May 2013 Archives

Library Director, Moline Public library, Moline IL

Library Director
Moline Public Library,
Moline, Illinois

Salary: $89,270 to $135,836
Status:Full-time
Deadline:06/14/13


Library Director
City of Moline seeks a Library Director. Under administrative direction of the Library Board, is responsible for direction, management and strategic vision of the City library and library staff. Serves as advisor to the Library Board. Requires Master of Library Science degree and 5 years experience as a librarian and as an administrator among varied service areas provided by a library. Compliance with City Residency Policy.

Salary starts at $89,270.

For a job description or to apply online, visit www.moline.il.us. Deadline 6/14/13, 5:00 PM.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

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School Librarian, West Intermediate School, Wilmington MA

The West Intermediate School in Wilmington, MA is seeking a certified part time school librarian.



This position is for an engaging, energetic school librarian to teach grades 4 and 5 part time (.3). This position requires the school librarian to:

teach seven classes a week
help with technology integration
maintain the collection
run a book fair
troubleshoot technology issues
collaborate with teachers
knowledgable of the Common Core

Interested candidates should apply online: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=279872

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Reference Librarian, Bridgewater Public Library, Bridgewater MA

Bridgewater Public Library

Job Classification: Reference Librarian (15 hr/week including evening and weekends.)

Reports to: Senior Reference Librarian or Library Director

Position Description: (The content is qualifying but not limiting.)

Provides excellent customer assistance to patrons of the Bridgewater Public Library and other area libraries by locating and selecting library materials. Responds to requests for information in person, by telephone, fax, email, or by mail. Requests materials from other libraries through interlibrary loan. Provides referral services. Plans, publicizes and carries out library programs. Works with community agencies and schools to provide service. Helps coordinate volunteer program. Guides library users in the use of reference materials, on-line catalog, microfilms, Internet navigation, word processing, special aids and multimedia equipment. Provides bibliographic and multimedia instruction with emerging technologies. Conducts readers' advisory service and answers questions of directional, ready reference and specific search nature. Maintains and compiles statistics as required. Maintains collection through the selection and weeding of library materials and other collection development functions. Ordering and processing materials for collection. Interprets library policies to the public. Assists in development of policies for Internet and other emerging technologies. Designs displays exhibits, bibliographies, videotapes, and other public relations materials. Assists in preservation and restoration of materials in the library's historical collection. Writes grant proposals and administers funded grant projects. Writes press releases and prepares flyers, brochures, newsletter and other promotional materials. Is acquainted with developments in the library field, attends conferences, meetings and participates in continuing education. May undertake special projects and committee work at the request of the library Director.

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.


Qualifications:

Master's degree in Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited program or professional certification by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners required. Broad background in literature social sciences, the humanities, and/or the sciences. Public experience preferred, strong
organizational and customer service skills a must.


Probationary Period; Six months.

Send cover letter and resume to sdaley@bridgewaterma.org

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Annual Competition for the Best Libri Student Paper 2013

Annual Competition for the Best Libri Student Paper 2013

Since 1950, through 63 volumes, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services has been a leader among scholarly journals in the international library world. As part of its strategy to remain one of the premier library journals and to encourage new writers, Libri is issuing a call for "Best Student Paper of 2013." This competition supports Libri's goal of publishing the best articles from the next generation of library and information science professionals. We are proud once again to recognize the very best article with his special award.

Students at all levels* are invited to submit single authored articles with clarity and authority. There is no stated theme. Research papers should address one of the significant issues facing today's librarians and information professionals. Case studies, best practices and pure research papers are all welcome.
* Length: approx. 5,000-7,000 words
* Language: English
* Deadline: June 30, 2013
* Papers should have been written not earlier than January 1, 2012.

The best paper will be selected by an independent panel consisting of selected members of the Editorial Board, the Advisory Board and other international experts. Submissions will be judged on the basis of
* originality of thought and observation
* depth of research and scholarship
* topicality of problems addressed
* the international readership of the journal

The author of the winning article will be honoured with an award of 500.00 EUR and with a complimentary subscription to Libri for 2013. If the quality of competition warrants some papers may be designated as honourable mention and the authors will receive complementary subscriptions to Libri for 2013. The normal provision to the author of e-prints and one complete issue applies to all winners. The winning paper is usually made available on open access on the De Gruyter web site.

Manuscripts should be sent to the Libri Editorial Office, Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, Mies-vander- Rohe-Str. 1, D-80707, München, Germany, preferably as electronic submissions to alice.keller@degruyter.com.

Author instructions and further indications of the scope of papers suitable for publication in Libri are available at: http://www.degruyter.com/view/ supplement/s18658423_Hinweise_f_r_Autoren_de. pdf

There will be time before publication to format winning entries into Libri format, but entrants are encouraged to review our Guidelines for authors before submission.

All submissions should include a cover sheet confirming:
* the name of the institution where the student is or was enrolled
* the dates when the student is or was enrolled
* the date when the paper was written and the course for which it was prepared

* Exception: Senior information scholars returning to school for additional degrees outside the field of library and information science are not eligible for this award.


Professor Ian Johnson,
Joint Editor, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services,
Aberdeen,
Great Britain

Libri:
Read at http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/libr

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Scholarship, Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

The Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce  seeks to recruit students from traditionally underrepresented groups into careers in research and academic libraries. This program has been funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the last ten years. This is the first class since the earliest years of the program that will be funded entirely by voluntary contributions from a select group of ARL member institutions.  
The deadline for submissions is June 14th. Students from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 
Please direct any questions to my ARL address  or to marianne@arl.org.

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Archives Intern (Fall 2013), National Public Radio, Washington DC

The NPR library has recently established an internal historical archive.  The archive complements the collection of materials held at the National Public Broadcasting Archives at University of Maryland. 

 

***Please note: The Archive internship at NPR are available only to information/library/archive students and recent grads who have completed archival coursework.***

Responsibilities:

Work under the supervision of the NPR Chief Librarian to describe & arrange the newly created NPR Historical Archive including:

  • Surveying & appraising incoming or previously received archival materials.
  • Processing archival materials using MPLP processing guidelines.
  • Writing descriptive finding aids.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to balance attention to detail and accuracy with an understanding of "the big picture."
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively according to the demands of a project.
  • Ability to establish rapport quickly and easily with colleagues and clients.
  • Experience handling deadline pressure and establishing priority among competing demands.
  • Archival knowledge combining educational and hands on experience.
  • Familiarity with MPLP, DACS & EAD.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with writing & encoding finding aids for online publishing.
  • Knowledge of digital & analog file formats.
  • Experience with writing or editing archival policy.
  • Experience with digital & analog audio preservation.

Click here to apply

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Volunteer, Boston Bombing Digital Archive, Boston MA

Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive is a digital archive--developed by the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks at Northeastern University--about the Boston Marathon bombings, lockdown, and beyond. Following the model of the September 11 Digital Archive or the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, we hope to gather stories, images, videos, and other media related to the recent bombing, its aftermath, and the city's healing process. You can see our working website, still under heavy development and design work, at http://marathon.neu.edu/.


We're looking for volunteers over the summer to help plan our collection strategies; collect contributions; reach out to local organizations, communities, and businesses; design the Omeka site; and build out the technical infrastructure. If you would like to participate in any of these capacities (or in one not mentioned here that you think would be useful), please contact Alicia Peaker at peaker.a@husky.neu.edu.         

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Volunteer, Lucy Parsons Center, Boston MA

The Lucy Parsons Center is about to have a serious problem staying open. With only three exceptions, everyone who takes regular shifts will soon be either travelling for the summer or leaving Boston permanently.

If anyone would like to help remedy this situation please get in touch soon, so we can sign you up for a training shift while there's still anybody left to train you.


Give the center a call asap, if you can volunteer, and please spread the word!

 http://lucyparsons.org/

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Call for Presentation Proposals, New England Archivists Fall 2013 Symposium, October 26 2013

Call for Presentation Proposals

New England Archivists Fall 2013 Symposium: Giving Color to Ideas

Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Symposium Focus: Big Ideas in the Archival Profession

http://newenglandarchivists.org/meetings/meetings.html

 

The New England Archivists Fall 2013 Program Committee calls for presentation proposals for the Fall 2013 symposium. This symposium inaugurates a two-year trial period during which NEA will host half-day gatherings in the fall and three-day conferences in the spring. It will feature a plenary talk by Jeffrey Schnapp, noted thinker in the realm of digital humanities. 

In keeping with the symposium's focus on innovative thinking in our field, the program committee invites you to submit a presentation proposal illustrating a new, innovative idea, or a "what if" scenario. We encourage topics that impact the profession as a whole, subjects that inspire you, or ideas that have yet to be explored by archivists in the New England region. This is your chance to push the boundaries of current archival thought, challenge your colleagues to think in new ways, and start a dialogue around your idea.   

Presentations will be grouped together, followed by a moderated discussion between presenters and attendees. Presentations must be no longer than seven minutes and must be in one of the following formats:

Lightning talk - a concise presentation that may or may not include a simple visual element, such as a PowerPoint presentation with three to five slides. For more information, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_Talk and http://www.perl.com/pub/2004/07/30/lightningtalk.html.

PechaKucha - a presentation during which a 20-slide PowerPoint presentation advances automatically at the rate of 20 seconds per slide. For more information, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PechaKucha.

TED talk - a short presentation that may or may not include a visual element. For more information, visit http://www.danpink.com//2012/03/3-tips-for-ted-speakers.

Submissions should include the following elements:

1. working title of your presentation;

2. brief description of the topic;

3. name and contact information of the participant(s); and

4. presentation format.

Please submit your proposals by Friday, May 31, to Abigail Cramer and Amanda Strauss with the subject line NEA Fall 2013 Presentation Proposal (abigail.cramer@gmail.com, amanda_strauss@radcliffe.harvard.edu).

https://www.newenglandarchivists.org/meetings/meetings.html

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Metadata Project Volunteer, Congregational Library, Boston MA

Metadata Project Volunteer

Assist us with our New England's Hidden History Digital Project to make the records of 17th and 18th century Congregational church records available. The intern will assist in activities that make digital images accessible through our Project database and our website. Training provided. Intern reports to Digital Projects Specialist. Must be available to volunteer 2-3 hours per week during regular business hours. 


Requirements: 
Experience with scanning projects 
Familiarity with metadata 
Ability to work independently and with others 
Strong communication skills 

 

Send resume to:

Claudette Newhall

Librarian

Congregational Library

American Congregational Association

14 Beacon Street

Boston, MA 02108

617-523-0470 x 229

cnewhall@14beacon.org

http://www.congregationallibrary.org

 

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Outreach Librarian, Rakow Research Library, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY

The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass is seeking an Outreach Librarian to lead and shape the Library's outreach and oral history programs.  This is a newly created position and it promises to be a rewarding challenge for the right person. The person in this position is charged with providing leadership and expertise for library outreach to internal, local, regional, national, and international communities, leading the Library's oral history program. providing high quality reference and instruction services for both on- and off-site patrons, and conducting regular assessment of outreach activities.

The Rakow Library is the world's foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking.  Its mission is to acquire everything published on the subject of glass.

The successful candidate will possess a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, demonstrated experience in a museum or academic library, excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills and experience in reference. In addition, candidates should have demonstrable leadership abilities. A second masters, and science or oral history related background is desired.

For more information go to http://www.cmog.org/employment-opportunity/outreach-librarian.  Excellent compensation package.  Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Email cover letter and resume to sharrettsdc@cmog.org

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Research Analyst, Prospect Identification and Analytics, Boston MA

Research Analyst, Prospect Identification and Analytics

 

Salary - $50-60K

Boston area healthcare leader has terrific newly created position for team player with strong research skills to assist their Advancement & Development efforts.

 

SUMMARY:

The Research Analyst in Development/Fundraising Research provides prospect identification, analytics support, and research support. The Research Analyst creates concise, accurate, and timely ratings and research profiles using biographical information, financial data, news, philanthropic history, etc.  The Research Analyst will also be trained and eventually take part in developing fundraising analytics models.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Identifying and qualifying new prospects for fundraising business units

 

·         Rating the giving capacity of individual prospects

 

·         Supporting the research needs of assigned fundraisers/fundraising teams

 

·         Leading monthly meetings with clients in an effort to identify their fundraising priorities, anticipate research needs, and help them understand and manage their donor portfolios

 

·         Assisting and working closely with Research's Client Services team to identify individual, corporate, and foundation prospects that match client needs

 

·         Spending 10-20% of work hours learning, developing, and applying data analytics skills to assist in the creation of predictive models to help facilitate strategic and financial goals

 

·         Analyzing research requests to determine appropriate level of detail required

 

·         Identifying appropriate resources needed for completion of requests

 

·         Creating concise, accurate, and timely research products using biographical information, financial data, news, and philanthropic history, while adhering to professional standards such as an individual's fundamental right to privacy

 

·         Tracking and disseminating news and information about top donors and prospects

 

 

REQUIREMENTS: 

·         Bachelor's Degree with 2+ years fundraising research experience from a non-profit; or relatable substitute experience.

 

·         M.S. in Library Science a plus.

 

·          Ability to work independently and as part of a team; superior communication, organizational, project management, writing, and analytical skills; ability to manage multiple clients and to meet deadlines.

 

·         The Research Analyst must be a "circular thinker."  Prospect information is not always easy to find, and creative thinking about linkages and possible trails to follow are necessary. Must be curious, focused, and knowledgeable in interpreting financial statements, stock transactions, proxy statements, annual reports and must be able to analyze the data.  Must have high level writing skills as the reports and briefings prepared in Development Research are used by Trustees, the President, the SVP of Development,

 

·         Technical Skills: Superior skills in Microsoft applications; familiarity with Internet search strategies and online subscription services such as Lexis-Nexis for Development Professionals, Foundation Directory, Wealth Engine, and Alumnifinder.  Willingness to learn how to develop analytics models.  Experience with SAS or SPSS preferred but not required.

