August 2013 Archives

Assistant Head, African Studies Library, Boston University, Boston MA

Position Purpose/Summary:  

  • Collaborate with the Head of the African Studies Library to develop policies and implement projects to achieve the collection and service objectives of this specialized library.
  • Use web based scholarly resources, such as databases and journals to instruct and assist students and faculty in their research.
  • Search and acquire materials published in Africa using sophisticated software systems for accounting, discovery, and fulfillment.
  • Digitize key resources in the African Studies Collections for inclusion in BU's institutional repository, a growing, open repository which showcases BU resources.
  • Publicize to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, the scholarly resources and services available through the BU Libraries.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Exceptional technology skills, experience with databases, analytical tools and computers.
  • Proficiency with digitization equipment (e.g. scanners, digital cameras), software, and an understanding of file formats. 
  • Outstanding customer service and communication skills with faculty, students, and staff.
  • Highly proficient in the use of web-based scholarly resources such as databases, journals, digital collections, and bibliographic management tools.
  • Ability to organize work, assess work priorities and effectively manage projects
  • Ability to manage, coach, and train student workers in a collegial work environment.
  • Knowledge of French or Portuguese and/or an African language highly desirable.

Education and Experience:

  • B.A./B.S. required.
  • Master's degree in Library Sciences and/or Africana preferred. 
  • At least three years of experience in a public services role in an academic library, preferably in an African Studies Library.

 

Salary:  Grade 71

 

For more details and to submit an application, go to www.bu.edu/hr/  and search for tracking code 8656.

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

SALARY:

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

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

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

Experiences with integrated library system, such as Evergreen ILS

 

All inquiries should be forwarded to the City of Worcester's Human Resources office atwww.worcesterma.gov/employment.  Application deadline is Friday, September 13, 2013.

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Part-time Instruction Librarian, Westfield State University, Westfield MA

Westfield State University

Part-time Instruction Librarian

 

Duties:

Ely Library at Westfield State University seeks a part-time instruction librarian to help with our busy information instruction program. Under the supervision and with the support of the Instruction Coordinator, the part-time Instruction Librarian will teach English 101 and 102 instruction sessions, as well as sessions for lower level classes in other departments. The Instruction Librarian will also assist with the production of online course materials and tutorials and assist with scheduling the sessions.

 

Required Qualifications:

  •          MLIS degree from ALA accredited program
  •          Excellent teaching skills
  •          Understanding of, and experience in Information Literacy Instruction
  •          Experience producing online and physical instructional materials
  •          Ability to work with and teach collaboratively in support of instructional faculty

Preferred Qualifications

  •          Experience with classroom instructional technologies such as smartboards and personal response systems (clickers)
  •          Knowledge and familiarity with software applications and courseware such as Camtasia, Captivate, Jing, Moodle, and Blackboard.

 

Schedule:

16 hours / week

Regular hours:

Tuesday: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Wednesday : 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Some flexible hours beyond these times may be arranged with two weeks notice

Fall and Spring semesters, September - December / January - May

Minimum Salary: $22 per hour

 

Apply at http://westfield.interviewexchange.com/

 

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Project Manager, Media Library and Archives, WGBH, Boston MA

The American Archive (AA) initiative is a partnership between WGBH and the Library of Congress (LOC) foremost, to preserve and make accessible, as much as possible, the legacy and archives of public media across America. Public Media is defined as content (TV and radio broadcasts) produced by stations, individuals and, producers for the American public, often funded by federal money. The AA initiative will maintain and preserve the 40,000 hours of digital Public Media materials and the 2.5 million inventory records that were funded by CPB through prior American Archive grant projects. The first 2 years of this project will be to oversee the completion of the digitizing project being performed by an outside digitization vendor and the development of the Asset Management System (AMS) that is being performed by another outside technology vendor, as well as managing all project deliverables to the LOC and WGBH. In addition, the Project Manager will be selecting 5,000 hours of digital files to be delivered to the outside digitization vendor, and working closely with stations to make sure that delivery is made on a timely basis. 

It will include the migration of the digital preservation files from the digitization vendor to the LOC and the migration of the AMS system, data and the proxy files to WGBH. For WGBH, the Project Manager will oversee this migration and manage the transfer of the system and proxy files, making sure WGBH is ready to accept the website and able to serve the proxies to the stations. 

During this 2 year CPB funded grant period, the Project Manager would: 
1) begin outreach to stations to get a sense of how we might make the proxies accessible to the public, 2) encourage the stations to continue to enhance their archiving activities, 
3) begin to strategize on a fundraising plan to sustain the archive, 
4) begin to develop an AA advisory group, and 
5) work closely with the LOC to assure the long term sustaining and governance of the AA is achievable, and 
6) include the continued development of PBCore (the metadata standard/dictionary developed for public media). This will include outreach to the PBCore community in order to strategize new direction, development and to coordinate changes across the community.

Requirements:

2-5 years work experience in a media archive or similar setting. College degree required. MLS degree preferred or equivalent experience.

Visit http://www.wgbh.org/about/employmentOpportunities.cfm for more information.

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Manager, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy, Lowe's, Mooresville NC

Job Description

The primary purpose of the Manager, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy is to lead efforts for requirements gathering of enterprise level product data and hierarchy and taxonomy management with an emphasis on sales and marketing attributes - to ensure the most effective information is collected about products Lowe's sells. The Manager, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy is the primary strategist for controlled vocabulary for all Lowe's product marketing data and is responsible for the overall categorization of products, as well as ensuring collection of the most appropriate attributes for internal and customer facing requirements.

The Manager, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy will also have primary responsibility for supporting Lowe's initiatives by collaborating with key business stakeholders to ensure that the business requirements regarding product data are met, including educating others on how to access and use product data and how to ensure compliance with all product data standards.

The Manager, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy manages a team of individual contributors focused on identifying the right attributes to collect about products we sell. The Manager, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy will strategize, design, and execute Lowe's product attribute hierarchy and ensure metadata adheres to Master Data & Content Management Standards to drive business value across channels. 

To accomplish this, the Manager, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy must have an in-depth understanding of taxonomy, controlled vocabulary, and product data. In addition, the Manager, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy will monitor the effectiveness of the production teams and track their progress on implementing a new taxonomy. 

This position is critical for ensuring products are associated into the correct categories and that all vital attributes are collected for categorization. This position plays a fundamental role in ensuring products are organized to their optimal potential for ease of searching across channels. 


Essential Responsibilities:


Establishing Product Taxonomy / Hierarchy
•Oversees project management of all Product Specific Selling Attributes (PSSA) categories, etc.
•Directs team members in project managing controlled vocabulary
•Manages the review of all product taxonomy changes for strategic accuracy and compliance to standards
•Monitors adherence to project completion goals and monitors execution of re-collected information
•Approves product level data schemas researched and designed by team 
•Researches and designs revised product taxonomies
•Ensures the product specific attributes and controlled vocabulary aligns to product domain and enterprise Standards
•Normalizes PSSA templates for data collection


Design, Execute and Drive continuous improvement in product hierarchy
•Provides complete and accurate item level data, relevant to each category
•Establishes processes to control and manage attribute management change requests
Collaboration
•Collaborates with key stakeholders to define the data and content to collect regarding product data
•Partners with Lowe's Business Users to develop best in class models, needs and uses across the company 
•Provides input regarding standards or processes involving product attribute hierarchy to the Strategy, Standards, and Solutions team
•Contributes to enterprise metadata, governance programs and data standards by collaborating with Taxonomy Community of Practice, MDCM Leadership, and other stakeholders.


Business Influence
•Drives the development of tactical plans aligned with Lowe's business strategy in order to bring the vision into realization
•Uses a critical eye to examine and streamline work flows and processes within the team, to increase efficiency
•Develops short-term and long-term plans for management of product taxonomy
•Functions as the Master Data business solution SME on product taxonomy requirements
•Raises any business issues, risks or concerns where appropriate
•Identifies and develops creative solutions/workarounds where applicable in terms of the business solution decisions


People Leadership
•Aligns the team's time and effort on projects that are critical to Lowes's success
•Delegates the right tasks and decisions to the people who are in the best position to execute them.
•Provides open feedback and mentorship to team members to encourage growth and greater responsibility
•Hires, trains and develops the talent necessary to achieve stated objectives providing meaningful development opportunities for individuals in preparation for succession planning
•Performs time and schedule tracking for all reports, managing request for time off, holidays, and sick days to ensure adequate workforce coverage
•Ensures meaningful development opportunities for individuals in the organization so that the right people are being developed in preparation for succession opportunities
•Hires, trains and develops the talent necessary to achieve stated business goals
•Provides thoughtful and tactful feedback to direct reports regarding performance and career expectations
•Develops employees by helping them set the appropriate priorities and removing barriers and obstacles


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

Visit Lowes.com/Careers to apply. Job ID 555564BR.

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Evergreen Systems Specialist, Bibliomation, Inc., Waterbury CT

Job Position:  Evergreen Systems Specialist

 

Bibliomation, Inc. is Connecticut's largest library consortium consisting of over 60 member libraries.  Bibliomation libraries manage resources and materials using a shared Evergreen open source integrated library system.  Other member services include website hosting, email, downloadable electronic media, and network telecommunications.  Offices are located in Waterbury, CT.

 

Bibliomation is seeking an Evergreen Systems Specialist to join the Evergreen support team.

 

The Evergreen Systems Specialist will:

  • Report to the Evergreen Systems Manager, working closely to manage the Evergreen system which is operated using a virtual Linux multi-server environment.
  • Assist in troubleshooting software issues by performing log analysis and error debugging.
  • Assist in technical tasks associated with backup and recovery activities.
  • Monitor system performance and adjust operating systems and applications to avoid performance issues.
  • Install and test new Evergreen software patches and releases.
  • Make new recommendations or modify existing system configurations based on member library needs.
  • Perform systems integration testing of various operating systems, databases, system utilities, and hardware upgrades.

 

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer/Information Science or in a related field
  • 1-3 years working experience
  • Proficiency with Linux operating systems
  • Relational database experience, including SQL scripting
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Familiarity with virtualization tools
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate well within a team environment

 

Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of or experience with software development and version control
  • Familiarity with libraries or education
  • Experience with open source software projects

 

Benefits

Bibliomation offers a comprehensive benefit package. The salary range for this position is $50-55k.

 

Deadline:  Cover letters and resumes should be submitted to jobs@biblio.org by Friday, September 27th.

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Librarian, West Roxbury Education Complex, Boston MA

Job ID:  346063

This is a shared position between two schools within the West Roxbury Education Complex (WREC).  It will be a .5 at USA and .5 at WRA under PC#00035833 & PC#00044172 for SY 2013-14.

Reports to:  Principal/Headmaster

 

Boston Public Schools seeks a Librarian who is experienced, highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of learners and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for Librarians who seek an environment that supports their creativity, and innovation and respects their skills and abilities as a librarian. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the vision of Focus on Children.  S/he must possess an educational philosophy that embraces the community vision for a rigorous academic program and champions the belief that all children can learn at high levels.

 

Responsibilities:

1.            Creates a caring and safe environment where students are consistently engaged in meaningful learning activities.

2.            Works effectively with colleagues as a team member in planning and implementing appropriate and meaningful learning activities

3.            Communicates effectively with parents and colleagues both orally and in writing.

4.            Provides leadership on committees, organizations and/or projects beyond the classroom.

5.            Believes and works to implement the educational philosophy that all children can achieve high standards.

6.            Equity and High Expectations:  Demonstrate a commitment to excellence, equity, and high expectations for all students with an emphasis on building on the strengths that students bring to the teaching/learning process and closing the achievement gap between subgroups within the school.

7.            Professionalism:  Model professional behavior that addresses job responsibilities, district policies and procedures, and the expectations of professionals working in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural, and economically diverse community.

8.            Safe, Respectful, and Culturally Sensitive and Responsive Learning Communities:  Build and maintain safe, fair, and respectful learning environments that celebrate the diversity of the student population. 

9.            Partnerships with Family:  Initiate and maintain consistent communication and develop constructive partnerships with families communicating about student progress and ways the families can support the student at home.

10.            Partnerships with Family and Community:  Initiate and maintain consistent communication and develop constructive partnerships with community members, and agencies, building on their strengths and recognizing them as co-educators.

11.            Demonstrate cultural proficiency and use effective and culturally relevant instructional practices.  Integrate technology into the classroom as an instructional tool and for personal productivity.

12.            Content Knowledge:  Have extensive knowledge of the content including, but not limited to, key concepts and facts, relevant research, methods of inquiry, and communication styles specific to the respective discipline(s).

13.            Monitoring and Assessment of Progress:  Use a variety of assessment tools and strategies to gather data to monitor student mastery of instructional content, to improve instruction, and to assess the comparative performance of subgroups within the classroom.

14.            Reflection, Collaboration, and Personal Growth:  Reflect on practice in collaboration with administrators and colleagues, monitor personal and professional growth, and pursue professional development in needed areas.

 

Qualifications--Required:

1. Hold a valid Massachusetts Teaching License in the appropriate area.

2. Meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and  Highly Qualified  according to NCLB.

3. Ability to meet the  Dimensions of Effective Teaching  established by the Boston Public Schools as outlined above.

4. Education:  Hold a Bachelors degree.

5. Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment. 

Please apply through http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/apply-jobs.  For more information, please contact Amy Short at ashort@boston.k12.ma.us

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Literacy/Librarian Teacher, Elizabeth G. Lyons Elementary School, Randolph MA

The Lyons Elementary Literacy/ Librarian Teacher will partner with the teaching staff in the development of student literacy through administration of the library and computer lab; to provide specialized instruction to faculty and students; and to oversee the selection, organization, utilization and maintenance of library and media resources.

Responsibilities:

1. Set short-term and year-long goals within curricular units.
2. Identify individual and group needs and plans the use of appropriate instructional strategies.
3. Identify, demonstrate, and use materials and resources, including technologies, that are appropriately matched to curricular goals and to individual student needs and learning styles.
4. Seek out and collaborates with classroom teachers, specialists and administration to help them design curriculum, assessment strategies, and/or instructional modifications to meet the special learning needs of students.
5. Plan frequent instructional opportunities where students are interacting with teachers and one another while assuming increasing responsibility for their own learning.
6. Evaluate the library program in relation to changing needs and technology.
7. Implement clear lesson objectives and communicates these to students and teachers.
8. Promote students' independence as learners.
9. Stimulate students' thinking through discussion and research activities.
10. Understand and demonstrate to students the relevance of the subject matter to life long learning and the inter-relationship of various curricula.
11. Help students plan strategies for acquiring, selecting, and evaluating information.
12. Demonstrate a working knowledge of current educational research and information technology.
13. Present information recognizing multiple points of view, encourages students to assess the accuracy of information obtained.
14. Use time and space productively and efficiently in order to promote optimal learning.
15. Maintain a high level of student participation and engagement with appropriate time on task.
16. Establish procedures that ensure smooth transition from one activity to another.
17. Encourage student achievement and responsibility by reinforcing desired student behaviors that demonstrate attitudes of fairness and respect. .
18. Establish and carry out reasonable routines and procedures
19. Communicate standards, expectations, and guidelines regarding the quality and quantity of student work.
20. Responds to students' questions in a timely and appropriate manner.
21. Encourage students to take risks and to persevere with challenging tasks.
20. Provide opportunities for all students to participate in library media center activities and demonstrate sensitivity to differences in abilities, gender, race, and ethnicity learning style, social and cultural backgrounds.
21. Develop and implement strategies that are effective in meetings the needs of a diverse student body
22. Seek out information and is receptive to suggestions for growth and improvement.
23. Work cooperatively with other staff members to implement appropriate library media center and school related programs.
24. Share expertise and new ideas with students and colleagues.
25. Work constructively with others to identify school problems and suggest possible solutions.
26. Meet deadlines and fulfill routine responsibilities.
27. Participate in appropriate self-development activities such as conferences, in-service training, and professional study.
28. Maintain appropriate level of confidentiality and professional behavior in all interactions with students, families, and colleagues.
29. Observe established school system polices and procedures.
30. Articulate and model a vision of the library program that is integrated with all the school's instructional programs, provide intellectual and physical access to materials, manage networks of information resources and accommodates emerging information technologies.
31. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

Massachusetts Teacher License as Elementary Teacher, School Librarian, or Reading Teacher
Demonstrated experience working with students in a diverse, multi-cultural academic setting

  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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Security Coordinator, Northeastern University, Boston MA

Northeastern University

Security Coordinator

Requisition Number: STFR001101

Division/College: Library

FT/PT: Full Time

Grade: 51

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Head of Access Services, and working in a team environment with other Access Services staff, assist in the circulation, security, reserves, resource sharing, and collections maintenance operations of the University Libraries. The Coordinator for Security will perform some or all of the following duties:

Hire, train, and directly supervise graduate student proctors staffing the library's entrance and exit security desk

Ensure that the security desk is covered during service hours, create schedules and fill in scheduling vacancies, as needed

Open and supervise the library on Saturdays.

Process part-time security proctor payroll

Contact the appropriate parties with any issues pertaining to security software and card swipes

Communicate with Allied Security and Northeastern Police to ensure 24/7 overnight coverage at the security desk

Contact Northeastern Police with Allied guard behavior issues

Oversees part-time and overnight guard budgets

Staff and supervise student workers at the Unified Service Desk daily

Monitor the library to ensure appropriate building use

Open and supervise the library on holidays as needed

Gather, compile, and generate statistical reports

Process materials needed for course reserves

Search and retrieve library items

Shelve library materials and assist with stacks quality projects

Make minor book repairs and send other items to library mending as needed

Troubleshoot equipment

Other duties as assigned

Hours will be Tuesday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m and Saturday 9:00am- 5:00pm. Hours subject to change to adjust for staff scheduling, mandatory library meetings, and during special periods (summer, holiday and intersession)

Qualifications:

Associates degree required, bachelor's degree preferred. Two years' experience in a library or information management environment strongly preferred. Working knowledge of library access services operations, including general principles of circulation, stacks maintenance, interlibrary loan, course reserves, and/or library security preferred. Supervisory experience preferred. Proficiency with office productivity software, such as email, word processing, spreadsheets, and relational databases. Previous experience with an integrated library system (such as ExLibris) is also preferred. Service oriented, punctual, attentive to detail, and accurate. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (using all standard communication vehicles - in person, phone, email, web), especially the ability to be tactful and to interact effectively with a demanding and diverse library staff and clientele. Sensitivity to the needs of users. Must be able to work with initiative and use sound judgment. Ability to lift fifty pound book cartons and to push fully loaded book trucks.

Additional Information:

Preference will be given to candidates whose applications are received by September 30, 2013.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/384347

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Fellowships in Dance Preservation and Archives, Dance Heritage Coalition, Washington DC

The Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC) is delighted to announce the third year of Fellowships in Dance Preservation and Archives for master's degree students in library / information sciences. The DHC's fellowship program gives master's students intensive training and practice in the skills needed to work in dance-related archives and libraries. Funding is supported by a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. View the amazing projects by our 2012 & 2013 Fellows by clicking through to their respective blogs. 

American citizens or permanent residents. Current full- or part-time enrollment in accredited graduate program through (at least) Spring 2014. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Fellows must be available for June, July, and most of August 2014 (approximately 13-14 weeks).


Visit http://danceheritage.org/apply.html to apply.

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Reference / Instruction & Assessment Librarian, Elihu Burritt Library, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain CT

[#C14-003] The Elihu Burritt Library at Central Connecticut State University [New Britain, CT] invites innovative and energetic applicants to fill a full-time, tenure-track librarian position.

Required Qualifications: Masters degree in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution; academic library reference experience; demonstrated experience and knowledge of electronic and print information resources; a demonstrated commitment to public service; excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills; and, experience working effectively with a highly diverse group of faculty, students, colleagues and the general public.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with commercially or institutionally developed testing of information literacy skills; experience with the development and the implementation of a program for the assessment of library instruction; experience with online learning management systems; experience providing concise information to undergraduate and graduate students in brief library instructions sessions covering a wide range of subject areas; experience teaching semester long information literacy credit course; demonstrated ability to effectively use instructional technologies.

For full consideration, applications must be received by September 16, 2013. To begin the application process, go to www.ccsu.edu/jobs

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Distance Learning Librarian, Norwich University, Northfield VT

Summary

The Kreitzberg Library at Norwich University seeks a creative, tech-savvy and service-oriented librarian to join the library team in developing and providing instruction and other services to our distance learning population. Norwich University enrolls over 1,200 online students in the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies.

 

Position Description:

The Distance Learning Librarian develops procedures and implements programs for library distance education services. Serves as liaison to the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. Develops and maintains instructional materials and technologies, and manages the library web presence for distance education. Provides support to distance learners and the faculty who create and teach distance education courses. Coordinates activities of library staff in their work associated with distance education. Collaborates with administrators, faculty, and staff to develop collections and services to support distance education programs. Participates as a member of team providing reference and instruction in a broad range of subject areas. Some evening/weekend hours required. Reports to the Head of Instructional Services.

 

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications
• ALA-accredited master's degree in library and/or information science
• Knowledge of current and emerging trends in instructional technologies

• Knowledge of or experience in applying principles of instructional design
• Basic knowledge of designing web pages using HTML and CSS
• Strong customer service orientation
• Ability to work with various stakeholders and in team environments

• Ability to speak and write knowledgeably and effectively
• Excellent organizational and time management skills

 

Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrated experience in learning and applying new technologies

• Experience providing online instruction

• Experience with online course management systems
• Experience developing online tutorials
• Experience providing reference assistance and instruction
• Knowledge of scripting languages and database design

 

Additional Information: 


This is a faculty rank, non-tenure track, appointment commensurate with academic achievements. Compensation includes a benefits package of medical, dental, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care, a retirement annuity plan, tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members, and generous professional development support.

 

Environment:

Norwich University enrolls a civilian and military student body of 3,300 FTEs in undergraduate, professional and graduate programs.  Most of the graduate programs are offered exclusively in an online environment.  The library is a beautifully designed, fifteen year old facility with six floors.  It contains more than 175,000 volumes and receives over 54,000 periodical titles in print or electronic formats.  The library is part of a statewide library network and participates in several consortia.

 

Northfield, a New England village with population of 5,800, was founded in 1781, and is ten miles south of Montpelier, the Vermont state capital.   It is 150 miles north of Boston and 100 miles south of Montreal.

 

More Information on Norwich University

Institutional Profile              http://www.norwich.edu/
Kreitzberg Library                http://www.norwich.edu/academics/library/

 

Deadline:  Review of applications will begin on September 20th, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

 

To Apply:  Send a cover letter, CV/resume, contact information for three references, and Norwich University Employment Application to Distance Learning Librarian Search via email: jobs@norwich.edu.

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Executive Director, Gwinnett County Public Library, Gwinnett County GA

Gwinnett County Public Library Board of Trustees seeks an Executive Director to develop a new model of library service delivery while building on the Library's award-winning traditions. The new Executive Director will work with the Library Board, staff and stakeholders to develop a new strategic direction and focus for the Library; serve as the face of the Library in the community it serves; develop and implement innovative and creative plans to position the Library for the future; advise and work with the Friends of the Gwinnett County Public Library; and explore alternative revenue sources. The successful candidate will find a library system with significant challenges and outstanding opportunities!

 

Governed by a five-member, appointed Board of Trustees, GCPL is a dynamic library system serving the 842,000 residents of Gwinnett County in northeast metro Atlanta, Georgia.  With an $18 million budget, Library staff (214 FTEs) operate 15 branch locations and one administrative center in what is one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation. As the busiest library system in Georgia, GCPL circulated 7.1 million items in 2012 to its 310,000+ card holders with volunteers donating 34,472 hours of service. Significant library programs include the "AskGCPL" remote access program, the 2011 Teen Summit, and a variety of offerings related to early childhood development, literacy and life-long learning.

 

Gwinnett County--the second largest county in Georgia--is an economic powerhouse standing as metro Atlanta's hub for technology, bioscience, entrepreneurship and innovation.  The County is also renowned for its educational, cultural and recreational amenities, which together have created an excellent quality of life for all ages.  Its public school system--the school system of choice for people relocating to metro Atlanta--continues to garner accolades for excellence, including the 2010 Broad Prize (designating it as one of the nation's top urban school districts). Other notable Gwinnett County amenities include its outstanding parks system, the Hudgens Center for the Arts, and the Gwinnett Environmental and Cultural Center.  For additional information, visit Gwinnett County Links.

 

Minimum qualifications. An MLS from an ALA-accredited program; five years of progressively responsible library administrative experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and the ability to hold a State of Georgia Grade 5-B Librarian's Professional Graduate Certificate.  Essential skills include: excellent internal and external communication skills that inspire and motivate; the ability to develop and implement a shared vision of innovative library service; skill in building and maintaining effective relationships with the Library Board, staff, Friends and volunteers, local officials, and community leaders; experience in strategic visioning and planning; sound fiscal management; and successful experience implementing services and programs.  Advanced management training (MPA, MBA or similar degree), proven experience reporting to a policy-making board, and success in collaborating with county or municipal officials are highly desirable. Please see GCPL Executive Director job description for additional details.

 

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $115,000 - 135,000 with a competitive benefits 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 Dan Bradbury on or before the closing date--October 27, 2013.

 

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Science and Engineering Librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA

Science and Engineering Librarian

Librarian I or II

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks an enthusiastic Science and Engineering Librarian who will help support new initiatives of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus.  The successful candidate will join a team of librarians seeking innovative ways to engage and work with campus researchers.  As the largest public academic research library in Massachusetts, we are a key partner in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth.  By combining the latest information technology with excellent public service, the staff builds and maintains a rich information environment, facilitates access to it, and creates a place that functions as a hub of campus and community scholarly activity.  The Science and Engineering Librarian will develop strong relationships with faculty and students to determine and address service needs.  Serve as one of the Libraries' subject specialists in science, engineering, public health and/or nursing.  Engage in continual examination of evolving user needs.  Provide instructional support and general and advanced reference and research assistance for undergraduates, graduates and faculty in assigned subject areas.  Participate in the Libraries e-Science and digital scholarship services program.  Select materials in all formats for assigned subject areas.  Participate in outreach events sponsored by the Libraries.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

1.       Master's degree in library sciences - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.

2.       Educational background in science, engineering or mathematics, public health or nursing, or recent experience providing reference, instruction and/or liaison support and services for one or more of these disciplines in an academic library, research library, or corporate research environment.

3.       Knowledge of reference and information sources in all formats, particularly those relating to science and engineering.

