee plays an invaluable role in the achievement of our mission.

 

Ensures the Learning Resource Center (LRC) is established as and remains an integral part of the campus.  Develops, coordinates and delivers user training courses/materials as well as prepares and distributes user documentation and aids.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Responsibilities

•Designs, implements and maintains strategic plans for the LRC library collections.

•In collaboration with campus faculty, selects books and other media needed for the LRC.  Coordinates LRC materials with course curriculum.

•Assists students with questions regarding the LRC or course materials.

•Designs and delivers database tutorials and instruction materials for users and assists them in search strategies and advanced information needs.

•Assists Instructors with retention efforts by providing information on resources and techniques to enhance study skills, library research skills, etc.  Maintains records of LRC usage to correlate students' progress with their course work.

•Offers formal and informal instruction sessions on how to conduct research using library resources. Serves as an embedded librarian in multiple sections of freshman English.

•Provides reference service to the campus community during assigned desk hours  and via email.

•Negotiates library agreements by complying with state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.

•Ensures compliance with policies and procedures, ethical practices and the guidelines of government and accrediting organizations.

 

Requirements & Additional Information:

 

Requirements  

•Master's degree required in Library Science from and ALA accredited library school.

•At least two years' experience working in a library environment.

•Efficiently and effectively utilize a personal computer and related software including Microsoft Office, departmental specific software and the Internet.

•Able to interact with employees, students and outside contacts of all levels.

•Proven educational or administrative experience in solving problems for individuals or teams.  Experience with analyzing and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of options and exercise critical thinking, problem solving, and judgment skills.

•Proven track record of handling and organizing multiple items with timely completions.

•Proven record of multi-tasking and ability to handle a high pressure environment with timeline pressures.

•Past history of developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time.

•Applicants must be available to work a variable work schedule that will include evenings and weekends .

 

Daniel Webster College is committed to offering our employees a benefits package that will allow them to find a balance between their professional and personal lives as well as the opportunity for career development.

 

Application Procedure:

 

Apply at https://careers-dwc.icims.com/jobs/21609/librarian/job?mode=apply&apply=yes&hashed=58168622

 

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Human Resources Assistant, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Human Resources Assistant position. The Human Resources Assistant provides secretarial, clerical, and administrative support for the department. Performs duties such as record keeping, processing employee transactions, assisting with payroll, coordination of meetings and conferences, obtaining supplies, maintaining personnel files, and working on special projects. Responds to inquiries and assembles highly
confidential and sensitive information. Deals with a diverse group of callers and visitors.


Salary: $35,457 - $46,000, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - High school graduate or equivalent; additional education or experience desirable.

Experience - Minimum of 2 years' experience in the human resources field; familiarity with human resources policies and procedures. Prior experience with an HRIS database preferred. Requires effective verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and computer literacy.

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: June 28, 2014

In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Laws, Equal opportunity will be afforded to all applicants  regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status,  ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment or military status.

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Information Architect, Tekzenit, Irving TX

Information Architect; direct contract to hire

 

Location:

Irving, TX

 

Description:

Your nickname is "Problem Solver". You are an information architect who knows how to get your card sort on and some say that you may be a tree-test hugger - we don't judge. You have experience in desktop, tablet and mobile across a wide range of projects, from consumer-focused websites to back-end enterprise-level lead-gen systems...and anywhere in-between. You dream in mind maps and create word clouds for fun.

 

While heavily leaning on traditional IA and UX strategy skillsets, you seek to closely collaborate with an extended team of Designers, Copywriters, Project Managers and Web Developers in order to get things done.

 

You are THE intersection between Content, User and Context.

 

Required Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to make the complex simple.
  • Translate disparate needs into meaningful, action-inducing user experience frameworks.
  • Strong knowledge of user interface design processes and methodology
  • Working knowledge of User Centered Design Principles and Practices
  • Ability to plan and conduct IA related research such as card sorts and tree tests
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Knowledge of information architecture-related software (Visio, Axure, etc.)
  • Highly organized self starter
  • Ability to make order out of chaos

 

Bonus Points For:

  • IA Experience with large corporations and/or large, complex web properties
  • Agile or LEAN UX experience
  • Experience in a contracting / consulting environment

 

Education and Experience:

 

  • Bachelor's degree in HCI or Library Science with a web emphasis + 4 or more years of experience in IA with web properties that contain 200+ pages

or

  • Master's Degree in HCI or Library Science + 2 years experience in IA with web properties that contain 200+ pages

 

Please include your portfolio of IA samples.

 

Please email all resumes to David.Batten@tekzenit.com

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Systems Librarian, Georgetown University, Washington DC

The System Librarian leads, administers, maintains, and supports the Library's Integrated Library System (currently Innovative Interfaces Inc.'s (III) Sierra) hardware, software and associated peripherals which makeup the Library's primary ILS so that faculty, students and staff have access to the full range of system functionality including online public access catalog, Circulation, Acquisitions, Cataloging and Serials and other ILS modules. This position is responsible for managing and supporting the Library's suite of information management systems related to the ILS, which currently include Summon. Act as liaison between the vendor (currently III) and the Library for problem resolution and enhancement requests and act as Library's representative to the national user group. Provide end user support in the form of report production and distribution, database maintenance and system modifications as required.


This position reports to the Head of Library Information Technology. The position works closely with several key staff members from all departments in the library and several departments on campus to ensure that the integrity of the ILS and its data are maintained.


Requirements

•Master's in Library or Information Science or equivalent.

•Three to five (3-5) years of library experience, preferably in an academic library.

•Demonstrated experience in leading and managing an Integrated Library System, platforms, and computer operations. Preferred experience with III systems (Millennium and or Sierra), but other ILS experience is also acceptable.

•Demonstrated experience in managing, implementing or integrating with of link resolvers and ILS data.

•Demonstrated experience in doing some scripting or programming to automate tasks.

•Demonstrated experience in managing, implementing or integrating with any discovery layers such as Encore, Summon, Primo etc.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification:

•Knowledge of MARC format

•Familiarity with library technology standards and protocols such as FRBR, Z39.50, OAI/PHM, RDA.

•Familiarity with EZProxy, and standards such as RSS, Web 2.0, etc.

Other Skills:
Excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to work with a widely diverse group of people with some overlapping requirements.


Georgetown University offers attractive benefits, including a tuition assistance plan. We encourage qualified applicants to submit a cover letter and resume online to job number 20141111 Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity in the workplace.


Please apply to: https://jobs.georgetown.edu/PD.php?posNo=20141111


Internal Number: 20141111

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Library Director, Pelham Public Library, Pelham NH

Pelham, NH, Public Library seeks a creative, outreach-oriented, enthusiastic leader to serve as Director.  The right candidate will have knowledge of emerging technologies in library services, programming, and strategic planning, as well as web site and social media skills.  The Library is a beautiful newer facility in southern NH, with easy access to Boston, the seacoast, and the White Mountains.  Servicing over 5,500 patrons, with a collection of over 30,000 items, with 3FT staff, plus PT and volunteers.  MLS plus three years administrative work experience in a library setting desired.

 

Salary beginning at $51,300 plus excellent benefits, including retirement.

 

Find more info @ www.mrigov.com/career.html

 

FLSA exempt position; EEO

 

DEADLINE: July 25, 2014 (or until position is filled)

 

RESUMES HELD IN CONFIDENCE THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS

 

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION REQUIRED:  recruitment@mrigov.com

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Haverford College, Haverford PA

As a member of a team of librarians, provides full range of instruction, reference, research support, user education, outreach, and collection development services.  Provides expert research, instruction and collection development service for assigned fields in the Social Sciences and Sciences.  Collaborates with colleagues at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore to maintain and improve cooperative relationships among the three colleges' libraries.  Reports to the Lead Research and Instruction Librarian and collaborates strongly with the Science Librarian.

 

Specific Duties

 

1 Provides a full range of general reference services as well as in depth research assistance in Anthropology, Education, Psychology, and Sociology.

 

2.  Participates in the Library's instruction program through individual research meetings and by developing class presentations, course guides, displays, etc.

 

3.  Develops and manages collections in Anthropology, Education, Psychology, and Sociology.  Maintains close working relationships with faculty and students in assigned areas.  Works to maintain the effectiveness of the Haverford/Bryn Mawr/Swarthmore approval plan. 

 

4. Actively engages with a related scholarly discipline.

 

5.  Trains and supervises student assistants assigned to reference work.

 

6.  Keeps abreast of new technologies with a view toward their application to research services. 

 

7.  Other duties as assigned.

 

 

The Position and the College:

 

Located on a wooded suburban campus less than ten miles from the center of Philadelphia, Haverford College is a highly selective liberal arts institution of approximately 1,175 students and 120 faculty. The Quaker foundation and traditions of the college encourage a respect for the individual and an openness of exchange that make it attractive to intellectually ambitious and socially conscious students. The library staff of 25 offers a supportive environment for self-motivated, team-oriented, creative, committed librarians seeking intellectual and professional growth through involvement in the work of faculty and students. Local Haverford library and information technology resources are substantially augmented by consortial relations with Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges.

 

This position affords an excellent opportunity to pursue a career at an outstanding college and in a collaborative, consortially-oriented work environment. The college seeks 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 with that of other units within the libraries and among the Tri-College libraries. This position is new and is intended to help meet the increasing demand by faculty and students for instruction and research support. The salary is competitive and comes with generous benefits.

 

Qualifications

 

1.  Work experience: Demonstrated proficiency in research services and instruction required.  Two years professional-level experience with general reference, research support, instruction, and collection development services in an academic library desirable. 

 

2.  Education: Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline, broad liberal arts background, and A.L.A.-accredited master's degree required; advanced degree highly desirable.  Scholarly engagement in relevant discipline highly desirable.  Reading knowledge of major European languages highly desirable. 

 

3.  Other: Demonstrated user-oriented approach to library service, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to work energetically and collegially with all constituencies of the academic community required.  Broad familiarity with the subject matter and techniques of college research and teaching, especially in the pertinent fields, required.  Understanding of research trends including digital scholarship and the role of technology in pedagogy.  Evidence of continuing professional development, creativity, and resourcefulness. Strong commitment to the goals of a liberal arts education required. 

 

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and  résumé to Margaret Schaus, Lead Research and Instruction Librarian at mschaus@haverford.edu (Haverford College, 3700 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford PA 19041).  Please no phone calls.  Application review is ongoing until the position is filled.

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Instructional Technology Specialist, Marblehead Public Schools, Marblehead MA

Marblehead Public Schools
Functional Job Description


Title: Instructional Technology Specialist

Qualifications:
• Master's Degree preferred
• Licensed, or eligible for licensure in Instructional Technology by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, with demonstrated teaching experience
• Skill, knowledge and ability to plan, organize and provide professional development opportunities
• Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check (C.O.R.I.)


Reports To:
• Supervisor of Technology
• Assistant Superintendent


Job Goal: To support teachers in designing, implementing and assessing student-based technology units, which promote 21st century skills and are aligned with curricula and state standards, by integrating technology in new and effective ways to improve teaching and learning.