 

CONTACT: Please forward a word doc resume to Jobs@CharlesRiverSearch.com

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Public Services Librarian, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS

 

Reports to:  Assistant Library DirectorDirectly Supervises: 2.5 Library Assistant IIIs, 1 Evening Coordinator, 0.50 Systems Specialist
 
Workweek:      Full-time; Schedule varies due to the business needs of the library. Must be flexible due to staffing needs and have the ability to work various times including evenings and weekends as needed.

  

POSITION PURPOSE

 

Manages personnel, resources and services of Todd Wehr Library Circulation, Reserve, and Media Center operations to provide access to library collections for faculty, staff, students and other library users. Responsible for the maintenance of physical condition and arrangement of library collections. Provides timely and thorough reference service to faculty, staff, students and other library users, using print and electronic resources.  Provides oversight of management of the library's Integrated Library System. Coordinates library's internal document delivery service.

 

ESSENTIAL BEHAVIORS

Build Trust: Operate with transparency, no hidden agenda; place confidence in colleagues, give proper credit to others. Follow through on agreed upon actions. Treat sensitive or confidential information appropriately. Keep emotions under control. Exhibit ethical and moral behavior in everyday business conduct.

Foster Communication: Demonstrate ability to carefully listen to others at all levels of the organization. Seek and listen to feedback and be approachable. Express thoughts and ideas effectively. Display and promote cross cultural sensitivity.

Display Stewardship: Understand business implications of decisions. Conserve organization resources. Look for ways to improve and promote quality. Take personal responsibility. Use resources in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

In order of importance

  •          Manage Todd Wehr Library Circulation, Reserve and Media Center operations to provide users with access to materials and services. Supervise, train, and schedule day, night, and weekend staff to ensure coverage all hours that the library is open (97 hrs/wk). Maintain high level of customer service and respond to user complaints. Develop and maintain policies and procedures for Circulation functions of the library.  Assign coverage at branch libraries whenever needed to keep those libraries open. 
  •          Manage the Library on Request internal document delivery service including assigning staff, troubleshooting problems, setting policies, and managing workflow.  MCW Libraries' staff process approximately 13,000 requests per year to support the work of faculty, students, residents and other users.
  •          Support Family Medicine programs such as the Winter Refresher.
  •          Responsible for physical management of library collections, ensuring ready availability of physical library materials and informing other librarians concerning problems with electronic formats that might develop at night or on weekends when the Circulation department is open and other library departments are closed.
  •          Maintain proficiency in use of the Circulation functions of the Integrated Library System (ILS); investigate new features; train staff on procedures related to the ILS. Lead the library in long-term planning for the Integrated Library System. Take a leadership role in troubleshooting problems and implementing new services related to the ILS.
  •          Use print tools, online databases, Internet sources and library research skills to provide reference service to library users. Provide literature searches and bibliographic verification using a variety of databases. Teach library classes and update class-related user guides.
  •          Select books and other resources for purchase for the library collection.
  •          Maintain personal continuing education by means of meeting attendance, CE classes, seminars, electronic discussion lists and professional reading. Keep current with advances in information resources and technology, computerized information retrieval systems, and the Internet and share information with other library staff.
  •          Assist with special projects.

 

  

MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on equivalent basis

 

Education:                     Master's Degree in Library & Information Science

 

Experience:                   Two years' supervisory experience in an academic, special or medical library in public service department.  Preferred: Experience in a medical library. 

 

Certifications/Licenses:   None

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Assistant Librarian, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah seeks a creative, energetic, personable and self motivated individual to fill the position of Teaching and Learning Librarian.  The Teaching and Learning Librarian coordinates and administers the formal educational efforts of the library in a team environment.

These efforts include working with academic faculty in the health sciences curricula, developing and teaching information literacy workshops and classes, providing instruction for specialized topics, exploring the future of library instruction and integrating technology.  The person in this position is responsible for assessing and addressing user educational needs, including the needs of remote students and instructors.

This position is a tenure-track faculty appointment, reporting to the Associate Director for Education and Research.

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/23517

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School Librarian, Shawsheen Elementary School, Wilmington MA

 The Shawsheen Elementary School in Wilmington, MA is seeking a full time certified school librarian with 1-3 years of experience.

*We are looking for a highly qualified individual to:
*teach library skills to grades one, two, and three on a fixed schedule
*engage students to be lifelong readers, critical thinkers, and skillful researchers
*collaborate with teachers to support and extend the classroom curriculum
*integrate technology into library and classroom curriculum
*support the teachers with Response to Intervention


Qualified applicants should apply on School Spring: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=298102

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Records Manager, Brandeis University, Weston MA

Library and Technology Services (LTS) at Brandeis University is looking for a Records Manager. The Records Manager is responsible for establishing and managing a university-wide Records Management program.

*Examples of Key Responsibilities:*

· Survey departments' records. Provide advice on the management of their records, often determining their appropriate disposition.

· Help departments coordinate with records vendors providing recordsstorage, imaging, and confidential
records destruction services. Facilitate the transfer of appropriate records to University Archives, including the submission of digital assets to the Brandeis Institutional Repository.

· Develop and maintain records retention and disposition schedules. Develop university-wide records policies.

· Develop and implement strategies and methods for managing and preserving electronic records and digital assets.

· Develop and conduct training sessions; deliver presentations to the Brandeis community on managing records and the services of the RecordsManagement program.

*Qualifications:*

Master's degree in Information Science, Library Science, Archival Science, or related subject area from an ALA-accredited institution with recordsmanagement coursework. Minimum of three years of professional
experience as a records manager or archivist or information manager with recordsmanagement responsibilities.

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of records management and archival theory and standards, including legal and fiscal issues governing university records. Effective oral and written communications skills and public service orientation to convey program rationales and benefits to audiences at all organizational levels and backgrounds.

Demonstrated ability to work with confidential information and to handle sensitive situations with diplomacy and respect for privacy rights; ability to maintain and safeguard confidentiality of documents and information
collected and reviewed. Evidence of accuracy, attention to detail, reliability, and discretion.

Knowledge of and/or experience with electronic records management systems and digital preservation issues. Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills. Familiarity with developments in the electronic records and digital repository fields.

Evidence of program building success; experience leading public programs and outreach preferred. Knowledge of and/or experience with enterprise business and content management systems preferred.

Experience working in a university/college setting preferred. Certified Records Manager preferred.

Physical requirements: Ability to operate barcode reader and computer keyboard; visually inspect paper and electronic documents; and to lift, shelve, and retrieve boxes weighing up to 40 pounds. Exposure to
dust/dirt/mold is possible.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Elect option for "External Applicant". Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and Apply Now.

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Library Director, Montague Public Libraries, Montague MA

The Trustees of the Montague Public Libraries are seeking a forward-looking, community-centered and collaborative Library Director to commence employment in mid-October. The Library Director is responsible for overall management of the library system, its program services including, but not limited to, overseeing facility operations, procurement of all materials, supplies and equipment, representing the library to town government, budget development, financial management, managing the staff, strategic planning and goal setting, developing and administering library policies and procedures, and working closely with the elected Board of Library Trustees.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited school and MBLC-certified with at least five years experience (public library preferred). The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

• Strong management and supervisory skills,

• Knowledge of current and emerging information technology,

• The ability to work effectively with staff, government and the public,

• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written,

• The desire to initiate and assume major responsibility for new projects such as fundraising for a new building.

Knowledge of the Evergreen system is a plus.

Salary starts at $54,648, depending on qualifications and experience.

To Apply: Cover letter, resume and 3 references to MPL Search, 201 Ave. A, Turners Falls, MA 01376 or montaguelibrarydirectorsearch@gmail.com. Applications accepted until June 21 or until position is filled. 

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Project Associate II, Education Development Center (EDC), Waltham MA

PROJECT MANAGER, (Information Services Manager, Suicide ASSOCIATE II Prevention Resource Center)

 

Grade 9 - MANAGEMENT - REFERENCE #: PAII041713

Regular - Full-Time Position; Waltham, MA

EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER (EDC)

EDC is one of the world's leading nonprofit research and development firms.  Established in 1958, EDC designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world's most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity.  Our services include research, training, educational materials, and strategy, with activities ranging from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives. 

 

EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace.

 

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center in the Health and Human Development Division has an opening for a Project Associate (II) (Information Services Manager), reporting to the SPRC Director of Operations and Resources, in Waltham, MA.

 

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to promote a public health approach to suicide prevention. SPRC is hiring a manager of its Information Services team.  This team compiles, synthesizes, and disseminates accurate, timely and useful research and resources to professionals in the field of suicide prevention. The manager will be responsible for ensuring that SPRC's weekly e-newsletter, website, library services, social media, and print and electronic publications are engaging, authoritative, up-to-date, and meet audience needs. The manager should be familiar with information technology, including monitoring and synthesizing new research in public health and behavioral health; website content management; product development and marketing; and how to use various media to communicate public health and behavioral health messages. With direct supervision over several professional staff and a role on SPRC's management team, the manager needs to be able to coordinate the workflow of the team members and value a collaborative approach within and among teams. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures.

 

The Project Associate provides support to project staff, including:

• Serving as backup to manager when needed

• Managing project budget

• Monitoring contractual compliance

• Maintaining records

• Preparing recommendations

• Drafting performance reports

• Writing and developing materials

• Disseminating information, including website content

• Developing presentations

• Managing administrative procedures

• Contributing to design and implementation of business monitoring systems

• Suggesting ideas for improved efficiency or future focus

• Supporting project procurement

• Identifying &recruiting technical consultants; developing their scope of work

• Coordinating proposal development

Specific responsibilities of SPRC's Information Services Manager:

  •  Supervises librarians and the technology associate
  •  Ensures the accuracy, usefulness and timeliness of SPRC's e-newsletter and makes effective use of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and blogging.
  •  Ensures the SPRC website content is clear, engaging, up to date, and relevant to the audience
  •  Manages the development, editing, and marketing of educational/informational materials on a range of suicide prevention topics
  •  Coordinates and assists team members in monitoring, synthesizing and archiving new research and information from government agencies, national organizations, and other sources.
  •  Coordinates and assists the Information Services team in providing literature reviews and responses to queries from SPRC staff and professionals in the field.
  •  Manages requests for information from the media

 

The Project Associate

• Coordinates administrative and logistical tasks

• Coordinates project start-up

• Facilitates project teamwork and feedback exchanges

• Collaborates on troubleshooting complex problems, proposing initiatives and recommending or negotiating solutions

• Acts as liaison between home offices and field-based staff

• Coordinates communications and project activities

• Trains and provides guidance or administrative direction to junior staff

 

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Specific requirements:

 

• Bachelor's degree

• Master's degree or equivalent combination of training & experience preferred

• With Bachelor's degree, at least 5 years research, education, international development or administrative coordination experience, requiring computer competence

• With Master's degree, at least 4 years related experience (as above)

• Some prior project leadership or supervisory experience preferred

• Demonstrable organizational and troubleshooting skills

• Strong analytical skills and aptitude for details

Specific qualifications for the SPRC Information Services manager:

  •  Customer service orientation and ability to be responsive and helpful to SPRC's staff and audience 
  •  Experience managing website content and using social media to communicate public health and  behavioral health messages
  •  Experience with information technology, including public health and/or behavioral health databases and online research tools
  •  Experience managing the development, editing, and marketing of educational/informational materials for a variety of public health and/or behavioral health audiences
  •  Background in mental health, public health and/ or suicide prevention
  •  Ability to manage and nurture staff

 

 

CONTACT: http://www.candidatemanager.net/cm/Micro/JobDetails.aspx?&mid=YEVYF&sid=UEVD&jid=UYAZGTWF&site=Education

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THATCamp Publishing on June 19th - Register Now!

GSLIS is once again hosting THATCamp here on campus on June 19th in the School of Management. The theme is Publishing, but we are hoping to attract a blend of publishers, librarians, educators, and students. For those who are unfamiliar with THATCamp, "The Humanities and Technology Camp," please see their website to learn more here. We recently hosted THATCamp Libraries in February, and had a great turn out from GSLIS students, faculty, alumni and friends, and received wonderful feedback! Don't miss your second chance to attend an incredibly fun and enlightening afternoon.
 
Registration is free and open to all, and we are currently seeking workshop presenters as well as session proposals. Lunch and breakfast will be provided, and good times will be had by all. Questions? E-mail gslisfellow@simmons.edu.

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Librarian for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College, New London CT

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, a highly selective private liberal arts college, located in the historic seaport of New London, seeks an experienced Librarian to manage the college archives and records management programs; recommend policies; plan and implement procedures; provide reference services for the college archives and serve as its principal contact with administrative and academic offices.

In collaboration with the Director, s/he will be responsible for planning departmental activities, creating and managing digital projects and developing grant proposals; participate in College records management development activities, including records classification, retention scheduling and shipping to and retrieval from off-site storage; work with college offices to identify, evaluate and preserve legal and administrative documents; assist with college exhibits, events and programs; provide instruction and assistance to classes; develop and design college archives web site; regularly archive college website and maintain digital files; instruct and supervise student workers and volunteers;  maintain current professional and technical knowledge through training and participation in professional organizations/publications; other duties as assigned or as necessary. 

Accredited Master degree in library or information studies with 1-3 years of applicable archival experience required; excellent written and verbal communication skills with knowledge of archival theory/methodology and records management practice.  Candidate must also be proficient in the use of integrated library systems, information databases, standard productivity software and archival digitizing equipment and techniques, EAD and web editing software.  Some travel required. Starting salary is in the low 50s.

Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check will be conducted on the selected applicant.  Forward resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to humanresources@conncoll.edu (include LIBR and your full name in the subject line).  Accepting applications until June 19, 2013.