4.       Significant understanding of the methods used in performing library research.

5.       Knowledge of the information skills associated with information literacy.

6.       Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

7.       Facility with technology and its application in academic contexts.

8.       Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.  Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and library users in a service-oriented, research-intensive environment.

9.       Demonstrated creativity, initiative and self-direction.

10.   Ability to work a schedule which includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours, as required.

 

Preferred:

-Relevant discipline-specific experience in an academic or research library in a research-intensive environment.

-Experience with research data management and knowledge of scientific research workflows.

-Knowledge of bioinformatics or research methods in molecular biology.

-Familiarity with software applications and systems used in academic libraries, preferred.

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

 

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH ADVERTISED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

 

APPLICATIONS:   Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, September 20, 2013.   Send letter of interest, résumé, and the names of three professional references, to: Science and Engineering Librarian Search, Library Administrative Office, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, 154 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA  01003-9275 or email us at libadm@library.umass.edu.

 

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

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Instruction Librarian, University of New Hampshire, Durham NH

The University of New Hampshire Library seeks candidates with enthusiasm for working with students, faculty, and the public for the newly created position of Instruction Librarian. Building on the existing  instruction program, the Instruction Librarian oversees the design, implementation, maintenance and assessment of UNH Library's instruction program and services. Primary responsibilities for this position include providing leadership and vision for library instruction initiatives, serving as a resource in library instruction theory and practice, and documenting the activities, effectiveness, and needs of the instruction program through reports, presentations, and data and statistical analysis. The Instruction Librarian also participates actively in the daily work of the Reference unit.

 

Reporting to the Dean of the University Library through the department chair, the position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications. The incumbent is expected to perform scholarship; actively participate in library, university, and professional engagement or service; and meet other UNH criteria for the promotion and tenure of library faculty. UNH faculty are represented by the AAUP for collective bargaining. Required qualifications are a ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent and  a second advanced degree with desired qualification of a minimum of 1 to 3 years professional experience in an academic library environment.

 

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is a public land-, sea- and space-grant institution with emphases on undergraduate and graduate research. UNH actively creates an educational environment that fosters diversity, inclusion and quality engagement for all. UNH is located in Durham, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 15,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.

 

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

 

For a full job description and application process, please visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/. Applications will be reviewed starting October 7. 

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Senior Health Information Resources Librarian, Becker Medical Library, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis MI

Bernard Becker Medical Library at Washington University in St. Louis is recruiting for a Senior Health Information Resources Librarian. In addition to fulfilling the primary duties and responsibilities of a Health Information Resources Librarian, this position will assist the Associate Director of HIR in the overall planning and execution of programs and services and take a leadership role in activities involving circulation, inter-library loan, and general library maintenance. This is a full-time, exempt position and reports to the Associate Director for HIR.

Required Qualifications
Equivalent of MS in Library Science or related area, with 5 or more years related library management experience.

Preferred Qualifications
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated capacity for leadership, creativity, initiative, and professional growth.
• Understanding of the socio/political environment of an academic health sciences organization.

 

For details visit https://jobs.wustl.edu/. Applications accepted online only at http://hr.wustl.edu/opportunities/Pages/ExternalApplicants.aspx

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Head of Circulation Services, Peabody Institute Library, Danvers MA

Peabody Institute Library, Danvers, Massachusetts

Job: Head of Circulation Services

Duties/Description: Head of Circulation Services for a busy public library; 37.5 hours per week, year round position; work schedule includes every third Saturday and one evening per week.

Specific Duties:
Trains, supervises, and evaluates departmental personnel (One Assistant Head of Circulation, 7 assistant librarians, 2 adult pages, 3 student pages and 5 adult volunteers); Oversees and provides full range of circulation services; Assesses the budget and supply needs for the department; Assists patrons and staff in using computer resources; Orders fiction titles for the collection; Assists in the development of library policies and procedures; Manages ordering, storage and distribution of
Circulation Department supplies; Prepares reports as requested; Works with
NOBLE and directs circulation staff on the utilization and ongoing customization of the Evergreen ILS; Maintains and manages the museum/attraction pass reservation/circulation system; Participates in grant writing; Assists in program planning and execution; Prepares topical displays of library materials; Represents the Library at off-site meetings and workshops; Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited library school required. Experience with automated integrated library systems, customer service and staff training required. Demonstrated successful supervisory experience preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to relate to patrons and staff with a friendly, courteous and professional manner required.

The position will be subject to a 90 day probationary work period.

Competitive benefits package.

Salary: $47,941 to $60,921 in 7 steps


Closing Date:   September 9, 2013
Send:   Forward a letter of application and resume by September 6, 2013 via email to thibeault@noblenet.org or send hard copy to: Alan Thibeault, Director, Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA  01923.

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Collections Cataloging & Library Science Internships, Forbes House Museum, Milton MA

The Forbes House Museum, Milton, MA, seeks energetic college undergraduate or graduate student interns to work in a historic house museum for academic year 2013-14.


Collections Cataloging Internship Description:
Assist in accessioning and researching the museum's permanent collection, which includes American China Trade decorative arts, Civil War and President Lincoln memorabilia, and 19th century household artifacts. Applicants must be proficient in digital photography and editing. Intern will work with the museum's ED and web designer to create on-line exhibitions and essays for e-publications and newsletters. Applicants must have excellent writing and research skills.


Library and Information Science Internship Description:
Expand the inventory of the FHM Millet Chinese book collection, research and draft abstracts and citations for each book, and assist to prepare and upload new data to an on-line book exhibition. Applicants must be proficient in digital photography and editing, and have excellent writing, research and data entry skills.


Requirements:
An internship at FHM requires a minimum of 10 hours per week. The museum maintains regular business hours from Tuesday- Friday. On occasion, interns may be asked to participate in weekend programs or activities. Applicants must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organization skills. Strong writing and computer skills, along with knowledge of social media programs, are required. Interns must be willing to work collaboratively with a small staff, other volunteers and the public. Applicants should be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs in museum studies, history, public history, library & information science, communications, non-profit management or other related field. Along with assigned projects, interns will gain exposure in day-to-day operations. On occasion, interns will be enlisted to complete routine office tasks, or participate in group tours or special events.


To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to Robin M. Tagliaferri, Executive Director, at r.tagliaferri@forbeshousemuseum.org.

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Irish History Internships, Forbes House Museum, Milton MA

The Forbes House Museum, Milton, MA, seeks energetic college undergraduate or graduate student interns to work in a historic house museum for academic year 2013-14.


Project Description #1:
Assist with all aspects of the planning and implementation of a long term collaborative project on the Great Famine with scholars from University College Cork and the Charitable Irish Society of Boston. Assist the FHM ED with correspondence, program planning, exhibition preparation, and maintenance of project time line and budget. Applicants must have excellent writing and research skills.


Project Description #2:
Compile research on 38 Irish immigrants who lived and/or worked at Forbes House from 1833 to 1990; conduct oral history interviews with descendants of the workers, collect photos and other visual materials, transcribe interviews, and work toward the creation of an electronic exhibit/presentation or museum installation.


Requirements:
An internship at FHM requires a minimum of 10 hours per week. The museum maintains regular business hours from Tuesday- Friday. On occasion, interns may be asked to participate in weekend programs or activities. Applicants must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organization skills. Strong writing and computer skills, along with knowledge of social media programs, are required. Interns must be willing to work collaboratively with a small staff, other volunteers and the public. Applicants should be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs in museum studies, history, public history, library & information science, communications, non-profit management or other related field. Along with assigned projects, interns will gain exposure in day-to-day operations. On occasion, interns will be enlisted to complete routine office tasks, or participate in group tours or special events.


To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to Robin M. Tagliaferri, Executive Director, at r.tagliaferri@forbeshousemuseum.org.

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Collections Assessment and Development Librarian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA

Collections Assessment and Development Librarian,

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

 

The main focus of the person in this new position is to provide leadership in the assessment, title selection processes, and licensing of digital and print resources by formulating, articulating, and managing the direction, balance, and focus of the Library's collections to support learning, teaching, and research. The position will report to the Associate University Librarian. The position will be advertised until it is filled.

 

Principal duties and responsibilities include:

  •          Lead and manage collections assessment and development by analyzing institutional data, usage statistics, and other metrics for decision-making and through title selection processes involving various purchasing plans, faculty and student/staff requests, publishers' offers, and other sources.
  •          Oversee collection management procedures and activities, including collection reviews and evaluation, title selection, de-selection, preservation, and replacements.
  •          Recommend guidelines and procedures for development of the Libraries' collections based on current and proposed academic curricula.
  •          Develop planning and budgetary recommendations, including fiscal allocations; monitor and ensure the efficient expenditure of the Libraries' materials budgets in consultation with others.
  •          Oversee digital licensing procedures and renewals, interpret, and monitor updates in appropriate library information systems.
  •          Provide data for reports and analyses related to collections development and maintenance as required by university offices and external agencies, including accreditation bodies.
  •          Work in partnership with peer libraries, consortia, state and regional library systems to ensure appropriate collaborative collections activities
  •          Administer the Libraries' gift program for materials, including the identification and pursuit of potential gift opportunities.
  •          Oversee student employees - assign and review work, orient and train staff, and make recommendations as to interviewing and selection, performance appraisal, and discipline.

 

Position Requirements:

  •          MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA accredited program
  •          Three or more years of experience in collections development, collections management, acquisitions, or similarly related activities in an academic library
  •          Advanced knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel and Word and/or demonstrated competency in budget creation
  •          Basic knowledge of ACCESS helpful
  •          Demonstrated operational experience with an online integrated library system
  •          Effective oral and written communication skills
  •          Some course work in science or engineering disciplines is a plus
  •          Knowledge of the following is strongly preferred:
  •          Print, non-print, and electronic publishing and trade industries,
  •          Current issues and trends in library collections development and information delivery/access
  •          Electronic resources and related copyright/licensing issues
  •          Resource sharing and preservation
  •          Ability to work with a variety of foreign languages

 

Application Details:

Please submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applications and all of the above items must be submitted on the WPI Career Site,https://careers.wpi.edu/.

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New England Archivists Education Committee Seeks Two Student Members

The New England Archivists Education Committee seeks two student members to serve a term term of 1 year starting in the Fall of 2013. For more information, download the Job Description at this link: http://tinyurl.com/NEAStudents

Please send a letter of interest and resume to James DaMico, Chair, at james.damico@gmail.com by September 16.

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Volunteer, High School of Commerce, Springfield MA

We have a new volunteer opportunity at the High School of Commerce in Springfield. We'd like to find a GSLIS student who can volunteer a few hours a week as a library page (i.e. circ desk, barcoding books, shelving). This would be a good opportunity for a school library teacher program student, but that is not required. 

Interested students should email allegradambruoso@gmail.com or dambruosom@sps.springfield.ma.us.

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Technology/Children's and Youth Services Librarian, York Public Library, York ME

  • Library: York Public Library
  • Town: York
  • Library Type: Public
  • Position Type: MLS Preferred
  • Deadline: September 15, 2013

This is a unique position in that it combines leadership as the Head of Library Technologies, with shared leadership of the library children's and youth services. Additional hours will be served in circulation and public services.

The candidate will work with the Director on the Library's technology vision and plan, the Assistant Director on logistics and technology support, and the Head of Circulation and Public Services on day-to-day technology issues and concerns.

Duties may include:

  • Coordinating and overseeing technology systems, hardware and software
  • Assisting with all aspects of public computing equipment support including trouble shooting daily operational technology issues
  • Training and supporting the staff and public on current and emerging technologies (library and general)
  • Initiating, planning and implementing new and emerging technologies
  • Working on the website and other library technology services
  • Working with our technology support company on network management
  • Establishing, updating and refining technology policies

It is anticipated that these responsibilities will comprise approximately a quarter of the time.

In the Children's and Youth Services responsibilities, the candidate will work with the Director and the Children's Librarian in designing and delivering a wide range of creative children's, young adult (YA), and family services, programs and activities.

Duties may include:

  • Providing creative, imaginative leadership in children's and youth services
  • Initiating, planning and directing children's and YA programming and activities
  • Actively promoting children's, young adult and family services
  • Integrating new and emerging technologies into children's and YA services
  • Coordinating volunteers in the Children's Room
  • Helping maintain the physical space and equipment in the Children's Room It is anticipated that these responsibilities will take approximately a quarter to half the time

Remaining hours, approximately 12 per week, will be spent providing the library services to adult patrons. These duties will be performed in collaboration with the Head of Circulation and Public Services and our team of Library Assistants.

Duties may include:

  • Learning and providing to the public a full range of library services
  • Participating in, and at times being responsible for, overseeing, opening and closing routines and circulation and public services operations
  • Interacting in a friendly and effective manner with the public
  • Working effectively as a member of the library team that provides excellent, personal service that makes the York Public Library exceptional

Currently, hours may include two evenings a week until 7, and rotating Saturdays

Experience /Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science or equivalent training and experience
  • Leadership skills, including initiating, planning, implementing projects
  • Experience in and knowledge of managing general library technology needs
  • Demonstrated commitment and experience serving children, YAs, and families
  • Experience as a librarian including an understanding of a public library's mission, as well as its systems and operations
  • Demonstrated success in working independently and as part of a team
  • Strong analytical, organizational and communications skills and a good sense of humor

Salary: Starting at $30,000 plus generous benefit package.

Letter of application, 3 references, and resume by September 15, 2013 to:

Robert Waldman, Director
York Public Library
15 Long Sands Road
York, ME 03909

rwaldman@york.lib.me.us

Salary: Starting at $30,000 plus generous benefit package.

Website: www.york.lib.me.us

Any questions about this posting should be directed to Robert Waldman, Director at rwaldman@york.lib.me.us

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Assistant Library Director/Instructor (RNTT), Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MI

Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 08/23/13
Deadline: 09/22/13


Assistant Library Director/Instructor (RNTT)
Information Literacy Librarian
Kent Library

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist the Director in planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, and communicating an effective program of library services for the University community
  • Contribute to information literacy education and assessment within the core curriculum and across majors
  • Assist with digital learning initiatives (e.g. online tutorials, web pages, LibGuides, LMS)
  • Participate in library outreach to the main campus, regional campuses and online programs
  • Help the Director and Dean promote and maintain a collaborative work environment with library faculty and staff
  • Serve on library and university committees, other working groups, and as the state-wide representative for the library
  • Provide leadership for the Information Services Unit
  • Serve as acting director when requested by the Director or Dean

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
  • Minimum of three years professional experience in an academic library
  • Experience with information literacy instruction and the application of ACRL information literacy standards
  • Experience with the creation of digital learning objects
  • Knowledge of current practices in information services, library collections, and operations
  • Knowledge of a broad perspective of professional library operations and current library practices relative to an academic library
  • Ability to work closely with faculty and students throughout the university
  • Strong service orientation, flexibility, and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work well as a member of a group and individually
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities

Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic academicians able to develop and maintain academic quality verified by measured student learning. Southeast seeks candidates who will embrace and promote innovative methods of course delivery, appropriate applications of technology, and progressive pedagogical methods.

Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience.

Application Deadline: The position is available January, 2014 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 22, 2013.

Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/js_login.cfm?&TopHeader=semoedu

Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
Current curriculum vitae
Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
Names, telephone numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses of three professional references

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Projects Archivist, New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord NH

The New Hampshire Historical Society seeks a full-time projects archivist to assist with the development of the Society's digital resources and extensive cataloging of the Society's archival collections, including manuscripts, photographs, maps, broadsides, ephemera, and rare books. The projects archivist reports to the digital projects manager and collaborates with other project staff and the collections stewardship team. The position is planned to be in place for one year and may extend beyond that time.

Key responsibilities include creating, editing, and standardizing digital catalog records for the Society's archival and library collections, consistent with established metadata standards; processing, creating inventories and finding aids for the Society's archival collections; and collaborating with other project staff and the collections stewardship team.

Required qualifications include MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program; excellent organizational, research, writing and oral communication skills; a broad understanding of library and archival collections management principles, and standards for digital collections; experience creating original catalog records using professional metadata standards, including AACR2, MARC, RDA, EAD, DACS, and Dublin Core; experience scanning images and/or working with digital image files; familiarity with HTML and XML; competence with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook; experience working at a historical society or other institution with archival, library, and museum collections; ability to work in a project-oriented and shared decision-making environment.

To view a complete position description, visit http://www.nhhistory.org/employment.html. To apply, please send cover letter, including salary expectations, and resume in PDF, to Joan Desmarais, Assistant Executive Director, at jdesmarais@nhhistory.org. Subject line of the e-mail should read: Projects Archivist Application [your last name].

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Reference Librarian/Archivist, New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord NH

The New Hampshire Historical Society seeks a part-time or full-time reference librarian/archivist to provide on-site and remote reference services for the Society's library and archival collections, and to create, edit, and maintain digital catalog records, inventories, and finding aids. The reference librarian/archivist reports to the library director and collaborates with the collections stewardship team.

Key responsibilities include providing on-site reference services to library users; maintaining the security of the library reading room; responding to remote inquiries and research requests; creating, editing, and maintaining digital catalog records and finding aids for the library and archival collections, following prevailing best practices for metadata standards; and processing specific collections within the Society's manuscript, photograph, map, broadside, ephemera, and rare book collections.

Required Qualifications include an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program; excellent organizational, research, writing, and oral communication skills; experience providing reference and research services to a diverse public; broad understanding of library and archival collections management principles; broad understanding of best practices and standards for digital collections creation and preservation; experience creating original catalog records using professional metadata standards, including AACR2, MARC, RDA, EAD, DACS, and Dublin Core; competency with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook; experience working in a collaborative environment at a historical society or other institution with archival, library, and museum collections.

To view a complete position description, visit http://www.nhhistory.org/employment.html. To apply, please send cover letter, including salary expectations, and resume in PDF, to Joan Desmarais, Assistant Executive Director, at jdesmarais@nhhistory.org. Subject line of the e-mail should read: Reference Librarian/Archivist Application [your last name].

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Adult Services Tech Specialist, Osterville Village Library, Osterville MA

Definition
The Adult Services Tech Specialist provides professional adult and information technology services to the general public. Incumbent has supervisory capacity; develops and manages adult programming; trains library users on computer systems to include PCs and MACs, e-readers and other devices. Incumbent is also responsible for reference and non-fiction collection development, and other duties as required.


Supervision
The Adult Services/IT Librarian works under the general direction of the Library Director receiving oral instructions and general suggestions. Incumbent performs professional library duties in a responsible manner, using judgment and initiative in designing programs and activities that support adults in our community. Issues involving policy decisions are referred to the Library Director.


Supervisory Responsibilities
Supervises and assigns duties to part time staff and volunteers as needed. May provide occasional supervision of the library staff in the absence of the Director and Assistant Director. This position is considered a shift supervisor during evening and Saturday hours; cooperates as a team member with other library staff.


Work Environment
Work is performed primarily at the Reference/Information desk, where the noise level could be loud; workload is subject to seasonal fluctuations which will require advanced planning, coordinating and publicizing of adult activities; regular library schedule requires evening and weekend work. The employee operates standard library equipment including; readers, sight support equipment, specialized devices and other equipment as acquired in the future. The employee has access to confidential patron records and shall maintain the privacy of these records. The employee has regular contact with the library patrons, staff, schools, and the news media. Contact is performed in person, by phone, e-mail, social media and in
writing.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities
(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position.)

  •  Develops and maintains the business, reference, genealogy and local history collections, including books, periodicals, audio, video, online and single license databases, multi-media materials and other sources as required
  •  Develops and implements adult programming (on and offsite), including educational and entertainment programs and special events; plans and develops related public relations materials; coordinates services and programs with the local community 
  •  Responsible for creating, entering and submitting adult program publicity to local newspapers, radio, library website and social media as soon as programs are planned. Works with businesses, schools and local organizations to encourage support of library programming
  •  Participates in the development and maintenance of the adult non-fiction collection
  •  Provides quick reference, detailed research, and readers advisory services to patrons; responds to inquiries on procedures, in person, e-mail, social media and telephone; assists patrons with self-guided research
  •  Provides training and assistance to patrons in the use of computer hardware and software, online databases, e-readers, and print resources, and other resources as necessary. 
  •  Coordinates and presents programs for Young Adults with the wii gaming console, Geocaching and other programs of interest to Young Adults.
  •  Maintains and coordinates the museum pass program
  •  Maintains appearance of the reference/information desk, keeping it neat and accessible at all times
  •  Represents the library to community groups as assigned
  •  Assists Library Director in the preparation of the Library newsletter, Barnstable Library Bulletin and other news sources as directed
  •  Assists and prepares grant applications for adult services with Library Director upon request
  •  Attends staff meetings and training sessions as required
  •  Maintains professional knowledge through at local and regional library conferences, seminars and workshops
  •  Performs other duties as required.

 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience

Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences required, with one or more years of professional library or related experience in Adult and Technology Services, or at the discretion of the Library Director.


Knowledge, Ability and Skill
Knowledge of contemporary technological issues and trends; ability to communicate technical information to non-technical staff and patrons; knowledge and understanding of basic library policies and procedures. The incumbent should have a working knowledge of an automated circulation system, and proficiency using social media content.


Knowledge of reference sources and the organization and management of library reference operations; knowledge of current trends in adult literature, reference resources, business and investment resources, and local history and genealogical resources. 

Incumbent must have ability to troubleshoot and fix computer malfunctions, install and utilize data processing applications; ability to deal effectively with the public and co-workers; ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when dealing with difficult patrons; ability to follow instructions, to manage numerous diverse tasks at one time, and to complete projects on time, and with minimum
supervision.


Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, to serve the public with an outgoing friendly disposition using tact and diplomacy. The candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent planning and organizational skills; and ability to multi task in a fast- paced environment.


Physical Requirements
Minimum physical effort is required to perform most duties. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, and use hands to operate equipment for extended periods of time.


Time management skills and ability to set priorities in order to meet deadlines. 

Must be able to pay close attention to detail and concentrate on work.

Candidate must be able to lift and carry boxes weighing 50 lbs, or to push a fully loaded book truck which could weigh in excess of 100 lbs. Vision requirements include the ability to read routine documents and use a computer.


Schedule
The work week is 35 hours Tuesday through Saturday. The schedule includes two evenings per week, and is assigned in the best interest of the library.

To Apply - Send your resume, cover letter, and one letter of reference to Lee Ann Amend at
Lamend@clamsnet.org or Osterville Village Library, 43 Wianno Avenue, Osterville, MA 02655

 

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Head, New Media, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV

PROFILE of the LIBRARIES DIVISION 
This position is located within the Libraries' Division of Research and Education. In support of the University Libraries' mission and shared values, the Research and Education Division fosters collaborations that contribute to our users' academic success, research, and lifelong learning. The Division positively impacts student learning and supports the research and scholarly agenda of the University. This mission is realized through: instruction of learners using a variety of methods and tools, partnerships with faculty to create an integrated, assessable, information literacy-focused curriculum, provision of targeted information resources, expert, point-of need research assistance, and a commitment to fostering competencies for lifelong inquiry. 

ROLE of the POSITION 
This new position will manage a core of five staff to re-envision a library department (formerly Media and Computer Services) to focus on new media-on-demand access to services and content anytime, anywhere, on any digital device. Informing the work of the Libraries Systems and Web and Application Development Services Departments, the New Media Department will provide an interface between user needs and expectations and the Libraries' physical technology and virtual presence. 

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Education, the Head of New Media will collaborate across divisions to help implement the Libraries' public technology vision through services, public spaces, and web presence. Responsibilities include providing leadership on website usability and content; keeping current with best practices for implementing new technology in support of digital and media literacy; developing and coordinating workshops and programs to educate Libraries staff and users about technology within the public computing environment; investigating methodologies and best practices for creating, promoting, and disseminating student-authored content; and conducting ongoing assessments related to New Media's programming to assist in formulating policy and determining strategic directions. The Head of New Media will work with others to explore and evaluate technology solutions to meet user and organizational needs and experiment with and develop technologies and their applications for library services. The Head of New Media will also work with Collection Management staff to identify optimal ways for discovery, access, and use of media collections and will serve as the Libraries' liaison to campus entities, such as the Disability Resource Center, the Office of Information Technology (WebCampus and Instructional Technology Services units) and Online Education. It will be important for the Head of New Media to collaborate with fellow department heads in leading the creation of programs and services for the UNLV community that will advance the research enterprise and foster a climate of scholarly inquiry and student achievement while continuously enhancing the user experience. 

As a tenure-track library faculty member, the incumbent will be expected to work collaboratively with others; engage in scholarly activities; and provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure. The Head of New Media will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and he or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels as well as with faculty and students. 

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES 
As a strong partner in student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial staff, over one million volumes, outstanding digital collections, up-to-date technology and internationally renowned Special Collections in four modern, flexible facilities. We are an organization committed to continuous improvement as informed by data and other evidence collected through review processes such as Lean as well as a wide range of other organizational assessments. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 100 experienced faculty librarians and staff members supporting teaching, learning, research and creative endeavors at one of the nation's fastest growing universities. For more information, please visit http://www.library.unlv.edu/employment 

QUALIFICATIONS 
Required: A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association; supervisory or managerial experience; familiarity with digitization and delivery of digital content; experience or coursework associated with the technologies used to support user access to and use of electronic information resources and common productivity tools; knowledge of media distribution and streaming video solutions; demonstrated commitment to user-focused services and experience working collaboratively and constructively with a wide range of groups and individuals; evidence of energy, creativity, initiative and commitment to professional growth; the ability to work independently and collegially; excellent written and oral communication skills; and a record of professional engagement and scholarship. 

Preferred: Two or more years as a manager and supervisor of full time staff in a an academic library; experience with initiatives in support of digital and media literacy; demonstrated experience in developing working partnerships with academic departments and other campus communities; demonstrated project management experience; and experience, reputation, and scholarship record sufficient to meet criteria for appointment as a tenured faculty member. 

SALARY RANGE 
This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II or III (equivalent to an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor). Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding. 

APPLICATION DETAILS 
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. The review of materials will begin March 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to Jennifer Fabbi, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or hrsearch@unlv.edu.

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Digital Projects Librarian, School of Theology Library, Boston University, Boston MA

Introduction:

The Boston University School of Theology is one of about 15 university-based seminaries in the United States. Historically Methodist, the School of Theology serves approximately 300 students from a variety of denominational backgrounds.  The Theology Library works to support the School of Theology as it educates women and men in the fields of theological and religious life.  

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Head Librarian, the Digital Projects Librarian is responsible for managing and developing the digital collections of the School of Theology Library. 