Work Year: 204 days - Teacher Year plus 5 days before school begins, 5 days after school ends and 10 floating days for use during the school year


Salary/Benefits:


Performance Responsibilities:
• Demonstrate knowledge of computer hardware, software and peripherals.
• Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of curriculum development, instruction, assessment, and technology integration.
• Provide direction and support for technology integration and the implementation of the Massachusetts Technology Literacy Standards and Expectations.
• Work with school personnel to develop and carry out a technology implementation plan.
• Work with Special Education Dept to support the integration of assistive technology and technology in general to support student IEP needs.
• Work with school personnel to review curricula goals and to identify, support and implement technologies that increase access to curriculum.
• Provide instructional leadership and support to school personnel and students in effective uses of technology to improve teaching and learning.
• Organize, facilitate and assess professional development opportunities, including collaborative learning communities, for effective integration of technology to promote 21st century skills and to improve teaching and learning.
• Collaborate with school personnel in designing, implementing and assessing student-based technology lessons and projects that are linked to curriculum goals and state standards.
• Model learning and behavior consistent with the expectations for students.
• Participate in professional growth opportunities.
• Attend staff or team meetings and serve on staff committees as necessary.
• Adhere to and enforce all technology policies and procedures put in place by Administrators.
• Perform other such duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Supervisor of Technology
• Member of Assistant Superintendent's Curriculum Teams

Essential Functions of the Job:
Must possess the ability to:
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with school personnel and students.
• Communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written form.
• Create an overall school culture where technology is valued as a teaching and learning tool.
• Stay current in the areas of educational technology and teaching strategies.
• Research, evaluate and recommend new technologies to support teaching and learning.
• Provide instructional leadership to school personnel in effective uses of technology to improve teaching and learning.
• Collaborate with teachers to effectively integrate technology into curriculum, instruction and assessment practices.
• Ensure that technology use supports and enhances curricula goals.
• Act as a technology resource to school personnel and students.

Specialty Area:


Must be able to:
• Provide instructional leadership and support to school personnel and students in the area of instructional technology.
• Organize, facilitate and assess professional development opportunities that focus on the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning.
• Collaborate with school personnel in designing, implementing and assessing student-based technology lessons and projects that are aligned to district goals and state standards.
Physical and Environmental Demands:
The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• Ability to work in a normal classroom and school building environment.
• Ability to move freely about the building to perform duties with students and teachers.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Equal Opportunity Employer
Marblehead Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Job Requirements

  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=856602

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Clinical Information Librarian, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia PA

Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751 in Philadelphia PA, is seeking applicants for the Clinical Librarian position. Please see the brief description below and submit applications at the Penn Medicine careers website (search for keyword "librarian" in the "All Other Opportunities" category).



Position Description

The Clinical Information Librarian provides library education and information services for clinical clientele and meets information needs through direct collaboration with clinical staff as well as through the oversight of the Medical Library. Responsibilities of this role include the development of goals and priorities based upon the strategic plan of the Library and the institution, development of new programs, continuing assessment of programs, proactive service to clientele, supervision of library staff and being informed of library, Pennsylvania Hospital and UPHS system-wide information management issues.



Minimum Requirements

Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution. Three years library and /or clinical experience. A thorough knowledge of the concepts of information organization, storage, retrieval, and transfer, including application of computer and other technologies to information management. Knowledge of current resources, tools, vocabulary and research techniques in the health, biomedical and/or life sciences. A strong interest in and familiarity with Evidence-Based Practice. Experience with outcome measures or performance indicators. Experience in a clinical setting.



Additional Information

At Penn Medicine, you will enjoy the camaraderie and support that you will experience at our prestigious institution. As a recipient of the Philadelphia Business journal's  healthiest employer award, we continue our commitment to help our employees maintain healthy lifestyles. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest pre-paid tuition assistance programs in the region.

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Reader Advisor, Perkins School For The Blind, Watertown MA

Reader Advisor

Department: Braille and Talking Book Library

Schedule: Full-time

 

Come join a team with a mission and make a positive difference in the life of a child! For over 180 years, Perkins School for the Blind has provided quality educational and residential services to students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind, empowering them to reach their maximum potential. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff. 

 

The read advisor acts as the primary point of contact for patrons of the Perkins Library and is responsible for assigning audio and braille books, described videos, large print, and other new and/or emerging accessible formats using the Library's automated circulation system. The advisor will facilitate all aspects of patron book selection and delivery processes.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Answers incoming telephone lines and assists patrons with information about their book selection, service status, shipments made, requests/reserves processed, and other available services.
  • Utilizes the Keystone Library Automation System (KLAS) to serve patrons on all aspects of their talking and braille book services and creates book orders for patrons by searching request lists, selects books by subject interest or author preferences, customizes patrons service profiles and serves patrons according to their service preferences.
  • Answers general informational requests and assists in resolving requests, selection or service problems from patrons.
  • Maintains the online patron reading database including updating patron reading interests, service frequency, and type of service data as needed.
  • Searches the Library of Congress/National Library Service online catalog to assist patrons in locating titles that are not available locally.
  • Processes routine interlibrary loan requests to other libraries and Library of Congress Multistate Centers through an electronic national system for interlibrary loan processing; maintains detailed notes of interlibrary loan transactions in the patron database.
  • Provides basic information on eligibility, registration, equipment; refers calls to other staff as appropriate.
  • Notifies the Registration Unit of updated patron information, status changes or subscription related information such as address changes, transfers, cessation of services, and subscription problems.
  • Provides basic technical support with regard to the library downloadable book services.
  • Assists with the training and supervision of unit volunteer staff.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned by supervisory staff.

 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Two (2) years, public library or reference experience. 

 

 

Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package, which includes, recess time, tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training.

 

 

For a more detailed description of the position and to apply, please visit our website http://www.perkins.org/careers/ and submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

 

Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students.  Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have relevant life experience are encouraged to apply.

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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Clinical Librarian, Mercer University Medical Library, Macon GA

https://www.mercerjobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=372370

Job Title: Clinical Librarian (part-time)
Department: Library - Medical School
Vac # F15-042
Work Location: Macon
Hours per Week: 20 hours/week

*Responsibilities*
The Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) Library seeks a part-time, 20 hours per week, clinical librarian for the contracted year-to-year position at the Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) Health Resource Center.

The clinical librarian serves as an information expert for the MCCG Hospital staff including, residents, faculty, attending physicians, pharmacists, nurses and students. The librarian will manage the MCCG Docline account by updating routing tables, SERHOLD, etc. The librarian
will also manage and maintain a link resolver for online resources, and negotiate licensing of library resources. The librarian will provide collection development for the center and weed resources as necessary. This position will also promote and market the library. The clinical librarian will report to the Assistant Director for Public Services at Mercer University Medical Library, and indirectly report to the MCCG Employee Development Manager.

Hours are flexible between 8:00-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and may include some hours at the Mercer University School of Medicine Library.

*Qualifications*
The successful applicant will hold an ALA-accredited master's degree in library science with a minimum of two years experience in a health sciences library. Additional required job skills include: a strong customer service orientation; hands on computer, Internet and database searching experience; reference and bibliographic instruction background; excellent oral and
written communication skills; ability to work and collaborate with a diverse population in a team setting; ability to work independently; and good organization skills.

*Preferred Qualifications: *
Experience working in a hospital library; Supervisory experience; Knowledge of Sierra, Docline, and medical library databases preferred; evidence of initiative and flexibility; success in obtaining grant funding.

Interested applicants will need to complete the brief online application and attach current resume/CV, letter of application and the names and contact information for three references.

Faculty appointment with part-time benefits. Salary contingent upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Mercer University is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, age, or religion. AA/EOE/Veteran/Disability Employer.

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Bernard Vavrek Scholarship, Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services

The Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services, an affiliate of the American Library Association, offers annual awards that recognize outstanding service, support for conference attendance, and the education of a student currently enrolled in a Library Science degree program.  This year's ABOS annual conference will take place at the Bahia Resort in San Diego, CA from October 25 - 31. The Bernard Vavrek Scholarship provides $1000 to a library school student interested in outreach and bookmobile services. Please share the following information with your staff and the students in your library school.
http://abos-outreach.org/resources/scholarships-awards/bernard-vavrek-scholarship/

The application deadline for this year's awards is August 1, 2014.

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Senior Digital Image Curator, History of Art Department, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley CA

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance--academic and artistic, political and cultural--make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.


Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is June 27, 2014.

Departmental Overview
The History of Art Department is an academic teaching unit currently comprised of 15 permanent faculty, 5 emeriti, 8 permanent non-academic staff, temporary and visiting instructors, approximately 40 graduate students instructors/year, 50 graduate students, and approximately 150 undergraduate majors. Approximately 2,000 students are enrolled in History of Art courses per year, including the Summer Sessions programs.


Responsibilities
The Visual Resources Center in the History of Art Department seeks an energetic and detail-oriented individual to serve as a Senior Digital Image Curator. The position is responsible for digitizing, cataloging, archiving, and all other aspects of the department's digital image management program, under the general supervision of the Director of the unit. The Senior Image Digital Curator works closely with the faculty to determine and fulfill image needs for teaching and research. The position involves researching and acquiring images, cataloging, and supporting the teaching and research activities of the faculty, including providing support for image and permissions acquisition for scholarly publishing. It also involves technical support and training in software used for image management and presentation.


Required Qualifications
-- Bachelor's degree in Art History and/or equivalent experience
-- Demonstrated experience in a Visual Resources Library or related facility
-- Proficiency with Windows and Mac platforms; MS Office; Photoshop; databases
-- Demonstrated experience with digital imaging and presentation technologies
-- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-- Demonstrated skills in the areas of customer service; organization and attention to detail; adapting to a work environment with frequent interruptions
-- Demonstrated ability to take initiative, solve problems, and prioritize work effectively
-- Demonstrated ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and students in a rapidly changing service-oriented environment


Preferred Qualifications
-- Master's Degree in Art History or Library and Information Science
-- Two-three years' experience in a VRC, museum, or archive in a curatorial role
-- Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language
-- Experience with cataloging databases
-- Working knowledge of VRA Core 4.0; CCO, controlled vocabularies
-- Working knowledge of copyright issues


Salary & Benefits
Fulltime, Hiring Range: $47,792 - $74,640 depending upon experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/forms_pubs/misc/benefits_of_belonging.pdf


How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
https://hrw-vip-prod.is.berkeley.edu/psp/JOBSPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1

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Collections Archivist, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg VA

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech seeks a service-oriented, innovative, technically savvy, and self-motivated Collections Archivist to serve an integral role in the special collections department. The Collections Archivist reports to the Director of Special Collections. This is a full-time, 12-month position on a Continued Appointment (tenure) track, which includes expectations of a research agenda and professional involvement. The successful candidate promotes the discovery and use of special collections material, contributes to the profession, and serves land-grant mission of the university through the following responsibilities:


- Develops and manages collections related to the history of minority groups; acquires, processes, manages, and develops access tools for the International Archives of Women in Architecture (IAWA) collections; advises on potential acquisitions that document the minority experience; serves as a contact for donors and potential donors; and participates in IAWA events and meetings.
- Surveys and processes archival and manuscript collections; manages collections using Archivist's Toolkit; creates finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD); preserves collections; develops online access tools; posts finding aids to website; and trains and supervises students.
- Serves a reference desk shift; assists virtual and in-person researchers; responds to research requests for IAWA materials; works closely with faculty, students, staff, scholars, and other researchers; designs exhibits; teaches instructional sessions; and participates in outreach activities and events for the department and the library.
- Develops digital tools to improve access to collections; selects material for digitization; participates in digital projects; and works with others to manage digital assets.