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Library Music Intern, National Public Radio, Washington DC

Overview:
The NPR Library partners with all programs and divisions to address a wide spectrum of research needs including the use of music, which is a hallmark of NPR programming. The NPR Music Library provides production and reference services for NPR programs, and maintains Orpheus, NPR's music asset management system.

***Library internships at NPR are available only to information/library students and recent grads.***


Responsibilities:
Work under the supervision of NPR Librarians on a range of efforts that support business needs including:
indexing music that has been ingested into Orpheus,
assist in providing research services according to level of experience,
improving digital infrastructures and workflows through work on special projects.


Qualifications:
In-depth knowledge of music gained through study, performance, or other experience.
Ability to balance attention to detail and accuracy with an understanding of "the big picture."
Experience handling deadline pressure and establishing priority among competing demands.
Ability to work independently or collaboratively according to the demands of a project.
Ability to establish rapport quickly and easily with colleagues and clients.
Experience managing the expectations of others: excellent communication skills in person, in writing, and on the phone.
Passion for history, music, pop culture.

Preferred Skills:
Demonstrated interest in managing digital resources, including approaches to managing metadata related to audio files.
Knowledge of digital file formats.
Content lifecycle management experience.
Familiarity with the programming languages of the web.
Experience providing reference services utilizing commercial databases, government resources, and features of the hidden web.


Please submit a cover letter discussing these qualifications for consideration.

Before applying, we strongly encourage you to read our Internship FAQ's here. Please do not apply for more than 3 internships.

To apply: https://interns-npr.icims.com/jobs/1709/job?mode=apply&apply=yes&hashed=58168622

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Library Archives Intern, National Public Library, Washington DC

Overview:
The NPR library has recently established an internal historical archive. The archive complements the collection of materials held at the National Public Broadcasting Archives at University of Maryland.

***Please note: The Archive internship at NPR are available only to information/library/archive students and recent grads who have completed archival coursework.***


Responsibilities:
Work under the supervision of the NPR Chief Librarian to describe & arrange the newly created NPR Historical Archive including:
Surveying & appraising incoming or previously received archival materials.
Processing archival materials using MPLP processing guidelines.
Writing descriptive finding aids.


Qualifications:
Ability to balance attention to detail and accuracy with an understanding of "the big picture."
Ability to work independently or collaboratively according to the demands of a project.
Ability to establish rapport quickly and easily with colleagues and clients.
Experience handling deadline pressure and establishing priority among competing demands.
Archival knowledge combining educational and hands on experience.
Familiarity with MPLP, DACS & EAD.


Preferred Skills:
Experience with writing & encoding finding aids for online publishing.
Knowledge of digital & analog file formats.
Experience with writing or editing archival policy.
Experience with digital & analog audio preservation.

To apply: https://interns-npr.icims.com/jobs/1708/job?mode=apply&apply=yes&hashed=58168622

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Library Intern, National Public Radio, Washington DC

Overview:
The NPR Library partners with all programs and divisions to address a wide spectrum of research needs, and to maintain NPR's complete audio archives.

Please note: ***Library internships at NPR are available only to information/library students and recent grads.***


Responsibilities:
Work under the supervision of NPR Librarians on a range of efforts that support business needs including:
archiving digital audio, providing research services according to level of experience, improving digital infrastructures and workflows through work on special projects.


Qualifications:
Ability to balance attention to detail and accuracy with an understanding of "the big picture." Experience handling deadline pressure and establishing priority among competing demands. Ability to work independently or collaboratively according to the demands of a project. Ability to establish rapport quickly and easily with colleagues and clients. Experience managing the expectations of others: excellent communication skills in person, in writing, and on the phone. Passion for history, music, pop culture.

Preferred Skills:
Demonstrated interest in managing digital resources, including approaches to managing metadata related to audio files. Knowledge of digital file formats. Content lifecycle management experience. Familiarity with the programming languages of the web. Experience providing reference services utilizing commercial databases, government resources, and features of the hidden web. Please submit a cover letter discussing these qualifications for consideration.

Before applying, we strongly encourage you to read our Internship FAQ's here. Please do not apply for more than 3 internships.

To apply: https://interns-npr.icims.com/jobs/1707/job?mode=apply&apply=yes&hashed=58168622

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Summer Advancement Communications Internship, Museum of Science, Boston MA

Description: The Advancement division at the Museum of Science is responsible for all fundraising efforts at the Museum. The division comprises the following departments: Annual Giving; Leadership and Planned Gifts; Corporate, Foundation, and Government (CG&F) Relations; Special Events; Research; Data Management; Communications and Donor Relations. Staff in these divisions research potential and existing donors and funding sources, write proposals and reports, and coordinate cultivation and stewardship of all individual and CG&F donors.

Position Summary: The intern, who will report to the Coordinator of Donor Engagement and Stewardship, will assist with stewardship and communications projects. S/he may have the opportunity to sit in division and departmental meetings; s/he may also be asked to work in other departments within the Advancement division. This is a great opportunity to learn about the fundraising field at a wonderful Boston institution.

Responsibilities: Help collect information for writing projects (e.g. from fund managers for endowed fund reports) - Coordinate birthday card mailings - Assist with special events - Enter new/additional information into Millennium database - Help coordinate Annual Report donor list review - Data entry, research, and other duties for the gift acknowledgment process and other projects as assigned by the Coordinator or other members of the Advancement team

Minimum Qualifications: College-level applicant - Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office and ability to learn the department's fundraising database (JSI Millennium) - Interest in fundraising and/or nonprofit management and communications - Strict attention to detail, accuracy, and confidentiality (imperative) - General office experience a plus - Comfort with multitasking in a high energy environment - Ability to work independently

Additional Details:

Hours / Days Per Week 14-21 hours/week within Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Compensation Paid $8 - $8.25 hourly

Duration Summer 2013 (May/June - August)

How To Apply: In order to be considered for an internship, please email the internship program coordinator with the following: The exact internship position title in the subject line A cover letter detailing your interest in and relevant experience related to a specific internship position A resumé that includes contact information of three references You may apply for multiple positions; please send a separate email with a tailored cover letter for each position. Emails are preferred and can be processed more quickly. However, we are also able to accept cover letters and resumés by mail or fax if necessary:

Mail to:

Internship Program Coordinator

Museum of Science Science

Park Boston, MA 02114

617-589-0362(FAX)

interncoordinator@mos.org

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Metadata Production Specialist, Roper Center, Storrs CT

Metadata Production Specialist

The Roper Center is the largest Public Opinion Data archive in existence and an internationally trusted digital repository.   Since its founding in the 1940s, the Center has maintained two key objectives:  (1) to preserve the voice of the public in the form of public opinion polling data and maintain these data in the most current formats possible, and (2) to disseminate the data in detailed and complete form via intuitive access tools.

The Center's data curation and processing team is currently enhancing curation methods and appropriate metadata structures for born digital materials, while streamlining workflows in order to accommodate archiving a broader and more diverse collection of materials.  The Metadata Production Specialist is a new position within the archive team and will work to streamline work processing, integrating best practices to assure quality assurance.  This position will play a leading role in supporting long-term management of research data throughout the data lifecycle, including issues of digital preservation and access, intellectual property rights, and security of sensitive data.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manages and coordinates various workflows for dataset and summary data release in accordance with expanding digital curation and online accessibility requirements
  • Analyzes processing streams to develop more efficient production workflows
  • Oversees the production of and builds metadata content for databases served by online retrieval systems for data discovery to external clients, including the preparation of materials for iPOLL, a question level database
  • Produces documentation to clearly describe methods of data collection and reporting 
  • Assists in research, review, testing and evaluation of support products or enhancements.
  • Assists in the development of archival tools and services to support data curation.    
  • Develops scripts, writes, and maintains programs as required for workflow processing.
  • Advises users on the availability of data and provides user support of Center collections
  • Coordinates regular ongoing data acquisitions with data providers
  • Communicates with data producers to secure all necessary metadata pertaining to archived survey materials.
  • Participates in the development and adoption of archival standards for the Center's collections
  • Performs other related duties as required.

 

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in related field and (including but, not limited to Information Science, Social Science, Computer Science) and 1-3 years experience. Candidates with a relevant MA/MS will be given preference.
  • Demonstrated metadata development skills, strong data skills, analytical reasoning and logical problem solving along with, a working knowledge of issues and challenges related to data management/curation, including format migration, preservation, metadata, data retrieval and research data use.
  • Able to manage time and multiple projects in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, creative and innovative attitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with one or more current scientific data and metadata conventions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong editing skills.
  • The ability to acquire new technological skills and resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines within a production environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attentiveness to detail.
  • Experience training/consulting with users on computing problems, or programming in a large data processing environment.
  • A demonstrated ability to oversee student and/or professional staff.

 

Other Desirable Qualifications/Skills

  • Candidates with a relevant MA/MS will be given strong preference.
  • Programming experience.
  • Familiarity with long-term management of research data throughout the data lifecycle and with common metadata standards, e.g., DDI; understanding of ontology and semantic relationships highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of common development tools & languages, e.g. Java, SQL, XML/XSLT, PHP, Perl.
  • Coursework or extensive experience in data management and curation.

 

To Apply
Interested applicants must apply by using Husky Hire. Please, upload a current resume, letter of application, and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

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Volunteer/Intern, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

The Worcester Public Library seeks a friendly, outgoing, creative GSLIS student to work with their young adult librarian. The intern should be interested in pursuing a career working with young adults, be comfortable working in a diverse urban environment, and be able to commit to 5-15 hours per week, or more if desired. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience all facets of YA librarianship in an urban library. The intern will work to improve the digital presence of the library for teens as well as organizing online resources available to them, manage the YA collection, oversee teenage volunteers and assist them when necessary, help plan programs and events for teenagers, attend meetings of the Teen Advisory Group, work with schools and other community youth organizations to provide effective outreach services, provide reference assistance to teens in the library, and implement their brilliant ideas for helping Worcester's teens to succeed!

GSLIS students who have taken either Young Adult Literature or Library Programs and Services for Young Adults strongly encouraged.

 

Please contact Samantha Bodine, sbodine@worcpublib.org, for more information.

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Coordinator 2 - Digital Production Manager, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, and the Digital Services & Shared Collections Department seeks a versatile and energetic Digital Production Manager responsible for strategically managing staff capacities, multiple fund lines and project timelines, and the specialized equipment and resources for the operations of the Digital Library Center (DLC). The Digital Production Manager has oversight of projects and staff in the areas of bibliographic control, imaging/post-capture processing, quality control & structural metadata, audiovisual conversion/formatting, and optical character recognition/metadata enhancement/archiving. Makes project level decisions in collaboration with the Head of Digital Services, and works closely with external and internal clients to ensure an appropriate flow of materials. Manages digitization processes and services and advises customers on technical specifications. This position encompasses both technical and managerial roles and responsibilities.

The deadline for applications is June 10, 2013.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined in the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of its faculty and staff.  Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

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Adult Services Librarian, Dover Public Library, Dover NH

LIBRARIAN II - Adult Services Librarian

(40 hrs/week; $20.68--$29.28 per hour)

 

The Dover (NH) Public Library (http://library.dover.nh.gov) is accepting applications for an "Adult Services Librarian". We are seeking an innovative, enthusiastic, customer-oriented professional to provide vision, leadership and expertise related to collections and services for adults.  This person will possess an exemplary knowledge of literature, popular media and culture, will oversee all aspects of the library's main circulation department, will supervise a part-time staff of seven, and will lead developments to enhance the library's programming and outreach services.  Position requires a multi-faceted self-starter, capable of handling multiple competing priorities while working in an often fast-paced, public service desk environment. This staff member is part of the Library's administrative team and reports to the Library Director.

 

Dover is the fastest growing city in New Hampshire and its 5th largest with a population of just over 30,000. Just 10 miles from the NH seacoast, Dover is about one hour away from Manchester NH, Portland ME and Boston MA. The library circulates nearly 300,000 items annually and its budget is just over $1 million.  Over 90% of Dover residents have library cards and we share an automated library system with the City's five public school libraries.  The Dovernet Libraries have will be migrating in mid-August to a Koha-based open source ILS. We are enthusiastic proponents of social media outreach tools and currently have 1.055 followers on Facebook plus 454 on Pinterest and 489 on Twitter. Our website received over 2 million hits in 2012 and is currently undergoing a major CMS redesign. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Position requires a multi-faceted self-starter with strong customer service skills, and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Capably handles multiple competing priorities while working in an often fast-paced, public service desk environment.
  • Performs circulation desk duties and handles and resolves patron concerns and complaints.
  • Possesses exemplary knowledge of authors, titles, genre literature, plus popular media and culture.
  • Has proficiency with automated library systems, social media and content creation tools.
  • Has strong verbal and written communication skills in order to interpret library policy & procedures effectively to all users; establishes strong, friendly rapport with patrons.
  • Provides Readers Advisory assistance to patrons.
  • Acquires all adult DVDs and music CDs and participates in other print acquisitions for adult collections.
  • Schedules, trains, supervises, coaches, communicates with, and evaluates assigned library assistants at adult circulation desk plus library pages.
  • Teaches patrons how to use various library technologies such as the OPAC, subscription databases, eServices, downloadable books, Internet and PCs.
  • Contributes regularly to library social media platforms & website content.
  • Develops monthly newsletter, library displays, and creates signage.
  • Looks for ways to further promote customer-focused services; develops novel ways of packaging, sharing, and promoting library services to the general public.
  • Coordinates monthly art exhibits and takes the lead in developing adult programming schedule.
  • Recommends policy and procedure changes.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Publisher plus other Office products and common computer applications.
  • Selects and evaluates materials for weeding, replacement, repair, or withdrawal through periodic analysis of collection management reports. Tracks missing or lost materials.
  • Supervises public shelving areas, maintains "extra copies" collection and storage of basement materials.
  • Analyzes space needs; maintains diverse, fresh, and attractive collections in all adult areas through creative marketing.
  • Monitors various library statistics and maintains records.
  • Handles all patrons' suggestions for purchase.
  • Collaborates with other staff members to create a positive, welcoming environment and help maintain building discipline.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves minor computer and printer issues.
  • Manages Meeting Rooms' bookings and schedules, and manages museum pass bookings, schedules and renewals.
  • Participates in hiring of new circulation desk staff & pages.
  • Recruits and trains all circulation volunteers.
  • Conducts bi-monthly circulation meetings.
  • Conducts occasional library tours.
  • Proctors exams for patrons.
  • Leads library bookclub(s).
  • Orders needed supplies.
  • Attends Friends of the Library meetings in the absence of the Library Director.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant new technologies and library trends.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements

  • Committed experience working with the public in a library setting.
  • Experience working with an automated library system.
  • Knowledge of print, database, and online information sources.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, analyze problems, and develop and implement creative solutions.
  • Experience working with, and instructing, customers with all ranges of technical expertise.
  • Evidence of a high degree of initiative and versatility, a committed customer-service focus, and a desire to master new technologies.
  • Working knowledge of  social media and community engagement tools including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and other content creation systems.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with department heads, employees, and the public and to deal with service problems courteously and tactfully.

