June 2013 Archives

Project Manager, Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School of Excellence, Springfield MA

Background
Currently, MLKCSE owns approximately 3,000 books and does not own a software program to catalogue, manage and inventory its collection. MLKCSE currently does not have a certified library media specialist on staff. MLKCSE went through an evaluation process and plans to purchase the Atriuum Express library management software from Book Systems. We desire to hire for the summer a graduate student who is close to completing their library science degree to manage and implement the project of setting up the catalog and addressing the backlog.


The graduate student will receive training on the Atriuum software and receive the assistance of a part-time staff person.

Job Specifications
The project manager is a paid, temporary, full-time, summer position. In addition to the online catalog implementation, we are looking for someone to help establish workflows for cataloguing, to help us assess the collection, and to provide other assistance in helping us organize the library for the fall. The work will be done onsite at the MLKSCE in Springfield, MA.

Requirements:

Enrolled in Simmons GSLIS or recent graduate
Familiarity with school libraries
Completion of LIS415, Information Organization

Project Dates, Schedule and Salary:
Starting: July 1, 2013 (preferred but no later than July 9)
Ending: August 16, 2013 or until project completed, if sooner.
Schedule and Hours - Monday through Friday except July 4 - 7:30 to 4 or if working lunch 8 to 4
Salary: $15/hour

Application Deadline: Before July 5, 2013

Apply by sending a resume and cover letter to:

Melissa Earls, Principal
mearls@mlkcs.org

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Yale University, New Haven CT

Electronic Resources Librarian

Acquisitions Department

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Rank:  Librarian 2-4 (Grade 24-27)

Requisition:  #21917BR

www.yale.edu/jobs

 

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

 

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

 

The University and the Library:

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity.  It fosters intellectual growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide.  A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases.  The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information.   Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and fifteen school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

 

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Chief Acquisitions Librarian, the Electronic Resources Librarian provides professional, technical, and fiscal expertise in the overall coordination and management of electronic resources. Manages the work of the Electronic Resources Group and supervises staff who perform a variety of activities related acquired electronic resources, including licensing, acquisition, management, maintenance, statistical analysis, troubleshooting, and preservation. Keeps abreast of and provides advice and guidance with relationship to trends in publishing, licensing, pricing practices, vendor technologies, and software developments as they relate to the electronic resources lifecycle, to colleagues and staff in Acquisitions, Collection Development, Cataloging & Metadata Services, Library IT, and units that provide user support services.

 

1.      Assesses and addresses electronic resources lifecycle management issues across the Library and recommends, develops, manages, and documents policies, procedures, documentation and best practices related to e-resources, using understanding of industry best practices and working collaboratively and collegially Library-wide with all acquisitions units, collection development staff, selectors, catalogers, and Library IT.

2.      Serves as a point of contact with vendors and with consortia for electronic resource acquisitions.

3.      Manages process change and workflow shifts based on organizational departmental changes. Collaborates with other acquisitions managers to develop and implement optimal electronic resources workflows. Coordinates renewal and annual review of e-resources.

4.      Oversees the development of an assessment program for data related to electronic resources and coordinates with the Library's developing assessment program. Organizes, analyzes, and interprets usage data and assists selectors with the interpretation of data.

5.      Oversees digital preservation activities for acquired electronic resources (ingest of archival copies into Yale University Library's Rescue Repository, LOCKSS box content management, etc.).

6.      Serves on and/or leads University Library committees related to electronic resources and discovery services. Participates in planning committees and task forces and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Expected to be professionally active and represent the Library and the University in academic, scholarly, and professional community.

 

Required Education and Experience:

Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited Library school and two years of related experience. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for an MLS. Appointment to this rank is limited to three years at which time it is expected that the individual will develop necessary requirements to meet expectations of performance at the Librarian 3 level.

 

Required Skills & Abilities:

1.      Appointment to Librarian 3 rank requires a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience and professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank. Librarian 4 rank requires a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience and accomplishments appropriate to the rank.

2.      Demonstrated knowledge and ability in supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities.

3.      Demonstrated ability in working with: complex electronic publishing environment and scholarly communications issues; negotiating licenses for electronic content; electronic resource management systems; integrated library systems; and metadata and digitization standards.

4.      Demonstrated ability to train and supervise staff. Ability to work collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.

5.      Evidence of high productivity and skill at problem solving when working independently or in groups. Excellent analytical and organizational skills, oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal and team collaboration skills.

 

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

1.      A minimum of two (2) years of professional library experience supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities.

2.      Project management experience or training.

3.      Experience or training related to change management.

4.      Experience with an OpenURL resolver, Voyager ILS, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Access, and/or Serials Solutions 360 services.

5.      Knowledge of SQL.

 

Salary and Benefits:

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more. 

 

Applications consisting of a cover letterresume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online athttp://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is 21917BR.  Please be sure to reference #21917BR in your cover letter.

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Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian & Assistant Professor of Library Science, Odum Library, Valdosta State University, Valdosta GA

Position Open: Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian & Assistant Professor of Library Science, Odum Library, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

 

Job Description Summary: Valdosta State University's Odum Library seeks motivated applicants interested in working with both print and electronic formats. Reporting to the Head of the Acquisitions/Serials Department, the Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian is responsible for management and accessibility of serials in all formats, with emphasis on the activation and discoverability of electronic resources.

Open Date:  06/10/2013
Close Date: 07/31/2013

To learn more about this position or apply, visit the Valdosta State University employment site at: https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com/postings/1833

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Library Director, Newmarket Public Library, Newmarket NH

The Newmarket Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a library director who is experienced, innovative, and very public-service oriented.

 

The library director reports to the Board of Trustees and plans, implements and manages all services to the public, including: library operations, personnel selection and supervision, collection development, establishing programming that is innovative, creative and responsive to the needs of the community, policy management, annual budget preparation and fiscal management of the library facility.

 

Qualifications: The applicant must have an ALA-accredited Master's in Library Science and minimum of three years of advanced public library administrative and supervisory experience. Salary commensurate with experience, flexible benefits included.

The candidate should be well-organized, have excellent written and verbal skills, be current with the latest technological resources; have the ability to establish working relationships with town officials, community leaders and boards and the general public to provide a community-centered library.

 

Pre-employment testing to include criminal background check. For a detailed job description, visit Newmarketlibrary.org.

 

Apply with a cover letter, resume and three work-related references by July 19, 2013 to:

 

Sandra Allen, Chairperson

Newmarket Public Library Board of Trustees

1 Elm Street

Newmarket, NH 03857

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Executive Director, Mid-Hudson Library System, Poughkeepsie NY

Lead an innovative and accomplished New York library system to continue outstanding levels of service and effective resource sharing. The Board of Trustees of the Mid-Hudson Library System, http://midhudson.org/, (headquartered in Poughkeepsie, NY), seeks an experienced library leader--responsive to member, staff, and community needs and skilled in focusing the efforts of a team of talented professionals--as its next Executive Director. MHLS, a regional consortium of public libraries in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, and Ulster counties, works in partnership with its member libraries providing access to excellent library services for 650,000+ NY residents.   With a $3 million annual budget and 17 FTE system staff, MHLS is a member-focused organization with a reputation for providing continuing education for member library directors, trustees and staff, and strong outreach services to its diverse membership including support for innovative technologies.

The Hudson River Valley region offers a tremendous wealth of options to residents. The river, forests, and mountains provide an outdoor playground for all types of recreational activities and interests.  A 90-minute train ride takes you to Grand Central Terminal and access to New York City. There is also easy access to many wineries, shopping districts, theater performances, and fine dining in the local region as well.  Good school districts plus stellar colleges and universities in the area round out the region creating an excellent quality of life.  The region is also the home of the renown Culinary Institute of America (http://www.ciachef.edu/). For additional details on MHLS and its communities, see http://www.gossagesager.com/MHLSlinks.htm.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Library System, and under the general direction of the 15-member Board of Trustees, has overall responsibility for general administration of System operations. The Executive Director supervises all managers and staff --and works with the Board, staff, member libraries, and major stakeholders to establish the strategic vision for the System aligning its mission, with member library and community needs and priorities. This is complex executive work planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the System.

Qualifications. An ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain and retain a New York State Public Librarian Certificate; and a minimum of eight years of post MLS experience including two years of which must have been in an administrative capacity. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior written and oral communications skills; meaningful public library experience; flexibility; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff; and a desire to continue the tradition of excellence and innovation within the System. See the http://www.gossagesager.com/MHLSEDJobdesc.pdf for additional responsibilities and detailed qualifications. Success working with and reporting to a governing board and working in a union or civil service environment are additional preferred qualifications.

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $100,000-120,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (www.gossagesager.com) via email or phone. Apply with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com,  or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com. This position closes August 11, 2013.

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Part-Time Reference Librarian (Temporary), Endicott College, Beverly MA


Title: Reference Librarian (Temporary)
Type: Staff
Full-/Part-Time: Part-Time
Start Date: September 7, 2013

Hours: Sunday - Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 12 midnight


Description: • Assists library users with the use of print, non-print and online resources • Provides and manages interlibrary loan services • Provides supervision and technical support for electronic databases • Instructs individual users and classes on the use and evaluation of library resources. • Conducts library orientations/tours upon request • Contributes to collection development and management • Prepares, updates and distributes guides to library resources • Performs circulation service duties including: Staffing circulation desk at point of need Circulating library materials Creating and maintaining patron records Communicating and maintaining library policies Resolving circulation problems Distributing overdue notices in the summer • Provides library technical services support at point of need • Contributes to library web pages in cooperation with Office of Information Technology • Attends professional meetings (NOBLE, Mass-LNC, etc.) when appropriate. • Serves on appropriate College committees. • Compiles monthly/yearly statistics for reference queries, ILL and class visits • Performs other duties as required and in consonance with the ECFA-Endicott contract to meet the needs of the department and the College. Position does not require working knowledge of CARS automated system.


Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or current enrollment in accredited MLS program required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required Minimum one year reference experience in an automated library environment preferred.

______________________________

To apply for a position, please send a letter of application, resume and names and phone numbers of three references to:

Endicott College
Human Resources
376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915
FAX: (978) 927-0084
E-mail: humanresources@endicott.edu

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English and Communication Librarian, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville AR

The University of Arkansas Libraries seek energetic, innovative, and public service-oriented candidates for the position of English and Communication Librarian.  Integral to this work are effective teaching, research assistance, creating instructional materials, utilizing technologies, and participating in outreach.  The successful applicant will possess strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills and the ability to work independently and collegially.  Reporting to the Director for Academic and Research Services, the librarian serves as the principal liaison and selector to the English Department and the Department of Communication working in the departments to ensure that the faculty and students have appropriate support. 

 

General Duties:  Coordinates with instructional designers to ensure library instruction is infused into department curriculum.  Participates in the Humanities Selectors Group and collaborates with colleagues throughout the Libraries.  Supports interdisciplinary needs and shares knowledge in support of liaison activities.  Works as a member of the Information Commons Team to provide high quality reference services to students, faculty, and other users of the University Libraries.  Participates in on-call, virtual, evening, weekend, and holiday reference services on a rotating basis.  Contributes to cooperative collection development initiatives; maintains awareness of collection development and scholarly publishing trends in research, libraries, and the commercial sector; and assists in monitoring vendors and materials budgets in assigned areas of responsibility.

 

Responsibilities of this position include research and creative work and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas.  The successful candidate must have demonstrated potential in performance, scholarly activity, and professional service to meet criteria for appointment at the level of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor.

 

Qualifications.  Required:  A master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent; a bachelor's degree in an English or Communication discipline or significant experience with providing English or communication reference services; and a minimum of two years of experience in an academic or research library.  Demonstrated understanding of, and receptiveness to, the uses of emerging technologies, course management systems, and virtual reference to meet changing user needs.  Knowledge of trends in higher education and academic research libraries.  Demonstrated commitment to effective public service. 

 

Preferred:  Second graduate degree in English or Communication. Two years of experience as an English or Communication librarian.  Knowledge of trends and issues in scholarly communications and experience in collection development and with delivering research and instructional services.

 

Rank and Salary:  Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor.  Minimum salary: $45,000.

 

Benefits:  Relocation allowance available.  Benefits include TIAA/CREF, Fidelity Mutual Fund, or the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance. 

 

Background:  The University of Arkansas places students first by enhancing academic programs, creating an engaging campus life, reducing obstacles, enhancing diversity, improving graduation rates, and marshaling the expertise of the faculty, staff, and students.  The University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high levels of research activity (RU/VH).  The University provides a superior campus landscape and environment while designing and building world class facilities.  The funding for research awards and research expenditures continues to grow and so do the academic programs offered.  The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University's goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission.  For more information, visit the Libraries' home page (http://libinfo.uark.edu).  The University of Arkansas campus (http://www.uark.edu/home/17140.php) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a student enrollment of more than 24,500, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System.  With a population of approximately 460,000, the northwest Arkansas region is home to two Fortune 100 company headquarters.  This thriving region offers numerous cultural venues, such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Walton Arts Center, and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.  (http://www.collegetownprofile.com/arkansas/universityofarkansas/index.html)

 

Application deadline and contact information:  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Completed applications received by July 15, 2013, will receive full consideration.  Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.  Send letter of application, résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references to libhrofc@uark.edu to the attention of Jeff Banks, Assistant Director for Library Human Resources and Diversity Programs, University of Arkansas Libraries, 365 N. McIlroy Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002.

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Reference Librarian, Nashua Public Library, Nashua NH

LIBRARY: Nashua Public Library

POSITION: REFERENCE LIBRARIAN                                                         

AFFILIATION: AFT LOCAL #4831 

HOURS OF WORK: Full-time 40 hours per week, includes evenings & weekends

HIRING SALARY RANGE: $36,247 - $48,369            Job Grade 7

 

PRIMARY DUTIES

Full time 40-hour position in reference department of Nashua Public Library includes regular evening and weekend hours. Duties include in-person, telephone, and computer based patron assistance; book selection; and assistance in maintaining book, periodical, and electronic resources. In addition, this person teaches several computer classes, serves on the adult summer reading program team, and assists with the library's website, blogs and interlibrary loan services.

 

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Master's Degree in Library Science and 1-3 years experience in using Microsoft Office software and research tools such as Reference USA, EBSCO, Newsbank, Novelist or other web-based research databases. Applicant must have excellent communication skills and demonstrated aptitude for serving the public. Experience presenting training programs, demonstrating and troubleshooting e-books and audiobooks, and working in a busy reference department in a public library a plus.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 

Submit cover letter, application/resume, and three professional references to:

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

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY UNTIL 5 P.M. ON July 12, 2013

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Assistant Director, Snow Library, Orleans MA

The Town of Orleans is seeking a qualified professional to fill the position of Assistant Director of Snow Library.  This is a management position with full benefits and a starting salary of $53,893. 

 

Applicants should have a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution and at least three years of progressively responsible experience in the library profession, including at least two years in public library administration; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. 

  

Please submit letter of interest, Town application and resume to Town Administrator, 19 School Road, Orleans, MA  02653, by Monday, July 22, 2013.  Application and job description are available at the Town Hall, or on the Town of Orleans Web site under Employment Opportunities. 

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Library Director, Derry Public Library, Derry NH

Derry Public Library is extending its search for a Library Director

Extended deadline - July 31, 2013

A rewarding opportunity for a library director is available at a beautiful, vibrant, 22,000 sq. ft. facility serving our southern New Hampshire community of 34,000.  We are extending our search for a leader and promoter of our library, who will continue to move us forward as a community resource for Derry's diverse population.

Derry Public Library has a broad collection, engaging online presence, public access computers; participates in a consortium of 12 other libraries, and provides active programming for adults, teens, and children. The successful applicant will bring creative ideas, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, and the desire to work collaboratively to manage a library that is current, forward thinking, community oriented, and a dynamic place to work.

Requirements: 

  •          MLS with minimum of 4 to 5 years administrative expertise in public libraries;
  •          Demonstrated supervisory experience to inspire and lead a talented staff of 28;
  •          Ability to maintain positive, collaborative relationships with staff, town officials, community groups, and other libraries;
  •          Thorough knowledge of current library principles and practices for people of all ages, as well as skills in goal setting, personnel management, physical building oversight, technology development, and community outreach
  •          Demonstrated experience in developing and managing a substantial budget (currently $1.17 million)
  •          Experience with, and dedication to, expanding sources of funding

The successful candidate will possess enthusiasm and creativity to guide and inspire the staff to high achievement, and an ability to articulate the importance of library services in an ever-changing landscape of community needs, technology advances, and variable resources.

See our web site for a full job description.

Send resume and support material by July 31, 2013 to: 

Elizabeth Ives, Chair
Board of Trustees 
Derry Public Library
64 East Broadway
Derry, N.H.  03038

or email trustees@derrypl.org  

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Curatorial and Library Associate, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket MA

The Nantucket Historical Association is seeking a highly organized, positive team player to join its award-winning team as a Curatorial and Library Associate

 

The Curatorial and Library Associate is a key member of the curatorial team, reporting directly to, and working with, the Chief Curator. The Associate participates in the cataloguing, registration, and general organization of the Research Library collections. The Associate works closely with library staff, and the Obed Macy Research Chair in particular, to ensure successful relations with the public. The Associate also provides support as needed for the development and implementation of changing exhibitions and the ongoing care of permanent exhibitions. The Associate plays a role in the management, research, and interpretation of the NHA's holdings and collections.

 

The ideal candidate holds a Master of Library Science or Museum Studies degree or equivalent master's or other advanced degree; has a proven track record of working with library/archival collections; has working knowledge of database software, Photoshop, and digital image manipulation techniques; has some demonstrated curatorial/exhibition experience; is customer-friendly and flexible; has a professional attitude and a sense of humor.

 

Cover letter, resume, and three references should be e-mailed to Rebecca Miller, rmiller@nha.org, or by regular mail to Ms. Miller at Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554. 

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Children's Services Branch Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

SALARY:

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

A beginning professional position under the immediate supervision of the Children's Services Branch Manager with responsibility for connecting library customers with the information they seek and developing and implementing engaging library programs, collections and services.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Creates amazing experiences for library customers and connects them with the information they seek.
  • Provides exemplary reference and reader's advisory service for customers; looks for opportunities to help library customers feel welcome.
  • Demonstrates use of basic and specialized reference tools, computer, equipment, etc. for customers.
  • Builds, managesmaintains and promotes extraordinary collections in all formats for branches.
  • Plans and implements inventive programming for teachers, children, and families.
  • Makes connections, reaches out and represents the library to the community.
  • Works with library staff in cooperation with school staff to establish robust collection and programming to support literacy and school curriculum.
  • Performs a variety of direct public service work such as, but not limited to, conducting bibliographic searching, issuing cards, checking out materials, performing readers' advisory services and assistingcustomers.
  • Utilizes the best technological developments to create exemplary user experience.
  • Collaborates with a team of professional and paraprofessional staff and with other city agencies and organizations.
  • Takes pride in library, creating and maintaining beautiful displays and spaces.
  • Stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship.
  • Leads and works with joy.
  • May assist with schedulingsupervising and evaluating pages, interns and volunteers for branches.
  • Performs other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Understand library customers and excel when working with children, teens, parents, students and adults who work with children
  • Demonstrate knowledge of search skills and best resources for children
  • Show commitment to providing outstanding customer service to children
  • Share your delight in children's literature for children and teens

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (continued):

  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications
  • Engage others who are passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience
  • Initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibilities under moderate supervision
  • Collaborate, create positive working relationshipsinspire fun while working with a team
  • Work cooperatively with all staff
  • Embrace opportunities to learn in a changing environment
  • Excel when communicating both verbally and in writing
  • Listen actively and patiently
  • Show enthusiasm and flexibility
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Push carts and bins loaded with library materials
  • Reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: M.L.S., including graduate credit in children's services, from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

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

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

Travel:  Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner

Other:   Knowledge of Spanish and/or other languages is desirable

Experiences with integrated library system, such as Evergreen ILS

 

All inquiries should be forwarded to the City of Worcester's Human Resources office at hr@worcesterma.gov Application deadline is Friday, July 5, 2013.

 

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

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Children's Services Branch Manager, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

SALARY:

$48,567.81 - $70,816.76 annually; $23.27 - $33.93 hourly

A professional, supervisory position under the direction of the Youth Services Coordinator.  Creates amazing experiences for library customers and connects them with the information they seek. 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Supervises and evaluates superlative multi-branch youth library operationsmakes recommendations and takes appropriate action.
  • Maintains the most up-to-date knowledge of the wide variety of services for children.
  • Participates in fulfilling system-wide goals and developing and implementing policies/procedures for branch services for youth.
  • Builds, manages and promotes extraordinary collections for children and families.
  • Leads and works with joy.
  • Connects customers with the best bibliographic searches/inquiries using every possible resource.
  • Hosts, coordinates, creates, conducts and implements innovative programming for teachers, children, and families.
  • Monitors physical maintenance and determines need for repairs and improvements.
  • Recommends and monitors multi-branch youth library budgets.
  • Assists with preparing bid specifications, when necessary.
  • Participates in selecting and training enthusiastic staff.
  • Provides exemplary customer service.
  • Supervises, schedules, coordinates, and evaluatemulti-branch staff.
  • Provides assistance directly to customers on the use of library services.
  • Interprets goals and policies to customers and staff.
  • Stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship. 
  • Develops strong partnerships with administration and other appropriate school and community agencies.
  • Acts as Librarian-In-Charge when assigned.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility. 

 

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Commitment to outstanding public service for children.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with professional and paraprofessional staff about concepts, ideas, and requirements.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Experience and familiarity with reference services, print and electronic resources for children.
  • Knowledge of child development and their implications for library service to children.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of and passion for children's literature.
  • Knowledge of the philosophy and functions of a public library.
  • Ability to plan short-term and long-term work objectives with staff.
  • Ability to assign tasks and to follow-up to ensure quality of work and completeness of tasks.
  • Ability to take initiative in improving existing work techniques and procedures.
  • Ability and willingness to assume responsibility.
  • Ability to effectively respond to needs of customers.
  • Ability to organize, direct, coordinate, coach and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to resolve conflict with staff/customers.
  • Push carts and bins loaded with library materials.
  • Reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.
  • Thorough knowledge of the practical application of computer operations.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: M.L.S., including graduate credit in children's services, from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Experience: Relevant experience in libraries, bookstores, schools, teaching certificate/experience and/or other work with children is preferable; personnel management; minimum of 2 years supervision experience

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

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

Other: Knowledge of Spanish and/or other languages is preferred

Experiences with integrated library system, such as Evergreen ILS

 

All inquiries should be forwarded to the City of Worcester's Human Resources office at hr@worcesterma.gov Application deadline is Friday, July 5, 2013.

