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YouMedia Manager, Hartford Public Library, Hartford CT

YouMedia Manager (full-time): Hartford Public Library seeks creative and flexible individual for management of our new digital learning center for teens. Responsibilities: the operation of YouMedia, a new digital learning center for teens. Minimum requirements: Bachelors Degree in a related discipline; Masters Degree in library science, education, arts education, or a related discipline preferred. Previous supervisory experience required. Experience with new technologies and social media required. Applicant must be technologically fluent with Macs, PCs and digital media creation software. Full requirements, job description and application are available online at http://hplct.org/about/job-openings or Administrative Office, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103. A completed signed application must be received in order to be considered for this position. Position open until filled.

Hartford Public Library requires a Criminal Background Check and Pre-employment Drug Testing on applicants who are selected as a finalist for the position. Applicants will be provided a copy of any positive drug test results. A criminal record does not necessarily eliminate you from employment with Hartford Public Library. Each conviction will be reviewed with respect to the offense, circumstances, seriousness and the position for which you apply. E.O.E.

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Branch Manager, Hartford Public Library, Hartford CT

BRANCH MANAGER: Hartford Public Library seeks creative and flexible individual to manage a branch location.

Qualifications: Masters degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution with previous supervisory/managerial experience. Previous supervisory/managerial experience required, preferably in a service organization. Candidate must have general computer proficiency, including knowledge of library software and Microsoft Office products; ability to communicate effectively and establish and manage effective working relationships with users, employees, supervisors, and the general public; and possess communication skills necessary to resolve issues with library users.


Full job description and application are available from the Administrative Offices, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103. A completed signed application must be received in order to be considered for this position.

Position open until filled.

Hartford Public Library requires a Criminal Background Check and Pre-employment Drug testing on applicants who are selected as a finalist for the position. Applicants will be provided a copy of any positive drug test results. A criminal record does not necessarily eliminate you from employment with Hartford Public Library. Each conviction will be reviewed with respect to the offense, circumstances, seriousness, and the position for which you apply. E.O.E.

Please visit http://www.hplct.org/about/job-openings for more information.

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Physics Librarian, Marston Science Library, University of Florida Libraries, Gainesville FL

The Marston Science Library, University of Florida Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented librarian for the physical sciences (including physics, astronomy, mathematics and statistics). This tenure track library faculty position provides reference assistance, instruction, outreach, and collection management for physics and related physical science fields. A key element of the assignment is the use of new technology to access and deliver information to library patrons. This librarian works constructively in group efforts and maintains close working relationships with faculty, students and colleagues. This position is responsible for coordinating instruction programs using traditional classroom methods and educational technologies. The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and, consequently, the Physics Librarian will be asked to serve on various committees and teams.To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Physics Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.The incumbent will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The deadline for applications is September 1, 2013. Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined in 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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Assistant Director, Malden Public Library, Malden MA

Job Posting: Assistant Director, Malden Public Library

The Assistant Director reports to the Library Director as a member of the administration staff and assists in execution, planning, directing and overseeing the activities and operations of the Library. The ideal candidate will be an innovator and creative problem solver, a skilled leader and manager with a proven track record of motivating and developing staff, and a strong multi-tasker with the ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively in order to determine the proper course of action.  Assists Director in financial, human resource management, policy development, and facilities management, including overseeing a historic 1885 H.H. Richardson designed building.  Supervises senior librarian, librarians, and support staff and represents the library in community and governmental, organizational and professional affairs and activities.

Qualifications: Master's degree in library and information science; four years of progressively responsible professional library experience, including supervisory experience, strong managerial, supervisory, planning and organizational skills. Experience working in an urban, multicultural community.  Bilingual speakers are encouraged to apply.  Malden is a diverse community of over 59,000 people located 5 miles north of Boston, situated between Route 93 and Route 1.

To apply:  Interested applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to Director, Malden Public Library at employment@maldenpubliclibrary.org.   Posting will remain open until filled.  Select candidates will need to submit a Criminal Offenders Records Information report (CORI) background check and pre-employment drug screening.  The City of Malden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For complete job description, please go to: http://www.cityofmalden.org  see employment / current openings

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Digital Humanities Specialist, Getty Reseach Institute, Los Angeles CA

Overview:

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a creative, technology-grounded person with a background in art history and/or computer science to conceptualize, advise, and coordinate digital humanities projects and collection digitization projects.  Reporting to the GRI Deputy Director, the position will interact with a diverse range of collaborators including resident scholars, curators, research staff, librarians, technologists, and external partners to increase access to collections, develop new tools for using digital collections, and facilitate original art-historical research using digital resources.  The Digital Humanities Specialist will recommend strategic directions, participate in prioritizing projects, research and recommend new technologies, track advancements in the field, manage project teams, and collaborate with external partners.

Responsibilities:

* Coordinate and/or lead cross-functional digital humanities project teams and collection digitization teams comprised of internal and external partners. Work in close partnership with the Manager of Digital Services, the Head of Digital Art History, and the Digital Library Steering Committee; monitor and document projects from initiation through completion, interfacing with internal and/or external partners on content, administrative, and technical matters; plan and direct schedules; monitor project budgets; recruit and supervise project staff, interns, and volunteers; oversee the production of all project-related communication and outreach including reports, presentations, and announcements.

* Organize GRI-wide discussions to select and prioritize digital projects; participate in various committees devoted to advancing and executing the institution's digital initiatives; document the institution's policies and procedures.

* Work with scholars conducting digital humanities projects and accessing digital collections.

* Collaborate in the production of digital publications and other scholarly products.

* Provide professional expertise and services while leveraging the knowledge and skills of others.

* Monitor and track advancements in the field; research and recommend new technologies; build networks between the GRI and other digital humanities centers.

* Seek external funding for projects, as appropriate.

* Coordinate activities closely with GRI Leadership, Digital Services, Library Departments, Digital Art History, the Scholar Program, GRI Research Projects, GRI Publications, Library Information Systems, and Collection Development.

* Conduct research and collect data, as required.

* Develop new competencies among staff and expand institutional knowledge of current and emerging best practices, tools, and standards for digital humanities projects, digital collections creation and management, and digital preservation.

Qualifications:

*  Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred

*  8 to 10 years of project/process management and subject area experience, preferably in an art-related organization

*  Relevant foreign language knowledge preferred for academic-based projects

Visit https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/2024/digital-humanities-specialist/job?mode=apply&apply=yes&hashed=58168622 to apply.

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Technical Services/Metadata Librarian, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston MA

Technical Services/Metadata Librarian

The Technical Services/Metadata Librarian will participate in the work of the Technical services department, which carries out the acquisition, cataloging, processing and preservation of library collections, manages the integrated library system and digital library, and makes these resources accessible and discoverable.  This position will be primarily responsible for creating, maintaining and enriching metadata for the NEHGS print and digital collections and web services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in original and copy cataloging of library materials in all formats in accordance with national standards
  • Assist in managing the integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces), including the Digital Library and Archive, in coordination with the library staff, IT, and other departments
  • Participate in planning, implementation, maintenance and ongoing improvements to III WebPAC online catalog
  • Help develop strategies for managing digitized and born-digital content
  • Keep current with developments in the fields of technical services, technology and genealogy

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging, metadata, integrated library systems, web page creation and managements, and digital libraries
  • Working knowledge of MARC, AACR2, RDA and FRBR and metadata standards such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS, or MODS
  • Superior problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Professional, dependable, flexible and constructive work ethic
  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Interest or experience in the field of genealogy a plus
  • Experience in the design and maintenance of a web site and experience with standard web programming languages such as HTML, XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript

How to Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to: Michelle Major mmajor@nehgs.org Human Resources Coordinator, New England Historic Genealogical Society

Apply by: 8/30/2013

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Digital Resources and Collection Development Librarian, Westfield State University, Westfield MA

Digital Resources and Collection Development Librarian

Ely Library Westfield State University

Westfield State University seeks an innovative, service-oriented Digital Resources and Collection Development Librarian to join our team of librarians and staff members to serve the Westfield State University community. This is a new, 12-month, tenure-track position reporting to the library director.

The Digital Resources and Collection Development Librarian coordinates work related to the assessment and selection of digital and non-digital resources; assists in the creation and implementation of collection development policies and procedures; collects data and reports on use of the collections; tracks vendor contracts and licenses; gathers data and consults with librarians and faculty members to assess information needs; works with the systems and digital services librarian on setting up access to resources; helps promote resources to the campus community; recommends budget allocation needs to the library director; works closely with acquisitions staff; assesses prospective resources, including arranging for database trials; acts as subject specialist for assigned subject areas; and actively participates in the library's reference and instruction programs.

Required Qualifications:

  •         MLS from an American Library Association-accredited library and information science program
  •         Two years of post-MLS library experience
  •         Experience with budget planning
  •         Knowledge of collection development and management strategies, and familiarity with emerging trends with collection selection tools and processes
  •         Project management experience
  •         Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in scholarly communication and content management
  •         Experience in, and enthusiasm for teaching and reference services
  •         Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
  •         Strong familiarity with integrated library systems
  •         Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  •         Strong user-centered public service orientation
  •         Commitment to professional development and service
  •         Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with diverse colleagues, faculty, and students

Preferred Qualifications:

  •         One year or more of experience with collection development and/or electronic resources management
  •         Experience with OCLC WorldShare Management Services

To apply:

Apply online at http://westfield.interviewexchange.com/. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and transcript of MLS or MLIS degree. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a finalist is selected.

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Part-time Librarian, Harborlight-Stoneridge Montessori School, Beverly MA

Come join the experienced faculty of Harborlight-Stoneridge Montessori School!

Harborlight-Stoneridge is a non-profit private school founded in 1973 that currently enrolls 300 children ages 6 months to 14 years throughout the calendar year. The school is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

We are currently seeking a part-time Librarian to manage our library and library science program for children in pre-school through eighth-grade. The qualified candidate will play an important role in helping to foster a love of learning among our students. Partnering with faculty, the Librarian will empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.

 The Librarian will guide students at all levels focusing on reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure. He/She will: Collaborating with classroom teachers and specialists to design a library program that aligns with classroom curricula and units of instruction Developing essential policies regarding materials selection, circulation, reconsideration of materials, copyright, privacy, and acceptable use and will play an important role in the ongoing dialogue related to use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning

Other Qualifications: Master's degree preferred from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a master's level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country)At least three years' experience in a school environment Organized and creative communicator and collaborator

 

If interested in joining us, please send your resume, three written professional references, and transcripts (student copy acceptable) to:

David Hursty

Head of School

Harborlight-Stoneridge Montessori School

243 Essex Street

Beverly, MA 01915

dhursty@h-sms.org

Phone: 978 922-1008 Fax: 978 922-0594

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XML Conversion Contractor, Harvard Business Publishing, Watertown MA

XML-Focused Contract Position with Harvard Business School's Publishing Group

Harvard Business Publishing's Higher Education division (HBP HE) has an opening for an XML Conversion Contractor to work on converting Word documents to XML and EPUB formats using in-house software. The position is full-time (though can be flexible for the right candidate), will last through at least September, and has a rate of $20 an hour. HBP is located at the Arsenal complex in Watertown, Massachusetts, and there is a free shuttle to the Arsenal from the Charles Hotel and other locations in Harvard Square.

HBP HE sells content from Harvard Business School (HBS) and other sources to business schools around the world via our Harvard Business for Educators website as well as a series of business-to-business delivery models.  The content we sell includes HBS case studies, case studies written by other top business schools, Harvard Business Review magazine articles and trade book chapters, and a series of eLearning products.  The company is current managing a very large content transformation initiative for the Higher Education division.  We're evolving from a PDF-based distribution and workflow to an XML-based workflow that will allow us to add mobile-friendly (EPUB) and online (HTML) formats to our distribution. In addition to becoming "frontlist compliant" and generating XML-based content for all new content, this project in particular entails us converting and testing roughly 3,500 backlist case study documents.

Tasks would include:

  • Converting source Word documents to HE XML and EPUB using proprietary software.
  • Reviewing HE XML for compliance with predetermined standards.
  • Testing EPUB files on an iPad for quality of display and functionality, including many added enhancements.
  • Trouble-shooting issues in source documents.
  • Identifying bugs and possible improvements to converter software.
  • Updating file status through spreadsheets and project tracking software.
  • Working collaboratively in an agile environment to most efficiently complete the conversion project.

This initiative falls outside the traditional LIS space.  We're looking for a candidate who has an interest in XML and data interoperability from the content workflow/production side.  You do not need to be a software engineer at all, but technical interest and aptitude for looking at the 'code' of documents will be a key component of the work.  Ideally you have taken, or are in the process of taking, GLIS classes such as:

  •         LIS 469 - XML - eXtensible Markup Language
  •         LIS 531Z - Data Interoperability and Web-Based Resources
  •         LIS 445 - Metadata
  •         LIS 448 - Digital Stewardship

This is a major strategic initiative for both Harvard Business Publishing and Harvard Business School.  You will have the chance to help build and test a world-class XML content workflow for a publisher - a true "lab" environment for how XML benefits industry.  And you'll have the opportunity to work with some of the world's premier consultants and vendors in the XML workflow and ebook space.

Interested parties should contact:

Lisa Post

Assistant Director, Higher Education Content Production

Harvard Business Publishing

lisa.post@harvardbusiness.org

617-783-6189  C: 617-866-8445

http://hbsp.harvard.edu/

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Technology Services Librarian, Palmer Public Library, Palmer MA

The Palmer Public Library is seeking a forward-thinking, enthusiastic individual for our Technology Services Librarian position. Do you enjoy working with library technology, electronic resources, and emerging technologies? Our library team embraces and appreciates individuals who are willing to share new ideas and how they might enhance our library services.

This is a full-time (35 hours/week) position with benefits, with a salary range of $18.00 to $22.00 per hour, depending on experience.

The individual in this position manages the Evergreen integrated library system; maintains the library's website; provides technology instruction to patrons and staff; supports all library technology, audiovisual, and telecommunication systems, including online and remote access to resources; stays abreast of and makes recommendations on emerging technologies for the library; evaluates current and future technology needs, and works with other key staff to develop technology plans. This position helps cover the Reference Desk and Circulation Desk on an as-needed basis

Required: Master's degree in library and information science accredited by the American Library Association, with a Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners professional certificate of librarianship.

The Palmer Public Library is located in Palmer, MA, approximately 15 miles east of Springfield and 70miles west of Boston.

For a complete job description, please visit www.palmer.lib.ma.us

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to: director@palmer.lib.ma.us.

PALMER PUBLIC LIBRARY JOB TITLE: Technology Services Librarian (full-time position - 35 hours/week)

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Technology Services Librarian is responsible for the library's computer network, other technical hardware and software, office equipment, and website maintenance. The Technology Services Librarian provides effective access to resources and information that meets community needs, with responsibility for the planning, assessment, implementation, and maintenance of the library's technology-related policies, services, and technical infrastructure. This position helps cover the Reference Desk and Circulation Desk on an as-needed basis.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensures adherence to library technology best practices and standards. Stays abreast of library technology and trends in the field such as Web 2.0 products and social networking services. Maintains all public and staff PCs, laptops, printers, and peripherals, as well as the local network servers, switches, and related equipment. Performs all PC configuration and maintenance activities, as well as standalone and network-wide software updates, in conjunction with Deep Freeze. Coordinates the use of public PCs and printers using the time/print management system(Envisionware), as well as the use of laptops, eReaders and other portable devices; maintains connections to the wireless network; provides assistance and instruction to patrons in using computer equipment and services, as needed.

Maintains inventory of hardware and software.

Manages Evergreen integrated library system in conjunction with C/W MARS. Serves as the library's C/W MARS Coordinator, and works with C/W MARS staff to maintain the library's network connection. Attend Evergreen Users Council meetings, and votes on proposals brought before the members on behalf of the Library Director.

Oversees and maintains the library's security system, audiovisual equipment, printers, and photocopiers.

Provides ongoing basic computer classes and workshops on the use of emerging technology and popular software programs. Participates in the planning, development, and implementation of the library's current and future technology plans in conjunction with other key staff. Serves as project manager on library technology projects. Provides staff training on the use of technology and software, including regular maintenance procedures. Maintains, evaluates, and updates library website for the effective, relevant use of library resources and services. Manages effective access and use of the library's electronic resources; creates and updates brochures to facilitate use of these resources. Collects and analyzes usage statistics for library's electronic subscriptions, and prepares monthly reports. Performs other duties as assigned by the Library Director.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS: Master's degree in library and information science accredited by the American Library Association, with a Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners professional certificate of librarianship. Experience in a public library setting preferred.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the resources, procedures, and practices of the information technology field; Technical knowledge of office equipment, computers, networks, system design and implementation; Knowledge of switches, hubs, and Ethernet technology; network and telecommunications systems design; and Microsoft operating systems and server technology; Ability to maintain and troubleshoot software programs and computer systems; Knowledge of integrated library systems, and print and electronic resources, including advanced web and database searching; Working knowledge of local and C/W MARS networks; Demonstrated project management skills and experience in managing or implementing technological projects; Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment; Familiarity with current issues and trends in public librarianship.

 

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Librarian (Part Time), Bay Path College, Longmeadow Campus, Longmeadow MA

The librarian will provide one-on-one reference services and participate in teaching information literacy skills primarily to students in our One-Day-a-Week undergraduate program.  Twelve-month position. Total of 7.5 hours per week on Saturdays, when the librarian will be responsible for opening or closing the library. Hours may vary slightly during One-Day program breaks.

 

Qualifications: MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program; reference and instruction experience in an academic library; knowledge of online databases and Internet resources; excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

 

To apply, send a curriculum vitae and cover letter that includes a summary of your qualifications, and names and contact information of four professional references to hr@baypath.edu.  Application materials should be sent in MS Word format.  For questions about the position or the curriculum, email Michael Moran, Director of Library and Information Services, at mmoran@baypath.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Information Literacy Librarian/Tutor, Bay Path College, Charlton MA

Information Literacy Librarian, Tutor

Part-Time, Central Mass. Campus, Charlton

 

This position provides instruction on the use of the library and its resources to students, faculty and staff; assists and tutors students in research approaches; serves as library-services liaison between the Hatch Library at the College's main campus in Longmeadow and CMC. Twelve hours per week, including two evenings and Saturday. Hours may vary slightly during One-Day program breaks.

 

Teach information literacy skills to library users at all levels of the curriculum, primarily students in our One-Day-a-Week undergraduate program and several graduate programs. Provide traditional and electronic reference services to students, faculty and staff of the College. Assist and tutor students throughout the research process, including use of print and electronic resources, source evaluation, and other aspects of research and writing. Provide discipline-specific support to students in the Legal Program at the CMC. Consult with faculty to determine information-literacy needs in relation to the curriculum. Develop strategies to make students and faculty aware of library services. Assist in routine library duties including circulation and collection maintenance.

 

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program. Reference and instruction service experience in academic library. Demonstrated progressively increasing administrative responsibility. Familiarity with electronic information services and resources. High level of competence and comfort with technology, including online courses and programs, campus learning management systems, and social media. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and students. Ability to work independently and maintain confidentiality.