 

Responsibilities include:

  •    identify and select significant items from the library's archival collections for digitization
  •    assist the library's archivist in processing the archival collections held by the library, especially those selected for digitization
  •    act as liaison to School of Theology faculty to identify and develop digital projects relating to faculty research and teaching
  •    oversee preparation of materials for digitization
  •    manage student staff involved in digitization
  •    select and/or design, and maintain appropriate presentation platforms for access to digital content
  •    promote the use of library digital resources by library patrons
  •    assist faculty with using digital collections in teaching and research

 

Qualifications:

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and minimum of 2 years of experience in creating and managing digital assets within a digital repository, library or archive.  Advanced degree or background in religious studies or theology preferred, but not required.

 

Salary & Benefits:

For information regarding salary and benefits for full-time employees, please the Boston University Human Resources Jobs page http://www.bu.edu/hr/jobs/


Application Information:

Apply through posting for this position on the Boston University Job Opportunities page:https://bu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=295242&company_id=15509&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1016195&startflag=1

 

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Managing Librarian I, Lake Stevens Library, Lake Stevens WA

Job # 7871

Starting Pay: $5,073.00 - $6,974.00, Monthly 


The Managing Librarian I is responsible for managing all operations of the library, assuring effective operation of a full
array of services to local and regional customers. This position includes mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekend hours. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

  •  Plan, develop, and direct programs to serve the needs of customers of all ages in the library service area and promote the mission and objectives of the Library District
  •  Direct the operation and maintenance of the library's physical facilities and equipment
  •  Direct the quality of reference work by staff and perform effective reference services
  •  Provide effective direction to assigned staff to assure the quality of public service; interview, select, and train staff; coach staff and arrange for or facilitate continuing training
  •  Assure the fiscal soundness of library operations; develop operating and capital budgets; negotiate and obtain budget approvals from local government officials; monitor and report expenditures compared to budget and initiate needed  corrective actions to maintain fiscal integrity; direct daily accounting transactions for the library; review and approve purchases
  •  Perform effective library and reference collection management to provide for a materials collection appropriate for the needs and interests of the library's customers through research
  •  Perform effective community relations and promote library programs through presentations and negotiations with local government officials and various organizations 
  •  Act as Sno-Isle's contact with city staff; liaison to local library board and staff support for local Friends of the Library.

Requires substantial knowledge of library operation and administration; direction of library staff; advanced reference and
bibliographic search methods and systems; collection management; fiscal administration; Library District policies and procedures; and public/community relations policies and methods.


Requires the ability to supervise staff in a manner that enhances performance and assures quality public service; manage physical facilities and library collections; administer budgets and fiscal assets; speak and understand English; make personal presentations to various public groups; work cooperatively and have favorable relations with public and co-workers.


These skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of experience and training including a required Master's degree in Library Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university, the ability to obtain a Washington State Librarian certificate upon employment, and a minimum of four years of related practice in librarianship with a minimum of one year of supervisory experience.

Visit http://www.sno-isle.org/employment to apply. 

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Library Science Intern, Everyday Democracy, East Hartford CT

Everyday Democracy is seeking a library science graduate student in fall 2013 to help us archive historical information and resources, and organize our physical and online library system.

 

The library science intern will report to the Organizational Effectiveness and Learning Officer, assisting her in the archiving project and library system update. Working in a flexible and creative nonprofit environment, the intern will have opportunities to sharpen his or her skills in cataloging and organizing information, research and writing.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Creating an inventory of our historical resources
  • Creating accessible online and print collections of these resources
  • Designing a system for maintaining our archival system
  • Researching libraries and centers that can house some of our seminal documents and records on topics ranging from the nuclear freeze movement to deliberative democracy
  • Organizing our online and physical library system
  • Providing assistance on our SharePoint document library

 

COMMITMENT:

Time commitment is 10-15 hours per week for one or two semesters. Working hours are flexible but the work must be completed between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays, at our East Hartford office. This is a paid internship opportunity. The applicant should have an interest in supporting a nonprofit that works with communities around the country to bring people together to talk and work together for positive equitable change on a range of public issues.

 

TALENTS/SKILLS DESIRED:

  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Organized, creative thinker and team player
  • An open mind and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects
  • Ability to learn programs and processes quickly
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs; knowledge in ACCESS a plus
  • Knowledge of online library systems and Sharepoint is a plus

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications will be accepted through September 18. To apply, please email the following documents to Carrie Boron, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning Officer, at cboron@everyday-democracy.org with "Library Science Internship" in the subject line.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in this opportunity and what skills you would bring

 

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Technical Services Librarian, Maxwell Library, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater MA

Technical Services Librarian, Maxwell Library, Bridgewater State University

This is a full-time, twelve month, tenure track position. Rank is commensurate with experience. This is an Exempt position which falls within the MSCA Union (Massachusetts State College Association).

 

Job Description

  1. Provides leadership for the Technical Services unit, which includes cataloging (all formats), serials processing, technical processing, and database maintenance.
  2. Supervises library assistants and student workers, including but not limited to evaluating performances and collaboratively setting priorities and goals.
  3. Collaborates with the Collection Development and Acquisitions unit to ensure efficient work flows and cooperative processes are practiced.
  4. Performs original and complex copy cataloging in all formats using national and international standards for completeness and fullness, including but not limited to rare books, electronic resources, photographs, archival materials and ephemera.
  5. Provides expert knowledge on cataloging standards (including RDA), print and online tools, and the use of software to improve technical processes of all types.
  6. Manages serials cataloging (all formats), maintenance, and receipt processes, including but not limited to updating online resource lists, troubleshooting link resolver problems, title changes, and some vendor communication.
  7. Ensures quality, consistency and ease of access to the bibliographic records in the online catalog.
  8. Develops policies, procedures and practices about and related to importing records, outsourced services, copy cataloging, staffing plans, and other documentation as needed or requested by the director of Library Services.
  9. Communicates effectively with other library units about cataloging policies, procedures and practices.
  10. Collaborates with the Digital Services librarian and others on suitable metadata standards and schemas (i.e., Dublin Core, TEI, and others) for identifying digital objects for the library's institutional repository and other digital containers.
  11. Recommends purchases for the library's collections in one or more subject areas and is the liaison to one or more academic departments.
  12. Actively participates in library- and campus-wide committees, meetings, and programs.
  13. Actively participates in professional organizations; attends conferences, workshops, and programs; develops a record of scholarly activities.
  14. Other duties as assigned by the director of Library Services or as appropriate to responsibilities and librarianship in general, including but not limited to running reports, staffing the Reference desk occasionally, and offering library instruction sessions.

 

Required Minimum Qualifications

  1. Graduate degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited program.
  2. Knowledge of cataloging standards, database management, and use of technology in a technical services library environment.
  3. Experience in cataloging operations for all formats, LC and Dewey classification schemes, authority and subject heading systems, and the use of bibliographic utilities.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards, schema, and tools, including but not limited to EAD/EAC, Dublin Core, METS/MODS, VRA Core, MARC, FRBR and BIBFRAME.
  5. Ability to collaborate well with faculty, librarians, staff, students and administrators.
  6. Excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership, and team-building skills.
  7. Ability to think strategically, set priorities, and adapt quickly to changing environmental needs.
  8. Ability to manage responsibilities independently.
  9. Strong problem-solving, analytical and organizational skills.
  10. Three years of professional technical services experience in an academic, large public or special library.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Second master's degree needed for promotion beyond associate librarian rank.
  2. Experience using database products such as MS Access.
  3. Knowledge of one or more foreign languages.
  4. Experience using Ex Libris's Voyager system.

 

To apply, visit: https://jobs.bridgew.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55636

 

 

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Technical Specialist (Network), Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Technical Specialist (Network) position. The successful candidate will be responsible for the installation, configuration, administration, maintenance, and monitoring of network, telecommunications and data center infrastructure components as well as the provision of customer service and support for a broad range of network devices and systems, including maintaining network performance and network security standards.

 

Salary: $63,602 - $83,025, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

Education - High School graduate or equivalent. Associate or Bachelor Degree preferred.

 

Experience - Two to four years work experience in a network administration role, at least two which will be above entry level providing direct support of network connectivity, hardware and software within an enterprise environment. Familiarity with Cisco IOS and additional non-Cisco networking systems. CheckPoint, BlueCoat and/or Blue Socket systems preferred.

 

Specialized Qualifications - CompTIA Network+ or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or equivalent required. Experience in LAN/WAN administration, Network Performance Tuning, Network Design and Implementation preferred.

 

Requirements

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

 

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

 

Deadline for application: 8/31/2013

 

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Part-time Morning Librarian, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston MA

The Bunker Hill Community College Library and Learning Commons seeks applicants for a part-time weekday morning Librarian.


Circulation Services: This position provides assistance to the Coordinator of Library Services for Circulation, Reserves, and Interlibrary Loan Services to students, faculty and staff.


Schedule: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Compensation: This is a part-time position, $23.99/hour for 18 hours per week. This position provides the opportunity to interact with students, faculty and staff in a community college setting including:

  •  Backup support on the circulation, reserve, lending, and interlibrary loan desk;
  •  Effectively support the activities of librarians and library assistants at the Lending Services Desk; print schedules, assign special projects as necessary, and reinforce training;
  •  Respond to questions from patrons (students, faculty, staff, and community members) utilizing high customer service strategies;
  • Utilize technology (Evergreen (consortium ILS), the statewide Virtual Catalog, and the national OCLC system);
  • Assist patrons in using Library services and equipment, including computers, printers, photocopiers, and the library website and catalog;
  •  Assist with other aspects of library operations as needed.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program. Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and Reserve experience in an academic library, with a strong interest in and aptitude for customer service. People skills (communication, telephone etiquette, etc.), and strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and students. Ability to work independently and maintain confidentiality. Punctuality and dependability.


Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Experience with library technology including library management systems (specifically Evergreen), Syrup, Virtual Catalog, and OCLC;
  •  Ability to manage and mentor a staff of up to 25 part-time and work-study paraprofessional employees and student workers;
  •  Ability and desire to relate to and work well with a diverse student, faculty, staff, and community population, both one-on-one and in groups;
  •  Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  •  Able to learn quickly and take initiative;
  •  Familiarity with using and instructing others in technology.

Review Date:
To apply, send a resume or curriculum vitae, a cover letter that includes a summary of your qualifications, and names and contact information of three professional references to Elizabeth Fields, Coordinator of Library Services, at erfields@bhcc.mass.edu. For questions about the position, email Dr. Vivica Smith Pierre, Director of Library and Learning Commons, at vdpierre@bhcc.mass.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by Friday, September 6, 2013.

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Reference Librarian, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield CT

Reference Librarian: Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, Ct is seeking that special person to join our team of great librarians.  We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in adult collections and innovative programming. You are friendly and approachable with a curiosity to explore new approaches to technology and any other "new" trend, idea, or concept.  You love connecting our patrons and helping them look for a solution to their questions. Your work is performed with considerable independent judgment and initiative. Your days will be complete and sometimes you will leave the building exhausted yet energized.

You will have a MLS from an ALA accredited university and one to two years' experience working as a professional librarian.

Fairfield, Ct is a train ride between New York City and Boston and is on the shore of Long Island Sound.  Our town is a very special place for a very special Reference Librarian.

Starting salary $58,167 with benefits package.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Library Director: Karen Ronald: kronald@fplct.org by September 6th.

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Preservation Internships, Special Collections Department, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston MA

Preservation Internships - Fall 2013

State Library of Massachusetts - Special Collections Department, Boston, MA

 

Since the early nineteenth century, the State Library has continuously collected materials that reflect Massachusetts' government, culture and history, and continues to maintain the most comprehensive collection of Massachusetts state publications in existence. Its collection has been carefully and thoughtfully gathered for over 185 years, and it forms a tremendous resource for all areas of Massachusetts research. The Library has an active program to make its collections available through public programs, exhibitions, and digitization.

 

State Library internships are unpaid, but provide students with valuable work experience in a unique library setting. The library is conveniently located in downtown Boston in the Massachusetts State House, one block from the Park Street MBTA station. Our operating hours are Monday through Friday, 9-5.

 

Internships Description

 

The Special Collections Department is offering two types of internships this fall to assist with preservation task: a half-time internship, for which we request a minimum commitment of four hours per day, either 9am-1pm, or 1pm-5pm; and a part-time internship, for which we request a minimum of eight hours per week, preferably in four-hour blocks.

 

The internships will start immediately and continue through the fall semester, with possibility of extension.

 

The intern will assist the Preservation Librarian in a variety of preservation/conservation projects including but not limited to: paper surface cleaning, document repairs and lining, archival rehousing, encapsulation, book and spine repairs, and cleaning/organizing the Special Collections shelving units. The ideal preservation intern will have extensive knowledge and hands-on experience/training in archives, special collections, preservation/conservation techniques.

 

The State Library's Special Collections Department includes items that need special care due to their age, fragility, or format. Holdings comprise rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, newspapers, tax valuations, architectural drawings, prints and photographs, scrapbooks, and souvenirs. The collection is particularly strong in nineteenth and twentieth-century city directories, maps, and atlases.

 

For more information, contact the Preservation Librarian: Kelly.Turner@state.ma.us. To apply for this internship, please send a cover letter and resume to Kelly.Turner@state.ma.us.

 

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Reference Internship, Special Collections Department, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston MA

Reference Internships

State Library of Massachusetts-Special Collections Department, Boston, MA

Fall Internship Opportunity - 2013

 

 

The Special Collections Department is offering part-time internships to assist with reference and exhibition activities, but also including other special projects. The internships can start immediately, and continue through the fall semester, with possibility of extension. We request a minimum commitment of eight hours per week, in blocks of four hours, preferably either 9am-1pm, or 1pm-5pm.

 

The interns will work with staff to cover the information desk (helping on-site patrons, answering telephone and written inquiries). Other duties may include assisting with exhibitions: conduct the research, item and image selection, preservation review, scanning, creation of label text, and panel fabrication for our upcoming exhibitions. Duties may also include processing of small collections, records management and appraisal of the Library's archival records, inventories and re-housing of historical materials, collection surveys, and digitization.

 

Since the early nineteenth century, the State Library has collected materials that reflect Massachusetts' government, culture and history, and continues to maintain the most comprehensive collection of Massachusetts state publications in existence. Its collection has been carefully and thoughtfully gathered for almost 200 years, and it forms a tremendous resource for all areas of Massachusetts research. The Library has an active program to make its collections available through public programs, exhibitions, and digitization.

 

The State Library's Special Collections Department includes items that need special care due to their age, fragility, or format. Holdings comprise rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, newspapers, tax valuations, architectural drawings, prints and photographs, scrapbooks, and souvenirs. The collection is particularly strong in nineteenth and twentieth-century city directories, maps, and atlases.

 

State Library internships are unpaid, but provide students with valuable work experience in a unique library setting. The library is conveniently located in downtown Boston in the Massachusetts State House, one block from the Park Street MBTA station. Our operating hours are Monday through Friday 9-5.

 

 

For more information, contact Beth Carroll-Horrocks or Silvia Mejia at the Special Collections Department: special.collections@state.ma.us, or 617-727-2595. To apply for this internship, please send a cover letter and resume to special.collections@state.ma.us.

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Assistant Director of Content Strategy, Ocasek Medical Library, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown OH

The Ocasek Medical Library at the Northeast Ohio Medical University seeks an Assistant Director of Content Strategy.

This individual will lead and direct the staff, programs, and services of the Content Strategy Department. Determines collection strategy and coordinates the Library collection development process. Will maintain access to print and electronic resources for faculty, students and staff of NEOMED and the NEOMED Affiliated Hospital Libraries through the online library catalog. Will oversee the scholarly communications program, library system management and responses to emerging technologies.

Requirements:
Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution.
Four years of professional library experience including experience in collection development, serials, and/or cataloging.
Familiarity with online library systems.

Position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning 8/26.

Additional information about the position and instructions for application can be found here:
https://neomed.peopleadmin.com/postings/323

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Technical Services Librarian, Amherst Town Library, Amherst NH

 Amherst Town Library

14 Main Street

         Amherst, New Hampshire

03031

Telephone 673-2288

 

 

 

Title: Technical Services Librarian

 

Qualifications: The Amherst Town Library (NH) seeks a detail-oriented librarian with an ALA-accredited MLS. Extensive experience may be considered in lieu of an MLS degree. Recent MLS graduates are encouraged to apply.

Experience cataloging, using OCLC; knowledge of DDC23, AACR2 and MARC 21, awareness of RDA; are all required. Technological savvy and experience using Polaris Library System are preferred.

The successful candidate must possess initiative, embrace collaboration and have a desire to innovate.

 

Description: This full-time position is responsible for ordering and receiving, cataloging, processing and repairing print and non-print library materials, as well as overseeing other staff and volunteers in the completion of these duties.

The schedule includes working weekends in a rotation and some public service desk coverage.

 

Compensation:  $40,830.40 minimum with excellent benefits including health and dental insurance, 457(b) Deferred Compensation plan.

 

The Amherst Town Library actively supports the professional growth and development of all staff members. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, our commitment to customer service, and our dedication to having fun.

 

 

Review of applications will begin immediately.

 

 

To apply, email resume and letter of interest to: Amy Lapointe, Director, alapointe@amherst.lib.nh.us with "application" in the subject line

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College of Nursing Liaison Librarian, Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville NC

College of Nursing Liaison Librarian
Information Services Department
Laupus Health Sciences Library - ECU

The Laupus Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University invites applications for a full-time liaison librarian position. The College of Nursing Liaison provides leadership in the planning, coordinating, delivery, promotion, and assessment of library and information services for faculty and students in the ECU College of Nursing. This position serves as a member of the Information Services Department and provides reference services, including regular shifts at the library's Service Desk, and related tasks assisting library users as needed. This position also develops and delivers library skills training for on campus and distance education students using current and developing technologies.

The minimum educational requirement is an ALA accredited Master's degree in Library Science. Health sciences library experience or relevant course work in the health sciences is highly desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with significant professional experience in an academic or health sciences library.

Initial appointment is a one (1) year fixed term contract, subsequent renewal may be for a multi-year fixed-term contract. The minimum salary is $47,500. ECU offers an excellent benefits package.

For complete details: www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/laupuslibrary/about/jobstaff.cfm, or contact Colie Cashwell at (252)744-2216 or cashwellc@ecu.edu

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Reference / Instruction & Assessment Librarian, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain CT

[#C14-003] The Elihu Burritt Library at Central Connecticut State University [New Britain, CT] invites innovative and energetic applicants to fill a full-time, tenure-track librarian position.
 
Required Qualifications: Masters degree in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution; academic library reference experience; demonstrated experience and knowledge of electronic and print information resources; a demonstrated commitment to public service; excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills; and, experience working effectively with a highly diverse group of faculty, students, colleagues and the general public.
 
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with commercially or institutionally developed testing of information literacy skills; experience with the development and the implementation of a program for the assessment of library instruction; experience with online learning management systems; experience providing concise information to undergraduate and graduate students in brief library instructions sessions covering a wide range of subject areas; experience teaching semester long information literacy credit course; demonstrated ability to effectively use instructional technologies.
 
For full consideration, applications must be received by September 16, 2013. To begin the application process and for a complete job description, please visit  www.ccsu.edu/jobs

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Archivist, USS Constitution Museum, Boston MA

The USS Constitution Museum seeks an experienced archivist who will acquire, document, manage, care for and promote the Museum's special collections and make them accessible through its reading room, website, exhibitions, programs and publications. The archivist is an integral member of the curatorial department, which is responsible for the Museum's nationally significant and ever-growing collections, exhibition development, and research. The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in library science with a concentration in archives management and a background in history, American studies, maritime history or a related field. Web programming/design experience desirable. Position available immediately.

Please send a letter and resume to: Sarah Watkins, Director of Collections and Learning, at Swatkins@ussconstitutionmuseum.org by September 6, 2013. No phone calls please.

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Library Director, Eastham Public Library, Eastham MA

Definition

Professional, administrative and supervisory work directing the activities and operations of the Eastham Public Library, and; other related work, as required.

 

Essential Functions

The essential functions or duties listed below are illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

 

Plan and supervise the operation of the Eastham Public library; collaborate with the Board of Trustees to develop library policies, programs and procedures.

 

Train, supervise, direct and coordinate the duties of staff, assign personnel and develop work schedules and conduct employee evaluations and recommend personnel actions.

 

Prepare, develop and manage departmental budgets including municipal appropriations,  trust funds, and gifts; prepare grant proposals for the funding of library services; administer grants; oversee payroll and payment of bills.

 

Develop long and short-range plans for library programs; including adult, adolescents and children, develop special programs for community groups; home bound residents; and evaluate and modify programs as necessary to achieve stated goals.

 

Promote and publicize library activities and special events including speaker and workshops.

 

Manage adult collection development and oversee children's collection development; responsible for the selection and purchase of books, supplies, equipment, and other library materials; add and discard collection materials; establish collection development policies; create and modify cataloguing system.

 

Represent the Library at library network meetings and ensure that network policies are followed; represent the Library at town board meetings and at professional meetings.

 

Oversee the development of technology; select hardware, software and on-line databases.

 

Supervise the maintenance of the library buildings and grounds; oversee maintenance of library equipment; prepare specifications for competitive bidding.

 

Prepare and submit reports required for State certification and State aid.

 

Perform similar or related work as required, or as situation dictates.

 

Supervision

Works under the administrative direction of the Town Administrator implementing policies of the elected  Board of Library Trustees; duties require initiative and judgment to plan and oversee the administration of the Library, and develop and deliver library services to meet individual and community needs.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises two full-time employees, two part-time employees, and seasonal staff.

 

 

 

 

Work Environment

Work is performed in library conditions; library hours may require evening and weekend work.

 

The employee operates standard office and library equipment.

 

The employee has contact with the public, other libraries, professional organizations, community groups, and local and State government officials.

 

The employee has access to employee and volunteer CORI information and patron records.

 

Errors could result in monetary loss, poor public relations, and delay of services.

 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

 

Education and Experience

Master's Degree in Library and Information Science (ALA accredited institution); five years of experience in library administration and direct service work in a public library; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Additional Requirement

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners certification

 

Knowledge, Ability and Skill

Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work; familiarity with the organization and management of library operations, including administration, personnel, budgeting, and fund raising; knowledge of automated library systems; knowledge of building maintenance and facilities management.

 

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, patrons, community organizations and town officials; ability to speak and write effectively; ability to prepare and administer budgets and prepare financial reports; ability to pursue and administer grants.

 

Written and oral communication skills; interpersonal and problem-solving skills; administrative and budgetary skills; computer skills; planning and organization skills.

           

 

Physical Requirements

Minimal effort required to perform most functions; required to carry and shelve books; frequently required to stand, walk, sit, speak, hear, bend, reach, climb, and use hands to operate equipment; required to lift and/or move materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Vision requirements include the ability to read and analyze documents and use a computer.

 

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

 


Visit http://www.eastham-ma.gov/Public_Documents/EasthamMA_Jobs/I041B582E to apply.

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Reference Librarian - Substitute, Springfield City Library, Springfield MA

 

SALARY:            $20.34 - $20.34 Hourly

$19,567.08 - $19,567.08 Annually

 

OPENING DATE: 08/11/11

 

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

 

POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY:

 

Responsible for providing reference and resource information and material and programs to the general public for the City of Springfield's Library Department. Responsible for assisting patrons to find and use library materials or provide referral to other sources and other similar duties pertaining to the Information Services department.  Work is performed in accordance with accepted practices and procedures in the field of library sciences related to reference and resource material with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent professional judgment under the general direction of the Branch Manager or Manager of Public Services who reviews work through observation, reports and conferences.  Supervision maybe exercised over other employees.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Provides reference and instructional services to the general public, branches and regional libraries.  Monitors performance of the periodicals collection. Assists the Internet Services Librarian in web maintenance. Oversees the production of bibliographic aids and performs similar duties affecting system wide operations as required.
  • Participates in the common work of the department including outreach, books by mail, formal instruction, collection development, web development and maintenance, compilation of bibliographies and other reader advisory products, displays, etc.
  • Plans, schedules and implements bibliographic instruction and other programs for students, special interest groups or the general public in the use of library services and collection. Participates in system-wide staff training program.
  • Initiates and engages in special projects that analyze, design and develop special services for various diverse audiences.  Participates individually or in work teams to make recommendations for new initiatives or changes in service as they relate to the overall operation of the reference desks.
  • Keeps abreast of developments and technological advances in the library field, current events, popular reading interests, and other issues necessary to maintaining awareness of public information needs. Conducts informal training of other personnel to increase awareness of methods and practices.
  • Performs routine tasks such a taking payments for microform copies, counting daily cash receipts, keeping statistics, re-filing and re-shelving ready-reference materials.
  • Performs other similar duties as responsibility and necessity dictate or requested by supervisor.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Thorough knowledge of information provision theory and practice.
  • Specialized knowledge of reading interests and developmental stages of children and teens.
  • Ability to demonstrate vision, strategic thinking, collaboration and inclusive leadership skills, flexibility and adaptability and a willingness to embrace and drive change.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Creative problem solving skills.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science.

For more details and to submit an (online only) application, go to the City of Springfield Employment Opportunities Website: http://bit.ly/13NeeUk.

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Library Branch Manager, Springfield City Library, Springfield MA

SALARY:            $49,829.04 - $64,802.64 Annually

 

OPENING DATE: 08/06/13

 

CLOSING DATE: 08/21/13 11:59 PM

 

POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY:

 

Responsible for administrative and professional work in the management of personnel, services and operations of assigned branches. Develops and maintains collections; develops programs and services; plans branch goals and objectives; and other similar duties. Work is performed with professional independent administrative judgment and decision in accordance with the policies and objectives of the Library Department, with review by the Library Director through reports and conferences. Supervision is exercised over other employees as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Establishes branch goals and objectives to best serve the community within the overall policies of the Springfield Library system.  Provides feedback and makes suggestions concerning system-wide goals, objectives and activities.
  • Plans, develops and implements programs, events and services to meet the needs of a particular neighborhood.
  • Maintains responsibility for branch collection selection, development and maintenance within approved budgetary limitations. Analyzes circulation trends and makes appropriate recommendations; reviews selection and monitors budget performance; evaluates branch collection; removes outdated or unused materials; reorders replacements; and orders materials to supplement collection.
  • Evaluates the services, programs, methods and practices used in the branch; determines adequacy; modifies or adapts services to meet new or unusual patron requirements within the limits of established policy; and prepares and submits appropriate reports to the Library Director.
  • Provides patron assistance at the reference or circulation desks as required.
  • Trains, directs, assigns and checks the work of subordinates on organization policies and procedures, methods and practices, standards of performance, and other matters affecting their work. Detects substandard performance and takes corrective action within the limits of established Library policy.
  • Evaluates performance of staff members, maintains good personnel relations and consults with supervisor regarding personnel or other matters effecting subordinates.
  • Oversees and participates in adult and/or children's services in assigned branches. Oversees and participates in system-wide adult and/or children's activities, such as school visits, summer reading club, book discussion groups, and outreach activities.
  • Monitors building repair or maintenance needs, and submits requests to appropriate authority.
  • Represents Library within the community to various agencies, businesses and groups.
  • Writes grant proposals to fund projects or programs.
  • Keeps abreast of developments and technological advances in the library field, current events, popular reading interests, and other issues necessary to maintain awareness of public information needs. Conducts informational training of other personnel to increase awareness of methods and procedures.
  • Performs related work as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, assign, coordinate and supervise the work of a library branch.
  • Extensive knowledge of library programs, functions, operations, polices and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of rules, regulations, laws and ordinances governing the work performed.
  • Thorough knowledge of the practical application of computer operations.
  • Ability to assemble, develop, evaluate, and analyze data in special administrative areas and to make recommendations affecting polices and procedures based on this work.
  • Ability to plan, assign, supervise and review the work of subordinates.
  • Ability to make independent work decisions in accordance with governing policy, law, rules and regulations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative officials, subordinates, and the general public.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely orally and in writing.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Bachelor's degree with major course work in library administration plus completion of the American Library Association accredited Masters of Library Science.
  • Five years library experience with some experience in library administration.