Education Requirements:

Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university; at least 1 year of professional library experience with a concentration in public services is preferred, but graduate students in an accredited MLS program in their final semester are also eligible to apply. Experience with an automated integrated library system (ILS) is essential.

 

If you are committed to collaboration and wish to join a library that believes in continual improvement and exemplary customer service, your next job may be at the Dover Public Library. To see the complete job description and download the job application, go to: http://www.dover.nh.gov/employment.htm. Responses must be received by June 20, 2013. 

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High School Librarian, Lawrence High School, Fairfield ME

Lawrence High School; Fairfield, Maine (MSAD#49) seeks a high school library media specialist, pending Board budget approval, June 11, 2013. This person should hold an MLS or MLIS and State of Maine School Library Media certification.

The position entails collection development, assisting staff and students in location of materials, teaching information literacy to students, managing an annual budget, assisting with audio visual equipment, including digital technology; and participating on school-wide and District curriculum committees.

Please contact Principal Pam Swett (207-453-4200) for further information.

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Special Collections Librarian, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA

Position Description
Reporting to the Head, Special Collections & University Archives Department, the Special Collections Librarian has curatorial, instruction, and outreach responsibility for map collections and supports a broad range of departmental initiatives.

General responsibilities include:

  • Developing and managing print and manuscript map collections, sensitively building upon existing strengths and exploring new areas for development.
  • Coordinating instruction sessions utilizing map collections, developing public programming, and integrating the history of cartography into departmental activities.
  • Setting priorities for map collection processing and cataloging.
  • Collaborating with colleagues working in areas of collection development, archival and manuscript processing, rare books cataloging, preservation, and digitization.
  • Providing reference services and supporting day-to-day operations, which may include some supervision of staff.
  • Developing donor and dealer relationships, particularly with map collectors, and cultivating campus and community partners.
  • Participating in Libraries' initiatives outside of Special Collections & University Archives by serving on Libraries' and campus committees and contributing to other relevant activities and events.
  • Maintaining a course of personal professional development through active participation in rare book, manuscript, and archives professional associations or other professional activities external to the Libraries.


Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with emerging trends in rare book and manuscript librarianship.
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively and sensitively with library and university colleagues, faculty, students, researchers, and donors.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of digital collections, concepts, and techniques.
  • Demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate's value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in a Special Collections, archives, or museum environment.
  • Experience in or demonstrated knowledge of the antiquarian map trade, including acquisitions by purchase or donation.
  • Experience in or demonstrated knowledge of the history of cartography.
  • Experience in or demonstrated knowledge of best practices for digital mapping applications.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages other than English.


Salary and appointment
Appointment will be made at the Librarian level with a salary range of $43,000 to $46,000. Start date is negotiable. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.

The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa library system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and a number of branch libraries. The Libraries has more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of the University's locally-created open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring close to a million digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our institutional repository. Our Special Collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the 15th century to newly created artists' books.

Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), ARL, OCLC, CRL, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts.

The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2,000 and a permanent staff of 13,000 serving 30,500 students, more than 40% of whom are from out of state and close to 10,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 9% of the University's faculty and staff and 10% of its student body are members of minority groups, and 8% of the students are from foreign countries.

The University of Iowa is home to the Writers' Workshop, the oldest graduate creative writing program in the country, and the blueprint for many of the creative writing programs that now thrive on campuses worldwide. It is also home to the International Writing Program where, since 1967, over a thousand writers from more than 120 countries have participated. The University has recently instituted a program in creative writing in Spanish. Finally, UNESCO designated Iowa City as the world's third City of Literature in 2008.

Iowa City is a community of some 68,000 people (more than 150,000 live in the surrounding area) with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages. It is consistently cited in the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport is only 30 minutes away. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 33% of the students are minority, with 17% identifying as African-American, 9% as Latino/Hispanic, 7% as Asian-American, and .4% as Native American during the 2011/12 school year.

Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu. To help facilitate your application process, note the requisition number 62720. Applications must be received by 06/16/2013.

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Resource Sharing Assistant, Information Delivery and Library Access, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

**This is a two year term appointment with the possibility of extension.**


The MIT Libraries seek an enthusiastic, service‐oriented person to join our Resource Sharing Team. This position provides the opportunity for developing library skill sets related to access services, document delivery, and interlibrary lending and borrowing in a dynamic academic library setting.


RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Resource Sharing Manager and in collaboration with team
members, the Resource Sharing Assistant facilitates access to materials held in the Libraries for reciprocal
borrowers, academic and public libraries and private institutions. S/he fills interlibrary lending/document
delivery requests using various online systems and responds to patron queries about their requests and accounts and copyright issues. S/he verifies citation and location information for materials using both electronic and print sources. The Assistant will be conversant in consortial arrangements, developing and maintaining knowledge of request methods, holdings, and payment and delivery arrangements as they apply to specific customer groups. S/he communicates policies and procedures to customers and may participate in creating and refining related resource sharing documentation. The Assistant will develop a working understanding of ILLiad, RAPID, NRE, Relais, Request Tracker, MIT Libraries' web pages, and web forms in order to provide excellent customer service in assisting patrons, troubleshooting/reporting problems, and responding to other library staff. S/he also resolves lending/borrowing issues and overdue items in NRE, Relais and ILLiad. As a member of the Resource Sharing Team s/he contributes to the interlibrary borrowing service and, as a staff member of ID&LA, supports one or more of the Libraries' service points. S/he is responsible for processing incoming and outgoing material, may participate in hiring or directing the work of student employees, and may also participate in local and system‐wide committees and/or projects.


QUALIFICATIONS: Required ‐ Minimum 6 months direct/related experience that provides understanding of
library or service functions (post high school education can count toward experience). Solid experience with
standard computer software such as Windows and ability to learn and master new software, systems and
technology. Demonstrated strong commitment and ability to deliver superior customer service in person, via
email, phone, including tact and ability to empathize, listen carefully and understand user needs. Proven
excellence in interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to work and contribute
both independently and as an integral part of a service team. Strong organizational skills, including ability to
excel in a service‐oriented environment, manage competing priorities, and meet deadlines. Well‐developed
problem solving skills, including ability to identify problems, exercise good judgment and carry out solutions.
Strong data entry skills and aptitude for detail oriented work. Flexibility to successfully adapt and to work
creatively in a dynamic environment. Ability to lift 40 lbs, move boxes, shelve library materials and push book
trucks, and a tolerance for exposure to dust. Preferred - Bachelor's degree. Experience in academic and/or
research library, especially in interlibrary loan. Experience in customer service environment. Experience working with ILLiad, Aleph, RAPID ILL, NRE and/or Relais.


HOURS: 35 hours per week, Monday‐Friday, 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Some flexibility in scheduling is possible.


APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/index.html. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and ethnic minority candidates.

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Museum Technology Specialist, Harrison Gray Otis House, Boston MA

Museum Technology Specialist (Full time, temporary through September 2013)

Classification: Non-exempt, temporary, non-benefit

 

Location: Position based at the Harrison Gray Otis House, Boston, Mass. Some work at other facilities may be required.

 

Description: Historic New England seeks to fill the temporary position of Museum Technology Specialist. The MTS will be responsible for assisting the Information Technology Officer and other staff as assigned in the day-to-day handling of technology support at a complex, multi-site organization. The position includes fielding help desk inquiries; assisting with hardware and software upgrades, infrastructure implementation and evaluation; and helping support the move of staff offices to newly-renovated space in Historic New England's Haverhill facility. S/he may also assist with projects related to digital asset management or electronic records management as time and skills allow.

 

Qualifications: Applicants should have an undergraduate or graduate degree in technology, information science, computer science, or a related field, or equivalent experience. The position requires a thorough understanding of common desktop applications and operating systems, including Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite. The successful candidate must have excellent customer skills, the ability to work with users with a wide range of skill levels, the ability to troubleshoot technology issues remotely via telephone and remote screen sharing, and an understanding of computer networking and telecommunications. Familiarity with databases, digital asset management systems, and other commonly-used software tools in the museum field is preferred.

 

Applications: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@historicnewengland.org. This position will be filled as soon as possible.

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Interested in Music Library/Music Archives Internships?

If you are a GSLIS student interested primarily in music library/music archives opportunities, I'd like to direct your attention to a newly launched Google Group email list which is overseen by the New England chapter of the Music Library Association (NEMLA).
 
The purpose of the NEMLA Internship Google Group is for libraries and archives to post music-related internship opportunities in the New England or greater-New England area, which can then be browsed by students or early-career professionals interested in pursuing opportunities in the music librarianship field.
We hope to add more internship opportunities as the email list grows, so please subscribe/check back often. 
Visit the NEMLA Internship Google Group to subscribe, or to browse internship opportunities: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/nemla_internships

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Intern, Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts, Northampton MA

Th Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts is an educational non-profit with the mission to assist individuals researching their heritage as well to assist in preserving and documenting Polish-American culture in Massachusetts.
Our organization has a possible unpaid internship opportunity for someone possibly  with an interest in Cultural Heritage.  We have a genealogical room at the Polish Center for Discovery and Learning in Chicopee and a large amount of documents and resources.  I provide this link to our website for a bit of background information: http://www.pgsma.org/

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Cataloging Volunteer Internship, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston MA

The State Library of Massachusetts is offering internships for cataloging students interested in gaining a deeper understanding of cataloging by applying the skills and knowledge gained in LIS415 in a practical library setting.  The internship will focus on editing existing cataloging records that have recently been created as a part of the library's retrospective conversion project.  The internship will also include some original cataloging of monographs that were not included in the scope of the retrospective conversion.

 

During the internship you will:

∙ Learn how to use cataloging software (OCLC Connexion and Evergreen ILS)

∙ Learn the basic rules and standards for cataloging (RDA, AACR2, and MARC)

∙ Edit existing cataloging records for monographs

∙ Create original cataloging records for monographs

∙ Apply barcodes and call number labels to the newly cataloged materials

∙ Reshelve the materials that you have cataloged

 

Although these internships are unpaid, they will provide you with valuable work experience in a unique library setting. The State Library is conveniently located in downtown Boston in the Massachusetts State House. Internship schedules are flexible during our operating hours (Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm).

 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume by Monday, June 10, 2013, to:

Laura Schaub

Cataloging Librarian

State Library of Massachusetts

laura.schaub@state.ma.us

 

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Photo Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA

The MIT Sloan School of Management is working on a centennial history project for Course XV. One of the projects includes a book and the writers are looking for someone to help with photo research.

If interested please contact Tracey Palmer at tracey@traceypalmer.com

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Archives Internship, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookline MA

Introduction
The archives intern selected for the Archives / Curatorial division will support preservation projects on the historic archival collection held at the site.

Background
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site is a 7.21 acre property located in Brookline, Massachusetts.  The mission of site is to preserve and interpret the legacy and significant resources associated with Frederick Law Olmsted, founder of American landscape architecture, and the premier landscape design firm he established in 1883 at his "Fairsted" property in Brookline, Massachusetts. Olmsted retired from practice in 1895, at which point his sons and successors perpetuated his design ideals, philosophy and legacy over the course of the next century.

The Olmsted home and office were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963 and became part of the National Park Service in 1979. Primary resources include the historic Olmsted House, Office, residential landscape, and archival collections containing approximately 1,000,000 original design records associated with more than 6000 projects. Olmsted National Historic Site manages an active research program that provides access to archival documentation for the study and rehabilitation of Olmsted-designed landscapes nationwide.  In addition, the park offers programs and exhibits on the firm's work and legacy; and engages young people in thinking and learning about the history and contemporary relevance of public parks through a growing menu of curriculum-based programs.

Internship Overview:
The SCA applicant selected for this internship will gain valuable experience in historic site museum operations. Specifically, the intern will have opportunities to participate in the historic preservation of archival collections. This intern will collaborate with experienced archivists to gain knowledge in the field of cultural resource management and preservation.

Internship Goals and Objectives:

  • Develop knowledge of the cultural resources held at the national historic site.
  • Successfully complete historic preservation projects related to our core mission.
  • Gain knowledge in the field of archives and museum studies.
  • Assist with digitizing the historic landscape photograph albums.
  • Provide informal visitor contact while working on resources.
  • Work with archives staff to re-house museum collections and edit collection finding aids.
  • Learn about the history and mission of the National Park Service, and understand the role that preservation of museum collections plays in cultivating public stewardship of natural and cultural resources managed by the NPS.

Project Scope:

  • Understand park and agency missions, and how preservation of cultural resources plays a vital role in the achievement of these missions.
  • Understand the principles of cultural resource management and use them to participate in meaningful projects that allow visitors to forge connections with the site and its stories.
  • Work with senior staff to refine collections care skills.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with NPS colleagues and park partners.
  • Understand the roles/responsibilities of park staff and volunteers as they relate to preservation and safety.
  • Demonstrated experience working as a member of a team to accomplish a project.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Desire to and/or background working in public service.