 

To apply, send a curriculum vitae and cover letter that includes a summary of your qualifications, and names and contact information of four professional references to hr@baypath.edu.  Application materials should be sent in MS Word format.  For questions about the position or the curriculum, email Michael Moran, Director of Library and Information Services, at mmoran@baypath.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Collections Conservator, Harvard Library, Cambridge MA

Position Summary:
 
Collections Care is part of the preservation department of the Harvard Library. The primary responsibility of the Collections Conservator is to help manage a conservation program that ensures the longevity and usability of the Harvard Library's extensive general and circulating research collections.
 
Under supervision of the Head, Collections Care, the incumbent works as part of the Collections Care management team to supervise daily operations of collections conservation in multiple laboratory locations, contributes to the development of conservation policies and implements those policies, determines conservation priorities, manages conservation projects, and ensures that Collections Care supports other critical Harvard Library objectives. The Collections Conservator contributes to the development of preservation policies, procedures, and guidelines throughout Harvard Library.

Duties and Responsiblities:

  • Manages collections conservation activities at multiple lab locations, ensuring that treatment standards and protocols are met
  • Works collaboratively across multiple libraries to promote collections conservation activities
  • Establishes and oversees collections conservation workflows and treatments from Harvard Libraries (HL)
  • Supervises 4.5 FTE conservation technician staff members
  • Trains both laboratory staff and HL staff with other library responsibilities in the care and handling of library materials, identification of damaged materials, conservation techniques and procedures, collections emergency response protocols and techniques
  • Performs a wide range of conservation treatments on general and circulating print materials
  • Performs environmental monitoring
  • Works skillfully with the Collections Care management team to ensure an integrated and well-functioning program
  • Establishes priorities and achieves goals
  • Plans, organizes, and directs workflow in a production setting 
  • Trains, supervises, motivates, and evaluates staff
  • Encourages team work and staff development
  • Plans and organizes collections care laboratory space
  • Leads disaster planning and response activities for Harvard library collections
  • Supports library collection emergency response at Harvard
  • Serves on the Library Collections Emergency Team (LCET) and as a Preservation Liaison

Basic Qualifications       

  • Advanced training in conservation acquired through formal graduate studies or a combination of apprenticeship, advanced courses, and internships
  • Minimum of five years of professional conservation experience
  • Minimum of three years of personnel and program management responsibility in a large research library

 

Additional Qualifications

  • MLS preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated excellence performing conservation treatments in a production setting
  • Broad general knowledge of library preservation, including library binding, reformatting, environmental control, disaster preparedness and response, and bibliographic control as it relates to collections conservation
  • Knowledge of the history of book and paper making, bookbinding techniques, and the history and manufacture of other library materials; and the nature and causes of book and paper deterioration
  • Working knowledge of chemistry as it applies to library materials
  • Knowledge of and adherence to professional ethical practice in conservation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, including demonstrated ability to prepare reports and procedural documentation
  • Ability to initiate and adapt to change
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly
  • Communicate skillfully, both orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of standard word processing, spreadsheet, and database software
  • Experience with an integrated library system

Additional Information:                

The Harvard Library

Setting a fresh course for the future of the Harvard Library, the University seeks to build a flagship research library that is positioned to excel in the rapidly evolving 21st-century information environment. The recommendation following an extensive 18-month library review was that Harvard restructure the organization, governance, and funding structures of the University library system to better serve the changing needs of the University. The Harvard Library will drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning and scholarship by attracting and developing a community of talented professionals who actively shape the development and cultivation of knowledge and pedagogy at Harvard and within the broader scholarship community.

The new Harvard Library structure will:

  • Maximize strategic capacity in the library system as a whole
  • Harmonize management and library business processes
  • Facilitate enhancements in collections and services
  • Create a culture of   continuous improvement and innovation in library operations and management
  • Preserve appropriate local autonomy in collecting priorities and patron service levels
  • Enhance accountability of the libraries to the Deans and the University 

 

The University

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

 

Designated a university in 1780, Harvard includes 12 colleges and schools. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences--comprising Harvard College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Division of Continuing Education--is the oldest and largest of the Harvard faculties. The University's world-renowned graduate and professional schools include Harvard Business School, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School (including the School of Dental Medicine), Harvard School of Public Health, Kennedy School of Government and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/858x295

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Librarian III, Manchester City Library, Manchester NH

Librarian III (Announcement Number R-056-13)

 

Salary Grade 20

Starting Salary: $51,793.26 - plus comprehensive benefits package

Work schedule includes periodic nights and weekends

 

THE JOB: Manages the day to day operations of the Technical Services Division. Oversees a staff of 3 to acquire and catalog all library materials for two buildings. Oversees the expenditures of all library funds appropriated for library materials. Responsible for the cataloging and acquisition processes on the library's automation system. The position is part of the library's administrative team and reports directly to the Library Director.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Considerable experience in cataloging and acquisitions required. Masters of Library Science from an accredited college or university (ALA accredited program) required, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

 

NOTE: Offer of hire conditional on candidate's ability to complete essential job functions, with or without accommodation, as determined by passing a medical exam, including alcohol and drug tests.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates must complete a city of Manchester Employment Application available at City of Manchester website http://www.manchesternh.gov/jobs or in person at HR Dept. City Hall Annex. Submission of a resume is optional. Application will not be accepted if received after the closing date.

 

OPENING DATE: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

OFFICE HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Data Wrangler, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland OR

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library in Portland seeks a skilled Data Wrangler to lead in data ingestion, transformation, and quality assurance for a cutting-edge bioinformatics project.

Project Description:
Clinical and translational researchers face a daunting challenge in using the vast amount of biomedical data to inform their understanding of human disease mechanisms and develop new therapies. To address this challenge, the Monarch project is aggregating information about model organisms, in vitro models, genes, pathways, gene expression, protein and genetic interactions, orthology, disease, phenotypes, publications, and authors. The system we are building will provide an ability to navigate multi-scale spatial and temporal phenotypes across in vivo and in vitro model systems in the context of genetic and genomic data, using semantics and statistics.

Workplace Description:
OHSU is the state's only comprehensive academic health center and is made up of the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, and Nursing; College of Pharmacy; OHSU Healthcare; and related programs. The OHSU Library, the largest health sciences library in Oregon, serves the faculty, staff, and students of OHSU, as well as health professionals and residents of the State of Oregon. The Data Wrangler will be part of the Ontology Development Group (ODG) and will work under the guidance of Dr. Carlo Torniai and Dr. Melissa Haendel, but will also be expected to contribute to the library more generally on committees, etc., based on the candidate's experience and interest.

The Data Wrangler serves as a member of the OHSU Library Ontology Development Group.  This position works in the context of the Monarch project to develop a research platform in support of investigations of phenotype-genotype correlations across species. The Data Wrangler will work with ontologists and bioinformaticians at OHSU and consortium sites to design and implement tools and strategies for semantically mapping and manipulating data.

The primary duty of the Data Wrangler will be to research and develop automation for the ingestion and quality control of data coming from several biomedical and informatics databases. This will involve the development of custom scripts and ad-hoc SQL queries, semantic mapping, and data normalization strategies. After ingestion, s/he will contribute to the development of optimization strategies in order to transform these data sets to RDF triples through D2RQ mapping, to be published via a Virtuoso Server instance. S/he will also develop QA pipelines to ensure consistency and accuracy of the ingested data before and after transformation. Moreover, s/he will provide feedback and change requests to the ontologists in the project in order to ensure a consistent and accurate representation of the data. This position will require the ability of explore possible solutions and make decisions that will lead to the identification and implementation of effective end-user displays of the data, novel approaches for data analysis, and efficient testing to support data transformation.

Position Conditions/Qualifications:

Required:
·       Master's degree with major courses in relevant field or Bachelor's degree with major courses in field of research plus 4 additional years related experience.
·       3 years of relevant work experience
·       Ability to perform research and make independent decisions about approaches and tools to reach specific goals
·       Experience with semantically annotated data
·       Experience with Software Project Management tools (Jira, Confluence, SVN, Git)
·       Hands-on experience with one or more scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python, Ruby, Bash)
·       Hands-on experience with SQL (Postgres preferred)
·       Strong programming skills with a solid understanding of object oriented languages and principles
·       Experience in Java programming
·       Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills (especially via teleconferencing venues)

Preferred:
·       Experience developing and evaluating data curation workflows
·       Experience developing ontologies and data models
·       Experience in developing Extract Transform Load (ETL) scripts
·       Knowledge of SPARQL, RDF, OWL
·       Experience in bioinformatics
·       Experience in end-user usability for bioinformatics platforms

Duration of this appointment and indicated salary may be changed or eliminated if gift, grant, or contract funds supporting this position become unavailable.

Applications and Nominations: To apply please visit ohsujobs.com and search for position IRC 40016. Applications should include a resume, a letter of introduction, and contact information for three references. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. OHSU is an AA/EO employer.

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Digital Projects Intern, Lamson Library, Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH

Digital Projects Intern - Lamson Library, Plymouth State University

 

Lamson Library is seeking a detail-oriented intern to work on a historical digital collection of photographs.  Through improvement and expansion of existing metadata and migration of the collection to CONTENTdm, we will be increasing accessibility to a set of unique historical images.  Under the supervision of the Metadata Resources Librarian, student will gain experience with archival best practices for digital images and experience in cataloging digital images.  The intern will be trained in the use of CONTENTdm digital collection platform and in the use of various controlled vocabularies, with emphasis on subject cataloging using the Getty thesauri.  This internship is ideal for students interested in digital collections or those seeking to gain cataloging experience.  

 

Duties

  • Migrate files and metadata and improve existing metadata for digital images, particularly subject terms
  • Ensure image files meet archival standards
  • Batch uploading of records into CONTENTdm
  • Meet with the project supervisor for training and guidance as necessary

 

Qualifications of the student intern:

           

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to focus and work accurately on detailed oriented tasks
  • Available to work during business hours (no evenings or weekends)

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of metadata standards and their application for metadata projects

 

For more information contact:

 

Christin Chenard

Metadata Resources Librarian

Plymouth State University

Lamson Library

Plymouth, NH 03264

603-535-3032

chchenard@plymouth.edu

library.plymouth.edu

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Assistant Librarian, Southworth Library Learning Commons, State University of New York at Canton, Canton NY

TITLE:

Assistant Librarian

DEPARTMENT:

Academic Affairs

SALARY RANGE:

Commensurate with Credentials and Experience

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Southworth Library Learning Commons at the State University of New York at Canton is recruiting for a full-time Instruction and Assessment Assistant Librarian. The incumbent will work under the direction of the Director of Library Services and be responsible for performing a full range of professional library duties including information-literacy instruction, reference and public service in the Library Learning Commons. The person in this position will be responsible for coordinating, documenting and strategically planning for assessment activities for the Library Learning Commons' services, and will lead the library's efforts in contributing to the infusion of information literacy throughout the curriculum and actively participating in information literacy assessment as a component of general education requirements.

Other Duties Include: Assisting patrons, in person, via telephone, or electronically, in locating, obtaining and effectively using information; providing information on library events, facilities, policies and services; demonstrating and assisting in the use of information resources in all formats; demonstrating and assisting in the use of library equipment; working effectively and collaboratively with other library staff as well as members and groups from the campus community; coordinating bibliographic instruction, including scheduling, preparing instructional materials and/or modules, and teaching classes; coordinating the Library Learning Commons' assessment activities, and managing the library's efforts relating to information literacy assessment in the general education curriculum; sharing collection development responsibilities and serving as faculty liaison in specified departmental or subject areas; and may carry out special projects as per library strategic planning goals and objectives and/or perform related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will be required to possess a Master's degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association, as well as the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills relevant to a diverse patron group;
  • Thorough knowledge of information retrieval theory and user behavior;
  • Superior research skills and familiarity with a variety of bibliographic and research tools;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, customer-service-oriented, team environment;
  • Dynamic and enthusiastic presentation and instructional delivery skills;
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems common to libraries and the higher education environment;
  • Superior organizational and time management skills.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing: 1-3 years library experience; previous work experience in higher education; familiarity with, background in and expertise with academic library/information literacy assessment; previous instructional delivery experience.

Send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references by e-mail to hr@canton.edu or by US mail to:

Assistant Librarian Recruitment Committee
Human Resources Department
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: Review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

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Commons Digital Publishing Services Specialist, Providence College, Providence RI

Overview: Provide technical and logistical support for College faculty, students, and staff in all aspects of digital publishing services, including systems support, digitization, and development of digital information content and presentation tools and services. This position assists the Head of Digital Publishing Services and the Coordinator of Digital Publishing Services on all digital projects and oversees and coordinates the operational aspects of the daily work that takes place in the Digital Publishing Services Lab; including oversight of the work of the Digital Services Assistants and Student Commons Assistants. This position requires demonstrated progressive levels of responsibility in an office enviroment and the clear facility for regularly sharing knowledge and skills gained through direct day-to-day work experience and institution-supported training. Duties are broadly defined and are subject to functional policies and goals with general supervisory and managerial direction. Within parameters defined by supervisor, may exercise independent judgement. Additionally, makes recommendations to supervisor in determination of actions to be taken within and outside of established guidelines.

Essential Duties: 1. Provide daily digital publishing and media service technical support, and perform related functions. Collaborate with the Coordinator of Digital Publishing Services to effectively coordinate and oversee the work of the Digital Services Assistants and the Student Commons Assistants. Work with assigned team on planning and coordinating digital archiving of digitized and born-digital materials in the College repositories. Assist in the processing, organization, and storage of digitized materials and collections. Collaborate with library staff on multi-media production.
2. Collaborate with DPS staff in researching emerging national and international trends in an evolving digital environment and maintains awareness of developments affecting knowledge management, metadata, and information retrieval. Stay current with new DPS technologies and systems to support evolving user access to the library's resources and services. Assist as needed in planning and implementing future digital library development. Assist in developing new user communities and potential content for digital initiatives as required. Participate as appropriate in conferences and meetings and in local and regional professional development initiatives.
3. Assist in evaluating, implementing, and promoting DPS equipment, software, and services that meet publishing needs. Develop and deliver training opportunities that involve DPS hardware and software. Perform outreach to the community involving DPS projects. Collaborate with faculty and staff to integrate digital collections with other library resources.
4. Contribute to the maintenance of the department web site and participate in the development of web-based initiatives. Contribute to library-related server backup systems and comprehensive data recovery plans and procedures. Collaborate in the operation, support, upgrade, and mangement of online library systems, applications, and Web services. Assist with helping to integrate library digital collections into course management systems.
5. Provide general research, education, and related digital media service in the Library+Commons and on the web. Participate in cross functional Library+Commons initiatives, especially research and education projects and activities. Contribute to quantitative and qualitative assessment of services through data-gathering and analysis.

Marginal Duties: 1. Compose and produce correspondence and reports. Perform intermediate and advanced computer functions, design and produce reports and research data and information on the internet.
2. May identify and make recommendations for additional or modified department systems. With approval, may design and implement new or modified systems.
3. May serve as an internal resource on departmental administrative questions. May, with supervision, organize and coordinate special projects including presentations, education programs, and special events.
4. Perform all other duties as may be required.

Education and Experience Required: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a digital publishing services environment. Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective digital projects. Experience with the concepts and applications used in organizing and presenting digital information. Awareness of institutional repository issues and software requirements. Knowledge and understanding of best practices, standards, issues, and trends relating to digital initiatives in academic libraries and cultural heritage institutions. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to effectively interact with audiences of diverse technological backgrounds. Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively. Demonstrated knowledge of MAC, Windows, and Linux/UNIX operating systems.


Desired: Demonstrated technical proficiency with XHTML, XML, XSLT, CSS, Oracle/SQL, PERL or PHP, and experience with digital repository platforms; Current knowledge of existing and emerging DPS, applications, and technologies; Facility with relevant digital publishing technology tools including but not limited to digital cameras/recorders, iMovie, Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, and Final Cut Pro; Knowledge of intellectual property compliance issues and applicable copyright law.

Hours:  Variable hours based on Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online, please go to:

 

https://careers.providence.edu

 

Click on Careers

 

Click on Support Positions, then click on View-Commons Digital Publishing Services Specialist

 

Please complete application as requested.

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Metadata Librarian, Librarian for Latin American, Iberian and Latino Studies, Princeton University, Princeton NJ

Metadata Librarian, Spanish/Portuguese Specialty
Princeton University Library
Princeton, New Jersey 
Requisition # 1300510

 

The Princeton University Library is one of the world's leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,600 graduate students, 853 faculty members, and many visiting scholars.  Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images.  The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities.

Available:  Immediately

Major Responsibilities:

Princeton University Library seeks a flexible and innovative Metadata Librarian with a specialization in the languages, history and cultures of Latin America, Spain and Portugal to become part of a team responsible for creating, converting and managing metadata to promote and enhance control of and access to the Library's digital and print collections. Within this scope the Metadata Librarian will have broad responsibility for Western language acquisitions and holdings, and contribute special expertise, initiative and/or leadership requiring knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese language. The focus of the position is on creative and efficient utilization of metadata and the imaginative application of technology to achieve quicker, more efficient processing of new acquisitions, and for bibliographic control and discovery promotion of the Library's holdings. The librarian will work with multiple library systems and employ an array of metadata tools, such as macros, MARCEdit, XML editors, etc. for cross-walking, storing and/or re-purposing data, manipulating schema, scripting workflows, and other on-going tasks and special projects performing and/or facilitating cataloging and content management. The librarian needs a strong grounding in cataloging principles and the ability to apply them to existing and emerging media in a variety of encoding formats coupled with strong technical skills relevant to the position's requirements.

 

Applications must include a resume/cv, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information.

 

Essential Qualifications:

  •         Strong working knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese;
  •         MLS or an advanced degree in an area related to Spanish/Portuguese language, literature, culture, history, etc.;
  •         Knowledge of at least one XML metadata schema;
  •         XML, XPath, Xquery, Xquery update;
  •         Experience demonstrating capability for project planning and workflow management;
  •         Demonstrated ability to work in a collegial, team environment.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  •         Working knowledge of other European languages;
  •         Experience demonstrating supervisory skills;
  •         Familiarity with systems architecture;
  •         Experience which demonstrates a strong knowledge of cataloging principles;
  •         Knowledge of RDA;
  •         Knowledge of authority principles and practices;
  •         Knowledge of additional metadata schema.

 

Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Twenty-four (24) vacation days a year, nine (9) paid holidays, plus two (2) Personal days. Annuity program (TIAA/CREF), group life insurance, health coverage insurance, disability insurance, and other benefits are available.

Nominations and Applications:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (cover letter, resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website:http://www.princeton.edu/jobsApplicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

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Assistant Director, Medical Library (full time / temporary), Queens Hospital Center, Jamaica NY

Queens Hospital Center in Jamaica, NY has an opening for Assistant Director, Medical Library (full time / temporary).  Please follow the link to apply.  

https://employment.nychhc.org/careers.html 

JOB ID: 11223

Applications will only be accepted through the employment portal.  No
phone calls or e-mails please. 

Job Description

Job Title:
Hourly Ast Dir. Hosp (X90206) REPOST
Department: MEDICAL LIBRARY
Location: Queens
Hire In Rate: $20.89 (for employees new to HHC)
Salary Range: $20.89 - $27.37
Job ID: 11223 Pay Frequency: Hour
Full/Part Time: Full-Time Post Date: 07/17/2013 - 07/31/2013
Regular/Temporary: Temporary Source of Funding: General Care
Regular Shift: N/A Civil Service Classification: Managerial


Marketing Statement
Queens Hospital Center is making good on its promise to the people of southeastern and central Queens to maximize both patient convenience and positive clinical outcomes. Residents of Queens can count on the delivery of quality medical care right in their own borough. In 2002 the hospital opened a state-of-the-art, 261-bed facility that includes the Queens Cancer Center, the first comprehensive cancer treatment center in the borough.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/qhc/html/home/home.shtml 

Job Description
Works with Chief Librarian to oversee daily activities of the Medical Library and ensure all services are provided.