 

 

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

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Head, Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

SALARY:

$48,567.81 - $70,816.76 annually; $23.27 - $33.93 hourly

A high level professional supervisory position under the general direction of the Technology Services Division Head with overall responsibility for resource management, knowledge access strategies, and metadata services of the library. 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Supervise, train, organize, schedule and oversee work assignments of staff and manage unit workflow; achieve quantitative and qualitative targets.
  • Lead a service-focused team in designing, implementing, assessing, and developing metadata-reliant processes for enabling information access to the library resources in all formats
  • Facilitate the endeavors of the Library's user communities through processes and services in program areas that include library acquisitions, licensing, serials and electronic resource management, and cataloging and metadata production, integration, and maintenance
  • Catalog and classify library materials in all languages and all formats based on national standards, including original cataloging
  • Lead and assess a variety of projects in the areas of metadata creation, data management, and workflow optimization.
  • Commit to develop user-centered, transformative approaches to cataloging and metadata production in a changing landscape of bibliographic control
  • Emphasize cataloging toward metadata creation processes that facilitate large-scale access to library collections and prioritize the discovery of library's hidden collections
  • Participate in digital library projects by developing and applying metadata standards and schema to an array of digital objects as well as using new web services technologies to improve the user experience in discovering, searching, finding, or acquiring library materials and content
  • Participate in library-wide initiatives, such as collection development, assessment and strategic planning.
  • Maintain required statistics, produce/contribute required metrics, prepare reports and other written deliverables.
  • Perform role of Librarian-in-Charge duties when assigned.
  • Maintain professional growth and engage in professional activities, especially those related to library data, user-centered service design, etc.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the unit and level of responsibility

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Proven managerial, organizational and project management skills in a library organization
  • Evidence of leadership in the provision of knowledge access to library resources
  • Working knowledge of metadata standards and applications for all formats, familiarity with AACR2R, LCRI and next generation cataloging standards(RDA, FRBR) , LC subject headings, Dewey classification schemes, authority and subject heading systems, MARC formats, database management, and use of technology in a library environment
  • Experience with automated database, on-line searching and editing using bibliographic utility, especially OCLC
  • Keep current with knowledge of trends, issues and methods of information access to library resources as well as emerging technology
  •  Ability to form and nurture a productive team environment and work effectively with others
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Proven written and oral communication skills

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with Evergreen system
  • Familiarity with MARC and non-MARC metadata schemes and evolving standards
  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages (Russian, Spanish, Polish, and Korean preferred), sufficient to perform original cataloging
  • Experience working in a public library setting

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program
    • Experience with an integrated library system in conjunction with an array of related tools to enhance users' knowledge, discovery and access capabilities
    • Minimum 3 years work experience cataloging in print and electronic formats
    • Personnel management and/or supervision experience in a library setting

 

Schedule:       May include evenings, weekends and working in other departments

 

All inquiries should be forwarded to the City of Worcester's Human Resources office at hr@worcesterma.gov.  Application deadline is Friday, July 5, 2013.

 

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

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Director of Special Collections, Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College seeks a dynamic, accomplished and innovative leader to transform Smith's extraordinary special collections into a vibrant, widely accessible and renowned repository for the 21st century. 

 

The Director of Special Collections will unify the Sophia Smith Collection (women's history), the College Archives and the Mortimer Rare Book Room by creating a shared vision and fostering a collaborative work environment with 11 highly knowledgeable and committed staff. 

The Director's primary responsibilities are to:

  • lead, manage and develop services and collections that document the history of women, the college and the book
  • sustain, preserve and expand collections in key strategic areas
  • develop and manage a digital program that increases and enhances discovery, access, preservation and delivery of the collections and services
  • work closely with faculty and instructional librarians to teach research methods for and provide hands-on experience with primary sources
  • extend and expand Special Collections' resource base through alumni and donor cultivation and external funding
  • collaborate with library leadership, staff, faculty, the campus, the Five Colleges and outside organizations

 

The Director will be chief curator of the Sophia Smith Collection, overseeing the collection and attuned to emerging areas of women's history research.  With over 700 collections, the Sophia Smith Collection is an internationally recognized repository of manuscripts, archives, photographs, oral histories, periodicals and other primary sources that document the history of women. Subject strengths include, for example, birth control, reproductive justice, women's rights, and suffrage, transnational activism of U.S. women, and the contemporary women's movement across race, class, and sexual orientation. The Collection has successfully received major grants from numerous agencies and foundations including the National Endowment of Humanities, the Ford Foundation and the National Historical Publications & Records Commission.

 

The College Archives documents women's education in the U.S. through the academic, student and administrative history of Smith College from the 1860s to the present. Together the Sophia Smith Collection and the College Archives form one of the largest women's history archives in the world.

 

The Mortimer Rare Book Room houses the College's rare books and literary manuscripts.  Broad in scope, it includes works from all time periods and subjects ranging from ancient history to zoology and includes papers of Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath.   

 

The Director will have the incredible opportunity to lead one of the most significant college library special collections in America.

 

Serving on the Libraries' leadership team, the Director will collaborate with colleagues to realize the mission and vision of the Libraries.  The Director will contribute to library-wide strategic planning, policy development, assessment and resource management and will demonstrate leadership in and commitment to the concepts and practices of the learning organization. The Director will have faculty status.

 

Requirements: a Master's degree, PhD preferred, in an academic field relevant to the collections; 5 years of progressively responsible experience in planning, implementing, and managing archives, experience transitioning traditional archival repositories into digital archives; substantial supervisory and leadership experience; demonstrable subject knowledge in women's history, cultural production and/or social movements; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to think strategically at both a systems level and a group level; to apply critical, analytical and innovative thinking to work; to successfully  manage projects, prioritize work, and identify and solve problems.  Excellent written and oral communication skills and familiarity with best practices in special collections and digital scholarship are essential. Preference will be given to candidates with a professional or scholarly record, and demonstrated ability to lead a robust archival or cultural heritage repository.

 

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College offers an opportunity to live and work in an area known for its lively arts scene as well as the strong cultural and intellectual life of the Five Colleges and natural beauty of the Pioneer Valley.

 

Review of applications will begin on July15, 2013.  To be considered for this position and to review a full position description, apply on-line at http://jobs.smith.edu/postings/4243

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Librarian/Archivist, Vulcan Inc., Seattle WA

Vulcan Inc is seeking an experienced librarian/archivist to join the Library & Media Services team and manage the archival collections of the company's founder, Paul G. Allen.

Paul G. Allen founded Vulcan Inc 1986 with Jo Lynn Allen to manage his business and charitable endeavors. Vulcan is a progressive, innovative, entrepreneurial organization powered by individuals with exceptional talents and skills. We are looking for a team player who can apply professional archives and library standards to the processing and description of personal papers, manuscript collections, and business records; work within a dynamic corporate environment, and provide superior customer service.

If this opportunity sounds like an exciting challenge we invite you to visit our Web site (www.vulcan.com) to learn more about our dynamic company!

The librarian/archivist is responsible for processing of archival collections, conducting basic preservation activities, providing access to the collections, original cataloging of library materials in a variety of formats and assisting with reference services. This position works with traditional archival materials, artifacts, photos, and digital media. The librarian/archivist works closely with the Library Director to collaborate on projects that utilize the archival collections.

The ideal candidate will have:
*       A Masters Degree in Library & Information Science from an American Library Association accredited institution, or a Masters Degree in History with an emphasis on archives is required.
*       2+ years' professional work experience processing archival collections; or equivalent combination of education and experience
*       Thorough knowledge of professional archival standards, principles, concepts, and practices.
*       Understanding of and ability to apply cataloging rules and conventions, and descriptive standards, (DACS, AACRII, and MARC).
*       Familiarity using integrated library system applications to catalog print materials
*       Able to work independently and prioritize tasks with little on-site supervision
*       Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills


For more information and to apply, please visit:  http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?cj=oBmvXfw9&s=Simmons

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Research Services Specialist, University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries, Minneapolis MN

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for an innovative, tech savvy and proactive health science library specialist. We seek applicants who have subject expertise and technology skills, and who possess an understanding of research processes in the sciences to provide leadership and help shape the future of library services.

The position will be part of the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of the University Libraries.  The position will report to the Associate Director for Liaison Services and will collaborate with eight other subject librarians in HSL as well as other science librarians across the University Libraries.

The specialist will serve as library liaison to designated academic departments and research centers affiliated with the University's Academic Health Center (AHC, (http://www.ahc.umn.edu/), including the Medical School, the Biomedical Discovery District, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, supporting the instructional, research and outreach activities of these units.  Areas of focus will include identifying and supporting research needs, such as data management, research networking and personal information management, and collaborating with faculty and library colleagues to create innovative tools for fostering and managing disciplinary and interdisciplinary research processes.

Required Qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science  or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience; and facility with technology (e.g., basic programming, web applications, APIs) and its application in academic contexts. Preferred qualifications include a degree in the physical, life, health, computer or related sciences, with a demonstrated understanding of the scientific research process, experience in health informatics, and knowledge of digital repository software and systems.

Salary commensurate with experience ($52,000 minimum).

For a complete description and list of qualifications and to apply, go to:
https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=112011 .

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Informatics/Data Services Specialist, University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries, Minneapolis MN

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for an innovative, tech savvy and proactive health science library specialist. We seek applicants who have subject expertise and technology skills, and who possess an understanding of research processes in the sciences to provide leadership and help shape the future of library services.

The position will be part of the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of the University Libraries.  The position will report to the Associate Director for Liaison Services and will collaborate with eight other subject librarians in HSL as well as other science librarians across the University Libraries.

The specialist will serve as a library liaison to designated academic departments and research centers affiliated with the University's Academic Health Center (AHC, (http://www.ahc.umn.edu/), including the Medical School, the Biomedical Discovery District, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, supporting the instructional, research and outreach activities of these units. Areas of focus will include identifying and supporting research needs, such as data management, research networking and personal information management, and collaborating with faculty and library colleagues to create innovative tools for fostering and managing disciplinary and interdisciplinary research processes.

Required Qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science  or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience; and facility with technology (e.g., basic programming, web applications, APIs) and its application in academic contexts. Preferred qualifications include a degree in the physical, life, health, computer or related sciences, with a demonstrated understanding of the scientific research process, experience in health informatics, and knowledge of digital repository software and systems.

Salary commensurate with experience ($52,000 minimum).

For a complete description and list of qualifications and to apply, go to: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=112011 .

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Coordinator of Library Reference and Instruction, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester MA

POSITION:     COORDINATOR OF LIBRARY REFERENCE AND INSTRUCTION  (Coordinator of Library Services, MCCC Grade 6)

 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

As leader of the Reference Team, the Coordinator of Library Reference and Instruction coordinates the delivery of library reference and instructional services, ensuring that the Alden Library is a responsive and vital academic resource for QCC's students, faculty, and staff.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Reports to the Dean for Library and Academic Support Services

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: 

None

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provides leadership in initiating, promoting and providing a full range of quality individual library reference services and group information literacy sessions.
  2. Establishes an excellent working relationship with QCC full and part time faculty in order to enable and facilitate their access to materials and services which support their instructional needs.
  3. Provides professional development workshops for faculty in the use of the library's services and resources.
  4. With other members of the Reference Team, provides library instruction sessions, introducing Alden Library collections and services in person and to remote users
  5. Prepares course-specific materials to support students' research needs.
  6. Remains current with changing information delivery systems and new technologies.
  7. Serves as a team member in the collection development process which includes selecting new materials and weeding outdated resources. The Reference Librarian has primary responsibility for coordinating the selection of reference materials.
  8. Contributes to the development of Alden Library services by serving on related on-campus advisory and planning committees and attending meetings of off-campus networks and consortia.
  9. Cooperates with all library staff to ensure that the library is open and services are available during all advertised hours.
  10. Coordinates reference desk and library instruction schedules, ensuring excellent communication among library staff concerning the delivery of these services.
  11. Prepares, collects, maintains and manages records regarding the use of reference and instructional services (including, for example, database use statistics and user satisfaction surveys) in order to assess and strengthen services.
  12. Actively supports the teaching and learning process; practicing honesty and integrity in and out of the classroom; strives to create and support a student-centered environment while fostering academic innovation and excellence.
  13. Works actively with other areas of the college to ensure a spirit of college wide collaboration, collegiality, civility, and teamwork.  Respects the function of dissent in an academic institution while advancing a collegial atmosphere of campus collaboration.
  14. Embraces the ideals of diversity and inclusiveness and supporting the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
  15. Provides flexible, responsive and high quality service to all, be they students, community, or staff, and continuously assessing processes and procedures and revising accordingly.
  16. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM  QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. MLS from an ALA Accredited Library/Information Science program.
  2. Three years of progressively responsible library experience in a modern automated college library.
  3. Extensive experience in teaching library orientation and information literacy sessions to individuals and groups.
  4. Extensive experience providing reference service using print and electronic resources.
  5. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  6. Excellent Customer Service skills

 

PREFERRED  QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Experience working in a Community College library.
  2. Experience creating Libguides or other multimedia reference resources.
  3. Experience with chat reference and social media in library work.
  4. Experience providing reference and instruction for distance education.

 

SALARY:

Salary is commensurate with MCCC salary schedule and dependent upon such factors as education and experience.  Minimum starting salary is $55,391 per year.  Anticipated starting annual salary range of $55,391 to $65,000 and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Work schedule includes requirement of one evening per week.

 

TO APPLY:

Applicants should visit our website at www.QCC.edu for information about our college and must apply online by July 7, 2013.  All internal applicants should be aware that their application for this vacancy constitutes permission for review of their personnel file. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI/SORI) request. Bilingual persons are encouraged to apply.  Quinsigamond Community College is an equal opportunity affirmative action college supporting diversity. 

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Volunteer, Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force, American Association for Research Libraries

Are you seeking a meaningful opportunity to make a contribution to the profession and higher education? As ACRL President Steven Bell indicated in his recent post, an ACRL task force (the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force) is in the process of extensively revising the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, which were adopted in 2000. Because these Standards are cited thousands of times, within the profession and in higher education more broadly, the effect of these revisions will be significant.

We are seeking an individual to create a comprehensive and detailed external communications plan which ACRL will implement once the revised Standards are adopted next summer. This plan would include items such as communication outside the library profession, outreach to higher education associations and accreditors, awareness/education opportunities for non-librarians, and comparing and contrasting the key underpinnings of the 2000 Standards with the revised 2014 materials. As part of the work, this person would draft ancillary materials such as letters to other associations, abstracts for presentation proposals, template presentations, and newsletter articles. We invite applications from individuals who can begin work starting in September 2013, in parallel to the revision process, so we are ready to implement the plan once the new standards are adopted (expected June 2014).

This "uber" volunteer could be an academic librarian on sabbatical, a practitioner with release time, or an experienced and motivated student undertaking the project as part of a practicum or independent study. The person selected for this role will serve ex officio on the task force to better understand what is influencing the shape of the revised standards, the sources of inspiration the task force is drawing upon, and the organizations ACRL seeks to influence upon their release.

Most of the work involved will take place virtually; however, the selected applicant must be able to attend an in person meeting of the task force at the ALA Midwinter Meeting 2014 at his/her own expense. We expect the selected visiting program officer will work on this project no more than 5 hours per week, on average, from September 1, 2013-June 30, 2014, with the possibility of extension as the plan develops.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the higher education environment and organizations.
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Understanding of information literacy issues.
  • Familiarity with the current Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.
  • Awareness of other ACRL standards and guidelines.

Apply
To apply, please prepare the following materials. Applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF document that includes:

  1. A letter addressing the following questions (two pages maximum).
    • Why do you want to help support ACRL's forthcoming revised Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education?
    • What actions would you undertake to fulfill this role? How would you identify higher education stakeholders and determine the best way to reach each one? Please list examples of specific tasks you would undertake as part of your proposed work plan.
    • Briefly describe your project management experience.
    • Are there relevant experiences or qualifications of which you would like us to be aware?
  2. Your resume.
  3. The names and contact information for two references who have direct knowledge of your qualifications for this role.

The single PDF application must submitted via email by 10 a.m. Central on Monday, July 15, 2013, to ACRL Program Coordinator Allison Payne at apayne@ala.org. If you have questions about the position, please contact ACRL Senior Strategist for Special Initiatives Kara Malenfant at 800-545-2433, ext 2510.

ACRL has formed a small review team, which includes member leaders and staff, to consider applications. The process includes checking references and a telephone interview. The group will make selections and notify all applicants of their status by August 15, 2013.

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Head of Circulation Department, Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, Boothbay Harbor ME

Head of Circulation Department, Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, Boothbay Harbor, Maine

The head of circulation is responsible for operation of circulation services: the day-to-day operation and security of the circulation desk, management, training and scheduling of circulation desk volunteers, and accounting procedures for the collection of fees for overdue and lost materials. The head of circulation is expected to generate statistical reports.

The head of circulation is scheduled to provide direct services to library patrons that will include a variety of routine clerical and physical tasks such as circulating and processing library materials.

The head of circulation works with the director and other department heads to formulate circulation policies and procedures and upon request participate in the formation of general library policies and procedures.

The head of circulation processes all interlibrary loan transactions.

QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor's degree is required. The ability  to work with a diverse public in a friendly, diplomatic manner is essential.  Experience in clerical work of a responsible nature is expected, with accuracy and attention to detail essential.

Knowledge of supervisory methods, including work delegation, scheduling, evaluating performance and maintaining morale is expected.

Computer skills are essential as the position requires using the Millennium integrated library system, Internet applications, Microsoft Office, and other computer applications associated with circulation activities. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

WORK SCHEDULE

The head of circulation works a combination of weekdays, evening(s) and weekend hours as needed by the employer for a minimum of 28 hours per week. Every third week the department head works a Saturday for an additional 4 hours.  Flexibility in scheduling is desired as additional hours are occasionally requested to cover vacation or sick time.

WAGE AND BENEFITS

Wage starts at $15.00/hr. and is conditional upon experience. Benefits available with this position include vacation, sick and personal leaves, and a SEP-IRA (simplified employee pension)

Interested applicants please send by July 22, 2013 to the attention of Timothy McFadden a cover letter and resume to bbhlibrary@bmpl.lib.me.us

A full job description is available at: http://bmpl.lib.me.us

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Scholarly Communications Resident Librarian, UMass Amherst Libraries, Amherst MA

Scholarly Communications Resident Librarian (two year position)

Librarian I

 

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks candidates for the position of Scholarly Communications Resident Librarian, a two year position.  As the largest public academic research library in Massachusetts, we are a key partner in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth. By combining the latest information technology with excellent public service, the staff builds and maintains a rich information environment, facilitates access to it, and creates a place that functions as a hub of campus and community scholarly activity.  The Scholarly Communication Resident Librarian explores, adapts, and implements emerging technologies and policies in support of library and campus open access, open education, and library publishing initiatives.  Develops and manages digital repository projects and collections; works with other library staff to develop and implement metadata and preservation standards; facilitates the development of workflows that accommodate new scholarly communication initiatives; develops and offers workshops and tutorials on copyright and open access topics.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Master's degree in library sciences - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. Familiarity with emerging digital repository or digital library technologies and emerging scholarly communication tools and trends, including open education resources.
  3. Knowledge of metadata standards (i.e. Dublin Core) and metadata structures (i.e. XML/XSLT, MARC).
  4. Familiarity with numerous digital file formats and related software.
  5. Demonstrated awareness of copyright law as it relates to educational and library uses.
  6. Capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  7. Knowledge of the research and education process in a university setting.
  8. Ability to work in an environment of teamwork and cooperation, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, orally and in writing.
  9. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships and deal with the public graciously.
  10. Ability to organize work, develop effective work processes, assess work priorities, and work independently.
  11. Experience using beBress' Digital Commons software, preferred.
  12. Ability to work a flexible schedule, which might include evening, weekends, and holiday hours.

 

 

The University of Massachusetts is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity.  As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Library seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations.

 

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH ADVERTISED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

 

APPLICATIONS:   Preference will be given to applications received by July 12, 2013.   Send letter of interest, résumé, and the names of three professional references, to: Scholarly Communication Resident Librarian Search, Library Administrative Office, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, 154 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA  01003-9275 or email us at libadm@library.umass.edu.

 

For information about the University and the Library, and a copy of the official job description, see our web site:  http://www.library.umass.edu/jobs

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Part time Adjunct Faculty Librarians, Mason Library, Keene State College, Keene NH

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking two part time adjunct faculty librarians for the academic year appointment to join our team in providing reference service for the fall semester, from August 26, 2013 through December 13, 2013 with the potential for continuation in the spring semester, from January 21, 2014 through May 9, 2014.   The positions are non-benefited and pending funding.

 

The successful candidates will staff the reference desk Sundays and evenings.  The candidates will also have the opportunity to contribute to the development of LibGuides, instruction handouts, and use of social media.  Depending upon preferred qualifications additional responsibilities may be assigned.  The salaries will be $7,500 per semester.

 

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS degree and experience in providing reference or coursework with applied practice in reference provision. Preferred qualifications: First position - Academic library and access services experience; Second position - Academic library and archives or special collections experience.  Each position will work approximately 20 hours per week.

 

Application: Apply online at https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53179

 

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

  • Letter of application addressing the required and desirable qualifications
  • Contact information for three references.

 

Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until position is filled or otherwise closed at the College's discretion.  Start date will be no later than August 26, 2013. 

 

For more information about Keene State College, Mason Library, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, visit: http://www.keene.edu/, http://www.keene.edu/library/, http://www.usnh.edu/ or http://www.ci.keene.nh.us

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High School Librarian, Uxbridge High School, Uxbridge MA

Opening Date: June 20, 2013

Closing Date: June 29, 2013

 

TITLE: High School Librarian

 

TYPE OF POSITION:           Full-Time, 2013-2014 school year, salary commensurate with

                                                experience and education, grades 9-12.

 

LOCATION: Uxbridge High School, Uxbridge, Massachusetts

 

The Librarian 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 Librarian reports to the principal.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Must hold Massachusetts certification in appropriate category and field. Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and writing, commitment to remain current in content knowledge and teaching strategies.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please forward letter of intent, resume, copy of certification, and 3 letters of reference to: Tara Bennett, Uxbridge High School, 300 Quaker Highway, Uxbridge, MA 01569. (508)278-8633.

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Associate Director for Instructional Services, Oliver Wendell Holmes Library, Phillips Academy, Andover MA

The Oliver Wendell Holmes Library seeks an energetic, creative and self-directed individual to manage, evaluate, and extend the mission-critical instructional program of the library as the Head of a team of five instructional librarians. The AD actively participates in the management of the library as a member of the Administrative team and serves as the Director in the absence of the Director. 

The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution, at least five years of supervisory experience in a college or secondary school library, and extensive experience teaching adolescents.   The successful candidate will have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, the ability to interact effectively in a multicultural environment with co-workers, library users, and the wider campus community, knowledge of a wide variety of print and electronic resources along with a commitment to continuous learning.   A background in the natural sciences and Economics along with skills in instructional technology and Web design is a plus. 

Reporting to the Library Director, the position is full-time year round and requires a minimum of forty hours per week (including some evening and weekend hours) and additional responsibilities associated with faculty status.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Full background check required.  Submit resume and cover letter to by July 12th , 2013 to hr@andover.edu   

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Instruction Librarian (Temporary Part-time), Western New England University, Springfield MA

D'Amour Library of Western New England University seeks applications and nominations for an innovative, service-oriented Instruction Librarian.  This is a temporary, part-time position for the 2013-2014 academic year. It is expected that the successful candidate will work an average of 20 hours per week.

Working closely with the Head of Information Literacy, the successful candidate will provide instruction for undergraduate and graduate students utilizing innovative teaching methods and technologies within a vibrant Information Literacy Program.  Duties will also include serving as a library liaison and promoting information literacy initiatives to campus constituents.

Qualifications: Master's of Library Science from an ALA accredited program is required.  Demonstrated teaching ability with at least 2 years experience in instruction or reference at an academic library is strongly preferred. A broad knowledge of undergraduate disciplines is desired.  Knowledge and experience with computers and their applications are required.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,700 students, including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Send cover letter, resume and the names and telephone numbers of three references to Myra Quick, Manager of Employment and Employee Development, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119. Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to hr@wne.edu. Deadline for applications is July 16, 2013 or until the position is filled. Application review is ongoing as applications are received. Anticipated start date is mid-August 2013.