Special Skills Required:
The incumbent should have familiarity with basic archival practices and have experience using a computer. In addition, the applicant should have demonstrated experience working as a member of a team to accomplish projects and operational goals and objectives; a desire to and/or background in working with people of varied ages; In addition, the incumbent should be highly motivated and interested in public service.

Other Information:
Contact Person:
Michele Clark
617-566-1689 x231
Michele_Clark@nps.gov

Supervisor: (same)

Additional Training Provided by the Park:
Intern will be provided with in-house training regarding the safe handling and care of museum collections and use of the ICMS (Interior Collection Management System) used to manage museum collections. First Aid and CPR training will also be available.

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Head, Metadata Services Department, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park MD

Title:  Head, Metadata Services Department

Category: Librarian

Department:  Metadata Services

Benefits:  22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days
Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental,
Vision, and Prescription

As the largest university library system in the Washington
D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve 37,000
students and faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The
University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and
research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource
is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable
strategic plan.

The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking a Head for the
Metadata Services Department that will lead a service-centered
department in designing, implementing, and assessing a wide range of
processes that rely on metadata to provide access to the University of
Maryland Libraries scholarly resources in all formats.  In a
collaborative environment, plans and develops policies, workflows, and
special projects. In partnership with colleagues in Public Services,
Collection Management, and the Information Technology Divisions, has
primary leadership responsibility for knowledge access strategies
through the Libraries' discovery systems.

Requirements:

MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education.

* minimum of five years professional cataloging/metadata experience in
a library serving similar clientele.

* minimum of three years supervisory experience with evidence of
successful and innovative management and results-oriented operations.

* demonstrated abilities to creatively work with library faculty,
staff and others.

* demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and
methods of access to scholarly resources, combined with a strong
service orientation.

* excellent planning, organizational and communication skills.

* working knowledge of metadata standards and applications.

* demonstrated ability to meet faculty appointment, promotion, and
permanent status criteria

For the full position description, please go to:

http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the
University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is
based on the successful applicant's experience and relevant
credentials. For additional information, consult the following
website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/ii-100B.html.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at:

https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/18243, click faculty.

No relocation assistance will be provided.  You must be legally able
to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries
will not sponsor individuals for employment.  An application consists
of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a
resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until
July 20, 2013.

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Advanced Referencing Services Specialist, Infotrieve, Wilton CT

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

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

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

Responsibilities

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


Requirements

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


How to Apply
Please send resumes to careers@infotrieve.com.

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Library Director, Douglas Library of Hebron, Hebron CT

The Town of Hebron and the Douglas Library of Hebron Board of Trustees are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, community oriented, and technically proficient Director who will continue to develop the Library's role as the cornerstone of the community's intellectual and cultural life, as well as provide strategic direction for the Library's future.

 

The Director is responsible for administration of the library operation, including: the hiring and retention of staff; development and maintenance of collections of print and non-print materials and access to online resources; planning for ongoing program development; budgeting and financial management; communication and working relationships with Town government, community organizations and media; cooperative liaison with other libraries and agencies relevant to the delivery of library services.

 

Qualifications include: Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from an ALA accredited program; with increasingly advanced public library administrative experience, including management of library support and professional staff; demonstrated experience in providing leadership. Competitive salary and benefits.  Please visit www.hebronct.com for more details. Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the Town Manager, Town of Hebron, 15 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT 06248 by June 14, 2013.  EOE.

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Library Director, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis IN

irector, Ruth Lilly Medical Library
Indiana University School of Medicine

Position Overview:

Indiana University School of Medicine seeks a Director to serve as the senior administrative leader for the School of Medicine's Ruth Lilly Medical Library (RLML).  The Indiana University School of Medicine, established in 1903, is the only allopathic medical school in the state of Indiana serving 1200 medical students educated on nine campuses across the state, more than 1100 resident and fellow trainees, approximately 400 students in masters and PhD programs, 250 undergraduate students in health professions programs, and over 4000 full, part-time and volunteer faculty. The Director is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for the delivery of academic and knowledge-based information resources and tools aligning the library's strategic plan with the goals of the School of Medicine across its missions of education, research and clinical service.

Qualifications:

The Director should be a faculty member with extensive experience and credentials to justify the rank of Professor/Librarian and have a Master's Degree or PhD in library or information science earned from a program accredited by the American Library Association.  S/he should have progressive and accomplished experience in library administrative/leadership roles that include significant responsibilities for budgetary oversight and resource planning. A minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience in a medical library is preferred, including evidence of successful supervision of professional staff and faculty.  Knowledge in the breadth of library operations including managing electronic resources, collection development and document delivery as well as knowledge and skills in evaluating, implementing and making accessible, new knowledge based technologies is needed.

The successful candidate should have an established track record of successful grant funding, scholarly dissemination and collaboration with educators, researchers and clinicians.  The Director should be a dynamic leader with the ability to develop and cultivate a highly functioning team that delivers results and to champion change and continuous improvement initiatives in a complex academic health center system.  Above all, the Director must bring the ability to foster relationships with faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders thereby ensuring the success of programs created by the library.

For a full position description, please visit http://medicine.iu.edu/administration/high-level-open-positions/.

Application Instructions:

Priority deadline is Monday, June 3, 2013. Interested applicants should create one PDF file containing the following: (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for six references.  Send the PDF file by email to iusmhire@iu.edu with the subject line "Director, Ruth Lilly Medical Library" attention search committee co-chairs Drs. Alex Djuricich and Randy Brutkiewicz.

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Senior Librarian - Children's Services, Peabody Institute Library, Peabody MA

Peabody Institute Library in Peabody MA seeks a full-time Senior Librarian - Children's Services.  Responsibilities and qualifications are described below.

Responsibilities: Reports to Library Director.  Responsible for providing services to children including: developing department goals and objectives; department policies; circulation; collection development and maintenance including materials selection and weeding; creation, development and maintenance of departmental web page; program development including summer reading programs, story hours, etc.; readers advisory services; staff supervision, training and evaluation; department scheduling; management of children's PCs; coordination of appropriate activities and policies with young adult librarian; attendance at professional workshops; outreach services to the public schools and other community agencies. Performs other similar duties pertaining to the functions and goals of the Children's Department, including liaison with branch library staff.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS. At least two years related experience that includes familiarity with current library technologies and experience supervising others. Schedule is 35 hours per week, and includes one evening per week, and every 2nd Saturday.

Starting Salary: $46,082.53

Interested candidates should send their resume and letter of application to Martha
Holden, Director, Peabody Institute Library at 82 Main Street Peabody MA 01960, or email to
holden@noblenet.org

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Web Developer/Content Manager, Mercer, Hoboken NJ

Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset - their people. Mercer's 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. If you thrive on challenge, are passionate about ideas, love solving problems and truly enjoy connecting with people, we encourage you to explore the hundreds of job opportunities available through Mercer. Our core strengths place Mercer in a unique position to help our clients achieve the extraordinary - and extraordinary results require extraordinary people. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital.
The role of the Web developer / Content Manager is to support Mercer's intranet collaboration initiatives with a range of content management (gathering requirements, designing, building and testing web sites that support easy access to content), analytical, and user adoption activities.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Build and develop intranet sites on SharePoint platform
  • Contribute to the formulation of global content management strategy
  • Gather user requirements and translate them to functional/technical requirements using personas, wireframes and prototypes
  • Partner with IT to align activities and tools
  • Partner with visual designers to ensure user experience requirements are accurately translated into visual designs
  • Adhere to established intranet guidelines and participate in the on-going development of those guidelines
  • Plan and manage usability testing and related user research activities
  • Provide guidance/advice on content management strategy/tools, web design and navigation and related business processes to other web developers/content managers
  • Conduct site reviews to ensure best practices are adhered to; address and report on inconsistencies
  • Assist businesses, regions and functions with their migration to SharePoint
  • Lead medium sized projects with minimal oversight
  • Conduct other research, analytical, or project management duties as requested


The position requires experience in the following areas:
Content Management

  • Knowledge of content management protocols: content analysis, information architecture and metadata definition
  • Knowledge of publishing standards including HTML and XML
  • Required proficiency in web site creation and management
  • Experience developing SharePoint sites

Project Management

  • Project management, self-management, and ability to manage up
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Quality deliverables
  • Ability to define deliverables and provide frequent updates, resulting in high quality work product
  • Skilled in taking complex ideas and creating frameworks and other approaches to clearly communicate ideas and gain support

Cross-functional and business partnering

  • Ability to navigate a matrix organization and create deep working relationships across functional, geographic, and line of business boundaries
  • Experience navigating detailed functional processes (e.g. IT, legal, finance, marketing) in a complex environment
  • Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Familiarity with collaboration tools (i.e. communities, forums, blogs, wikis, etc.)
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), listening and facilitation skills
  • Positive outlook, resilience, flexibility and ability to work in an environment with changing priorities
  • 3-5 years of experience as a web designer/content manager
  • Bachelor's degree preferred


Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, pension and 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at: http://www.mmc.com/. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at: www.mmc.com/diversity.

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IT Systems Support Technician, Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell MA

Job Title: IT Systems Support Technician
Department: Pollard Memorial Library
Reports To: Library Director, Asst. Director, Coordinator of Automation and
Technical Services and any other designated personnel
Wage: $36,581.85 (min) to $42,866.54 (max) annual salary
Hours: 35 hours per week, including one evening per week and every 4th Saturday (September-June)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Supports the Library's technology investment by providing: desktop support (OS, application, and hardware); network support, deployment & configuration of equipment (servers, switches, etc.); and resolution of service issues.

Provides input to the Director, and the Coordinator of Automation and Technical

Services on usage, trends and needs.

Provides insight to the Director and Coordinator about new and emergent technologies that may enhance processes and add value.

 
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.

 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in computer science, information systems or related field from a four year college or university; three or more years' experience in a relevant role, preferably in a municipal environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Demonstrated knowledge of PC architecture, operating systems and applications, WIFI

and access points.

Demonstrated experience with network equipment, server operating systems (Windows), peripherals, and services.

Experience with filtering software, firewalls, and PC reservation software. Demonstrated experience with project management applications and practices. Experience working with a diverse group of individuals with varying computer skill levels.

Experience working with an automated library circulation system preferred.

 
LANGUAGE SKILLS

Individuals with bilingual skills are encouraged to apply.

Excellent and effective customer service, trouble shooting, oral and written communication skills.

Ability to interact tactfully and appropriately with library patrons and staff.

Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence and memos. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from library supervisors and staff, vendors, and library patrons.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

 
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

 
REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to apply city and library policies and procedures to the duties and responsibilities of this position.

 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 
WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an

employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and fumes of airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 
The City of Lowell is a smoke and drug free employer and requires a physical with drug screen, CORI post offer.

 
Qualified/interested applicants send resume to the Human Relations Office, Room 19

City Hall, Lowell, MA 01852 by 4PM~ Deadline Tuesday, May 29, 2013.

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Call for Authors for New Consumer-health Column, Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet (JCHI)

The Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet (JCHI) has a New Column, "Patient/Patron Perspectives". This is a brand-new column and Amy Knehans, my co-editor, and I are looking for any information professionals in any ttype of library (public, academic, hospital) who would be interested in writing for this new column. 

Amy and I have developed the scope so far- this is not binding- and any feedback or ideas are welcome! If you are interested, please reply to Amy and me at our emails address, within the scope. We will send you the authors' guidelines, schedule (the column first publishes in the Vol 17, No 4 issues, with an August 2013 deadline) asap. Scope is below:

"This column is intended to illustrate the perspectives of consumers of health information found on the Internet.  The column provides an arena for consumer and health-sciences information professionals to share their use, attitudes, beliefs and understanding of health-related information found on the Internet.  Consumer use of the Internet for health information is large and growing.  According to the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, specific diseases and treatment continue to dominate people's online queries and, for one-third of U.S.adults, the Internet is a diagnostic tool. (report: Health Online 2013)

The emerging consumer role can have implications for health care relationships. There are benefits and dangers associated with health advice on the Internet.  Each article in the Consumer/Patient Perspectives' column will focus on consumers of health and their perspectives on consumer-health found on the Internet.  Any librarians interested in submitting comments or material for publication should contact Mary Ellen Nolan, MLS, AHIP and Amy Knehans, MLIS, AHIP.  Ms. Nolan's e-mail address ishospitallibrarian@yahoo.comand Ms. Knehans' e-mail is aknehans@hmc.psu.edu, respectively.  Please enter the e-mail subject line, PROPOSAL FOR JCHI ARTICLE.

Column Co-Editors:

Mary Ellen Nolan, MLS, AHIP
Consumer Health Librarian
New Hanover County Public Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Amy Knehans, MLIS, AHIP
The George T. Harrell Library
M.S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State University
P. O. Box 850
Hershey,  PA 17033"
 
If you have any questions, comments, ideas, or anything, let Amy and me know.  This is an exciting opportunity for any librarians who are interested in consumer health to become publsihed authors, and to share your great ideas or insights with other librarians who deal with consumer health.

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Research & Education Librarian - EBM Coordinator and Liaison to School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives, Durham NC

Job announcement:  Research & Education Librarian - EBM Coordinator and Liaison to School of Medicine

Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives is seeking a dynamic and team-oriented librarian to coordinate and co-teach with faculty the School of Medicine's evidence-based medicine curriculum and serve as liaison to the School of Medicine. This position is part of the Research & Education team, which works together to support the reference and instruction needs of Duke Medicine. The position is involved in developing and teaching information management instructional programs; applying web based technology to the delivery of services and access to resources; participating in library strategic planning; providing leadership on projects; assisting patrons in locating information in support of quality clinical care, biomedical research, and health sciences education.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Master's degree in Library / Information Science or related field. Knowledge of library instruction and education services, information and reference services, database searching strategies, web pages and online tutorials, and project management. Minimum of three to five years of experience in health sciences and exposure to EBM concepts and skills beyond searching.