Answers patrons' reference questions by finding books and articles on various topics and providing information about the Library (hours, lay-out, policies, etc.).

Uses databases including but not limited to: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, PubMed, National Guideline Clearinghouse and Google Scholar to find information that answers in-depth clinical questions

Guides patrons in the use of the Library's electronic databases and other resources

Works with Chief Librarian in the development of policies and procedures for the department to increase the operational efficiency of the Library service

Performs supervisory duties of part time staff such as scheduling and assigning work & daily evaluations of work done

Assists in identifying and selecting materials for the Library's collection development

Provides assistance with circulation, serials processing and control, and document delivery

Catalogs and processes materials for Library collection

Assists in other special projects as assigned

HIRE IN RATE IS NOT APPLICABLE.



Minimum Qualifications

Master of Library Science from ALA accredited program

1-2 years of experience in library field; medical library preferred

Superior skill in using print and electronic resources to answer difficult reference questions

Ability to utilize specialized knowledge based information in library systems and sources to locate difficult to find materials quickly.

Experience conducting reference interviews and searching resources such as PubMed, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, National Guideline Clearinghouse, Google Scholar and Google.

Superior skill in Microsoft Office suite

Excellent customer service skills

How To Apply
If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online at: employment.nychhc.org

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Head, Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, New York NY

Description:

New York University seeks a qualified individual to lead the Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.

 

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World [ISAW] is a unique center for advanced scholarly research and graduate education, offering the Ph.D. degree through NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science. It has a wider geographic span than other programs that focus on the ancient world, incorporating not only Europe and the entire Mediterranean basin, but also the Near East, and Central, South, and East Asia. In its research and its teaching of doctoral students, ISAW emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach, one that transcends modern boundaries of nation. It supports scholarship that crosses customary disciplinary boundaries - art history, literature, archaeology, history, geography, geology, economics, and sociology, among others - to create a new intellectual framework for understanding the ancient world, and to train a new generation of scholars steeped in that integrated approach.

The ISAW Library supports the research and curricular needs of ISAW's faculty, resident and visiting scholars, and graduate students. The ISAW Library and its staff have been built to suit the needs of scholars in the 21st century, embracing both traditional and digital collections and methods, and taking advantage of new techniques for access, delivery and collection building. The Head Librarian works closely with the Institute Director, faculty, and Associate Director for Digital Programs to deliver and enhance information resources and library services that support the interdisciplinary work of ISAW. Those interdisciplinary programs also require that the Librarian work collaboratively with other libraries at NYU and in the New York area, as well as with digital publishers, aggregators, and catalogers worldwide, to insure that the ISAW community, both locally and globally, has access to the broadest possible range of scholarly content. Such collaboration is also essential in the context of collections development to ensure that the ISAW Library complements and extend, rather than duplicates, the extraordinary range of resources New York's cultural institutions make available to researchers.

 

The Head of the ISAW Library, reporting jointly to the Director of Collections and Research Services in NYU's Division of Libraries and to the Director of ISAW, is responsible for all aspects of the Library's operations, including oversight of access and research services, development of the Library's print and digital collections, liaison with other NYU Libraries departments (including technical services and the NYU Digital Library team), and liaison with ISAW's user community. The staff of the Library includes an Assistant Head and three catalogers. The incumbent will be responsible for the Library's close collaborative relationship with other NYU Libraries, including the Institute of Fine Arts Library on East 78th Street and the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library on Washington Square. The incumbent will also maintain close working  relationships with other libraries in the New York area, such as the Library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library and the libraries of Columbia University.

 

Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited MLS or MIS and subject Master's degree required for tenure; 
  • An advanced degree in a field of study relating to the ancient world, demonstrating a full understanding of the scholarly process;
  • At least five years experience in an academic or specialized research library;
  • Demonstrable skills, and experience in digital library programs, policy, and technology;
  • Knowledge of appropriate foreign languages and information science;
  • Demonstrated skills in personnel and budget management;
  • Ability to provide leadership and to work collaboratively with faculty and to build an innovative and successful service program in a large and complex academic environment.

 

New York University Libraries:

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: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

 

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 the position is filled.

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Library Systems Coordinator, Trinity College, Hartford CT

The Library Systems Coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing, and supporting the Library's information technology systems and services. Ensures the successful deployment of our integrated library system (Voyager), interlibrary loan software (ILLiad), and other critical local systems. Develops and maintains multiple tools and applications to discover, support, and analyze library collections and operations. Provides leadership in helping staff evaluate opportunities for the introduction of new technologies that enhance library services.

 

Duties:

1.       Evaluate, implement, and manage all library software, systems, and equipment. A primary area of focus will be managing library enterprise applications (Voyager, ILLiad, etc.) and ensuring both their successful operation and integration with other College systems.

2.       Build local scripts, reports, databases, and web applications to support ongoing library operations. Oversees internal and external data transfers.

3.       Develop ongoing training for library staff to allow them to become knowledgeable and independent users of our local systems and technology.

4.       Collaborate with staff on investigating, evaluating, recommending, and implementing new tools and technology.

5.       Maintain written documentation of all implementation and development decisions.

6.       Serve as the Library's primary liaison to both Trinity's Information Technology Services Department and our CTW Library Consortium for all IT issues, and represent the Library at relevant national and regional meetings.

7.       Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.

 

Technical skills: Experience maintaining an integrated library system; proficiency in using relational database management tools especially ODBC, MS Access, and SQL; ability to navigate a Linux operating system and understand and modify shell scripts and other automated operations; working knowledge of HTML and XML; familiarity with standard desktop software and hardware.

Personal qualifications: Self-starter with strong organizational, interpersonal, and project management skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; adaptability, creativity, and an aptitude to learn new technological tools and techniques.

 

Hours are typically Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm.  Work hours may include covering an evening (2pm - 10pm) and rotating weekend during the academic year.

 

Salary is commensurate with education, training, and experience. Excellent benefits package. 

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Apply online at: https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/

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Senior Taxonomist, Zappos.com, Inc., Las Vegas NV

Product Management:
Senior Taxonomist

Zappos.com, Inc is looking for a Senior Taxonomist!

Why join us?  Our unique culture has made Zappos.com, Inc. and its subsidiaries one of FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For 5 years straight. Find out why:http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/best-companies/

Why else? We offer an extensive benefits package for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision and 401k!
 
And . . . we're hiring like crazy right now and looking for smart, forward-thinking problem solvers to join our world-class and fairly wacky team.

Oh, and one more thing! Cover letters are cool, but do you know what's even cooler?! Show us who you are with a cover letter VIDEO! You will be able to upload one when applying for this position. (Video cover letters are not required, but if you wanna do one, we wanna see it!)

The General Idea:

Zappos is looking for someone to help improve and build a world-class, extensive and intuitive Taxonomy to help further optimize our customer experience when searching and browsing. This person will own the strategy, implementation and maintenance of the content and data structure that deliver this browse experience and make it easy for our customers to shop for products across all Zappos websites.

Position Summary:

The Taxonomist is responsible for creating the data structure that drives the browse and attribute-based navigation portions of all Zappos websites.  This person is responsible for the documentation that allows Zappos' Retail/Merchant teams to easily classify and showcase their products on Zappos' internal classification tool.  This person is responsible for data mining Zappos' catalog to identify the best ways to categorize all products.  Must be able to troubleshoot website classification issues, tool, and system issues.  This person also advocates for data quality standards that provide the best customer experience for Zappos.com, 6pm.com and couture.zappos.

The Taxonomist will have full control over the taxonomy, deciding what gets added/removed/changed based on input from data sources, the business and customer feedback.  This role will need to coordinate with multiple cross-functional teams (spanding across Merchandising, Marketing and Technology Teams) to ensure all products are accurately represented on Zappos' websites.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, evaluate, and manage taxonomy strategies, including audits, controlled vocabularies, classification, and developing synonyms
  • Expand into a synonym dictionary for use by internal teams
  • Use custom reporting results to enrich Taxonomy
  • Work with business and technical stakeholders to find solutions and resolve issues in creative and intelligent ways
  • Plan and lead meetings /working sessions with IA (UX), Search (Tech), Merchandising, and Site Operations teams
  • Coordinate with the UX Researchers to run surveys, card sorts, tree tests, etc...
  • Balance top down (the business) v. bottom up (the users) and facilitate integration, building consensus across all Zappos business units
  • To improve our customers' ability to consistently find items across the site
  • Support cross-selling and up-selling efforts
  • Champion the establishment of and adherence to Taxonomy and term synonyms
  • Implement Taxonomies in conjunction with navigation systems, search mechanisms, and search engine optimization
  • Study and understand user behavior (internal and external) and provide the best overall experience 
  • Work with Subject Matter Experts (Merch, Site Ops, UX)
  • Develop governance models, procedures, and policies for Taxonomy
  • Increase Taxonomy quality, accuracy and integrity

Required Skills:

  • 5+ year e-Commerce experience with a focus on the customer
  • 3+ years taxonomy experience
  • Ability to use data/research/reporting to make informed decisions
  • A team player with a positive attitude
  • An ability to see the big picture, tie vision and strategy into the best long-term customer experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills / team player
  • Advanced time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and balance projects
  • College degree desired

New downtown Las Vegas headquarters described at: http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/191935291.html

Apply online: http://about.zappos.com/jobs/jobs-zappos-family/zappos-ip-inc?nl=1&jvi=oQKCXfwT,Job&jvs=Yahootaxonomy

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School Library Teacher, The Edgartown School, Vineyard Haven MA

Search Re-Opened
Seeks a full time (K-8) School Librarian
Applicants must be licensed in Massachusetts

Qualified candidates should submit a completed professional application, resume, letter of application, certification, transcripts, (3) three letters of reference to the Superintendent's Office

Professional Application can be found at: www.mvyps.org 
or at the Superintendent of Schools Office, 4 Pine Street,
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 Tel: (508)693.2009

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Call for applications, ARL/Society of American Archivists Mosaic Program

ARL and the Society of American Archivists (SAA) are now accepting applications for the first cohort of the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program. This program promotes much-needed diversification of the archives and special collections professional workforce by providing financial support, practical work experience, mentoring, career placement assistance, and leadership development to emerging professionals from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. An important objective of the program is to attract and retain individuals who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives and special collections profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

Program Benefits

The ARL/SAA Mosaic Program, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, offers a generous compensation package for each program participant consisting of:

  • Tuition stipend of up to $10,000 to be distributed over two years. Stipends are distributed in installments of $2,500 per semester.
  • Paid internship in a partner ARL library or archives organization.
  • Mentoring from an archives professional or special collections librarian.
  • Student membership in SAA.
  • Support for travel to and attendance at the annual SAA Mosaic Leadership Symposium and SAA Annual Meeting during the participant's scholarship year.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program, you must:

  • Identify with a racial/ethnic minority group as described by the US Census Bureau or Statistics Canada.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
  • Be accepted into an ALA-accredited program in archival science, archival management, digital archives, special collections, or a related program.
  • Remain enrolled in at least 6 graduate credit hours per term through completion of the designated graduate programs and have at least one full academic year remaining in studies.
  • Maintain a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4-point scale) and submit transcripts as evidence of progression towards completion of graduate studies in the targeted areas.
  • Commit to aggressively pursuing employment in an ARL member institution with the goal of obtaining a position for a minimum of two years upon completion of graduate studies.

More Information & Applications

For additional information about the program and to apply, visit the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program website. The completed online application form, attachments, and all supporting documentation should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 23, 2013.

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Volunteer, Monson Free Library, Monson MA

Interested in gaining practical experience providing programs for kids? The Monson Free Library wants to hear from you! We are a small public library with a very active youth department (of one!) committed to providing innovative and engaging programs to the youth of our community of 8,500 people. We are currently gearing up for the coming school year and considering what programs we will offer. In addition to a weekly story time for preschoolers and activities for school vacation weeks, we are considering:

Monthly:
A Book Club focusing on mysteries for grades 4-6 (last year we created video book trailers)
"Crafternoons" grades 3 and up    (this would be a brand new program!)
Science Club grades 4-6 (last year we did squid dissection, PC dissection, Bubbleology, lava lamps, etc)
Tech Club (new!)
Lego Club
Pajama Story Time
And a weekly Baby story time
We also offer one-shot special events, like Boo Bash for Halloween, tea parties and of course, Summer Reading.
We would be more than willing to accommodate your special skills or interests!

Requirements:
Over the top enthusiasm for providing engaging activities for kids in a supportive environment, fondness for wearing costumes, interest in S.T.E.M. programming, ability to commit to one year, interest in creating, promoting and facilitating events and activities (with supervision), and a time commitment of up to 8 hours a week, although research and preparation can be done off site.

Interested? Send a letter of interest and introduction to Lori Dethloff:  ldethloff@cwmars.org

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Young Adult Librarian, Scituate Town Library, Scituate MA

Young Adult Librarian, Scituate Town Library

 

The Scituate Town Library is seeking an enthusiastic, flexible, self-starting team player to fill the Young Adult Librarian position.  Duties include, but are not limited to: The Young Adult Librarian should be enthusiastic, innovative and technologically savvy. 

 

Qualifications:  Masters of Library Science from ALA-accredited program.  2-3 years professional experience required.  Experience working with teens and knowledge of contemporary literature essential.   Position requires a high energy, flexible and creative candidate who possesses excellent communication and organizational skills.  Candidate should be proficient in emerging technologies and have the technical skills to conduct internet searches, teach students to use computer databases and the automated library system.  Patience is a must.

 

Must have the physical agility, strength and dexterity to handle large number of books. 

 

This is a full-time, 35-hour per week position covered by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement.  Hours include one evening per week and one Saturday per month.

 

Salary:  $44,237 per year.

 

The Town of Scituate offers a competitive benefits package. AA/EEO/ADA

Closing date: Wednesday, August 14.

 

For a complete copy of the job description go to www.town.scituate.ma.us.

Send cover letter, resume, completed town application and three references to:

 

            Patricia A. Vinchesi, Town Administrator

            Scituate Town Hall

            600 Chief Justice Cushing Highway

            Scituate, MA 02066

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Librarian for Journalism and Media, Culture and Communication, New York University Libraries, New York NY

Description:
Subject specialist in the Social Sciences, serving the Department of Media, Culture and Communication and the Department of Journalism.

Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong relationships with faculty, graduate students and undergraduates, and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs.

This position serves as the primary library liaison to Journalism and Media, Culture and Communications, with special emphases on building and curating collections in all formats; continuing a program of extensive instructional, consultation, and research support services; and developing responsive and innovative information and research services. Additionally, subject librarians actively engage with faculty, publishers, and vendors to bring about changes in the system of scholarly publishing and communications.

The Journalism/MCC Librarian is a tenure-track position based in the Humanities and Social Sciences Center, and reports to the Social Sciences Coordinator in the Collections and Research Services department, NYU Libraries. The incumbent is deeply engaged and contributes skills and expertise to the highly collaborative work of the department and the NYU Libraries. The incumbent works creatively with colleagues to implement and enhance programs and services, to deliver physical and virtual research and reference services, and to take a leadership role on projects and initiatives.

Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited MLS and subject Master's degree required for tenure;
  • Minimum three years of relevant library experience;
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills;
  • Previous library experience in instruction, collection development, and/or reference is desirable;
  • Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library, and be well versed in the issues surrounding scholarly communications;
  • Preference will be given to candidates with graduate course work related to the interplay between media, culture, and society.

New York University Libraries:
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:
Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

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. The search will remain open until filled.

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Librarian for Geospatial Information System (GIS) Services, New York University, New York NY

Description:

New York University Libraries seeks a GIS Services Librarian to support the research and teaching programs of the university using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and resources. The incumbent will have responsibility for building and curating our emerging spatial data collection and for the provision of services in support of robust geospatial research across many programs and disciplines at NYU.

The GIS Services Librarian is based in Data Services, a joint NYU Libraries and NYU Information Technology Services (ITS) department that supports quantitative, qualitative, and geospatial research at NYU. Data Services offers access to specialty software packages, statistical, GIS, and qualitative data analysis training and support, and consulting expertise for many aspects of numeric, qualitative, and spatial data for research, including data access, analysis, collection, data management, and preservation.This position reports to the Co-Coordinator of Data Services in the Collections and Research Services Division of NYU Libraries.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with colleagues in Data Services, across the Division of Libraries, Information Technology Services, and across NYU's Global Network University to provide access to spatial data collections. He or she will research and select GIS data resources, support spatial data preservation activities, and work with others to ensure that discovery tools and metadata standards are in place and maintained for NYU's GIS collections. In addition, the GIS Services Librarian will participate in instruction and consultation activities related to the access, preparation, and use of spatial data by NYU patrons.

NYU subject librarians serve as partners in the educational mission of the University by establishing collaborative relationships with faculty; building and curating collections in relevant formats; providing and developing innovative services in support of research, teaching, and learning; and teaching research strategies in a variety of contexts. Additionally, subject librarians actively engage with faculty, publishers, and vendors to bring about changes in the system of scholarly publishing and communications. 

Qualifications:

Required:

  • ALA-accredited MLS and subject Master's degree required for tenure;
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant library experience, including intensive involvement with geospatial and/or quantitative data products and processes;
  • Ability to work effectively with patrons and colleagues in a collaborative team environment;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st-century library, and be well-versed in the issues surrounding scholarly communications.

Preferred:

Preference will be given to candidates with coursework in GIS or Geography and/or certification in GIS. Proficiency with the latest versions of the ESRI suite of GIS applications and/or other GIS applications such as QGIS, OpenGIS, and ERDAS is preferred, as is knowledge of metadata standards related to the description, access, and preservation of geospatial data including FGDC and ISO 19115. Knowledge of open source GIS applications is desired. Experience with data management planning is strongly desired.

New York University Libraries:

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:

Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

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. The search will remain open until filled.

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Head of the Collection Access Section, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD

From July 25th through Monday July 29th, there will be an announcement on USAJOBS.gov  for the Head of the Collection Access Section in the Public Services Division at the National Library of Medicine. The position will be listed as a Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-14, with a salary range from $105,211 to $136,771 including locality pay per annum. The announcement will be posted for five days. This brief posting period is because of the federal government's interest in
accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected.



The Head of the Collection Access Section is responsible for:



·        Managing NLM's offsite document delivery operations including all associated contract activity;

·        Managing NLM Onsite document delivery services to patrons in the main Reading Room, including oversight of contract activity to support patron copying and printing;

·        Overseeing the development of DOCLINE, NLM's automated request routing and order referral system for medical libraries;

·        Managing an automated document request monitoring and delivery system for NLM's interlibrary loan activity (Relais);

·        Managing customer services operations for referred inquiries regarding DOCLINE, interlibrary loan and onsite collection access services; and

·        Assisting in testing new NLM products and services that affect circulation, bibliographic searching, interlibrary loan and document delivery.



In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  It is a short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda's thriving restaurant and retail district.



Please contact Martha Fishel, Chief, Public Services Division at 301.496.5501 or fishelm@mail.nlm.nih.gov with questions.