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Children's Librarian II, Boston Public Library, South Boston Branch, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for a Children's Librarian II position in the South Boston Branch. The successful candidate will participate in services to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting with emphasis on service to children and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and services with a concentration on children and will assist in the development, planning and implementation of the Library's program of service to children through personal consultations, reference and readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.

 

Salary:  $46,273 - $62,419, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  •          A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school.
  •          Two years of pertinent professional library experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.
  •          Storytelling courses and/or experience desirable.
  •          Extensive knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work; demonstrated knowledge of the techniques of programming for children; demonstrated interest in children and in library work with children; demonstrated ability and willingness to develop strong, interactive community relationships.

 

Requirements

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

 

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

 

Deadline for application: July 6, 2013

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Children's Librarian II (full-time), Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne IN

Children's Librarian II (full-time)
Children's Services - Main Library
http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/children
Allen County Public Library


RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist patrons in locating materials and information. Provide readers' advisory to both children and adults. Develop, plan, and actively carry out a creative and comprehensive program of activities for children and their care-givers, including storytelling, puppetry, craft sessions, and other events to support the library's mission. Assist in collection development. Lead other staff in providing a warm and energetic program of services for children and adults. Perform outreach to schools, daycares and community groups to talk about programs and services available at the library. Encourage participation in the summer reading program and provide library tours and special programs or classes tailored to visiting groups of children. Serve on system-wide committees.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited master of library science degree. Strong interest in and knowledge of children's literature and early literacy. Comprehensive understanding of current trends in new media, social networking, computer hardware & software, and digital rights management as they apply to libraries. Strong interpersonal communication skills for working with both children and adults. Keen ability to listen actively to patrons and interpret their questions in such a way that they receive what they need. Genuine liking and understanding of children and the general public served. Analytical ability sufficient for analyzing the community's information and material needs and planning to meet those needs with programs, materials, and reference service. Cooperative spirit, reliability, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Ability to work day, evening and weekend hours.


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


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


COMPENSATION: Salary range minimum is $35,547. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Four weeks vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary insurance plans, including long term care. Flexible spending account. Free parking. Relocation allowance.


APPLICATION: To complete an application for this position, please visit our website: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=5500331 Please upload a cover letter and resume as one document. Apply by July 15, 2013.

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Librarian, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury MA

Application Deadline: July 8, 2013
Starting Date: August 26, 2013
Position Type: Part-time (.6 FTE)

Job Description
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School seeks a librarian to help students with research and book selection for recreational reading, instruct classes in collaboration with teachers, manage the collection, update the library's website, and help supervise a busy library. Experience in a school environment as a member of a team preferred. Masters in Library Science preferred and appropriate MA certification/ licensure required.

Job Requirements
MLS preferred; MA Library Certification required
At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
Masters degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
 
Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation through SchoolSpring (http://www.schoolspring.com, Job ID #357912) by July 8.

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Associate Professor, Library & Information Service, Palau Community College, Koror, Republic of Palau

Position:       Associate Professor, Library & Information Service

Salary: $18,009.00 to $27,725.00 per annum  (Depending on Qualifications)

Location:       Education & Training Dept. (Academic Affairs)


Examples of Duties

Responsible for teaching courses in accordance with the approved course outlines and developing curriculum for his/her respective division; maintain accurate attendance and counseling and advising
students as needed; submitting required reports; serving on College committees as needed; enforcing College policies and performing other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Requirements

Master's or Bachelor degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent with 5+ years experience preferred in an academic or library with progressive levels of responsibility.  Teaching and instructions experience is highly preferred.   Knowledge of Pacific culture and familiar with Pacific information resources is a plus.

General Information

Application Forms can be obtained from Human Resources Division at the above address or our website at www.palau.edu.  Send completed application with all required credentials to the same address.  For further information, call the number above or come in and see us or email us at hr@palau.edu.

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Internship, Newbury Court, Concord MA

We are looking for a library school student, grad or retiree to help catalogue our 3,000 volume resident library

 

We are Newbury Court,  a lovely continuing care community located in historic Concord MA.    Software was recently purchased to start this process, and we are now looking for a volunteer/intern to provide knowledge and support to this endeavor.  Knowledge of library resources related to cataloging and classification would be helpful.  Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as an aptitude for working with others.  Candidate will work closely with the in-house library committee.

 

This internship will ideally run from July 1 through the summer or the end of the year with days/times TBD. 

 

How to Apply:  Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information with references to Sharon Knox, Director of Volunteers  - contact information listed below.

 

Sharon Knox

Director of Volunteers

Deaconess Abundant Life Communities

80 Deaconess Road

Concord, MA 01742

Phone: 978-369-5155

Fax:  978-369-4381

sknox@newburycourt.org

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Manager, Library and Information Services, Fuld & Company, Cambridge MA

Fuld & Company, the world's preeminent research and consulting firm in the field of market and competitive intelligence (CI) is seeking a Manager, Library and Information Services to fulfill a wide variety of secondary research requests as part of its research and consulting projects. Clients are generally large companies seeking astute insights into their dynamic competitive environment.


Founded by Leonard Fuld, a pioneer and recognized leading authority in the field, Fuld & Company is a full-service intelligence consulting firm, providing research and analysis, strategic consulting, intelligence process consulting, and training to help clients understand the external competitive environment. Our ultimate goal is to help our clients improve their performance by making better decisions through the application of solid intelligence on their markets and competitors.


Since 1979, the firm has served many public and private companies, including over half the U.S. Fortune 500, as well as numerous international clients, and our client roster continues to grow. Within those companies, we serve the intelligence needs of many functional areas including Operations, R&D, Strategic Planning, New Ventures, E-Commerce, Mergers & Acquisition, Marketing, Sales, Distribution/Logistics, Purchasing and Human Resources.


Position:
Manager, Library and Information Services


Responsibilities include:
1. Fulfilling Secondary Research Requests

  • Support internal Fuld analysts and consultants with research supporting business development, proposal writing, and client projects. Creatively finds ways to fulfill requests
  •  Matches needs to resources in a cost-effective manner
  •  Participates in initial client call and serves as a member of project teams to get context for research requests

2. Searching and Delivery

  •  Delivers on-point results
  •  Analyzes and summarizes information, when requested
  •  Weeds out the helpful from the useless
  •  Avoids "data dumping"
  •  Presents information in an organized format
  •  Proactively "pushes" information relevant to the industry group leaders
  •  Stays current by reviewing new information on the gathering of Competitive Intelligence and secondary research collection

3. Organizational Skills

  •  Can balance multiple research requests
  •  Manages time effectively to meet deadlines
  •  Prioritizes tasks in order of importance
  •  Demonstrates flexibility with changing deadlines

4. Managing the Library

  •  Treats internal users as customers, recognizing their different needs and preferences
  •  Regularly takes stock of what resources are utilized by the Library
  •  Manages the Library's subscription accounts, contracts and vendor relationships
  •  Perform administrative tasks relative to billing projects for library work in a timely manner
  •  Analyzes the quality of the resources, purging what is not providing value
  •  Adds new resources that provide fresh ways of finding information
  •  Promote the Library's services to internal users on an ongoing basis

Skills and Abilities
The successful candidate ideally should possess:

  •  A Masters in Library Science (MLS) degree or equivalent
  •  2+ years' experience in corporate information services
  •  Excellent MS office skills, including PowerPoint
  •  A high level of productivity to meet deadline challenges
  •  The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  •  Strong communication skills
  •  Professional presence and effective interpersonal skills

If you feel that this opportunity is right for you, please send a cover letter and your resume to hr@fuld.com quoting ref: LISJune2013LG in the subject line.


To find out more about Fuld & Company, visit www.fuld.com.

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Volunteer Opportunity, The Boston Teacher's Union School, Boston MA

WHEN: THIS Saturday June 22, 2013 from 9am-4pm. Feel free to come for the whole thing or just a few hours throughout the day.
WHERE: The Boston Teacher's Union School in Jamaica Plain. 25 Walk Hill St. Jamaica Plain, 02134
WHAT: Using our librarian skills to get a school's library up and running! The BTU school's library is entirely donation-based and is in the process of being completed. Most of the books are ready to be checked out, but many are still waiting to be processed. We will be cataloginglabeling, and shelving books.
Please RSVP to me as soon as possible if you are interested in attending. This is a fairly relaxed volunteer event, so please plan to bring your own lunch. If you have a personal laptop that you could bring, please do so as it would help with the copy-cataloging part of the project.
Let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
Best,
Kittle Evenson

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High School Library Teachers, Newton North High School, Newton MA

2013/2014 High School Library Teachers Newton North High School

Appropriate DESE licensure required

2 positions available:

1.0 library teacher

.5 library teacher

Job Summary:

The high school library teacher is responsible for working as a team member with the other library teachers assigned to Newton North High School to provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the library program is an integral part of the instructional program at Newton North High School (NNHS). The library teacher provides students with instruction in research techniques for print and electronic resources, in the skills and knowledge required to effectively use a library, and in the selection and appreciation of literature. The major services of the program are the support of classroom instruction via joint planning and collaborative teaching of lessons between the library teacher and the classroom teacher; group and individual guidance to students in the location, selection, and use of resources; and order, catalog, inventory, store, and distribute print and electronic resources including computers and peripherals, software, audiovisual, and other educational equipment. The duties also include assisting the Department Head in the development and expenditure of the budget, development and implementation of professional development workshops for teachers to help them better access, use, and integrate the resources available through the library in their classroom work with students, integrates the use of technology in the library, and assists in the evaluation of the program. The library teacher will report to and work cooperatively with the Library Department Head. In addition, the library teacher will work cooperatively with the Library Department Head, the Department Head of Instructional Technology, and with the Instructional Technology Specialists assigned to NNHS.

 Qualifications:

·      Master's Degree in Library Science with a concentration in school libraries, or a Master of Education Degree in School Libraries.

·      Previous experience as a Library Teacher in a school library media Center with a preference for Secondary experience

·       Previous experience as the Librarian in charge of administering the library program or comparable experience preferred.

·       Demonstrated knowledge of school library management and automation systems (Destiny)

·       Demonstrated ability to implement technology into a school library setting and to integrate information literacy skills into curriculum along with the ability to use technology as an instructional tool

·      Demonstrated teaching ability including providing Professional Development

·      Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team possessing strong oral and written communications and interpersonal skills.

Major Responsibilities:

·      Work with high school library colleagues to implement an effective library program that establishes the library media center as the learning laboratory of the school -- a facility available to all students and all teachers which provides materials and services relevant to the curricula, needs of the school community.

·       Actively works with teachers on lesson and unit planning to help integrate information literacy skills and technology into the content curriculum of the classroom.

·      Prepares well-organized lesson plans appropriate to the students, aimed at a clear learning outcome and in accordance with the library media curriculum guide; and effectively teaches from those lesson plans assessing the results.

·       Provides teachers and students with resources integral to the curricula by locating, ordering, and making available books and software, and by locating Web sites and other electronic resources that aid students in effectively finding and using information.

·      Communicates information about the library program to teachers, students, principal, parents, and the Director of Information Technology.

·      Documents attainment of program objectives and uses assessment information for decision-making and the evaluation of the program to improve the delivery of services.

·      Maintains a well-organized school library the evidences a purposeful atmosphere for academic pursuit and collaboration.

·      Performs additional responsibilities as defined by the Library Department Head, school principal and/or the Director of Information Technology

 

Interested applicants should apply online at: http://www3.newton.k12.ma.us/hr/employment

select the "Employment" link

 

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Elementary School Library Media Specialist, Reeds Ferry Elementary School, Merrimack NH

Elementary School Librarian

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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Special Collections/Archival Internship, Fleet Library at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI

Fleet Library at RISD

Special Collections/Archival Internship

Book Artist Archives Project

July and August or Fall Semester 2013

 

* * *

COLLECTION OVERVIEW:

 

Ruth Laxson Artist Book Process Archive

This collection is comprised of unpublished process materials for the artists' books produced by Ruth Laxson from 1980 to present and unpublished notes for various lectures. These materials show the development of ideas and text, through handwritten and typed research notes, clippings from newspapers, and sketches in pen or pencil on paper. Camera-ready pages show original artwork, color separations and distinct layers of text and image. These include drawings on paper; collages; and ink drawings on acetate, some with colored paper, clipped photographs, or film negatives attached. Test prints include text printed by hand on the letterpress, etchings, some with chine collé, and text/images printed in offset lithography, rubber stamp, or silkscreen. Extra printed pages include some that were not included in the final books. Book mock-ups and binding models show the development of ideas for structure and materials.

 

Additional materials include 35 mm slides of artwork, biographical scrapbooks, personal and business correspondence, mail art correspondence, articles in published journals, and personal diaries.

 

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION:

 

We are looking for a Library School student (or recent graduate), with experience at the basic level in archival processing, organization, and description, who also has a focus in Art Librarianship and Archives, to work on the processing and organization of the personal archives of Atlanta-based artist Ruth Laxson. The bulk of this archive consists of bookmaking process ephemera and has already been organized and described with its own adapted metadata spreadsheets. However, the more traditional biographical materials in this collection (scrapbooks, correspondence, articles, diaries) are still only minimally processed and in need of more standard organization practices.

 

 

 

DATES:

 

This unpaid internship could ideally run from July 8 through August 16, 2013 with days/times TBD. If not filled this summer, we could offer one day a week from September 23 through December 6, 2013 with days/times TBD.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to:

 

Laurie Whitehill Chong

Special Collections Librarian/ Curator of Artists' Books

 

Email: lwhitehi@risd.edu

Phone: 401-709-5927

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Intern, Metadata and Digital Object Roundtable Steering Committee, August 2013-July 2014

The Metadata and Digital Object Roundtable Steering Committee seeks a qualified graduate student to serve as the MDOR Intern from August 2013-July 2014.  To qualify, you must be currently enrolled in a graduate program in library and information science (or a related field).

Internship responsibilities have included coordinating web content submissions, gathering information on SAA annual meeting sessions of interest to MDOR members, and participating in survey development.  The MDOR intern also is invited to attend all Steering Committee conference calls and the on-site meeting at the annual conference.

This is a great opportunity to serve the archival community and to participate in the governance of MDOR, one of the largest and most active SAA groups.

If you're interested, please send your graduate school affiliation and a brief description of why you think the MDOR internship would be of interest to you.  

Jordon Steele
Hodson Curator of the University Archives
The Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-516-5493

You can send along your resume, too, but this isn't required.  Deadline is Sunday, June 30.

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Acquisitions Librarian, Regina Library, Rivier University, Nashua NH

ACQUISITIONS LIBRARIAN 
REGINA LIBRARY
(Full-time, 35 hours per week, 52 weeks per year) 

OVERVIEW:


The Acquisitions Librarian will work as part of the Technical Services team and will manage the acquisition of library materials in a variety of formats, will oversee the library's serials subscription list and print serials functions, perform collection development, will act as a library liaison to faculty, provide reference services, and provide some library instruction. 


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research requests and order materials using a variety of methods and vendors. Retrieve bibliographic records and attach order records as required. Act as vendor liaison for acquisitions. 
  • Track expenditures and encumbrances in the acquisitions module and monitor outstanding orders to resolve problems. Monitor acquisitions accounts and assist with reconciling acquisitions funds with university budget lines. 
  • Manage and evaluate the library's print and electronic serials subscription list. Claim missing issues from the serial agent monthly. Oversee serials check-in and stacks maintenance performed by support staff and resolve problems. Act as liaison with the serial agent. 
  • Collect and compile statistics pertaining to assigned functions and prepare related administrative reports. 
  • Act as a subject specialist collection development library liaison for one or more content areas, provide some reference desk coverage, and participate in a limited role in library instruction program. 
  • Assist with special library projects and programming and participate with other staff on the library's presence on social media sites. Keep abreast of current developments and trends in the field. Participate in inter- and intra- departmental cross-training. 


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An MLS from an ALA accredited program. A minimum of one to two years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.   
  • Acquisitions experience or experience with purchasing functions preferred. Must be self-directed, well organized, able to meet deadlines and multiple demands and have a high level of commitment to customer service. 
  • The ability and willingness to support the mission of the University, in all daily activities.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Submit a cover letter with salary expectations, resume, and the contact information for 3 professional references to: Human Resources, RIVIER UNIVERSITY, 420 South Main Street, Nashua, NH 03060, or apply online at www.rivier.edu or email jobs@rivier.edu. EOE. No agencies please. 

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Intern, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners'/Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness, Boston MA

From 2009-2011 a Simmons College GSLIS intern created a database of some 1,800 cultural institutions in Massachusetts, including libraries, town halls, museums, historical societies, etc. for the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners' (MBLC) Connecting to Collections grant.  This database has lain dormant for the past two years.  COSTEP MA (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness: Your Emergency Management Partner for Cultural Resources) is planning a series of community meetings and risk assessment/mitigation planning workshops as part of an HMGP [Hazard Mitigation Grant Program] grant from FEMA.  To publicize the activities and advertise the meetings and workshops, the database needs to be updated.

Therefore, the MBLC and COSTEP MA are seeking a graduate student with database and conversational skills for an unpaid internship to update this database.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to work on database skills and gain a greater knowledge of Massachusetts' institutions.  The intern will be based at the MBLC's offices at 98 North Washington Street, Suite 401, Boston, MA and will have access to the tools needed to accomplish the task, including access to a computer, to lists and contacts that already exist, and a telephone.  The project is a bit open-ended, as it is not known how long it will take to update the database, but some current lists are available and can be easily checked.  However, it does need to be completed in a timely manner, as the community meetings are scheduled to begin this summer and will continue over the next year.  We expect that the intern should plan on between six and ten hours a week.

In addition, this internship will also involve developing a statewide database of disaster recovery resource suppliers.  Institutions affected by a disaster will need to have access to suppliers, both in their region and elsewhere to address their recovery needs.

Interested students should contact Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, Preservation Specialist at the MBLC and Co-Chair of COSTEP MA at (617) 725-1860 x 236 or (800) 952-7403 x 236 (in-state) or at gregor.trinkaus-randall@state.ma.us. If you call, and there is no answer, please leave a message with contact information, as he is often out of the office on business.

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Children's Services Branch Supervisor, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield CT

Working closely with the Head of Children's Services and the Branch Librarian will develop and implement a program of 21st services for children, tweens and adults. You will apply your experience and enthusiasm for children's services and seize the opportunity to realize your ideas, dreams and visions for young patrons and their caretakers. As a proactive and supportive member of the neighborhood you will find ways to become an integral part of the community contributing services and resources. Must have experience with new technologies and social media and be technologically fluent with Macs, PC's and digital media creation software. 

Must have a minimum two years working full time-time as a professional children's librarian. Must have demonstrated knowledge of children's collections including emerging trends. Must have demonstrated record of effectively managing collection and staffing budgets. Must have experience supervising library staff including mentoring and providing ongoing training as needed. As a creative and optimistic problem solver you will enhance the children's space to be uplifting and inspirational for the children who visit.

Fairfield, Ct. is a beautiful town of 59,000 easily accessible by train to NYC and Boston.  MLS required with at least two years children's librarian experience.  Salary: $65,726.  Benefit package included.   Please submit a cover letter and resume to Karen Ronald, Town Librarian, kronald@fplct.org by July 8th.

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Software Engineer, SDA, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

The MIT Libraries are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic software engineer with a passion for democratizing access to knowledge and scholarship. The software engineer will join a team of developers that provides programming and software analysis support across the MIT Libraries. In addition to providing general software development support on new and existing digital library technology platforms and services, this position will have primary responsibility for developing and maintaining software solutions that advance the Libraries' open access (OA) initiatives.


Reporting to the Head of Software Development and Analysis, the Software Engineer will be responsible for application development and analytical work, from requirements gathering to design, implementation and
maintenance of tools, services, and web applications. As a member of the Software Development and Analysis Department, the Software Engineer will work with other developers to develop and maintain the MIT Libraries' digital library infrastructure, including, but not limited to, institutional repositories, digital content management systems, digital archiving systems, and other technology platforms. Additionally, the software engineer will collaborate with external partners and service providers on strategic technology initiatives.


QUALIFICATIONS: Required - Bachelor's degree required. 3+ years of web application development experience in a Unix/Linux environment. Demonstrated proficiency in one or more of the following programming languages: Ruby, Python, Java. Strong working knowledge of XML and JSON. Strong relational database experience. Ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities. Flexibility and a collaborative approach to innovation, problem solving, and working across organizational boundaries with technical and non-technical staff. Ability to be productive both independently and in a team environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Preferred - Demonstrated experience with rapid web development frameworks (e.g., Rails, Django). Demonstrated experience with distributed indexing technology (e.g., Apache Solr) and NoSQL data storage systems. Demonstrated proficiency with Javascript and related frameworks (e.g., jQuery). Familiarity with open source repository systems (e.g., DSpace, Fedora). Experience working in a library or academic computing environment.


SALARY AND BENEFITS: $75,000 minimum. Actual salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, and tuition assistance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.


APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Please include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin July 8, 2013 will continue until position is filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

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Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts/Head of Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford PA

The Haverford College Libraries seeks a motivated, dynamic, accomplished, and strategic leader for the position of Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts/Head of Special Collections.  Reporting to the Librarian of the College, and working closely with the Associate Librarian, the department head will oversee the management of, and participate in the important work of, the College's Special Collections.  The Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts/Head of Special Collections leads the Libraries' efforts to build, maintain, and actively promote its Special Collections in advancement of curricular and co-curricular objectives.  The position also supervises, in consultation with the Associate Librarian, the Libraries' preservation program. The individual in this position will oversee the management of the library's archival and records program.  He or she will plan, provide, and assess services and policies that make a positive impact both on student learning and public understanding.  Curricular and co-curricular goals, as well as the College's mission more broadly, will inform the work of the department head.

The Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts/Head of Special Collections develops, maintains, and supervises the collections that are unique to Haverford College.  These collections include our internationally regarded Quaker Collections, Manuscript and Rare Book Collections, General Photography Collection, Archival Collections, College Archives, and Memorabilia.  The individual in this position works with the Curator of Fine Art Photography and the members of the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities, as well as with other campus constituencies to provide appropriate storage and collection controls for the College's art and artifact collections.  The individual in this position participates in collection development, instruction, reference, and outreach activities.

In the capacity of Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, this professional brings extensive specialization in and knowledge of rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera.  That specialization will include an in-depth understanding of the history of these and other technologies, broad and strategic collection development, and the engagement of scholars with these materials.  The individual in this position will be knowledgeable in the emerging areas of digital scholarship and its intersection with Special Collections holdings, and will foster advancement in these new areas of scholarship. Forward looking and aware of the range of professional standards, as well as emerging scholarly trends, the individual in this position will play a strategic role in advancing the Libraries in meeting the educational mission of the College.

The department head is responsible for articulating a fresh focus for the collections, cultivating new collections and donor relationships, expanding the teaching and research use of the collections, expanding engagement with the academic and general communities, and overseeing print and digital preservation operations.  The department head advises the Associate Librarian and the Librarian of the College on the acceptance of special gift collections, and works closely with the Librarian in external advancement efforts.  The department head participates in developing and implementing policies and procedures that enhance growth of and access to special collections, working collaboratively to do so with the leaders of the library's research services, digital scholarship and services, acquisitions, and metadata services.

The Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts/Head of Special Collections will, with a participatory and inclusive style, lead a current staff of 4.5 FTE, student employees, interns, and volunteers, and do so effectively.  This professional will collaborate with staff on all levels of the organization to support the provision of library services.  A highly productive environment, one characterized by teamwork, respect, collegiality, and integrity, is the goal. 

The Position and the College:

Located on a wooded suburban campus less than ten miles from the center of Philadelphia, Haverford College is a highly selective liberal arts institution of approximately 1,175 students and 120 faculty. The Quaker foundation and traditions of the college encourage a respect for the individual and an openness of exchange that make it attractive to intellectually ambitious and socially conscious students. The library staff of 25 offers a supportive environment for self-motivated, team-oriented, creative, committed librarians seeking intellectual and professional growth through involvement in the work of faculty and students. Local Haverford library and information technology resources are substantially augmented by consortial relations with Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges.

This position affords an excellent opportunity to pursue a career at an outstanding college and in a collaborative, consortially-oriented work environment. The college seeks candidates who take an expansive approach to the work of libraries, to the possibilities afforded by information technologies for achieving the college's goals for student and faculty work, and to the integration of their work with that of other units within the libraries and among the Tri-College libraries. The salary is competitive and comes with generous benefits.

Qualifications:

An ALA-accredited master's degree in Library and Information Science, or a Master of Archival Studies, or an advanced degree in a closely related field.  Holders of a master's degree other than the aforementioned must have completed advanced coursework in archival management.

Must have significant experience working with rare books, special collections, and/or archives in a college or university setting.  Five years of experience as a supervisor of staff in an archival or special collections setting, including strong experience in leading a special collections or archival program, is required.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and résumé to Terry Snyder, Magill Library, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041-1392 or by email at tsnyder@haverford.edu. Review of applications will begin on August 16, and will continue until the position is filled.  Please direct all questions to Terry Snyder (tsnyder@haverford.edu). Please visit the library's website at www.library.haverford.edu

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Visual Resources Cataloger, Boston Architectural College, Boston MA

VISUAL RESOURCES CATALOGER 

The position of Visual Resources Cataloger is a part-time, permanent, non-exempt position of up to 18 hours per week providing support to the Visual Resources Librarian in cataloging visual material in the Visual Resources Library.  This position reports to the Visual Resources Librarian.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

 

  • Performs all original and copy cataloging of images under the supervision of the Visual Resources Librarian.

 

  • Conducts additional research (using resources available in-house) as needed in pursuit of cataloging images.

  • Works with the following software on a daily basis:  FileMaker Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. In addition, the cataloger will be uploading images into CONTENTdm.

 

  • Works directly with faculty members when cataloging donated images.

 

  • Collaborates in the research and selection process of images for inclusion into the digital images database.

 

 

II. Standards of Professionalism

 

A.Team and Interpersonal skills:  Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members which is inclusive of all staff. 

 

B.Service orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty are treated in such a way as to feel valued and well served in their contacts with the school through you.

 

III. Qualifications

 

  • Masters Degree in Library and Information Science required
  • Knowledge of architecture and other design disciplines preferred
  • Knowledge of AAT classification system
  • Familiar with LC classification system
  • Working knowledge of relational databases desired



IV. Requirements

 

  • Must be able to overlap work schedule with the Visual Resources Librarian's schedule.
  • Must be able to commit to a consistent schedule.
  • Must be able to speak clearly and understand spoken communication.
  • Familiarity with the subjects of art and architecture is preferred.

Click here to apply

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Elementary Library Media Specialist, Sheehan School, Westwood MA

Full time school library teacher beginning September, 2013 at Sheehan School, Westwood, MA.

Full time library media specialist for a K-5 school to cultivate a program that serves students, teachers and administrators and will encourage active, authentic learning vital to helping students become independent and information-literate lifelong learners.

 Must be Massachusetts DESE certified.

 ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=348812

 

At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred

Master degree preferred

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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Call for Participation, Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc, October 7 2013

Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART)

Disaster Planning for Archives and Their Communities: Call for Participation

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As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, train service has been restored to the Rockaways and City beaches have opened for the summer, however many archives, libraries, museums and homes have only just begun to get back to "normal" and others are still a long way away. In the spirit of Archives Week it is appropriate to take time to look back at what happened, what went wrong, what went right, and what can be done differently next time.


The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, in conjunction with the Center for Jewish History, is organizing a one-day symposium with the aim of bringing together archivists, records managers, librarians, museum professionals, emergency responders, disaster recovery professionals, volunteers and the general public to address how professional and citizen archivists as well as related professionals can both better protect their collections from disaster and also become a resource for the larger community in disaster situations.  


Possible areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Case studies and "lessons learned" from Sandy or other disasters

  • Protecting personal and family records -- providing outreach to the general public

  • Continuity of operations and logistics -- how to get back up and running after a disaster

  • Navigating FEMA and other disaster relief assistance

  • Preventative care of collections versus post-disaster recovery

  • Lone arrangers and small shops -- how can small archives band together to help one another?

  • Using a disaster to advocate within your organization -- making the archive valuable during a disaster

  • Archivists as volunteers -- fostering a culture of giving and creating a network of archivist volunteers

  • Disaster planning and recovery on a budget

  • How archives and cultural institutions fit into the larger emergence response picture, especially post-Katrina.

  • Keeping up morale, resources and volunteer support weeks and months after a disaster

  • Disaster planning for born-digital and electronic records

  • Protecting vital records for both the archive and the larger organization

  • Archiving disaster -- how does a significant event like 9/11 change the normal retention of records? what is the role of the archivist? how are records appraised?

  • Man-made versus natural disasters -- the international perspective, especially in areas subject to armed conflict.

  • Advocating for archives during larger disaster situations when disaster recovery resources and relief are stretched.



Date: Monday, October 7, 2013

Location: Center for Jewish History, New York, NY


All individual presentations will be 20 minutes long (10 page paper).

Submissions must include a title, name of author and institutional affiliation (if applicable), abstract (250 words max) and indication of technological requirements.

Individual papers or entire panel proposals accepted.


Deadline for Proposals: Proposals should be emailed to admin@nycarchivists.org byAugust 1, 2013.

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Interlibrary Loan Supervisor (Senior Library Technical Assistant), Portland Public Library, Portland ME

Portland Public Library, Maine's largest public library, is seeking a flexible, forward-looking and collaborative paraprofessional with strong technical and managerial skills to oversee Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services to patrons, district libraries, and libraries worldwide. This position supervises a complex schedule of part- and full-time employees who perform varied tasks. The volume of activity of ILL services is very high and has been steadily increasing. As such, this position contributes to the dynamic growth of the Library and requires the ability to think on the systems level while maintaining very close attention to detail.

Principal responsibilities include:

1. Organizes and maintains efficient departmental workflow.

2. Supervises and trains ILL staff in departmental procedures and computer systems, including OCLC FirstSearch, Millennium, and Clio.

3. Explains and interprets ILL policies and procedures to area librarians and PPL patrons and staff.

4. Coordinates the implementation of Maine Infonet procedures both internally at Portland Public Library (PPL) and externally with other libraries in the Maine Infonet system; coordinates the activities of WorldCat as it relates to ILL Services.

5. Coordinates maintenance and updating of all ILL technology and office equipment, and online presence.

6. Manages the coordination of PPL's participation in the statewide delivery system.

7. Is responsible for PPL's ARRC services by receiving, interpreting and referring requests from libraries in the Southern Maine Library District.

8. Manages accounts payable and receivables for all ILL transactions.

9.  Seeks opportunities for professional development.

10. Participates in special projects, tasks, and other duties as assigned. 

11. Participates in maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for fellow staff and library users. 

This position requires strong supervisory skills; a high level of ability to adjust to change, use technology efficiently, learn new tools quickly, and function well in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions; excellent customer service skills with a wide and diverse customer base;experience with a variety of ILL tools and processes; and a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent knowledge and experience. This position requires significant time at a computer terminal each day and is called upon to lift boxes weighing up to 25 lbs. 

This is a 37.5 hour position with excellent benefits in a supportive and collegial work environment. Annual pay range is mid $30's to $40's. 

Interested applicants, please send cover letter and resume to hr@portland.lib.me.us.

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Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

Job Description Summary:

Valdosta State University's Odum Library seeks motivated applicants interested in working with both print and electronic formats. Reporting to the Head of the Acquistions/Serials Department, the Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian is responsible for management and accessibility of serials in all formats, with emphasis on the activation and discoverability of electronic resources.

 

Minimum Qualifications   

•ALA accredited Master of Library Science or equivalent

•Experience working in technical services at an academic library, preferably dealing with electronic resources or serials

•Knowledge of MARC21 formats, LCSH, LCC, AACR2R, LCRI, ANSI/NISO Z39.71, and basic authority control

•Knowledge of serials cataloging, in all formats according to CONSER standards and guidelines

•Strong analytical and organizational skills as well as attention to details

•Ability to function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment with a strong service orientation

 

Preferred Qualifications    

•Experience with e-journal management systems (e.g. EBSCO A-to-Z), link resolvers (e.g., SFX), and emerging linked data and semantic Web technologies

•Familiarity with serial maintenance using OCLCs Local Data Management (LDR) system

•Familiarity with FRBR and RDA and LC-PCC PS

•Experience using Ex Libris Voyager Integrated Library

               

Essential Duties   

•Activates and maintains electronic resources in multiple user interfaces.

•Performs original and copy cataloging, processing of serials.

•Maintains accurate holdings and access points.

•Keeps informed of trends and developments in serials management and resource discovery and access

•Serves on Library and University committees

•Demonstrates potential in meeting Library and University requirements for promotion and tenure

•Performs other duties as required

 

Minimum Number of References Required: 3

 

To apply or for more information see official posting:  https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com/postings/1833

Close date:  7/31/13

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Director, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Boston MA

Institution: Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Job: Director - Search Extended

Duties/Description: Unique opportunity to shape the future of library service for the residents of Massachusetts.

The Board of Library Commissioners, the agency of state government with the statutory authority and responsibility to organize, develop, coordinate and improve library services throughout the Commonwealth, seeks a Director. The Director reports to a governing board of nine commissioners appointed by the Governor. Responsibilities include planning, initiating, organizing, promoting, and evaluating statewide programs of library service; directing and guiding an agency staff of 22; and the administration of an annual budget of $22 million in state funds, $3 million in federal funds, and approximately $20 million in capital public library construction funds. Board administered programs include state aid and construction assistance for public libraries; licensing of electronic resources for use by residents of the Commonwealth; resource sharing and technology services through the Massachusetts Library
System, automated networks, and the Library for the Commonwealth; services for Blind and disabled residents; and advisory and continuing education services for librarians and trustees.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS and significant library experience of which not less than 5 years have been in an administrative capacity. Desired abilities, skills and knowledge include strong leadership and consensus building skills, demonstrated ability to interact effectively with public officials, the library community and media, excellent communications and public speaking skills and a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of current issues and trends in libraries of all types.

Salary: $77,946 - $118,278 depending on qualifications and experience.

Closing Date: August 2, 2013

Application Deadline: Letter of application, resume and Commonwealth of Massachusetts
application form (http://www.mass.gov/anf/docs/hrd/ceo/forms/ceo-empappl.doc) must be received by August 2, 2013.

Both paper and electronic submission are required.

Mail paper application to:
Director Search Committee
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
98 North Washington Street, Suite 401
Boston, MA 02114-1913

Email an accessible electronic copy (MS Word) of letter of application and resume to bill.morton@state.ma.us.

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Reprints Specialist, Infotrieve, Wilton CT

Position Overview

We are seeking a talented Reprints Specialist with the desire to provide top notch service to our blue chip reprints clients.  In this role you will utilize your strong communication and organization skills along with our industry leading software to provide outstanding service to our clients.

 

This is a great opportunity for an exceptional recent college grad with a strong desire to work with leading edge software and some of the most highly respected companies from a variety of industries.  This position is located in our Wilton, Connecticut headquarters.

 

 

Responsibilities

  •          Quote, process and fulfill client e-prints and reprints orders
  •          Master Infotrieve's BRAVO aggregation software
  •          Work closely with publishers to build a strong professional relationship
  •          Provide timely status updates of order requests to clients
  •          Assist in new release testing of our BRAVO aggregation software        

 

 

Requirements

  •          Bachelor's degree with strong academic performance required, MLIS desired
  •          2 - 4 years experience in professional setting
  •          Customer/client service experience highly desired
  •          Some supervisory experience a plus
  •          Ability to quickly learn new software applications
  •          Strong aptitude for problem solving and exceptional attention to detail
  •          Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  •          Ability to interact on a professional level with customers, publishers, and management
  •          Proficiency in MS Office applications

 

 

How to Apply

Please include college transcripts with your resume and send to careers@infotrieve.com .  Please reference the position title in the subject line of the e-mail.  Please note that Infotrieve does not provide visa sponsorship.

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Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC

 

http://www.lib.unc.edu/jobs/epa/digital_scholarship.html

Position: Digital Scholarship Librarian 
Available: October 1, 2013

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks a creative, forward-thinking, innovative individual for the position of Digital Scholarship Librarian in the Carolina Digital Library and Archives (CDLA) (http://cdla.unc.edu). The Digital Scholarship Librarian will provide sustainable and scalable services within the Library and on campus that facilitate the creation and dissemination of online digital content and new knowledge in digital form, focusing heavily on the humanities disciplines.

The successful candidate will bring a sense of inquisitiveness and strong problem-solving skills to the position, along with an aptitude for strategic thinking and sustainability planning, and a commitment to advancing the state of the art in digital scholarship in the humanities. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will manage a portfolio of digital scholarship (including digital humanities), digital collections, and library technology projects, in close collaboration with faculty, campus partners, and within the Library. Within the Library, the Digital Scholarship Librarian will actively partner with other CDLA staff, subject librarians, and staff from other Library departments such as Library and Information Technology and Special Collections.

The individual in this position will work with department and Library colleagues to grow, enhance, and manage a suite of tools and services that promote sustainable and scalable digital scholarship and digital collections. Activities performed in support of these tools and services may include development and management of faculty digital research projects and library digital collections; teaching workshops on technology tools that support the research process and dissemination of research products; contributing to the design and implementation of library technology infrastructure for digital scholarship; participating in the identification of content and preparing data for ingest into digital repositories in use within the Library using appropriate data processing technologies; working with subject librarians and faculty to bring digital scholarship methods and digital library collections into courses through instruction and other means; engaging with professional and campus initiatives to advance new and emerging modes of digital scholarship and scholarly communication; and assessment and evaluation of campus digital scholarship needs and implemented services and projects. This individual will also keep up with developments in the digital library and digital scholarship fields and strategically apply these developments to his or her own work, and seek ways of sharing that work with others on campus and in the profession.

Qualifications

Required:
ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science or other advanced degree in a humanities field, with coursework in or substantive experience with digital content and digital scholarship issues. Minimum 3 years of experience in developing and managing library digital collections or digital scholarly initiatives that effectively balance immediate needs with sustainability and scalability. Demonstrated technical skills in areas related to digital libraries and digital scholarship, success in matching technical solutions to project needs, and ability to quickly learn new tools and technologies. Keen ongoing awareness of trends in digital libraries and digital scholarship, and willingness to partner with others to manage their application to disciplines of interest. Knowledge of metadata formats commonly used in digital libraries and digital humanities. Substantive record of working collaboratively on digital collections or digital scholarship initiatives. Demonstrated aptitude for learning on the job and creative problem solving. Evidence of ability and desire to engage professionally. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred:
Knowledge of the digital research practices of at least one scholarly discipline, preferably in the humanities. Experience with formal assessment and evaluation methods. Supervisory experience. Experience with development and management of grant projects and budgets.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on July 10, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply:
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/26626 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of which must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

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Reference Librarian, Mashpee Public Library, Mashpee MA

The Mashpee Public Library is seeking applicants for a Reference Librarian, $19.67/hr. This position works 37.5 hours/week (evenings and Saturdays may be required).


Minimum Requirements: A Masters degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution is preferred; one to three years of professional and supervisory experience preferred; or any equivalent combination of education or experience. Proficiency with computers and social media is required. Working knowledge of CLAMS policies & practices and Triple III Millennium software is a plus. Must successfully pass a C.O.R.I. background check.


Responsibilities: Responsible for managing and supervising the work of the Reference and Adult Services Departments. Works primarily with adult and young adult patrons including programming, reference and reader's advisory services, collection development and maintenance, outreach and marketing, website maintenance and content creation and grant writing. May supervise Circulation Assistants working at the public service desk.


Apply by: June 24, 2013


Mashpee Town Hall, Human Resources
16 Great Neck Road North
Mashpee, MA 02649

Employment Application

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Collection Development Librarian, Credo, Boston MA

Collection Development Librarian

Looking for an experienced collection development librarian to assist with a summer project on a full-time basis, starting July 1st for approximately 6-8 weeks. 

  • Identify high-quality resources for professional special library
  • Prepare data for import to database
  • Prepare Excel reports of collection lists
  • Experience with collection development within the Sciences a plus, but not a requirement to apply

Candidate must be available to work approximately 40 hours per week; schedule is flexible and at least some of the work must be done from our Boston office.

Compensation: $15-20/hour (commensurate with experience)

 

Please contact sara.ortins@credoreference.com for more information.

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Summer Internship, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Creating a taxonomy of scholarship at Harvard


Harvard Faculty Finder (HFF) (http://facultyfinder.harvard.edu) is a new website that enables a search and browse interface to all Harvard faculty. It links together databases across Harvard University, including its Human Resources database, the Harvard OnLine Library Information System (HOLLIS), Thomson Reuters Web of Science (WoS), the Harvard Course Catalog, and many others. In order to improve the HFF web interface and make HFF a more useful tool for data mining and analytics, we seek a student intern to assist us in an ongoing project to create a taxonomy for HFF. Specific tasks include: (1) Matching terms in different taxonomies that already exists for some of the source databases for HFF. For example, journal articles in WoS are classified by subject areas (e.g., "Chemistry, Organic"), while books in HOLLIS are assigned Library of Congress call numbers (e.g., "QD241-441 Organic Chemistry"). (2) Reviewing computationally generated taxonomies. Using data mining algorithms applied to the content within HFF, we automatically created preliminary discipline-specific taxonomies for Harvard faculty. Manual review is needed to flag concepts/keywords that are inappropriate and to compare the taxonomies to similar ones developed by certain departments at Harvard. (3) Identifying errors in HFF's name disambiguation algorithms. HFF automatically attempts to match publications and other content to the correct faculty. Taxonomies can help discover possibly incorrect matches, such as an article in a medical journal being matched to a professor in the Music department. Similarly, unexpected matches that are actually correct can be used to improve the taxonomies.

Creating a taxonomy of scholarship at Harvard

Harvard Faculty Finder (HFF) (http://facultyfinder.harvard.edu) is a new website that enables a search and browse interface to all Harvard faculty. It links together databases across Harvard University, including its Human Resources database, the Harvard OnLine Library Information System (HOLLIS), Thomson Reuters Web of Science (WoS), the Harvard Course Catalog, and many others.

In order to improve the HFF web interface and make HFF a more useful tool for data mining and analytics, we seek a student intern to assist us in an ongoing project to create a taxonomy for HFF. Specific tasks include: (1) Matching terms in different taxonomies that already exists for some of the source databases for HFF. For example, journal articles in WoS are classified by subject areas (e.g., "Chemistry, Organic"), while books in HOLLIS are assigned Library of Congress call numbers (e.g., "QD241-441 Organic Chemistry"). (2) Reviewing computationally generated taxonomies. Using data mining algorithms applied to the content within HFF, we automatically created preliminary discipline-specific taxonomies for Harvard faculty. Manual review is needed to flag concepts/keywords that are inappropriate and to compare the taxonomies to similar ones developed by certain departments at Harvard. (3) Identifying errors in HFF's name disambiguation algorithms. HFF automatically attempts to match publications and other content to the correct faculty. Taxonomies can help discover possibly incorrect matches, such as an article in a medical journal being matched to a professor in the Music department. Similarly, unexpected matches that are actually correct can be used to improve the taxonomies.


To apply, please forward a resume and cover letter to amy_brand@harvard.edu.

 

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Chief Executive Officer, Bibliomation, Waterbury CT

Chief Executive Officer

Waterbury, CT

BACKGROUND

Established in 1980, Bibliomation is the largest member-driven, non-profit Library Consortium in Connecticut that provides technological and automation support to over 60 public libraries and 20 K-12 schools.

Bibliomation has a proud history of helping its members provide quality library service to their users. At its core, Bibliomation's mission is to provide libraries and other educational institutions with state-of-the-art computer and IT services that will allow libraries to be better able to efficiently and effectively serve their local communities and to increase resource sharing statewide.

Some of Bibliomation's services include: Evergreen, an open source integrated library system; cooperative purchase of commercial databases; a shared and expanding e-book and audio book collection; LAN/WAN network architecture; telecommunications support; local PC hardware and software installation; and help desk support.

The organization is supported primarily through member assessments and has an operating budget of approximately $2M and a professional staff of 16.

THE POSITION

The Chief Executive Officer serves as Bibliomation's chief professional officer and is responsible for the leadership, management, and growth of the organization. S/he will focus on strategic planning, annual budget development, and implementation and evaluation of all operations in conjunction with the Board of Directors.

The Chief Executive Officer reports to and is accountable to the organization's Board of Directors for providing leadership and strategic direction toward achievement of Bibliomation's goals and vision.
The Board is seeking a seasoned executive who will provide a creative framework for expanding Bibliomation services into new markets. With the support of a dedicated and seasoned staff, the Board seeks a chief executive skilled at diversifying and maximizing an organization's revenue stream. Integral to the CEO's success will be his/her ability to be entrepreneurial, see business trends, and be pro-active in creating opportunities for growth.

Professional leadership is an integral component of the position. The CEO is expected to be a leader and resource to the Board and staff in addressing Bibliomation's opportunities and challenges. The CEO must be a strong communicator in groups and with individuals, able to interpret issues clearly, and effectively persuade others in a manner that leads to agreement and action. Furthermore the CEO must possess a strong level of political savviness in order to navigate the public school, public library and county/city government environment in which Bibliomation does business.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Organizational Leadership

  • Provide leadership and management for staff and board in the development and implementation of Bibliomation's plans. Set goals and strategy with staff. Review and evaluate progress and implementation with Board and staff.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor conformance with an annual budget and work plan.
  • Ensure the sound financial management of the organization and oversee the preparation of reports, records and other documentation as requested by the Board that present the progress and status of Bibliomation's plan and activities.
  • Recruit, motivate, deploy, and supervise a staff that can effectively carry out the organization's mission.

Revenue Development

  • Proactively and continually work with the Board to develop and implement a plan that will diversify the organization's revenue stream.

Public Outreach

  • Provide leadership for the cultivation of new member libraries and other collaborative partnerships.
  • Ensure that the organization's story, message, and program success are effectively developed and disseminated to the general community with the objective of sustaining the momentum for growth.