For more details and to submit an (online only) application, go to the City of Springfield Employment Opportunities Website: http://bit.ly/13NeeUk.

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Childrens Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield MA

 

SALARY:            $42,296.65 - $42,296.65 Annually

 

OPENING DATE: 08/06/13

 

CLOSING DATE: 08/21/13 11:59 PM

 

POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY:

 

Responsible for the provision of children's programs and services for the Central Library, including collection development of print and non-print materials, programming, reference services, outreach and similar duties pertaining to children's services, and assisting in developing and providing system-wide children's services.  Work is performed under the direction of the Supervisor of Youth and Outreach Services. Supervision is exercised over other employees.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Develops and implements collection development plans for the Central Library Children's collection. Selects, purchases, weeds, and maintains the children's collection at the Central Library.
  • Creates and conducts  programs for students, teachers and principals at  preschools and elementary schools, acts as liaison with school department on matters related to curriculum, assignments, outreach, etc. Provides resources and references for student projects. Conducts school group tours for children.
  • Maintains children's section of Central Library, creates subject bibliographies and assists branch librarians in children's collections.
  • Coordinates the Early ChildhoodResourceCenter. Purchases materials, prepares for cataloging, maintains web page, sends newsletters, offers workshops, attends meetings, and prepares reports.
  • Keeps abreast of child-related trends/popular reading interests and responds using a creative, lively approach to reach the child population. Keeps abreast of developments and technological advances in the library field through conferences, associations, etc.
  • Initiates and engages in special projects that analyze, design and develop special services for children's audiences. Participates individually or in work teams to make recommendations for new initiatives or changes in service as they relate to the overall operation of the Library as related to children.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Specialized knowledge of children's reading interests.
  • Ability to demonstrate vision, strategic thinking, collaboration and inclusive leadership skills, flexibility and adaptability and a willingness to embrace and drive change.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and writing skills.
  • Specialized knowledge of classification systems.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science.
  • Some library experience preferred but not required.

For more details and to submit an (online only) application, go to the City of Springfield Employment Opportunities Website: http://bit.ly/13NeeUk.

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Branch Supervisor, Springfield City Library, Springfield MA

Position Purpose/Summary 

 

Responsible for assisting the Branch Manager in the everyday functioning of the library. This includes personnel, public interaction, programming, facility management and administrative duties. Work is performed with latitude in the exercise of independent initiative and judgment in accordance with accepted professional practices and within the policies and directives by the Branch Manager. Supervision is exercised, directly or through subordinates, over all Branch library employees.

 

Essential Functions:

  1. Responsible for staff and volunteer supervision and training.
  2. Oversees collection development for both children's and adults.
  3. Manages the reference and public service areas.
  4. Responsible for programming for children, young adults and adults (i.e. planning, preparation and implementation).
  5. Responsible for library/community development; attends community and attend library meetings.
  6. Oversees supervision of building and reporting facility problems.
  7. Performs related work as required.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of all areas of public library operations.
  2. Knowledge of long-range planning, implementing, and evaluating library services and programs, and planning and monitoring budgets.
  3. Knowledge of leadership, management and human resources principles.
  4. Knowledge of the planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating the goals and objectives, programs, policies, budgets and capital projects of a municipal library system.
  5. Extensive knowledge of the philosophy, objectives, principles, methods, and techniques of modern professional municipal library administration.
  6. Extensive knowledge of the formulation and administration of budgeting procedures.
  7. Extensive knowledge of the function, design, operation and maintenance of a municipal library system.
  8. Thorough knowledge of community needs and problems related to public libraries.
  9. Working knowledge of library technology.

    10. Ability to interpret and apply library policy.

    11. Ability to manage projects, particularly capital projects.

 

Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science.
  2. A minimum of three years of progressive professional library experience

For more details and to submit an (online only) application, go to the City of Springfield Employment Opportunities Website: http://bit.ly/13NeeUk.

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Reference Librarian (1 part-time position), Springfield City Library, Springfield MA

Position Purpose/Summary 

 

Responsible for providing reference and resource information and material and programs to the general public for the City of Springfield's Library Department. Responsible for assisting patrons to find and use library materials or provide referral to other sources and other similar duties pertaining to the Information Services department.  Work is performed in accordance with accepted practices and procedures in the field of library sciences related to reference and resource material with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent professional judgment under the general direction of the Branch Manager or Manager of Public Services who reviews work through observation, reports and conferences.  Supervision maybe exercised over other employees.

 

Essential Functions:

  1. Provides reference and instructional services to the general public, branches and regional libraries.  Monitors performance of the periodicals collection. Assists the Internet Services Librarian in web maintenance. Oversees the production of bibliographic aids and performs similar duties affecting system wide operations as required.
  2. Participates in the common work of the department including outreach, books by mail, formal instruction, collection development, web development and maintenance, compilation of bibliographies and other reader advisory products, displays, etc.
  3. Plans, schedules and implements bibliographic instruction and other programs for students, special interest groups or the general public in the use of library services and collection. Participates in system-wide staff training program.
  4. Initiates and engages in special projects that analyze, design and develop special services for various diverse audiences.  Participates individually or in work teams to make recommendations for new initiatives or changes in service as they relate to the overall operation of the reference desks.
  5. Keeps abreast of developments and technological advances in the library field, current events, popular reading interests, and other issues necessary to maintaining awareness of public information needs. Conducts informal training of other personnel to increase awareness of methods and practices.
  6. Performs routine tasks such a taking payments for microform copies, counting daily cash receipts, keeping statistics, re-filing and re-shelving ready-reference materials.
  7. Performs other similar duties as responsibility and necessity dictate or requested by supervisor.

 

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Thorough knowledge of information provision theory and practice.
  2. Specialized knowledge of reading interests and developmental stages of children and teens.
  3. Ability to demonstrate vision, strategic thinking, collaboration and inclusive leadership skills, flexibility and adaptability and a willingness to embrace and drive change.
  4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  5. Creative problem solving skills.

 

 Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science.
  2. Two or more years of experience in a library environment.

 

 

 

Closing Date/Time:            Wed. 08/21/13 11:59 PM Eastern Time

 

Salary:            $21,148.00 Annually

 

Job Type:            Part Time

 

For more details and to submit an (online only) application, go to the City of Springfield Employment Opportunities Website:  http://bit.ly/13NeeUk.

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Virtual Internship, Mitinet Library Services, Verona WI

Mitinet Library Services

421 S. Nine Mound Rd.

Verona, WI 53593


Supervisor: Tom Adamich -- toma@mitinet.com

Website: http://www.mitinet.com


Internship Description

Please note: This is a virtual internship.

It's a great time to be a metadata creation and management specialist. The Mitinet Cataloging Internship Program will be a key part of your journey to become a great one! Welcome to the Mitinet Cataloging Internship Program. It is our pleasure to be a key part of your metadata education as a Librarian. Mitinet will provide you with the Mitinet Education Program - a series of webinars, learning modules, and resources designed to help you understand the "how" as well as the "why" behind metadata creation, analysis, and management. You will then be asked to be a part of the following:

  • Paid internship
  • Most processes will eventually be automated (i.e. work from Dewey classification tables and drop-downs for subject headings - average 6-8 record)
  • Participants work virtually; each one signs an agreement and has a 1099
  • Must complete profile assessment ; may work as little or as much as you want; must commit to a certain total MARCs per week (obtained from a MARC record bank)
  • Student will work with the Mitinet professional librarian to develop learning outcomes and write a position paper on a relevant cataloging / knowledge management topic (5-7 pages)


In the Mitinet Education Program, you will have access to MARC Magician. MARC Magician is Mitinet's professional cataloging tool. It's the most powerful global editing and cataloging tool in the world. MARC Magician is also the centerpiece of the The MARC Wizard Cataloging Suite. MARC Wizard is a bundle of tools and data services to help librarians create, manage, and customize metadata - using tools to clean, standardize, and validate metadata for accuracy. MARC Wizard also provides access to important education-based data sets. We also give you a screening tool for any existing metadata to keep your database clean and consistent - statistically proven to increase library materials and information access. The MARC Wizard Cataloging Suite is designed to be your guide to making metadata meaningful... for lifelong learning! Established in 1989, Mitinet, Inc. is a known innovator in the area of MARC metadata creation and database optimization. Our founding legacy began with the world's first integrated library system- the RLN system at Stanford University and continued through the years as a key part of notable metadata project interactions with premier institutions such as the Queens Borough Public Library, Beijing Library, and Oxford University, to name a few.


From our beginnings, Mitinet, in conjunction with the state of Wisconsin Department of Education developed the first ever, PC-based MARC cataloging tools (MARC Magician) for the focused purpose of empowering Wisconsin k-12 school librarians to create electronic records and manage data within the then new automated library environment. Today, Mitinet is the de facto MARC metadata database expert for libraries of all types and specializes in serving the needs of K-12 school libraries. Mitinet optimizes and enhances more K-12 school library databases than all other library material metadata vendors combined. Using an analogy, "If the best made automobile's engine is running on dirty oil and using poor quality fuel, the engine won't perform to its potential. Similarly, the metadata in a library automation system is like that oil and fuel running the automobile engine. Without high quality metadata, the library automation system won't function to its full potential - as the main tool to retrieve useful, relevant materials in a library's collection or virtual library database. Thus, a library's collection/database is only as good as its metadata.


Learn how the Mitinet Cataloging Internship Program will prepare you to serve your future enterprise as its metadata creation and management specialist! Learn how to:

  • Manage data workflows and production
  • Leverage knowledge management skills
  • Provide granular data points to maximize library asset use and to assist in meeting curriculum objectives


Desired Qualifications

Evidence of completion or current enrollment in cataloging coursework and demonstrated ability in classification and subject analysis of K-12 materials (e-books, etc.)


Preference given to candidates who demonstrate enrollment in or completion of any of the following Simmons GSLIS courses: LIS 416 Introduction to Cataloging and Classification; LIS 417 Advanced Subject Cataloging and Classification; LIS 445 Metadata; LIS 469 XML


Compensation

Participants may earn from $3.00 - $5.00 / record (target rates) and be eligible for bonus 

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Internship, Fenway Libraries Online, Boston MA

Fenway Libraries Online

550 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02115


Supervisor: Walter Stine -- walter@flo.org

Website: http://www.flo.org


Internship Description

  1. Conduct a study of Institutional Repository (IR) software functionality and available products, both vendor products and open source software. The intern will research existing systems, review relevant documentation, and talk with vendors and users of current systems. The intern will write a report and present it to the FLO community of librarians.
  2. Conduct a study of Discovery software platforms. Similar to the project above, the intern will research existing systems, review relevant documentation, and talk with vendors and users of current systems. The intern will write a report and present it to the FLO community of librarians.

Scheduling is flexible. We can provide a workspace and the intern can perform some of the work remotely.


Desired Qualifications

Excellent verbal and written English skills. Some knowledge or interest in IR or Discovery software would be helpful. Research skills would be helpful.


Public Transport

Green line stop at MFA. Orange line stop at Ruggles. 39 bus.


Parking

Parking is not available.


Compensation

Unpaid. 

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Intern, Fisher College Library, Boston MA

Fisher College Library

118 Beacon Street

Boston, MA 02116


Supervisor: Joshua McKain -- jmckain@fisher.edu

Website: http://www.fisher.edu


Internship Description

  • Providing general and subject-specific library instruction for students
  • Promoting the Library to the Fisher College community
  • Preparing and updating handouts, tutorials, and bibliographies for library resources
  • Providing reference service (both in person and electronically)
  • Assisting in the selection of print and electronic information resources
  • Performing other duties as needed
  • Have experience with the Internet and online information resources
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills in English
  • Possess excellent oral and written skills
  • Possess the ability to perform multiple tasks in a busy library environment
  • Have an interest in working with a diverse population of library users


Desired Qualifications

LIS 407 -- Reference/Information Services


Public Transport

Arlington T Stop, walk up Arlington Street, take a left onto Beacon Street, and enter Fisher College at 118 Beacon Street (Library is on the 2nd and 3rd floor)


Parking

Parking is not available.


Compensation

Unpaid 

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Intern, Health Advances, LLC, Weston MA

Contact: Laura M. Eisenmann -- leisenmann@healthadvances.com

Website: http://www.healthadvances.com


Internship Description

Health Advances, LLC, is a strategic advisor to the healthcare industry, helping companies make more confident decisions involving some of the greatest challenges in the commercialization of medical technologies. Founded in 1992, Health Advances serves clients in Biopharma, MedTech, Diagnostics and Life Sciences, Health IT and Services, and Investors. Health Advances has headquarters in Weston, MA, with satellite offices in San Francisco, Washington, DC, and Zurich.


Health Advances' Knowledge Management team is seeking to optimize the quality and distribution of news alerts ("current awareness") to our consulting staff. Some of these alerts may be general business news, but more will be focused on various aspects of the healthcare industry relevant to our practice areas. We have conducted a survey to gain a deeper understanding of the types of news and delivery platforms that staff use currently and will wish to use in the future. The intern will spend most of her/his time taking this project to completion:

  • Analyze first round of survey results to determine preferred types of news and delivery methods, by consultant level
  • Working alongside senior KM staff, locate and evaluate potential resources to address unmet needs and delivery methods
  • Conduct deeper research on a sub-set of resources, and draft final recommendations in concise PowerPoint slides
  • Draft guidebooks and cheat sheets for select consultant and management level preferences
  • Present analysis and suggested best practices alongside senior KM staff at company-wide meeting (as scheduling permits)
  • In addition, as time and interest permit, the intern may have the opportunity to learn about healthcare research sources and to participate in answering research requests.


We are flexible as to scheduling, but would prefer the intern to work for two or three blocks of 3 to 5 hours each, between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., any days of the week except for Monday mornings.


Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Some familiarity with the healthcare field would be a plus, but is not required. Interest in healthcare would make this a more rewarding opportunity.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Office applications, especially Word and PowerPoint
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment
  • Ideally, the intern will have taken a Reference course, be able to conduct research, and have some familiarity with RSS and similar technologies.


Public Transport

Not available.


Parking

Parking is available.


Compensation

Unpaid 

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Call for Applications, Mosaic Program, Association of Research Libraries/Society of American Archivists

The Association of Research Libraries/Society of American Archivists' Mosaic Program promotes much-needed diversification of the archives and special collections professional workforce by providing tuition assistance, practical work experience, mentoring, career placement guidance, 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.

Please note that all application materials must be received by ARL by the August 23rd deadline. 

This program is funded by a generous grant from the Institute of Museum of Library Services (IMLS) as well as ARL and SAA.

The call for applications can be found here:

http://www.arl.org/news/arl-news/2823-arl-saa-mosaic-program-call-for-applications-deadline-august-23-2013

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Reference Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

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

A beginning professional position under the general direction of the Reference Services Coordinator with supervision as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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

 

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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




MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

 

Experience:            Relevant experience will be considered.

 

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

 

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

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Language:               Second language       

 

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

 

 

To apply, please visit:  www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, August 23, 2013 to:  City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA  01608.  EOE/AA employer.  Preference given to Worcester residents.

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President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) Internship

Job Title:             President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) Internship

 

Term:                    Fall, Spring or Summer

 

Length:                 12 weeks (flexible start/end dates)

 

Hours:                  20-40 hours/week

 

About PCFSN:

The Council's mission is to engage, educate, and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.  The Council is comprised of up to 25 volunteer citizens who advise the President through the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services about opportunities to provide physical activity, fitness, sports, and nutrition programs for all Americans.  Through partnerships with the public, private, and non-profit sectors, the Council promotes programs and initiatives that motivate people to lead active, healthy lives.  The Council plays a key role in the development of the administration's programmatic priorities, outreach, and awareness efforts to improve the health and quality of life for all Americans.

 

Position Overview:

The Council was started in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as the President's Council on Youth Fitness, and over the years has evolved into what is currently known as the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.  Through more than five decades since its inception PCFSN has had a rich history, spanning multiple Presidential administrations and encompassing many historic events, programs and initiatives.  This internship position provides the opportunity to gain experience working with the Council's communications team to support tasks related to the researching and archiving of the Council's history as well as working on the communications aspects of the organization's current programs. 

 

Internship duties include: researching the Council's historic programs, initiatives, publications, etc.; developing a system/database for categorizing and cataloging the Council's historic materials; creating electronic versions of historic items; archiving of historic materials; and assisting with the Council's records management process.  The intern may also work on facilitating the speakers request process, creating presentations and talking points, assisting the development and review of marketing collateral, coordinating and executing events, and drafting/responding to Council correspondence.  In addition, the position requires a semester long research project to be presented to Council staff at the conclusion of the internship.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong experience in or pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in library science, archival studies or history
  • Excellent research, writing and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional organization skills and very detail oriented
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Public affairs/communications experience preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Creative suite and web-design experience a plus

 

Internship is unpaid, however if enrolled in a college/graduate program you are eligible for credit hours at the discretion of your institution.

 

Application Instructions:

Please send a cover letter and resume to fitness@hhs.gov and title the email "PCFSN Internship."  Please note if you are available on a full or part time basis.

 

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Reference Librarian, Special Appointment (part-time), Curry College, Milton MA

The Levin Library is seeking a part-time Reference Librarian for a Special Appointment.  This role will be for one semester, (Fall 2013) and will be working approximately 17.5 hours per week, equal to a two course release.  The primary function of this position will be to provide research assistance to students and faculty at the Levin Library and includes but is not limited to: assisting with the research at the reference desk via email, telephone and instant messaging; training students and other patrons in the use of Library Resources such as databases, OPAC and print materials; and entering statistics into the library database.  Other responsibilities may involve LibGuide maintenance activities, database testing and speaking with visiting tour groups.

Requirements include: MLS or MLIS from an ALSA accredited program and a minimum of 2-3 years of library reference desk experience (academic library experience is preferred). This individual must possess excellent research and teaching abilities, interpersonal and organizational skills, and possess knowledge of a variety of database platforms.

Interested applicants please submit a resume/CV, letter of interest, and a list of three professional references including complete contact information.  Official Transcripts will be required for hire.

 

All applicants should apply online at: http://www.curry.edu/about-curry/employment/job-opportunities.html

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Assistant Director for Collections Management, Colby College Libraries, Waterville ME

The Colby College Libraries seek a dynamic, engaged, innovative and enthusiastic individual for the position of Assistant Director for Collections Management. The Assistant Director for Collections Management leads, administers and coordinates the operations of the Collections Management Group including Resource Sharing, Acquisitions, Serials, E-Resources, Cataloging/Metadata, Storage Facility and Stacks Maintenance, and Collection Development. Immediate responsibilities involve day-to-day operational duties combined with establishing group strategic priorities, optimizing departmental workflows and group organization.

 

This position provides leadership and innovation for the department while managing human, financial, and other resources to ensure efficient operations. He/she supervises a staff of 5 FTE.  This position reports directly to the Director of Libraries and is a member of the Libraries' Leadership Team which, along with the Director of Libraries,  provides vision in moving the Libraries forward to best serve the research and scholarship needs of our students and faculty. The Assistant Director for Collections Management leads the Libraries' efforts to purchase, describe, and organize the Libraries' main collections.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Create the strategic direction, establish priorities and oversee operations of the Collections Management group.
  • Oversee the management of a $2.2 million Libraries' materials budget.
  • Manage all aspects of e-resource acquisitions and access.
  • Administer OCLC functions and shelf-ready processes, including Promptcat Profiles and local and consortial approval plans.
  • Prepare statistical reports on the Libraries' materials budget and work with the Scholarly Resources and Services group on collection assessment projects, as necessary.
  • Analyze procedures and workflow to maximize Libraries' resources and provide efficient access to materials.
  • Assume a leadership role in the CBB Consortium, serve on committees and work collaboratively with our collection partners, Bates and Bowdoin Colleges, to build a joint collection.
  • Monitor national trends and advances in resource sharing, technical services, e-resources, and collection management and evaluate the potential application of these initiatives to the Libraries' services.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate staff.
  • Conduct regular meetings with staff to coordinate departmental activities and communicate administrative policy and updates.
  • Identify training needs for the group and recommend or provide training to meet those needs.

 

The Assistant Director for Collections Management participates in general administrative decision making, library management, strategic planning, and priority setting. Librarians are faculty without rank and are expected to contribute to creative, scholarly, and professional activities, and to participate in library-wide and campus-wide service.

 

Required Qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLIS or MLS degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic library with demonstrated competency in collection management and development.
  • Ability to manage multiple department operations in a changing environment.
  • Experience with an integrated library system (preferably Innovative Interfaces).
  • Strong knowledge of all aspects of electronic resources management, including licensing, knowledge base management, link resolver technology, vendor records, e-book acquisitions, and patron driven acquisitions.
  • Experience managing a budget in a complex acquisitions setting.
  • Experience using spreadsheets and other data analysis tools.
  • Ability to analyze technical services workflows and implement service improvements in light of local and national library trends; demonstrated experience solving complex technical services problems.
  • Experience with negotiating licensing and pricing for digital collections and services
  • Working knowledge of OCLC cataloging services.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a dynamic, complex and rapidly evolving environment.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with state, consortial, or regional shared-print initiatives.
  • Experience working with consortial partners.
  • Experience with resource sharing (RAPID, ILLiad).
  • Familiarity with RDA and emerging metadata standards.

 

The Colby College Libraries are "central to scholarship" and a key part of the Colby academic program. There are three libraries, a new state of the art storage facility, a staff of 12 professional librarians, 15 support staff, and more than 75 student employees. A significant reorganization in 2012 resulted in the Libraries being poised for transformational change in the provision of services, collections, and instruction. Bates and Bowdoin Colleges are key partners in building a shared collection and MaineCat, NExpress, and Rapid are used to facilitate resource sharing.

 

The Colby Libraries is a member of the Oberlin Group, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council of Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR), the Hathi Trust, the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC), the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and the Maine Shared Collections Cooperative shared print project.

Applicants should send the following electronically in PDF format to Stephanie Frost (sjfrost@colby.edu).

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of philosophy on collections management and library service
  • graduate transcripts, and
  • three letters of recommendation

Position open until filled. Priority given to applications received by October 7th

Preferred start date: January 1, 2014

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Digital Library Specialist, PBS Headquarters, Arlington VA

DEPARTMENT: PBS LearningMedia 
LOCATION: PBS Headquarters, Arlington VA
STATUS: Full-time/Regular/Exempt

JOB OBJECTIVE: 
PBS LearningMedia (LM) is a PBS Education initiative designed to develop a system-wide repository of digital education content and support the distribution of the content through digital services offered by local public television stations.

The Digital Library Specialist works to support the Sr. Director of Digital Product & Content Strategy and the Director of Curriculum with tasks related to the LM Library. In this role the Specialist provides thought leadership and best practices to building, sustaining and growing a robust, world class digital education library.

The Specialist manages the LearningMedia digital resources and databases, and works with the team to create a highly usable and searchable resource for educators. He/she works with the team in managing the preparation of digital assets according to the LM editorial and technical standards. In addition, the Specialist works in collaboration with other PBS Digital colleagues to identify and implement improvements to the CMS features, workflows, and contributor training processes (i.e. new versions and releases of the CMS). 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 
  • Responsible for the management of PBSLM's digital database, including:
    • Content representation 
    • Indexing and retrieval of new content 
    • Controlled vocabularies
    • Metadata schema, and 
    • Editorial Guidelines
  • Develop and provide training to Station and Media Partner Contributors to ensure quality and accuracy of submissions to LM: 
    • Developing communications, on-boarding, training and support activities to ensure a positive experience for LM content contributors using the CMS to catalog their content for local and national distribution 
    • Review contributor uploads and provide timely feedback to contributors 
    • Provide support to content contributors according to the CMS editorial and technical specifications for LM
  • Facilitate contributions from public media partners (i.e. Library of Congress and National Public Radio) to curate and index their educational collections for PBSLM.
  • Support the Director of Digital Curriculum and subject matter experts to maintain and manage the LM curriculum frameworks to accurately reflect changes in national and state academic standards. 
  • Manage the process and accuracy of the content mapping to curriculum frameworks and standards alignment engine. 
  • Manage and conduct data mapping projects with partnering databases, including building crosswalks between existing metadata structures. 
  • Work with the PBS Digital technology product lead to address, manage, and fix production bugs and data issues related to content representation, indexing, and data integrity to ensure the best user experience (i.e. asset discoverability and SEO). 
  • Work hand in hand with PBS functional units to streamline content across platforms (COVE, PBS TeacherLine, and Bento program sites) for use in LM. 
  • Establish processes to continually review existing PBS content libraries (e.g. PBSD inventory, PBS Kids GO Broadband repository, PBS.org, COVE repository).
  • Additional tasks and projects as assigned. 
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 
At least 5 years of work experience with content representation, metadata, resource description and digital reference services, preferably in the media industry

MINIMUM EDUCATION/TRAINING REQUIRED: 
Bachelor's degree in a related field; Master's degree in Library Science strongly preferred

SKILLS/ABILITIES REQUIRED: 
  • A strong understanding of database management, human computer interaction, and information retrieval systems
  • Strong familiarity with digital media
  • Skilled in use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • Resourceful, self-directed and skillful team player
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with 
  • A strong sense of tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent time management skills 
  • Ability and flexibility to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work effectively with many different constituents
  • Strong customer service orientation
 

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Part-time Reference & Instruction Librarian, Manchester Community College, Manchester NH

The Manchester Community College Library in Manchester, NH seeks an energetic, customer-service oriented Librarian to join its team.   This is an entry-level position.