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Call for manuscripts, Specialty of the House, Journal of Hospital Librarianship

Journal of Hospital Librarianship, a peer reviewed journal that considers all aspects of hospital/clinical librarianship, seeks original contributions to the column, Specialty of the House.  First time authors are especially welcomed.  The next submission deadline to the column editor is September 1st, 2013.

"Specialty" columns can apply to almost anything - a special service or product, specialization or innovation in information services to medical personnel, special library settings, special people, etc.

Manuscripts should be 8 to 10 pages in length, double spaced, no abstract.  Photos, graphics, tables etc. are encouraged.  More detailed instructions to authors regarding documeting sources, etc. available upon request.

Journal URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/aboutThisJournal?journalCode=whos20#.UcHlkJwQNAU

If you are interested and for further information, please contact corresponding editor, Paul Blobaum, Governors State University Library,  pblobaum@govst.edu

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Scholarly Communications Librarian, Harriet K & Philip Pumerantz Library, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona CA

Western University of Health Sciences Harriet K & Philip Pumerantz Library is hiring a librarian for Scholarly Communication and research support. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will be responsible for the development of a program to promote scholarly communication, and assist in publishing issues of the faculty, researchers and students of Western University of Health Sciences.  New graduates who are eager to learn new skills and knowledge are welcome!  The position is full-time with benefits. 

For more information, review and apply for the position at https://jobs.westernu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=139674. Position open until filled.

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Senior Substitute/Main Library Children's Department, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

Senior Substitute/Main Library Children's Department 

Cambridge Public Library

Positions #L422-702, #L422-706, L422-717

  15hrs per week

 

Position L422-702 schedule: Mondays 8:30am - 5:00pm; Tuesdays 10am-2pm @ the O'Connell Branch; Fridays 1:30pm-5:00pm

 

Position L422-706 schedule: Wednesdays 2:30pm -7:00pm; Thursdays 9am-12 Noon; Fridays 8:30pm-5:00pm (1 hour lunch)

 

Position L422-717 schedule: Mondays 9:00 - 3:00pm (lunch 11:30 - 12pm); Wednesdays 9:00 - 3:00pm (lunch 11:30 - 12pm); Saturdays 11:00am - 3:00pm

 

QUALIFICATIONS:           

High school diploma or high school equivalency required.  A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable.

 

Requires working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources, competency to follow oral and written instructions accurately and thoroughly, competency to operate a computer terminal, adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, flexibility to fill in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, ability to recognize situations that require referral to the full time staff, an interest in and enthusiasm for working with the public, tact, patience, maturity, friendliness.

 

DUTIES:         

  • Shelves materials
  • Maintains orderliness and neatness in the department and reads shelves as necessary
  • Assists children and care givers in locating materials, referring them if necessary to the full time staff
  • Performs functions related to circulation control
  • May assist in planning and implementation of programs for adults and children
  • Operates various equipment in the presentation of library programs
  • Any other duties required by the Manager of Youth Services.

 

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

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, calculators, copiers, facsimile machines, CD/DVD players
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

 

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

 

DEADLINE:            August 6, 2013

 

 

APPLY TO:              

City of Cambridge

Personnel Department, Room 309

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov

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Library/Media Specialist-ELL Teacher, Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School, Charlton MA

Job ID: 385072

Application Deadline: July 22, 2013

Posted: July 9, 2013

Starting Date: August 26, 2013

Job Description
Full-Time, permanent school year position. Library/Media Specialist-ELL Teacher -- Must hold Mass DESE Library Media Specialist or Library Teacher license, along with ELL Instructor's license or possess the necessary criteria to become licensed.

Must have experience teaching High School Library Media Center and ELL classes

Job Requirements
Must be licensed by MASS DESE as a "Library/Media Specialist or Library Teacher and ELL Teacher"

Please submit cover letter, resume, DESE license/tests taken, copies of college transcripts, and three letters of reference. [copies can be uploaded to SchoolSpring under additional documents]

QUESTIONS: General Information or questions regarding interviews or Please contact Roxanne Auger 508-248-5971 x1701 or rauger@baypath.net or questions regarding DESE Licensing contact Sue Foskett at 508-248-5971 x1703 or sfoskett@baypath.net


Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Visit http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=385072# for more information.

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Emerging Technologies and Web Librarian, Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University, Boston MA

Department Overview:

The Information Services Department of the Hirsh Health Sciences Library is responsible for providing and developing services to meet the information needs of the staff, students and faculty of the health sciences campus which is comprised of the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Medicine (including programs in public health and biomedicine), the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, as well as the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University. The IS department's major activities are user education, reference, document delivery, informatics training, web site content development and maintenance, and staffing the combined Library Service Desk.

 

Position Overview:

Under the direction of the Head of Information and Access Services, the Emerging Technology Librarian has primary responsibility for the development, implementation and maintenance of the library web site, using the content management system, Drupal. This librarian tracks user trends, assesses user needs and preferences, explores new technologies and makes decisions about web site design based on this information.

 

Leading the Hirsh Library's Web Team, he or she articulates a plan for initial and ongoing web site development and assessment. Also responsible for creating web tutorials and other online learning modules, the Emerging Technology Librarian will work with faculty on the Boston campus, staff in Educational Media and TUSK (curriculum management system) offices to create online learning opportunities. Keeping current on emerging technologies, he or she will implement strategies to maximize the effective use of appropriate technologies--mobile, web-based or other--for the library and its users, including training colleagues how to use technology to best serve our liaison partners on the health sciences campus. This librarian trains colleagues in using Drupal and in how to be effective web site contributors.

 

As a member of the Information Services Department, he or she participates in the programs and services of the department, including the liaison program, teaching appropriate groups, staffing the library service desk and other services as needed. The incumbent will represent the department, library, and university on appropriate Tufts Libraries and university-wide committees as needed.

 

Position Qualifications:

 

Basic Requirements:

 

  1. Years of related experience required:  2 years library experience
  2. Required education: ALA-accredited MLIS degree or equivalent
  3. Required computer/technical skills:  Demonstrated experience in website design and CMS-driven website framework, Drupal preferred; Experience with JavaScript (JQuery); Understanding of relational databases; Understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues; Strong knowledge of applying user-centered design principles; Strong project management skills; Ability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities concurrently and problem-solving skills; Strong public services philosophy and commitment to outstanding public service;  Flexibility and the eagerness to learn constantly and quickly; Excellent time management skills, including the capacity to work independently as well as on teams; Excellent written and verbal communication skills   

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some knowledge of PHP, XML, XSLT
  • Understanding of APIs
  • Experience with source control (GIT preferred)
  • Experience with usability testing
  • Health sciences or academic library experience
  • Demonstrated teaching ability
  • Professional development and service, including a record of publishing
  • Instructional design experience
  • Ability to communicate with diverse staff and user groups
  • Ability to teach faculty, staff and students on a variety of topics

 

For complete job listing visit https://2xrecruit.kenexa.com/kr/cc/jsp/public/landingPage.jsf?id=61B88F9EABFA9D2E3CC8796DA4DBCAD8CA3DE054F2098DF2A690ED33646860AC&initcc=true

 

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Senior Substitute, Somerville Public Library, Somerville MA

Senior Substitute position, backing up service areas. Duties include working at the Central Library, East Branch Library, West Branch Library or as assigned, including assisting patrons with inquiries, customer service issues, dealing with emergencies, programming assistance, and other duties as required. May assigned to work in multiple service departments including Youth Services, Reference, and Circulation.

Hours change based on scheduling needs. Must be available Saturdays and must be flexible, particularly concerning schedule since this is a substitute position. Master's in Library Science required.

Must enjoy helping people; must work with accuracy. Multilingual abilities a plus.

This position pays $19.87 per hour, and does not offer benefits. Up to 19 hours per week.

 

Applications are available on-line. You may download the application or submit a cover letter and resume to the City Hall Personnel Office, 93 Highland Avenue, Somerville MA 02143; fax 617-666-4426; email personnel@ci.somerville.ma.us

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Massachusetts Library Aid Association 2013 Scholarship Program

The Massachusetts Library Aid Association (MLAA) Committee on Aid to Small Public Libraries is pleased to announce its Scholarship Program for the fall 2013 term.  MLAA is a private foundation. The purpose of this program is to subsidize training in Library and Information Science for librarians and library staff who are presently employed in small Massachusetts public libraries. Please note this offer is available only for persons working in public libraries.  This is not an MBLC sponsored grant program; however we have worked in partnership with MLAA for more than seventy years.

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

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

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

The application deadline for fall is Friday August 16, 2013.  Applications must be received by this date and no applications will be considered after this deadline. Notification will take place after Labor Day.

Application forms are attached to this email.  Please email completed application to Rachel Masse, Administrative Assistant to the Library Advisory Unit of the MBLC. Rachel.masse@state.ma.us by 4:00 p.m. August 16, 2013. 

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

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

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Independent Study Opportunity, Harvard Business Publishing Group, Watertown MA

XML-focused Internship or Independent Study opportunity with Harvard Business School's Publishing Group

 

Harvard Business Publishing's Higher Education unit sells content from HBS and other sources to business schools around the world via our Harvard Business for Educators website as well as a series of business-to-business delivery models.  The content we sell includes Harvard Business School case studies, case studies written by other top business schools, Harvard Business Review magazine articles and trade book chapters, and a series of eLearning products.  The company is current managing a very large content transformation initiative for the Higher Education division.  We're evolving from a PDF-based distribution and workflow to an XML-based workflow that will allow us to add mobile-friendly (EPUB) and online (HTML) formats to our distribution. In addition to becoming "frontlist compliant" and generating XML-based content for all new content, the process will include converting roughly 10,000 backlist products as well.

 

We are continuing to build an internal process and capability that includes:

·         Defining XHTML-based XML schema/DTDs and EPUB outputs for each product type;

·         Creating/modifying XSLT and other transforms as necessary to convert Word-based documents to the XML master format;

·         Monitoring the integration of product metadata (abstracts, learning objectives, authors, page length, etc.) into the new XML-based product formats;

·         Creating/modifying schematrons and other validation tools to assist us with knowing when a document fails to successfully convert;

·         And defining and managing quality assurance processes for reviewing flagged files and adjusting as necessary to ensure successful conversion.

 

This initiative falls outside the traditional LIS space.  We're looking for an intern or independent study candidate who has an interest in XML and data interoperability from the content workflow/production side.  You do not need to be a software engineer at all, but technical interest and aptitude for looking at the 'code' of documents will be a key component of the work.  Ideally you have taken, or are in the process of taking, GLIS classes such as:

·         LIS 469 - XML - eXtensible Markup Language

·         LIS 531Z - Data Interoperability and Web-Based Resources

·         LIS 445 - Metadata

·         LIS 448 - Digital Stewardship

 

This is a major strategic initiative for both Harvard Business Publishing and Harvard Business School.  You will have the chance to help build and test a world-class XML content workflow for a publisher - a true "lab" environment for how XML benefits industry.  And you'll have the opportunity to work with some of the world's premier consultants and vendors in the XML workflow and ebook space.

 

Harvard Business Publishing is located at the Arsenal complex in Watertown, Massachusetts.  There is a free shuttle to the Arsenal from the Charles Hotel and other locations in Harvard Square.

 

Interested parties should contact:

 

Lisa Post

Assistant Director, Higher Education Content Production

Harvard Business Publishing

lisa.post@harvardbusiness.org

617-783-6189  C: 617-866-8445

http://hbsp.harvard.edu/

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Health Sciences Librarian, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate TN

Lincoln Memorial University invites applications for the full-time position of Health Sciences Librarian. The Health Sciences Librarian shall be responsible for providing reference assistance, collection development, bibliographic instruction and circulation support to the Lincoln Memorial University Caylor School of Nursing, the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine and all other faculty, staff and students on campus and at extended learning sites. This individual's primary responsibility will be to provide library services to the Nursing students and faculty at the Harrogate and Corbin campuses and the Physician Assistant Program students and faculty.

Qualifications; Required: Master's degree in library or information sciences from an ALA-accredited institution, two years of additional subject knowledge or experience relevant to health sciences, ability to travel and to work weekends and evenings.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants should submit an LMU application for employment, a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, resume with contact information for three references and official transcripts to Lincoln Memorial University, 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, TN 37752, Attention: Pamela Lester. Electronic submissions are encouraged to pamela.lester@lmunet.edu.

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Librarian for Western European Humanities, Yale University Library, New Haven CT

Librarian for Western European Humanities

Humanities Collections and Research Education

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Rank:  Librarian 1-4 (Grades 23-27)

Requisition:  #22017BR

www.yale.edu/jobs

 

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 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:

Reporting to the Head of Humanities Collections and Research Education and working in a collaborative environment, the Librarian for Western European Humanities serves the teaching and research needs of students and faculty studying Western European Humanities including history, languages and literatures. The Librarian also develops collections in all formats for French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish literature as well as philosophy and Western European history.

 

Serves as professional liaison to the French, German, Italian, Spanish & Portuguese, Philosophy, and History Departments. Plans, promotes, and implements research education programs for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty of those departments. May contribute to general library research education programs, instructional sessions for large undergraduate classes, and the Personal Librarian program sponsored by the Director of Undergraduate Research Education. Provides specialized reference service to patrons. Develops and maintains web research guides and other online research support tools. In collaboration with faculty and key Library staff, may plan and implement digital library projects in support of teaching and research.

 

Develops and manages the Library's Western European Humanities collections, including selection, organization, preservation and use of information sources originating in or related to Western European countries. Contributes to the formulation of the Library's major Western European approval plans and monitors the effectiveness of these plans. Leads library projects for collaborative collection development in Western European humanities with Yale's peer institutions.  Serves on library committees, working groups, and task forces, and is expected to be professionally active. May be required to assist in disaster recovery efforts. 

 

Principle Responsibilities:

1.      The Librarian 1 is the beginning rank and is expected to demonstrate excellence in meeting the position responsibilities, as defined by the job description and annual goals.

2.      Begin to fulfill the criteria for service to the library, university, and/or community.

3.      Begin to fulfill the criteria for professional contributions.

4.      For a complete description of the position and department, please see the department URL.

 

Required Education and Experience:

Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited Library school. 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 two years at which time it is expected that the individual will develop necessary requirements to meet expectations of performance at the Librarian 2 level.

 

Required Skills and Abilities:

1.      PhD in Western European humanities required.

2.      Appointment to the rank of Librarian 2 requires 2 years of relevant professional experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank. Appointment to Librarian 3 or 4 requires respectively 5 or 8 years of professional library experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank. 

3.      Excellent reading and speaking knowledge of two Western European languages, preferably French and Italian.

4.      A deep understanding of the research process and knowledge of the ways that new technologies are affecting the production of scholarship.

5.      Demonstrated commitment to outstanding public service. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work successfully in a highly collaborative environment.

 

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

1.      Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science and/or relevant professional experience as a librarian.

2.      Reading knowledge of German.

3.      Excellent teaching skills.

 

 

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 letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is 22017BR.  Please be sure to reference #22017BR 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. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

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Digital Literacy Librarian, Fisher-Watkins Library at Cushing Academy, Ashburnham MA

Digital Literacy Librarian
The Fisher-Watkins Library at Cushing Academy seeks an energetic and creative individual to co-teach digital literacy and research skills in partnership with the school's faculty and library team.  This position will be charged with developing our embedded library service to help students and teachers alike to take full advantage of the library's world-class digital collection and services.
The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution and experience teaching adolescents.  The successful candidate will have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, the aptitude and enthusiasm needed to excel in an online environment, and the patience to teach these skills effectively in a multicultural and differentiated learning environment.  The candidate should have knowledge of a wide variety of primarily electronic resources, both subscription and open-web based.
Reporting to the Library Director, the new position will be on an academic year contract and will likely include room and board.  Hours include some weeknights and Sundays.  Competitive salary and benefits. Full background check required.  Submit resume and cover letter to Human Resources, Cushing Academy, 39 School Street, Ashburnham, MA, 01430, or via email to humanresources@cushing.org.  No phone calls, please.

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Collections Management Branch Head, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh NC

The State Archives of North Carolina has reopened the search for the Collections Management Branch Head, responsible for the preservation planning for the Division of Archives and Records.  All previous applicants are still being considered and need not reapply.

Closing Date: Thursday 08/01/13 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Description of Work:
A vacancy exists in the Collections Management Branch of the Division of Archives and Records.  Position oversees all activities of the branch, including the document conservation lab, photograph lab and imaging unit.  Position is responsible for supervision of branch employees, management of branch orders for supplies, equipment, and maintenance contracts.  Position oversees all preservation programming within the division, including disaster response plan, environmental monitoring, and policies regarding care, handling, and storage of records.  Position works closely with division management on issues such as records management, electronic records preservation, and outreach, including division tours.  Position assists in training state and local agency officials and the general public on the preservation of records.  Position also works with other units of department and state government to protect cultural assets of state before and after a disaster.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Demonstrated knowledge of preservation and conservation of paper and non-textual media and thorough knowledge of current developments and practices in archival preservation. Thorough knowledge of archival and recordsmanagement principles.  Substantial knowledge of micrographics, digital imaging, and traditional photography including knowledge of records and information management principles as they relate to micrographic and digital reformatting, preservation and conservation, application and use of imaging systems, and reasons for reformatting records to images and film.  Ability to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate projects; develop and administer budgets; and oversee programs across division lines.  Ability to hire and supervise staff, including performance planning and evaluation.  Ability to use software packages, such as MS Word, Access, and Excel, and specialized preservation software.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Apply online at http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/
Position Number 60083389

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Director of Library, Southern Polytechnic State University Library, Marietta GA

Position Summary
The Director of University Library provides executive leadership and direction in the management of all aspects of the Library's programs and services. The successful candidate will be an individual with broad experience in academic librarianship, and possess a vision in developing, preserving, and delivering scholarly information to the university community in an evolving technological era. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Director serves as a member of the Deans' Council.

The Southern Polytechnic State University Library is actively transforming its spaces and services to meet the needs of 21st-century researchers and learners, creating collaborative study areas and multimedia practice rooms, and using innovative digital technologies for library instruction. At the same time, SPSU is placing a greater emphasis on high-quality online teaching and learning. The Director of University Library works collaboratively to fulfill the University's educational and research mission through the provision of traditional and technological library resources and services. The director is responsible for budget management, personnel management, and strategic planning. He or she serves as an advocate for the Library on and off campus by conducting activities to give visibility to the Library, to solicit feedback from users, and to promote lifelong learning. This position holds faculty status as part of the corps of instruction.

Southern Polytechnic State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is a residential university with over 6,200 students pursuing bachelors and masters degrees in many of the nation's fastest growing technology fields. The university, located one mile west of 1-75's Exit 263, is just 20 minutes northwest of downtown Atlanta. Southern Polytechnic is an EOE/ADA/AA Employer.