The successful candidate must also have these skills/abilities:  customer-service orientation; excellent organizational and communication skills; building relationships with diverse clients; flexibility in terms of coping with a dynamic environment and handling multiple priorities and projects; working in teams and independently; initiative to acquire new skills; knowledge of principles for search and evaluating electronic resources; knowledge of general computer applications and reference management software.


SALARY AND BENEFITS:
This non-entry level position offers a competitive salary based on experience and education, vacation and sick leave benefits, and support for professional development.


TO APPLY:  Review of applications will begin May 22, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Send cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references via email, fax or mail:

Vanessa Sellars, Business Manager
Duke University Medical Center Library
DUMC 3702
Durham, NC 27710
vanessa.sellars@duke.edu<mailto:vanessa.sellars@duke.edu>
fax: (919) 681-7599<tel:%28919%29%20681-7599>


For more details about this position, the library and Duke:  http://mclibrary.duke.edu/about/employment

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Information Research Specialist, Parexel, Waltham MA

Job Title: Information Research Specialist

Location: Waltham, MA

Job Description

The Library Research Specialist creates and manages current awareness services, including journal TOC services. Maintains Library collection of journals subscriptions and files, including tracking, filing, and invoice support. Handles document delivery, invoicing and expenditure tracking activities. Maintains departmental Sharepoint site. Develops proactive services as needed. Assists in PIRLS training and marketing programs as needed. Provides backup to Manager and Senior Information Research Specialist. Responds to information requests from all employees, on a variety of subjects, using online databases and other subscription resources for literature searching. Supports Manager and Senior Information Research Specialist on complex research projects and knowledge management activities.

Job Qualifications

1-3 years of experience in corporate, pharmaceutical, healthcare industry or medical library. Microsoft Office literacy. Master's Degree in Library/Information Sciences from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited program Able to work in dynamic fast-paced environment. Energetic, creative, proactive, motivated, flexible individual with ability to multi-task, good reference-interviewing, interpersonal , critical thinking, organizational, and excellent oral and written communication skills. Must have customer-service focus. Potential for growth. Experience with Sharepoint preferred.

 

Apply online at:

http://jobs.parexel.com/boston/consulting/jobid3632186-information-research-specialist-jobs

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Research Analyst, Client Services, Development Research, Dana Farber, Boston MA

GENERAL SUMMARY:  

 

The Research Analyst, Client Services, in Development Research provides prospect research strategy and support for members of Development & The Jimmy Fund.  The Research Analyst creates concise, accurate, and timely research products by finding and interpreting biographical information, wealth indicators, news, and philanthropic history, and works closely with clients to strategically apply this information in raising funds for Dana-Farber.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Leading monthly meetings with internal clients, in particular Principal and Major Gifts officers, to review fundraising priorities, anticipate research needs, assess and manage donor portfolios, and develop strategies for key prospects.
  • Analyzing research requests and projects to determine level of detail and resources required, communicating clearly with clients about expected outcome and timeline, and delivering targeted information that is accurate and actionable.
  • Creating concise, accurate, and timely research products using biographical information, financial data, news, and philanthropic history, while adhering to professional standards such as an individual's fundamental right to privacy and protecting the confidential information of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
  • Using information found to accurately assess the giving capacity of individual prospects.
  • Participating in fundraising strategy meetings, including major gift prospect strategy discussions and meetings with faculty about their fundraising needs and priorities.
  • Working closely with Research's Prospect Identification team to identify individual, corporate, and foundation prospects that match client needs.
  • Maintaining an expectation of excellence in both written and verbal communication, as well as a dedication to superior customer service with an emphasis on relationship building.
  • Tracking and disseminating news and information about Dana-Farber, advances in cancer research and treatment, and top donors and prospects.
  • Staying abreast of trends in prospect research by reading relevant news articles and white papers, testing out new products, and sharing ideas and information with colleagues.
  • Continuously developing fundraising knowledge and professional skills through internal/external trainings, shadowing of colleagues, research webinars, and local and regional conferences and workshops.
  • Participating in the training of the annual Research Fellow and of junior Research staff.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Reports to Associate Director of Development Research. No direct supervisory responsibilities.

 

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's Degree and 3+ years of direct or comparable experience.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

 The Research Analyst should possess superior communication, organizational, project management, writing, and analytical skills, and have the ability to manage multiple clients and to meet deadlines. He/she should also be comfortable working independently while also being available to work on team projects and/or assist colleagues when needed.

The Research Analyst must apply creative thinking about possible trails to follow for prospect information. He/she must be curious, focused, and persistent in pursuing threads of information, and should be capable of in interpreting complex documents, including corporate proxy statements and insider stock filings.  Also essential are high level writing skills, as the reports and briefings prepared in Development Research are used by Trustees, the President, the SVP of Development, and other senior Development and Jimmy Fund staff. The Research Analyst must also be able identify and adapt to shifting priorities, be flexible and resourceful, and exercise professionalism and discretion in working with confidential information.

Technical Skills: Superior skills in Microsoft Office applications; expertise in broad range of search techniques; knowledge of prospect research resources such as Lexis-Nexis for Development Professionals, Foundation Directory, Wealth Engine, and Prospect Research Online; familiarity with relational databases and reporting tools; experience with data mining is a plus.

 

PATIENT CONTACT: No

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 Workstation in typical office setting. Some use of a personal vehicle for business purposes may be necessary.

 

Apply directly to:

 Chris DeChellis, Associate Director of Research

Email: chris_dechellis@dfci.harvard.edu

 Or online at: http://www.dana-farber.org/careers.aspx

 

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Taxonomy Analyst, New York City

Taxonomy Analyst

Location:  New York City

Salary Target Range:  $40-60K + Benefits

Contact:  Shelley Koukoulas - skoukoulas@aci.com or 1-877-534-4800 x 318

Seeking a Taxonomy Analyst to enhance the data underlying our web content contextualization platform. The platform effectively categorizes web content, which allows our ad server to deliver relevant, targeted advertising to right audience.

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Systems & Discovery Librarian, Hampshire College Library Center, Amherst MA

The Hampshire College Library Center seeks an outstanding individual for the position of Systems and Discovery Librarian.

Reporting to the Director of the Library in a collaborative team environment, the Systems & Discovery Librarian will design, implement, and assess (metadata-reliant) processes and other knowledge discovery strategies to enable access to research resources in all formats. Leads library-wide efforts to optimize a suite of discovery and retrieval systems designed to help users access collections; leveraging relevant technologies to provide user-centric services for information access and discovery in digital and physical realm.

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Application Usability Consultant, EBSCO Publishing, Ipswich MA

Application Usability Consultant

We are looking for an experienced Application Usability Designer with a talent for both design and usability.  In this position, you will be driving the visual design and interaction design for EP's line of proprietary, internal software applications.  The Application Usability Designer is responsible for translating the business requirements into intuitive, engaging user interface designs.  Additionally, this individual should feel comfortable leading collaborative critiques and design sessions to solicit end-user feedback. This is a contractor position.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Requirements Analysts and internal customer groups to translate feature specifications into functional designs
  • Provides design recommendations on usability, navigation, layout, element consistency, spacing, texture, typography and color palettes
  • Establish team-wide design strategies for improved usability, clear navigation, and layout consistency
  • Communicate designs using full fidelity mock-ups and prototypes to project stakeholders
  • Lead focus group studies and usability testing to gather feedback on feature designs and new enhancement requests

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Springfield Public Schools (SPS) Recruitment Fair for Middle School Teachers and Educators, May 16 & 17, 2013

We are seeking highly qualified teachers and educators to join our team.  Springfield Public Schools (SPS) is hosting a Recruitment Fair for Middle School Teachers and Educators on May 16 & 17, 2013. Please visit our website at www.sps.springfield.ma.us to apply online for Anticipated Openings for the 2013-2014 school year. 

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Library Technician 2, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington CT

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
May lead lower ranking library staff members, as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Knowledge of library science techniques and practices; knowledge of advanced library systems, resources and equipment including applicable computer based and automated systems oral and written communications skills; interpersonal skills; ability to analyze and solve problems relating to library methods; ability to understand and operate across more than one area of library activities; some supervisory ability.

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Digitization Intern - Office of the Registrar, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester MA

Title: Digitization Intern - Office of the Registrar

Purpose: To assist the Office of the Registrar with the digitization of the analog print collection 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain files - may require searching of Museum database 
  • Research specific inquiries regarding the permanent collection, using Museum database, library resources and/or exhibition archives
  • Other administrative duties as needed

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Librarian, Mt Mansfield Union High School, Jericho VT

Mt Mansfield Union High School in Jericho, VT is seeking a certified librarian to fill a temporary leave from September 2013-January 2014. Responsibilities include management of all library services, scheduling and working side by side with the current staff, collaborating with faculty, teaching research skills to classes and maintaining a supportive and comfortable learning environment for all students. We seek a dynamic, energetic individual who loves research, teaching, and learning and is equally comfortable managing the library website, research databases and other technologies, providing copyright and fair use guidance, and promoting literature and reading.

The application deadline is June 1, 2014. To apply and to find more information, please visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=290102

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Library Media Specialist, Benton Elementary School, Benton ME

The position of Library Media Specialist at the Benton Elementary School  (population 650) will be open upon my retirement next month and should be announced online in June (www.msad49.org), pending Board approval of the budget for the coming year. The library job involves collection maintenance and development, teaching of literature and information skills to all grades (1-6), participation on District curriculum committees, and supervision of one library educational technician. A person with teaching experience is preferred and an MLIS or MLS required.

For more information contact Mrs. Suanne Giorgetti (pronounced "George- etty"),Benton school principal, at 207-453-4240.

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Library Director, Public Library, Rochester NH

Rochester, New Hampshire (population 31, 560) A full-service community, Rochester is one of New Hampshire's largest and fastest growing cities. The seacoast offers excellent cultural, recreational and educational amenities.

City is seeking an energetic, innovative, decisive leader with a track record of integrity and positive management skills with a successful background of service in a public library. Excellent planning skills and the ability to identify and integrate new technologies into library services are needed. Willingness and ability to interact and collaborate with other city departments and community organizations also required.

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Fall 2013 Internship Program at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2013 Internship Program.

Description:

The Fall 2013 Internship Program provides participants in-depth exposure to the workings of individual departments and practical and theoretical training in museum practices, and acquaints them with the role of museums in contemporary society. Working under the supervision of one of the Museum's professional staff, interns contribute to timely projects, gain insight into the functions of individual departments, and learn about the Museum's various collections, exhibitions, and programs for visitors. Internship projects are based on Museum needs and requirements and are assigned to interns with the appropriate skills and interests. This unpaid internship runs from September 10 through December 13, 2013.

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Assistant Chief Conservator, Collections Conservation and Housings, Yale University, New Haven CT

Assistant Chief Conservator, Collections Conservation and Housings

Preservation Department
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Rank: Librarian 2-3 (Grades 24-25)

Requisition: #21178BR

www.yale.edu/jobs

Schedule:   Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)

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LIBRARIAN II - PART-TIME, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Concord MA

LIBRARIAN II - PART-TIME
NH DEPT. OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL/CONCORD
Starting Hourly Rate $19.41 - $22.84/hour

SCOPE OF WORK: To maintain and provide an informational storage, retrieval, and resource system for the use of New Hampshire Hospital staff, as well as other agencies, libraries, students, and the public who do research in mental health fields.

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Quality Assurance Tester, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Quality Assurance Tester

Location: Cambridge, MA

Duration: 2 months  / 20 hours per week

Harvard University IT Library Technology Services (LTS) seeks a contract Software Quality Assurance Tester to test software, report bugs, coordinate bugs reports by alpha and beta testers, and retest reported bugs associated with the launch of a next generation digital repository service.  The Software Quality Assurance Tester will operate Web based and workstation based software and test specified functionality, report bugs in Bugzilla, and may coordinate and triage the reports of external users for reporting to the software development team. May also contribute to technical or training documentation.

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Systems Engineer, Library Technology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Harvard University IT Library Technology Services (LTS) is seeking an Applications Platform Analyst to build, manage, and maintain scalable and robust application server environments for central library systems used in the academic and research mission of the University.   This position supports a variety of library services, including home-grown, third party vended and open source applications.   S/he integrates applications into existing infrastructure, troubleshoots and resolves technical issues and manages technical projects.   The Library Systems Engineer works collaboratively with developers, systems librarians, vendors, systems administrators, and HUIT Infrastructure staff to build and maintain stable applications for the Harvard Library. 

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Digital Photographer, Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover MA

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is seeking a Digital Photographer for its Imaging Services studios. Primary responsibilities include personal production, teamwork, and client interaction. This position requires advanced technical, organizational, and communication skills. The Digital Photographer works as a member of the imaging team tasked with digitizing cultural heritage materials including all formats of film, photographs, rare books, art on paper, historic maps, and many other materials.


Qualifications
B.S. or equivalent professional experience in technical digital imaging. Required skills include mastery of Photoshop, Lightroom, and color management. Experience with metadata creation and use, archiving systems, computer and network IT are a plus. Extreme attention to detail and care of the materials we are entrusted with is an absolute requirement. Experience in a museum or conservation lab environment is beneficial.


About NEDCC Imaging Services
NEDCC offers a wide range of imaging services including, book and paper digitization, oversize Imaging, film reformatting, archival print reproduction, and X‐Ray film scanning. NEDCC's digital photographers are experienced in the careful handling of rare and fragile cultural heritage materials. NEDCC offers fine ink‐jet reproduction printing on acid‐ and lignin‐free papers using pigmented inks to produce longlasting prints suitable for use as archival surrogates or exhibition quality reproductions.