Required: ALA accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree; experience working in an archives or special collections department; demonstrated experience processing large or complex archival or manuscript collections; knowledge of archival principles and standards; evidence of strong technical and computer skills; familiarity with archival software such as Archivist's Toolkit; knowledge of digital projects and digitization standards; demonstrated experience with creating access tools to archival collections; excellent oral and written communication skills; and the ability to lift a 50 pound archival box.

Preferred: Demonstrated experience with collection development, especially related to documenting the history of minority groups; supervisory or project management experience; and second master's degree in an appropriate field.

Must have a criminal background check.

Administrative and Professional Faculty position. Tenure Track.

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Project Archivist, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg VA

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech seeks a service-oriented, innovative, technically savvy, and self-motivated Project Archivist to serve an integral role in the special collections department. The Project Archivist reports to the Director of Special Collections. This is a full-time, 12-month position faculty level position, reviewed on an annual basis. The successful candidate promotes the discovery and use of special collections material, contributes to the profession, and serves land-grant mission of the university through the following responsibilities:
- Processes backlog collections; manages collections using Archivist's Toolkit; creates finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD); preserves collections; develops online access tools.
- Serves a reference desk shift; assists virtual and in-person researchers; works closely with faculty, students, staff, scholars, and other researchers; designs exhibits; teaches instructional sessions; and participates in outreach activities and events for the department and the library.
- Develops digital tools to improve access to collections; selects material for digitization; participates in digital projects; and works with others to manage digital assets.
- Contributes to library and university committees; represents the institution at various levels; maintains an awareness of emerging scholarship; and is active in the archival profession.

Required: ALA accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree; experience working in an archives or special collections department; demonstrated experience processing large or complex archival or manuscript collections; knowledge of archival principles and standards; evidence of strong technical and computer skills; familiarity with archival software such as Archivist's Toolkit; knowledge of digital projects and digitization standards; demonstrated experience with creating access tools to archival collections; excellent oral and written communication skills; and the ability to lift a 50 pound archival box.

Preferred: Demonstrated experience using minimal processing (MPLP) techniques; supervisory or project management experience; and second master's degree in an appropriate field.

Must have a criminal background check.

Administrative and Professional Faculty position. Non-Tenure Track.

http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/48778

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Supervisory Archivist, Special Collections & Archives, University of California San Diego, San Diego CA

Assistant, Associate, or Full Librarian
Supervisory Archivist / Special Collections & Archives (10-767)
University Library [Special Collections & Archives]
University of California San Diego

Salary: 
Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Closing Date:
Review of applications will begin July 27, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

Job Description:
Program Description
The Special Collections & Archives Program at the UC San Diego Library provides primary resources to support and enrich research, teaching, and learning at UC San Diego, to the international community of scholars, and to the general public.  Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) is a non-circulating collection of 250,000 books, 30 million manuscripts, numerous sound recordings, moving images, and other media, distributed between the Mandeville Special Collections and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives. Major collecting strengths include early voyages of exploration and discovery in the Pacific; the Spanish Civil War; experimental American poetry; the history and culture of southern California; Baja California; Melanesian anthropology; twentieth-century science; and oceanography.  SC&A conducts a vigorous instructional program serving the UC San Diego community and participates actively in programs for the larger scholarly and San Diego communities.  In addition to providing specialized resources in the traditional ways, SC&A has also developed a digital presence that includes finding aids for manuscript/archival holdings, exhibitions, and digital content. SC&A has a lively exhibition program, a strong collection development program, and actively applies new technologies to improve patron access.

Responsibilities of the Position
The UC San Diego Library is seeking an experienced, imaginative, knowledgeable, and user-focused professional to serve as Supervisory Archivist.  The position reports to the Director, Special Collections & Archives and manages the manuscript and archival holdings of Mandeville Special Collections and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives, the two units of Special Collections & Archives, focusing on appraisal, processing, preservation, and digital and special projects.  The Supervisory Archivist will also:

  • Work with the SC&A director to establish processing priorities, specificity, and appropriate levels of processing for groups of materials, developing a processing plan for each collection;
  • Maintain control of manuscript collections in multiple off-site locations;
  • Create and post completed finding aids to the web, to the Online Archive of California (OAC), and to other appropriate sites;
  • Lead the implementation of ArchiveSpace at UC San Diego and oversee the migration of data from Archivists Toolkit;
  • Participate in the development of best practices for manuscript and archival collections;
  • Identify preservation needs and priorities for materials in all formats and make recommendations on treatment;
  • Accession new collections and additions to existing collections, creating records in Archivists Toolkit;
  • Contribute to grant projects that enhance the usability of manuscript and archival collections;
  • Promote the use and understanding of manuscript and archival holdings to researchers, students, alumni, university personnel, and others;
  • Provide reference service and outreach to the campus & the general public;
  • Actively participate as a member of the SC&A management team;
  • Supervise and train project archivists and paraprofessional manuscript processors;
  • Follow national standards for archival description such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Online Archive of California Best Practices for Encoded Archival Description, Version 2.0; California Digital Library Guidelines for Digital Objects, Version 2.0; and UC Guidelines for Efficient Processing of Manuscript & Archival Materials;
  • Participate in the creation and development of SC&A's digital presence;


To Apply:
For full consideration, please submit applications to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00572

Please provide the following:

  • A short application letter addressing your interest in this program and applicable qualifications
  • A resume of education and relevant experience
  • The names of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications and/or suitability for this position
  • A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity; guidance for preparing diversity statements can be found at:  http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp


UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status.

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Director of Library Services, Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley CA

A spirited library seeking a spirited director! The Berkeley Public Library (http://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/) Board of Trustees seeks a creative and thoughtful Director of Library Services to lead a team of talented professionals continuing to position the Library as a prominent player in Berkeley's continuum of learning and inspiration. Through traditional formats and growing digital collections, the Library serves as a local resource contributing to local creativity, preserving the community's collective history, nourishing the arts, supporting small businesses and job seekers, and welcoming its citizens and enriching their lives. The City of Berkeley has always put public libraries at the center of city life. A highly skilled and creative staff (113 FTE) at the Central Library and four branches welcomed 1.4 million visitors in 2013 and loaned 1.9 million items. With a dedicated funding source (annual budget-$16 million) and a quality collection of 600,000 items, Berkeley Public Library leads the state in per capita use. A five-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the City Council, governs the Library. The Berkeley Public Library Foundation, established in 1997, recently raised $3 million dollars supporting the Branch Library renovation program. Additional support comes from the vital Friends of the Berkeley Public Library through strong fundraising and advocacy efforts. 

 

The City of Berkeley (http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Home.aspx), "the city with a small population and a big reputation," is located on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay. With more than 120,000 residents, Berkeley is a welcoming and diverse community--proud of their heritage as a center of academic achievement (University of California, Berkeley), scientific exploration, free speech, and the arts.  People come for the culture and stay for the food - Berkeley is a cultural and culinary destination where residents and visitors find a dynamic city with an international flavor. Attractions include two arts districts, the Berkeley Marina, state-of-the-art pedestrian and bicycle paths, stunning outdoor recreational opportunities, farmers markets, and unlimited senior activities. Oakland, San Francisco, and the rolling hills of wine country are all within close proximity of Berkeley and offer additional cultural and recreational amenities. For more information on the Library, Berkeley and the Bay Area,  visit Berkeley Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/BPLlinks.htm).

 

Responsibilities. The Director of Library Services serves as administrative head of the Library and reports to a Library Board of Trustees, serves as staff to the Board, and is responsible for implementing policy, developing goals and objectives, supervising staff, administering the library budget and directing day to day operations. Although reporting to the Library Board, the Director serves as part of the City's management team. Major responsibilities include: developing and recommending service policy to the Board of Library Trustees; planning and directing the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and service standards for the Library; evaluating the effectiveness of library services and programs in meeting community needs; maintaining effective relations with other city departments and a variety of community and support organizations, groups, and other individuals; directing the preparation and administration of the library's budget; recommending applications for public and private funds for library programs; and supervising and evaluating the activities of professional staff.  Please visit (http://agency.governmentjobs.com/berkeley/default.cfm?action=viewclassspec&classSpecID=104809&agency=1568&viewOnly=yes) for the complete job description.  

 

Qualifications. A Master's degree in Library Science or a closely related field (or equivalent) and eight (8) FTE years of management, supervisory or administrative experience including a minimum of four (4) FTE years of administration of library programs and services and four (4) FTE years of supervising professional staff through subordinate supervisors. Progressively responsible related experience may be substituted for the college coursework on a year-for-year basis. Preferred qualifications include: demonstrated knowledge of administrative principles and methods, including goal setting, program and budget development; broad experience in working with new library technologies;  meeting service delivery, programmatic, and administrative challenges with innovative solutions; keeps staff and public aware of current issues, events and plans; thinks both creatively and pragmatically and is flexible and attentive to staff and community concerns; has proven ability in labor relations with success in negotiating and communicating with union leadership. 

 

Compensation.  The salary range is $137,772-$189,396 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package (http://www.gossagesager.com/berkeleybenefits.pdf).

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com) via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com,  or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com,  on or before the closing date of July 27, 2014.

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Executive Director, Pierce County Library System, Pierce County WA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - PIERCE COUNTY (WA) LIBRARY SYSTEM

 

Bring the World of Information and Imagination to All - in a beautiful Pacific-Northwest setting.  The Board of Trustees of the Pierce County Library System (http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/) seeks both a visionary leader and an experienced, capable manager--creative and innovative in building and maintaining successful teams--to lead the organization in providing quality services and programs for this diverse and culturally rich library system. The award winning (2013 IMLS National Medal) Pierce County Library System serves all of unincorporated Pierce County and 15 annexed cities and towns--a total of 555,285 suburban and rural residents. Established as an independent municipal corporation, the Library is an independent taxing district with authority to levy a property tax as well as issue bonds and special levies with a vote of the public. With a $25.6 million annual budget and approximately 406 staff (236 FTEs) with union representation, Pierce County Library System welcomed 2.4 million visitors and loaned 7.6 million items in 2013. Governed by an appointed board of trustees and supported by a successful Foundation and active Friends organizations, the System's 18 libraries and virtual services bring people together and provide opportunities for learning, enrichment and fun--and even greater levels of service excellence in the years ahead.

 

It's hard to imagine a better place to live than Pierce County--surrounded by saltwater shores and towering mountain peaks. Pierce County is notable for being home to stunning Mount Rainier and six major rivers. The County ranges from bustling cities with rich culture and arts communities and active nightlife to quiet timber towns. Small-town farmers and big-city professionals, active retired couples and families and talented trades people--all share a northwest pioneer spirit. Pierce County Library System shares the County with the Tacoma Public Library, Puyallup Library, and Roy Library. The County also has sixteen school districts (fifteen served by PCLS) and the area is home to several two and four year colleges including the University of Washington Tacoma, University of Puget SoundPacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Community College, and Pierce College. The Port of Tacoma is the sixth busiest container port in North America and Joint Base Lewis-McChord contributes more than 42,000 military and civilian jobs to the local economy. Pierce County's neighbors include Olympia (Washington's capital city), Seattle and King County--all with additional opportunities for exploring diverse cultural and recreational amenities. For more information on the Library, Pierce County and the region, see Pierce County Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/PCLSlinks.htm).