Essential Functions: 
1. Provides administrative leadership and supervises all library operations and programs.
2. Provides strategic planning and policy direction in the areas of public and technical services, archives, and information technology.
3. Establishes and administers the library's budgets. Serves as an advocate for the library's fiscal resources; actively participates in the development of grant activities.
4. Facilitates planning and personnel policy, hires staff, assigns and reassigns duties; guides the evaluation process and retains or releases staff as needed.
5. Maintains a continuous program for library building/facility planning with future academic plans, library functions, and library staff in mind both on campus and online.
6. Plans and develops new programs and enhancements as part of the library's services to users/supporters of the library.
7. Serves on the appropriate academic, technological, and administrative councils; provides leadership in external relations as a member of campus committees.
8. Represents the Library within the University and at local, state, and national levels.
9. Keeps comparative data on services of the Library and conducts Library surveys; participates in accreditation with documentation and site visits for departments.
10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Desirable Knowledge Skills and Abilities: 
1. Works as an advocate of the library with the Student Government Association
2. May assist at the Reference Desk in the staffing rotation or on an as-needed basis.
3. Additional academic experience, including an additional master's or preferably a doctoral degree, optimally in Information Science or a related scientific or technical field.
4. A well-informed understanding of research libraries and the rapidly changing world of higher education.
5. Extensive experience in long-range planning, budgeting, evaluation, and assessment of library services.
6. Proven ability to provide library resources to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students and researchers both on campus and online.
7. Record of professional and scholarly accomplishments.

Qualifications: 
A Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited library program required. A Ph.D preferred. A minimum of seven years administrative experience in an academic library required.

Special Instructions for Applicants: 
In addition to the required documents which must be uploaded, please note the following additional information:

-Resume
-Cover letter
-Unofficial transcripts (graduate)
- A minimum of three professional references must ALSO be provided.


Work Schedule: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Days of the Week: Monday - Friday

To apply: http://employment.spsu.edu:80/postings/2394

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Head, Hardin Library Services, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City IA

HEAD, HARDIN LIBRARY SERVICES

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

(Specialist or Expert Librarian)

 

Position Description: Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Head, Hardin Library Services, provides leadership and coordination of operational aspects of the Library's day-to-day activities. Oversees and coordinates the operations and staffing of Hardin Library's three service desks. Monitors and assesses Circulation, Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery, Reference services and Collection Management/Stacks Maintenance. Develops education and training for staff. Directly supervises the Library Assistant supervisors in each unit. Serves on committees and contributes to the profession via scholarly efforts.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  •          Provides oversight of the activities at Hardin Library's three service points, including the Basic Skills Simulation Center, the Interlibrary Loan Department and basic stacks management
  •          Directly supervises 4 FTE Merit staff members (Access Services Supervisor, Reference Assistant, Interlibrary Loan Supervisor, and Collections Manager)
  •          Represents the Hardin Library within the University community and beyond regarding daily operations of the library
  •          Works with unit supervisors to establish policies, procedures, priorities and goals for Access Services, Collection Management/Stacks Maintenance, Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery, and Reference
  •          Troubleshoots any problems including user verification, vendors, etc. and works with University Libraries' personnel as needed to resolve the problem
  •          Participates in Hardin Library activities and meetings
  •          Monitors and stays abreast of trends and practices in health sciences libraries, particularly in the areas of Circulation, Reserves, Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery, Collection Management/Stacks Maintenance, and Reference
  •          Evaluates aspects of Hardin Library services and identifies areas for improvement
  •          Provides research consultations for faculty, staff and students
  •          Serves as liaison to assigned colleges or disciplines
  •          Serves on committees at the five University of Iowa health colleges and affiliated hospital as requested
  •          Serves on University Libraries' committees
  •          Contributes to and learns from the profession through professional organizations and publications

 

Required Qualifications:

  •          Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library science program
  •          Experience with daily operations of an academic or health sciences library
  •          Experience supervising library assistants and/or students
  •          General knowledge of emerging trends in librarianship
  •          Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a team environment
  •          Demonstrated ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing environment
  •          Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  •          Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community
  •          Three years of professional experience to qualify at the Specialist Librarian level plus demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate's value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.
  •          Six years of professional experience to qualify at the Expert Librarian level plus evidence of continuing achievement, particularly at a national level, in an area or areas of professional interest that will enhance his/her value to the Libraries, the University, the profession of librarianship, or the scholarly community.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  •          3 years or more of supervisory experience
  •          Experience providing reference, research and instructional services
  •          Experience or general knowledge of health sciences information sources
  •          Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and priorities
  •          Ability to work with and think creatively about emerging as well as established technologies
  •          General understanding of the mission and functions of a research library and the information needs of academic users
  •          Demonstrated ability to work productively and sensitively with library and university colleagues, faculty, staff and students

 

Universal Competencies

  •          Positive Impact/Achieving Results: Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.
  •          Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.
  •          Collaboration and Embracing Diversity: Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, nationalities, genders, ages, etc.

 

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences: The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences serves the combined information and research needs of the Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (including Graduate medical education and related allied-health education programs), and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The mission of the Hardin Library is to assist faculty, staff and students of the University of Iowa in locating quality information in support of education, research, and health care, and to preserve the scholarly record for the future. Additionally, the Hardin Library serves as a regional and outreach library within the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and serves the state through a number of electronic and traditional information services. The Hardin Library is the largest health sciences library in the state; its collection includes more than 360,000 print volumes and 2,300 serials subscriptions, primarily in electronic format.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Salary and appointment: Appointment will be made at the Specialist (salary range $47,000 - $60,000) or Expert (salary range $55,000 - $76,000) Librarian level, depending on qualifications. Start date is negotiable. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.

 

Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu. To help facilitate your application process, note the requisition number 62957. Applications must be received by August 22, 2013.

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Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian, Olin Library, Rollins College, Winter Park FL

The Olin Library at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, is seeking an Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian to negotiate and manage contracts and licenses for electronic resources and subscriptions across formats, and to manage the related data in support of the Olin Library's collections.

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. Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply.

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.

The College is located in Winter Park, Florida, a residential community of 25,000 located in the metro Orlando region. Regarded as Florida's "premier urban village," Winter Park provides a lively community featuring some of Florida's finest parks, gardens, museums, theatres, shops, and restaurants.

As a member of the new Collections & Systems Department, the selected candidate will join a collaborative, respectful, engaged team; will manage access and subscriptions to databases and electronic and print serials, including price quotes and trial access; will manage licensing, contracts, and related data within the institutional knowledgebase, the electronic resource management system, OpenURL link resolver and usage statistics tool (Serials Solutions 360 Suite), in collaboration with the Collections Data Specialist; and will participate in reference service, instruction and liaison with at least one academic department.

This is a tenure-track faculty position. All librarians enjoy faculty status at Rollins College and are expected to show a pattern of growth and development in librarianship, teaching, scholarship, and service that is expected to continue throughout their career at Rollins. At Rollins we value excellence and share a common service philosophy: "Together, we inspire purposeful lives through distinctive, engaged learning and exceptional service." Regardless of job role and function, librarians are expected to embrace and model this service philosophy in day-to-day work and uphold the standards in service to others.

Required Qualification

MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school, or an equivalent degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in an academic library and an educational background or work experience that indicates an ability to manage electronic resources and serials.

Experience with managing electronic resources and serials, including the use of electronic resource management systems.

Ability to communicate well orally and in writing; ability to interact with the public effectively and courteously.

Ability to collect, manage, analyze and communicate numerical information accurately and clearly.

Ability to work in a team environment and independently.

Ability to manage multiple projects at one time; ability to manage projects through to completion.

An appreciation for the liberal arts and the role of the library in higher education.

Knowledge of scholarly publishing and licensing trends in academic libraries; ability to liaise with library vendors.

Skills in the use of a variety of computer software used in the library; demonstrated knowledge and experience with electronic and web-based resources and systems.

Ability to manage and lead change in a rapidly developing library environment.

The potential to present, publish or otherwise contribute to the library profession.

Enthusiasm for teaching and experience with information literacy instruction with groups and individuals.

To ensure that each application receives the attention and consideration it deserves, we require that all persons interested in this position must complete all of the following steps in our standard application procedure:

(1) Complete our online faculty application
(2) Include a cover letter and resume 
(3) Contact information for three references

Cover letters may be addressed to Jonathan H. Harwell, Head of Collections & Systems.

Please visit https://www.rollinsjobs.com/postings/963 to apply. 

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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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Acquisitions Archivist, Center for the History of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

Reporting to the Deputy Director, and working closely with the Head, Collections Services, the Acquisitions Archivist is responsible for developing the holdings of the Center for the History of Medicine. The Archivist plans and implements a strategic and structured acquisitions program that provides for proposing, identifying, and selecting unique personal and professional records, organizational archives, publications, and other materials that have long term research and evidential value.

Acquisitions activities include program planning; analysis of collection strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in holdings; providing short and long-range recommendations for specific areas of growth or change to holdings; making recommendations for acquisition of new materials in all formats (i.e. paper, visual, electronic); establishing initial physical and intellectual control of incoming materials; preservation decision-making; liaising with prospective donors, donors, and users; and securing gift agreements, making approaches for funding collections, and receiving gifts. The Archivist may travel to donors' locations to review, select, and container materials and arrange for the transfer of materials to the Center.

A rapidly growing area of acquisition is electronic records in a variety of forms. As the primary selector and field worker for the Center, the Archivist has special responsibility to lead environmental scanning of the Harvard Longwood community's use of information technology and for innovation in digital acquisitions and preservation. The Archivist builds strong collaborations within Countway/CBMI, the Harvard Longwood community, and peers within and external to the University to ensure the capture and preservation of digital assets.

The Archivist ensures that acquisitions are well-documented and move smoothly into the processing workflow; that the current needs of researchers and research trends are taken into account in recommending materials for acquisition; and that acquisitions of publications and records are coordinated. The Archivist identifies specialized libraries of publications that document the development of specialties or research areas and works with the Rare Books Cataloger to evaluate and acquire relevant materials.

The Archivist leads or participates in outreach activities such events, mailings, or creation of web and other publications intended to cultivate donors. The Archivist also participates in or supports fundraising and development activities and may contribute to external funding proposals.


Basic Qualifications: Master's degree in library science/information science with a concentration in archives, or a master's in archival studies, required. 2-4 years professional experience in archival/manuscript collection development and appraisal.


Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of trends, principles, and practices in archival and special collections, including issues in electronic archives. Strong analytical, and communication/presentation skills are essential. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills evidenced by success in a collaborative environment. High degree of comfort and interest in information technology and electronic records and data. Must demonstrate an ability to innovate and manage a variety of projects and tasks in a complex and dynamic environment and work effectively at all levels of the University community. Capacity to thrive in an environment of change. Must be licensed to drive a car. May work occasionally in basements, attics, warehouses and other records storage areas that may be dusty or moldy. Must be able to regularly lift 50 lb. records storage boxes. Supervisory experience. Preferred: Second Master's degree in history or American studies. General knowledge of history of medicine and issues in records management. Established record of service to the profession.

Please visit: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?SID=%5eFWhvY0mwYyvpkUW0TMDd9QNeMKBtR2XVeN0ASAOwtvac8VYjLtcbyaX_slp_rhc_1tmcmc_slp_rhc_s&jobId=960723&type=search&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=5341&JobSiteInfo=960723_5341&GQId=0 for more information.

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Library/Media Specialist, Wayland Public Schools, Wayland MA

Starting Date: August 28, 2013

Job Requirements

1. Bachelor's degree with at least 36 semester hours in Library Sciences, Media Services, or related field required

2. Graduate training and/or degree in the above areas or a related field preferred;

3. Massachusetts educator's licensure with appropriate code;

4. Satisfactory, supervised experience within the last five years as a specialist, student teacher, intern, or apprentice at the secondary or college level within a media services program;

5. Knowledge of teaching the use of electronic media as a course of study and/or as an educational service;

6. Facility with current technology in the field of Media Services;

7. Audio/Visual knowledge is a plus;

8. Experience with diverse populations and commitment to Wayland's goals of diversity and inclusion;

9. Possess those personal and professional characteristics necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position.

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Contact Information

Kevin Mulvey
70 Coddington Street
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169
Phone: 617-984-8766
Email: click here

Visit http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=378162 for more information.

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User Interface Developer, Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus OH

The Ohio State University Libraries (http://library.osu.edu/) is seeking a User Interface Developer for the Applications Development & Support (AD&S) team in the Information Technology Division. AD&S provides three service offerings to the University Libraries: collaboration and communication tools which includes the Libraries' content management system and Intranet, custom application development, and Integrated Library System support.

As a member of the AD&S team, the successful candidate will be responsible for evaluating and improving the online user experience: ensuring that products and services provide a positive experience for partners, patrons, and Library staff and faculty. With this goal in mind, the candidate will design, refine, and implement web pages, CMS themes, application and system user interfaces, and digital exhibits that are in accord with industry best practices, the Libraries' and Ohio State's branding standards, and web accessibility guidelines. This position provides a great opportunity to design creative and usable solutions, making a significant impact on how patrons and staff experience services at the University Libraries.

Detailed position description
Apply/view posting (deadline: 7/21/2013)

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience designing web application user interfaces and websites
  • Experience programming in PHP and in supporting a PHP based content management system
  • Experience in HTML, XHTML, JavaScript based frameworks, CSS and responsive design
  • Experience with graphics software, such as InDesign or Photoshop

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience using interaction design techniques (e.g. paper prototyping, wireframes, HTML mockups, etc.)
  • Experience in agile software development using agile frameworks such as Scrum or XP

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Digital Archivist (Part-Time), Emerson College, Boston MA

Description: This person will work with the Head of Archives and Special Collections to identify permanent electronic records created by the institution as well as special collections that support the curriculum of the College. The Digital Archivist will lead the digital preservation activities of the Archives and provide key support to the College Archives and Records Management programs. Core responsibilities will include the management, acquisition, appraisal, description, and preservation of born-digital records with historical, evidential, research, or administrative value to the College.

 

Primary Duties, Responsibilites, and Tasks: Work with IT to evaluate systems, both open source and commercial, to create a digital repository that will meet the needs of the College Participate in the active management and preservation of digital collections, including but not limited to college websites, college publications, and born-digital manuscripts and personal papers.

Develop appraisal criteria for digital records in conjunction with the Head of Archives and Special Collections.Develop and implement workflows and processes enabling the effective acquisition, description, access, management, and preservation of digital content

Develop policies and procedures concerning digital objects and metadata.

Collaborate with administration, staff, and faculty to identify, manage, preserve, and provide access to born-digital and digitally reformated collections

Evaluate and maintain web archiving services

Serves as the expert on digitization, metadata standards, and discovery tools, including remaining current with emerging standards and professional best practices.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment):
ALA accredited master's degree in library/information science with course wotk in archives, digital curation, or digital preservation.

Comprehensive knowledge of current trends in digital preservation theory and standards and technologies that enable effective preservation of permanent digital records.

Communication skills and customer service orientation including the ability to work with all academic levels, including administrators, staff, and faculty.

Demonstrated experience with digital repository platforms (open source or commercial).

Knowledge of current preservation technologies and the OAIS reference model.

Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and service.

Experience generating checksums, preservation metadata, and working with tools that verify file authenticity and tools that identify potentially restricted content.

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment): 

Degree specializing in archival science, digital curation, or digital preservation

Knowledge of metadata schemas such as Dublin Core, METSMODSPREMIS, and TEI

Knowledge of cataloging standards, particularly DACS and MARC

Knowledge of issues related to the capture and preservation of electronic records

Awareness of developments in the Digital Humanities

Experience in creating and implementing a digital archive program in an academic setting

Required Prior Work Experience: 1 or more years working with a digital archive, preferably in an academic environment.

Visit https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/6257 to apply. 

 

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Librarian III- Coordinator of Youth Services, Cranston Public Library, Cranston RI

CRANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

LIBRARIAN III

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH SERVICES

 

The Cranston Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Librarian III- Coordinator of Youth Services. This is a professional, supervisory position under the direction of the Library Director and the Assistant Library Director. Responsible for management and operation of Youth Services for the Cranston Public Library system. This is a 35 hour per week position with some nights and weekends required.

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

 

SALARY

Starting salary $54,485.98; $56,815.60 after six month probationary period.

 

START DATE

October 1, 2013

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Five years public library experience, including two years of supervisory experience.
  • Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides exemplary customer service.
  • Supervises and evaluates multi-branch youth services department.
  • Participates in selecting and training enthusiastic staff.
  • Builds, manages and promotes extraordinary collections for children and families.
  • Supervises, schedules, coordinates and evaluates multi-branch youth services staff.
  • Plans, coordinates, supervises, creates and conducts innovative youth programs.
  • Develops strong partnerships between library and other appropriate school and community agencies.
  • Provides assistance directly to library users on the use of library services. Substitutes for professional staff in the library system as needed.
  • Seeks out grants, donations and fundraising opportunities for program support.
  • Promotes Youth Services programs and activities through marketing and public relations efforts.
  • Coordinates data collection for statistical reports of Youth Services to administration.
  • Advises on cataloging and classification of children's library materials.
  • Stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship. Participates in continuing education opportunities within and beyond the library system.
  • Acts as Person-in-Charge of the Central Library when assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Resumes received by August 5, 2013 will receive first consideration. Apply to Edward Garcia, Library Director at edgarcia@cranstonlibrary.org

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Project Archivist, American Textile History Museum, Lowell MA

The American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Mass., seeks a Project Archivist to process the Troy Mills, Inc. records, a very large (over 700 cartons) unprocessed collection documenting the history of Troy Mills in Troy, New Hampshire.   Troy Mills originally began operating in the 18 th century as Troy Blanket Mills, and changed its focus over the years to manufacturing automobile upholstery.   The company closed in 2003.   The records cover the entire period of the company's history but primarily consist of 20 th -century materials.   

  

Duties: Under the supervision of the Librarian, the Project Archivist will assess the collection and come up with a processing plan; begin establishing series; focus on processing one or more series at a time, including creating a box and folder list; describing the materials; and overseeing the rehousing of materials by library volunteers.   Processing of this collection will be done in sections as an ongoing project, dependent on continued funding. 

  

Skills/qualifications: MLIS with concentration in archival studies from an ALA-accredited program; at least 5 years of processing experience, preferably some as an independent contractor; a clear understanding of pragmatic and efficient processing procedures and familiarity with archival standards; close attention to detail; and the ability to work independently.   Experience processing large, 20 th -century collections is mandated.   The working conditions will likely include some exposure to dust and mold, and will involve some physical effort to lift and move boxes.   

  

Salary: $30/hr. - no benefits. 

  

To apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, three professional references, and sample finding aid (either as link or attachment) to Jane E. Ward, Librarian, at jward@athm.org (please put Project Archivist in subject field) or mail to Jane E. Ward, Librarian, American Textile History Museum, 491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01854.   Application deadline is Wednesday, July 31, 2013.  

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Librarian 2 - State Library, Middletown Library Service Center, Middletown CT

PLEASE FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC APPLICATION FILING INSTRUCTIONS AT THE BOTTOM!

 

Position No.: 34995
Location: Middletown Library Service Center, 786 South Main St, Middletown, CT
Schedule: Full Time - Monday through Friday
Hours: 8 hour days; 40 hour workweek
Salary: $60,593 (AR23)
Closing Date: July 26, 2013 at 4pm


CSL, Division of Library Development is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative, social media savvy candidate with one year post-graduate professional experience in library services. As part of a team, the candidate will be able to strategically respond to the rapid growth in the availability of online/virtual services, web presence and social media and supporting the CT library community needs. Candidate will work cooperatively with the Division team to foster a community service environment that harnesses technology creatively to deliver information, resources and services. 