Salary and Benefits
NEDCC offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with education and experience.

Application Process
To apply please send a PDF file containing cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three
references to Tom Rieger, Director of Imaging Services, at trieger@nedcc.org.

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Bibliographic Database Designer, EBSCO Publishing, Ipswich MA

Bibliographic Database Designer

The individual in this position Create detailed specifications for implementing bibliographic databases and associated features for EBSCO's online bibliographic products.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analyze business requirements plus third party and in-house data sources to determine the best method of implementing key features for new and existing products within the EBSCOhost environment.
  • Write detailed technical database design specifications that instruct software developers how to map bibliographic data sources to EBSCO's proprietary format; includes writing instructions for mapping data to XML and to MARC21 formats.
  • Generate descriptions of required indexing tables; specify search tags and search limiters; map fields for authority files; and specify the database display on EBSCO interfaces.
  • Work closely with software developers and quality analysts on product configurations and complex data transformations to ensure accurate technical implementation of database functionality and appearance according to specifications.
  • Provide troubleshooting support from a technical design perspective for existing products.

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Director, Allendale-Hampton-Jasper Regional Library, Hardeeville SC

The Allendale-Hampton-Jasper Regional Library Board welcomes applications from dynamic, innovative and service-oriented candidates for a Director to lead the continuing development of library services in a three-county rural library consortium. The AHJ Regional System serves three beautiful Low Country counties stretching along the Savannah River near Hilton Head, S.C. and Savannah, GA. This quiet, rural area depends heavily on its public libraries for computers, books, and information. A new library facility in Allendale serves as the headquarters for the library system. Additional facilities are in planning stages.

Visit the library web site: http://www.ahjlibrary.org. Full details at http://1.usa.gov/12g90k7

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Library Director, Brown Public Library, Northfield, VT

The Brown Public Library located in Northfield, Vermont (the home of Norwich University), seeks an energetic and collaborative library director for a salaried position (30 hours/week) with benefits.  The Town of Northfield (population of approximately 6,000) has a strong tradition of community support for their library.  The director manages the day-to-day operations of the library and works with the library Trustees to develop goals, policies and budgets.  Among the director's responsibilities are staffing, collection development, programming, and oversight of the facility and technology.  The successful candidate must work closely with a diverse group of people to help lead the library in new directions while respecting tradition and current strengths.  S/he must be able to build relationships within the community, prioritize, multi-task, and use internet and social media to market the library.  Taking risks will be encouraged as we move forward to implement the expansion of information technology, electronic books, media and services for our 21st century patrons.

 Bachelor's degree with several years of public library administration required, MLS preferred.  Salary range is $30,000-$42,000 plus benefits.

See http://www.brownpubliclibrary.org  for information about the library and the job description.

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Library Director, The Public Libraries of Faulkner & Van Buren Counties, Conway AR

Be a vital contributor to a vital area--the Central Gateway to the Arkansas Ozarks! The Board of Trustees of The Public Libraries of Faulkner & Van Buren Counties, http://www.fcl.org/, (headquartered in Conway, AR) seeks an innovative, collaborative, and enthusiastic leader to serve as its next Library Director. The new Director will lead a system of eight public libraries serving two counties with a combined population of 133,000. The System, governed by a ten-member regional library board with equal representation from each county, circulates 446,696 items annually, and has a $1.7 million budget and a staff of twenty-five (25) FTE .

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Library Director, University of Maine at Machias, Machias ME

The University of Maine at Machias invites applications for the position of Director of Merrill Library. The director leads and oversees all aspects of the 84,000-item library, including student and faculty services, collection development (including electronic resources), and the advancement of information literacy. In creative collaboration with faculty and staff, the director ensures the library's central role in fulfilling UMM's mission.  Minimum qualifications include a Masters Degree in Library or Information Science and five years of professional library experience, including at least three years at a collegiate library. Complete job description and qualifications are available at www.machias.edu/employment . This is a regular, full-time, represented, professional position that includes a comprehensive benefits package.

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Subject Librarian/Specialist for Business Management, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

Syracuse University Library seeks an energetic, team-oriented librarian with at least two years of professional experience, excellent technological skills, a strong service orientation, and a background in business or a related field to serve as a subject specialist and reference librarian for business and related subject areas. This individual will work with a team of librarians and support staff in an active, student-centered research library environment. The Syracuse University Library, with collections of nearly three million volumes, is actively pursuing electronic and digital initiatives as part of its strategic directions and initiatives.

Applicants: To apply for the position please log onto www.sujobopps.com - and visit the description and application instructions at https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/49336

Application deadline is May 31, 2013 but review of applications begins immediately.

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Chair, Marston Science Library,University of Florida, Gainesville FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Marston Science Library. The successful candidate will be a forward thinking leader who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the changing nature of librarianship in the sciences. Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Research Services, the Chair is a key member of the Libraries' management team, ensuring organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and development of policies for library operations.

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Executive Director, Southern Tier Library System, Painted Post NY

Assume a vital leadership role and assist the 48 public libraries in this southern region of New York State achieve new levels of service and effective resource sharing! The Board of Trustees of the Southern Tier Library System (headquartered in Painted Post, NY) seeks a visionary library leader--responsive to member and community needs and skilled in focusing the efforts of a team of talented professionals--as its next Executive Director. STLS is a regional consortium of public libraries in Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties--working in partnership with member libraries to enable the System's 256,291 residents to have access to excellent library services.  With a $1.5 million annual budget, 27 system employees (18.4 FTEs) and the recently formed Foundation for Southern Tier Libraries, STLS is a member-focused organization with a mission to build on the strengths of its diverse members through cooperative action and provide superior service to its member libraries and their constituents.

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Elementary School Librarian, Reeds Ferry Elementary School, Merrimack NH

Merrimack School District seeks a Librarian for an Elementary School. Reeds Ferry School is a progressive Elementary school of 500+ students. Seeking candidate who is current with best instructional practices and knowledgeable of Elementary curriculum and Common Core Standards. Candidate must be collaborative, energetic and innovative. Eligibility for Librarian Certification required.

Go to www.merrimack.k12.nh.us to apply on-line or send a letter of interest, resume, three current letters of reference, certification and transcripts to:

Marjorie Chiafery, Superintendent of Schools
Merrimack School District
36 McElwain Street
Merrimack, NH 03054

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Summer Volunteer, Emerson College Archives, Boston MA

Emerson College Archives is seeking a motivated volunteer to work with the Head of Archives & Special Collections to research, design, and install two exhibits this summer. The exhibits will feature current faculty accomplishments and the history of diversity and inclusion at Emerson College.

Work for this project will begin the week of June 3, 2013 and requires a minimum of 10 hours per week with both exhibits completed by the week of August 19, 2013. The estimated number of hours for this project is 150. The volunteer should have experience working in and performing research in an archive setting. Training on how to design and mount exhibits will be provided.

Interested candidates should contact Christina Zamon at Christina_zamon@emerson.edu.

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Library Intern, Political Research Associates, Somerville MA

Library Intern, Political Research Associates, Somerville, MA
Unpaid, minimum 10 hrs/wk

Political Research Associates (PRA), a social justice think tank that studies the U.S. Right, is seeking a Library Intern to provide support with our in-house library and archives and creation of an online catalog.

PRA's in-house library has a unique classification system intended to cater toward researchers who follow the right-wing and advance social justice. Created by a member of the PRA staff, the library provides one-of-a-kind field experience for a Library Sciences student. After moving our office space, the library is in need of reorganization, labeling, and structural decisions about where new books belong. We're also looking to make our library catalog available online on our new website, www.politicalresearch.org, accessible to scholars and providing a bibliography for researchers.

The thousands of items in our library include books, DVDs, tapes, recordings, pamphlets, extensive files of direct mail and clippings on a variety of organizations, and other miscellaneous items.

Applicants should be enrolled in an ALA-accredited Library Science program and have completed basic coursework in cataloging. The internship will run from mid-May until August, and the intern should be able to commit to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. Please submit a cover letter and resume to internships@politicalresearch.org.

PRA is located in Somerville, MA, an easy walk from Davis Square.

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Call for Presentation Proposals, New England Archivists Fall 2013 Symposium, October 26, 2013

New England Archivists Fall 2013 Symposium: Giving Color to Ideas

Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Symposium Focus: Big Ideas in the Archival Profession

The New England Archivists Fall 2013 Program Committee calls for presentation proposals for the Fall 2013 symposium. This symposium inaugurates a two-year trial period during which NEA will host half-day gatherings in the fall and three-day conferences in the spring.

In keeping with the symposium's focus on innovative thinking in our field, the program committee invites you to submit a presentation proposal illustrating a new, innovative idea, or a "what if" scenario. We encourage topics that impact the profession as a whole, subjects that inspire you, or ideas that have yet to be explored by archivists in the New England region. This is your chance to push the boundaries of current archival thought, challenge your colleagues to think in new ways, and start a dialogue around your idea.

Presentations will be grouped together, followed by a moderated discussion between presenters and attendees. Presentations must be no longer than seven minutes and must be in one of the following formats:

Lightning talk - a concise presentation that may or may not include a simple visual element, such as a PowerPoint presentation with three to five slides. For more information, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_Talk and http://www.perl.com/pub/2004/07/30/lightningtalk.html.

PechaKucha - a presentation during which a 20-slide PowerPoint presentation advances automatically at the rate of 20 seconds per slide. For more information, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PechaKucha.

TED talk - a short presentation that may or may not include a visual element. For more information, visit http://www.danpink.com//2012/03/3-tips-for-ted-speakers.

Submissions should include the following elements:

1. working title of your presentation;

2. brief description of the topic;

3. name and contact information of the participant(s); and

4. presentation format.

Please submit your proposals by Friday, May 31, to Abigail Cramer and Amanda Strauss with the subject line NEA Fall 2013 Presentation Proposal (abigail.cramer@gmail.com, amanda_strauss@radcliffe.harvard.edu).
https://www.newenglandarchivists.org/meetings/meetings.html

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Full Time Library Director, Saint John's High School, Shrewsbury MA

St. John's High School also seeks a full time Library Director. The director is responsible for the day to day operations of the McCarthy Library.

Saint John's High School is a private Catholic school with enrollment of 1,000 boys, located in Shrewsbury, MA. St. John's offers an excellent teaching environment with competitive salary/benefits.

Candidates should respond no later than Friday, May 24, 2013 By submitting a cover letter and current résumé to:

Dr. Jacob Conca, Principal
Saint John's High School
378 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Email: jconca@stjohnshigh.org

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Head of Collection Management, Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), Yale University Library, New Haven CT

Head of Collection Management
Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI)
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Rank: Librarian 2-4 (Grades 24-27)
Requisition: #21210BR
www.yale.edu/jobs

Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week; Occasional evening & weekend hours required.

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Data Quality Specialist (Part time), Gerson Lehrman Group, Boston MA (or remote)

Gerson Lehrman Group is looking for a part time Data Quality Specialist who has prior experience building and maintaining taxonomies. In particular we are interested in classifying companies and job functions to the specific industry/ies that are most representative of their focused business area. You will be part of our Data team and work remotely. Your work will consist in extending the existing taxonomy, and testing the products that use it. In addition, we have general data quality tasks to improve the categorization of expertise which includes employment records, memberships, awards, publications, etc. You will help us label and categorize our data and champion its quality. You must be passionate about taxonomy development, information management and schemes.

Here's what you need to have:

· Bachelors in Fine Arts, Liberal Arts or Journalism

· Excellent writing skills

· Experience developing and extending taxonomies

· An extreme attention to detail

· Self-starter

Extra credit:

· Degree in Library Science

· Experience with Industry Classifications like NAICS SICS

· Experience creating and maintaining ontology.

· Experience writing SQL queries and organizing data sets

· Worked on search quality or ad quality

· Experience at a tech company creating taxonomies and ontologies

· Python

· Protégé

For immediate consideration, send your resume to esanchez@glgroup.com.

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Supervisor, Technology & Automation, Nashua Public Library, Nashua NH

LIBRARY: Nashua Public Library

POSITION: LIBRARIAN (Full-Time, 40 hrs/week) SUPERVISOR, TECHNOLOGY & AUTOMATION

HIRING SALARY RANGE: $39,842 - $53,020 depending on experience / Job Grade 8

PRIMARY DUTIES

This full-time (40 hour) position in the public library includes some evening and weekend hours. The person in this position manages the library's information systems, manages the technology and electronic resources department budget and expenditures, acts as vendor liaison for electronic databases and software and assists library staff with all manners of computer related issues and training. As a member of our professional staff this person will also stay informed of innovations in the use of technology in library settings and recommends, plans, and implements those that are appropriate. She/he will supervise the information technology department staff and will provide direct customer service 10 hours per week at one of our service desks.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

MLS from an ALA accredited school, minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience administering library systems and technologies. Understand technical trends and developments relevant to public libraries and have the ability to troubleshoot hardware and software problems. The successful candidate will also have experience in providing reference service to the public and have proven success in completing technology projects in a public library setting.

PREFERRED SKILLS

Training or degree in computer/information technology; familiarity with Sirsi-Dynix products; familiarity with EZ Proxy or other authentication software, experience using WordPress

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Submit cover letter, applications/resume, and three professional references at:

http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ONLINE BY 5 PM ON MAY 10, 2013

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Online Exhibit Intern, The Lawrence History Center, Lawrence MA

Title: Online Exhibit Intern

Description: The Lawrence History Center is a private, non-profit organization with the mission to collect, preserve, share, and interpret the history and heritage of Lawrence, MA and its people. We are looking for a creative individual to research, gather, and use photographs, objects, and previous exhibit pieces to create a unique online exhibit on an Omeka platform. This will include not only scanning and photographing materials, but also creating metadata and writing narratives that will explain the history behind the exhibit. The intern will also create resources for teachers. The subject of the exhibit will be determined by the supervisor and the intern, but the possibilities include public health, World War II, the WPA, diversity in Lawrence, and the early history of Lawrence. This is an unpaid position, but can be used for college or graduate course credit.