 

SCOPE OF WORK: The Reference & Instruction Librarian combines traditional library reference and instruction services with current and emerging technologies to design and develop engaging reference services, course-related library instruction sessions, and assessment of student learning of information literacy competencies.  This position works within a student-centered, creative, and innovative reference and instruction team, providing exceptional customer service for a diverse population and academic curriculum.  This position reports to the Library Director at MCC.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

• Performs reference duties by assisting users with information and research needs in person, and via telephone, chat, and email.

• Develops, delivers, and evaluates general and course-integrated information literacy/ library instruction and reference programs in person and online.

• Creates online course research and subject guides.

• With the library instruction team, collaborates with faculty to introduce and integrate information literacy concepts and competencies into their academic coursework, and assess student learning outcomes.

• Collects and reports library instruction statistics and data as needed.

• Assists in the development and maintenance of the reference collection.

• Collaborates with professional library staff on policy documents.

• Provides basic technical support and troubleshooting on library computers, including Microsoft Office products.

• Attends seminars and serves on committees to stay current with professional development and campus issues.

• Complies with all college, system, state and federal rules and regulations.

• Other duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education:  Master's degree in Library Science, from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience: No experience required. Additional years of related work experience may not be substituted for the formal education required by this class specification.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience working in a library in a higher education institution is preferred.  Experience using ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards to develop instruction lessons and workshops. Knowledge of print and online resources. 

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Evening and weekend availability required.

 

RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Thorough knowledge of professional library techniques, systems and procedures. Knowledge of sources and procedures used in reference and bibliographical research. Knowledge of reader interest levels in relation to library patrons. Working knowledge of reference books and other information sources. Ability to use and explain library facilities including card catalogs and other reference aids. Ability to assist the public and others with specialized library problems. Ability to assign and supervise the work of technical personnel. Ability to present ideas effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the colleges appointing authority.

 

How to Apply

All applicants who wish to be considered for this position are required to submit a Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) Application. Unless specified otherwise, applications shall be accepted until the position is filled. Applications will require certification once submitted. Certification does not constitute or guarantee an interview. If applications pass certification, they will be forwarded to the hiring manager for consideration. When submitting an application, please designate the title of the position and position number for which you are applying.

In addition to submitting the CCSNH Application form, applicants are asked to include a current resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter.

Applications and other documents should be submitted to:

Manchester Community College
ATTN: Human Resources
1066 Front Street
Manchester, NH 03102
mcchr@ccsnh.edu

For general questions, please contact Melissa Williams at mrwilliams@ccsnh.edu or (603) 206-8008.

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

Duties:
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

Education Required:

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library science program

Experience Required:

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.

Desirable 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


Visit https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/62957 to apply.

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Scholarly Resources Librarian - Life Sciences, Brown University, Providence RI

The Brown University Library seeks an innovative and user-oriented informational professional to join the Research and Outreach Services Department as the Life Sciences Librarian.  As the Library's primary liaison to the Departments of Biology, CLPS (Cognition, Linguistics, and Psychological Sciences), and others, the Life Sciences Librarian plays a central role in developing library services and collections to support teaching and scientific research in the life sciences.  

The Life Sciences Librarian initiates and build relationships with faculty, postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate concentrators to determine and meet their current information needs and to anticipate future needs.  S/he will work closely with the Health Sciences Librarian (of the Warren S. Alpert School of Medicine and the School of Public Health), the Scientific Data Curator, the Physical Sciences Librarian and other library staff.

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

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

Qualifications:

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

To apply for this position (Job #B01516), please visit Brown's Online Employment website (https://careers.brown.edu), complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.   

This is advertised as Salary range: 10. Salary ranges may be seen at http://brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/employee-resources/compensation-information/salary-ranges.

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Business Librarian, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA

Position and Responsibilities: 

Georgia State University Library seeks a collegial and forward-thinking librarian to provide innovative outreach services, instruction, and research support to students and faculty in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business. The College includes the departments of Accountancy, Managerial Sciences Computer Information Systems, Marketing, Finance, Health Administration, Real Estate, Hospitality Administration, Risk Management & Insurance, and International Business. With more than 6,000 students and 200 faculty members, Robinson College is one of the largest business schools in the United States.  

This position is part of the University Library's Social Science, Business & Education team and is one of two librarians who support the Robinson College of Business. Working in a highly collaborative, team-based environment, Business Librarians are responsible for delivering quality online and in-person instruction, providing in-depth research consultations, and building strong partnerships with Robinson College faculty, programs, and institutes. Subject librarians also provide general research assistance both online and at the Library's User Services Desk. Some weekend and evening work required. This is a 10-month position (August-May). Georgia State University librarians hold faculty rank and are expected to engage in service and scholarly activities.  

Qualifications: 

REQUIRED:  

  •  ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science 
  • Experience working in an academic or research library 
  •  Experience conducting business research and knowledge of business information resources  
  • Commitment to user-centered services, innovative approaches to teaching and instructional technology, and new ways of supporting of the research needs of students and faculty 
  •  Knowledge of recent trends in research libraries 
  •  Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to pass a background check 

PREFERRED: 

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in business or economics 
  •  Experience creating and delivering library instruction, both face to face and online 
  • Experience working with specialized formats, such as data sets, used in business disciplines 
  •  Demonstrated scholarly and professional activities 

Salary and Rank 

Minimum salary of $37,500 paid over 10 months (August-May).  Salary is commensurate with the candidate's education and experience.  Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis. 

 

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor.  Review of materials will begin September 20, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.  Send materials to: 

 

Human Resources Officer 

University Library 

Georgia State University 

100 Decatur Street, SE, Atlanta, GA  30303-3202 

(404) 413-2700 

liblao@gsu.edu 

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Digital Initiatives Librarian, Brandeis University, Waltham MA

**Recent and soon-to-be MLS graduates are encouraged to apply**

Brandeis University, a private research university in the metropolitan Boston area, seeks a technology-savvy, innovative and service-oriented Digital Initiatives Librarian to join the library systems team.  The primary responsibility of the position is to work collaboratively with
librarians, faculty and staff to plan, implement, maintain and support digital collections.

Responsibilities include:
 - Administration and configuration of the Institutional Repository and related systems, including planning and performing batch loads of new collections, and administering users and roles within the application(s)
 - Technical support of faculty and staff in the use of the Institutional Repository
 - Working in conjunction with Library Systems staff, vendor support staff and open source communities to troubleshoot and resolve problems with digital collection applications and systems
 - Working with technologists and managers of other systems to provide integrated access to digital collections and other library resources
 - Creation of short and long-term plans for digitization of selected materials, including working with content specialists and faculty members to set priorities for digitization
 - Being active in the external digital library community, keeping current with developments and applications in the field of digital collection management, and recommending changes to local digital collection management activities based on industry developments

Required Qualifications include:
 - Knowledge and experience working in Linux or Unix systems at the CLI
 - Strong interest in administering and supporting digital initiatives applications and services
 - Familiarity with metadata standards such as EAD, MARC, Dublin Core
 - Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students
 - Master's degree in library science or related field. Relevant work experience may be substituted for some of the required education. Recent and soon-to-be MLS graduates are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications include
 - Experience with digital library applications such as DSpace.
 - Familiarity with digitization projects and standards for various materials
 - Experience with scripting languages
 - Experience with CSS, XML, XSLT and harvesting standards.
 - Experience in a research library or academic library
 - 1-3 years of relevant experience

The successful candidate will be flexible, creative, and enthusiastic, with a strong interest in exploring and implementing emerging technologies and innovative services.  S/he will possess a strong service commitment, with a desire to work collaboratively to carry out
complex projects.  Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to operate and maintain digital library systems, and who have knowledge of current issues and trends in library technology, contemporary web design and, project management
principles.

How to apply:
Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at
http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html  - Job ID 522074


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Access Services Evening and Weekend Librarian, Northeastern University, Boston MA

Northeastern University
Access Services Evening and Weekend Librarian
Requisition Number: STFR000979
Division/College: Library
FT/PT: Full Time
Grade: 10
Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Head of Access Services, the person in this position will oversee, coordinate, and continually improve the library's evening and weekend service quality level and operational effectiveness at the unified service desk in the Snell Library Digital Commons. S/he will hire, train, develop, and evaluate the Access Services evening staff who will represent the library in this new and highly visible unit. S/he will assist in the articulation of strategic goals and objectives for the unit and outline the specific methods for achieving them. S/he will recommend and evaluate new and emerging technologies, and plan and manage their implementation with an eye to creating self-service opportunities. S/he will communicate and participate equally with colleagues in Information Services Customer Services and Research & Instruction who are also responsible for providing services in this area, working together with them to develop and articulate policies and procedures which are consistent with University standards to achieve a high level of service excellence. S/he will coordinate consistent data collection and prepare both qualitative and quantitative reports and projections as needed. 

The successful candidate will be tasked with developing a new evening/weekend service model and setting a high level of expectations for library employees who are staffing the new information service point in the evenings. S/he will collaborate with the Access Services Librarian to create a training program for evening and weekend library staff in order to cultivate an environment of service excellence and standardization during all hours of operation. S/he must also develop effective working relationships with the equivalent ISCS service desk managers as they will be co-staffing this newly merged service point together. S/he must use good judgment in discerning how to resolve any issues of philosophical and/or operational difference that may arise between the two organizations and should know when/how to escalate these issues using appropriate methods and means. S/he will serve as a liaison to NUPD and Allied Security staff as necessary and provide input for emergency preparedness planning.
Qualifications:
MLS from an ALA accredited program; at least two years of related experience, preferably in an academic library delivering a broad range of customer services to a diverse user population. The ability to think creatively and problem solve effectively, working in a collaborative fashion with a team of colleagues. Excellent organizational, analytical, planning, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Successful experience hiring, training, and evaluating personnel. Must have a strong commitment to diversity. Must be innovative, self-motivated, service-oriented, and resourceful. Knowledge of new and emerging information technologies, instructional and research methodologies, and trends in academic libraries, scholarly communication, and higher education.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/379492

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Visual Resources Curator, Lesley University, Boston MA

Job Title: Visual Resources Curator

 

Full time, Exempt

About Lesley University:

Lesley University is committed to active learning, scholarly research, critical inquiry, and diverse forms of artistic practice through close mentoring relationships among students, faculty, and practitioners in the field. A liberal arts university located in Cambridge, MA.  Lesley prepares graduates with the knowledge, skill, understanding, and ethical judgment to be catalysts who shape a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills

Job Description:

The Visual Resources Curator is responsible for the development, cataloging and maintenance of visual resources in art, consisting of digital image collections. This position reports to the Head Librarian at the Art Institute of Boston. The successful candidate will interface with the University's integrated arts, art history and studio art programs. Responsibilities include: providing students and faculty with access to high quality digital and print art images; developing a local digital image collection in collaboration with faculty and librarians to support teaching, research, and creative work; cataloging art images according to the VRC core metadata standards; instructing individuals and classes on the use of image databases; actively promoting the art library's digital image collections, resources and services; developing policies and procedures locally as well as liaise with the regional online catalog consortium (FLO) and  other academic Visual Resource collections; collaborating with faculty and librarians in developing and promoting relevant media-focused special projects (e.g., digital exhibits, streaming media presentations); providing reference and circulation support for a vibrant art library; and performs other duties as assigned.

This position is located at 700 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Requirements:

  1. Bachelor's degree in arts discipline.
  2. Two years minimum experience working with a visual resources collection, preferably in an academic library setting.
  3. Working knowledge of visual resources cataloging practices (e.g., VRACore, CCO, AAT) and controlled vocabularies).
  4. Strong digital image production skills, including image correction and scanning.
  5. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some early morning, evening or Saturday hours.
  6. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, applicant screening will begin immediately, and the search will continue until the position is filled. 


Application Instructions:

Please include a cover letter, CV/ resume, and contact information for three references.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE:  http://lesley.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=41789

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Library Systems Manager (Librarian I), University of Maine Fogler Library, Orono ME

Maine InfoNet and The University of Maine Fogler Library invite applications from energetic, service-oriented individuals for the position of Library Systems Manager / Librarian.  The Library Systems Manager will oversee the implementation, operation, configuration and support of the integrated library system (URSUS) that supports the seven campus libraries of the University of Maine System. This position will also work collaboratively with rest of the Maine InfoNet staff to provide comprehensive, hands-on support for MaineCat, Minerva, SOLAR, MARVEL! and other Maine InfoNet services and projects, including direct technical support for rapid response to system support requests. The successful candidate will have integrated library system (ILS) experience, an understanding of the vital importance of communication and public service in a multi-type library environment, and demonstrated experience realizing the full potential of technology to serve library staff and patrons. This position will be based out of the Maine InfoNet offices at the University of Maine in Orono and will report to the Executive Director of Maine InfoNet.

 

Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited program and/or relevant experience in library environment; experience with and knowledge of integrated library management systems, hardware, and software as they relate to the delivery of library services; familiarity with emerging trends and standards in information technology; excellent interpersonal communication skills; excellent written and oral communications skills.

 

Preferred: Experience with Innovative Interfaces integrated library system software; project management experience; familiarity with networked environments (LINUX, UNIX, NT, etc.) and university and statewide networks.

The University of Maine System comprises seven universities. Each of our universities has a distinct mission and serves as the educational and cultural center of its community.  The University of Maine is the Land Grant University and Sea Grant College for the state of Maine, and is the flagship institution of the University of Maine System, offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees.  Maine InfoNet is a collaborative of academic, public, school, and special libraries that provides leadership in resource sharing, promotes cost effective solutions for quality library information services, and supports the cultural, educational, and economic development of Maine. Maine InfoNet connects the people of Maine to information and ideas through library cooperation.

This is a 12-month, full-time position with a projected starting salary range of $40,461-$45.000 and an excellent benefits package. More information regarding the job description may be found at http://jobs.umaine.edu/blog/2013/08/10/library-systems-manager-librarian/#more-5847. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Appropriate background checks will be required.  To apply, send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references to Karen Stewart, Office of the Dean of Libraries, 5729 Fogler Library, University of Maine, 04469-5729 or email to Karen.Stewart@maine.edu

 

The University of Maine is a tobacco-free campus.  Information regarding UMaine's tobacco-free policy is online at http://umaine.edu/tobaccofree/.

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA

Description:

The successful Research & Instruction Librarian is an experienced, entrepreneurial, service-oriented professional who welcomes the opportunity to engage in a broad range of student- and faculty-focused activities, including: instruction, research consultations, reference service, reference collection development, and developing liaison partnerships with faculty and colleagues. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in pedagogical innovation, will coordinate library instruction activities, particularly related to the First-Year Writing Program, and will serve as an expert guide to colleagues on best practices in teaching highly motivated undergraduate students.

This librarian supports American Studies, Cinema & Media Studies, Education, Writing, and Women's & Gender Studies. Because of the nature of these disciplines, the successful candidate will have experience working with a wide variety of media, including film, images, zines, and digital media, and will have a healthy understanding of copyright and Creative Commons licensing.

As a part of a merged Library and Technology team, the librarian in this position collaborates extensively with Research & Instructional Support team members to develop and provide support for information and technology needs related to teaching, learning and research. The librarian in this position also collaborates with Library Collections colleagues around scholarly communication and digital and physical collections in the disciplines supported.

Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Requirements:

Required:

● ALA-accredited MLS;

● BA/BS in a relevant subject area

● 3-5 years relevant experience in a public service or academic setting;

● demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment;

● demonstrated interest and experience in developing innovative, user-centered forms of instruction;

● awareness of new technologies and trends and their application in meeting patrons' information needs;

● excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

● strong group and analytical skills.

Strongly desired:

● graduate degree in one of the disciplines supported, or closely related field;

● experience with using and supporting new media in teaching and research

● demonstrated skill in technical troubleshooting.

Applicants must be able to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment.

Visit https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/148 to apply.

 

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Research and Instructional Technologist, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA

Description:

The Research and Instructional Technologist provides support for multimedia instruction and research being done in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Principal tasks will center upon assisting faculty and students in using multimedia technology for classroom assignments and projects through individual consultations, classroom instruction, and technical workshops.

This position provides support for a wide range of digital image, audio, video and animation software and related equipment. We do not expect candidates to arrive as experts on all software, equipment, and coursework listed below; however, candidates should have a strong foundation in many.

Multimedia software used in the Wellesley College curriculum includes: the Adobe suite, especially Acrobat, Encoder, Encore, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop, and Premiere; Apple Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, iDVD, Logic Pro, and QuickTime; Capture One, Maya, Max 6 with MSP, Amadeus, Sibelius, Abelton Live, and more.

Coursework includes scripting including software-specific scripting languages, APIs and Automator

Relevant equipment used in the Wellesley College curriculum includes: Digital SLRs, video cameras and audio recorders; projectors, scanners, large format printers, Macintosh/Windows computers and alternative input devices; IR, Wii controller's, motion detection, sound equipment, and new 3-D printers and scanners.

This position collaborates closely with faculty and colleagues across Library & Technology Services and elsewhere on campus to develop and lead new programs to support multimedia instruction and research and create an integrated support model for the wide range of software in use across campus.

This position will also be collaborating closely with the Art, Music, Cinema and Media Studies, and Media Arts and Sciences departments, so an advanced degree in fine arts is highly desirable.

Requirements:

Required: Substantial demonstrated experience in multiple software applications and the equipment in use at Wellesley. Demonstrated experience working with undergraduate students and faculty, and instructing/teaching undergraduates. Ability and willingness to assist users with a wide range of skill (from beginning to advanced) in creating multimedia projects. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Minimum of three years of related professional experience. Applicants must be able to work well as part of a team and work effectively in a culturally diverse environment.

Desired: An advanced degree in fine arts is highly desirable. Experience working with a diverse range of media types (images, audio, video, animation). Advanced web authoring skills, and experience creating and maintaining information systems. Experience working in/supporting a media lab. Experience in a library environment and familiarity with academic library information resources, academic library services, and academic library practices a plus.

Visit https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/141 to apply.

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Architecture and Art Librarian, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

The MIT Libraries seek a forward-looking and enterprising professional familiar with the use and communication of all formats of research information in Architecture and Art to shape and deliver programs of instruction, reference, outreach, and resource selection and to serve as liaison to an active community of users involved in research and teaching at the leading edge of the field.

The Architecture and Art Librarian serves as the Libraries expert on the research, learning culture, and information practices of the Architectural Design, Building Technology, Computation, and History, Theory and Criticism communities in the Department of Architecture within the School of Architecture and Planning. S/he selects and advocates for the acquisition and discovery of research materials within the disciplines of Architecture and Art. S/he targets communications for creating awareness of available services and collections, and actively works to maintain and build connections within the assigned communities. The Librarian provides information-related instruction within Architecture, including targeted instruction about research skills, art and architectural image discovery and repositories, visual literacy and presentation tools. S/he also provides reference support, for the Architecture community and in support of the MIT community as a whole. The Architecture and Art Librarian collaborates with colleagues in related departments to select, deliver, and support visual collections, utilizing expertise about the user community to inform decision making, and supporting the community's use of the collections. S/he promotes the Libraries' repository-based services and provides support for scholarly publishing initiatives, such as recruitment of faculty-created research materials for inclusion in our Open Access collections. S/he collaborates with liaison colleagues to support the interdisciplinary activities of the department.

The Architecture and Art Librarian reports to the Head, Liaisons for Departments, Labs and Centers and is a participating member of the Arts and Humanities Community of Practice with fellow liaison librarians. S/he coordinates the exhibits program housed in the Rotch Library. S/he will participate actively in system-wide initiatives and serve on committees and task forces and will be expected to communicate actively with fellow professionals through research, writing or presentations, and/or professional service activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required - MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science. Graduate or undergraduate degree in architecture, art history, or the visual arts, or the equivalent library experience working with architecture collections. Demonstrated knowledge of visual literacy concepts and digital media literacy techniques. Evidence of initiative and a n entrepreneurial, independent approach to delivering reference and instructional services to a user community, and to selecting resources. Demonstrated interest in research literature, publishing practices, and emerging trends in assigned areas and developing and maintaining relationships with user communities. A collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries. Facility, mastery, and independent exploration of appropriate technologies in service of user needs. Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work successfully with a diverse population. Highly developed communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to be flexible and to successfully manage competing deadlines. Preferred - Experience in libraries, including selection, acquisition, and/or delivery of image and/or visual collections. Experience selecting and assessing research collections and working with vendors of scholarly research products. Evidence of potential to lead change and implement new services and work methods. Evidence of effective collaboration with faculty, colleagues, and students. Experience or training in marketing, instruction, or publishing.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $53,000 is minimum entry-level salary. Actual salary and appointment level (Librarian I or II) will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Applications must include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin September 9, 2013 and will continue until position is filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates. 

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Nashua Public Library, Nashua NH

Starting salary:  $39,842 - $53,020 depending on education / experience

                                                               

This full-time (40 hour) position in the public library includes some evening and weekend hours. The person in this position manages all library electronic resources including database subscriptions and all web-based services. This includes coordinating installation, setup and any necessary technical support. Acts as a vendor liaison for electronic databases and software.  Works in conjunction with the Outreach Coordinator on the library's web presence and use of social media outlets.  Designs and maintains the library website and blog, supervises library assistant for up to 5-10 hours per week for this work. Provides direct customer service 15 hours per week at one of our service desks. 

 

As a member of our professional staff this person will also stay informed of innovations in the use of technology in library settings and recommends, plans, and implements those that are appropriate. 

 

Education and experience requirements:

 

MLS from an ALA accredited school, 2-3 years of experience in a public library setting managing electronic resources. Possess an understanding of technological trends and developments relevant to public libraries and have the ability to troubleshoot hardware and software problems.  Experience using content management software, Wordpress is preferred. The successful candidate will also have experience providing reference service to the public and have proven success in communicating with database and software vendors.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Submit cover letter, applications/resume, and three professional references at:  http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ONLINE BY 5 PM ON August 30th, 2013.

 

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Biological Sciences Librarian, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham NH

The University of New Hampshire Library invites applications for the tenure-track faculty position of Biological Sciences Librarian. The Biological Sciences Librarian has primary responsibility for the development and delivery of reference and instructional services, as well as the development and management of library collections, supporting the instruction and research of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) at the University of New Hampshire: a public land-, sea- and space-grant institution with emphases on undergraduate and graduate research. UNH actively creates an educational environment that fosters diversity, inclusion and quality engagement for all.

 

Working independently and collaboratively, the incumbent will advocate for and lead library efforts supporting biological sciences, agriculture and natural resources. Reporting to the Dean of the University Library, the position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position.  The incumbent is expected to perform scholarship; actively participate in library, university, and professional engagement or service; meet other UNH criteria for the promotion and tenure of library faculty; and demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with diverse communities.

Required qualifications are: ALA-accredited masters degree in library and information science, second advanced degree in a relevant subject area, and minimum 2 years of experience which may include combination of library experience, teaching, and scientific research.

 

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 15,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.

  

For a full job description and application process please visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/ Applications will be reviewed starting August 30.

 

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Assistant/Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication, University of California, Riverside Libraries, Riverside CA

Assistant/Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication


Rank
Assistant/Associate University Librarian

Salary
$83,200 - $150,000

Organizational Unit
Collections and Scholarly Communications Division

Position Overview: The University of California, Riverside Libraries is seeking nominations and applications for a dynamic, innovative, and adaptable administrator to fill the position of Assistant/ Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Collections and Scholarly Communication. 

Located an hour drive to the east of Los Angeles, an hour drive west of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, an hour drive east of ocean beaches, an hour and half drive north of San Diego, and an hour drive south of mountain ski resorts, UC Riverside is located in an area of dramatic landscapes and equally rich cultural traditions. The University is a dynamic, aggressively-developing land grant research institution dedicated to preparing its diverse student body to be successful competitors in the world marketplace of ideas. UCR boasts the first new School of Medicine to open on the West Coast in 43 years; a new School of Public Policy; and the Bourns College of Engineering, ranked 10th in the world according to an international ranking organization.

The UCR Libraries are a critical partner in preparing UCR's students to be globally competitive while simultaneously preparing them for careers in the Inland Empire and beyond. The mission of the UCR Libraries are no less than to bring the world's information resources to the UCR community and to ensure that UCR students, faculty, and staff have the skills to fully exploit those resources to change the world for the better.

The UCR Libraries are building a team of intensely collaborative, forward-thinking colleagues dedicated to providing excellent services to our students, faculty, and community members in a rapidly evolving information environment. The successful candidate will be technologically sophisticated; committed to problem-solving in local, regional, national, and international arenas; and able to develop innovative solutions to complex problems.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL for Scholarly Communications and Collections will be a member of the senior management team consisting of the University Librarian and three other AULs (the others are the AULs for Administration, Research & Instructional Services, and Information Technology & Systems) that will assume responsibility for collaborative leadership, management, and decision making. The AULs play an active role in defining and implementing the strategic goals for advancing library programs and services in support of the university's rapidly evolving research, education, and public service mission.

The UCR Libraries are comprised of four facilities housing more than 3,000,000 volumes, 97,000 print and electronic journals, and 2,300,000 microforms. The Libraries provide services to more than 21,000 students and 1,830 faculty and other academics in an institutional environment planning for and experiencing extensive growth. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic staff of 118.27 FTE librarians and support personnel (including student FTE) in building a research library of excellence within a dynamic and diverse university ranked among the top 50 in the nation. The UCR Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Among the unique collections of the UCR Libraries are the world class Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Water Resources Collections & Archives, the Rupert Costo Library of the American Indian, the Tuskegee Airmen Archive, the Paul Chou Collection of Chinese history and culture, the George Brown Papers, and the newly established Inland Empire Memories Initiative. Information about the UCR Libraries is available at https://library.ucr.edu.

The UCR Libraries are an integral part of the University of California library system. With collections totaling 30 million volumes, UC's more than 100 libraries are surpassed in size on the American continent only by the Library of Congress collection. In addition, UC's California Digital Library provides the core of the University's digital collections. CDL also assists UC to share resources and holdings more effectively, and provides leadership in applying technology to the development of library collections and services. Organizationally situated within the UC Office of the President, the CDL operates in close collaboration with all UC campuses and their libraries.

The UCR Libraries are initiating a strategic planning process during the summer of 2013; the goal is to have the strategic plan completed by the end of calendar 2013 or early 2014. Depending on the date of hire, the selected candidate is expected to play a key role in defining the shape of the final plan and, in collaboration with the other AULs and the UL, architecting the implementation of that strategic plan. 