The preferred candidate will be familiar with professional library work including cataloging activities and workflows; coordination of circulation tasks; administrative tasks and is able to oversee the daily operations of a small library service center in the absence of the director and consultant. The candidate will also coordinate the continuing education calendar and related duties for the division.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Answers complex reference questions utilizing reference tools of a specialized nature; provides information referrals for legal, historical, genealogical and other special subject researchers; operates a medium sized law library; indexes legislative records and other specialized collections; coordinates serials and holdings control; performs original cataloging and name authority work for items of intermediate difficulty including Connecticut documents and monographs; may train assigned staff; may coordinate or conduct workshops; may serve as liaison to groups and organizations; performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science including classification systems; reference sources and techniques; knowledge of library administration principles and techniques; interpersonal skill; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and solve problems relating to library methods and procedures; computer skills.


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: General Experience:
A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association AND one year of post graduate degree experience in a relevant area of professional library work.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
1. The State Librarian may determine other advanced educational degrees equivalent to the MLS degree based on staffing needs.
2. Incumbents of this class may be assigned to special projects requiring advanced level professional library duties as directed by the State Librarian.


The official job specification may be viewed at: http://das.ct.gov/HR/JobspecNew/JobDetail.asp?FCC=5989
The salary plan is available at: http://www.das.state.ct.us/HRDocs/CompPlans/AR%206%2018%202010.pdf


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above experience and training requirements should submit a cover letter that describes your interest and suitability for the position, resume and application for Examination or Employment (Form CT-HR-12 at http://www.das.state.ct.us/cr1.aspx?page=13 ) to:


Deborah Craig, Human Resources Specialist
Department of Administrative Services, Small Agency Resource Team - SmART Unit
165 Capitol Avenue, 5th Floor East
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Confidential Fax: (860) 622-4921 (preferred method of submission)

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Research Data Informationist, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD

SALARY RANGE: $62,467.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location - Bethesda, MD United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens


JOB SUMMARY:
The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview

The Division of Library Services (DLS) is the focal point for the exchange of biomedical and scientific information vital to the support of the research activities conducted at the National Institutes of Health. DLS also provides information services and resources to several other agencies within the Department of Health & Human Services. The Education Services Branch (ESB) is responsible for (1) initiating outreach activities such as the informationist program and other consulting activities; (2) providing a dynamic instructional program that includes information management education and end-user search training; (3) developing the information commons; and (4) property management.


If you have experience in the design and implementation of comprehensive data services for a library, AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Division of Library Services! For more information, visit http://nihlibrary.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx.


This position is located in the Education Services Branch (ESB), Division of Library Services (DLS), Office of Research Services (ORS), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

DUTIES: If selected for this position, you will:

execute technical processes involved with managing the lifecycle of digital datasets and information in virtual communities and archival repositories; investigate the use of new metadata schemas, discipline-based ontologies, and other metadata systems to manage and enable the discoverability of digital data;

serve as an expert in research data and act as a data management advisor and consultant to NIH Institutes, Centers, and laboratories; develop new and innovative data management products and services needed by clinical and basic research groups; develop a program of instruction in the best practices of data management including the collection, storage, preservation, sharing and use of data; develop web-based training modules on data management and develop and maintain Library Web pages on data management; serve as team leader or coordinator for various projects within the Library.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date. Position is subject to a background investigation. This position has an education requirement.

Qualification Requirements:

You must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs A or B below.

A. Completed one (1) full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor's degree;

OR

B. Have a total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the you must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

Visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/346999400 for more information regarding requirements and application instructions.

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Business Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City IA

THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES

IOWA CITY, IOWA

 

Position Vacancy

 

BUSINESS REFERENCE & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN

 

Position Description: Reporting to the Head, Marvin A. Pomerantz Business Library, this position supports the education and outreach endeavors of the Business Library to the Tippie College of Business and the University of Iowa community.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  •          Plan and deliver reference, instruction, and liaison services to business library clientele;
  •          Cultivate relationships with faculty and researchers to identify opportunities for library partnerships;
  •          Investigate emerging technologies and work with others to develop and revise programs to respond to the changing information needs of patrons;
  •          Participate as a member of a team that plans, develops, and evaluates collections and services supporting instruction and research;
  •          Serve on library committees and contribute to and learn from the profession through such avenues as local, state and national professional organizations and publications.

 

Required Qualifications:

  •          Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library science program;
  •          Subject background in business and/or knowledge of business information sources and emerging trends in business librarianship
  •          Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a team environment;
  •          Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  •          Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community;
  •          Demonstrated interest in professional development and contribution.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  •          Experience providing reference, research and instructional services in an academic business library;
  •          Demonstrated skill in using business information resources;
  •          Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and priorities;
  •          Demonstrated ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing environment;
  •          Experience developing class and subject guides, such as LibGuides;
  •          Experience with course management software, web design software and tutorial creation tools;
  •          General understanding of the mission and functions of a research library and the information needs of academic users;
  •          Familiarity with methods and techniques for user education and collection development.

 

Universal Competencies

  •          Positive Impact/Achieving Results: Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.
  •          Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.
  •          Collaboration and Embracing Diversity: Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, nationalities, genders, ages, etc.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website athttp://jobs.uiowa.edu. To help facilitate your application process, note the requisition number 62937. Applications must be received by August 1, 2013.

 

For more information about the University of Iowa Libraries and community, please see http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/about/employment/

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Internship, Architecture_MPS Journal

Architecture_media_politics_society, http://architecturemps.com/ is a fully peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of architecture and contemporary culture. Its focus is cross-disciplinary and, in addition to being a platform for publication, it also operates as a resource repository offering up-to-date materials for research. It represents an academic first: the combining of research materials and related academic publications on a single platform.


It is unique in its themes, publication system, hosting of research projects and its conference organisation. It's run in affiliation with Ravensbourne University, UK and California Institute of the Arts, US.


The internship scheme is offered as:


i) an integrated component for credit programs
OR
ii) a voluntary scheme for students wishing to gain experience independently


Internships are available in various areas:


1. Systems / Technology: Engagement in the migration of the journal, the creation of webpages (HTML, LINUX and CSS) and platforms such as Open Journal Systems (OJS)
2. Research / Reference: Research assistance on the host project investigating Architecture and Politics, as well as conference themes and other overall journal areas
3. Resource Repository: Activities include managing and developing research materials - website index, current listings, research guide
4. Awareness & Access: Developing communication strategies including emails, listservs, social media; indexing; and monitoring online publishing trends
5. Editorial Board: Activities include copy-editing and referencing; managing the discussion forum


In addition, the journal now offers interns the possibility of working with its editors in co-authoring academic papers for publication or presentation at conferences.


This scheme is flexible and can be adapted to the requirements of particular programs and interns. It can be focused on specific tasks or can be offered over extended periods. All interns work remotely. It represents a great opportunity to gain experience in:1) cutting-edge developments in academic publication; 2) the development of an innovative librarian- academic partnership.


To discuss these details contact Rachel Isaac-Menard, ris@architecturemps.com.

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Information Systems Associate II/III, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole MA

Description
The Library is searching for an Information Systems Associate II/III to join their team. This is a regular full-time position and is eligible for benefits.


JOB SUMMARY:

Provide leadership in digital library initiatives, informatics, and data management. Collaborate with scientists and data managers on informatics and data projects; design and develop library systems and databases, develop web applications; work collaboratively with staff on projects and maintenance of current systems, including cruise data database, the Integrated Library System (ILS) Voyager and the institutional repository WHOAS.

Typical computing skills might include content mangement systems (Drupal), relational database systems (MySQL) and programming languages (Ruby, Java). Willingness to occasionally go to sea is highly desirable.

Performs other related duties as required.

Sea Duty conditions and physical attributions: May work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Sleep and work hours can deviate from those on land. May be expected to work on watch schedule (such as 8 hours on and 8 hours off or 12 hours on and 8 hours off) for all or part of a cruise or to work as hours are needed to accomplish the planned work. May need to travel during holidays and for long distances to and from foreign ports. May experience rudimentary living and working conditions, with shared and basic living quarters and laboratories. May experience bad or extreme weather conditions, including heavy seas, winter weather or hot, tropical weather. Work on deck may occur in both hot and cold conditions around the clock. Sea conditions will lead to active ship motion. Should be able to climb steep and vertical ladders and able to enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills. Should be able to carry heavy gear and participate in the loading and unloading of the ship as well as in the activities on deck and in the labs during the cruise. Shipboard environment may include: confined areas, shared sleeping quarters (berths) and bathroom facilities, small and basic berthing, fixed meal times and basic menus. modest levels of heating, cooling, ventilation, and illumination, limited or no email and internet access and limited off-duty and recreational facilities (library, lounge, movies). May be exposed to potential allergens and irritants, including paint fumes. May experience constant and intermittent loud noises, and slippery and uneven surfaces.

Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to lifting up to 40 lbs independently above the shoulder, shoulder to knee and knee to floor, visual requirements include depth perception, ability to see peripherally, ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus, ability to distinguish basic colors, may be exposed to extended periods of time at a computer monitor, possess basic abilities to hear spoken word. This position is mostly sedentary with occasional standing/walking, occasional reaching, stooping, bending kneeling and crouching. May be exposed to dust or other irritants. Physical duties are subject to change.


EDUCATION DESIRED:
Master's Degree in computer science or related field with some experience or a Bachelor's Degree in computer science or earth science with several years of experience.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE WILL DETERMINE LEVEL OF HIRE.

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC - for more information.

Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email hr@whoi.edu for assistance.

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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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ASIS&T SIG ED Graduate Student Travel Award Applications

 
http://asistsiged.wordpress.com/student-travel-award/
 


Nature of the Award: The award shall consist of a check for $400.


Purpose of the Award: The purpose of the award is to assist a student in a Master's or doctoral program in attending the ASIS&T Annual Meeting by defraying travel expenses.


Eligibility:
·         Applicants must be SIG ED members at the time of application. (If you are not a member, you can join now. See the welcome page to learn how.)
·         Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate (doctoral or Master's) program.
·         Applicants may not have previously won the SIG ED graduate student travel award.


Administration
The SIG ED Student Travel Award is sponsored by SIG ED and is administered by the SIG ED Award Jury comprised of the Chair, Chair-Elect(s), and Program Coordinator of SIG ED.


Applications
·         Applicants should submit the following items, by email, to Laura Christopherson [llchrist at email dot unc dot edu]  by the deadline of July 15, 2013.


Applications should include:

  •     A cover letter including name, address, phone number, email address, academic affiliation. The cover letter should identify the attached statements as being submitted specifically for this award.
  •     A curriculum vitae.
  •     A 300-word statement on why Annual Meeting attendance will benefit the student in his/her pursuit of a future career.


Deadline: The deadline for application is July 15, 2013.


Selection:
The content of the 300-word statement expressing the student's need to attend the Annual Meeting will be appraised in terms of originality, clarity of expression, and how successfully the student addresses the relevance of attending the Annual Meeting as a means to a career. This appraisal will be coupled with an assessment of where the greatest financial need falls among applicants as evidenced by the CV. Submitted 300-word statements will be scored on a 100-point scale, with a maximum of 75 points awarded based on content and originality, and 25 points based on clarity of expression. The winner of the travel award will be determined by the highest average scores on the statement and the strongest
indication of financial need. In the event of a tie, those submissions will be re-evaluated and re-averaged.
The Jury Chair will write a brief statement documenting the final decision and notify the winner prior to the annual meeting."

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Part-time Law Firm Librarian, Boston MA

PT Experienced Law Firm Librarian

Our client, a Boston law firm is seeking an experienced law librarian to work 10-18 hours per week.

Responsibilities include all aspects of managing a small law library including collection development, maintenance,  overseeing library budget and legal research/reference.

Please email your resume and a cover letter stating your specific qualifications and referencing the title of the position to librarian@accufile.com

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Athenaeum Director, Westfield Athenaeum, Westfield MA

The Westfield Athenaeum is seeking a proven professional leader to fill the position of Athenaeum Director.  The Board of Directors is looking for an energetic problem solver who can implement an ambitious strategic plan that calls for the revitalization of our facility, collections, historical museum and financial support. This position will be available October 1st.

Westfield is located in the Connecticut River valley of western Massachusetts.  It is predominantly a residential community that is located 10 miles west of Springfield.  The city has a population of 41,000, and is the home of Westfield State University.  The Athenaeum functions as the City's public library and as an independent, non-profit organization. Its museum has notable archival materials and museum objects pertaining to the history of Westfield dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. It has an annual budget of $1.1 million with about 80% of its support coming from the City of Westfield. It also has an active Friends group and a dedicated corps of volunteers. The Athenaeum has an annual circulation of approximately 290,000 items and attracts nearly 200,000 visitors each year. In FY2012, the Athenaeum loaned out 283,640 items and answered 22,721 reference questions.

Reporting to a thirteen-member Board, the Director is responsible for all library operations, including planning, budgeting, public relations, personnel administration and union negotiations. He or she will work closely with a dedicated, well-trained and service-oriented staff, City management, local non-profit leaders, professional organizations, and other library directors in the C/W MARS network, which migrated to Evergreen this past year. The successful candidate will have proven experience as a library administrator, including the ability to articulate a vision for library and museum services and inspire others within the Athenaeum and throughout the greater Westfield community.

Demonstrable leadership and skills in the areas of current and emerging technologies, strategic planning and personnel management are essential. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as integrity, energy, an entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm.

Minimum requirements are an MLS, six years supervisory/management experience, including at least three years in public library administration, and experience dealing effectively with labor unions and contract negotiations.  Some experience with facilities renovations is desirable. 

Please submit a cover letter specifying salary requirements and a resume, including the names of three professional references to Executive Assistant Candy Pennington, Westfield Athenaeum, 6 Elm Street, Westfield, MA 01085 or e-mail as a Word or PDF document to cpennington@westath.org.  Salary is commensurate with experience, and a generous benefit package is included.  The review of applications will begin July 31, 2013 and the position will be open until filled.  The Westfield Athenaeum is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Librarian, Philosophy Department Library, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Job Description

Manage and oversee the Philosophy Department library.  Evaluate and organize existing library materials and cull out-of-date resources to enhance and improve library's functionality; liaise with technical services group to make sure that new materials are cataloged in a timely fashion; assess journal subscription memberships; make acquisition recommendations to faculty and follow up on faculty acquisition recommendations; develop library operations and procedures including cataloging policy; determine upgrades to technological equipment including access to electronic source material;  provide relevant administrative support to faculty in terms of locating and assembling material for course reserves in both print and electronic format; supervise/train student workers; related tasks as needed.  Work with chair to develop and promote library's offerings and resources and explore new media and technology to assist in research, teaching and learning needs of faculty/students/staff. Maintain the physical space making sure the library is neat and presentable. Participate at the larger Harvard library level to connect Robbins with other collections and staff across the university. At research/reference level provide services to department faculty/students/staff and other users of the Robbins collection including provision of research instructions to enhance research skills for all users. Maintain research guide "Philosophy Resources at Harvard."

 

The librarian is also the Webmaster for Department of Philosophy web site.  Technical expertise also required to assist faculty in setting up course web sites, faculty web pages and assist department faculty and staff with department internet needs.

 

Required skills.  MA or MS in library science and at least 2-4 years of library work experience.  Demonstrated efficiency in Word and Excel; working knowledge and experience with HTML and Dreamweaver or other web template.  Must be conversant in both contemporary and future trends of library management/scholarship AND tradition media and research methods.

 

Preferred: Experience working with data bases including Filemaker and Microsoft Access, experience in academic setting, and background/experience with academic research in the humanities.

 

This is a 28 hour/week position. The librarian reports to the department chair.  Position start date is Wednesday, August 21.

 

Resume and Cover Letter required

 

Job application must be online through Harvard University: http://www.employment.harvard.edu/careers/

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Electronic Resources Librarian, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

The DePaul University Library (http://library.depaul.edu) seeks a collaborative, innovative and service oriented professional for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian.

Position Description

Reporting to the Coordinator of Collections and Scholarly Resources, the Electronic Resources Librarian will coordinate the implementation, processing and ongoing maintenance of the electronic resource collection through the life cycle of each resource.

The Electronic Resources Librarian will lead explorations into new electronic content and services and lead initiatives to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of existing electronic resources. The Electronic Resources Librarian will work to ensure that electronic resources are as widely accessible as possible, promote the use of these resources, and coordinate the Library's response to access issues that involve electronic resources. The Electronic Resources Librarian may serve as a liaison librarian in assigned areas.

About DePaul University

Founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (also known as the
Vincentians), DePaul University is the largest Catholic university in the United States and currently enrolls approximately 25,000 students in 10 schools and colleges offering 300 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations. One of the ten largest private, not-for-profit universities in the nation, DePaul's 2,000 faculty members teach across 5 campuses in Chicago and the Chicago Suburbs. DePaul University has been recognized in national publications for its diversity, its service-learning programs, and its sustainability efforts, and is the home to nationally-recognized academic programs in the College of Business, the College of Digital Media, and The Theatre School.

About the DePaul University Library

The DePaul University Library is comprised of the John T. Richardson
Library (Lincoln Park Campus), the Loop Campus Library (Loop Campus),
and library service programs provided at DePaul's three suburban campuses. With an annual budget of over $10 million in FY13, 33 professional librarians, and a total staff complement of over 70 FTE, the DePaul University Library is a partner in a number of campus programs, including the first-year experience (Chicago Quarter) and the Teaching Commons. In 2013, a major renovation of the Richardson Library will facilitate the launch of the Richardson Library
Information Commons, a technology-enhanced space including individual,
group, and collaborative work spaces, a Learning Commons and Scholar's
Lab. The DePaul University Library is housed in the Division of Teaching and Learning Resources, which includes the DePaul Art Museum and Faculty Information Technology Services, and is an active member of local, regional, and national consortia, including CARLI, the Chicago Collections Consortium, the Catholic Research Resources Alliance, and the Center for Research Libraries.


Interested applicants can find additional details, including required qualifications, and submit materials through the DePaul HR Web site
at:

https://jobs-depaul.icims.com/jobs/17696/electronic-resources-librarian/job

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Various Opportunities, Boston Marathon Digital Archive

We've finally finished a new, more user-friendly version of the Contribute plugin for Omeka, which should help the public more easily contribute to the archive (http://marathon.neu.edu/contribute). As the project becomes more public, we hope to gather a much wider collection of stories, photos, videos, and more from around the city and beyond. 

You can help by:

1.) contributing your own stories and media. We're not just looking for contributions from people directly affected--we hope to capture a broad picture of how these events affected the lives of people in and around Boston. Add your voice to this record.

2.) Encouraging others to contribute. If you know someone with a compelling story to tell, please point them to the archive and encourage them to contribute.

3.) Contributing your content will further help us by testing the limits of our new Contribute plugin with more users and more types of contributions. We're sure there are still some bugs we have yet to discover--you can help us uncover them!

4.) Volunteering--we're still interested in hearing from those who want to help the project in some way. Thus far we have volunteers assisting in a variety of ways--from adding basic metadata to items to helping with technical tweaks to incorporating the archive into their fall classes. If you'd like to get involved, email the project at marathon@neu.edu.