 

Responsibilities. The Executive Director is responsible for planning, developing, directing, and leading all operations and activities of the Library System; implementing and administering policy in pursuit of the Library's mission, vision and values; and providing administrative support to the Board of Trustees. Additional responsibilities include: representing the Library System to local governments, civic and community organizations, professional associations and the general public; assuring a program of service that meets the needs of Pierce County customers and community members; accomplishing short-term and long-range planning; and implementing and managing the budget and other resources using sound business practices to assure the effective and efficient use of tax-supported resources. 

 

Qualifications.  A Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS/MLIS), the ability to obtain and hold a State of Washington Librarian Certification, and a minimum of 10 years of library administrative management and direct supervisory experience in a multi-location library system are required. Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skills to allow successful performance of the job and qualify for certification may be considered. Essential executive competencies include: excellent communication skills and the ability to build trust and effective partnerships; a commitment to developing others, facilitating change, building successful teams and leading through vision and values; customer focus, business acumen and strategic decision making ability; and possessing the inclinations and dispositions that characterize successful leadership. See the official Executive Director Job Description (http://www.gossagesager.com/pclsjobdesc.pdf) for a complete list of the essential functions. Proven success working effectively as director reporting to a governing board and success working in a union environment are valuable desired experiences.  

 

Compensation. The position offers a starting salary range of $135,000-155,000 (with placement dependent on experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com/) via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com. The position closes July 24, 2014.

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Executive Director, Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City OK

"Awesome as Ever!"

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - METROPOLITAN LIBRARY SYSTEM - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

Is the Metropolitan Library System...your inviting, innovative link to the world as its new Executive Director? The Metropolitan Library System (http://www.mls.lib.ok.us/) Commission seeks a talented, thoughtful, and pioneering leader to chart the exciting future for 14 large, full-service libraries and five smaller extension libraries located throughout the communities of Oklahoma County. Funded by a 5.2 mill property tax ($33 million annual budget) and governed by a 27-member appointed Library Commission, this large, diverse system of urban, suburban and rural libraries serves 750,000 Oklahoma County residents living within 708 square miles. In 2013, 500 dedicated staff welcomed 2.9 million visitors circulating 6.6 million items. With its vast array of programs, services and events, the Library promotes flexibility and change as it reaches out to the many communities throughout the County. The Friends of the Library raise funds, volunteer, and advocate for the Library and the Library Endowment Trust provides an excellent opportunity for contributions to be invested on a permanent basis.

The deep-rooted charm and energetic atmosphere of Oklahoma City (https://www.okc.gov/) and central Oklahoma invite people to call it home. The City is part of a spirited urban renaissance which includes the Bricktown Entertainment District, Film Row, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Dubbed the "Loud City," sports fans have the opportunity to cheer on the NBA basketball team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Oklahoma City Red Hawks (Houston Astros Triple A baseball team). Families enjoy a wide range of events throughout the year-Olympic and Paralympic Rowing in the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River, The Red Earth Festival, deadCENTER Film Festival, Festival of the Arts, Downtown in December and the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. The area is also rich in history and tradition. In addition to forging new entrepreneurial frontiers and a dynamic creative economy, the area is also part of the Great American Frontier. Supported by a renowned accelerator infrastructure, the city attracts entrepreneurs from both coasts. Oklahoma City's solid and successful economy is fueled by 5 key business ecosystems: Energy, Information & Financial Services, Transportation & Distribution, Aviation & Defense, and Agriculture & Biosciences. These ecosystems are supported by an engaged academic community with five major universities in the region including the renowned University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Too, since 1997, i2E has fueled Oklahoma small business development. The Metropolitan Library System is a key partner shaping the future in economic and cultural/arts development with the County and the City. For additional information, visit Metro Links, http://www.gossagesager.com/MLSlinks.htm.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director plans, coordinates, and directs the Library system's staff, services, and programs administratively, under the direction of the Library Commission. The Executive Director serves as the Secretary and non-voting ex-officio member of the Library Commission. The Executive Director is responsible for working with the Library Commission and staff to develop long-term plans and directions for the Library; planning and directing the overall operations and management of MLS; providing effective leadership to the staff; working collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; and working effectively with state and local elected officials. The Executive Director also functions with a maximum degree of latitude for independent action within the scope of the organizational policy set by the Library Commission.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master's degree in Library Science/Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution and a minimum eight years of progressively responsible administrative supervisory experience, preferably in a major urban public library/library system. Additional qualifications are a demonstrated proven ability to formulate and implement policies and procedures, strategic planning, and management and development of staff, services, finances, collection, and facilities. The successful candidate will also have experience working in a multi-branch system, success working with talented and self-directed staff, success in developing internal and external relationships, and proven ability to provide vision and direction for future public library services and expertise in working with political structures, multiple governmental agencies and an administrative board. Advanced degrees such as an MPA or MBA are highly desirable.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $135,000-$165,000 with a competitive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (www.gossagesager.com) via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of August 17, 2014.

The Metropolitan Library System provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of any attribute outlawed by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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Library Web Services Programmer, California State University, Channel Islands, Camarillo CA

California State University, Channel Islands (CI) is the newest campus in the California State University system.  CI has been named a Great Campus to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education for four consecutive years.  CI's John Spoor Broome Library is a digital teaching library, which strives to deconstruct traditional library technical and public services in order to provide innovative services for its students, faculty, and staff.  There is no one way that something has been done before, and a culture of why would we want there to be.    

 

CI is looking for a Library Web Services Programmer to support the web based application development needs of the Library.  The position is responsible for the development and integration of web based applications that support the needs of the Library, and will focus on all aspects of the development process including the: design, development, implementation, enhancement, documentation and support of web applications that provide access to the Library's digital content collections.  Duties include web-based Software development and integration particularly focused on the implementation and enhancement of access to the Library's digital content; providing technical assistance to and consultation with Library faculty and staff; creating both internal and end-user documentation; and serving as a liaison between the Library and Technology & Communication.  Requirements include a BS in Computer Science or related degree experience, and experience building and supporting modern web based applications with an excellent command of web standards and modern web development practices; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

 

We a looking for a friendly, collaborative and personal engaging approach to supporting user needs, and the ability to work in a team environment and independently.  We are also looking for someone with experience supporting the technical needs of Academic Libraries and their patrons, common and open source web application programming/scripting languages (PHP, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, .NET, AJAX), and responsive Web Applications using modern web standards (HTML5 and CSS3).  Plus experience building, managing and using custom, open or vendor supplied API's, especially ExLibris and Serial Solutions; connecting, using and manipulating data from databases (MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle); using code repositories (SVN, github, CVS, etc.); and supporting systems (content management systems, digital asset managers, cloud services, etc.). 

We probably also want other things too, but don't know it yet.  So do submit an application letting us know that you have all of the above plus some extra added bonuses that can help us meet our goals.

More information and the CI application system can be found at http://www.csuci.edu/hr/employment.htm.

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Part-time Assistant Librarian, Hollis Social Library, Hollis NH

The Hollis Social Library has an opening for an Assistant Librarian position, working 13 hours a week.  This job requires working two evenings a week and one weekend on a 4 week rotation.  The primary areas of responsibility for this job include interlibrary loan, cataloging basics using Marc records and covering the Circulation Desk.

 

Details of this job include but are not limited to:

 

  1. Working with the Youth Librarian, assisting with cataloging and processing the Juvenile and Young Adult collections.
    1. Enter library specific cataloging information on new items received from the book vendor.
    2. Review Marc records for completeness and accuracy.
    3. Process new materials including but not limited to: labeling, barcoding, covering.

 

  1. Processing interlibrary loan requests.
    1. Process interlibrary loans (ILL's) received from other libraries for patrons and book discussion groups.
    2. Process ILL's to return to loaning libraries.  
    3. Process materials from our collection to be sent out to fulfill other libraries' ILL requests.
    4. Check and respond to regular mail and e-mail about the library and its collections.

 

  1. Work at the Circulation Desk assisting patrons, checking items in/out, issuing new library cards and taking hold requests.

 

Teamwork is very important so we will be looking for the following qualities in the next member of our team:

  • Values a team environment, supports coworkers with the best interest of the library in mind.
  • Willingness and interest to learn new things and share what they learn.
  • Strong customer service skills and positive attitude.

 

Hourly wage above average for the Southern NH area.

 

Qualifications for this position are:   Individual must have a Bachelor's Degree; 2 or more years' experience working in a library; knowledge of Dewey Decimal System; familiarity with Library Management Systems and worked in a Circulation Dept; expertise processing Interlibrary Loans and Cataloging; working knowledge of MS Office Products; strong people skills; attention to detail; self-motivated; sense of humor.  Expected to work nights and weekends.  Desirable:  MLS Degree or attending school to earn degree

 

Closing Date: 6/26/2014 or when the job is filled

 

If you are interested in applying for this job, mail your resume and cover letter to:

 

Hollis Social Library

P.O. Box 659

2 Monument Square

Hollis, NH 03049

Attn: Lucinda Mazza, Director

 

If you would prefer to email your information, send it to:

director@hollislibrary.org  with a subject heading of Assistant Librarian Position.

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Library Director, Newport Public Library, Newport RI

Library Director, Newport (RI) Public Library  (Search extended):  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.  Position open until filled.

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Digital Services/Systems Librarian, Middlesex Community College, Middletown CT

MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE:  ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED VACANCY

Digital Services/Systems Librarian, CCP 18

12 month, tenure track

 

POSITION:                                             Digital Services/Systems Librarian

 

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:         September 2014

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:          ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science or closely related discipline and at least one year of professional library experience.  Demonstrated abilities to work effectively independently and in teams; strong computer and information technology skills; excellent interpersonal, written communication skills; effective presentation skills; demonstrated positive customer service experience; demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and to working with a diverse student body.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:          Experience in an academic library; experience with library information systems; proficiency in using relational database management tools (especially ODBC, MS Access and SQL); knowledge of and experience with emerging technologies (e.g., mobile applications); knowledge and experience in next generation library information systems and discovery layer service; experience using text-based protocols (e.g., SFTP and SSH); working knowledge of HTML and XML all are strongly preferred qualifications.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:                              Working in a team environment under the direction of the Director of Library Services, the successful candidate will: (1) coordinate and lead digital/e-resource activities including systems management, policy development and statistical reporting; (2) provide technical support for the Library information system; (3) configure system and OPAC modules; (4) develop and maintain the Library's web presence and other web applications; (5) oversee Library operation at the Meriden Center; (6) develop successful partnerships with Distance Learning and faculty to integrate digital/e-resources and mobile technologies with campus teaching and learning initiatives; (7) liaise with faculty and contribute to the Library's collection development and maintenance; (8) supervise circulation operations and manage course reserves; (9) participate in reference and research assistance; (10) provide copy cataloging services as needed; (11) provide assistance and technical support to library staff for the creation of teaching aids such as class and subject guides; (12) liaise with the college's IT Department; (13) perform other related duties as assigned.