Board & Volunteer Development

  • Work effectively with the Board and other volunteer leaders and committees to efficiently manage their efforts.
  • Attend all board meetings and ensure that meetings are properly arranged, organized, and conducted productively.
  • Serve as professional advisor and resource to the Board in all areas of programs, technology, finance, policy, and governance.
  • Ensure that the Board is properly advised on organizational challenges and threats as well as opportunities.
  • Together with the Board President, recommend the composition of Board committees and task forces.
  • Serve as an ex officio member of all Board committees.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 6 years progressive senior level management and organizational leadership experience.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, human behavior and performance, and coordination of people and resources.
  • An appreciation and fundamental understanding of computer and information technology.
  • Strong leadership skills with a philosophy and style that encourages creativity, growth, collaboration, problem solving, open communication, and accountability.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively in pro-actively developing new programmatic opportunities as the marketplace dictates.
  • Proven ability to be personally involved in building and diversifying revenue streams.
  • Proven effectiveness in serving as a spokesperson and representative with elected officials, government agency leaders, funders, business leaders, and other stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership skills with a philosophy and style that encourages creativity, growth, collaboration, problem solving, open communication, and accountability.
  • Track record of strong partnering with a Board of Directors
  • Financial management experience (budget development and management).
  • Ability to manage a team of highly skilled and motivated professional staff.
  • Bachelor's degree required. While a Master of Library Science is preferred, it is not a requisite.
  • A creative and skillful professional able to motivate others and instill a positive work ethic.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Compensation

Salary is in the $100k range with an attractive benefit package.

Applications

Applications will be accepted through July 19, 2013. All applications should be sent to:
CEOSearch@biblio.org. Representatives will be attending this year's American Library Association (ALA) Conference in Chicago at the end of June. If you would be available for an interview at ALA please include that information on your cover letter.

Email ceosearch@biblio.org to apply for this job.

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Science Librarian, St. Lawrence University, Canton NY

St. Lawrence University seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented colleague as our next Science Librarian.  Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Science Librarian oversees the Launders Science Library, supervises the Science Library staff, manages the collections and is the primary liaison to students, faculty and staff in the sciences.  Activities include outreach to science departments regarding resources, services, and spaces, providing in-depth reference and research consultation services and creating and presenting library instruction in disciplinary research.

 

The successful candidate will work well in a collegial and team environment and will possess strong communication, interpersonal and teaching skills.  While the primary area of focus is in support of the sciences, the Science Librarian is also part of a multi-disciplinary team of librarians which engages in the development of library policies, goals and procedures and serves as a resource to the campus on evolving patterns of scholarly publishing, including open access initiatives and the management of scientific data.

 

The University Libraries support physical and virtual presences, strive to maintain a high level of resourcefulness, responsiveness, and reliability with regard to the academic needs of students and faculty, and proactively seek to engage with students and faculty on existing and emerging technologies, programs, and initiatives.

 

Qualifications:

 

  •        The successful candidate for this 12-month position must have an ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent. 
  •        Demonstrated experience with or course work in using and supporting e-science resources and library and information technologies (e.g., bioinformatics, GIS, data curation, institutional repositories, content management systems) and knowledge of trends in scholarly communication are required.
  •        Undergraduate or advanced degree in the sciences or related research experience is preferred.
  •        One to two years of academic library experience is preferred.

 

The anticipated start date of this position is August 1.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three references to:  Search Committee, Owen D. Young Library, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY  13617 or send via email to toreilly@stlawu.edu.

 

Located in Canton, N.Y., St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,300 students. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.  For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit SLU's homepage at http://www.stlawu.edu.

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Chair for Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair for Special and Area Studies Collections. The successful candidate will be a forward thinking leader who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the changing nature of librarianship for special collections and area studies collections. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Research Services, this position is a key member of the Library team, ensuring organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and development of policies for library operations.

 

The Department Chair for Special and Area Studies Collections is a tenure track library position which will provide leadership, strategic vision and direction for the department by blending traditional academic library practices with innovation to expand collections and usage, redesign spaces, and increase available resources.  The Chair works collaboratively with departmental colleagues to assess strengths and weaknesses in the various collections, to determine priorities, to establish policies, and to develop departmental service plans that enhance andsupport the academic mission of the University. 

 

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Chair of Special and Area Studies Collections will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Chair will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The Chair, Special and Area Studies Collectionswill pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until filled, and review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outline on the Position Vacancy Announcement at:http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

All inquiries and submissions of required application materials should be sent to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Head of Music Library Cataloging, William and Gayle Cook, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, Bloomington IN Music Library, Bloomington IN

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries are seeking an experienced music cataloger for the position of Head of Music Library Cataloging for the William and Gayle Cook Music Library.  Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, Cook Music Library, the librarian will serve as head music cataloger and will catalog books, scores, and recordings, as well as other materials in various languages and formats.

 

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 42,000 students and almost 3,000 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local craftsmanship in limestone.

 

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (http://www.libraries.iub.edu) are among the leading academic research library systems in North America, having recently been named the top university library by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 6.6 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 43,000 electronic journals, and 224,000 electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content.

 

The IUB Libraries are active members of regional and national associations and consortia including the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository. IU is the principal investigator for Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) and is working with academic library partners to develop a next generation open source library management system.

 

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is widely respected as one of the world's most comprehensive institutions for musical studies. Central to this program is a faculty of 140 full-time teachers and scholars and a select student body. The facilities of the Jacobs School of Music include seven buildings housing offices and studios, practice rooms, choral and instrumental rehearsal rooms, three recital halls, the Musical Arts Center, and the William and Gayle Cook Music Library.

 

The Cook Music Library is recognized nationally as one of the finest in the United States. It occupies a four-floor 55,000 square foot facility and features state-of-the-art technology. The collections number more than 600,000 items. The staff includes six librarians, two professional staff, eight clerical staff, and approximately 10.5 FTE student assistants.

 

Indiana University offers a highly competitive Music Librarianship Specialization program, which combines the instructional and professional training resources of the School of Library and Information Science, the Jacobs School of Music, and the Cook Music Library.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Head of Music Library Cataloging supervises five FTE staff, including two librarians, two support staff, and hourly student assistants.  Develops and documents music cataloging procedures and policies in keeping with current national standards and local Indiana University Libraries practice.  Catalogs books, scores, manuscripts, dissertations, electronic resources, sound recordings, scores and parts in the collections of the Performing Ensembles Division, and other monographic materials.

 

Oversees preservation, labeling, and binding of library materials, and communicates with the commercial bindery serving the IU Libraries.  Serves as liaison to the Herman B Wells Library central technical services department, and represents the interests of the Cook Music Library on the IO Cataloging Congress, a group that shares information and sets policy across multiple cataloging agencies on the IU Bloomington and regional campuses. Takes an active role in meetings of the Cook Music Library staff.  Participates in appropriate professional development, continuing education, professional service, and research activities.  Other duties as assigned.

 

Remains current with the constantly changing body of music cataloging rules and interpretations, including AACR2, RDA, MARC 21, LCSH, and LC classification.  Participates in national cooperative cataloging initiatives: OCLC National Level Enhance, BIBCO, and the NACO Music Project. Maintains a leadership role in the appropriate music cataloging forums at the national, regional and local levels. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  •          ALA-accredited MLS
  •          Bachelor's degree in music
  •          Skill in original cataloging of scores and sound recordings
  •          Bibliographic knowledge of Western European languages, particularly German, French, Italian, and Spanish
  •          Broad knowledge of musical repertoire
  •          Demonstrated interest and participation in cataloging and music library matters at the regional and national levels
  •          Evidence of ability to plan, analyze, and solve problems creatively both independently and in groups 
  •          Strong oral and written communication skills
  •          3-5 years full-time, post-MLS music cataloging experience
  •          Must be able to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position
  •          Demonstrated supervisory experience

 

Preferred:

  •          Advanced degree in music
  •          Familiarity with metadata standards for music materials
  •          Evidence of professional service and/or research activity in the field of music cataloging

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. This is a tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

 

RESOURCES

 

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin July 12, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications must be received prior to July 26, 2013.  Please send letter of application, professional vita, and the names/addresses/telephone numbers of four references to:


Jennifer Chaffin 
Director of Human Resources 
Libraries Human Resources 
Herman B Wells Library 201B 
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-8196
Fax: 812-855-2576 
Email: libpers@indiana.edu

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Project Coordinator, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge MA

Millennium is seeking a project coordinator to join their Commercial Operations group.  The project coordinator would be responsible for the management, integrity and maintenance of Commercial dept's Customer Master, Customer Relationship Management system and alignment with data warehouse.  He/she will support ongoing data quality initiatives for the organization. Candidate will work with Commercial Operations, the field sales force and IT to update classifications and designations of professionals, organizations and affiliations. This includes data entry, updates, research and records reconciliation. Candidates must possess a determined attitude towards ensuring data accuracy with strong attention to detail and a hard work ethic. The ideal candidate is a team oriented person with a goal driven attitude.


• Day to day management of commercial operations customer master and customer relationship management system 
• Conduct data cleanup activities to ensure integrity of data 
• Work with IT, Commercial Operations and the sales force to update and cleanse customer database 
• Research customer data using data bases and the internet 
• Assist in data cleanup projects and matching/merging of data

Qualifications: MSL desired, but those working towards an MSL can also apply. 

Interested candidates can email their resume to: Jaclyn.Keefe@mpi.com.

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Librarian, Kornhauser Health Sciences Library, University of Louisville, Louisville KY

The University of Louisville Libraries seeks a service-oriented librarian interested in working in an entry level position at a hospital library managed by the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library.  This is a 12-month, term faculty position, renewable annually with full benefits.


Responsibilities:
Work independently in a solo librarian hospital library. Maintain the daily operations of the Rowntree Medical Library located at the University Hospital. Supervise one full-time staff person.  Provide reference assistance including literature searches. Provide clinical librarianship services in the hospital setting such as literature searches, promotion and orientation to clinical information tools such as DynaMed. Serve on hospital and university committees as appropriate. Participate in and collaborate with hospital units on educational programs for clinical personnel such as grand rounds or morning report. Supervise interlibrary loan and photocopy services for hospital and university personnel. Provide collection development and serials and monographs. Assist patrons with the use of library computers. Maintain and update hospital library web pages.   Maintain statistics as needed. The position reports to the Director of Kornhauser Health Sciences Library.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
 
•             Masters degree from an ALA accredited institution
•             Library reference experience
•             Excellent organizational skills
•             Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
•             Ability to work independently and also collaboratively with other faculty and staff
 
Preferred Qualifications:
•             Experience in a health sciences or hospital library
•             Health sciences reference experience
•             Experience with clinical librarianship or evidence-based practice methods
•             Experience in the clinical setting
•             Supervisory experience
•             Experience using biomedical and evidence based information tools such as PubMed, CINAHL, or TripDatabase.com
•             Health sciences background
•             Additional graduate degree or certification in a health sciences or health-related discipline


 The initial faculty rank will be instructor.  Salary of the successful candidate will depend upon experience and professional achievements. The University Libraries offer a comprehensive benefits package and annual vacation of 22 working days.


The University Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, values its collaborative efforts both within the university and among other organizations. The University of Louisville (http://louisville.edu) is a Carnegie Research/High university and recipient of the Carnegie Community Engagement classification for Curricular Engagement & Outreach and Partnerships. The University has a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate programs; over twenty nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional programs; 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students; and a strong commitment to the community in which it resides. UofL is located in the state's largest urban area.


The city of Louisville (http://www.loukymetro.org/) offers hospitality, warmth and smaller city advantages like shorter commutes and lower cost of living alongside major city amenities like world-class performing arts, great sports, incredible dining and a nationally-acclaimed parks system.


Applications received by July 15, 2013 are given full consideration in the initial screening. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants must apply at https://highereddecisions.com/uofl/current_vacancies.asp  and attach a CV, letter of interest detailing your familiarity, aptitude, and/or experience with the required and desired qualifications, and the name, address, phone number and e-mail address of three references.


Please direct questions to:
Neal Nixon
Director, Kornhauser Health Sciences Library University
of Louisville Louisville, KY 40292
502.852.5775
nixon@louisville.edu

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Library Archivist/Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Library, Memphis TN

Library Archivist/Assistant Professor
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Library

Responsible for developing, managing, preserving and enhancing access to the UT Health Sciences Historical Collections and archives; appraises, arranges, and catalogs archival materials; daily development, operation and maintenance of the archives, online database records, and related archives activities; provides reference and outreach services.

Graduate degree from a program accredited by the ALA; at least two years experience with archival collections in an academic library.

$55,000 minimum. Full-time, nontenure-track faculty appointment.

http://library.uthsc.edu/media/pdf/Archivist-Position-Description-2013-06-11.pdf

Contact: Richard Nollan:  rnollan@uthsc.edu<mailto:rnollan@uthsc.edu>

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Library Information Integrator, Memorial Middle School, S. Portland ME

The South Portland School Department is hiring a certified library media  specialist for the position of "Library Information Integrator" at Memorial Middle School.

We are seeking an individual to teach information literacy, in collaboration with staff, via projects tied to the 6-8 curriculum. The L.I.I. will provide oversight for the Memorial Middle School library, 
implement traditional literacy programs, and integrate technology across all content areas.

The application deadline is June 25th.

Proper certification required.  Maine 071 certification preferred

Full job description is available here: http://infotech.spsd.org/orgchart/jobdescriptions/lii.pdf


The link to the School Spring posting: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=340752

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Head of Research and Instruction Services, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA

The Head of Research and Instruction Services is a member of the Libraries' executive management team and plays a shared leadership role in the library-wide policy making and in the overall development and assessment of library services. The primary responsibility of the Head of Research and Instruction Services will be to provide leadership and direction to implement a key Libraries' strategic goal: In partnership with faculty, the Dean's office, and other College departments, we will actively pursue strategies to strengthen and expand the educational impact of Library and Educational Technology programs.

 

To accomplish this, the Head of Research and Instruction Services will promote a dynamic, collegial work environment that fosters creativity and experimentation in the delivery of teaching, learning and engagement activities across all library departments, including the branch libraries. He/she will directly supervise three Research Librarians (Coordinator of Research and Instruction; Research, Instruction, and Outreach Librarian; and Reference Librarian) and the heads of the three branch libraries (Fenwick Music Library, O'Callahan Science Library, and the Worcester Art Museum Library).

 

Specific duties he/she will coordinate include the library role in Montserrat, selected collection development activities, coordination of our virtual reference participation with the other AJCU libraries, and ongoing assessment of programs and services. He/she will serve as liaison to one or more academic departments and will participate in facilities planning with an eye towards emerging practices which enable the design and creation of learning environments.

 QUALIFICATIONS

 

An ALA (American Library Association) accredited MLS (Masters Library Science); second Master's degree preferred.  Minimum of five years of  increasingly complex and responsible experience managing staff, projects, and public services programs in an academic library.  Excellent oral and written skills, demonstrated ability to inspire, mentor and develop staff at all levels, demonstrated pedagogical skills, and thorough knowledge of technical tools and conventions that enhance user scholarly productivity and engagement.  

For additional information and to apply see: 

http://holycross.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=40159

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Global Services Librarian, New York University Libraries, New York NY

New York University Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented Global Services Librarian (GSL) to coordinate the development, expansion and delivery of library services that support research, teaching and learning at the NYU Global Academic Centers.  Reporting to the Director of Public Services, this new position works collaboratively with colleagues across NYU Libraries and select NYU administrative units to design and sustain a suite of global library services that enhance access to library instruction, services and resources and capitalize on emerging technologies.

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three degree-granting portal campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by 11 additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.  The campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai have full service libraries; the 11 academic centers have a variety of smaller library-like facilities and services.  All are supported by the NYU Division of Libraries.

 

Working in a collaborative environment the Global Services Librarian is responsible for developing, coordinating, promoting and evaluating a program of instructional, consultation, and research support services to faculty, students and staff in the NYU Global Academic Centers. The Global Services Librarian ensures that the library instruction and curricular support needs of global education students and faculty are being served.  The librarian works with colleagues and global network staff to identify needs, implement and enhance programs and services, and takes a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate.    Based in New York, this is a multi-year, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian of Practice. 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Collaborate with faculty, library staff and departments to develop and/or promote a suite of global library services
  • Coordinate support and participation in global services delivery from throughout the library
  • Serve as the initial contact for questions and trouble-shooting related to global library services; coordinate and monitor resolution
  • Coordinate the provision of formal and informal instruction/orientation sessions for the global academic center faculty and students
  • Design, develop, and coordinate workshops and online training to faculty and staff at the smaller global sites in the use of library resources and services to support teaching and learning
  • Develop and maintain library web content, LibGuides, instructional materials for global library services
  • Leverage technology to provide global library services, including instruction and orientation, and asynchronous and synchronous delivery
  • Develop outreach, informational and promotional materials about global library services
  • Maintain and develop working relationships with the Directors and staff at the global academic centers
  • Serve as the library liaison to campus units involved with global education and services
  • Evaluate and assess the success and impact of global library services

 

 

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree
  • Three years (minimum) public service experience in an academic library, including reference, instruction, access services or collection development
  • Demonstrated public service orientation and knowledge of user needs for teaching, learning, and research
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex organization
  • Creative, service-oriented approach to problem solving
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems in academic library and information services, instruction, and research services
  • Ability to lead and complete projects in a team environment
  • Demonstrated skill in teaching in both face to face and online environments

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations
  • Experience in a research university library
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Prior international experience
  • Experience with course management systems
  • Knowledge of copyright and fair use

 

Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU's vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our global academic centers and "portal campuses" in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf

Salary/Benefits: Attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation.  Salary commensurate with experience and background.

This is a multi-year, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian of Practice.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Please include where you heard about this position. The search will remain open until filled.

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Research Support and Instruction Librarian, Connecticut College, New London CT

Research Support and Instruction Librarian

Category: Salary

Department: Library

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, a highly selective private liberal arts college, located in the historic seaport of New London, seeks an experienced librarian to provide instructional and research resources and develop and initiate activities to integrate information literacy into the curriculum at the College.  This position will also provide reference services for the faculty, students, scholars and other patrons, supporting their instructional and scholarly needs.

S/he will provide professional leadership in the design, provision and use of library materials; assist, advise and instruct faculty and students in the access and use of scholarly information; liaison to social science academic departments providing research instruction and discipline-specific reference assistance to faculty and students within the departments; develop library print and digital instructional materials; collaborate with faculty and colleagues to plan sessions for course-integrated library instruction and develop supporting materials and guides; participate in the planning and organization and development/promotion of the government documents collection; maintain statistics and prepare reports for federal and state document programs; lead and participate in projects and initiatives in support of research and instruction services; contribute to the library profession through scholarship, participation in professional associations, and other forms of service.

Masters degree in library or information studies from an accredited institution with 3-5 years of relevant experience required; advanced subject degree desirable.  Must have the ability to build and sustain key relationships with faculty, students and professional colleagues; excellent understanding of trends affecting academic librarianship; demonstrated knowledge of the changes in government publication practices, specifically when working with digital government materials; computer skills in the use of an integrated library system, information databases and standard productivity software; some weekend and evening reference hours may be required on occasion.

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 RESLIB and full name in the subject line).  Accepting applications until 5:00 pm on July 5, 2013.

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Librarian, Dedham Middle School, Dedham MA

The Dedham Public Schools has posted a middle school library teacher position for their middle school.

 

Click here for more information: <http://www.dedham.k12.ma.us/pages/Dedham_Public_Schools/Admin/Job_Postings>.

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Library Media Specialist, Belmont High School, Belmont MA

Location: Belmont High School


Date Available: 9/3/2013


Degree in Library/Media Science required

Follow this link to get more information <http://www.belmont.k12.ma.us/bps/Home/HumanResources/EmploymentOpportunities>.

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Systems Librarian for Public Services, Library Connection, Inc., Windsor CT

Systems Librarian for Public Services: Library Connection, Inc., a consortium of one academic and 26 public libraries, seeks an experienced individual to serve as a Systems Librarian for Public Services at its office in Windsor, CT. This staff member will initially manage the consortium's migration to a new ILS. After the migration is complete, the position will transition into a full time Systems Librarian for Public Services.

Migration Manager duties include planning, scheduling, and managing all aspects of the migration:  database cleanup; simplifying and standardizing data categorization; accommodating transaction and fee data; data extraction; consortium and library staff training; testing and quality assurance; customization of library patron interfaces; and new member migration.

System Librarian for Public Services duties include working with member libraries, committees, vendors, and Library Connection staff to support and enhance our shared Integrated Library System; troubleshooting, developing and enhancing system capabilities and consortia functionality that further consortium goals. This individual must possess general knowledge of all modules of an integrated library system. Familiarity with web development tools and the ability to write or modify scripts and programs is preferred.

MLS or MLIS and 5 years experience required. See the complete job description for full requirements. Salary range is $60,000-$80,000.  Applications, along with three references, should be submitted to gchristian@libraryconnection.info. Applications will be accepted through July 1, 2013.

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Library Internship, Warren Public Library, Warren MA

Library Internship


Job Function:

Performs circulation duties including processing reserves, interlibrary loan requests, and registering patrons for new library cards. Assists patrons with locating materials, conducting computer research, and downloading e-books and e-audio materials on a variety of devices. Assist staff with developing and coordinating programs for different user groups.

Knowledge and Abilities:
 
Knowledge of library principles, procedures, and reference sources.
Strong Computer, e-book and e-audio downloading, and Internet skills.


Customer Service;

Ability to effectively interact with all members of the public in a courteous and tactful manner; ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with coworkers.

 

Education: Currently enrolled in an MLS program.
Work schedule:  June-August -  16 hours a week.

Please email cover letter and resume to:
Elaine Barrie, Director
ebarrie@cwmars.org

Warren Public Library

934 Main Street

Warren, MA  01083

413-436-7690

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Reference Librarian, Mashpee Public Library, Mashpee MA

The Mashpee Public Library is seeking applicants for a Reference Librarian, $19.67/hr. This position works 37.5 hours/week (evenings and Saturdays may be required).

Minimum Requirements: A Masters degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution is preferred; one to three years of professional and supervisory experience preferred; or any equivalent combination of education or experience. Proficiency with computers and social media is required. Working knowledge of CLAMS policies & practices and Triple III Millennium software is a plus. Must successfully pass a C.O.R.I. background check.

Responsibilities: Responsible for managing and supervising the work of the Reference and Adult Services Departments. Works primarily with adult and young adult patrons including programming, reference and reader's advisory services, collection development and maintenance, outreach and marketing, website maintenance and content creation and grant writing. May supervise Circulation Assistants working at the public service desk.

Apply by: June 24, 2013

Mashpee Town Hall, Human Resources
16 Great Neck Road North
Mashpee, MA 02649

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Digital Applications Librarian, Oregon State University

Oregon State University Libraries & Press seeks a collaborative, innovative and service-oriented Librarian to develop and maintain the technical infrastructure for OSU's digital library, repository, and preservation services.  In support of the OSU research enterprise, excellence in teaching, and the Land Grant mission of the University, the Librarian is responsible for designing, developing, testing, and deploying new technologies, tools, and resources to extend and enhance digital content and services, and developing application programming interfaces (APIs) to facilitate multiple submission and discovery tools.

The Librarian will:

  • provide leadership and guidance for the Libraries on existing and emerging technologies including digital repository, discovery and preservation systems
  • write and/or modify code and conduct quality assurance on code contributed by other developers
  • work collaboratively with library and campus colleagues as well as various external partners such as the Orbis Cascade Alliance and Greater Western Library Alliance
  • participate in ongoing evaluations of emerging academic and library technologies

This is a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, and the Librarian is a member of the University Libraries' faculty. Library faculty serve on committees and task forces both at the library and university level and take a leadership role in local, state and national/international library and academic societies and organizations. Librarians are expected to share expertise and results of research with other information professionals via development of new technologies, publication in refereed journals, poster sessions and presentations at professional meetings.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To review a complete job description and/or apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs . Apply to posting #0010782. Closing Date: June 28th, 2013.