Responsibilities:
Under the general direction of the University Librarian, the AUL for Collections and Scholarly Communications provides leadership and management for the Libraries' collections (Collection Development, Special Collections and Archives, Acquisitions, and scholarly communications programs).

  •  Assumes direct responsibility for the functions and strategic directions of the Collection Development, Special Collections and Archives, Acquisitions, including Acquisitions Accounting departments;
  •  Provides leadership in defining the collection development policies to ensure that the UCR Libraries are maximally supporting the research and teaching agenda of the university;
  •  Manages and allocates a collections budget of $4,300,000 and oversees approximately 37 librarians, staff, and students.
  •  Provides guidance to and supports the divisional employees in their individual development plans;
  •  Develops and implements the Libraries' scholarly communications programs and initiatives;
  •  Serves as one of the primary liaisons from the Libraries to UCR's schools, colleges, departments, and university committees as appropriate, and promotes and advances the Libraries' opportunities to partner with the academic communities at UCR and beyond;
  •  Represents the UCR Libraries on various University of California standing committees and ad-hoc groups;
  •  Represents the UCR Libraries in local, regional, and national forums;
  •  Collaborates with the University Librarian and the Libraries' Director of Development in the identification and stewarding of current and potential donors to the UCR Libraries on issues relating to collections.


Required Qualifications:
ALA accredited master's degree. Demonstrated success in leadership role(s). Evidence of at least eight years of increasingly responsible managerial experience in collection development, special collections, and/or technical services, or other relevant area. Experience in planning and budgeting for collections, special collections, and/or technical services in a complex library environment. Clear understanding of trends in scholarly publishing. Strong analytical and conceptual abilities. Outstanding oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all relevant constituencies. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. 

Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced degree; experience with multi-campus or consortial planning; sustained record of professional achievement; experience with fundraising for collection development and cultivating donor relations.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range of $83,200-$150,000. Appointment at Assistant or Associate University Librarian rank dependent upon qualifications. Excellent retirement system, health and vacation benefits. 

Application Information:   
Submit a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the primary duties of the position, resume, names and contact information of at least three references to Vicki Austin, Library Personnel, University of California, Riverside, University Libraries, P.O. Box 5900, Riverside, CA 92517-5900, or e-mail to vicki.austin@ucr.edu, or fax to (951) 827-5306. The search will remain open until the position is filled; for best consideration application should be received by October 10, 2013. 

 

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First Time Attendees Program, New England Chapter of the Music Library Association

Funding is available for the First Time Attendees Program for the Fall and Spring New England - MLA chapter meetings. This grant provides funding for lunch and travel expenses for the first time attendee. Conference fees are also waived for first time attendees. Both non-members and new current members attending for the first time will be considered as recipients for this money. We encourage you to invite interested paraprofessional staff as well as other librarians who are not necessarily music librarians, but who work in related fields.

Those awarded funding will be reimbursed at the federal standard for mileage. Grant recipients should submit a template for mileage documentation, such as a printed GoogleMap, and receipts for their other expenses (lunch and lodging) to the Secretary-Treasurer, Sarah Funke Donovan. Please note those carpooling will only be reimbursed for their share of the cost of their trip. Because NEMLA's funds are limited, we encourage carpooling and shared lodging whenever possible. NEMLA will award grant recipients up to $200 total for all of their travel expenses.

For more information on the first time attendee grant program, please visit the NEMLA website here

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Senior Analyst, eCommerce Taxonomy, Staples, Framingham MA

Introduction

Think you know Staples? Think again. Sure, we love our office supplies, but we're more than just paper clips and post-its!

Did you know we're the #2 online retailer in the world? Yep, we have a global presence with over 35 websites in 23 countries. We're doing lots of cool stuff in the mobile space, and are always looking for ways to make a good experience even better.  
 
 Position Summary

The Senior Analyst of eCommerce Taxonomy will work as part of the Information Architecture team at Staples. This person will work closely with various stakeholders including Information Technology, User Experience specialists, and business partners to develop an overall taxonomy framework for various business domains.

The person in this role will help build a world-class, intuitive, and comprehensive navigation structure to optimize customer experience when searching and browsing. This person will own the strategy, implementation and maintenance of the content and data structures that deliver the browse experience and make it easy to shop for products on Staples websites. 
 
Primary Responsibilities

·         Develop browse structures to organize our extensive product selection for customers
·         Develop, evaluate, implement and manage taxonomy strategies with strong consideration to navigation systems, search mechanisms, merchandising and search engine optimization within Endeca
·         Ensure online hierarchy efforts are aligned with efforts from several key internal business partners, including the Online Merchandising, Marketing, User Experience, and Product Management teams
·         Coordinate with user research and market research to test taxonomy additions or changes
·         Analyze website metrics and customer behavior data to make intelligent decisions on optimizing our taxonomy navigation structures
·         Benchmark the online product hierarchy versus competitors; translate findings into strategic action
·         Develop measurement plans and dashboards; monitor and report on critical metrics and KPIs
·         Develop governance models, procedures and policies for the taxonomy


Lead special projects/initiatives as assigned

 

Qualifications

Basic

·         Bachelor's degree in related discipline required (Information sciences, Library Sciences, or Human Computer Interaction or related field with relevant coursework)
·         Must have 3+ years of experience in large, analytics driven, multi-channel organizations
·         Must have 3+ years of related ecommerce, product merchandising, or product management experience
·         Minimum 3 years' experience defining and managing taxonomy strategies and models
 
Preferred

·         Master degree highly preferred Information sciences, Library Sciences, or Human Computer Interaction or related field with relevant coursework
·         Understanding of taxonomy, rules, and workflows and how to work with and maintain them
·         Understanding of industry standards and classification systems
·         Experience with faceted online search engines; Endeca preferred
·         Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
·         Passionate about website usability with great instincts for improving customer shopping experience. Ability to see how decisions affect the customer experience.
·         Highly self-motivated, organized, detail oriented, and able to prioritize and focus on critical tasks to meet aggressive deadlines
·         Very comfortable managing numerous and diverse stakeholders, driving taxonomy/information architecture design for strategic, high visibility initiatives
·         Strong communication skills and business acumen
 

For more details, please contact:

Beena Fernandes

Staples Corporate Recruiter

Beena.fernandes@staples.com

508-253-7653

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Digital Asset Curator, Wheaton College, Norton MA

DESCRIPTION:


The Digital Asset Curator serves as an instructional consultant, a technology specialist, an educator, and a research partner with an emphasis on the use and development of online information resources for teaching and learning, including web-based resources. The position works closely with faculty and colleagues to develop, administer, and coordinate services associated with digital assets and learning objects used by faculty and students of the college, including the college's teaching collection of 100,000+ digital images (used primarily but not exclusively by the Art and Art History Department), academic materials for the web, and the college's digital repository (maintained in close collaboration with the Archives).


As a member of the Research and Instruction Liaison Team, this position is also responsible for supporting a variety of activities in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship. These activities could include providing research consultations, instructional services, and assisting in implementing appropriate educational systems and technologies. This position collaborates with members of LIS to design creative workshops and teaching sessions for students, faculty, and colleagues.


RESPONSIBILITIES:


This position develops, manages, and promotes various Wheaton digital resource services and collections. This includes a teaching-based digital image collection (currently stored in MDID), a digital repository of student scholarship, and a digital repository of materials from Archives, Special Collections, and the Art Collection.


The position also works in partnership with faculty, appropriate colleagues in LIS, and academic departments to educate, inspire, and support effective instruction methods and creative work in diverse areas of knowledge through the use of online information resources and technology.


And the position promotes information and technology fluency in Wheaton's students so that they can use information and technology tools and resources effectively, analytically, ethically, legally, and critically. Activities in this area may include (depending on skills), serving as liaison to first-year seminars, providing research consultations with students, teaching classes related to acquiring information or technology fluency, and collaborating with library colleagues to evaluate and support subscription-based digital learning resources (e.g. Artstor).


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree required  

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in an academic setting demonstrating progressively increasing responsibility in at least one of the following areas : managing digitization projects and platforms, developing online information resources, creating digital resources

  • Experience working with digital visual databases like MDID and Artstor

  • Successful teaching and presentation experience


For further information and qualifications consult:  http://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/


APPOINTMENT:  full-time, 12 months


TO APPLY: Upload a letter of application and a resume to: http://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/ A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

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Unit Head of Cataloging Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD

The Unit Head position in the Cataloging Section, Technical Services Division at the National Library of Medicine is now open on USAJOBS and will close on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. 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.

Supervisory Librarian (MP): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/348970600
MP stands for merit promotion. Applicants for MP announcements must be qualified current or former federal employees.


Supervisory Librarian (DE): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/348964400
DE stands for delegated examining. Typically, candidates who are entering Federal service for the first time from the private sector will need to apply for delegated examining positions.

The position is for  a Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-13, with a salary range from $89,033 to $115,742 including locality pay per annum. The Unit Head in the Cataloging Section serves as the head of one of three cataloging units and is responsible for:


*      Providing supervisory leadership and direction to a staff of professional librarian catalogers and library technical support staff;
*      Ensuring the quality and consistency of NLM bibliographic records;
*      Creating and evaluating original bibliographic and authority records for compliance to national and local standards;
*      Advising management in establishing local policies for bibliographic control of library materials;
*      Developing and documenting cataloging policies and procedures; and
*      Representing the Cataloging Section on working groups within NLM and representing NLM to various professional and government organizations.

The Technical Services Division contributes to the National Library of Medicine's mission of providing biomedical research and health information worldwide through a variety of programs and activities, including:


*      Formulating, implementing, and evaluating NLM collection development policies;
*      Selecting, acquiring, and processing the modern NLM collection of biomedical literature, including print and electronic resources and other digital content;
*      Producing and maintaining cataloging records and the official catalog for the NLM collection;
*      Creating and maintaining the NLM Classification System; and
*      Managing NLM's integrated library system, the online public catalogs LocatorPlus and NLM Catalog, and the NLM Digital Collections repository.

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 Diane Boehr, Head, Cataloging Section, Technical Services Division at 301.435.7059 or boehrd@mail.nlm.nih.gov with questions.

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Prospect Research Intern (Unpaid), Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston MA

Joslin Diabetes Center, a teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a one-of-a-kind institution on the front lines of the world epidemic of diabetes - leading the battle to conquer diabetes in all of its forms through cutting-edge research and innovative approaches to clinical care and education.

 

The role of the Development department is to increase philanthropic revenue for the Center. This is done through fundraising events, direct mail campaigns and securing individual, corporate and foundation support.

 

Join Joslin Diabetes Center for a semester long internship and acquire first-hand experience in a busy and fast-paced Development department.  You will learn about the behind the scenes workings of a fundraising department within a healthcare non-profit organization.

 

The Development Prospect Research Intern will assist our Prospect Research Team in researching and compiling information on current and potential funding sources, including individuals, corporations and foundations. This is an excellent opportunity for someone considering a career in financial analysis, journalism, special or corporate libraries, nonprofit management, fundraising or who shares a strong interest in Joslin Diabetes Center's mission.

Duties May Include: 
-Conduct biographical, business and financial research on individuals, corporations and foundations 
-Assist with proactive research by identifying potential prospects using news sources
-Data entry/data analysis
-Staffing fundraising events

-Other administrative duties


Preferred Requirements:
-Ability to commit to a minimum of 8 hours a week for the entirety of the school semester 
-Currently pursuing bachelor's or master's degree and have an internship requirement to complete in order to obtain class credit 
-Internet research experience

-Excellent writing skills 
-Proficiency with Microsoft Word & Excel 
-Excellent communication and organizational skills 
-Attention to detail 
-Ability to work independently

 

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Ashley Ricardo at ashley.ricardo@joslin.harvard.edu. Please include your availability: the date you are available to start and your desired schedule for the semester.

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Sunday Reference Librarian, Rivier University, Nashua NH

OVERVIEW

Provide library reference service to students, faculty, staff, and other library patrons. In the absence of the Circulation Staff, oversee circulation desk activity and supervise student workers. Occasionally assist with other tasks within the User Services Department.

 

This position is for the academic year, excluding certain breaks and holidays. Hours needed are Sundays from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm. The Sunday Reference Librarian is responsible for opening the library that day.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide reference service to students, faculty, staff, and other library patrons in person as well as using e-mail, online chat and texting.
  • Assist patrons as needed in the basic use of computers, printers, photocopiers, scanners, etc.
  • May occasionally provide drop-in library instruction sessions for patrons in general library use, research methods, and the like.
  • May assist in preparing LibGuides and other appropriate materials.
  • May assist with other department functions, including circulation, interlibrary loan, and reserves.
  • Assist in training and supervising student assistants.
  • Assist with other library projects and programming as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: MLS degree or MLS degree candidate (or a combination of education and experience). Experience working in a library, academic library experience preferred. Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills. Experience with conducting reference interviews and searching research databases. Familiarity with Microsoft Office products and basic technical troubleshooting.

Preferred: Experience with providing library circulation services. Supervisory experience is desirable.

 

Submit letter of intent, resume and the contact information for three professional references to:  Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: REFERENCE LIBRARIAN, PART TIME or e-mail to jobs@rivier.edu. No agencies please. EOE

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority given to those candidates who apply by Friday, August 16, 2013.

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Teen Services Internship, Darien Library, Darien CT

Teen Services Internship:

 

The innovative Darien Library (CT) - one of the busiest and most highly ranked public libraries of its size in the country - seeks a creative, self-motivated library school student to become a member of the Teen Services team for a six-month internship. The start date is flexible.

 

This Internship is designed to give the library school student experience and exposure to all aspects of teen services including collection development, reader's advisory, technology, gaming, outreach, programming, and budgeting. While working closely with a mentor in the department, the Intern will learn about the inner workings of our busy and innovative teen department and have the opportunity to develop new projects and programs.

 

The successful candidate will have a willingness to learn, a strong interest in working with teens, and a passion for public service. The accepted candidate will receive a wealth of experience from working in this dynamic environment.

 

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in an ALA-accredited library sciences or information sciences graduate program.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and with sensitivity when responding to patrons' information needs.     
  • Proficiency using basic office computer applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel, and working knowledge of information literacy principles.   
  • Initiative, flexibility, ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment, and the ability to be self-motivated and work independently.  
 

The Internship is for one day a week starting in September and goes until the end of March. Darien Library will provide meals and Metro-North train passes for the duration of the Internship as well as mentoring with full-time librarians.

 

Apply by sending cover letter and resume to Erica Gauquier, Teen Services Librarian, egauquier@darienlibrary.org. 

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Fall internship, Darien Library, Darien CT

Darien Library - one of the busiest and highest-ranked public libraries of its size in the country - seeks a service-focused, curious and enthusiastic student to become a member of the Readers' Advisory department for the fall semester. The successful candidate will be a strong reader who is comfortable with social media and mobile technology.

 

This internship is designed to give the student experience and exposure to all aspects of our unique service department providing reader services to the community. The intern will learn about the inner workings of the Library's Welcome Desk, providing readers' advisory and promoting Library collections through physical and virtual spaces. The intern will also be expected to develop and execute a project that enhances readers' advisory services for Darien Library.

 

The internship is for one day a week for one semester, with flexibility based on the student's schedule. Darien Library will provide meals and Metro-North train passes for the duration of the internship.

 

Apply by sending a cover letter and resume, no later than August 19, to Stephanie Anderson, Head of Reader Services (sanderson@darienlibrary.org).

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Medical Librarian, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda MD

The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, part of the Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical (JTF CapMed) has an opening for a Medical Librarian.  

Job Title: Librarian (Medical)
Department: Department of Defense
Job Announcement Number:NCJT13308063937731DR
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 to Tuesday, August 13, 2013

 

DUTIES:

You will facilitate warrior care through the support of evidence-based practice and research, assisting the health care provider group, covering the library reference desk, researching and resolving in depth reference questions. You will serve as a clinical researcher for emergent clinical knowledge databases to obtain knowledge-based information in the resolution of controversies in diagnosis and treatment. You will clarify difficult medical points, and elucidates rare medical conditions. You will instruct physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in the search for and searchtechniques through the MEDLINE, UpToDate, and MD Consult databases. You will provide specific case-related medical literature that contributes to quality direct patient care (by providing information for inpatient, or outpatient diagnosis, treatment, hospital care, rehabilitation, and research), as well as quality resident education. You will participate as a member of knowledge based inter-professional hospital wide committees as assigned; i.e. Research, Patient Safety Committees, Ethics Committee, and the Clinical Pastoral Education Committee for example; provides quality filtered knowledge based information pertinent to their needs. You will participate in faculty seminars and academic meetings to provide evidence based literature and enhance staff and graduate medical education as well as awareness of library services. You will communicate regularly with customer groups and teams (clinicians, Service Chiefs, house staff, etc) to present focused training, engender collaboration on matching information tools and relevant information resources to resolve clinical information/knowledge needs. You will participate in bedside clinical rounds to provide real time best content to guide clinical decision making. You will instruct health care providers on the search of databases remotely or via the command intranet. You will collaborate and coordinate with librarians both internal and externally to the organization (state or national level) to development, identification, implementation, and improvement of information or knowledge based systems, and services pertinent to the organization's needs. You will ensure efficient operation of clinical medical library services and jointly develops and measures goals for the improvement of library services.

 



To apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/348927600

Read more about Walter Reed National Military Medical Center here: http://www.wrnmmc.capmed.mil/SitePages/home.aspx

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Director of Libraries, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale Arizona

Our library director for Mayo Clinic Arizona has announced her retirement and we are recruiting (see job posting number 2421BR) for this leadership position responsible for multiple libraries and services in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas of Arizona. This is an exciting opportunity for a health sciences librarian with an interest in leadership, in the provision and support of evidence-based medicine programs and services, and in collaboration with Mayo Clinic library colleagues in Rochester, Minnesota and Jacksonville, Florida. I would appreciate it if you would share this opportunity with interested colleagues.

There are 4 Mayo Clinic Arizona libraries including 3 on the Scottsdale campus (research, clinic, patient resource) and the hospital library located at Mayo Clinic Hospital on the northeast Phoenix campus. A separate patient resource center is under construction on the Phoenix hospital campus. Current responsibilities also include supervision of the Historical Archives and Humanities in Medicine programs for Mayo Clinic Arizona. Current staffing includes 7.0 FTE and a budget of approximately $1M.

The Arizona libraries are a part of the Mayo Library System which share e-resources of the Mayo Digital Library and enterprise-wide technology solutions. The Arizona library director reports to the Mayo Clinic director of libraries in Rochester, Minnesota and works collaboratively with library colleagues at all Mayo Clinic sites.

Date: Jul 26, 2013
Location: Scottsdale , AZ, US
Job Posting Number: 24216BR
Job Posting Title: Director of Libraries
Job Posting Category: Administration/Management
Work Site: AZ - Scottsdale Campus
Department: Medical Education

Job Description
Provides administrative leadership and management responsibility for the overall administration of library facilities and services of Mayo Clinic Arizona. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordination of resources, staffing, and services among all MCA library service delivery points, including the Clinical, Research, patient and hospital libraries, Family Medicine clinics, regional affiliated practices, and educational-trainee rotation sites.

Basic Qualifications:
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in library science, 3-5 years' experience in a health sciences or scientific library.

Other Qualifications:
Proven ability to manage multiple priorities, provide staff leadership, and represent Library Services to both internal and external constituencies, excellent oral and written communication skills. Significant training and experience with on-line bibliographic search systems and familiarity with the published literature environment of the health sciences. Preferred: A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience. Involvement in professional associations and membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).

License or Certification:
None

Benefit Eligible: Yes
Exemption Status: Exempt
Hours/Pay Period: Minimum 80 hours per pay period or whatever is applicable
Schedule Details: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Weekend Schedule:

Compensation Detail: Education, experience, and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every two weeks is approximately $2,588.80, based on a full-time position.

 

Visit http://www.mayo-clinic-jobs.com/job/Scottsdale-Director-of-Libraries-Job-AZ-85250/2753071/ to apply.

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Assistant Director & Reference Librarian, Winthrop Public Library & Museum, Winthrop MA

Duties/Description: This professional position combines the functions of a second in command administrator with those of the head of reference services. Assists the Library Director in all phases of library administration; including policy formulation and implementation; staff supervision; evaluation and development; budget planning and execution; community outreach; and care and use of the building. Has
full responsibility for the Library and its operations in the Directors absence. Establishes, manages and administers reference services at the library.

Reports to: Library Director

Supervises: This employee supervises the Circulation Supervisor, Childrens Librarian, Technical Services Librarian and custodial staff.

Job Environment: Work is performed under typical library conditions. Evening and weekend hours are required. The employee:

* Uses computers in all facets of the position.
* Has extensive interaction with the public, community groups, town employees and all library staff.
* Has access to confidential patron and employee data.

Essential Functions:

1. Supervises 4 full time and 5 part time employees, including professionals, and a great team of adult and teen volunteers. Responsible for carrying out all regular and new library procedures and policies.

2. Interprets and explains library policies and procedures to the public and handles complaints. Evaluates policies and procedures in light of daily operational effectiveness; suggests and implements changes with Directors approval.

3. Handles various delegated tasks involving care and upkeep of the building, including projects related to its improvement such as supervising installation of new equipment, attendance at all staff meetings, creation of new service/subject areas within the Library, etc.

4. Interfaces with NOBLE personnel and with the Technical Services Librarian, on all aspects of library automation; makes suggestions to Director for automation policies.

5. May host library programs. Helps to organize and produce other programs.

6. Attends automation network and other meetings/conferences as required. May represent the Library Director in his absence at Town Department/Committee meetings and at other meetings/conferences as directed.

7. Facilitates meeting of Library Department Heads as requested by Director.

Reference Librarian General: Provides reference services for users of adult library. Maintains and updates reference collection. Oversees local history collection and coordinates efforts to preserve museum materials. Supervises historical support staff. Interacts extensively with the public.

Specific:

1. Provides a wide variety of reference services such as assisting middle and high school students with special projects and answering general and specific adult inquiries in person, on the telephone or via mail/email.

2. Oversees provision of bibliographic instruction for individuals and groups including teaching patrons how to use library services/resources/databases etc.

3. Conducts online searches in order to locate and deliver materials not owned by the Library.

4. Oversees collection development in all areas of the adult collection. Specifically the reference collection, non-fiction and young adult.

5. Manages acquisition/retention of materials in the non-fiction collection. Handles all collection development and weeding tasks of the non-fiction collection.


Qualifications: Qualifications: Masters Degree in Library/Information Science (MLS, MLIS) from an ALA accredited School of Library Science plus demonstrated supervisory experience (3 years or
more a plus), knowledge of automated library services, demonstrated oral and written communication skills. A valid drivers license and a two or four-wheel vehicle are required for NOBLE, MLS, and MLA meeting attendance as attendance requires.

Additional: Additional duties as assigned at the request of the Library Director and Board of Trustees.

Physical Requirements: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions. The work requires standing, walking, sitting, talking and using hands for extended periods of time; at various times will require bending, stooping and lifting. Some equipment, books and/or supplies may need to be lifted up to 30 lbs.

Looking for someone full of energy and passion for what they do. Someone excited to update a reference collection and do some weeding. Someone to lead a top notch staff, and help the Director build a premier Young Adult collection from the ground up. Experience with Social Media, Wordpress, and Teen Services a BIG plus.


Salary: $47,000 - $51,666


Closing Date: 8/27/2013


Send: Please send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Peter Struzziero, Library Director via email: pstruzziero@town.winthrop.ma.us or through mail:

Peter J. Struzziero
Winthrop Public Library & Museum
2 Metcalf Square
Winthrop, Ma 02152

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High School Librarian, Billerica Memorial High School, Billerica MA

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

Job responsibilities include: 

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


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

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Call for Applications, NEA's Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students (REPS)

Over the past several weeks, the REPS co-chairs have been working with several seasoned NEA members to pilot a Mentoring Circles Program this fall. Today we're issuing the official call for applications to participate, so read on to learn more!  

 

What is a Mentoring Circle?

 

A mentoring circle is a group of individuals that meet (virtually or in person) on a regular basis for an agreed amount of time during the mentorship period. Unlike the traditional one-to-one match, participants in the REPS program will join a group of four to five mentees and two mentors. The mentoring circle will give participants the opportunity to network with and learn from not only the experienced archivists in their midst, but their peers as well.

 

What kinds of topics will the mentoring circles cover?

 

REPS will offer three different mentoring circles as a part of our pilot program:

 

1. The Greater Boston Mentoring Circle: This circle will meet in the Boston area in person, and will cover topics determined by the group. Examples of possible topics include job hunting, continuing education, professional development, presenting at conferences, and getting published.

 

2. The Virtual Mentoring Circle: This circle will meet online using a platform determined by the participants (examples: Skype, Google Hangout). Like the Greater Boston Mentoring Circle, topics will also be determined by participants. Some sample topics include job hunting, continuing education, professional development, presenting at conferences, and getting published. While we welcome all applicants to this circle, it is our hope that the Virtual Mentoring Circle will enable REPS members outside the Boston area to participate in the program. Members throughout New England are encouraged to apply!

 

3. The Research and Publications Mentoring Circle: This circle will meet in the Boston area in person, and will focus specifically on issues related to researching and publishing in the field of archives.

 

How much time will participants invest in the mentoring circle?

 

The program is slated to begin this fall and continue through May 2014. Participants should expect to meet once per month, and invest about 2 to 4 hours of time per month. The exact schedule will be determined by the group, and the amount of time invested will ultimately be an individual decision.

 

How can I sign up?

 

If you're interested in participating in a REPS Mentoring Circle, please click the link below to fill out a brief application:

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yzT_o2lzk9WPmNeg_dd3y6htcaIix2mzxIaUNCk7yug/viewform

 

The survey will close on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 10 p.m.

 

How will participants be selected?

 

The REPS co-chairs will try to match everyone to their first choice. In the event that this isn't possible, an applicant may be assigned to their second or third choice. In general, assignments will be first come, first serve. However, exceptions will be made in cases where an applicant is only able to participate in his or her first choice. All applicants must be:

 

1. An NEA member in good standing.

2. A member of REPS.

3. An early professional or student. (Applicants with more than five years of experience in the profession will not be considered.)

 

What happens if I'm not selected?

 

The pilot program can accommodate 15 to 17 participants. In the event that the number of applicants exceeds the number of available spots in the program, we will create a waitlist. Depending on the size of the waitlist and the availability of mentors, a fourth circle may be created to begin meeting in either the fall or winter. If a fourth circle is not possible, waitlisted participants will receive information on other mentoring opportunities, as well as preference in any future REPS mentoring programs.