Qualifications: Must be available 10 to fifteen hours per week. Preferred days are Wednesdays, Thursdays, and/or Fridays. Familiarity with computers, scanners, metadata and digitization procedures. Excellent writing skills. Knowledge of programming languages preferred. Experience with photography preferred. Experience with Omeka preferred. Knowledge of Dublin Core preferred.

Salary: Unpaid.

How To Apply: Please send a resume to Jennifer Williams at jenn@lawrencehistory.org or 6 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA 01840.

Apply By: 5/15/2013

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Library Director, Sharon Public Library, Sharon MA

Institution Type; Public Library
Job Type: Full Time
Institution: Sharon Public Library
Location: Southeastern
Title: Library Director

Description:
The Sharon Public Library is located south of Boston, halfway to Providence, RI. with ready access to Rtes. 95, 495 & 93. Sharon is a very diverse commuter town with a top rated school system and a population of almost 18,000. The Director manages a staff of 20, plus volunteers and an operating budget of approximately $900,000. The library meets all State Aid requirements and has never had a fiscal dilemma.

The Trustees of the Sharon Public Library are seeking an energetic, personable, forward-looking, collaborative, patron driven Library Director. The ideal candidate will have experience in the area of library needs assessment, grant writing, and will have proven managerial skills. The candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to public service, and a thorough knowledge of professional library principles, methods, practices, and programs.

The Library Director is responsible for the overall management of the library and its program services including but not limited to, budget development, financial management, overseeing facility operations, managing the staff, goal setting, developing and administering library policies and procedures, and working closely with the Board of Library Trustees. Full Job Description will be sent to all applicants.

Qualifications:
MLS from an ALA-accredited school and MBLC certified with a minimum of five years of progressive managerial experience (public library preferred), excellent oral and written communication skills ability to use Microsoft Office and strong record of personnel management.

Salary range: $67,000 - $77,500, with a starting salary depending on qualifications and experience.
Closing Date: May 30,2013

Send:
Please send cover letter, resume, and the names of at least three current professional references to Robert Levin, Trustee Chair by email to: sharondirectorsearch@gmail.com or by mail to Sharon Public Library BOT, % Robert Levin, PO Box 103, Sharon, MA 02067-0103

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Head of Access Services, Williams College Libraries, Williamstown MA

Williams College Libraries seeks a collaborative, innovative and user-oriented librarian to lead its Access Services Department. Reporting to the College Librarian, the Head of Access Services is a member of the library's leadership team and oversees all aspects of circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, document delivery and consortial resource sharing. S/he must have a strong commitment to public service and a vision for implementing creative services and utilizing emerging technologies to meet the changing needs and expectations of our users. This is a full-time, 12 month administrative staff position.

The opening of the new Sawyer Library in 2014 offers exciting and unique opportunities for the Head of Access Services. In this new environment, this person will have the chance to develop and implement innovative user services in support of the research and curricular needs of the Williams faculty and students. To learn more about the library construction project visit: http://newsawyerlibrary.williams.edu

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High School Library/Media Specialist, High School, Hopkinton MA

Hopkinton Public Schools
NOTICE OF VACANCY
Job Posting # 13-76
Opening Date: May 1, 2013
Closing Date: Open until filled

TITLE: High School Library/Media Specialist
TYPE OF POSITION: Full-time (1.0), 2013-2014 school year; salary commensurate with experience and education
LOCATION: High School, Hopkinton, Massachusetts

The Library/Media Specialist provides all students with an enriched library environment containing a wide variety of materials that will invite intellectual growth, and to aid all students in acquiring the skills needed to take full advantage of media center resources. The High School Library/Media Specialist reports to the principal and directs the Library Assistant(s), if assigned.

DUTIES
Duties include, but are not limited to:
1. Operates and supervises the media center which assigned;
2. Prepares and administers the media center budget, and evaluates, selects, and requisitions new media center materials;
3. Assists teachers in the selection of books and other instructional materials, makes media center materials available to supplement the instructional program, and works with teachers in planning those assignments likely to lead to extended use of media center resources;
4. Maintains a comprehensive and efficient system for cataloging all media center materials and instructs teachers and students on use of the system;
5. Teaches classes in library, media, and research skills as assigned by the Principal, and presents and discusses materials with a class studying a particular topic, on the invitation of the teacher;
6. Counsels with, and gives reading guidance to students who have special reading problems or unusual intellectual interests, and helps students to develop habits of independent reference work;
7. Shares responsibility for accomplishing the goals and priorities of his/her grade/team/department, building and school district, attending all faculty and committee meetings as required, and district-wide committees as needed;
8. Other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
To be considered qualified for this position, candidates must have the following:
1. Licensed, or eligible for licensure in Library by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education preferred;
2. Bachelor's Degree, Master's preferred, from an accredited college or university, in Library Science or a related field;
3. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, to children and adults;
4. Commitment to remain current in content knowledge and teaching strategies;
5. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and in conformity with state certification requirements.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
To be considered for this vacancy, please reference only job posting #13-76 and your last name (as, #13-76 Jones) in the subject line, and submit:
1. Cover letter, which should include a statement of your educational philosophy;
2. Resume, which should contain applicable license/certification information;
3. Transcripts;
4. Applicable license(s); and
5. The contact information for three professional references.

Submit the above required information to: hpsjobs@hopkinton.k12.ma.us Please note: this address is for application materials only. E-mail is our preferred method of application, however, if you wish to apply by mail, please send the required items to:

Human Resources (Job Vacancy #13-76)
Hopkinton Public Schools
89 Hayden Rowe
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

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Instructional Services Librarian, Babson College, Wellesley MA

Job Summary:

Babson College seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative team member for the position of Instructional Services Librarian. Reporting to the Lead Instructional Services Librarian, this position supports and advances library instructional programs through the application of information literacy standards, instructional design principles, pedagogical knowledge, educational technologies and ongoing assessment efforts. This position plays an active role in leading the integration of library instruction into undergraduate and graduate curricula. Additionally, this position provides research consultation support through regularly scheduled shifts at the reference desk, serves as the liaison to at least one academic division, and embraces a strong, responsive, user-centric customer service model.

Key Responsibilities:

· In collaboration with the Research & Instruction Team, assesses information literacy needs of students, faculty and staff and develops creative delivery models to meet those needs

· Develops innovative and effective models of library outreach for students, faculty and staff

· Builds collaborative relationships with faculty and program management staff in order to maintain robust library instruction initiatives.

· Develops and manages digital assets, instructional documentation, in-class presentations and teaching schedules for library instruction programs.

· Provides in-person, email and virtual research support to students and faculty as a member of the Research & Instruction Team.

· Maintains appropriate reference and instruction statistics

· Conducts ongoing assessments of student learning and contributes to departmental assessment projects.

· Learns, implements and teaches new technologies, both in support of larger ITSD initiatives and in pursuit of continuous enhancement of the library instruction programs.

· Functions as the liaison to specific academic division(s), providing library services such as curriculum support, research assistance, library instruction, vendor relations and special projects.

· Participates in regular professional development activities.

· Maintains membership in appropriate professional organizations.

· Assumes additional responsibilities as required.

Required Qualifications:

· At least 3-5 years of post-MLS academic library experience in an automated library setting

· Strong and dynamic classroom presence and presentation skills, with evidence of strong interest and success with learning, implementing, and teaching emerging information technologies

· In-depth knowledge of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education

· Knowledge of instructional design practice and principles as applied to in-person, online, synchronous, and asynchronous instruction

· Strong understanding of pedagogical theories and approaches, including their application to diverse populations of learners and teachers

· Evidence of exceptional interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate effectively with diverse students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and other community members

· Strong program management skills

· Ability to understand and work with information and instructional technologists to deploy web-based content and instructional technologies to support on-site and distance information literacy initiatives

· Excellent computer proficiency

· Strong knowledge of business information resources preferred

Application Procedures:

Submit an application (including: cover letter, resume or CV, names and contact information for at least 3 professional references, and optional statement of teaching philosophy) via the following link: https://babson.peopleadmin.com/postings/2316 . Review will continue until the position is filled, but applications received by May 31, 2013 will be given first consideration.

Appointment:

This is a full-time, 12-month appointment with administrative status.

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Librarian and Information Technology Specialist, Dublin School, Dublin NH

Librarian and Information Technology Specialist.

Dublin School's mission statement challenges its students to seek truth and act with courage. The library is of central importance to the school's mission and the librarian is responsible for overseeing the library and its print and electronic offerings, developing additional electronic resources in support of the curriculum, and providing opportunities to promote skill in accessing and using information technology for students, faculty, and staff. S/he serves as a resource for the use of technology in a variety of learning settings using different strategies, and collaborates with teachers to integrate technology and information literacy into classrooms. Education of the community about intellectual property is an important feature of the position. The creation and maintenance of an online library presence is expected. This position also involves some work on the maintenance and development of information systems on campus, including an online course management system. Additionally, the librarian and media specialist will handle textbook purchases and distribution, and participate in the school's residential program as a member of a duty team.

Demonstrated effectiveness in working with adolescents is a key attribute. An advanced degree in library and media services and experience working in an educational setting are advantages. The school provides housing and generous benefits.

Interested candidates should contact the Head of School's assistant, Anne Mackey at amackey@dublinschool.org.

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Assistant/Associate Dean for Strategic Technology Initiatives, Illinois State University, Normal IL

Illinois State University invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Dean for Strategic Technology Initiatives for
Milner Library.

For a full job description, and to apply online, please visit: http://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63130

The Assistant/Associate Dean for Strategic Technology Initiatives provides vision and leadership to effectively integrate technology
into the operations of Milner Library. The Associate Dean develops and implements processes aligned with the university's strategic plan and student and faculty needs. The Associate Dean provides direction for Milner Library's technology departments, and coordinates the technology planning of services with Library departments and units. The Associate Dean will collaborate with university technology leadership and the university community to shape and implement information technology initiatives according to the needs of Educating Illinois.

Applicants should have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience developing and implementing library
service-oriented technologies (three years preferably in a leadership capacity). A Master's degree from an ALA accredited graduate program and an additional advanced degree are required at time of hire.

Review of applicants will begin on May 12, 2013.

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Library Director, Uxbridge Free Public Library, Uxbridge MA

Mission:
The Uxbridge Free Public Library will provide facilities, materials, services and programs that foster lifelong learning and a welcoming environment for community interaction enhanced by staff members dedicated to this vision and possessed of compassion, a cooperative spirit and strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Qualifications:
• Masters Degree in Library Science or Master of Science in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school with Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners certification and five years of progressively responsible library experience preferred.
• Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrates knowledge of collection development and maintenance, library practices, procedures and technology
• Demonstrates an ability to organize, maintain, and administer a complex operating budget for a library system
• Demonstrates effective working relationships with Trustees, staff, patrons, officials of other local departments and the general public
• Demonstrates proficiency in the procedures and practices of professional library administration and the organization and management of its operations.
• Demonstrates knowledge of automated information data and retrieval systems: WORD, EXCEL, LAN, HTML, Internet and PowerPoint

Reports to:
The President of the Library Board of Trustees

Responsibilities:
Planning and Policy-making
• Collaborates with the Board to Develop goals and objectives for long and short-range plans for the library
• Collaborates with the Board to develop library policies, programs, and procedures.
• Plans, directs, and supervises development and preservation of the town library local history archives collection; including inventory, appraisals and insurance, in cooperation with the local historical society and Historical Commission

Fiscal management
• Develops, prepares, and recommends to the Board, Town Boards, and Town Meeting and administers, the annual operating budget, and capital outlay programs based on the established goals and related performance data.
• Develops and justifies the library budget, including payroll, monthly bills, statistics and revolving accounts
• Selects quality and cost-effective vendors, contractors and others to provides services and products
• Administers grants and foundation funds according to specified guidelines and files all indicated reports within specified time-fames.

Property Management
• Manages the physical plant, as well as the preventative maintenance program, to ensure proper maintenance and utilization of the library.
• Maintains a Disaster and Evacuation Plan.

Personnel Management
• Manages the staff and coordinates staff functions in accordance with established goals and philosophy of the library mission.
• Develops and coordinates volunteer services.
• May serve as reference librarian and fill in at circulation desk as necessary

Library Service and Operations
• Responsible for and supervises the selection, acquisition and culling of library materials.
• Supervises the utilization and maintenance of technology to deliver, monitor and enhance library service.
• Maintains the Library website.
• Analyzes library operations, summarizes service developments and progress in achieving core objectives to provide the Board with the information necessary for sound decision making and fiscal responsibility.
• Reports on current library trends as they may relate to local library services and operations.

Communication
• Attends and participates in all Board meetings and advises Trustees of programs, services, facility, planning, personnel and policy matters requiring consideration/action, as well as any changes in library services, programs, and collection.
• Expands community outreach through a variety of means including but not limited to: library-school partnerships, addressing community groups, and identifying ways to serve patrons outside of the library building

Physical Requirements:

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

Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in carrying and shelving books, and in performing other typical library functions. The employee must regularly lift and/or move material weighing up to 35lbs. May be required to push or pull book trucks weighing up to 150 pounds. Vision and hearing at, or correctable to, normal ranges is necessary. Depth, color, peripheral, and distance vision routinely required.

Please send a cover leter and resume to mefco@verizon.net.

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Teen Librarian, Hartford Public Library, Hartford CT

Hartford Public Library seeks creative and flexible individual for teen services.

Responsibilities: the operation of YouMedia, a new digital learning center for teens.

Minimum requirements: Masters Degree in library science; 3-5 years of supervisory experience preferred. Experience with new technologies and social media required. Applicant must be technologically fluent with Macs, PCs and digital media creation software.

Full requirements, job description and application are available online at http://hplct.org/about/job-openings or Administrative Office, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103.

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