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Full-Time Librarian, Triumph High School, Cheyenne WY

Full-Time Librarian (1-Position) FOR 2013/2014 CONTRACT YEAR

Posting End Date: until closed

Location: Triumph High School

Overview:
Full-Time, 185 Day Contract
Monday-Friday
Minimum Base Salary: $46,160.00 + Benefits

PURPOSE STATEMENT
The job of Library Media Specialist - Secondary Schools was established for the purpose of providing support to the instructional program with specific responsibilities for performing clerical functions related to collection, processing, circulation, maintenance, and inventory of library materials and/or textbooks, documenting losses and monitoring procedures; implementing age appropriate programs for students utilizing library resources; selecting appropriate items in support of classroom instruction; and instructing students on the proper use of the library resources.

This job reports to Principal.

Contact Mike Helenbolt, Principal 307-771-2500  before June 11th, 2013; Contact Human Resources 307-771-2100 after June 11th, 2013.

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Early Childhood Outreach Librarian I / Intern, Beaumont Library District, Beaumont CA

POSITION: Early Childhood Outreach Librarian I / Intern / Entry Level

DEPARTMENT: Early Childhood & Outreach Services

HOURS: 30-32 per week

SALARY: $21.50 - $25.50 per hour + benefits

DEADLINE: 30 June, 2013 at 6pm PDT

JOB CHARACTERISTICS
Under the direction of the Early Childhood & Outreach Senior Librarian, successful candidate will --

  • Plan and deliver developmentally appropriate story times for the community and early care and education environments in the library district's boundaries using the resources of the Ready to Read Van (RRV).
  • Deliver "Books and Babies" bags, "Play and Learn" kits, early literacy kits, and books to scheduled community and early care and education service stops using the resources of the Ready to Read Van (RRV).
  • Develop additional and maintain current Early Literacy and Play and Learn Kits; deliver kits to designated stops on a monthly or bi-weekly time schedule.
  • Promote early childhood services to local organizations, service and mom's groups, clubs, and agencies.
  • Assist with developing a monthly training/seminar/informational session for parents, early care professionals and community members who work with children ages birth to five.
  • Oversee and coordinate the Friends of Beaumont Library "Books and Babies" program.
  • Implement monthly Saturday Family Fun Program and develop bi-weekly Saturday family story times for families with children ages birth - 5.
  • Supervise Summer Reading Club (SRC) outreach activities for all early care and education environments and community venues.
  • Become familiar with all the programs and services offered weekly at the library for families with children birth-5.


REQUIREMENTS
MLS from an accredited ALA institution and 1-2 years working as a children's librarian or assistant in a public library and/or; Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development and 1-2 years' experience working in an early care and education environment, e.g. preschool, nursery, child care center/home, cooperative preschool, etc. or a combination of a related Bachelor's degree and work experience. Ability to obtain an MLS within 3 years of employment when degree is other than an MLS. Thorough background knowledge of child development, early literacy, best practice in library service to young children and DAP. Requires at least 75% of the work to be performed outside of the physical library, driving a 24ft. Sprinter Van to various community service stops. Lifting and carrying 2-10lbs. early literacy kits in and out of the van. CA Driver License required or ability to obtain such within 10 days of employment.

SELECTED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Successful candidate demonstrates dynamic interpersonal, public speaking, presentation and interactive story time skills with an outstanding work ethic, attitude and flexibility in adapting to new programs and services. Developmentally appropriate practice and its principles are implemented at all early care and education environments, community outreach sites and at every in-house library program. Demonstrated knowledge of children's literature, especially focused on children birth - 8 years is essential. Creative thinking and problem solving skills, proactive customer service, and thorough planning and evaluation ability must be shown. Prior experience required for entertaining, engaging and teaching early literacy skills to young children using a picture book, as well as singing, dancing, puppetry, etc. Extensive experience interacting with children and adults in a formal learning environment, e.g. preschool, child care center/home, library, etc. is necessary. Demonstrated ability to read picture books aloud to groups of young children using the dialogic reading model and interactive early literacy skills to make the experience engaging and educational. Adherence to ALA's "Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries" document is a must.

SUBMISSION
Resume and cover letter by email only to ~ beaumontlib@telis.org ~ Subject: Early Childhood Outreach Librarian I

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Educator Recruitment Fair (6/12/13), Springfield Public Schoools, Springfield MA

Come to the Springfield Public Schools (SPS) Recruitment Fair for Middle School Teachers and Educators on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm at the Chestnut Accelerated Middle School.

Thank you for your interest in the Springfield Public Schools! The Springfield Public School district is committed to hiring a diverse pool of qualified educators, administrators, and non-instructional support staff. 

The Springfield Public Schools is a large and diverse urban district with over 4,800 employees.  We serve over 25,000 students in 52 schools.  The district has a highly committed staff, a strong school committee, and very supportive community partnerships.

The Springfield Promise: A Culture of Equity and Proficiency will ensure the delivery of an educational experience in which all learners achieve success.  Springfield is proud to offer some of the most progressive educational programming in the nation, including specialized magnet schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels.  Springfield offers the International Baccalaureate program, Montessori, STEM, Expeditionary Learning Schools, and non-traditional educational programs. 

Be part of The Springfield Promise--If you are committed to fostering excellence in all students, effective in enabling your students to achieve high levels of academic success, like to work collaboratively as part of a team, have strong content and pedagogical knowledge, and embrace and value diversity--The Springfield Public Schools is the place for you. 

The district supports ten Level 4 schools that have emerged as turnaround leaders and models for statewide redesign turnaround efforts.  The turnaround effort has had a positive impact on student learning and classroom practice.  The Springfield Public Schools has effectively implemented research and practice-based initiatives and operations to support effective schools. 

Why teach at a Level 4 school?   You'll have the opportunity to make an impact on student achievement, great colleagues, and resources to support and empower you as a teacher.  There is also extra time for teacher collaboration and planning, leadership opportunities, additional pay for extended time, high quality job embedded professional development, and college level courses.

The Springfield Public Schools create a dynamic learning environment for our staff as well as our students while providing excellent opportunities for your professional growth. 

Competitive salary and benefits.  Additional $2000 bonus for licensed teachers in critical high need content areas (Mathematics, Special Education, Science, and English as a Second Language).  You may be eligible for an additional stipend if you are hired at a Level 4 school.   

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Social Media and Marketing Volunteer/Intern, Richard Salter Storrs Library, Longmeadow MA

The Richard Salter Storrs Library in Longmeadow, MA is seeking a motivated social media and marketing volunteer/intern. We are a busy public library with a population of about 15,000.

The social media and marketing intern position's duties will include outreach planning, collaborating on a social media plan for library communication, and marketing our electronic resources and devices.

Requirements: Must be enrolled in a graduate program in Library & Information Science; have strong computer skills; Ability to multitask and work on multiple projects simultaneously.

10 hrs/week


To apply, send a resume and letter of interest to aleclair@longmeadow.org.

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Reference and Research Services Librarian, NYU Shanghai - New York University, Shanghai China

The NYU Library in Shanghai invites applications for a Reference and Research Services Librarian in an innovative and forward-looking setting. As part of a collaborative team, the position plays a key role in the educational mission of NYU Shanghai by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs.

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within NYU's global network. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. A research university with liberal arts and sciences at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities that is also a vibrant intellectual community.  NYU Shanghai will recruit scholars who are committed to our global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by 12 additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai's faculty and students.  Drawing on the resources of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population.  NYU Shanghai is scheduled to open September 2013 with a class of 200 freshman and 150 visiting students, and is expected to grow over eight years to a target undergraduate student population of 2400 along with selected graduate programs.

The Reference and Research Services librarian serves as the primary liaison to a group of academic departments appropriate to the incumbent's academic background, with responsibilities for building collections in all formats that support research and curricular needs; delivering a program of instruction, consultation, and research support services; developing responsive outreach and other information services; and taking a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate.   Collaborative work with colleagues at NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and across NYU's global network is an important job expectation.  Librarians at NYU participate in library and system-wide committees, and professional activities outside of the university.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or ALA-recognized international equivalent
  • Previous experience in instruction, collection development, and/or reference services
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems in academic library and information services, instruction, and research services
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated history of flexibility, creativity, and strong customer service commitment

Preferred:

  • Academic background in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) discipline
  • Second masters degree in a subject area relevant to the NYU Shanghai academic program
  • Experience in a research university library
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Chinese language skills; familiarity with Chinese culture
  • Prior international experience

Salary/Benefits:
Excellent benefits include vacation package, relocation assistance and a generous retirement package. Salary commensurate with experience.

To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu.  Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

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Information Associate, Physical Sciences Library, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH

The Dartmouth College Library seeks a temporary (6 month) Information Associate to join a collaborative team at the Kresge Physical Sciences Library, providing information, instruction and collection services to faculty and students in the physical sciences, mathematics and computer science areas.  This position provides support for a wide variety of projects initiated by Kresge staff, as well as direct user assistance. 

Reporting to the Head, Kresge Physical Sciences Library, the individual in the term position will assist with collection development projects such as assessment, deaccessioning and purchasing materials; develop and maintain research guides and other instructional materials; develop content for the Kresge website; and provide information assistance to faculty, students and staff.

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.  Experience in a library or educational setting, preferably in a science or engineering context.  Experience with online information resources.  Preferred: Working knowledge of and proficiency with major research resources, databases, and publications in the sciences.

Note: This is a temporary, 6 month position July - December 2013

GENERAL INFORMATION: Dartmouth is a highly selective undergraduate college with distinguished graduate schools of business, engineering, medicine and 20 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Dartmouth has remained at the forefront of American higher education since 1769. At the heart of Dartmouth is one of the oldest research libraries in the United States. Nine libraries, distributed across various academic centers, house the 3.3 million volume collection and provide access to a rich array of digital resources supported by a technically robust network environment. The Library's mission is to foster intellectual growth and advance Dartmouth's teaching and research missions by supporting excellence and innovation in education and research, managing and delivering scholarly content, and partnering in the development and dissemination of new scholarship.

APPLICATION: For more information and to apply, please see https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/19317

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Youth Community Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

NOTICE OF OPENING

YOUTH COMMUNITY SERVICES LIBRARIAN

GRADUATE LIBRARIAN 2

SALARY:

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

A beginning professional position under the immediate supervision of the Community Services Coordinator with responsibility for connecting library customers with the information they seek and developing and implementing engaging library programs, collections and services.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides exemplary reference and reader's advisory service for children, teens, parents, students, and adults who work with children; looks for opportunities to help library customers feel welcome
  • Teaches use of basic and specialized reference tools, computers, equipment, etc. for children and teens
  • Builds, manages, maintains and promotes extraordinary collections in all formats for branches and mobile service
  • Plans and implements programming for parents, teachers, students, teens and children, including story times, tours and library instruction and outreach services for branches and mobile services
  • Makes connections, reaches out and represents the library to the community
  • Performs a variety of direct public service work such as, but not limited to, conducting bibliographic searching, issuing cards, checking out materials, performing readers' advisory services and assisting patrons when working on and off the mobile library
  • Utilizes the best technological developments to enhance user's experience
  • Collaborates with a team of professional and paraprofessional staff and with other city agencies and organizations
  • Takes pride in our library, creating and maintaining beautiful displays and spaces
  • Stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship
  • May assist with scheduling, supervising and evaluating pages, interns and volunteers for branches and mobile services
  • Performs other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Understand library customers and excel when connecting children, teens, parents, students and adults who work with children with library resources by demonstrating knowledge of search skills using paper and electronic resources
  • Show commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Share delight in children's literature for children and teens
  • Lead and teach with joy

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (continued):

  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications
  • Engage others who are passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience
  • Initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibilities under moderate supervision
  • Collaborate, create positive working relationships, inspire fun while working with a team
  • Work cooperatively with all staff
  • Embrace opportunities to learn in a changing environment
  • Excel when communicating both verbally and in writing
  • Listen actively and patiently
  • Show enthusiasm and flexibility
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Exposure to environmental conditions such as heat, cold, dust and bright/dim lighting when working on mobile library
  • Exposure to all kinds of weather and road conditions and working at various mobile site stops for long periods of time
  • Push carts and bins loaded with library materials
  • Reach and retrieve library materials at high and low heights

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:  M.L.S., including graduate credit in children's services, from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

 

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

 

Schedule:  Includes evening and weekend assignments and regularly working at other branch libraries, Main Library, and Mobile Services vehicle

 

Travel:    Ability to get to other locations in a timely manner

 

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

 

 

All inquiries should be forwarded to the City of Worcester's Human Resources office at hr@worcesterma.gov.  Application deadline is Friday, June 21, 2013.

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Library Director, Milford Public Library, Milford CT

LIBRARY DIRECTOR
City of Milford, Connecticut
Milford Public Library is expanding the search for a community oriented, adaptive and technically proficient Director to lead a growing, progressive library toward the next generation library. This is a unique opportunity to work in the wonderful shoreline community of Milford, Connecticut, located just 90 minutes outside of New York City. The Director will work with a dynamic Board of Directors, in a team environment composed of 15 full time, dedicated staff members, temporary workers and volunteers, to design and implement programs and services to serve a variety of cultures and age groups.
 
DUTIES: 
For a complete job description and application, please visit our website, www.ci.milford.ct.us and click on Employment Opportunities.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited ALA Institution and 7 years public library experience, including five years of increasing administrative experience. Able to effectively administer and supervise the work of the Library, work well with government offices and community organizations, be a visionary for technology and libraries of the future, and act as a community outreach collaborator. Experience with SIRSI DYNIX (or similar) automated book circulation system preferred. Good sense of library public relations and publicity.
 
SALARY RANGE:
$84.6 - $91.4K per year
 
BENEFITS:
Defined benefit pension plan, medical, dental and life insurance. Paid time off includes sick time, personal business time and vacation leave.
 
TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter, three references (NOT reference letters), completed/signed application, and resume by June 28, 2013 to Personnel Department, 70 West River Street, Milford, CT  06460, or email lpisacane@ci.milford.ct.us

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High School Librarian, Billerica Memorial High School, Billerica MA

Full-time Billerica Memorial High School librarian position available due to a retirement. Need a Mass certified or certifiable library media specialist for September, master's degree or equivalent. 

Job responsibilities include: 

Create a welcoming library environment conducive to learning and exploration. Collaborate with teachers in preparation and delivery of instruction to guide students to become critical consumers of information. Help students and teachers to take advantage of a wide range of available print and electronic materials from all sources, as well as instructing the school community in the ethical use of information including copyright, and fair use of intellectual property.
Promote and nurture the love of reading and literature for the entire school community for both pleasure and research. Maintain the library website, LibGuides and wiki to provide 24/7 library services. (Maintain the online circulation system (Alexandria Companion), in addition to other operational procedures as determined by the coordinator and school principal. Collection development reflecting a diverse library collection of print, non print and electronic resources to support all facets of the curriculum, and responsive to needs and interests of students and teachers.


Please respond with resume, 3 letters of recommendation by June 19 to: Marianne Haggerty

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Head of International & Area Studies, Doe/Moffitt Libraries, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley CA

University of California, Berkeley

Head of International & Area Studies

Doe/Moffitt Libraries
Hiring range: Librarian I - Librarian III
$70,956-$84,996 per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full-time appointment available starting August 2013.

 

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative, service-oriented librarian with demonstrated management experience to advance the Library's engagement with research, teaching, and scholarship in support of international and area studies.

 

The Environment

 

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation's premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries - including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.

 

Responsibilities

 

The Head of International & Area Studies manages a department of 13 librarians and library assistants with responsibility for collections, instruction, reference, and academic outreach.  This position provides leadership within the department for enhancing the collections and user-centered services.  Cultivating and sustaining strong connections with faculty and students associated with key academic departments and centers is critical to understanding and meeting the research and curricular needs of these scholars. Staff in this department develop and sustain collaborations with academic departments, interdisciplinary programs, institutes, and centers (many receiving US Government Title VI funding) focused on regions including Africa, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Near East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. The incumbent has a leading role in shaping the collections of the Doe/Moffitt Libraries located in Gardner (MAIN) Stacks, which houses more than two million volumes in 200 languages, and an additional two million volumes in off-site shelving at the Northern Regional Library Facility. The Head works collaboratively with departmental colleagues to assess strengths and weaknesses in the various collections, determine priorities, and develop departmental service plans that enhance and support the academic mission of the University.  In partnership with colleagues in the Library, across campus and at other institutions, the Head will play a guiding role in initiatives (such as collaborative agreements, cooperative cataloging, and digitization projects) supporting the current and future research needs of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. 

 

The Head is a member of a library-wide management team and the Doe/Moffitt management team.  The position has a dual reporting line to the Associate University Librarian for Educational Initiatives and the Associate University Librarian for Collection Services.  The Doe/Moffitt management team works collaboratively to guide and coordinate the strategic directions, programs, services, collections, facilities, and policies associated with all units in the Doe/Moffitt Libraries.   The Head serves as the collection fund group coordinator for area studies librarians across campus, providing oversight of substantial collections, endowments, gifts and various budgets and joining other disciplinary fund coordinators to develop collection policies and strategies for the benefit of the Library overall.

 

As our Library organization continues to evolve, the Head will play an important role by helping build strong links between and across disciplines, departments, and campus libraries.  To be an effective manager, the Head will be a fair, progressive leader to Library staff; lead department-wide and library-wide discussions; aid in creating and communicating Library policies; manage personnel and financial matters; contribute to department-wide and library-wide priority setting and project management; encourage ongoing staff development, and foster an environment of collaboration, creative thinking, and continuous improvement.

 

The Head will assume responsibility as library liaison and selector for one or more departments or disciplines as matches their subject and language expertise.  In this role he/she will be engaged with activities akin to others in the department: selecting materials in all formats; providing research consultations for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students; developing guides and web pages to facilitate user access to resources; offering orientations and instructional seminars; and contributing to reference services for the humanities and social sciences in the Doe/Moffitt Libraries.  Collection development is coordinated through a number of consortial agreements with libraries in the University of California system, Stanford University, and national organizations. The librarian maintains an awareness of scholarly communication issues, and identifies relevant online resources to purchase through campus funds or in group agreements within the California Digital Library and the Center for Research Libraries.

 

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment.  Advancement in the Librarian series is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.

 

Qualifications

 

Required:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school
  • Degree in an area studies-related field (such as language, history, culture, or literature)
  • Experience supervising and/or leading librarians and career staff
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, project management, and communication skills 
  • Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library
  • Experience providing reference and instructional services related to humanities, social sciences, and/or area studies in an academic or research library environment
  • Capacity to thrive in an environment of change and respond effectively to shifting needs and priorities
  • Demonstrated record of success effectively managing collection funds (including a variety of sources such as  state funding, endowments, grants, etc)
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing highly responsive public service
  • Demonstrated comprehension of and competency in one or more languages
  • Demonstrated understanding of the information needs of researchers studying topics in area studies-related fields
  • Knowledge of initiatives and trends related to research in international and area studies fields and to the evolving scholarly communication landscape
  • Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain partnerships with a broad-based constituency
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities

 

Desirable:

  • Management experience in an academic library environment
  • Demonstrated record of success managing and overseeing complex projects
  • Experience with cooperative library agreements at the regional, national, or international level
  • Experience developing innovative services to enhance research and/or teaching
  • Experience in grant writing and fundraising
  • Knowledge of cataloging and access issues for non-English language materials

 

 

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

 

As a management position, this librarian position is not represented by a bargaining unit and is covered by the UC Academic Personnel Manual (APM).  Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

 

Deadline:  Consideration will be given to applications received by July 15, 2013.

 

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00146. Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position.

 

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-3778
Email:
librec@library.berkeley.edu

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Library Director, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley MA

The Wellesley Free Library Board of Trustees is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader to fill the position of Library Director.  Due to the retirement of the current director, the Board of Trustees is seeking a progressive, collaborative team-builder, who is an experienced, and committed professional well aware of current and emerging trends and best practices in public library services. This position will be available late summer 2013.  The Town of Wellesley, with a population of 28,000, is a predominantly residential community located approximately 13 miles west of Boston.  Wellesley has an excellent school system and has three colleges within its boundaries.  The Wellesley Free Library serves the Town of Wellesley through a main library, two branch libraries and a staff of 68.  Budget: $2.25 million; circulation: 730,000; and collection: 300,000 items.  This busy library has a long history of providing high quality services, both traditional and innovative.

 

The Director is the chief administrative and chief financial officer for the library and reports to the six-member Board of Library Trustees.  The Director is responsible for all library operations including strategic planning, service delivery, budgeting, institutional advancement for development and personnel administration. He or she works closely with other Town departments, professional organizations, and other libraries in the sub-region.  The successful candidate will have proven experience as a library administrator, including exemplary financial management abilities, the ability to articulate a vision for library service and inspire others; and the ability to interact effectively with multiple constituencies and serve as the library's representative within the community.

 

Demonstrable leadership and skills in the areas of technology, long-range planning and personnel management are essential.  The successful applicant will be an excellent communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills as well as possessing the personal qualities of integrity, energy, an entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm. Minimum requirements include a MLS, six years of supervisory/management experience with at least three in administration in a library setting, and experience dealing effectively with labor unions and contract negotiations.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA  02482 or e-mail as a Word or PDF document to hr@wellesleyma.gov by July 8, 2013

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Lecturer (Science Librarian), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale IL

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
LECTURER (SCIENCE LIBRARIAN)
SIU CARBONDALE, LIBRARY AFFAIRS

Appointment: Lecturer, full-time, 12 month, term, Non-Tenure-Track
Available: July 1, 2013


Environment: Library Affairs provides comprehensive library services to the Southern Illinois University Carbondale population of 18,500 students in beautiful Southern Illinois. Morris Library, the primary facility, was completely renovated and reopened in 2009. The building currently features over 200 computers, laptops to borrow, 14 study rooms, and two computer classrooms. Two additional floors that will feature highly flexible, technology-rich, collaborative spaces are under construction and will open in 2014. The building houses nearly three million volumes, three and a half million microforms, and 43,000 currently-received periodicals and serials, as well as strong collections of online databases, maps, films, DVDs, and sound recordings. Morris Library is a selective U.S. Federal Depository Library and an Illinois State Depository Library. As the center for academic support services on campus, Morris Library hosts SalukiTech (technology and computer support), the University Honors Program, the Writing Center, Learning Support Services, Testing Lab, Math Lab, and Center for Teaching Excellence. Morris Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, and Greater Western Library Alliance.  Librarians at SIU Carbondale are faculty and are covered by collective bargaining.