 

We hope that you will consider taking part in this exciting opportunity! Please visit http://repsnea.wordpress.com/mentoring-circles/ for more information, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at reps.nea@gmail.com.

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School Librarian, West Roxbury Educational Complex, Boston MA

Boston Public Schools has openings for School Librarians who are experienced, highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of learners and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for Librarians who seek an environment that supports their creativity, and innovation and respects their skills and abilities as a librarian. 

Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the vision of Focus on Children.  S/he must possess an educational philosophy that embraces the community vision for a rigorous academic program and champions the belief that all children can learn at high levels. 



Please apply through http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/apply-jobs.  For more information, please contact Amy Short at ashort@boston.k12.ma.us or 617-838-5782.

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School Librarian, English High School, Boston MA

Boston Public Schools has openings for School Librarians who are experienced, highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of learners and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for Librarians who seek an environment that supports their creativity, and innovation and respects their skills and abilities as a librarian. 

Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the vision of Focus on Children.  S/he must possess an educational philosophy that embraces the community vision for a rigorous academic program and champions the belief that all children can learn at high levels.

 



Please apply through http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/apply-jobs.  For more information, please contact Amy Short at ashort@boston.k12.ma.us or 617-838-5782

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Library Intern, America's Test Kitchen, Brookline MA

America's Test Kitchen Library Intern Position
Brookline, MA

This 4-5 hour/week position is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in all facets of small special library management.

This is an unpaid (but rewarding) opportunity to work as a librarian in a special library. You will gain hands-on experience with the organization and management of a library, work with a wonderful (and growing) culinary collection (about 4,000 books, plus magazines), and make a positive contribution to a fascinating organization.

 

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION:


-Process (catalog, enter into database, shelve) new items


-Help ATK staff find books


-Answer reference questions


-Maintain catalogs

-Weed as necessary


-Keep circulation statistics


-Reshelve returned materials

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:


-Flexibility in schedule


-Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds and to climb on step stool to reach top shelves; ability to carry books up and down a spiral staircase.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:


-BA/BS or equivalent

-Currently enrolled in a Library Science program

-Understanding of Cataloging and Reference work

 

CONTACT:


Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, availability and resume via email to library.intern@americastestkitchen.com with ATK Library Volunteer in the subject line.

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Content Architect and Taxonomist, Council of Europe, Strasbourg France

Content Architect and Taxonomist (temporary contract, initial duration of 3 months) (Grade B5 )

Information Management Division
Closing Date: 18 August 2013
Location : Strasbourg

Job Mission

- WCD "Web Cube Documentaire" migration - audit of functions supporting organisation of events - recommendation for simplified processes (replace former event document of WCD);

- to establish a content architecture for the Council of Europe which compiles needs for several vocabularies (e.g. CERES - Council of Europe Retrieval System -, Topic list for Web, Eurovoc) and revamp of the Topic list for new web content, designing the procedure for integration of specialised vocabularies.

Eligibility Requirements

- nationality of a Council of Europe member state;
- aged under 65 at end of contract;
- has the required competencies described.

Competencies

- experienced taxonomist & content architect;
- professional degree or certification in Record and Information Management.

The Organisation

The Council of Europe is a political organisation founded in 1949 in order to promote greater unity between its members. It now numbers 47 member States. The Organisation's main aims are to promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law, and to develop common responses to political, social, cultural and legal challenges in its member States. Since 1989 it has integrated most of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and supported them in their efforts to implement and consolidate their reforms.

The Council of Europe has its permanent headquarters in Strasbourg (France). By Statute, it has two constituent organs: the Committee of Ministers, composed of the member States' Ministers for Foreign Affairs, and the Parliamentary Assembly, comprising delegations from the national parliaments. The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe represents the entities of local and regional self-government within the member States. The European Court of Human Rights is the judicial body competent to adjudicate complaints brought against a state by individuals, associations or other contracting States on grounds of violation of the European Convention on Human Rights.


Applications

Applications must be made in English or French using the Council of Europe on-line application system. By connecting to our website http://www.coe-recruitment.com you can create and submit your on-line application. Applications must be submitted at the latest 18 August 2013 (Centtral European time) at the latest.

http://www.coe-recruitment.com/JobDetails.aspx?vacancyID=691&Lang=En

Additional Information

Your application will be examined with regard to the requirements of this vacancy and will remain active in our system for a period of 3 months.

If you wish your application to remain active longer so that it could be considered for any forthcoming temporary vacancy that may occur for your profile, you should log on to your account every three months.. Please ensure that you maintain the information in your application form up to date via your online account. You may also withdraw your application at any time by following the online instructions.

In accordance with the Staff Regulations of the Council of Europe, the compulsory retirement age is 65. We cannot therefore accept applications from persons over this age.

The total length of employment under temporary contracts will not exceed nine months in any calendar year.

Details on conditions of employment for temporary staff including salaries, allowances, pension contributions and social insurance can be consulted on our temporary recruitment website.


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Digital Preservation Librarian, Dartmouth College Library, Hanover NH

The Dartmouth College Library seeks an innovative, service-focused professional to join a collaborative team in Preservation Services to enhance the Library's capacity to preserve and provide access to all our commercially acquired and locally produced digital materials.  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. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the head of Preservation Services, this librarian will create and manage a robust digital preservation program for the Library's digital collections.  The librarian will collaboratively define requirements and specifications, including file formats and standard preservation metadata, for digital materials the library creates or acquires; establish and maintain policies, workflows, and procedures that support long-term preservation and access to digital materials; and coordinate repository workflows including ingest, archival storage, data management, administration and access.  The librarian will also coordinate workflows with external services that support the digital preservation program, and act as a technical liaison on preservation issues to vendors providing digital preservation services.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program desired; advanced certificate in preservation, digital resource management or the equivalent in experience preferred. 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 or small groups.  Experience in the following topics preferred: strong computing background; format validation and conversion methods; data integrity techniques & technologies; long term storage planning; and digital asset management systems.

 

RANK AND SALARY: The position is part of the Dartmouth College Library Classification System of Professional Ranks. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.   

 

GENERAL INFORMATION: Founded in 1769 and located in scenic Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth is a private, four-year, coeducational undergraduate college with graduate schools of business, engineering and medicine and 16 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Dartmouth's mission is to educate the most promising students and to prepare them for a lifetime of learning and of responsible leadership, through a faculty dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge. At the heart of Dartmouth College is one of the oldest research libraries in the United States. Nine libraries distributed across various academic centers, house the 3 million volume collection and provide access to a rich array of digital resources supported by a technically robust network environment. The Library's mission is to foster intellectual growth and advance the teaching and research missions of the College by supporting excellence and innovation in education and research, managing and delivering scholarly content, and partnering in the development and dissemination of new scholarship.

 

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin as of 16 September 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. For the complete job description and to apply online go to: http://jobs.dartmouth.edu and refer to position #101195 or go to: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/20445

 

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Part-time Assistant Director, Whipple Free Library, New Boston NH

Title: Part-time Assistant Director, Whipple Free Library, New Boston, NH
The Whipple Free Library in New Boston, NH is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director.

Duties: The Assistant Director works under the supervision of the Library Director to provide professional library services to the community.

The Assistant Director is responsible for adult programming, marketing and community outreach. The Assistant Director schedules and trains volunteers, assists in collection development and evaluating library services, helps customers with technology and the use of library resources, maintains the library website, researches and applies for grants, and is responsible for the daily operations of the Library in the Director's absence.

The candidate must be committed to providing outstanding customer service, have the ability to foster teamwork among staff and volunteers, and be flexible and willing to collaborate with outside community groups. The candidate must also be creative and enthusiastic in planning and promoting library programs,
must be familiar with new technologies and social media and have an extensive knowledge of books and media with the ability to provide excellent reader's advisory service.

Strong computer skills and a knowledge of library automation systems are also required.

Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program. A combination of education and relevant work experience including at least one year in a supervisory role may be considered.

Salary: This is a part-time, 25 hour per week position with some benefits including paid holidays, vacation and sick time on a pro-rated basis. Salary is negotiable.

Closing Date: Applications accepted immediately. Position remains open until filled.

Address: Please submit a letter of application, resumé and names of three references to:

Sarah Chapman, Library Director
Whipple Free Library
PO Box 237
New Boston, NH 03070

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Chapter Logo Contest, New England Chapter of the Music Library Association

The New England Chapter of the Music Library Association is holding a contest to find a new logo. The winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card and the winning logo will be used by the New England Chapter of the Music Library Association.
 
NEMLA LOGO CONTEST SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND RULES
 
Eligibility: Anyone in the United States is eligible to enter. Entries per person: There is no limit to the number of entries one person may submit; however, please do not submit close variants of a single logo as separate entries.


Deadline: Entries must be received by Friday, September 20, 2013 at 12:00pm, EST.


Prize: $100 Visa gift card.


Design guidelines:
We favor logos that display New England type things and/or music related things, as well as any other interpretations that would be suitable for our chapter.
Our current logo http://nemla.musiclibraryassoc.org/  has been around for a long time, and we are hoping to find something new as we will be working to create a new website in the upcoming months. Your logo entry may contain elements of the current logo, and it may incorporate the logo of our parent organization, the Music Library Association (http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/). Incorporating these design elements is entirely optional.


You may incorporate the text "Music Library Association New England Chapter," "New England Chapter" or "NEMLA" into your design. The logo will be used on the Association's homepage, as well as on documents and promotional material the Association may issue, both online and in printed or physical form. The logo may be used at several different sizes, and in grayscale as well as in color. Therefore we require a logo that would look good both online and in print, and be recognizable when used at large and small sizes. It should also work well in black and white as well as in color. Generally minimize your use of photographic elements unless they are sufficiently simple and graphic to meet the criteria above, looks good at various sizes, and in both color and grayscale. Simple, graphic designs work best in most cases.


Submission guidelines:
1.    While you may make multiple submissions, please limit your submissions to one per email message.
2.    Use the subject line: NEMLA Logo Contest Submission.
3.    Attach to your submission, an email message, two versions of your logo saved as either uncompressed tiff files or jpegs saved at the maximum quality level (10 or 12):
a.    one large master file with your logo in full color (if your logo uses color), saved as to be 1600 pixels in its maximum dimension (e.g. 1600 x 200 or 1200 x 1600 pixels)
b.    one smaller grayscale version of your logo, saved at 300 pixels on your logo's maximum dimension (e.g. 250 x 300 or 300 x 115 pixels)


1.    Include your name, email address and contact phone number in the body of each email submission.
2.    Send your submissions to: jhunt@bostonconservatory.edu by the deadline (12pm EST on September 20).
3.    The winning contestant grants the New England Chapter of the Music Library Association unlimited use of the winning logo in exchange for the prize. The designer of the winning logo will be acknowledged on the Chapter's website.


By submitting your design you agree to the terms of the contest.

 Judging
The final ballot of logo submissions will be publicized and open to viewing by all. However, only regular voting members of the New England Chapter, Music Library Association will pick the winning logo design from the final ballot. Preliminary voting will occur online before the chapter's fall meeting and the final vote will occur on October 4, 2013 during the chapter's fall meeting. The winner will be announced during the afternoon reception. Entries that fail to meet the submission guidelines will be disqualified and excluded from the final ballot. The NEMLA Board reserves the right to override the final vote if deemed necessary.

 

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Virtual Internship, Pictoscope LLC

LIBRARY INFO SCIENCE ONLINE INTERNSHIP: FALL 2013/Spring 2014


Pictoscope LLC is currently seeking MLS & MLIS students for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 virtual internship opportunities.


Graduate student interns will work remotely with Pictoscope project coordinators to assist in the initial development of Pictoscope's online database research products. The Pictoscope internship presents students with a unique opportunity to help build, test and shape tomorrow's information resources today. Work will consist of identifying, organizing and tagging online visual information items, creating high-quality metadata descriptions and project records that will serve to instantly improve user access to a wide variety of online materials in the Humanities, Social Sciences and History of Science subject areas.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:


Education - Must be an enrolled MLS/MLIS graduate student with proof of current GPA above 3.0.  Knowledge of a foreign language, especially French, German, Italian, Spanish and Latin is very desirable but not required.


Experience - Must have experience with Microsoft Office environment. Firm understanding of online database search functionalities is also preferred. 


Goals - To provide students with an online collection development internship experience that prepares them for work in today's complex research environment. Students will educate themselves on existing open access applications, collections and research materials while gaining important skills and a better understanding of metadata standards, relational database functionality and online tools that serve to improve access to students and researchers around the world.


Minimum Commitment: 15 hours/week for approximately 3 months. This may vary for students seeking class credit.


All development internships are unpaid, unless the intern secures their own outside funding. We welcome university students seeking credit.


HOW TO APPLY:

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and proof of recent GPA above 3.0 to Pictoscope Development Coordinator, dana@pictoscope.org by September 1, 2013 to be considered for our Fall 2013 Internship.

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Library Media Specialist, Frontier Regional School, South Deerfield MA

This position is listed on SchoolSpring. Note the ID number.

Job ID: 425272    

Application Deadline: August 16, 2013

Starting Date: August 28, 2013

Job Description
Frontier Regional School (FRS) is a regional public high school and middle school in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, serving students in grades 7 - 12. The district serves the four towns of Conway, Deerfield, Sunderland, and Whately.

The position of Library Media Specialist involves several components including: administrative decision making, educational leadership, technical assistance, and professional development. The Library Media Center (LMC) is a vital part of our school community and provides access to resources, and both technical and pedagogical advice to faculty and students. The LMC truly is at the heart of our school community and leads the way in the integration of technology.

Currently the LMC has 50+ computer work stations, the Follett Destiny cataloging system, a mobile computer cart, a SMART Board and a large variety of print and online resources.

We are seeking an innovative educator who has a strong desire to work with adolescents and continue to support the integration of technology into the curriculum. The ideal candidate has previous experience working in a school setting.

 

 

MISSION & EXPECTATIONS
The mission of Frontier Regional School is to provide the highest quality education by offering challenging learning opportunities for all students. The school cultivates skills for responsible citizenship and for lifelong learning in a changing society. We value each individual and foster a safe and caring school environment.


Frontier students will:
1. Communicate clearly through writing, speaking, and visual presentations.
2. Use problem solving skills and critical thinking effectively.
3. Read effectively for a variety of purposes.
4. Explore and appreciate the fine and performing arts and the humanities.
5. Use technology effectively.
6. Practice behavior that promotes wellness
7. Learn to work both independently and cooperatively.
8. Develop a post graduate transition plan.
9. Develop a sense of self-worth and respect for others.
10. Develop skills for good citizenship. Learn more about us...

 

Job Requirements
At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
Master degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States requied.

 

Visit http://www.schoolspring.com/ and enter in the Job ID (425272) to apply.   


 


 
 
 

 

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Reference and Instruction Librarian, Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson CT

Reference and Instruction Librarian, 12 Month tenure track  (CCP 18) 

Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, CT seeks an innovative and student-oriented librarian to join a team-oriented, teaching library. The position requires the ability to work one evening per week, teach evening classes as required, and travel to the College's Willimantic instructional location as scheduled.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution and a strong commitment to public services, including one or more years of related experience in an academic or public library; and a demonstrated passion for teaching information literacy skills to individuals and classes. It is strongly preferred that candidates have a demonstrated ability to create digital resources; experience with developing and administrating learning assessment tools; effective interpersonal, oral, written, and online communication skills; experience leading or supervising others; the ability to work independently and as part of a team and work with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and community members; and enthusiasm for tackling all aspects of the job description with creativity and flexibility. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Working under the direction of the Library Director, the candidate performs a broad range of professional library services, including information literacy instruction; reference services; technical services, and collection development.

MINIMUM SALARY: Approximate annual $59,471, plus State of CT benefits

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 4, 2013

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit a completed Community College Employment Application, a current résumé, cover letter and unofficial transcript(s) to: Jennifer Hyatt, Human Resources AssistantQuinebaug Valley Community College742 Upper Maple StreetDanielson, CT 06239 or email to Jhyatt@qvcc.commnet.edu

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Volunteer Archives Internship, Belmont Day School, Belmont MA

Belmont Day School (BDS) is a co-educational, independent elementary and middle school (Pre-K through 8) located in Belmont, MA. BDS was established in 1927 and has a fairly substantial archival collection that is currently managed through the Alumni Relations Office. We are in need of an intern with archive knowledge and expertise to organize our current collection as well as provide guidance on establishing processes for collecting and maintaining our archives going forward. This internship is for the fall of 2013, with the possibility of extension through the spring, and would be a great resume builder!

Duties:We are seeking an ambitious and enthusiasticGSLIS student interested in contributing time to practicing and applying their archival knowledge and expertise to the BDS archive collection.

The volunteer intern wouldmanage the organization, planning, and maintenance of BDS's collection. Major dutieswould include:

  1. Review and assess current archival collection.
  2. Establish plan and carry out necessary actions to organize archives into manageable and maintainable collection where items can be tracked and easily located. This would include both physical and digital archives.
  3. Establish processes for collecting and maintaining BDS archives in the future.

The internship would provide authentic archival experience and the opportunity to assume responsibility for the organization and management of an entire archive collection.

Successful volunteers will acquire skills and work experience that would be valuable to their future careers. This is a great opportunity to apply your growing skills outside of the classroom!

Ideally, a volunteer would determine a block of time a few days per week where he or she is committed to working.

Requirements:

  1. Knowledge of archival management and processes, and an interest in practicing and applying that knowledge firsthand.
  2. Ability to work independently and to exercise initiative and judgment.
  3. Energy, enthusiasm and a sense of humor.

Application Instructions: Please send an email of interest with possible availability blocks (days and times) and an attached resume to:

Vikki Arnold, Coordinator of Alumni Programs
varnold@belmontday.org
Belmont Day School
55 Day School Lane
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 932-3891

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Associate Director, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

The MIT Libraries seek an innovative and enterprising leader to fill its senior technology position. The Associate Director for Information Technology and Digital Development leads the Libraries' technology strategy and manages IT development in furtherance of the Libraries' initiatives and priorities. S/he has broad responsibility for information technology across the Libraries, including the assessment of IT trends and maintenance of important relationships with key players outside the Libraries.

Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Associate Director plays an essential role in shaping the future of the MIT Libraries' digital environment. S/he provides strategic direction to ensure that the Libraries maintain a scalable and sustainable technology infrastructure, provide reliable computing services for library users and staff including robust web and virtual services, and support expanding digital initiatives for strategic priorities that include digital learning, global engagement, scholarly publishing, and content management and curation services. The Associate Director will collaborate with the Director of Research to support the advancement of the Libraries' digital technology research efforts and to facilitate technology transfer into the enterprise library environment.

The Associate Director is a member of the senior management team and contributes to long-range planning, program development and evaluation, resource development, budget formulation, staff planning and development, and allocation of resources in support of the Libraries' mission. S/he also provides leadership in the coordination and assessment of IT operations and innovation throughout the MIT Libraries.  The Associate Director serves as the Libraries' primary liaison with MIT's Information Services and Technology department as well as other IT service organizations at the Institute. S/he is a key representative for the MIT Libraries with organizations such as the Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, DuraSpace, Digital Preservation Network, Digital Library Federation, and the Digital Public Library of America, collaborating and participating actively in the national and international development of digital library models, standards, and solutions at scale.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program, or a master's degree in a relevant field. Seven or more years of increasingly responsible management and supervisory experience in an academic or research institution. Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in the application of technology to libraries and higher education. Experience in planning for the delivery of information resources in a diverse computing environment. Demonstrated experience building and maintaining effective partnerships and collaborations. The ability to develop creative solutions, meet deadlines, and a demonstrated record of leadership and achievement in the academic library profession or a related profession. Demonstrated experience in successfully managing technology staff, teams and projects. Evidence of excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

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


APPLICATION PROCESS: Inquiries, nominations and applications, including a cover letter and resume which should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Alan Wichlei, Vice President & Director

Beverly Brady, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller

263 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

MITLibraries@imsearch.com

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Branch Manager, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne IN

Branch Manager (full-time)
Aboite Branch
Allen County Public Library


RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage the staff and collection of a beautiful, creatively-designed branch in a community of library users. This 12,500 square foot building houses a collection of 70,000+ items circulating over 500,000 items annually. Continue to introduce new ideas and approaches to delivering library services and materials. Enhance the full range of services which the branch now offers including public access computers and children's programing. Lead, train, supervise and evaluate a staff of 8.5. Participate actively in system-wide concerns as well as branch activities.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited master of library science degree and three to five years of library experience, some of which is in supervision. Ability to respond to community needs and effectively design, implement and promote services and programs. Open and positive public service orientation. Ability to lead and motivate staff to provide positive, superior customer service. Cooperative spirit, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Schedule will include day, evening and weekend hours.


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


COMPENSATION: Salary range minimum $48,503.94 and up, depending on experience. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Four weeks vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary insurance plans. Flexible spending account. Free parking. Relocation allowance.


APPLICATION: To complete an application for this position, please visit our website: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=6080971. Please attach to your application a resume and include the names of three professional references in the resume.

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Research Services Librarian, Beatley Library, Simmons College, Boston MA

Research Services Librarian

Simmons College, Beatley Library 
Boston, MA

Status : Full-time 
Schedule: 35 hours per week, with some night/weekend hours

Simmons College, Beatley Library is looking for a bold, creative librarian to join an innovative and dynamic team. Working in a collaborative environment, this individual will have the opportunity to be part of an experimental staff at an exciting and progressive library.

Position Focus

The Research Services Librarian will serve on a team of liaison librarians who cultivate strong relationships with faculty in assigned academic programs. Key work activities include providing reference and research support for the Simmons Community; developing and delivering library instruction; and participating in ongoing collection development and review. The Library is especially interested in candidates with experience or knowledge in any or all of the following areas: Education, Sociology, Psychology, Women and Gender Studies, and Africana Studies.

Successful candidates will possess:

  • Experience with emerging technologies
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to steward ideas in a collaborative work environment

For a complete job description and position requirements see:  https://jobs.simmons.edu/ Req # 060950

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Digital Projects Intern, Henry Whittemore Library, Framingham MA

Digital Projects Intern

Henry Whittemore Library is seeking a detail oriented intern to work on digital collections. Under the supervision of the Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian, the student will gain experience in developing digital collections in BePress's Digital Commons Institutional Repository. The intern will be trained in the use of Digital Commons digital collection platform. This internship is ideal for students interested in developing digital collections and gaining experience in using digital library software.

Duties

  • Develop metadata for digital collection
  • Ensure image files meet archival standards
  • Batch uploading of records into Digital Commons
  • Meet with supervisor and repository team for training and guidance as necessary

Qualifications

  • Ability to focus and work accurately on detailed oriented tasks
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize projects
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and activities
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with Photoshop (preferred)
  • Working knowledge of one or more metadata standards (Dublin Core, METS, MODS)
  • Bachelor's degree and MLIS candidate required, at least one course on digital repositories

 

For more information contact:

Millie Gonzalez

Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian

Henry Whittemore Library

Framingham State University

100 State Street

Framingham, MA 01702

508.626.4664

vgonzalez@framingham.edu

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Reference and Instructional Services Intern, Henry Whittemore Library, Framingham MA

Henry Whittemore Library is seeking a reference and instructional services assistant. The intern would work part-time during daytime hours during the fall and spring semesters. The intern will gain experience working in a reference department.

 

Duties

  • Assist a reference librarian at the reference desk by providing research assistance, updating online research guides, answering reference onsite, phone, and email inquiries.
  • May assist a Reference Librarian during information literacy sessions.
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and other technical issues.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and MLIS candidate required
  • Knowledge of library operations and electronic databases
  • Good communication skills
  • Commitment to public services
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to focus and work accurately on detailed oriented tasks
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize project
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and activities

 

For more information contact:

Millie Gonzalez

Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian

Henry Whittemore Library

Framingham State University

100 State Street

Framingham, MA 01702

508.626.4664

vgonzalez@framingham.edu

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Program Intern, Pueblo a Pueblo, Cantón Tzanjuyu Guatemala

Pueblo a Pueblo

Child Health and Education

Program Intern

 

Description of Organization

Pueblo a Pueblo is a small nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting families in coffee growing communities in Guatemala. We are looking for a Guatemala Program Intern to support the Child Health and Education Program in our Santiago Atitlan office. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable international work experience.

The program intern will provide overall administrative and programmatic support to the Child Health and Education Program and will report directly to the Program Manager. S/he must be prepared to work a minimum of 30 hours per week. Minimum 3-month commitment required.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Development of library programming: support the school librarian in developing literary activities and afterschool programming for primary school students.
  2. Library cataloguing: work with school librarian on backlogged cataloguing, using library's FileMaker Pro database. Shelve books according to library organization plan.
  3. Maintain library organization: intern should conduct periodic shelf reading to ensure that material is shelved correctly.
  4. Provide communications/media support: assist in development of newsletters, blogs, FB, and information related to Pueblo a Pueblo programs for use on our website, organize and edit media from on the ground, etc.
  5. Support the Education Program Team in researching and developing program materials (for example content for teacher training sessions)
  6. Provide support in Spanish-English translation: for donor reports, sponsor communication and other.
  7. Support the program staff in other administrative tasks
  8. Take responsibility for communications with sponsors: includes translating and sending letters between sponsors and children, communicating directly with sponsors

Qualifications:

  • Current MLIS student or recent graduate preferred
  • Experience in children's programming a plus
  • Interest in education and literacy
  • Good English writing skills.
  • Intermediate-high knowledge of Spanish
  • Good knowledge of the Office suite (Word, Excel and PPT required)
  • Strong communication, intrapersonal and organization skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a cross-cultural environment
  • Ability to work on a number of small projects simultaneously

About the Office: 

We are a dynamic, driven and fun group of individuals. We have an energetic office culture that is hard-working and focused but a casual place to work. Our staff has a positive attitude and is determined to carry out our mission.

 

 

How to Apply:

Email a cover letter and resume to rtrent@puebloapueblo.org with the subject line "Guatemala CHE Program Intern." Please ensure that your cover letter states your availability, including available start and end date.

 

This is an unpaid internship.

 

Location:

Cantón Tzanjuyu

Santiago Atitlán, Sololá, Guatemala

 

Other Details:

Start date: September 2, 2013

End date: December 13, 2013

Application deadline:

Hours per week: 30-40

Compensation: Unpaid

Stipend/Wage: Housing stipend may be available

Keywords: education, agriculture, food security

 

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Taxonomy (temp-to-perm position), Cartera Commerce, Lexington MA

Cartera Commerce, the leading provider of card-linked marketing solutions, has a project-based taxonomy and search -related position. It could lead to a permanent position. the position is onsite in Lexington, MA, but over time, work could be done from home as well.