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Executive Director, Walla Walla County Rural Library District, Walla Walla WA

Walla Walla County Rural Library District Board of Trustees seeks a spirited leader with a deep commitment to rural library service for its next Executive Director.  The Walla Walla County Rural Library District was established in 1972 with a permanent tax base and operates as an independent municipal corporation under Washington State law.  The County Commission appoints five members to 5-year staggered terms on its Board of Trustees.  As a body, the Board holds all subsequent legal authority. With an annual budget of $1.1 million and 14.68FTEs, the District serves the 17,000 rural residents of unincorporated Walla Walla County and the City of Prescott with five small branches, a digital branch, and an administrative office. It is currently engaged in a $5.3 million building program (with funding secured) which includes a new County Central Library and Administrative Center to be located in the city of College Place and expansion of facilities in Prescott, Burbank, and Touchet.  The communities served by the Library District are diverse small towns that see their libraries as community centers and gathering places--integral to community life. 

Walla Walla County is in southeastern Washington State along the Oregon state line.   The rolling hills and the mountain backdrop are the perfect rural setting.  This area is known for its agriculture--apples, wheat, sweet onions, and vineyards.  With over 100 wineries in the area and a thriving downtown, Walla Walla, the County seat, rivals many larger cities with its eateries, wine tastings, shops and art. In addition, several renowned institutes of higher learning -- Walla Walla University, Whitman College, and the award-winning Walla Walla Community College are in close proximity.    For additional details on the Library District, the region and its communities, see WWCRLD Links.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director reports to the Board and works under its vision and direction.  As chief administrator, the Executive Director performs professional level organizational and library administrative tasks to provide effective and efficient services to the residents of the District. The Executive Director also leads strategic planning, implements operational procedures, oversees personnel, develops and manages the annual budget and financial plans, oversees the integration of current technologies, and exercises leadership in planning, designing, and maintaining District facilities.  See the Executive Director job description for additional details.

Qualifications. The successful candidate will have an MLS from an ALA accredited program, five years progressively responsible management experience in public libraries, the ability to manage the corporate functions of an independent library district, the ability to obtain a Washington state driver's license or provide for transportation needs, demonstrated knowledge of policies and procedures of sound public library management, full commitment to philosophical principles of public library service, and a commitment to serving rural and multi-cultural communities.  This position is ideal for an energetic mid-career administrator with a high philosophical commitment to free public library service, flexibility to apply these principles in a changing information environment and the ability to inspire and sustain a teamwork approach in achieving success. Successful experience reporting to a governing board, interacting with community stakeholders, and success with Hispanic/Latino community ethos and needs are highly desirable. 

Compensation. The starting salary range is $67,300-$74,200 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefit package. 

For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates, via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date--August 25, 2013.

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Librarian, Center on Media and Child Health, Children's Hospital, Boston MA

The Center on Media and Child Health (http://cmch.tv) at Boston Children's Hospital seeks a full-time librarian to support a team of researchers and educators, manage the development and expansion of the CMCH Database of Research, and co-manage social media outreach. The mission of the Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) is to conduct, coordinate, and compile scientific research to improve the understanding of how media affect children's health in positive and negative ways and to provide evidence-based expertise to initiatives and programs that address children's involvement with media.

One of the major initiatives of CMCH is the creation and maintenance of the CMCH Database of Research, the first free and publicly available database of citations to collect research from multiple academic disciplines to give a complete view of the state of research on media effects. The librarian will be responsible for taking the CMCH Database to the next level by leading its development and expanding it to a broader audience, including academic, medical, psychology, education, and library fields.

Description of responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive reference, research, and bibliographic support; compile bibliographies for staff and related organizations and provide verification of bibliographic information, preparation, revision, and/or correction of content and proofreading of grant proposals and study papers prior to publication; support the creation of new research works and resources; support grant applications
  • Manage all aspects of the development and expansion of the CMCH Database of Research
  • Manage a digital database CMS; train, manage, and supervise the work of a team of abstract writers and catalogers
  • Plan, prepare, and implement all outreach and marketing efforts for the CMCH Database of Research
  • Monitor and locate new research in journals from a variety of medical, psychological, and social science disciplines; stay informed on news and blog outlets for relevant research and current events  
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the field and maintain blogs with new, timely content
  • Maintain and create LibGuides

Required qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in library and information science and minimum of 2-3 years experience working in a special or research library
  • Experience or competence in database management and Content Management Systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience developing and managing projects
  • Ability to proactively identify problems and opportunities and act upon them
  • Ability to adapt quickly in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent  communication skills, including written and oral communication
  • Working knowledge and experience with Endnote
  • Experience using social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, TypePad, and Wordpress

Preferred qualifications

  • Strong interest in media and child health development
  • Understanding of APA and AMA citation styles
  • Coursework, competence, or interest in HTML5, CSS, and/or MySQL

Compensation package

  • Pay commensurate with experience
  • Full benefits package

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three current references to Lauren Rubenzahl: lauren.rubenzahl@childrens.harvard.edu

For more information please visit: (http://childrenshospital.org/careers/Site2115/mainpageS2115P0.html), then click "Career Opportunities" and "Search Openings". You can find the job posted under AutoReqID 30321BR.

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Knowledge Manager, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyons France

Purpose of the position:

The Knowledge Manager is responsible for the management of the IARC Library and Information services as well as for the management of all IARC book publication activities within the framework of the IARC Communication Strategy.

Organizational context:

Reporting to the Head of the Communications Group (COM), the Knowledge Manager works independently and is responsible for the management of Knowledge Management Centre components-the IARC Library and Publications Programme. As the manager of the Library team, the incumbent coordinates the delivery of a wide range of information resources and services. The incumbent is an expert literature searcher and a specialist in electronic resources and scholarly communication. He/she manages the IARC publications programme, overseeing and coordinating the publication cycle from
conception through publication and beyond. He/she provides leadership and expertise in matters of copyright, branding and other intellectual property issues relating to publishing and dissemination of information.

The incumbent will:

1. Analyze the information needs of the Agency to anticipate appropriate solutions and ensure client information needs are met.

2. Develop and manage library information services to provide responsive, user-centered collections and services.

3. Manage the budget and resources of the Library to optimize resource allocation and maximize utilization.

4. Review and evaluate information resources and services for relevance, use and cost-effectiveness.

5. Formulate policies, procedures and guidelines relating to the delivery and access to information resources and services.

6. Provide instruction and technical support for information resources. Advise on best practices in information use.

7. Coordinate archiving and digitization projects to monitor and disseminate scientific outputs, and preserve institutional memory.

8. Supervise, guide and train Knowledge Management Centre staff to ensure engagement and client-oriented service.

9. Contribute to the formulation of institutional policies, procedures and guidelines in areas of publishing, licensing and copyright.

10. Ensure the application of the Agency's open access policy.

11. Identify and develop publishing opportunities (digital or print) by monitoring publishing industry trends and through consultation with ACP, IARC scientists and collaborators.

12. Manage and coordinate all publication operations including costs, timelines and internal and external workflow distribution.

13. Establish guidelines and timelines for authors, consultants and suppliers involved in the publications programme.

14. Publicize and market IARC publications utilizing a variety of communication channels and approaches.

15/ Liaise with WHO Press and the IARC webmaster to monitor and report all
publication related metrics.

Please see website for complete job posting and
how to apply: https://erecruit.who.int/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?o_c=1000&jobinfo_uid_c=27700&vaclng=en

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Instructional Design Librarian, Shapiro Library, Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, NH

Description: Southern New Hampshire University Shapiro Library seeks a collaborative Instructional Design Librarian to help support our growing online student and faculty population. Along-side the Off Campus Services Librarian, this position will take the lead on collaborating with the College for Online and Continuing Education (COCE) to build and maintain information literacy learning objects and assessments, tutorials, learning modules, and other technologically enhanced instructional materials for access through the Shapiro Library portal, within the university learning management system (currently Blackboard 9) or for use in conjunction with other teaching strategies in a blended or online learning environment. This position reports to the library Dean.

Description of Responsibilities: Identify the need for, and facilitate the creation of, library initiatives to support online learning, including the development of Shapiro Library presence in the college course management system. Facilitate the continued development of librarians as instructional partners in the student learning process. Develop expertise in online instruction and serve as a resource and workshop facilitator regarding pedagogy in online environments. Develop and share best practices for innovative teaching techniques and teaching information literacy across multimedia platforms. Create and maintain an information literacy program for COCE across the curriculum. Develop tools to assess information literacy skills of COCE students.Take the lead on developing an SNHU branded citation style guide. Build and maintain a COCE library orientation module/course. Create and maintain critical thinking focused multimedia learning objects. Collaborate extensively with a variety of teaching partners, including the Off Campus Services Librarian, instructional designers, librarians, and faculty. Provide assistance to online students and faculty by being embedded in online courses. Share in reference coverage. Serve on library, COCE, and university-wide groups, and committees.

Other duties as assigned.

To apply: http://snhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/6828

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Library Director, Berwick Public Library, Berwick ME

The Berwick Public Library Governing Board of Directors is seeking a Library Director who will build upon the Library's accomplishments and establish new programming that is innovative, creative, and responsive to the needs of the community. The Board seeks a multifaceted person for this position. The BPL is open for 28 hours and has a collection of about 26,000. The Director is responsible for the direction and supervision of the staff, oversees care and maintenance of library property, develops resources in keeping with the mission statement and policies set by the Board, manages efficient provision of library service to the public, monitors library expenditures, and acts as the chief community representative for the library.

A Master's Degree in Library Science is preferred with a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree is required along with appropriate library and supervisory experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to interact courteously and effectively with all members of the public, volunteers, the 9- member Board of Trustees, and Staff. Having a sense of humor helps attain these goals.

The rate of compensation is up to $19.00 per hour for twenty-four hours per week. Holiday and vacation pay are provided.

The Search Committee hopes to review and begin interviewing the week of July 22, 2013. The position will be opened until filled. Please email a cover letter, resume and 3 References to Search Committee member Sandy Broomfield at sbroomfield@berwickpubliclibrary.org Please put "LD Application" in the subject line.


Salary: Up to $19.00 per hour

Related Website: http://www.berwick.lib.me.us

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(Temporary/Part-Time) Librarian, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke MA

Job Description:

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

DUTIES:

Provides reference services to all library patrons by servicing regular shifts on the reference desk.

Participates in the Information Literacy Instruction program by teaching classes as needed.

Updates patron records in library system with data of incoming students.

Updates journal list with data from database vendors.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to work Tuesdays and Thursdays (flexibility for the other days).

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:  Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.

COMPENSATION:  $24.63 an hour, non-benefited, temporary, MCCC unit position

STARTING DATE:  September, 2013 through May, 2014

HOURS:  18.5 hours per week

FUNDING:  Trust

Apply through our website: http://hcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=40319

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Collections Analyst and Strategist, Social Sciences and Management, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

The MIT Libraries seeks an innovative and process-driven strategic thinker to provide leadership in the generation and analysis of collections data, to contribute to a holistic collection development strategy and to serve as the strategist for the Social Sciences and Management collections. Through active engagement with publishing and scholarly communities, the Strategist will cultivate an awareness of best practices and emerging trends in these areas.  

Reporting to the Head of Collections Strategy and Management (CSM), the successful candidate will analyze data to inform the strategic allocation of library resources and to improve collection development and workflows. S/he will enhance the effectiveness of data collection and analysis, and will develop solutions for the ongoing assessment of information resources in all subjects and formats.  The Collections Analyst and Strategist will compile and analyze data to improve understanding of user behavior and collections use, evaluate returns-on-investment in support of evidence-based collection management decisions, and contribute to the analysis of shared/consortial collections to support decision-making with partner organizations (e.g., BorrowDirect). In collaboration with other strategists, s/he will develop and implement collections policies and strategies; manage approval plans; manage designated central funds and prioritize expenditures; and select major interdisciplinary resources.  

As a member of the highly collaborative Social Sciences and Management Community of Practice (SSM CoP), the Collections Analyst and Strategist will engage with colleagues around significant collections issues in these areas and will coordinate collection projects. S/he will partner with selectors in enhancing collection skills and engage them in a holistic approach to collections building within the context of outreach, access, metadata creation, rights management, and curation. Resource management responsibilities include oversight of SSM CoP and gift funds, and participation in resource development and donor stewardship particularly the identification and articulation of collection needs. As Collections Strategist s/he will participate in the selection of general subject resources that serve broad aspects of the SSM community's research needs, and will keep abreast of collection trends and publisher changes. S/he will also support library services for the Social Sciences and Management community.  

QUALIFICATIONS: 

- MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science  

- Minimum of five years collection development experience in an academic/research/special library 

- Strong analytical skills, knowledge of statistical methods, and experience with statistical analysis tools  

- Experience producing reports, visualizing results and effectively communicating findings for diverse audiences 

- Training experience: providing group or one-on-one sessions or creating self-help tools 

- A deep understanding of the literature and information sources used in one or more Social Sciences and Management disciplines 

- Demonstrated awareness of national trends and developments in shared and consortial collection development and management  

 -Experience working with vendors of scholarly research products 

- Demonstrated ability to lead change and implement new services and work methods 

- Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries 

- Proven project managements skills 

- Ability to be flexible, tolerate ambiguity and to successfully manage competing deadlines 

- Ability to work with geographically-distributed physical collections with limited accessibility 

 

Preferred 

- Bachelor's or advanced degree in the Social Sciences or Management or significant experience working with Social Science or Management collections 

- Demonstrated vendor negotiation skills 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $60,000 minimum salary.  Actual salary based on qualification and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance.  The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.   

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Applications must include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin July 29, 2013 and will continue until position is filled.

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Editor-at-Large, Open-access Academic Journal, New England Archivists

New England Archivists is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Yale University Library to start an open-access academic journal. The mission of the journal will be to further awareness of issues and developments in the work of professional archivists, curators, and historians, and serve as a locus for graduate students and professionals in library science, archival science, and public history to contribute original works of research and inquiry for peer review and publication. 

New England Archivists is seeking three Editors-at-Large to serve on the editorial board as our representatives, along with the Managing Editor and representatives from the Yale University Library. Editorial board members will be responsible for identifying peer reviewers, reviewing assigned articles and overseeing the peer review process, soliciting content for the journal, and marketing the journal. Editorial board members will serve a 3-year repeatable term.

For more information, please see the Editorial Board Job Description and the Draft Plan for the journal here: http://newenglandarchivists.org/ 

If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and a statement of intent (which should include your qualifications and your willingness and desire to serve on the board) by Monday, July 15, to Alyssa Pacy at apacy@cambridgema.gov. Please note that successful candidates must be New England Archivists members in good standing. For more information about New England Archivists' membership, please visit http://newenglandarchivists.org/join/join.html.  

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Library Services Manager, Infotrieve, Union NJ

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, New Jersey.

 

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

 

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

 

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Project Coordinator, Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project, Hartford CT

Project Coordinator

A project coordinator, to be based out of the Connecticut State Library, is sought to supervise the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project a project funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize 100,000 pages of microfilmed Connecticut newspapers. This is a 35 hour per week, contracted position, with modest travel required within Connecticut and annual trips to Washington D.C. Ideally, the start date is November 1, 2013 and the position will continue through September 30, 2015. Compensation will depend upon experience and level of involvement and compensation shall not exceed $140,000 over 22 months. Benefits are not included.

 

Under the direction of the Project Co-Director (Jane F. Cullinane) the Project Coordinator will:

  • Manage project staff and coordinate project workflow
  • Train and supervise Project Library Technical Assistant
  • Develop and document procedures and oversee selection, digitization, metadata capture, OCR, workflow control, quality control and related activities
  • Develop and maintain tracking system for microfilm and deliverables
  • Work with vendors to ensure high quality deliverables
  • Confirm bibliographic completeness and perform technical analysis of microfilm
  • Validate scanned images and metadata
  • Work with Project Cataloger and the Serials Librarian to maintain project database
  • Work with Project Co-Director as project spokesperson and participate in publicity efforts, such as the website, blogging and representing the project at meetings
  • Work with Project Co-Director to manage project budget
  • Deliver progress reports on specified semi-annual schedule
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited school or foreign equivalent
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience
  • Solid understanding of digitization and/or conversion projects
  • Experience with XML and standard metadata schemas (non-MARC and MARC) and principles governing standards in digital libraries
  • Experience with quality control of digital projects
  • Project management experience
  • Must have a valid driver's license

 

Desirable Experience and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of microfilming procedures, especially newspaper microfilming
  • Knowledge of newspapers or serials, and ability to assess complex relationships between titles
  • Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail
  • Equally important are strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills, the ability to analyze and solve problems; the ability to work with a variety of people; flexibility and willingness to shift priorities according to current needs. Some travel is required.

 

Additional Information:

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Collections Strategist, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

The MIT Libraries seeks an innovative and process-driven strategic thinker to provide holistic strategy and leadership in collection development and to serve as the strategist for the Arts and Humanities collections. Through active engagement with publishing and scholarly communities, the Strategist will cultivate an awareness of best practices and emerging trends in these areas.


Reporting to the Head of Collections Strategy and Management (CSM), the successful candidate will collaborate with  department colleagues in the development and implementation of collections policies and strategies. S/he will manage approval plans; manage designated central collections funds and prioritize expenditures; and select major interdisciplinary resources. The Collections Strategist will compile data from a variety of sources to guide collections work and decisionmaking, and will utilize data analysis and assessment in developing collections strategy. S/he will serve as the CSM lead on projects related to the management of physical collections across all subjects.


As a member of the highly collaborative Arts and Humanities Community of Practice (A&H CoP), the Collections Strategist will engage with colleagues around significant collections issues in these areas and will coordinate collections projects. S/he will partner with selectors in enhancing collections skills and engage them in a holistic approach to collections building within the context of outreach, access, metadata creation, rights management, and curation. Resource management responsibilities include oversight of A&H CoP and gift funds, and participation in resource development and donor stewardship, particularly the identification and articulation of collections needs. S/he will help to select general subject resources that serve broad aspects of the A&H community's research needs, and will keep abreast of collection trends and publisher changes. S/he will also support library services for the Arts and Humanities community.


QUALIFICATIONS:
- MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science
- Minimum of five years collection development experience in an academic/research/special library
- Significant experience with research collections and a deep understanding of the literature and information sources used in one or more Arts or Humanities disciplines
- Demonstrated ability to lead change and implement new services and work methods
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Experience producing reports and communicating findings for diverse audiences
- Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries
- Experience working with vendors of scholarly research products
- Proven project management skills
- Strong analytical skills
- Ability to work with geographically-distributed physical collections with limited accessibility


Preferred
- Bachelor's or advanced degree in the Humanities or significant experience working with Humanities collections
- Demonstrated vendor negotiation skills
- Grant writing experience


SALARY AND BENEFITS: $60,000 minimum salary. Actual salary based on qualification and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.


APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Applications must include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin July 29, 2013 and will continue until position is filled. 

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

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

The Chair of the Marston Science Library is a tenure track faculty position which provides leadership for all aspects of the Marston Science Library services and operations including reference, instruction, circulation and outreach services; collection development; organization, maintenance, and preservation of collections; facilities management, staff management and supervision; and the collaborative development of digital library initiatives. In cooperation with the Science Collections Coordinator, the position also oversees a materials budget of over $1.5M for electronic resources, firm orders, and print serials, as well as additional funding from endowments and for multidisciplinary databases. The Chair collaborates with an innovative, entrepreneurial and team-oriented Science Library faculty and staff to assess strengths and weaknesses, to determine priorities, to establish policies, and to develop departmental service plans that enhance and support the academic mission of the University. The Chair works closely with the Associate Chair and shares the branch's responsibilities and supervisory duties. Please refer to the branch's organizational chart available at: http://uflib.ufl.edu/msl/about/org_chart.doc. The Chair plays a key role in the evaluation of emerging library technologies and encourages student and faculty use of web-based and instructional technologies.