 

In addition, the individual will be expected to attend and participate in convocation and commencement ceremonies, serve on committees and task forces, and engage in professional development activities.  This position may require work evening and occasional weekend work.

 

EQUIVALENCIES:                                 Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience prepare them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references.

 

MINIMUM SALARY:                            $61,255 approximate annual

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:               Send letter of intent, Board of Regents application (available at http://mxcc.edu/jobs/) resume, copies of transcripts, and the names of three references to:

                                                                                                Noreen Wilson

                                                                                                Human Resources

                                                                                                Middlesex Community College

                                                                                                100 Training Hill Road

                                                                                                Middletown, CT  06457

 

                                                Or email to MX-HR-Recruitment@mxcc.edu or fax (860) 343-5870

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:                  July 14, 2014

 

Middlesex Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Dr. Adrienne Maslin, Title IX and Section 504/ADA Coordinator for students (Phone: 860-343-5759), Email: AMaslin@mxcc.edu), and Mary Lou Phillips, ADA Coordinator/Title IX and Section 504 Assistant Coordinator for faculty and staff (Phone: 860-343-5751, Email: MPhillips@mxcc.edu), Middlesex Connecticut Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT 06457.

 

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Middlesex Connecticut Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

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Librarian, Middlesex Community College, Middletown CT

MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE:  ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED VACANCY

Librarian, CCP 18

12 month, tenure track

 

POSITION:                                             Librarian

 

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:         September 2014

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:          ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science or closely related discipline and at least one year of professional library experience.  Demonstrated abilities to work effectively independently and in teams; strong computer and information technology skills; excellent interpersonal, written communication skills; effective presentation skills; demonstrated positive customer service experience; demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and to working with a diverse student body.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:          Experience in an academic library; experience with LibGuides; experience and knowledge of emerging technologies such as mobile applications; experience in accreditation process; experience with developing and administering learning assessment tools.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:                              Working in a team environment under the direction of the Director of Library Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of tasks that successfully respond to the needs of MxCC students, faculty and staff: (1) under the supervision of the library instructional team leader, develop, conduct and assess information literacy  instruction sessions and collaborate with faculty to facilitate library instruction; (2) instruct and advise patrons on research and effective use of library resources and basic computer applications; (3) liaise with and provide library services at the MxCC's Meriden Center; (4) liaise with faculty and contribute to the library's collection development and maintenance; (5) demonstrate ability and understanding of Library circulation procedures; (6) provide interlibrary loan service;  (7) perform other related duties as assigned.

 

In addition, the individual will be expected to attend and participate in convocation and commencement ceremonies, serve on committees and task forces, and engage in professional development activities.  This position may require work evening and occasional weekend work.

 

EQUIVALENCIES:                                 Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience prepare them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references.

 

MINIMUM SALARY:                            $61,255 approximate annual

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:               Send letter of intent, Board of Regents application (available at http://mxcc.edu/jobs/) resume, copies of transcripts, and the names of three references to:

                                                                                                Noreen Wilson

                                                                                                Human Resources

                                                                                                Middlesex Community College

                                                                                                100 Training Hill Road

                                                                                                Middletown, CT  06457

 

                                                Or email to MX-HR-Recruitment@mxcc.edu or fax (860) 343-5870

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:                  July 14, 2014

 

Middlesex Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Dr. Adrienne Maslin, Title IX and Section 504/ADA Coordinator for students (Phone: 860-343-5759), Email: AMaslin@mxcc.edu), and Mary Lou Phillips, ADA Coordinator/Title IX and Section 504 Assistant Coordinator for faculty and staff (Phone: 860-343-5751, Email: MPhillips@mxcc.edu), Middlesex Connecticut Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT 06457.

 

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Middlesex Connecticut Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

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Senior Archivist, Heritage Werks, Atlanta GA


Imagine working on archival collections for major corporations and sports teams, fashion and luxury brands and non-profits - all under one roof and as part of a cross-functional team of people developing new and better ways to access and use heritage. From processing and cataloging to digital asset management and web based portals, Heritage Werks is a full service company focused on doing great work for an incredible roster of clients.

We have two openings for senior archivists in our Atlanta, GA office. In addition to strong verbal and written communication skills, we are looking for candidates with a positive outlook, great client service skills and the desire to be part of a forward-thinking archival team pioneering smart, innovative and value driven solutions.

Archival duties may include assessments, descriptive cataloging, preservation, scanning, digitization, and metadata tagging. Curiosity, attention to detail, and the ability to work efficiently and attentively to meet demanding project deadlines is required. Expert research skills and the ability to distill volumes of information into concise client briefs is a must. As there will be interaction with clients, the ideal candidate must have the ability to learn client histories in a short timeframe and be comfortable creating and championing recommendations in a highly consultative role.

Relevant Experience, Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability to work efficiently to meet demanding project deadlines
  • Curiosity and attention to detail
  • Project management skills
  • Self-motivated, performance-driven professional
  • Commitment to working independently, cross-functionally and in teams
  • Proficient in using technology including social media and Microsoft Office
  • Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically and execute operationally

Required:

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs
  • Ability to travel, when needed
  • MA in History, MLIS with Cataloging and/or Archives Specialization or MHP in Heritage Preservation (MHP)

Preferences:

A minimum of 5 years of experience processing and cataloging collections.

CONTACT US:
Send your resume and a short note describing why you'd like to work at Heritage Werks to recruiting@heritagewerks.com

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Institutional Archivist II, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles CA

Overview:

The J. Paul Getty Trust seeks nominations and applications for an Archivist to assist in managing the institutional records of the Trust and its operating programs: the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The Institutional Records and Archives Department is administratively located in the Getty Research Institute. It provides records management services for, and acquires and provides access to archival records of, approximately 145 departments across all programs.

Duties Reporting to the Head of Institutional Records and Digital Stewardship, the Archivist will be a member of a highly integrated records and archives department. The candidate must have knowledge of both archives and records management practices and demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively towards integrating access to information assets across the organization. Within the department's environment, the position will take primary responsibility for supporting records and archives activities in one of the Trust's core programs. The position will also act as a specialist/resource in certain core areas of records and archives functions.


Responsibilities:
Specific job duties will include:

  • propose, design, and carry out processing and cataloging projects involving appraisal, transfer, accessioning, ingest, description, arrangement, cataloging, preservation, and access for institutional records in all media formats;
  • prepare and maintain finding aids and coordinate original cataloging using best practices and standards including DACS, EAD and MARC.
  • collaborate with Getty departments to perform annual records disposition;
  • oversee and execute day-to-day records management circulation operations
  • work collaboratively with departmental staff on internal technology projects including data/system maintenance, documentation, testing, and user training;
  • recommend, develop, document, and promulgate policies and procedures;
  • compile statistics;
  • participate in working groups and committees;
  • provide research and reference services in accordance with access policies;
  • recruits, hires, trains, supervises, and evaulates interns and volunteers; may supervise others;
  • promote collections and departmental activities through tours, conference presentations, professional publications, and social media.


Qualifications:

  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) with focus on Records Management and Archival Management.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of professional experience with archives and records management, preferably in a cultural heritage or educational setting.
  • Thorough knowledge of records management principles and practices, archival standards and practices, and legal and ethical issues related to records and archives management.
  • Thorough knowledge of ongoing developments and research in the archival profession, particularly in born-digital resource management.
  • Technological competencies as required by work duties, including the use of systems such as: OmniRim; Archivists' Toolkit/ArchivesSpace; ExLibris' Alma and Rosetta; and digital forensic and audio/visual management software.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and client service skills; the ability to give presentations and train staff in small groups on core departmental functions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with staff at a variety of levels and with external contacts.
  • Ability to independently work tactfully and diplomatically.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, apply policies and procedures consistently, conduct research, and present recommendations.
  • Ability to evaluate, apply, maintain, explain and edit procedures and workflows.
  • Familiarity with modern European languages.
  • Physical requirements: Ability to lift 40lbs repeatedly and work in a warehouse as required; must be comfortable using a pallet jack. Drivers license and independent transportation.

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: TBD based on experience
Internal Number: 2014-2239

To apply: https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/2239/institutional-archivist-ii/job

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Collections Archivist, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem NC

Special Collections & Archives (Z. Smith Reynolds Library) seeks a full-time Collections Archivist who will provide leadership in the management of the Department's collections and will oversee and coordinate their arrangement, description, and access in all formats. The Collections Archivist will review, accession, appraise, process, and arrange archival materials and create finding aids and other descriptive metadata for the Department's collections according to professional standards and guidelines.


Special Collections & Archives serves as a research repository for rare, unique, and primary source materials in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Special Collections and Archives acquires, preserves, and provides access to a wide range of primary research materials in their original formats. The Department is the repository for all Wake Forest University records of permanent historical value and also houses the Library's manuscripts collections and the North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection.
This is a twelve-month position, with Library Faculty status, and reports to the Director of Special Collections & Archives.


Selection preference will be given to candidates with: ability to work productively, both independently and with a team; ability to manage projects; ability to supervise students and interns; strong commitment to public service; flexibility to adapt and respond to the ever-changing landscape of information services in an academic library; excellent communication, research and writing skills; excellent collaboration skills and working knowledge of relevant intellectual property rights.

Candidates must possess a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or Master's degree in history with an archives specialization with a minimum of one to two years of experience in processing collections in an archives or special collections environment.

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: Salary and Rank: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $48,000. The position is appointed to a Library Faculty rank as established by Wake Forest University. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant's experience and relevant credentials.

Position Closing Date
July 2, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

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Corporate Librarian / Archivist, Sasaki Associates, Watertown MA

Collaboration is one of today's biggest buzzwords--but at Sasaki, it's at the core of what we do. We see it not just as a working style, but as one of the fundamentals of innovation. We think and work beyond boundaries to make new discoveries. We are diverse, curious, strategic, and inspired.

Our practice comprises architecture, interior design, planning, urban design, landscape architecture, graphic design, and civil engineering, as well as financial planning and software development.

We are currently seeking a Librarian/Archivist to manage all operations of our small corporate design library and archives. This is a full-time position: M-F 8:30am -5:30pm.