Responsibilities: Under the general direction of the Associate Dean for Information Services and responsive to input from the Dean of Library Affairs , the Science Librarian provides reference, instruction, liaison, collection development, outreach, and general library services to the University community. Specific responsibilities include:

• Assists patrons at the Information Desk with research and reference questions, including limited nights and weekends. Provides general reference service via face-to-face, online, email, chat, phone, and consultation means.
• Instructs students and faculty in the use of library resources and technologies, as well as in information access, evaluation, and management in face-to-face and online settings as appropriate. Assists in the development of instructional curricula (including for credit and non-credit courses), online learning modules, web pages, user guides, and assessments.
• Serves as subject specialist and liaison to departments covering Science disciplines, providing formal and informal instruction in library research for these departments. Assists with subject-specific research queries in areas of expertise. Identifies opportunities for outreach and strategic partnerships with specific SIU Carbondale departments based on expertise.
• Assists with student recruitment, orientation, and retention strategies.
• Selects monographs and recommends other resources for science disciplines.
Participates in other collection development activities as needed.
• Participates in the library's scholarly communication initiatives, including the population of the Institutional Repository.
• Serves on library and university committees.
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
• ALA-accredited master's degree in Library Science (MLS) awarded by date of appointment.
• Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering discipline.
• Proficiency in the use of general and subject-specific reference resources and in conducting library research.
• Experience creating web-based guides and tutorials (e.g., LibGuides).
• Working knowledge of a wide variety of information technology applications (e.g., Microsoft Office) and databases.
• Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage projects, and multiple tasks while meeting deadlines and solving problems in a complex and dynamic environment.
• A strong customer-service orientation.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse faculty, staff, and students in a rapidly-evolving, team-oriented environment.


Preferred Qualifications:
• Additional master's degree in a science or engineering discipline.
• Speaking, reading and writing knowledge of a second language.
• Experience working in an academic library.
• Teaching experience.
• Collection development experience.
• Familiarity with online learning management systems and tools.
• History of working with diverse populations and college students.
• Experience writing, obtaining, and managing grants.

Salary: Competitive, $40,000-$50,000
Deadline for Application: June 21, 2013, or until filled
Application: Submit a letter of application stating qualifications and background for this position, a resume, and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. References may be contacted by Library Affairs and asked to comment on your experience and qualifications for this position. 

All materials should be addressed to:
Teri Stobbs Ricci, Personnel Coordinator Library Affairs, Mail Code 6632 SIU Carbondale
605 Agriculture Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
Telephone: 618-453-1458
E-mail: apply@lib.siu.edu

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Part-Time Substitute Librarian, Beverly Public Library, Beverly MA

Part-Time Substitute Librarian - Beverly Public Library, Children's
Department: This is a part-time fill-in position. Works under the general
direction of the Head of the Children's Department. Responsible for
working at a public service desk, providing reference service, checking
out books,  placing holds, and offering reader's advisory service. Must
work well independently as well as part of a team.

Applicant must have a Master's Degree in Library or Information Science
from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association
(Staff Librarian level) OR currently enrolled in a Master's Degree program
in Library or Information Science from a graduate school accredited by the
American Library Association with half or more courses completed,
including a course in Reference (Librarian I level).

Salary: $ 16.81 per hour (Librarian I level), $23.70 per hour (Staff
Librarian level)

Send letter of application and resume to Kate Carpine, Beverly Public
Library, 32 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915 or email carpine@noblenet.org

Closing Date: July 1 or until filled.

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Librarian, Rutland Free Library, Rutland VT

Library in midst of 21st century transitions looking for fearless librarian who is interested in community/library connections and who dreams of making a difference. Yes, there are some traditional responsibilities, but think larger and send your resume plus three references to Paula Baker, Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street, Rutland, Vermont  05701 or paulajb@rutlandfree.org until 6/24/2013. NOTE: with this ad nearly two years ago we DID make a great hire, but alas, she is now ready to climb her next mountain. Follow her path, or carve your own - we want to see what you can do.

37.5 hours a week for roughly $45,700 annually, plus health insurance, dental, life insurance/disability, annual and sick leave as well as other benefits. A Master's degree in Library Science or comparable is required.

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Taxonomist, Gannett Digital Ventures, Various Locations (or Remote)

Gannett Digital Ventures has an opportunity for a taxonomist to join a recently formed group working on news taxonomy and auto-categorization projects central to company-wide strategic initiatives. 

Our efforts deliver structure and categorization for a variety of end-user products, from content recommendations to targeted ad serving.  We're able to discover and manage term and concept relationships with cutting-edge ontology management software and support editorial and advertising workflows with semantic text processing. 

Expectations for the position are to become expert with specific software and an SME on taxonomy structures and content.  Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining Gannett-wide vocabularies, monitoring feedback, conducting content audits, identifying candidate terms and analyzing logs and other sources
  • Monitoring and optimizing performance of the auto-tagging engine, including routine QA testing, tracking relevancy and accuracy of extractions
  • Transforming data from a variety of sources for import into taxonomy/ontology management system
  • Assisting in the development of products, services, and content management related initiatives for all Gannett properties  

Specific job requirements include:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or similar
  • Minimum of three years of experience in developing taxonomies and other controlled vocabularies, preferably in media/publishing or similar industry.  Ontology development experience a plus
  • Experience with text mining, entity extraction, semantic technologies, content analytics, and content enrichment tools: OpenText/Nstein, SAS, Smartlogic, Temis/Luxid or similar
  • Experience with Taxonomy / ontology management software: Mondeca / ITM, MultiTes, Protége, Synaptica, TopBraid Composer, or similar tools
  • An understanding of metadata application and familiarity with metadata standards (DCMI, IPTC,schema.org, etc)
  • Data transformation and manipulation methods (XML/XSLT, SPARQL, etc)
  • Understanding of SEO principles and an interest in following search trends and daily news a plus
  • Experience establishing and promulgating taxonomy governance processes
  • Experience documenting best practices and developing user documentation
  • Experience with linked data projects a plus

Contact Joy Santos Garlock, the HR representative, JGARLOCK@gannett.com

Or apply online at:  http://gannett.cb-mobile.com/job/show?did=J3F66865ZZRHVLK5RJJ

The position is remote or at any Gannett location.  

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Library Internship, Temple Israel, Boston MA

LIBRARY INTERNSHIP (VOLUNTEER)  

AT TEMPLE ISRAEL, BOSTON  JULY-AUGUST*  2013

Temple Israel is looking for a library school student, or recent library school graduate who is either interested in the field of Judaic librarianship, and/or would like to gain hands-on experience in a small, special library 7/10 of a mile from Simmons.  

 

The intern would have the opportunity to assist the librarian in some, or all of the following areas, depending on interest and time:

 

1. Shelving

2. Staffing circulation desk

3. Responding to reference inquiries

4. Marketing the library via social networking and other medium

5. Programming assistance in preparation for annual book fair, annual Jewish Book Month Program (both held in November) and monthly book  group.

6. Creating pathfinders

7. Grant research and other fund-raising tasks/activities.

8. Assisting the librarian in the preparation of a film group about Mel Brooks she'll be teaching in the fall to adults.

9. Creating promotional materials such as book marks.

11. Setting up displays and exhibits.

12. Other related tasks. 

We ask for a minimum time commitment of three hours per week, with a possible maximum of 10 hours per week. Schedule will be worked out with candidate. Background in Judaica is desirable but not required.

Temple Israel is a Reform synagogue serving a diverse community of 1600 member families from the Greater Boston area, with 20 full-time staff and 40 part-time faculty members.  We are located on the corner of the Riverway and Longwood Avenue, a short walk or drive from Simmons College.

 

 The Dr. Arnold L. Segel Library may be described as a cross between a small branch public library and a school library in terms of the way that it operates, its patron make-up and "traffic flow."  

 

For more information about Temple Israel and/or our library, please see our website: www.tisrael.org  To find the library pages, click on "Study."

 

For more information about the Summer Internship, or to apply, please contact Ann Abrams, Librarian,  aabrams@tisrael.org by June 17, and include your resume.

 

*Since the librarian will be on vacation some of the summer, the internship schedule will be these dates, only, with some flexibility re: hours.

 

July  1 -  August 2

Possibly August 12 - 16  with the option to possibly continue in the fall. 

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Data Curator, The Databrary Project, New York NY

DATA CURATOR

The Databrary project at New York University seeks a Data Curator, an information specialist who will work with researchers in developmental science to acquire and organize the content of the Databrary digital library (databrary.org).

Databrary is a joint project of NYU and Penn State University, currently funded by both NSF and NIH.  While its content is heterogeneous, a significant portion of the library is video material.

The Data Curator will be located at NYU in New York City and will report to the Databrary Project Administrator in NYU's Institute of Human Development and Social Change and will also have a dotted-line reporting to the NYU Libraries.

The Data Curator will work in close collaboration with individual faculty and researchers across the country in preparing files for deposit, including


- Analysis of the structure of study data;
- Data normalization, cleaning, authority management;
- Organization of digital and physical inventories.

The Data Curator will also work in close collaboration with the Databrary software developers to

- Devise metadata schema that are flexible but that also offer incentives to consistency;

- Devise effective discovery services that function across heterogeneous metadata, and which foster interactions among a highly diverse community of researchers, including UX design and evaluation;
- Create best practices for long-term sustainability of data formats, including video formats, such as format migration and transcoding;
- Create deposit, maintenance, and annotation workflows;
- Create taxonomy(ies) and initial tag sets.

This is a full-time position at NYU, with full employee benefits, for a fixed-term of three years and with the possibility for extension.

Required Qualifications:

- MLS and 3-5 years experience in a related field, such as developmental science, metadata schema design and management, taxonomy management, or equivalent education and experience;
- Working knowledge of data management, including metadata, data retrieval and research data use, format migration, preservation;
- Demonstrated experience in consulting with faculty regarding technology or metadata options/requirements;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Recommended Qualifications:

- Familiarity with video data and/or sensor data.

- Familiarity with data management technologies such as XML, SQL, unix filesystems.

 

TO APPLY

Send the following to jobs@databrary.org:

  • One page cover letter (PDF)
  • Links to your open source contributions or other samples of your work
  • Resume (PDF)

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Manager, IT Infrastructure and Client Services,Yale University Library, New Haven CT

Manager, IT Infrastructure and Client Services / Manager 3

Library Information Technology

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Salary Grade:  25

Requisition:  #21569BR

www.yale.edu

 

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

 

The University and the Library:

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity.  It fosters intellectual growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide.  A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in 15 libraries, including Sterling Memorial, Beinecke, and Bass libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and who are involved in other areas of staff development.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

 

Position Focus:

Under the supervision of the Library Chief Technology Officer, manages and monitors the design, development, implementation, and communication of policies and practices for a sub-unit within the Library Information Technology department that supports the Yale University Library. 

Responsible for maintaining a reliable and secure computing infrastructure for library staff and patrons, including network architecture, as well as identity and access management, which are strategic initiatives at both the University and Library levels. Coordinates with Yale ITS on computing infrastructure issues as needed, including serving on relevant architecture committees. 

Manages Library IT Support staff. Recruits, trains, and manages a team of support technicians responsible for delivering expert, efficient, and cordial computing support to the Library's staff, as well as some specialized patron systems. 

Designs and maintains the desktop, laptop, and mobile computing environment for the Library, including hardware, OS, and productivity software suites that will be supported. Designs and supports Library audiovisual infrastructure and architecture; enhancing this infrastructure is one of the Library's current strategic objectives. Manages a $375K+ equipment budget including a bi-annual equipment request cycle. Works on special projects as assigned by the CTO.

Library IT Client Services is a tier 1, 2, & 3 support organization focused on interacting with Library customers on a daily basis. We are the first point of contact for many IT services and our emphasis is on enhancing the productivity of our customers by providing service as reliably and efficiently as possible. Our primary objectives include providing great customer service and improving customer satisfaction.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

1.       Reviews and determines staffing needs, job posting requirements, salary guidelines, and labor agreement interpretations for exempt and non-exempt staff in one or more functional department of the University.

2.       Manages the administrative support needs for exempt and nonexempt staff and provides recommendations, improvements, solutions and assistance as needed.

3.       Manages and monitors technology needs, conducts inventory, and system requirements for the assigned departments.

4.       Develops and prepares budgets, financial forecasts, and financial analyses and the actual vs. budgeted performance reports for the departments.

5.       Manages the use of facilities in one or more departments including office space, work stations, equipment, and office supplies.

6.       Manages administrative support for activities of one or more departments to ensure timely completion of projects.

7.       Manages and coordinates training sessions for assigned departments when new policies or practices are adopted.

8.       Ensures compliance with University and federal regulations as they apply to the assigned departments.

9.       Identifies, plans, and develops administrative policies for the assigned departments.

10.   Assists in reviewing and implements University and departmental policies as they pertain to the administrative functions of the assigned department.

11.   Assesses and makes recommendations regarding staff development and staffing levels.

12.   Monitors, develops, plans, and executes systematic research on user requirements through such mechanisms as surveys, interviews, focus groups and competitive analysis.

13.   Manages a staff of exempt and non-exempt employees.

14.   May perform other duties as assigned.

 

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in related field and 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

 

Required Skills and Abilities:

1.        Demonstrated ability to manage, mentor and develop staff, including technical areas. Demonstrated exceptional customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to motivate and mobilize a team around shared goals. Demonstrated project management skills.

2.       Advanced skills with contemporary desktop computing technology, including Mac, Windows, Unix, and Mobile OS, hardware, and software applications.

3.       In-depth ability with Active Directory and its components: implementing group policy, managing computers, organizational units, users, groups, profiles, software management and deployment.

4.       Comprehensive, expert-level ability with desktop operating environments.

5.       Demonstrated ability with SQL databases and administering SQL databases.

 

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

1.       Management experience in a higher education environment.

2.       Demonstrated knowledge of BigFix Relevance.

3.       Experience with VBScript, Visual Basic, Visual Studio, and Windows Software Development Kit.

 

Preferred Licenses or Certifications:

ITIL Foundations, Service Now, Microsoft Certifications.

 

Salary and Benefits:

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more. 

 

Applications consisting of a cover letterresume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online athttp://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is 21569BR. Please be sure to reference #21569BR in your cover letter.

 

Background Check Requirements:

All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check. Please visithttp://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

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Metadata Librarian, University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence KS

The University of Kansas Libraries has an opening for a Metadata Librarian. Requirements: ALA-accredited MLS; 2 years of academic/research library experience working with standard metadata formats; evidence in application materials of knowledge and proficiency in written communication and acommitment to strong customer service within and outside the libraries. Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University's innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See www.provost.ku.edu/planning.

To view or apply, go to employment.ku.edu, search faculty jobs, click on search openings, and filter by employee class F-Faculty.

Application deadline is 8-4-2013. 

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Data Services Librarian, University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence KS

The University of Kansas Libraries has an opening for a Data Services Librarian. Requirements: ALA-accredited MLS; familiarity with emerging issues related to academic library services for data management or preservation; evidence in application materials of knowledge and proficiency in written communication and a commitment to strong customer service within and outside the libraries. Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University's innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See www.provost.ku.edu/planning.

To view or apply, go to employment.ku.edu, search faculty jobs, click on search openings, and filter by employee class F-Faculty.

Application deadline is 8-4-2013

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Research Librarian, Law Firm, San Francisco CA

LAC Group is seeking for immediate hire a temporary Research Librarian for our client, a prestigious international law firm, in the firm's San Francisco office. The temporary Research Librarian, working as part of a centralized team of researchers, provides efficient research and reference services through a complex network of information sources for attorneys, legal assistants and staff across all of the firm's offices.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides legal and non-legal research assistance across the firm's global network of offices, using a combination of print and non-print resources such as Westlaw, Dialog, Thomson Innovation, Pacer, OCLC, CCH, BNA, Dun & Bradstreet, and others;
  • Assists library users in utilizing print and non-print legal and non-legal research tools;
  • Collaborates firm-wide with other research librarians on research requests, product evaluations, and other special projects.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science;
  • 3+ years of library experience in a legal or other professional services firm environment;
  • Must be able to work in a virtual team environment.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • In-depth knowledge of complex legal and business online resources; legislative and patent research experience strongly preferred;
  • Strong knowledge of legal bibliography, research and law library procedures;
  • In-depth knowledge and excellent skills in the use of information networks such as BNA, CCH, Dialog, Dun & Bradstreet, OCLC, Thomson Innovation, Westlaw and others;
  • Excellent skills in the use of MSOffice applications, i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel along with superior skills in the use of Adobe Acrobat;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to details, problem solving skills, and independent decision making skills when working with attorneys and staff;
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently;
  • Ability to lift and shift heavy volumes up to 20 pounds and ability to retrieve and replace objects from shelves up to 8 feet high.

For immediate consideration, please apply at:http://goo.gl/E0PQ8

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Integrated Technologies Librarian, Lafayette College, Easton PA

Integrated Technologies Librarian at Lafayette College (revised)

Lafayette College seeks a creative Integrated Technologies Librarian to join its growing Digital Scholarship Services program. The successful candidate will lead UI/UX design using Open Source tools (for example, Drupal, PHP, CSS, jQuery, and D3 for data visualization), investigate and implement technologies to improve discovery of digital resources, and share responsibility for management of the Library's hosted ILS.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS or the equivalent; knowledge of current and emerging technologies in academic librarianship; ability to develop creative and innovative approaches to improving the user experience; expertise in XHTML, CSS, Javascript/jQuery; ability to work collegially and communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences; ability to understand and convey meaningful information about technical problems to vendors and the college's central IT unit.

Candidates with experience administering Drupal and/or institutional repository software, a history of user interface development, additional programming knowledge, or a keen interest in and strong potential for digital library development work will receive special consideration.

Compensation: salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent benefits, including college tuition support for children. The library strongly encourages and supports professional development.

For consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter addressing job qualifications, and three professional references to: Neil McElroy, Dean of Libraries, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042 or via email to: castells@lafayette.edu.

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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

The position remains open until filled.

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Records Manager, RSD, Andover MA

Opportunity

Work with global national enterprise customers across pharmaceuticals, insurance, financial, manufacturing, and government agencies in this opportunity to develop Information Governance solutions to their corporate records management challenges. We are seeking person who will work with executive and management leaders, business thought leaders, and IT specialist in the customer in the development of their Information Governance solutions based on RSD GLASS®. The opportunity here is for this individual to work across many business lines within the customer in a records management role in identifying and implementing solutions to creation of Information Governance platform using RSD GLASS®. As a RSD GLASS® expert you will advise and guide customers to successful deployment and creation of an Information Governance platform to support the customer programs.

As a thought leader in the application of corporate records techniques in creating an Information Governance platform for customers. As a product expert in RSD GLASS you will find solutions, ideas, and techniques to maximize their Information Governance objectives around RSD GLASS®.

Experience

Experience in development of corporate retention schedules, records disposition process policies, management of physical records, and information technology solutions deployment at the scale of large or global national enterprise. Development of metadata, records life cycles, and disposition and classification events.

Project management experience in deployment of corporate records solutions using information technology.

Have strong communication skills upward sideways and downward, speaking to all levels of the organization and stakeholders. Clear successful experience working with Corporate Records Management.

Detailed corporate records experience in one of the following: finance, pharmaceutical, banking, manufacturing, or government agency. Experience in information technology projects which are core infrastructure applications supporting corporate requirements.

Analytical skills to apply an IT Information Governance solution to customer's corporate records business challenges.

Ability to work with customers to identify and develop solutions, and to think creatively.

Thought leader for customers in adapting their Records Retention Schedules into a GLASS Enterprise Master Classification as an Information Governance Solution

Develop Corporate Records Management solutions using GLASS for physical and electronic information assets.

Coaching skills for records managers and information governance managers, and work with them in development of effective programs.

Skills

Demonstrable Corporate Records Management skills and expertise. Clearly understand the benefits of creating Information Governance Management platforms at the corporate level.

Proficient in the relevant best practices within industry, appropriate application of records management standards DOD, MEDOC, HIPPA, FRCP, or applicable state rules.

Project management certification or reference able experience.

Managing and leadership roles with deployment of Information Technology solutions at the corporate level.

Corporate Records Manager certification.

Minimum Bachelors Library Science or related fields.

Superior customer skills at all levels of a customer organization.

Superior written skills.

Prior Experience

Prior experience as a successful project manager / project leader of Information Technology solutions.

Minimum 5 years' experience and active leadership role as Enterprise Corporate Records Manager

 

If interested, please email a cover letter and resume to D.PRICE@rsd.com

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Adult Services, Rutland Free Library, Rutland VT

Adult Services. Seeking lively librarian who wields the tools of the trade with confidence, humor and compassion. A belief in out-of-the-ballpark public service and outreach as well as the realities of a shifting technology landscape is critical to your success.

Yes, there are some traditional responsibilities, but think larger and send your resume plus three references to Paula Baker, Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street, Rutland, Vermont 05701 or paulajb@rutlandfree.org until 6/24/2013.

37.5 hours a week for roughly $45,700 annually, plus health insurance, dental, life insurance/disability, annual and sick leave as well as other benefits. A Master's degree in Library Science or comparable is required.

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Adult Services Librarian, Saxton B. Little Free Library, Columbia CT

Adult Services Librarian, 35 HR, benefited position in small, rural community focused library.

Responsibilities include ILL, management of adult collection and programming, shared supervision of volunteers and Library Assistants. This position also serves as primary contact for ILS management and new technology, engages in readers' advisory and circulation.

Strong customer service skills and technology skills needed, as well as ability to work as both team and independently. M.L.S. or library work experience preferred. Salary range low $40,000's.

Applicants should send cover letter, resume and 3 letters of reference to: Adult Services Librarian Search, Saxton B. Little Free Library, 319 Rt 87, Columbia, CT 06237 or electronically to: staff@columbiactlibrary.org by July 26, 2013. Full job description available on our website, www.columbiactlibrary.org. No phone calls please. 

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(1 year LOA) Library Media Specialist, Winchester Public Schools, Winchester MA

This position is for a leave of absence for the 2013-2014 school year
 
All applicants are required to submit the information listed below by the deadline indicated. If considered for a position you will be contacted by the building principal for an interview. Once recommeded for a position the candidate will hear directly from the Superintendent's Administrative Assistant to arrange for an interview date and time. If you choose to email your application materials forward to: wpsjobs@winchester.k12.ma.us       
 
Letter of interest
Resume
Three letters recomendation
Graduate and undergraduate transcripts
Copy of MA licensure

Mailing Address:
Human Resource Office
Diane McCrobie
154 Horn Pond Brook Road
Winchester, MA 01890
 

Deadline Date June 7, 2013

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Library Media Specialist, Winchester Public Schools, Winchester MA

All applicants are required to submit the information listed below by the deadline indicated. If considered for a position you will be contacted by the building principal for an interview. Once recommeded for a position the candidate will hear directly from the Superintendent's Administrative Assistant to arrange for an interview date and time. If you choose to email your application materials forward to: wpsjobs@winchester.k12.ma.us       
 
Letter of interest
Resume
Three letters recomendation
Graduate and undergraduate transcripts
Copy of MA licensure

Mailing Address:
Human Resource Office
Diane McCrobie
154 Horn Pond Brook Road
Winchester, MA 01890
 
Deadline Date June 7, 2013

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Archive Intern, Democracy Now! Archive, New York NY

Position Title: Archive Intern The Democracy Now! Archive is looking for interns for summer 2013. The internship program is structured for students and individuals interested in gaining hands on experience in the field of audiovisual archiving and preservation. Interns build skills and become familiar with practical applications of those skills in the workplace. The position requires a ten week commitment and approximately fifteen hours per week.

Composed of over 70,000 media items, the archive contains books, photographs, artifacts and audiovisual materialssuch as field recordings, oral histories, interviews, and news footage from the 1980s to today. An integral partof daily operations and production of Democracy Now!, the archive is also used as a resource by researchers, filmmakers, artists and educators. Interns are responsible for cataloging incoming video created by Democracy Now! producers and other independent media and news organizations. Interns also process collections and library books, re-house items, digitize 1/4" audio reels and VHS tape, and are encouraged to work on special projects of their choice. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in pursuing a career in media archives in a busy newsroom environment. Knowledge of current events is helpful.