Summary of Role

This role requires a passion for providing best online search user experience. Candidate should be comfortable digging into site categorization and familiar with search technology. The ideal candidate should also have excellent communications skills.

 

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Learning in-house product search systems based on SOLR
  • Analyzing product taxonomy provided by the vendors and mapping to Cartera category hierarchy
  • Evaluating search results and comparing user experience on different systems
  • Work closely with other teams to provide feedback and requirements for search results and user experience

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Understanding of the fundamentals of the search engine industry, search algorithms, and current information retrieval principles.
  • Previous experience working with a taxonomy system a plus.
  • BA/BS degree from a 4-year university.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced understanding of the fundamentals of the search engine industry, search algorithms, and current information retrieval principles.
  • Experience with advanced analytics and trending software a plus.


Contact:

Moe Blaustein

Senior Director, Program and Relationship Manager

Cartera Commerce

mblaustein@cartera.com

p 781.541.6851 f 781.541.6801

One Cranberry Hill | Lexington, MA 02421

www.cartera.com

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Director, Phoenix Biomedical Campus Library, University of Arizona, Phoenix AZ

The University of Arizona is seeking a Director of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC) Library to provide transformational leadership in support of health science programs from The University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, and other educational, clinical and research programs of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.



We welcome candidates who are committed to furthering the vision of an evolving integrated and comprehensive clinical, educational and research enterprise by delivering innovative informational services and quality digital and print resources to students, staff and faculty.  The director will also be responsible for designing and implementing information and instructional services, supervising the day-to-day operations of the PBC Library and developing and maintaining productive interlibrary collaborations with regional libraries and organizations.



*Minimum Qualifications:*



·        Capacity to thrive in an exciting, dynamic, future-oriented environment and to respond with agility to changing needs and priorities.

·        Accredited MS, MLS, or other relevant graduate professional degree.

·        At least five years post-MS experience in an academic [preferably health sciences] library including significant leadership, supervisory, management, budgetary experience, and recent experience with electronic resources, technology and vendor relations.

·        Experience creating, delivering and managing information services in an electronic environment and a strong knowledge of health and medical information resources.

·        Significant experience in the design and deployment of instructional programs, preferably for health science students.

·        Record of involvement in professional associations and/or evidence of publications or presentations;

·        Candidate should be a dynamic leader with the proven ability to develop and cultivate a highly functioning team that delivers results and champions innovation and continuous improvement.



Salary is $85,000 annually DOE.  Review of applications will begin on August 22, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.



To apply, please see our full job description and application information at www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=209119.

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Special Collections Archivist, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

The Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections is looking for an innovative, motivated, skilled, and service-oriented individual to oversee public services to researchers and the care of archival collections.

This position offers the opportunity to join a department that is committed to developing user-centered, transformative approaches to Special Collections work. This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic, people-oriented individual to oversee the maintenance, promotion, and preservation of the College Archives and Rare Book Collection; interact with students and faculty in reference assistance and primary research instruction; train and manage student assistants and interns in curriculum to career activities; support the department's extensive outreach programs and special projects; and work closely with other Library, Information, and Technology Services staff, the campus community, and College alumnae.  Reporting to the department head, this individual will be a partner in envisioning the future of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections.

Qualifications: MLS or related advanced degree. Minimum of three years of experience with the following: providing reference services in an archive or manuscripts repository, preferably in an academic setting; arranging and describing archival collections and applying archival processing standards; supervising and mentoring student workers; and teaching with primary source materials. Ability to learn new and relevant technologies on an ongoing basis, and to oversee multiple projects and deadlines at once. Evidence of service orientation and customer focus; analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills; strong oral and written communication skills, especially with social media; and ability to interact professionally with diverse groups of patrons of all levels of knowledge. Experience with standards-based non-MARC metadata schemas such as Qualified Dublin Core, MODS, METS, and EAD. Knowledge of digital object creation and preservation standards. Flexibility, creativity, and a sense of humor are essential.

Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply. The Mount Holyoke campus has grown increasingly diverse over the past fifteen years. We appreciate the complexities of living and working in a diverse world and strive to find ways to redress inequities. We particularly encourage people who share these commitments to submit their application.

Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2013 and continue until position is filled.

More information and online application at: http://jobsearch.mtholyoke.edu

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Senior Product Manager, API & Cloud, LAC Group, Emeryville CA

LAC Group seeks visionary Senior Product Manager, API & Cloud on behalf of our client, a leading provider of technology solutions for libraries. The Senior Product Manager, API & Cloud will articulate a singular product vision and direct a comprehensive ongoing product management effort. Qualifying candidates will possess an in-depth knowledge of APIs, the Developer Community and Cloud infrastructure and experience successfully developing and implementing API and Cloud Infrastructure product strategy and marketing programs. Exceptional career opportunity for an MLIS / MBA who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment. Work location Emeryville, CA.

Responsibilities include:

  • Refine product plans covering all evolution of III API and Cloud infrastructure;
  • Work closely with Sales Division on product support, demonstrations, messaging and strategy with the goal of driving demand and increasing share for Client product lines;
  • Primary responsibility for business development activities related to electronic resource product strategy;
  • Develop and maintain relationship with customers, vendors and/or corporate partners;
  • Serve as key resource and primary collaborator on tactical marketing program development;
  • Represent Client Company at trade shows, library forums, other committees and act as strategic peer using social media and other communication channels.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited program and/or MBA with substantive experience in libraries or the library automation marketplace. Demonstrated understanding of the Library and Internet markets; MLIS / MBA preferred;
  • Prior Cloud and API product development experience;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; ability to engage customers, partner vendors, all stakeholders and colleagues with expertise, professionalism and enthusiasm.
  • Solid understanding of competitive landscape

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Director, Library Markets, LAC Group, Emeryville CA

LAC Group seeks creative and dynamic Director, Library Markets on behalf of our client, a leading global provider of technology solutions for libraries. The Director, Library Markets will develop strategic-level technical messaging to support Client corporate strategy, operational readiness, on-going sales support and serve as a key decision-maker regarding marketing messaging, mix and implementation. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success as an individual contributor of original content that drives sales enablement and marketing communications. Fantastic career opportunity for MLIS / MBA marketing strategist with deep knowledge of and passion for technology and libraries. Position based in Emeryville, CA.

Responsibilities include:

  • Act as the expert resource to the public and academic library community. Compose and present thought-leading content via industry and trade events, social media, articles, and other outlets. Compose articles, product fact sheets and other informational materials as required. Participate in company events, industry forums and sales meetings;

 

  • Work collaboratively with senior management and marketing to produce messaging architecture that aligns and supports with product and corporate planning. Drive new revenue through sales support, development of marketing programs including customer acquisition and retention programs.  Develop processes to forecast, track, and report on success of programs;

 

  • Produce sales "tool kit" to maximize effectiveness of the sales channel including strategic messaging, features and benefits of products and the advantages against the competition. Align materials to the purchase process. Conduct sales training to ensure competency in messaging and selling strategies;

 

  • Conduct on-going customer engagement and feedback program. Actively engage senior level customer and partner staff to ensure company initiatives are aligned with market needs and trends. Identify and recruit customers and partners to act as references at industry forums, panels, content development and press-related activities. Support the development of event-related content including program development;

 

  • Work collaboratively with product management/marketing staff to identify business buyer, user, and technical buyer personas and align market messages to ensure clear and relevant communication;

 

  • Research and assess market opportunities and needs through rigorous analysis of market trends, research and sales performance. Assess library technology initiatives and identify areas of distinctive competencies and align those competencies to markets;

 

  • Direct marketing efforts to create a rolling promotional plan that addresses all segments of the target market with maximum efficiency. Ensure that the focus of each program addresses key opportunities within the market and achieves targeted level of success. Ensure that all product sales meet corporate expectations for financial performance;

 

  • Contribute significantly to the corporate marketing plan. Identify target markets, product development and marketing programs required to meet corporate growth objectives. Evaluate program performances against plan. Present market plan(s) at internal sales meetings and conferences;

 

  • Conduct on-going customer engagement and feedback program. Actively engage and maintain senior-level relationship with customers, sales, and industry partners. Develop business relationships and negotiate agreements as necessary to achieve sales and business development goals. Identify and recruit customers and partners to act as references at industry forums, panels, content development, and press-related activities;

Qualifications:

  • MBA, MLIS (or equivalents) or substantive experience in libraries or the library automation marketplace. Demonstrated understanding of the Library and Internet markets;
  • Ability to successfully execute marketing management techniques. Demonstarted knowledge of competitive analysis, demand creation, marketing programs, and project management;
  • Ability and willingness to travel (20%) domestically with occasional trips of 7-8 days including weekends. Occasional international travel;
  • Familiarity with Pragmatic Marketing framework, techniques, and terminology;
  • Capable of creating and managing spreadsheet pro-forma analysis;
  • Possess solid self-management skills and be self-motivated;
  • Exceptional verbal and written skills. Capable of interacting with all levels of the company, customer base, and potential partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound business decisions when faced with complex and contradictory alternatives;
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully negotiate with key stakeholders and functional counterparts to obtain required resources;
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities simultaneously;
  • Possess professional and creative style to act as corporate champion within and outside of Client company.

Interested parties can please visit http://careers.lac-group.com/ to apply!

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Product Manager, Collection Development, LAC Group, Emeryville CA

LAC Group seeks motivated and enthusiastic Product Manager, Collection Development on behalf of our Client, a leading technology solutions provider for libraries. The Product Manager, Collection Development will partner with development leads, product architects, and key customers to define market requirements and packaging features for product release; strong understanding of library Collection Development and related products is essential and required. Exciting career opportunity for an entrepreneurial MLIS with product management experience and demonstrated understanding of the library automation marketplace. Work location, Emeryville, CA.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage primary and secondary market research, perform environmental scans, monitor competitive landscape, and work closely with development partner libraries to identify, understand and validate needs;
  • Identify and develop user personas for individual products to ensure requirements are communicated in a clear, concise and actionable manner;
  • Monitor technical trends; assess changing needs of the marketplace and provide leadership to Product Development in establishing requirements that will drive product success;
  • Write product requirements and use case scenarios; iand communicate product requirements working with Product Development team to assess, prioritize and manage product deliverables and release sets across product portfolio taking into account custom software, bug fixes, new product and functional enhancements. Adhere to Company's Agile Development practices;
  • Working with Product Development team, establish, manage beta test planning and contribute significantly to product launch plans implementation.Actively monitor plan progress and conduct pro-active communication. Manage and engage development partner listserv throughout development lifecycle;
  • Work to ensure high-levels of customer satisfaction resulting from product installations. Monitor customer sales, relationships and support calls to ensure product meets the highest levels of performance.Use this information flow as input to product enhancements and new features;
  • Manage third-party vendors and partners as needed to support product portfolio. Develop technical product presentation and sales support material in support of these relationships;
  • Present at user group and trade conferences. Perform in the capacity of product champion within the library market at large.Represent Client company at trade shows, in library forums, and standards committees. Act as a strategic peer representing the company on library listservs and other social media;
  • Compose marketing release notes. Act as key resource to sales and marketing organizations to articulate a clear, singular product vision, communicate product features and benefits and competitive positioning and comparisons that drive tactical sales and marketing program development. Prepare and deliver presentations, white papers, articles, and participate in social media as needed. Contribute content to bid proposals and RFP responses;
  • Maintain a status dashboard of product portfolio. Articulate product strategy, customer needs, product requirements and portfolio status at a corporate and product-team level.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science and/or substantive experience in libraries or the library automation marketplace. Demonstrated understanding of the Library and Internet markets;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated ability to engage with customers, partner vendors, colleagues and competitors successfully;
  • Ability and willingness to travel (15%) domestically with occasional trips of 7-8 days including weekends.Occasional international travel;
  • Ability to communicate at the corporate and product-team level;
  • Solid understanding of Company's competitors and competitive offerings;
  • Previous product management experience. Significant demonstrated experience in business development and negotiation;
  • Strong personal organization, verbal and written skills.

Interested parties can please visit http://careers.lac-group.com/ to apply!

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Assistant Director of Content Strategy, Ocasek Medical Library, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown OH

The Ocasek Medical Library at the Northeast Ohio Medical University seeks an Assistant Director of Content Strategy.

This individual will lead and direct the staff, programs, and services of the Content Strategy Department. Determines collection strategy and coordinates the Library collection development process. Will maintain access to print and electronic resources for faculty, students and staff of NEOMED and the NEOMED Affiliated Hospital Libraries through the online library catalog. Will oversee the scholarly communications program, library system management and responses to emerging technologies.

Requirements:
Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution.
Four years of professional library experience including experience in collection development, serials, and/or cataloging.
Familiarity with online library systems.

Review of resumes will begin August 26, 2013

Additional information about the position and instructions for application can be found here:
https://neomed.peopleadmin.com/postings/323

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Regina Library, Rivier University, Nashua NH

OVERVIEW

Provide library reference service to students, faculty, staff, and other library patrons. In the absence of the Circulation Staff, oversee circulation desk activity and supervise student workers. Occasionally assist with other tasks within the User Services Department.

 

This is a year-round position, excluding certain breaks and holidays. Hours are Monday 4:00pm - 8:30pm (9:00pm during the summer) and every other Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide reference service to students, faculty, staff, and other library patrons in person as well as using e-mail, online chat and texting.
  • Assist patrons as needed in the basic use of computers, printers, photocopiers, scanners, etc.
  • Provide drop-in library instruction sessions for patrons in general library use, research methods, and the like.
  • May assist in preparing LibGuides and other appropriate materials.
  • May assist with other department functions, including circulation, interlibrary loan, and reserves.
  • Assist in training and supervising student assistants.
  • Assist with other library projects and programming as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: MLS degree or MLS degree candidate (or a combination of education and experience). Experience working in a library, academic library experience preferred. Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills. Experience with conducting reference interviews and searching research databases. Familiarity with Microsoft Office products and basic technical troubleshooting.

Preferred: Experience with providing library circulation services. Supervisory experience is desirable.

 

Submit letter of intent, resume and the contact information for three professional references to:  Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: REFERENCE LIBRARIAN, PART TIME or e-mail to jobs@rivier.edu. No agencies please. EOE

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority given to those candidates who apply by Monday, August 12, 2013.

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Acquisitions Librarian, University of Hartford, West Hartford CT

Acquisitions Librarian, University of Hartford, West Hartford.

Position Summary: The Acquisitions Librarian establishes guidelines for securing all library resources for the University Libraries through a variety of national and international vendors; acquires, processes, and maintains all library material orders and receipts for both University Libraries, Mortensen Library (general collection) and Allen Library (music & dance), including but not limited to monograph (paper and electronic), databases, standing orders, and serials; assumes responsibility for copy cataloging all new and donated monographs for Mortensen Library.

Key Responsibilities: Acts as primary liaison to all library vendors and material selectors in facilitating the ordering of materials for the University Libraries. Assumes responsibility for securing and facilitating effective relations with vendors in order to obtain needed materials at optimal prices. Negotiates with vendors and consortia to provide the best possible discount rate. Ensures timely receipt of materials and proper invoicing. Manages invoicing activities with University Libraries administration for the payment of resources. Establishes, maintains and monitors all acquisitions funds and budgets and allocates appropriate funds to subject area selectors within the University Libraries. Adjusts and allots material budgets based on need and availability, ensuring prudent fiscal management at all times. Reviews, evaluates, and prices standing orders and electronic databases, as well as tracking subscriptions and renewals. Oversees subscriptions and tracks renewals for online databases and hardcopy standing orders to ensure timely and appropriate resources are made available to all patrons. Facilitates the management of all donated items, which includes receipt, acknowledgement, and the sorting of materials. Updates, maintains, and copy catalogs new and donated materials, including searching for bibliographic records and downloading them from online utilities, updating those utilities to accurately reflect the University Libraries' inventory as needed. Initiates and supervises special projects as necessary and appropriate. Assists in the training and oversight of student library assistants in the processing of materials. Reviews and suggests improvements and upgrades to the ILS and the WALDO consortium. Represents the University Libraries on various internal and external committees. As a member of the Collection Development Committee, provides regular reports on expenditures. Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with faculty in the determination of curriculum needs and serves as a subject selector.

Formal Education: This position requires a Master's Degree of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution (or recognized equivalent). Work Experience: 1 year to < 2 years.

Pay Grade: G -- See salary ranges and benefits at  http://www.hartford.edu/hrd/employment.aspx. This is a full-time position. See the complete job description at http://www.hartford.edu/hrd/files/images/acquisitions_librarian.pdf

Application Procedures: There is no deadline for applications and the position will remain open until filled. Electronic resumes are highly encouraged. All resumes are acknowledged. If you are applying by email, please send one complete set of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to hrd@hartford.edu. If you are applying by either fax or by mail, please send two complete sets of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to: University of Hartford, Attn: Human Resources Development, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117-1599. Fax: 860.768.4732. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer (AA), Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D), Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply.

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Website Intern, Children's Well-Being Foundation, Milton MA

Children's Well-Being Foundation is looking for a college student to manage our website and social media about 5 hours per week. It would include uploading photos, current events, blog entries, news updates, etc. This is an unpaid internship but great for resumes and volunteer hours!

If interested, please contact Angela Walsh angelamwalsh@gmail.com.

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Library Teacher, Ralph Weelock Elementary School, Medfield MA

Job ID: 407452

Application Deadline: August 19, 2013 

Starting Date: August 27, 2013 

 

 

Job Description

 This position is for Grades 2 and 3 at the Ralph Weelock Elementary School.

Position Type: Full-time

 

 Qualified candidates should send a letter of application, resume, certification, transcripts and 3 letters of reference to:

Dr. Jeffrey J. Marsden, Superintendent of Schools

459 Main St - Third Floor

Medfield, MA 02052

 •Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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Enabling Technologies Librarian/Instructional Designer, A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI

The A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan invites applications for the position of Enabling Technologies Librarian/Instructional Designer. This position provides a unique and exciting opportunity for a creative, service-oriented information professional to join an innovative digital library system.  This is a key role on a new team dedicated to the facilitation of evidence-based instructional design to improve learning and performance in health sciences education.The Enabling Technologies Librarian will be able to apply instructional design theory/models to enhance instruction produced in a variety of environments and will focus on curriculum design and performance improvement for a wide array of disciplines in the health sciences.

Apply at umjobs.org, keyword 84901

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Historical Museum Archives Intern, Kingston NH

The Town of Kingston, NH is offering an unpaid internship for a current student or recent graduate of an archival studies program. This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience arranging and describing collections while under the supervision of a trained professional. 

Directions to Kingston, NH (one hour north of Boston): Take Route 93N from Boston to 495N (exit 44A); continue to 125N (Haverhill exit 51B);  go approx. 10 miles north on 125 and turn left at Depot Road exit in Kingston, take an immediate right to stay on Depot Road. Nichols Memorial Library is ahead on the right on the corner of Depot Road and Main Street. 

Responsibilities:

Assisting archivist in arranging and describing a wide array of documents pertaining to Kingston history that have been collected  by the local library and museum since 1971 

This internship will be one day/week for approximately 6-8 weeks (40-50 hours), with most work performed on Sundays. 

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: 

Contact: Jane Christie

Kingston Community Library Trustee

Kingston Historical Museum Task Force Chair

 

Email: janechristie@comcast.net

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Seeking Spanish-speaking GSLIS student, Parker Hill Branch, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

We're planning a bilingual toddler story-time this fall, and are looking for a Spanish-speaking partner.

 

Our expectations for this volunteer would be:

  •          Commit to a weekly story time, lasting 30-45 minutes on a weekday morning (TBD) at 10:30am - for a 6-week session (possibility to extend further)
  •          During the story time, read one book in Spanish, as well as perform rhymes/fingerplays/songs and other early literacy activities in Spanish (The Spanish portion will be half of the story time, about 15 minutes total, alternating with English books/activities.)
  •          Ideally, hang around for a bit after the story time to help answer any questions the caregivers might have in Spanish.

Please contact Rachel Keeler, rkeeler@bpl.org for more information.

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Head of Reference & Informatio​n Services, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill MA

The Haverhill Public Library seeks an energetic, technology-savvy leader for its Reference and Information Services Department.  This position is responsible for the operation of all aspects of the department, including staff supervision, collection development, ILL, and budget preparation and oversight.  In coordination with the Systems Administrator, the Head of Reference and Information Services plans and manages adult computer services and the introduction of new technologies and trains library visitors in the use of those technologies.  This position requires current knowledge of library trends and best practices and experience in the delivery of information services through new technologies. 

 

The ideal candidate has a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, three to five years of management experience in a public library setting, and shares our commitment to access and convenience for library customers.  Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humor are desirable traits.  So, too, is an interest in local history and genealogy.  The Haverhill Public Library serves a community of 63,000 nestled along the banks of the Merrimack River.  The Library has a reputation for cutting-edge technology solutions, community outreach, and outstanding customer service. 

 

A complete position description is available at http://static.haverhillpl.org/PD-Head_of_Information_Reference_Services.pdf

 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three references to Carol Verny, Director, Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA, 01830, or to cverny@mvlc.org.  First consideration will be given to candidates who submit applications by August 9, 2013

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Visiting Instructio​n and Reference Librarian, State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh NY

Feinberg Library at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh seeks a full-time, temporary librarian expected to start in the Fall 2013 semester. The position is expected to be appointed for one year, with the possibility of a second-year renewal. The successful candidate will be a part of the Instruction & Reference Services Unit and will be responsible for teaching, reference  service, and unit projects.

 This position will be focused on researching best practices and expanding current library services in the online environment;  working with librarians and other LIS staff to integrate library resources and in online and hybrid courses. Creation of instructional content that can be embedded in hybrid and online courses.

Full Job Ad at: https://jobs.plattsburgh.edu/postings/4769

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Director of Library and Information Services, Touro College, Middletown NY

Director of Library and Information Services, Touro College, Middletown, New York

Start Date: February, 2014



Touro College is opening a new campus in Middletown New York that will initially house a branch of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TOUROCOM) an offer a D.O. degree. The person hired for this position will be responsible for setting up the new library at this location.



JOB SUMMARY:

The Director of the Library provides leadership and is responsible for collections, electronic resources, reference services, technical services, instructional programs, operations, budget and program development to support the academic, clinical, research and future community services mission of the COM and the College of Pharmacy.



Minimum Qualifications:

Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

Five years supervisory experience in a health science library.



Desired Skills

   Strong knowledge of the medical and health sciences literature across a broad spectrum including Osteopathic Medicine, public health, pharmacology, etc.

   Solid working knowledge of the biological sciences, education, legal, and business literature.

   Comprehensive library operations including reference, cataloging, serials control, interlibrary loan/document delivery, technology, bibliographic instruction, etc.

   Knowledge of healthcare, the healthcare system, and an understanding of the medical education process.

   Working knowledge of the laws governing information access, copyright, communication and archiving.

   Participate in professional activities.

   Strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm and motivation to contribute to the growth and development of the Medical Library at the COM.

  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, knowledge of Millennium or other large ILS.



JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

   Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:



   Actively participates in the development of new programs

   Develops and implements a Library strategic plan in concert with the COM's and the College of Pharmacy's overall strategic plan

   Works with the Deans to establish programs and services for students, faculty, staff and preceptors of affiliated training sites

   Oversees the physical environment of the Library, including working with the Facilities Department will provide adequate maintenance

   Modifies physical environment to provide ongoing usability

   Complies with state and federal laws, including copyright and confidentiality

   Develops and implements Library policies and procedures

   Meets and maintains accreditation standards pertaining to the Library

   Works with affiliated clinical rotation sites to make certain that adequate
information resources are available to both students and preceptors

   Collaborates with Touro-Harlem Medical Library, Touro College Libraries, Touro Law Library, and Touro University International

   Conducts and oversees online literature searching and reference services for students, faculty, staff, and preceptors

   Oversees technical services including cataloging, serials maintenance, interlibrary loan and document delivery, book processing, etc.

   Oversees reference services

   Advises and mentors students

   Participates in medical student and physician assistant admission interviews

   Develops and presents instructional programs on information literacy skills, including the ability to identify, locate and analyze information in a variety of formats both print and electronic

   Serves on various faculty and administrative committees

   Oversees proctoring of exams taken in the. Library.

   Supervises the installation and implementation of new library systems and software as they are implemented.

   Writes reports and documentation for site visits, new programs.

   Participates in professional activities and contribute to the Library profession.

   Supervises the Electronic Resources Librarian, who also has supervisory responsibilities in the absence of the Director. Supervises the Library Assistant, any other library personnel, interns and a cadre of student workers



To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Steven Mantz, Director of Human Resources, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Steven.Mantz@touro.edu

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Librarian, The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles CA

 Librarian Position Open

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (JFLA), seeks a friendly, innovative and enthusiastic librarian to be responsible for providing library and research services, maintaining the information center and its collections, and conducting outreach programs utilizing our information center's collection.

[JOB TITLE]: Librarian

[HOURS]:  35 hours per week. Assignment hours include both evening and weekend shifts based on the needs of JFLA

[REPORTS TO]: Deputy Director

[SALARY RANGE]:Commensurate with experience

[JOB DESCRIPTION]

1.             Provide hospitality to JFLA patrons and visitors

2.             Provide library services in response to the needs of information center users

3.             Plan and coordinate outreach programs utilizing the collection of the information center with outside organizations

4.             Plan and coordinate events for information center users and local community

5.             Maintain the organization of information center materials

6.             Provide effective access to information center collections and resources by maintaining the catalog of materials

7.             Manage the planning, administrative, and budgetary functions of the information center

8.             Perform other related duties assigned by Director or Deputy Director

[QUALIFICATIONS]: BA or BS degree required, plus three years of library experience or relevant information and public service experience.  Area studies MA or MLIS desirable but not required. 

[VISA SUPPORT]: Available

[REQUIREMENTS]:

1.                  Native level English and business level Japanese language skills

2.                  A passion for customer service

3.                  Excellent organizational skills

4.                  Willingness to work and share in a team environment

5.                  Strong motivation to serve others, and work to benefit international society and culture

6.                  The ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms

7.                  Must have the ability to quickly learn new information technology systems and then be able to train other staff members on those systems

8.                  Expertise in Library management and online research

9.                  Broad knowledge and interest in Japanese society and culture

10.             Basic accounting skills

[To Apply]: Please send a resume and cover letter, accompanied by a letter of recommendation from someone who has worked with you, via email to yasuko_yokota@jflalc.org with "Librarian" in the subject line by Friday, August 16, 2013. No phone calls please. This position is open until filled.

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