Responsibilities:

Library

  • Assist professionals with reference and research questions
  • Identify and acquire new library materials: books, periodicals, and digital resources
  • Manage subscriptions, including resource routing and forwarding
  • Catalogue new acquisitions and backlog in Koha ILS using Library of Congress Classification
  • Update and maintain Koha ILS through outside vendor
  • Keep current codes and standards available, weed outdated materials
  • Conduct research at Harvard University Loeb Design Library
  • Create and maintain library budget

Product Library

  • Catalogue samples and product information using CSI Masterformat
  • Maintain up-to-date vendor contact information
  • Receive, organize, and refile product materials
  • Assist designers with reference questions
  • Form and maintain relationships with representatives from product manufacturers
  • Attend product presentations
  • Work toward acquiring Health Product Declaration information for all product library materials
  • Weed product information and find appropriate donation centers

Archives

  • Archive physical project materials according to the company records retention policy
  • Catalogue all archived materials in Koha ILS
  • Schedule records destruction according to policy every January
  • Update and maintain historic list of projects
  • Process historic collection, including finding aid creation, for extensive backlog of materials
  • Provide access to archived materials to professionals and outside researchers
  • Locate digital archived materials on company server

Records Management

  • Attend Technical Quality Control Meeting, contribute to discussion
  • Update Corporate Policies and Guidelines working with the Chair of the TQC Committee
  • Work to incorporate records management into overall project management procedures

Additional

  • Be actively involved in Boston Society of Architects - Information Resource Wizards committee
  • Participate in professional development opportunities in library and archives field

Qualifications:

  • Master's in Library and Information Science from an ALA-Accredited institution
  • Professional experience in a library or archive-setting preferred
  • Background/Education in Architecture/Art/Design a plus
 
To apply, please submit your resume via our career portal:  https://sasaki-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?version=1&company_id=16623 

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Intern, TOTH + Co, Boston MA

There's a sign at Toth + Co that sums up our work, our mission, and our office lifestyle in two simple words: Be Yourself. For over 30 years Toth has helped some of America's most popular brands do just that, from Coach to Tommy Hilfiger to Indian Motorcycle, and for over 20 years our staff has employed that same philosophy. Be yourself. We are an eclectic crew of 40 people working in Boston, MA. Many of us have been here since the doors first opened. We work hard; we play hard. Every day is different.

 

Summary: Responsible for assisting the creative staff in the organization and management of internal library.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provides support and assistance to the Creative team.
  • Reorganization and cataloging of all swipe articles.
  • Evaluates and proactively manages internal Toth library (catalogs, magazines & books). 
  • Research images, articles and materials

 

Qualifications:

  • Some knowledge of advertising or marketing industry
  • Preferred: Previous internship experience in an agency setting.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to use applicable computer hardware and software; a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (specifically, Word and Excel).
  • Ability to create, organize, and maintain accurate, detailed records.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in person, by telephone and via e-mail.
  • Available 3-4 days per week.

Ideally, we'd like someone that will receive school credit for the time that they spend with us. 

 

Send your resume and cover letter to Shauna Stuppia, sstuppia@toth.com.

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Collections Strategist, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

COLLECTIONS STRATEGIST (Arts and Humanities)
Collections Strategy and Management
Librarian II/III



The MIT Libraries seeks a Collections Strategist who is an adaptive, innovative and process-driven strategic thinker. This position contributes to the Collections Strategy and Management (CSM) Department's leadership role in developing a holistic strategy for collections within the library, publishing and scholarly communities, and will serve as CSM's lead strategist for the Arts and Humanities collections.



The Collections Strategist will participate with department colleagues in the development and implementation of the Libraries collections policies and strategies. S/he will manage approval plan content; participate in prioritizing and spending designated central funds; and help with the selection of major interdisciplinary resources and packages. The Strategist will gather and organize collections data from a variety of tools and sources and coordinate its use in collections work, and, through analysis and assessment, use it to guide strategy changes. S/he will also provide leadership to selected collections-related projects.



The incumbent will join the highly collaborative Arts and Humanities Community of Practice (A&H CoP), which serves as a forum for the 10 member group to discuss topics of mutual interest to selectors' communities.  Promoting a strategic and holistic approach to collections work, the Strategist will engage with selectors in building collections, work with them and provide training to ensure best collections practices, and help the CoP think about collections work within the broader context of outreach, access, metadata creation, rights management and curation. S/he will monitor funds; manage gift/endowed fund expenditures according to donors' intent; and contribute to resource development and donor stewardship including identifying and articulating collections needs.



The Arts and Humanities at MIT are particularly vibrant and interdisciplinary, and play a crucial role in an MIT education. The Collection Strategist will have selection responsibilities for general subject resources and monographs that serve broad aspects of the A&H community's research needs as well as topics that cross subject areas, such as cultural studies, and will support other library services for the community. S/he will be engaged with colleagues around significant issues in the Arts and Humanities and keep abreast of collection trends and publisher changes.



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS for the position include:

*         ALA-MLS/MLIS or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science

*         Bachelor's degree in the Arts or Humanities or significant experience working with Arts or Humanities collections, including a deep understanding of the literature and information sources used in one or more disciplines

*         Minimum of five years' collection development experience in an academic/research/special library

*         Highly developed communication skills, both oral and written, including experience producing reports and communicating findings for diverse audiences

*         Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues

*         Evidence of ability or potential  to lead change and implement new services and work methods

*         A collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries

*         Strong analytical skills

*         Ability to be flexible and to successfully manage competing deadlines

*         Experience working with vendors of scholarly research products

*         Demonstrated project management skills



Preferred

*         Advanced degree in the Arts or Humanities

*         Demonstrated vendor negotiation skills

*         Grant writing experience



SALARY AND BENEFITS: $61,000 minimum. Actual salary and appointment level (Librarian II or III) will depend on qualifications and experience.  MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance.  The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.


Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Applications must include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin June 23, 2014.  MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.



The MIT Libraries support the Institute's programs of research and study with holdings of more than 2.9 million print volumes and 3.1 million special format items, and terabytes of MIT-owned digital content. In addition, rare special collections, Institute records, historical documents, and papers of noted faculty are held in the Institute Archives and Special Collections. Library resources and services are accessible to students and researchers through the Libraries' website (http://libraries.mit.edu/), and library spaces are widely available for both collaborative work and quiet study. Library resources are supplemented by innovative services for bioinformatics, GIS, metadata, social science and other research data. Through a culture that encourages innovation and collaboration, the MIT Libraries are redefining the role of the 21st century library - making collections more accessible than ever before, and shaping the future of scholarly research. Library staff, at all levels, contribute to this spirit of innovation and to the mission of promoting learning, discovery and the advancement of knowledge at MIT and beyond.



The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in ArchivesSpace, arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, the BorrowDirect, Boston Library Consortium, DDI Alliance, DuraSpace, HathiTrust, CLIR/Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, EDUCAUSE, National Digital Stewardship Alliance, NISO, North East Research Libraries, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID.  The Libraries utilize Ex Libris' Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO's Discovery Service. DSpace@MIT, a digital repository developed over the past ten years by the MIT Libraries, serves to capture, preserve and communicate the intellectual output of MIT's faculty and research community. Other MIT repositories include: Dome, a second DSpace instance, providing access to a sizable image collection and other digital collections owned by the MIT Libraries; the MIT Geodata Repository for a diverse collection of GIS Data; and MIT's DataVerse for licensed social science datasets.

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Special Collections Program Coordinator, Ohio State University, Columbus OH

Job Description: The Special Collections Cataloging Coordinator is central to our efforts to make locally owned collections of distinction accessible and discoverable which in turn supports many other areas of the Libraries' strategic plan. This position will lead a program of effective and consistent processes to provide access to the diverse Ohio State University Libraries Special Collections through the library catalog and other library discovery tools.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Works collaboratively with the Special Collections Processing Coordinator and curatorial staff to improve intellectual and physical control over materials described in the library catalog and establishes policies, procedures and best practices.
  • Develops and implements workflows, policies, and procedures to efficiently and effectively catalog special collections material. 
  • Manages daily cataloging operations, including distribution of materials to department staff, serving as a resource for cataloging questions, and carrying out quality control.
  • Provides training for department staff and students in cataloging rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Collaborates with curatorial personnel and Processing Coordinator for archival materials to establish priorities and provide appropriate description.
  • Performs original and complex cataloging for a variety of collections as needed, with a focus on pre-1800 materials and collections that require a more detailed level of cataloging. When appropriate, applies Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials rules.
  • Coordinates receipt and review of newly acquired materials, including collaborating with Acquisitions and curatorial personnel to verify receipt, process invoices, and determine priority and processing plans.

Education & Experience 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a field relevant to a Special Collection at OSUL, or equivalent education/experience.
  • Considerable supervisory experience.
  • Considerable experience with original cataloging of library materials, including expertise in standards used for library cataloging including AACR2, MARC, RDA or an equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and apply complex policies and procedures.
  • Experience with project planning and development of workflows. 
  • Ability to prioritize, problem solve, delegate and monitor project life cycles.
  • Ability to build and cultivate essential partnerships with key stakeholders to promote organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated initiative with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively across the organization.
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in History, English, Medieval Studies, or related field.
  • Experience with Descriptive Cataloging for Rare Materials (DCRM), manuscripts cataloging, and/or descriptive bibliography.
  • Familiarity with metadata standards, such as Dublin Core or EAD.

Target Hiring Range: $38,000 - $45,000 annually.  For additional details and to apply, please visit the personnel postings at https://www.jobsatosu.com/ by 7/6/14.  Job Opening Number: 382311. 

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Assistant Director for Human Resources, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

Assistant Director for Human Resources

Cambridge Public Library

37.5hrs a week including evenings & weekends as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

A Bachelor's Degree is required.  A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited graduate school of library and information science is desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement. A degree in Human Resources and/or Human Resources Certifications is desirable.  A minimum of seven years of successful professional work, at least five of which have been in a position of administrative responsibility is preferred.   A broad background in librarianship is desirable, public library experience is preferred.  Requires demonstrated organizational and managerial skills necessary to lead, manage, and motivate staff; knowledge of human resources management principles and practices, experience developing creative and innovative programs and services, excellent problem solving skills, effective oral and written communications skills, demonstrated commitment to community service, proven leadership ability.  Necessary attributes include:  maturity, tact, diplomacy, resourcefulness, creativity, initiative, adaptability, flexibility, and dependability.

 

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 which permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits 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 area, including office areas, training rooms, library locations as necessary, where there is normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions.

Attends and participates in continuing education programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

DUTIES:

Under the direction of the Director of Libraries, the Assistant Director for Human Resources acts as the human resources officer for the library system.  In the absence of the Director of Libraries and of the Assistant Director for Public Services, is responsible for all library functions. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  •          Directs human resource functions of the Main Library and Branches
  •          Manages all aspects of hiring, recruiting, new employee orientation, and staff development
  •          Oversees annual performance evaluation process, writes performance evaluations, recommends remedial assistance, disciplinary action, and merit or position upgrades
  •          Prepares personnel reports as required
  •          Replies to inquiries about past or present employees from potential employers, banks, educational institutions, and similar requestors
  •          Interprets library and city policies for library staff
  •          Works with City Personnel Department staff to meet the needs of the Library
  •          Initiates and implements special projects and programs
  •          Develops policies and procedures as required
  •          Manages all aspect of payroll process
  •          Oversees implementation of union contracts and liaises with union representatives
  •          Supervises two Administrative Assistants who perform payroll functions and other personnel functions. 
  •          Supervises Manager of Technical Services Department.
  •          Attends major library and community events 
  •          Represents the Director of Libraries and/or the Library at meetings and conferences 
  •          Performs  other duties required by the Director of Libraries for the good of the Library

 

SALARY:             $87,953  to  $104,791 in seven steps

 

DEADLINE:          July 10, 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@cambridgema.gov

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Library Career Mixer, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley MA

Are you a recent Library Science Graduate or Library Science Student interested in meeting potential employers in the public library field? Please join us on Monday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m. for a Library Career Mixer at the Wellesley Free Library!