The 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.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2013.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outline on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: www.uflib.ufl.edu/chairmsl<http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/chairmsl>.

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

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Digital Preservation Librarian, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH

Title: Digital Preservation Librarian 

Department: Preservation Services

Reports to: Head, Preservation Services 

The Digital Preservation Librarian plays a key role in preserving Dartmouth College Library's
collections by enhancing the Library's capacity to preserve and provide access to all our digital
materials both commercially acquired and locally produced. Working closely with the head of
Preservation Services and Library staff involved in the acquisition, creation, description,
security, and management of information resources, the Digital Preservation Librarian explores,
adapts, implements, and manages emerging digital preservation policies and strategies in support
of Library digital collections and publishing initiatives.

Key Accountabilities:

Program Planning and Development

• Create and manage a robust digital preservation program for Dartmouth College Library's digital collections, both those acquired for and created by the Library.

• Assume a key role in the creation and development of a trustworthy repository of digital
resources for the Dartmouth College Library.
• Establish and maintain policies, workflows, and procedures that support long-term
preservation and access to digital materials.
• Collaboratively define requirements and specifications, including file formats and
standard preservation metadata, for digital materials the library creates or acquires.

Repository Management

• As part of the digital preservation program implementation, provide ongoing preservation planning and administration for the Library's digital repository.
• Coordinate repository workflows including ingest, archival storage, data management, administration, and access.
• Develop an overall migration strategy to ensure that material in standard and nonstandard or obsolete digital formats will be reformatted and/or refreshed regularly.

Collaboration and Outreach

• Maintain working relationships with departments that are engaged in preservation, curation, and access to digitized content, including Access Services, Acquisitions Services, Cataloging and Metadata Services, Digital Library Technologies Group, the Digital Program, the Digital Resources Program, Jones Media Center, Records Management, Special Collections, affiliated libraries at Dartmouth, and Computing services.

Professional Development

• Maintain current knowledge of developing technologies, standards, and practices in the preservation of digital collections; recommend responses to these developments through periodic alerts, summaries, reports, and revisions to policies and procedures.
• Represent Dartmouth College Library in forums on digital preservation at the campus, regional, national, or international level.


Perform other duties as needed.

Position Requirements:

Skills & Knowledge
• Demonstrated knowledge of current technologies, standards, and practices in preservation of digital
collections including PREMIS, OAIS, and TDR.
• Knowledge of current research on contingency plans against threats to the digital collections, such as
industry changes to file formats, natural disaster, and security breaches.
• Working knowledge of intellectual property and licensing issues as related to electronic resources and
digital archives.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in and to lead
teams and small groups.

• Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
• Ability to work independently, show leadership, prioritize and manage projects.

Experience
• Strong computing background.
• Prior experience with format validation and conversion methods
• Some experience with data integrity techniques & technologies.
• Experience with long term storage planning.
• Experience with digital asset management such as ContentDm, Fedora, or other system.

Education
• Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited
program desired.
• Advanced certificate in preservation, digital resource management or the equivalent in experience preferred.

Please contact Sagraves@dartmouth.edu for more information.

 

 

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Instruction/Liaison Librarian (Part-Time), Merrimack College, North Andover MA

Merrimack College is seeking applications for a part time, academic year position for an Instruction/Liaison Librarian.

 

QUAL: MLS/ MLIS from an ALA-accredited program required.  Library experience providing reference service and teaching information literacy classes preferably in an academic setting. Knowledge of information literacy concepts, competencies, and best practices. Familiarity with information resources in a variety of formats. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills in outreach, relationship building, and collaboration with faculty.  Strong customer service orientation. Demonstrated experience with online catalogs, internet searching, electronic databases, social networking applications, and Libguides.

 

DUTIES:  Provides specialized research consultations and reference for McQuade users.  Serves as primary liaison to assigned subject areas and facilitates ongoing communication about resource needs and service expectations.  Assists with the development, evaluation, maintenance, and promotion of collections in assigned subject areas.   Develops, delivers, and evaluates general and course-integrated information literacy/ library instruction programs.  Identifies faculty for collaborative work in introducing and integrating information literacy concepts and competencies into their academic coursework.   Serves as contact and resource person for student assistants in the absence of a circulation supervisor.

 

SALARY: Not specified.  This is a part-time, academic year position and includes evening and/or weekend hours.  It is expected that the candidate will work 20 hours per week.

 

TO APPLY: Please apply online with cover letter and resume to www.merrimack.edu/jobs.

 

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.  Anticipated start date is September 2013.

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Taxonomy Developer, Peapack NJ

Title: Taxonomy Developer

Order no: PWR8455

Work Location: Peapack - NJ

Start Date: 5-Aug-2013   End Date:29-Dec-2013

Part Time: 20 Hours/Week 

 

Job Description:  

 

Candidates MUST be able to complete a Project assignment through EOY 2013.

Extension past this time is possible but not guaranteed. No OT, No Travel required. All work to be performed onsite in Peapack.

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

Seeking an individual who has a background in taxonomy, data management and knowledge management

 

The main skills we are seeking are:

Thorough knowledge of taxonomy creation, including meta-data, content classification, controlled vocabularies, and open tagging systems;

Strong analytical and problem solving skills;

Strong communication skills;

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

The combination of SharePoint & Taxonomy would be of particular interest to as SharePoint is our enterprise collaboration platform.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Serve as a domain expert and liaison to internal partner groups, champion the implementation of group-wide standards in taxonomy and metadata, influencing relevant decisions within specific business units;

Define and implement standards and processes for taxonomy development, maintenance of centralized schemas, and metadata management;

Define the requirements of business and technical teams for taxonomy, metadata, and classification management;

Drive technical requirements for a taxonomy and classification tool.

 

DAY-TO-DAY EXPECTATIONS:

 

These will stem from the responsibilities above and revolve around meeting internal partners to understand their requirements, scoping the development of a taxonomy structure, first steps in implementing the taxonomy structure.

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

 

6-8 years experience in Taxonomy;

Experience implementing taxonomies in enterprise content management systems and with taxonomy and thesauri management software preferred.

 

 

 We need the following to process you for this position:

1.           Updated resume in word format

a.           If you have an employment gap of more than a month, please specify the reason (i.e. Personal Time-Off, Medical Leave, Training, Consulting or Looking for a Job, etc.

b.           Make sure for each of your positions mentioned, you specify the City, State(ex: Groton, CT) and duration with starting/ending month and year (ex: Jan '08 - Nov '09).

2.           Best hourly rate on W2 basis (all inclusive).

3.           Fill out the  Skill Matrix  which we need to provide the client.

4.           Please provide your Date of Birth in MM/DD format (ex: 10/02, for Oct. 02).

5.           Legal work status (ex: US Citizen, Green Card, etc.)

6.           Two professional references with their Phone No + Email ID.

7.           Please copy and paste the following authorization statement in your reply.

 

"I authorize Indam Inc. to represent me for PWR8455 Taxonomy Developer in Peapack - NJ for this client, and I received and reviewed the full job description. Furthermore, I acknowledge that I have not given permission to any other firm to represent me for this position."

Please send your materials to: 

Pavan Velamuri

Sr Recruiter

Direct Number: 732-733-6762

Email: pavan@indam.net

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Preservation Volunteer, Hingham Public Library, Hingham MA

Position:   Preservation Volunteer

Location:  Hingham Public Library 

Department:  Historical Collections 

Description:  Under the supervision of the Town of Hingham Archivist the preservation volunteer will work on several projects to ensure the historical materials at the Library are properly preserved.  This work will include removing items from frames, placing photographs, textiles, paper documents, etc. in archival folders and boxes, sorting materials, reviewing materials to determine if they can be deaccessioned, and helping to assess preservation issues (poor condition, in need of conservation, etc.).  The volunteer will have the opportunity to work with unique and original historical documents that are important not only to the Town of Hingham, but also the wider county, state, and country. Hours of work to be determined.

Contact:   Jennifer Williams, Town of Hingham Archivist
                    Hingham Public Library
                    66 Leavitt St.
                    Hingham, MA 02043
                    781-741-1405 x 2608
                    EMAIL: hiref@ocln.org

Special Requirements: Applicant must fill out Volunteer Application available at the Library Circulation Desk and attach a cover letter describing relevant experience applicable to the volunteer position activities. These items must be sent or brought to the Library for the attention of Jennifer Williams, Town of Hingham Archivist.

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Emerging Technology and Systems Librarian, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester NH

The Shapiro Library at Southern New Hampshire University is seeking an innovative and talented librarian to join our team. The Emerging Technology and Systems Librarian reports directly to the Library Dean and provides leadership in building staff awareness of new and emerging technologies to improve library services and workflow. This faculty rank position provides oversight and planning for library systems, including Millennium and ILLiad, and assists the Electronic Resources Librarian in administering the electronic resource management system. This position also leads the development and management of the Shapiro Library portal site and keeps the library public website up-to-date.

This position includes, but is not limited, to the following responsibilities:

  • Collaborates closely with University ITS to administer the Millennium integrated library system [ITS maintains the server] and act as vendor liaison
  • Serve as Lead Administrator for interlibrary loan automation, including ILLiad, and coordinate updates and answer day to day system questions
  • Act as the initial support for all library systems, software, and hardware problems and as the Shapiro Library Coordinator with ITS for software and hardware problems
  • Act as the initial technology resource person for library staff and assist with special technology projects
  • Train permanent and student staff as needed on library software
  • Manage the user access troubleshooting guide
  • Recommend and implement new technologies to improve library services and workflows
  • Participate in the establishment of short- and long-range library information technology goals, objectives, and priorities
  • Assess the impact of technology-based services on library users
  • Manage and develop a knowledge base
  • Provide scheduled reference services
  • Develop and maintain research guides
  • Provide library and information literacy instruction to undergraduate and graduate populations
  • Serve as a library liaison to a designated school, division or department
  • Participate in library-wide policy making and strategic planning
  • Serve on library, university and professional committees
  • Monitor and manage the Millennium and ILLiad budgets
  • Maintain relevant statistics
  • Occasional nights/weekends required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.
  • Knowledge of content management systems and educational technologies (SNHU uses Blackboard 9 and Springshare products, Captivate, and SnagIt are some of the products in use by Shapiro Library).
  • Ability to troubleshoot hardware and software problems.
  • Reference and information literacy instruction experience. 
  • Knowledge of internet, print and online resources.
  • Ability to work with students from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, and academic backgrounds.
  • Desire and ability to instruct others in new technologies.
  • Interest in empowering colleagues with technology.
  • Commitment to public service
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the commitment to work as part of a team.
  • Experience and proven ability to work collaboratively with others and to manage projects and initiatives.
  • Understanding of technological trends and development relevant to academic librarians and information delivery on a university campus with both a traditional campus population as well as a rapidly growing online division.
  • Two years academic library experience and with experience administering an integrated library system (Millennium preferred).

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Archives Internship, Imperial Valley Desert Museum, Ocotillo CA

Summary: The Imperial Valley Desert Museum is seeking an outgoing archive intern to implement the establishment of a new archive. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic entry-level professional with a deep interest in professional development, life-long learning, and a desire to establish archives as agents of identity.

 

Location: The Imperial Valley Desert Museum is a new museum located in Ocotillo, California, in the Yuha Desert, at the very edge of the Sonoran Desert, in Imperial County. The museum is 90 miles east of San Diego, California, and 90 miles west of Yuma, Arizona and 6 miles from the border. The small town of Ocotillo is isolated, but is a region of many desert recreational opportunities and lies at the southern boundary of the Anza-Borrego State Park. Personal Vehicle is suggested. It is impossible to get between Ocotillo and El Centro without a car, where services and amenities are located.

 

Compensation: This position is an unpaid internship. Interns will work 40 hours per week and receive $200/week, paid monthly, for food and incidentals. The Museum will provide on-site shared housing.

 

Position Description: The intern will implement the archives project plan as written; review and revise the project plan alongside the Curator; enter existing catalog information into PastPerfect database; recruit and train archive volunteers; cooperate and collaborate with other programming staff in the planning and implementation of exhibition, programming, and facility-related activities. This is an excellent environment to gain practical experience your areas of interest.

 

About the IVDM: The Imperial Valley Desert Museum Society has worked for 20 years to fundraise a new building to store the archeological collections of a local college. In 2008, the Society took over legal stewardship of the collections and has been working to re-house the collections from temporary storage into the new building, develop exhibits and open the new museum. The majority of the artifacts are from the Imperial Valley and we are working to ensure that the cultural artifacts of the Valley stay in the Valley to benefit the community. The largest challenge of re-housing the collections is reuniting the artifacts with their records. The collection has been in temporary storage for over 20 years and the documents were not treated as part of an archive collection.

 

Training Provided: Interns will receive training in a wide range of archives management skills, including developing logic systems; assessing the collection contents; performing preservation actions as needed; creating inventories and electronic finding aids in PastPerfect5; re-housing materials and preparing any chosen items for digitization.

 

Qualifications: Applicants with knowledge and skills in archives management and museum registry are strongly encouraged to apply. Most importantly, candidates should have demonstrated interest in pursuing a career within the scope of this internship. Applicants must be passionate and interested in historic preservation. The intern must be willing to represent the Museum in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.

 

Required Skills:

 

• Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision

• Internship is available to US Citizens and Green Card holders only

• Ability to work indoors utilizing various software programs

• Proficiency in Excel and Access databases

• Attention to detail and understanding of logic

• Ability to work outdoors and perform physical labor outdoors in extreme summer temperatures (80-120 degrees F)

• Ability and willingness to undergo a criminal background check is required

Desired Skills:

 

• Previous Archives processing and/or survey experience

• 4WD experience; or interest in 4WD experiences and hiking

• Interest in Archives as Identity

Application process: Applicants must submit a resume and brief cover letter to Imperial Valley Desert Museum, PO Box 430, Ocotillo, CA 92259, preferably by attachment to ivdmuseum@gmail.com, with "Archives Intern Program" in the subject line. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

POSITION Imperial Valley Desert Museum Internship

TYPE Internship Opportunity

LOCATION Ocotillo, CA

DETAILS $200 per week + housing + travel

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Associate or Full Professor, CC (Head Librarian), Windward Community College, Kaneohe HI

Title: Associate or Full Professor, CC (Head Librarian)

Position Number: 0083873
Hiring Unit: Windward Community College
Location: Windward CC
Date Posted: June 26, 2013
Closing Date: July 23, 2013
Salary Information: Minimum $69,120; $74,496. Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Monthly Type: 11 Month
Tenure Track: Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Funding: General funds
Other Conditions: To begin August 2013.
 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides strategic leadership and advocacy for all functions of the library; advances the Library's role in supporting the College mission, academic programs, and student success through continual improvement of information resources, information services and information literacy instruction; administers all aspects of library operations; the ability to anticipate and recommend changes in accordance with the developing needs of the library and College; directs and coordinates the library's Access Services, Public Services, and Technical Services functions; determines short, mid-term and long-range goals for the Library and its services; develops and implements relevant policies, planning processes, and closed-loop assessments of library operations and services; conducts budget planning, fund allocation and fiscal management for library operations; proactively and creatively pursues a variety of funding sources, including donations and grants; writes annual assessment reports and funding requests; negotiates licensing contracts with information resource and service providers; maintains and follows a staffing plan to best serve the needs of the College; supervises staff and students and conducts annual personnel reviews; ensures library faculty and staff maintain an approved program of professional self-improvement; as a member of the UH Library Council, collaboratively shapes system-wide library policy, negotiates consortium vendor agreements, shares resources, and oversees the acquisition and implementation of Library Management and Information Management systems; contributes to College, System, professional, and other assessments (e.g., IPEDS/ACRL, UHCC System, etc.); provides service to the College and community; participates in professional self-development activities; oversees and participates in: general reference and information services, collection development, and promotion of the Library's resources and services; coordinates library-hosted and library-sponsored events.

Associate Professor, CC Minimum Qualifications

  1. A Master's degree in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution.

  2. Nine (9) years of work experience as an academic librarian as an Instructor or equivalent.

Professor, CC Minimum Qualifications

  1. A Master's degree in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution.

  2. Thirteen (13) years of work experience as an academic librarian as an Instructor or equivalent.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Ability to articulate the Library's role in the context of the community college philosophy and Windward Community College's mission.

  2. Experience in library administration with assumption of progressive and varied responsibilities.

  3. Experience providing reference and information services.

  4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with and among staff, associates, administrators, community agencies and the public.

  5. Ability to apply creative and analytical thinking in making administrative decisions, solving problems, forming and interpreting policies, implementing new or revised systems, procedures, and work flows.

  6. Ability to creatively develop, implement and sustain new library programs and services.

  7. Experience with assessment and assessment-based planning.

  8. Experience in evaluating and using library management systems (i.e., Voyager), databases, and other information products and services.

  9. Ability to prepare comprehensive reports, and to convey ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form.

To Apply:
No electronic submissions will be accepted. Submit postmarked by closing date to address below: 1) UHCC Form 27 ( standard format ) (large format ); 2) official transcript(s) showing degree and coursework to date appropriate to the position (copies of official transcripts are acceptable; however, original transcripts will be required at the time of hire); 3) resume; 4) a brief one-page statement outlining how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications; and 5) three letters of recommendation attesting to job performance and personal character. All minimum qualifications must be met by date of hire. All documents submitted become property of the College and will not be returned. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application incomplete and will not be considered.
Address:
  1. Windward Community College
  2. Office of Academic Affairs
  3. Attn: Dean for Division I & Academic Support
  4. 45-720 Keaahala Road
  5. Kaneohe, HI 96744

Inquiries:

  1. 808-235-7445

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Project Manager, 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 Associate Head
Librarian with overall responsibility for assigned project (s)


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Manages major initiative or service area (e.g., adult programming, adult collection,  electronic resources & training, business/health/new American centers) by establishing  targets, assigning and monitoring staff work, collecting and reporting metrics, and  ensuring efforts are aligned with system strategic goals
- Hires, trains, schedules, supervises, evaluates, and inspires reference librarians
- Provides exemplary reference and reader's advisory service for customers; looks for  opportunities to help customers feel welcome
- Teaches customers and staff use of basic and specialized reference tools, computer,  equipment, etc.
- Builds, manages, maintains and promotes extraordinary collections in all formats
- Plans and implements programming
- Represents the library to the community
- Performs a variety of direct public service work such as, but not limited to, conducting  bibliographic searching, providing readers' advisory services, assisting with circulation  duties as needed
- Utilizes the best technological developments to enhance user's experience
- Collaborates with fellow staff members, city agencies and organizations
- Takes pride in our library, creating and maintaining beautiful displays and spaces
- Maintains professional growth, stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship, engages in professional activities
- Serves as Librarian-in-Charge as scheduled
- 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:
- Demonstrated knowledge in and experience with managing complex, challenging  projects
- Proven managerial, organizational and project management skills in a library  organization
- Evidence of leadership in the provision of knowledge access to library resources
- 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
- 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 resolve conflict with staff/customers
- Strong attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines
- Proven written and oral communication skills


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Master's degree in Library Science from a Graduate School of Library Science accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.


Experience: Three years of professional library work after receipt of MLS with broad working knowledge of general reference practices in public libraries. Personnel management and/or supervision experience in a library setting.


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


Travel: Ability to travel to required 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, July 12, 2013.

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