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume via emailtobrendan@democracynow.org with subject header INTERN. Please tell us you would be a good match for this internship. Interviews and positions will be filled on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply early. Start and end dates for the internships are flexible.

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Assistant to the Associate Director for Library Services, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks candidates for the position of Assistant to the Associate Director for Library Services.  As the largest public academic research library in Massachusetts, we are a key partner in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth. By combining the latest information technology with excellent public service, the staff builds and maintains a rich information environment, facilitates access to it, and creates a place that functions as a hub of campus and community scholarly activity.  The Assistant to the Associate Director for Library Services will provide administrative and project management support for the Associate Director for Library Services. Assist in facilitating communication among the Associate Director, his or her direct reports, and Library Services staff.  Keep current with trends in the library and information management professions.  Advise the Associate Director on trends as appropriate to the University Libraries for the benefit of students, faculty, staff, and community users.  Work collaboratively with library staff on behalf of the Associate Director.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. Minimum of 2 years experience in a comparable academic library.
  3.   Demonstrated experience in project management.
  4. Demonstrated evidence of professional initiative and entrepreneurial ethos.
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills, including written, verbal and public speaking.  Very good group facilitation skills.
  6. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, collegially, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a changing environment.
  7. Excellent analytical and conceptual abilities and experienced problem-solving skills
  8. Strong service orientation.
  9. Understanding of the role assessment plays in a complex organization.  Ability to engage with others to deploy assessment to improve services, collections, and workflows.
  10. Knowledge of current trends shaping higher education, the scholarly research environment, and the ability to interpret them in relation to the Library's collections.
  11. Preferred: Ability to conceive and implement long-term strategies and achieve short-term goals.

 

 

The University of Massachusetts is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity.  As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Library seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations.

 

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH ADVERTISED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

 

APPLICATIONS:   Preference will be given to applications received by June 14, 2013.   Send letter of interest, résumé, and the names of three professional references, to: Assistant to the Associate Director for Library Services Search, Library Administrative Office, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, 154 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA  01003-9275 or email us at libadm@library.umass.edu.

 

For information about the University and the Library, and a copy of the official job description, see our web site:  http://www.library.umass.edu/jobs

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Assistant Professor of Library Science, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks AK

The University of Alaska Fairbanks invites applications for the tenure-track faculty position of Science Librarian. Founded in 1917, UAF is a Land, Sea, and Space Grant university. It is the principal research center for the statewide university system, and emphasizes high-tech, high-latitude research in numerous areas including Arctic Biology, Marine Science, Agriculture, Forestry, Geophysics, Geology, and Northern Engineering. UAF research expenditures were $117 million in fiscal year 2012.                           The Science Librarian will assist with the provision of both in-person and on-line general reference and research services including occasional weekend hours.
The incumbent will be responsible for collection management , specialized reference, research and outreach services pertaining to the physical and biological sciences. Responsibilities include teaching one or more undergraduate courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content description. This will include one section per year of Library Information and Research (LS 101), a one-credit course required for Baccalaureate graduation. It will also include the design and implementation of course integrated bibliographic instruction for undergraduate and graduate level science.
Faculty are expected to hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught. Be proactive in developing and modifying curriculum for delivery and other teaching modalities. Provide University and Community service.

The successful candidate will be expected to meet UAF campus wide criteria for promotion and tenure.
Assist in the revamping of the library's reference and research services with appropriate inclusion of technological advances; reorganization of physical space to accommodate a learning commons environment; expansion of the library's instructional and outreach activities; and the development of data curation and management programs under the rubric of a campus wide institutional repository.
Qualifications:   Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited or equivalent foreign-accredited program by date of hire. Evidence of effective communication skills. Bachelor's degree in any of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects. Experience with collection development, reference services, or library oriented instruction in the sciences. Established record of professional, scholarly, and research activity.         
Salary: $53,000-$58,000

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Instructional Librarian, Phillips Academy, Andover MA

The Oliver Wendell Holmes Library at Phillips Academy seeks an energetic, creative and self-directed individual to provide excellent inquiry support services to highly motivated high school students.

The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution by the time of appointment, effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, the ability to interact effectively in a multicultural environment with co-workers, library users, and the wider campus community, knowledge of a wide variety of print and electronic resources along with a commitment to continuous learning, and a particular facility for working with teenagers.   

Reporting to the Library Director, the position is full-time during the 4 academic terms, with a weekly schedule including four weekday evenings and six hours on Saturday.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Full background check required. 

Submit resume and cover letter by June 30, 2013 to hr@andover.edu

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Library Services Manager, Infotrieve, Union County NJ

Library Services Manager

 

Infotrieve is a global leader in providing information services and content management technology to 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 outsourcing services and software solutions.

 

The Library Services Manager is responsible for managing on and off site Library Services and staff in accordance with established service levels and approved budgets. Responsible for the management of all aspects of the client relationship.  This position is located in Union County, NJ.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  •          Prepare & communicate monthly, quarterly and annual deliverables to the client's Information Resources management team.
  •          Update and maintain all reporting using various resources and tools (proprietary and commercial)
  •          Collaborate with end-users and business/project teams to identify information needs across a broad range of business functions, disease states and therapeutic areas
  •          Work with management and library staff to streamline workflows and deliver content efficiently
  •          Work in conjunction with vendors and technology teams to evaluate, integrate and deploy information solutions across the organization
  •          Assist end-users with ready-reference questions, customer service and/or assess issues related to Information Resources and services
  •          Work with the client management team, and the client end-users to align the procurement of search & discovery tools, databases and content with the requirements of the organization
  •          Process and track requests for the purchase of books, subscriptions, pay per view document delivery orders and other materials
  •          Reconcile vendor statements and track expenditures for subscriptions and content licenses for information resources throughout the organization
  •          Work with end-users and Client's Subscription Coordinators to implement new subscriptions and to manage subscription renewals and cancellations in a timely and cost-effective manner
  •          Work directly with publishers and vendors to troubleshoot all subscription access issues (including updating IP addresses, repairing broken links, etc).
  •          Provide overall management for the organization of content on the client's Digital Library, including the integration of e-Journals, databases and information resources based on various end-user needs
  •          Participate in the evaluation and application of best practices to deliver electronic information solutions that meet user expectations and maximize value for the organization
  •          Ensure that Library Services operations are conducted in a copyright compliant manner
  •          Work with the client's legal department and Library Team to develop an enterprise-wide Copyright Compliance Policy
  •          Coordinate and implement training programs to increase end-user awareness of basic copyright policy, as outlined by the client's Copyright Compliance Policy
  •          Coordinate Information Center open-house activities and provide resource training sessions
  •          Maintain strict confidentiality regarding all services provided to the client
  •          Participate in other tasks and projects as necessary

 

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

 

  •          Master Degree in Library Science or equivalent work experience.
  •          At least 2 years previous corporate library management experience.
  •          Strong customer service orientation.
  •          Strong analytical and problem solving ability.
  •          Working knowledge of library operations, database search tools and library automation packages.
  •          Proven ability to work collaboratively with clients and colleagues to build strong business relationships.
  •          Proven ability to operate under minimal supervision, exercising strong decision making skills.
  • ·         Proven ability to manage projects, meet deadlines and deliver on customer expectations.
  • ·         Proven technical proficiency in an automated library environment.
  • ·         Proficiency with the Internet and desktop software. 
  • ·         Proficiency with various library based software programs
  • ·         Proficiency retrieving information from publisher websites and databases such as PubMed, MicroPatent, etc. 
  • ·         Proficiency with the Internet, desktop software and library based software applications.
  • ·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

How to Apply

Please include salary requirements with your resume.  Send resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts to careers@infotrieve.com

 

To learn more about Infotrieve, please visit www.infotrieve.com.  

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Library Director, Plaistow Public Library, Plaistow NH

Title: Library Director, Plaistow Public Library

Duties: The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and plans, implements, and manages all services to the public, including library operations, personnel selection and supervision, policy management, annual budget preparation, and fiscal management of the library facility. The candidate should be well-organized, have excellent written and verbal skills and have the ability to establish working relationships with town officials, community leaders and boards, and the general public.

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an accredited institution
  • Previous Director experience preferred. Five years supervisory library experience
  • Effective personnel management skills
  • Ability to create and implement an annual budget
  • Manage and maintain a modern library facility
  • Knowledge of and experience with library technology and systems
  • Ability to create and maintain a library website
  • Develop the library collection
  • Proactive attitude regarding community relations
  • Ability to perform all tasks required in a library

Closing Date: June 14, 2013

 

Address:

 

Plaistow Public Library

Board of Trustees

Attn: Catherine Willis

85 Main Street

Plaistow NH 03865

 

Or send via email to cdwillis @comcast.net

Website: www.plaistowlibrary.com

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Education/Technology Library Specialist, Middle School, Londonberry NH


Job Description


Purpose:
Create a positive learning environment to facilitate the personal, social and intellectual development of students.


Qualifications:
1.Valid certificate as Education Technology Integrator or Library Media Specialist
2.Master's degree in Educational Technology, Library and Information Science, or equivalent
3.Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate.


Essential Functions:
As part of the Library Media Program, this position involves working with teachers and students to use information resources, digital tools and technology to facilitate learning, creativity and innovation with emphasis on literacy and inquiry-based learning. Responsibilities will include evaluation, selection and management of resources, design of learning experiences, instruction in the effective and ethical use of instructional technologies, and collaboration with the middle school learning community to facilitate use of digital resources and technologies.


Roles and Responsibilities:

Facilitator of Student Learning: As an instructional partner, the Education Technology Specialist works with teachers and other educators to make connections between student information needs, curriculum, learning outcomes and information/technology resources.


• Collaborates with teachers in the development of authentic tasks and assessment to ensure integration of information, communication and technology skills.
• Provides instruction to students on digital citizenship, ethical use of information and the use of information and technology resources in an inquiry-based environment.
• Supports the Common Core Standards and building and district wide instructional goals.
Educational Technology Development and Integration: As an information and technology specialist, provides leadership and expertise in the development of emerging and existing technologies.
• Promotes the use of emerging tools and technology, integration of digital tools and technologies to support the curriculum
• Integrates the use of information resources, tools and technologies for effective and creative teaching & learning.
• Supports use of technology and digital tools for learning, emphasizing collaboration and communication of knowledge.
• Supports the development of multiple literacies.
Program Administration: As program administrator, the education technology specialist works collaboratively with members of the learning community to define and implement policies and procedures to support the Library Media Program and guide all activities related to it.
• Works with library media specialists, teaching staff and administrators to develop library policy & practices that support student learning.
• Prepares and administers budget according to program goals and establishes procedures for selection, purchasing and maintenance of resources.
• Ensures equitable access to resources, digital tools, and technology for learning at point of need.
• Includes supervision of personnel, facilities and resources.


Professional Member of the Learning Community
As a professional member of the learning community, the education technology specialist demonstrates a commitment to personal professional growth and professional growth of others.


• Maintains active membership in professional organizations.
• Remains current in professional practices applicable to information technologies and educational research applicable to library media programs.
• Provides and plans for professional development opportunities for building staff.

Terms of Employment:
187 days per year. Refer to the contract between the Londonderry School Board and the LEA for additional information.

If you would like to apply to be a member of our outstanding team

please go to www.londonderry.org/hr to apply online.

Questions?   Email: MThomson@Londonderry.org

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Head of Access Services and Collections Maintenance, Boston College, Chestnut Hill MA

Requirements

*Master's degree in Library Science
*Minimum 7 years of post MLS experience

Preferred:
*3+ years of managerial experience
Position Details Department: 060021 - O'Neill Library
Position: 00001471 - Head Librarian, Access Services & Collection Maintenance
Grade or Band: 3RD
Job Description The Boston College Libraries seek an innovative and collaborative Head Librarian for Access Services and Collections Maintenance in the Thomas P. O'Neill Library.  Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Instruction, Access and User Engagement, the Head of Access Services and Collection Maintenance provides leadership, coordination, resource management, strategic planning and staff supervision for Access Services in the O'Neill Library. The Head cultivates a forward-looking, collaborative environment and sets high user-centered service standards. Working with other public service managers, the Head coordinates access services across all Boston College libraries. The Head is expected to collect and analyze use statistics, prepare reports, and make recommendations for access services and public spaces.  The Head Librarian must be able to anticipate needs and take risks in the development of a strong service model.

Essential responsibilities include:
*Directing the work of staff for interlibrary loan, circulation, course reserves, and stacks maintenance
*Participating in library-wide policy-making and in the development and evaluation of services
*Leading discussions about new service
*Providing leadership and coordinating access services and policies across all university libraries
*Developing systems and training programs related to circulation, course reserves and public service interfaces
*Shaping the strategic direction for the off-campus shelving, circulation and collaborative lending and borrowing for the O'Neill collections
*Representing Boston College in consortia activities
*Intervening when necessary to maintain a supportive approach when resolving user disputes and interpreting policies
*Promoting the security of collections and the safety of staff and users

 

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Head of Instruction Services, Boston College, Chestnut Hill MA

Requirements Requirements
*    MLS from an ALA accredited school
*    Minimum 7 years of post-MLS experience
*    Demonstrated knowledge and experience developing, managing, and assessing an instruction program
Position Details

Department: 060021 - O'Neill Library
Position: 00006065 - Head, Instruction Services
Grade or Band: 3RD
Job Description Head of Instruction Services

The Boston College Libraries seek an innovative and collaborative Head of Instruction Services.  Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Instruction, Access and User Engagement, the Head of Instruction Services is responsible for the overall planning, development, marketing, implementation and management of library instruction and orientation services as well as the O'Neill Library research, information and technology support desks and the Information Commons.  The Head of Instruction Services must be a hands-on leader, enthusiastically participating in library instruction while coordinating and assessing the instruction of others and able to managing change as the instruction program develops.  The Head of Instruction Services will have the opportunity to shape the services available in a reconfigured Learning Commons.

Essential responsibilities include:
*    Directing and participating in library instruction, orientation events, marketing efforts, and the research , information and technology support desks in O'Neill Library
*    Assessing library instruction both within the department and across the BC Libraries which includes several special libraries
*    Providing leadership, training and coordination for instruction and information services across all university libraries
*    Supervising two Instruction Librarians, the Learning Commons Manager and seven staff as well as assessing the instruction activities of all liaison librarians
*    Collecting and analyzing use statistics, preparing reports, and making recommendations for instruction and information services for the O'Neill Library
*    Playing a leadership role in library-wide policy-making and in the development and evaluation of services, systems, and training programs related to teaching and learning programs and public service interfaces.
*    Leading discussions about new service models including combining and/or creating service points within the libraries and with other University departments
*    Working with other University departments to provide technology and digital media support for the BC community
*    Maintaining an awareness of current trends, products and services, and advocates for and implements new initiatives.

 

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Head Librarian, Social Work Library, Boston College, Chestnut Hill MA

Requirements *    MLS from an ALA accredited school
*    Minimum 7 years of post-MLS experience
*    Undergraduate major or graduate degree in the social sciences preferred
*    Minimum 3 years of managerial experience preferred
*    Demonstrated knowledge and experience developing and managing collections
*    Experience in creating and providing library services and instruction
Position Details Department: 060081 - Social Work Library
Position: 00004675 - Head Librarian, Social Work Library
Grade or Band: 3RD
Job Description The Boston College Libraries seek an innovative and collaborative Head Librarian for the Social Work Library.  The Boston College Graduate School of Social Work is among the top ten schools of social work in the United States, with programs that incorporate and reflect the Jesuit goals of the university.  Five research centers and institutes along with nationally recognized faculty provide a research balance for a student-centered school focusing on innovative approaches to social issues.  To facilitate learning and research, the Graduate School of Social Work is fortunate to be one of only a dozen U.S. schools of social work to maintain its own Social Work Library.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Instruction, Access and User Engagement, the Head Librarian of the Social Work Library is responsible for the overall planning, development, implementation and management of library services and collections.  The Head Librarian must be a hands-on leader, enthusiastically participating in the day to day work while also inspiring staff and users to seek creative library solutions that address the changing demands of the Graduate School of Social Work.  The Head Librarian must anticipate needs as yet unknown and take risks in order to reinvent the service model, as necessary.

Responsibilities
*    Manages overall SWL operations and facilities and represents SWL in meetings and events
*    Oversees and participates in provision of instruction, reference and circulation services
*    Creates strong relationships with faculty and administrators
*    Establishes collection development profiles and policies
*    Trains, manages, and supervises support and professional staff
*    Plans, prepares and implements outreach and marketing efforts
*    Assesses library services and collections
*    Serves on University Libraries and GSSW committees and task forces and other collaborative groups
*    Monitors SWL facilities to effect timely maintenance and improvements to the facility

 

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Children's Services Librarian (Part time), Stoughton Public Library, Stoughton MA

CHILDREN'S SERVICES LIBRARIAN (Part-Time)                            10/12

 

Brief Description:  Children's Services Librarian position will assist in managing our children's collection and programs.  This position requires the ability to provide library services to a very active and diverse population of children and their families.  This person must be able to interact well with children and adults, as well as select, catalog, process, weed and manage budgets for the children's collection and plan, advertise and present a variety of programs throughout the year, as well as during the annual summer reading program.  This is a part-time non-union position without benefits for up to 19 hrs/week.

 

Qualifications:  MLS degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college and at least 3 years of public library experience, along with excellent written and oral communication skills. Familiarity with the SIRSI system preferred.  Will also be responsible as person in charge of the building one evening per week and one Saturday per month.  Physical requirements include ability to stand, bend, lift and unpack boxes.

 

Duties:                                                                                                

  • Maintains collection of children's materials, selection, cataloging, processing, weeding, and monitors budget for this collection.                              
  • Develops and implements special library programs for children through grade six and their families.
  • Prepares special booklists and displays of interest to children and their families.
  • Provides library orientation programs for all second and sixth graders in the Stoughton Public School system as well as others groups upon request.                                               
  • Develops and maintains cooperative relations with school personnel.
  • Acts as reader's advisor to children, parents and teachers.                           
  • Attends professional meetings.                                              
  • Performs circulation and desk duties as necessary.   
  • Responsible for supervision of library and staff during some evening and weekend hours.
  • Administers library's automation system as it relates to assigned department.                     
  • Implements computer applications and trains the public in computer use.    
  • Knowledge of automated library systems and PC applications.
  • Inputs and deletes records on the library computer system.                                                  
  • Performs related library tasks as directed.     
  • Provides in-depth reference service to all age groups.

 

Job Skills:                                                                               

  • Considerable knowledge of library science, data processing and automation.                     
  • Considerable knowledge of library policies and procedures.                                                
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with others.                               
  • Ability to use indexing system in practice in the library.       
  • Ability to supervise others.                                                    
  • Ability to handle a great many details, some simultaneously, with accuracy.           
  • Ability to acquire skills in performing supervision over one or more library units.               
  • Skill in interpersonal relations using tact and diplomacy.      

 

 

SALARY RANGE: $23.75 - 38.70

 

Please send resume and references to:

                                    Patricia Basler, Director

                                    Stoughton Public Library

                                    84 Park Street

                                    Stoughton, MA 02072

                                    or fax to 781-344-7340

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Senior Substitute #L422-708, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

Cambridge Public Library

 

Senior Substitute #L422-708

Main Circulation

15 hrs per wk - initially two nights 4-9 and one afternoon 12-5;

Saturday hours as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:           

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:   

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

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:                       

  • Performs functions related to circulation control:  checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, renewals, reserves, data entry
    1. Assess and collects fines
    2. Answers and routes telephone calls
    3. Registers borrowers and issues library cards
    4. Directs patrons to appropriate service areas
    5. Shelves materials
  • Assists in additional services areas as needed

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

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   

  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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

 

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

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on the closing date to: Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312, Email: employment@cambridgema.gov

 

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOUARGE TO APPLY.

 

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

 

DEADLINE:             5:00 pm on June 20, 2013

 

APPLY TO:

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

City of Cambridge

Personnel Department, Room 309

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov

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Discovery & Systems Librarian, Olin Library, Rollins College, Winter Park FL


The Olin Library at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, is seeking a talented Discovery & Systems Librarian to lead its implementation of a new URM (unified resource management) or ILS (integrated library
system) and contribute to the ongoing development and deployment of digital resources and systems.

Located in the heart of a vibrant, 70-acre lakefront campus setting featuring distinctive Spanish Mediterranean-style architecture and Florida sunshine, the Olin Library serves as a key component in the
intellectual life of Rollins College.

A recipient of the 2013 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, Olin Library is a successful early adopter of technologies such as Summon and Sustainable Collection Services. The collaborative and
service-oriented Olin Library has been nationally recognized for its intentional and extensive integration into the campus community as well as academic programs. Applicants are invited to view the Library's ACRL award application at http://tinyurl.com/olinacrl.

To learn more and to apply, please visit https://www.rollinsjobs.com/postings/911.

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Digital Repository Specialist, Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette IN

Purdue University Libraries seeks a highly motivated, intellectually curious, and reliable Digital Repository Specialist to support the creation of unique digital collections in Purdue University Libraries. Responsibilities of the Digital Repository Specialist will be split between the development of Human-Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) Central, (a grant-funded online resource focused on the health benefits of the human/animal bond--H/AB) and, to a lesser extent, the licensing and upload of content to the Purdue e-Pubs institutional repository.

 HABRI Central represents a unique collaboration between a library, a publisher, and a disciplinary center. It is comprised of a bibliography of published and unpublished literature relevant to H/AB studies, a repository of full text and data resources, an online publishing venue, and digital community workspace built on the HUBzero software "platform for scientific collaboration" developed at Purdue University. The Digital Repository Specialist will be responsible for maintaining the repository component of the project, including licensing content from publishers and describing and uploading previously unpublished materials, both visual and textual.

Purdue e-Pubs is the University's institutional repository and contains almost 30,000 documents of Purdue scholarship with over one million downloads annually. It is built on the Digital Commons platform. The Digital Repository Specialist will assist the manager of Purdue e-Pubs with the deposit of Purdue scholarship, checking rights, creating metadata, and uploading materials with some student and part-time staff support.

The Digital Repository Specialist will collaborate with other Purdue Libraries and Press staff to establish repository guidelines, including policies and procedures and metadata standards. He or she will provide regular reports on progress and status and maintain both internal and user documentation. This position will be funded for a period of three years from the date of hire with possibility of extension.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • MLS or MIS from an ALA accredited institution, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Working knowledge of issues related to intellectual property, copyright, and deposit agreements.
  • Working knowledge of one or more major descriptive metadata standards (Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MIX, MODS, PREMIS, or others)
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and initiate effective programs, projects, and services.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in a rapidly changing environment

Preferred:

  • At least two years experience managing digital content in a library or publishing environment. 
  • Experience in health sciences or veterinary medical librarianship
  • An understanding of content management systems (e.g., Joomla!, Drupal)
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following: XML, database design and development, scripting languages such as PHP, Web‐authoring tools, and Web page development.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To be considered for the position, applications must be made through Purdue University's employment web site at: www.purdue.edu/hr/employment and reference Job Number 1300804.  Please include a cover letter with your application outlining your qualifications for this position. Review of applications will begin June 3, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to: libhr@purdue.edu. Resumes or CV's sent to this email address cannot be considered. Please put "HABRI/e-Pubs" in the title of all email correspondence.

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