We welcome students currently working towards their Library Science Degree, or recent graduates of accredited Library Science programs. The format of this event will focus on personal interaction and small group conversations. Prospective candidates should bring multiple copies of their resumes.

Wellesley Free Library
Main Library - Wakelin Room
530 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
Monday June 23
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Questions? Please email: fabuzeit@minlib.net

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Temporary/Substitute Circulation Assistant, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield MA

Duties:            Deliver quality library service at the Circulation Desk of Wakefield's public

library.

 

Qualifications:Candidate should enjoy public service to all ages, be organized and detail- oriented, and work well both as part of a team and independently.  Experience with Evergreen a plus.

 

Schedule:       After training, fill in as needed to cover vacations and busy time periods during library hours: Monday to Thursday 9-9; Friday 9-6; and Saturday 9-5.  Sunday hours may be available in the fall.

 

Pay:                 $16.30 - $16.84/hr depending on education and experience.

 

Available:      Immediately.

 

Send:              Resume and letter of application:

Catherine McDonald, Assistant Director

Lucius Beebe Memorial Library

345 Main Street Wakefield, MA 01880 cmcdonal@noblenet.org

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Temporary/Substitute Youth Librarian, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield MA

Duties: Deliver quality children's service in the Youth Room of Wakefield's public library.

Qualifications:Candidate should enjoy public service to all ages, be organized and detail- oriented, and work well both as part of a team and independently.  Experience with Evergreen a plus.

Schedule:       After training, fill in as needed to cover vacations and busy time periods during library hours: Monday to Thursday 9-9; Friday 9-6; and Saturday 9-5.  Sunday hours may be available in the fall.

Pay:                 $21.92 - $22.72/hr depending on education and experience.

 

Available:      Immediately.

 

Send:              Resume and letter of application:

Catherine McDonald, Assistant Director

Lucius Beebe Memorial Library

345 Main Street Wakefield, MA 01880

cmcdonal@noblenet.org

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Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian for Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as assistant professor/librarian for the Sciences in the Reference Services Department of Gulf Coast Library in the University Libraries.

The Reference Librarian for Sciences is a member of the Reference Department and is responsible for providing general and subject-specific instruction and research services using current technologies and information resources in print and electronic formats, and cultivating partnerships through active liaison work with faculty and students by promoting library services and resources in the following subject areas: Biology, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Geology and Nursing.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Serves as primary contact between the Libraries and the College of Science & Technology and College of Nursing with regard to supporting the colleges' research and instructional needs
• Provides reference and directional assistance to all library users, in-person, by telephone and via electronic communication methods
• Provides instruction in the use of research resources through individual research consultations and formal class presentations
• Serves as bibliographer for assigned academic departments within the assigned college
• Prepares bibliographies, user guides, tutorials and other research resources as needed
• Creates and maintains Web content for selected subject areas and throughout the Libraries' website, as assigned
• Maintains knowledge and skills related to research resources and their delivery
• Provides service to the Libraries, the university, the profession and the community to fulfill the expectations for tenure and promotion
• Engages in research and scholarly activity to fulfill the expectations for tenure and promotion
• Works evenings, weekends and holidays in rotation with Reference Services Department personnel
• Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum qualifications:
• Master's degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association is required
• An undergraduate degree in one of the core sciences with at least one year of professional experience in an academic library.
• Demonstrated experience using online databases and other types of research resources
• Demonstrated ability to teach the concepts and skills of information research in both formal and informal settings

Preferred qualifications:
• Knowledge of research resources in the sciences
• Demonstrated experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library
• Experience or interest in developing outreach programs that engage faculty and students with library research resources

To read the full job announcement and to apply for the position, visit http://jobs.usm.edu.

(1) Reference Librarian for Sciences, http://jobs.usm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54379

Review of applications begins April 4, 2014; however, applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled.

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. The University of Southern Mississippi, which enrolls approximately 17,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Five additional research sites are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Meridian. Learn more at www.usm.edu.

As Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Suffolk University, Boston MA

Suffolk University is seeking experienced librarian applicants for the Electronic Resources Librarian position.  Reporting to the Assistant Director for Technical Services, the Electronic Resources Librarian provides leadership in the acquisition, evaluation, management, and promotion of a wide range of continuing and electronic resources including databases, journals and reference sources. S/he is responsible for integrating the electronic resources, where appropriate, with the link resolver and federated search engine. S/he takes the lead in resolving access problems for electronic content and trains other staff members in resolving problems as appropriate.

This position is also responsible for integrating the electronic resources, where appropriate, with the link resolver and federated search engine. Takes the lead in resolving access problems for electronic content and trains other staff members in resolving problems as appropriate. Leads the Sawyer Library's effective use of emerging technologies by: 1) evaluating the suitability of emerging technologies for supporting Sawyer Library services; 2) develops and maintain widgets, apps and other products that extend the reach of library resources and services across technology platforms; 3) supports technology-based library outreach to the Suffolk University Community; 4) assesses the effectiveness of technology-based library services; develops library staff awareness of new and emerging technologies.

 

Application deadline: July 25, 2014.

Job Requirements

Requirements:

  • Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program, or equivalent.
  • 3 years or more of post MLS experience
  • Thorough understanding of continuing resources, including awareness of issues of vendors, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs.
  • Experience working with electronic resources and serials in an academic library.
  • Ability to communicate and work well with colleagues on what is increasingly an inter-departmental initiative, understanding variant perspectives on shared work.
  • Understanding of database issues, and the interoperability needs to support Sierra and related future products and services.
  • Ability to develop projects, including training, quality control, and follow-up.
  • Working knowledge of technical environments, especially those related to proxy servers and link resolvers, as well as familiarity with emerging electronic resources standards such as ONIX, SUSHI, COUNTER, SERU.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software
  • Understanding of cataloging standards and MARC format.

Apply Here

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Assistant Library Director/Head of Youth Services, Wells Public Library, Wells ME

We are seeking an energetic, creative professional with knowledge and passion for  library services and youth literature to become our new Assistant Director/Head of Youth Services. This position assists in the operation of the library with primary responsibility for planning, direction, and overall operation of Youth Services (infant through teens).

 

Requirements for the position are: an ALA-accredited MLS and 3 years' professional library experience in youth services, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Essential skills/abilities include: demonstrated success in programming for children, excellent communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to balance multifaceted job responsibilities in a busy environment, enthusiasm for working with the public, strong collection development skills and knowledge of children's and young adult literature, strong computer skills, and commitment to team approach.  

 

The Wells Public Library is an attractive, growing library committed to future expansion with services that include creative adult and youth programs, and a spacious, sunny children's/programming area.  An active, supportive Board of Trustees, Friends group, and dedicated staff and volunteers contribute to a stimulating and positive work environment in this coastal community.

 

To view a more detailed position description, and/or for more information, please feel free to visit our town's website at www.wellstown.org, under Town Employment Opportunities.

 

Closing date: July 1, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.  Apply by sending cover letter, resume, and required Town of Wells application (available online at www.wellstown.org, under Town Employment Opportunities) to: Town of Wells, Att: Human Resources Director, 208 Sanford Rd, Wells, ME 04090.   Equal Opportunity Employer

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Part-time Archivist, Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, West Hartford CT

JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GREATER HARTFORD

333 Bloomfield Avenue

West Hartford, Connecticut

www.jhsgh.org

 

Part-time archivist position available

Maintain database and collections, process and manage acquisitions and archival requests, assist with website management, assist with exhibit research and documentation, maintain social media

Library Science degree preferred but not necessary

Diversified, interesting work at small non-profit

 

For more information contact Estelle Kafer at     ekafer@jewishhartford.org

or 860-727-6171      

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Content Analyst/Taxonomist, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston MA

*Job Title:
Content Analyst/Taxonomist


Organization Name:
Harvard Business School - Baker Library


Wage/Salary:
$1500 for 3 month internship


*Job Description:
The Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship is in the midst of creating an online portal for entrepreneurship that redefines the way in which HBS entrepreneurs engage with content, community and each other. As part of this project, the ROCK Center is in need of temporary help from a professional in the field of library/information science to assist in selecting, analyzing, and tagging faculty, external, newsworthy and experiential content for the site, as well as aiding in the development and maintenance of the navigation taxonomy used to tag the content. Timeframe of position: July -September, 2014


Key Responsibilities
• Manage the ROCK Center's Vocabulary, keeping it up-to-date with additions and changes over the course of the engagement
• Manage the ongoing mapping of ROCK Center Vocabulary to the Faculty Research Vocabulary, used to classify HBS faculty publications
• Assist in setting up search criteria for publication selection
• Apply search techniques across the 35K faculty publications, analyze and select those publications that are relevant to ROCK Center's website based on criteria set up by the ROCK Center (selection criteria to include vocabulary, faculty names, etc.)
• Tag the selected publications with ROCK Center Vocabulary terms in a consistent, efficient manner and import into content management system
• Tag practical, external, experiential and newsworthy content with appropriate taxonomy and import relevant content into the content management system
• Work with the ROCK Center and with Knowledge and Library Services staff in the accomplishing the work on this project

Requirements
• Graduate degree in Information or Library Science; or current qualified student
• General knowledge of full text and structured data search strategies and techniques and retrieval in Web and non-Web environments
• General knowledge of tools required to manage content and vocabularies
• Ability to collaborate with teams, bringing a consistent understanding and approach to taxonomy-related information retrieval and information management
• Ability to establish and maintain relationships with colleagues across diverse organizations
• Knowledge of business and management literature helpful

Application Instructions:
Send resume to:


jchiblotner@hbs.edu
Joanne Chi Blotner
ROCK Center for Entrepreneurship
Harvard Business School
Soldiers Field

Boston, MA 02163

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Business Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi, Oxford MS

The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic Business Librarian to join a reference department delivering user-centered services School of Business as well as to the general university community.

 

Under the direction of the Head of Information Services, the successful candidate will:

-       Provide instruction, including web content and online tutorials, liaison and collection development for the School of Business Administration and the Department of Economics

-       Deliver personalized services to the School of Business Administration and the Department of Economics which would include an embedded reference service in the School of Business Administration

-       Provide in-person and virtual reference services at a general reference desk

-       Participate in a general library instruction program for the First Year Initiative

-       Join in library outreach and other innovative initiatives

 

 

Qualifications: ALA accredited master's degree by date of employment; experience with or course-work on business reference sources, excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; knowledge of or course-work in reference methods and/or resources, strong knowledge of emerging technologies, and the ability to apply these technologies to a diverse range of library applications.

 

The position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment reporting to the Head of Information Services.  Minimum annual salary is $ 42,000.

 

Apply online at http://jobs.olemiss.edu.  Applicants must include a letter of application, vita, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

The University of Mississippi is located in historic Oxford, a thriving community offering a wide range of literary, musical and cultural activities.  For more information about the University and the community, please visit http://www.olemiss.edu/community/index.html.

 

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Applied Health Sciences Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign IL

Position Available:  Position available August 16, 2014. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

 

Position Description:  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library seeks an innovative, intellectually curious, and service-oriented individual to provide subject expertise for multi and interdisciplinary programs in the applied health sciences. This individual will also support collections, services, and programs related to social equality and cultural understanding especially as applied in the health fields. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign supports undergraduate and graduate-level instruction in a variety of health sciences fields, and the person in this position works closely with other health sciences library positions and libraries on campus, such as the Biomedical Sciences Librarian; the Veterinary Medicine Librarian; the Biosciences Librarian; the Funk ACES Library; the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, and the UIC Library of the Health Sciences, Urbana.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Head of the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL), the Applied Health Sciences Librarian will contribute to the University Library's suite of service activities, including information and instructional services, scholarly communication and research support services, collection development, liaison and outreach services. The position works most directly with the College of Applied Health Sciences. Specific duties include:

·         Serve as liaison to the Department of Speech & Hearing Science, the Department of Recreation, Sport & Tourism in the College of Applied Health Sciences; and the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (including coordination with the Library's ADA Administrator);

·         Work closely with faculty to establish collection priorities, develop and manage collections in all formats in areas of liaison responsibility;

·         Collaborate with other subject specialists in like fields on collection development/management, in particular, Biomedical, Biosciences, and Veterinary Medicine, as well as with the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences;

·         Coordinate resources and services to the College of Applied Health with the Biomedical Sciences Librarian;

·         Provide information and instructional services, both in person and using digital media, in areas of liaison responsibility.  Digital media may include websites, interactive online learning objects, tutorials, and social networking; 

·         Monitor trends in scholarly publishing in areas of liaison responsibility to inform the design of library services and the development of library collections;

·         Develop data stewardship and research support services in conjunction with the campus Research Data Service, headquartered in the Library,  for Applied Health Sciences faculty interdisciplinary research; 

·         Participate in professional activities and monitor developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Illinois' Applied Health Sciences collections and services;

·         Share responsibility for scheduling and oversight of information and reference services in SSHEL;

·         Contribute to library-wide information, instruction, research support services, including virtual reference and information desk hours;

·         Serve on library and/or Urbana campus committees, task forces, and working groups;

·         Other duties as assigned

 

Environment:  The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University's mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 100 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and Graduate Assistants. For more detailed information, please visithttp://www.library.illinois.edu/. The College of Applied Health Sciences has 60.75 FTE tenure system faculty with 1,982 undergraduate and 274 graduate students.

 

The Library consists of an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units, as well as multiple departmental libraries located across campus. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and "embedded librarian" programs. The Social Sciences, Health and Education Library, a newly merged unit since the Fall 2013, consolidates collections and service programs of the former Education and Social Science Library and the Applied Health Sciences Library.

 

Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited Master's degree or equivalent; demonstrated experience of at least 1 year working in a health sciences related position; experience providing information, reference, and instructional services in an academic or research library; experience with online information resources, and information management tools for health and medicine; experience creating and maintaining web pages or online learning tools;  demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and to work collaboratively and effectively with others in a team environment; evidence of flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex and fluid organizational environment; evidence of the ability to do research, publication, and service consonant with University standards for tenure and promotion; evidence of excellent communication and analytical skills.  Preferred: Advanced degree in a health sciences discipline; experience providing scholarly support services such as data services and/or scholarly communications services; experience building and sustaining library collections in all formats; familiarity with online learning environments; experience working with disability services or knowledge of modifying services and online materials to include universal design.

 

Salary and Rank:  Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Librarians have faculty rank, and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research, and university/professional/community service in order to meet university standards for tenure and promotion. For more information, see http://www.library.illinois.edu/committee/promo/pta.html.

 

Terms of Appointment: Twelve month appointment; 24 work days' vacation per year; 11 paid holidays; 12 days annual sick leave (cumulative up to a maximum of 240 days) plus an additional 13 days (non-cumulative) per year if necessary; health insurance, requiring a small co-payment, is provided to employees (coverage for dependents may be purchased); participation in the State Universities Retirement System is required upon appointment (8% of member's salary is withheld and is tax exempt until retirement); newly hired university employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security, and are subject to its deduction.

 

Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available atwww.illinois.edu. The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or http://www.ccchamber.org/.

 

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 7/10/14.  Interviews may occur before the closing date; however, no decisions will be made prior to the closing date.

 

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Emerson College, Boston MA

Description: 
The Part-Time Reference Librarian provides reference and research assistance to students, faculty, and staff, in person and via chat and email.

The person in this position works 14 hours per week during the 30 weeks of the year that comprise the fall and spring semesters (September through April). This person works Saturdays from noon to 6pm, two nights per week from 7pm to 10pm, and 2 additional hours per week. May require holiday hours.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education: (including hardware, software, and equipment)
ALA-accredited MLS or enrollment in an MLS program with completion of the basic reference class. Aptitude and skills to provide excellent reference service in person, via chat, and via email.

Excellent reference interview skills and interpersonal communication skills.

Ability to use and troubleshoot computers, printers, scanners, microfilm reader/printers, and copiers.

Interest in library instruction and information literacy.

Familiarity with using reference collections, library catalogs and other electronic resources including full text databases and internet resources

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)
Familiarity with graphic design and print production standards.

Interest in developing social media campaigns and outreach.

To apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/8035

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Instruction/Liaison Librarian for the Sciences, Trinity University, San Antonio TX

Trinity University seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking individual to join its information literacy and liaison librarian program.  The successful candidate will join a team of energetic, creative librarians whose work earned them the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries award in 2007. This is a perfect professional opportunity for those who value the teaching mission of the library, enjoy frequent interaction with bright students and faculty in the library and the classroom, and also wish to participate in professional and scholarly activities as a faculty member.   This position will provide liaison support for the sciences. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

The instruction/liaison librarian is one of a team that supports an innovative information literacy program at Trinity University. The university selected information literacy as its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reaffirmation of accreditation (2007-2013). More information about this campus-wide information literacy effort is available at: http://php.trinity.edu/qep/info_lit/. The new university curriculum (approved in 2014) includes a substantial information literacy component that continues to drive the QEP goals forward.

Primary responsibilities include teaching information literacy skills and concepts in assigned liaison areas, working with teaching faculty in those areas to develop departmental-specific objectives, and providing instructionally focused reference service.

Duties will include teaching instruction sessions, workshops, and web-based tutorials.  Outreach will be central to this position.  One-on-one communication and collaboration with teaching faculty will be crucial, especially due to the development and redesign of courses and programs that align with Trinity's new curricular goals. The preparation of guides and tools to advance student learning and collection management will also be expected.

This is a full-time, tenure-track position with faculty rank. Trinity librarians are actively involved in university governance and service. This position will be expected to meet standards of librarianship, scholarship and service for promotion and tenure.

REQUIREMENTS:

Required: ALA-accredited MLS, with significant exposure to information technology and sources.   Bachelor's degree in a liberal arts and sciences discipline.  Background or evidence of strong interest in the physical or life sciences at the undergraduate level.  Excellent interpersonal skills with experience in one-on-one assistance, creating and delivering presentations, and developing outreach programs to users. Knowledge of  reference sources, as well as skill in searching web-based resources.  Strong communication skills, a high energy level, and self-confidence are also musts, as is the ability to work effectively and with initiative, both as a team member and as an individual.  Demonstrated interest in professional development and faculty activities.

 

Preferred:  Experience in teaching or instruction in an academic setting.  Track record of participation in or development of innovative instruction programs, particularly those that use technology to enhance student learning.  Evidence of creative approaches to service problems, and an ability to understand and interpret students' experience of the library to the teaching faculty. 

 

BENEFITS INCLUDE: Trinity paid TIAA/CREF when qualified, comprehensive insurance options, twenty days of annual vacation, and generous professional development support.  This is a twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position. Tenure in the Trinity Library is awarded primarily on demonstration of professional excellence. 

 

Trinity University is a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences institution characterized by a demanding curriculum, distinguished faculty, and exceptionally bright students.  Trinity is located in what Will Rogers called one of America's four unique cities.  Combining Old World charm, a multicultural heritage, and numerous cultural and historical attractions, San Antonio is a friendly, affordable, enchanting city in which to live and work.  Additional information can be found at http://lib.trinity.edu.

 

TO APPLY:  Submit a detailed resume, application letter addressing experience and interest, and the names, phone numbers, email and postal addresses of three references to: Diane J. Graves, University Librarian, Trinity University Library, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX, 78212-7200.  (Send email applications to mpylant@trinity.edu) Review of applications is anticipated to begin June 30, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Trinity is an EEOC employer.

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Access Services Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA


**Positions are two year term appointments with the possibility of extension.**

The MIT Libraries seek reliable, service-oriented people to join our access services team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic library environment and to gain valuable pre-professional experience in access services and information delivery.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Access Services Manager, assists in all circulation, reserves, and service desk operations and physical space management. The Assistant delivers high quality information service to the MIT community across service points, both physical and virtual, and is responsible for the interpretation of policies and procedures to users and for providing information about access to collections and space. S/he is responsible for opening/closing the library and reports facilities and safety incidents/issues. S/he also participates in other activities such as book searching, shelving, collecting statistics, handling financial transactions, operating special equipment, sorting & delivering library materials and identifying opportunities for service improvements. The Assistant performs some processing of materials as they are delivered to the collection and works with staff to resolve problems, correct errors and maintain the physical condition of the collections. The Assistant helps train staff in policies, procedures and technology, and contributes to the development of documentation and training materials related to processes and workflows. Depending on the particular position, the Assistant may process course reserves, including communication with faculty, TAs and departmental assistants, assist with hiring, training or directing the work of student assistants, monitor other service points, and/or deliver library materials via van to east & north campuses. The Assistant may participate in local and library-wide committees/teams/groups or projects and will perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required - Minimum 6 months direct/related experience that provides an understanding of library or service functions (post high school education can count toward experience). Solid experience with automated library systems and with standard software (e.g. MS Office, e-mail, calendar) as well as an ability to generate reports and to work with data. A keenness for mastering new software, systems and technology and for assisting others in their use. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and proven commitment to delivering high quality customer service. Ability to work and contribute both independently and as an integral part of a service team, to work collaboratively and to interact effectively with a diverse group of people. Strong organizational skills, including ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines. Well-developed problem solving skills, including ability to identify problems, exercise sound decision-making in carrying out solutions, work under pressure and to tolerate ambiguity. Initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment. Exemplary attendance and dependability a must. Ability to lift 40 lbs, move boxes, shelve library materials, push book trucks, and a tolerance for exposure to dust. Preferred - Experience in academic and/or research library or working with Aleph, ILLiad and/or RAPID ILL; compiling and managing data; using social media tools such as WordPress for communication. Valid driver's license, ability to operate a motor vehicle and a good driving record.

HOURS: 35 hours per week. Schedule to be determined - will include some portion of weekend and evening hours until midnight through the week and is subject to change depending on library hours for semester and on service needs of department.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://jobs.mit.edu/. This search is limited to the local area - only applications from candidates within commuting distance of MIT will be considered.

MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and ethnic minority candidates. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health plans, a dental plan, and tuition assistance. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and provides opportunities for training and skill devel opment.

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Library Interns, Covenant Preparatory School, Hartford CT

Covenant Prep (http://www.covenantprep.org/) is an independent, interfaith, tuition-free middle school which seeks to serve boys